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Adventures of Florida Man

Adventures of Florida Man

February 18, 2020

This week we mix up the format a bit and talk about some of our favorite Florida Man headlines of the past year.  Also a little bit Walt Disney World talk.

In this Episode:

  • Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom is getting a facelift. 
  • We discuss some of our favorite Florida Man stories of the past year.
  • Listener Purchase of the Week: Purina Pro Plan Cat Food

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Florida Theme Park Attractions that may soon disappear

Florida Theme Park Attractions that may soon disappear

February 11, 2020

It's still early in the year 2020 and at the start of a new decade.  This week we put on our prognosticator caps to predict and discuss which current Florida theme park attractions we think won't survive to see the next decade.  Also, some "Monster" news emerges on what's coming to Universal's Epic Universe.

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Ten unique, offbeat, “Only in Florida” events for 2020

Ten unique, offbeat, “Only in Florida” events for 2020

February 5, 2020

Two weeks ago we ran down a number of Florida food festivals happening in Florida, so this week we're going to explore some of the unique, weird, and offbeat events for 2020 that could only happen in Florida.  

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Best Places to Visit in Florida (according to T&L)

Best Places to Visit in Florida (according to T&L)

January 28, 2020

This week we came across an article in Travel & Leisure that listed the best places to visit in Florida.  We go through and discuss that list and give our own thoughts and opinions on each place listed.  Also some news about Universal's Epic Universe, SNL pokes fun at Disney Fastpass and listener mail.

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Ten Unique Florida Food Festivals

Ten Unique Florida Food Festivals

January 21, 2020

The Florida festival season is ramping up, and with it comes all kinds of great events to try new foods all over the state.
This week we discuss ten interesting and unique Florida food festivals.

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Ten exciting things coming to Florida in 2020

Ten exciting things coming to Florida in 2020

January 14, 2020

The year 2020 is upon us and we're looking forward to a lot of fun new stuff making it's way to the Sunshine State this year.  
In this episode, we run down ten of the most exciting things we're looking forward to this year.  We also talk a bit about our winter break, and the end of a 70-year-old Florida tradition.

In this Episode:

  • A little talk about our winter break.
  • The Florida Welcome Center no longer gives away free orange juice. 
  • Ten exciting things on the way for 2020

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Our favorite Florida Moments of 2019

Our favorite Florida Moments of 2019

December 27, 2019

In this "Best of 2019" review episode, we talk about some of our favorite things we saw and did around Florida (and beyond) in the past year.

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Star Wars: “Rise of the Resistance” reaction & review

Star Wars: “Rise of the Resistance” reaction & review

December 17, 2019

This weekend we headed out to Disney's Hollywood Studios to ride the brand new "Rise of the Resistance" at Galaxy's Edge!  Let's talk about this mind-blowing new attraction!

In this Episode: 

  • Getting up early to get our Boarding Pass for Rise of the Resistance and our thoughts on the virtual queue system
  • Our Spoiler Free reaction and review of the ride.
  • And then we give our full review of the ride with spoilers for those who want to know!

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A visit to Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa

A visit to Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa

December 10, 2019

Last weekend we were invited to check out Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa.  We talk about our visit to the zoo's Christmas party, and some of the early reaction to the opening weekend of Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy's Edge.

In this Episode: 

  • Rise of the Resistance opens at Galaxy's Edge to long wait times
  • We visit ZooTampa for their holiday party "Christmas in the Wild".

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Where to find Manatees this Winter

Where to find Manatees this Winter

November 26, 2019

The manatee is one of Florida's most iconic symbols, and wintertime is the best time to see them.  When the temperatures dip, manatees will gather in springs and the warm-water outflows of power plants in huge numbers.  This week we talk about some of the best places to see these gentle giants in the wild.

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