Week In Review And News – January 3, 2014

With the start of a new year and with so much going on after the holidays, I thought it would be a great time to restart our Week in Review and play a little catch up on this week’s highlights and news from the Orlando and Central Florida Attractions and Venues!

Week in Review – December 30, 2013 to January 3, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Parks Blog announced a new contest where you can win a 5-day/4-night vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

We’ve just launched disney.com/resolutions where Disney celebrities are sharing how they plan to resolve to spend more time with family in 2014. A new video will be uploaded everyday in January.

 

On disney.com/resolutions, we are also awarding a vacation-a-day from December 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014! So enter every day for your chance to win because this is the year to spend more quality time with the people you love most. Good luck!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to individuals, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are not Minors. Sweepstakes starts 12:01 AM (EST) on 12/31/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM (EST) on 1/31/14. Click here for Official Rules.

runDisney

With Walt Disney World Marathon weekend right around the corner, runDisney was everywhere when they released details about the Limited Edition runDisney 2014 New Balance shoes!

httpv://youtu.be/C8YXAZu9kCE

You can find out more about these shoes here.

Universal Orlando Resort

Harry Potter Diagon Alley Week in Review

With construction on Diagon Alley ramping up, A Celebration of Harry Potter drawing close, Cabana Bay opening reservations being taken, and CityWalk undergoing a HUGE transformation, the Universal Orlando Resort is buzzing with energy!

Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013. Week in Review
Diagon Alley Construction on December 29, 2013.

Antojitos Update Week in Review

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for everything that is coming to the Universal Orlando Resort!!!

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

January is Passholder appreciation month at SeaWorld Orlando, and they are offering some great deals!

Bring a friend for FREE! SeaWorld® Orlando Pass Members receive a friend for free ticket*. Online registration is required. Valid for one single-day admission by January 31, 2014. Register Now.

Double Your Discount**

  • Save 20% on dining in all of our cafeteria-style restaurants
  • Save 20% on merchandise in our gift shops

*Pass Member must be present for guest to gain admittance. Free ticket offer valid for active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year and FL Platinum Pass Members. Not valid for Fun Cards, Teacher’s Study Passes or Friends & Family Passes. Free ticket is non-transferable, not for resale and may be revoked for misuse.

**Offer only valid between Jan. 1-31, 2014. Must present active SeaWorld Orlando 1-Year, 2-Year, or FL Platinum Pass to receive savings. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Not valid on All-Day Dining offers. Merchandise offer valid for in-park purchases only.

Amway Center

The Circus is coming to town!

Ringling

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus LEGENDS is coming to the Amway Center January 9-12, but Monday the circus train rolls into Orlando.  Fantastic photo opportunities will be available as the Ringling Bros. pachyderm performers parade to the Amway Center. 

The Ringling Bros. animal performers will unload at 8:00 p.m. and walk beginning at 8:30 p.m. Animals will unload at railroad tracks near 1035 W. Amelia,  then travel east on Amelia, south on North Hughey Ave., then west on West South St. and enter the GEICO Garage behind Amway Center. (Note: route and time are subject to change without notice.)

Tickets are still available and start at $16. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved. Tickets are available atwww.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.

LEGOLAND Florida

If your house is anything like mine, you have watched the trailer for ‘The LEGO Movie’ four times daily and I was excited to see that they are going to be having a weekend of activities in February!

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February 8 & 9, 2014 Enjoy fun for all with activities to celebrate “The LEGO Movie”, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure featuring an all-star cast and set to open in theaters February 7. Guests will enjoy a special movie-themed building activity, movie-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland USA and meet and greet sessions with costume characters Emmet and Wyldstyle, who play leading roles in this epic movie.

Busch Gardens Tampa

BG Bring a friend for free Week in Review

January is also Passholder appreciation month at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Double the Fun – Bring a Friend for FREE

During January, Pass Members can bring a friend for free! Online registration required. Limit one free ticket per active Pass Member. Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply. Log in now to register your friend’s ticket and learn more about this limited time offer.

Triple the Savings – 30% off merchandise, food, and beverages

All month long, Pass Members get 30% off merchandise, food and beverages when you visit the park! Offer valid between January 1-31, 2014. Other Restrictions Apply.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

A Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift-off during a dramatic SpaceX launch scheduled for January 3, launch time is subject to change but the launch window of 5:05 p.m. to 7:17 p.m. EST. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests may view the launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area, or special areas at the Visitor Complex.

Launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, located in Kennedy Space Center, includes live mission control commentary and is available for Visitor Complex guests for $20 plus the cost of admission. Admission to the Visitor Complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center begins at 3:15 p.m.

Launch viewing, featuring live mission control commentary, also is available from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and is included in regular admission.

Week in Review- Posts from On the Go in MCO

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Staycation

New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort

Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year

Merchandise Spotlight – Walt Disney World Resort

Thanks for joining us for this Week in Review, and if this is indication of how jam packed 2014 is going to be I am really excited!

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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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GIVEAWAY – Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Returns To The Amway Center

Ringling

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS LEGENDS

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR JANUARY 9-12 SHOW

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present LEGENDS!The brand new show plays the Amway Center in Orlando January 9-12, 2014. 

Ringling

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: aUnicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

Ringling

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ringling

Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $35 (Premium Seats), $27, $23 and $16

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $40 (Premium Seats), $30, $23 and $16

**Special Offer**

 

Get $4 off per ticket with promo code MOM14. 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.

Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved, and tickets go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are available 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. The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

Want a chance to win Four (4) tickets to see Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Legends?

Well here’s your chance to win tickets to the

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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For more information about Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Legends visit www.Ringling.comFacebook, or on Twitter.

 

Disclosure: Through a partnership with Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, I have received tickets in exchange for this post.

Contest Rules:  Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen(18) years and older. Contest winner must present valid photo ID to claim prize. Void where prohibited by law. We use rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each and 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. Any questions? Contact shelley@onthegoinmco.com

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Reading With Ringling Days Visit The Orlando Area January 9th!

Reading With Ringling

Free Reading with Ringling Day for the Public

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Ambassadors of Laughter to
Clown Around Central Florida January 9th

Get ready to giggle, Central Florida: on January 9, 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 Built to Amaze!, the all-new 143RD Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® playing the Amway Center this January.

On Wednesday, January 9, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading during Reading with Ringling Day, special presentations at three libraries in Orange and Seminole counties. 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 library events are free and everyone is invited. The locations and appearance times 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/.

Seminole County Library
2:30 – 3 p.m.
Central Branch, 215 N. Oxford Rd., Casselberry, FL 32707
For more information, call 407-665-1500, or visit http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/guide/libraries

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present Built To Amaze! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth. The all-new show is coming is coming January 10-13 to the Amway Center in Orlando. For tickets and more information, visit www.ringling.com

Reading with Ringling Bros
Ringling Bros Built to Amaze – January – Amway Center

About Feld Entertainment: Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

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