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National Entrepreneur Center Giving Away Southwest Tickets

The National Entrepreneur Center is a Disney sponsored community organization with the goal of helping small businesses get started and flourish in and around Central Florida. They also publish a lot of great material that’s perfect for small business owners no matter where they live.… Read More »National Entrepreneur Center Giving Away Southwest Tickets

Orlando My Way to debut on local TV

I’m looking forward to Orlando My Way’s new TV show. A special pilot edition airs this Saturday August 23rd at 7 and 10:30PM on CW18. It will feature stories focused on some of Orlando’s best attractions, dining and entertainment. Inside the Magic host Ricky Brigante… Read More »Orlando My Way to debut on local TV

Disney VoluntEARS work leads to real dollars for local charities

Each year Disney’s community of volunteer cast members head back to the communities where they live and play and help charities and nonprofits that are near and dear to their hearts. These “VoluntEARS” spend countless hours on community initiatives such as mentoring students, organizing donations… Read More »Disney VoluntEARS work leads to real dollars for local charities

Sunshine Blog Winner

We were proud to hear that readers have voted The Disney Blog best blog on Travel, Themepark, or Destination in the Sunshine Blog awards. A big thank you to everyone who voted and a huge thanks to Bess Auer at Florida Blog Con. In just… Read More »Sunshine Blog Winner

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Trailer and Teaser Poster

Universal Studios just released a teaser poster for it’s upcoming expansion of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley themed area. Last week Universal Orland Resort uploaded two trailers for the first Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The first is a not so subtle jab at Disney’s… Read More »Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Trailer and Teaser Poster

A True Central Florida Experience: Gatorland.

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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 I was part of a group that was invited for a private tour so how could I turn that down? It didn’t hurt that my boss took me there in this sweet ride.

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Yes, it’s that car. But in fairness, I was coaxed off of property with the promise of barbeque as well, so it’s not like I could say no.  I take barbeque very seriously.Read More »A True Central Florida Experience: Gatorland.