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Epcot’s Frozen Ever After ride leads Disney list for most evacuation calls

The sun is sweltering, but a little girl wears her long-sleeved Frozen dress anyway at Walt Disney World. Another family from Chicago wakes up early so their children can ride Frozen Ever After twice by midday.

Behold the power of Frozen — a ride at Epcot that is both beloved and known for breaking…

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Universal: Buy 1 night of Halloween Horror Nights, get 2nd for free

Universal Orlando is selling a buy-one-get-one offer on the 2019 edition of Halloween Horror Nights — about seven months before the after-hours event kicks off. The ticket, which will be sold only through June 5, allows purchasers to go one night during the event for regular price and then another…

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SeaWorld picks Carnival Cruise exec Gus Antorcha for new CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment is hiring an outsider to run the Orlando-based company, which operates 12 theme parks across the country.

Gustavo “Gus” Antorcha, previously chief operating officer of Carnival Cruise Lines, will serve as SeaWorld’s new CEO, the company announced Tuesday.

SeaWorld had been…

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Royal Caribbean wants to pay someone to travel the world and post about it to social media

Do you love to travel and share your adventures on social media?

Then, Royal Caribbean has a job opening for you. The Miami-based cruise line is looking to fill a new position called “Shore Explorer’’ for its United Kingdom operations.

“Think you’ve got what it takes to be the ultimate experience…

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Universal: Mardi Gras will have animal appeal, new menu sampler

Mardi Gras doesn’t exactly have a sedate reputation, whether the celebration is in New Orleans or at Universal Studios. But the Orlando theme park is putting even more party animals into the mix for its parade/concert series/Cajun cuisine fest, which returns Saturday.

The new creatures are glittery,…

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New SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha faces challenges but comes with fresh perspective, some say

SeaWorld’s new CEO will deal with the challenge of helping the Orlando-based company evolve beyond its iconic killer whales, some theme park analysts say.

Gustavo “Gus” Antorcha, 44, who starts Feb. 18 at the job that pays $600,000 in annual base salary as well as bonus and stock opportunities,…

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Jimmy Buffett surprises Margaritaville Resort Orlando guests with concert

Island-style rocker Jimmy Buffett surprised guests with a pop-up performance at the recently opened Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee on Tuesday.

During a roughly 30-minute set, the 72-year-old icon, dressed in green polo, khaki shorts and New Orleans Saints ballcap, played through a series…

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Universal, SeaWorld, Epcot festivals collide; feasts of concerts and food arrive

It’s not nearly as cool-sounding as “polar vortex,” but Orlando will experience a phenomenon of its own this weekend: Theme Park Festival Convergence. Three major events – along with their corresponding concert series – will all be in play starting Saturday: Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, Seven…

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Orange Lake Resorts set to open new HQ, hire 250 in Orlando

Orange Lake Resorts plans to hire 250 people in the next four years, a move that coincides with the company’s plan to open a three-story, 125,000-square-foot office building next month in South Orlando as part of a national headquarters complex.

The new structure sits alongside an existing two-story…

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Fun Spot: Pet-adoption event set for Valentine’s Day

The Fun Spot attraction near International Drive is planning a pet-adoption event for Valentine’s Day afternoon.

The “Find Your Fur-Ever True Love Adoption Event” will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. It is in conjunction with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. It’s the second consecutive…

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