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Elton John’s concerts in Orlando, Tampa rescheduled

The postponed Elton John concert in Orlando has been rescheduled to March 18, 2019, officials announced Thursday afternoon.

John’s sold-out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour stop at Amway Center was called off right at the scheduled show time Tuesday evening. The singer said, via social media, that…

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Kennedy Space Center: Revamped Holidays in Space light show set

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Holidays in Space event returns to the Brevard County attraction on Dec. 14.

The celebration will feature a new, reimagined “kinetic light show” to go with the holiday decor spread throughout the complex.

The production takes place on the Atlantis North…

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Orange County hotel tax generates $23.7M in October

The Halloween season was a lucrative month for Orange County as hotel tax revenue jumped 7 percent compared with the same time period last year.

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced the latest figure of $23.7 million generated in October in a news release sent Monday.

It’s the beginning…

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Section of demolished round building pops up near history center

The round building that was once a downtown Orlando landmark is now memorialized outside the Orange County Regional History Center.

A 20-foot geometric slice of the structure’s concrete curtain now stands on the south side of Heritage Square Park, along Central Boulevard in front of the museum….

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Disney sells 1 million mobile dining orders

Walt Disney World reached the milestone of selling one million mobile dining orders, the company announced this week on its blog.

It’s taken more than a year for Disney to sell one million orders on its My Disney Experience app.

The option debuted last year and had expanded to 15 locations at the…

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Starflyer: Drawing will determine last riders of ’18, first riders of ’19

Orlando Starflyer, the 450-foot swing attraction on International Drive, will have a drawing to determine who will be on the ride on New Year’s Eve when the year turns from 2018 to 2019.

There is no cost to enter the random drawing. Potential riders need only to fill out a form that’s available…

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Progress report: Universal’s Endless Summer hotels going up

Universal Orlando’s next hotels are taking shape along International Drive on land that previously was the home of its Wet ‘n Wild water park. Surfside Inn and Dockside Inn – which will come together to make up the Endless Summer resort – will be opening in phases over the next two years.

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SeaWorld Orlando joins Disney and Universal in giving workers a raise

SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove employees in Orlando will be getting raises to $11 an hour next week as the wave of theme parks bumping up starting pay continues.

For SeaWorld workers, the new rate, previously $10 an hour, takes effect Monday. The company also planned to make adjustments…

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Disney World: Animal Kingdom goes dark, gets roomy After Hours

Walt Disney World has cranked up an After Hours special event at Animal Kingdom theme park. The idea is to sell a limited amount of tickets to create an exclusive feel after regular park hours.

My standard for special events is straightforward: I want to be made to feel special. And I include a…

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Port Canaveral officials approve bonds for new terminal for Carnival’s biggest ship

When Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship ever debuts, it will be parking at Port Canaveral, and now Port Authority commissioners have paved the way to pay for its new home.

The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the issuance of bonds to provide up to $117 million to…

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