Starbucks Testing Two New Seasonal Coffee-Flavored Sugar Bombs

Starbucks Testing Two New Seasonal Coffee-Flavored Sugar Bombs

Not satisfied with the current assortment of holiday beverages at your local Starbucks? You’re in luck, maybe. The chain is testing two new flavors of their traditional seasonal sugar bombs in different markets. [More]

Man Steals Puppies By Shoving Them Down His Pants

Man Steals Puppies By Shoving Them Down His Pants

Puppies are small, cuddly, and pricey, so why not stuff some down your pants and shoplift them? That was the logic of a man in Florida, who stuffed a dachsund puppy and a pug puppy down his pants on two separate trips to an Orlando pet store. [More]

Wells Fargo Forecloses On Homeowner Who Made Payments Too Early

Wells Fargo Forecloses On Homeowner Who Made Payments Too Early

A homeowner in Orlando is confused, and with good reason. He says he not only made his mortgage payments on time to Wells Fargo, but that he sometimes paid early and sometimes paid more than he was supposed to. And yet, the bank decided to foreclose on his home. [More]

(Ajruck)

Frontier Airlines Decides You Really Shouldn’t Go To Disney World This Year

Only three months ago, Frontier Airlines started offering flights from Columbia, MO, to Orlando, so of course travelers began booking tickets for trips to Disney World and other area attractions. Now Frontier is pulling the plug on the route, leaving customers to scramble for new travel plans. [More]

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Gas prices are high, but $5.59 a gallon? That’s what drivers pulling up to a Shell station at in Orlando, FL are paying. They say they don’t find out what the price is until they get their receipt. Talk about Shell-shock. [More]

Top 10 Cities With Highest Fast Food Saturation

Top 10 Cities With Highest Fast Food Saturation

We’ve already talked about the place in the lower 48 states farthest away from a Big Mac, but what about those cities where you couldn’t swing a cat (not that we’d ever recommend swinging a cat or any other animal) without hitting a fast food joint? [More]

Ways To Keep Mickey's Damn Dirty Hands Off Your Wallet At Disney World

Ways To Keep Mickey's Damn Dirty Hands Off Your Wallet At Disney World

Writing in the USA Weekend Sunday newspaper supplement, travel columnist Everett Potter provides some tips on how to save money on a vacation to Disney World.

Shaq Wants To Save Orlando From The Mortgage Meltdown

Shaq Wants To Save Orlando From The Mortgage Meltdown

Shaq has a plan to save Orlando from the mortgage meltdown. Sort of. The Orlando Sentinel says that word leaked out that Shaq was working on a plan to buy the troubled mortgages of Orlando homeowners and refinance them so that families could stay in their homes — and hopefully turn a small profit by doing so. The trouble is, the demand is overwhelming and Shaq doesn’t have anything set up yet. That’s not stopping him, though.

U.S. Airways Strands Woman In Wheelchair On The Tarmac?

U.S. Airways Strands Woman In Wheelchair On The Tarmac?

This story has plenty of salaciousness and few details, but here we go: A woman is claiming that U.S. Airways employees helped her off of her flight from Bakersfield to Las Vegas, then left her parked in a wheelchair on the tarmac, causing her to miss her connection to Orlando. Eventually, another employee found the woman, wheeled her into a hallway and left. The woman’s daughter says that the employee told her mother, “this is not my job, but I can park you here.”

What To Do When Rental Gets Foreclosed?

2 weeks ago both my wife and I got a summons, that let us know that our landlord was being sued by the bank he financed the house through, for not paying his mortgage since July of this year…

Now At Dairy Queen: The Worst Food Safety Record In The Industry!

Now At Dairy Queen: The Worst Food Safety Record In The Industry!

Dairy Queen is the king of food safety violations, according to nationwide health inspection reports. Hygiene issues comprise almost 25% of DQ’s violations; busy employees apparently can’t be bothered to wash their hands or store food at the proper temperature.

The Worst Times And Places To Fly: Stay The $%# Away From Orlando Airport At 10pm

The Worst Times And Places To Fly: Stay The $%# Away From Orlando Airport At 10pm

Attention World: Stay the $%#@ away from Orlando International Airport at 10pm! According to the brand new numbers from the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, flights scheduled to depart from 10pm-11pm at Orlando’s airport are on-time only 33.3% of the time. Yes, if you leave Orlando International Airport from 10-11pm, you have a 2 out 3 chance of being late. Don’t risk it.

Customer Catches McDonald's Refilling Milkshake Machine With "Soiled Towels Only" Bucket

Customer Catches McDonald's Refilling Milkshake Machine With "Soiled Towels Only" Bucket

Cellphone cameras may well be the downfall of fast food: A McDonald’s customer in Orlando witnessed employees refilling the milkshake machine from a bucket market “Soiled Towels Only” and snapped a picture with her cellphone. She sent the photo to Orlando’s WFTV.

Above And Beyond: Southwest Melts Customer's Heart After Deicing Snafu

Above And Beyond: Southwest Melts Customer's Heart After Deicing Snafu

Dan’s family changed planes in snowy Chicago while on their way to sunny Orlando. Before taking off, their Southwest flight spent three hours awaiting deicing on the tarmac. Dan’s family took the delay in stride.

The pilot kept us informed (he even said at time he would pull back into the gate if we were there much longer) and the flight crew were very helpful and understanding. No one got upset, we all just tried to make the best of it.

After returning from Orlando, Dan did not complain about the delay to Southwest. That did not stop Southwest from apologizing…

How Walt Disney Invented America

How Walt Disney Invented America

There’s an excellent piece in the March National Geographic that explores how Walt Disney’s vision of Orlando set the mold for the exurbs (“A region lying beyond the suburbs of a city, especially one inhabited principally by wealthy people”) proliferating across America.

Looks Like a Theme Park, Smells Like a Church

Looks Like a Theme Park, Smells Like a Church

In a great leap forward for workers’ rights, but a disappointment to throngs of born-again tourists, management of the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando cancelled the daily crucifixion. “Park officials were apologetic but firm: None of their employees would hang on the cross during a lightning storm.”

Delta Plays Hide the Phone

After his flight was canceled due to a mechanical failure, Delta told David and his fellow passengers to “proceed” to the phones directly across from the gate to rebook their travels. However, upon exiting the plane, no phones were to be found.