Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Polls close at 7 p.m., get out and vote!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Today is your last chance to influence what happens in Florida's primary, so get out there and vote! Polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. If you haven't kept up with what's going on in the races, you can read our chronicle here or get help from the Florida League of...

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You can now take a one way bus trip to Disney Springs

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Disney World has one of the largest private transit systems in the world (nearly 300 buses alone), but without any published maps of the routes, it can be a bit confusing to navigate. Now with the majority of Disney Springs open and the theme parks shifting to their early evening fall closing times,...

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Florida State University researchers discover potential Zika treatment

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:37 AM

Researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health published a study Monday, August 29, that identities the first possible treatment for the Zika virus.  The study, which will still require further tests, showed that existing drugs (including Nicolsamide, an FDA-approved drug for treating tapeworm), can...

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Universal patents new 'choose your own adventure' ride system

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Universal recently filed a new patent that could revolutionize how guests experience theme park rides. Richard Bilbao, of the Orlando Business Journal, spotted the patent last week, causing the theme park community and the Harry Potter community to both freak out. The patent calls for an interactive ride where riders can use...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Orlando council prohibits after-hours nightclubs in city

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Orlando City Council voted Monday to ban after-hours nightclubs from setting up shop in the city's boundaries.  The council unanimously voted to approve the ordinance on first reading. Orlando's only after-hours spot, Club Nokturnal opened last year but has since closed. Commissioners passed a temporary moratorium on after-hours clubs soon...

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Universal Orlando adds mobile ticketing to app

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Guests at Universal Orlando Resort can now shave a few minutes off their wait time with the theme park's new "Tickets-In App" update.  Physical paper tickets won't be necessary anymore after tickets are purchased through the mobile app. Guests can now simply click "My Tickets" on the app and...

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EDC Orlando announces 2016 lineup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Orlando mega-festival EDC - the Electric Daisy Carnival - has finally announced the lineup for this year's event in November. A host of prominent names in the dance music world has been released via the EDC website. As it stands now EDC will play host to 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland,...

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Orlando theme parks are now giving out free insect repellent due to Zika virus

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Because of fears surrounding the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, free bug spray is now being handed out at Orlando theme parks.  Starting this week, guests at Walt Disney World, Universal Florida and SeaWorld, can now take advantage of free insect repellent. “We are accelerating preventative efforts throughout our property, including...

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RIP Big Makk, Orlando DJ, musician and innovator

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Samisoni Koroitamudu, also known as Big Makk, an Orlando DJ and member of the Mad Decent roster of artists, has reportedly died in a car crash this morning in Casselberry, Florida.  According to WESH, the crash occurred at around 7 a.m. this morning when a Dodge Charger carrying three passengers traveling southbound on Lake Drive,...

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Here's what it's like to be a UFO investigator in Florida

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Hundreds of people descended into Lake Buena Vista last weekend to talk aliens at a symposium for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), an organization that scientifically investigates and collects data on UFO sightings and other phenomena. While some people scoff at the notion of otherworldly beings, many are interested and they're not...

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