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Disney World Solar Farm–What is Taking so Long to Harness Solar Energy?

BlooLoop recently posted an article regarding a second solar farm coming to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  There is already one “hidden mickey” solar farm near the Yacht and Beach Club Resort that generates about 5 megawatts of energy (although it is far from clear for various reasons, 1 megawatt can serve about 500-600…

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RexandtheBeast.com Announcement!

On the RATB Twitter account, we have been anticipating a new development for RexandtheBeast.com. Well, the time has come to reveal the exciting news! For several years now, RexandtheBeast.com has been primarily engaged in the Halloween seasonal attractions, with Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort as our top priority. Thus, our website has…

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Halloween Horror Nights 27 Review

Rex and I have returned from Orlando, FL for our 15th straight Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort. Oh goodness, how things have changed. You see this photo below? That is a 2003 photo of Rex inside Seuss Landing after IOA had closed waiting for Halloween Horror Nights 13 to begin. You see…

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So Long, Bill & Ted!

The Universal Orlando Resort has announced that 2017 will mark the final year for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure, an annual show that combines the famous 80’s duo with current pop-culture gags. Twitter is already exploding with disgruntled and heartbroken HHN fans, so I thought I would write out a few of my thoughts…

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What Did We Think Of Pandora In General?

I have already reviewed the signature attraction in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but in this article, I want to discuss our overall feeling about the new land in general. Rex and I were able to visit the park on opening day for Pandora and spent a significant amount of time in the land, both…

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Flight of Passage – Review

Rex and I recently visited the Walt Disney World Resort for the opening of Pandora – a new themed land based on the smash cinematic hit “Avatar.” Since the enormity of our experience over the three day weekend is much too large for a single trip report, I thought we might break down the trip…

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A Childhood Dream Is Coming True

Ever since I was old enough to be in awe of the Walt Disney World Resort, I dreamed of staying at the Contemporary. There is just something about it that beckons to me and yet, it has always been out of my reach. The cost, of course, is the primary reason for the A-frame Tower…

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Two Things Working Against “Race Through New York”

The new Universal Studios Florida attraction called “Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon” is scheduled to open on April 6, 2017. The ride is a 3D adventure, apparently similar to “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” that takes guests through the streets of New York. It is replacing the beloved attraction “Twister: Ride It Out.”…

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Universal Orlando Resort Full Trip Report 9/29/16-10/1/16

Once again Rex and I boarded our planes to meet in Orlando, FL for our annual trip to the Universal Orlando Resort and Halloween Horror Nights. Rex flew in from Denver, CO and I arrived from Nashville, TN. After some traffic hiccups in Nashville, I was in danger of missing my flight. Thankfully, it worked out…

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When Scareactors Are No Longer Actors

There has been a growing trend in the mazes of Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort over the last several years, and it is one that has me somewhat concerned. For new readers at RexandtheBeast.com, let me preface these comments by bringing up our 14-year string of HHN visits. Rex and I have…

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