The Design of Orlando Skyscraper Unveiled

track1aDetails about the track design of the world’s tallest roller coaster were unveiled, during a news conference, by David and Joshua Wallack, developers of the 495,000 square feet entertainment complex Skyplex, which will be located on 12 prime acres in the attractions corridor, near the northeast corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road. The Wallacks, father and son, are owners of Mango’s Tropical Café that have licensed the rights to the Polercoaster attractions. Continue reading “The Design of Orlando Skyscraper Unveiled”

The first test launch of Orion: one step closer to Mars

Orion at the Vehicle Assembly Building as it is transported to Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral

NASA officials are getting ready to launch their new spacecraft Orion atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission, called Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) is set for December 4. Continue reading “The first test launch of Orion: one step closer to Mars”

The $500 million Dr Phillips center finally opened its doors

800px-Ballet-Ballerina-1847The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts officially opened its doors in downtown Orlando after a 25-year period of planning and fundraising. Construction works began three years ago.

Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that was held at the corner of South Street and Orange Avenue on Thursday morning. Mayors Buddy Dyer and Teresa Jacobs, governmental officials, donors, members of the arts and over 100 representatives of the media attended the event. Dyer called the grand opening of the center “once-in-a-lifetime event” for the city. While speaking at the ceremony, officials said they expect the center to host 300 events a year and emphasized the positive economic and cultural impacts on the Central Florida community. Continue reading “The $500 million Dr Phillips center finally opened its doors”