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Orlando Local Guide Endorses John Kasich for President in 2016

On the eve of Donald Trump‘s visit to UCF, Orlando Local Guide endorses John Kasich for both the Republican nomination as well as the next President of the United States. As can be seen in this CNBC video here, John Kasich … Continue reading

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2015 Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 15th through June 14th

In the month of May of the year 1977, George Lucas single-handily changed the art of cinema when Star Wars was released into theaters. Star Wars had action and special effects that nobody had ever seen before and was way … Continue reading

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Marvel Universe Live! Review

The touring Marvel Universe Live! recently visited the Amway Center in downtown Orlando in December 2014 and all of the biggest Marvel Super heroes took over the venue for an extended weekend stay. Marvel Universe Live! Marvel Universe Live! is … Continue reading

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2014 Winter Park Harvest Festival Supplies Orlando with Locally Grown Vegetables for Thanksgiving Dinner

The fourth annual Winter Park Harvest Festival will takes place on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 in Central Park in the West Meadow green area that is close to the post office in Winter Park and is free for everyone to attend. The festival takes … Continue reading

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Remembering the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights no longer occurs at Hollywood Studios. This was our article for when it was an annual event in Orlando: Disney World meets Clark Griswold with their Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Hollywood Studios. The … Continue reading

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2014 Winter Park Classic Car Show Concours d’Elegance on November 16th is the Best Car Show in Orlando

The Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show, held in November of each year in the city of Winter Park is Orlando’s best overall car show. The 2014 event will be held on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 from 10 AM – 5 PM with the awards … Continue reading

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2014 Miracle Miles 15k and 5k in Orlando on September 20th to Support Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children and Babies

One of Orlando’s larger races throughout the year takes place on Saturday, September 20st, 2014 at Lake Eola Park for Miracle Miles 2014 5k and 15k to support Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and the hospitals Alexander Center for Neonatology. Over 3,500 individuals … Continue reading

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Review: Disney on Ice “Frozen” Brings Disney’s new Animated Classic to Life

Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice recently unveiled their new ice skating spectacular based on the new animated Disney classic “Frozen”, sharing the same name, and it is the best Disney on Ice show that I have seen. To take it … Continue reading

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2014 Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend Car Show on June 14th and 15th featuring Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile

Downtown Disney will be having their second annual Car Masters Weekend on Saturday June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, 2014 with the stars of the “Cars” films including Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile taking center stage with over 150 classic, muscle, … Continue reading

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Disney World Removes “Push” the Talking Trash-Can from the Magic Kingdom and Message Boards Overreact

The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that Disney World has retired their talking trash-can attraction called “Push” at the Magic Kingdom and fans of the attraction on the WDWMagic message boards and elsewhere have overreacted to the news by stating that this is … Continue reading

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UTI Graduate Joins Monster Jam with Monster Dedication

Technician Works with the Grave Digger and Madusa Monster Jam trucks to Put His Skills to Work Continue reading

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Why Blake Bortles Should Return to UCF for his Senior Year

Updated: January 6th, 2014 – Blake Bortles has decided to forgo his senior year at UCF to enter the NFL Draft. Thank you Blake for the most unbelievable season in UCF history. Represent UCF well in the NFL and best … Continue reading

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Orlando Local Guide Launches OrlandoChristmas.com Christmas Guide

Orlando Local Guide is pleased to announce an all new website and travel guide to help visitors and residents celebrate and organize their Christmas celebrations in Orlando with the launch of OrlandoChristmas.com. Orlando Christmas Guide Orlando Christmas Guide is the … Continue reading

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2013 Target Family Theatre Festival at Loch Haven Park on July 19th through August 4th

The Target Family Theatre Festival returns to Loch Haven Park and The Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando for its seventh annual celebration. Festival shows run from Friday, July 19th, 2013 through Sunday, August 4th, 2013 with many performances taking place during the festivals Party in the Park … Continue reading

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2013 Red Chair Affair at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center on August 24th

Orlando’s annual event that celebrates and showcases the upcoming cultural season called the Red Chair Affair will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center at 8pm. Some of the highlights will include performances by … Continue reading

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New Stores, Fountains, and a Capital Grille Coming Soon to the Mall at Millenia in 2013

We stopped by the Mall at Millenia on March 16th, 2013 and there is a lot of activity with new stores getting ready to open and existing stores finding new locations in the mall with updated storefronts and interiors. Stores … Continue reading

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2013 Orlando Summer Camp Expo at the Winter Park Farmers Market on April 4th

Getting ready for the summer when school is out and the kids are bored at home, a summer camp expo will be held at the Winter Park Farmers Market on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 from 6 pm until 8 pm. … Continue reading

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Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve at SeaWorld on January 26th, 2013

Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve will be appearing at SeaWorld on Saturday, January 26, 2013 as part of Sea World’s Just For Kids family concert series. Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve This program starring Genevieve Goings entertains both parents and children with … Continue reading

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Darth Vader Gets a Lifetime Pass to Disney World as Disney Buys Lucasfilm that Includes the Star Wars Franchise

After checking out Disneyland in California a year ago (see video below), Darth Vader must have told the Skywalker’s about it and Disney has rewarded him with a lifetime pass to the parks as Disney announced the purchase of Lucasfilm … Continue reading

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New Home Construction Going Up in Orlando along with Housing Prices in 2012

CNNMoney published the video below on October 25, 2012, talking about how national home builders have returned to Orlando and that new construction is on the rise again (click here to read the article).

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Peanuts Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event at the Orange County History Center in Downtown Orlando on October 27th, 2012

It’s the great Pumpkin! Charlie Brown will be uttered by many kids and adults at the Orange County History Center in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 as the history center present a Peanuts Halloween Trick-or-Treat event for children … Continue reading

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Soaked Extreme Watersports Event in Downtown Orlando with Travie McCoy and Breathe Carolina

Extreme water sports and bands will take over Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th, 2012 for the first ever Soaked Extreme Water Sports and Music Festival. Soaked Orlando Gym Class Heroes Frontman Travie McCoy and … Continue reading

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Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando at the Convention Center in August 2012

The annual Star Wars convention, Star Wars Celebration VI, is being held in Orlando this year at the Orange County Convention Center from Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 26th, 2012. The Star Wars Celebration event is the franchise’s biggest … Continue reading

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Stuff UCF Fans Say

I was passed along this video that I wanted to share on Orlando Local Guide entitled: “Stuff UCF Fans Say” by Scooter Magruder. I would like to disclose that I am a proud UCF Alumni and Season Ticket Holder and … Continue reading

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