| 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."
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Universal Studios will sink its teeth into the upcoming movie "Dracual Untold" at the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights.
The theme park announced Thursday that the movie, which debuts Oct. 17, will be the basis for a haunted house at the event,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:31 AM
I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces.
Who am I to judge? I'm...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further.
It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
| 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 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Terry Prather, president of SeaWorld Orlando, oversees Sea World Entertainment Inc.'s three Orlando parks: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Attendance has recently declined at SeaWorld parks, and Southwest Airlines is ending its marketing...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's.
But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday.
The theme parks generated $615...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The vampires of Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" are headed for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.
Rodriguez's El Rey Network has paired up with Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort to design mazes around the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Creations from "Face Off," the Syfy competition series, will be part of the lineup for 2014 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
Ten characters inspired by the series will be part of the HHN "street experience," the theme park announced late...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The annual purge is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
Characters inspired from the new film "The Purge: Anarchy" will be featured in a new scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will run for 28 select nights between Sept....