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Everything fun under the Florida sun! From the state parks to the theme parks we cover everything that’s fun under the Florida sun! Whether you’re a visitor or a permanent tourist like us, we want to help you get the most out of your time in Florida.

Everything fun under the Florida sun! From the state parks to the theme parks we cover everything that’s fun under the Florida sun! Whether you’re a visitor or a permanent tourist like us, we want to help you get the most out of your time in Florida.
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Wesley Chapel, FL

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Everything fun under the Florida sun! From the state parks to the theme parks we cover everything that’s fun under the Florida sun! Whether you’re a visitor or a permanent tourist like us, we want to help you get the most out of your time in Florida.

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Episodes

Roller Coasters, Red Tide, and Rockets

9/17/2018
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Our weekends planned boating trip was cancelled due to this summers especially nasty Gulf Coast red tide, so let’s talk about a new roller coaster coming next year to Busch Gardens, attendance levels at Sea World, and a new addition to the world famous rocket garden at Kennedy Space Center. This show includes: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatushttps://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/amusement-parks/busch-gardens-tampa-bay-tallest-launch-roller-coaster

Duration:00:36:39

Universal Studios betting big on Nintendo

9/10/2018
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The Florida State Park system introduces it’s ”Every Stamp is a Story” passport stamp collection game, and then we discuss all the new rumored Nintendo themed rides and attractions coming to Universal Studios. Are you ready for some real life Mario Kart? We are! This show includes: https://www.floridastateparks.org/every-stamp-story-programhttp://themeparkuniversity.com/universal/nintendos-zelda-slated-to-replace-lost-continent-at-islands-of-adventure/

Duration:00:40:07

We visit Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

9/3/2018
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This show includes: www.SunshineStatePodcast.com@FloridaPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/floridapodcast

Duration:00:48:28

Florida’s Hidden Gems

8/27/2018
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Shannon talks about her recent trip to Tallahasee and some hidden gems she discovered in Florida’s capital. Then we go through a list of more hidden gems all over the state and talk about our experiences at some of them. This show includes: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Maclay-GardensWe talk about a list we found online called “14 More Hidden Gems In Florida That Everyone Must Visit”https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/florida/more-hidden-gems-fl/

Duration:00:48:27

Five Nights on a Carnival “Booze Cruise”

8/20/2018
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Halloween events are already getting started around Florida. Too soon? A long running show at Universal’s Islands of Adventures comes to an end. Then we talk about and review our recent cruise aboard the Carnival Sensation out of Miami. This show includes: https://attractionsmagazine.com/sinbad-show-closing-universal-orlando/We review and discuss our 5 nights aboard the Carnival Sensation

Duration:00:46:49

We visit and review Toy Story Land

8/13/2018
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This week we visited the newly opened Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and how we think this new themed area impacts the overall experience at Hollywood Studios. This show includes: www.SunshineStatePodcast.com@FloridaPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/floridapodcast

Duration:00:41:20

Why Walt Disney World is better than Universal Studios

8/6/2018
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This week we take on the other side of the debate and look at Walt Disney World to talk about some the things we think makes Walt Disney World the better experience over Universal Studios. This show includes: www.SunshineStatePodcast.com@FloridaPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/floridapodcast

Duration:00:36:13

Why Universal Studios is better than Walt Disney World

7/30/2018
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This week we focus on Universal Studios in Orlando to list, discuss (and argue!) about some of the things that we think Universal Studios does better than Walt Disney World. What do you think? Let us know! This show includes: www.SunshineStatePodcast.com@FloridaPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/floridapodcast

Duration:00:44:51

How to celebrate Shark Week in Florida

7/23/2018
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It’s that time of year again…Shark Week! In this episode we share some recent sharky news from our shark surrounded state, and then list off some great places around Florida to experience sharks; either through glass, on a boat, in the water, or just with a cocktail in your hand on the beach. This show includes: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2018/07/17/new-shark-species-genies-dogfish-squalus-clarkae/788109002/https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/ [...]

Duration:00:48:00

See planes, Sea World, and Undersea Art

7/16/2018
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This week we visited John’s Pass in Madiera Beach, and stopped in to review the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, one of those “brown sign on the interstate attractions” that you might have driven past a hundred times. We also discuss a bunch of water themed news, from a new underwater art museum in the Panhandle to an exciting new way to celebrate “Shark Week”. It’s a packed show! This show...

Duration:00:44:41

Taking flight on the Orlando Starflyer

7/9/2018
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We talk about how we spent Fourth of July this year and give our thoughts on Walt Disney Worlds new Florida resident annual pass option. Then we checked the box on one of our Summer Bucket List items this weekend by taking a ride on the Orlando Starflyer, and give our full review on this massive new attraction in Orlando. This show includes: https://attractionsmagazine.com/universal-orlando-cinematic-celebration-debutWalt Disney World Introduces New Annual Pass option for Florida...

Duration:00:37:04

Florida Summertime State Parks

7/2/2018
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The brand new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has finally opened this week, and then we discuss some of Florida’s State Parks to visit during the hot Florida summer. This show includes: @FloridaPodcast

Duration:00:42:00

Florida Face-Off: Blizzard Beach vs. Typhoon Lagoon

6/25/2018
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It’s already deep into June and the weather here is heating up! So we think it’s time for a Disney World waterpark war! It’s another Florida Face-Off between both of the Walt Disney World waterparks, Blizzard Beach vs. Typhoon Lagoon. We compare both parks based on water rides, lazy rivers, wave pools, and overall atmosphere. This show includes: https://www.wsj.com/articles/florida-officials-approve-plan-to-build-largest-u-s-mall-1529406001 Follow us on Facebook

Duration:00:43:50

Jellyfish & Fireworks: Fourth of July in Florida

6/18/2018
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A jellyfish invasion hits Florida’s East Coast beaches, new details are coming out on the upcoming Harry Potter roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, our favorite 4th of July destination and where else to find Florida fun this 4th of July. This show includes: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/1-200-florida-beach-goers-stung-by-jellyfish-within-days-local-officialshttp://www.orlandosent [...]

Duration:00:38:05

Topgolf review, beach bars, and a crazy new cruise ship.

6/11/2018
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This week we visited and review Topgolf Tampa, with locations all over Florida, it’s a lot more than just a driving range. We also discuss some great Florida beach bars, a new attraction at ZooTampa, and an incredible new cruise ship will soon be sailing out of Miami. This show includes: https://www.floridabeachbar.com/2018-award-winnerhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-07/go-karts-on-deck-19-laser-tag-coax-cruisers-to-open-wallets

Duration:00:40:19

Coming soon? Universal Orlando’s new theme park

6/4/2018
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This week we visited Adventure Island waterpark in Tampa, then talk about some lesser known beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast. More speculation and details emerged this week about the rumored third major theme park from Universal Orlando, and we discuss some of our own ideas we’d like to see in the new park. This show includes: http://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/parks-gardens/uncrowded-state-parks-for-summer

Duration:00:39:33

Is everything awesome? We review Legoland Florida.

5/28/2018
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We learned that one of the things on our “Summer of 2018 Florida Bucket List” has hit a little snag, talk about Disney food, then get into a detailed review of Legoland Florida. We discuss the rides, the atmosphere, the water park, and if it’s worth the price of a ticket. This show includes: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/opening-for-massive-man-made-lagoon-on-hold-for-nowhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/k [...]

Duration:00:44:40

Florida Tourist Trap Alternatives

5/21/2018
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We breakdown and discuss a list we found online titled “The 11 worst tourist traps in Florida and where to go instead”, offering our own take and opinions of some of these places that made the list. This show includes: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-summer-travel-destinations/3792https://www.eater.com/2018/5/18/17368102/disney-world-alcohol-sit-down-restaurantshttp://www.thisisinsider.com/tourist-tr [...]

Duration:00:41:59

Florida Face-Off: Animal Kingdom vs. Busch Gardens

5/14/2018
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In our first “Florida Face-off” we compare Florida’s two premiere zoological theme parks; Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens Tampa. Which park has the better rides and attractions? Better theming and atmosphere? Better animal exhibits? And which park offers the most value for your money? This battle turned out to be a lot closer than we expected! Let us know your thoughts, or recommend a “Florida Faceoff” that you’d like us to discuss in the future. @FloridaPodcast Follow...

Duration:00:45:52

Ten Tips for Saving Money at Walt Disney World

5/7/2018
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A trip to Walt Disney World is certainly not cheap; admission, hotels, food, drinks, all that stuff can add up to a lot in a hurry! But there are a few ways to help take some of the pressure off your wallet when you visit. As a couple of Florida theme park veterans and annual pass holders, we’ve learned a few tricks over the years to make our own visits a little less expensive, and in this episode we’re going to share a little of what we know with you. This show...

Duration:00:42:14