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Orlando’s International Drive Reaches for the Sky

The sky-high attractions along International Drive keep on coming and thrill seekers will be in their glory! Just announced is the Sky Flyer, a 420-foot swinging thrill ride that will be part of the new Vue at 360, currently Kings Plaza. According to Orlando My Way: The ride will nearly match the height of the [...]

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‘Skyscraper’ Coaster Planned for Orlando

Orlando will be home to the world’s tallest vertical roller coaster, a project to be built by developers David and Joshua Wallack. “Skyscraper,” the 570-foot vertical coaster will top the current record holder for tallest steel coaster, Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, which is 456 feet tall. It was originally dubbed the Polercoaster.

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Free Admission to Holy Land

Orlando’s Holy Land Experience will offer free admission on Jan. 28. Owned and operated by faith broadcaster Trinity Network, Holy Land features reconstructed exhibits, presentations and interactive performance to recreate events from the Bible. Per Florida state law, it must offer free admission once a year to qualify for exemption from property tax as a [...]

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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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‘Transformers: The Ride’ Construction Photos

Theme park bloggers are buzzing about the construction under way at the former Jaws/Amity site at Universal Studios. Screamscape, Orlando Theme Park News, and Orlando Rocks agree that Transformers: The Ride is in progress. According to Screamscape, Universal is not expected to make an official announcement until January or February 2012, adding: With such a tight [...]

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Pitched in Scary Commercial

For those who have been waiting with bated breath, Universal Studios, Orlando, has finally released official details of its Halloween Horror Nights via its Facebook page and its official website, where tickets can be purchased. Billed as “Once You’re Inside, There is No Way Out,” the annual attraction features seven haunted houses, including two hosted [...]

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Orlando Home to Food Truck Frenzy

They are restaurants on wheels, serving up every kind of food imaginable without the overhead associated with four walls and a piece of property. The Orlando Food Truck Bazaar is a motley collection of trucks that make scheduled stops throughout Orlando, feeding hungry people pretty much anything they want, wherever the trucks happen to stop. [...]

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SeaWorld Orlando: Mommy Manatee and Daddy Sea Dragon

SeaWorld Orlando welcomed two new diverse additions within the last couple of weeks. A manatee rescued last month gave birth to a healthy calf, which has been nursing and bonding with its mom. It’s under the watchful eyes of SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue team. Mom was found at Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla., where her [...]

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TurtleTrek at SeaWorld debuts April 27

Speaking of SeaWorld Orlando, officials have announced April 27 as the grand opening of TurtleTrek, a tribute to endangered sea turtles. Set in the new 3D dome theater, the 7-minute film follows 25 years in the life of a single turtle beginning with its hatching. Guests will then view live sea turtles along with endangered [...]

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Huge Hot Air Balloon Provides Uplifting Experience in Orlando

Hot air jokes aside, Orlando Balloon Rides launched its 24-passenger hot air balloon last week. Billed as the largest in the U.S. it’s 11 stories high, 90 feet wide, and is filled with 425,000 cubic feet of air. Jason Schulke, company CEO, describes the new attraction as the “Bentley of hot air balloons.” According to the [...]

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