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October 14, 2018

REVIEW: UNDead in the Water - Tampa Bay


Thanks to the resurgence in mainstream popularity of zombie culture, the apocalypse is a topic we're able to ponder from a sort of "fantasy" slant. After all, the rise of the undead for a human harvest couldn't really become a realistic event... right?

But, what if...

Work with me here. Even if you haven't considered your survival plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse, haven't we all had a moment to wonder where we would go and what we would do if an apocalyptic event were to unfold? Let's face it - we Floridians have emergency plans embedded in our brains thanks to hurricanes anyway, so maybe it's not a huge leap to throw the potential for flesh-eating monsters into the mix - just in case. (Right about now, you are raising an eyebrow at me, but let me profess - I actually took a course through UC Irvine: 'Survival Lessons From The Walking Dead'... it's a thing, people! But I digress...)

It just so happens - in the case of a zombie apocalypse, those lucky folks near Tampa's Channelside District have a pretty nifty escape option... the American Victory Ship!

October 13, 2018

ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION WELCOMES FAMILIES NEAR AND FAR FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Memorable Orlando Holiday Vacations Await Guests of All Ages with
Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jingle Bell 5k Walk/Run,
Elf-Tuck-In’s on Christmas Eve, Brunch with Santa and a New Year’s Eve Celebration
Florida Residents Receive a 10 Percent Discount on Reservations

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) — There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than in a luxurious home away from home in the family vacation capital of the world. Encore Resort at Reunion, the premier luxury vacation home rental community in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce its spectacular line-up of holiday activities, parties and family/children’s activity programs that will be offered to guests at the Resort during the 2018 Holiday Season. Located only seven miles from Disney World, Universal Orlando and other local theme parks and attractions, Encore Resort at Reunion is the first of-its-kind in the vacation home rental space to offer guests all of the services and amenities of a luxury resort with the comforts and privacy of a home.

Below is a list of Encore Resort at Reunion’s Festive 2018 Holiday Activities and Offerings:

FALL INTO SEASON WITH FREE FESTIVAL AT LUCKY’S MARKET

Annual ‘Harvest Fest’ Showcases Seasonal Produce and Products with
Interactive Activities for All Ages

Despite the still sizzling summer weather, fall has officially begun at Lucky’s Market stores throughout Florida. To celebrate the changing season, and showcase some of Florida’s most popular fall produce and seasonal products, the specialty grocer will host its annual ‘Fall Into Something Different Harvest Fest’ on Saturday, October 20, from 11 am – 4 pm, at each of its Florida locations. All event activities are free to the public.  

All Florida locations are stocking up on everything fall-flavored, including 15 varieties of apples, several types of squash, berries, pumpkin spice flavored cheeses, fall florals, and seasonal beer and wine, including an especially ghoulish ‘Trick” (red) or “Treat” (white) wine.

International Sand Art Competition to Bring Master Sculptors to Key West

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — High-energy creativity, unique “art supplies” and playful beachside fun characterize the International Sand Art Competition, set to provide an intriguing experience for spectators over Thanksgiving weekend in Key West.

Visitors can watch nine leading U.S. and international sand sculptors construct and display large-scale creations Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 21-25, on the Atlantic Ocean beach at Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, at 1500 Reynolds St.

Scheduled competitors are Jakub Zimacek from the Czech Republic; champion sculptor Joo Heng Tan of Singapore; international award winner Fergus Mulvany of Ireland; Canadian-born master Abe Waterman; defending champion Morgan Rudluff of San Francisco, California; competition veteran Dan Belcher of St. Louis, Missouri; Boston, Massachusetts’ Deborah Barrett-Cutulle; and husband-and-wife team Adam Russell and Kelly Lever, Key West residents and sculptors of functional pottery who are turning to the medium of sand.

According to competition organizer Marianne van den Broek, owner of Key West’s Just Sand And Water LLC, each entrant is to receive approximately 7 tons of sand. They have four days to craft their sculptures out of only sand and water, using hand tools such as trowels and brushes but no electric tools, molds or glue.

October 11, 2018

Celebrate the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with Central Florida's Festival of Trees

'Tis the season to buy your tickets to the event that kicks off the 
holidays in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) - Those in Central Florida might already have their minds on gift giving, decking the halls, and warm gatherings with friends and family - but it's not really the holidays in Orlando without the annual tradition of the Festival of Trees.

Tickets are now on sale for Council of 101's annual event, which transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a winter wonderland with sparkling trees, glittering holiday vignettes and stunning décor. Now in its 32nd year, the Festival of Trees is celebrating the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with the Central Florida community. Visitors can admire designer Christmas trees of all sizes, custom wreaths, a gingerbread village and more, all created by Orlando's finest designers. Each piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art.

DETAILS REVEALED FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort today revealed details about New Year’s Eve festivities across the destination, offering many opportunities for guests to find their ideal celebration.

The ultimate New Year’s Eve upscale party for guests 21 and up, EVE at Universal CityWalk is a separately ticketed event that includes an unlimited selection of gourmet dishes, access to six CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, featuring DJ M-Squared on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor, plus a Champagne toast at midnight underneath a magnificent display of confetti bursts and pyrotechnics.

October 7, 2018

Annual Pink Off Park Celebration and Fundraiser Event Returns Friday, October 19 in Winter Park


Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Florida Hospital Foundation
 
WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 5, 2018) – Pink Off Park (formerly Pink Bash) is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way. Pink Off Park features a survivor fashion show, live music, pink carpet photos, a silent auction, enter-to-win 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. 
 
Pink Off Park, produced by Orlando Sentinel Media Group, is a FREE event to attend with options to purchase food and drink sampling passports. One hundred percent of the passport proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Florida Hospital Foundation.

October 5, 2018

MISSOURI - Silver Dollar City's An Old Time Christmas Features Christmas In Midtown Light Spectacular, 6.5 Million Lights, Light Parade & Time Traveler


        (Branson, Mo. 2018)    Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas presents the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, featuring the popular Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating the walkways and load station area for the new ground-breaking coaster Time Traveler. The festival also features an evening light parade, two Broadway-style original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree with a sound and light show and holiday dining, November 3 – December 30.

        Christmas in Midtown takes holiday lighting to a new level, filling over an acre with 1.5 million LED lights -- 145 miles of lights covering 70,000 square feet -- in the Midtown area alone. Huge light tunnels and wreath portals lead into the area, which includes light displays 9 stories high, flying angels, running reindeer, moving trains, a 90-foot tree, musical trees with moving lights, dozens of stars and snowflakes, and a giant turning globe, all created at Silver Dollar City.

Key West’s Goombay Festival to Blend Music, Food and Island Spirit

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — High-energy family fun, entertainment and multicultural taste treats await revelers Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, during the annual Goombay street festival.

The lively festival runs from noon to midnight both days, with the action centered on Petronia Street in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. Attractions include live music, food and a spirited celebration of the cultural connection between Key West and the Bahamas.

Goombay weekend marks the beginning of Fantasy Fest, Key West’s 10-day masking and costuming gala. The 2018 festival is themed “Oh … The Games We Play!” and is scheduled Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 28. 

Each year Goombay attracts thousands of people ranging from national and international visitors to Florida Keys residents who have made attending the event a local tradition. 

Against the vibrant backdrop of Bahama Village, they view and purchase island arts and crafts, savor the flavors of vendors’ delicacies and spend two rocking evenings dancing in the streets.

September 29, 2018

Phantasmagoria Orlando/DiDonna Productions is proud to present the ninth ALL ORIGINAL installment in their Critically Acclaimed “Whimsically Macabre” Halloween Celebrations PHANTASMAGORIA IX “HOMECOMING”

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PHANTASMAGORIA AS FEATURED NATIONALLY ON PBS 

Called One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states Phantasmagoria is proud to present their next main stage installment of this long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA IX “Homecoming” to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year of ongoing production! 

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past eight year’s installments - as well as special events and appearances throughout the year the brand new  PHANTASMAGORIA IX thunders on to the stage in five Florida counties with all new stories of terror!  Live performersPhantastical dance, explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry, aerial performance and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror!   

Join Phantasmagoria’s evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on their newest and perhaps darkest journeys yet through literary tales of terrorand horrific folk stories, legends, and myths. Enter with us into dark and sometimes whimsical tales from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas HoodMexican FolkloreVictorian Poetry and Song, an ancient centuries old  Irish Vampire and much, MUCH more  – all to set the tone for a truly Phantasmagorical Halloween season!     
  
Special VIP Experience!  Available in select cities The VIP show experience will include  Specialty actappearances by members of the Phantasmagoria  troupe woven together to top the evening off in the best and darkest of ways (also includes drink, Phantasmagoria souvenir and more - VIP available in Orlando, Eustis, Sanford and Deland only) 

PHANTASMAGORIA and HIGGINS HOUSE VICTORIAN BED AND BREAKFAST Walk Through Immersive Experience

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PHANTASMAGORIA AS FEATURED NATIONALLY ON PBS 

Called One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states Phantasmagoria is proud to present an all new collaboration with Sanford’s Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year of ongoing production! 

HALLOWEEN WALK THROUGH/IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE 
Join Phantasmagoria in the perfect setting for a truly spooky Halloween – a gorgeous Victorian Bed and Breakfast for its first ever walk through “Haunted” experience. From the moment this Victorian Horror Troupe greets you at the door you will be immersed in magic, storytelling, dark poetry and a séance to gather the forces of the “Ghost of the Higgins House” as the audience embarks on a delightful and personal journey into the Whimsically Macabre world of Phantasmagoria! All ending with outside performances and a taste of fire dancing to end your night in a truly Phantasmagorical way!.