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Ride the Orlando Eye: I-Drive 360 Entertainment Destination Opens Next Month

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Orlando is about to get another theme park. No, it’s not a third Harry Potter land (though we wouldn’t object), it’s I-Drive 360, the new entertainment destination that houses the 400-foot Orlando Eye.

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24th Annual Florida Film Festival Kicks Off This Month With Sam Rockwell & Kristin Wiig

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Get ready to fill up on popcorn and candy, because the 2015 Florida Film Festival is rolling into Maitland next weekend, which is less than 10 miles from Orlando. Running April 10-19, the Oscar-qualifying event is in its 24th year

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Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Remasters Their Rooms With Some Serious Rock 'n' Roll Flair

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We always see before and after photos of renovation projects, but not often do we get to see the process. Always wanting to be a little cooler than everyone else, Hard Rock Hotels released the above video starring one of their guest rooms getting a rocking makeover in Universal Orlando.

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Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Breaks Ground On New Dining & Retail Destination

Dec 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Monday was the ground-breaking ceremony for Orlando’s newest complex, Westgate Lakes Retail Village. The new entertainment destination at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa plans to offer two new restaurants, a bowling alley, a grocery store, meeting rooms and a variety of retail shops by late 2015.

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Three Decades in the Making, 1st Phase of $515M Dr. Phillips Center Complete

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida has literally been some three decades in the making—from its conceptual beginning in 1985 to the doors finally opening this month—and it's actually only the first phase of a two-part $515M project. According to Venues Today, the performing arts center includes the "2,731-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 304-capacity Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, the 400-capacity DeVos Family Room that overlooks downtown Orlando, and the Seneff Arts Plaza, an outdoor space that can accommodate nearly 10,000."

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to Open at Universal Orlando in 2016

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Planned to open for the summer 2016 season, the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will be the fifth on-site resort at the Universal Orlando compound operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts. Slated to be a Caribbean-themed vacation experience, the property will be dressed in lush greenery and will surround a tropical lagoon.

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Four Seasons Service and Disney Fun Combine for Magical Adventures This August

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Slated to open August 3, 2014, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be situated in the Disney-planned residential community of Golden Oak. This area offers guests a feeling of secluded restfulness while keeping a close proximity to everything an Orlando vacation offers. 

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First Look: Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that a Florida family vacation is in order since the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort is set to open up later this summer. Close to Orlando’s major amusement parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® — the brand’s new hotel will be as luxurious as it is family-friendly.

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Norwegian Air Announces New Routes Connecting Scandinavia with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the second largest airline in Scandinavia) announced the launch of new routes via their 787 Dreamliner to Los Angeles, Oakland-San Francisco and Orlando beginning in spring 2014.... Read More

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate: A Family Vacation Without the Lines

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Traveling to Orlando, Florida on family vacations inevitably means one thing: theme parks, theme parks and, yes, more theme parks. So, it’s often nice to have other options, and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers that in abundance.... Read More

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Coastal Italy in Central Florida

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sprinkling fountains; statues of muscular, half-clad Roman centurions; an ornate piazza; an open balcony high above from which two opera singers sang a delightful duet—ah, pure Italian passion and romance! Except it’s not Italy.... Read More

Preferred Hotel Group celebrates Pride around the globe

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

41 properties join the Preferred Pride program across the globe as part of the Preferred Hotel Group. With celebrations from Europe to America to Africa, the celebrations of legalized marriage and civil unions are exciting news for the LGBT commu... Read More

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel's Newly Renovated Guestrooms

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Ever wonder what it takes to renovate a guestroom at a luxury hotel? A time-lapse camera captured the action on film when the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando underwent a dramatic $14 million transformation to turn the property into a... Read More

Westgate Resorts Thanks U.S. Military Personnel with Free Vacations

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury hotelier Westgate Resorts is extending its gratitude to the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces by giving away 1,500 three-day, two-night stays at one of its Orlando-area resorts to U.S. military personnel who served in The War on Terror, the Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the second consecutive year that Westgate Resorts has initiatived its special thank you to the troops. A total of 1,000 complimentary vacations will be available at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Towers, and Westgate Town Center.... Read More

Take an International Trip in Gastronomy During Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Indulge in international flavors during the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place September 28-November 12, 2012, sponsored by Chase. Guests can pick up their Marketplace Discovery Passport at the Festival Center and then choose from a variety of activities to enjoy. But don’t forget to make reservations (it’s super easy with online booking) for the festival’s exclusive events. “Party for the Senses” ($60 a ticket), hosted by Vanity Fair, will provide musical performances and incredible Cirque du Soleil acts while visitors sample internationally inspired cuisine. During the Disney “3D Dessert Discoveries”, guests can enjoy sweets and cordials before being ushered to screen the V.I.P viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth film.... Read More

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