Around Osceola

Entertainment » Local

Universal alters course with Volcano Bay, an all-new water park in 2017

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Universe is about to change again. Universal Orlando, which already has several new announced projects, just added one more for 2017: Volcano Bay, a new water park which park officials will be unlike any other in the world. Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort promises to be more than just a water park, according to Universal officials, but the resorts third major attraction.  

Read Full Story

Local » Older Stories

  • New Skyway film festival kicks off with “Disney”

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It is always nice to see a new film festival starting and the Skyway Film Festival, with the great setting in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, should make for a good weekend. The festival, being held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, will be held June 12-14. Appropriately enough for Central Florida film fans, the opening night film is the world premiere of

    Read Full Story
  • Make some room in the hall. Astronaut Hall of Fame inducts four more, May 30

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

          The Astronaut Hall of Fame is about to expand by four new members. Veteran space shuttle astronauts John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger and Rhea Seddon will be honored for their contributions to NASA and the space industry when they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 30. The public induction ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Space Shuttle Atlantis at the

    Read Full Story
  • Kong is king at Universal, plus Pitbull live on Saturday

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Universal Orlando Resort is celebrating its 25th anniversary year with a series of concerts, now through June 20. On select nights, Universal Studios will host a diverse lineup of award-winning musical guests. The next guest in the series will be internationally-renowned artist Pitbull – whose global hit single, “Timber,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Pitbull will perform live Saturday, May 30. Also coming

    Read Full Story
  • As weather heats up so does activities

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette Summer is looming ahead again. School is out. The heat is up, the swimming pool is inviting and your kids will have a lot more free time on their hands. For those looking for things for their kids to do, Osceola County has them covered. For the parents who have to work long hours, summer camps are an option, particularly the St. Cloud Adventure

    Read Full Story
  • Walk the Boardwalk, one last time on DVD, complete Boardwalk Empire now on Blu-ray, DVD

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Boardwalk Empire, over the course of its five seasons on HBO, had been the best thing about Sunday nights, whenever a new episode was on the schedule. But Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson and his friends and enemies, ran its course earlier this year. Just in time for Father’s Day (or maybe even a late present for mom), Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series, has arrived

    Read Full Story
  • Up all night with Mickey, 24-Hours of Disney begins at 6 a.m. Friday

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor And you thought roosters got up early. Disney fans by the hundreds will be gathering long before the sun comes up Friday morning to wait for the gates to open at the Magic Kingdom for that almost new annual event, 24-hours of Disney. Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off of summer at Walt Disney World, and Disney fans make the most of it by

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day

News Videos