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A visit to Daytona Beach

A visit to Daytona Beach

November 12, 2019

This weekend we took a long weekend trip to the self-appointed "Worlds Most Famous Beach", Daytona.  Daytona Beach is the birthplace of auto racing, and a former spring break hot spot, but it still offers a lot of bang for your buck if you're looking for a cheap beach getaway in Florida.  We review the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, the Riverfront district, the Boardwalk, and give our thoughts on the current state of the town.  

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Meeting Mermaids & Heckling Stormtroopers

Meeting Mermaids & Heckling Stormtroopers

November 5, 2019

It's already November, so we run down five awesome Florida events happening this month all over the state.  Then we talk a little about Shannon's trip to Weeki Wachee  to meet mermaids and our recent experience back at Galaxy's Edge where we finally tried the Blue Milk.

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Florida’s Ten Best Roller Coasters (Redux)

Florida’s Ten Best Roller Coasters (Redux)

October 29, 2019

We just hit our 100th episode!  And now for Episode 101 we're going to revisit the same topic of Episode 1: the best roller coasters in Florida.  Only this time, we asked our listeners and the internet to decide.  

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Scream-A-Geddon & a Seafood Festival Review

Scream-A-Geddon & a Seafood Festival Review

October 22, 2019

This week we review Scream-a-Geddon, Florida's premier horror park that's considered one of the best Halloween haunted attractions in the country.  Also a visit to the John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival in Madiera Beach, and we learn about a free and unlikely thing to do in Florida; watch college ice hockey.

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Ten Fearful Florida Experiences

Ten Fearful Florida Experiences

October 15, 2019

It's getting closer to Halloween so it's time to get a little scary.  This week we round up 10 scary experiences that are uniquely Florida.  We're not talking about haunted houses or ghosts this time either, but 10 real places to visit and things to do if you dare!  

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(Almost) Stuck on the Disney Skyliner

(Almost) Stuck on the Disney Skyliner

October 8, 2019

This weekend we went back to the Pickin' Patch in Dunnellon, one of our favorite places to have some Fall in Florida fun.
And we took a couple rides on the Disney Skyliner this weekend, just narrowly becoming one of those unlucky passengers who were stuck on it for hours.

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  • A trip to the Pickin' Patch in Dunnellon, Florida
  • Stopping by Swampy's, a fun riverside restaurant with a great Florida vibe.
  • Rainbow River tubing info
  • Our review of the Disney Skyliner the day it broke down.

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Which Florida city is the Most Fun?

Which Florida city is the Most Fun?

October 1, 2019

After a short break, we are finally back!  Recently Wallethub did a study to find out which American cities are the most fun, and today we're going to countdown which Florida cities made the cut and talk a little bit about what makes each of these fun Florida cities.   We have some new roller coaster news, the Disney Skyliner is open, a wild new restaurant opens in Boca Raton, and we talk about five fun Florida events to look forward to in October.

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Quick announcement about what’s happening with us.

Quick announcement about what’s happening with us.

September 23, 2019

Just a quick little episode here to let everybody know what's going on with the podcast, and where we've been for the last couple of weeks.  
We're also in the middle of updating our recording set-up, and plan to be back to our regular release schedule ASAP!

Thanks for understanding and for listening to the show.  

We visit & review Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

We visit & review Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

September 3, 2019

The big day has finally arrived!  Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  We stopped in for a couple of visits this weekend, took a few spins on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and we can't wait to tell you all about it.

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  • Look for our podcasts soon on YouTube.  Search "Sunshine State of Mind" and subscribe!
  • We visit and review opening weekend at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride review
  • On ride video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFUbO79QebA

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Huge changes coming to Epcot

Huge changes coming to Epcot

August 27, 2019

Disney made some major announcements regarding the future of Epcot, and everything that's in store for the park in the next couple of years.  And researchers at one of our favorite places, The Florida Aquarium, make a major discovery that could help our coral reefs.

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