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Apr 13, 2011
Disney’s Impact on Florida

Fascinating article in today’s Orlando Sentinel: “Disney says it generates $18.2 billion a year in Florida.”
Starts with a bang:
Walt Disney World and its related businesses in Florida generate an estimated …

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Mar 15, 2011
Florida High Speed Rail

Awww. AWWW!
“Study: High-speed train would have made money“.
Key quote:
The Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed train scuttled by Gov. Rick Scott as a multibillion-dollar boondoggle would have made money from Day One, …

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Dec 1, 2010
Death in Celebration

Uh oh! Celebration, the town developed by The Walt Disney Company back in the 1990s, has hit a snag. Check out this Orlando Sentinel story: “Death in Celebration …

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Sep 28, 2010
Disney Dollars

Interesting article over at the Orlando Sentinel, “Disney becoming more generous with political contributions.”
Disney, employing close to 60,000 people in Central Florida, has lots of clout, but apparently they’re not …

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Aug 26, 2010
2011 Jetta

Ooh, the Orlando Sentinel has a glowing review of the new Volkswagen Jetta: “All-new VW Jetta bigger, prettier, cheaper.”
While I really don’t care if it’s any bigger, I am a …

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Aug 9, 2010
The Italians Are Coming, the Italians Are Coming!

Just saw this from last week: “Fiat returning to U.S., looking to open Florida dealerships.”
Their Fiat 500 is pretty cute:

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Mar 16, 2010
New Disney Book

How have I not heard of this book?!
If this were any more up my alley I would have written it! Check out this Orlando Sentinel article: “Talking With …

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Mar 10, 2010
“Catch of the Day”?

So let me guess, all of the restaurants at the park are now planning a seafood special: “SeaWorld Orlando reconsiders using Tilikum killer whale in shows?”

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Mar 5, 2010
Growing Citrus in Florida? Novel Idea!

Apparently land prices in Florida are getting so low that citrus growers are buying land from developers instead of selling land to developers.
Check out the Orlando Sentinel on the topic: …

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Feb 24, 2010
New Fantastyland at WDW

You might have heard Walt Disney World announced a new Fantasyland back in September.
Back then they released this painting:

The Fantasyland Forest expansion will be complete in 2013 and feature mostly …

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Feb 18, 2010
Coconut Curried Chicken Stew

The Orlando Sentinel’s Disney blog just posted one of my favorite recipes from Boma, a restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Coconut Curried Chicken Stew.
You might recognize it from Newlywed …

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