Circus Xtreme At The Amway Center Discount Code

Circus Xtreme Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Amway Center

DISCLOSURE: I have been provided with tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey tickets in exchange for sharing this discount offer. Any and all opinions are my own.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be presenting Circus Xtreme at the Amway Center January 8-11, and I am excited to offer our readers to buy early and save XTREME with 40% off tickets!
Circus Xtreme is sure to thrill!
Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts that can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth. Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals.
In Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME, Ringmaster Andre McClain guides audiences on a quest around the world with the help of hilarious adventure seekers, Alex and Irina Emelin.
The show will thrill you as the Mongolian riders send arrows flying across the arena sky. This all-female troupe displays their skills in one of the most unique acts this year, performing a series of tricks and maneuvers atop elegant two-hump camels. Jaw-dropping freestyle BMX riders and free running tumblers fill the arena floor performing crazy-stunts mixed with acrobats leaping through a 15-foot transparent tower – and this is just one act!
During this energetic show, personal introductions to our performing pachyderms will allow audiences to be on a first name basis with our magnificent animals. All this and more happens during the most unexpected circus experience at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME.

Circus Xtreme Discount Details

You can ‘Buy early and save XTREME!’ with this offer for 40% off tickets using promo code PRESENT. Offer valid only for Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. Not valid on Front Row and Premium seats. Not valid day of show. Excludes opening night performance on Thursday, January 8. Hurry to share, as this offer is only valid Dec. 8-24!
Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME start at $16.  All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets and view show times at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.
For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook.

Don’t forget that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME tickets make great holiday gifts!

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A look into Disney On Ice presents Frozen!

sisters Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

On Wednesday night, we had the opportunity to attend a media preview of the final rehearsal for Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, the day before the show went live here at the Amway Center before heading out on a tour of North America!

I was so excited to see this show, as I had thought about how cool Frozen would be if Disney On Ice featured it, ever since I saw Stars On Ice here at the Amway Center in April!

Olympic Skater Gracie Gold paid tribute to Queen Elsa when she performed one of her routines to Let It Go, dressed in a smaller tutu version of Elsa’s iconic blue dress!

gracie elsa Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

On our way in, we could purchase merchandise from the stands. There were not only programs available for $15, but there were items that I haven’t even noticed in any Disney Stores yet! Pull apart Olaf was very adorable, and they had many souvenir character cups, and plushes to buy! You could also get your photo taken with cardboard cut outs of Olaf, Elsa & Anna, and even have your face painted like them!

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The show started with some warm up acts getting us on our feet, my favorite part being when they guided everybody though a dance and told us thats how you “do the snowman”! It got everyone dancing and ready for the show!

Our hosts came out to greet us first, which of course, was Mickey and Minnie Mouse! They were dressed up in warm skiing style costumes, and I admit to being very jealous about Minnie’s pink Ugg style boots, very stylish!

They soon brought out other Disney characters including the Princesses and their Princes! Soon enough the whole stage was full of our beloved Disney Characters. What a way to kick off the night!

intro Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

We the story of Frozen started during the performance, and we got a glimpse into young sisters, Anna & Elsa, staying up playing, and of course building a snowman! Our first glimpse at Olaf!

True to the story, the scene ended with Anna being injured by her sister, so Elsa was told to “conceal, don’t feel” and hid away from Anna in her room.

snowman Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

We were then treated to Anna’s “For The First Time In Forever” scene, in which we first see her grown up and this is where we really see her shine! Her excitement is represented through her moves as she dances through the square looking forward to the Coronation, while Elsa looks on in the background forlornly.

first time Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

Our next scene was “Love Is An Open Door” where Anna meets Hans for the first time, I loved the huge clock they had in the background, and the fountain added a nice effect from the movie.

When the other dancers came out for the Coronation, the colors used on the ice were just stunning and added such a beautiful visual!

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After the coronation we saw Anna & Hans excitedly ask for, now Queen, Elsa’s permission to marry each other. Which she replied with the now famous “You can’t marry a man you JUST met!”, which as we know, led to the argument between the sisters, and Elsa’s mounting emotions coming through triggering her magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter upon Arendelle. The pyrotechnics used during this scene really added to the dramatics and emotions of the moment.

marry? Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

The next scene led to a lot of cheers as we got to see grown up Kristoff and Sven, who we saw briefly at the beginning as their younger selves collecting their ice together.

Here we see them meet Anna, who persuades them to help her find her sister. However Anna is soon offended by Kristoff’s comments about Hans, “You mean to tell me you got engaged to someone you just met that day…didn’t your parents ever warn you about strangers?”.

sven Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

It felt like the next scene was the one that everyone had been waiting for, Elsa’s moment of freedom from the restrictions that she has lived under all her life. It was time for Elsa to “Let It Go”.

The lights and snow flurries used in this scene just added to the magic as she made her ice castle. It was truly so beautiful to see her surrounded by ice!

let it go Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

We were then introduced to a real life Olaf! Which was played out so brilliantly as it went from a full size Olaf, to being tossed around by Anna and Kristoff in pieces!

olaf Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway CenterThis then led to such a fun part of the show, Olaf performing his “In Summer” song, it was so fun watching the choreography to this part!Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center In summer

I loved the next scene that showed when Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven finally reaching Elsa’s ice castle.  Anna & Elsa began dancing around the ice together, during the “For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)” part, as Anna begs Elsa to come back home and restore summer in Arendelle.

But as we know, Elsa’s surprise leads her to accidentally freeze Anna’s heart, and she is prompted to order “Marshmallow” to drive them away.

Marshmallow was represented so well in this, he was huge and rolled out onto the ice with huge presence!

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After running away from Marshmallow, Kristoff takes Anna to  the Valley of the Living Rock, to meet his family, the Trolls. Where they mistake her for his girlfriend and “He’s A Bit Of A Fixer Upper” is performed, I loved it when all the trolls one by one linked arms and they rotated around Kristoff & Anna in the middle, it was so cute!

The scene ends with Anna being told that only an act of true love can save her from freezing and her untimely death.

So Kristoff takes Anna back to Arendelle so she may receive a kiss from Hans, her supposed true love!

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Sadly this scene leads to use fining out Han’s true intentions, that he never loved Anna and was only using her to become the King of Arendelle!

But it did lead to a scene with a lot of cheers and “aw’s” when Olaf appears, lights a fire for Anna and speaks his famous line…”Some people are worth melting for!”. I think the whole stadium audience melted at this point too!

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Luckily, Elsa, who managed to escape her capture by Hans, tries to find Anna but is hunted down by Hans which leads Anna to leap to the rescue and put herself in between them, freezing to death before the sword hits her. As we all know, Anna’s sacrifice was an act of true love for her sister, and then she is soon revived.

true love Disney on Ice presents Frozen Amway Center

The last scenes in this show were my favorite, as not only do we see the party back at Arendelle once summer is restored, but ALL the characters from the beginning opening come back out to celebrate with the Frozen Characters!

I personally loved this part, as it felt like classic Disney, embracing and celebrating their most recent hit in Frozen!

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I certainly recommend seeing Disney on Ice presents Frozen to any Frozen fan, as it did not disappoint!

For a complete list of tour dates visit disneyonice.com.

 

 

 

 

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GIVEAWAY: WWE SmackDown Coming to the Amway Center!

Amway Center WWE Smackdown July 22 2014

WWE SmackDown is coming to the Amway Center on July 22, 2014, and I am so stoked to share some of my favorite tips for attending and to host an awesome giveaway for a four (4) pack of tickets!!!

Last November RAW came to the Amway Center, we took Zoe to her first WWE RAW and I shared my Pick Six: Taking Kids to a live WWE Event so this time around I want to focus more on tips for the whole family!

1. Getting to know the Amway Center

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Photo: Amway Center from Instagram

We are so lucky to have the Amway Center in Orlando, and their site is full of great information!

Here are some items that are really helpful to know!

  • You can find a detailed listing of their bars and restaurants here.
  • Their Accessibility Guide is SUPER helpful!
  • The Amway Center offers guests reserved/pre-paid parking in the GEICO Garage (400 West South St.) and Church Street Garage (150 South Hughey Avenue), adjacent to the Amway Center. Reserved/pre-paid parking can be purchased through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone 800-745-3000 and/or the Amway Center Box Office during regular box office hours. Purchases must be made by 5 pm, the day prior to the event.
  • Find additional reserved/pre-paid parking for the new Amway Center on our Downtown Orlando interactive maps or our new iPhone and Android apps on the City of Orlando website. Also find event road closures and how to pre-pay for parking.

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  • Door opening times for the Amway Center vary according to each event. Guests may enter the arena one hour prior to the start time of each event, unless otherwise specifically noted. Guests may check door times in advance by calling 407.440.7900.
  • The show reserves the right to approve camera use at any time during and/or before the event and to prohibit the use of any camera that is deemed unacceptable. Cameras with a detachable lens, iPads and the use of flash photography are prohibited at all Amway Center events. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates. Camera policy is subject to change at any time at the show’s discretion.
  • The Amway Center is incredibly active on Social Media, so make sure that you give them a follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! They share great behind the scenes pictures, information, and host giveaways of their own!
  • There is even an Amway Center App!

Amway Center App

2. Where to sit

Do you want to be close to the action? Do you want to be close to the concourse in case you need to be close to restrooms and concessions? Is your sole focus budget? Are you looking for a unique experience?

Amway Center WWE Live Event RAW SmackDown

There is a seating option for every need and price point at the Amway Center for WWE SmackDown, and it is good to do a bit of homework to know where you want to sit and how much you want to spend on tickets.

Smackdown at the Amway Center Set-Up

Tickets for WWE SmackDown at the Amway Center are $15-$95 and are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling, and facility fee charges.

You can find more ticket information here.

3. WWE SmackDown Talent

Smackdown Talent Tease Amway Center

It is important to remember that the WWE SmackDown line-up is subject to change and there will be surprises!

But here is some of the WWE Superstars that are schedule to be at WWE SmackDown at the Amway Center on July 22, 2014.

  • Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Seth Rollins
  • Roman Reigns
  • Kane 
  • Sheamus

4. Budget for the night

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The one thing that always catches us off guard when we attend things like this (or the circus) is how much we spend on extras like food and t-shirts at events!

To combat our food costs at events is to eat as closely as we can to the beginning of the event! WWE SmackDown at the Amway Center starts at 7:00 pm, so we will definitely be eating an early dinner!

We knew going in that we would all want a t-shirt to show our support for our favorite wrestler, so to get an idea of how much we would be spending we visited the WWE Shop online.

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Zoe in her latest WWE shirt! As you can see, she is a Paige fan!

5. To sign or not to sign that is the question…

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Some of the signs from WWE RAW at the Amway Center

We have never brought a sign to a WWE event, however plenty of people do!

Just make sure that you are considerate if you do decide to bring a sign! You don’t want to block people’s view!

Also, know that your sign will be looked at upon arrival at the Amway Center to make sure that it is appropriate.

6. Fun WWE Extras

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At WWE RAW at the Amway Center, WWE NXT Superstars and Divas were signing for free!

Before you get to the venue for your live WWE event, make sure you keep watch for things going on around the venue and an eye on the WWE Social Media Accounts (TwitterFacebook, & Tout) for fun extras that will be going on before the event!

Also, make sure you download the WWE App on your phone for some fun extras during WWE SmackDown, too!

And now for the fun part…We are giving away a Four (4) pack of tickets to see WWE Smackdown at the Amway Center on July 22, 2014!

Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years and older.  We will be giving away one (1) prize pack of Four (4) Tickets to see WWE SmackDown at the Amway Center July 22, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. We use Rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each & every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be responsible for picking up their tickets on the day of the show at the Amway Center’s Will Call with a valid photo ID. Parking at the Amway Center is not included in this contest. Good luck!

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Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour Giveaway

Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour

GIVEAWAY: Professional Bull Riders (PBR)

Blue DEF Velocity Tour

Comes to the Amway Center

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Blue DEF Velocity Tour is coming to the Amway Center on July 12, 2014 brining the toughest sport on dirt to Orlando!

Bull riding fans will get to see the best up and coming bull riders in the world will face off with foes nearly 10 times their weight in sinewy brawn during the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. During this one day only event, each rider will challenge at least one of the rankest bulls on the planet and at the end of the competition the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion. 

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Professional Bull Riders (PBR)

Blue DEF Velocity Tour Details

  • Tickets are On Sale Now!

    $15 to $75 | All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.

ME + 3 SPECIAL OFFER: Get a great deal on a four-pack of tickets. Go to the Ticketmaster.com event page and look for the “Special Offer” drop down. Check Me + 3 Four Pack Offer to see available seats. 

  • Door Policy

    Door opening times for the Amway Center vary according to each event. Guests may enter the arena one hour prior to the start time of each event, unless otherwise specifically noted. Guests may check door times in advance by calling 407.440.7900.

  • Camera Policy

    The show reserves the right to approve camera use at any time during and/or before the event and to prohibit the use of any camera that is deemed unacceptable. Cameras with a detachable lens and/or 6” or longer, tablets and the use of flash photography are prohibited at all Amway Center events. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates. Camera policy is subject to change at any time at the show’s discretion.

Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour 

Win Four (4) Tickets to see the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour at the Amway Center July 12, 2014!

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Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years and older.  We will be giving away one prize of Four (4) Tickets to see the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour at the Amway Center July 12, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. We use Rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each & every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be responsible for picking up their tickets on the day of the show at the Amway Center’s Will Call with a valid photo ID. Parking at the Amway Center is not included in this contest. Good luck!

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About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)

The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, turns 21 in 2014. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 27 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million ― the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

DISCLOSURE: Through my partnership with the Amway Center, I was provided with tickets and tickets to giveaway for the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour. All opinions are completely my own. 

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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen At The Amway Center

Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life

with Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Orlando

 Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Tickets On Sale June 3 for Touring Skating Spectacular
Featuring Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa, Appearing for the First Time in a Live Production

 

Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award®-winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits Orlando from September 5 to September 7 for seven performances at the Amway Center; tickets go on sale June 3 at 10 a.m.

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
Behind the scenes look at Producer Nicole Feld with the white model concept of the Disney On Ice presents Frozen set that will immerse families in the winter world of Anna and Elsa.

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

 

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Performance Information

Amway Center – Orlando, Florida

Where: Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Dates and Times of Performances:          

Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets start at $16.  $65 Front Row, $39 Premium, $30, $22, $16

(Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.) All seats are reserved, and tickets are now on sale to the public.  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.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website (http://www.disneyonice.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for tickets as early as May 20th:

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Stars on Ice Ticket Giveaway For Orlando’s Amway Center

 Stars on Ice Amway Center

Stars on Ice, featuring Olympic Medal Winners Meryl Davis & Charlie White, skates into the Amway Center on April 6, 2014, and we have your chance to win a pair of tickets!

I am really excited to see Meryl Davis & Charlie White! They were amazing to watch and have returned from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the United States’ first ice dancing gold medal in history!

The country’s premier figure skating production, Stars on Ice, in partnership with U.S. Figure Skating is proud to announce that for the first time ever, the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team will headline the annual nationwide tour!

Bringing the spirit and passion of the Winter Olympics back to home ice, the entire bronze medal-winning U.S. Figure Skating Team will highlight a truly spectacular and star-studded cast. In addition to gold medalists Davis & White, two-time U.S. Champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 U.S. Champion Gracie Gold,four-time reigning U.S. Champion Jeremy Abbot, 2014 U.S. Silver medalist Jason Brown, and two-time reigning  U.S. Pairs Champions Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir comprise the bronze medal team joining the Stars on Ice 2014 Tour. The tour also includes two-time U.S. ice dancing silver medalists Madison Chock & Evan Bates, 2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley, and 2010 Olympian and 2014 U.S.bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu.

Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of America’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Founded and produced by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice is one of the premier family entertainment events in the U.S., and the only figure skating tour in America, bringing you the gretest performances and competitors from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. This year’s Stars on Ice production joins forces with U.S. Figure Skating, moving its traditional tour dates to the spring in order to showcase the world’s best figure skaters at the top of their form and offering special opportunities for fans across the country to celebrate the accomplishments of these historic skaters.

Tickets are still available for Stars on Ice at the Amway Center!

Tickets are $25, $45, $80 & $145 Children 12 and under $19.55 ‐ US $34.55.

Please keep in mind that all tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling, and facility fee charges.

And now for the fun part! We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Stars on Ice at the Amway center on April 6, 2014!

Our giveaway is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years and older. Void where prohibited by law. We use Rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each & every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be responsible for picking up their tickets on the day of the show at the Amway Center’s Will Call with a valid photo ID. Parking at the Amway Center is not included in this contest. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Through a partnership with the Amway Center,I have received tickets to see Stars on Ice in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opnions are my own.

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Reading With Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter to 

CLOWN AROUND CENTRAL FLORIDA ON JANUARY 7

Reading With Ringling Clown Around Central Florida

Free Reading with Ringling Day for the Public

 

Get ready to giggle, Central Florida:  on Tuesday, January 7, clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will make special appearances in the region to entertain and interact with the public. The Ambassadors of Laughter will ignite attendees’ funny bones with lighthearted antics that offer a sneak preview of LEGENDS!, the all-new 144th  Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® playing the Amway Center this January.

On Tuesday, January 7, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading during Reading with Ringling Day, special presentations at two libraries in Orange County. After a lively rendition of a circus-themed book, they’ll engage the audience with juggling, plate spinning and other silly and dynamic demonstrations previewing The Greatest Show On Earth. The clowns will give away stickers and clown noses (while supplies last).

The Clown Around Central Florida library events are free and everyone is invited. 

The locations and appearance times for Reading with Ringling Day are:

Orange County Library System

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Branch – 101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

For more information, call 407-835-7481, or visit www.ocls.info.

 

Maitland Public Library

11:30 a.m. – 12 noon

501 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

For more information, call 407-647-7700, or visit http://www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org/.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at Orlando's Amway Center Clown Around Central Florida Reading with Ringing

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDSSM. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination and now materialize before your eyes: the Unicorn, Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! The all-new show is coming is coming January 9-12, 2014 to the Amway Center in Orlando. For tickets and more information, visit www.ringling.com

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Pick Six: Taking Kids To A Live WWE Event

WWE RAW

Having the opportunity to attend a live WWE event is really exciting for fans, but when WWE RAW came to the Amway Center we decided to take Zoe for her first live WWE Event!

This was the her first time going to a live WWE event of this scale, and there were some things that we prepared for as a family before arriving at the Amway Center and some things that happened during WWE RAW that we didn’t quite expect.

WWE RAW

For our Pick Six, I thought I would look at the six key things we did to help make sure that Zoe had a great time!

1. Getting to know the WWE Universe

I should start this post off by saying that we watch a LOT of WWE in our house!!! We have Monday Night dinners around watching WWE RAW with friends, we watch WWE Main Event and Smackdown, and even attend WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail.

However since a majority of the shows are on so late, we DVR them to watch together later as a family. That way if Zoe has any questions or if things get too intense we can take a break to talk about things.

WWE RAW
It’s good to know the entrances of the WWE Superstars, because there are a lot that include Pyro which can be startling if you aren’t expecting it.

We tend to talk a lot about our favorite WWE Superstars (she LOVES John Cena, Fandango and Summer Rae, and AJ Lee), and when we don’t have all the answers about them we visit their Bios on WWE.com for some extra fun!

WWE RAW
CM Punk

2. Choosing the right seats for YOU

There are so many different seating options at the Amway Center at so many price points, that it is important to do your homework about what you think you will want to be close to without breaking the bank.

WWE RAW

Do you want to be close to the action? Do you want to be close to the concourse in case you need to be close to restrooms and concessions? Is your sole focus budget? Are you looking for a unique experience?

We knew that we wanted seats that would allow us to be close to the action while not having too many stairs, and that is when the virtual tour of the Amway Center came in handy, and I absolutely suggest looking for resources like that when you are researching the venue.

3. Arriving at the venue

With WWE RAW starting at 7:30 pm we tried to make our day as normal as possible, but at the same time changed up a few things since we knew that we would be out so late.

Usually Zoe will come home and play before doing her homework, but on that night we gave her a snack and worked with her to get her right away to get her homework done.

WWE RAW
Outside of the Amway Center before WWE RAW.

We decided to head down to the Amway Center early to have dinner at the Magic Grill, which turned out to be one of the best decisions we made for the night!

WWE RAW

The Magic Grill is located on the corner of the Amway Center and opens a few hours before events, and it is great food at reasonable prices that is a great way to start getting your children adjusted to the excitement that surrounded WWE RAW.

4. Preparing for emotions…Is he really hurt?

While we talk to Zoe a lot about how while the action she would be seeing would be absolutely real, that the WWE Superstars were trained well and sometimes played up how ‘hurt’ they really were for the sake of show.

This was a sticky subject, because we didn’t want to ruin how ‘real’ the WWE Universe is to her while making sure she wasn’t fearful for her favorite Superstar’s well-being yet still acknowledging that it is a physical arena where injuries do happen.

We did have a moment during the John Cena/Damien Sandow match where the action got a little too intense for her, so we made sure to assure her that if John Cena was absolutely hurt that they would end the match and we also used it as a teachable moment to talk about how we deal with our emotions when we are scared and a little overwhelmed.

WWE RAW
Zoe needed a little extra love when her favorite John Cena was having an intense match.

5. During WWE RAW

During the WWE RAW event, we knew that sitting for such a long period of time would be hard for Zoe so we tried to combat that as much as possible without having to leave the venue too often.

One thing we did was to take a few smaller breaks during matches or commercial breaks where we used the facilities, picked up some merchandise, and a quick snack.

WWE RAW

Another thing that we made sure that we did was to let her stand up to cheer and dance as much as she needed/wanted to do as long as it was appropriate to what was going on around her.

We were pleasantly surprised with how little we left the venue, because she was completely engaged with what was going on around her.

And honestly, how could you not be totally engaged when this was what was going on around you!!!

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6. Being realistic about bedtimes

The biggest thing that we prepared for before going to see WWE RAW was just how long of a night attending a taping would be!

While WWE RAW is a live event that concludes around 11:00 pm, make sure you factor in extra time for walking to your car when you are looking at how long your children will need to be awake.

We started letting Zoe stay up a little later each night for a week, and we also had a super low key day before we arrived at the Amway Center.

Overall she did a great job knowing her limits, and she totally surprised us when she walked over to a couch in the box and fell asleep!

WWE RAW
Sleepy Zoe!

BONUS: Fun WWE Extras at live events

Before you get to the venue for your live WWE event, make sure you keep watch for things going on around the venue and an eye on the WWE Social Media Accounts (Twitter, Facebook, & Tout) for fun extras that will be going on before the event!

At the WWE RAW at the Amway Center, the WWE NXT Superstars and their belts were signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. It was so much fun and a great bonus to our evening!

WWE RAW
The WWE NXT Superstars and their belts! This was a huge highlight of our night!
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Zoe and her absolute favorite Emma!!!!

Also, make sure you download the WWE App on your phone for some fun extras, too!

I hope that these six ideas help you and your children have an amazing time at a live WWE event!!!

I would love to hear how you help your children be prepared for new experiences!

If you want more WWE coverage, we’ve posted a ton of great pictures on our Facebook page, make sure that you check out our WWE NXT posts, coverage of the new WWE Performance Center, and my experience at an Orlando Be a STAR Rally!

Disclaimer: Through a partnership WWE and the Amway Center, I received tickets to attend WWE RAW at the Amway Center. All thoughts, opinions, and fangirl moments are my own.

 

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John Mayer Born And Raised Tour Coming To Amway Center

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Seven-time Grammy Award®-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer announced additional dates for his current U.S. tour after a successful summer run, selling out in Los Angeles, Denver, Houston and Dallas among many other major cities. This is the singer’s first tour following a three-year hiatus. John Mayer brings his Born and Raised Tour to the Amway Center on December 9.  Tickets go on sale September 20 at 10 a.m.

WHAT:          JOHN MAYER | BORN AND RAISED TOUR with special guest PHILLIP PHILLIPS

WHEN:          MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 | 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:       AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

ON SALE:     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | 10 A.M.

The new tour dates kick off on November 19 and run through December 17 with Phillip Phillips (“Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone”) continuing to support for most U.S. shows. Citi cardmembers have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets with most dates going on sale September 17 at 10 a.m. EST.  For full details please visit www.citiprivatepass.com and www.johnmayer.com.

Mayer’s new album “Paradise Valley” debuted at number one in four countries and in the Top 10 in another 8 countries.  The new album also marks his highest career chart entry in Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Italy and Belgium.  His previous albums – “Room for Squares,” “Heavier Things,” “Continuum,” live album “Where the Light Is,” “Battle Studies” and “Born and Raised” – have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide combined.

Mayer is using the U.S. tour to both raise funds for and heighten awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress on our military veterans.  One dollar from each tour ticket sold in the U.S. will go to the Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE).  Mayer partnered with NCIRE two years ago to create programs that help veterans return to healthy and productive civilian lives.

He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations.  Mayer has also been included in Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Guitar” issue.  Last year, he was honored in Washington, D.C. by the Recording Academy for his philanthropic work on behalf of both U.S. military veterans and young people interested in music.

TICKETS$33, $53 & $73 – 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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ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Amway Center: Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket Giveaway

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Amway Center: Tampa Bay Lightning

Preseason Ticket Giveaway!

The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming to the Amway Center, and will open the preseason with games on four consecutive nights beginning at the Amway Center on September 18.

During that stretch they will also play at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on two occasions while also visiting the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bolts will then have a few days before taking on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Tuesday, September 24. They will then move south to take on the Panthers at Germain Arena in Estero, FL (Ft. Myers area) before finishing off the preseason in Sunrise, Florida against the Panthers on Saturday, September 28.

This season will mark the second time the Lightning will play a preseason game at Amway Center. More recently, Tampa Bay made the drive across I-4 to Orlando on September 21, 2011 to take on St. Louis. The Blues won the game, 4-3. This will mark the fifth time in franchise history the team will play a preseason game at Germain Arena in Estero, home to the Lightning’s ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades. Tampa Bay is 0-3-1 all-time at Germain Arena, most recently playing to a 3-3 tie against the Carolina Hurricanes on September 24, 2002. The team also spent a portion of their 2012-13 training camp at Germain Arena.

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Tickets for the Tampa Bay Lightning game are available now, and are $10, $15, $25, $40, $50, $75, and $150. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling, and facility fee charges.

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

You can get 50% off of select Tampa Bay Lightning tickets with the offer code ‘WIN’ using this link! This offer ends Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 pm so don’t wait to get your tickets!

Door opening times for the Amway Center vary according to each event. Guests may enter the arena one hour prior to the start time of each event, unless otherwise specifically noted. Guests may check door times in advance by calling 407.440.7900.

It’s always good to check the Amway Center Camera Policies change from event to event. For the Tampa Bay Lightning game you can bring on-flash, still cameras, may be used to take pictures of sporting events or events where house lights are illuminated during a performance. Cameras with detachable lenses longer than six (6) inches are prohibited from all Amway Center sporting events. Tripods or other photography equipment may not be used or admitted without building issued media credentials. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates.

We will be there brining you tweets and pictures from the game, but you could be there with us!

Entering the contest is extremely easy with Rafflecopter and there are even ways to enter the contest every day!

The contest starts today, and ends at 12:00 am on September 9, 2013!

There are few things to keep in mind when you’re entering the contest!

  • We will be giving away two (2) tickets to see the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on September 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
  • I will contact the winner by email, and the winner will have 24 hours to respond that they would like to still attend the game. If the winner does not respond or if they do not want to go for some reason, another winner will be chosen.
  • Winners must be 18 and older and you will need to present ID to pick up your tickets at the Amway Center Box Office.
  • Please note that these tickets do not include parking at the Amway Center.

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Disclaimer: Through our partnership with the Amway Center, I was given tickets to attend the game and tickets to offer with this giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

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Super Welterweight Boxing Match At The Amway Center

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WHAT:

Super Welterweight Boxing Match

Three-Division world Champion Miguel Cotto vs. Two-Time World Title Challenger & Top-Five Contender Delvin Rodriguez

WHEN:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WHERE:

Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

ON SALE:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 10 a.m.

Twelve years after making his professional debut, three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto will make his Florida debut when he faces two-time world title challenger and current Top-Five contender Delvin Rodriguez  in a 12-round super welterweight battle.  Cotto vs. Rodriguez will take place Saturday, October 5, at the home of the Orlando Magic, Amway Center in Orlando, FL, which is hosting its first-ever professional boxing event.  Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, tickets to Cotto vs. Rodriguez go on sale Tuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

Cotto and Rodriguez boast a combined record of 65-10-3 (46 KOs) – a winning percentage of over 83% and a victory by knockout ratio of 71%.

“I am very happy to be back on October 5 and fighting in front of all the great fans of Orlando, Florida,” said Cotto.

“I’m going to go for the knockout,” said Rodriguez.  “I will take advantage of the biggest opportunity of my life.”

“Miguel Cotto has participated in some of boxing’s biggest events over the past 10 years,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. “His return to the ring on October 5 will be another electrifying night for the fans watching it live in Orlando and the boxing fans throughout the world.  Top Rank is thrilled to work with him and his promotional team on this event.”

“When Miguel Cotto is in the ring it is always exciting to watch. For us it is a great pleasure to present the return of one of boxing’s biggest stars to our great Puerto Rican community in Orlando and all the Latino fans of Florida.  It’ll be a great night for boxing,” said Héctor Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions.

“As Delvin’s promoter, it is an honor to have our boxer fight against Miguel Cotto, a true boxing legend,” said Joe DeGuardia, president of Star Boxing.  “As a boxing aficionado, I am excited to see this fight, which is one that real boxing fans are enthusiastic about.  I expect a thrilling battle of will and skill between these two veteran warriors.”

“Landing another high-profile event like this is a knockout for the City of Orlando in terms of entertainment and economic impact,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Whether it’s Wrestlemania, the NBA All-Star game or NCAA Championship games, Orlando has proven that we have what it takes to host top-tier sporting events.  We look forward to hosting what will be a thrilling fight and once again showcasing Orlando to a worldwide audience.”

“Today’s announcement is particularly exciting because it is our first professional boxing match and an internationally televised one,” said Orlando Venues Executive Director Allen Johnson. “This is yet another milestone for Amway Center and illustrates our commitment to host diverse events that cater to the greater Central Florida community and beyond.”

Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, has sold more fight tickets at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden, than any other fighter in this millennium.  He held a world title every year from 2004 to 2012 while winning 17 of the 21 world championship bouts he has fought. Puerto Rico’s most exciting fighter and one of its greatest, Cotto held the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight crown from 2004-2006, successfully defending it six times before vacating it to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title at the end of 2006, a title he held for nearly as long.  After losing the WBA title to three-time world champion Antonio Margarito, arguably the fight of the year, in July 2008, Cotto won his second welterweight belt in February 2009, knocking out Michael Jennings in the fifth round to become the WBO welterweight champion.  He lost the title in his second defense, November 2009, to Manny Pacquiao.  Cotto captured the WBA super welterweight title June 5, 2010, in the first fight ever held at the new Yankee Stadium, by stopping undefeated defending champion Yuri Foreman.  He successfully defended that title twice in 2011, knocking out former world champion Ricardo Mayorga and Margarito in the 12th and 10th rounds, respectively.  He lost his world championship belt on May 5, 2012, losing an exciting and close decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a title unification bout in what many consider one of  the toughest fights of Mayweather’s career.  In his last fight, on December 1, Cotto unsuccessfully challenged WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout, losing a 12-round decision.  Notable scalps on Cotto’s belt include world champions, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Zab Judah, Joshua Clottey, Paulie Malignaggi and Demarcus Corley.

Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), a native of the Dominican Republic, now fighting out of Danbury, Conn., first came into prominence by knocking out Luis Hernandez (20-2, 13 KOs) in the third round of their 2006 fight to capture the USBA welterweight title.  Victories over Oscar Diaz (26-2, 12 KOs) and  Shamone Alvarez (20-1, 11 KOs), led to Rodriguez’s first title shot, against Isaac Hlatshwayo, for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight crown in 2009, where Rodriguez lost a close split decision.  Rodriguez’s debut in the super welterweight division was in 2011’s “Fight of Year,” a Draw against Pawel Wolak (29-1, 19 KOs) that had fans on their feet as the two gladiators went toe-to-toe for 12 brutally exquisite rounds.  After winning the rematch against Wolak at the end of that same year,  Rodriguez unsuccessfully challenged undefeated  WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout in 2012, losing a 12-round decision.  He enters this fight having knocked out previously undefeated George Tahdooahnippah (31-0, 23 KOs) and Freddy Hernandez (30-4, 20 KOs) in the sixth and eighth rounds, in February and May of this year, respectively.  He is currently world-rated No. 4 by the WBO.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com and www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com, Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing and facebook.com/trboxeo, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo or twitter.com/warcotto.

 

TICKETS:  $25, $50, $100 & $150.  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, visitamwaycenter.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. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

 

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Josh Groban In the Round Tour Coming to the Amway Center

Josh Groban In the Round Tour

Josh Groban In the Round Tour                   

WHEN:          Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 8 pm

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

ON SALE:     Friday, May 10, 2013 | 10 am

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances and comedic film and television appearances. Today, Groban announced the next stage in his live career is with the Josh Groban In the Round Tour, which begins October 2 and continues through mid-November. Groban performs his In The Round tour at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, November 9.  Tickets went on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

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The Josh Groban In the Round Tour will give fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Placed in the middle of the floor, this 360 stage will allow Groban to interact with fans from all sides of the venue and hear him sing classic songs that span his illustrious 12 year career. The In the Round tour builds on the concept of Groban’s 2011 Straight To You world tour, bringing the intimate feel of a theater experience to an arena setting.

Says Groban, “It has been a vision of mine to do a tour in the round for a while now, it was just a matter of when was the right time. I have always had moments during the show where I walked through the crowd and interacted with the fans. I felt that now was the time to bring it all together.  I can’t wait to bring music from throughout my career, great fun and new experiences to my fans.”

Groban will be joined by an ensemble of world-class musicians – featuring Andre Manga on bass, Ruslan Sirota on keys, Pete Korpela on percussion, music director Tariqh Akoni on guitar , Dave DiCenso on drums, Christian Habel on violin and Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet. In addition, a local orchestra and choir will be added in each city.

 

Groban recently completed a wildly successful tour in Australia and New Zealand where he drew rave reviews.

One of the greatest voices in contemporary music”

            Noise 11

 

“His gorgeous voice hit like a tsunami, and embraced like expensive silk. Groban was simply amazing!”

            Australian Stage

 

“With his distinctive baritone sound, there is no doubt Groban has one of the best voices in modern music, but hearing him sing live is a unique experience to be cherished.”

            Australia Associated Press

 

“Scintillating, charming and talented. Those three words resonated around my head as Josh Groban performed a near perfect concert in Auckland”

            Libel New Zealand

 

“It was two hours of great music and comic genius and a night I would recommend to both fans and non- fans alike.”

            Yahoo New Zealand 

Prior to the North American tour, Josh will tour throughout Europe before heading back to the U.S. in July and August for select outdoor orchestra dates. For more information, please visit www.joshgroban.com.

TICKETS:  $47.50, $67.50 & $97.50.  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. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.  Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Justin Timberlake Brings The 20/20 Experience To Orlando!

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WHAT:          Justin Timberlake | The 20/20 Experience World Tour

                        

WHEN:          Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 8 pm

 

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

 

ON SALE:     MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 | 10 A.M.

 

Justin Timberlake

One of this generation’s most celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced he will kick off The 20/20 Experience World Tour starting on October 31.  After dominating the global charts with the release of his acclaimed new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” Timberlake will bring his electrifying live

shows to fans with a worldwide tour that will run through 2014.  The Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning artist’s first tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia.  The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring.  Timberlake also revealed today the musical journey started on his album “The 20/20 Experience” will continue with the worldwide release of a new album on September 30.  Timberlake brings his world tour to the Amway Center on December 19.  Tickets go on sale May 13 at 10 a.m.

The 20/20 Experience World Tour will kick off in North America starting on October 31. On sale dates for this tour will be staggered with tickets for several shows going on sale starting on May 13 at 10 a.m. local time. Timberlake’s all-new fan club, The Tennessee Kids (#TNKids), will have access to a pre-sale starting on May 7 at 10 a.m. local time.  Fans should visitwww.justintimberlake.com/tennesseekids to register for the fan club and receive a special code to access the pre-sale.  A pre-sale for MasterCard cardholders will begin on May 8 at 10 a.m. local time.  Cardholders will also have access to exclusive after shows in select markets as a part of the MasterCard Priceless Cities program.  Fans should visitwww.priceless.com/justintimberlake for more information.

“The 20/20 Experience,” already hailed by critics as one of the year’s best albums, will continue with a second worldwide release this year on September 30.  Written and produced byTimberlake, the epic album will feature 10 all new songs that explore the sonic boundaries fans discovered with the music found on this year’s earlier release.

TICKETS:  $45, $90 & $175.  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. 

 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.  Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Michael Bublé Coming to the Amway Center October 30, 2013

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Amway Center News: Michael Bublé Coming October 30, 2013

Michael Bublé 

Michael Bublé’s “To Be Loved” CD just debuted at the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s  Top 200 Pop Charts.  Next for the Canadian superstar is a 40-city U.S. concert tour beginning on September 7.  Bublé officially announced the tour during his appearance on “The Ellen Show” today and the dates were confirmed by Don Fox of Beaver Productions, the national tour promoter.  Bublé performs at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on October 30.  More information regarding the on sale date is coming soon.

“I’m very excited to get back on the road and perform for my fans.  It’s been awhile but we’re rested up and ready to have a big party on stage every night,” commented Bublé.

Bublé has already sold out l0 nights at the 02 Arena in London beginning June 30 and five nights at the 02 Arena in Dublin beginning July 15.  His previous Crazy Love Tour sold out in 80 U.S. cities and was seen by over two million fans worldwide. “To Be Loved” is Bublé’s fourth consecutive number one album.  In conjunction with the release, he co-hosted “The Today Show” and appeared on “Kelly & Michael,” “The Ellen Show,” “Nightline,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Chelsea Lately” show and a surprise appearance in a New York subway station which immediately went viral.  The multi-Grammy®-winning artist has had global sales of 45 million albums sold in the course of his extraordinary decade long career.  Bublé’s last CD, the multi-platinum “Christmas,” was the second most successful selling album of 2011.

 

WHAT:          Michael Bublé

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ~ 8 P.M.

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

ON SALE:     To Be Announced

 

TICKETS:  TBA.  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. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.  Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year bySportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

 

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Legendary Rockers KISS to Headline ArenaBowl XXVI At The Amway Center

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 KISS to Headline ArenaBowl XXVI At The Amway Center

 

WHAT:          KISS | MONSTER TOUR

                        

WHEN:          FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013 | 7:30 P.M.

 

WHERE:        AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

ON SALE:     FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 | 10 A.M.

Legendary rock band KISS headlines ArenaBowl XXVI weekend festivities and celebrates their 40th anniversary with the Champions of the Arena Football League on Friday, August 16 in Orlando, Florida at the Amway Center.  Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m.

KISS, known for their elaborate explosive stage shows, iconic black and white face paint and never ending love of helping fans remember to “Rock and Roll All Nite,” return to Orlando for the first time since 2006.  Lead by the founding partners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide over the last four decades and attained eight Top 10 albums, highlighted by hit songs such as “Rock and Roll all Nite” and “Calling Dr. Love.”  The recently released number one “Monster” album has been hailed by critics as the band’s greatest studio album in decades.

ArenaBowl XXVI is set for Saturday, August 17 at the Amway Center.  The game will be broadcast live on CBS Television Network at 1 p.m. as part of the three-day ArenaBowl XXVI celebration.

Visit Tickemaster.com for KISS and ArenaBowl XXVI VIP packages.

TICKETS: $35, $49, $75 & $95 – 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. 

 

ABOUT ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country.  CBS Sports Network broadcasts an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the regular season and postseason through the semifinal rounds.  The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game airs on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.

 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.  Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

 

 

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