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  • Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando
    Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando

    A new resort has opened this week in on International Drive in Orlando, and with it, a piece of Disney history is being preserved. The CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando is at 7400 International Drive, miles from Walt Disney World. But Disney historians will recognize that address as the…

  • Legoland Official, Memo Leaks Out
    Legoland Official, Memo Leaks Out

    Florida’s oldest tourist attraction is about to become its newest. Merlin Entertainment will be building a new Legoland theme park at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, FL. Winter Haven is about a 45 minute drive from the Orlando attractions area, assuming light traffic. But that shouldn’t hamper Legoland which will…

  • River Country Waterpark beyond hope of repair
    River Country Waterpark beyond hope of repair

    In the 9 years since Disney World closed its River Country water park for the last time there has been off-and-on speculation about whether the park would ever return. Based on this series of photos over at The DISboards, I think we can safely say that Disney has written off…

  • A Cypress Garden Rumor
    A Cypress Garden Rumor

    The experiment that turned the beautiful, but dying, Cypress Gardens into an amusement park may be nearing an end. It pains me to write this rumor, but I completely understand the reasoning behind it. Winter Haven is just too far off the beaten path to be supported by tourists, especially…

  • Impressions of Aquatica
    Impressions of Aquatica

    Seaworld Orlando opened Aquatica last week with a great opening ceremony and a large group of guests in attendance. I wasn’t able to attend the ceremony but LaughingPlace.com did. Check out their typical great coverage with video and photos. LaughingPlace owner Doobie send me these impressions from the event: First…

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