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Surprise Winter Park parade to be featured in Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2014
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A hero’s welcome: Budweiser holds surprise Winter Park parade for returning Army veteran

Remember the parade in Winter Park earlier this month for a hometown boy returning from Afghanistan? The businesses and citizens of Winter Park made homemade signs, there was an Uncle Sam on stilts and a marching band. Even the Budweiser Clydesdales were there! Well, it turns out there was a legitimate reason for the...
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Video: Happy Purple Hippo arrives at Universal Orlando’s Holiday Parade

December 8, 2013
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Video: Happy Purple Hippo arrives at Universal Orlando’s Holiday Parade

Walt Disney World had long dominated the local market on holiday merrymaking, but Universal Orlando has spent a decade or building a respectable stable of secularized seasonal entertainments. Universal's guests can see Christmas celebrities like the Grinch (starring again in his Grinchmas musical celebration at Island of Adventure) or Santa Claus, who closes out...
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Photo and Video Gallery: 2013 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Parade

February 11, 2013
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Photo and Video Gallery: 2013 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Parade

On Saturday 2/9, Universal Orlando kicked off their annual Mardi Gras celebration with an inaugural parade and concert by the rock group Lifehouse. Media were invited to check out the parade floats backstage with show director Lora Wallace, who showed of the 4 brand new floats (including my new favorite, a fire-belching Day of...
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Orlando remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. with community wide events

January 16, 2013
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Orlando remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. with community wide events

This year on Jan. 21, the country will acknowledge King’s legacy in an extraordinary way, as we watch the second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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Orlando Citrus Parade makes its way around downtown Orlando

December 28, 2012
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Orlando Citrus Parade makes its way around downtown Orlando

The Orlando Citrus Parade, that annual tradition we’ve all come to know and love, is happening this weekend, and we couldn’t be more thrilled if we were manning one of those damn floats ourselves: fruit, football and food vendors – what’s not to love?
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Photo Gallery: Holidays are Here at Universal and Busch Gardens

December 6, 2012
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Photo Gallery: Holidays are Here at Universal and Busch Gardens

We're less than a week into December, but Christmas is already in full effect at our area theme parks. I had a chance last week to check out this year's seasonal offerings at Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa. Universal's mainstay Macy's Holiday Parade has returned to the Studios for a 12th annual outing,...
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Ivanhoe Village hosts Jingle Eve street party

November 16, 2012
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Ivanhoe Village hosts Jingle Eve street party

It’s the neighborhood’s annual event that brings street vendors, musicians and food trucks to the portion of North Orange Avenue sometimes called Antiques Row.
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Universal Orlando Debuts New Parade and Nighttime Show

May 9, 2012
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Universal Orlando Debuts New Parade and Nighttime Show

On the evening of May 8th, invited press and VIP guests braved stormy weather to walk the red carpet down Universal Studios Florida’s Hollywood Boulevard to witness the official premiere of the park’s newest entertainment offerings. As I shared in a recent edition of Live Active Cultures, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular has been in previews...
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Photo Gallery: Mardi Gras Media Preview at Universal

February 10, 2012
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Photo Gallery: Mardi Gras Media Preview at Universal

The 17th annual Mardi Gras celebration kicks off this weekend at Universal Studios Florida with a Saturday night concert from the B-52s. The event continues on Saturdays and select weekend nights through April 15th. This morning the media was invited to inspect the parade’s 4 brand-new floats with Universal SVP Jim Timon, and sample...
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Universal Orlando announces “Year To Be Here” Upgrades & Additions for 2012

January 25, 2012
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Universal Orlando announces “Year To Be Here” Upgrades & Additions for 2012

This morning, Universal Orlando held a webcast for selected media, setting the fanboy twitterverse on fire with discussion of the resort’s plans for 2012, dubbed their “Year To Be Here.” While none of the upcoming additions announced today by Universal’s Senior V.P. Jim Timon and Universal Creative President Mark Woodbury will come as a...
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