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Archive for December, 2012


Digital Theater Comes to Orlando Science Center

Nostalgic for the Star Wars films? Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace is the debut film in a new high-tech film venue. The Digital Adventure Center, offering 3-D documentaries and second-run Hollywood films, has opened at Orlando Science Center. It replaces the underutilized Darden Adventure Theater.

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Exhibit to Spotlight Creative Process at Universal Orlando

Beginning in January, the Orange County Regional History Center will host a year-long exhibit that focuses on the creative process behind Universal Orlando. Titled A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort, the exhibit will look at the history of art and design, featuring various events of the seasons. According to [...]

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Cheers! 5 million Butterbeers Sold at Universal

  Universal Orlando celebrated the sale of 5 million Butterbeers this week by giving away 1,000 mugs of the treasured beverage of choice for Harry Potter and friends. Devotees are characterized by their creamy mustaches! According to Universal Orlando 2013, published by the Intrepid Traveler, the popular drink is a vanilla shortbread cookie-flavored soda, with [...]

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Harry Potter Cast Reunites for Mini-Film

Harry Potter film fans rejoice! The series is not over yet. The dailymail.com reports that a mini-film is being commissioned for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios in Florida; it’s surmised that the film will also be a part of Harry Potter themed lands planned in Japan and California. Various cast members [...]

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Seth Kubersky Dishes on Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Our man in Orlando, Seth Kubersky, co-author of Universal Orlando 2013: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure, discussed all things Harry Potter with Darren of  the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. The interview was part of the podcast’s “Walk the Walk” series on Island of Adventure. Seth presented his take on the various [...]

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Shifting Orlando Theater Scene

Apart and aside from the theme parks, Orlando has a vibrant, yet ever-changing theater scene. Matthew Palm, Orlando Sentinel arts writer, reports on FantasyLand Theatrical Productions’ lost lease and the creation of a theater coop by several other theater companies, called the Rocking Horse Factory. Palm quotes Christian St. John, Fantasyland artistic director, who said [...]

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