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‘Destiny’ is one hot epic post-apocalyptic space-mess

September 17, 2014
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Our Gamelando review of Bungie's newest offering 'Destiny.'
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Falcon’s Fury on-ride video and interview with BGT’s Mark Rose

September 17, 2014
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Falcon’s Fury on-ride video and interview with BGT’s Mark Rose

In this week’s issue of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find my latest Live Action Cultures column detailing my first ride on Falcon’s Fury, the ginormous new drop tower at Busch Gardens Tampa. Since words alone can’t adequately emphasize what an intimidating experience this attraction is, here is an exclusive video (courtesy of Busch Gardens’ media team)...
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Creepy video of abandoned Arabian Nights dinner theater

August 27, 2014
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Creepy video of abandoned Arabian Nights dinner theater

It’s been nearly nine months since the Arabian Nights dinner theater on 192 shut down, ending 25 years of equestrian entertainment. After the final performance on New Year’s Day 2014, the cast and crew were left unemployed, and the attraction’s trained horses were sold off (and hopefully not sent to live on that euphemistic “farm in...
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Video: First Look at Universal’s Animatronic Gringotts Goblins

May 8, 2014
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Video: First Look at Universal’s Animatronic Gringotts Goblins

We are now likely only weeks away from the first guests getting a “soft opening” preview of Diagon Alley and Universal Orlando’s newly expanded Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which means that details from inside the attractions are starting to slip out. Today, Universal released this short video featuring the stunning animatronic Gringotts goblins...
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Nuclear Cowboyz stunt show stops in Orlando’s Amway Center this weekend

March 4, 2014
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Nuclear Cowboyz stunt show stops in Orlando’s Amway Center this weekend

Motorcycles and ATVs flipping and flying through the air? Check. Shaolin monks cracking steel bars across their skull with Kung-fu skills? Check. Eyebrow singing pyrotechnics and comely chicks cavorting with laser beams? Check, check, and check. If you want to see the feverish fantasies of a teenage boy brought to life (or at least...
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Video: War Horse cast Q&A with Joey the Horse at Bob Carr

February 26, 2014
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Video: War Horse cast Q&A with Joey the Horse at Bob Carr

The Tony- and Oliver-Awards winning play War Horse charged into Orlando's Bob Carr last night, and to say I had high expectations would be an understatement, considering that the show's equine star made my 2013 best-of list simply for his brief surpise appearance at FTA/Broadway Across America's season announcement party. Luckily, this touring company...
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Video: Busch Gardens Tampa Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia construction tour

February 8, 2014
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Video: Busch Gardens Tampa Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia construction tour

A first-of-its-kind attraction is circling above Busch Gardens Tampa, so I stopped by last week for a sneak peek at the intimidating predator diving down into the park’s former Timbuktu area. On Wednesday, February 5, Busch Gardens invited journalists to don hard hats for a Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia construction tour, showing of the...
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Video: Antojitos grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk

February 7, 2014
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Video: Antojitos grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is undergoing a major transformation at the moment, with more than a half-dozen new eateries scheduled to open in the next few months. On Wednesday, February 5, the Antojitos grand opening event celebrated the official debut of Universal’s latest restaurant with free-flowing “authentic Mexican” food and drink for the media. The...
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VIDEO: ‘Purple Rain’ live at Will’s Pub

February 4, 2014
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VIDEO: ‘Purple Rain’ live at Will’s Pub

If you missed it, you missed out. Enjoy some highlights in the video above (shot by one of our favorite show photographers Christopher Garcia) from the extravagant show that redefined what a tribute night could be. You should also check out LR Photography’s gallery from the show, which magically captures the theatrics of Thee...
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