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Friday, August 17, 2018

Universal Orlando's AMC theater will soon be a Cinemark, and it's getting a huge upgrade

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Universal announced their partnership with Cinemark Theaters today, and the former AMC CityWalk movie theater is about to get flipped. The new theater will feature a Cinemark XD auditorium. According to Universal, the auditorium will feature "expansive wall-to-wall screens, custom-engineered surround sound with multi-channel speakers and state-of-the-art projection systems capable of...

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Get a hands-on look at cutting edge tech and video games at OrlandoiX at Full Sail

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The largest gathering of interactive technology developers in the Southeast arrives at Full Sail University this weekend for the annual OrlandoiX event. While Friday’s schedule is geared toward the business side of virtual reality, digital arts, video games and more, Saturday features a daylong expo with both major developers...

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Gods and Monsters pays tribute to original drag superstar Divine with a movie marathon and costume party

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Way before RuPaul’s Drag Race managed to sell drag to mainstream America, there was one queen to rule them all, and her name was Divine. Starring in several of John Waters’ underground shorts and features, Divine cemented her place in cinematic history by eating dog shit for a scene...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Witness an unholy alliance of monster trucks, ATVs and speedbuggies at Monster Jam Triple Threat

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Full of torque and torture for the eardrums, the Monster Jam Triple Threat series is coming back to Orlando. The evening features crowd-favorite drivers and trucks like the infamous Gravedigger, the Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Zombie and many more, all of which will be crushing and smashing every car frame...

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Get rewarded with free beer for playing hooky on City Skip Day

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

For the 11th year in a row, personal injury attorneys the Overchuck Law Firm sponsor a day of truancy at Wall Street Plaza. City Skip Day invites everyone to take the afternoon off and enjoy some free beer – you know, just like high school. With games, competitions and...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SeaWorld's Aquatica is offering Latin-inspired food and music throughout September

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:07 PM

SeaWorld's Aquatica water park is debuting a new Latin-themed monthlong event this fall. "Fiesta Aquatica" will take place throughout the month of September, and will feature "live entertainment, specialty menu items and beach games," says the company. From SeaWorld: Latin-inspired treats, mixed drinks, and Sangria located in specialty food...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oprah TV series builds set at high school near Universal Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:38 PM

A new drama series for the Oprah Winfrey Network has built an elaborate pink set on the grounds of a high school near Universal Orlando Resort. The TV series, David Makes Man, started filming recently in neighborhoods near Universal’s theme parks. Set builders created a mockup of a motel...

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Michael Myers returns to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Universal announced today that Halloween Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers will get its own maze at this year's Halloween Horror Nights. Following the other '80s-themed mazes announced for this year's event, Universal says the new house will take place on Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois, where Myers restlessly stalks his...

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One of the coolest Simpsons attractions in the country isn't at a Universal property

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:44 AM

The Simpsons are one of the biggest draws at Universal Studios theme parks, but a new attraction in Myrtle Beach might create some surprising competition for Universal. When “The Simpsons in 4D” opens at Broadway at the Beach, guests will be able to explore the famous Kwik-E-Mart, experience a 4D...

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Universal's Halloween Horror Nights opens in a month. Here's everything we know about this year's massive event

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Since its debut on 1991, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando has become the nation’s premier Halloween event, and this year is set to be the biggest yet. With a record number of haunted houses, known as “mazes,” five scare zones and a live stage show, this year is one...

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