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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

John Stamos is currently celebrating his honeymoon at Disney World

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:53 PM

John Stamos, otherwise known as Uncle Jesse or to a lesser extent Dr. Parrish, has been bouncing around Magic Kingdom this week with his new wife, Caitlin McHugh. When you get engaged at Disneyland in California, the most logical place to honeymoon would be here in Orlando at Disney...

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Valentine Vixens take the stage at Will's for a post V-Day romp

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM

Will’s Pub’s bimonthly burlesque night returns this week, just in time for a post-Valentine’s date. This month sees routines from performers hailing from New York, Miami, Tampa and Orlando, including local double powerhouse Ivy Les Vixens and Kissa Von Addams. 9 p.m. Thursday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.;...

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New details emerge on SeaWorld Orlando's big Sesame Street land

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:00 AM

In May, SeaWorld Parks CEO Joel Manby announced a new Sesame Street land to replace Shamu’s Happy Harbor at SeaWorld Orlando. The new land will be one of the strongest attempts yet for SeaWorld Orlando to have a land on par with Orlando’s other theme parks. At the time the...

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Disney World park admission will increase this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 3:36 PM

Following record attendance and revenue in the last fiscal quarter, Walt Disney Co. will raise park admission at its theme parks starting this weekend. As of Sunday, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket at the gate will cost $119, which is a $4 increase. A value ticket at the same park will cost...

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Epcot's big update might include a name change

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Disney has confirmed a slew of updates are headed to Epcot, including what they’re now billing as one of the world’s longest enclosed coasters for their new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. All these changes might include another surprise one. There were tons of rumors of Disney changing the name...

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Everything we know about Disney's Toy Story Land, this year's biggest theme park expansion

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Disney used their latest D23 convention in Tokyo over the weekend to reveal many new details on the upcoming Toy Story Land expansion opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a few months. The expansion is the largest since Sunset Boulevard opened in 1994. The new 11-acre land will feature two...

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Disney's new Star Wars hotel will 'seamlessly connect' to Galaxy's Edge at Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Disney guests at Hollywood Studios will soon be able to eat, breathe and live everything Star Wars. Today, Disney revealed a few interesting tidbits about their new fully immersive Star Wars-themed hotel and resort. While speaking at the D23 Expo in Japan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced...

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Epcot's new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride will be one of the world's longest enclosed roller coasters

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:54 AM

Disney confirmed rumors that the new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride coming to Epcot's Future World will indeed be a roller coaster. The big news was announced at the D23 Expo in Japan, where Disney leaders also confirmed that the new family-friendly attraction will be one of the word's...

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Sadie Barnette stops into CFAM to discuss her multimedia repertoire

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Sadie Barnette’s work spills in all directions – and we don’t mean the drippy spray paint clouds that show up in some of it. No, she’s a true multimedia artist, in the sense that her practice includes photography, drawing, installations, bookmaking, and even dance once upon a time. The...

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Friday, February 9, 2018

'Things Come Apart' at the History Center takes a look at the inner workings of everyday objects

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM

What’s on the inside matters, right? That’s the rule of thumb for most folks, at least on a personal level. But what about everyday devices like our phones – what’s inside of our most run-of-the-mill contraptions? Things Come Apart – the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibit that features the works of...

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