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Archive for August, 2007


Titanic Sinks


Titanic, The Experience is out on the street. After a nasty landlord-tenant battle, the landlord unceremoniously evicted the long-running attraction from its home in the Mercado on International Drive. The developer and the exhibit owner have very different stories about the dispute that led to Monday’s eviction. Unicorp Chief Executive Officer Chuck Whittal said a [...]

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Prices at Universal Orlando

Here’s a complete rundown on the latest pricing info (including tax, except as noted) at Universal Orlando: 1 day/1 park: $75.62 (adults)/$63.90 (kids)1 day/2 park: $85.15/$74.502 day/2 park: $124.56/$113.91 (expires in 7 days, including 1st day of use)2 day/2park (Non-expiring): $135.21/$124.562 park Unlimited: $91.57 (advance purchase) / $102.23 (immediate use)Preferred Annual Pass: $202.30Power Pass: $138.40Citywalk [...]

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Has Disney Crossed a Line?

Tinker Bell on a martini glass? Groan. Try perching Mickey or Minnie or one of the Disney princesses seductively on the rim of a martini glass, then calling it a Disney collectible poster. Forget it. Some things just can’t be mixed without looking goofy or profane. Yet there is one Disney character who pulls it [...]

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Dean To Skip Florida Visit

No guarantees, of course, but it looks like Dean is heading for Mexico. More from WESH TV.

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The Other Orlando Blog Flickr Group

Have you added your Orlando Vacation snapshots to The Other Orlando Blog Flickr group? Add your pictures today and they will show up in the photo viewer below.

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Say Hello to Dean

It’s early days yet, but a tropical depression way out in the Atlantic has strengthened to Tropical Storm intensity and been chirstened Dean. WESH has the details.

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Pictures of the Endeavour Launch

The launch of Endeavour was a success. WESH TV has a nice slideshow of the launch and the astronauts. More on the mission here.

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Want to see the future of Universal?

Scott Power’s at the Orlando Sentinel is finally reporting on Universal Orlando’s updated master plan, several months after it was leaked: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-universal1207aug12,0,4332041.story If you want a closer look at the office buildings, hotel towers, and “workforce” apartment housing that Universal wants to build, take a look at this: Click here for larger image.

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Review of Blue Man Group in Orlando at CityWalk

‘Bout time I got around to reviewing the recently opened Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. So here goes: Blue Man Group What: Avant garde theater performanceWhere: Across the waterway next to Hard Rock CafeTickets: Adults $59 to $69; children 9 and under $49 to $59; annual passholders get a 10% discountHours: Varies [...]

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Universal Mimics the Mouse, Raises Prices

A few days ago, Disney announced a hike in admission prices. Handed yet another opportunity to differentiate itself from the “evil corporation” (a Simpsons Movie reference) down the road, Universal punted. The same day it reported a rise in corporate profits and a continued slide in theme-park attendance, Universal Orlando raised many of its ticket [...]

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