Sports & Recreation

“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 [...]

Gas prices to blame for fast increase in summer airfares

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Airfares are expected to increase faster than normal this summer, as airlines said soaring fuel prices could cost them billions more than last year, Florida Today reports. “You’ll see gradual increases and then a much bigger jump in April and May when people start shopping for the summer travel season,” said Rick Seaney, CEO of [...]

Hundreds of thousands of motorcycles set to roll into Florida for Bike Week

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 1:59 am

By Wes Goldberg Bike Week 2012 is just around the corner, so grab your leather jacket and head out to some of the great events that the Daytona, Deland and Orlando areas have to offer. Daytona is the epicenter for all that is Bike Week with about 500,000 people participating in the annual 10-day event [...]

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 [...]

NASCAR and Racing

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 1:52 am

DAYTONA BEACH — Matt Kenseth won the rainy, fiery Daytona 500 early Tuesday morning, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle on the final lap. The race, which began around 7:15 p.m. Monday, finally ended at approximately 12:56 a.m. Tuesday. It was marred by double-digit cautions and a delay of over two hours after [...]

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 [...]