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Whirlwind Weekend at Disney World

Whirlwind Weekend at Disney World

June 10, 2019

Last weekend we played "out of town tourist" in Orlando, spending two full days at Disney World, and then visiting one of our favorite beaches in Florida near St. Petersburg.  We also have a couple of restaurant reviews, and a recommendation on a great resort at a great price in Orlando.

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The 2019 Florida Water Park Rundown

The 2019 Florida Water Park Rundown

May 27, 2019

The weather in Florida is heating up, so let's go to a water park!  This week we rundown just about every water park in the state and see what's new for 2019.  

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Gatorpalooza

Gatorpalooza

May 20, 2019

Gatorland turned 70 years old this week! To help celebrate Gatorpalooza we learn some fun and interesting facts about Florida's official state reptile in a game of Alligator trivia.  Listen and play along!

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Orlando is smashing tourism & thrill ride records

Orlando is smashing tourism & thrill ride records

May 13, 2019

This weekend we stopped by a great little hidden gem of a restaurant in small town Florida, and went to see the new Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy show at Disney's Hollywood Studios.   Also, news about Orlando's record breaking tourist numbers and new attractions on the way.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Trivia

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Trivia

May 6, 2019

Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrated their 30 year anniversary this week, so we thought it would be fun to explore some fun facts and secrets about Disney's third park in a fun game of trivia.   

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Fantastic Florida Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Florida Beasts and Where to Find Them

April 29, 2019

Florida is full of wild places, from the Panhandle to the Keys, with critter encounters and locally famous animals you can see in person.  In this episode we talk about some of the best places around the state to find some of Florida's favorite fantastic beasts.

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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.

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  • 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.  

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  • 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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