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Universal Orlando Suddenly Removes Iconic Roller Coaster Feature

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Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit- you either love it or you hate it. This coaster has been rocking out since 2009. Reaching top speeds of 65 miles per hour with a 167-foot drop, this beast is one of the crown jewels of Universal Orlando. It isn’t the speed or the drop that makes this coaster stand out, though. It’s the soundtrack! ...

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Is the ‘Go Woke Go Broke’ Crowd Winning? A Look at the Numbers

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Disney has alienated many of its fans in recent years. The phrase “go woke, go broke” has trended on social media, and people everywhere have vowed boycotts. It started with former CEO Bob Chapek and his fumbling of Disney’s statement in regard to the Parental Rights in Education Act (dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by critics). Disney, as a ...

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Destination D23: New EPCOT Pavilion, More Figment, a Nighttime Parade (and Other Things We’re Hoping For)

Destination D23

Destination D23 is coming and fans are already speculating about what the event has in store. The event takes place next weekend (September 8-10) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  Josh D’Amaro and Bob Iger will be there and Many fans have a laundry list of updates and future attraction announcements that they hope will be announced (this author included). The Destination ...

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Jimmy Buffett Dead at 76

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Has there been a more prolific singer/songwriter in recent memory than Jimmy Buffett? Who hasn’t sung “Margaritaville” on a night out with friends? Songs like “Fins,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes,” and “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” helped shape a generation and left an indelible mark on American culture. That is why it is with great sadness that we report ...

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Walt Disney World is Under Tornado Watch

Disneyland Closing Early Due to Hurricane Hilary

Central Florida will avoid taking the brunt of Hurricane Idalia. The storm is moving northeast from Florida’s Big Bend. However that doesn’t mean Orlando is in the clear. The storm’s path is only part of the story. When you look at the cone on hurricane maps what you’re seeing is the path that the center of the storm will take. ...

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Disney Delays Exciting Event Due to Hurricane Idalia

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Today is a disappointing day for Disney Cruise Line fans. Many eagerly awaited the grand reveal of Disney Treasure, the newest ship to join the fleet. Scheduled for today, Disney had planned a virtual event to show fans exactly what Treasure has in store. Disney Treasure Rumors  There have been persistent rumors about the ship, and everyone was excited to ...

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Hurricane Idalia Expected to Become Category 4

Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia is preparing to batter Florida’s western Gulf Coast later this morning. The storm was projected to intensify Monday but remained relatively mild. On Tuesday, Idalia intensified as it made its way passed Cuba and back out to sea en route to Florida. The storm continues to gain strength and experts now suggest Hurricane Idalia will strengthen to a ...

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Disney Park CLOSED Due to Hurricane Idalia

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As Hurricane Idalia batters Florida, Disney Parks remain on alert. The storm, which is expected to hammer Florida’s Gulf Coast as a category 3 hurricane on Wednesday (August 30, 2023) has been gaining strength and will quickly make its way across Florida.  The storm will bring high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lighting to Central Florida. As a result, one ...

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New Haunted Mansion Expansion Coming Soon to Disney Park

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Quick! Think about the most iconic ride at any Disney Park. If The Haunted Mansion wasn’t at the top of your list, I bet it wasn’t far off. This grim grinning ride has been delighting guests for decades. Present in one form or another, The Haunted Mansion is iconic. Soon, the classic attraction will be getting its first ever expansion ...

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