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Ready, set, hike ... Orlando is headed to the Super Bowl!

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Feb 3, 2017 2:59:22 PM

Photo courtesy of GES

If you’re Houston-bound for the Big Game, be sure to visit the pregame festivities at Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon. There, Orlando will take center stage giving guests a one-of-a-kind, virtual reality experience. One of Orlando’s top experience design agencies, IDEAS, worked in partnership with NASA, GES, ImaginNow, Exline Design and Architecture, and A.R.M to design the experience of a lifetime – the journey to Mars. The ride, which requires riders to wear VR goggles, allows guests to venture through the International Space Station, around the moon and the asteroid belt, all while they’re strapped into a drop tower ride. The physical drop comes in to play towards the end of the adventure, but we won’t give away too much of the fun.

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NFL Pro Bowl moves to Orlando

Posted by Lisa Addy on Jan 24, 2017 8:23:30 AM

In the last decade alone, the Orlando region has attracted Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, Copa America, the International Invictus Games for Wounded Warriors, the NBA All-Star Game, College Football's ACC Championship and the U.S. Tennis Association's (USTA) National Campus. What's attracting these world-class athletics to the Orlando region? Grit, perserverance and focus from business and community leaders committed to creating an atmosphere with cutting-edge technology and top-notch faclities. 

The latest sporting event headed to Orlando is the NFL Pro Bowl, moving the game from Hawaii to Orlando from 2017 - 2019.

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USTA officially opens new National Campus in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 9, 2017 3:07:33 PM

The USTA officially opened its new National Campus in Lake Nona after hosting a community open house and celebration that included internationally known tennis players Chris Evert, James Blake and Jim Courie as well as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, and USTA President Katrina Adams.

The 64-acre National Campus is a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced facility for players of every level and was designed with the goal of ensuring the sports continued growth far into the 21st century.  

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Orlando hosts two bigtime college bowl games

Posted by Amanda Roche on Dec 28, 2016 12:33:07 PM

Orlando hosts two bigtime college bowl games this holiday season in the Camping World Stadium. The University of Miami and West Virginia University battle for the championship in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Wednesday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m. Then, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville face off in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Saturday, December 31 at 11 a.m. 

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, News & Media, Sports

Orlando: the capital of entertainment innovation

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Nov 15, 2016 1:51:42 PM

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) kicked off its annual conference and trade show at the Orange County Convention Center, where thousands of participants gathered to learn and experience the latest innovations in attractions technology and products. This year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo includes the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history.

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2016 ACC Football Championship comes to Orlando

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 30, 2016 12:59:28 PM

Orlando will host the Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Football Championship at Camping World Stadium. The 12th annual title game will air on primetime, national television on Saturday, December 3.

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Topics: News & Media, Sports

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