Krispy Kreme Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Sweet Treats

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Filled with Love: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Special Sweet Treats

Celebrate the season of love with the perfect sweet treats from Krispy Kreme for your special someone! Enjoy four limited-time doughnuts including the Luv Bug, Bee Mine, Sprinkle Heart and Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles doughnuts now through February 14, 2016 at the following Central Florida locations:

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

Open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday–Thursday) and

5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Krispy Kreme Millenia – Open 24 hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – Open 24 hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

“Valentine’s Day is a time for people to share joy and love with one another,” said Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “Each year our Valentine’s Day doughnuts bring smiles to our customers’ faces. We are thrilled to continue that tradition by introducing our new doughnuts for this special time of year.”

Valentine’s Day  LUV Bug at Krispy Kreme

The Luv Bug doughnut features a smiling lady bug face made of sugar. The filled doughnut is decorated with red and chocolate icing.

Valentine's Day Bee Mine at Krispy Kreme

The Bee Mine doughnut is filled with Krispy Kreme’s classic filling, then dipped in chocolate, decorated with red icing, and topped off with a whimsical honey bee made of sugar.

Valentine’s Day  Krispy Kreme Sprinkle Heart

The Sprinkle Heart is a Valentine’s Day favorite! A heart-shaped doughnut is dipped in white icing and topped with colorful Valentine’s Day sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme Hot Light and Original Glazed Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts Shops also offer the Chocolate Iced doughnut with Sprinkles which features the Original Glazed® doughnut dipped in delicious chocolate icing and topped with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. Pair these special doughnuts with a Caramel Mocha beverage, a smooth espresso blended with caramel and chocolate, then topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle to complete your holiday treat (exclusively available at Krispy Kreme Millenia).

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Skipper Canteen Library Books

canteen menuThe Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is the newest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This new table service eatery is themed around Adventureland, and more specifically, the Jungle Cruise attraction. For the theming of this location, the Imagineers went above and beyond in some of the details that may be easily missed by guests. The books in the library of the Skipper Canteen are chock full of inside jokes, nods to Imagineers, and attraction mentions.

Some of the books in the library pay homage to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which was based on the now defunct Adventurers Club in Pleasure Island at Disney World. The SEA was first incorporated into a park at Tokyo DisneySea, and one of the first times in their Tower of Terror attraction. Next, and most prominently, Hong King Disneyland introduced their Mystic Manor, which after SEA member Henry Mystic. More recently, stateside in the Magic Kingdom, Imagineers introduced member Barnabas T. Bullion as the owner of the Big Thunder Mining Company. He also is pictured in the queue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and bears a striking resemblance to former Imagineer Tony Baxter. Albert the Monkey, who is the pet of Henry Mystic even has a book on the shelf along with books written by Mystic, and M.A. Pleasure (founder of Pleasure Island).

Jungle Cruise mainstay Trader Sam is referenced numerous times in various books as the author T. Sam. Titles of his include: Friends for Dinner, Top Hats and Umbrellas, The Missing Mask, and more. Other books from the Jungle Cruise are authored by Dr. Albert Falls. His offerings vary from A Small Village With A Large Heart to Rockefeller, Hippo, Pet, Family.

Other attractions in books that get mentions are the Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris with The Harambe Chronicles by author Wilson. The Eyes of Mara by Jones might be referring to a certain archaeologist we all know and love with an attraction at Disneyland called Indiana Jones Adventure focusing on the Temple of the Forbidden Eye (of Mara).

In addition to the attractions, several Imagineers past and present get nods in the books of the library. J. Lasseter has a book called Great Characters of World Literature. Sklar has written a book called Meeting Royalty. Prof. Boag has penned Songs of the Tiki Bird. I’m sure John Lasseter, Marty Sklar, and Wally Boag would be honored. My favorite may be True Life Adventures by W.E.D. (Walter Elias Disney).

Then there are just the fun titles paired with authors that fit right in with the Jungle Cruise kind of humor in some of the library books. Native Orange Birds of the Southeastern United States by Dr. Sid Truss (citrus, get it?). Other titles without visible authors are Crooning Flowers, Bathing Elephants, The Congo Queen, In the Jaws of a Butterfly, and Two Bees or Not Two Bees (the Hamlet lover in me adores that one). Rock or Stonez by Col. Pebble, Is This Deadly? by Mort, Al, The Overwhelming Dodo Population by Dr. Francis X. Tinct, Spotted Tigers by G. Rowl, R.E. Venge wrote the series called Getting Even, Shades of Khaki by B. Land, Fleas Navidad and other Winter Insects by Hart, 101 Ways to Split a Banana by Peale, Swimming in the Amazon by Doug E. Paddle, and the Ten Minute Voyage by S.H. Tick. Also included for good measure is Rudyard Kipling’s the Jungle Book.

I’m sure there are many more fantastic jokes hidden in the books of the library of the Skipper Canteen and I cannot wait to go back and explore more. I hope you enjoyed this peek at some of the fun titles and let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorites you’ve discovered.

 

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ME Dance Co. Announces Name Change

ME DANCE CO. ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO ‘DANCE THEATRE OF ORLANDO’ AND TEASES 2016 PRODUCTIONS

The name transition is designed to reflect the growth and evolution of the company for 2016 and beyond 

The Orlando-based ME Dance Company announced it is officially changing its name to Dance Theatre of Orlando. The beloved dance troupe, founded in 2011, is expanding through the new year and the name change is a reflection of that growth. The company’s original, full-length dance productions will also transform into more robust, fleshed-out stories designed to captivate and intrigue audiences of all ages.

“The new name for ME Dance will bring forth a new era for the dance company,” says Marshall Ellis, founder and artistic director of ME Dance, Inc. and Dance Theatre of Orlando. “With a new name, expect a whole new set of artistic works and expression. The dance company will continue to present its usual full-length productions for each season, but these productions will be edgier – they will incorporate new elements of dance, new innovative technology and, above all, they will focus on engaging stories.”

2016 Productions Preview

This year, there will be a strong focus on developing the dancers into strong storytellers for each performance. Their classic technique will blend with dynamic narratives to provide more than just a showcase of technical feats, but also a unique and fully immersive entertainment offering that will enchant audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

For 2016, the Dance Theatre of Orlando will present the following original productions:

    • TOUCH – The Human Experience; Music by Bruce Springsteen; March 4-6, 11 and 13, 2016
    • K.E.Y.S.; A collection of dances directed by various choreographers; July 15-17, 2016
    • The Nuthouse: A New Holiday Tradition; Music by Tchaikovsky; December 2-4, 9-11, 2016

“Although the ME Theatre will continue to be the principal home of Dance Theatre of Orlando, expect some traveling performances in the near future,” hints Marshall Ellis.

The Dance Theatre of Orlando is funded through ME Dance, Inc., a charity that serves as a beacon of light in the Central Florida arts community. ME Dance, Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organization founded by Marshall Ellis. The mission of ME Dance, Inc. is to introduce innovative ideas through dance to create growth in the arts community and to enrich the arts community by providing an outlet to feature talent in art through entertainment. The organization is determined to assist other local dance organizations and dance students throughout community, regardless of affiliation.

For more information, visit DanceTheatreOrlando.com or call 407-816-7080.

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Check Out Shakira’s Original Song For #Zootopia

Shakira Original Song For #Zootopia "Try Everything"

Zootopia is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2016, and while I’m excited to share a peek at the music of Zootopia with Shakira’s Original Song called “Try Everything”.

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The all-new original song, “Try Everything,” was written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate.

Director Byron Howard said, “For the role of Gazelle, Zootopia’s most beloved superstar, there was only one person on our wish list: Shakira. Luckily for us, she said yes. Her immense talent and charm bring Gazelle and her song, ‘Try Everything,’ to life.”

Can’t wait for the Zootopia album to come out on March 4th? You find “Try Everything” on iTunes now!!!

Want a little more information about the movie?

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Zootopia

Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery.

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Things To Know On The Go: SeaWorld Wild Days 2016 Tips

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After getting to experience the first day of Sea World WildDays, I’ve got a few Things to Know On the Go to share with you!

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

1- Pick up a Wild Days Event Map/Guide at the front of the park! This will help you locate the special Wild Days activities (and if you want to become a Junior Animal Ambassador, you’ll need the map to collect your stamps).  Special Activities include- three different types of Explore Zones, Feed the Animals, Inspiring Stories, the Feature Show, and the Block Party. These activities are marked on the guide, and they will have special markings and signage in the area to help identify them.
 Maps
signage
 2- if you collect the animal information cards from the Animal Ambassadors around then park,  check with the event table by SeaWorld Rescue Store to find out what locations will have the special Wild Days exclusive cards! There are 2 each weekend for a total of 6 cards.
Cards
3- See the Feature Show!! Make sure that you get to there early.  They will fill to capacity, and you don’t want to miss them. The shows are at 1 p.m.  & 3 p.m. in the Nautilus Theater. January 23rd-24th is Penguin Lovers Weekend with Julie Scardina; and January 30th-31st is SeaRescue Weekend with the SeaWorld rescue team.
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4- Watch the New “Ocean Discovery” killer whale presentation. You can learn all about killer whales and other species of whales during this special educational show. It’s an interactive, 30-minute presentation showing and telling you about the animals’ adaptations, habitats and behavior. This is a special presentation and it is in addition to the regularly scheduled One Ocean show.
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5- Stop by the SeaWorld Rescue Store with your completed card (6 stamps from any of the 14 zones) to collect your Junior Ambassador prize! Stay for the block party! Located at the front of the park, it’s a fun filled way to end your day in the park. Music, characters, bubbles, and a great time!
Junior Ambassador
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block party

Did you get to SeaWorld WildDays for Wild Weekend with Jack Hanna?  Or are you planning on stopping by for a different weekend?  I’m hoping to go all three weekends! Definitely getting good use out of my annual pass!
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Edible Education Experience presents Chef Night with Chef Dawn Viola

Edible Education Experience

Edible Education Experience presents Chef Night with Chef Dawn Viola

January 28, 2016 | 6 – 8:30 pm

The Edible Education Experience presents Chef Dawn Viola who will be sharing simple tips and tricks for navigating food allergies in the kitchen. Discover how to build an allergy-friendly refrigerator and pantry, and how create allergy-friendly meals the entire family can enjoy without having to cook separately for those with food sensitivities. You’ll also create a variety of veggie burgers, refrigerator pickles, and from-scratch ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Limited space — enroll now!

Edible Education Experience Event Details

  • January 28, 2016
  • Sessions held from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @Orlando Junior Academy (28 E. King Street, Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Cost: Adults $60 / Kids $25
  • Space is limited to 10 guests
  • Contact: Sarah Cahill @ 407-448-1031 or SARAH@EDIBLEED.ORG

 

 

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High School Musical 10 Years Later

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High School Musical poster

High School Musical is one of the most beloved and highest rated Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) and the movie celebrated its 10th Anniversary yesterday. In honor of this momentous occasion, I will share ten things I love about the High School Musical series, or at least the first three movies. Disney Channel replayed the movie last night with clips and interviews from the core six original cast members, including Zac Efron via recording since he was promoting his new movie and couldn’t be there in person. Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu, and Lucas Grabeel got together to reminisce about their days at East High. Tonight, Disney Channel will also replay High School Musical 2 at 8pm eastern, and Freeform will play both movies this weekend. Double check your local listings for correct times and channels.

 

Fun fact, my mom was actually the one who first got me to watch High School Musical. I, for whatever reason, probably work, originally missed this DCOM on its first airing, but thanks to its amazing record setting popularity, it wasn’t long before I had the chance to fall in love with Troy Bolton and the rest of the Wildcats. The songs were catchy, the dancing was fun, and it was like Grease lite for the slightly younger and more innocent teen and tween crowd. Since the first tv movie in 2006, there was another DCOM in HSM2 in 2007, the theatrical release of High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2008, and the direct to dvd Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure in 2011. I have them all, yes, even Sharpay. I’ve seen the concert movie and also watched the “reality” tv competition, High School Musical: Get In The Picture, in 2008 where someone won the right to perform the end credit song in HSM 3.

  1. I love Troy and Gabriella together. From their meet cute on New Year’s Eve at the ski lodge all the way up to choosing schools within 32.7 miles of each other. #RelationshipGoals
  2. I miss the several incarnations of High School Musical live entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I can’t tell you how many times I caught the High School Musical Pep Rally, High School Musical 2: School’s Out, High School Musical 3: Right Here Right Now!, and of course Disney Channel Rocks. The music to all three movies are still on my ipod/iphone.
  3. I was lucky enough to have a fan girl moment, but still cool and collected of course, while meeting Lucas Grabeel this past summer. He was so nice and was happy to pose for this selfie with me. 🙂

    Lucas Grabeel and me
    Lucas Grabeel and me
  4. What I used to refer to as Troy’s angry dance soliloquy is hilariously mashed up with Frozen in “Bet It Go.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbO9QFxnOVk
  5. One word: humuhumunukunukuapua’a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir38tIOQdT0
  6. Scenes in the rooftop garden are so gorgeous and I’m glad they revisit it from the first film in the third. I want to dance with Zac Efron on that roof.
  7. The original High School Musical broke sales records for the fastest selling tv movie on dvd selling 1.2 million copies in just six days. HSM2 broke records too when it aired to over 17.2 million viewers essentially live, eclipsing the original by over 10 million viewers.
  8. Ryan’s hats throughout the series are incredible. Here is a sampling of just some of them.
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    Ryan’s hats

     

  9. Kenny Ortega, known for his choreography on Dirty Dancing, directed High School Musical as well as other Disney movies like Newsies, Hocus Pocus, HSM 2, HSM 3, Cheetah Girls 2, and last year’s Descendants.
  10. I love the fact that practically the entire cast remained in tact for all three movies from the core six to classmates, parents, teachers, etc. It has also been reported that the main six cast members are all still close and see each other regularly.

These are just a few things I love about the series and hope you found some things you enjoy about High School Musical also. I had a blast live tweeting last night and wish I could do the same tonight for HSM 2. Wildcats! Share some of your favorites if I missed any!

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Ravello To Host Markham Vineyards Wine Dinner

Ravello Restaurant Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
              Photo: Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World

On February 4, 2016, the Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort’s Ravello Restuarant will host an intimate wine dinner with wines by Markham Vineyards and special guest Bryan Del Bondio, President of Markham Vineyards.  There will be a 6 pm reception and a 5-course dinner beginning at 6:45. The cost is $175 per person inclusive of tax & gratuity.  

Ravello Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Interactive Wine Dinner Menu – Feb. 4, 2016 
6pm – Cocktail reception
6:45pm – 5 course dinner

TO START

Pizza Fritta Napoletana

Cauliflower & Hen of the Wood Mushroom
“Budino di Pane” & Prosciutto

Shrimp & Fire Roasted Garbanzo Beans
Paprika & Leek Confit

Wine Pairing: Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2014

PASTA

Paglia e Fieno
Spinach Tagliatelle & Egg Tagliatelle, Wild Mushrooms, Truffle Ragout  

Wine Pairing: Markham Chardonnay 2014

FISH
Mediterranean Herb Roasted Red Snapper
Butternut Squash Caponata, Borlotti Beans, Marjoram and Pine Nuts

Wine Pairing: Winery Only Petit Verdot 2013

MEAT

Piedmont’s NY Steak Tagliata
Sweet Onion Variations, Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salsify, Seara Sauce

Wine Pairing: Markham Cellar 1879 Blend 2013

DESSERT

Blood Orange Pudding
Amaretto Olive Oil Cake & Wild Strawberry Sorbet

Wine Pairing: Winery Only Late Harvest Muscat 2014

For Reservations to this intimate dining experience call the Four Season Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort at 407-313-6161.

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Wordless Wednesday: Passing By Hagrid’s Hut

Wordless Wednesday: January 20, 2016

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This week’s Wordless Wednesday takes inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure to a door that I would love to knock on one day.

Who wouldn’t want to knock on that door, and be welcomed in by Hagrid for a cup of tea by the fire?

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Catch The Willis Clan At Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant In Disney Springs

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The Willis Clan  Performs Nightly at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

in Disney Springs Until January 22

The Willis Clan will be performing at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs has The Willis Clan performing on the patio stage nightly from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on January 20, and from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. January 21 and 22, 2016. There is no cover charge at the pub, which will feature popular dinner and bar menu items, seasonal local dishes and an extensive menu of specialty cocktails throughout the performances.

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan band members are: Jessica, 23, on fiddle and lead vocals; Jeremiah, 22, on acoustic and electric guitars, cello and uilleann pipes; Jennifer, 20, on accordion and mandolin; Jeanette, 19, on whistle and dobro; Jackson, 17, on drums and banjo; Jedidiah, 16, on bass; Jasmine, 14, on keys; Julie, 12, on harp; Jamie, 10, percussion; and JoyAnna, 8, on synth. The youngest two kids, Jaeger, 6, and Jada, 5, also add to the show with periodic dance appearances and their first musical efforts on electric guitar and tambourine respectively.  Mom Brenda joins during live performances on guitar; dad Toby runs their live sound at gigs and produces in the studio.  

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan, one of the country’s most musically gifted families, and they have been featured in People magazine, on NBC’s Today Show, and on “America’s Got Talent.”  Their reality TV series, TLC’s “The Willis Family,” has been rated top cable show in its time slot; the show’s second season is scheduled to air Spring 2016.  The Willis Clan has played the legendary Grand Ol’ Oprey more than 65 times and is on tour in the U.S., Ireland and other countries in 2016.

We were treated to an intimate performance and opportunity to meet The Willis Clan, and they are an amazingly talented and lovely family.

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan is thrilled to be coming back to Raglan Road, one of our favorite pubs in the world.  The atmosphere is so authentic you would think you were in Ireland!” said Brenda Willis.  

The Clan has played sold-out crowds in Ireland multiple times and has opened for Brad Paisley and The Band Perry in Dublin.  Their 2016 international tour will begin in June after a multi-state tour. Also, the family’s newest studio album, “Heaven,” has reached #6 on the iTunes pop charts, and the band already is working on its next album.  As band members write and record their own music, they stay true to their Irish tradition while infusing originality from multiple influences.

You can find out more information about The Willis Clan, by visiting www.thewillisclan.com, but you will definitely want to head down to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant to catch them while they are in town!

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Welcomes Keith Urban

 

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On the heels of announcing his 2016 world tour, country crooner Keith Urban’s wax figure has made a stop in Orlando. The Australian music artist, “Somebody Like You” singer and Nicole Kidman’s husband will be featured in the wax attraction along with the figure fellow music competition judge Jennifer Lopez.

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Madame Tussauds Orlando has new Florida resident rates, offering attraction admission for $18 ($13 for children between the ages of 3-12). This special offer saves visitors more than 25 percent off regular admission. For a limited time, tickets may be purchased at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or at the attraction’s admissions desk. This offer is valid for Florida residents, with valid proof of residency, such as a state-issued ID, utilities or cable bill, bank statement, library card, or recent paystub. Restrictions may apply. Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Attraction admission is not guaranteed and subject to availability. The offer is not valid for premium products and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

Madame Tussauds is world-renowned for the creation of detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay homage to A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Guests at Madame Tussauds Orlando will experience the essence of America with this brand new, immersive and interactive wax experience, bursting with family fun and world-class entertainment, as they move through themed areas meeting all of their favorite stars from award-winning film actors, to historical and modern world leaders, sports stars, music legends as well as figures important to Florida. All visitors can shake hands with the president, get on stage with rock stars and pop princesses, or get up close and personal with a Hollywood heartthrob and take the ultimate selfie! For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/orlando.

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Disney Springs News: Fulton’s Crab House Launches Brunch Menu

Disney Springs News: Fulton's Crab House Launches Brunch Menu New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Disney Springs News: Fulton’s Crab House Launches Brunch Menu

Guests can now select brunch dishes in addition to the main menu on Sundays

Seafood-centric restaurant Fulton’s Crab House (1670 Buena Vista Drive), in Disney Springs debuts an all-new brunch menu available Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.which officially launches this Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Fulton’s Crab House Chef Mark Boor whips up delectable brunch dishes such as the Crab and Asparagus Benedict ($22) with Lake Meadow Farms eggs, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, and a grilled Neuske bacon slab served on toasted challah and topped with lobster infused hollandaise, and the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp ($20) with a crispy 5-minute egg, buttermilk biscuits and a spicy black pepper butter sauce. Brunch classics such as Corned Beef Hash ($16) and the Monte Cristo Sandwich ($16) make the menu, in addition to a Kobe Breakfast Burger ($19) with a fried egg, hash browns, cheddar cheese and sweet onion jam.

A selection of brunch beverages are also available including the refreshing Acai Sparkler with Veev, pomegranate and Juve y Camps Cava as well as the ultimate indulgence with The Bloody Mary which comes complete with king crab, jumbo shrimp and candied Neuske bacon.

Diners have the option to order off of the main lunch menu, in addition to the brunch options. For additional information visit www.fultonscrabhouse.com or call 407.934.2628.

Disney Springs News: Fulton's Crab House Launches Brunch Menu

About Fulton’s Crab House

Located in Downtown Disney, Fulton’s Crab House serves exceptional seafood and shellfish ranging from Alaskan king crab, snow crab, blue crab and more. The restaurant space boasts a nautical dining room with an eclectic mix of folk art and seafaring history as well as three outdoor decks for guests to enjoy. Since opening on March 8, 1996, Fulton’s Crab House has been awarded an eleven-time winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Fulton’s Crab House is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations are accepted and can be made by calling 407.934.2628.

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Check Out The Monster Jam Trucks For Free

 Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl

 

Check Out The Monster Jam Trucks For Free Next Week

Monster Jam® Trucks On Display Around Town Thurs., January 21

 

Five of the show’s biggest stars, the giant monster trucks from Monster Jam, will be on display in Orlando next Thursday, January 21. For fans, it’s a chance to see and take pictures with the enormous trucks and meet the drivers before these beasts roar in to the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium on Saturday, January 23. Best part, it’s all free to the public.

Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

THURSDAY, JAN. 21 – MONSTER JAM TRUCKS ON DISPLAY in Central Florida

Monster Energy® Thursday, January 21 2016 12:00PM – 4:00PM Wal-Mart 3101 Princeton Ave. Orlando, FL 32808
Soldier Fortune® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Circle K – 700 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32825
Stone Crusher® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Gary Yeomans Ford & Lincoln – 1420 N. Tomoko Farms Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Avenger® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Circle K – 190 N. HWY 127 Clermont, FL 34711
Max-D® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM MetroPCS – 1453 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32809

*Trucks listed above are subject to change.

The official title of the event is Metro PCS, Budweiser, Circle K, & Your Southern Ford Dealers present MONSTER JAM® brought to you by BKT Tires.

Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl

Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are ONLY $15.  $125 Total Access Pass / $45 Platinum / $35 Gold Sideline / $25 Corners.Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. All seats reserved. Subject to facility fee, plus convenience and handling charges. Don’t wait – buy tickets in advance as prices go up $5 more the week of show (Jan. 18-23). Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on “Tickets” and search for OrlandoJanuary 23). The Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium is located at 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805.

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Wild Days At SeaWorld Orlando Starts This Weekend

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

Wild Days Event Starts This Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando

Each Wild Days Weekend has a new animal theme for animal lovers

SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the new year with Wild Days, presented by Coca-Cola, the popular annual event that connects guests in even more ways with animals and the natural, wild world. The event is included with park admission and takes place three weekends in January (Jan. 16-17, Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31). Each weekend is hosted by different animal experts, and features new educational shows – from orcas to wildlife rescue – and even more up-close animal experiences, meet-and-greet opportunities and interactive education stations.

Three Wild Days Weekends Themes:

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

January 16-17:  “Wild Weekend with Jack Hanna”

World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna hosts the first weekend. Guests can meet and learn about amazing animals from Jack, and hear about his unique travels and personal experiences.

Add-on packages:

  • Breakfast with Jack Hanna at Sharks Underwater Grill — Package includes breakfast and a personal meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna starting at $49 (available Saturday and Sunday).
  • Dinner with Jack Hanna at Sharks Underwater Grill — Package includes dinner and a personal meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna starting at $59 (only available Saturday).

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

January 23-24: “Penguin Lovers’ Weekend

Nationally recognized SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina hosts a cool weekend of wildlife surprises with a special focus on penguins.  Guests can get up-close to these amazing feathered friends and hear from Julie about her lifelong love of animals and the parks’ commitment to wildlife conservation.

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

January 30-31: “Sea Rescue” Weekend

SeaWorld has rescued more than 27,000 animals over 50 years, and these amazing animal stories are featured weekly on the popular Saturday-morning ABC TV series “Sea Rescue.” Hear first-hand accounts of marine animal rescues, rehabilitations and returns by SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team, heroes and partners featured on the show.

 

Every Wild Days Weekend Includes:

New “Ocean Discovery” killer whale presentation – Guests can learn more about killer whales, also called orcas, and other species of whales during a special educational show. This interactive, 30-minute presentation teaches guests about the animals’ adaptations, habitats and behavior. (Note: This special presentation is in addition to the popular “One Ocean” shows scheduled throughout the day.)

 SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

New “Inspiring Stories” pre-shows – The SeaWorld Animal Training Team has some of the most fascinating jobs in the world. Guests can learn what it takes to care for animals that call SeaWorld home and how caring for them has helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals that need help.  “Inspiring Stories” will take place at the beginning of three of the park’s popular shows: Blue Horizons, Pets Ahoy and Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Check park maps for times. SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

Meet our Animals – Throughout the park, even more trainers, educators and animal care staff are stationed to share information and stories about the animals in our care and provide up-close meet and greets, scheduled feedings and fun surprises. Check park maps for times and locations. 

Explore ZonesMore than 14 fun and interactive education stations can be discovered throughout the park, featuring games and hands-on experiences that teach guests about animals and what they can do to protect the wild world in their own lives. Check event guide for exclusive in-park experiences.

Wild Days takes place every Saturday and Sunday, January 16 through January 31, and is included with park admission. All feature shows take place at Nautilus Theater at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando Wild Days

The best way to experience this year’s Wild Days is with an Annual PassFor a limited time, park guests can receive a refillable souvenir cup with the purchase of a SeaWorld Annual Pass.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow us on Facebook and  for the latest details on Wild Days 2016. Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #WildDays.

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