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A poem for Orlando 

I'd like to share with you a moving, emotion fueled poem written by a dear family member, Pam Hill. It is perhaps a little raw, but I found the passion behind her words to help me down the path of healing. We've had one hell of a week, Orlando.   Scream Now Orlando The silence… Continue reading A poem for Orlando 

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My thoughts on the Orlando Shooting

What follows is a stream of consciousness. No set plan as I write, just going through my thoughts tonight 6/12/2016. It happened. I can't believe it happened. My city is now forever changed. But I hope we change for the better. More love, more acceptance, more working together. This isn't to say that my city… Continue reading My thoughts on the Orlando Shooting

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Ron Schneider, EPCOT Center’s Original Dreamfinder, Cast as Walt Disney’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Comedy Feature

"The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head" is a quirky comedy filmed without permission at Walt Disney World. Actor Ron Schneider has been cast in the indie comedy "The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head", playing the title role of Walt. Schneider is known for his long history performing and writing for theme parks across America, including Disneyland, Magic… Continue reading Ron Schneider, EPCOT Center’s Original Dreamfinder, Cast as Walt Disney’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Comedy Feature

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Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

About six months ago I learned about a new restaurant coming to Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). There's been a plethora of new restaurants coming to this reborn area, but this one in particular has already stolen my heart. Chef Art Smith is a Florida Native like me and I am so excited… Continue reading Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

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Details and secrets of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando (OrlandoInformer.com)

Every so often I write a blog post that makes me nervous and anxious. This is one of those posts. We all have our niche and things we are known for. I feel confident that I am known for my love of Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville. And so in honor of my Orlando Margaritaville Cafe… Continue reading Details and secrets of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando (OrlandoInformer.com)

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The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

Today marks three years since my very first blog post at OrlandoInformer.com! When I started ThisFloridaLife back in July 2012 I hoped to simply share my love of my homestate of Florida and use it as a vehicle for me to explore more of this great state. After a few months of writing under my… Continue reading The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

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Holidays 2015 at Universal Orlando have begun! (OrlandoInformer.com)

Christmas time is here and now the holidays at Universal Orlando have finally begun. Orlando is absolutely incredible this time of year; each theme park gets into the action in their own special way.  Universal Orlando’s holiday celebration is very special and unique, offering holiday cheer in a way that only Universal can. Though these… Continue reading Holidays 2015 at Universal Orlando have begun! (OrlandoInformer.com)

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Saying Farewell to the Osborne Lights (TouringPlans.com)

By now we’ve all heard the news that this is the last year for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This popular dazzling light display has been a favorite among Disney guests for 20 years. It’s hard to part ways with this festive frolic of millions of lights (over 5 million in fact).

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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: the BEST in all of Orlando

I'm a Christmas fanatic and a themepark fanatic. So when this time of year rolls around you can imagine how often I find myself in Orlando's theme parks to enjoy the various holiday celebrations. After many visits to many parks I can say for certain that the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is the absolute best in all… Continue reading SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: the BEST in all of Orlando

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How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit at Universal Orlando (TouringPlans.com)

If there is one disappointing thing about holidays at Universal Orlando it’s the fact that the festivities start so late in the season, especially by comparison. Some of the holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World started as early as November 6th this year, that means that Universal Orlando is basically a month behind. Even comparing… Continue reading How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit at Universal Orlando (TouringPlans.com)