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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Voice actors behind 'Halo' and 'Super Mario Bros.' join MegaCon Orlando lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Amid the costumed delights and animated sights at this year's MegaCon Orlando will be the voices of beloved video game characters, performed by the very actors who bring them to life on your PC or console. The two most notable are from the Super Mario and Halo franchises. Charles...

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Comic actor Mike Delamont leaves the floral power suit behind for a 'One Night Stand' in Orlando Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Canadian comedian, playwright and actor Mike Delamont has been a Fringe favorite for years, best known for his recurring God Is a Scottish Drag Queen series of comic monologues. This week, Delamont revisits Orlando again for a One Night Stand With Mike Delamont, but leaves the floral power suit behind....

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Marc Maron has some thoughts on Orlando and Tampa: 'Bad food, we had bad food in Florida'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 10:45 AM

Podcast king and comedian Marc Maron was in Florida over Valentine’s weekend, and he had some interesting observations about Orlando and Tampa. In a new episode of his “WTF” podcast, Maron has a pretty great conversation with journalist (and Mia Farrow-Woody Allen offspring) Ronan Farrow, but he spends the...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Maitland's Enzian Theater seeks second screen in scaled-down improvement plans

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 3:50 PM

The Enzian Theater still wants a second screen. Maitland’s art-house theater surprisingly abandoned their ambitious “Enzian Forever” expansion in 2018 because of parking issues. However, the cinema is now seeking to add an additional screen by walling off the back of the existing auditorium, in addition to renovating its...

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Monday, February 17, 2020

New rumor points to Pixar Pier-style redo heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 6:15 PM

With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now fully open, and the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad attraction just weeks away, the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios still has very little actually confirmed by Disney. But new rumors point to even more dramatic changes heading to the park in...

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Disney has big plans for Tomorrowland beyond Tron. Here's everything we know right now

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM

As the new "TRON Lightcycle Run" motorbike roller coaster readies to open at the Magic Kingdom later this year (or early next year), the rest of Tomorrowland is in the midst of a multi-year update that may be far larger than most fans had previously realized. Even before Tron...

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. Takin' It All Off For Valentine's Day Okay, so maybe I mentioned it yesterday but ICYMI - LINK Do you fancy yourself a...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. Just When You Thought Disney Had It All, This Happened If you want to know what's going on down at Disney, follow...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

OnePulse Foundation unveils medal design for fourth annual Orlando Rainbow Run

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 5:09 PM

The OnePulse Foundation unveiled the official medal design for the Fourth Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run Commemorative Run earlier today. The OnePulse Foundation, which was established after the June 2016 attack at Pulse Nightclub, supports educational programs, endowed scholarships and a memorial and museum that honors the legacy of the 49 lives lost. The...

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New patent filing reveals something that could shake up Walt Disney World, literally

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Walt Disney World could be shaking things up, according to a patent filed by its parent company with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October. The new invention would create momentary earthquakes under the feet of park guests, whenever a character stomped or pounded on the ground. The patent application...

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