Ice Breaker Opening Date Announced

SeaWorld Orlando announced that its coolest new coaster, Ice Breaker, is opening in February of 2022.

SeaWorld Orlando Ice Breaker February 2022

Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four launches, both backward and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida — a 93-foot-tall spike with a 100-degree angle.  With its 48-inch height requirement, adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the thrills and chills of Ice Breaker.

SeaWorld Orlando Ice Breaker February 2022

“We recognize there was a lot of anticipation and excitement for this new ride, and then due to the unprecedented challenges of the last two years, the opening was delayed.” said park President Kyle Miller, “We apologize for this delay and thank our fans for their patience. We know that they are going to love this one-of-a-kind thrill ride which complements our existing exhilarating ride portfolio perfectly. We are excited to finally be able to confirm Ice Breaker opening in February 2022.”

SeaWorld Orlando Ice Breaker February 2022

The opening of Ice Breaker is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Manta, Kraken, and Mako, voted number one coaster in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll, to the water rapids of Infinity Falls and the flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Ice Breaker joins the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience for thrill seeker everywhere.

THE BEST WAY TO PLAY – Buy a new 2022 SeaWorld Fun Card, get 2021 FREE!

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card

One of the best ways to experience Ice Breaker is with a 2022 Fun Card. For the best value, visit again and again with a 2022 SeaWorld Fun Card and get the rest of 2021 for FREE! This incredible deal offers more than four bonus months when you buy now, for only $118.99 for a limited time*.

For access with more benefits and low monthly payments starting at $12 per month, guests can also upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with incredible benefits including exclusive ride opportunities, FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, savings on merchandise, and more! Annual Pass Members also get special discounts for the best deals on Howl-O-Scream.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. All ticket purchases help to fund wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts, habitat protections, and ocean health initiatives. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.
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Iron Gwazi Opening Date Announced

Iron Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced that Iron Gwazi will open as North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world in March 2022, in time for Spring Break. 

The new ride will take thrills to new heights, plunging riders from a 206-foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. The journey will include a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track. With a 48” height requirement, Iron Gwazi will be an exciting attraction that thrill-seeking families can take on together.

“Iron Gwazi has been highly anticipated by roller coaster enthusiasts around the world since we first announced this new legend.  Due to the unprecedented challenges over the last two years, Iron Gwazi was delayed, and we recognize the delay has disappointed our fans.  We appreciate the patience our guests have shown.” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President. “We’re finally able to confirm that we will be delivering on the next-level thrills that our coaster fans crave and expect from Busch Gardens when we open this incredible coaster this spring.”

Iron Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2022

Iron Gwazi will be the 10th roller coaster to join Busch Gardens’ lineup of highly rated roller coasters and thrill rides, including Tigris, Florida’s tallest inversion, SheiKra, a 200-foot, 90-degree drop coaster, and Montu, recognized as one of the top 10 coasters in the country.

THE BEST WAY TO PLAY – Buy a new 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card, get 2021 FREE!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card

One of the best ways to experience Iron Gwazi is with a 2022 Fun card. For the best value, visit again and again with a 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card and get the rest of 2021 for FREE! This incredible deal offers more than four bonus months when you buy now, for only $119.99 for a limited time*.

*Some restrictions and blockout dates apply. 2022 Fun Card valid through December 31, 2022.

For access with more benefits and low monthly payments starting at $12 per month, guests can also upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with incredible benefits including exclusive ride opportunities, FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, savings on merchandise, and more! Annual Pass Members and Fun Cardholders also get special discounts for the best deals on Howl-O-Scream.

Guests can visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com for more information and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, Annual Passes, or tickets. 

The safety of our guests, Ambassadors and animals in our care remains our top priority. Consistent with CDC guidance, we recommend that our guests wear face coverings while indoors.

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On the Go in the Parks: August 20-22, 2021

On the Go in the Parks August 20 2021

Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News on WDBO with Tony Marino tonight at 6:38 pm ET to hear about what you can enjoy as you are On the Go in the Parks!

It’s almost fall, which means the last of the summer events are winding down if you are On the Go in the Parks this weekend.

On the Go in the Parks: August 20-22, 2021

Disney After Hours Boo Bash
Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021

This weekend’s Disney After Hours Boo Bash Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash is a special ticketed event that takes place at the Magic Kingdom on select nights until October 31, 2021, and like any new event, and I am sharing what you should know before you go to make the most of your Halloween fun!

SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival

The SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival is returning with more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, plus Labor Day until September 12.

Guests can sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites, plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match their preferred brew.

And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long. This is the one craft beer celebration guests won’t want to miss. 

Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bierfest 2020 Howl-O-Scream Halloween

During the fourth year of Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring fan-favorite breweries.

Beer flows through the park on an all-new beer trail, weaving between iconic coasters, local live music, and fascinating animal habitats while incorporating fan-favorite restaurants and outdoor culinary stations, including the new Giraffe Bar.

This year, park guests can toast to new adventures each Friday through Sunday until October 31.

Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World 
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2021 Pinterest On the Go in the Parks

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World with delicious dishes, fun for families, and entertainment for the entire family until November 20th!

The festival celebrates the best of food and drink with more than 20 festival-exclusive global marketplaces open now and even more coming in the fall!

In addition to all the classics and fan favorites, there are SEVEN new marketplaces:

  • The Noodle Exchange (Near Traveler’s Café)
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
  • The Rotunda Bistro (American Adventure Rotunda)
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine (Near Disney Traders)
  • Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
  • Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1
  • Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1

Don’t forget to see EPCOT Forever fireworks at the close of every day!

Celebrate Soulfully – Summer Vibes
On the Go in the Parks


This summer the Walt Disney World Resort is inviting guests to enjoy sweet summer vibes to satisfy the soul as you dine, shop, play, and unwind with family and friends across the parks.

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean has returned until September 6th with more hours of fun featuring new daytime experiences and nighttime favorites. 

Electric Ocean brings longer park hours and allows guests to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and brilliant evening energy that sparks as the sunsets. (Cause who doesn’t love fireworks???)

There are new shows, entertainment, food, and returning favorites to enjoy!

Theme Park Reservation & Mask Policies

Walt Disney World

  • Walt Disney World has updated their mask policy for guests ages 2 and up

– Masks are required regardless of vaccination status
– Masks must be worn while indoors
– Masks must be worn on Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner
– The new policy includes attractions & their queues
– Masks remain optional in outdoor common areas

  • Walt Disney World has opened up more Park Pass availability for summer visits to the park. So while you still need a reservation to enter the parks, it is now easier to snag one.

SeaWorld Orlando

  • In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) and the recommendations of local officials, face coverings are recommended to be worn in designated, indoor spaces regardless of the vaccination status of SeaWorld Orlando guests and employees.
  • The CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people can be in outdoor areas without the need for a face covering.
  • The CDC still recommends that people get fully vaccinated and that unvaccinated people use preventative measures such as face coverings and social distancing.
  • For special interactions with certain animals, unvaccinated people will be required to wear a face covering.
  • SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica are both no longer requiring reservations…if you are planning on going to Aquatica during the weekend GET THERE EARLY as parking is running out before noon each day!

Universal Orlando

  • The Universal Orlando Resort encourages all guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Face coverings are optional while outdoors.
  • All guests are ecouraged to keep a safe distance between travel parties.
  • Universal Orlando Resort hasn’t required reservations, but you’ll want to keep an eye one their official twitter – @UniversalORL – for any capacity or operational updates
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Magical Dining Returns with More Offerings

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

UPDATE: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has been extended until October 17th!

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back to showcase some of Orlando’s best cuisine while supporting local restaurants and charities from August 27 to October 3.

During this year’s Foodie dream, more than 80 of Orlando’s fine dining restaurants will offer a $37 three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining 2021

“Now in its 16th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining continues to evolve with new features to make  it easier for diners to research restaurant options, share plans and recommendations with others and even create a weekend getaway,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “Magical Dining is an important program for our community because of both the money raised for  charitable organizations and the support it provides to our local restaurants, who are still working  hard to recover from a challenging year.” 

Menus for most participating restaurants are now live at  MagicalDining.com so diners can plan ahead, make reservations and explore exclusive hotel offers as part of the new Magical Nights program enhancement. 

Visit Orlando Magical Dining 2021

More NEW Magical Dining Features 

New additions to Magical Dining make it easier to explore the restaurant options and keep track of favorites.

Chefs now have greater flexibility to offer exclusive menu options and six new  restaurants join this year’s lineup: 

  • My Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Favorites: The updated MagicalDining.com website includes a new tool for diners to “favorite” must-try restaurants, view a  customized map with their selections, and share their list with friends, making it easier than ever to create a Magical Dining game plan. 
  • Chef’s Creation: Participating restaurants now have the chance to add a bonus  Magical Dining menu option that is not offered on the regular menu. This exclusive option gives chefs even more creative freedom and guests additional options to choose from during their Magical Dining experience. 
Visit Orlando Magical Dining
  • New Restaurants for 2021: Six restaurants have joined the program for the first time this year: 310 Lakeside, 310 Park South, Adega Gaucha, Aurora at the Celeste,  Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe, and RusTeak at Thornton Park. A full list of participating restaurants is available at MagicalDining.com. 
  • Takeout options are returning to this year’s program, giving foodies the flexibility to enjoy dinner from some of the program’s participating restaurants in the comfort of their home or hotel room. Several restaurants are also offering vegan options.  
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NEW! Magical Dining Dine, Stay and Play 

With the all-new addition of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, visitors and locals gain access to exclusive hotel and resort offers to enhance dinner with an overnight stay and more time to explore the destination.

Find more than a dozen hotel options here, including: 

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: Saveup to 30% on an overnight stay.
  • Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites International Drive Orlando: Save 40% and get a  free bottle of champagne. 
  • Element by Westin: Receive a free ride on The Wheel with popcorn and soft drinks  for up to four people. 
  • Rosen Plaza Hotel: Special package including dinner for two at Jack’s Place, a  Magical Dining restaurant and breakfast for two. 
Visit Orlando Magical Dining Chef 2019

Dining with a Purpose 

Every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining contributes one dollar from each meal served through the program to local charities. This year’s donated funds will focus on two organizations – Pathlight HOME and IDignity – that help combat homelessness in Central Florida and facilitate access to necessary services. More information can be found here.  

With the mission to end homelessness, Pathlight HOME provides affordable housing and offers an employment resource center to help low-income and homeless individuals in Central Florida get back on their feet, while IDignity assists disadvantaged Central Floridians in obtaining legal identification documents often required to access education, employment, housing, banking,  social services, proper healthcare, and numerous additional opportunities.

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Maker Faire Orlando Returns this November

Maker Faire Orlando, the family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, will be returning November 13-14, 2021, for its 9th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.  

Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds.

Maker Faire Orlando

The two-day event is expected to draw 15,000 attendees and includes 300 exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops, and competitions. 

  • Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days) 
  • Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808) 
  • FREE on-site parking 
  • A variety of food choices are available for purchase. 
Maker Faire Orlando

Call for Makers 

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show their hobbies, experiments or projects.

There is no fee for individuals or community groups to exhibit at Maker Faire Orlando. There is a fee for individuals, small companies and startups to sell products you make at the event.  

Register online: https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/exhibit-at-maker-faire-orlando/ 

The application deadline is Aug. 31.  

Robot Ruckus 

Robot Ruckus is back for 2021 and is included with Maker Faire Orlando tickets.  See your favorite robot builders from TV having fun destroying each other’s toys with more than 20 teams from the BattleBots show on the Discovery Channel and Discovery+. For more information visit robotruckus.org

Maker Faire Orlando Early Bird Tickets

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Makers showcase hobbies, experiments, and projects. 

Immerse yourself in Maker culture with exhibits, a performance stage, big art, and spectacle.

  • One Day Tickets: Early Bird Youth and Student $12, Early Bird Adult $15 
  • Two Day Tickets: Early Bird Youth and Student $18, Early Bird Adult $25 

Experience hands-on learning by people who make, play, tinker, and hack to include robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, crafts, science, electronics, tools, and crazy things you’ve never seen!  

Order your early bird tickets online (nominal fee applies) at  https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/attend/ 

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, and hands-on activities.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. 

We continue to work with local health officials to follow current COVID guidelines with respect to the safety of our staff, exhibitors, and attendees. 

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Disney Twenty-Three Magazine Fall 2021 Issue

D23 Disney Twenty-Three Fall 2021 Issue Walt Disney World 50th

Disney twenty-three marks the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World with more than 20 pages dedicated to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Stories include a deep dive into the festivities in store for guests when they arrive at the celebration, including a revealing look at the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular, Harmonious.

Also included is a “bonus” chapter from the upcoming book A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of the Most Magical Place on Earth, looking at some of the park’s most beloved entertainment through the years, as well as a glimpse at classic park collectibles through the years.

The front cover—featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle in their EARidescent attire—and back cover—with Remy and Emile from Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille welcoming guests to their new attraction at the EPCOT France pavilion—were shot exclusively for Disney twenty-three.

This fall also marks the arrival of two epic films from Marvel Studios, and Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu and Meng’er Zhang preview the story of a man who learns he cannot outrun his destiny.

And Eternals leads Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Lauren Ridloff to reveal details about the immortal alien race that reunites to save humanity.

The new issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, also offers a spook-tacular look at all the Halloween-themed programming coming to Disney+, including The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special follow-up LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, Just Beyond, and Muppets Haunted Mansion. And Muppets Gonzo and Pepé the King Prawn talk about their time cavorting with 999 happy haunts.

Plus, D23 previews its upcoming Halloween Invasion, creeping up soon.

And Disney Theatrical Productions’ Thomas Schumacher and Feld Entertainment’s Kenneth Feld look back at 40 dazzling years of Disney on Ice—and share their vision for the future.

Also included in the Fall issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee picks up a stethoscope for Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
  • The team behind Ron’s Gone Wrongpreviews the delightful, new animated film
  • Imagineers celebrate 20 years of Tokyo DisneySea—and reveal what’s to come
  • Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

Additional details will be available at D23.com. Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving before the end of August.

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Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party Returns to Orlando

Disclosure: I am working with Feld Entertainment to spread the word (and deals) for  Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at the Amway Center in exchange for tickets to see the show. All opinions, bad puns, and overuse of exclamation points are 100% my own.
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In just a few weeks Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party will be bringing its magic to Orlando’s Amway Center September 3-5, 2021, and I know that my family is SUPER excited to once again experience the dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air!!!

The story behind Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party!
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During Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party guests will embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic.

Journey across the Marigold Bridge with Miguel from Disney●Pixar’s Coco into the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead and discover a vibrantly colorful performance with skeletons atop sway poles dancing over the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party!
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Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle and sing along with Elsa as video projection creates a kaleidoscope of crystals to help build her ice palace.

Witness Belle lift into the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life high over the ice.

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Demonstrate the power of teamwork when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie recruit the Green Army Men for a daring rescue in Andy’s room.

Laugh hysterically as the hilarious pirates flip, tumble, and twist on tumble tracks, stilts, and more in an effort to showcase their talents for Captain Hook.

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Sail away with Moana on her daring voyage across the ocean and bravely encounter the fiery wrath of Te Ka.

And make memories with your whole family during Aladdin and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration.

Keeping families safe

While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is continuing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events.

Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines. Face coverings are strongly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status.

The CDC recommends face coverings if you are not fully vaccinated. Full details on Feld Entertainment Guest Wellness Enhancements can be found here.

Have I got a deal for you!!!

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party!
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Tickets for you and your family to join this magical search are on sale now for the following performance dates:

  • Friday, September 3:  7:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 4:  11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 5:  1:00 pm, 5:00 pm
AND I am REALLY excited to share that you can save $5 on select seats when you use code DOI5FQ to purchase your tickets in advance at www.DisneyOnIce.com

Offer valid on select price levels and performances. Offer valid only on the following performances: Friday, September 3 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, September 4 at 7 pm; Sunday, September 5 at 5 pm. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Tickets are subject to market supply and demand. This Offer expires 8/29/21.

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On the Go in the Parks: August 13-15, 2021

Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News on  WDBO with Tony Marino tonight at 6:38 pm ET to hear about what you can enjoy as you are On the Go in the Parks!

Are you planning on being On the Go in the Parks this weekend? Well, I have you covered with some new events as well as returning favorites!

New this week

SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival

SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival

The SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival is returning with more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, plus Labor Day until September 12.

Guests can sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites, plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match their preferred brew.

And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long. This is the one craft beer celebration guests won’t want to miss. 

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bierfest 2020 Howl-O-Scream Halloween

During the fourth year of Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring fan-favorite breweries.

Beer flows through the park on an all-new beer trail, weaving between iconic coasters, local live music, and fascinating animal habitats while incorporating fan-favorite restaurants and outdoor culinary stations, including the new Giraffe Bar.

This year, park guests can toast to new adventures each Friday through Sunday until October 31.

On the Go in the Parks: August 13-15, 2021

Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World 
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2021 Pinterest

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World with delicious dishes, fun for families, and entertainment for the entire family until November 20th!

The festival celebrates the best of food and drink with more than 20 festival-exclusive global marketplaces open now and even more coming in the fall!

In addition to all the classics and fan favorites, there are SEVEN new marketplaces:

  • The Noodle Exchange (Near Traveler’s Café)
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
  • The Rotunda Bistro (American Adventure Rotunda)
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine (Near Disney Traders)
  • Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
  • Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1
  • Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1

Don’t forget to see EPCOT Forever fireworks at the close of every day!

Celebrate Soulfully – Summer Vibes


This summer the Walt Disney World Resort is inviting guests to enjoy sweet summer vibes to satisfy the soul as you dine, shop, play, and unwind with family and friends across the parks.

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando
Summer 2019 Theme Parks Central Florida Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Hollywood Studios Epcot Typhoon Lagoon LEGOLAND Florida SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean Illuminations Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Islands of Adventure Harry Potter Wizarding World Hogsmeade Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2019

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean has returned until September 6th with more hours of fun featuring new daytime experiences and nighttime favorites. 

Electric Ocean brings longer park hours and allows guests to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and brilliant evening energy that sparks as the sunsets. (Cause who doesn’t love fireworks???)

There are new shows, entertainment, food, and returning favorites to enjoy!

Theme Park Reservation & Mask Policies

Walt Disney World

  • Walt Disney World has updated their mask policy for guests ages 2 and up

– Masks are required regardless of vaccination status
– Masks must be worn while indoors
– Masks must be worn on Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner
– The new policy includes attractions & their queues
– Masks remain optional in outdoor common areas

  • Walt Disney World has opened up more Park Pass availability for summer visits to the park. So while you still need a reservation to enter the parks, it is now easier to snag one.

SeaWorld Orlando

  • In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) and the recommendations of local officials, face coverings are recommended to be worn in designated, indoor spaces regardless of the vaccination status of SeaWorld Orlando guests and employees.
  • The CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people can be in outdoor areas without the need for a face covering.
  • The CDC still recommends that people get fully vaccinated and that unvaccinated people use preventative measures such as face coverings and social distancing.
  • For special interactions with certain animals, unvaccinated people will be required to wear a face covering.
  • SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica are both no longer requiring reservations…if you are planning on going to Aquatica during the weekend GET THERE EARLY as parking is running out before noon each day!

Universal Orlando

  • The Universal Orlando Resort encourages all guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Face coverings are optional while outdoors.
  • All guests are ecouraged to keep a safe distance between travel parties.
  • Universal Orlando Resort hasn’t required reservations, but you’ll want to keep an eye one their official twitter – @UniversalORL – for any capacity or operational updates
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Halloween Horror Nights News: Complete Line-Up Revealed

HHN 30 Full Lineup

The Universal Orlando Resort has finally unveiled the complete lineup of unfathomable terrors for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, including an array of twisted original haunted houses, five scare zones, and two live shows.

Guests will brave this collection of haunts and more when the world’s premier Halloween event returns to Universal Studios Florida to celebrate 30 years of fear on select nights September 3 through October 31.

Halloween Horror Nights Complete Line-Up of Terrors

10 HAUNTED HOUSES

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House” will bring its ominous presence to the Universal Orlando Resort in an all-new maze, awakening the imposing and mysterious Hill House as it beckons guests to embark on the dark journey experienced by the Crain family.

Iconic scenes from the Netflix series will be featured throughout the maze, including the omni-powerful Red Room – the heart of Hill House – and the infamous Hall of Statues, where deceptive powers overtake everyone who enters.

Testing even the bravest guests, they’ll attempt to escape the entanglement of the estate’s eternal stranglehold or succumb to the powerful forces of Hill House – leaving them to wander the endless halls forever…alone.

Beetlejuice

Halloween Horror Nights - Beetlejuice Artwork

Beetlejuice was the first “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights – originally called ‘Fright Nights’ – during the event’s debut in 1991. As Halloween Horror Nights 2021 celebrates a milestone year, this former host will become the supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film. Guests will be at the whim of the self-described “Bio-Exorcist” as they shadow Beetlejuice’s every move through artfully recreated scenes from the popular film. From the infamous haunted attic within the Maitland home to the model graveyard and Dante’s Inferno Room, guests will have the extraordinary chance to enter the movie surrounded by its most iconic characters. With brash defiance, Beetlejuice is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose – and his plans don’t include returning to the land of the unliving.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Inspired by the 1974 iconic slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the “Halloween Horror Nights” maze will depict a disturbing and intense experience as guests try to outrun the maniacal Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw. 

Guests will embark on a killer journey through a series of familiar scenes from the film and eventually fall victim to a family of cannibals. 

From a dilapidated gas station to an eerie, old farmhouse, they will witness unimaginable horrors around every corner, soon discovering that nowhere is safe from the demented Leatherface.

Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives

At its core, Halloween Horror Nights is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures, and the event continues to honor its blockbuster history with a haunted maze highlighting one of the studio’s most sinister creatures – The Bride of Frankenstein.

“Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” picks up where the 1935 classic film “The Bride of Frankenstein” left off, thrusting guests into chaos as the Bride becomes an unstoppable scientist and begins her mission to revive Frankenstein’s Monster.

Her unwavering quest to find eternal life will come at a cost, and guests will soon find themselves entwined in a frenzied battle in their daring attempt to escape.

Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured

Icons Captured Halloween Horror Nights 2021

The most notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons in history are joining forces to inflict unimaginable terror upon guests in Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. 

Guests will quickly realize they’re the hunted as they encounter a monstrous “Hell of Fame” where they’ll have no choice but to face the brutal cruelty and madness of this foreboding collection of Halloween Horror Nights legends, which include:

  • The Caretaker, a once well-respected surgeon who has become eerily infatuated with the removal of internal organs – especially while his patients are conscious
  • The Director, an aspiring filmmaker obsessed with capturing the suffering and torture of his victims on film – placing them in their very own living horror movie
  • The Usher, who seeks to invoke violent vengeance on those who don’t follow the rules of his theater
  • The Storyteller, who stops at nothing to entrap guests into her latest tales of terror, where no one lives happily ever after
  • Jack the Clown – the original Halloween Horror Nights icon and the most feared of them all – and his assistant Chance, a deadly pair who thrive on tormenting victims in ways that embody their sick sense of humor

Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Welcome to Sc

Some of the most haunting original stories from Halloween Horror Nights over the years have been set in the mysterious town of Carey – and this year, Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland will combine these stories and bring them to life once again in a first-ever haunted house that pays homage to the event’s 30-year history.

Guests will be transported back to the shady township of Carey and enter familiar settings that will leave fans shrieking from nostalgia and horror.

From the ghastly cave of vampires from The Hive, the decrepit attic of Dead End, and the disturbing Meetz Meats human deli from Leave it to Cleaver, they’ll find no escape from the evil of Carey once and for all.

Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Case Files Unearthed

The world of Legendary Truth, an evolving story following a mysterious paranormal research group, has haunted guests via unique haunted houses throughout Halloween Horror Nights history.

In Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth, guests will step into the well-worn shoes of the infamous Boris Shuster – the elusive private eye investigating the supernatural – as he endlessly searches for clues to a series of strange occurrences throughout New York City.

Falling further into the shadowy, dark world of the paranormal, guests will face an overwhelming onslaught of ghouls, poltergeists, and terrors, all while trying to solve the biggest mystery of them all – how they’ll survive…   

The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Wicked Growth

The beloved tradition of Halloween has more sinister roots waiting to be unearthed and as the grower of this ritual, the Pumpkin Lord is preparing for his yearly human harvest in Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin.

Lured in by the familiar sights and sounds of the holiday, guests will find themselves trapped in an endless maze of traditional Halloween domains, including a dilapidated haunted house, an ominous graveyard, and even a wicked witch’s cottage – all overrun by ruthless creatures engulfed in ghastly pumpkin growth.

They’ll follow the ceaseless vines as they twist and turn right into the Pumpkin Lord’s lair, where he eagerly awaits new victims and is never truly satiated.

Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Puppet Theatre

The demented side of puppetry and theatre will take center stage in Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience as guests are transported to San Francisco’s abandoned Grandeur Theatre in the early 1900s.

They’ll find the Pasek’s Puppet Troupe trapped within its ruins in the midst of rehearsing for their next grisly performance.

With a fanatical need to entertain any captive audience, the troupe has turned to transforming trespassers into living puppets – dismantling and sewing them back together as life-sized marionettes for additions to their horrific encore.

Will guests escape in one piece or will it be their final curtain call? No matter what, the show must go on…

Revenge of the Tooth Fairy

Halloween Horror Nights 2021

Revenge of the Tooth Fairy will entice guests to uncover the darker ritual behind an innocent childhood tradition.

Long ago, parents struck a bargain with vicious, goblin-esque tooth fairies to protect their children from these evil creatures who crave pearly whites – all children must give up their baby teeth or pay a gruesome price.

Guests will step into a heinous realm of blood, teeth, and gore where these fairies extract their toothed bounty by force and the only way out is to hold in their screams and keep their mouths shut.

FIVE SCARE ZONES

Crypt TV

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Crypt TV

Guests will step inside Crypt TV, a dark universe of monsters that reside in the same reality on their screens, in their pockets, and now, in real life.

In this nightmare world that’s overtaken San Francisco, creatures of all shapes and sizes exist, including The Look-See, the Sunny Family Cult, Harclaw, and Miss Annity. Now, they’ve been brought to life in a world of fear that will engulf any guest who enters.

30 Years, 30 Fears

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 30 Years 30 Fears

The most infamous characters from past Halloween Horror Nights scare zones will reunite to take over the Avenue of the Stars in 30 Years, 30 Fears.

Guests will enter a gory reunion where the past has come back to haunt them with creatures of blood and bone, beastly monstrosities, and chainsaw-wielding fiends lurking around every corner. 

Seek and Destroy

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Seek and Destroy

In Seek and Destroy, guests will find themselves in a New York dystopia where a ruthless alien cyber regime, led by The Controller, has taken over – relentlessly scanning the city streets for humans and turning them into fuel.

With the regime’s loyal followers hiding in the darkness endlessly hunting for new victims, guests must either join them or be destroyed.

Gorewood Forest

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Gorewood Forest

The heartless Terra Queen is back and her wicked plans to remake the world in her terrifying image will take root in Central Park, transforming it into the grisly Gorewood Forest.

Guests will find nowhere to hide from her menacing minions as they harvest fresh blood to feed her ever-growing power.

Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Eddy's Revenge

Eddie Schmidt, Jack the Clown’s diabolical brother, is returning to Halloween Horror Nights to film a gory Hollywood sequel in Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge – except this time, the monsters are real.

Vampires, evil clowns, creatures from the watery depths, and other horrific beings from the event’s past will roar on the scene where guests will make their short, and painful, cameo.

TWO LIVE SHOWS

Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory

An all-new Universal Studios lagoon show will make its horrifically hypnotic premiere at Halloween Horror Nights in Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory.

Jack the Clown will lure guests into a trance, and they’ll awaken in the heart of an insidious factory with pulsing lasers and pounding, electrifying music.

Frozen with fear, a nightmare machine will extract guests’ deepest fears one-by-one and project them onto giant water screens, showcasing the notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons and frightening scenes from Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House,” the legendary Universal Monsters classic movies and the iconic slasher film, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Halloween Nightmare Fuel

A fearsome and unforgettable performance will ignite guests’ waking nightmares in the all-new show, Halloween Nightmare Fuel – where nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night, and frightful fire performers will come alive to the crackling beat of rock, metal, and electronica music.

All Halloween Horror Nights tickets, including Frequent Fear Passes and vacation packages, are on sale at  www.Orlando.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out and tickets should be purchased in advance.  
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Craft Beer Festival Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

The SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival is returning with more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, plus Labor Day, August 13 – September 12.

SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival

Guests can sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites, plus savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match their preferred brew.

And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long. This is the one craft beer celebration guests won’t want to miss. 

New This Year! Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series

Guests can enhance their Craft Beer Festival experience and attend an exclusive craft beer dinner on select festival evenings.

Featuring seventeen favorite Florida local and national breweries and distilleries, attendees will enjoy a welcome reception with specialty craft beverages and small bites, followed by a signature four-course dinner complemented with brewery-selected beers and spirits.

Presenting breweries will host a “beer-talk” and interact with guests throughout the evening. Hosted in the private Reef Room at Sharks Underwater Grill, this exclusive ticketed event is the ultimate celebration of craft brews fit for both the “craft-beer connoisseur” and the “craft-brew curious” fan.

SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival

2021 SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series Dates:

  • Saturday, August 14: Funky Buddha, Oakland Park, FL
  • Sunday, August 15: Big Storm Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Friday, August 20: Crooked Can Brewing Co., Winter Garden, FL
  • Saturday, August 21: Orange Blossom Brewing, Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, August 22: Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC
  • Friday, August 27: Sam Adams, Boston, MA
  • Saturday, August 28: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, August 29: South Beach Brewing Co., Miami, FL
  • Friday, September 3: JDub’s Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Saturday, September 4: Persimmon Hollow Brewing, Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, September 5: Alcatraz Brewing, Lakeland, FL
  • Friday, September 10: Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA
  • Saturday, September 11: Elysian Brewing, Seattle, WA
  • Sunday, September 12: Signature Series: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Versailles, KY
Bonus Dates:
  • Friday, September 17: Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
  • Saturday, September 18: Signature Series: Yuengling featuring Sheryl Yuengling, Pottsville, PA
  • Sunday, September 19: Signature Series: Jack Daniel’s Family, Lynchburg, TN
SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival
Theme Park Pub Grub for Every Palette!

SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival features 20+ specialty dishes for guests to discover and pair with their new favorite craft brew, frozen cocktail, or non-alcoholic beverage.

Guests can explore an array of flavors with the brand-new festival fare, including:

  • NEW! Beer Battered Popcorn Rock Shrimp paired with Kraft Heinz™ Four Pepper Ranch
  • NEW! Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • NEW! Stout Glazed Tuna Lollipop with Daikon & Wakami Slaw & Wasabi Aioli
  • NEW! Smoked Brisket Kraft Heinz™ Creamy White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
  • NEW! Beer & Cheese Stuffed Beef Sliders with Pickled Mayo and Ale BBQ Sauce

To explore what’s “on tap” and “on the table”, explore the event guide.

Savor and save with a Craft Beer Festival Tasting Lanyard! 

For the best value to taste a variety of food and drink offerings, guests can purchase a Craft Beer Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $50.00. Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 15 items for the same price as a 12-item Sampler (that’s 3 bonus samples)! 

For all alcohol purchases, including sampler lanyard redemption for alcoholic items, guests must be 21 years of age or older to be served. 

Not into Beer? No fear! Enjoy festival cuisine, frozen cocktails & mocktails, live music, and more! 

Beyond the brews, SeaWorld offers plenty of delicious options for everyone to enjoy at the Craft Beer Festival this year.

From delectable bourbon tastings to chilling frozen cocktails and seltzers, satisfying refreshment is abundantly available in every corner of the park.  

Several festival locations feature non-alcoholic beverage options as well.

SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Craft Beer Festival
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Now through August 15, SeaWorld is offering a BOGO 50% Off Sale! Guests can buy one, get one 50% off on single- or multi-day tickets.

And for guests looking for the best perks during the Craft Beer Festival and all of SeaWorld’s special events throughout the year, get a SeaWorld Annual Pass with great benefit options including free parking, free guest tickets, and more. Annual Passes start as low as $12 per month for a limited time.

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The Haunted Road Returns to Petrify Passengers

Haunted Road 2021

Orlando’s first drive-thru Halloween experience, The Haunted Road, is ecstatic to bring back some socially distant scares to Central Florida this fall. Admission to the road will be open select evenings from September 30 through November 7, 2021 and tickets will – fittingly – go on sale on August 13, the only Friday the 13th of 2021.

The Haunted Road will return to Lake Pickett Road in the same location as Corn Maze Orlando and Painted Oaks Academy.

While the 2020 experience featured an original, twisted storyline centered around Rapunzel and other familiar fairytale characters, this year’s experience is far from fictional. By day, the land is seemingly ordinary, but after sunset, eerie occurrences, paranormal phenomena, and ghost sightings are the norm. 

Noticing that last year’s cast and crew were constantly discussing bizarre happenings, the team did a deep dive into the area’s history and discovered that the site is truly haunted. People in the area often recount similar, inexplicable experiences such as issues with their radios and the appearance of a glowing green orb on damp and stormy nights. Through trial and error, The Haunted Road’s team have learned how to disrupt these spirits and conjure up on-demand ghost sightings for visitors to witness. In addition to encouraging frequent ghost sightings along the roadside attraction, enhancements have been made for entertainment purposes.

“After a few seriously spooky things happened along The Haunted Road, we decided to harness the natural scary occurrences and allow visitors to navigate into ghost sighting areas to witness it for themselves.” said Jessica Mariko, executive producer for The Haunted Road.

Mariko is leading a team of award-winning creative minds who have worked on globally-renowned attractions to identify and define the ghost-sighting areas on The Haunted Road.

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Visitors are invited on a 40-minute drive down The Haunted Road to seek out some of these mysterious occurrences from the “safety” of their car. Admission to the main experience starts at $15.99 per person and takes place primarily from within the vehicle with an optional outdoor add-on excursion in The Barnyard, located at the end of the road. The $79 upgrade to The Barnyard allows all of the vehicle’s passengers to explore a Haunt Market, purchase smoked BBQ and beverages, and attempt to awaken the spirit of The Butcher in a walk-in haunted experience located in an abandoned barn.

The Haunted Road has timed-entry ticketing and tickets must be purchased online in advance. The majority of the 2020 time slots sold out so fear enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up online for access to the pre-sale, an opportunity to reserve tickets at their preferred times before sales open to the general public Friday at noon. Get more information and sign up at www.thehauntedroad.com.

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After Hours Boo Bash 2021: Know Before You Go

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021

Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash is a special ticketed event that takes place at the Magic Kingdom from August 10 – October 31, 2021, and like any new event, there are a few things you should know before you go to make the most of your Halloween fun!

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021: 5 Things To Know Before You Go

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021
Eeerie Early Entry

After Hours Boo Bash ticket holders will be admitted to the Magic Kingdom park as early as 7:00 PM on the valid date of their ticket for their party wristband—giving them up to 2 and a half hours of extra time in the park.

Event-goers should note that these dated tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021
Chilling Character Cavalcades

While there is no event parade, throughout the night guests will be sporadically swept up in the Halloween spirit with captivating, themed cavalcades rolling through the Magic Kingdom.

  • Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade: Delight as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and pals—dressed in hauntingly boo-tiful Halloween costumes—parade through the park in this musical procession.
  • Disney Villain Halloween Cavalcade: Behold a legion of villains unleashed to revel in this sinister season. Look out for fiends like Dr. Facilier, the Queen of Hearts and Jafar as they celebrate just how wonderful it is to be wicked.
  • Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade: Prepare for a procession worthy of the Pumpkin King! Jack Skellington—along with Sally and Oogie Boogie from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—take to the streets to share thrilling, chilling tricks and treats!
Here is the full Disney Boo Bash Entertainment Schedule:
  • Tomorrowland DJ Dance Party – 9:30pm-12:30am
  • Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade – 9:55pm, 11:25pm
  • Disney Villains Halloween Cavalcade – 10:30pm, 11:45pm
  • Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade – 10:40pm, 11:55pm
  • Maleficent’s Fiery Prowl – 10:50pm, 12:05am
  • The Cadaver Dans in Frontierland – 9:40pm, 10:20pm, 11:05pm, 12:10am

And don’t forget to be on the lookout for Maleficent…in the form of a fire-breathing dragon!

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021
Kooky Costumed Characters

It wouldn’t be a Halloween event without character sightings, and during the Disney After Hours Boo Bash you’ll be able to see:

  • Goofy
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • Miss Carlotta, Miss Renatta and Broome the Butler at the Haunted Mansion
  • Foulfellow and Gideon

The characters can be found at the following locations:

  • Crystal Palace
  • Frontierland Balcony
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Pinocchio Village House

Be sure to catch the Cadaver Dans as they make a special comeback (from the dead) appearance. These spooky songsters emerge from their tombs for performances. You won’t want to miss this—it’s to die for!

Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021
Spooky Sweets Included with Admission

Anyone with a sweet tooth will want to make sure that they make time to trick-or-treat throughout the park—featuring Mars Wrigley confectionery products.

For those with dietary concerns, allergy-free options will also be available.

Full List of Disney Boo Bash Trick-or-Treat Locations
  • Ariel’s Grotto
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Pecos Bill’s
  • Pete’s Silly Side Show
  • Splash Mountain
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

In the midst of all the fun and festivities, take time to refuel at carts stationed throughout the park with ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select beverages—included with the cost of the event.

Looking for more treats? Guests can purchase select menu items at several of the park’s dine-in locations.

Disney After Hours Boo Bash Exclusive Treats and Locations
  • Mocha Chocolate Chip Frozen Drink at Golden Oak Outpost – Frozen Mocha topped with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Chips, and a Sugar Acorn
  • Apple Ginger Dale Frozen Drink at Golden Oak Outpost – Frozen Apple Cider mixed with Ginger Ale and topped with Whipped Cream and TWIX Cookie Bars Chopped
  • Prince John Sucker Frozen Drink at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – Tart Green Apple Lemonade Slush topped with a Ring Pop
  • Maleficent Churro at Main Street, U.S.A. Snack Cart – Churro covered in Chocolate Cookie Crumbles, drizzled with Purple Icing topped with Green and Purple Sprinkles
Disney After Hours Boo Bash 2021
Attractions

During the Boo Bash over 20 Magic Kingdom attractions, and with a limited number of Guests in the park guests will experience shorter waits at popular experiences.

Full list of Disney Boo Bash Attractions

Adventureland

  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Frontierland

  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Under the Sea — Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • The Barnstormer
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Tomorrowland

  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Boo Bash 2021

Admission to Disney After Hours Boo Bash can be purchased online for $129 to $199 per adult or child (plus tax), depending on the event date, but note that all October dates are currently sold out. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $10 discount on event dates in August and September.

Disney After Hours Boo Bash Fine Print

  • All attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice.
  • Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
  • The number of tickets available is limited.
  • Tickets are valid only during specific event dates and hours.
  • Prices, entertainment, attractions, experiences, ticket types, entitlements, and other event elements subject to availability, closures, and change or cancellation without notice or liability.
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Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips Opens Today

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips Pin

I’m super excited to share that Chef Gordon Ramsay’s newest restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips officially opens its doors today at ICON Park, the open-air entertainment destination located on International Drive.

The fast-casual restaurant serves Chef Ramsay’s take on classic fish and chips, in addition to other dishes like fried shrimp, lobster, chicken, and his signature “Fishwich.”

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

To accompany the dishes, sauces like Gordon’s Tartar, Curry & Mango, Sriracha Aioli, Southwest Ranch, Dijon Mayonnaise and Cocktail sauce are featured.

The menu also includes a “Just Chips” section of “dirty” fries with a combination of toppings like jalapeño, chorizo, cotija cheese, red onion, chives and parsley or truffle, parmesan cheese, chives, and parsley. The restaurant also serves two delicious shakes – Sticky Toffee Pudding and Biscoff.  

“Fish & Chips was a real tradition for me growing up, so I’m excited to deliver that same nostalgia to all the local residents and tourists here in Orlando,” said Ramsay. 

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips Rendering

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips’ first restaurant is located in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade, where the staff use 25,000 pounds of potatoes monthly to prepare their expertly textured chips. The ICON Park restaurant is Gordon Ramsay North America’s first in Florida. Its color scheme is reflective of the Union Jack; blue and red with industrial hardware touches. White subway tiles line the sleek kitchen space while an iconic red telephone box serves as the restaurant’s entrance and exit.  

During grand opening previews the restaurant collected donations that will be given to its national charity partners, Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as its local partner Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The restaurant is excited to be part of the local community and eager to welcome Central Florida residents and visitors.   

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips ICON Park is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00am. No reservations are required and service is first-come, first-serve. 

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On the Go in the Parks: August 6-8, 2021

On the Go in the Parks

Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News on  WDBO with Tony Marino tonight at 6:38 pm ET to hear about what you can enjoy as you are On the Go in the Parks!

For many of us, this is the last weekend before school starts in Central Florida, and what better way to have one last hurrah than to be On the Go in the Parks!

On the Go in the Parks: August 6-8, 2021

Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida
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At the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Heroes Weekend returns to close out an Awe-Summer of activities on Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8.

Presented by the National Fire Protection Association, this entertaining and informative event teaches kids about fire safety with a variety of fun activities in the theme park, including information from NFPA’s annual Fire Prevention Week theme about kitchen fires. 

Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World 
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The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is underway at Walt Disney World with delicious dishes, fun for families, and entertainment for the entire family until November 20th!

The festival celebrates the best of food and drink with more than 20 festival-exclusive global marketplaces open now and even more coming in the fall!

In addition to all the classics and fan favorites, there are SEVEN new marketplaces:

  • The Noodle Exchange (Near Traveler’s Café)
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
  • The Rotunda Bistro (American Adventure Rotunda)
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine (Near Disney Traders)
  • Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
  • Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1
  • Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1

Don’t forget to see EPCOT Forever fireworks at the close of every day!

Celebrate Soulfully – Summer Vibes


This summer the Walt Disney World Resort is inviting guests to enjoy sweet summer vibes to satisfy the soul as you dine, shop, play, and unwind with family and friends across the parks.

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean has returned until September 6th with more hours of fun featuring new daytime experiences and nighttime favorites. 

Electric Ocean brings longer park hours and allows guests to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and brilliant evening energy that sparks as the sunsets. (Cause who doesn’t love fireworks???)

There are new shows, entertainment, food, and returning favorites to enjoy!

Last Call for these Summer favorites

Free Beer at SeaWorld

Starting today, SeaWorld has announced FREE BEER for SeaWorld park guests 21 and over. 

The free brews will be available at the park daily from 11:30 a.m. until one hour before the park closes. 

Guests are invited to visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio Bar to receive one complimentary 12-ounce beer per park visit through August 12.

Enjoy the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs


Florida Food Enthusiasts will want to head to Disney Springs as more than 30 restaurants and shops are celebrating the best of the Sunshine State until August 12th.

Want to make sure you don’t miss a delicious dish? Be sure to pick up a Flavors of Florida event guide upon arrival at the Disney Springs Welcome Center or any participating location.

Busch Gardens Tampa Fireworks Every Night
On the Go in the Parks Spark Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights just got brighter at Busch Gardens!

Due to popular demand, the park’s NEW nighttime spectacular, “Spark!” can now be enjoyed every night through Sunday, August 8.

As the biggest and brightest show ever to light the park’s sky, “Spark!” features an explosive array of fireworks and exciting effects from dazzling lasers to graceful water elements and dramatic pyrotechnics.

After August 8, “Spark!” will continue to light the night sky at Busch Gardens with presentations each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night through September 6, including Labor Day.

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida
Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida lineup On the Go in the Parks

This summer starting LEGOLAND Florida Resort is throwing an AWE-SUMMER celebration packed with engaging stage shows, special weekend events, and surprise streetmosphere performances around every corner through August 8th.

You won’t want to miss these new event offerings!

  • NEW! Birthday Surprise Squad – In celebration of the park’s 10th birthday, this pop-up squad is popping up around the park with surprises, performances, and even special birthday giveaways.
  • NEW! Time to Learn! – Join the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse teachers as they engage in activities and songs about the fun of science, and the excitement of reading and writing in a show that is perfect for our smallest guests ages two to six.
  • NEW! Clap along to the rhythm and sounds of the all-new Safari Drummers and test your dinosaur knowledge with the Dino Duo.

Specialty summer treats and beverages like Summer’s Own Watermelon Salad with Feta & Mint, Splash of Summer Watermelon Lemonade, and a bedazzled red, white, and blue ice cream cone are the perfectly cool complements to this party-packed season.

Theme Park Reservation & Mask Policies

Walt Disney World

  • Walt Disney World has updated their mask policy for guests ages 2 and up

– Masks are required regardless of vaccination status
– Masks must be worn while indoors
– Masks must be worn on Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner
– The new policy includes attractions & their queues
– Masks remain optional in outdoor common areas

  • Walt Disney World has opened up more Park Pass availability for summer visits to the park. So while you still need a reservation to enter the parks, it is now easier to snag one.

SeaWorld Orlando

  • In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) and the recommendations of local officials, face coverings are recommended to be worn in designated, indoor spaces regardless of the vaccination status of SeaWorld Orlando guests and employees.
  • The CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people can be in outdoor areas without the need for a face covering.
  • The CDC still recommends that people get fully vaccinated and that unvaccinated people use preventative measures such as face coverings and social distancing.
  • For special interactions with certain animals, unvaccinated people will be required to wear a face covering.
  • SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica are both no longer requiring reservations…if you are planning on going to Aquatica during the weekend GET THERE EARLY as parking is running out before noon each day!

Universal Orlando

  • The Universal Orlando Resort encourages all guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Face coverings are optional while outdoors.
  • All guests are ecouraged to keep a safe distance between travel parties.
  • Universal Orlando Resort hasn’t required reservations, but you’ll want to keep an eye one their official twitter – @UniversalORL – for any capacity or operational updates
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Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida

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At the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Heroes Weekend returns to close out an Awe-Summer of activities. 

Presented by the National Fire Protection Association, this entertaining and informative event teaches kids about fire safety with a variety of fun activities in the theme park, including information from NFPA’s annual Fire Prevention Week theme about kitchen fires. 

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Heroes Weekend Fun

During this two-day-only special event, families can learn the best ways to stay safe and become a hero with event activities including:

  • Meet LEGO Policeman and the Firefighter Stilt Walkers outside the NFPA Rescue Academy
  • Stop by the NFPA Awareness Table to get information from NFPA’s annual Fire Prevention Week and learn more about fires that can start in the kitchen
  • Brick by brick, help build a LEGO City mosaic
  • Take part in a LEGO competition build
  • Join the local LEGO City Police Officers in a crazy caper across town during a showing of The LEGO City 4D: Officer in Pursuit at the LEGOLAND Fun Town Theater

Heroes Weekend is included with general theme park admission or select Annual Passes. 

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