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The feeling you get when you bite into a donut is unlike anything else. Your teeth sink into the glazed outer coating as you bite down into a fluffy cakey center. But what’s the best donut? Do you like a traditional glazed or do you prefer something a little more over the top? We’ve put together a list of some of the best donut shops in Orlando so you can sink your teeth into something delicious when you visit.

Donut King

Location: Winter Park

Donut king is a no frills, get down to business, good old fashioned donut shop with one of the most delicious glazed donuts I’ve ever had. They’ve got all the classics plus a ton of fun specialty donuts that will have you coming back for more.

Voodoo Donuts

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The Walt Disney Company is relocating 2,000 jobs from California to Lake Nona in Florida. It was just announced that Disney is investing a whopping $864 million into the new Lake Nona campus. Many of the employees relocating from California will be for jobs in finance, digital technology and product development. Josh D’Amaro, the Disney Parks chairman, said that the selected employees will have about 18 months to relocate. 

The proximity to the parks was just one of the many incentives in selecting the Lake Nona location. Disney has also been approved for a capital investment tax credit though the state of Florida. Florida does not have a state income tax which is said to have been another big incentive for the move. Lake Nona has a lot of…

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Disney recently announced that they would begin to sell Annual Passes again, but everything you knew about their Annual Pass system before has completely changed. The new system is divided into tiers and many things that were once included, will now be considered an “add-on” (meaning it will be an additional price). The new system will now include four passes: the Incredi-Pass, the Sorcerer Pass, the Pirate Pass and the Pixie Dust Pass. Here is a complete breakdown of all of the new passes and what is included and will now cost you extra.

The Incredi-Pass

Much like the old Platinum Plus Annual Pass, the Incredi-Pass is the most expensive option of all of the passes. This pass will cost you $1299 plus tax! If you are a Florida resident, you…

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Magic Kingdom Castle

Photo by: John Cordero

Walt Disney World has been a constant source of joy and happiness for all of its guests since the moment it opened on October 1, 1971. The Most Magical Place on Earth has truly earned its name. On October 1, 2021, Walt Disney World will be celebrating 50 years of magic. Let’s take a look at 50 facts about Walt Disney World that you probably didn’t know.

1.Disney’s Magic Kingdom is actually on the second floor! You’d never know it, but there’s a huge Disney secret right below your feet. Magic Kingdom is built above a hub connecting the seven themed lands by 15-foot-tall tunnels called “utilidors”. Cast Members and maintenance workers use the utilidors to get around the park with ease, change costumes, remove trash and…

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Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a hidden gem in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. It is the only attraction in all of Walt Disney World that Walt himself had a hand in creating. Take a ride back in time with John, his family and their dog Rover and revisit the history of technological advances starting at the beginning of the 20th Century. Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about the famous attraction.

The 1964 New York World’s Fair

The Carousel of Progress first premiered at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 in the aptly named area of “Progressland”. Walt Disney was hired by several funders to create four different attractions for the World’s Fair; one of them being the Carousel of Progress. The attraction was sponsored by…

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There are a lot of great places to live in and around central Florida, but one of the fastest growing at the moment is Lake Nona. Located just minutes from Orlando’s main airport and only 23 miles from downtown, Lake Nona has seen a huge increase in demand over the last few years. What’s to love about this newly developed area? Read below to find out.

Nicknamed “medical city” for its various research facilities and state of the art hospitals, Lake Nona was developed by the Tavistock Group to mock a community centered around the University of San Diego’s Research Park. It is now home to the UCF College of Medicine, University of Florida Research and Academic Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center.…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Celebration

Life in Orlando is full of fun and adventure, but if you’re looking for a small town feel while being only minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, Celebration might be for you. Established in the late 90’s as a community where Disney cast members could live, work and play, Celebration has since evolved into a family friendly destination with subtle nods to Disney scattered throughout. 

Where is it?

A mere 8 miles from the Magic Kingdom lies a community created by Disney with the sole purpose of being a family centered, all American town that was convenient to their theme parks. If your priorities lie outside of the parks, Celebration is just a hop, skip and jump away from a…

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For the affluent Disney Fan, the gated Golden Oak neighborhood offers a lifestyle unlike any other in the world. To live among Walt Disney World property is a unique opportunity! Today we’ll breakdown the history of the neighborhood, the amenities, the fees, and what life is like living in Orlando’s most exclusive address.

How many homes are in Golden Oak? 

There’s a total of 299 homes spread across 8 neighborhoods. The neighborhoods include Carolwood, Kimball Trace, Kingswell, Marceline, Silverbrook, Symphony Grove, The Cottages at Symphony Grove, and the Four Seasons Private Residences.

The homes in the Cottages are the smallest yet most intricately finished homes on property. Where the Four Seasons Private…

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Minutes away from the backside of the Magic Kingdom, Horizon West lies in what was once acres upon acres of orange groves. A master planned community separating the area into 6 “villages,” it was conceptually designed as a space where all of the necessities of everyday life were within walking distance. Today around 40,000 residents call it home with hundreds more projected to be added by the end of the year thanks to various new construction projects.

Where is it?

5 miles from Disney property lies one of the newest and most sought after areas for those looking to be in an up and coming area close to Disney. Nestled among Winter Garden to the North, the lakes of Windermere to the East and Disney to the South, Horizon West is located along the…

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