STK Orlando Now Open At Disney Springs

STK Orlando

STK Orlando has opened at Disney Springs with a grand gala that showcased the restaurants menu, cocktails, and vibe. It was a blast!

STK Orlando
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Here are some fun facts about STK Orlando:
  • The new location is the 11th STK worldwide,
  • It’s also the largest with more than 14,000 square feet,
  • The restaurant boasts several seating options including  rooftop dining with scenic views of Town Center at DisneySprings, two levels of both indoor and outdoor seating, a bistro, bar, private dining room, and a fire pit that is going to be AMAZING on chilly evenings,
  • STK Orlando has a sleek and contemporary design, and
  • STK is known for its high-energy fine dining experience and there is a DJ to keep the party going.
“We are thrilled to enter the Orlando market, especially at a premier destination like Walt Disney World,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group. “Strategic relationships, as well as great real estate, will remain integral to our growth plans as we expand our company footprint, and with an additional nine STK restaurants currently in development, we are excited to bring the STK experience to new cities across the globe.”
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At STK Orlando, menu items with a local focus will join signature dishes that have become STK favorites across the world. STK Orlando Executive Chef, James O’Donnell, says he plans to source ingredients from Florida-based farms whenever possible, especially seasonal fruits, produce and seafood.
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“Roughly twenty-percent of STK Orlando’s menu will be exclusive to the Disney Springs location, including opening-day items such as Florida grouper, seared tuna and chili rubbed rack of lamb,” said O’Donnell.
STK Orlando is open for both lunch,11:30 am to 3:30 pm daily, and dinner, 5 pm to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday and 5 pm to midnight Friday and Saturday, and for reservations call 407.917.7440.
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando Celebrates Global Wellness Day 2016

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando Celebrates Global Wellness Day 2016

In observance of the fifth annual Global Wellness Day on Saturday, June 11, 2016, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is encouraging guests to “Say Yes!” to wellness, with fitness classes and special menu options designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Global Wellness Day reminds the entire world of the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise and spa treatments to the harmony between body and spirit.  This is a social movement without any commercial purpose, celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of June every year. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts decided to partner with Global Wellness Day to highlight the company’s vast wellness initiatives and outstanding spas within the portfolio.

During the weekend of Global Wellness Day, June 10-12, 2016, there are several ways Four Seasons Resort Orlando is celebrating the occasion:

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At the Spa

The highlight of Global Wellness Day at Four Seasons Resort Orlando will be at The Spa, with special guest activities from lululemon athletica, which will provide two complimentary outdoor yoga classes to celebrate Global Wellness Day at the Resort.  Yoga classes will be held on June 11 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am, and rhythmic drumming classes will be held at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. The drum circle will take place on the Spa Lawn and will promote camaraderie and wellbeing. Drumming has been proven to promote physiological and psychological benefits that reduce stress, nurture togetherness and provide great exercise and fun.

In addition, there will be a pop up trunk show for lululemon in The Spa, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, where attendees and guests can shop the latest fitness apparel from lululemon.

Post-class, guests have the option of enjoying a delicious farmer’s market lunch created by the culinary team atFour Seasons Resort Orlando.  A fresh salad bar with numerous house-made dressings and fresh-squeezed juices will be available for purchase.

Participants must reserve their spot online for yoga classes and drum classes. While classes are complimentary to participate, space is limited and reservations are required.

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At the Resort’s Restaurants

Lickety Split, the Resort’s grab-and-go coffee shop, will offer a detox juice for guests to enjoy, made in-house with fresh pineapple, cucumber, kale and celery for USD 7.

At PB&G, located poolside at the Resort, patrons can enjoy a delicious protein salad, made with baby spinach, toasted cashews, roasted beets, hard-boiled free range egg and topped with an apple cider and bloomed chia seed vinaigrette along with choice of salmon, beef or chicken for USD 27  (USD 15 without fish or meat).

For dinner at Capa, the Resort’s 17th floor rooftop steakhouse, diners can feast on a grilled swordfish dish, served with a summer salad and pickled seasonal fruit for USD 32.  Capa was recently named Critic’s Choice – Best Restaurant in Orlando by Orlando magazine.

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For dining reservations, call 407 313 6161.  A portion of the proceeds from menu items will be donated to Global Green USA, an organisation that works to advance sustainable and resilient communities and provide clean, safe drinking water for 2.4 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water.

Say Yes to Global Wellness Day by following @FSOrlando using the hashtag #FSWellness.

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Disney Cruise Line Returns To Popular Ports In 2017

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Return To Popular Home Ports in 2017

Disney Cruise Line is shaking up the Ports and Itineraries for 2017 with the announcement that they will return to New York with sailings to the Bahamas and the Canadian coast – including a new seven-night Canada cruise. San Diego will serve as a home port with cruises to Mexico, and Galveston will again be a homeport with sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Disney Cruise Line 2017 Fall Itineraries

New Canada coast itinerary and new ports from New York

Disney Cruise Line returns to New York City in the fall of 2017, for a mix of voyages that include Canada coast and Bahamas itineraries.

On Oct. 21, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on a seven-night Canada sailing – the line’s longest-ever voyage to the Atlantic Canada coast. This sailing includes a new port of call for Disney Cruise Line – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Bar Harbor, Maine, is another new port of call for Disney Cruise Line and part of a five-night sailing that departs New York on Sept. 27. This cruise also will stop at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

A total of six seven- and eight-night sailings to the Bahamas, all including a visit to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, will be a part of the 2017 New York season.

Adding to the magic on each of the Bahamian cruises will be the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World Resort when the ship stops at Port Canaveral, Fla. Each guest on these sailings will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation for the short drive between the ship and the resort.

Return to San Diego, California

In September and October of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will return to San Diego with a variety of Disney Wonder cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera.

On most Baja sailings, guests can visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, to enjoy world-famous beaches and snorkeling. Two-night cruises depart San Diego on Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13, and a three-night cruise departs Oct. 5 and includes a day at sea.

Mexican Riviera itineraries feature snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots, while Puerto Vallerta and Mazatlan are where cliff divers, culture and ziplining through the jungle canopy take center stage. Seven-night itineraries departing on Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, call on Puerto Vallerta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Four additional four- and five-night Mexican Riviera cruises set sail during the season in San Diego.

Disney Cruise Line 2017 Fall Itineraries

Return to Galveston, Texas

Disney Cruise Line returns to Galveston in 2017, with a line up of eight seven-night cruises to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. All Bahamian itineraries include a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.

On Nov. 10 and Dec. 1, the Disney Wonder will sail a western Caribbean itinerary from Galveston to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica.

On Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec, 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29, the Disney Wonder will sail from Galveston to Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.

Bookings open to the public May 26, 2016. More details on the itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2017 page of disneycruise.com.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

 

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Sleuths Announces Memorial Day Weekend Specials

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Sleuths Announces Memorial Day Weekend Specials to Celebrate Our Heroes

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, Sleuths cordially invites active and retired members of the military to join the local nobility for Lord Mansfield’s Fox Hunt Banquet on Monday, May 30 at 7:30 PM (arrival time is 6:30 PM). Show your military I.D. for free admission, including your choice of meal and unlimited beer, wine, soda, coffee and tea. Bring up to six guests along at a special savings of $9 off each. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required.

Additionally, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, we invite all of our guests to take advantage of a $9 discount to our nightly mystery dinner show (must mention this offer at the time of reservation). Come early for our magic show on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or stay late for our after-hours comedy show on Friday or Saturday! Shows and showtimes vary.

Over the years at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, hundreds of local actors have performed; over forty of whom still help solve the crimes nightly. Many of our talented actors have gone on the find success off our stage including Cheryl Hines from Curb Your Enthusiasm, Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show, Brett Rice from many major motion pictures including

Forest Gump and Edward Scissor Hands, and Josh Eads-Brown as Ginger Minj on RuPaul’s Drag Race.  

Currently Sleuths features many comedy-mysteries alternating throughout the week.  In The Premier the elite of Hollywood are brought together for the premier of “Tropical Adventure” that soon turns deadly.  Lord Mansfield’s Fox Hunt Banquet takes you to Salisbury, England, where the gentry have gathered for a festival before the annual fox hunt.  Join the festivities at an Italian wedding to help Kim & Scott Tie the Knot.  It is a wedding to die for!  While touring England, your bus breaks down in front of the Squire’s Inn, a fast-paced Sleuths mystery.  WKZY invites you to join a live airing of their final radio broadcast before entering the world of satellite radio…will they make it through?  Attend the annual pageant at Holidaze in Hillendale where contestants will do anything to take out the competition.

Step into a world of intrigue, comedy, and suspense at Sleuths. Your evening begins with a pre-show and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby. Then you are escorted to your theatre for the show. There you mingle with outrageous characters as you enjoy your salad and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks. Laugh at the antics of comedic award-winning actors and watch for clues as a hilarious mystery unfolds. After the crime takes place, you will savor a sumptuous dinner. As you dine, analyze and discuss the evidence, then formulate questions to pose to the suspects during the interrogation. Afterwards, make an accusation which is followed by a Perry Mason-like reveal of the culprit. Prizes are awarded to successful sleuths.

Sleuths’ legacy of talent, great food, support of the local community, and commitment to the customer has made their business successful for all these 25 years. So bring your investigative skills and prepare to laugh and celebrate their

25th Anniversary with them as you encounter deceit, scheming, and chicanery! It’s such an uproarious good time…it’s criminal!

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Minus5 Ice Bar Memorial Day Offer Honors Veterans

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Minus5 Ice Bar celebrates Memorial Day with special offer to offer all Veterans of the Armed Forces

Minus5 Ice Bar, the coolest experience in Orlando, will honor veterans with a special ice-themed tribute this Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 27, 2016 through Monday, May 31, 2016.
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In salute to the troops, the ice bar will offer 2-for-1 entry for all veterans with valid I.D.
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Ice Experience Packages

  • $19 The Experience
    Ice Bar Experience, Parka, Gloves
  • $39 Two Cocktail Experience (Most Popular)
    Ice Bar Experience, 2 Specialty Ice Cocktails, Parka, Gloves
  • $55 VIP Experience
    Ice Bar Experience, 1 Specialty Ice Cocktail, Faux Fur Coat Upgrade, Gloves, Souvenir Hat
  • $75 Total VIP Experience (Best Deal)
    Ice Bar Experience, 2 Specialty Ice Cocktails, Faux Fur Coat Upgrade, Gloves, Souvenir Hat, 1 5×7 Framed Photo ($100 Value)
Tempered at minus five degrees Celsius, guests are invited to celebrate those who have fought and served for our country, while enjoying signature cocktails in glasses made of pure ice.
 Minus5 Ice Bar Orlando Florida Room
 
Minus5 at Pointe Orlando
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm-12am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm-1am
Kids Are Cool Before 9pm
9101 International Drive, Suite 1198, Orlando, FL 32819
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Krispy Kreme Summertime Treats

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Puts a Sweet Twist on Two American Summertime Classics

Two classic summertime treats are getting a tantalizing revamp by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Now through July 10, the following Central Florida Krispy Kreme shops will feature the new Cherry Pie doughnut, Strawberry Shortcake doughnut and Jolly Rancher chillers:

Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours

980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 

Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

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

Millenia – Open 24 Hours

4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Kissimmee – Open 24 Hours

5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway

(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

“These summertime flavors represent a slice of Americana and are inspired by the very things that make the season so special – family, friends and fun,” said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

The new Cherry Pie Doughnut features a classic doughnut shell filled with sweet cherry filling and topped with pie pieces, a dollop of cherry filling and an icing drizzle.

Krispy Kreme American Classics

The Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut is filled with an indulgent strawberry shortcake filling and finished with a strawberry drizzle, white Kreme topping and pie pieces.

Krispy Kreme American Classics

Krispy Kreme’s new blue raspberry and watermelon Jolly Rancher Chillers deliver a frosty, fruity treat guaranteed to keep you cool this summer.

Share your favorite way to keep cool this summer using #KrispyKremeSummer.

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Trophy Room Opening At Town Center May 23rd

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

Town Center At Disney Springs Welcomes The Trophy Room May 23rd

An exclusive athletic retail boutique to open in Walt Disney World’s Town Center at Disney Springs

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

Marcus Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, will be opening the first Trophy Room boutique in Town Center at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort on March 23rd at 5:23 am, which is a fitting nod to Marcus’ father.

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

The Trophy Room is a unique athletic footwear and apparel boutique featuring premium products, memorabilia and exclusive merchandise – all in a one-of-a-kind setting. The store takes its name from the place in the Jordan family estate where the family’s awards were displayed and that served as a source of inspiration. The retail environment will include a display of rare Jordan family photos, home videos and limited edition memorabilia.

“I’m thrilled to bring Trophy Room to life as part of the world-class shopping and dining expansion at Disney Springs,” said Marcus Jordan, Founder and CEO of Trophy Room. “As a University of Central Florida grad, I spent much time learning about Walt Disney and was inspired by his pioneering spirit. It is a true honor to build my dream business at Walt Disney World.”

Attending the Grand Opening of the store is sure to be a hot ticket, and here is some information you will need to know if you are looking to snag a pair of the exclusive sneakers.

Trophy Room Grand Opening Details

About Trophy Room

Trophy Room was founded by Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan. It is an elevated and unique retail boutique experience, inspired by the Trophy Room in the Jordan family estate. Trophy Room offers footwear, apparel and exclusive merchandise that will serve as trophies for its loyal and dedicated consumers. For more information, visit TrophyRoomStore.com and follow @TrophyRoomStore on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat.

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Morimoto Asia Street Food At Disney Springs

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Morimoto Asia Street Food Opens At Disney Springs

May 15th Morimoto Asia, the first pan-Asian dining experience created by Japanese Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto, opened Morimoto Asia Street Food offering delectable street food selections in a new to-go concept.

“Street food holds memories of my childhood. It reminds me of the local festivals and events of my hometown,” said Chef Morimoto.  “I am excited that our new street food will transport guests to Asia and the marvelous cuisines that inspired my menu creations.”

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The new extension of one of my favorite restaurants at Disney Springs has some great options from a cross-section of popular, good-value menu items reflecting the range of flavors from across the Asian continent.

The Morimoto Asia Street Food menu is broken down into sections, and here is a look at what I tried on my first visit!

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing
Snacks

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

The Morimoto Baby Back Ribs ($10 – 3 ribs) are pork ribs with a hoisin sweet chili glaze served with a cilantro garnish that are addictive with just the right mix of sweet and spicy. These ribs are my favorite dish at Morimoto Asia, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

The pork egg rolls ($8 – 2 pieces) are the best egg rolls I have ever had! What sets these egg rolls apart is how the seasoned to perfection pork plays against the crispy cabbage and vegetables.

Noodles

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

The Chilled Sesame lo-mein noodles ($12) have a sesame peanut sauce mixed with Napa cabbage, cilantro, thai basil, and peppers that is the perfect choice for a light lunch entree or side dish perfect for sharing.

Bao Tacos

The Bao Tacos are ‘tacos’ made of steamed Asian bread buns are a food trend you will want to try!

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

The kalbi bao ($10 – two bao tacos) is made with short ribs, kimchi, scallions, lettuce, and cucumber, and it was my favorite bao taco on the Morimoto Asia Street Food menu. The acid of the kimchi cuts through sweetness of the glaze on the short ribs and the cool crunch of the cumber cuts through the heat of the kimchi. It is a lovely combination of flavors.

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

If you are looking for a more familiar flavor, you may want to try the chicken teriyaki bao ($8 – two bao tacos) that has a teriyaki glazed piece of chicken served with spicy mayo, cucumber, and lettuce.
Sushi

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

The “Sushi(rito)” shrimp tempura roll ($8) has shrimp tempura, lettuce and cucumber rolled with nori and sesame sprinkled sticky rice to create a roll that is easy to eat on the go. The roll is roughly the equivalent of four traditional pieces of a sushi roll.

Morimoto Asia Street Food Disney Springs The Landing

This won’t be my last visit to Morimoto Asia Street Food, because I really enjoyed that the dishes were easy to share and a good value with a view of the beautiful spring of Town Center.

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Universal Orlando Releases First Images Of King Kong

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Universal Orlando Releases First Images

Of King Kong

When Skull Island: Reign of Kong opens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure this summer, guests will come face-to-face with the legendary King Kong himself.

Universal Orlando has released some images, a ‘Species Profile’ with photos of King Kong, and a video with a revealing a first-look at the three-story beast featured in the newest blockbuster attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort.

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A video with Mike West, executive producer with Universal Orlando, was also released with the photos from inside the attraction about the encounter. You’re in his world…

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Encounter the mighty legend himself. As you near the finale of your heart-pounding expedition, you’ll be so close to the legendary beast that you can feel his breath sweep across your skin and his thunderous roar reverberate through every bone in your body.

Along with the photos and video, a ‘Species Profile’ was released for King Kong (Megaprimatus Kong) with more information about the attraction.

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With a combination of 3D effects, animatronics and detailed physical environment Skull Island Reign of Kong at the Universal Orlando Resort promises to be an experience you won’t forget.

This newest attraction at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park opens Summer 2016, and we’ll be bringing you the news and photos along the way so make sure you follow @onthegoinmco on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

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Disney Twenty-Three Summer Issue Journeys To Shanghai Disney Resort

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Disney Twenty-Three Summer Issue Journeys To Shanghai Disney Resort

Disney Twenty-Three has unlocked the gates to Shanghai Disney Resort with spectacular photos and in-depth articles giving Disney D23 Members and Fans an advance look at the one-of-a-kind theme park that is authentically Disney and Distinctively Chinese.

Also in the issue you can find D23’s Summer Movie Preview with exclusive interviews with Finding Dory’s Ellen Degeneres, Pete’s Dragon’s Bryce Dallas Howard, and BFG Director Steven Spielberg.

Disney D23 twenty-three magazine summer 2016

On June 16, Disney will officially open Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disney twenty-three is giving fans an advance peek at this breathtaking one-of-a-kind destination. From its opening pages, with a welcome from Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, to the back cover, featuring a map of the park—in Chinese—the issue is packed with exciting details about this new resort that celebrates everything guests love about Disney, while honoring China’s distinct cultural heritage.
The issue, exclusively for Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, provides a detailed look at how Shanghai Disney Resort was built from concept to concrete, including fascinating insights into the partnership between Walt Disney Imagineers and the incredibly talented artisans of mainland China. Readers will be able to explore all the exclusive attractions opening at the park including Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, which recreates moments from beloved Disney animated films as riders travel by boat through, around, and under the Enchanted Storybook Castle—the largest castle in any Disney park. The thrilling adrenaline rush of TRON Lightcycle Power Run puts guests in the driver’s seat of a high-tech race, and the high seas adventures of Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure boasts some of the most advanced technologies of any Disney attraction.

More than 30 pages of exclusive interviews and vibrant photography come together to highlight this jewel in the Disney Parks crown, from all-new shows, experiences, merchandise, and dining options to a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of the resort.

Plus, Disney twenty-three turns up the heat with its annual summer movie preview. Highlights include exclusive interviews with Ellen DeGeneres discussing the upcoming Finding Dory as well as her first trip to Disneyland, Bryce Dallas Howard talking about the reimagining of Pete’s Dragon, and Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg revealing details about his Disney directorial debut, The BFG.

Disney Twenty-Three D23 Summer 2016 Issue Moview Collage

Also included in the summer issue of Disney twenty-three is a look at how The Reluctant Dragon, celebrating its 75th anniversary, gave audiences a peek at the making of Disney animated films, while paving the way for the Disney Studio’s respected documentary films.

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in late May.

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About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

 

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Wet ‘n Wild Last Splash Florida Resident Deal

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Wet ‘n Wild The Last Splash Florida Resident Deal

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has announces a limited time ticket offer exclusively available for Florida residents so they can have fun enjoying “The Last Splash”.

The water park is offering Florida residents the chance to buy a one day admission ticket and get access to the water park for the rest of 2016 FREE.

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Here are the details about The Last Splash offer! 

Florida Resident Offer: Buy a Day and Get the Rest of 2016 FREE

  • Cost: $39.99 per person, plus tax – less than a regular one-day ticket.
  • Offer available for purchase now through May 31
  • Pass valid for admission to Wet ‘n Wild through December 31, 2016

This special offer will give guests the opportunity to enjoy all of the thrills and over-the-top excitement of the water park throughout its final year. For more information, visit www.wetnwildorlando.com.

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New Details About The Incredible Hulk Coaster

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New Details About The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Island of Adventure has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment, and today we learned about the new upgrades coming to this fan favorite coaster!

New Story

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The experience of riding The Incredible Hulk Coaster begins with a whole new story, and the Official Universal Orlando Resort Blog shared an overview of what we are about to experience:

General Thaddeus Ross is calling for volunteers for a new experiment. Your only warning is that you’ll be subjected to high levels of gamma radiation through a process called Hulk-a-fication – a potentially life-altering process first introduced by Dr. Bruce Banner.

 

The end result is said to give subjects magnificent strength and a forceful amount of energy. Will you emerge as the military’s next super soldier…or something else entirely?

New Queue Experience

Also on The Official Universal Orlando Blog was a look how the new story unfolds from the moment you enter the attraction’s queue building which is home to a state-of-the-art military research compound, commanded by General Ross.

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Inside, General Ross is conducting an array of questionable, bio-radiological experiments. You’ll pass by laboratories containing high-tech equipment his team uses to execute his mysterious tests.

 

Next, you’ll arrive at the Gamma core – an intense energy source that sends pulsing waves of radiation upward to fuel General Ross’s experiment. Not to worry – a thick pane of glass will protect you from direct exposure to the radioactive core.

 

As you move along, you’ll witness the transformation of your predecessors as they undergo the perilous Hulk-a-fication process.

I’m in…I’m all in!

New Ride Vehicle

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The new ride vehicle cars for The Incredible Coaster are sick! The cars have a sleek, angular, and modern look that has a more aggressive feel. Then once in your seat, you’ll be blown away (literally) by the new in-seat audio system.

New Music

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Speaking of audio…Once the ride begins you are surrounded by an original ride score from Patrick Stump, front man for internationally-renowned rock band Fall Out Boy.

New Lightning System

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Through out the attraction’s marquee, queue, ride vehicle, and track a new lighting system has been installed to really immerse you into the world of The Incredible Hulk.

New Marquee

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As you walk up to enter The Incredible Hulk Coaster’s queue, you will pass under a ‘towering figure’ of The Hulk who is using his strength to hold up pieces of the track.

What I really love is that the pieces of the track that are used in the new marquee are actually track pieces saved from the original attraction.

New Launch Experience

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While it will still be a high-speed, catapult launch, we can see from the renderings that the launch experience has been upgraded with new visual effects inside the ‘Gamma Bombardment Chamber’.

And an opening date?

While we didn’t find out an exact date for the re-opening of The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, we did find out that it would be opening later this summer.

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To keep up with the latest news about The Incredible Hulk Coaster and other theme park news, make sure you keep up with @onthegoinmco on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Aerosim Flight Academy Offers Unique Summer Camp Experiences

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Students Experience the Exhilarating World of Aviation at Aerosim Flight Academy Summer Camp

On the ground and in the air, Aerosim Flight Academy summer camp attendees will learn how to turn their aviation dreams into reality as they experience the exhilarating world of flight during two unique programs:
NEW: AFA Flying Services Solo Flight Camp
Aerosim Flight Academy
“Future pilots age 16 to 18 will have the opportunity to potentially experience a hands-on solo flight during the new AFA Flying Services Solo Flight Camp,” says President and General Manager, Aerosim Flight Academy Hank Coates. “Mentored by our experienced instructors, qualified students will learn the fundamentals of flight, navigation, weather and ATC communication before achieving their first solo flight.”
·        Dates: June 13 – July 1, 2016
·        Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
·        Parent Orientation: Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
·        Price: $5,500
·        Requirements: Camper must be age 16 – 18 and a U.S. Citizen
·        Camp Includes: T-shirt, log book, lunch daily, lanyard/ ID tag, Bag, FAA Medical Exam
Aerosim Flight Academy Aviation Camp
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Designed to give middle and high school students an opportunity to experience life as a professional aviator, the Aerosim Flight Academy Aviation Camp offers participants a realistic, hands-on glimpse into the world of an active pilot.
·        Dates: July 25 – 29, 2016
·        Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
·        Price: $500
·        Requirements: Campers must be age 12 – 18
·        Camp Includes: Plane ride, lunch daily, T-shirt, gift bag and log book
“Aerosim’s summer programs serve as gateways for aspiring pilots and allow the Academy to further cultivate the next generation of pilots to address the tremendous global need for highly skilled pilots and aviation professionals,” Coates added. “We are proud to offer future pilots the training and tools required to achieve their dreams of flight.”
Aerosim Flight Academy
To learn more about Aerosim Flight Academy’s Aviation Summer Camps and/or to register, visit https://www.afa.edu/news-events/summer-camp or call 407-329-4221.

Aerosim Flight AcademyAbout Aerosim Flight Academy

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Aerosim Flight Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Today, under the name of Aerosim Flight Academy, the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.
Aerosim Flight Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration with the Diamond Award of Excellence for its dedication to quality, safety, reliability and performance.
In its 27 years of operation, Aerosim Flight Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.
For further information about flight training and pathways to the airlines:
·        Visit online at www.AFA.edu
·        Take a virtual tour: afa.edu/about/virtual-tour
·        Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/aerosimflightschool,
·        Follow on Twitter @Aerosim_Academy and on Instagram.
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The Orlando Eye Celebrates Its First Year

The Orlando Eye First Anniversary
Photo: The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Marks First Year with Special Celebrations 

Orlando’s observation wheel celebrates its first year with special events in May

The Orlando Eye will celebrate its first anniversary with special events throughout the week of May 2. The 400-foot observation wheel opened to great fanfare on May 4, 2015, with grand opening events, a pyro show, and world renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda walking on the structure as it moved. This year, the Orlando Eye invites guests to come out and celebrate this milestone event, themed in the style of a first birthday party.

Frostival The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye will offer special gifts in honor of the anniversary to guests randomly throughout the week ofMay 2-8, including complimentary tickets, special merchandise and VIP packages, gift cards to I-Drive 360 retailers and restaurants and more, all handed out by the Eye Spy Prize Patrol.

On Wednesday, May 4, guests at The Orlando Eye can enjoy a party celebration all day featuring:

  • A live DJ inside the terminal
  • Special birthday décor inside Orlando Eye’s capsules
  • Balloon artists, face painters, entertainers and magicians throughout the area
  • Sweet treats provided by Sugar Factory
  • Cupcakes by Publix
  • A free digital photo download
  • Commemorative tickets

Additionally, the Orlando Eye will be lit up in rainbow lighting. For more information on the observation wheel, visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com.

The Orlando Eye Logo

Located in the heart of International Drive, the 400-foot Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering a new way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the new Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a serene 20-minute journey above the scenic landscape.

Included in the journey is access to the pre-flight 4D cinema experience, taking guests on a full 3D aerial journey of Florida, with the added dimension of sensory experiences, including lighting, wind, spray and scent effects. Visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com for more information.

 

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Universal Orlando Resort News: The Exorcist Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 26 2016

Universal Orlando Resort News:

The Exorcist Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

“WHAT AN EXCELLENT DAY FOR AN EXORCISM”

Iconic Horror Film The Exorcist Coming to Universal Orlando Resort Halloween Horror Nights for the First Time Ever “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

 

For the first time ever, supernatural thriller,The Exorcist, will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in an all-new horrifying maze opening at the Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September.

The twisted minds behind the nation’s best, most intense Halloween events will bring to life one of the scariest and most nightmare-inducing horror films in history.

The Exorcist Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 26 2016

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

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Revered as one of the scariest movies of all-time, The Exorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of subsequent films since its terrifying debut in 1973.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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