Sunshine State of Mind
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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Banning Childless Adults from Disney World?

Banning Childless Adults from Disney World?

August 19, 2019

Florida will be getting it's first snow park this winter (???) and it's only the middle of August but Halloween events are already getting underway at Florida theme parks.  We run down the entire list of haunted houses and scare zones at Universals Halloween Horror Nights.  And finally, we discuss and breakdown an unhinged rant that recently went viral from a woman who thinks "Childless millenials should be banned from Disney World"

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Everything we know (so far) about Universal’s Epic Universe

Everything we know (so far) about Universal’s Epic Universe

August 12, 2019

Universal Studios just dropped a giant announcement last week; the official announcement of their upcoming theme park "Epic Universe".  We were on vacation when the news broke, but better late than never!  This week talk about everything we know (so far) about the park, and tell you about what we did and where we went on our summer vacation.  Spoiler alert: It wasn't Florida.  

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Central Florida Tourist Traps Worth Visiting

Central Florida Tourist Traps Worth Visiting

August 5, 2019

Central Florida is pretty much the tourism capital of the world, and that means lots of smaller attractions mixed in with the world class destinations.  Are any of these little "tourist traps" worth checking out?  We think so, and in this episode we're going to talk about our favorites.

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