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Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).

Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).
Hello everyone, I'd like to add some content to the poker community in the written form on an ongoing basis. I'm not a Vlogger and have no idea how Brad Owen, Doug Polk, or Dnegs do their videos with background music, graphics, and such (however, I am a huge fan of all of them), so for me, the best way to share content is in the written form with potentially a couple of pictures sprinkled within. Please let me know how I can improve my posts (and my game, lol!) for the future, and I hope you enjoy the read!
This tournament review will essentially be my second one, as I sort of reviewed the Seminole Hard Rock Deep Stack Series Event #1 last month.
Background / Details:
Seemingly, every poker player and their mother is out in Las Vegas for the WSOP and having a great time. However, the "working man" like myself can't make it out there this year - fortunately, living in West Palm Beach, FL provides me the opportunity to compete in many well-structured and large-fielded tournaments throughout the year. For example, the Seminole Hard Rock series runs four times a year, whose Main Events have become legitimate "stops" in the professional poker circuit.
However, I'll have to wait until August to review one of those tournaments. Today's tournament review covers the Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special.
Buy-in / Structure:
This NLHE tournament is a two-day, multi-flight event with a buy-in of $130. There are unlimited re-entries up until the start of Level 9. Players start with 15,000 in chips with blinds at 100/100 (Structure Sheet). Day 1 ends at Level 14 and the Day 2 restart is on Sunday.
There are 7 starting flight total - I played in Flight E.
I drop off my kids at Summer Camp and head down the Florida Turnpike. I'm a hard rock / heavy metal kind of guy, so today's playlist is all Metallica. The very first song that comes on via shuffle is "Master of Puppets" - that's got to be a good sign of things to come, right?
I arrive at the SHR and for those of you whom have played at the property before, I predict that you'll have a hard time recognizing it after the guitar-shaped hotel is 100% built. The property is being completely revamped, inside and out. Even the Hard Rock Store is now relegated to a temporary, uncomfortable corner of the hotel as this massive construction project continues. Nevertheless, everyone is very excited about the project, and I for one can't wait to see the end of the rebuilding phase of one of my favorite properties for playing poker.
When I get to an event early, I like to play a little cash, to further put me in a poker-like mindset and, hey, who knows, you can get lucky and hit a high hand or double-up. There aren't many tables running at this time as it's early, so I get seated at a $1/$2 NL table and buy-in for $300. There's only one hand in 90 minutes that's worth mentioning:
I have about $275 and I pick up two red Aces in UTG+2 and raise to $15 (there was a $5 Straddle on the button). The SB calls and has roughly $100 behind, and we're heads up to the flop. The flop comes A23, with two spades. I continue for $25 and he again calls. The turn is the 8s, and see that he has a little over $50 left that he's playing with in his hands. I put him all-in and he snap calls with Ks9s for a turned flush. The river bricks out for me, and he wins a nice pot. I take it on the chin, as this is about the fourth or fifth cash game session where I lose 1/2 a buy-in and then work the whole session to either even up or at least not go broke (I will detail this in another post sometime in the future).
It's now 20 minutes before the start of Day 1E, so I pick up my chips and cash out for about $200, which is salvageable. I buy-in for the tournament, and after taking a break, I make my way over to table 35, seat 3.
Levels 1 and 2:
The tournament starts and in seat 6 is a familiar face that I've played with a few times before. He's an older gentleman who is very friendly and has run hot in a few tournaments that I've also competed in. He immediately says hello to me, and we chat it up a little bit. I then begin to recall some hands that we played together and wonder if we'll get involved in some crazy situation at some point today (Spoiler Alert: It happens).
Only one hand of particular interest to report: In Level 2, blinds are 100/100/100 (That's the Small Blind, Big Blind, and the Big Blind Ante), and I'm in the SB with T8o. I check, and there are 4 of us to the flop. The flop comes J96 rainbow, and I decide to lead out for 300. I get called in two spots, and the pot is now ~1,300. The turn brings the Ks, so I have a double gut-shot straight draw. I bet again, this time I believe I bet 1,100, hoping to just take the pot down right here without having to sweat out a river card, and in the hopes that this board really connects with a hand that a player in the Small Blind (namely, myself) could have. I get called by the player in the CO, and there's now ~3,500 in the pot. The river is a big giant brick for me, but I continue with my story that this flop hit me and that I did fill my straight. I bet 2,800, and the CO immediately calls with QJo, but tells me "very nice bet". It's a small consolation, but does put the table on notice that I am not weak/tight and am willing to put my opponents to the test. Honestly, at this point, I am already thinking about firing bullet #2 as I'm down to about ~8,000 from my starting stack of 15,000.
Levels 3 and 4:
This is where the tournament really gets interesting for me. Remember the older, nicer gentleman that I said hello to earlier? Well, we're about to have one hell of a hour in these next two levels. The blinds are now 100/200/200, and my elderly friend raises to 500. The HJ and D both call, and I look down at Ah5d. I consider a 3-bet for a split second, but the table has been very loose/passive and I can't recall a 3-bet before the flop as of yet. So I pay the extra 400 chips and make the call, as does the BB. There are 5 players to the flop with 2,500 in the pot. The flop comes 2h3h3d. I really like this flop, but check to see what my friend will do. The BB checks and my friend bets something in the neighborhood of 1,200. Action folds around to me and I consider my options. Folding here is not an option for me for a couple of reasons. For one, it's very early in the tournament and if I do bust, I can go re-buy and start fresh (and at a $130 buy-in, it's not a big deal). Second, even though I'm most likely behind, I have a a backdoor flush draw and any 4 will do just fine for a wheel. After 20-30 seconds of deliberation, I move all in for ~6,500 more. I get snap-called by my friend whose name I should really know by now. He flips over KK. I say "That's a nice hand", and the dealer whose name is Brittney starts to burn & turn. The turn card is a 5d, to which I say "That's not that bad", or something to that effect. The river is the magical, miracle, improbable 4c, giving me the straight and boosting my short stack back up to ~18,000. The older gentleman and I laugh a bit about it, and we move on.
During Level 4 now, I win a few small hands and then, with about 15 minutes left to go in the level, I start to run super red hot. All of the following action happens within the last 15 minutes of Level 4, where blinds are 200/300/300:
i. I pick up 66 in mid-position and make it 700 to go. I get two callers and the flop comes K65, with two diamonds. A player (I think the BB in this hand) makes it 2,500. A bit scared of the flush and to protect my hand, I raise to 6,500. I showed a very small bluff to the table a few hands ago where I had complete air, but bet into 2 players on the button, so I am convinced this player in the BB is thinking about making a move. He ultimately sigh-folds, and I show my hand to the table.
ii. On the very next hand, I pick up KK. I raise again to 700. My friendly nemesis whom I doubled-up through calls, and it's heads up to the flop, which is 7-high with two hearts. I bet 1,200, he snap calls. The turn is an 8h, so we're looking at a super-connected board with three hearts now. I bet again to 2,200, and he instantly raises it up to ~8,000. Even though I have a big over-pair, this player knows what he's doing and would not be raising light in many spots. There is so much that can beat me, and I had just ran up my stack to a decent level again. I start to count my remaining chips behind after my 2,200 turn bet and I have about 22,000. I tell him "I just feel like this hand [as I show the table] is not good here", and muck it. My friend says "whoa!" and says "that's a really good fold - we were about 50/50 going to the river!". He didn't tell me exactly what I had, but by his statement he must have had 15+ outs (any heart, any straight-card, and possibly whatever lower-paired card he was also holding for 3 additional outs). We start discussing the hand and chat back and forth a bit about probabilities and if he could have made that lay down, when all of a sudden....
iii. ... I look down at 7c7s UTG. I again raise to 700, the player immediately to my left calls (he has a stack around 18k-20k). The CO calls and both the SB and BB complete, so we're five ways to the flop. To my amazement, the flop comes T97 with two diamonds, so I flopped bottom set and am loving life. The SB and BB both check and I decide to get cute and set the trap, with a plan of check-raising anyone who dared throw any chips in the middle of the table. That's exactly what winds up happening - the player to my immediate left throws out a bet of ~3,000. Action folds to me and I get a feeling that I may not want to play coy for too much longer, as the table, like I mention previously, has been very limpy and "call-ey". I look at the player, look at his remaining chips, and I move all-in. I can sense that the table is getting annoyed with my constant aggression, so all eyes are now on me and the player to my left. He asks me "Show if I fold?", to which I don't respond. He tanks for over a minute and finally grabs his stack, picks it up off the felt with one hand and drops it forward. I flip over my bottom set and he shows JJ. The board run-out is clean and honestly I don't even know what my chip count is, but I eliminated the player and I think I'm around 40,000. The dealer begins to shuffle the deck and the tournament clock is almost at zero for the first 15-minute break of the day. Players start to get up and fold and I'm in the BB on the next hand...
iv. ...My older friend makes it 800 from UTG+2, and action folds all the way back around to me in the BB and I look down at KsJs. I make the call and we're heads up to the flop. The dealer tells other players that if they're not in the hand, to please leave for the break, so there's a lot of commotion and movement around me, but I'm in a hand so none of this matters to me. The flop comes T95 - ALL SPADES. My eyes must have been as big as watermelons popping out of my skull at this point. I check and my buddy in seat 6 leads out for 3,500. He started the hand with around 30,000, and for some reason I'm thinking I'm drawing to one out, the Qs, because I somehow convince myself that he's had enough of me and has AsXs for the Ace-high flush. I think about it for a little while and I call. The turn is some brick and I ask him how many of the grey & yellow 5,000 chips he has behind. He sort of mumbles something unclear, and I don't know what possessed me to do this but I say "OK - I'm all in". I think I was running so hot and I was still all jazzed up about the previous hand that I just let it rip. He exclaims "Are you serious?!?!?", and makes the call. He flips over pocket 5's for a flopped set, and I turn over my hand to reveal my flopped King-high flush. He says "pair the board", and I say "no, please don't pair the board". The dealer burns and flips over a 8, which doesn't pair the board, winning me a monster pot and busting my older friend from the tournament. We get up, shake hands and shake our heads at my crazy run and wild turn of events. We kind of just stand there for a minute chatting about the last 10-15 minutes - he reveals to me that he saw me running so well that he thought there was no way I could have had it every time, otherwise he might have folded his bottom set.
I then sit back down and take a minute to get organized and count my chips. I took a picture of my stack, shown below - the count after level 4 was 78,200, with blinds in Level 5 going up to 200/400/400. In other words, 195 Big Blinds!
78,200 (195BB) after a wild Level 4.
Levels 5 through 8:
My remaining table-mates are shocked to find out I've busted another player during the break, and I'm obviously having a great time with the table talk. In the second hand of Level 5, I pick up TT from late position and raise to 1,200. The player on the button shoves for ~10k, and action folds back around to me. I call, and he flips over AJo. The board runs out without an Ace or a Jack, so I bust yet another player and run the stack up to nearly 90,000. The players are bursting out in laughter as this is a pretty insane run.
However, as many of you know, there can be large swings in poker, specifically in tournament poker and even more specifically at the lower buy-in tournaments like this one. So this moment winds up being the high point of the event for me, even though at the time I wasn't thinking about anything else other than the fucking Mirage (bad Rounders reference there) :)
Other than one spot where I called an all-in with my A4 vs. an AJ (the AJ held, so I lost about 11,000), nothing too consequential or significant really happens to me until the break, so we head into the break and through the end of the registration / re-buy period with 80,500. Although, the last hand of level 8 had a 4-way all in that many players of our table and about 10 players from other tables stopped to watch. Because of the crazy action, it took a few minutes to get all of the counts and side-pots going. After it was all said and done, a pair of pocket Kings held against a lower pocket pair and two other Broadway cards that I can't remember, and off we went to break.
Level 9:
Table #35, in the back row of the poker room, breaks. The dealer runs out an unnecessary high-card (I'm actually not sure why this is done as we're randomly given seat cards...but whatever), and I get moved to Table #28, seat #3. A player whom had bought in later and was at my original table was also moved to this table - I had raised pre-flop in level 8 with a KJo and he called with a raggy-Ace, hitting his Ace on the turn, to which I joked with him that he'll "play any Ace". This does become important later on.
In Level 9, blinds are 500/1,000/1,000 and about halfway into the level, I get into a hand that is my favorite of the tournament and I'm very proud of how I played it. I have about ~80,000, and the action folds around to me in the CO. I look down at Jh8d, and decide to raise it up to 2,500. At this point, I haven't been very active since my meteoric rise to nearly 200BB a few hours prior, and haven't opened a pot yet since being moved to this table, so I specifically went into this hand with a plan of applying pressure to my opponent if I thought that they were not very strong and if the board + player(s) involved favored such a strategy. The BB calls, and the flop comes T76 with two spades with 5,500 in the pot. The BB checks and I lead out 3,000. The BB thinks about it for a bit and calls, so the pot is now 11,500. The turn is a off-suit 5, giving me some additional outs. The BB checks again and I think he is in check-call mode with something like a pair of tens, some Broadway cards (over cards), or some suited-connector hand like 87 (but I do block some combos of 87, 98, or T8 with my J8 holding, and also take away some of what he could call a raise in the BB with - hands like KJ, QJ, or even JT). I think about what bet-sizing I want to use, knowing full well that, at this point, I am going to be triple-barreling no matter the river. I bet 5,500, and again he tank-calls. There is now 22,500 in the pot and the river is the 3s. So now, there is a flush on board and hands like 64 get there as well. The BB once again checks and I lead out for four grey & yellow 5k chips. This was a big, nearly pot-sized bet at this point in the tournament. The BB goes deep into the tank and I can see the pain on his face. I honestly thought he would eventually fold, but after well over 2 minutes of deliberation, he does pull the trigger and tosses out 20,000. I immediately say "Good call, you got it", and he turns over AT for top pair.
He lets out a huge sigh and complements my play, telling me how "polarized" my river bet was and he got very lucky in how we played the hand, that he almost nearly folded, etc.. While his compliments on my play were nice as the other players were hearing his comments, his hero call cuts my stack in roughly half, lower than the tournament average.
I definitely give the player a lot of credit for making the call - a call I did not think he was capable of making under the circumstances. Winning that pot would have put me up to over 100,000, which would have been very nice and on a good pace to make it to Day 2 with a nice stack. Unfortunately, I am now below average and the blinds are once again going up soon. However, I am very proud of the way I played this hand. In the past, I would have never considered anything other than a check/fold or possibly checking it down to see a cheap run-out. But I've been working on my game and am continuing to improve, finding spots just like these to put opponents to high levels of stress and decision-making. In the long run, I should continue to find these bluff spots as I do believe that they will work more times than not, in key situations against players likely to fold to high-pressure spots.
Level 10:
Blinds are now 500/1,500/1,500 and I'm roughly at ~35,000 chips at this point, when the player that "Plays any Ace" from my previous table raises it to 3,000 from UTG, with about ~10,000 left behind. The LJ (Low-Jack) calls and the action folds to me in the SB. I look down at AKo, and with my 25BB-ish stack, I have one and only one viable option - I shove. The player snap calls and almost flips his hand over, until he realizes that the LJ is still in the hand. He thinks about coming along for the ride, but ultimately decides to let it go. The Any-Ace aficionado flips up AJ, and is dominated. The board run out is very nice for me, as the dealer reveals the other two aces left in the deck and I knock out the player and build my stack back up to over 50,000. I start talking to the player on my left who is a nice younger guy with noise-cancelling headphones on, and we start talking about the tournament structure, that we're both going to make a comeback in this event, and other poker-related hopes and dreams.
The remaining tables are being broken, player stacks are getting much larger than mine, and we're now down to 4 tables in this flight. I'm once again in the SB, and the player in the CO who was recently moved to our table makes it 4,500 to go. I don't have any specific reads on this player and have never seen him before. The action folds around to me and I look down at AQ. I really want to play this hand and am not really in the mood to fold it at this point, given that I was once a monster stack in this tournament and I'm now trying to hang on and survive. I definitely don't want to call, even if I do decide to lay it down, so I'm left with two viable options: Fold, or Raise. In regards to a raise here, I also think my options are quite limited to a shove. I have exactly 52,500, so if I do three-bet, I can't really make a min-raise to something like 9,000 as I'll be out of position for the entire hand. So I start thinking about what amount to three-bet with in this spot, and I'm thinking that a bet of 16,000-17,000 might be good. The problem is then that I'll have like 35,000 left, which will really put me in a tough spot the rest of the way if I don't connect with this upcoming flop. I ultimately decide that if I shove, I can double-up if I get called and win, or I can take the pot down right here and be up to ~60,000. So I do decide to shove with about 35BB and the player in the CO does make the call with KK. The flop isn't very helpful, and neither is the turn. I'm down to a Ace from Space as Tony G says...the river card had other plans, though, and it bricks off and I don't win the pot. We count up the chips and amazingly, we had the exact same chip stack at exactly 52,500. That actually made me laugh. I wished the table "GL", and that was that.
Due to family commitments and the fact that I do want to spend time with my wife and kids whenever possible, I am not able to play in any of other two Day 1 flights, so my Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special is over and I'm off to the next one.
Final Thoughts / Up Next:
Obviously, I'm disappointed that I was not able to survive to Day 2. Looking back, I think I could have folded that AQ hand that I busted with and found a better spot - hopefully in a later position - to reclaim some lost chips. So for future tournaments I'll definitely want to try to avoid playing for stacks and out-of-position with hands exactly like AQ or lower pocket pairs, given that my opponent could have woken up with a big hand, which happened exactly as described.
However, I do think I played well overall, met a lot of nice people and had a great time. I'm also looking forward to having all of the regular tournament grinders back in town after the summer, as I'll be able to do some good name-dropping in future posts :)
Looking at the upcoming schedule, there's a really interesting Seminole Turnpike Series event, a $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed, multi-day tournament where players can qualify at either the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood or the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, as Day 1 flights will run simultaneously at both properties. Day 2 of this event will be at the Hard Rock (probably due to logistics - Coconut Creek's Poker Room can't handle the volume, unless they were to bring in tables and use the pavilion like they did for the WSOP-C series back in February.
There's also the Florida State Poker Championship event at the end of July at the Isle, in Pompano Beach, FL. I really hope to be able to play in the Main Event of that tournament, with a $300,000 guarantee and, I believe, a Day 3 final table (I've made Day 2's in tournaments but never a Day 3 - so that alone would be really cool).
Final Results:
Entered For: $130 (1 Bullet)Position: ~35th of 153 on Day 1ENet: -$130
TL;DR: Played in the event described above where, after running like Robert Varkonyi in the 2002 WSOP ME Final Table, I ultimately busted in Level 10 of Day 1E.
Edit: Fixed a couple of things.
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After banning 'Star Wars' slot machines, Disney spends millions to change Florida gambling law to "protect" its theme parks and properties - including Galaxy's Edge

Today, I heard about recent efforts by Disney against the gambling industry. I thought you guys would be interested in hearing about it, as it also heavily involves Star Wars...and particularly, Disney's plans in 2019 for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and the Star Wars hotel, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
It also involves Disney's existing, popular offering "Star Wars Day at Sea", and other Star Wars-related plans for its cruises in 2019, which is parly based out of the Port of Miami in Miami, Florida, and Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida).
The tl;dnr of it is as such: (broken down into smaller sections)
The Walt Disney Company is one of the most successful media conglomerate companies in the world. Just about everyone has heard of the Disney theme parks stationed in Florida, California, and abroad. Just about everyone has seen classic Disney films like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Not everyone knows about Disney's relationship with the gambling industry, however, and it is a noteworthy one.
Over the years, Disney has acquired the rights to several major entertainment companies and their licensed characters. In 2009, Disney bought the Marvel Entertainment company, creator of the famed Marvel comic books and a slew of popular superhero characters. In 2012, it purchased all rights to LucasFilm, the parent company that created the Star Wars brand.
Disney announced its plans to phase out all Star Wars and Marvel-themed casino slot machines in the United States last fall. The multimillion dollar company has the power to do this, because it now owns all rights to these brands.
According to a Disney spokeswoman, the character-themed slot phase-out is not a new decision. As part of Marvel's “integration” with Disney, she said the decision was made several years ago to let the machines gradually fade out through attrition. Only a few Marvel license agreements remain at this point, and they are set to expire within the next several years. Star Wars-themed slots will also trickle away, but it will take a few more years for that process to complete.
[...] Disney wields a certain amount of power over casinos, both on land and online, because of these acquisitions. Instead of promoting Star Wars and Marvel characters via slot machines, the company prefers to use their likenesses in movies that serve to perpetuate the Disney brand.
As the owner of LucasFilm, Disney has another trilogy of Star Wars films currently in the works. [...] Fans can expect to see Disney continue to advance their brands through avenues other than the gaming industry.
Disney has made its opinion of the gambling industry known in Florida: It does not support the addition of more resort casinos to that area. Not only does Disney plan to phase out Marvel and Star Wars-themed slot machines, it also hopes to prevent the development of new casino resorts in the state.
As it stands today, Orlando's Walt Disney World is the top tourist attraction on the globe. Over 50 million people visit the entertainment resort every year and partake of theme parks like Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. From a business standpoint, it makes sense that Disney would not want another tourist draw infringing on its potential customer base in the Orlando area.
Disney denies that self-interest is its main motivation for opposing new casinos. Andrea Finger, a spokeswoman for the company, said the corporation opposes casino expansion for “many reasons.” One of the primary reasons is the fact that Florida is a “family friendly” vacation spot; adding more casinos to the landscape would tarnish that. Finger lauded Florida's efforts in “research, innovation, and entrepreneurship” and indicated that adding more casino resorts would create an “inconsistent” atmosphere in the state.
Finger made no statement suggesting that Disney is protecting its own interests by objecting to more casinos. This inference has been made, however, by critics based on the connection between Disney and its Marvel and Star Wars slot machines that recently came to light.
Critics also cite the fact that increased Florida casinos might steal valuable convention contracts from the Mickey Mouse company. At this point, Disney hosts approximately 700,000 square feet of convention space in its Florida resorts.
Disney's ownership of Marvel and LucasFilm slot machines was brought to the public's attention by New York Times reporters Lizette Alvarez and Michael Snyder. Critics immediately began shouting hypocrisy at the fact that Disney, a vocal gambling opponent, owns and profits from character-themed casino slot machines.
The Times reporters asked Disney whether its ownership of the slots “undercut” its casino gambling stance. A spokeswoman responded that the company's affiliation with the casinos was only temporary, and that it would take a few years for current slot machine contracts to expire.
[...] When Marvel and Star Wars-themed slots do eventually disappear from casinos, their absence will be a blow to the gaming industry. Casino patrons are drawn to the colorful games touting Spider Man, Darth Vader, and other exciting Hollywood characters. Until the machines are completely phased out, the characters will continue to entertain casino patrons both online and on land.
The online gaming industry will definitely be affected by Disney's prohibition. The Spider Man Slot game, for example, is an enticing game for online gamblers that was introduced in 2012. Other Marvel-themed online slots include Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, and Wolverine Slots. The eventual loss of these games will leave a gaping hole in customers' palette of gaming choices.
[Possibly in response to Disney's decision], a group called the Associated Industries of Florida launched a new pro-casino campaign. This group is lobbying for more casinos in the area as a means of promoting jobs and stimulating the local economy. Analysts expect the battle between Disney and pro-casino lobbyists to become more heated as politicians compete for voter support in the upcoming election. (Source)
[However, Orlando isn't the only city that Disney is engaging in anti-casino efforts with.] The biggest challenger standing between [the city of] Miami and casinos is a mouse.
Walt Disney World, the giant resort near Orlando whose four theme parks draw more than 45 million visitors a year, has made preventing "destination" casinos a top priority. And few, if any, businesses carry as much weight in Florida as Disney, which employs more than 60,000 workers, generates nearly $600 million a year in tax revenue — and doled out more than $2 million to political candidates and causes during the past election cycle.
Some analysts say Disney — and, by extension, Orlando's entire tourism industry — has good reason to be wary of casinos. Though adult-oriented resorts in South Florida are unlikely to appeal to Disney's core audience of families with young children, they could siphon away travelers in narrower segments that are also important to the resort, from South Americans to conventions to weddings.
"Disney has lots of little pockets or niches that they're really good at getting market share in. And it adds up," said Duncan Dickson, a professor at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management. "Disney doesn't want another Las Vegas anywhere close to them. Who needs the competition?"
[Case in point, Disney also has Disney Cruise Lines, based in both Miami and Port Canaveral (Orlando).] Disney Cruise Line has revealed it will extend its popular "Star Wars Day at Sea" program through 2019, with the addition of nine cruises -- each of which will include a Star Wars-themed sea day, complete with special programming and restaurant menus. Family-friendly activities include Star Wars character meet-and-greets, movie nights (featuring new releases), Star Wars trivia, and a Jedi training show, where kids can learn lightsaber skills and battle Darth Vader.
Throughout the day, restaurants and bars also will serve themed foods and cocktails. The sea day will end with a fireworks show and deck party, hosted by Star Wars heroes and villains. All cruises span seven nights and depart from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. (Source)
[...] Disney has always opposed efforts to expand gambling, [citing it as being againts its "family-friendly" image].
The Walt Disney Co., one of the most brand-protective companies on the planet, does not want to jeopardize its kid-friendly reputation by any association whatsoever with casinos and the taboo images they often conjure. The company's cruise line is the only major operator to sail ships without onboard casinos, which are typically one of the biggest generators of on-board spending.
"We've studied this issue carefully and remain opposed for many reasons," said Disney spokesman Mike Griffin, "including the fact that it is inconsistent with Florida's brand as a family-friendly destination, and with the efforts we've long supported to diversify Florida's economy through research, innovation, and entrepreneurship."
The legislation to be considered in Tallahassee would authorize three "destination" casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Each would boast a luxury hotel, shops, restaurants, convention space and casinos with every major game, from blackjack to roulette and craps. Any company awarded a casino license would have to spend at least $2 billion building the facility.
Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, both based in Las Vegas, and Genting, a Malaysian-based resort developer, are among the companies expected to seek licenses. Genting has already spent more than $300 million to buy bay-front property in downtown Miami and has announced plans for a $3.8 billion resort.
All have promised they will create thousands of jobs in South Florida, making the deal attractive to lawmakers hoping to lower the state's 10.6 percent unemployment rate.
Analysts say anyone that invests that much capital to build a resort also will have to spend lavishly to market the property. At a minimum, that will force Disney to ramp up its own spending on advertising, eroding its profit margins.
"Anytime you've got to fight and compete with more marketing dollars, which you know these folks have in abundance, it makes Disney's job that much harder to battle against," said Vicki Johnson, a tourism-marketing expert in Orlando.
More specifically, casinos could prove attractive draws in key markets for Disney. Executives at Genting, for instance, have said they would market heavily in Latin America.
Latin America — particularly Brazil, its biggest country — has become one of Disney World's most valuable markets in recent years. This summer, even as overall attendance at the resort was about flat with a year ago, Disney officials said traffic from Brazil was up by a double-digit percentage.
Though Disney doesn't disclose exact attendance numbers, national data show that visitation from Brazil is up 27% to more than 833,000 so far this year. And though Miami is the most popular destination for South American travelers, Orlando is growing more rapidly.
Disney says its business from Brazil is predominantly family-leisure travel, the group least likely to be swayed by casinos. But some industry followers say lavish resorts, when combined with the boutique shopping already in Miami, might be enough to peel away some of that business, especially Brazilians with older children or none at all.
"All of a sudden, it really cuts into their [Disney's] South American markets," Johnson said.
Group meetings and conventions business is also a growing profit center for Disney, which has nearly 470,000 square feet of meeting space spread among its hotels. It also routinely picks up lucrative private parties and other business tied to shows using Orange County's massive, publicly owned convention center.
Finally, allowing casinos in South Florida could lead to pressure to build more in other parts of the state. Already, some hoteliers in Orlando — led by Harris Rosen, owner of three major convention hotels — have made rumblings about bringing casinos to Central Florida. And officials at Port Canaveral — Disney Cruise Line's home port — are interested in casinos, too.
"Once they get their foot in the door, what's next? Orange County is going to say, 'Well, if it's legal in Dade County, why isn't it legal here?' " said Dickson, the UCF professor.
Disney has worked to enlist broader business groups to fight the casino legislation, most notably the Florida Chamber of Commerce, even though more than half of the businesses represented on the chamber's board of directors say they are neutral on the issue.
And the opposition from Disney has put casino boosters on the defensive during the past few days.
"Florida's identity cannot be changed because one casino or two destination resorts open in Miami-Dade County," said state Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, who is sponsoring the casino legislation in the Florida House of Representatives.
"Florida will always be the Sunshine State," he added. "The dominant trademark of Florida will always be Disney World. I don't think they have anything to worry about when it comes to that." (Source)
There have been multiple attempts to garner support in the state legislature for non-Native American casinos and other forms of gambling expansion in the state. Currently, the Seminoles control the ability of Florida to expand full-fledged casinos per their current compact. And the power of the Seminoles in the state is substantial.
In order to change current law, there must be a constitutional amendment backed by the voters of Florida. There is one such opportunity on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 election.
The Casino Gambling Initiative, if approved, would give voters the exclusive right to authorize casinos going forward, casinos being comprised of card games, slot machines, and other casino-style games. All ballot measures in the future would then require a citizen-initiated process by which a number of signatures of registered voters must be obtained for ballot consideration.
Currently, however, the Seminoles reserve the exclusive right to offer blackjack, craps, and roulette in Florida, which would present a problem that would have to be addressed. The agreement with the Seminoles was signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2015, and is effective for 20 years.
While this may end up in a legal fight, poker rooms are not an exclusive right of the tribe, and would not be an issue.
If Amendment 3 passes in November by 60% or more of the popular vote, a new day may begin for casinos in Florida. This will also drastically increase the opportunity for poker rooms throughout the state. (Source)
The US Supreme Court repealed the longstanding federal sports betting ban known as PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act). The landmark decision allows states to dictate their own sports wagering laws.
That means sports betting could be coming to Florida casinos, should the legislature pass market regulations. But Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam said this week that if he’s elected, he would oppose such legislation.
[Putnam also echoes Disney's reasoning.]
“I’ve always been one who has said we don’t need to expand the footprint of gambling in Florida,” Putnam declared at a campaign stop. “It’s not who we are as a state. We’re a family-friendly vacation destination. We’re a small business-oriented state.”
“If I lived in the middle of the desert in Nevada, [like Las Vegas], maybe I would grasp onto whatever straw or life raft somebody threw me,” he continued. “But we live in Florida, and we’ve got unlimited opportunities, and we don’t need to sell our state short.” (Source)
Earlier this year, Disney also gave $400,000 to Florida Grown, a committee supporting Putnam's gubernatorial bid.
[...] Disney officials would not agree to an interview, but in a statement, Jacquee Wahler, vice president of Walt Disney World Resorts, wrote, “We support candidates who understand issues important to our company, and demonstrate strong support for business and tourism in Florida.” (Source)
[Meanwhile, Disney is busy constructing what it hopes will be its next big moneymaker: Galaxy's Edge, a Star Wars-themed land in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Disney also plans to construct a Star Wars-themed hotel and resort adjacent to Galaxy's Edge.]
The ongoing success of high-profile films, like the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, can play a big role in the theme parks ability to tap into new characters and storylines for rides and shows.
Experts have said the success in theme park rides today are built on characters and properties that resonate with visitors outside the park. Thus new lands themed after popular franchises have proven to be a boon — like Disney's Star Wars and Frozen attractions, and Universal Orlando Resort's success with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
[So far this year], the theme parks division for the quarter saw a 13% increase in revenue to $4.87 billion, up from $4.29 billion for the same time last year. The division also saw a 13% increase in revenue for the first six months of the year to $10.03 billion, up from $8.85 billion for the year-ago period.
According to the earnings report:
"Results included a benefit from a shift in the timing of the Easter holiday relative to our fiscal periods. The current quarter included one week of the Easter holiday, whereas the entire Easter holiday fell in the third quarter of the prior year. Higher operating income at our domestic parks and resorts was primarily due to increased guest spending, attendance growth at Walt Disney World Resort and higher sponsorship revenue, partially offset by increased costs.
Guest spending growth was due to increases in average ticket prices, average daily hotel room rates and food, beverage and merchandise spending. The increase in costs was primarily due to labor and other cost inflation, an increase in depreciation associated with new attractions and higher technology spending." (Source)
[Driving this growth are Disney's planned new additions, including Galaxy's Edge, which is currently under construction ("labor costs").]
Disney’s new Star Wars land won’t open until next year, but it is not too early to declare that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the most ambitious theme park land ever built.
The numbers alone might justify the claim. At 14 acres each, Disney’s twin Star Wars lands will be the largest the company has built at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. Disney has not confirmed a budget for Galaxy’s Edge, but the project is believed widely within the industry to be costing at least one billion dollars. (Source)
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Part 28

I might have a couple new ones, but I'm too shy to share at the moment.
5143.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember one of the stars on the front of the Magic Stars package having a face?(Do the letters in the logo look off?)
5144.(Candy name change.)Robin's Eggs/Robin Eggs(Do any of the letters look off?)(Did they only come in blue?)
5145.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Brahma not being connected?(Any of the other logos with "Brahma" in them look off?)
5146.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Universal One not being connected?(Do any of the letters look off?)
5147.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the A in Nuwave being normal?(Anything else off?)(Any of the other logos with "Nuwave" in them seem off?)
5148.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the dash in Georgia-Pacific not being connected to the P?(Was it "Georgia Pacific"?)(Anything else off?)
Add-On: Do you remember most words such as theater, center, and liter being the only acceptable way to spell them instead of an "re" ending being acceptable as well?)
5149.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember the Interstitium not being a thing?
5150.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember it not being safe for humans to go to the deepest point in the ocean instead of us taking multiple trips there?
5151.(Movie name change.)Liar, LiaLiar Liar(Did the movie logo have a space between the words?)
Add-On: Do you remember "Kicking It" instead of "Kickin" It"?
5152.(Animal name change.)Harper Seal/Harp Seal
Add-On: Do you remember "Pillsbury" being spelled "Pilsbury"?(Did the Pillsbury Doughboy make a different sound when getting his tummy tickled?)
5153.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being crickets that eat warts?(Do you remember insects in general not eating warts?)
5154.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember praying mantises not eating bird brains?
5155.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember "Opossum" being the only spelling and animal instead of "Possum" being a spelling and an animal as well?(Did possums not exist?)(Was "Possum" another spelling for opossum?)(Did "Possum not exist at all?)
5156.(Franchise name change.)Nightmare On Elm Street/The Nightmare On Elm Street/A Nightmare On Elm Street
5157.(Song Title change.)(Hit Me Baby) One More Time/Hit Me Baby One More Time/...Baby One More Time
5158.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Kaaba being an all black curtain that went all the way around and people not being allowed to see inside it instead of it having gold on it and people being able to go inside?(Anything else about it off?)(Does the black stone look off?)
Add-On: Do you remember the top edges and all the corner edges of the Twin Towers not being white?(Were the upper floors not darker than the lower and middle ones?)(Did the dark bands on the building not appear white?)
5159.(Music Lyrics change.)"What would you do if I sang out of tune?"/"Watch what you do if I sang out of tune."("All I need is my buddies."/"All I need is my buddy.")("With a little help of my friends"?)
5160.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember autonomous cars not being as popular as they are now?(Were they not mainstream at all?)
5161.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Jerdon's Babbler being extinct?
Add-On: Do you remember "Phillip" being the only acceptable spelling instead of "Philip" too?
Add-On: Do you remember "Micheal" being the only acceptable spelling instead of "Michael" too?
5162.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember plantains being smaller than regular bananas instead of larger?(Were they not also known as cooking bananas and green bananas?)(Was there only one type?)
5163.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan photo being different?(Link below.)
5164.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember termites not being able to fly?(Do you remember termites looking different than they do now?)
5165.(Video Game name change.)Mike Tyson's Punch Out/Mike Tyson's Punch-Out/Punch Out/Punch-0ut/Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!/Punch-Out!!(Do any of the letters look off?)(Was there no exclamation points?)(Is the dash off?)!!_(NES)
Add-On: Do you remember "Streetlight people." instead of "Streetlights people." (Were all the lyrics with an "ing" instead of "in'"?(Do any of their logos look off?)
5166.(Movie Quote change.)"Baking pies my pet."/"Making pies my pet."/"All alone my pet."(Anything else off?)
5167.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Lady Justice not holding a sword in her hand?(Was it just her holding scales in one of her hands or both of her hands?)(Have you heard of her?)(Was she blindfolded?)
5168.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the first telecom hack not being as early as 1834?
5169.(Movie Quote change.)"So shall it be written. So shall it be done."/"So let it be written. So let it be done."(Other quotes?)
Add-On: Do you remember vs, vs., v or v. instead of versus?
5170.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember seagulls not eating rabbits?
5171.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Nick Clooney dying?
5172.(Celebrity death date change.)Do you remember Nelson Mandela's wife dying years ago instead of April 2, 2018?
5173.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the way the dog says "Snausages" in the 80's commercial being different?
5174.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the dove Randy Johnson hit with the baseball exploding completely instead of falling to the ground?(Anything else about the video seem off?)
5175.(Famous Actor name change.)Yul BrenneYul Brynner(Other spellings?)
5176.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember icebergs not also being green?(Black?)(Striped?)(Rainbow?)(Other colors?)
5177.(Car Model Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Ford Expedition being normal?
5178.(Spelling change.)CarboratoCarborateCarboreuteCarburatoCarburateuCarburateCarbureter(Other spellings?)
Add-On: Do you remember Italian words such as Cappuccino or Panini being both the singular and plural of those words instead of being either singular or plural?
Add-On: Do you remember Peperoncini being Pepercini(Other spellings?)(Were they the same thing as banana peppers?)(Were yams and sweet potatoes the same thing?)
5179.(Famous Actress name change.)Kristy McNicole/Kristy McNicol/Kristy McNichols/Kristy McNichol(Other spellings?)(Was her nickname spelled with a C or her first name spelled with a K?)
5180.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Everything Changes being sung by Taylor Dayne instead of Kathy Troccoli?(Do you remember the artists who supposedly sung these songs instead of the people you remember not existing?)
5181.(Famous Actress name change.)Norma Jean Mortenson/Norma Jeane Mortenson(Do you remember her real name being Marilyn Monroe?)(Was her last name Baker?)
5182.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember the Diaphragm being smaller than it is now?( Have you heard of it?)
Add-On: Do you remember the top of the Leaning Tower Of Pisa leaning in the same direction as the rest of the tower?
5183.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"When the rain starts to fall."/"When the rain starts to pour."
Add-On: Do you remember Danny Fenton and all his family members all actually being named "Phantom"?
5184.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember polar bears having white skin?
5185.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Thomas Jefferson not fathering 6 children with his slave?
5186.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember lava dome fountains and Pele's Hair not existing?
Add-On: Do you remember Elvis Presley not doing karate?
5187.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember humans and animals not being as strong as we are now?(We're we not able to walk around with bones sticking out and was skin not able to heal over the bone?)
5188.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember humans not being able to swivel their heads like owls?(Anything else off?)
5189.(Famous Composer name change.)Ludwig Van Bethoveen/Ludwig Van Beethoven
5190.(Fictional Character name change.)Scorpio/Scorpion
5191.(Neighborhood name change.)Hollewood/Holleywood/Hollywood(Do you remember Land not being originally in the name?)
5192.(Music Lyrics change.)"Brown paper packages tied up with string."/"Brown paper packages tied up with strings."("Silver white winters that melt into spring."/"Silver white winters that melt into springs.")(Do you remember having to capitalize seasons?)(Any of the other lyrics seem off?)
5193.(Music Lyrics change.)"I know you love me."/"You know you love me."(Any of the lyrics?)
5194.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember eggs being dairy?
5195.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Heuweltjie, Mima mounds, fairy rings and forest rings not existing?(Video below.)
5196.(Company name change.)FritosLay's/FritosLay/FritoLay's/Fritos Lay's/Frito Lay's/Fritos Lay/ Frito-Lay(Anything else off?)
Add-On: Do you remember Johnson's shampoo being Johnson & Johnson's shampoo?(Does the logo look off?)(Is the company name off?)(Does Johnson & Johnson look off?)
5197.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember Tommy from Rugrats saying "A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do." in the movie?(Did he say it more seriously?)(Anything else off?)
5198.(Real Life Quote change.)"Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?"/"Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?"/"If you smell what The Rock is cooking?"(Did he the formers in his actual matches instead of just the song?)
Add-On: Do you remember the identity of the Mona Lisa being unknown instead of a well known person?
5199.(Toy Quote change.)"You knocked my block off."/"My block was knocked off."'Em_Sock_'Em_Robots
5200.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these types of clouds not existing?(Video below.)
5201.(Famous Golfer name change.)Jack Nicholas/Jack Nicolas/Jack Nicklas/Jack Nicklaus
5202.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Soviet leaders not kissing on the lips to show special relationships?(Do you remember there not being a famous painting about it?)
5203.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember straight men not liking to cuddle and spoon?
5204.(Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in WrestleMania being normal?
Add-On: Do you remember "Everything will work out fine." instead of"Everything will work out right."?
5205.(Music Lyrics change.)"It's gonna be a long one."/"It's gonna be alone."(Does the song title or any of the other lyrics look off?)
5206.(Medicine name change.)NeoCitrun/NeoCitran(Other spellings?)(Does the logo look off?)(Any of the other logos look off?)
5207.(New species.)Have you heard of the Hummingbird Hawk-Moth?
5208.(New species.)Have you heard of the Pink Dragonfly?
5209.(New species.)Have you heard of the Flannel Moth?
5210.(New species.)Have you heard of the Glaucus Atlanticus?
5211.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember rabbits, deer and other animals being herbivores?
5212.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the aliens from the Roswell alien crash being genderless instead of female?(Was the type of alien supposedly genderless?)
5213.(Music Lyrics change.)"I wanna live a life of danger."/"Live the life of guts and danger."(Do any of the other lyrics seem off to you?)
5214.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember A.D. standing for After Death instead of The Year Of Our Lord?
Add-On: Do you remember the Friends logo being F.R.I.E.N.D.S instead of the dots being in the middle?
5215.(Music Lyrics change.)"Life is a mystery."/"Life is the mystery."
5216.(Famous Baseball Player name change.)Willy Mays/Willie Mays(Do you remember Willy being the only acceptable way to spell the name instead of Willie too?)
5217.(Spelling change.)Intrest/Interest
5218.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember commercial jets and the F-16 being different?
5219.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember women producing less eggs during pregnancy and the Gestational period being longer?(Video below.)
5220.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Fordite not existing?
5221.(New species.)Have you heard of any of these animals?(Video below.)(Do you remember armadillos not being able to make near perfect balls?)
5222.(Spelling change.)Sophmore/Sophomore
5223.(Famous Singer name change.)Ringo StaRingo Starr
5224.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember English being the official language of the United States?(Was Christianity the official religion?)
5225.(Rock Band name change.)The Safaris/The Surfaris(Do any of their logos look off?)
5226.(Famous Reality Star name change.)Khloe Kardashian/Khloé Kardashiané_Kardashian
5227.(Spelling change.)Jepardy/Jeopardy (Was it just "Jeopardy" and not "Jeopardy!"?)!
Add-On: Do you remember "Simple Wikipedia" not being a thing?
5228.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember onion cells not being visible to the eye?
5229.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Trump Taj Mahal being in Nevada instead of New Jersey?
5230.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Baalbek Temple Of Jupiter having broken pillars?
5231.(Famous Pope name change.)Carol Wojtyla/Karol Wojtyla
5232.(City name change.)Kuala Lampur, Malaysia/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5233.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Buddha statues not all laughing?(Were they smiling or did they have a different expression?)(Were they known as Smiling Buddhas or Fat Buddhas and not Laughing Buddhas?)
5234.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Vietnam War ending on April 30, 1976 instead of April 30, 1975?
5235.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the grave of Jim Morrison looking different than it does now?
5236.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Gate Of The Sun being larger than it is now?
5237.(Ship name change.) Queen Elizabeth ll/Queen Elizabeth 2(Were other ships named with Roman numerals instead of numbers?)
5238.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Concorde being larger than it is now?(Anything else off?)
5239.(Can't think of a title.) Do you remember the Eiffel Tower being different than it is now?(Is it a different size, color or shape?)
5240.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Wat Phra Dhammakaya not existing?
5241.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Osama Bin Laden being responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing?(Do you not remember there being a 1993 bombing?)
5242.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Rembrandt being the painter of The Man With The Golden Helmet instead of someone close to him?
5243.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember this Apollo 11 conversation not happening?(Video below.)(Were astronaut conversations not that clear back then?)(Do any of these other videos seem off?)
5244.(Martial Arts name change.)Kung-Fu/Kung Fu (Did it not go by other names?)
5245.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Aurora from space being different?(Did it not exist?)(Anything else in the video off?)(Video below.)
5246.(Can't think of a title.)Do you there not being a new type of DNA that is shaped like balls?
5247.(Music Lyrics change.)"The captain of her heart."/"The captain of the heart."
5248.(Phrase change.)Open sesame/Open says me (Was the latter not acceptable?)
Add-On: Do you remember Raven from That's So Raven crossing her arms at the end of the theme song?
5249.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Tess Holliday being British or Australian instead of American?(Was it Holiday and not Holliday?)
5250.(Movie Quote change.)"Are you making fun of me Riz?"/"You making fun of me Riz?"
5251.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Kim Kardashian saying "They ask you how you are and you just have to say that you're fine when you're not really fine." instead of Katy Perry?(Is the quote off?)
5252.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Mick Foley dying in 1998 in a cage match?
5253.(YouTuber name change.)Do you remember these YouTuber names being different?(Lifematrix/LifeMatrix/lifematrix/Life matrix/Life Matrix)(Vanessa VA/Vannessa VA(Anything else off?))(Meags B/Meegs B)(Grace nicole/Grace niccole)(Unbiased &On The Fence/Unbiased On The Fence)(SMQ/SMQ AI)(Cheyanna Joy/Cheyenna Joy)(Once Upon A Time Line/Once Upon A Time-Line/Once Upon A Timeline)(EIA/EYA)(Cynthia Sue Larsin/Cynthia Sue Larson)(OverwatchedChannel/OverwatchChannel)(Dead Gpk/DEAD GPK)(Jason KristoffeJason Kristofer)(Michelle Plati/Michelle Platti)
Add-On: Do you remember the opening scene in Back To The Future not foreshadowing Doc dangling off the clock?
Add-On: Do you remember Pigeon being spelled Pidgeon?
5254.(Shoe name change.)Aviva/Avia (Does the logo look off?)
5255.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember airglow not existing?(Did gravity waves and zodiacal light not exist or are they off?)
Add-On: Do you remember Doberman instead of Dobermann?(Any of the other names off?)(RotweilleRottweiler)(Is their other name off?)(Shar-Pei/Shar Pei)(Is the plural off?)(Shih-Tzu/Shih Tzu)(Is their other name off?)
5256.(Fictional Character name change.)Jabba The Hut/Jabba The Hutt(Is his other name off?)(Pizza The Hut/Pizza The Hutt)
5257.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember never ending lightning storms not existing?(Anything else off?)
5258.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember animals such as elephants not having prehensile penises?(Anything else off?)
5259.(Restaurant name change.)The Green Burrito/Green Burrito(The Red Burrito/Red Burrito)(Do any of the logos look off?)
5260.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Tower Of Babel not being a tourist attraction?
5261.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Elizabeth Taylor having more paparazzi photos?(Does her eye color seem off?)(Did she die later than 2011?)
5262.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Ayman Al-Zawahiri dying?(Was he attacked at all?)
Add-On: Do you remember Bam-Bam or Bamm-Bamm?
Add-On: Do you remember bananas not growing upside-down?(Did upside-down houses not exist?)(Did upside down not have a dash?)
Add-On: Do you remember Marty McFly not winking or making a gun with his hand in Back To The Future?(Video below.)
5263.(Famous Actress name change.)Jacklyn Smith/Jaclyn Smith (Was Jaclyn not an acceptable way to spell Jacklyn?)
5264.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the New York Yankees not also being the name of a football team?
Add-On: Do you remember The Rock not doing a hand gesture similar to Jay-Z?
5265.(Phrase change.)Get-R-Done/Git-R-Done (Other spellings?)
5266.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember barber's poles being red and white with no blue?(Were they always long and always rotating?)
5267.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember not being able to hold your breath as long as you can now?(Did certain people not have larger spleens?)
5268.(Pickle Company name change.)Klaussen/Claussen
5269.(Music Lyrics change.)"And maybe we'll come back."/"And maybe we'll jump back."
5270.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Mac Miller not saying "Crush a lot." or "Fuck a lot." in The Way.
5271.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember birds not being able to lactate and make milk?
5272.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember C3PO airplanes not existing?
5273.(Company name change.)Poloroid/Polaroid
5274.(Pop Group name change.)The Gypsy Kings/The Gipsy Kings/Gypsy Kings/Gipsy Kings (Do any of their logos look off?)(Do you remember Gipsy not being an acceptable spelling for Gypsy?)
5275.(City name change.)Fort Meyers, Florida/Fort Myers, Florida,_Florida
5276.(Spelling change.)Anihilate/Annihilate
5277.(Abbreviation change.)North American Space Administration/National Aeronautics Space Administration(Anything else?)
5278.(Famous Prime Minister name change.)Ho Chi Min/Ho Chi Minh
5279.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Boko Haram not killing because of flat Earth?
Add-On: Do you remember bananas having small seeds?
Add-On: Do you remember "Norma Jean Baker" or "Norma Jeane Baker" instead of "Norma Jeane Mortenson"?
5280.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things not existing or being different?(Camels being omnivores instead of herbivores, a second asteroid belt, Jupiter not being Earth's main protection anymore, The Dome Of The Rock, Monchichi Baby/Monchhichi Baby, Star Wars Themed Planes?)(Video below.)
5281.(New species.)Have you heard of any of these animals or are the animals different or acting different?(Finger monkeys, whitemargin unicornfish, starling swarm in Rome, common flat lizard, blob fish has nose, aye-ayes have black ears, batfish is pet, Asian sheephead wrasse, Brazilian pinkbloom tarantula, moray eels in many colors, bush dog, camels have fangs, razor fish that swim vertical, chicken wings now have claws, Mary river turtle breathes through butt, crayfish have ability to clone themselves, lizards that can walk on water, Jacob sheep have 4 horns, Bryde's whale, penguins that live in forests, superb bird of paradise, grass that grows on turtle species, Mexican mole lizard, Martinique tree spider, wolftrap angler fish?)(Video below.)
5282.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan being different?(Were the mushroom clouds bigger?)
5283.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there being a full hiking emoji?(Anything else off?)
5284.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Steve Bartman actually catching the ball instead of deflecting it in the 2003 incident?
Add-On: Do you remember "Bimbo" not being said in Barbie Girl by Aqua?(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
5285.(Organization name change.)St John's Ambulance/St Johns Ambulance/St John Ambulance (Does the logo look off?)(Do you remember words like realize and organize not being able to spelled with an S instead of a Z?)
5286.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember not being able to naturally your fingertips and ribs?(Were your bones unable to grow back at all?)(Video below.)
5287.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember artificial intelligence not being able to become psychotic?(Video below.)
5288.(Animal name change.)Minow/Minnow(S.S. Minow/S.S. Minnow)
5289.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Marvel comics made about Kiss inked with their blood not being a thing?(Do you remember Kiss comics not existing at all?)
Add-On: Do you remember this thing being different?(Anything off?)(Video below.)
Add-On: Do you remember the letters in Bing being different?(Anything else off?)
Add-On: Do you remember the Statue Of Liberty not having any bulges?
5290.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember animals not being able to safely barf out their stomachs or similar things?(Camels, frogs, sharks, starfish, rays, sea cucumbers?)(Anything else off?)(Do frogs look off to you?)(Video below.)
5291.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Jack Daniel's being invented by Jack Daniel instead of a slave?'s
5292.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the equator being the hottest part of Earth?(Was equator always supposed to be capitalized?)(Is the location off?)(Anything else off?)
5293.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the San Francisco Giants logo being different?
Add-On: Do you remember there not being 4 Mona Lisa paintings?(Were there not multiple Thinker statues?)(Were there not 3 Statues Of Liberty?)(Statue Of Limitations/Statute Of Limitations(Repose as well?))
5294.(Book Quote change.)"Methinks the lady doth protest too much."/"The lady doth protest too much, methinks.",_methinks
5295.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember ostriches having 3 toes instead of 2?
5296.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember sea creatures such as squid and fish not being able to move after their heads are cut off?)(Were words such as squid, fish and water singular and plural?)
5297.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember ant death spirals not being a thing?
5298.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember fissure vents not being a thing?
5299.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember spatter ramparts and spatter cones not being a thing?
5300.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember muscle spasms not being able to be visible?(Were baby kicks and from inside the pregnant mom not visible?)(Were cramps not visible and not as bad as they can be now?)
5301.(Quote change.)"A rose by any other name is still a rose."/"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
5302.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not still being dangerous islander tribes in the world?(Is the geography surrounding the Sentinelese off?)
Add-On: Do you remember Mister Rogers' Neighborhood not having other names and not being shortened to MisteRogers' at any point?(Was it Roger's instead of Rogers'?)(Was his last name Roger?)
5303.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember humans not being able to walk and dance with their knees reversed?(Were they not able to reverse their knees at all?)
5304.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there being a flag on top of the U.S. Capitol Building instead of a statue?(Was there nothing, a different statue or something else?)(Was there more than one dome?)(Anything else off?)
5305.(Music Lyrics change.)"Kick off your Sunday shoes."/"Kick off the Sunday shoes."
5306.(Music Lyrics change.)"I wanna get lost in the rock and roll."/"I wanna get lost in your rock and roll."(Is the "country song" version off too?)
5307.(Celebrity animal death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Koko The Gorilla dying?
5308.(YouTube Channel Intro change.)"Hey sisters."/"Hi sisters."
5309.(Rapper name change.)Bhad Bharbie/Bhad Bhabie(Other spellings?)
5310.(Phantom t.v. show.)Do you remember Partridge Family 2200 A.D. not being a thing?
Add-On: Do you remember baby bats being uglier than they are now?(Were bats in general uglier?)(Were ligers uglier than they are now?)(Do you remember tigons not being a thing?)
5311.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Steve Perry dying?
5312.(Music Lyrics change.)"The walls are closing in."/"These walls are closing in."/"My walls are closing in."
5313.(Rock Duo name change.)Seal And Croft/Seal And Crofts/Seals And Croft/Seals And Crofts(Anything else off about their name?)(Any of their logos look off?)
5314.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being two Mount Rushmores?(Do you remember dancing buildings not being a thing?)
5315.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember this Columbo episode existing?(Link below.)
5316.(Phantom movie quote.)Do you remember "I've been expecting you Mr. Bond." being said by the villain while he was petting a cat?(Was the cat in the movie at all?)
5317.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Humpty Dumpty originally being an egg?
5318.(Real Life appearance change.)Do you remember Princess Diana not having baby blue eyes?,_Princess_of_Wales
5319.(Famous Rock Singer name change.)Layne Stanley/Layne Staley(Lane?)(Mike StaMike Starr)(Do you remember Alice 'N Chains not being a thing and was Sleze not a thing?)(Do any of their logos look off?)
Add-On: Do you remember Bob Marley dying of a gunshot instead of a toe infection?(Did he die of a drug overdose?)
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