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Las Vegas’ Area15, a collection of immersive interactive experiences, is opening soon in Orlando

By Seth Kubersky

The tourism industries of Las Vegas and Orlando have long been intertwined, with attractions at one destination frequently influencing or inspiring those in the other, from the Hilton's much-missed Star Trek Experience (the spiritual ancestor of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance) to the Strip's fantastic new Flyover flight simulator by the creator of Disney's Soarin'. So when I heard real estate developer and Burning Man devotee Winston Fisher was building his second Area15 entertainment complex on 17 acres alongside I-4, I knew I had to pay pilgrimage to the original location during my first post-pandemic visit to Sin City earlier this month...

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    @ Savoy Orlando

    Fri., May 20, 9:20 p.m., Sat., May 21, 4 p.m., Sun., May 22, 7:40 p.m., Thu., May 26, 8:20 p.m., Fri., May 27, 9:30 p.m. and Sun., May 29, 5:40 p.m.

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23 over-the-top Orlando hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

– As we all know, not all pools are created equal– some have luxurious cabanas, some have massive waterfalls and some are…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
    1 Grand Cypress Blvd., 407-239-1234
    A lagoon-style pool is only one feature that makes the pool at this resort unique. You can swim underneath rock caves in this 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool, which has 12 waterfalls, a water slide tower pavilion, a water jet splash zone and two whirlpools. Within the rockwork are seats and paths that lead to rock-climbing stations. Day-use rooms are available for 50 percent off the Standard Daily Rate and are only available for purchase through Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress directly, by either calling or purchasing at the desk. Rooms are subject to availability, taxes and resort fee.
    
    
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