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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hourglass Brewing hosts Florida's only qualifier for the National Air Guitar Championship

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:00 AM

That’s right – you can actually play this instrument, unlike the guitar that’s collecting dust in the corner of your bedroom. Even better, it requires a minimal amount of talent, unless you count your best moves in the mirror as a real means of showmanship. So come out and...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A UCF student made it the Jeopardy! College Championship finals

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:45 PM

University of Central Florida continues their national dominance, but this time it isn't on the football field. UCF sophomore Hannah Sage has advanced to the finals in the Jeopardy! College Championship. Sage is set to compete in the finals after beating students from Dartmouth College and the University of Oklahoma....

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Disney continues to pile on anti-gambling contributions in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. contributed another $105,000 last month in its effort to pass a constitutional amendment that stymies gambling in Florida, bringing their total contributions to more than $4.6 million, the News Service of Florida reports. As of March 31, political action committee Voters in Charge, which is...

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Big Tim Murphy brings together a comedy benefit for Osceola firefighters at the Improv tonight

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Local “Poking the Bear” podcast host and comedy scene mainstay Big Tim Murphy has set up a night of comedy for a good cause. Tickets to this showcase – featuring talent like Rauce Padgett, Heather Shaw and Miguel Colon – benefit the Osceola Fire Department Benevolent, an organization that...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Disney will extends hours at Hollywood Studios this summer for Toy Story Land's grand opening

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 4:01 PM

From sunrise to sunset (and on), Disney World will allow guests to enjoy more of its newest attraction, Toy Story Land, at Hollywood Studios when it debuts on June 30. Starting on Sunday, July 1, through Aug. 25, Hollywood Studios will be open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with...

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There's a petition to bring WWE WrestleMania back to Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:47 PM

Camping World Stadium is asking for your help to bring WrestleMania back to Orlando. According to a tweet from Camping World Stadium, they are working hard to bring the event back to Orlando, but are asking fans from last year's WrestleMania to fill out an online petition/survey to help...

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SeaWorld adds Grand Funk Railroad and more to Seven Seas Food Festival lineup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Two additional weekends were added to SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival, including a performance from "American Band" Grand Funk Railroad. The slew of new concerts, running through April 29, will include sets from: Nicky Jam - April 21 Tracy Lawerence - April 22 Grand Funk Railroad - April 28 Josh...

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Florida will get the first ultra-luxury cruise ship from the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Ritz Carlton is known for its luxury resorts, but the lifestyle brand is about to venture into a brand-new industry. The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection is expected to revolutionize the luxury cruise industry when it sets sail in 2020. With only 298 passengers on each ship, which are more like...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

The Fast and Furious attraction is now in soft opening at Universal Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Universal Orlando is allowing some lucky visitors into the new high-speed chase Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction through technical rehearsals, or "soft openings," as the park refines the finishing details. During these sporadic soft openings, only a limited amount of guests are allowed a peek at the new attraction....

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Madame Tussauds in Orlando is getting the Justice League

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Just in time for MegaCon Orlando, Madame Tussauds Orlando has announced a major new addition opening May 25. The Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit will allow guests to meet three of the most famous members of DC’s Justice League. The newly remodeled area will be modeled after...

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