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Orlando Leads New Golden Age of Theme Park Rides

Orlando Leads New Golden Age of Theme Park Rides

By Mike Schneider | May 23
If this is a golden age for theme parks, then nowhere are new thrills more abundant than in Orlando.

Record 72 Million Tourists Traveled to Orlando Last Year

Record 72 Million Tourists Traveled to Orlando Last Year

By Mike Schneider | May 11
Even though Hurricane Irma forced the closures of its theme parks and airports and filled its hotels with displaced evacuees, a record-setting 72 million tourists still flocked to the Orlando area last year, tourism officials said Thursday.

Orlando Pride Marketplace :: October 14, 2017

Orlando Pride Marketplace :: October 14, 2017

Oct 18
Sponsored by Marriott, the Orlando Pride Marketplace had close to 100 groups and businesses who came out in support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Where's the Line? Theme Parks Aiming to Eliminate Them

By Mike Schneider | Mar 21
At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride.

Orlando Come Out With Pride Festival :: November 12, 2016

Orlando Come Out With Pride Festival :: November 12, 2016

Nov 13
Thousands came out to celebrate and to support the LGBT community at this year's Orlando Come Out With Pride Festival.

International Turmoil, Park Pricing Dents Orlando Tourism

By Mike Schneider | Sep 15
Even before Orlando's summer of tragedies, some tourism indicators were declining in the most-visited city in America.

Non-Profits Are Popping Up Left and Right to Help the Victims of Orlando

By Christiana Lilly | Sep 4
After the Orlando gay nightclub massacre of June 12, the world immediately went into action, sending prayers, condolences, social media shout outs, blood donations - and cash.

The Post-Orlando Gun Debate in the LGBT Community

By Jill Gleeson | Aug 20
A resurgence in membership has reactivated Pink Pistols chapters around the country. At the same time, a new anti-gun group has emerged. But the two may not necessarily be in complete opposition.

Philly4Pulse :: July 21, 2016

Philly4Pulse :: July 21, 2016

Jul 24
The entire Gayborhood came together for the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. Area dignitaries acted as guest bartenders, along with two bartenders from Pulse Nightclub. Thousands of people helped to raise money for the victims.

Orlando: Much Has Happened in the Two Weeks Since the Shootings

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jun 26
Almost two weeks since the worst mass shooting in recent history, a lot has happened.

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