Universal Orlando Resort 25th Anniversary Concert Series

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Pitbull, Goo Goo Dolls, Prince Royce, & More Headline Special 25th Anniversary Concert Series At Universal Orlando Resort 

Top-Name Acts Perform in Concert Series on Select Nights During May and June as Part of Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary Year


Universal Orlando Resort today revealed the lineup for a special concert series taking place later this spring to help mark Universal Orlando’s 25th anniversary year. On select nights May 23 through June 20, Universal Studios Florida will host a diverse lineup of award-winning, chart-topping artists.

Universal Orlando Resort Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Fall Tour Amway Center

The concert series features an array of talent with something for everyone, from the internationally-renowned artist Pitbull – whose global hit single, “Timber,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, to the chart-topping band Goo Goo Dolls, which has sold more than 10 million albums and has 14 Top Ten hits. Also performing is teen sensation Shawn Mendes, and award-winning Latin idol Prince Royce – whose latest album, “Soy el Mismo,” debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Album charts.

Over the past 25 years, Universal Orlando has transformed from a single theme park into an entire theme park entertainment destination.  By day, guests can enjoy some of the most popular entertainment experiences in the world – including the spectacularly themed area The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. And beginning May 23, park guests can rock out to a live performance by a top artist at the Music Plaza, a concert venue located in the heart of Universal Studios Florida.

Concert Dates Headliners(performing in the Music Plaza)
May 23 Prince Royce
May 24 Shawn Mendes
May 30 Pitbull
June 6 Kellie Pickler
June 13 Huey Lewis and The News
June 20 Goo Goo Dolls


The excitement of the concert series is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with the purchase of an Annual Pass. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.

Universal Orlando Resort Globe Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Universal Orlando Resort

About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family.  Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.


Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk, the one place where the dining and entertainment tastes of every member of the family intersect.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.
Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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Making The Perfect Treat For A Paddington Movie Night

Marmalade Pawprint Cookies Paddington Movie Night Paddington the Bear Having a Family Movie Night is one of our favorite ways to slow down and decompress after a busy week of being On the Go, and to get ready for the release of Paddington the movie on April 28th I thought I’d make a fun treat inspired by a movie that we really enjoyed!

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman, Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home.


These Marmalade Pawprint Cookies are SUPER easy to make and fun for the whole family, and if you are looking for fun ideas for your own Paddington Party you can find tons of fun printables and more here and also on the Paddington Party Pinterest Board.

Marmalade Pawprint Cookie Recipe (Yield 30)

Perfect for a Paddington Movie Night

1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
2/3 Cup Sugar (Plus more for rolling)
1 Large Egg
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup Sweet Orange Marmalade

1/3 Cup Powdered/Confectioners Sugar


Mixing Bowls

Mixer (Not necessary, but it makes mixing the dough easier)

Baking Sheets

Parchment Paper or Silicone Mats

Cooling Racks

Sifter (Not necessary, but it does make spreading the Confectioners Sugar easier)

Storage Container


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F

  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  4. In another bowl, whip the butter and the sugar with a hand-held mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla until just combined.

  5. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients in 2 additions, mixing just until incorporated.

  6. Place dough in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour.

  7. Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls with a cookie or ice cream scoop and roll in sugar.

  8. Place about 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  9. Press a thumbprint into the center of each ball, about 1/2-inch deep. Fill each indentation with about 3/4 teaspoon jam.

  10. Bake cookies until the edges are golden, about 15 minutes. (For even color, rotate the pans from top to bottom about halfway through baking.)

  11. Cool cookies on the baking sheets.

  12. Once the Cookies have cooled completely, place them into your storage container for up to 5 days.

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The SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarist Team Welcomes Sharks

Sea Life Orlando Shark

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Prepares for New Fins on the Block

The SEA LIFE Orlando aquarist team welcomes sharks to their new habitat

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium introduced sandbar sharks to their new home in Orlando this week. The sandbar sharks, also known as brown sharks, were transported on stretchers to their 192,000-gallon habitat, joining their new aquatic neighbors.

Sea Life Orlando Shark Release

This marks the second group of fish to arrive at the aquarium, which previously included Everglades Pygmy Sunfish, Butterflyfish, Triggerfish, Moray Eels and more. More than 5,000 sea animals will be featured in 32 display habitats.

Opening May 4, visitors can immerse themselves in this unique and interactive aquarium experience, including coldwater rock pools, bubble and floor-to-ceiling window aquariums, and walkthrough 360-degree and 180-degree acrylic tunnels to learn about various species through interactive experiences.

Sea Life Orlando Florida I Drive

About SEA LIFE Orlando

Opening May 4, 2015, SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction will be home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, sting rays, jellies, sea turtles and much more.

SEA LIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life, while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of the Breed, Rescue and Protect program with activities around the world, and new projects developed locally, as well as educational initiatives, including guest lectures and talks.

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to .

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