Sunshine State of Mind
New coaster, new water park, and Disney dining tips.

New coaster, new water park, and Disney dining tips.

April 22, 2019

We're back and with a lot of new stuff on the way to talk about this week.  A new roller coaster, a new waterpark, and a new cruise ship will soon be sailing from Florida.  And then let's talk about some quick service Disney dining tips.

In this Episode:

  • Tigris, the tallest launch coaster in Florida, opens at Busch Gardens
  • New waterpark opening at Margaritaville Resort
  • Huge new cruise ship, the Carnival Mardis Gras, announced and on the way to Port Canaveral
  • Quick service Disney dining tips

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Busch Gardens turns 60…so it’s Busch Gardens trivia time!

Busch Gardens turns 60…so it’s Busch Gardens trivia time!

April 8, 2019

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay just celebrated their 60th birthday this past week, so let's learn some history and some things you might not have known about this iconic Florida attraction by playing along with us in game of Busch Gardens trivia.  

In this Episode:

  • Summer is back (already) and it's hot! 
  • Busch Gardens turns 60 and announces new roller coaster, Tigris.
  • Busch Gardens trivia and discussion

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Spiders, Smoking Bans, and Springtime Scoops

Spiders, Smoking Bans, and Springtime Scoops

April 1, 2019

This week Shannon talks about her worst fear in the world, we go pin trading at Magic Kingdom, then we talk about a full week of news coming out of the Central Florida theme park scene.  New stuff at Legoland, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and some controversial rule changes at Disney World.

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Florida Man goes on Spring Break

Florida Man goes on Spring Break

March 25, 2019

This week we enjoyed a week of "Staycation" in the Sunshine State for Spring Break.  We rundown and review everything we did this week, and take the Florida Man Challenge for ourselves.

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Florida Spring Break “Staycation” Ideas

Florida Spring Break “Staycation” Ideas

March 18, 2019

With so much to do aimed at tourists, it turns out Florida is a great place for a "Staycation" for those of us who live here.  This week we run down a list of things to do that you might not have thought of.

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  • Florida Spring Break "Staycation" Ideas discussion

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Florida “Wow!” Moments

Florida “Wow!” Moments

March 11, 2019

Every now and then we all have those fleeing moments we'll never forget that that make us say "wow!".  In this episode we each list and talk about some of those moments that could only happen in Florida.

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The Best Beach in America?

The Best Beach in America?

March 4, 2019

We talk about some great new stuff that's on the way to Epcot and Islands of Adventure, then take a look at the new Trip Advisor list that ranks the best beaches in the country.  A lot of them are right here in Florida, but does the their number one beach deserve the top slot?

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Florida Face-Off: Universal’s Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley

Florida Face-Off: Universal’s Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley

February 25, 2019

This week Universal Studios unveiled the name opening date of the new Harry Potter themed roller coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure.  So we thought we'd take a look at both Harry Potter themed areas and compare them in another edition of Florida Face-off!

In this Episode:

  • Florida Face-off - Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter; Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley

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Our Top 25 Walt Disney World Attractions

Our Top 25 Walt Disney World Attractions

February 18, 2019

This week we stumbled across an article from Travel & Leisure Magazine that ranked each and every Walt Disney World attraction, and thought we'd take a crack at ranking ours.  In this episode we discuss that list, and each of us rank and talk about our Top 25 attractions at Walt Disney World.

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Fried food & fun at the Florida State Fair

Fried food & fun at the Florida State Fair

February 11, 2019

It's that time of year again!  Time to eat some deep fried food on a stick and test your endurance on rides designed by madmen.
The 2019 Florida State Fair is on!  

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  • We talk about our weekend trip to the Florida State Fair in Tampa, the foods we tried, the rides we rode, and the stuff we saw.

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