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Hey Hey! I’m Mike, The Social Introvert, and for over 30 years I have set out exploring Theme Parks, Attractions, Local Events and more around the Sunshine state. I am also a photographer, Plant-Based Foodie, pop-culture lover, and tech geek.  Come join me as I share personal experiences, all the industry news, and some great tips through my articles and photographs. 

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Hey Hey! I’m Mike, The Social Introvert, and for over 30 years I have set out exploring Theme Parks, Attractions, Local Events and more around the Sunshine state. I am also a photographer, Plant-Based Foodie, pop-culture lover, and tech geek.  Come join me as I share personal experiences, all the industry news, and some great tips through my articles and photographs. 

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Dunedin’s Annual Craft Beer Celebration

Dunedin, Fla. -  Looking for something to do this weekend. May I suggest heading to Dunedin were the Dunedin House of Beer will be hosting the ninth annual Craft Beer Festival.   On March 3-4, Edgewater Park will be the place to be for craft beer lovers....

Busch Gardens Celebration Gwazi Update

Tampa, Fla.-  On June 16, 1998, Busch Entertainment (owner of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay) filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the name "Gwazi. The coaster was constructed on a portion of the land that was formerly occupied...

More Artist Announced For SeaWorld’s Food Festival

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today SeaWorld Orlando announced 14 more performers for this years SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival. Guests visiting SeaWorld’s Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with...

Dunedin Gets Ready For Mardi Gras 2019

Be prepared for Fat Tuesday in Dunedin. How to dress, where to park, what to bring, and the VIP experience. Downtown Dunedin, Fla-  For 28 years the downtown area of Dunedin has been transformed on Fat Tuesday into the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the...

Vegan Options Coming To Universal’s Today Cafe

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Well it seems that the rumors are true. The TODAY Cafe will soon make its way to Universal Orlando Resort’s neck of the woods. The cafe will bring together a highly-themed environment designed to feel like stepping onto the...

2019 Veg Guide To Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt Disney World Resort guests beginning March 6 when the 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival bursts into bloom. This year’s festival will be chock-full of...

Man Claims Lottery Winnings In Unusual Way

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Listen, I get it! I am the first one to say I think it's a stupid law that the a lottery winner has to be revealed to the world. But how my Some lottery winners want to remain anonymous but one person is going viral for how he decided...

The Secret Tour Of The Hard Rock Cafe’ Orlando

City Walk, Orlando - As you know, for a while our house liked to rotate annual passes for the theme parks. One of the perks of being a Florida resident is that most theme parks give Florida residents discounts for annual passes. When we had passes for...

BOGO On HHN Tickets At Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort - Big news has just been released by Universal Orlando Resort! For a limited time, horror lovers can get the deal of a lifetime with BOGO On HHN Tickets. No, this is not a misprint or some third party selling questionable tickets....

Busch Gardens 5th Annual Food & Wine Line-Up

Tampa, Fl. (February 2019) – It's almost that time of year when the smell of foods from around the world fill the air and the screams from Falcons Furior are drowned out by some of the country's best performing acts. That's right, it can only mean one...

Man Busted After Selling Fake Theme Park Tickets

Orlando, FL.-  BUSTED! That's how I am going to start this story. Another scum bag off the streets for now. But for one family from Philly, I bet they wish it was a little sooner. And from looking into the case, unfortunately, this criminal has a hard time...

Maleficent Returns To Festival Of Fantasy Parade

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Growing up visiting Disney, I can remember, yes I can remember that long ago, the Parade down Main Street USA was a MUST. And being one of three boys, I'll be the first to admit, the parade in my memories did not include a fire...

Is GameStop This Generations Blockbuster

Gamerville, USA -  Well Tuesday was a hard day for the gaming retail giant Gamestop, announcing that basically, they couldn't sell themselves. Which then brings me back to a question I wrote about months ago, Is Gamestop This Generations Blockbuster?...

Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras Concert Lineup

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2019) – If you have ever been to Universal Studios Orlando, you know there always seems to be something going on. And no, it isn't always scary stuff. Every night from Feb.9 - April 4 the streets of Universal explodes with colorful costumes and...

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival Goes Vegan

SeaWorld, Orlando-  If you know me, or have been following me you are well aware that I am 100% plant-based! You also know that my "Happy Place" is at theme parks like SeaWorld Orlando. So as a pass-holder for years, I have always enjoyed all the events the park has...

FREE Admission Five and Under At Busch Gardens

Tampa, Fl.  - The 60th Anniversary of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates 52 weeks of events for families, with live music, Food & Wine, NEW animal experiences and coming soon Tigris. But they also wanted to make sure the young explorers also have...

Pirate Island Hotel Coming To LEGOLAND 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2019) – Ahoy Mateys! LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is proud to announce its newest LEGO® pirate-themed accommodation, Pirate Island Hotel, opening in spring 2020. As with many parks, the creative team and engineers at LEGOLAND Florida...

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