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Kissimmee is set to become center of food universe in November with World Food Championships

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Kissimmee will become the center of the food universe this November with the arrival of the World Food Championships. The championships will make its first appearance in Osceola County Nov. 3 to 10 after spending the last two years in Las Vegas. “It’s a huge deal,” said Amy Green, communications spokesperson for the event, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • On Disney’s Boardwalk — A taste of Italy at Trattoria al Forno

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor There is something distinctive about a first-rate Walt Disney World restaurant. Through the years, Disney has pretty much made a habit of creating restaurants in its world that are uniquely special — from Victoria and Albert’s and Citrico, to California Grill and Be our Guest, dining at Disney, particularly away from the theme parks, is pretty much a guaranteed home run

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  • World’s biggest car auction is in Kissimmee, Mecum auction returns

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Mecum collector car auction has always been a big deal when it comes to Osceola Heritage Park each January. But it is even a bigger deal in 2015 as this year’s auction is set to become the world’s largest collector car auction. Period. This year’s auction will have some 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more

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  • It’s all downhill from here for Gwazi, Busch Gardens’ wooden roller coaster

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor It has been a long, bumpy life for Gwazi, Busch Garden’s wooden rolllercoaster. Florida’s first dueling wooden rollercoaster will come to the end of the line Feb. 1. The theme park announced Friday that Gwazi, which opened in 1999, after thrilling thousands and thousands of guests, will permanently close. “No decisions have been made about what lies ahead

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  • Please wipe your paws. Pet friendly places for a Spacecoast weekend

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Ever wanted to bring your favorite furry friend with you on a long weekend holiday, but end up boarding your pet instead? You can find out where your dog or cat (and even your pot-bellied pig) is welcome thanks to the Florida’s Space Coast website designed especially for pets and their owners. At you can find everything from pet friendly

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  • Ice! hits all the right notes in the Music City, too.

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Ice! isn’t any colder in Tennessee, but maybe it just seems that way. The popular Ice! attraction at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, has been dazzling guests and chilling them to the bone for more than a decade, but did you know that the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, has its own Ice! spectacular? I checked

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  • Holidays at the theme parks, expect big crowds and long lines

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Whether you are just visiting Central Florida or are a permanent resident, Disney, SeaWorld and Universal offer some of the best holiday entertainment in the country. Whether it is the Macy’s Parade at Universal, the Candlelight Processional at Epcot or the Osborne Lights at the Disney Studios, there is an amazing variety of things to see and do at the theme

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