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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Incredibles won't be dancing for much longer at Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM

After a nearly five-year run, the Incredibles Super Dance Party is coming to an end. The Tomorrowland dance party is one of the last remaining dance parties at Walt Disney World that’s character-driven. This is also the only regular appearance of The Incredibles characters at Walt Disney World. The DJ-hosted...

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Move over, Volcano Bay — rumors point to a new volcano coming to Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM

With the 50th anniversary coming up in just a few years and Disney World in an all-out theme park battle like never before, Disney appears to be looking at all options. At this point, nothing is off the table. Rumors have been bubbling about new concepts, including perhaps a...

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Puerto Rican parade comes to downtown Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Prepare to hear a lot of "Wepa!" cheers this weekend if you're in downtown Orlando. The Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, in Orlando starting at 10 a.m. The parade starts on the corner of East Concord Street and North Orange Avenue and...

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Florida Film Festival opens at Enzian with Brett Haley’s ‘The Hero’

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

The 26th annual Florida Film Festival began Friday night at Maitland’s Enzian Theater and Eden Bar with a party and screening of The Hero, and will continue through April 30. Directed by Brett Haley (who attended the screening and participated in a Q&A session) and starring Sam Elliott in perhaps...

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Comedians Alex Luchun and Larry Fulford return to their Orlando roots at Will's Dirty Laundry

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The only good thing about the tendency of talented comedians to leave town once they’ve cut their teeth is that we get to be really excited when they come back to town. After they host Record Store Day at Park Ave. CDs on Saturday, April 22, Alex Luchun and Larry...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lea Thompson talks 'Back to the Future' before her appearance at Florida Film Festival

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Lea Thompson isn’t shy about talking Back. (Back to the Future, that is.) But that shouldn’t be a surprise considering Thompson is appearing at the Florida Film Festival on Sunday, April 23, to screen the iconic film. “It was a massive hit, and people loved the movie, and then it...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pokémon Day is coming to Dr. Phillips Center April 30

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Nearly a year after the Pokémon GO craze, the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts will debut Pokémon- Symphonic Evolutions. It's called a video game concert, where visuals from the game combine with performances by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to create a live, musical version of both old and new...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gatorland announces new 'Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Gatorland is expanding into the swamp. In true redneck fashion, the back country, gator lovin' attraction went live on Facebook today to highlight their new "Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure. Gatorland shed a few details on the vehicles that will be used, each named after the iconic animals featured throughout throughout the park's...

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Get your fill of weed jokes at Orlando Improv's Mary Jane Monologues

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Celebrate Unofficial National Weed Day with a bunch of comedians at the Improv. The lineup includes pot jokes from Adam Murray, Carmen Vallone, Kirk Bonacci and Billy Myers III. 420 blaze it! 8 p.m. Thursday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive; $10; ...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Disney will add 'Last Jedi' footage to Hollywood Studios Star Tours ride

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:01 AM

You'll have to wait until December to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but you may be able to take a ride through the movie before you see it in theaters. Disney will be adding a scene from The Last Jedi to the Star Tours ride at Walt Disney World's...

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