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Archive for July, 2007


Latest Universal Orlando Pricing


Here’s the latest info on ticket prices for Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk. The first price is for adults, the second for children 3 to 9. (All prices include tax, except as noted.) 1 day / 1 park…..$71.36 / $59.641 day / 2 park…..$82.01 / $71.362 day / 2 park…..$122.43 / $111.78 [...]

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NASCAR Sports Grille Stalls in Best Bar Race

NASCAR Sports Grille at Universal Orlando’s Citywalk is one of nine contestants in WESH TV’s “Best Sports Bar” competition. But, as of this writing, it doesn’t seem to have garnered a single vote.

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Free Shipping on the Orlando 3-Pak

For a limited time (till August 1, in fact), The Intrepid Traveler publishing company is offering free Media Mail shipping to readers of this blog when you order the Orlando 3-Pak. This combines three of our most poplular Orlando Guides, The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation, Universal Orlando 2007 and The Other Orlando: What To [...]

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Orlando Outlet Shop Headed For Festival Bay

The Sentinel is reporting that a Universal Orlando owned and operated outlet store is slated for Festival Bay, near the movie theaters. Festival Bay is on the north end of International Drive, near the Prime Outlets. The store will be new construction and will feature close-outs, end of season items, and leftovers from various special [...]

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Dotty Dames Duke It Out At Disney

Whew, things can get rough at the Happiest Place on Earth®! WESH News is reporting that Victoria Walker, 51, was arrested in Alabama after attacking another woman in line at (appropriately enough) the “Mad Tea Party” a few weeks ago. Walker accused Aimee Krause of cutting in line and “punched Krause in the head repeatedly [...]

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Orlando Gas Flirts with $3

Gas prices in the Orlando area are still lower than the national average of $3.05 a gallon. But according to WESH News, they’re catching up. Gas prices in Florida have jumped by more than eight cents a gallon from a week ago to just under $3.The latest survey by AAA shows that the price for [...]

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The Simpsons Are At Universal Orlando

Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Bart Simpson (or at least costumed perfomers playing them) have started showing up at Universal Studios Florida to entertain guests and build anticipation for the new Simpsons ride scheduled to open next Spring. Simpsons imagery has also started appearing on the walls blocking off the old Back To The Future ride [...]

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Better Late Than Never

Looks like the paperwork went through and, according to the Sentinel, Cypress Garden’s new/old Starliner was worth the wait. Its feel is distinct from the start, as the cars are noisily pulled up to the apex in a stuttering climb that is anything but smooth. After that, it’s a surprisingly fast series of dips, ramps [...]

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Starliner Grand Nopening…

Driving from Orlando to Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven at the ass-crack of dawn: $15 worth of gas and coffee Standing in the sun for an hour waiting for the opening ceremonies: $12.95 worth of sunburn cream Hearing the CEO of a multi-million dollar company say you can’t ride his new roller coaster because they [...]

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Web Store Goes Live

If you read the last post and listened to Allen Huffman’s podcast, you’re probably ready to get your own copy of Steve Barrett’s two Hidden Mickeys books — Hidden Mickeys and Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys. Well wait no more. The publisher of the books, The Intrepid Traveler, has a new web store that is live, online [...]

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