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Friday, June 22, 2018

Maitland Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval for Enzian expansion plan

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Enzian Theater’s expansion plan cleared its biggest hurdle on June 21 when the Maitland Planning and Zoning Commission recommended, in a 3-1 vote, that the City Council approve the project. The theater’s expansion has been rumored for more than a decade, but the effort officially began in November 2012...

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Bull and Bush hosts a comedic trio with 'Pretty Little Pints' podcast

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:04 AM

There’s a lot going on at the Bull & Bush this Saturday. The “Pretty Little Pints” po dcast, a show where ladies drink and talk about stuff with notable local guests, holds a “Cabana Boy” competition – which might be a little too esoteric if you don’t listen to...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Factur shows off the work of its makers with a party in the parking lot

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Factur – the membership-driven maker space in Ivanhoe Village that provides access to high-tech gear like power tools, CNC machines and 3D printers – throws an art party in their back parking lot to show off some of the cool stuff being built by members. While browsing, you can...

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'Slaughter Sinema' announced as second original house for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Universal Orlando today announced Slaughter Sinema as the next original house for this year's Halloween Horror Nights. Based on B-list movie monsters from the 1980s, guests will enter the "sinema" house to the smell of popcorn and the appearance of a drive-in movie theater. While waiting in line, they...

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Anthropomorphic animals compete to benefit charity at the annual Mascot Games

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:23 AM

In the mood to watch some of the most popular North American mascots compete against each other like gladiators? We’ve got you covered. Hosted on their 25th “anni-fur-sary,” the Mascot Games return to Amway Center for two days to lift spirits in the name of friendly rivalry. All proceeds...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rollins professor Julian Chambliss discusses the Jewish influence on the Golden Age of comics at the JCC

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:05 PM

This installment of the JCC’s summer lecture series on what makes a hero stars one of our own heroes, professor Julian Chambliss. His areas of special interest – urban planning, minority history and comic books – intersect like Voltron to create the perfect tool to discuss tonight’s topic: the...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Orlando's Player One bar announces new Las Vegas location

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Within months of opening their doors in 2013, the owners of Player One were already talking about their expansion plans. Now, five years later, those plans are finally happening. Over the years the video game bar has become a hit with both locals and tourists. Guests pay a single cover and...

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It really looks like Busch Gardens Tampa will be getting a new roller coaster next year

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:04 AM

In the two years since the opening of Cobra’s Curse, the last major ride to open at Busch Gardens Tampa, the park has seen rides closed, budgets slashed, and even entire lands closing unannounced. But like the entire SeaWorld Parks company, things have begun looking up for the struggling park....

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Four new hotels are now confirmed to be in the works at Disney World

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:35 AM

There are already a half-dozen major hotel projects in the works at Walt Disney World, but four more were just added to the list. Nestled on the western edge of WDW Flamingo Crossings is a mixed-use development that has been in the works for over a decade, but only...

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The long, dark history of the now infamous Daytona Beach roller coaster

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:31 AM

In 2013, things were looking up for Daytona Beach. A Hard Rock-branded hotel was just announced, the speedway was in the midst of a nearly half-billion-dollar update, and for the first time, the city’s historic beachside boardwalk was home to a roller coaster. Daytona Beach officials declared a “renaissance”...

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