On the Go in the Parks: April 23-25, 2021

On the Go in the Parks April 23 25 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about what you can enjoy as you are On the Go in the parks!

Sunday is Earth Day, and what better way to spend the day than being On the the Go in the Parks!

Earth Week Wraps Up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021 On the Go in the Parks

While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the Earth Week Celebration there’s an added opportunity for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park guests to connect with the magic of nature through engaging activities designed to educate and inspire the whole family.

From April 18 to 24, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host limited-time experiences including unique Disney character appearances, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage, a new Wilderness Explorer activity, and more.

On the Go in the Parks: April 23-25, 2021

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT is in full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world until July 5th!

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021 On the Go in the Parks

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

And now you can let the good times roll even longer as they have extended the celebration through May 2nd!!!

Don’t forget that right now the Universal Orlando Resort has AMAZING Florida Resident deals on Annual Passes (3 months free on any two park pass), tickets (Buy a Day, Get 3 free), and resort stays!!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

The Seven Seas Food Festival continues at SeaWorld Orlando, and if you are a foodie this is a can’t miss event for you!!!

Bayside Stadium will once again be rocking this weekend with performances from The Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday and 3 Tribute bands on Sunday. 

Julia Smiles visits SeaWorld Orlando for Autism Acceptance Month
Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

SeaWorld Orlando is really excited about the month-long debut of Julia at Sesame Street Land in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

This ALL-NEW experience will run all month long with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando
On the Go in MCO April 2021 On the Go in the Parks

The all-new Riptide Race has opened at Aquatica Orlando as the world’s tallest dueling racer!

For those over 42″ tall, it all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where racers will grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent.

It’s a dash to the splash as racers compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This is your last weekend to head to Busch Gardens Tampa for the fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

This year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews, and cocktails.

This Saturday evening you can see Starship featuring Mickey Thomas in concert and on Sunday Kool & The Gang takes the stage in front of the park’s Festival Field.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips Coming to ICON Park

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

I was beyond excited to share that Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will be coming to Orlando’s ICON Park!!!

Slated to open at the popular I-Drive location on August 2021 opening, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips ICON Park will seat more than 30 guests with indoor and counter seating, with additional outdoor patio seating that overlooks ICON Park’s observation wheel, picturesque fountains, and lawn.

“It was a real tradition for me growing up, so I’m excited to bring that nostalgia from my youth to Orlando, for all the residents that call the City Beautiful home and the millions of tourists that visit each year,” said Ramsay.  

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

The fast-casual British-style eatery takes it to the next level with fresh, sustainable ingredients paired with hand-crafted shakes, fresh-squeezed lemonades and ice-cold domestic and import beers.

The star of the show is the fish & chips. Since Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips opened in Las Vegas in 2016, the restaurant has served over 750,000 fish & chips.

Made with sustainable True Cod and coated with custard powder batter for the perfect golden crisp, the fish continues to be a standout menu item.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

The chips will be served “natural” with sea salt or “dirty” with truffle, parmesan and chives; chipotle, jalapeño and crisp chorizo; or bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions and sour cream.

Alternatives like marinated shrimp with basil and lavender or chicken and chips will also be available, along with some seasonal specials and secret menu items.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

The restaurant’s color scheme is reflective of the Union Jack with blue and red with industrial hardware touches. White subway tiles line the sleek kitchen space while an iconic red telephone box serves as the restaurant’s entrance and exit.

The restaurant will create over 30 jobs and is currently hiring for all full-time and part-time positions. Interested applicants should email their resume to jobs@grna.com.

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2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book Picks

DISCLOSURE: There are NO affiliate links in this post. I just love these Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, and I hope you do, too!!! 

Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Christmas is only 249 days away, and the 2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book is here with some AMAZING new ornaments! 

In this post I’m sharing my top picks for any Disney, Marvel, Or Star Wars fans!!!

There are some spoiler ornaments, but you won’t find them on this list!!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Let’s Go!!!!

2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book Picks – Disney, Marvel, & Star Wars

Disney Cinderella Jaq and Gus With Key Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-cinderella-jaq-and-gus-with-key-ornament-1799QXE3255.html

One thing Cinderella could always count on was her animal friends. Disney Princess fans will love to celebrate Cinderelly’s loyal mice pals, Jaq and Gus, with this charming Christmas tree ornament featuring the resourceful pair wrangling the key to her bedroom door, which they stole from the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine.

  • Artist crafted by Alex Ho, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Limited quantity, first available at 2021 Keepsake Ornament Debut event.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.22″ W x 4.75″ H x 1.1″ D
Star Wars: Rogue One K-2SO Ornament – $32.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-rogue-one-k-2so-ornament-3299QXE3272.html

Loyal to the Rebel Alliance, K-2SO carried the markings of his former programming as an Imperial security droid, allowing him to effectively infiltrate Imperial installations and outposts. Rebellion hero Cassian Andor undertook the difficult task of reformatting K-2SO’s personality, leaving him with a blunt disposition that cemented his place as a favorite character. Fans of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will love displaying this metal Christmas tree ornament of the versatile droid.

  • This artist crafted and metal Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Limited quantity, first available at 2021 Keepsake Ornament Premiere event.
  • Metal and plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 1.7″ W x 5″ H x 1.25″ D.
Marvel Spider-Man In the Holiday Swing Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/marvel-spider-man-in-the-holiday-swing-ornament-1799QXI7462.html

Swing into the holiday spirit with Spider-Man. This fun and festive Christmas tree ornament features the Marvel Comics web-slinger wearing a Santa hat as he swings through the streets of the city to deliver a bag full of Christmas presents.

  • Artist crafted by Matt Johnson and Emma Leturgez-Smith, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.99″ W x 4″ H x 3.25″ D
Disney Kingdom Hearts King Mickey Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-kingdom-hearts-king-mickey-ornament-1799QXD6535.html

Trained by Master Yen Sid to be a Keyblade Master, King Mickey is the kind ruler of Disney Castle in the “Kingdom Hearts” video games. This Christmas tree ornament features the noble leader wielding his powerful Keyblade to help his friends and protect the worlds from the Heartless.

  • This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.3″ W x 3″ H x 1.6″ D.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Boba Fett Ornament – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-mandalorian-boba-fett-ornament-2499QXI7632.html

A self-proclaimed “simple man making his way through the galaxy” (like his father before him), Boba Fett endures as one of the most infamous bounty hunters in Star Wars lore. After falling into the belly of the Sarlacc, his reappearance in season 2 of The Mandalorian thrilled fans—even more so as he returned to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine and usurped the throne held by Bib Fortuna. This Christmas tree ornament depicts that triumphant moment, which teased the upcoming arrival of The Book of Boba Fett.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 4.75″ W x 3.25″ H x 3.5″ D.
Disney Dumbo Mother and Child Porcelain Ornament – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: Now

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-dumbo-mother-and-child-porcelain-ornament-2499QHX4005.html

There is nothing as pure and heartwarming as a tender embrace shared between mother and child. Reflect upon your own timeless memories with this precious porcelain Christmas tree ornament that features Jumbo the elephant with baby Dumbo from the Disney animated classic.

  • This porcelain Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Porcelain Christmas tree ornament measures 2.5″ W x 3.9″ H x 2.7″ D

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker C-3PO and Babu Frik Ornament With Light and Sound – $24.99

Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-c-3po-and-babu-frik-ornament-with-light-and-sound-2499QXI7582.html

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brought the Skywalker Saga to a close while introducing new planets and characters, including C-3PO’s “oldest friend,” Babu Frik. This battery-operated Christmas tree ornament features audio of the beloved protocol droid with his illuminated red eyes, a result of reprogramming by the tiny droidsmith from Kijimi. Babu Frik’s services allowed C-3PO to translate ancient Sith runes that would eventually lead Rey to her destiny.

  • Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Press the button on the ornament to see C-3PO illuminate and hear memorable moments from the scene. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • Artist crafted by Tracy Larsen, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 4.14″ W x 3.22″ H x 2.22″ D.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Peekbuster Ornament With Motion-Activated Sound – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/marvel-guardians-of-the-galaxy-peekbuster-ornament-with-motion-activated-sound-2499QXI7485.html

Don’t worry about any present-peekers in your house with Groot and Rocket Raccoon on duty! Just hang this Christmas tree ornament near the presents you want to protect, and turn it on. Any movement near the gifts results in warning messages from the Guardians of the Galaxy duo that are sure to keep your packages under wraps until the big day (battery-operated).

  • Magic Motion-Activated Sound Christmas tree ornament. Hang the ornament near the gifts and turn it on. When it senses movement, hear Rocket and Groot give warnings not to peek. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.686″ W x 5.27″ H x 2.384″ D.
Star Wars The Merriest House in the Galaxy Musical Ornament With Light – $34.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-merriest-house-in-the-galaxy-musical-ornament-with-light-3499QXI7375.html

Bring an extra dose of merry to your Christmas tree with this Star Wars ornament. The festively decorated house features Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers caroling, an oversized Death Star on the roof and an abundance of lights. Connect it to the Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for continuous light effect. Plus, it performs a synchronized sound and light show to the tune of the “Star Wars: Main Theme.” No batteries necessary.

  • Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to see it perform a synchronized sound and light show to the tune of the “Star Wars: Main Theme.” No batteries necessary.
  • Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • On ornament: Rebel Scum.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.3″ W x 4″ H x 2.4″ D
Disney Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 55th Anniversary Ornament With Motion – $29.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-winnie-the-pooh-and-the-honey-tree-55th-anniversary-ornament-with-motion-2999QXD6465.html

A jar full of honey is just the cure for the rumbly in the tumbly of Winnie the Pooh. Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film, “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” with this charming Christmas tree ornament. Turn the knob on the bottom to see the interior scene spin—creating simple animation—while reliving Pooh Bear’s adventures to get honey from a beehive in the tree.

  • Artist crafted by Nello Williams, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Turn the knob on the bottom of the ornament to see simple animation.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.59″ W x 5.43″ H x 3.59″ D.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Grogu Ornament – $19.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-grogu-ornament-1999QXI7572.html

The legend continues with The Child named Grogu (often called “Baby Yoda” by fans) from the Disney+ original series The Mandalorian. This Christmas tree ornament features the mysterious Force-sensitive alien playing with a shifter knob—from Din Djarin’s ship, The Razor Crest—as he sits atop a Stormtrooper helmet from remnants of the Galactic Empire.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.42″ W x 4″ H x 2.05″ D

I also couldn’t leave this post without sharing the COOOOOLEST tree topper!!!

Star Wars: A New Hope Collection Death Star Musical Tree Topper With Light – $134.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-a-new-hope-collection-death-star-musical-tree-topper-with-light-1QFM3362.html

That’s no moon! Add unforgettable moments from Star Wars: A New Hope to your holiday celebrations with this Death Star tree topper that features music from the triumphant “Star Wars: Main Title.” Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included remote control resembling Darth Vader’s lightsaber hilt or on the bottom of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show. Connect one or more of the Star Wars: A New Hope Storytellers ornaments—C-3PO and R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi (each sold separately)—to unlock additional performances that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!

  • Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the base of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from the “Star Wars: Main Title.”
  • Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Hallmark Sound-A-Light trees and accessories nearby will follow along with the show.
  • Add other Star Wars: A New Hope Collection ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
  • Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.
  • Plastic Christmas tree topper measures 9″ W x 9″ H x 9″ D.
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Earth Week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021

While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the Earth Week Celebration there’s an added opportunity for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park guests to connect with the magic of nature through engaging activities designed to educate and inspire the whole family.

From April 18 to 24, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host limited-time experiences including unique Disney character appearances, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage, a new Wilderness Explorer activity, and more.

Earth Week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021
David Roark, photographer

The Animation Experience at Conservation Station shows how Disney Artists bring favorite characters to life by using animals for inspiration. For the Earth Week Celebration, guests can learn to draw characters – including Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba and Scar – whose real-life counterparts represent amazing stories of conservation work around the globe.

Guests can catch a glimpse of some special characters who will join other favorite Disney pals on Discovery River Character Cruises.

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021
Kent Phillips, photographer

A sampling of Earth Week eats include a selection of limited-time specialty cupcakes: the Creature Comfort’s Honey Bee Cupcake, the strawberry-flavored Flamingo Cupcake at Flame Tree Barbecue or the Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake. Specialty beverages include The Red Crowned Crane, a frozen Coke topped with frozen Cherry Coke and strawberry cotton candy; adults can spice it up with Captain Morgan Rum.

A series of self-guided, nature-themed challenges invite guests to earn a special Wilderness Explorer limited-time Earth Day Nature badge.

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021

Guests can hunt for an Earth Day 2021 limited-edition Te Fiti Moana trading pin, and also support the Disney Conservation Fund by purchasing a cuddly plush inspired by species that call Disney’s Animal Kingdom home; or check out Island Mercantile’s eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers and reusable bags that promote sustainability.

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021
David Roark, photographer

Any time guests visit the park, they can marvel at unique animals and meet the newest arrivals. Most recently, the park welcomed the birth of Ranger, and guests can get a glimpse of the rambunctious 5-month-old calf and his rhino family on a journey aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris. While on safari, guests can also keep an eye out for two young Masai giraffe who were born a few months ago, and playful Nigerian dwarf goats that hang out at the warden’s outpost

Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021
Todd Anderson, photographer

Guests can watch artisans transform 40 tons of sand into a detailed sculpture celebrating National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales,” an original series streaming on Disney+ on Earth Day. The intricate sculpted masterpiece will be located on the Discovery Island Stage until April 30.

For more information on how Disney cares for animals and helps protect species in the wild, visit DisneyAnimals.com, and check out “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” on Disney+.

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On the Go in the Parks: April 16-19, 2021

On the Go in the Parks April 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about these and other fun things going on around Central Florida!

It might be a wet weekend, but you can still have a lot of fun On the Go in the Parks this weekend!

On the Go in the Parks: April 16-19, 2021

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT is in full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world until July 5th!https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dh7stcvhPDQ?feature=oembed

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

And now you can let the good times roll even longer as they have extended the celebration through May 2nd!!!

Don’t forget that right now the Universal Orlando Resort has AMAZING Florida Resident deals on Annual Passes (3 months free on any two park pass), tickets (Buy a Day, Get 3 free), and resort stays!!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

The Seven Seas Food Festival continues at SeaWorld Orlando, and if you are a foodie this is a can’t miss event for you!!!

Bayside Stadium will once again be rocking this weekend with performances from Tribute Bands on Saturday and Joe Nichols on Sunday.

Julia Smiles visits SeaWorld Orlando for Autism Acceptance Month

Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

SeaWorld Orlando is really excited about the month-long debut of Julia at Sesame Street Land in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

This ALL-NEW experience will run all month long with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando

On the Go in MCO April 2021

The all-new Riptide Race has opened at Aquatica Orlando as the world’s tallest dueling racer!

For those over 42″ tall, it all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where racers will grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent.

It’s a dash to the splash as racers compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This spring, flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens Tampa with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to
sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

Serving guests every weekend until April 25th with limited capacity, this year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews, and cocktails.

This Saturday evening you can see Tito Nieves in concert and on Sunday En Vogue takes the stage in front of the park’s Festival Field.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Announces the Return of Indoor Entertainment

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

As Busch Gardens Tampa continues to prioritize the health and safety of its guests, ambassadors, and animals in its care, soon guests will be able to enjoy indoor world-class entertainment beginning Friday, May 28.

From “Turn It Up!”, the park’s award-winning ice-skating production to an all-NEW acrobatic show, “Cirque Electric,” modified operations in the park’s theaters will make it possible for guests to once again enjoy incredible shows as they explore Busch Gardens’ 300 acres of exhilarating rollercoasters and fascinating animal habitats.

In addition to the park’s already strict health and safety measures, which include enhanced cleaning and sanitization, temperature checks, and face covering requirements, many modifications will be in place at Busch Gardens’ theaters upon reopening, including:

  • Significantly limited capacity inside the parks’ expansive theaters to accommodate plenty of space between parties.
  • Staggered entering and exiting procedures to keep guests physically distant.
  • Protective Face Coverings required by all guests, ambassadors and performers at all times, covering the nose and mouth.
  • No eating or drinking permitted inside the theaters.
  • Hand sanitizing stations available at the entrance and exit points of the theater.
  • Extensive sanitation of all seats conducted between shows.

“Bringing more live entertainment safely back to the park is another huge step in returning to world class entertainment at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President. “Since our reopening in June, our park teams have been incredibly innovative and adaptable with bringing our productions to life in new ways and we’re thrilled to expand our offering to include new programs in addition to fan-favorite shows.”

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, guests will be able to enjoy the following productions on select days beginning Friday, May 28:

Turn It Up!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Turn it Up!

Thursday – Monday, multiple shows per day

The Moroccan Palace Theater will once again be home to Busch Gardens’ spectacular, year-round ice-skating shows, including “Turn It Up!” With contemporary performances, dazzling aerial moments and eclectic pop music, it’s no wonder this production has earned a spot on “USA TODAY’S 10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.

ALL NEW: Cirque Electric

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Cirque Electric

Friday – Monday, multiple shows per day

For awe-inspiring feats that spark the imagination, the dynamic performance of “Cirque Electric,” an all-new acrobatic stunt show exclusively produced for Busch Gardens, will soon thrill guests at the Stanleyville Theater. From the daring airborne aerialist to stunning displays of balance and strength and a fascinating act on wheels that cannot be missed, guests will be dazzled by world-class performers.

Best Way to Play at Busch Gardens Tampa

Enjoy each show again and again with a Busch Gardens Fun Card, where guests can pay for a day and play all year!* For the price of a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens, the Fun Card allows access throughout the year, so you can visit again and again, and experience great events like the Food & Wine Festival, Summer Nights, Christmas Town and more!

For the best value and benefits, guests can upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most throughout 2021. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with the best benefits ever, including FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, and up to 50-percent savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and more!

Guests can visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com for more information, reservations, and tickets. 

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Planet LEGOLAND to Debut at LEGOLAND Florida

Planet LEGOLAND LEGOLAND Florida

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort is excited to introduce a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND opening April 16, 2021!

This new immersive build experience encourages children and their parents to unleash their imaginations by building, unbuilding, and rebuilding the world of their dreams with, of course, LEGO bricks.

“During the past 12 months, we’ve all learned how resilient and creative our children are. They can play out stories, discover details and feel the sense of accomplishment when they build and play with LEGO,” said LEGOLAND Florida Resort President Rex Jackson. “With PLANET LEGOLAND, there are no rules, just unlimited creativity, empowering children to make the world a brighter place.”

Planet LEGOLAND LEGOLAND Florida

As guests enter, they will encounter a six-foot wide LEGO globe, built out of more than 200,000 bricks, awaiting their creations.

The first step is to select from one of four different themed stations where guests will create their masterpieces.

Planet LEGOLAND LEGOLAND Florida

A LEGO model of a castle spaceship sits atop the building table inspired by Dragons, Knights, and Princesses; a LEGO pirate ship with a lightbulb mast inspires those building at the Vehicles station; a LEGO surfing dragon leads creativity at the station for Ninjas; and a LEGO racing tortoise poses for inspiration at the station for Creatures and Animals.

A DUPLO station is also available for those younger guests with smaller hands. The stations are designed to encourage guests to explore their individual passions as they build, unbuild and rebuild creations using their imagination.

Planet LEGOLAND LEGOLAND Florida

Once built, guests are encouraged to take a selfie with their model and share it using #RebuildTheWorld for all to see.

The final step is to place individual models on the globe and once each child places their model, they have helped rebuild the world!

As the LEGO globe at PLANET LEGOLAND spans six-feet, guests will maintain that same distance when building in this new experience and all safety guidelines such as face masks, the use of hand sanitizer and reduced capacity will be managed.

Planet LEGOLAND LEGOLAND Florida

All bricks in the space will be “quarantined” for 72 hours after being sanitized, and the build stations will be cleaned several times a day.

LEGOLAND will host a sneak peek for Annual Passholders with an Exclusive Preview Event on April 15.

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Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium Collection Grows

Ripley's Orlando Odditorium Longest Fingernails

The Orlando Odditorium is growing its collection in collaboration with Guinness World Records to bring another first to Orlando!

After shattering her own record, Ayanna Williams decided it was time to cut ties with her famous fingernails. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder for longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft .07 in) has handed over her curious cuticles to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, where they will forever be immortalized in the entertainment company’s Odditorium.

Through a collaboration between Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Guinness World Records, the Texas native’s final measurements were taken before she had to wave goodbye to her precious pincers. Measuring 338.5 cm on her right hand and 395.05 cm on her left, it was confirmed that Ayanna not only still held the title, but actually broke her own record set back in 2017!

After nearly 30 years growing what she referred to as “her babies,” Ayanna’s nails were finally clipped by certified dermatologist Dr. Allison Readinger in a 45-minute procedure in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 26.

Ripley’s is no stranger to bizarre barbs. In 2018, the company acquired the nails of Shridhar Chillal, the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand. When last measured, Chillal’s nails had a combined length of 909.6 cm (29 ft 10.1 in)!

If you haven’t been to the Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium, it’s where you can marvel at hundreds of rare and unusual artifacts and get hands-on with unbelievable interactives.

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On the Go in the Parks: April 9-11, 2021

On the Go in the Parks April 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about these and other fun things going on around Central Florida!

It’s going to be a sunny, Spring weekend, and there are a lot of fun options if you would like to be On the Go in the Parks this weekend!

Before we head into the park events, let’s talk about a new slide racing into Aquatica Orlando!

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando

Riptide Race Aquatica Orlando

The all-new Riptide Race has opened at Aquatica Orlando as the world’s tallest dueling racer!

For those over 42″ tall, it all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where racers will grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent.

It’s a dash to the splash as racers compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.

On the Go in the Parks: April 9-11, 2021

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Wordless Wednesday Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2015 Epcot Walt Disney World

EPCOT is in full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world until July 5th!

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras 2020 -
Universal Orlando Resort

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

And now you can let the good times roll even longer as they have extended the celebration through May 2nd!!!

Don’t forget that right now the Universal Orlando Resort has AMAZING Florida Resident deals on Annual Passes (3 months free on any two park pass), tickets (Buy a Day, Get 3 free), and resort stays!!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

The Seven Seas Food Festival continues at SeaWorld Orlando, and if you are a foodie this is a can’t miss event for you!!!

Bayside Stadium will once again be rocking this weekend with performances from Tribute Bands on Saturday and Craig Morgan on Sunday.

Julia Smiles visits SeaWorld Orlando for Autism Acceptance Month

Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

SeaWorld Orlando is really excited about the month-long debut of Julia at Sesame Street Land in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

This ALL-NEW experience will run all month long with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This spring, flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens Tampa with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to
sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

Serving guests every weekend until April 25th with limited capacity, this year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews, and cocktails.

This Saturday evening you can see LoCash in concert and on Sunday Evening Fleetwood Max, a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, takes the stage in front of the park’s Festival Field.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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The World’s Most Magical Celebration

Beginning October 1, 2021, the Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate five decades of magic with an 18-month celebration filled with new and refreshed attractions, shows, characters, restaurants, resorts, and adventures.

Taking place across the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, The World’s Most Magical Celebration will welcome guests ‘home’ to experience the magic again.

EARidescent Décor

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The centerpiece of The World’s Most Magical Celebration will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.

In 2020 the Castle underwent a royal makeover that included a new color scheme that included bold, shimmering, and regal enhancement. And in honor of the 50th anniversary, Walt Disney Imagineering developed new colors, gold detailing, and vibrant hues for this makeover, drawing inspiration from Disney Legend Mary Blair’s vision of the classic film “Cinderella.”

Guests will get to take in Cinderella Castle as it is adorned with new gold bunting, sparkling golden embellishments, among other new enhancements, including a 50th anniversary crest.

Hosts with the Most

Walt Disney World 50th World's Most Magical Celebration
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As hosts of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be dressed for the occasion. 

Walt Disney World has shared images of these new celebratory designs that include beautifully embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle backed by fireworks, as well as a brocade in multi-toned, in EARidescent fabric – punctuated with pops of gold.

Heart of the Celebration

“You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

What makes the heart of the Walt Disney World resort beat is its cast members, and during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, they will have their time to shine as they will be spreading even more pixie dust across Walt Disney World Resort.

Magic by Nightfall

As the sun sets, the fun will just be getting started!

At each of the Walt Disney World theme parks, their icon will transform into magnificent Beacons of Magic with their own EARidescent glow.

Walt Disney World has described each as:

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Cinderella Castle will illuminate the Magic Kingdom Park with a dazzling radiance that sparkles with pixie dust.

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At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a warm light will emanate from the Tree of Life as magical fireflies gather to usher in the magic of nature.

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The Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of imagination and adventure.

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And at EPCOT, new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another in a symbol of optimism resembling stars in a nighttime sky. The iconic structure’s permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.

I personally cannot wait to see these Beacons of Magic light up the night sky!

Say Bonjour to New Additions

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While details are still coming to light about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek did announce the new additions that would be opening in EPCOT’s France Pavilion on October 1, 2021.

In the newly expanded area of the pavilion inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Ratatouille,” guests will have the opportunity to experience Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Matt Stroshane, photographer

This new family-friendly attraction invites guests into a flavorful world where they will feel as if they have shrunk to the size of Chef Remy to scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant. 

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Alongside of the attraction, La Crêperie de Paris, an all-new restaurant offering both table- and quick-service options, will open with a menu featuring sweet crepes, savory buckwheat galettes (naturally gluten-friendly), and authentic French hard cider. 

Walt Disney World 50th World's Most Magical Celebration

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on October 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, and to find out more about the celebration, make sure follow @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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On the Go in MCO: April 9-11, 2021

Don’t forget that you can catch these great events and more on the Obie & Ashley Unfiltered Podcast!

Obie and Ashley Spring Break 2021 Tips On the Go in MCO

It’s time to put away the bunny ears, and hop into some great events to experience On the Go in MCO!!!

On the Go in MCO: April 9-11,2021

On the Go in MCO April 2021 RAM National Finals

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

  • April 9 & 10, 2021
  • Silver Spurs Rodeo Arena at Osceola Heritage Park

The excitement of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo returns to Osceola County, bringing a level of rodeo competition unlike any other to the dirt-covered floor of the Silver Spurs Arena. 

Rodeo Fans will see 200+ circuit champions from across the US and Canada vie for $1 million in cash and prizes while trying to leave their mark on history. 

Plus, local vendors will be on-site for shopping and selling local merchandise.

On the Go in MCO April 2021 Planes Tunes BBQ

Planes, Tunes, & BBQ

  • April 9-10, 2021
  • Wooten Park: 100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778

The City of Tavares 13th Annual PLANES, TUNES & BBQ will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 9th, 10th, and 11th in Wooton Park, Tavares. 

The family friendly event features live music, a twilight airshow, seaplane competitions, BBQ, vendors, family fun zone, fireworks, and more!

We will be kicking off the festivities Friday evening with live music, BBQ, and merchandise vendors. 

On Saturday, the savory smell of BBQ won’t be the only thing soaring through the air…the seaplanes will be arriving to participate in our Seaplane-A-Palooza flying competitions. You don’t won’t to miss the crowd favorite “melon bomb drop” contest!  

Following the contests, Derek Trull & Easy Street will bring you to your feet with a variety of soulful favorites. 

The Kennedy Wood Band will then return to the stage before the AeroShell Aerobatic team take flight in the twilight sky. 

Jaws are sure to drop! After the fireworks, move your eyes to the stage and get ready for the roaring energy and unique, bluesy rock ‘n roll, southern soulful style of A Thousand Horses performing! 

On the Go in MCO April 2021 Concours of Exotic Cars

Concours of Exotic Cars

  • April 9-10, 2021
  • Downtown Celebration 

Get up close to 300+ of the world’s most exotic cars, race cars and Hollywood movie cars, all lined up for concours judging along Celebration’s spectacular lakefront promenade in this premier concours event. 

Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Lotus, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Spyker, Saleen, McLaren, Pantera, DeLorean, and other ultra-exotic marques will be displayed and judged, culminating with an awards presentation starting at 3pm, where the owners will drive their winning cars across the red carpet to receive their trophy!

This year, Pagani is featured! Come out to the Concours of Exotic Cars on Saturday, April 10th to see the Pagani Zonda, the Zonda R, Huayra, Huayra Roadster, and Huayra BC, and meet Horacio Pagani, legendary designer and founder of Pagani Automobili!

This rain or shine event is free for spectators! 

On the Go in MCO April 2021 SeaWorld

Craig Morgan at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival 

  • April 11, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Bayside Stadium at &SeaWorld Orlando 

From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct (and mostly new this year!) offerings at the biggest theme park food festival in Orlando. 

You can take a break from enjoying more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to paired with over 75 wine and cocktail selections and 75 craft beers to rock out with free concerts at Bayside Stadium. 

This weekend Craig Morgan will be performing on Sunday, April 11th. If you want to make sure you have a seat, it’s just $9.99 for reserved seating in advance. Also, the concert will be broadcasted in the park. 

You can find even more events as you are On the Go in MCO as well as theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!
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Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opening Announced

It’s official: On Thursday, June 10, thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack as the Jurassic World VelociCoaster – Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster – opens at Universals Islands of Adventure at the Universal Orlando Resort.

This all-new species of roller coaster was conceived and designed by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with acclaimed filmmakers from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment – bringing to life a new “Jurassic World” story that combines the epic thrills and popular characters from the blockbuster film franchise with jaw-dropping roller coaster maneuvers. The original cast from the movies – Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong – reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu in the thrilling new attraction, which sends guests on an extreme adventure through the raptor paddock and beyond with the films’ Velociraptor pack: Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.

VelociCoaster will transport guests into a dynamic environment inspired by the “Jurassic World” films, surrounded by intricately detailed rock work and lush landscaping, conveniently located near the elevated watch tower used to keep an eye on the dinosaurs. Once inside, guests are greeted by Dr. Wu as they learn about the cutting-edge new coaster, which Jurassic World is touting as its newest “carnivore expansion.” Along the way, they’ll hear the screams of fellow riders as they rapidly roar by with Blue, Delta, Charlie and Echo right on their heels – and even come face-to-face with a few hungry Velociraptors who are anxiously awaiting being released from their stables. As the adrenaline builds and guests approach the load platform, they will hear a few reassuring words from Claire Dearing – and one final warning from Owen Grady.

Then, the ultimate high-speed chase begins.

After boarding revolutionary ride vehicles that have been specially designed to intensify the thrills, guests take off on an epic coaster experience that sends them through the raptor paddock, into the air, just inches above water, and more. They’ll encounter a series of intense maneuvers along the coaster’s 4,700 feet of track, including near-misses, a barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon, high-speed launches – the fastest reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds – and the signature “Top Hat,” which propels riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet.

Stay tuned for more details about Jurassic World VelociCoaster  by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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It’s Showtime…Halloween Horror Nights Returns

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The world’s premier Halloween event, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, is back – returning this fall for its much-anticipated 30th year and unleashing a sinister lineup of horrifying experiences on select nights beginning on September 3 through October 31.

Guests will face 10 terrifying haunted houses, five twisted scare zones and two outrageous live shows based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture – with the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most’ and Halloween Horror Nights legend, “Beetlejuice.”

Beetlejuice was the first “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights – originally called ‘Fright Nights’ – during the event’s debut in 1991. As Halloween Horror Nights 2021 celebrates a milestone year, this former host will become the supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film.

Guests will be at the whim of the self-described “Bio-Exorcist” as they shadow Beetlejuice’s every move through artfully recreated scenes from the popular film.

Halloween Horror Nights - Beetlejuice

From the infamous haunted attic within the Maitland home, to the model graveyard and Dante’s Inferno Room, guests will have the extraordinary chance to enter the movie surrounded by its most iconic characters.

With brash defiance, Beetlejuice is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose – and his plans don’t include returning to the land of the unliving.

And this is just the beginning… more details about Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be revealed in the months ahead.

Universal Orlando will continue to monitor the environment and implement enhanced health and safety procedures for its operation of Halloween Horror Nights this fall. Specific details will be shared closer to the event’s debut. For more information about Universal Orlando’s current health and safety guidelines, click here.

To keep up with the latest theme park announcements, make sure to follow @onthegoinmco on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook!

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On the Go in the Parks: April 2-4, 2021

On the Go In the Parks April 2 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about these and other fun things going on around Central Florida!

If you are On the Go in the Parks this Easter Weekend, you will have great weather and events to enjoy!!!

Before we head into the park events, let’s talk about a new friend you can meet this month at SeaWorld Orlando!

Julia Smiles visits SeaWorld Orlando for Autism Acceptance Month

Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

SeaWorld Orlando is really excited about the month-long debut of Julia at Sesame Street Land in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

This ALL-NEW experience will run all month long with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

On the Go in the Parks: April 2-4, 2021

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Wordless Wednesday Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2015 Epcot Walt Disney World

EPCOT is in full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world until July 5th!

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
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Universal Orlando Resort

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

And now you can let the good times roll even longer as they have extended the celebration through April 11th!!!

Don’t forget that right now the Universal Orlando Resort has AMAZING Florida Resident deals on Annual Passes (3 months free on any two park pass), tickets (Buy a Day, Get 3 free), and resort stays!!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

The Seven Seas Food Festival continues at SeaWorld Orlando, and if you are a foodie this is a can’t miss event for you!!!

Bayside Stadium will once again be rocking this weekend with performances from Night Ranger on Saturday, March 27th, and Blue Oyster Cult on Sunday, March 28th.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This spring, flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens Tampa with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to
sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

Serving guests every weekend until April 25th with limited capacity, this year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews, and cocktails.

This Saturday evening you can also see 38 Special in concert and on Sunday Evening Vanilla Ice takes the stage in front of the park’s Festival Field.

Theme Park Deals You Won’t Want to Miss!!!

Universal Orlando Deals

On the Go in the Parks January 2021 Universal Orlando Resort

The Universal Orlando Resort is welcoming 2021 with SEVERAL special offers that are AWESOME.

The current special offers include:

  • Get 3 Months Free on any 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass
  • Florida residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Universal Orlando ticket offer to purchase a 1-Day, 2-Park ticket (as low as $181 per adult, plus tax) and receive three extra days free to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
  • Florida residents can take advantage of nightly rates as low as $79 plus tax at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, while non-Florida residents can book a stay at Dockside Inn and Suites for as low as $88 per night, plus tax based on a four-night stay.
  • Guests who purchase a 4-Day, 2-Park or 3-Park ticket (starting at $224.99 per adult, plus tax) can save up to $50 per ticket – that’s a combined savings of up to $200 for a family of four.
  • Guests can also take advantage of this offer as part of a vacation package to Universal Orlando, and receive a total savings of up to $800 on a package that includes five-night accommodations at one of Universal’s beautifully-themed hotels and 4-day theme park tickets for a family of four.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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Julia Visits Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando

Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

Julia is an amazing 4-year-old with autism who loves to draw and play with her friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby. Julia shows kids that we’re all a little different but share the same joy of play and friendship.

Guests are invited to say “hello” and take physically distanced photos with Julia in Sesame Street Land, daily through April 20, 2021.. 

Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando

Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and was voted the #1 Best Amusement Park Attraction by USA Today Reader’s Choice in 2020. 

At Sesame Street Land, guests can walk down Sesame Street, connecting to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world famous street and the neighborhood that their favorite furry friends call home. Take a stroll down Sesame Street and stop by the famous stoop at 123, then head for big fun at Big Bird’s Nest. Make unforgettable memories in a fun meet-and-greet photo opportunity with your favorite furry friends like Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Guests can visit Hooper’s Store and take home a little bit of the street with exclusive gifts and plush characters, including Julia. Enhance your fun with Elmo’s Interactive Light-Up Bubble Wand to unlock hidden surprises, special effects and exclusive content throughout the street.

SeaWorld Orlando

The best way to enjoy Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, with great benefit options including free parking, free guest tickets and more. Passes start as low as $12 per month, plus tax.

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