Magical Dining Month In Orlando Returns

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Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns with 90 of Orlando’s most popular restaurants in Orlando – including 19 new program participants – from August 29th to October 2nd. During Magical Dining Month guests can choose from these participating restaurants to enjoy three-course dinners for $33, averaging a savings of 33% per meal.

The program, developed by Visit Orlando, Central Florida’s official tourism association, includes some of the hottest new arrivals to Orlando’s culinary scene, including chef-driven establishments in the new Disney Springs area as well as local favorites across town. One dollar from each meal will also be donated to a local charity, with last year’s program contributing more than $160,000 – the largest donation to date.

Krispy Kreme & Salvation Army Stuff The Bus

Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus

Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” to Benefit Central Florida Students

Annual School Supply Drive is underway now through August 7

The Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations are teaming up with The Salvation Army for the annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign which looks to make this time of year sweeter for local families in need. This unique school supply drive helps local students gear up for a successful academic year by easing the high cost of materials.

“Krispy Kreme is honored to have the opportunity to help hundreds of students make a fun and easy transition back-to-school,” says Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. “The timing is perfect as supporters can take advantage of Florida Tax Free Weekend on August 5 through7 to purchase donations.”

D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

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D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

Discounted Tickets Available for a Limited Time ~ D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits

The D23 Expo 2017 will take place July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and you can purchase tickets for the the D23 Expo now!

The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm); Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media; and Media Networks (including ABC, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney). D23 Expo 2017 marks the fifth biennial event held in Anaheim.

Aquatica Orlando Hosts Island Nights This Summer

Aquatica Orlando Island Nights 2016 Aquatica Orlando’s “Cool” Island Nights Summer Party Returns 

Island Nights returns to Aquatica every Friday and Saturday evening through August 6

Beat the Central Florida heat this summer at Aquatica Orlando as the park will offer another way to cool off during Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola®.  Taking place every Friday and Saturday night through August 6, guests can enjoy an evening celebration of summer with a special Island Nights soundtrack, extended park hours, a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to park close, an evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill and an evening kick-off party with a DJ and dancers. Event included with park admission to Aquatica.

I Love The 90’s Tour Coming To The Amway Center

i love the 90s tour amway center orlandoFollowing sold out shows and high demand, the I Love the 90’s Tour is taking the show back on the road and bringing a bill of beloved 90’s acts to more cities across the U.S. The I Love the 90’s Tour will reunite fans to celebrate the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B including Salt-N-PepaCoolioTone LocAll-4-OneYoung MC, Kool Moe Dee and many more. The tour visits the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, December 3. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

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Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

Disclosure: I was hosted by the Gaylord Palms Resort to experience SummerFest, but all opinions are my own.

The Gaylord Palms Resort is known for ICE!, their special event in the winter, but this Summer the resort has been taken over by an invasion of Pirates, Princesses, and fun as SummerFest fills the Resort with exclusive activities from now until August 21, 2016.

Kids Visit LEGOLAND Florida FREE This Summer

 

The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure LEGOLAND FLORIDA
PHOTO: LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland

 

This summer, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is inviting kids throughout the state to visit for FREE! That’s right — the awesome vacation destination #BuiltForKids has rolled out an exclusive, limited-time offer just for kids. Florida residents who buy a full-price, single-day adult ticket to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park get a kid’s ticket absolutely free.

LEGOLAND Florida Offer details:

  • This offer is available only online now through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
  • Tickets are valid for visits through Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
  • A maximum of three (3) free kids’ tickets can be redeemed per transaction.
  • Florida residency is required and will be verified with the credit card billing ZIP code.

Disney On Ice Coming To The Amway Center

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Tickets On Sale in Orlando for 

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

Featuring Disney•Pixar’s Record-Breaking Animated Hit Finding Dory and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’sInside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits Orlando from September 2-4, 2016 for six performances at Amway Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin To Host Sandtastic Weekends

Sandtastic Weekends Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 2016

This summer the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is hosting Sandtastic Weekends on August 26-28 and September 2-4 for the first time.

Santastic Weekend activities and events are open to both resort guests and the public, and is a great way for the whole family to have a great time together.

The highlight of the weekends are the 100 tons of intricately sculpted sand art designed by award-winning world-class sculptors from Team Sandtastic and constructed right on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s private beach.

Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

Discovery Cove Family Sweet 16 Sweepstakes 2016
Photo – Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

Discovery Cove is celebrating their 16th Birthday in a really sweet way! The park has launched a national sweepstakes where one lucky winner and 15 friends will win a trip to Discovery Cove, including roundtrip airfare, two nights’ hotel accommodations, transportation and a VIP guest package.

During their stay at Discovery Cove, all 16 guests will have the opportunity to swim with bottlenose dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, play in a fresh-water river and hand-feed exotic birds in an on-site aviary.  The group will have exclusive use of two private cabanas with hammocks, lounge chairs and a well-stocked fridge, as well as complimentary meals, snacks, wetsuits, snorkel gear, towels, lockers and sunscreen.  The package also includes tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

2016 AIMExpo Tickets On Sale Now

AIMExpo 2016

Tickets to the Fourth Annual AIMExpo, North America’s Largest Motorcycle & Powersports Show, are On Sale Now

 Special Fourth of July 2 For 1 Admission Offer Available for a Limited Time

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that tickets to the fourth annual event are on sale now. The 2016 AIMExpo will commence this October 13-16 from the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, featuring a new prime location at the North Hall. North America’s largest and most dynamic trade show for the motorcycle and powersports industry will open its doors to consumers on October 15-16, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer for 2017. Consumers can purchase tickets at AIMExpoUSA.com, the official event website.

Busch Gardens 4th of July Fun

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 Busch Gardens Tampa lights up the sky

for the 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day with Thrill Rides in the Dark, Live Entertainment and Fireworks 

This Independence Day, families can celebrate with a night of thrill rides, live entertainment and an incredible fireworks show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Open late for Summer Nights, guests can celebrate the Fourth of July festivities by challenging Florida’s top thrill rides, like our newest family thrill ride, Cobra’s Curse™, and North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury®. Plus, fireworks will illuminate the sky at 9:30 p.m., in Gwazi Park right after the rock-fueled acrobatics show, Kinetix.