- Universal Orlando settles lawsuit with tourist who broke his neck at Volcano Bayby Gabrielle Russon on December 2, 2020 at 10:57 pm
A Universal lawsuit that helped unearth problems at a Volcano Bay water slide has been settled, court documents show.
- Park Life: Disneyland lays off 11,500 employees and Six Flags Magic Mountain expands holiday drive-thruby Brady MacDonald on December 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm
Plus: What Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris reclosures could mean for Disneyland
- How Disneyland’s new merchandise mobile checkout worksby Brady MacDonald on December 2, 2020 at 9:09 pm
Disneyland’s new merchandise mobile checkout is now being tested at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney.
- Trailahassee: Bike, hike, paddle and drive North Florida’s hundreds of trailsby Patrick Connolly on December 2, 2020 at 7:09 pm
Tallahassee has been dubbed "Trailahassee," a nod to the hundreds of miles surrounding Florida's capital. Explore by bike, foot, watercraft, car or even horseback with all of the opportunities available.
- Disney: Jordan Fisher, childhood sweetheart marry at Magic Kingdomby Dewayne Bevil on December 2, 2020 at 5:12 pm
Actor Jordan Fisher married childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods at Disney World last month in a ceremony at Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, People reports.
- Norwegian Cruise Line, sister lines cancel sailings through February, beyondby Richard Tribou on December 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm
While news of a coronavirus vaccine is good for the beleaguered cruise industry, the path to safe sailing remains difficult, and Norwegian Cruise Line and its sister lines have opted to extend its cancellations.
- Eviction crisis needs attention before New Year’s Day brings more misery | Editorialby Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board on December 2, 2020 at 10:30 am
With millions of Floridians struggling with finances, the state issued a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted that in favor of a moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control in October. But the federal measure has loopholes that's led to a surge in eviction, and the floodgates will really open when it expires Dec. 31. DeSantis should reinstate the state moratorium and extend it until Congress passes another relief bill. If he doesn't, 2021 is going to be worse than 2020 for thousands of renters in Central Florida.
- Disneyland lays off more than 11,500 employees, state records showby Brady MacDonald on December 1, 2020 at 10:48 pm
The 11,572 Disneyland layoffs add to a grim and growing tally that last stood at 10,000 terminations.
- Disneyland furloughs another 1,800 employees with theme parks closed for ‘foreseeable future’by Brady MacDonald on December 1, 2020 at 8:43 pm
The furloughs will impact a wide range of jobs including landscapers, engineers, painters, plasterers and custodians as well as employees working in entertainment, restaurants and attractions.
- Can augmented reality help theme parks recover from 2020?by Robert Niles on December 1, 2020 at 2:33 pm
The new technology will play a key role in the new Super Nintendo World lands, coming soon to Universal Studios Japan and later to Universal Studios Hollywood.
- Disney World reopening 3 in-park restaurantsby Dewayne Bevil on December 1, 2020 at 10:17 am
A trio of Walt Disney World restaurants (Woody's Lunchbox, Crystal Palace and Tomorrowland Terrace) reopening at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks as 2020 ends.
- What Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris reclosures could mean for Disneylandby Brady MacDonald on November 30, 2020 at 10:58 pm
The stop-start restrictions seen at Disney’s Asia and European theme parks could become the norm for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as well once the Anaheim theme parks eventually reopen.
- The last supper for our California restaurantsby Doug McIntyre on November 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm
We never really got the pandemic under control and now we’ve blundered into what is likely a second complete shutdown.
- A guide to our theme parks’ merry merchandiseby Dewayne Bevil on November 30, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Theme-park stores are in full-blown holiday mode, packed with seasonal merchandise. Here's a gift guide for presents that reflect the attractions.
- Legislators promised — on video — they would help the unemployed. Now keep your promise | Editorialby Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board on November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm
During election season, many Republican candidates for state offices said they were in favor of increasing Florida's unemployment benefits. Now their Legislative leaders are cooling to that proposition. The COVID-19 pandemic and the state's woeful unemployment system has victimized far too many Floridians and CARES Act supplements will soon expire. Senators and House members who were elected to help those people need to keep their campaign promises, even if their party leaders would rather revert to a system that's thoroughly proven its inadequacy.