Marc Anthony Returning To The Amway Center

Marc Anthony Amway Center
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Latin music international superstar, Marc Anthony, will embark on a 10-show U.S. tour. Marc Anthony Live! will take fans on a journey through Anthony’s award-winning musical catalogue like never before, and he will interpret some of his personal favorites. Anthony returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, November 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 5 at 10 a.m.

The Amway Center subscriber pre-sale begins Thursday, August 4 at 10 a.m. and ends Friday, August 5 at 9:59 a.m.

Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and has been recognized with countless standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2012, the six-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winner launched the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting a series of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. Anthony has also established a highly credible acting résumé. His 11th studio album titled, “Marc Anthony 3.0,” received an American Music Award; a Grammy Award nomination; five Premios Lo Nuestro; two Premios Juventud; 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards; three Billboard Awards and a special recognition from Univisión television network. “Vivir Mi Vida,” received the Latin Grammy ® for Record of the Year. His world tour, “Vivir Mi Vida,” was included in Pollstar’s top-selling tours of 2013 and was extended to May 2014, by popular demand and received a Premio Juventud for Super Tour of the Year. In addition to his music and acting accomplishments, Anthony also has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s and he is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise.

MARC ANTHONY LIVE! TOUR – AMWAY CENTER 

WHEN:          

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 | 7 P.M. 

ON SALE:     

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016 | 10 A.M.

TICKETS:

$59, $79, $99, $150 & $300. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 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. 

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SeaWorld Orlando All New Summer Soak Party

 

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SeaWorld Orlando Introduces All New

Summer Soak Party

Summer Heat Brings Delightful Deals For Guests All Summer

Beat the heat like never before at SeaWorld Orlando’s all new Summer Soak Party. Families can take a break from the sun and splash and dance the day away under playful sprinklers and rain curtains.  DJ’s and dancers keep things cool while ice-cold culinary surprises delight guests at this summertime celebration Party Zone.

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The Summer Soak Party takes place daily through August 14 at SeaWorld’s Bayside Stadium from 12 to 6 pm and weekends August 15 through Labor Day.

Exclusive Party Zone Offers

  • $1 Cotton Candy
  • $1 Popcorn
  • $2 Bottled Water
  • $3 Bottled Beer
  • $3 Shamu® Ice Cream Bars
  • $10 Shamu® Bubble Blower
  • $10 Shamu® Misting Fan

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Summer of Mako Deals

In addition to the Summer Soak Party, there are some new great Summer of Mako deals!

  • Free Beer Daily for Pass Members- SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can now receive a free 12 oz. draft pour of Mako Red Ale daily through August 31. Guests can show their Pass at Terrace Bar, Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen or Spice Mill to receive this daily offer.
  • Christmas in July- Christmas time might still be a few months away, but July is the perfect time to save big on SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration running select nights in November and December. Starting July 21 through July 25, guests can book reservations to Santa’s Fireside Feast – a holiday dinner with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpful elves – at a 30% discount. Guests can also purchase discounted Holiday PhotoKey Packages and tickets to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for only $69 at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

For the best way to beat the heat and get all the summer deals and competitive ticket offers, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com

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Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces New

Red Carpet Series

Headliners Include Wayne Brady and Arturo Sandoval in Intimate Broadway-style Venue

 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a leading Florida destination for all ages, announced an evolution of entertainment with its all-new second-gate, premiere event offering, the Busch Gardens Red Carpet Series. Held in the Moroccan Palace Theatre, kicking off the series is award-winning comedian and musician Wayne Brady, and legendary Latin jazz artist and ten-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval.

Newly renovated, the intimate 1,100-seat Moroccan Palace offers three tiers of comfortable seating with stellar sight lines and state-of-the-art acoustics. Boasting a unique personality all its own, the Moroccan Palace is the perfect venue to experience the top artists in entertainment.

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

“We are excited to offer Central Florida a new intimate way to enjoy their favorite artists,” said Jim Dean, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “The classic style of the Moroccan Palace along with impeccable site lines and beautiful sound, make for a truly special night out. Guests will experience some of the biggest names in entertainment, including some who rarely play in our area.”

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

Wayne Brady – Friday, August 26 at 8:00 pm, Moroccan Palace

For Wayne Brady, music and comedy has been at the center of his wildly successful and diverse career.  Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a decade.  This diversity has led to a career that goes beyond the term “triple threat.”

In 1998, his career took off with Whose Line is it Anyway? for which he won a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series. Wayne went on to host his own award-winning talk show, The Wayne Brady Show, for which he won two Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host. His award-winning talent has led him to hosting opportunities for high-profile shows including the NAACP Awards, BET Honors, The Late Late Show and the Emmy-nominated Let’s Make A Deal.

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

Arturo Sandoval – Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 pm, Moroccan Palace

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, and it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

Sandoval has been seen by millions at the Billboard Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Oscars. He is the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards, in addition to six Billboard Awards and an Emmy, and is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. His latest Grammy award-winning albums, Dear Diz, Every Day I Think of You as well as Live at Yoshi’s are now available worldwide.

Busch Gardens Tampa Red Carpet Series 2016

Ticket prices for the Busch Gardens Red Carpet Series range from $30.00-$99.00 (taxes not included) and can be purchased through BuschGardens.com/RedCarpetSeries.

A limited number of VIP Packages will also be available that include premium seating, culinary offerings and more. Gates open at 6:30 and theatre doors open at 7:15 pm.

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Magical Dining Month In Orlando Returns

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

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

A full list of all participating restaurants, menus and OpenTable reservations are available at OrlandoMagicalDining.com. New restaurants to the program include:

  • STK, a brand new upscale steakhouse with a high-energy atmosphere at Disney Springs.
  • Morimoto Asia, by Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef America fame, offering pan-Asian flavors from across the continent.
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Morimoto Asia – Orange Chicken
  • Urbain 40, glinting with 1940’s glamor and a continental menu crafted from largely local, seasonal ingredients.
  • Cask & Larder, a local favorite featuring brewed-onsite beer, home-cured meats and pickled vegetables. Cask & Larder is the second restaurant created by five-time James Beard-nominated chefs James Petrakis and Julie Petrakis.

In its 11th year, Magical Dining Month gives both locals and visitors alike a chance to experience Orlando dining at its finest all over town – from options near the theme parks to hidden gems in Orlando’s local neighborhoods. Examples include:

  • Convention Area – RA Sushi*, Itta Bena*, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit*, Urban Tide (Hyatt Regency Orlando), The Capital Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, A Land Remembered (Rosen Shingle Creek),
  • Disney/Lake Buena Vista – Black Fire Brazilian Steakhouse, deep blu seafood grille (Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort), NINE18 (The Villas at Grand Cypress), Todd English’s Bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin)
  • Downtown – Shari Sushi Lounge*, Artisan’s Table, The Boheme, Citrus Restaurant, KASA Restaurant & Bar, Maxine’s on Shine
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NINE18 – Florida Pork Tenderloin
  • Restaurant Row – SLATE*, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ocean Prime
  • Universal/CityWalk – Amatista Cookhouse* (Loews Sapphire Falls) , Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, Island’s Dining Room (Loews Royal Pacific), The Kitchen (Hard Rock Hotel), Mama Della’s Ristorante (Loews Portofino Bay)
  • Winter Park – Blu on the Avenue*, The Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Chez Vincent, Hamilton’s Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Surrounding Areas – F&D Kitchen and Bar*, Osprey Tavern*, Kabooki Sushi*, Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Orlando and Lake Mary)

*First year in Magical Dining

Each year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, benefits a local cause chosen the year prior. This year, The Russell Home for Atypical Children is the recipient, and will be given $1 from every Magical Dining meal. The Russell Home is the first non-profit institution in the country to provide a home atmosphere with a family structure for special needs children and ‘child-like’ adults. In continuous operation for over 60 years without any government support, the home also provides 24 hours of free respite care and free day care for the local families with special needs dependents.

Last year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining raised a record $160,735 for ELEVATE Orlando. The funds raised by Magical Dining enabled ELEVATE to expand its mentorship programs into Jones High School, equipping thousands of urban youth in Central Florida to graduate with a plan for their future.

 

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Krispy Kreme & Salvation Army Stuff The Bus

Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus

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

Annual School Supply Drive is underway now through August 7

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

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

Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

New school supplies (including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer) will be accepted through August 7 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

In partnership with The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command

As a sweet reward, supporters will receive one FREE Original Glazed doughnut for a single school supply item donation and one FREE Original Glazed dozen for each donation of a backpack that contains school supplies.

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Dozen

The supplies will be presented to The Salvation Army and distributed to youth in need through local social service programs.

“We are very excited to be working with Krispy Kreme again this year,” said Major Ted Morris, III, CEO of The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command. “The Salvation Army has a wonderful relationship with Krispy Kreme and it is a blessing to have their support now and throughout the year. We will be able to help many young children as they prepare to go back to school and further their education.”

Stay connected at KrispyKreme.com, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and HotLightApp.com.

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Boardwalk Bowl Hosts Fundraiser

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Boardwalk Bowl will host fundraiser to support

Pulse shooting victims Saturday, July 30

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will host an event to provide continued support for the victims of the Pulse shooting.Boardwalk Bowl
The Pulse Victims Fundraising Bowling Tournament will take place Saturday, July 30, at the bowling venue. Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will also be donating the lanes used in the tournament so the event can give the maximum amount.
“The Pulse tragedy is still affecting our community,” said Keith Baldwin, regional general manager of Aloma Bowling Centers. “We’re proud to donate lanes to this worthy cause.”
All proceeds will benefit The Center, which supports the GLBT community, and they will be given in the form of gift cards that can be distributed to people who need ongoing assistance after the tragedy.
The tournament will be a doubles handicap event. It will begin at 1 p.m.Cost is $40 per person for those wishing to be eligible for tournament prizes and $25 for those wishing to simply participate.
The tournament is being organized by the SIT committee, which also puts on the Sunshine Invitational Tournament, a gay friendly bowling tournament held in May. Registration is available from noon to 1 p.m. before the tournament.
Questions about the tournament can be directed to Ray Gipson or Steve Choiniere at(407) 256-6257.
For more information about Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, visit www.alomabowlingcenters.com/boardwalk.
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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Pokémon GO Contest

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Holds #RipleysGo

Contest for Pokémon GO Players

Whoever catches the rarest Pokémon character at
any U.S., Canada, UK, or Australia Ripley’s location wins $5000!
Heads up players: catch a rare Pokémon character at a Ripley’s attraction and you could win $5000 in the #RipleysGo contest to see who can find the rarest Pokémon lurking at its Odditoriums, Aquariums, and other attractions in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia.
The attractions are full of PokéStops and Gyms, and people are flocking to Ripley’s attractions around the world to add to their collections.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Pokémon GO Contest

How to enter the Ripley’s #RipleysGo contest: 

  • Screenshot a Pokémon you catch at or inside a U.S., Canada, UK, or Australia Ripley’s attraction.
  • Upload photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RipleysGo
The contest runs now – July 24th.
There is a grand prize of $5,000 for the person who catches the rarest Pokémon character, as well as a $100 cash prize to one random winner each day during the contest. The rarest character will be determined according to this ranking index.

Players can check the leaderboard on the contest page each day to see where they rank, and it is super easy for players with this list of PokéStops and Gyms at its attractions.

Click HERE for complete contest rules.  The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pokémon Company International, Inc. Nintendo Co., Ltd. or Niantic, Inc. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.
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D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

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D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

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

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

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

Once again the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with live events, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. D23 Expo 2017 marks the return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, which spotlights costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; and the Mousequerade costume contest.

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Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From now until December 31, 2016, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $46 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $41 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $296 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

D23 Expo 2017 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2015, celebrity appearances included Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Dwayne Johnson. The event also featured performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2, and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

 

D23 Gold and Charter Members will be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months.

For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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Aquatica Orlando Hosts Island Nights This Summer

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

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

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

Aquatica Orlando’s Summer Nights Include:

Aquatica Orlando Island Nights 2016
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  • Evening Party- As the temperature cools down, the fun kicks off.  At 5 p.m., the DJ drops the first beat with a burst of water over the crowd marking the start of Island Nights. Park goers can enjoy the atmosphere all evening long with the Island Night’s dancers or enjoy the tunes broadcasted throughout the park while hitting the slides.
  • Extended Hours- As part of Island Nights, park guests can enjoy extended hours every Friday and Saturday night with the park closing at 8 p.m.
  • Happy Hour and Special Offers- After 5 p.m., select food locations in the park will offer $2 off beer and wine; and half-price Refillable Souvenir Cups. 
  • Sizzlin’ Island Flavors- Waterstone Grill features an Island Nights exclusive menu featuring a mojo pork sandwich and pineapple burger. Banana Beach will offer Hawaiian pizza, curry meatballs and pigeon pea rice.
  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls- Experience Orlando’s tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind as the sun sets across the Orlando skyline. After climbing 80 feet into the air, guests step into one of three breakaway boxes anxiously waiting to see who will drop next as part of this wild ride.

Best Way To Play:

Aquatica Orlando Island Nights 2016
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Guests can enjoy Island Nights for just $38 when they buy their tickets in advance online, a $20 savings off of general admission. Guests can also visit both Aquatica and SeaWorld for only $99 with the Choose Your Adventure 2-parks ticket option.

New this year, guests can ride more slides and save time with Quick Queue at Aquatica. With Quick Queue, guests can skip the regular lines and enjoy front-of-the line access to six of the most popular water-slides including Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Taumata Racer and Omaka Rocka. Quick Queue is available online for as low as $15.

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and remarkable animal habitats, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark has it all. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons, and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches and breathtaking animal exhibits.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit AquaticaOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow Aquatica on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Island Nights information. Join the conversation with #Aquatica and #IslandNights.

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

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

Reviews have praised the I Love The 90’s Tour as—

“It’s the live version of Yo! MTV Raps with Fab Five Freddy.”  ~ Houston Press
“The arena-sized dance party…promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”  ~ Entertainment Weekly

I Love The 90’s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the glory days-decade where audiences can expect to hear their favorite chart-topping hits like, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “It Takes Two,” “Wild Thing,” “Gangsta’s Paradise” and many more during the flashback-filled night.
I Love The 90’s Tour is represented by Universal Attractions Agency (UAA). Founded in 1949, the agency’s celebrated history includes launching the career of the legendary soul singer James Brown.
UAA’s co-owners, Jeff Allen and Jeff Epstein, commented about their decision to launch I Love The 90’s Tour: “We are so thrilled to bring together some of the most quintessential artists from one of music’s most pivotal decades,” said Jeff Allen. “After the incredible fan response to the first few shows, we knew the tour had to go national.” Jeff Epstein said, “It’s a stellar line-up that we couldn’t be more excited to present.” “We look forward to bringing the tour back with a selection of the decade’s finest artists for many years to come.”
The majority of the I Love The ’90s tour dates will be presented by SiriusXM, which is promoting the tour on its SiriusXM FLY, Backspin and ’90s on nine channels. Listeners can enter for the chance to win a pair of tickets to select tour dates through SiriusXM. Enter before November 4, 2016 and see Official Rules for complete details at SiriusXM.com/ILoveThe90s. For more information on I Love The 90’s Tour, visit http://ilovethe90stour.com.

I Love The 90’s Tour – Amway Center-

 Information At-A-Glance

WHO:             

I LOVE THE 90’S TOUR

featuring: SALT-N-PEPA, COOLIO, TONE LOC, ALL-4-ONE, YOUNG MC, KOOL MOE DEE + MORE

WHEN:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 | 7 P.M.       

WHERE:
AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

ON SALE:
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 | 10 A.M.

TICKETS:  

$36.50, $46.50, $71.50, $96.50 & $146.50 – Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Amway Center box office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 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. 

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Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

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Experiencing SummerFest At The Gaylord Palms

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

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

During SummerFest you will be introduced to Princess Blackheart and story of a how she became the Ruler of Pirate Kingdom with exclusive events including character breakfasts, resort-wide scavenger hunts, and tons of outdoor and water fun for pirates of all ages.

It is really easy to spend several days in the resort taking part in all the SummerFest Activities!

Princess Priscilla’s Coronation Character Breakfast

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Join
Captain Blackheart the Pirate King crew alongside his daughter, Princess Priscilla, infamous Captain Pat Beeks, and his singing cabin boy Jonny Stranger at MOOR every morning from 8 am – 11 am. This breakfast buffet has an ideal setting and delicious food including a waffle bar. Can we take a moment to talk about how epic Zoe’s waffle was???

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016

Shiver me Timbers, it’s Morning Cartoons!

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Start your morning off right with classic cartoons at the Cypress Springs Pool from 9 – 10 am. There is nothing like watching Batman cartoons in a pool on a beautiful summer morning!

The SoBe Splash Party

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
At Cypress Springs Pool from noon until 4 pm (weather permitting) Captain Blackheart leads
pool games, dance pARRRties, and you will do as he says or you will walk the plank. This was one of Zoe’s favorite parts of the weekend, and she HAD to do it every day!

Merfolk Academy

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
T
he Merfolk Academy teaches guests how to leave the shore and flip their fins under the water twice daily on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Cypress Springs Pool all summer. To book this experience, call 844-308-5056. While this is an extra cost, it was a ton of fun! As you can see, parents are welcome to take the class with their kids!

Y’ARRRd Games

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
Head down to the
Coquina Lawn from 1-5 pm to try your hand (or hook) at fun games for the entire crew. Is that not the face of intense concentration?????

First Mate Movies on the Deck
Watch a family-friendly movie as the sun sets on the Cypress Springs
poolside screen at 8:15 pm (weather permitting). The movie schedule is on the activity guides you get at check in at the Resort.

ARRRts & Crafts

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
Ready to get arrrtsy? Inside the Arcade from noon – 4 pm you can escape the heat (or rain) by making your own pirate sword, crown, or eyepatch for a nominal fee.

Pirate Invasion Parade

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
Meet in the Lobby and p
romenade throughout the beautiful Gaylord Palms Atrium alongside of Princess Priscilla and Johnny in your pirate finest at 5pm. Who knows…you may even get some hints as to where you can find Pirate Blackheart’s treasure.

Blackheart’s Treasure Hunt

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest 2016
Captain Blackheart stashed priceless treasures throughout the Gaylord Palms, and on this Treasure Hunt you will find them and be rewarded handsomely.

Stories and Chanties Under the Stars

Gaylord Palms Resort SummerFest
Step right up and l
isten to the tall tales of the seven seas with Princess Priscilla and Johnny as she embarks upon the perils and pleasures of becoming the first female Pirate Captain. This high energy show involves theatrics, chanties, and ends with s’mores under the stars.

SummerFest is an awesome addition to the Gaylord Palms Resort, and with so many different activities there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

For a complete schedule of activities and to book your SummerFest getaway from now until August 21, 2016, visit www.GaylordPalms.com/SummerFest or call 407-586-2000.

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Kids Visit LEGOLAND Florida FREE This Summer

 

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

 

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

LEGOLAND Florida Offer details:

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

Come see all the brick-tacular fun at the place where #AwesomeAwaits!

LEGOLAND Florida Announcement -
PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Edward Linsmier

We’ve debuted two brand-new 4D movies, a fun new water park attraction, new models in MINILAND USA and lots of hands-on LEGO building activities inside the newly re-imagined Imagination Zone. Plus, our exclusive LEGOLAND Night Lights event continues every weekend through July – no extra ticket required!

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Disney On Ice Coming To The Amway Center

Disney on Ice Follow your heart logo 2016

Tickets On Sale in Orlando for 

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

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

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

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions fromDisney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!  

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start from $18. Market pricing applies to all tickets. Rates can fluctuate based on factors that affect supply and demand. Lock in your price and location today! 

Show Times:  Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.DisneyOnIce.com  or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin To Host Sandtastic Weekends

Sandtastic Weekends Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 2016

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

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

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

Sandtastic Weekends Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 2016

The event will offer guests a variety of different ways to take part in the action, from watching the masterpieces being created up close to learning the tips and techniques of sand sculpting during a sand sculpting clinic. Those with a competitive side can take part in amateur sculpting contests or try to stump the professionals by giving suggestions for speed sculpting demonstrations, where a piece is created in just 10 minutes.

The fun will extend beyond the sand sculpting, with plenty of indoor and outdoor food selections featuring creations from the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team, including the resort’s own Phins and Feathers craft beer; games on the beach like corn hole and table tennis; a DJ; and to close the day, a campfire and s’mores.

The fun continues to Labor Day Monday, September 5, with special tributes to celebrate the Kickoff Classic college football game between Florida State and Ole Miss taking place in Orlando. Fans of each team will find a giant sand sculpture in honor of the game incorporating a tribute to both teams and the lights on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort causeway will feature team colors. Coverage of the Kickoff Classic between the Florida State Seminoles and Ole Miss Rebels will be shown on an outdoor oversized projection screen.

Sandtastic Weekends Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 2016

Sandtastic Weekends at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort At-A-Glance

What: Sandtastic Weekends at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Info:  The first ever Sandtastic Weekends at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on August 26-28 and September 2-4 will feature activities for guests of all ages, including sand sculpting classes, amateur sculpting contests, speed sculpting demonstrations, games like corn hole and table tennis, a DJ, campfire and s’mores and a movie under the stars. The event continues to Labor Day Monday, September 5, where football fans can watch the Kickoff Classic between the Florida State and Ole Miss on an oversized projection screen beginning at 7 p.m.

When: Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28 and Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4

12-10:30 p.m. (for full schedule, check www.sandtasticweekends.com)

Ticket Information: Sandtastic Weekends are free and open to resort guests and the public. Overnight accommodations start $168 per night and can be made athttp://www.swandolphin.com/sandtastic/stay

Parking: $18 for self-parking and $26 for valet.

Overnight accommodations during Sandtastic Weekends start at just $168 per night. To reserve a room or for more information, including a full schedule of events, please visit www.sandtasticweekends.com.

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Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

Discovery Cove Family Sweet 16 Sweepstakes 2016
Photo – Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Launching Sweet 16 Sweepstakes

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

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

Enter the sweepstakes online at DiscoveryCove.com/Sweet16; entrants must be 18 years old and may enter once a day July 1 through August 14, 2016.  A winner will be announced on August 15, 2016 via email.

Here’s some more information about the Discovery Cove sweepstakes!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (AND D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 8/14/16. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit https://app.promo.eprize.com/sweet16.  Sponsor: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., A Delaware Corporation, 9205 Southpark Center Loop Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32819.

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