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Leave the Brooms, Take the Bernie Bott Beans

October 9, 2010
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Leave the Brooms, Take the Bernie Bott Beans

Three Broomsticks Restaurant and Hog’s Head Saloon Wizard World of Harry Potter | Universal Studios, Orlando Before the details of Harry’s Wizarding World were announced, we assumed Universal Studios Orlando would be integrating the Enchanted Oak Tavern into their new “park with a park.”  After all, Merlin, the freaking godfather of wizards, could be...

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ALOHA! We’re All Cousins Here (No, I Don’t Mean Kentucky)

October 5, 2010
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ALOHA! We’re All Cousins Here (No, I Don’t Mean Kentucky)

‘Ohana Restaurant Second Floor, Disney’s Polynesian Resort Everyone’s cousins at ‘Ohana Restaurant. I know what you’re thinking. No, they’re not all from Kentucky. “Ohana” means “family” in Hawaiian, as I’m sure many of you parents know from watching Lilo and Stitch a million times over with your kids. Make sure you bring your appetite...

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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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A.S.S.: Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

October 1, 2010
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A.S.S.:  Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL We only wish badDOLPHIN’s “ass man” was of the same caliber of Maxim magazine’s T&A, but when at Walt Disney World in Orlando, “ass man” only means one thing – you’re a bogey staying at the All-Star Sports Resort. Back in day,...

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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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