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A True Central Florida Experience: Gatorland.

I did something last week that I haven’t done in fifteen years: I went to Gatorland. Now, I know it’s not Disney World and I’ll be honest, you usually have to drag me kicking and screaming from Disney property, but … Continue reading

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Town of Celebration, Fl Celebrates 15 Years With Founders Day, Taste of Celebration

It was “The Town That Disney Built” drawing the talents of the worlds best architects and urban planners, and then 350 lucky families who became the first residents and modern day pioneers of new urbanism. Now with more than 9,000 … Continue reading

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Massive Motel Fire near Disney World Closes 192, Injures 12

The Vacation Lodge Motel, near Disney’s Animal Kingdom, on the 192 caught fire around 10:45pm last night and is still burning strong right now. All three wings of the sprawling motel have burned to the ground, displacing 150 guests. Although … Continue reading

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Disney World Flat, Kissimmee Depressed and Depressing

Even though I was giving myself a little holiday from the blog this weekend, two stories caught my eye. The first was an Orlando Sentinel story on the flat attendance at Walt Disney World. I have to think that given … Continue reading

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Kissimmee Merchants Look to Plus Hwy 192

Merchants and business owners along Highway 192 in Osceola County have finally decided to get their act together. Prior to the latest economic meltdown, I wrote about signs of life in Central Florida’s most neglected tourist region. As you might … Continue reading

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