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Friday, February 23, 2018

Dragon Parade returns to the streets of Mills 50 for Lunar New Year

Posted By on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:05 AM

If New Year’s meant resolutions that you made and gave up on halfway through January, don’t fret. The Lunar New Year celebration gives you a perfect excuse to make more promises to yourself that you may or may not stick to. The most celebrated holiday in East Asia meets...

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The world's largest bounce house is coming to Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM

The self-proclaimed "largest inflatable bounce house in the world" is coming to Orlando, and it's not just for kids. The 20,000 square-foot "Big Bounce" will be at Bill Frederick Park March 30 through April 2, and will feature age-appropriate time blocks for everyone, from a toddlers session all the...

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Disney's new 'Up!' attraction will open this April

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Disney has announced the opening date of their new attraction, "Up! A Great Bird Adventure," at Animal Kingdom. The show, which debuts April 22, 2018, is based on the Disney-Pixar movie Up and will feature the characters Russell and Dug introducing birds from around the world up-close for guests. The show...

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Disney introduces new burly boy hippo

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Disney just announced the name and gender of their new baby hippo at Animal Kingdom, and it's a burly boy named Augustus. When you think of the name Augustus, you may think of a pudgy kid from Willy Wonka fell into the chocolate river. However, in terms of the...

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Disney releases new renderings of upcoming Star Wars hotel

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Disney just released a few new renderings of what their Star Wars-inspired hotel and resort will look like. The new images don't show us much that we don't already know, other than a look at some interesting bunkbeds and some extremely uncomfortable-looking "space" pillows. It would also appear we get a...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Local theater powerhouses join forces for 'Ghost' and 'Funeral Party'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Audiences may remember Ashleigh Ann Gardner from Space, a 2016 fan favorite at the Orlando Fringe. Now the Orlando-based actor and playwright is back with Funeral Party and Ghost, two one-act plays she wrote that local theater impresario Jeremy “White Rabbit” Seghers is producing as a double bill. Gardner...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Super Nintendo World in Orlando might not be going where everyone thinks it's going

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 4:14 PM

After strong rumors for years, Universal confirmed in 2015 that it was indeed working developing a line of new lands with Nintendo, giving details the following year on it coming to Orlando, Tokyo, and Hollywood. Last year a groundbreaking took place for the one in Japan and permits were pulled...

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The Tower of Terror could be the next big ride to get updated at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Following last year’s successful re-imagining of Disney California Adventure’s Tower of Terror to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! many expected the Paris version of the ride to undergo a similar reskinning. But Disney has now confirmed this is not the case. The Paris version of the drop-tower...

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Will 'City of Disney' be the new name of Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake? Probably not

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Once every twenty years the Florida Constitution Revision Commission meets to hear proposals from citizens on constitutional amendments. At least one American has embraced this freedom with 126 proposals. Loyal Millett, who the Tampa Bay Times identified as an Uber driver, has proposed changes from everything between updates on casinos...

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Rollins College is honoring 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' 50th anniversary with self-guided tour

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:27 PM

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood as Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiere on PBS. Fred Rogers' alma mater, Rollins College, is celebrating by offering patrons a free self-guided walking tour. The Orlando Sentinel reports the tour starts at the Cornell Fine Arts...

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