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Video: First Look at Universal’s Animatronic Gringotts Goblins

May 8, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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Will Valve’s Steam Machines usher in a gaming renaissance?

January 7, 2014
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In the same way that the Android Operating System may be utilized with multiple phones/tablets from different companies, the Linux-based Steam Operating System is being adapted by multiple PC companies to create a small army of Steam-centric video game powerhouses.
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Photo Gallery: Crazy post-Christmas crowds at Orlando theme parks

January 6, 2014
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Photo Gallery: Crazy post-Christmas crowds at Orlando theme parks

2014 is nearly a week old, and Christmas 2013 may already seem like a lifetime ago. But according to Orlando’s theme park holiday crowds, the festive season has only just barely ended. Thanks to the holidays falling mid-week last year, the peak tourism season was extended through Sunday, January 5. As a result, Central...
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Video: Nuclear Cowboyz preview from Feld Entertainment world headquarters

December 22, 2013
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Nuclear Cowboyz is a touring arena extravaganza featuring daredevil motorcyclists, laser-wielding dancers, explosive pyrotechnics, and Shaolin martial artist monks (seriously). The all-new 2014 edition of the Nuclear Cowboyz show doesn't arrive in Orlando's Amway until March 8-9, but I took the drive down to Feld Entertainment's new world headquarters near Bradenton for a front-row...
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