Saturday, November 18, 2006


Gatorland Reopens This Week

Gatorland, which was closed by a major fire affecting its gift shop and entrance will reopen on November 24th.

Great news! It'll be interesting to see how closely they have been able to reconstruct the entrance.

She said word that Gatorland's signature entrance was damaged shook her up.

"I heard about the flames coming out of the gator's mouth, and my fist thought was, 'They have to repair it.'." Malberg said.

McHugh said he will push forward with plans to construct and open a children's water park by April. And he insisted the park's trademark entrance will be restored even if it needs to be built from scratch.

"We'll build it back exactly like it was," he said. "That's our mouse ears."

Friday, November 17, 2006


Show Goes On At Universal's Terminator 2

It's an age-old show biz tradition: the show must go on.

And that's exactly what happened at Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida the other day. Seems the actress playing Sarah Connor in the show, which blends live action and on-screen 3-D razzle dazzle to terrific effect, got her foot stuck in a lift mechanism on the high-tech set.

Fortunately, she was okay and was released after being checked out at Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital. The attraction was closed so the lift could be inspected, but the show was up and running the next day. No word on when "Sarah" will rejoin the cast -- or if she's in one.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Wanna Sleep With The Go-Gos at the Hard Rock Hotel?

Mmmm. Belinda Carlisle.

Snap out of it, dude. That fantasy is a non-starter. But you can sleep in a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando that has been christened by the Go-Gos. Yeah, yeah, I know it's not the same, but still . . .

The Hard Rock's 650 rooms have undergone a "hip and stylish renovation" that features new amenities like 32-inch flatscreen TVs and MP3 landing stations (iPod docks) that connect to the in-room sound system. Club level rooms have DVD players.

The Go-Gos -- Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock, and Jane Wiedlin -- performed in concert to celebrate the hotel's fifth birthday and then christened one of the newly renovated rooms with a champagne toast. They were just the first of what will be a steady stream of rock stars staying at the hotel in the days and weeks ahead.

Join them. You can book by calling 888-228-5777, but before you do let me tell you how to get the best deal.

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