Mine Blower Opening

Attention thrill seekers of all ages who just can’t resist a thrilling touch of roller coaster nostalgia! The all new ‘Mine Blower’ which is being billed by Funspot as Central Florida’s only WOODEN roller coaster with TWO vertigo-inducing inversions opens this Friday, June 23rd. The new ride is situated at Funspot’s Kissimmee location on US Highway 192. This popular…
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Paradise Coast Still So Popular

Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades are the destinations that together form Florida’s ‘Paradise Coast’ – while some Florida vacations can get overly hectic this is an area of the state that’s ideal for those wanting to chill out in style. An easy drive from central Florida the Paradise Coast is the perfect antidote to the theme parks…
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New Universal Hotel Plans

Universal Orlando has filed documents with the city of Orlando showing that its former Wet ‘n Wild water park property will be developed for new hotel use, with 4,000 rooms. New Universal Hotel Plans Show Plenty of Rooms & Parking Universal filed a master-plan framework with few details. A sketch with the filing also shows…
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Dragon Challenge Rumors

Dragon Challenge rumors  persist online about the possible closure of Dragon Challenge somewhere down the road to make way for a new Wizarding World experience. The online whispers speculate that it will be based around the burgeoning “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise that has recently been rolled out by Warmer Bros. Having enjoyed the first film immensely we could totally see why Universal might…
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SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In

SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo Calling all budding and actual aviators, young and old!  Mark your calendars for the 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA from April 4-9, 2017 in beautiful Lakeland. The Fly-In is SUN ‘n FUN’s largest fundraiser for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), a…
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Orlando City Serious About Soccer

Orlando City’s spanking new downtown soccer (football to you Brits) stadium is where you can go see Orlando City and Orlando Pride wage their respective campaigns in 2017. The site is two blocks from the Amway Center, within walking distance of the downtown bar district, one of the best locations of any soccer stadium in the…
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“Rivers of Light” Flows Forth

Walt Disney World Florida have announced that “Rivers of Light,” the first nighttime spectacular planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will debut Feb. 17th 2017. The much vaunted show, set on the park’s Discovery River, was originally planned to launch on Earth Day back in April 2016 but its grand premiere had been delayed for unspecified…
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Mardi Gras Back At Universal

Universal Orlando Update –  Mardi Gras, that annual bead-throwing, spice-flavored, Louisiana -inspired festival is once again back at Universal Orlando. For 2017 that means the festivities — including the parade — will take place for 50 consecutive nights. The big music concerts will be held on 12 select nights, beginning with a rousing performance by Trace Adkins at…
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Planet Hollywood Observatory Opens

The  Planet Hollywood Observatory at the Disney Springs dining and entertainment district is now officially open for business……..and featuring burgers the like of which you’ve never seen before! Planet Hollywood, which was closed for much of 2016 while the work took place is one of many spots at Disney Springs getting a total revamp. It also has a…
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Orlando Eye Closes For Maintenance

International Drive Update – The giant Coca-Cola Orlando Eye observation wheel will be closed for ten days starting today. It’s time for the I- Drive attraction’s annual maintenance inspections so guests planning a ride this week may have to re-schedule their visit. The Eye will reopen at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9. Regular maintenance is done in overnight sessions,…
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