Orlando Ranked No. 1 Foodie City In U.S., Survey Says

Orlando Ranked No. 1 Foodie City In U.S., Survey Says

In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best and cheapest foodie scenes among the 150 largest cities. We compared the cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “prevalence of affordable restaurants rated at least 4.5 stars” to “number of food festivals per capita.”

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Attraction Line Up For 2017

SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Attraction Line Up For 2017

SeaWorld Orlando will be adding virtual reality to a ride that already exists, giving riders the virtual option on the Kraken roller coaster. SeaWorld has not confirmed if the video will be fully 3D or not, but it will include the Kraken along with other mythical and prehistoric creatures.

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Orlando Once Again Named Fun City By WalletHub

Orlando Once Again Named Fun City By WalletHub

Everyone likes to have fun. But we all prefer our personal brand of a good time. Some of us like going to bars and clubs, trying new restaurants, watching movies or playing outdoor sports. Others enjoy riding roller coasters, gambling, or catching and training Pokémon.

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Mako - Orlando's Tallest, Fastest & Longest Coaster Now Open

Mako - Orlando's Tallest, Fastest & Longest Coaster Now Open

MAKO™, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster, will become the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster among Orlando’s popular theme parks.  The coaster anchors a two-acre realm — Shark Wreck Reef — that also includes SeaWorld’s existing Shark Encounter attraction, interactive learning exhibits and dining and shopping options.

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New Details Unveiled On Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s ‘Rivers of Light’

New Details Unveiled On Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s ‘Rivers of Light’

Beginning the evening of April 22 — the park's birthday and Earth Day — guests can see an elaborate, original production called "Rivers of Light." They can also experience the Kilimanjaro Safaris with a sunset effect and admire an enlivened Tree of Life. There will be entertainment and parties added to the Harambe Village and Discovery Island areas as well.

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The New World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s On I-Drive

The New World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s On I-Drive

The new restaurant features eight kitchens to prepare traditional McDonald's meals like Big Macs and golden fries, but also new ones from a "create your taste" concept being tested in Florida McDonald's. The concept allows guests to customize their order of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, pasta, waffles and omelets, and then see it be made right in front of them.

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Legoland Florida Resort To Add Beach Retreat, Ninjago Land

Legoland Florida Resort To Add Beach Retreat, Ninjago Land

The beach retreat, to be located across Cypress Gardens Boulevard next to Lake Dexter, marks Legoland's first growth beyond the park's original Cypress Gardens property. The retreat will include a clubhouse with dining options and Lego experiences inside. "It's a different accommodation offering compared to what the hotel is," said Jones.

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Universal Theme Parks See Double-Digit Growth In 2015

Universal Theme Parks See Double-Digit Growth In 2015

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) on Wednesday shared that the NBCUniversal theme parks division, which includes Universal Orlando Resort, earned more than $3.3 billion in revenue for the year, up 27.3 percent from $2.62 billion in 2014. Fourth-quarter revenue also climbed 38.6 percent to $1 billion, compared to $735 million for the same quarter in 2014.

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It’s Official: TopGolf Is Coming To Orlando

It’s Official: TopGolf Is Coming To Orlando

Orlando will become the location of the third Florida Topgolf site, company officials announced at the PGA Show, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center. Topgolf Orlando, a 65,000-square-foot facility, will be located at Convention Way and Universal Boulevard, across from the convention center.

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The Third Celebration Of Harry Potter Begins Tomorrow

The Third Celebration Of Harry Potter Begins Tomorrow

The third installment of A Celebration of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando® Resort commences in Orlando this weekend. Take part in all-new experiences as well as returning fan favorites such as film talent Q&A sessions, special panels and demonstrations, A Celebration of Harry Potter™ Expo, and more.

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Hawaiian Retailer Begins Buildout At Disney Springs

Hawaiian Retailer Begins Buildout At Disney Springs

Disney Springs may get a new retailer in Na Hoku, a Hawaiian jewelry store that began tenant buildout on Jan. 21, according to Orange County records. Construction is handled by Orlando-based Validus Construction Services, which has done many projects for Disney, including timeshare construction for the Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

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