🌊 Florida water park transforms into holiday attraction
At Island H2O Water Park in Kissimmee, you’re probably expecting to see a lot of waves, water slides and bathing suits. But with low temperatures and the holiday season in full swing, the water park is making a splash in a different kind of way.
🚘 Most reliable cars of 2023, per consumer experts
With today’s stubbornly high auto prices and interest rates, buying a car, whether it’s new or used, is a high-stakes financial decision. Consumer Reports is here to help with its just-released exclusive car reliability report of cars that owners consider the most reliable and the ones that are regulars at the repair shop.
🪕You’re invited: Florida parking lot bluegrass jam plays every week -- 32 years and counting
They put on a show every Friday night. You don’t need to buy tickets or pay anything to experience this Bluegrass concert; the group performs for fun. The location is unique: Visitors can pull up a lawn chair and sit in the shade of an Ocoee plaza.
🚙Which states’ residents drive the most? See where Florida ranks
If a symbol of the American lifestyle exists, it might very well be the car. So perhaps it's not surprising that, according to the Federal Highway Administration, the average American drives an average of 14,000 miles per year or just under 1,200 miles a month.
🧳'Her feet were almost in my lap!’ Bizarre, downright disrespectful travel stories told by Floridians
From unruly children to bare feet on the headrest, News 6 Insiders are sounding off, sharing their most bizarre, rude and downright disrespectful experiences while traveling. Most told their stories as passengers on a flight.
🌦️News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos gives an Insider guide to your weather forecast
Weather forecasting is an essential part of our daily lives. Accurate weather predictions are crucial when deciding what to wear or planning outdoor activities, but how does our team of meteorologists predict the weather?
🎷 Jones High students, alumni create jazz orchestra for Orlando Chocolate Nutcracker
It’s a unique spin on a holiday classic. Dancers and actors have been rehearsing for months for the Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker ballet performance, but a new set of performers will take the stage as part of the show.
🎄 Barbie Christmas tree, rosé on a wreath highlights Orlando Festival of Trees event
Thanksgiving may be less than a week away, but for those of you looking to get in the Christmas spirit, one Central Florida event is sure to inspire you. Festival of Trees is underway, with proceeds benefitting art education programs.
📣SOUND OFF! Share your bizarre, rude and disrespectful travel experiences
We want to hear about the naughty travelers you’ve encountered along with any bizarre and rude experiences you’ve had during your travels. By sharing your experiences, maybe we can encourage others to be more polite during the busy travel season.
💳Never pay hospital bills with a medical credit card. Here are 5 reasons why
Nearly 100 million adult Americans carry some form of medical debt, according to figures from a 2022 Kaiser Family Foundation national survey. And more and more commonly, patients are being steered to financial products like high-interest credit cards or loans designed expressly to help pay for medical expenses. Consumer experts are warning, think twice before getting a medical credit card.
🏗️See where Orlando ranks for new office construction among US cities
New office construction faces twin post-COVID-19 pandemic pressures. On the one hand, higher Federal Reserve interest rates designed to fight inflation that arose from pandemic supply chain shortages make it harder and more expensive to finance new projects.
Best nanny cams, baby monitors per consumer experts
Out of over 70 models, Consumer Reports picks the best nanny cams, honing in on cameras that perform well data security tests — since privacy is critical with these cameras — and have features well-suited for keeping an eye on kids and caregivers and babies.
🚘WATCH LIVE AT 12:35 P.M.: This Florida haunted car wash leaves riders freaked, car squeaky clean
In the spirit of Halloween, one Florida business is putting a spooky twist on a traditional car wash. I guess you can describe it as a drive-through haunted house of sorts, but you'll leave with a clean car.
👓Need new glasses? Expert advice on frames, lenses, coatings and more
These days, buying eyeglasses can be complicated—especially if you’re looking for options beyond those your eye doctor sells. Consumer experts break down everything you need to know about shopping for spectacles in-person or online while saving money.
📚Insider book club: This is history that cannot be ignored
Right before the pandemic, we visited our family for the holidays in Oklahoma, and we took a day trip to the town of Pawhuska in Osage County. This is a town that is best-known (up until now) as the home of TV’s Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond or the backdrop of the play and movie August: Osage County.
🌊Insider Look: ‘Journey of Water’ inspired by Disney’s Moana makes a splash, promotes water conservation at EPCOT
A Disney Imagineer guides us through the new attraction made up of tropical paths highlighting the water cycle. And it’s interactive. Wave to the water and it may wave back. You can also swipe your hand through the rain harps to make music.
🏘️19 Florida cities make list US metros where homes sell for most under asking price
It's a tough time to be in the market for a new house. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose above 7% at the start of November 2022, the highest level in more than a decade, as the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rates to combat inflation.
📚Insider book club: “Star Wars” fan fiction becomes quirky romance novel
Hi, my name is Penny and I do not like romance novels. I really, really do not like romance novels. I don’t like romance movies either. That all being said, we’re going to talk about “The Love Hypothesis,” a romance novel by Ali Hazelwood.