Family & Kids

“John Carter” contest winner will get a free trip to Disney’s Hawaii resort

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

By Steven Ford It was 100 years ago when fictional character John Carter began entertaining magazine readers with legendary exploits in other worlds. Now, in advance of the film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character, a new generation of fans will be introduced to his adventures. And Disney is using the movie to offer [...]

Exec says Disney Fantasy is booking as quickly as the Dream

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

By Jason Garcia The Walt Disney Co.’s soon-to-launch Disney Fantasy cruise ship is “booking equally well” as the year-old Disney Dream ship, a senior company executive said Tuesday. “We are very bullish on the overall economics of that business,” Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo added during a presentation at an investor conference organized [...]

Nemours to post 600 jobs this weekend

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Nemours Children’s Hospital will post about 600 job openings at nemours.org this weekend, Florida Today reports. Jobs range from phone operators and clerical workers to nurses and doctors. In prior months, nearly 11,000 job seekers have posted their resumes to one of 16 job categories, the most popular category being secretarial/administrative. Last week, Nemours Children’s [...]

Burger 21 plans locations in Orlando market

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Orlando Business Journal Burger 21 has sold its first-ever franchises, inking two deals for a total of three franchise units in the Orlando market, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. The locations are expected to open within a year. The Tampa-based burger chain is considering Lake Buena Vista, the Dr. Phillips area and Winter Garden [...]

Chefs beef up ranks at revamped Winn-Dixie stores

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

By Anjali Fluker Look out, Whole Foods , there’s a new player in town ready to serve up organic produce, fancy salads and even in-house sushi. And you can still pick up a regular gallon of milk and a bag of dog food before you head home. The Winn-Dixie store on U.S. Highway 17-92 in [...]

Nominees for Women Who Mean Business 2012

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Source: Orlando Business Journal Below, in alphabetical order, is the list of nominees for Orlando Business Journal’s 14th Annual Women Who Mean Business, grouped by the category in which they were nominated: Business Executive: Christi Adams, Foley & Lardner LLP Denise Bennett-Walls, Vaco Orlando, LLC Diana Bolivar, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Cecelia [...]

Florida Attractions – Blue Man Group embraces change at Universal Orlando

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 1:56 am

By Dewayne Bevil Taking a cue from the ever-changing, ever-updating world of technology, the Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando has been rebooted. New and old are mixed in the production, which still features three curious, silent performers with blue “skin” in music and comedy skits. The revamped show, which officially opens tonight, retains [...]

MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

By Josh Robbins Dwight Howard showed his affection for Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos. Kobe Bryant set a new scoring record. And Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and others dazzled with rim-rattling dunks. Sunday’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center featured plenty of highlights, but nothing compared to the finish or to the performance of [...]

Visit theme parks in Orlando, Florida for Disney’s 24-hour ‘One More Disney Day’

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

By Matthew J. Palm When Disney announced Orlando’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland would open their gates 24 hours straight for the first time, Andy Bullard and Randi Teague took notice. The couple sketched out a 5,200-mile odyssey in order to visit not one, but both theme parks Wednesday as the Walt Disney Co. marked leap [...]