Monday, April 23, 2018

Janelle Monáe will perform in Orlando this July

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Interstellar R&B innovator Janelle Monáe has announced dates for her "Dirty Computer" tour, set to begin in June, and there is an Orlando date in there! The singer will be touring behind new album Dirty Computer - set to drop April 27 - and support will come from St. Beauty,...

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Guests at SeaWorld can now meet these two new mustachioed baby walruses

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Today, SeaWorld gave guests their first opportunity to meet the park's two new walrus calves, Ginger and Aku, at the Wild Arctic habitat. Last year in November, the pair met after Aku was rescued from a gold mining dredge off the coast of Alaska, says SeaWorld. U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Gas prices have hit a three-year high at Florida pumps

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Florida gas prices hit a three-year high over the weekend, as oil prices are up about 25 percent from a year ago and the global supply glut has tightened, according to AAA auto club. And while the annual summer peak is still a couple of weeks away, AAA spokesman...

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Florida police used a dead guy's finger to try and unlock his phone

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Following a man’s death, authorities in Florida went to a funeral home where his body was being kept and used the man’s finger in an attempt to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation. The Associated Press reports that 30-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police...

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Janet Jackson to play Central Florida this summer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Pop icon Janet Jackson has announced a new slate of dates for her "State of the World" tour set for this summer and Central Florida is in the mix! Jackson plans to squeeze in these shows in between a round of festival appearances including FYF Fest, Panorama Festival, and...

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'Bar Rescue' will finally release Maitland's Copper Rocket episode this May

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Nearly a year after Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer gutted and "rescued" the Copper Rocket Pub in Maitland, it appears the episode will finally appear this May. A spokesperson with the Paramount Network confirmed with Orlando Weekly that the episode, "A Crazy Little Thing Called Selman," is expected to debut May...

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Florida man gets screwed out of record books after catching monster catfish

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:46 PM

It's not every day that you catch a fish the size of a husky middle-schooler. Joel Singletary, 78, did that very thing when he reeled in a massive 121-pound blue catfish on April 11, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The 120-pounder would have blown the...

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Disney World is hiring 3,500 people and offering signing bonuses up to $3,000

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM

With the summer season rush only weeks away, Walt Disney World, the region’s largest employer, announced it will hire as many as 3,500 more employees across the resort through May. The company will offer full-time, part-time and seasonal roles within housekeeping, transportation, lifeguarding, food and beverage, among a number...

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Universal Orlando's Fast & Furious attraction is now officially open

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Go ahead and ask any racer, any real racer: Universal Studio's latest attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, is now officially open to the public. Universal made the announcement this morning, after the attraction was in soft opening for the past week. According to a press release from Universal, Fast...

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Has Disney finally realized their monorails need a major update?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 10:52 AM

After a rough patch that included Monorail Red driving with the doors open, a piece falling off Monorail Blue and nearly hitting guests, and Monorail Teal having numerous issues resulting in unprecedented downtime, it now looks like Disney leadership finally realizes how dire the monorail situation truly is. With...

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