Category Archives: Orlando Sentinel
Golden Oak at Walt Disney World is about to open its fifth neighborhood. Golden Oak is Central Florida’s most-expensive new residential development, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The homes in Golden Oak have starting prices of $1.6 million with midpoint prices between $3 million and $4 million in the community. The neighborhood will share access with a Four Seasons Resort that is scheduled to open in 2014.
“We’ve been delighted by the positive response over the past 24 months,” said Page Pierce, vice president of Disney Resort Real Estate Development.
A custodial manager at Disney’s Port Orleans resort has been accused of watching porn at work. He was reportedly writing an Easter sermon for a church in Sanford, Florida where he pastors.
Cedric Eugene Cuthbert is the pastor of the Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sanford, Florida. Cuthbert worked for Disney for more than 7 years prior to his arrest. He has now been fired.
According to Orange County deputies, an employee-relations manager at Disney was alerted last month when Cuthbert tried to access some blocked websites from his work computer.
I’m sure most of you know about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, but have you heard about the Food and Wine Classic at Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort? The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World will be hosting its Fourth Annual Food and Wine Classic October 18-19, 2013.
At the Food and Wine Classic, you will be able to sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. The event will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The Food and Wine Classic will also offer eight educational seminars which will prepare you to impress your friends with your knowledge of wines, cocktails, and beer. All of the seminars will begin at 4:30 pm and last approximately one hour.
The Disney Fantasy left Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to embark on a seven day Caribbean cruise. The ship left the dock around 5:00 p.m. EST, but returned just three and a half hours later at 8:30 p.m. EST. They were forced to return because two passengers needed medical attention due to previously existing medical conditions.
Do you remember our article just last week explaining that Disney World needed Florida legislature to re-write the current ticket laws to protect the new MyMagic+ system? The proposed legislation also increased punishment for violations of laws on selling fraudulent tickets. Well, just this week, a Senate committee has now approved the new ticket law! This bill was supported by all three major Orlando theme parks including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, and Sea World Orlando.
There are two major changes for penalties to individuals caught selling fraudulent tickets. The fine had previously been limited to $500 and is now a maximum of $10,000. Repeat offenders will now face felony charges rather than misdemeanors.