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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where in WDW is this?

Pleasure Island club "Motion" looking forlorn. It will be torn out soon enough!

Where in WDW is this?




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Imagination!

Hmmm. This stinks!




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Sunday, November 28, 2010

SeaWorld Orlando Xmas exceeds expectations


Ice skating shows, Sesame Street Xmas shows, special orca and sea lion shows, snowfall, and way more decorations than you can shake a stick at. Oh, and 75 Xmas trees on the water syncopated to music - their own version of Osborne lights. Area music is everywhere (and includes Christian songs, which Disney doesn't do any more). Wonderful!









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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Putting Edge golf


It costs about the same as other mini golf in Orlando, it's air conditioned, and it's got dark light glow colors. What's not to love about Putting Edge?

You could point out that it's located in the dying (already deceased?) indoor mall called Festival Bay, at the north end of I-Drive. True, but that's not their fault. $8.50 will buy you 18 holes in an immersive course that doesn't wimp out - it's also fun and challenging. I especially like the few gimmick holes: use a tiny putter, use the putter like a pool cue, shoot without touching the carpet.













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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

IAAPA 2010

The annual trade show for amusement parks is in town. Heard Marty Sklar and Muckey Steinberg trade stories. Best line from Sklar: "That was bullshit!" (in reference to the idea that Japanese tourists don't like to get wet).




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Sunday, November 14, 2010

New To Me

It's fantastically relaxing to spend a day doing stuff totally new to you. Yesterday I went to Fantasy of Flight (highly recommend this air museum), then had lunch at Pollo Campero, the new restaurant at Downtown Disney.

We followed THAT with a trip to the free campfire and singalong at Fort Wilderness. What a hidden gem! I want to spend a full day doing Ft Wilderness soon. It's like a fifth theme park! I was giddy even at seeing a new to me Disney store (I'm such a geek!)




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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pollo Campero open in DTD

The replacement for McDonalds opened today. Verdict: slightly more expensive than a Taco Bell but twice as fresh. Some frustrating shakedown issues, but nothing to urge you to stay away. We will be back!






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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orlando Touch a Truck

Orlando Touch a Truck is this weekend ($5 per person): http://www.orlandotouchatruck.com/

We had great fun at this last year, but have other plans this Saturday so we have to miss it. The event is sponsored by a church, but it's a non-religious event (there is no church presence).

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Food Network casting call

This just in from the Food Network:

I am a casting assistant for 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Food Network’s successful competition reality series. We are currently casting for our second season and would like to inform you and your readers that we are holding an open casting call in Orlando on Monday November 14, 2010.



We are looking for charismatic and outgoing two person teams with pre-existing relationships, who have always dreamed of running their own restaurant. Applicants may have lots of restaurant experience, no restaurant experience, or some combination of both. One member of the team will run the “back of the house” and one member will run the “front of the house”. As a team they must have the skills to open and run their own restaurant!





N o w C a s t i n g


orlando casting call information:

date: 11/14/2010

time: 10am - 1pm

location: Holiday Inn Orlando

5905 Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32819

Who should apply:

Two person teams with pre-existing relationships. Husband/wife, ex-husband/wife, father/daughter, mother/son, newlyweds, brothers, sisters, twins, cousins, best friends etc.

Those with the skills to run a restaurant. Applicants may have lots restaurant experience, no restaurant experience, or some combination of them both. One member of the team will run the “back of the house” and one member will run the “front of the house”. As a team you must have the skills to open and run a restaurant!

Those with lots of personality. Teams must be charismatic and outgoing! Must have lots of energy!