August in the Sunshine State

The Sun is Always Shining in Florida!

Star Wars Celebration VI – August 23-26, 2012

This fan favorite will once again be held at the Orange County Convention Center. This gathering features celebrity appearances, costume contests, and other fan events
The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away…
The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.  Whether it’s young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there’s something for everyone at Celebration.
Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what’s new, and being the first to see what’s next.  It’s four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.
Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.
The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away…

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on August 3rd until midnight on August 5, 2012, the Florida                              

Department of Revenue is offering a three day, tax free shopping spree on

selected articles of clothing, wallets, backpacks and much more.

Included in the list:

  • Clothing and related items with a sales price of $75 or less,

  • School supplies with a sales price of $15 or less. Books are not exempt from tax during the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday.

  • The tax savings is only for individual exempt items priced $75 or less. This means that a jacket priced at $80 is not tax exempt, but the purchase of 2 jackets priced at $70 each, are tax exempt. Selected school supplies priced $15 or less are tax exempt. There are no restrictions on the number of eligible items

you purchase at one time or during the tax exemption period. This year, books are NOT exempt

from tax during the 2011 sales tax holiday.

Anime Festival Orlando

August 3-5, 2012Wyndham Orlando Resort Orlando, FL Florida’s Favorite Anime Convention is back for a 13th year, celebrating all things Otaku! Anime, Power Rangers, Kaiju, and Japanese Superheroes are the things we all love, that bring us together for a wildly fun weekend!

 

August 25, 2012

Red Chair Affair

Your ticket to sample some of Central Florida’s 2012-2013 cultural season offerings; this annual event has something for everyone. Held at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Red Chair Affair includes performances from a variety of genres and organizations.

The Red Chair Project is a public service designed to increase participation in the Orlando/Central Florida arts and cultural community by building awareness. As a collaborative campaign involving arts and cultural organizations from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, Red Chair Project is the ultimate resource for learning what to do and where to go for everything cultural. A nonprofit service, the Red Chair Project strives to increase participation by providing methods to increase ticket sales, increase arts education opportunities and promote arts and cultural philanthropy.


Orlando Watersports Complex

8615 Florida Rock Road
Orlando, FL 32824

Flex those biceps and stretch those hamstrings, then get ready to hit the water. At Orlando Watersports, you can sign yourself and grandchildren up for an afternoon of wet fun that includes skiing, wake skating, and wakeboarding. You don’t have to be a pro, but you should have decent muscle tone to take the water sports challenge at this 7-acre water sports park. This is the only facility of its kind in the country with two cableways, with a Beginner/Intermediate Park and the advanced Slider Park. Cables at the first park run at 18 mph for beginners and can be sped up to 36 mph for better skiers. The Slider Park is for wakeboarding and wake skating only, and helmets are required.

Info:1-hour cable pass: Adults $22, children 16 and younger $20, rates vary by activity

Hours:May to September: Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm, December to February: Daily 11am to 6pm; March to April and October to November: Daily 11am to 8pm

The Wiggles

When: August 4, 10:30 a.m.

Venue: Hard Rock Live

Address: 6050 Universal Blvd.

Phone: (407) 351-5483

Price: $21.50-$77.50

Canopy Cycle Adventure in Central Florida    

Price From: $48.15

Must be ages 10 and up to participate, and within the weight range of 70 to 275 lbs.Operation
7 days a week, 9am – 5pm; last departure at 3pm. Canopy cycle adventure generally takes guests 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete, including instruction.

The First Canopy Cycle Adventure in the US – Now Open!
Introducing the newest eco-adventure at Forever Florida! The Cypress Canopy Cycle takes guests peddling through the treetops of the Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area on board specially designed Canopy Cycle vehicles. Suspended from a network of high tension steel cables, you’ll easily pedal your way through the Pine Flatwoods and over densely forested wetlands on this one-of-a-kind journey. Keep an eye out for Forever Florida’s natural residents and unique foliage as you explore all levels of the conservation lands from ground level to treetop heights up to 25 feet! You’ll even make your way over a pond that’s home to George, a 13-foot alligator that calls Forever Florida home. Have the best 360 camera 2017 ready for amazing photo opportunities along the way. This is a first of its kind adventure for the USA, so you’ve never experienced anything like this!

Requirements
1.  Must have the time of your life
2.  Must be ages 10 and up
3.  Must be within the weight range of 70 to 275 lbs.
4.  All guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
5.  Guests should be in good health , they can achieve by using Kratom Maeng Da, and also free from neck or back injuries
6.  If you bring your camera on the canopy cycle, you must have a shoulder strap for it. We mustn’t be held liable if the camera falls and an alligator happens to eat it.
7.  Did I mention you must have the time of your life?

What the *Blank* is a Canopy Cycle?
Sit back and relax in your own custom Canopy Cycle vehicle. Think of it like a reclined bicycle safely suspended from steel cables. Those cables serve as your track on a one hour round trip journey through some gorgeous parts of the Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area. The Cypress Canopy Cycle can be enjoyed by guests ages 10 and up who weigh up to 275lbs. It’s as easy as peddling a bicycle but requires no steering at all! Multiple safety connections, fastened by an expert guide, serve to keep you secure throughout the entire journey. Once you begin your journey, there are no additional connections to make, just sit back and relax as you pedal through this one hour adventure!

About Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area
Eco-tourism should be about giving back. 30% of proceeds from canopy cycle adventures go towards the acquisition of new land to be protected. Alligators, black bears, nearly 300 species of birds and the endangered Florida panther are just some of the creatures that inhabit the natural streams, forests, wetlands and pastures of Forever Florida. Be assured that your visit will have a positive impact on the environment.


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