Tourist Claptrap: Dolly, Russia, and Forgotten Florida

No More Cokes of Many Colors: As John from The Disney Blog pointed out in the comments on my last post, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede has abruptly shuttered its Orlando location. Which is sad enough by itself–I personally mourn the loss deeply, and slept a fitful sleep last night while cradling my plastic boot-shaped mug–but the abrupt nature of the closing just adds salt to the wound:

A recording left on the main telephone number says the country star’s dinner-show theater “has ceased operations.”

Just a telephone recording? Damn, that’s cold. Why you gotta be like that, Dolly?

In Russia, Tacky Souvenirs Buy You: Jim Hill has a rumor that Russia may be coming to Epcot’s World Showcase.

Truly Lost Attractions: More on lost, abandoned, and obscure area tourist attractions (and just plain cool stuff) at the excellent Florida Everyone Forgot site. Those Ginger Ale Springs are right by my in-laws; I’ll have to check those out soon.

If only they cascaded sweet, crisp, ginger ale instead of warm, fresh water…

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