10 Ways To Play at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is the newest premier entertainment and event destination featuring heart-pounding attractions, delicious cuisine and unique event spaces under one roof.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando Preview Weekend

Orlando Preview Weekend will be held on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 during regular hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday – Saturday10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Andretti Grill opens at 11 a.m. daily
All Central Florida residents with a valid ID will be treated to a complimentary $10 Play Card to enjoy arcade and non-redemption prize games (additional restrictions may apply).
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
10 Ways to Play Under One Roof
Located within walking distance of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, the highly anticipated Andretti Indoor Karting & Games entertainment complex features
•    Multi-level indoor karting
•    Full-service restaurant and bar
•    12 lanes of boutique bowling
•    120+ arcade and prize games
•    Two-level laser tag
•    Six virtual reality (VR) CXC racing simulators
•    7D HD dark ride motion theater
•    Extreme ropes course and curved zip line
•    10,000 square feet of event space
•    100+ HD TVs for sports viewing
Superkarts
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games features high-speed electric SODI RTX Superkarts. The professionally designed multi-level, banked turn, modular track was created exclusively for the Orlando location by Kart360 with the most elevation changes and banked turns in the world. When the three tracks are combined, the Super Track is the largest indoor karting track in the United States.
Dining
Andretti Grill is a scratch-kitchen, full-service restaurant and bar featuring favorites such as Big Green Egg® slow-smoked ribs and wood-fired brick oven pizzas. Guests can catch all the action of their favorite games on more than 100 HD TVs and projection screens while enjoying refreshing libations at the Main Bar or the unique Sky Bar, with a 180° view of the track and LED illuminated domed roof.
No General Admission – Pay as You Play
·  Single adult race is $21.95, Single junior race is $14.95
·  Arcade and prize games: $5, $10, $20*,$50*, $100* (*includes bonus credits)
·  VR CXC racing simulators: $12.95
·  Two-level laser tag: $9.95
·  Boutique Bowling: starting at $24.95 (shoes and socks extra)
·  7D HD dark ride motion theater: $9.95
·  Extreme ropes course: $11.95
VIP Membership
Memberships are $5.95 for a single guest and $14.95 for a family membership.
Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and are valid at any Andretti Indoor Karting & Games location. Members enjoy up to 20 percent off karting and attractions plus 15 percent off arcade play and 10 percent off bowling lane rental and meals in Andretti Grill.

Have some Holiday Fun With Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary

As soon as the first day of fall hits my entire family starts the countdown to the holiday season, and Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, arriving on Disney DVD September 26th, is the perfect way for us all to get in the holiday spirit.

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary box art Disney DVD
Disney DVD

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is a combination of spooky Halloween fun and Christmas Cheer. In two 22-minute holiday themed episodes you can get into the Halloween spirit as Mickey, Donald, and Goofy swap hair-raising Halloween stories and then you’ll fast forward a couple months to Donald’s first Christmas festivities with friends!

The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

For Halloween, Mickey has tricked out his house like a “tomb, sweet, tomb” and along with his pals Donald and Goofy, plans to tell hair-raising Halloween stories! However, his attempt at being scary falls flatter than a pancake. Can Mickey conjure up a truly terrifying tale before the stroke of midnight?

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary | New On Disney DVD

Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to migrate south for the winter! But Donald wants to stay put and celebrate his first Christmas with his friends. Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything to make Donald’s first Christmas great, but before you can catch a snowflake on your tongue, Donald has turned into a shivering, sneezing duck-cicle!

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary | New On Disney DVD

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is also a great way for families to get hyped up for the arrival of Mickey’s and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

In addition to the two episodes, you will also find five three minute shorts on the DVD:

  • Ghoul Friend
  • The Boiler Room
  • Black & White
  • Entombed
  • Split Decision

These new cartoons and bonus shorts from Disney animation are sure to be instant classics with your family! Don’t miss out on Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, a perfect collection to share through the holidays!

Halloween is #BuiltforKids At LEGOLAND Brick Or Treat

2015 Brick or Treat LEGOLAND Florida
Photo: LEGOLAND Florida

The Halloween party #BuiltForKids returns to LEGOLAND Florida Resort on seven dates in October, featuring a uniquely LEGO lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities. With new entertainment joining the fun this year, Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly is a can’t-miss event included with all forms of park admission — no extra ticket required!

2017 LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly Dates

  • October 14-15 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-8 pm)
  • October 21-22 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-8 pm)
  • October 28-29 (Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-8 pm)
  • October 31 (Tuesday, 10 am-7 pm)

Now in its sixth year, Brick or Treat includes a special Halloween-themed fireworks spectacular each event date (except October 31), trick-or-treating in the theme park, exclusive character meet-and-greets, several hands-on LEGO building activities and giant LEGO models perfect for scary selfies and spooky snapshots.  The theme park will be cloaked in boo-tiful Halloween décor with fun activities around every creepy corner.

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2014
Photo: LEGOLAND Florida
What’s New at LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat?
  • LEGOLAND Model Citizens will roam the park looking for guests in awesome costumes, with LEGO prizes awarded on the spot to the most creatively dressed
  • Catch mysterious gravediggers grooving to haunted drums in an all-new show at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater
  • A trio of large LEGO jack-o’-lanterns will come alive each evening for an “animated” performance of spooky tunes
  • Gather family and friends for a frightful photo opportunity inside a giant LEGO Halloween globe
  • Master Model Builders will treat kids to LEGO building tricks during a special spider activity in Fun Town, with their creepy crawly creations displayed in a tangled web alongside a fearsome LEGO spider
  • Watch a vampire magician perform extraordinary magic in LEGO Kingdoms
Be a LEGO Minifigure

The Be-A-Minifigure Costume Shop is now open in Fun Town for a limited run, offering more than 20 LEGO minifigure outfits for boys and girls based on popular themes including LEGO Iconic, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, THE LEGO NINJAGO Movie, and The LEGO Batman Movie.

Be-A-Minifigure Costume Shop

Walk in as a kid, walk out as a Minifigure! Which Minifigure will YOU be?! Tell us in the comments below.

Posted by LEGOLAND Florida on Saturday, September 23, 2017

LEGO fans can pick up two spooky sets available for a limited time – Halloween Haunt (#40260) and Vampire and Bat (#40203).

What’s Back at LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat?
  • Photo opportunities with the world’s largest LEGO pumpkin and the 13-foot Vampyre Hearse, a life-size replica of a real LEGO set from the 2014 Monster Fighters line made out of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO® bricks
  • Exclusive meet-and-greets with LEGO Halloween characters Lord Vampyre, the Mummy, the Mad Scientist, the Witch and Frankenstein
  • Fistfuls of candy for kids 12 and under while traveling the Brick or Treat Trail
  • A scavenger hunt in MINILAND USA for a chance to win a LEGO prize pack
  • A vampire-themed takeover of the LEGO Kingdoms area
  • Ghoulish goodies, including a pumpkin spice variety of Granny’s Apple Fries and “Worms in Dirt,” a squirmy, wormy dessert kids will love
LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2014
Photo: LEGOLAND Florida

Except for Tuesday, Oct. 31 (it’s a school night!), each Brick or Treat date will conclude with a ghostly new show featuring the “Tale of Pirates’ Cove” and a Halloween fireworks spectacular in the skies above Lake Eloise. Pick up a complimentary pair of viewing glasses before the show for a brick-tastic LEGO twist.

We all look forward to Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida, and with all the new additions you can find this is sure to be the best year ever!

Halloween Fun At Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends

Halloween at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is more than intense scares, because the Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends are back in October and are perfect for the entire family!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay extends Sesame Street Halloween Event through October

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends October 2017 Halloween Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Family-Friendly Halloween Event Features Popular Sesame Street Friends, Crafts and Fun Fall Activities Every Saturday and Sunday in October

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends are back at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with an extended four weeks of Halloween fun each Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 3:30 pm in October featuring beloved Sesame Street characters, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, and other popular friends in their own special Halloween costumes!

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends October 2017 Halloween Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Each fun-filled weekend will feature trick-or-treating and fall festival activities including a hay bale maze, dance parties, games and character parades throughout the day as well as very special surprises for each theme including:

Monsters & Fairies – Oct. 7 & 8

Crafts that transform kids into a magical fairy like Abby Cadabby or a loveable monster like Elmo.

Super Grover – Oct. 14 & 15 

Unique superhero-inspired crafts and character parades led by Super Grover himself.

Spooky Safari – Oct. 21 & 22

A scavenger hunt with Bert and Ernie, animal ambassadors and safari-inspired Halloween crafts

Rosita’s Halloween Fiesta – Oct. 28 & 29

Fiesta-inspired Halloween crafts and character parades led by Rosita throughout the Safari of Fun area.

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends October 2017 Halloween Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes and every weekend is jam-packed with brand-new events and activities, including:

NEW! Fall Festival Activities

Located at Gwazi Field, visitors can participate in a wide variety of fall-inspired activities. Families can enjoy games and events every weekend including a hay-bale maze, pumpkin ring toss and so much more. Show off your family costumes and join us for parades and dance parties with our favorite Sesame Street pals.  No reservations are necessary.

NEW! Paint With Me

Every Saturday morning, starting on October 14th, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., parents and kids are invited to an exclusive painting session during Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends. The experience kicks off with a meet-and-greets with one of your favorite Sesame Street friends followed by a 45-minute kid-friendly painting session led by an instructor. Reservations are required, space is limited. Book here.

NEW! Sesame Street Character Dining

Make lunch more than just delicious by sharing it with Elmo and friends. Everyone in the family will find something to savor in our delicious Sesame Street Character Dining lunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday of the Halloween weekends. Enjoy hugs and high fives during a Halloween-themed lunch and enjoy character story time, sing-a-longs, dance parties, and special photo opportunities. Reservations are required, space is limited.  Book here.

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends October 2017 Halloween Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

You can find out more information about Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends in October by visiting BuschGardens.com!

Dead And Company Fall Tour Comes To Orlando

Fresh off their highly-acclaimed summer tour, Dead and Company has added a fall leg to its 2017 tour beginning on November 12 and running through December 8. Dead and Company play Orlando’s Amway Center on Thursday, December 7. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 23, at 10 a.m.

Dead and Company Fall Tour 2017 Amway Center Logo

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, fan registration is available now for the fall tour dates through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Ticket supply is limited and for further information, click here

American Express Card Members may purchase tickets to the Orlando show before the general public Tuesday, September 19, at 12 noon EST through Friday, September 22, at 10 p.m. EST.

The celebrated group features original Grateful Dead members, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann andBob Weir, alongside singer/guitarist, John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist, Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti. Continuing in the tradition of the Grateful Dead, the group draws from the Dead’s vast catalog of songs and is taking the iconic music catalogue to new heights.

During the fall of 2015, the inaugural Dead and Company tour kicked off with two sold-out shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden, which Billboard dubbed as “magical,” followed by three highly- successful U.S. tours. Dead and Company is “potent enough to enrapture the faithful and convert the skeptical.” – Boston Globe

Dead and Company has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences & Seamless Packages including a premium concert ticket with early venue entry, a limited edition, screen printed poster, and a commemorative concert ticket and case. For full package details, visit CID Entertainment.

Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour and ticketing information.

Dead and Company | FALL TOUR 2017 | Amway Center Orlando

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Where: Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

On Sale: Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 10 am

Tickets$47, $72, $96 & $146.50 (prices subject to change). 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. 

Sharks Underwater Grill Joins Magical Dining Month

Recently recognized by Zagat this year as an excellent eatery, Sharks Underwater Grill, the fine dining restaurant at SeaWorld Orlando, is the only establishment in a theme park participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express for the first time.

Sharks Underwater Grill SeaWorld Orlando Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month 2017

Each fall, Visit Orlando teams up with over 100 local restaurants to offer incredible three-course-dinners for an amazing value: $35 per person. During Magical Dining Month, guests can make a reservation at Sharks Underwater Grill and select an appetizer, dinner, and dessert at this limited-time rate. Decadent lobster bisque, creamy seafood pasta, savory filet mignon and dreamy Key Lime pie are just a few items from the special edition menu for diners can choose from.

Sharks Underwater Grill SeaWorld Orlando Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month 2017
SeaWorld Orlando

In addition to sustainable seafood and local Florida beef, the highlight of the restaurant is an enormous window into Shark Encounter, SeaWorld’s massive shark habitat. Guests are immersed in the world of the apex predators as they enjoy world-class entrees specially prepared by SeaWorld’s skilled chefs.

Sharks Underwater Grill SeaWorld Orlando Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month 2017
SeaWorld Orlando

Magical Dining Month is the only time of the year when park admission is not required to dine at Sharks Underwater Grill. Upon arrival at SeaWorld, guests with a Magical Dining Reservation will meet with a SeaWorld ambassador at the Magical Dining check-in location near the park entrance to be escorted to the restaurant. Following dinner, guests have the opportunity to remain at SeaWorld until the park closes for the evening.

Sharks Underwater Grill SeaWorld Orlando Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month 2017
SeaWorld Orlando

To participate in Magical Dining Month at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld Orlando, guests must call the restaurant directly at (407) 363-2591 to make their reservation for dinner served starting at 3:00p.m. Reservations are required, as space is limited. This special offer is only valid during Magical Dining Month from now until October 1.

For more information, guests are encouraged to visit www.OrlandoMagicalDining.com and www.SeaWorld.com/Orlando

Tin Roof Orlando Announces Oktoberfest Celebration

Tin Roof Orlando Announces Oktoberfest Celebration

Sunday, October 1 event to feature live music, food, and beer!
You don’t need lederhosen to join this celebration. Tin Roof Orlando puts its own spin on Oktoberfest with a FREE event at I-Drive 360.
Tin Roof Orlando Oktoberfest Celebration 2017 I Drive 360
“It’s the first time we’re hosting this event,” says William Hodges, Tin Roof’s regional manager. “We want to provide locals and tourists an incredible opportunity to enjoy a fall afternoon under the Orlando Eye with music, food and drinks.”
There is no cover charge. You only pay for what you want to eat or drink; however, you must be 21 to purchase alcohol. The action starts at noonon Sunday, October 1. Parking is always free inside the I-Drive 360 parking garage.
“We’re going to have things inside and outside on the plaza at I-Drive 360,” says Hodges. “We hope to get locals excited and coming back to the area with events like this.”
Tin Roof Orlando Oktoberfest Celebration 2017 I Drive 360
Taking the stage for live performances will be:
  • Beemo, Acoustic/Alternative
  • Audio Exchange, 70’s to current Top 40, Rock, R&B and Country
  • Alpine Express, authentic German music
Oktoberfest is rooted in German history. It began as a wedding celebration, which has now become a popular way to highlight German food, music and of course BEER!

About Tin Roof Orlando

Headquartered in Nashville, the first Tin Roof opened in 2002 near Nashville’s famous Music Row. It quickly became a favorite for both performers and music fans. The parent company, Tin Roof Acquisitions, expanded the concept to other cities. Orlando is one of the company’s locations. Tin Roof is located at 8371 International Drive (I-Drive 360). For more information, please visit www.tinroofbars.com/Home/Orlando.