Disney’s Magnolia Course to be Reimagined

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course opened on October 1, 1971, the same day as Magic Kingdom Theme Park. 

In the 50 years since its opening, the course has undergone renovations and redesigns to enhance conditions and playability to update the designs to today’s game. 

The Arnold Palmer Golf Management has been reimaging the finishing stretch of the course and has shared new information about the upcoming changes.

Designed and overseen by Ken Baker, who has extensive international design experience and is currently the head of golf course design at One Club Limited, these course updates will be completed by the end of the year.

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course Reimaginining

Hole 14 – Currently a par 5, will become a par 4, with a new green location

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 15 – Currently a par 3, will shift location and become a long par 5, dogleg to the right

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 16 – Will shift location and remain a par 4, but will now become a dogleg to the left

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 17 – Currently a par 4, will become a par 3, with new tee box locations

To accommodate the shifting hole locations, players will find several new fairways and greenside bunkers were engineered.

Suited to test each player’s level, a selection of new teeing grounds will also be a part of the reimagining.

The changes to the holes will retain the par 72 traditional nature of the golf course.

These changes are just the beginning of the other enhancements to the golf experience at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, which will result in reconstructing all 18 greens at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course greens.

Recently two PGA Tour stars, 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia and 2019 US Open champion Gary Woodland, got a sneak peek at the redesign, and both walked away impressed.

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

“It will be amazing. The 15th (becoming) a big par 5; 16 is a long par 4 and they’ve brought in the water perfectly,” said Woodland. “You’re going to have four closing holes down the stretch that will test every aspect of your game. It’ll be a great finish here at Magnolia.”

Added Garcia: “It’s a fun course to play. When (golfers) finish their rounds, they can’t wait to come back and I think that’s something the Magnolia course will have.”

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

While Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course is now closed for play, you can still enjoy teeing up at Disney’s Palm Golf Course and Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. 

You can find information about “The Happiest Place on TURF,” including available tee times, limited edition Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary golf merchandise, instruction, and more at https://www.golfwdw.com.

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Celebrate the Opening of Lightyear Around WDW

Lightyear Walt Disney World June 2022

Star Command, do you copy? Lightyear experiences mission log commences – now!

To celebrate the official release of Lightyear you can find merchandise, food offerings, and more at the Walt Disney World Resort and beyond.

Lightyear Collectibles and Games

If you can’t hit the parks, shopDisney is the place to go for all things “Lightyear.”

Laser Blade Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure Lightyear

Starting off with the hero himself, on shopDisney, and coming soon to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, you will find the Laser Blade Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure! Featuring lights, motion, and more than 30 sounds, this action figure brings the excitement of the film wherever you go.

Girl with Sox plush

Sox plush

Beep, boop! Buzz’s adorable, robotic companion, Sox, has been transformed into a cuddly plush. Complete with poseable features, this plush can also be found on shopDisney.

Lightyear Belt Bag

Inspired by IVAN, Buzz’s autopilot computer system, the Lightyear Belt Bag will assist you on all your missions while making you look super out-of-this-world.

Zurg

XL-15 rocket ship from LEGO Lightyear

But wait – there’s even more merchandise to complete your mission. Also available on shopDisney are Buzz’s ultimate foe, Zurg, and Buzz’s XL-15 rocket ship thanks to our licensed retail partners, Mattel and LEGO (make sure to stop by the LEGO Store at Disney Springs to also find the XL-15 rocket ship).

FUNKO Pop Izzy Hawthorne

And of course, who can forget Buzz’s friend, Izzy Hawthorne, found in FUNKO Pop form on Amazon!


Speaking of friends: You’ll absolutely fall in love with our new friends and fellow heroes, Izzy and Mo, featured in the Disney Pixar Lightyear Core Figure Assortment by Mattel. Draw inspiration for imaginative play by following the 3-part video series where the action figures participate in out-of-this-world Space Ranger Training activities.

Disney Mirrorverse Lightyear

Want to experience all the action firsthand? Walt Disney Games has got you covered! The much-anticipated mobile game Disney Mirrorverse is launching on June 23, just as Zurg crushes his way into the new, divergent universe!

Massive and imposing, Zurg is amplified to formidable levels within the Mirrorverse. Complete the second stage of Chapter 2 in the Mirrorverse story to play the exciting in-game event “Fractured Infinity.”

The event features Zurg as a fearsome foe for your Mirrorverse Guardians and is available for a limited time from June 23 through July 31.

Prepare to enter new worlds with evolved Disney and Pixar characters like you’ve never seen them before when Disney Mirrorverse launches on mobile on June 23 – don’t miss it!

Minecraft "Lightyear" DLC

Are you ready for the mission, Space Ranger?

Follow Captain Lightyear through his blockiest intergalactic adventure, telling the tale of his origin. Play the Minecraft “Lightyear” DLC to take on five galactic missions, use nifty gadgets, and drive awesome vehicles.

Minecraft "Lightyear" DLC

Team up with friends and go deeper into space than ever before! Launch into the Lightyear Item Event featuring Captain Lightyear and Sox now until June 19th in Disney Emoji Blitz!

"Lightyear a Little Golden Book"

“The Art of Lightyear”

If curling up with a good book is more your style, hang on to your helmets! Our friends over at publishing have a whole library full of amazing “Lightyear”-themed books, including the classic telling of the tale, “Lightyear a Little Golden Book,” and “The Art of Lightyear” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at art from the film.

Swirl Into Space with Yummy Treats

Buzz Lightyear Star Commander Cone from Disney Springs

Swirls on the Water at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World Resort is where you’ll find exactly that with the Buzz Lightyear Star Commander Cone!

Purple cheesecake soft-serve, adorned with chocolate wings and space sprinkles, this treat will take your tastebuds on a journey.

But hurry on over as the cone is only available till June 30, 2022.

Watch “Lightyear,” Out in Theaters Now

Are you ready to go explore the great beyond with Buzz Lightyear – the hero that inspired the toy?

Watch “Lightyear” now out in theaters!

To infinity, and beyond!

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Gateway launches at Kennedy Space Center

Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A legendary F-104 Starfighter flyby kicked off the grand opening of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex yesterday.

Confetti and sparks flew as Jerry Jacobs, Jr., CEO, Delaware North, Janet Petro, director, Kennedy Space Center, and Therrin Protze, COO, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, pushed a ceremonial red button to officially welcome guests and invite them to a first glimpse inside the new, 50,000-square-foot attraction.

With a focus on the present and future of collaborative space exploration, guests to Gateway can experience the interstellar travel of tomorrow while celebrating everything happening right now within the space program. Through immersive education, atmospheric effects, and a motion theater experience, guests see, hear, and feel what it’s like to travel in space. It features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware as well as the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC.

“Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex is a bold new attraction where guests will personally experience NASA’s next giant leap and beyond, highlighting all the excitement within the space industry,” said Protze.

Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex Highlights include:

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10 Upper-stage Rocket Engine
  • Boeing Starliner Simulator (scale model)
  • Lockheed Martin Space Habitat (scale mockup)
  • Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 Capsule (flight flown)
  • Sierra Space Dream Chaser (full-scale model)
  • SpaceX Cargo Dragon COTS-2 (flight flown)
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 booster (flight flown)
  • ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket (scale model)
  • ULA Vulcan rocket (scale model)
Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

In addition to offering a “nose-to-nose” view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, Gateway’s second floor features a 30-foot, floor-to-ceiling Robotic Space Explorers Interactive Wall touchscreen display where guests can learn about 40 different satellites and probes in space. A HoloTube presentation station teaches about the high-powered James Webb Space Telescope through holographic imagery, video, and animation via a touchscreen kiosk.

At Spaceport KSC, guests are transported to an airport of the future, hearing the atmospheric airport chatter and seeing distant views of active launches and landings through galactic spaceport windows.

The main concourse showcases destination, departure, and arrival information. Guests then board “spaceships” – in the form of a two-story, motion theater – for one of four journeys: Cosmic Wonders, Daring Explorers, Red Planet, or Uncharted Worlds. Each distinct destination allows for the possibility of a different experience with each visit.

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D23 Expo 2022: Archives Exhibit

D23 Expo 2022

The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa with an all-new exhibit, Walt Disney Archives presents Step in Time, a celebration of the nearly 100-year history of The Walt Disney Company.

As part of the kick-off to Disney100, this chronological exhibition showcases Walt Disney Archives’ historical assets like never before with immersive, themed environments from animated shorts, films, and film premieres, as well as television productions and Disney Parks favorites, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mary Poppins, Tron, and Walt Disney World Resort’s Haunted Mansion.

The exhibition will provide fans an opportunity to experience some of the most iconic Disney moments over the course of September 9, 10, and 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the D23 Expo 2022 hosted by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.

D23 Expo 2022

A timeline in the center of the exhibit will showcase the breadth of extraordinary Disney events over the past century and will act as a guide for visitors as they journey through the 12,000-square-foot experience. Guests will have the chance to literally “Step in Time,” into various immersive areas around the perimeter of the space, showcasing rare historical objects as never before, in recreations of the settings from which they originated.

D23 Expo 2022

The gallery space will be divided into nine highly themed areas, providing fans the opportunity to capture photos and become part of Disney’s rich history themselves. From captaining the boat in Steamboat Willie, walking the blue carpet at the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and visiting with the carousel horses from Mary Poppins, to being serenaded by Breathless Mahoney at Club Ritz (Dick Tracy), visiting Flynn’s Arcade (Tron), and coming face-to-face with the bride in the attic of the Haunted Mansion, fans will have the opportunity to relive moments from 100 Years of Wonder, all while making new memories to last a lifetime.

D23 Expo 2022

The popular Walt Disney Archives Stage returns, hosting more than a dozen panels and presentations throughout the weekend. Notables such as Disney Legend Bill Farmer, Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline, author and historian Graham Allan, Walt Disney Imagineering global ambassador Bob Weis, Imagineers from the Illusioneering Lab, and historian and artist Stacia Martin will offer a unique peek “behind the magic.” Fans will enjoy exploring many of Disney’s worlds, including the impressive 50-year legacy of the Main Street Electrical Parad , a look back at the 1980s and 1990s edition of the Mickey Mouse Club, and the first half-century of the Walt Disney World Resort.

D23 Expo 2022
Walt Disney – Personal, travel bag, Gulfstream N732G logo printed on both sides. “Walt Disney Productions'” 1964


Earlier this year, it was announced that Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I airplane will be on display at D23 Expo. To accompany the return of this piece of Disney history, which is having its exterior restored and will be available for guests to see in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center, the Walt Disney Archives has curated an all-new exhibit featuring specially selected items that represent the history of the aircraft. Included will be a customized instrument panel originally located near Walt’s favorite onboard seat (enabling him to monitor flight conditions), a telephone handset (which gave Walt a direct line of communication to the pilot in the cockpit), and a flight bag adorned with an image of Mickey Mouse sitting on the tail of the famed plane.

Plus, join the Archives team and special guests on the 1,250-seat Backlot stage on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. for a look at the creation of the upcoming Disney100: The Exhibition, which opens next February at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

A limited number of single-day tickets for Sunday of D23 Expo 2022 are available for $99 for one-day adult admission and $79 for children ages 3–12. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $89 for a one-day adult admission. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2022, visit D23Expo.com.

Schedule and talent are subject to change.

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WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day 2022

This Father’s Day there are plenty of delicious goodies all across the Walt Disney World Resort for you and your loved ones to enjoy, and the WDW Foodie Guide is here to help plan your culinary celebration!

The Disney Parks Blog shared how chefs at Walt Disney World have brought their creativity by whipping up some savory and sweet delights to enjoy together with whoever you celebrate for – your dad, uncle, grandfather, caregiver, father figure, or another special person who impacts your life!

Get ready to grab your people, and your appetite, because here is the Foodie Guide to Father’s Day filled with all the yummy eats and treats you can feast upon. Bon appétit!

WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

All-American Dad Platter from Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available June 19, Mobile Order available)

  • All-American Dad Platter: Memphis dry-rub ribs, sliced Texas beef brisket, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, garlic toast, and choice of side (New)

Le Cellier Steakhouse (Available June 17 through 20)

  • Slow-roasted Beef Prime Rib with au jus, creamy horseradish, and truffled fingerling potatoes
Apple-Peanut Butter Tart WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Sunshine Seasons (Available June 19)

  • Apple-Peanut Butter Tart with cinnamon crumble and chocolate mustache (New)
  • Toasted Coconut Cake with mango chutney filling and buttercream grass (New)
“I Am Your Father” Petit Cake from Amorette’s Patisserie and Bacon of Doom from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available June 17 through 20)

  • “I Am Your Father” Petit Cake: Red velvet cake, cream cheese filling, dark chocolate mousse, and white and dark crisp pearls

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available through June 30)

  • Bacon of Doom: Chocolate-covered bacon paired with The Colonel, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, or White Crème de Cacao
Fatherly Moments from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Fatherly Moments: Fudge brownie and caramel with a pretzel and buttercream “frame” surrounding iconic fatherly moments from “The Incredibles” and “The Princess and the Frog” (New) (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors 

  • Braised Short Ribs: Braised short ribs with a spiced rum mushroom demi, charred baby carrots, asparagus, and potato pavé (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Cape May Café (Available June 19 for breakfast only)

  • Dad’s Beachside Bloody Mary: Loaded Bloody Mary with Absolut Peppar topped with shrimp, candied bacon, celery, green olives, and a lime wedge rimmed with Cajun seasoning
Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice from Centertown Market WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market (Mobile Order Available)

  • Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice: Cuban-style beef stew and rice with plantains (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New) (Available through June 19)

Spyglass Grill (Available through June 19; Mobile Order Available)

  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New)
Father's Day Bacon Brownie from Contempo Café WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (Available June 17 through 19; Mobile Order available)

  • Father’s Day Bacon Brownie: Fudge brownie, chocolate ganache, caramel, bacon, and chocolate crisp pearls (New)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Toledo (Available June 19)

  • Father’s Day Brûlée: Bourbon ganache, vanilla crème brûlée, fresh berries, and chocolate mustache (New)
Hole in One brownie WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available through June 19)

  • Hole in One: Fudgy brownie filled with caramel and pecans, topped with cheesecake glazed in a white chocolate glaçage with white chocolate golf garnish (New)
Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart from Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Available June 17 through 19)

Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s (Mobile Order available at Capt. Cook’s only)

  • Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart: Chocolate tart, coconut macadamia topping, dad’s favorite snacks (potato chips, SNICKERS, popcorn, and M&M’S), rum chocolate caramel sauce, and chocolate-dipped bacon piece on top (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
S'mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs and Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court (Mobile Order available)

  • Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs: Pork ribs with sweet & spicy BBQ sauce, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, and coleslaw (New) (Available June 19)
  • Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie: Brownie topped with peanut butter cheesecake garnished with whipped ganache and M&M’S Minis (New) (Available through June 19)
Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café (Available June 17 through 19)

  • Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing: Milk chocolate ganache tart paired with the “Father of Bourbon” Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks

I hope you have a very happy Father’s Day with whoever you are celebrating this year!

(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)

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Celebrate Father’s Day at ICON Park

In honor of Father’s Day, ICON Park has put together the ultimate package for families to celebrate Dad’s special day together. 

ICON Park The Wheel Father's Day 2022

ICON Park is offering the Family Fun Pack from June 19 to 30. For $119.99 plus tax, it includes:

  • One 20-minute rotation on The Wheel in a private capsule for up to six guests
  • One beverage per guest such as beer, wine, bubbly or a soft drink (patrons must be 21+ to consume alcohol)
  • One bucket of popcorn

The Family Fun Pack provides over 55 percent savings.

There’s no better way to complete Dad’s special day than a meal fit for a king. Choose from a variety of delicious restaurants at ICON Park. Enjoy options like Sloppy Joe’s, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro, Uncle Julio’s and so much more.

To purchase the Family Fun Pack, click here.

ICON Park The Wheel Father's Day 2022

ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. Conveniently located near I-4, Florida’s Turnpike and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment destination is easy to access and offers free parking for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.

To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.

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Free Beer is Back at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Free Beer 2022

SeaWorld Orlando wants to help park guests cool down on a sweltering summer day with an ice-cold beer on the house during their visit.

Guests can visit the Waterway Grill Bar to receive one complimentary 7-ounce beer per visit.

The complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available for guests 21 years of age and older through August 4, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before the park closes.

November 2018 Theme Parks Events - SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
SeaWorld Orlando

The taps will rotate throughout the summer, so guests can try something new every time they visit. Some of the breweries featured will be Anheuser-Busch InBev, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., JDUBS Brewery, and Sweet Water Cove.

SeaWorld Orlando Park President, Kyle Miller, added that he’s pleased to bring back free beer. “It’s a fan favorite and a core part of our park and our history.”

Park guests can enjoy their free beer while exploring the all-new Electric Ocean summer festival that goes from day to night, ending with incredible fireworks and fountains spectacular. There is no better time to visit the #1 voted theme park in North America, according to USA Today, and experience top-rated attractions, awe-inspiring animal encounters, and energizing entertainment all summer long.

Best Way to Play

The best way to experience all the summer fun SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2022 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2022, for one low price. For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass and enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more. Annual Passes as low as $14.75/month + tax with no down payment at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Halloween Horror Nights 2022: Halloween Returns

Halloween Horror Nights 2022

The Universal Orlando Resort has just announced its second Halloween Horror Nights 2022 house!

John Carpenter’s classic 1978 slasher film Halloween returns to stalk guests during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida beginning September 2nd!

This haunted houses will terrify guests as they come face-to-face with the merciless Michael Myers.

Halloween is one of the most popular horror films of all time and to many fans, spawned the most-feared antagonist in horror movie history – Michael Myers.

As the franchise’s latest trilogy concludes with Universal Pictures’ release of Halloween Ends on October 14, guests will venture back to where it all began in “Halloween” – eerily authentic haunted houses that depict the most chilling moments from the critically-acclaimed original film.

This year’s harrowing experiences will transport guests to the infamous town of Haddonfield, Ill. on Halloween night, when Michael Myers first donned his notorious mask to embark on his brutal rampage. As guests make their way through his dilapidated home and iconic scenes from the movie, they’ll narrowly dodge attacks from the knife-wielding Myers as he stalks their every move. Myers is the embodiment of pure evil who unleashes terror at every turn, and guests will quickly realize that he will stop at nothing and no one to take his bloody revenge.

Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights 2022 at Universal Orlando Resort which begins Friday, September 2, and runs on select nights through Monday, October 31.

Additional details and haunted houses will be revealed soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Photo: Feld Entertainment

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this multi-generational experience visits Amway Center from September 2 – 4.

Disney On Ice Preferred Customers can purchase advance tickets starting today, to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on June 14th.  Fans can still sign up to become a Disney On Ice Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Photo: Feld Entertainment

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters. Travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys when guests traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world and be swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, magical moments with Genie, and a brand-new song from Jasmine that will render the audience “Speechless.”  Mosey on over to a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for their new friend Forky.  Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals while singing along to beloved Disney tunes as they welcome Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan, and Tiana to the ice.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Photo: Feld Entertainment

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

  • Friday, September 2 // 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3 // 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 4 // 1 p.m., 5 p.m.  

Tickets: $25 – $110 (prices subject to change). All tickets are reserved. Buy tickets at the Amway Center box office or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s), and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling, and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit AmwayCenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Photo: Feld Entertainment

Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in Orlando!

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Summer Tribute Store 2022 Tour

The Summer Tribute Store at the Universal Orlando Resort commemorates Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s iconic films “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “JAWS” and “Back to the Future” with the newest edition of its popular Summer Tribute Store, now open at Universal Studios Florida.

The limited-time retail location transports guests to a 1980s movie theater where favorite scenes from retro summer blockbusters come to life within four incredibly-themed rooms stocked with décor and dedicated merchandise that pay homage to each film.

Summer Tribute Store 2022

Summer Tribute Store 2022 ET

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Step inside Elliott’s childhood bedroom complete with toys, games and other heartfelt belongings and browse an assortment of apparel – including the famous red hoodie – along with E.T. plush, pins and more celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of the film’s release.

Summer Tribute Store 2022 Jaws

JAWS: Adorned with seaside props and the makings of a ship’s hull in the rafters is Quint’s boat shack – which includes a variety of “red, white and blue” shirts, bags, tumblers and more inspired by the setting of the classic film. This room also features authentic, retro merchandise that pays tribute to Universal Studios Florida’s past “JAWS” attraction.

Summer Tribute Store 2022 Universal Orlando Resort Back to the Future

Back to the Future: Go back in time to venture throughDoc’s gadget-filled garage within the “Back to the Future” room, complete with t-shirts featuring glow-in-the-dark neon designs, collectible toys, “Outatime” license plates, mugs and more.

Summer Tribute Store 2022 Best of Universal Treats

Best of Universal: The final room in the Summer Tribute Store features compilation merchandise starring the three blockbuster films highlighted within the store – plus items from other popular Universal Pictures’ movies like “Jurassic Park” – within a space decked out to resemble a theater concession stand. And of course, here is also where guests can find delicious, themed treats and snacks available for purchase.

The Summer Tribute Store is located in the heart of the New York area of Universal Studios Florida.

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LEGO Friends Weekends 2022 at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO Friends Weekend Fab 5

The “Fab Five” are back for more adventure and fun during LEGO Friends Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park weekends this June.

But this year the LEGO Friends especially need your help!!!

Oh no! Dr. Alvah has plans to shut down Heartlake City by cutting off the power to every single ride and attraction. Help Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Emma, and Mia stop them before it’s too late! By taking part in the Heart Squad’s fun activities and meet & greets, gain valuable information needed to crack the secret code and stop the villains’ evil plan!

LEGO Friends Weekends are included with daily tickets, Awesome, Awesomer, and Awesomest Annual Passes!

LEGO Friends Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida

  • June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 from 10 am to 6 pm 

Come meet the Fab Five. Whether you are sporty like Stephanie or an artist like Emma come meet all the LEGO Friends and discover your own talents!

LEGO Friends Weekend

What better way to spend the day than doing fun activities with your family and friends. From getting your body moving with Stephanie’s Step-A-Thon to joining Andrea on set at Heartlake Music Studio all while figuring out the code to stop an evil villain from shutting down the park. With all this excitement we can hardly wait!

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Red Hot & Boom returns to Cranes Roost Park

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Now in its 25th year, Red Hot & Boom returns to Cranes Roost Park on Sunday, July 3, 2022. The City of Altamonte Springs and XL106.7 partner to host one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in Florida with a full lineup of artists and fireworks. 

This legendary event attracts more than 150,000 spectators each year. Guests will enjoy family-friendly, free performances on the iconic floating stage starting at 4 p.m.*, including:  

  • Em Beihold 
  • Sofia Carson 
  • JVKE (pronounced JAKE) 
  • Leah Kate 
  • Emmy Meli 
  • Alyssa Raghu 
  • The Walters 
  • Nicky Youre 

*Performances are subject to change without notice. 

Red Hot & Boom 2022

For the silver anniversary year, a 25-minute firework display will launch over Cranes Roost Lake highlighting the 25th annual celebration with popular and patriotic music as more than 13,000 bursts illuminate the night sky at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, followed by the closing musical act. 

“Red Hot & Boom is back with amazing live music from national and regional stars and the City’s famous fireworks show, one of the largest and well-known in Florida. For 25 years, the City of Altamonte Springs has hosted our most popular event to celebrate our nation’s independence. Here, friends and neighbors from across Central Florida can join together in the spirit of patriotism and kinship,” said City Manager Frank Martz. “Altamonte Springs is centrally located at a regional crossroad, so we are a natural place for people to come together at Cranes Roost Park to celebrate the very best of our country!” 

The event is rain or shine, admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. No coolers, glass, personal fireworks or pets are permitted.

Red Hot & Boom 2022

For more information, please visit www.Altamonte.org/RHB.   

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Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue Tips

If you are heading to EPCOT to experience “an intergalactic chase through space and time,” you will first need to prepare to take on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue!

This is a mission that you should not be afraid to take on, BUT you will want to be prepared!

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue

Know Before You Go – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue

  • To join the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue, you will need to make sure that you have downloaded and logged into the My Disney Experience App
  • Starting at 7 a.m. on the day of your Park reservation, Guests with a valid ticket or pass and a Disney Park Pass Reservation for EPCOT will be able to check for an available boarding group and request access to the virtual queue. 
    • This can be done before you leave your Resort hotel or on your way to the Park.
  • Another opportunity to enter the virtual queue will be released at 1 p.m. for anyone who wasn’t able to join a boarding group earlier in the day. 
    • Keep in mind that you must be inside EPCOT to access this second virtual queue opportunity. 
    • Access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.
  • An additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue will be available at 6:00 PM on select dates during extended evening theme park hours, a benefit for registered Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, or other select hotels. 
    • Guests with this benefit do not need to be in EPCOT to request to join at that time.
    • These Guests will need valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience extended evening hours—or, they may experience extended evening hours if they have a ticket or Annual Pass with the Park Hopper option and first enter the park for which they made their reservation.
  • In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to save the galaxy, each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular Park hours.
  • The virtual queue is only accessible via the My Disney Experience app. Additional information, including tips for getting into the virtual queue, are available here. Guests who need additional help joining the virtual queue for the 1 p.m. enrollment time should seek out a Guest Relations or Guest Experience Team Cast Member.
  • Using the Disability Access Service (DAS)? To utilize your DAS, you will still need to have a spot in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue.
  • Please note that joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue
The first full-size Starblaster ever built stands outside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the new family-thrill coaster attraction at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

How to Join the Virtual Queue

  • Step 1 – Check Availability Log in to the My Disney Experience app at one of the distribution times. Select “Virtual Queues” on the home screen to view the current status and next steps for joining a virtual queue. The app will indicate when there is no availability for a specific distribution time or if a backup group is available.
  • Step 2 – Enroll Your Group: As long as your Disney account is linked to your group’s park tickets, and everyone has valid admission and park reservations for the park you will visit, you can enroll everyone in the virtual queue at the same time (subject to availability).
  • Step 3 – Enjoy the Experience: If your boarding group is called to return, you’ll receive a notification via the My Disney Experience app. Then, head over to the entrance of the experience within your designated return window.

Some additional Virtual Queue Notes:

  • Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to participate in the experience.
  • In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to join the queue, each Guest can enter the virtual queue for a given experience no more than once per day, subject to availability.
  • Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return based on the availability of the experience.
  • Guests may not hold a boarding group for more than one experience at the same time. If more than one experience is using a virtual queue, guests will need to enter those virtual queues one at a time.
  • Guests visiting from another theme park using an Annual Pass or the Park Hopper option may not be able to join the virtual queue in a park where they do not have a Disney Park Pass reservation. 
  • In order to request access to a virtual queue during Park Hopper hours, a Guest must be inside the theme park where the virtual queue will be used.

I KNOW that all of these bullets look daunting, but you’ve got this! It’s Save the Universe Time!!!!

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An AWE-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park is gearing up for the most awesome summer ever with the return of Awe-Summer with more fun than EVER.

This year ten weeks of family fun-packed activities, exclusive character meet and greets tasty new treats, and special weekend events including the return of LEGO Friends Weekends and festive Fourth of July LEGO fireworks! 

The celebration runs all summer, June 4 through August 7, and is all included with regular park admission!  

AWE-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO FRIENDS WEEKENDS

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout June, families can join Stephanie, Olivia, Andrea, Emma, and Mia as they “crack the code” to help save Heartlake City from their evil rivals, Dr. Alvah and Carter! In addition to meeting the “Fab Five”, families can savor sweet specialty treats and fan-favorite activities, such as: 

  • Build a LEGO robot with Olivia in Robots to the Rescue 
  • Become an all-star performer with Andrea in Top the Charts
  • Join Stephanie in her active movement class in Stephanie’s Step-A-Thon 
  • Create coloring masterpieces in Emma’s Art Cat-astrophe 
  • Hunt for clues to find hidden treasure by completing the Explorer’s Quest with Mia  
Red White and BOOM LEGOLAND Florida Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Edward Linsmier

SPECIAL NEW CELEBRATIONS! 

  • NEW! The LEGOGroup Celebrates 90 Years! — Stay tuned as LEGOLAND and The LEGO Group reveal more details on how we’ll be celebrating 90 Years!  
     
  • Red, White, and Boom! — A BRAND-NEW! fireworks show, “Touch the Sky”, will illuminate the skies over Lake Eloise on July 2, 3, and 4 for Independence Day weekend. Complimentary fireworks glasses will transform the cascading fireworks into bursting LEGO bricks. In addition to the big show, families can also help build an American flag with hundreds of LEGO bricks throughout the weekend. 
     
  • NEW! LEGO CITY Space Day — On July 9, LEGO CITY will undergo a cosmic take-over celebrating the final frontier and space exploration! During this one-day-only event, families can enjoy galactic giveaways, LEGO build stations, and help build a giant working LEGO telescope! 
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FAN-FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT ALL SUMMER LONG!

  • Time to Learn!  — Join the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse teachers for enjoyable “edutainment” including catchy scientific songs and the excitement of reading and writing in a show that is perfect for the smallest guests ages two to six. 
     
  • School of Spinjitzu — Hone your ninja skills to kick, chop, and balance as the School of Spintjiztu ninja training academy extends into the summer on LEGO CITY Stage. 

All these incredible Awe-Summer activities and more are included with LEGOLAND Theme Park general admission and select Annual Passes.  

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On the Go in the Parks: May 20-22, 2022

You might want to pack your umbrellas to be On the Go in the Parks, May 20-22, 2022, as the afternoon spring showers have returned!

On the Go in the Parks: May 20-22, 2022

Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Orlando’s fan-favorite Latin festival is back as Viva La Música takes over the park during two unforgettable weekends, May 14-15 and May 22-23.

Park visitors can enjoy this festival’s sights, sounds, and flavors, including red-hot local entertainment featuring salsa, bachata, reggaetón, and more. Discover authentic cuisine inspired by the colorful flavors of the Caribbean, Spain, and Central & South America. Celebrate Latin tradition with chef-curated dishes such as Seafood Paella, Mojo Roasted Pork, Empanadas, and Mojitos.

Viva La Música is highlighted by a series of sensational live concerts that will have you dancing out of your seat. The party will not stop once these award-winning musicians take the stage.

In addition, guests can experience local Latin performances and family-friendly cultural activities throughout the park. The headline concert lineup includes:

  • May 21, Poncho Sanchez (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 22, Proyecto Uno (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is blooming with fresh cuisine, beautiful gardens, whimsical topiaries of familiar characters, and flourishing entertainment daily through July 4, 2022.

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • May 20 & 21 – Tony Orlando
  • May 22 – Collin Raye – NEW!

As a reminder, to enjoy the 2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival parkgoers must have both valid theme park admission and a park pass reservation

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

This is the final weekend to experience Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival!

This is Tampa’s premier spring festival, included with theme park admission, and is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

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There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando tickets, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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