Tuesday, 23 June 2009

July 4th Celebrations

There will be many Celebrations in Orlando on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

Below are just a few.

The City of Kissimmee is holding a free party at Lakefront Park from 5.00 to 9.30pm.

More information can be found at http://www.kissimmee.org/ch_dept_parks.aspx?id=412

At the Theme Parks:-

Disney’s Magic Kingdom…A special “Concert in the Sky” at 9.oopm followed by the nightime parade “SpectroMagic” at 10.30pm.

Epcot….A special holiday inspired theme will be running through the day, and there will be added extras to the illuminations ‘Reflections of the Earth’.

Hollywood Studios….will have a special American feel to it during the day and at night there will be special fireworks at 9.00pm.

Downtown Disney....Fireworks at 10.30pm.

Universal. ...are hosting a 4th July special Cinesphere show starting at 10pm. The park has an extended opening until 11.00pm.

CityWalk…Has an American theme running through the day, with a barbecue at 5pm to 9pm. An all American Celebration.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

STS-127 launch abandoned until July 11 at earliest…

The same gaseous hydrogen leak has resurfaced during fuelling of Endeavour. Launch scrubbed until at least 11th July 2009.

CBS News Space Place - Space Shuttle Status Report (STS-127)

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

STS-127 ‘good to go’ Wednesday 17th June 2009

NASA have re-jigged the launce schedules and moved the departure of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter  to June 18th.

Endeavour will now fly as STS-127 at 5:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

With sunrise on Wednesday at 06:28 am it should be a spectacular dawn launch.

More from CBS News here…

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Music Events

A few music events that are happening in Orlando for the summer months.

Velvet Sessions Cocktail Party.

The Hard Rock Hotel on Universal Drive will be holding monthly ‘Rock n Roll’ Cocktail Party’s, on the last Thursdays of the month. June 25th July 30th, and August 27th 2009


Universal Summer Concert Series.

At the Music Plaza, artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks, LL Cool J, and more will be performing through the summer for the ‘Summer Concert Series 2009’.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is holding ‘Harbor Nights Wine Tasting and Jazz Event.’ At Universal Orlando.

Friday July 3rd 2009.


Sounds like summer.

Disney’s Epcot will also be holding summer concerts at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot’s showcase. From June 15th to August 9th 2009.

Tribute bands called

Stayin’ Alive [tribute to the Bee Gees] June 15thto June 21st

Hotel California [tribute to the Eagles] June 22nd to June28th

Slippery When Wet [tribute to Bon Jovi] June 29 - July 8

52nd Street [tribute to Billy Joel] July 9 - July 17

Sounds of the Supremes [tribute to The Supremes] July 18 - July 26

2U [tribute to U2] July 27 - August 2

Petty Theft [tribute to Tom Petty] August 3 - August 9

Dates could be subject to change.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Looking good for Space Shuttle STS-127

There is an 80% chance of acceptable weather on all three possible launch days Saturday June 13th 2009, Sunday and Monday at 07:17 EST. Endeavour will carry a 7 person crew for a 16-day five-spacewalk mission servicing the International Space Station on ISS Assembly Flight 2J/A.

STS-127 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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