| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever."
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opens today at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. The eatery, which is located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, features a menu of hot dog creations from across the nation including a loaded Chicago dog and...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Just in time for the Fourth of July, a restaurant celebrating one of America's most popular foods has opened at Universal Orlando's CityWalk.
Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opened today, becoming the latest new eatery at Universal's expansion to the...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
By what measure can a showbiz lifer who never had a mainstream hit claim success? That's the unanswered question in Kiki Melendez's "Journey of a Female Comic," which is billed as a "docu-comedy" but is closer to a video scrapbook of an obscure comedian's...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Every character in writer-director David Wain's romantic comedy parody "They Came Together" is a type and a joke: the "vaguely but not overtly Jewish" male lead (Paul Rudd), the cutely klutzy female lead (Amy Poehler), the wrong guy for her (Ed Helms),...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
For those lacking the funds, the time or the fake-fur leggings to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival, an annual electronic dance music bacchanal in Las Vegas, the new infomercial-style documentary "Under the Electric Sky," produced by the event's...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Writer-director Michael Tully's self-described "deeply, deeply personal" coming-of-age comedy "Ping Pong Summer" is a ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy.
The movie is inspired by Tully's...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:47 PM
La Cañada High School parent Erin Meeker is putting the finishing touches on plans for this year's Grad Night celebration, a five-hour extravaganza to be held June 5 at Universal CityWalk.
"I really think it's an important thing to provide for the kids,...