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My Second Favorite Thing About Universal Orlando

December 26, 2012
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Knowing that many of you are still caught up in festive activities between Christmas and New Year’s, I figured this might be a good time for a light post. I have to liken the chaos of the holiday season to the chaos of a theme park. Lots of people, lots of noise, too much sensory [...]

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The Taxi Trilogy: A Silver Lining in Orlando

April 24, 2012
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This is part 2 of a 3-part series on memorable taxi stories that started with a story from my last trip to Las Vegas over on The Vegas Solo. Today’s story comes from my most recent trip to Orlando, and much like my Las Vegas story, involves a driver making a fresh start with his [...]

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Universal’s CityWalk vs. Downtown Disney

January 27, 2012

Ask almost any regular Orlando visitor which has the best nightlife options–Universal Orlando’s CityWalk or Disney World’s Downtown Disney–and the majority will say: CityWalk. I would have also said this, even before I visited CityWalk for the first time (mainly because I’m still bitter about Disney shutting down the Adventurer’s Club). And yet if you [...]

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Going Solo at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

November 30, 2011

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and films, raise your hand. Me too! (I’m raising my hand right now.) I’ve read all the books, seen all the movies (some more than once) and when I heard that Universal Orlando was creating a theme park for the Harry Potter series, I thought it [...]

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