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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Orlando Fringe to head back downtown for Winter Mini-Fest in January

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 4:35 PM

It's been quite a while since Orlando Fringe, the spring bacchanal of experimental theater, has called downtown Orlando home. In 2003, the long-running fest made the decision to move to Loch Haven Park. But an offshoot of the big bash is putting out-there performances back where they began: Fringe's...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

'Star Wars' comic will highlight story of ship at the heart of Disney's immersive Starcruiser hotel

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM

A new Star Wars comic will tell the story of the ship at the center of Disney's much-anticipated immersive resort. The Galactic Starcruiser hotel will transport guests into the galaxy far, far away by dropping them into a spaceship called Halcyon. In the Halcyon Legacy mini-series, creators will dive...

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Donkey Kong land is likely coming to Universal Orlando, but first it will open in Japan

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 4:22 PM

Super Nintendo World has been rumored for Orlando for nearly half a decade, and since the beginning, it has included a mini-land themed to Donkey Kong. After years of speculation, Universal finally confirmed this jungle-themed mini-land is happening, but instead of Florida, the first Donkey Kong land will open...

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Port Canaveral may soon be home to one of the most unique aquariums in the country

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 3:59 PM

With cruising slowly restarting at Port Canaveral, leaders at the Central Florida port are looking ahead at expanding their tourism offerings. After three years of planning, the Port commission unanimously approved a plan to lease a 26-acre waterfront site to be transformed into an aquarium and marine animal rehabilitation...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Immersive Van Gogh exhibit reveals 'secret' location: the Orange County Convention Center

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 10:54 AM

When word of an immersive Vincent van Gogh experience in Orlando first broke, we admit we were intrigued by the whole "secret location" business. Images of warehouse parties and speakeasies past floated through our heads like so many Starry Nights. Now that the location has been revealed to be...

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Spooky Empire returns to Orlando this October

Posted By on Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 12:37 PM

After a few years away in Tampa, Spooky Empire is returning to Orlando this month. The horror-themed answer to MegaCon hasn't been held since 2019, thanks to a virus much scarier than any demon or immortal killer. The relaunch will encourage guests to mask up, though that's not much...

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

You may soon be able to actually visit the worlds of Matilda, Willy Wonka, and James and the Giant Peach thanks to Netflix

Posted By on Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 8:45 PM

As the streaming wars get ever more competitive, on-demand streaming pioneer Netflix is looking to expand its in-house library while also adding new ways for consumers to enjoy its intellectual properties. In recent years, the direct-to-consumer streaming and DVD service has announced a move into gaming and has experimented...

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New moon-shaped casino announced for Vegas, but for space-themed fun Disney is a better bet

Posted By on Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 8:44 PM

As billionaires try to beat each other by shooting themselves into space, there’s plenty of movement in space tourism for us plebes that don’t have our own rocket companies to promote. From Disney to Vegas, space seems to be the hottest new theme in tourism. We’re still years, possibly...

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Central Florida Witches Ball will get cauldrons bubbling for a good cause this October

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 2:06 PM

This Halloween season, Central Florida-area witches are holding a soiree, and you are cordially invited. The Central Florida Witches' Ball goes down Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Isle of Valhalla in nearby Chuluota. The evening event promises "a hybrid of the party atmosphere of a traditional Witches Ball with a DJ,...

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Watch the first-ever run of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary fireworks show 'Disney Enchantment'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:53 AM

Walt Disney World unveiled its hotly anticipated 50th anniversary fireworks display last night. Called "Disney Enchantment," the celebratory show replaces the long-running and beloved "Happily Ever After" show in the Magic Kingdom. Though initial fan reviews appear to be mixed, at least when holding it up to the nighttime...

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