Disney is bringing back a modified park hopper option that requires visitors to make reservations for their first park and physically go to that park. At 2 p.m., however, they can head to any other Disney park for the rest of the day until park close — without needing a second reservation.
Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring first shots as early as next month.
Giuliani, who’s leading the Trump campaign’s desperate attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s election, had what appeared to be hair dye running down both sides of his face because of his profuse sweating.
The youngest U.S. district judge nominated by President Trump was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday night to serve in the Tampa division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, which also includes Orlando.
Marlin Joseph’s lawyers said he suffered from paranoid delusions and his fears caused him to pull the trigger. He killed a woman and her daughter.
With the COVID-19 positivity rate rising and other health data tilting in the wrong direction, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said he would continue to “explore our regulatory authority” over businesses which ignore mandated coronavirus safety protocols.
Facing losses of more than $12 million, UCF leaders gave its athletics department a financial lifeline Thursday in deferring loan payments, increasing its credit line and OKing a $3 million loan from the university’s foundation.
On Nov. 17, Orlando Health started construction on a 370,000-square-foot complex that will feature an orthopedic specialty hospital, a medical pavilion and parking garage at its downtown Orlando campus at the corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street.
Why are people hoarding paper goods when Florida is not under a COVID-19 lockdown? Experts blame it on the fear and uncertainty triggered by a recent spike in coronavirus cases nationwide.
In a stage-setting speech, Florida new House Speaker Chris Sprowls has nothing to say about the struggles of working class Floridians, or how the state might help improve their lives.
The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life.
The tropics are quiet Friday morning, but the National Hurricane Center is still watching the tropics for the development of a system that could form near Florida.
It’s taken a century, but family tales of the Ocoee Massacre, passed down by survivors through at least three generations, are at last shaping the official narrative of the terror that for decades was obscured or excused by a whitewashing of facts.
Although Ocoee and Orange County have become more inclusive communities in the past century, systemic racism still simmers underneath, touching every part of daily life — from segregated neighborhoods to infant mortality rates to wealth disparities and even COVID-19 infections.
Explore seven sites, spread throughout Central Florida, where you can observe and experience the region's Civil Rights history and learn about key figures in the struggle for equality and justice.
UCF's reputation as an elite Power 6 program is at stake when the Knights face off with No. 7 Cincinnati Saturday at the Bounce House.
Few people balk at ice cream for celebratory purposes, so for National Espresso Day, we're highlighting the buzzy, beloved coffee in its desserty-est form: the affogato.
Epcot talk is in the air this week, with Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, addressing a virtual version of IAAPA this week. Then on Thursday night a D23 online session included park vice president Melissa Valiquette, Imagineer Zach Riddley and creative minds behind the upcoming Ratatouille ride.
- Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.
The Orlando Magic took some small steps Thursday toward roster clarity for the 2020-21 season by extending a qualifying offer to forward Gary Clark but declining to do the same for third-year forward Wes Iwundu.
Orlando City leaders expected to slowly ease rookie striker Daryl Dike into the lineup this season, but he made the most of opportunities when key players were injured and earned a starting role.
National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson distributes Thanksgiving meal bags during a free giveaway hosted by Simply Healthcare at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Thursday, November 19, 2020. Hundreds of cars lined up for the drive-thru event. Johnson is a celebrity spokesman for Simply Healthcare, an HMO serving the Florida Healthy Kids program, and a member of the company’s board of directors. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) (Gerald Leong/Orlando Sentinel)
The SpaceX Crew-1 mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 to take four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are decked out for the holiday season. From a new Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs to light projections on Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, a Macy's parade balloons experience at Universal Studios, animal-inspired decor at Disney's Animal Kingdom and a Santa Claus motorcade at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there's plenty to get visitors in the festive spirit.
Amid a trying year, some Central Floridians are rushing to put out their twinkle lights and displays earlier than ever in an effort to spread holiday cheer.
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- Universal Orlando’s holiday celebration is underway with grounded Macy's balloons and floats, festive treats and so many cleverly themed decorations. Some features are familiar and some have been tweaked due to the pandemic. But even with the safety adjustments, a visit is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
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