Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Considering heading out to CityWalk to take advantage of the fun they're offering? Here are some of the ticketing options to consider. For a nominal upgrade over usual ticket costs, you can also see a movie or have dinner! (All prices shown include Florida sales tax.)
STANDARD 1-CLUB ADMISSION: $7.00
ALL-CLUB ACCESS PARTY PASS: $12.77
ALL-CLUB ACCESS PARTY PASS + MOVIE: $17.02
ALL-CLUB ACCESS PARTY PASS + MEAL: $21.00
Most people purchase the All-Club Party Pass but for just $4.25 more you can also see a film at the AMC Universal Cineplex 20. And since the ticket to the film is issued separately, you don't have to see the film the same evening. Come back when you want to! When was the last time you paid $4.25 for a first run film? The dinner option is even more attractive. For just $8.23 more than the clubs alone, you get a sit-down dinner from a select menu at many CityWalk restaurants and the price not only includes the clubs and dinner but also the tax on dinner and the gratuity on dinner! Incredible value! A reminder that parking at Universal CityWalk drops to $3.00 at 6pm and becomes free at 10pm.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Downtown Orlando was buzzing last night with a Peter Murphy concert at Firestone Live and an Orlando Predators game at the Amway Arena. Clubs were empty early-on but filled as those events ended and people spread out.
|There was time for a return visit to new club Heat, located in the new 55 West apartment complex on Church Street.|
|The club was hardly empty for my first visit last month and last night it was even more crowded! The place has definitely gained a following.|
|They did finally move the DJ up onto the stage behind the main bar where he is visible. Initially he was hidden in a corner behind a side bar. It was Top 40 and Hip Hop all the way.|
|First visit to Mojo Bar & Grill and really it is more of a bar and grill than a club. The New Orleans style venue fills another void in Church Street Station and the Bourbon Street atmosphere spills out onto the closed-off street outside!|
|There is a live band outside and recorded music afterwards.|
|Flavored oxygen is available if you're running low!|
|The bar area inside stays packed. There is no DJ so this will not go in the books as a new dance club option! It's a great new downtown addition nonetheless.|
|Independent Bar was greatly impacted by the Peter Murphy concert since their Saturday night target audiences are generally the same. But it quickly got crowded when the concert ended.|
|DJ Indie John has moved their entire music collection onto the new hard drive which makes it easy to locate requests and move them in line for playing.|
|Very crowded on the dance floor with a lot of apparent newcomers since I didn't recognize many of them!|
|Always a fascinating place for people-watching!|
|Unlike Disney and Universal clubs, downtown clubs stay open until close to 3am.|
|The ambiance is awesome with both indoor and outdoor bars overlooking the Orlando skyline. It will be interesting to see how they handle the weather come July though.|
Saturday, March 26, 2011
One of the other major criticisms out at Walt Disney World is the continuing inoperable status of the Yeti who appears within the Expedition: Everest ride in Disney's Animal Kingdom. He's allegedly been broken for years now and they never fix him. This song, sung from the perspective of the poor Yeti, compares his plight as a mannequin to Pleasure Island!
One of those YouTube sensations is Keenan Cahill aka BeenerKeeKee who likes to do his versions of popular songs. Here he joins DJ David Guetta (F) for a medley of Guetta's top hits from the past two years. Guetta has produced Techno hits for many years but it was his melding of Electronic Dance beats with Hip Hop and in particular Hip Hop and Rap vocalists that catapulted him into a Top 5 DJ ranking two years ago. Guetta is rumored to be one of the DJ's at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend. If true, it would be his first ever performance in O-Town! Enjoy.
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|This does beg the question, if there are immediate plans to construct an Amphitheater near "the hub" intersection, why would they install turf in that area? The Mouse works in mysterious ways!|
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Since we know Disney plans bold new options for the Island, what will be replacing these former clubs? More seed & mulch. Nothing is replacing them, not even a Hot Dog Hall of Fame!|