September 2015

Duffy the Disney Bear leaving EPCOT

The days of Duffy the Disney Bear greeting guests at Epcot are numbered, Walt Disney World officials have confirmed.

Duffy has never really hit it off with Walt Disney World guests and so he's going to be replaced by Daisy Duck. The last day that the Duffy character will have meet and greet duties at his World Showcase stop will be Oct. 3.

Milestone 25th Year of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Night's has opened!

Jack will have the last laugh...

The epic 25th year of Orando's best Halloween event, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, opened on Friday, marking the beginning of the biggest, longest and most intense event in history. The master of horror, Jack the Clown, has returned as the event’s ultimate icon, and he’s assembled the most maniacal myriad of monsters imaginable.

Disney World will break ground on Star Wars lands in 2016

After much speculation, Disney have announced that construction will start on Star Wars lands at both Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, next year.

The groundbreaking dates were announced by Walt Disney Co. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs at an investors conference Thursday.

I-Drive Cinemark gets fancy seats

The Cinemark theatre at Artegon Marketplace, which opened in 2002, is getting $3 million renovation to bring it's seating up to the standards set by Disney's AMC 24 at Downtown Disney and the Cobb Plaza Cinema in downtown Orlando.

All but 4 of the theatres 24 screens is getting an upgrade, which includes recliners and leg rests, according to permits filed with the city of Orlando.

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Ponderosa Steakhouse

Ponderosa Steakhouses are a chain of 'cheap and cheerful' diners which offer waitress service and a salad-bar.

They tend to be 'no frills', but the food and service is always quite good and will be frequented by as many locals as tourists.