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Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training | Port Charlotte, FL

March 27, 2011
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“I had a friend, who was a big baseball player back in high school, he could throw that speed ball by you, make you look like a fool.” Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days Back in the early 1980’s spring training was a sleepy affair, held in small wooden ballparks, that were for the most...

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Naples International Film Frenzy

November 22, 2010
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Naples International Film Frenzy

Naples International Film Festival Silverspot Cinemas | Naples, FL “Remember all the movies Terry we’d go see, to learn how to walk like the hero’s we thought we had to be.” Backstreets, Bruce Springsteen Here at badDOLPHIN, we love a good flick. Especially a good indie flick. We also love a good party. The...

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3D or No 3D? That is the question.

October 23, 2010
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3D or No 3D? That is the question.

Even though I’m going to talk about the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot, I won’t be discussing the “Journey Into Imagination with Figment” ride. You know, the one with the guy from Monty Python no one under the age of 35 knows who the hell is — the one that was so bad, it had...

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joeA’s Rant: Theme Park Parking Fees

October 11, 2010
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I bought my first Walt Disney World “Four Seasons” pass back in 1994, essentially, it’s today’s “Seasonal Pass,” exclusive to Florida residents. The Four Seasons pass had block out dates, like today’s seasonal passes, and did not include parking. Forgive me if I sound like an old fart, but back in the day you...

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Badass French Canadians: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”

October 4, 2010
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Badass French Canadians: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”

Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World, Orlando Once upon a time, there was a magical theater in the heart of a magical land… Maybe it’s because I am French Canadian. Or maybe it’s because I love lingering around the spot where dreams and reality intertwine. One thing I know for...

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Open Mouth, Insert Flip-Flop: joeA’s Unabridged Wizarding World of Harry Potter Review

October 3, 2010
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I must admit, I was skeptical some three years ago when Universal Studios announced they would be building a Harry Potter “theme park” inside their Orlando Islands of Adventure theme park. Three years later, I am happy to report -- and a bit surprised -- Universal Studios has surpassed anything Disney has previously...

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The Calm Before the Blue-Hair Storm

September 30, 2010
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The Calm Before the Blue-Hair Storm

Ollivander’s Wand Shop Experience Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Universal Studios, Orlando As you Floridians know, this time of year is the calm before the storm. In another month, the weather forecasters will be screaming to stock up on batteries, water and plywood and the blue-hair snow birds will be settling in, crapping...

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