Posted in September 2012

A Local’s Favorite Orlando Watering Holes

A Local’s Favorite Orlando Watering Holes

Alcohol is a hot topic in Orlando right now.  Between the epic news that Magic Kingdom’s newest restaurant will serve beer and wine during dinner, the upcoming Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and Oktoberfests happening throughout the Sunshine State, it’s the topic du jour.  Couple all that with it being the start to a challenging … Continue reading

Drawn to Disney’s Animation Academy

Drawn to Disney’s Animation Academy

There is a somewhat hidden gem inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  In my list of must-dos in Disney’s Hollywood Studios I have to put a visit to The Magic of Disney Animation towards the top, right under One Man’s Dream. Once the home to an actual Disney Animation studio, The Magic of Disney Animation offers a trip … Continue reading

Get Some R&R: Kids Want It

Get Some R&R: Kids Want It

So many times I hear from families who express their post-vacation exhaustion. Say it with me now, “I need a vacation from my vacation”. This statement really saddens me.  Vacation in Orlando is not always inexpensive (to put it nicely), and though I believe it is worth every penny, I think it is important to … Continue reading

Become a Florida Lifer and get social

Become a Florida Lifer and get social

Become a Florida Lifer!  Follow @thisfloridalife on Twitter where you will find quick content like photos, videos, and links to news and articles.  For more interaction, become a Florida Lifer on Facebook.  By hitting ‘Like’ on the ThisFloridaLife Facebook page you can join other Florida Lifers as we swap photos, videos, stories, and more.  Most important … Continue reading

Tijuana Flats: A Florida Original

Tijuana Flats: A Florida Original

Although Tijuana Flats is now a chain restaurant, chains don’t just magically appear. Such is the case with Tijuana Flats. This taco joint is a favorite of college kids, young up and coming adults, and families alike.   It got its start right here in Orlando. I will never forget my first visit to Tijuana Flats. … Continue reading

Three Real Florida Fall Events

Three Real Florida Fall Events

For most Florida Residents, especially those of the Central Florida variety, Autumn is the time to enjoy some great events. Of course, there are the huge staples of Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights,  and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  However, there are three “real” Florida events that are on my … Continue reading

Disney has a Drinking Problem

Disney has a Drinking Problem

  UPDATE December 16, 2016 The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed that beer and wine will now be served at almost all of Magic Kingdom’s table service restaurants! Tony’s Town Square Restaurant  Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen Cinderella’s Royal Table These four restaurants join Be Our Guest, which began servicing beer and … Continue reading