Monday, August 29, 2016

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,Baggi Bassnectar, Boombox...

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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 yesterday, August 27, 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,...

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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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A local Dominos will be the first in Florida to own one of those sweet pizza cars

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:47 PM

An Orlando area Dominos will be the first in Florida to own and operate a DXP, you know, one of those pizza cars with the built-in oven.  The Domino's DXP will allow drivers to do their jobs with greater efficiency, with features such as an innovative built-in warming oven, a...

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The owners of Mama B's Giant Subs want to sell both properties

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Mama B's held out from developers for years, but now the battle for the corner of Orange and Colonial is soon coming to an end. According to Orlando Sentinel's Growth Spotter, the owners of the beloved sandwich shop want to retire and are now looking to sell off their 0.211...

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A beached sperm whale died in Ponce Inlet last weekend

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Despite rescue efforts, a beached sperm whale died last Saturday in Ponce Inlet.  According to a press release, Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team and Hubbs Seaworld attempted to assist the animal at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27.  It's unclear why the sperm whale, which is normally found...

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Florida judge rules against gambling regulators in card games

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Florida gambling overseers were wrong to do away with a rule governing controversial "designated player" card games at pari-mutuel facilities without replacing the regulations, an administrative law judge said Friday. Judge E. Gary Early's ruling could have widespread implications within the state's gambling industry and could have an impact on...

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Visit Orlando turns to IBM's Watson for new augmented reality app

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:14 AM

With Pokémon Go taking the world by storm there’s been plenty of talk of augmented reality smartphone apps, and now Orlando has one of the world’s most unique.  Visit Orlando, the region’s tourism association, has launched a new smart app that combines a searchable information database with a "gamification" overlay.  Harnessing the...

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