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The Kiss Goodbye

1/23/2018
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The Kiss Goodbye is the last episode of The Orlando Local Show. After some deliberation, we decided to end the show and concentrate on some other efforts. Thank you to everyone who listened, subscribed and commented on our shows. We truly appreciate you! The post OL 068 – The Kiss Goodbye appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:05:53

Our Top Ten Orlando Restaurants for 2018

1/16/2018
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We updated our Top Ten Orlando Restaurants for 2018. Aimed primarily at visitors, this list includes mostly restaurants in predominantly visitor areas for easy access. We also included one local restaurant outside of those areas because it's just so good and we haven't found anything like it replicated elsewhere. The post OL 067: Our Top Ten Orlando Restaurants for 2018 appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2018 by Orlando Local.

Duration:01:00:40

Our Experiences with Seminole County Public Schools

1/9/2018
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Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) has a great track record. In 2017, the district ranked 1st place out of all Central Florida Schools, and it's 3rd graders ranked 1st of the 17 largest districts in the state of Florida Yet the schools seem to have some incredibly stupid rules and practices. We wanted to share some of our experiences from a parental perspective, so you have an idea what to expect The post OL 066: Our Experiences with Seminole County Public Schools appeared first...

Duration:00:35:08

Spending a Day at Epcot as a Local Family

11/7/2017
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A Day at Epcot as a Local Family - What's it Like? Our family spent a day at Epcot last weekend. Perhaps one of the things we hear most often from die-hard Disney fans who visit Orlando often is about how great it must be to live here and go to Walt Disney World anytime you want. Well, think of this episode like the old Mythbusters show The reality of living here is that most of us just don't have the time to go as often as you may think. We'll explain why. The post OL 065:...

Duration:00:22:23

What to Expect for Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

10/31/2017
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Christmas season at Walt Disney World is a fun time to visit, but it's not without some caution. Christmas is one of the busiest and most expensive times to visit the parks and resorts. We can help you know when to get some of the holiday fun without breaking the bank. The post OL 064: What to Expect for Christmas Season at Walt Disney World appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:16:24

Walt Disney World Resorts Allow Dogs in Rooms

10/24/2017
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Now that Walt Disney World resorts allow dogs in rooms, the Internet seems to be in mass hysteria. Some people are elated while others have dire predictions. How will this impact your Disney World vacation? Why Would Walt Disney World Resorts Allow Dogs in Rooms Quite simply, it's a business decision. Other hotels and resorts have dog-friendly policies. For example, the Universal Studios resort hotels allow dogs. While Disney World had a kennel on property for decades, but people...

Duration:00:21:13

Replay: Orlando Myths, Misconceptions and Ugly Truths for International Visitors

10/17/2017
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This is a replay of a previous episode. We Address Some Orlando Myths and Misconceptions Is IHOP really the best place for breakfast? Should you spend part of your vacation in Orlando shopping at Walmart? Are there secret police waiting to arrest jaywalkers on International Drive? While my answer would be No to all of these questions, I discovered that a large number of International visitors would answer Yes to all of them. As a public service, we want to just dispel some of the...

Duration:00:36:31

The Adult Side of Walt Disney World

10/10/2017
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The Adult side of Walt Disney World provides some entertainment and activities primarily for adults. There's nothing wrong with taking some time away from the kids, as long as you made sure they're covered. We'll discuss some reasons why you may want to consider some adult time at Walt Disney World. The post OL 062: The Adult Side of Walt Disney World appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:22:30

Winter Park Fish Company Review

10/3/2017
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The Winter Park Fish Company is an informal shack with some of the best seafood you'll ever taste. There aren't many tables. It doesn't have enough parking. It's not even inexpensive. However, find out why locals are flocking to this little fish house on a regular basis to get some of the most delicious seafood you can find. The post OL 061: Winter Park Fish Company Review appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:19:54

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe Review

9/26/2017
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Keke's Breakfast Cafe is one of the better breakfast restaurants in Orlando. We mentioned them in our roundup of restaurants in episode 14 of The Orlando Local Show. We decided it deserves a full review of by itself. While nothing is perfect, we found that Keke's generally offers a good breakfast and is a better option than visiting the usual IHOP or Denny's chain restaurants. There's a bit more care and style with the meals here. The post OL 060: Keke’s Breakfast Cafe Review appeared...

Duration:00:15:52

Hurricane Irma Review

9/19/2017
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Hurricane Irma hit some areas of Orlando harder than others. However, impact isn't the entire story. We'll let you know how people acted and reacted before, during and after the storm in our Hurricane Irma review. The post OL 059: Hurricane Irma Review appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:25:33

3 Travel Accessories You Should Bring to Orlando

9/5/2017
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Going on vacation to Orlando brings new challenges that you may not face in every day life. You do different things. It's likely that you dress differently. New environments can cause stress that you normally won't encounter. That's why we have three travel accessories to recommend for your next Orlando vacation. The post OL 058: 3 Travel Accessories You Should Bring to Orlando appeared first on Orlando Local. © Copyright 2017 by Orlando Local.

Duration:00:22:01

10 Tips for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

8/29/2017
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Use Our 10 Tips for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to Get the Most Out of Your Experience Every year when I visit the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, one thing keeps coming to mind. This is Disney's way of getting people to visit during a time when nobody really wants to go on vacation in Orlando. Kids are back to school, summer heat is still here, and there's the lingering threat of a hurricane. Yet it works! People love visiting the Epcot...

Duration:00:19:14

What Can You Do on Labor Day in Orlando?

8/22/2017
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Labor Day in Orlando: The Slowest Holiday of the Year Labor Day in Orlando is a pretty slow period of the year for visitors. Kids are back in school and most people don't plan a family vacation right after school starts. Even the locals aren't spending much time in theme parks or other locations. If they do, it's likely on the Saturday before Labor Day. That's because going out on Labor Day isn't a great idea when you have to get back to work and school. The post OL 056: What Can You Do...

Duration:00:22:13

How to Choose a Camera to Use on Your Orlando Vacation

8/15/2017
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Learn How to Choose a Camera for Vacation Photos I know what you're thinking. Why do I need to choose a camera for vacation photos? I have a smart phone and it's always with me. Trust me, I get it. Smart phones, particularly iPhones, take some really great photos these days. We love them and use ours every time we visit the parks. Since they're online, you can quickly share photos on Instagram or other social media. However, there's a bit more to your vacation memories than quick...

Duration:00:23:02

Does the Constant Construction at Walt Disney World Ruin Your Vacation?

8/8/2017
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Does Constant Construction at Walt Disney World Cause You to Rethink Your Vacation Plans? Over the past few years, it seems as is the construction at Walt Disney World will never end. The construction walls and scrims at every park and Disney Springs can have a serious impact on your vacation experience. It turns out that attendance is down because the value for your vacation experience is also down. I think we need to talk about that. The post OL 054: Does the Constant Construction at...

Duration:00:22:06

How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel

8/1/2017
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Just How Do You Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel for Your Next Visit? Perhaps one of the most important decisions of any vacation, just where do you want to stay? If you are thinking about staying on site at Walt Disney World, this episode will help you understand: * Why staying on-site at Walt Disney World is a good decision * Help you understand the perks & benefits of a Walt Disney World resort hotel * Understand the different types of Walt Disney World resorts. The post OL...

Duration:00:29:19

How to Use Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World

7/25/2017
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Extra Magic Hours: Sometimes Great and Sometimes a Waste of Time Extra Magic Hours (EMH) at Walt Disney World are perks for resort guests. Essentially, you get more time in a Walt Disney World park than guests who aren't staying at one of the Disney hotels on property. You don't get Extra Magic Hours in every park or on every day. The schedule changes now and then, so it's best to check with a TIMES GUIDE at your Disney Resort Hotel. Sometimes the Extra Magic Hours work well for you....

Duration:00:18:26

Ignore All the Rides at Magic Kingdom and Still Have Family Fun

7/18/2017
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We Ignore All the Rides at Magic Kingdom The world is full of rules. Most people tell you that you can't enjoy yourself at Walt Disney World unless you plan ever nanosecond of your visit. In fact, there's an industry of planners, schedules and tools just to micro-manage your Walt Disney World vacation so you can squeeze every last drop of experience out of the resort. No wonder so many people there are in a bad mood these days. On our last trip, we decided to ignore all the advice and the...

Duration:00:26:17

What Matters When Choosing a Snowbird Home in Orlando?

7/11/2017
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Choosing a Snowbird Home in Orlando We received an email from a reader who asked for our advice in choosing a snowbird home in Orlando. Visiting Walt Disney World was part of her concern, and she's fine with being up to an hour's drive away from the parks. As it happens, we live roughly an hour's drive away from the parks. That has a huge impact on our visits, but it's not the only issue to consider if you're looking for an Orlando vacation home The post OL 050: WHAT MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING...

Duration:00:27:42