Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name

800px-2006_Rose_Bowl_post-game_celebrationThe Orlando Citrus Bowl will change its name to Camping World Stadium thanks to a long-term deal announced Tuesday by officials of Florida Citrus Sports.

Kentucky-based Camping World is a company that specializes in selling parts and service for recreational vehicles and supplies for camping. Camping World was founded in 1966 and had a single store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It currently owns 120 stores nationwide. Continue reading “Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name”

SeaWorld’s Mako Roller Coaster Now in Testing Phase

Banshee_(roller_coaster)Mako SeaWorld’s shark-inspired roller coaster is one step closer to reality

The hypercoaster, that was recently under construction, is now in testing mode. Empty ride vehicles have been spotted running along the truck. Roller coasters over 200 feet tall are given the designation of hyper coaster.

SeaWorld shared a test ride video of its newest roller coaster Mako, giving people a rider’s view of the attraction The video was released on the company’s facebook page a few days ago. The video showed off a number of twists and turns from the first person perspective.

The track for Mako, SeaWorld’s shark-themed roller coaster, Continue reading “SeaWorld’s Mako Roller Coaster Now in Testing Phase”

Orlando Solar Bears Fan Wins $100K on One Shot

Ice-hockey_puckAn Orlando Solar Bear fan won $100,000 by shooting a 115-foot goal on the first try

Solar Bears season-ticket holder Nick Giovanelli is $100,000 richer thanks to his victorious shot attempt at an ECHL game on Thursday.

An exciting Thursday night for the fans of the Orlando Solar Bears on two levels because maybe inspired by the fan’s shot, the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs) had their final home of the season and beat the Florida Everblades 4 to 3 Continue reading “Orlando Solar Bears Fan Wins $100K on One Shot”

SeaWorld’s Mako Roller Coaster Opens June 10


Fight your fear and get ready for the wildest ride in Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando has announced an opening date for its new thrill ride, the Mako Hypercoaster. Theme-park guests will be able to board Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster on June 10, when the new shark-themed ride will have its grand opening, according to the press release.

Just last month the final piece of SeaWorld’s hypercoaster Mako was installed. The park has been touting Mako as the longest, tallest and fastest in Orlando. Named after a fast shark that changes course abruptly, the roller coaster will boast a 4,760-feet long track with tight twists and turns, sharp drops and “shark-attack speeds.” Continue reading “SeaWorld’s Mako Roller Coaster Opens June 10”