| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Universal Studios has announced its final haunted-house theme for Halloween Horror Nights 2013, and it will be based on the Resident Evil video-game series.
In Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City, HHN guests will encounter Lickers, Hunters and the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Bok Tower Gardens
The gardens are at 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with occasional concerts and film screenings. Admission is $12 adults, $3 ages 5-12. Details: 863-676-1408 or boktowergardens.org.
"BARK" TOWER GARDENS...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Halloween Horror Nights fans who thought Universal Studios would reveal ALL during its "HHN Reveal Week" instead find themselves waiting for one more haunted house announcement.
Universal shared a few details about four houses during midnight...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
For the first time ever, fans have a say in the monsters in a Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights maze....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:06 AM
She’s back. Laura Tyler of Orange County will return to compete on “Face Off” when the Syfy contest starts its fifth season at 9 p.m. Aug. 13.
In a switch this season, eight newcomers will learn they are going up against eight...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Universal Orlando says it will reveal the first set of details regarding the 2013 version of Halloween Horror Nights at midnight.
The event's official Facebook page says it will "release the first house" in the first moments of Thursday morning. The...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:25 AM
A few leftover notes from this (early) morning's breaking news from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights:
+ The only themed news was that one haunted house would be tied to the horror film "The Cabin in the Woods." As in previous years, other details...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:46 PM
I just returned from a preview of a new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center: “A Year in the Life: Onstage to Backstage at Universal Orlando Resort.” It opens to the public for a yearlong stay at the downtown Orlando museum...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The Orange County History Center will have two sessions featuring two separate panels of theme-park designers in an event that benefits the American Cancer Society on Friday event. These experts will talk about discuss their styles and philosophies for...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center flashes back to the early days of Universal Orlando and demonstrates the relentless churn of theme-park entertainment.
"A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort"...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...