Newly Re-imagined Hemisphere Restaurant

Hemisphere Combines the Adventure of Flight with International Flavors 

Neo-contemporary world cuisine lands in the Orlando culinary scene when the newly re-imagined Hemisphere restaurant set to open this fall on the ninth floor of Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.

hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Known for its epic sunrise to sunset views of the airport runway, the new Hemisphere features a $3 million re-design of the 3,000 square-foot restaurant and seats 164 guests. The stylish environment offers light wood finishes and flexible seating to accommodate groups, as well as, small parties and single diners in its signature setting. Custom wine cuvees and lounge-style seating highlight the center of Hemisphere’s unique layout.

Billy Joel Coming To The Amway Center

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that legendary musician, Billy Joel returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, January 27, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m.

“I’m excited to announce the return of Billy Joel, one of music’s most-revered musicians,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “As a leading destination for world-class entertainment, the Amway Center continues to attract some of the world’s most renowned artists and we are honored to have him in Orlando again.”

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Billy Joel At Wembley Stadium, September 10, 2016.

Annual Pink Bash Tickets Available #PinkBash

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

5th Annual Pink Bash Set for Friday, October 21 in Downtown Orlando

Befitting Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way. Pink Bash features a survivor fashion show, live music, pink carpet photos, raffle prizes and more — all to support the cause and honor those that are fighting, have been touched or have lost their battle to breast cancer.

Celebrate Yelloween at STK Orlando

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Celebrate Yelloween at STK Orlando

If you are looking for a fun Halloween without having to head into Downtown Orlando, why not try something new! STK Orlando at Disney Springs is hosting their first Halloween event called “Yelloween”.

The “Yelloween” fun starts at 8 pm, and for two hours you’ll enjoy champagne toasts, an open bar, drink specials from 10 pm to midnight, little bites, haunting tunes from a live DJ, performers and interactive performers as you party on the rooftop!

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance online.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids' Weekend


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will host Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends this October, a kid-centered Halloween event featuring a hay bale maze, one-of-a-kind animal encounters, character parades, and trick-or-treat candy stations.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun

“Halloween” Kids’ Weekends


“The Count Weekend” – October 22 & 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m.

“Monsters & Fairies Weekend” – October 29 & 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m.

LEGOLAND Florida Firefighter Fridays

Firefighter Fridays LEGOLAND Florida 2016

For three weekends in October at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Firefighter Fridays return in 2016 conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association.

Come kick off NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week with fun, educational activities that teach kids the importance of fire safety on Firefighter Fridays held on October 14th, 21st, and 28th. You’ll also be able to meet some of the real-life firefighters who help keep Polk County safe.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”

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Clue the Movie

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We are quickly creeping into fall with school having started, Halloween parties underway, and football season here. This means it is time to revisit one of my all time favorite movies that is perfect for this time of year, Clue the Movie. The1985 comedy film is set in 1954 New England and definitely feels like it is set in the fall. If you haven’t yet seen Clue, which is based on the classic board game from Parker Brothers, now owned by Hasbro, you need to get on it!

Clue is a mystery wrapped in comedy and stars some great comedic actors like Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Michael McKean, Eileen Brennan, and Lesley Ann Warren. Like the game, you have the color themed names for characters including Mrs. White, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Miss Scarlet. You also have Tim Curry as the seventh lead, Wadsworth, along with a supporting cast of characters and household staff: Mrs. Ho the cook, Yvette the maid, Mr. Boddy, the cop, the motorist, the singing telegram girl, and a few others which I won’t revel for fear of spoiling the plot of a 30+ year old movie.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2016: What To Eat

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2016: What To Eat

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is under way now, and I had the chance to try a selection of dishes you can find around the park at a luncheon and I was completely blown away!

I’ve listed the dishes in alphabetical order of where you can find them at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival to help make planning a little easier!

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2016: What To Eat


2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Walt Disney World

A Trip To Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

What better way is there to celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day than by visiting Vivoli il Gelato at The Landing in Disney Springs!

For 85 years this world-famous gelato shop from Florence, Italy, has shared their family’s hand-crafted recipies with the world. And just last year the family opened their second storefront in history at Walt Disney World.

Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

Cats of Disney Animated Movies

A while back I did a post about Disney Movie Bunnies and Rabbits, and today I’d like to look at Disney cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes. For this look at the felines on film, I’m going to focus on compiling a list of the cats from Disney animated movies since there are so many in this category alone. From the most recent Zootopia from earlier this year, back to 1940’s Pinocchio, check out these cool cats of cinema.


Numerous background chracters or unnamed lions, tigers, and cheetahs oh my from Zootopia are cats. There are dozens if not more cats of all sizes as would be expected in an animal centric world themed movie. I’ll list as many named characters as I can, but will also include some minor ones too.


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The Octonauts Visit SEA LIFE Orlando This Fall

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The Octonauts Sail in to

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, characters from The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Friday through Sunday, beginning Sept.16 to Oct. 30. During this time, young guests can take photos with the characters at scheduled onsite meet-and-greet events and become part of the Octonauts crew by participating in the Octonauts Training Academy at the aquarium.

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Fall Is Full Of Fun At The Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort Fall 2016

Gaylord Palms Resort invites guests to experience the spooky happenings of the Halloween season Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Beginning September 30, guests can scurry over to GaylordPalms for a ghoulishly good time. From costume contests and a zombie scavenger hunt to a pool party hosted by Dracula himself, there’s fun and frights for every member of the family!

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