Everyone we saw at Orlando's Come Out With Pride 2021

Thank the gods that there are two Pride months. Orlando's premier LGBT pride parade Come Out With Pride 2021 took place far…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at Orlando's Come Out With Pride 2021
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20 Orlando area corn mazes and pumpkin patches to explore this fall

It might not feel as crisp around Central Florida as other places in the fall, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Corn Maze Orlando  
    15239 Lake Pickett Road, 407-929-0970
     The corn maze and pumpkin patch opens on October 2 with hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This year’s Corn Maze Orlando has a cowboys theme, which fits with its location at Painted Oaks Academy. This year, they are offering a dark maze option, running the maze until 10 p.m. on weekends. Prices for the maze and park range from $10 to $15 depending on age.
    
    Photo via Corn Maze Orlando
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Gatorland's 'Gators, Ghosts & Goblins' brings Halloween to the best Orlando attraction

Gatorland has quietly chugged along as one of the best ways to spend a day in Orlando for over half a century.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Gatorland's 'Gators, Ghosts & Goblins' brings Halloween to the best Orlando attraction
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Crummy Gummy's portraits showcase Orlando's LGBTQ art kids

Mauricio Murillo, known locally by his artist’s name, Crummy Gummy, launched his Salad Days portrait series after he kept noticing a group…

By Jessica Bryce Young

"Sarah/Mickey, 2019"
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These are the most gruesome performers at Halloween Horror Nights this year

Halloween Horror Nights began its terrifying last month, but the advent of October is another reminder to get to the park. Ahead…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

These are the most gruesome performers at Halloween Horror Nights this year
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Everything we saw when The Struts played The Beacham in Orlando

The Struts are a walking anachronism, cranking out old-school American classic rock in the way that only the British can. We figure…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everything we saw when The Struts played The Beacham in Orlando
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Walt Disney World nearly doubles cost of tickets to after-hours Christmas celebration

Walt Disney World shared details of their first after-hours Christmas event since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. While normally, the announcement…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Walt Disney World nearly doubles cost of tickets to after-hours Christmas celebration
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Everyone and everything we saw at Orlando’s MegaCon 2021

Even with a pandemic hitting the state hard right now, the cosplay faithful still flocked in hordes to the Orange County Convention…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photo by Matt Keller Lehman
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Disney parks fans react as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride enters fourth year of construction

Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy have been waiting for a new ride to appear at Walt Disney World for quite some…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Disney parks fans react as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride enters fourth year of construction
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Everyone and everything we saw at Neon Beach's #FreeBritney party

Support for Britney Spears has been through the roof as she fights to get herself removed from a conservatorship controlled by her…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone and everything we saw at Neon Beach's #FreeBritney party
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Disney Parks memorabilia auction offers Mr. Toad ride cars, stretching Haunted Mansion portraits

Later this month, Disney die-hards will get the chance to own one-of-a-kind pieces of park history. Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Disney Parks memorabilia auction offers Mr. Toad ride cars, stretching Haunted Mansion portraits
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Bulls, blood, dust and mud: Everything we saw at the 77th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee

The Silver Spurs Rodeo is dusty and old, but it's anything but out of date. Riders, wranglers and clowns made last weekend's…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Bulls, blood, dust and mud: Everything we saw at the 77th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee
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20 indoor activities in Orlando to have fun when it rains

As the summer heat becomes unbearable and Florida weather remains volatile, we’ve gathered a list of a few indoor,  air-conditioned and family-friendly…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

20 indoor activities in Orlando to have fun when it rains
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These 20 Orlando-area activities are outside in the wide open

Take some time to get outside! These 20 Orlando-area activities are out in the wide open, offering safer ways to get some…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Bill Frederick Park 
    3401 South Hiawassee Road, FL 32835, 407-246-4486
    For just $5 per car you could visit Bill Frederick Park, home to one of the top five fishing lakes in Florida, Turkey Lake. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can hike trails, cook on an outdoor grill in one of the open gazebos, rent a kayak or swim in the lake. 
    
    Photo via Bill Fredrick Park/ City of Orlando Facebook
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The 14 best camping spots within a quick drive from Orlando

A three-day weekend is the ideal time to enjoy Florida's great outdoors. Here you'll find great camping spots at local springs, beaches…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The 14 best camping spots within a quick drive from Orlando
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The best secluded Florida spots for seeing the Perseid meteor shower

Due to excessive light pollution, even on a clear night you can barely see the stars in Orlando. However, we're not that…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park 
    33104 Northwest 192 Ave, Okeechobee, FL, 863-462-5360, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park  
    Estimated driving distance from Orlando: 1 hour 51 minutes
    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve was recognized as Florida’s first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association, this mean that this park may be one of the very best places for celestial views. During the day though there are extensive trails for hikers, bikers and even horses. Making a reservation at least a day prior is advised.  
    
    Photo via fl.statesparks/ Instagram
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17 secluded Florida beach camping spots worth a weekend road trip

What's the point of living on a peninsula if you can't do things like pitch a tent just feet away from the…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Grayton Beach State Park
    357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 | 850-267-8300
    Grayton is one of the most picturesque beaches on the Gulf coast, so campers looking for that fire Instagram shot won’t even have to use a filter to show off their stay at one of these beautiful sites.
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These vintage postcards showcase Lake Eola through the years

Lake Eola is a bit of a marvel. In the dead center of Orlando, a big lake has been set aside as…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

These vintage postcards showcase Lake Eola through the years
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19 road trip-worthy springs and waterfalls to visit in Florida

Sometimes, we all just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and decompress. Lucky for us, Florida…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Rainbow Springs State Park
    19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon
    There’s nothing quite so relaxing as the sound of a waterfall, and Florida has so few of them that the site is even more wonderful to behold. Rainbow Springs has one such waterfall, hidden down one of their hiking trails.
    
    Photo via Rainbow Springs/Website
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25 most Instagrammable spots in Orlando

Orlando is an area bubbling with Instagram-ready spots. The City Beautiful came by that name honestly with museums, restaurants, and parks all…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Tom Fruin’s Glass House at Lake Nona 
    13615 Sachs Ave.
     Installed in 2016, the Glass House is made with reclaimed materials and takes inspiration from American folk art. The piercing sunlight and mosaic glass will make for a heavenly photo op. 
    
    Photo via Lake Nona/Facebook
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Look inside New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor's $2.9 million mansion on Lake Apopka

Francisco Lindor is a local, by Florida standards. The New York Mets shortstop was born in Puerto Rico, but moved to the…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Look inside New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor's $2.9 million mansion on Lake Apopka
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Parramore's mural-covered West Art District for sale for $4.5 million

The West Art District is up for sale. The colorful industrial park in Parramore, just up the street from Orlando City Soccer…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Parramore's mural-covered West Art District for sale for $4.5 million
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The 23 best ways to see animals up close in Central Florida

With summer racing towards us, one might be looking for ways to fill the days that isn't at one of Orlando's theme…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

ZooTampa at Lowry Park 
    1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa
    Operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, the zoo is dedicated to the care, education and conservation of wildlife. They have everything from elephants to manatees, koalas to kangaroos, and have a mission to rescue and rehabilitate animals. 
    
    Photo via ZooTampa/Facebook
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Everyone's roasting this 'Orlando Sentinel' op-ed about how Disney is too woke

They say the United States is a divided country, but it sure doesn't feel that way when a truly harebrained opinion piece…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone's roasting this 'Orlando Sentinel' op-ed about how Disney is too woke
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The top 10 rides and attractions at every Walt Disney World park

A Park Hopper pass should be cause for celebration, but it can just as easily be the cause of fights. With all…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

1.) The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Hollywood Studios
    Share of the vote: 17.8%
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19 Orlando destinations everyone should experience ... on weed

The year has largely been garbage, but at least medical marijuana is readily available in Florida. 4/20 in Orlando will necessarily be…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

 Snorkel or kayak around with manatees and stuff at Blue Springs      
    Have you ever kayaked in a fresh water spring alongside manatees ... on weed? 
    
    2100 W French Ave, Orange City, floridastateparks.org
    
    Photo via Florida State Parks
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The most expensive home on the market in Orlando comes with a two-story, all-glass wine room

In this seemingly endless era of all-white mega homes, every house needs a statement piece. The most expensive home in Orlando currently…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The most expensive home on the market in Orlando comes with a two-story, all-glass wine room
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A sea of shag carpet landed this throwback Winter Park home on Zillow Gone Wild

When listings note that the house has been maintained by a single owner for a long time, they want to denote consistency.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

A sea of shag carpet landed this throwback Winter Park home on Zillow Gone Wild
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Here's all the taco deals you can get during Orlando Taco Week

It's the most wonderful time of the year, a time when people can come together in celebration of what's really important, a…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Gnarly Barley
    
     
    7431 S Orange Ave
    
    
    Dos Chorizo Tacos
    (2x) flour tortilla, chorizo, avocado, chipotle sour cream, pickled onion, cilantro
    (sub black beans for vegetarian) 
    
    
    
    Some restaurants offering larger selection, side and drinks. Click here to see the menus.
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Look inside Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle's just-purchased $9.7 million mansion in Jupiter

Shortly after selling his Mar-A-Lago-side estate for far less than the asking price, Donald Trump Jr. purchased a waterfront mansion in Jupiter…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Look inside Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle's just-purchased $9.7 million mansion in Jupiter
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