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Monday, July 9, 2018

SeaWorld's new parking prices make absolutely no sense

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Despite strong revenue, last quarter Orlando-based SeaWorld Parks saw net losses of $62.8 million. As the company continues to focus on cost-cutting initiatives, we are starting to see some of the boldest moves yet regarding new ways to drive revenue. Since 2016, Disney has used dynamic pricing, similar to that...

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Disney just opened a new 'Coco' attraction and barely anyone noticed

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Epcot’s major reimagining is beginning to take shape, with new ride buildings rising above the park’s skyline. But as the park looks ahead to the confirmed additions of Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy, other rumors still persist – none stronger than Coco heading to the Mexico pavilion. While the...

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Enzian's summer KidFest screens Buster Keaton's 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.'

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Let’s be real: No modern kid is going to be excited about the chance to go see a black-and-white silent film made in 1928. So rest easy if you’re worried about being surrounded by kids at the Enzian’s screenings of Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. this week. The plot,...

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Repticon visits Kissimmee this weekend for all your herpetological needs

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Have you ever thought about wearing a sprawling, massive yellow snake over your shoulders, Britney Spears-style? Or do you have herpetophobia on the brain? It’s a common fear, so perhaps exposure in a fun and safe environment will ease your mind. The Repticon series is bringing reptiles and other...

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fringe favorite 'Fuckboys: The Musical' gets one-night encore at Sanford wine bar Luisa's Cellar

Posted By on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM

File this one under “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Between the vulgar title and an unintelligible teaser performance, I wasn’t exactly eager to see Fuckboys: The Musical in its Fringe run earlier this summer. But writer/co-director Savannah Pedersen’s show turned out to be a surprisingly tender and...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Orlando man who believes Trump was elected by God is getting his own movie

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 4:47 PM

The story of an Orlando man who believes God told him Trump would become president is coming to movie theaters this fall. The Trump Prophecy is set to hit nationwide on Oct. 2 and 4. It was created as part of a spring semester project for students at Liberty...

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Orlando astrologer RJ Speiser invites you to take a dip in the cooling waters of Cancer season

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 1:34 PM

If you spend time with me, I will most likely mention astrology at some point in our conversation. This is because there is an astrologer who has claimed full-time residence in my head. Nowadays, when I talk with friends, an omnipresent mystic shares karmic information about their dilemmas. I...

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Southern Craft hosts exhibit of photography by Black Haüs star Victoria Black

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Victoria Elizabeth Black is a true treasure – a darkly glittering gem – of the City Beautiful. Along with her Black Haüs family of “horror” drag queens – including Ophelia Black, Dollya Black and Waka Shame – she’s pushing drag forward into new realms in their weekly (free) Creature...

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A new Oprah Winfrey drama series will be filmed in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership recently announced that Orlando will be home to a new drama series produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network, set to air in 2019. David Makes Man will follow David, played by Akili McDowell, a teenage prodigy struggling with the loss of his best friend while depending...

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Upcoming auction will offer extremely rare Disney artifacts for the first time ever

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 10:37 AM

Disney memorabilia are a frequent addition to many high-profile auctions, but one next month includes an incredible list of unique Disney items, many of which have never been available for public purchase before. The Sherman Oaks-based Van Eaton Galleries will host an auction on July 7 that includes over 100...

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