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LEGOLAND Florida Goes Green On Earth Day

LEGOLAND Florida becomes first theme park

in U.S. to run completely

on renewable energy on Earth Day

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The initiative marks the beginning of a new partnership with Tampa Electric

LEGOLAND  Florida and Tampa Electric kicked off a groundbreaking partnership today in a celebratory moment by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable solar energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the U.S. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including installations that will educate park guests about solar energy. As part of the partnership, LEGOLAND Florida will also permanently power a section of the park, Imagination Zone, on renewable energy.

New Feel The Force Dining Event for Star Wars Weekends!

Star Wars WeekendStar Wars Weekend will be adding another dining experience for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year. In addition to the new Galactic Dine-In Breakfast and Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine we told you about here, this new pre-paid event will start booking tomorrow morning, April 23rd online at disneyworld.com/dining, through the My Disney Experience apps and over the phone through Disney Dining at 407-939-3463.

The Feel The Force Dining Event will include VIP Viewing areas for both the parade, Legends of the Force Motorcade, and the nighttime fireworks, Symphony in the Stars. Also included will be soft drinks and water during the daytime parade and a dessert party with the fireworks. Guests will receive a souvenir PhotoPass card with a series of free Star Wars photos, which can be linked to their My Disney Experience account.

Orlando City SC Needs Your Input!

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Orlando City SC Seeks Fan Input on Design of New Soccer Stadium

Idea the Result of Recent Supporter Group Suggestions to Architects; Group of Respondents will be selected to Participate in Small-Group Workshops with Stadium Design Team

 

Orlando City SC announced today a unique plan to solicit input and gather suggestions from its fans on the design of its new downtown stadium. The idea was born out of a recent meeting with Orlando City supporter group leaders and stadium architects.

Summer 2014 SeaWorld Camps

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Get Up-Close Animal Experiences This Summer at SeaWorld Camps in Orlando

Looking to expand interests this summer for your children and their friends?  SeaWorld Camps offer educational, fun and exciting encounters for kids of all ages and include up-close experiences with marine animals that encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment.

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Viva La Música Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

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VIVA LA MÚSICA SIZZLES AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

 

Sat., April 26 Kicks off this Fiery Festival

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 11, 2014) – Saturdays are heating up at SeaWorld Orlando during Viva la Música, Central Florida’s can’t-miss Latin food and concert festival taking place Saturdays, April 26 through May 17.

 

Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists, included with park admission.

 

Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp Florida

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Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp FLORIDA is July 4-6, 2014!

Designed as the ultimate driving experience for racing enthusiasts, The Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp FLORIDA gives YOU the chance to experience the thrill of driving two different types of cars and on 3 different tracks, with feedback and coaching provided by industry experts … and legends. In addition to our NASCAR stock cars you will climb behind the wheel of some of the world’s fastest supercars from Exotic Driving Experience.

PROGRAM TRACKS:
  • ‘The World Center of Racing’ Daytona International Speedway - 2.5 mile tri-oval
  • Walt Disney World® Speedway - 1 mile tri-oval
  • The Exotics Course at Walt Disney World Speedway - 1 mile road course design especially for Exotic Driving Experience supercars

An Evening at Markham’s – Tables in Wonderland Exclusive

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An Evening at Markham’s – Tables in Wonderland Exclusive
Thursday, May 1st, 2014, 6:00pm
$195.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

 

You are cordially invited to join us at the über exclusive, Markham’s restaurant, located at Disney’s Golden Oak Club, for an unparalleled culinary experience highlighting not only the esteemed talents of Chef Christian Rumpler and Chef Michael Gonsalves, but also select culinary personalities from across Walt Disney World® Resort.  Sommeliers Melissa Schreiber and Wayne Rigsby have paired exceptional beverages with the 8-course menu for a true epicurean evening.

The event is limited to 30 guests and is exclusive to Tables in Wonderland members.  Park admission not required.

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation Dream Big 5K At Seaworld

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation Dream Big 5K

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To benefit kids and animals being held April 12, 2014 at SeaWorld Orlando

Scenic Family Run and Community Service Featured for Fourth Annual Event

 

 

The Dawn Brancheau Foundation’s Fourth Annual Dream Big 5K, a family-friendly fun run, will be heldSaturday, April 12 at 7:30 a.m. at SeaWorld Orlando. The run will be followed by community service projects that positively impact organizations the Foundation supports in the Central Florida area.

The Dream Big 5K is a scenic 3.1-mile fun run through SeaWorld Orlando. The mission of the Dawn Brancheau Foundation is to improve the lives of children and animals in need, inspire others to follow their dreams, and promote the importance of community service. Dream Big 5K participants are encouraged to form a team and ask family, friends, and co-workers to join them. There will also be a special route for a Family Fun Walk, where strollers/baby joggers are welcomed.

Orlando City SC Wins First Match of 2014 Season

Orlando City SC Wins First Match of 2014 Season

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Lions continue unbeaten streak against Rochester Rhinos 

Orlando City SC gained their first win of the 2014 USL PRO regular season on Saturday, April 5, with a 3-1 victory over the Rochester Rhinos. The win against the Rhinos continues the Lions’ unbeaten run against Rochester, as City have never lost to the upstate New York based club in three years (7-0-1).

Orlando City SC And Tampa Bay Rowdies I-4 Derby Returns

Orlando City SC and Tampa Bay Rowdies Announce Return of I-4 Derby

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Home Leg of I-4 Derby Included in Orlando City Season-Ticket Package

 

Orlando City SC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies announced today the return of the I-4 Derby friendly matches, beginning in April 2014. The first match of the derby will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Wednesday, April 30, with the second leg occurring in St. Petersburg at Al Lang Stadium on Sunday, July 6.

For OCSC fans, the home leg of the I-4 Derby will be included in this year’s Orlando City season-ticket package. For non-season ticket holders, single game tickets will feature the same pricing as regular season matches- with tickets starting at just $19.

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Rock The Universe Lineup

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 Universal Orlando Resort Announces Chart-Topping

Musical Lineup for 2014 Rock the Universe

Florida’s Biggest Christian Music Festival to Feature Performances by Switchfoot, tobyMac, Lecrae and More

 

The Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival, will be returning to Universal Studios Florida September 5 and 6 with live performances by some of today’s hottest Christian artists, including Lecrae – who won Best Gospel Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards; Grammy and Billboard Music Award-winning hip hop artist tobyMac; four-time Grammy Award-winning group Third Day; and rock band Switchfoot, which has sold millions of albums worldwide.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Salutes World Autism Awareness Day

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Salutes World Autism Awareness Day by Lighting Hotel Blue

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On April 2, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel will be joining other iconic buildings around the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia – and lighting up blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2.

Light It Up Blue is a unique global campaign that kicks off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about the disorder. In honor of this historic day, thousands of iconic landmarks, buildings, hotels, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the globe that illuminate blue to spread autism awareness.

Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival Special Event

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Tables in Wonderland – Special Event

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 5:30 pm

East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion at Epcot

Price: $95.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity is included

Tables in Wonderland will celebrate the Flower & Garden Festival on April 19th! Our groovy evening will begin at Epcot’s World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, where there will be tasty libations and food samplings from some of the festival’s most popular Outdoor Kitchens. Following dinner, enjoy reserved seating at the Flower Power Concert Series featuring The Grass Roots, best known for their song “Midnight Confessions”!

 

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Give Kids The World O-Town MacDown

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Give Kids the World is joining the O-Town MacDown as a presenting sponsor and invite the public to come and sample the cheesiest mac-n-cheese in our area!

The O-Town MacDown is a delicious “food fight” cooking competition that features professional chefs and restaurants as well as home cooks and non-profit organizations who will duke it out to the very end to be named Orlando’s Mac-n-Cheese Champion. A no-holds-barred competition where chefs face off and throw down their finest skills to see who will be the last chef standing.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and the event will include live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, a performance by Tony Brent from the Outta Control Dinner Show, a kids’ fun zone including face painting, bounce houses and macaroni art station, theme park character meet-and-greets and vendor booths.