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Disney World Attractions for Children with Autism

Updated: 27 June 2017 1:08:54 PM
Disney World has been a long-time favorite vacation destination for families affected by autism.

With its wide variety of attractions and sensitive, accommodating staff, Disney has made sure that all children will be able to experience some Disney magic.

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The Walking Dead Maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2016

Updated: Sunday, 21 August 2016 9:22:19 PM
For the first time in the history of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the event’s street experience will be dedicated to a single theme this year.

The popular television series “The Walking Dead” will be represented in 5 separate street areas that will draw heavily on imagery and scenes from seasons 1-3 of the show.

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Disney World Park Prices are Surging

Updated: Monday, 4 April 2016 6:38 AM
Disney World is the happiest place on Earth. 

People from all over the world frequent the parks each and every year in search of fun, entertainment, and of course, magic!

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Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Updated: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 1:29 AM
For those individuals heading to Disney soon, and looking for an experience that is truly out of this world, book a spot at the Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!

Taking place at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World from now through March 19, 2016  it is a limited time experience that you do not want to miss!

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Dancin’ and Chillin’ with Disney Villains at Hollywood Studios

Updated: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:48:22 AM
If you rooted for Maleficent and find that you relate more to the Queen of Hearts’ humorous and sarcastic personality than any of the princesses, you may not want to miss this!

Launching on January 16 of this year (2016), Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be introducing Dancin’ and Chillin’ with Disney Villains!

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Hollywood Studios Attractions Closing

Updated: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:02:22 AM
As Hollywood Studios makes room for two brand new additions, Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land, it will mean the end of a few of the park’s attractions.

The first is Pizza Planet, which closed on January 11 and will remain closed for quite some time into this year.

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Club Disney Set to Open at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Updated: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:40:28 PM
Walt Disney World has announced that Club Disney will be opening on December 4 at Hollywood Studios.

The new establishment will be located in a new section of the park that is going to be called “Sunset Showcase” on Sunset Boulevard.

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Psychoscareapy: Unleash Becomes A Halloween Horror Nights Scarezone

Updated: Fri, 31 Aug 2015 4:37:00 AM
The crew at Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) that's crafting the scare festival at Universal Studios Resort Orlando feels that everyone needs a bit of therapy.

The kind that they are prescribing isn't the usual doctors orders though.

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Body Collectors Are Returning to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Updated: Fri, 31 Aug 2015 4:15:19 AM
Another fan favorite scare houses is coming back to Universal Studios Resort Orlando to give another dose of frights with Body Collectors: Recollections.

It's bee n quite a few years since park goers have had to encounter these body-snatching maniacs.

Body Collectors Are Returning to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Asylum in Wonderland 3D Maze at Halloween Horror Nights 25

Updated: Fri, 31 Aug 2015 3:52:21 AM
This isn't the Alice in Wonderland that you’ve seen or read before.

At Halloween Horror Nights 25 Universal Studios Resort Orlando they're taking down the rabbit hole for a different type of adventure.

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RUN: Blood, Sweat and Fears at Halloween Horror Nights 25

Updated: Fri, 31 Aug 2015 3:26:28 AM
At almost every hour of the day or night you will find a televised competition, people love this stuff.

At Universal Studios Resort Orlando they know this and they want to welcome you to their show, Run: Blood, Sweat and Fears.

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CSI: The Experience Fall Festival October 26

Updated: 18 Oct 2013 01:35:28 AM
CSI: The Experience Fall Festival October 26 fall festival is sponsored by the AAA school safety patrol and Crimeline.

Adults are free and children age 3-12 are $3.

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The American International Motorcycle Expo Coming to Orlando

Updated: 07 Oct 2013 12:58:23 PM
The inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on October 16th, 2013.

The multi-day event will feature plenty of vendors, talks, charity auctions, exhibits, and more covering domestic and foreign bikes, off-road bikes, choppers, and everything in between.

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LEGOLAND Florida Offers $8 admission for Home Schooled Students

Updated: 07 Oct 2013 12:27:18 PM
LEGOLAND Florida is well known for supporting educational field trips for grades K-12.

Students and their teachers have the opportunity to participate in any number of activities geared towards specific age groups and also enjoy all the fun that LEGOLAND has to offer.

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Fourth Fridays Art Walk in Sanford

Updated: 26 Sep 2013 08:13:43 AM
The Sanford Art Walk season is officially underway!

Taking place on the fourth Friday of each month, the event celebrates local art, music, and culture. It provides an opportunity for local artists to showcase and sell their works.

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Foodtopia at Downtown Disney Offers Fixed Price Menus

Updated: 26 Sep 2013 07:25:13 AM
Downtown Disney is all set to host Foodtopia – a chance for hungry visitors to get a three-course meal at several participating restaurants for one great price.

Downtown Disney has long been a destination for foodies and visitors with a discerning palate, and now guests will have a chance to choose three selections from a fixed menu to sample some of Downtown Disney’s greatest dishes.

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New MultiTouch Interactive Displays at Kennedy Space Center

Updated: 26 Sep 2013 07:05:37 AM
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex just got a major update to its Space Shuttle Atlantis (SM) attraction.

Finnish company MultiTouch has installed two new interactive display units that will help further engage visitors and bring the exhibit to life.

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Wet ‘n Wild Orlando Launches New STEM Aqua Lab Program!

Updated: 23 Sep 2013 06:39:27 AM
Experience the thrill of physics beyond the classroom.

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando announces the launch of an all new educational program focused on engaging middle and high school students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). 

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New Food Trucks Coming to Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney

Updated: 17 Sep 2013 01:25:30 AM
Food trucks have been the biggest trend in dining over the past few years and they have not gone unnoticed by the folks at Walt Disney World.

Now a staple in cities like New York and L.A., modern food trucks specialize in selling gourmet treats that are quick to make and easy to eat.

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La Llorona Haunted House Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Updated: 10 Sep 2013 02:05:28 AM
With Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando creeping ever closer, horror fans and adrenaline junkies have been following each and every announcement of which haunted houses will be filling out this year’s lineup.

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Death’s Vengeance at Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Updated: 05 Sep 2013 04:10:16 AM
This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando is shaping up to be one of the best yet, as Universal has just announced a new-haunted house.

Titled “Death’s Vengeance”, it is the first haunted house announced this year that is not based on an existing television show or movie.

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Havoc 2: Derailed at Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Updated: 04 Sep 2013 03:27:41 AM
Along with several haunted houses based on popular television shows and movies, Universal has come up with some original themes for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Among them is Havoc 2: Derailed.

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‘The Audience’ at Enzian Theater

Updated: 04 Sep 2013 03:05:37 AM
Enzian Theater in conjunction with National Theater Live will be presenting a one-time showing of “The Audience”, a play starring Helen Mirren as HRM Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Audience” has an interesting premise in that it takes place throughout the course of Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable 61-year reign.

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Disney Celebrity Tennis Event

Updated: 04 Sep 2013 02:21:18 AM
Walt Disney World Resort will be hosting a high-profile celebrity tennis event this year.

American tennis stars and grand slam champions Andy Roddick and Venus Williams will headline Mylan WTT Smash Hits, which will be held on the evening of November 17th.

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Resident Evil Escape from Raccoon City Maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Updated: 03 Sep 2013 04:10:35 AM
Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City has been added to the long list of frightening mazes at this year’s Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights.

A lot of people recognize Resident Evil from the long-running series of movies, but the frightening franchise actually started as a popular video game.

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Cowboy Heritage Festival

Updated: 29 Aug 2013 01:30:11 AM
Capping off a weekend of rodeo and ranch-themed events, the Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held on September 28th outside Silver Spurs Arena from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Cowboy Heritage Festival is family friendly event that is totally free to attend and organized by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, which is a local state charity dedicated preserving the history and heritage of Florida cattlemen.

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Ranch Rodeo Finals Ride into Silver Spurs Arena

Updated: 27 Aug 2013 02:12:19 PM
The 6th Annual Ranch Rodeo State Finals will be riding into Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park on September 27th and 28th this year.

Sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, the event features 16 working rodeo teams competing over a series of events.

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An American Werewolf in London Coming to Universal Orlando

Updated: 24 Aug 2013 08:48:16 AM
The 1981 cult classic “An American Werewolf in London” has just been announced as the latest addition to the highly anticipated.

In addition to the haunted houses and other attractions at the event, Horror Nights organizers will be constructing a maze that will pay homage to the movie.

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2015 ECHL All-Star Classic

Updated: 17 Aug 2013 03:42:05 AM
The ECHL All-Star game is coming to Orlando’s Amway Center on January 21st, 2015.

The game is slated to cap off a full week of hockey events in Orlando.

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Disney Performing Arts Workshops

Updated: 17 Aug 2013 03:15:05 AM
As part of Disney's world-class Performing Arts Program for elementary, middle, high school and college students, teachers and directors from around the world can enroll their students into a hands-on workshop taught by the very best of Disney's performing arts experts!

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Disney Performing Arts Program

Updated: 17 Aug 2013 03:00:00 AM
Since 1955, Disney Performing Arts has granted invaluable opportunities to over 30,000 performing arts groups from across the United States and, indeed, the world.

With locations in both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disney Performing Arts Program offers aspiring young singers, dancers, actors, and musicians the chance to fine-tune their craft and learn from Disney's performing arts experts.

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"Walk the World" Three-Day Charity Walk at Walt Disney World

Updated: 17 Aug 2013 02:34:19 AM
With all the trekking you do when you visit the Happiest Place on Earth, wouldn't it be wonderful if every step you took raised money for charity?

Well, for the first time, Walt Disney World will be host to The Walk the World event where every step you take will raise money for charity.

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Disney’s In-Room Celebration Packages

Updated: 16 Aug 2013 05:30:19 AM
To make your visit to Walt Disney World even more special or memorable, you can purchase a special In-Room Celebration Package from Disney’s florist.

These packages may include special signage on your door, tasty treats, special treasures and even a plush Mickey to take home.

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Deal Reached on Orlando Soccer Stadium

Updated: 14 Aug 2013 03:55:16 AM
The recent Tourist Development Council held in downtown Orlando yielded some major news.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have agreed to a multi-million dollar package that will complete the funding for the construction of a multi-purpose soccer stadium in downtown Orlando.

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Camp Corral Golden Corral

Updated: 14 Aug 2013 03:21:31 AM
Camp Corral is a weeklong program for children aged 8 to 15 whose parents have either been injured or fallen during military duty.

The camp not only provides respite from the stresses of life, but also is an opportunity for these kids to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with each other, and form lifelong friendships.

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Disney Pirate Adventure Cruises

Updated: 12 Aug 2013 07:05:41 AM
If your child loves pirates, then Disney can make their dreams of a pirate adventure come true!

Book a Pirate Adventure at Walt Disney World, a pirate excursion that will take kids (ages 4-12) "out to sea" in search of buried treasure!

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Disney Fireworks Cruises for Epcot IllumiNations and Magic Kingdom Wishes

Updated: 12 Aug 2013 05:10:11 AM
It can be tricky getting a comfortable spot to enjoy Disney’s spectacular, nightly fireworks shows.

As each evening draws close to show time, both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom become complete madhouses as guests scramble for a good place to watch Wishes or IllumiNations.

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WIN a £7000 family holiday to Walt Disney World in Orlando, USA!

Updated: 08 Aug 2013 02:27:29 PM
UK residents can win a £7000 Disney World holiday for four thanks to a giveaway being offered by the Birmingham Mail and the Sunday Mercury

The prize covers everything - airfare, ground transport, accommodation, park passes, meal deals, and spending money.

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9th Annual Red Chair Affair

Updated: 07 Aug 2013 01:06:35 PM
It was recently announced that this year’s highly anticipated Red Chair Affair would be held on August 24, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida.

The event is held annually and put together by the Red Chair Project - a public non-profit service dedicated to bringing arts and culture to Central Florida.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel offers Love Your Family Package

Updated: 07 Aug 2013 01:06:35 PM
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel offering the royal treatment to its youngest visitors in its newest packaged deal called “Love Your Family”.

With the deal, kids 10 and under will get access to a lot of extra perks, one of which is free dining.

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Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk & Free Entertainment District

Updated: 03 Aug 2013 05:04:21 AM
Step back to 1920s at Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk, a resort and entertainment/shopping complex on the shores of Crescent Lake.

The Boardwalk is themed after turn-of-the-century boardwalk playgrounds (Coney Island, Atlantic City, etc) and offers dining, shopping, dancing, live entertainment, and classic carnival games.

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Vegetarian Options at Walt Disney World

Updated: 03 Aug 2013 03:42:18 AM
Walt Disney World works very hard to make sure each and every guest who walks into their properties enjoys the time they spend at the parks and resorts.

To that end, guest with dietary restrictions are treated fairly and accommodated easily.

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Glass Slipper Engagement Inside Cinderella's Castle

Updated: 03 Aug 2013 01:35:41 AM
What better place is there to begin your happily ever after than Cinderella's Castle?

For an engagement you will ever forget, reserve "The Glass Slipper" engagement package at the beautiful Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom to pop the big question to your sweetheart over lunch or dinner inside Cinderella's Castle.

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Gluten and Allergy Free Meals at Walt Disney World

Updated: 30 July 2013 06:08:31 AM
Diners with special dietary needs have no reason to worry about their meals at Walt Disney World.

The chefs and restaurants are extremely accommodating to reasonable food allergy and lifestyle requests.

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Where to Propose at Walt Disney World

Updated: 30 July 2013 05:39:17 AM
If you are planning on asking that special someone for their hand in marriage, Walt Disney World has many options to help you set the scene.

From a simple romantic spot to propose to an elaborate room made up for a princess, check out these suggestions for engagements at Walt Disney World.

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Most Romantic Ideas for Walt Disney World

Updated: 29 July 2013 05:35:41 AM
If you think that Walt Disney World is just for families and small children, you are in for a treat.

Walt Disney World has many different ways to celebrate romance.

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Universal Rocky Horror Back at Halloween Horror Nights

Updated: 27 July 2013 08:29:19 AM
After a three-year hiatus, it was recently announced that “Rocky Horror” is returning to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal made the announcement by posting a photo of the film’s famous “red lips” logo on its Facebook page with the comment “Guess what’s returning to Halloween Horror Nights this year?”

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Enzian’s Opera and Ballet on Big Screen Summer Series

Updated: 20 July 2013 01:45:43 PM
Experience Opera and Ballet on the
Big Screen at the Enzian Theater
Maitland, FL

The Enzian’s Opera and Ballet on Big Screen Summer Series is now showing opera and ballet for the next few months while the local art groups take their break for the summer. 

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Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine and Art Walk

Updated: 19 July 2013 05:54:41 PM
On the 2nd Thursday of every month, people gather in Thornton on Washington Street for the Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine and Art Walk.

The streets come alive with brilliant colors, and everyone celebrates, and enjoys an evening of shopping, wine and beautiful art.

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Theatre Downtown Presents William Inge’s Comedy BUS STOP

Updated: 18 July 2013 01:45:27 PM
About....In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner.

All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning.

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Shrek Opens Orlando Repertory Family Theatre Festival

Updated: 17 July 2013 01:30:18 AM
Orlando Repertory Theatre Festival will be opening with the Rep’s Youth Academy production of “Shrek the Musical” on Friday, July 19, during this year’s annual Family Theatre Festival sponsored by Target.

This musical is based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all.

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Lobster Monday is Back $17.95

Updated: 13 July 2013 06:46:41 AM
Enjoy a whole lobster (1.5 pound) for just $17.95 at Big Fin Seafood restaurant.

Your Maine lobster is steamed and served alone or with new potatoes and corn on the cob.

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Custom Toy Show at Redefine Gallery Presented by MoreThanSunshine

Updated: 12 July 2013 01:44:19 AM
MoreThanSunshine, the Florida-based street and lowbrow art blog, are stepping out into the spotlight and curating the largest group custom toy show at the Redefine Gallery.

This show will be the largest custom toy show that Orlando has ever had in years.

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Free Museum Admission for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Customers

Updated: 11 July 2013 03:17:35 AM
Want a quick free visit for a little art and culture this summer? Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders in Orlando can now save some money on admission through Bank of America’s Museums On Us program.

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Rosen Hotels Offers Florida Resident Distress Rates for Hurricane Season

Updated: 11 July 2013 02:42:11 AM
Hurricane season is here and special rates for Florida resident hurricane evacuees and others affected by Florida weather conditions can receive special rates at the Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando.

During the hurricane season, displaced residents visiting Orlando and Orlando residents need to be prepared with contingency plans when Mother Nature decides to hit.

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Race Into Summer Sweepstakes

Updated: 10 June 2013 : 06:03:35 AM
Need a new truck, WFTV’S Race into Summer Sweepstakes provides an opportunity to win a brand new 2014 Chevy Silverado and Coke Zero 400 tickets.

It’s easy to enter, just visit a participating Central Florida Chevy Dealer during regular business hours between May 25, 2013 and June 22, 2013.

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Farmers Market Fashion Square Mall

Updated: 8 June 2013 : 01:12:40 PM
Fashion Square opened an indoor farmers market.

Winter Park’s, Eat More Produce, is offering fresh fruits, vegetables, a deli, free-range eggs, home made granola, and specialty foods every Saturday and Sunday in the mall’s west court.

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Yard House to Open I-Drive Eatery

Updated: 27 May 2013 : 01:47:35 AM
The Yard House was named from the 3-foot-tall glass containers designed in Great Britain and handed to stagecoach drivers after a long journey.

Central Florida residents and tourists will be glad to hear this trendy American fusion, craft beer restaurant, will be adding a new 14,063 square foot International Drive location, due to open in the spring 2014.

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Winter Park Village Boutique Shopping District

Updated: 21 May 2013 : 02:02:22 AM
Want to do a little shopping away from the chaos of the typical mall atmosphere?

Then head to Winter Park Village located at 17-92 between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park.

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Orlando Art Museum 1st Thursdays Collaboration

Updated: 20 May 2013 : 07:45:19 AM
An award-winning, original art party with a monthly theme, with art by local artists is what Orlando’s 1st Thursday’s is all about.

1st Thursdays is located at the Orlando Art Museum of Art at 2416 N. Mills Avenue, and happens on the first Thursday of every month.

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Golden Age of Topiaries at Epcot

Updated: 20 May 2013 : 07:13:35 AM
Complex, detailed greenery in comical poses are the signature of the famed Disney World’s topiaries that theme-park guests enjoy.

Engineering marvels, these architecturally beautiful topiaries are designed to survive high winds and pesky squirrels.

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New Kate Spade New York Store Opens at Mall at Millenia

Updated: 15 May 2013 : 03:35:20 AM
There’s a brand new Kate Spade shop at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando that will have fans jumping for joy.

The new store opened on May 9 at this upscale indoor shopping mall located just off Interstate 4 at Conroy Road near the North end of International Drive.

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Save Money on Walt Disney World Tickets

Updated: 14 May 2013 : 06:21:11 AM
A Disney World vacation may be associated with a notoriously high price tag, but there are dozens of ways to help drive the price down to make it a more affordable option.

Start by examining the Disney World passes themselves.

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15th Annual Golden Foodie Awards Announced by Orlando Sentinel

Updated: 14 May 2013 : 05:49:41 AM
The Orlando Sentinel released the Golden Foodie Awards favorite places to eat and drink for their 15th Annual event based on responses to an on-line ballot.

Over 45 categories were on the ballot including fine-dining, wine list, breakfast, food trucks, coffeehouses and several other categories.

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Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Updated: 14 May 2013 : 02:38:15 AM
The Florida Legislature has again passed the annual August back-to-school sales tax holiday that includes the purchase of personal computers and is on its way to Governor Scott for his approval.

The economic development bill includes a three-day period, August 2 through August 4 when several items will not be subject to the standard six percent sales tax.

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Orlando Restaurant Chef-Owners Receive James Beard Award

Updated: 14 May 2013 : 01:48:22 AM
The James Beard Foundation announced on Monday, May 6, the winners in the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards and is the culinary equivalent of the Oscars.

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Tough Time for Small Theater Troupes In Orlando

Updated: 03 May 2013 : 11:02:17 AM
The economy is taking its toll on the small theater organizations in Central Florida.
Fantasyland Theatrical lost its lease last December and recently other organizations have either had to suspend operations or close their doors all together and there are others struggling to survive.

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The Today Show NBC Cast Visit Orlando

Updated: 02 May 2013 : 04:20:17 AM
Starting Monday, May 20, for five days, the TODAY show will be making history when all five anchors travel together and visit five tremendous U.S. destinations. Matt, Savannah, Natalie, Al, and Willie, all traveling together from coast-to-coast.

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Giraffas Brazilian Restaurant on International Drive

Updated: 30 April 2013 : 06:50:11 AM
With over 400 locations in Brazil, restaurant chain Giraffas has been delighting residents and tourists in the Miami and Broward areas of South Florida for the past two years, serving up steak and burgers with a Brazilian twist.

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Orlando International Airport To Automate I-94 Form

Updated: 24 April 2013 01:33:43 PM
Orlando International Airport (MCO) receives a high percentage of international visitors each year thanks to the draw of the city’s famous theme parks.

Due to Orlando’s popularity with foreigners, the Orlando International Airport was chosen as the first airport in the nation to automate the I-94 form.

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Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Updated: 10 April 2013 03:40:19 AM
Mysterious and Magical, mermaids have often been thought to be just the imagination of sailors, but there is a show at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, just north of Tampa, and witness mermaids play and frolic in the Weeki Wachee Spring.

Named by the Seminole Indians, it means “little spring” or “winding river.”

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Europa Games & Get Fit Expo

Updated: 10 April 2013 01:45:31 AM
The Europa Games & Get Fit Expo will be in Orlando on April 19th and 20th at the Orange County Convention Center.

The expo covers all aspects of bodybuilding, fitness and martial arts through a series of competitions, demonstrations and exhibitions.

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‘Universal ScreenPlay’ app at Universal Studios Florida

Updated: 4 April 2013 02:11:31 AM
Universal Parks & Resorts have just launched an augmented reality “Universal ScreenPlay” app that is available to download for free at iTunes and Google Play for Apple and Android devices respectively.

The app takes advantage of cutting edge technology and allows visitors to Universal Studios Florida to experience the park in a whole new way.

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2013 Astronaut Hall of Fame induction Ceremony

Updated: 30 March 2012 01:38:31 AM
The 2013 Astronaut Hall of Fame will be inducting three new astronauts this year.

The six astronauts of Mercury Seven wanted the Astronaut Hall of Fame to be a place of honor and remembrance and joining the other 81 honored astronauts, will be Curt Brown, Bonnie Dunbar, and Eileen Collins.

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Easter Bunny at the Florida Mall

Updated: 16 March 2012 03.48:15 AM
One of the most treasured characters from childhood will be coming to the Florida Mall in March to help celebrate Easter and ring in the start of spring.

The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children daily from March 9, 2013 to March 30, 2013.

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UCF Book Festival at the University of Central Florida

Updated: 13 March 2012 07:18:11 AM
The University of Central Florida will be hosting its 4th annual UCF Book Festival on Saturday, April 13th.

The family-friendly event is open to the public and is one of the largest literary events in Florida.

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Kowtown Festival

Updated: 04 March 2012 04:46:18 AM
Kissimmee’s Kowtown Festival is taking place on March 16th 2013, 11am – 5pm.

Held in the historic streets, this year the Kowtown Festival is celebrating 130 years since Kissimmee’s birth.

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International Driving Permit in Florida

Updated: 26 Feb 2012 02:30:16 AM
Politicians, as usual got his one wrong.

While passing a law (legally binding), they never considered the effect it would have on visitors from other countries.

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13th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival

Updated: 25 Feb 2013 : 01:54:13 AM
This year the Mad Cow Theatre will again feature their signature event, the 13th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival.

There are two theaters, The Harriett, a 150 fixed seat theater and The Black Box, a more intimate theatre transformed into Club Moo with seating for 60 at tables and chairs, all close to the stage.

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Harlem Globetrotters Orlando Tour

Updated: 21 Feb 2013 : 04:33:09 AM
Innovators of basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters, are yet again creating something new and exciting.

The 2013 Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” world tour!

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Downtown Orlando Food and Wine Festival

Updated: 21 Feb 2013 : 02:27:15 AM
Don’t miss The Downtown Food and Wine Festival this year in Orlando; it’s a great place to enjoy some good food, wine, and music.

It runs from Saturday, February 23 through Sunday, February 24 and is located in Downtown Orlando around Lake Eola Park.

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World Sword Swallowers Day Orlando

Updated: 19 Feb 2013 : 04:42 AM
There’s Mother’s Day.

There’s Father’s Day.

There’s even April Fool’s Day.

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Mount Dora

Updated: 16 Feb 2013 : 05:05 AM
At 184 feet above sea level, Mount Dora, FL is the equivalent of a mountaintop resort.

Sitting on the shore of lovely Lake Dora, this century-plus village evokes old-world Southern charm from every cobblestone.

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Little Saigon Orlando

Updated: 12 Feb 2013 01:38 AM
The neighborhood centered in the Colonial Drive and Mills Avenue area, is downtown Orlando is known as Little Vietnam.

Often overlooked by tourists, this international corner of the city provides a refreshing break from the typical theme park attractions.

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LEGOLAND Florida 2013 Events

Updated: 12 Feb 2013 12:39 AM
Are you looking forward to planning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida in 2013? You may want to schedule your vacation to Florida around some of the 2013 events that best appeal to you and your family.

If so then you may want to schedule your vacation to Florida around some of the 2013 events that best appeal to you and your family.

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Credit Card Skimming in Orlando

Updated: 1 Feb 2013 04.51 AM
Credit card skimming is on the rise in the Orlando area.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what this is, skimming involves the stealing and selling of credit card information and can take place in restaurants, gas stations and at hotels and ATM machines.

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Timpano ChopHouse

Updated: 11 Jan 2013 04.29 AM
For years Timpano Chophouse served up delicious menu choices to diners looking for some of the best in mouthwatering steaks and upmarket Italian dishes.

Located on Sand Lake Road, off of Orlando’s famed Restaurant Row, Timpano Chophouse was a charming restaurant that was a firm favorite amongst locals and guests to the beautiful city of Orlando, alike.

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Antarctica – Empire of the Penguins at Sea World, Orlando

Updated: 05 Nov 2012 04:10AM
Sea World Orlando is coming up with some major expansion plans and is going to launch its biggest ever attraction called ‘Antarctica – Empire of the Penguins’ in the spring of 2013.

The empire of the penguins will occupy a large section of the park, but is going be one of its kinds, giving the visitors a real feel of the earth’s southernmost continent – Antarctica.

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Darth Vader Exhibit Opens at Orlando Science Center

Updated: 22 Oct 2012 03:10AM
The traveling Star Wars exhibit is at the Orlando Science Center through March 17, 2013.

The 10,000-square-foot exhibit has been traveling the country since 2005.

Exhibit is packed with costumes, props, models and robots from all six "Star Wars" films.

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Baseball Fans Should Visit Downtown Disney

Updated: 18 Oct 2012 01:15AM
With the playoffs in full swing there is a fellow named Larry Steele who makes wooden baseball bats the old fashion way.

Larry Steele has been making baseball bats for 43 years.
He works for Rawlings, the official bat supplier for major league baseball.

He's made bats for some of the games top players and can make one for you.

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Legoland Florida Brick or Treat

Updated: 17 Oct 2012 : 01:30AM
Enjoy safe and family-friendly Halloween festivities every Saturday and Sunday this October.

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins descend on Miniland USA transforming it into a haunted adventure with a scavenger hunt in search for these scary creatures that have invaded our famous cities.

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Prada Store & YSL Coming to The Mall at Millenia

Updated: 13 Oct 2012 01.30 AM
The Mall at Millenia just celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The areas most upscale mall is welcoming several new stores.

Luxury shoppers will enjoy some new world famous stores like:

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Marlow's Tavern Comes to Pointe Orlando

Updated: 12 Oct 2012 03.30 AM
The Georgia based restaurant has expanded to the Orlando area.

Lights are now on at it's newest location inside Pointe Orlando on International Drive just down the road from the Orange County Convention Center.

Seats 200 in 4,500-square-foot air conditioned restaurant.

There's also an outdoor patio.

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Burger 21 Gourmets Burgers Coming to Orlando

Updated: 10 Oct 2012 05:30 AM
The gourmet burger chain is set to open two Orlando locations.

One at the shoppes at Millenia grand opening is November 12.

This is right next to the Mall at Millenia.

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A First for Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Updated: 08 Oct 2012 : 2:00AM
Beginning in November 2012, wine and beer will be served at the Magic Kingdom's new Fantastyland's restaurant.

Alcoholic drinks will be offered only at the park's Be Our Guest restaurant, and to be sold only during the evening meal. Visitors are welcome to appreciate a thoroughly delightful sit down supper and to partake of grown up drinks.

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Mall at Millenia October Sales

Updated: 04 Oct 2012 : 6:30AM
Millenia October Sales.

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Simpsons Arcade Games

Updated: 04 Oct 2012 : 2:30AM
The new Simpsons Arcade Games has just opened outside of it's ride at KrustyLand.

All the Simpsons midway games of skill to the prizes are based on all the popular characters.

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What's Bistro de Paris at Epcot

Updated: 02 Oct 2012 : 1:45AM
In early December after 25 years, the Bistro de Paris in the France Pavilion at Epcot is going to have a brand new name and look.

They are also opening a brand new bakery.

Jerome Bocuse the owner is aiming for haute cuisine with a less formal atmosphere.

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Orlando Food Trucks

Updated: 27 Sep 2012 : 02:30AM
The food truck phenomenon not only has hit Orlando but has become a weekly fixture at select locations.

These mobile kitchens offerings include everything from Korean BBB taco's to Monsta lobster rolls and everything in between.

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Vegan Marketplace World Showcase Kiosks

Updated: 26 Sep 2012 : 08:30AM
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns this Friday September 28 through November 12th.

17th annual event has expanded to now include a vegan marketplace.

These kiosk will cater to those seeking gluten free, vegetarian, and other special diets.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Queue Enhancement

Updated: 26 Sep 2012 : 08:30AM
When it opens, guests will be able to participate in the story of the Big Thunder Mining Company like never before while they queue.

Walt Disney Imagineering has already brought these enhanced queue advancements to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the Haunted Mansion, and most recently, Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Storybook Circus.

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Updated: 19 Sep 2012 : 11:15AM
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in Magic Kingdom theme park.

Parties include trick-or-treating (for kids of all ages), performances of Mickey's "Boo to You Parade" and Halloween-themed "Happy HalloWishes" fireworks, Disney characters in costume, access to theme park attractions and much more.

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The Children's Place 20% Off Florida Mall

Updated: 18 Sep 2012 : 11:45AM
Submit a photo of your child for a chance to win a starring role at their next photo shoot and a $500 shopping spree.

They are also having a model search.

Register for the 2012 PlaceKids model search.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Updated: 18 Sep 2012 : 11:20AM
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort Friday, Sept. 28 through November 12, 2012

A food and wine lover's paradise awaits you at Epcot with the 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

From tasty tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances, there's something to satisfy every taste and interest.

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Star Wars Miniland Cluster Legoland Florida

Updated: 17 Sep 2012 : 11:20AM
Opening in November 2012 and crafted entirely from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, the interactive area will include scenes and characters from the iconic movie series.

The new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will include a scene from each of the six live-action Star Wars movies, as well as a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars all created from more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks and built in 1:20 scale.

Following a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline, guests will retrace the major events of the beloved Saga.

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Pandora Store Free Gift With Purchase

Updated: 15 Sep 2012 : 12:54AM
From its beginning PANDORA jewelry was created with the customer in mind.

The company offers versatile, sophisticated pieces-charm bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings - in 14K gold, sterling silver and some with semi-precious or precious gems.

Each piece is beautifully handcrafted and finished, and many can be personalized to reflect one's own personal style.

Pandora is offering a free gift with purchase from September 13 - 16.

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Tumi Mall At Millenia

Updated: 04 Sep 2012 : 11:00AM
Tumi's  is the world's leading premium brand of travel, business and lifestyle accessories.

The prestigious international brand has opened a retail location on level 1 in the Mall at Millenia.

This exclusive retail location features the new Tumi interior design concept. Inspired by the most glamorous times of travel, the design evokes a streamlined sleek and sophisticated experience filled with art deco references.

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