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  • Posted on 04/24/2015

SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Roller Coaster Coming in 2016

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Just when you thought it was safe to assume that roller coasters in Orlando couldn't get any more exciting, SeaWorld Orlando announces a new 200-foot-tall coaster opening in 2016. A quick search of the hashstag, #NothingFaster will result in frenzy of activity ...a "sharknado," if you will... around this new thrill ride reported today by the marine-life park.


  • Posted on 04/22/2015

Pawsome Pet-Friendly Hotels in Orlando

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Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

If you love to travel with your pet, you're in for a treat ...a doggie treat that is... with all of the pet-friendly options in Orlando. Even your furry family members deserve to enjoy some fun in the theme park capital of the world. From living like a rockstar to hanging out in the lap of luxury, your pet will have pawsome good time with Orlando's choices of pet-friendly hotels.


  • Posted on 04/17/2015

SeaWorld Debuts New 'Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High' Show in Orlando

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The famous pair of sea lions, Clyde and Seamore, once again takes center stage at SeaWorld Orlando for an all new line up of family fun and comedic antics in the Orlando theme park. "Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High" is a full of surprises as the famous nautical duo, joined by a colorful cast of human characters, star in an all new comedy adventure which replaces the long running "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" show.


  • Posted on 04/13/2015

Check In, Then Dine In: 5 Top Hotel Steakhouses in Orlando

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A night out at one of Orlando's top steakhouses can feed your need for a memorable experience only a delicious steak dinner can deliver. Hotels in Orlando are home to some of the top steakhouses, not only in the city, but around the country. So, if you're a shameless carnivore or a connoisseur of fine dining your taste buds are in for a thrill ride unlike anywhere else.


  • Posted on 04/09/2015

Record Visitation Proves Orlando More Attractive Than Ever

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With all there is to see and do in the theme park capital of the world, Orlando delivers magical experiences and adventurous thrills unlike anywhere else. Seeking to create unforgettable memories, over 62 million people experienced all that Orlando has to offer in 2014. This record-breaking announcement makes Orlando the most visited destination in the U.S.


  • Posted on 04/06/2015

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Serves up More than Gourmet Coffee in Orlando

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Take your tastes buds on a ride that goes way beyond a fresh cup of joe at Barnie's Coffee Kitchen in the heart of Winter Park near downtown Orlando. Since 1980, this iconic establishment has been more than your typical coffee shop. Chef Camilo Velasco has created a delicious dining experience that will delight all of your senses and be well worth the visit during your stay in Orlando.


  • Posted on 04/03/2015

Walt Disney World Adds a Slice of Paradise with New Polynesian Resort Expansion

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Straight from the land where palm trees sway, a whole new South Seas fantasy vacation experience awaits guests at the newly renovated Disney's Polynesian Village Resort including new guest areas and amenities throughout the resort along with new accommodations for Disney Vacation Club members.


  • Posted on 03/30/2015

Be Among the First to Fly at I-Drive 360 in Orlando Opening May 4

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Orlando's newest major retail, dining and entertainment complex on International Drive is just weeks away from the official grand opening and buzz about I-Drive 360 is sky high. The project has altered Orlando's skyline forever with the construction of a large observation wheel named The Orlando Eye at the center of the complex. Beginning May 4, 2015 vacationing in Orlando will reach new heights with all new family fun and thrilling attractions.


  • Posted on 03/23/2015

Disney’s Top Chefs Serve Up Magic at 2nd Annual Field to Feast Dinner in Orlando

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For the second year, the top chefs at Walt Disney World Resort trekked out to an Orlando area farm to spread a little culinary magic for charity. Teamed up with Edible Orlando and using locally sources ingredients, the menu featured a variety of tasty delights typical of the dining options Disney's resort guests enjoy every day.


  • Posted on 03/18/2015

Broadway Shows Announced for 2015-16 Season at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando

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The new hub for live entertainment in Orlando, the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, has announced a lineup of touring shows for the 2015-16 Broadway in Orlando season. Taking center stage in the Walt Disney Theater will be Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and "The Sound of Music" along with modern favorites like "Dirty Dancing" and "Kinky Boots" among other showstopping performances.



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