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  • Web bookings turn homes into 'hotels'

    Web bookings turn homes into 'hotels'
    There are new places for tourists to stay in Orlando, and they aren't hotels. Online technology is making it easier than ever for homeowners to list their houses for rent, bringing in a new crop of lodging offerings to compete with major hotel chains....
  • With new chef de cuisine, Emeril's Tchoup Chop rolls out new menus, renovations

    With new chef de cuisine, Emeril's Tchoup Chop rolls out new menus, renovations
    Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior. Chef Ryan Vargas...
  • The 10 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    The 10 Most Powerful People in Central Florida
    On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one well-known judge. Today, we unveil the top 10 as we finish up...
  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...
  • Coach, 5 Solar Bears share ties to defunct Trenton Titans

    Coach, 5 Solar Bears share ties to defunct Trenton Titans
    Throughout training camp and early this season, Vince Williams could survey the Orlando Solar Bears on the ice and remember the Titans. "Character and leadership is something we wanted to install right away,'' said Williams, the Solar Bears' first-...
  • 20th Century Fox Breaks Ground on Theme Park Business with First Resort in Malaysia

    If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia. Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
  • The best places to eat and celebrate New Year's Eve

    The best places to eat and celebrate New Year's Eve
    It's a sure bet that local restaurants, resorts and theme parks will be full of holiday splendor and great food Dec. 31. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu about town for New Year's Eve. Prices do not include tax and tip. Reservations and a...
  • Companies in prospering areas get tax breaks meant for 'high crime' areas

    Companies in prospering areas get tax breaks meant for 'high crime' areas
    Most people probably wouldn't consider downtown Miami's Omni neighborhood an especially dangerous place. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, the area is home to sleek condominium skyscrapers, a $470 million performing-arts center and the historic Miami Women's...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
  • Citrus Parade will close downtown streets

    Citrus Parade will close downtown streets
    The Orlando Citrus Parade could put a squeeze on commuters this morning as the annual parade steps off at 10 a.m., closing many of the main arteries through the downtown business district from 6 a.m. to noon. The two-hour parade, featuring 2013 U.S....
  • 'Face Off' winner: I'll help my husband

    'Face Off' winner: I'll help my husband
    Laura Tyler of Orange County knows what she will do with the $100,000 she won Tuesday night on "Face Off." "For the last 10 years I've known my husband, he's been very supportive of my choices," the special-effects makeup artist said Wednesday. "I...
  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...