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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Construction on SeaWorld's Infinity Falls is finally wrapping up, could open any day

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM

The final piece was placed on the blue-and-gray tower of SeaWorld's newest attraction Infinity Falls this past weekend. The park says the latest addition will be the world's tallest river rapids attraction, and will give visitors a view of the Orlando skyline. The opening date has not been set,...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Disney Springs has tons of new stuff, but some of the biggest additions are yet to open

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Disney Springs has seen dozens of new shops and restaurants open as part of the massive update to the former Downtown Disney complex. The crowds have discovered all the new offerings ranging from new retail shops, to new themed dining experiences, to a complete overhaul to the World of...

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There's one big question left regarding 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Epcot, and it's tearing apart the fan community

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM

When it was announced, everyone knew that Guardians of the Galaxy would be a major addition to Epcot, but what we didn’t realize at the time was how massive the new Guardians ride building itself would be. Nearly 1,000 concrete trucks were needed to pour the massive foundation of the...

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Original King of Comedy D.L. Hughley comes to Orlando Improv for a two night run

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:27 PM

D.L. Hughley’s comedy and acting pedigree is reason enough to take note when he comes to town. He – along with Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey – starred in The Original Kings of Comedy, the Spike Lee-directed comedy concert film that became a cultural touchstone of...

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Filmapalooza 2019 is coming to Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 12:34 PM

Filmapalooza, the international competition for the 48 Hour Film Project, will be held in Orlando for the first time, creator and executive producer Mark Ruppert announced today. The 2019 event is scheduled for March 6-9, with downtown’s Cobb Plaza Cinema Café 12 the likely location for most of the...

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Universal Orlando figured out a way to turn bumper cars into the ultimate game of Pac-Man

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

With the upcoming Super Nintendo World rumored to be shifting from Universal Studios Florida to the new yet-to-be-announced but highly hinted-at theme park slated for Universal’s Lockheed property, there’s plenty of room for more than just two major rides. The most recent rumors point to two E-ticket level attractions...

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With Star Wars and Toy Story Land wrapping up, the focus at Disney is now fully on Marvel

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM

It’s been clear for some time that Disney is going all in with Marvel in the theme parks. At this point, every single Disney Parks resort in the world has some type of Marvel presence either already open or under construction. But the one that we still know the...

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The country's first underwater museum is now open off the coast of Florida, and it's free

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Right off the coast of Florida, the nation's first underwater museum has made its debut in the Gulf of Mexico. Found off Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, the Underwater Museum of Art covers one acre of the Gulf's ocean floor and reaches depths from 50 to 60 feet...

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Vault 5421 celebrates a year in business with a post-apocalyptic party this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Gods & Monsters’ post-apocalyptic themed back bar celebrates a year in the biz with – what else? – a post-apocalyptic themed party. Enjoy cage dancers, fire breathers and a blackjack table along with drink specials. VIP tickets get you in two hours early with a couple of free drinks,...

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Audubon Park's annual Bastille Day is a celebration of everything Francais

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There’s an extra frisson of excitement around this 10th iteration of the beloved Audubon Park Garden District event this year, thanks to the political climate in which we find ourselves – frankly, we wonder every morning if this is the day when America is going to storm the barricades....

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