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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ahead of next year's Sesame Street land, SeaWorld announces seven new rides for its Orlando parks

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 11:26 AM

As SeaWorld Orlando hosted the grand opening of Infinity Falls, their long-delayed new river rapids ride, they used the occasion to point ahead to even more new things heading to their Orlando parks in 2019. Park officials finally confirmed new details regarding the much-anticipated Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando area....

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Iconic playgrounds in Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares are about to get major facelifts

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 11:04 AM

With Wekiva Parkway construction well underway, the impact of the new Orlando metro beltway loop is starting to be felt in Lake County’s Golden Triangle area. New housing developments are being proposed nearly every day in Tavares, Eustis and Mount Dora, and with new residents soon to flood these...

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Carol Burnett heading to the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 2:02 PM

If you miss The Carol Burnett Show, the comedic legend herself is bringing her nationwide tour to Orlando. On Feb. 18, 2019, Burnett will take questions from the crowd and show clips from her show in "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection" at the Dr. Phillips Center for the...

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Aaron Mahnke of podcasts 'Lore' and 'Cabinet of Curiosities' signs his new book at Barnes & Noble

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:00 AM

The creepy, the weird and the downright disturbing: Aaron Mahnke has covered it all. From haunted hotels in Colorado and eerie castles in England to sinister cabinetmakers and wicked con artists, Mahnke brings to life history’s most terrifying stories in his hit podcast, Lore. But because telling scary stories...

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Portuguese film 'MAR' will screen at Come Out With Pride Orlando next week

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Come Out With Pride Orlando and QLatinx have partnered for a screening of the LGBTQ-themed Portuguese film MAR (The Sea) next Tuesday. The award-winning short film is a love story about a couple vacationing in a coastal Portuguese town of Peniche, according to the film's website. A visit by Xavier...

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This dad built a working replica of Disney's Haunted Mansion in his garage

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 2:38 PM

The "Coolest Dad Ever Award" goes to Dan Schmidt, who turned his garage into a mini-replica of Disney's Haunter Mansion ride, a feat he does every year. Since 2014 Schmidt, who is a design director for Great Wolf Lodge, has spooked trick-or-treaters at his home in Madison, Wisconsin, with...

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Snap kicks off new AR-enhanced cityscape exhibit with projection mapping on a downtown landmark

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM

A pre-event leading up to Snap’s citywide celebration of augmented reality, City Unseen (opening Nov. 2), this evening presentation features a large-scale projection-mapped “mural” by Turkish digital artist Can Büyükberber to spectators seated on the lawn of the First Green Bank building. Snap says in a release about the...

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Uncomfortable Brunch serves up French horror film 'Raw' alongside delectable entrees and finger food

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM

For their spooky season selection, Uncomfortable Brunch revisits one of last year’s best. Raw is a French horror film about Justine (Garance Marillier), a vegetarian student who is coerced into eating meat as part of an initiation ceremony. She finds she not only has a taste for it, but...

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NPR regular Hari Kondabolu brings his informed political comedy to the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM

One of the most politically engaged comedians working today, Hari Kondabolu isn’t just some yahoo with a mic and some jokes about Trump’s hair. Kondabolu sports a master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, so he actually knows what he’s talking about. His material dives...

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

SeaWorld Orlando announces new $10 a month annual pass program

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Today, SeaWorld unveiled a new system for their annual passes — a four-tier system where customers choose the amount of perks they want, including a pass that costs only $10 a month. These four levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each subsequent level offers more perks and increases in price....

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