Halloween Horror Nights News: Two New Mazes

Halloween Horror Nights News July 15 New Mazes

This fall Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida, unleashing some of the most nefarious names in horror to prey upon guests, and today the resort announced two new mazes coming to the much-anticipated event!

For this year’s event, classic films that have influenced the horror genre will come to life in two disturbingly real haunted mazes with the return of the legendary Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the resurrection of one of Universal Pictures’ most iconic monsters – the Bride of Frankenstein – in “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.”

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.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Inspired by the 1974 iconic slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes will depict a harrowing 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.

Plus, guests at Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will face another pop culture and horror legend as they brave this year’s event. The destination previously revealed the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most,’ “Beetlejuice,” based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film.

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Halloween Horror Nights - Beetlejuice Artwork

Halloween Horror Nights events begin at Universal Studios Florida on Friday, September 3, and run select nights through Sunday, October 31.

Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights, and due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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On the Go in MCO: Educational Adventures

On the Go in mco educational fun

Don’t forget that you can catch these great events and more on the Obie & Ashley Unfiltered Podcast!

This summer I have been sharing fun ways you can be On the Go in MCO, and this week the series continues with some fun ways to sneak some learning into your summer break. 

On the Go in MCO: Educational Adventures 

Mars Fest at the Orlando Science Center 

On the Go in MCO Mars Fest Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center Moon Fest, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Celebrate Mars exploration with astronomy and engineering-themed activities throughout the Orlando Science Center this weekend. 

Learn how the amazing telescopes, satellites, and landers have been analyzing the history of Mars and searching for life in another world.

During the event, visitors will also enjoy special live demonstrations, cosmic chemistry, and more during this special weekend celebration that’s included with admission to the Orlando Science Center.  

A Deep Sea Adventure at the Crayola Experience Orlando 

On the Go in MCO Crayola Experience Orlando Ocean X

Through July 25th at the Crapola Experience, located at the Florida Mall, you can join the mission to find the elusive giant squid when OceanX takes over the creative world of Crayola for a once-in-lifetime event. 

So get your mission log, create your ID badge and begin your journey through the sea kelp as you:

  • Take an “underwater” photo in a Crayola OceanX sub
  • Sculpt your own ocean creature and place it on a 3D mapping table
  • Learn about undersea wonders and conservation efforts
  • View sea creatures in their natural habitat through colorful “portholes”
  • Help build a “coral reef” made of recycled marker caps
  • And ultimately come face to face with the elusive Giant Squid!

This limited-time fun is included in your admission to the Crayola Experience Orlando, which is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day of the week.

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

On the Go in MCO Pioneer Village

The Pioneer Village is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once stood in different areas of Osceola County that were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times.

The village includes a general store and post office, schoolhouse, church, train depot, homesteads from Osceola settlers, Seminole settlement, a cow camp, and working structures such as a blacksmith shop, citrus packing plant, cane grinder, and barn.

Pioneer Village is open Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, and guided tours are available on Wednesday from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm and by appointment.

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival On the Go in MCO

EPCOT, at the Walt Disney World Resort, is always my favorite way to sneak ‘Edutainment’ into our theme park fun, but during the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, there are even more ways to learn…I mean have fun!

From July 15 to November 20th, families can learn about cuisine around the world, try new delicious bites, and enjoy family challenges that will stretch their food knowledge and taste buds.

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On the Go in the Parks: July 9-11, 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!

There is a lot of summer fun to be found On the Go in the Parks this weekend!

But first, let’s start with the new things you can enjoy On the Go in the Parks!

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.

Free Beer is back 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 park close. 

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

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.

On the Go in the Parks: July 9-11, 2021

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean has returned 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!

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida
Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida lineup

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.

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces the Return of Fireworks Every Night

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 starting Friday, June 11 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.

From the electrifying pre-party to the epic grand finale, the dazzling experience of “Spark!” can be enjoyed with any park ticket, Fun Card or Annual Pass. 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.

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Halloween Horror Nights 30: New Maze Announcement

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 The Haunting of Hill House

For the first time ever, 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 for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, which officially begins on September 3, 2021 at Universal Studios Florida!

Upon its release, Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” became a worldwide phenomenon of unsettling proportions that elevated the horror television genre. Created, directed, and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game) and executive produced by Trevor Macy via their Intrepid Pictures, the chilling horror story follows members of the Crain family who are haunted by long-dormant fears stemming from their time living in the menacing Hill House as children and then forced to face the ghosts of its grisly past.

“I have loved Halloween Horror Nights for so long,” said Flanagan, Creator, Director and Executive Producer of “The Haunting of Hill House.” “Some of my favorite memories of Halloween were made at Universal Studios, screaming and laughing with my friends. It is such an honor to be included among such fantastic Haunts, and I’m so glad that fans will be able to walk the halls of Hill House this Halloween. This is – without a doubt – one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to us at Intrepid. We are so excited to visit the Red Room again – we hope to see you all there!”

Reincarnated as a Halloween Horror Nights Maze, the imposing and mysterious Hill House eerily comes to life beckoning guests to embark on the dark journey.

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. Apparitions will appear around every corner, from William Hill – The Tall Man, whose towering stature overwhelms everyone he encounters; to The Ghost in the Basement, who feverishly crawls throughout the bowels of the House in search of his next victim; to The Bent-Neck Lady, whose disturbing scream and ghastly appearance invoke a constant state of unnerving dread. 

“It’s a nightmare come true to bring Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House”to life for our guests this year at ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” said Charles Gray, Senior Show Director for Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort. “The show brought true horror to the masses, similar to what we’ve provided our guests at this event for nearly 30 years – Hill Houseis a perfect fit for “Halloween Horror Nights” as it enters a new decade of fear.”

The Haunting of Hill House maze will test even the bravest guests as they 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.

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Universal Orlando Announces 2021 Holiday Dates

What better way to kick off Christmas in July than with the Universal announcing their holiday celebration dates!

Universal Orlando Resort Holidays Save The Dates

Christmas in July: Universal Orlando Announces 2021 Holiday Dates

I am REALLY excited to share that the Universal Orlando Resort will unwrap its 2021 Holidays celebration on November 13!

Guests can rip open a holiday gift of nonstop awesome for 51 days and nights as Universal’s biggest and loudest holiday traditions and characters come to life with one-of-a-kind experiences across Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk, and the resort hotels until January 2, 2022.

Additional details about this year’s Holidays celebration at Universal Orlando will be revealed in the months ahead.

To learn more and to book a trip today, visit the Official UOR website.

Just in time for the fall and holiday season, Universal has launched an all-new deal, inviting guests to save 30 percent on a 4-day, 4-night hotel and ticket vacation package.

The limited-availability offer must be booked by September 8, for travel from August 16 to December 16. Find more information about this deal here.

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On the Go in the Parks: Fourth of July Fun

On the Go In the Parks - July 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!

If you are looking for options to be On the Go in the Parks for the Fourth of July, fireworks and nighttime spectaculars are back in time to celebrate Independence Day!

On the Go in the Parks: Fourth of July Fun

Walt Disney World

There will be no dedicated fireworks show, but you can once again see them in the parks!

On the Go in the Parks - Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom comes alive as the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular lights up the nighttime sky with stunning projections, lasers, special effects, and fireworks set against Cinderella Castle.

At EPCOT, EPCOT Forever transforms the World Showcase lagoon into a nighttime light show filled with dazzling fireworks and stunning laser effects.

On the Go in the Parks - Disney Springs Waterside Stage

Over at Disney Springs, you can catch Americana-inspired performances through July 8th from 6:15 to 9:15 pm on the Advent Health Waterside Stage near World of Disney

Universal Orlando Resort

There will be no dedicated fireworks show for the holiday, but there is an exciting return.

The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle Universals's Islands of Adventure Holidays 2019

In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle is BACK!!!!! This five minute projection spectacular is MUST SEE for Harry Potter fans!

SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean 2021 On the Go in the Parks

In addition to SeaWorld Orlando’s Electric Ocean (going on now through September 6), park guests will have an opportunity to celebrate Fourth of July weekend with Ignite – an incredible display of fireworks, music, lights and pyrotechnics that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above – followed by a patriotic fireworks finale before park close. Insider

LEGOLAND Florida
LEGOLAND Florida Fireworks Fourth of July 2019

A must-see for LEGO fans, Red, White & BOOM – happening July 3-4 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort – is the only area fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO® bricks.

Fun Spot America
On the Go in the Parks - Fourth of July Fun Spot

At Fun Spot America’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 3, visitors can enjoy fun rides and attractions throughout the park while viewing spectacular nighttime fireworks.

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Red, White & BOOM Returns to LEGOLAND Florida

Red White and BOOM LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida will celebrate America’s independence over two nights and watch as our annual fireworks show transforms into bursting LEGO bricks before your eyes.

During Red, White & BOOM guests will be able to experience in-park activities such as help create a giant American flag out of thousands of LEGO bricks before the sun goes down, enter a competition build for a chance to win a LEGO prize pack by building a patriotic creation of anything you can imagine, and more!

Red White and BOOM LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Edward Linsmier

But the star of the show is the fireworks over Lake Eloise!!!

At 9 p.m. each night, guests will want to take a seat near Lake Eloise to see the nighttime sky light up with the biggest fireworks shows of the year!

The best part is the pair of complementary 3D glasses, available starting at 7 p.m., to see the fireworks turn to LEGO bricks before your eyes.

There are five viewing areas around the Theme Park:

  • Pirate’s Cove North & South Stadium
  • Pirate’s Cove Grass Line
  • LEGO Technic
  • MINILAND USA
  • Mansion Lawn at Heartlake City

While you are at LEGOLAND Florida, make sure to enjoy the all Awe-Summer event offerings during the day, including the Birthday Surprise Squad, live shows, fun streetmosphere, and refreshing treats

Red White and BOOM LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

The best part? Red, White & BOOM event activities are included with general theme park admission or select Annual Passes!

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runDisney Announces 2021-2022 Event Lineup

runDisney 2021 2022 race lineup

After more than a year of virtual races, runners will return to racing at Walt Disney World Resort this fall, kicking off the runDisney 2021-2022 race season.

The 2022 runDisney season will include four race weekends:

  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz: November 4-7, 2021
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: January 5-9, 2022
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: February 24-27, 2022
  • runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend presented by Otterbox: March 31-April 3, 2022

As COVID-19 guidelines may change before the return to on-site running at Walt Disney World, race weekends may not include every element from previous years; however, there will by some exciting new elements this season to enhance the runner experience. New runDisney offerings include:

runDisney Springtime Surprise 2022

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend: Each race season, the fourth weekend will be the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend, featuring new and evolving race themes and distances each year.

runDisney Princess Weekend 2022

Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga: On the first morning of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, the new Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga, a professionally led yoga session in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park before the theme park opens to help runners gear up for their races, will debut.

Virtual Races: All races will have a virtual race option, allowing runDisney fans across the country to participate in their favorite races, even if they are unable to run at Walt Disney World. Runners are encouraged to complete their race on the same morning of the on-site events as part of the runDisney community and will receive the same finisher medal.

Just for Kids: The runDisney Kids Races during each event weekend will become runDisney Kids Adventures, focused on health, fitness, and fun for kids.

Along with these new offerings, runDisney will bring back many things that make its races magical, including running through Walt Disney World theme parks, unique race weekend themes, special entertainment, and Disney-inspired finisher medals.

To kick it all off, the 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, themed Wickedly Delicious, will celebrate beloved Disney villains and will feature the Disney Wine & Dine 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Disney Two Course Challenge (10K and half marathon), with in-person and virtual options available for all four.

The Post-Race Party will cap off the weekend, allowing runners to celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends at EPCOT with exclusive, after-hours access to the park and the International Food & Wine Festival.

The theme of the 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will honor the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend theme will celebrate courage and kindness inspired by some favorite Disney princesses.

For more information about runDisney and the return of in-person running at Walt Disney World Resort, visit the official website

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2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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Fans of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have more time than ever to enjoy culinary favorites, live entertainment, and more, as the annual festival is underway daily from July 15 to November 20, 2021.

Global Marketplaces

At this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, 32 global marketplaces will take festival-goers on a culinary journey that will span six continents.

While delicious bites from returning favorites like Canada, Greece, Germany, and the Appleseed Orchard are on the menu, there are five new marketplaces to tempt your palate.

  • Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience: Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
  • Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience: Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
  • Rotunda Bistro: Nosh on tasty cuisine featuring fresh seafood and produce in the American Adventure Pavilion.
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine: Try out tantalizing pork dishes along with wine, beer, or a cocktail.
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina: Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.

Please remember that in-park dining requires a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date for each person in your party, ages three and up.

Live Entertainment

This is a video of the JAMMin’ Chefs from a few years ago that I absolutely LOVE!!!!!!! This year they will be performing on the Canada Mill Stage daily.

Live entertainment is back for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival with a new concert series that is sure to be a fan favorite!

The following Epcot favorites will be returning for this year’s festival:

  • JAMMin’ Chefs: This funky drumming crew will break it down with pots, pans, and other kitchen gadgets on the Canada Mill Stage.
  • Mariachi Cobre: Make sure to take time to enjoy the melodies of this world-famous traditional folk music from Jalisco, Mexico, on the American Garden Theatre stage daily.
  • Voices of Liberty: There won’t be a dry eye in the American Gardens Theatre as the inspiring vocal performances from the Voices of Liberty celebrate America’s spirit and beauty.

New to the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the America Gardens Bandstand. This live music concert series will occur every Friday through Monday evening featuring local bands from across Central Florida playing popular songs of yesterday and today on the America Gardens Theatre stage.

Family Fun

Families will find two Ratatouille-inspired adventures at the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Available for purchase throughout the park, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak will have kids of all ages searching high and low around Epcot for statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces.

Once seekers have found and matched all of the ingredient stickers to their map, they will receive a surprise at Disney Traders, located at the entrance to World Showcase, from Chef Remy. 

Families looking for a culinary exploration will want to check out Emile’s Fromage Montage, which will let adventurous eaters sample a variety of cheeses served in inventive ways.

To participate in the challenge, families will purchase any five cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport to collect the special stamps for a prize unique to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Festival Exclusive Merchandise

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2021 - Merchandise

Guests can bring the culinary magic home with official event merchandise from five new Festival exclusive collections that include apparel, trading pins, kitchen gadgets, home décor, and more!

Are you excited to attend the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival? Make sure to follow @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube for even more details!

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The World’s Most Magical Celebration: New Details

Walt Disney World 50 anniversary June 2021 Update

I am really excited to share more news about The World’s Most Magical Celebration starting October 1st to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Let’s start at the Magic Kingdom where a new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will help kick off the The World’s Most Magical Celebration festivities when it debuts October 1.

'Disney Enchantment' Debuts Oct. 1 at Magic Kingdom Park
Disney

This evening extravaganza will take you on a journey filled with adventure, wonder, and empowerment that will inspire everyone to believe in magic.

“Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Character Fashions
Disney

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be your hosts for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” and they couldn’t leave out their best pals!

Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale will also be sporting their own custom-made EARidescent looks, and you can see them when they  travel through Magic Kingdom Park several times daily in the new “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade” beginning October 1st.

'Disney Fab 50' Character Sculptures at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney

Newly announced is also the “Disney Fab 50”, a series of 50 golden character statues that will be located throughout the Magic Kingdom that guests will be able to interact with in a surprising way. I can’t wait to find out more information about this!!!

'Harmonious' Debuts Oct. 1 at EPCOT
Disney

Over at EPCOT, “Harmonious”, one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park, will debut on October 1st.

This new show will bring the globe together at World Showcase Lagoon in a celebration of Disney music that inspires people worldwide.

It’s a grand, powerful tribute to the stories and songs that unite us, embracing new technical magic that incorporates pyrotechnics, choreographed moving fountains, lighting and media in new ways.

“Harmonious” will invite you to travel the globe through new interpretations of classic Disney songs as never heard before…reimagined in more than a dozen languages by a diverse group of 240 artists from around the world.

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Not to be left of out festivities, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will debut a new daytime entertainment offering.

GUYS! Check out this artist rendering of “Disney KiteTails,” which will come alive several times a day at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning October 1.

Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo, and King Louie.

These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.

Walt Disney World 50 anniversary - Book
Disney

This fall, you can bring home “Walt Disney World: A Portrait of the First Half Century,” a beautiful new coffee table book from Disney Editions. You can see the cover art above for this insider’s look at the history and evolution of Walt Disney World, written by Kevin Kern, Tim O’Day and Steven Vagnini. The book will be available for purchase beginning Sept. 28 at Walt Disney World, shopDisney.com and wherever books are sold. And for more details on other special books publishing this year for the 50th anniversary, click here.

Matt Stroshane, photographer

Don’t forget that The World’s Most Magical Celebration will also see the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, icons at each of the four parks transforming into Beacons of Magic at night, EARidescent décor all across the resort, plus much more.

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The festivities begin on October 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, and to find out more about the celebration, make sure follow @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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It’s an Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida lineup

For six weeks this summer starting June 26, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is throwing an AWE-SUMMER celebration packed with engaging stage shows, special weekend events, and surprise streetmosphere performances around every corner.

The party runs all summer, June 26 through August 8, at the Theme Park built for kids with returning events, fan-favorite shows and more.

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

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.

Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida

It’s the return to summer that we’ve all been waiting for this year!

High Energy Entertainment Builds the Awe-Summer Lineup​​​​​​​

  • 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.
Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida
  • Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show – Watch as Captain Brickbeard and Calico Jade whip their crew of new recruits into shape through a series of thrilling stunts on the seas, including wakeboarding, barefoot skiing, and an all-new flyboard act.
Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort
  • Elemental Masters – This LEGO NINJAGO Days fan-favorite show returns with ninjas demonstrating advanced abilities in mastering the elemental powers with kicking, spinning, and tumbling on the LEGO City Stage.
  • Robots to the Rescue –Join Olivia as she returns from LEGO Friends Weekends in Heartlake Hall for an interactive LEGO brick build workshop to help save her robot friend.

Specialty Weekends Stack Up with Even More Fun

Red White and BOOM LEGOLAND Florida
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  • Red, White and BOOM! Fireworks return on July 3 and 4! Celebrate America’s Independence Day as the skies above Lake Eloise fill with colorful fireworks. Complimentary fireworks glasses transform the fireworks into bursting LEGO bricks! Before the sun goes down, guests can help create a giant U.S. flag out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND FL_LOGO
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland
  • Heroes Weekend – On August 7 and 8, learn about safety in a fun and playful way while we celebrate the Heroes who keep us safe! Kids can take part in a variety of fun activities, attractions, and character experiences, while families gather important information from the National Fire Protection Association.
LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Park Entrance with Family
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

All Awe-Summer activities are included with LEGOLAND Theme Park general admission and select Annual Passes, starting at $9/month with a small down payment. Annual Passes are the best way to join the yearlong birthday celebration — join the party at LEGOLAND.com/florida

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Halloween Horror Nights 30: JACK IS BACK

The Universal Orlando Resort just announced that Jack the Clown is going to return as the demented face of Halloween Horror Nights as the world’s premier Halloween event commemorates its 30th year this fall!

The most notorious icon in event history, Jack’s return to Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be fraught with terror and fear as the grisly circus clown invades every corner of this year’s event with unsuspecting “Jack Attacks” that will send guests running for their lives. His ominous and unrelenting presence will infiltrate every aspect of the event – from the streets, to the haunted houses to the places guests would least expect – leaving nowhere to turn and nowhere to hide.

Select tickets are on sale now for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, featuring a variety of ways for guests to customize their visit to stay, scream and save.

Guests can save up to $52 on a single night event ticket when purchasing online, and book various event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tours, a guided tour experience that provides priority V.I.P. access to the haunted houses; Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours, a daytime, lights-on tour of the haunted houses that offers a glimpse into how the scares are brought to life; and more.

Jack Returns to Halloween Horror Nights 2021

Guests can also save up to $200 on vacation packages, starting at $149 per person, per night (based on a family of four), that include hotel accommodations, tickets to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and one-night admission to Halloween Horror Nights 2021.

Universal Orlando hotel guests also receive exclusive benefits, including access to a dedicated entry gate for the event (with valid event admission), complimentary transportation to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and access to an all-new, limited-time “Jack’d Up” experience at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – where guests get a closer look into the chaotic world of Jack and some of the sinister environments inspired by his past invasions of HHN. Plus, the hotel’s Swizzle Lounge lobby bar will transform into the “Horror Icons Bar,” featuring specialty beverages and snacks inspired by the event’s most infamous icons, and props and costumes that pay an eerie homage to Halloween Horror Nights past.

Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Friday, September 3 and continues on select nights through Sunday, October 31, 2021.

For more information and to purchase tickets to Universal Orlando’s event, visit www.Orlando.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Additional details about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort will be revealed soon, so make sure you follow @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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SeaWorld Orlando Summer Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekends - SeaWorld Orlando 2016 - Guy Harvey
SeaWorld Orlando is really excited to welcome back Guy Harvey, renowned artist and conservationist, for Guy Harvey Weekend.

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer who is fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea.

During the weekend you can join him for meet-and-greets, autographs, and photo opportunities June 18–20 inside the Guy Harvey store located in the Waterfront. 

You can also purchase Guy Harvey’s fifth and newest book, “Underwater World,” at the Guy Harvey store. This memoir lets you see the wonders of our ocean through fascinating stories, and a portion of your purchase will directly benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF).

You can even have your copy of “Underwater World” signed by Guy Harvey during meet-and-greets and special dining experiences throughout the weekend.

SeaWorld Orlando Guy Harvey Weekends 2021

Guy Harvey Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 18

SeaWorld Orlando Sharks Underwater Grill

An Evening with Guy Harvey
4 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Enjoy a signature prix fixe dinner at Sharks Underwater Grill hosted by Guy Harvey, renowned artist and conservationist.

Your purchase includes a copy of Guy Harvey’s newest book, Underwater World, and an exclusive book signing and meet & greet before dinner. 

Your Meal Includes:
-Choice of Appetizer- Coconut Chicken Tenders, Caesar Salad, or Bleu Chips
-Choice of Entrée- 8oz Filet Mignon, Salmon, or Chicken Mushroom Pasta
-Choice of Dessert- Key Lime Pie, Cabernet Chocolate Cake, or Brownie Sundae

Saturday, June 19

Meet & Greet at the Guy Harvey Store (located in the Waterfront)

  • 10:30 a.m – 12 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m – 3 p.m.
  • 5:15 p.m – 6 p.m.
SeaWorld Inside Look Weekends November 2020

Dinner with Guy Harvey at Dine with Orcas
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle with Guy Harvey at Dine with Orcas on Saturday, June 19, as part of Guy Harvey Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando.

Includes dinner and meet-and-greet with Guy Harvey. Dinner is at 3:30 p.m. Guests should plan to arrive at Dine with Orcas at least 15 minutes prior to their dinner time in order to enjoy the full dining experience.

Menu:  Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, certified sustainable seafood, southern fried chicken, herb-crusted sirloin of beef, seasonal accompaniments, fresh bread baked daily by our skilled SeaWorld bakers, signature desserts, assorted Coca-Cola® products, coffee, and hot tea

Sunday, June 20

Meet & Greet at the Guy Harvey Store (located in the Waterfront)

  • 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m
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On the Go in the Parks: June 11-13, 2021

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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!

Summer is heating up if you are On the Go in the Parks this weekend with fun events around the theme parks of Central Florida!!!

Before we talk about the returning favorites, let’s take a look at what’s new this weekend!

Fun Spot 23rd Birthday Sale

Fun Spot Birthday Sale

Don’t forget that you can grab Single Day 1-Park Fun Passes for $23+tax each during the Fun Spot America 23rd Birthday Sale on June 12, 2021, from midnight to noon!

The fine print…

  • Sale is for Single Day Fun Passes good for all-day riding on go-kart tracks, roller coasters, thrill rides, and Kid Spot rides. (including the NEW Sky Hawk at the Orlando park!
  • Chauffeur Pass will be included for guests under 54 inches (to be picked up in-park).
  • Sale will be ONLINE ONLY.Sale goes LIVE at midnight (12:00 AM EST) on June 12, 2021, and ends at 12PM EST on June 12, 2021.
  • Can purchase up to 10.Can be used on the same day or future day.Passes expire June 10, 2022.
  • Passes are for one park only (Orlando, Kissimmee OR Atlanta).
  • SkyCoaster is NOT included.

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces the Return of Fireworks Every Night

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 starting Friday, June 11 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.

From the electrifying pre-party to the epic grand finale, the dazzling experience of “Spark!” can be enjoyed with any park ticket, Fun Card or Annual Pass. 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.

On the Go in the Parks: June 11-13, 2021

LEGO NINJAGO Days

LEGO NINJAGO Days at LLFR_2

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is inviting guests to “discover their inner ninja” and meet their favorite heroes from the world of NINJAGO as LEGONINJAGODays take over the theme park in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the LEGO NINJAGO brand.

This limited-time event is included with your theme park admission and features ninja-themed activities, exclusive LEGO character meet-and-greets, and delicious, kid-friendly treats all the Theme Park built for kids.

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando
On the Go in MCO SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean 2021 On the Go in the Parks

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean returns May 28 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! 

And with their Memorial Day sale you can save up to 50% on tickets, fun cards, and annual passes!!!

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT is in full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world until July 5th!

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2019

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will offer guests over 100 nights of world-class coasters, electrifying entertainment throughout the park, and more extended hours than ever beginning today.

And as a special bonus on weekends and select dates, guests can look to the sky for the NEW “Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular” featuring an explosive NEW firework and special effects production, the biggest, brightest show ever!

Journey to Mythica Debuts at LEGOLAND Florida
LEGOLAND Florida Journey to Mythica

Enter an undiscovered world where LEGO creatures come to life with an all-new 4D movie, LEGO MYTHICA – JOURNEY TO MYTHICA, and an augmented reality (AR) experience at LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Fun Town Theater.

Full of adventures and mysterious creatures all waiting to be discovered, LEGO MYTHICA is an incredible parallel universe to ours. A universe that, unbeknown to us, has been created by the power of kids’ imagination. Whenever a child takes the time and care to build a creature from LEGO bricks, it comes to life for real in MYTHICA.

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Howl-O-Scream Returns to Haunt Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2021

Fear returns in its most immersive form, as guests are invited back inside iconic haunted houses, including two ALL-NEW horror-filled houses at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST haunt event.

Creeping closer each day, Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with a hair-raising, skin-crawling celebration of ghoulish delights, including:

  • Two ALL-NEW Haunted Houses: Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter two all new original experiences.
  • Three Returning Houses with Reimagined Nightmares: Three fan-favorite frights will come back from the dead to consume guests with fear in new ways. 
  • Eight Scare Zones, plus three unpredictable hordes: The scares are everywhere including an unmarked zone and new terrors lurking in every corner of the park.
  • Fan-Favorite “Fiends!” returns to the Festival Field Stage: The raunchy monster dance party will return to its spacious outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls.
  • “The Rolling Bones” light up the stage at Dragon Fire Grill: As guests fuel up on a pre-fear feast, the live performance of this skeleton band lights up Dragon Fire Grill with epic covers of classic rock anthems.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2021

Tickets to Howl-O-Scream are available now, including exclusive discounts for Fun Card and Annual Pass Members at the lowest prices of the year.

Fans of fear can sign up for emails at HowlOScream.com to be the first to receive news of more dark details on new houses, experiences and more coming to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. 

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. 

Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately ticketed nighttime event. No costumes are allowed.

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