Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Construction on SeaWorld's Infinity Falls is finally wrapping up, could open any day

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM

The last piece was placed on the blue and grey tower of SeaWorld's newest attraction Infinity Falls this past weekend. The park says the latest addition to will be the world's tallest river rapids attraction, and will give visitors a view of the Orlando skyline. The opening date has...

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Brown, Clark among Florida Public Service Commission finalists headed to Scott

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:01 AM

The names of six finalists for two open positions on the Florida Public Service Commission were forwarded Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott, with the list including two commissioners seeking reappointment to the panel that regulates utilities such as Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa...

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Florida State University president supports moving racist statue, scrubbing building name

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Florida State University will relocate a campus statue of a former slaveholder and will seek approval to remove the name of a pro-segregation Supreme Court justice from a law-school building, university president John Thrasher announced Tuesday. “The great value of history is understanding and learning from it so we...

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Crazy ’80s Pub Crawl returns to Orlando this weekend for its 13th year in a row

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM

This is the 13th year in a row that the annual Crazy ’80s Pub Crawl has taken over the bars of downtown Orlando. That’s so long ago that the first people to attend probably actually remembered the ’80s. Dress up as your favorite pop culture touchstone from the decade...

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No One Knows I’m Disco is staying alive at Stonewall this Friday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Even though downtown club Blackstar has closed its doors after an unfortunately short time in business, local old-school DJ and party planner Tommy Mot (ex-Spacebar) is keeping the dream alive. He announced plans to keep both No One Knows I’m Disco and Panic! nights going at Stonewall, the gay...

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Roque Pub hosts a day of chocolate and beer for Belgian Independence Day

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Thanks to their third place finish in the World Cup last week, Belgium can finally be known for something more than chocolate and beer. But you can try both this weekend when Roque Pub taps some of the rarest Belgian beers in the United States and pairs them with...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Disney Springs has tons of new stuff, but some of the biggest additions are yet to open

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Disney Springs has seen dozens of new shops and restaurants open as part of the massive update to the former Downtown Disney complex. The crowds have discovered all the new offerings ranging from new retail shops, to new themed dining experiences, to a complete overhaul to the World of...

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There's one big question left regarding 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Epcot, and it's tearing apart the fan community

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM

When it was announced, everyone knew that Guardians of the Galaxy would be a major addition to Epcot, but what we didn’t realize at the time was how massive the new Guardians ride building itself would be. Nearly 1,000 concrete trucks were needed to pour the massive foundation of the...

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A new shark species was discovered with the help of Florida researchers

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:28 PM

With Shark Week conveniently around the corner, a new shark species was recently discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Squalus clarkae, or "genie's dogfish," was identified by four researchers, including Florida Institute of Technology shark biologist Toby Daly-Engel, marine scientist Mariah Pfleger and Florida State University’s Dean Grubbs and...

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Pokéworks is set to open in Oviedo at the end of September

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Pokéworks, one of the fastest growing poke chains in the country, announced it will open its first Orlando-area location at the end of September. The Hawaiian-style poke restaurant will be located at 25 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in the new Stonehill Plaza in Oviedo. Pokéworks co-founder Peter Yang was...

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