Orlando Tourism News – Orlando Sentinel

  • Universal Orlando reopens its theme parks to the general public on Friday, with new rules because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Gabrielle Russon and Dewayne Bevil

    Jun 5, 2020

  • A Disney fan tries to get aerial drone footage of the world’s busiest amusement park that’s shut down from the coronavirus pandemic. It doesn’t quite pan out.

    By Gabrielle Russon

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Orange County may borrow as much as $700 million to expand its already Pentagon-sized convention center — even as tax revenues collapse amid the coronavirus crisis and industry executives warn they will want even bigger public subsidies to prop up the convention business once the pandemic passes.

    By Jason Garcia and Stephen Hudak

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Drive-through safari Wild Florida in Kenansville will let grocery store employees, first responders and other essential workers.

    By Trevor Fraser

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Writer’s Block Bookstore in Winter Park is offering bundled gifts for Father’s Day.

    By Trevor Fraser

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Disney hasn’t revealed which attractions will be open again inside the theme parks next month. “What we do know is there’s going to be massive need for attractions workers across property,” a union leader said.

    By Gabrielle Russon

    Jun 4, 2020

  • To get a better sense of how far the region has come and how far we have to go, the Sentinel analyzed a variety of data points — from the amount of movement registered through cell phones of local people to the number of flights at Orlando International Airport and even bookings at the Orange County Jail.

  • Passholders can’t go to SeaWorld on a whim anymore when the parks reopen. All visitors must make advanced online reservations, the company said Thursday.

    By Gabrielle Russon

    Jun 4, 2020

  • Joanie Demer of website Krazy Coupon Lady shares tips on saving money when buying groceries and other necessities.

    By Trevor Fraser

    Jun 4, 2020

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  • Universal Orlando reopens its theme parks to the general public on Friday, with new rules because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Gabrielle Russon and Dewayne Bevil

    Jun 5, 2020

  • AdventHealth is suing a California company and attorney for failing to deliver the personal protective equipment they had promised and for conspiring to keep a portion of the $57.5 million in escrow funds.

    By Naseem S. Miller

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Falcon 9 is a means to an end, for Elon Musk, and while the rocket that just helped transport astronauts to the International Space Station celebrated its 10 year anniversary on June 4, 2020, Musk looked to the future and SpaceX’s next-generation space vehicle Starship with a timeline to get to Mars.

    By Richard Tribou

    Jun 5, 2020

  • A Disney fan tries to get aerial drone footage of the world’s busiest amusement park that’s shut down from the coronavirus pandemic. It doesn’t quite pan out.

    By Gabrielle Russon

    Jun 5, 2020

  • See who is being hired, promoted and winning awards in People on the move

    By Joe Rassel

    Jun 5, 2020

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  • Three Chinese nationals were sentenced Thursday to federal prison for illegally taking photos of military installations at the Naval Air Station Key West.

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  • A white Florida Keys man who police say was driving his Mercedes while three times over the legal limit after drinking alcohol invoked the name of George Floyd in an effort to avoid being arrested, according to a Monroe County sheriff’s report.

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  • Florida reported 1,270 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 62,758. 28 new fatalities were also reported, including four in Central Florida.

    By Paola Pérez

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  • Tropical storm warnings and watches remain in effect for parts of the Gulf Coast, including Florida, as Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to slowly strengthen and churn towards the U.S. Saturday with a 240-mile wind field.

    By Paola Pérez and Matthew J. Palm

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  • The Villages, a sprawling master-planned retirement community just 45 minutes northwest of Orlando, and one of the largest of its kind in the nation, so far seems to have been mostly spared from the onslaught of coronavirus.

    By Naseem S. Miller

    8:00 AM

  • At the Florida women’s prison that has recorded the most positive coronavirus tests among inmates of any state facility, the administration has started taking donations for much-needed supplies, like toilet paper and face masks, from a group of formerly incarcerated women. They are trying to support the women incarcerated there and the staff, because they say the prison is in crisis.

    By Grace Toohey

    Jun 5, 2020

features & lifestyle

  • 15 ways homes will change post-coronavirus

    Jun 5, 2020

  • Video: Florida woman complains about Black Lives Matter sign with F-bomb; deputy explains there’s nothing wrong with it

    Jun 4, 2020

  • For dogs and cats, free food and microchips available in Daytona Beach on Saturday

    Jun 2, 2020

  • Florida woman hears pounding at her front door, finds 2 alligators fighting

    Jun 1, 2020

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