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Construction Photo Update ~ UOR Projects 664 and 533

We had a chance this past week to take a few shots of Universal Orlando Resort‘s Sapphire Falls – Project 664 and Volcano Bay – Project 533. First up we have Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. You can clearly see the steel framing going in for the exterior walls, interior partitions being erected and HVAC trunks line…

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Gatorland Welcomes First Set of Nile Crocodile Hatchlings in Two Years!

(ORLANDO, Fla.) GATORLAND may be known as the Alligator Capital of the World, but today park officials welcomed 19 Nile crocodile hatchlings, the first set of hatchlings born at the park in more than two years. “All appear to be extremely healthy and they will certainly enhance and increase the Nile crocodile population we currently…

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Cheers to the 20th Annual Wazoo Beer Fest Fundraiser at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Join the Herd of Several Thousand Thirsty Guests Who Support the Zoo TAMPA, Fla. (July 22, 2015) – WaZoo Beer Fest, recognized as one of the “10 Great Beer Festivals in the Country” by USA Today, is on tap for Saturday, August 1st from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, presented by J.J. Taylor…

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SeaWorld’s Killer Whales Live As Long As Their Wild Counterparts

Peer-reviewed study published in the prestigious Journal of Mammalogy ORLANDO, Fla. (July 22, 2015) – A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Mammalogy by the Oxford University Press adds important insights to the debate over how long killer whales in human care live.  The study found no difference in life expectancy between killer…

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Photos from Halloween In July VIII at Tin Roof Orlando

Pixels visited Tin Roof Orlando on the evening of July 18th, 2015 for Halloween In July VIII. Below is information supplied by the event organizer: The biggest and only out-of-season event in Orlando, Halloween in July (HIJ) brings all the excitement, creativity, and energy of Halloween into the middle of the summer fun. Kept as a…

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Busch Gardens Tampa One of World’s Top Amusement Parks

Park Honored by USA TODAY and Leading Travel Industry Website TripAdvisor TAMPA, Fla. (July 20, 2015) – Busch Gardens® Tampa was recently recognized as a winner in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards and in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. TripAdvisor recognized Busch Gardens as one of the Top Amusement Parks in the World…

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All Three Orlando-Based Seaworld Parks Named “Top 10” Winners in 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. – (July 20, 2015) – All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando have won a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for amusement parks in the United States. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a 12-month period.  Discovery Cove…

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Dare to Enter the Further… Insidious Franchise to Possess Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Hit Supernatural Film Series to Become All-New Haunted Mazes in Orlando and Hollywood, Featuring Scenes from the Newly-Released Third Chapter ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 16, 2015) – This fall, it’s not the maze that’s haunted…YOU ARE. The twisted minds behind Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are teaming…

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