Friday, May 22, 2015

Making sense of Disney and Universal's messy joint custody of Marvel

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:01 AM

With the recent news of Universal partnering with Nintendo, many in the theme park fan community have once again begun speculating about the future of Marvel at Universal Orlando. With all of the rumors, speculation and recent news, I’m going to attempt to summarize what we know, what we...

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Florida is still cleaning up nearly 1 million tires that were dumped in the ocean back in the '70s

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:58 AM

It comes as common knowledge that tires shouldn't be dumped into the ocean — or any trash for that matter. Unfortunately, this concept wasn’t as obvious in past decades when environmentalists thought it would be a good idea to dump nearly a million tires into the ocean in the...

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's now slightly easier to get craft beer and pretzels at SeaWorld

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:41 PM

While most of the focus at SeaWorld Orlando has revolved around the new roller coaster  (details on that will officially be announced on May 28) other improvements to the park are also in the pipeline. The carnival games area near Shamu Stadium recently closed and were quickly demo’d. The...

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The new levitating magnet train kicks construction into next gear

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:40 AM

If interstate construction isn’t your thing, how about some magnetic levitation train construction? The privately funded magnet train (or maglev) planned to link the Orlando International Airport and International Drive has announced an aggressive timetable that puts the first trains in service next year. A maglev proposal has been...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Local talk show host says he'll run against Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, launches #anybodybutbuddy campaign

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Yesterday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that he'll be running for mayor again. And today, local personality Randy Ross announced that he'll throw his hat in the ring. Why? Because #anybodybutbuddy, according to the press release below. Ross made news for some questionable reasons over the past 12 months, but...

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Have you voted in our Best of Orlando 2015 readers poll yet?

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Time is running out for you to nominate your favorite businesses, people, places and things for Best of Orlando 2015.  Who's got the best burger in town?  Where can you find the best vintage clothing? What's the best place to adopt a pet? Make your nominations now – it's...

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Credit card skimmers found on 103 Florida gas pumps

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Careful where you dip your card. In a three-month state inspection of 7,500 Florida gas pumps, 103 credit skimmers were found statewide, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam said Tuesday. But don't worry – only three were in Orlando and Winter Park. They are: 7-Eleven #35825, 10254...

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Honey Boo Boo's Mama June made her strip club debut in Florida last weekend

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Former reality star, June Shannon aka "Mama June," made her strip club debut last Saturday at the Crazy Horse in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mama June was paid $5,500 to basically just show up and hangout, not to perform. She posted the picture above to her Instagram account stating, "Well already...

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Chokehold: Association of Alternative Newsmedia joins in court battle for records on Eric Garner police brutality case

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

image via New York Daily News Though it may seem that the #blacklivesmatter marches have thinned to a trickle in recent months, there are still a number of uncertainties – OK, all the uncertainties – about how the investigation into to Eric Garner's "chokehold" death turned up nothing in...

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Disney World really wants you to stop using your selfie sticks

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM

If you want to take a selfie on a ride at Disney World, you're gonna have to snap a photo of yourself like your grandparents did, with your arm. After outright banning selfie sticks on rides a month ago, Disney is now taking it up a notch by posting...

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