On the Go in MCO: Spooky, Kooky, and Eerie Local Halloween Fun

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Spooky season is On the Go in MCO, and this year’s local Halloween events are filled with Spooky fun and thrilling scares you won’t want to miss!!!

On the Go in MCO: Spooky, Kooky, and Eerie Local Halloween Fun 

The Haunted Road
On the Go In MCO Halloween Fun October 2021 Haunted Road

If you’re ready for scares from the comfort of your car, The Haunted Road, a drive-thru Halloween attraction at Corn Maze Orlando, has returned for its second year on select nights through November. 

The immersive outdoor theater show brings a mix of familiar characters, twisted creatures, and unexpected scares to horror fans visiting the social distance-friendly event.

After launching in 2020, the cast and crew quickly realized everything was not as it seemed. Rumor spread that tortured souls who died on the land materialize when the sun sets, resulting in paranormal phenomena and eerie occurrences.

Through trial and error, we learned how to disrupt these spirits and conjure up on-demand ghost sightings for travelers to witness. But proceed at your own risk… it is unclear if the spirits remain to ward off future victims or lure unsuspecting travelers to join them as part of The Haunted Road.

On the Go In MCO Halloween Fun October 2021 The Barnyard

Also New this year is The Barnyard, an add-on experience, that has a Haunt Market, the Ol’ Watering Hole with beverages, BBQ, and of course scares with roaming performers and the Abandoned Butcher Barn haunted experience.  

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins 
On the Go in MCO Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Giggles 2021

ITS BAACK!! Gatorland’s “Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins 2021 returns for its third year of family fun and fright done right from October 9th through October 31st!

Search for Cryptids in “The Crocs and Cryptids Zone!” where you’ll meet Gatorland’s Skunk Ape while you search for hidden cryptozoological beasts!  

Then, grab your Lederhosen for Frank & Steins Ooky Kooky Octoberfest featuring live music from “Polkageist,” Gatorland’s own undead polka band as well as German beer and food for purchase. 

On the Go in MCO Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Giggles 2021

The extra spooky  “Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum” returns this year!  Dare to enter Swamp Ghost’s lair and learn the origins of history’s most infamous monsters… and maybe come face to face with a ghoul or two! 

All this plus multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at 1 pm with treat bags for all kids who participate!  

There are also fun shows, multiple photo opportunities, a trick-or-treat trail from 11 am to 2 pm with candy giveaways, and more! 

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins is included with your regular park admission!

Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Goblins

There’s Halloween fun for Everyone at this all-ages daytime Halloween event!

Children and adults can wear family-friendly costumes if they like. Nothing scary or gory, please – Bubba and Cooter are easily spooked.

Tickets are available at www.Gatorland.com or at Gatorland admissions. 

And don’t forget Florida Residents save half off through November 1st. at Gatorland admissions.

A Petrified Forest 
A Petrified Forrest Orlando On the Go in MCO

A Petrified Forest invited guests to venture into their feast with three different outdoor scare trails in the dark, haunted forest filled with terrifying beasts and nightmares. 

You’ll want to plan for a night out as there are food trucks, live entertainment, and fun packed front yard activities.

A Petrified Forrest Orlando On the Go in MCO

On special Total Eclipse Nights – which require a signed waiver for anyone under 18 – monsters can even touch the guests. 

Separately, Kid’s Day and Special Needs Nights will also take place for a milder experience. 

Please keep in mind that all children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Get Spooky and Save at ICON Park


If you’re looking for a wicked good time this October, you’ll absolutely want to visit ICON Park!

Family Savings at ICON Park

Until October 31st bring your little ballerina, pirate or princess out for a free ride on the signature attraction, The Wheel. 

ICON is offering complimentary tickets to The Wheel for kids 12 and under who are dressed up in costumes, while their family members riding along will receive 50 percent off their tickets to The Wheel (up to four tickets).

More fun at The Wheel

To set the scene on the 400-foot observation wheel, ICON Park has curated a fun, Halloween-inspired playlist to play in the private capsules.

A free ghoulish glowing light show will take place on The Lawn each night, with a show at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to the spooky soundtrack during a 10-minute production.

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Kids Night at the Museum is BACK

Orlando Science Center Kids Night at the Museum

After taking a hiatus this summer, Kids Night at the Museum is back with a splash! 

September is Aquatic Adventures Month at Orlando Science Center so this Kids Night, junior explorers ages 5–12 are invited to SEA exciting exhibits, dive into oceanography with enhanced programming, enjoy dinner and a show, and so much more!

Meanwhile, caregivers can enjoy a stress and child-free evening while their children have a fun and educational experience exploring everything the Science Center has to offer.

Orlando Science Center Kids Night at the Museum
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Kids Night at the Museum activities include:

  • Pizza dinner
  • Explore OSC’s exciting exhibits
  • Hands-on STEM experiments and activities
  • Live Science Show
  • and more!
Orlando Science Center Kids Night at the Museum
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Kids Night at the Museum was inspired by Orlando Science Center’s summer camp program. During the summer of 2020, caregivers shared their gratitude for providing a safe space for their children to learn and explore during the pandemic. The Center realized that caregivers needed a break and kids needed a place to just be kids. Based on that feedback and following the same health and safety protocols that made summer camp a success, Orlando Science Center launched Kids Night at the Museum in July 2020 to an enthusiastic response.

No two kids are alike, and neither are Kids Nights! Each event is a unique experience with new themes and activities, but it also provides the learning and discovery that accompanies all Orlando Science Center’s offerings. This fledgling event has quickly become a community favorite, winning PLAYGROUND Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Best New Kid’s Night Out Program during their 2020 Family Favorite awards.

Orlando Science Center Kids Night at the Museum
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Kids Night at the Museum is $75 (Non-Members), $70 (Members) for the first child. Additional Children in the family: $40 per sibling. These events are known to sell out so don’t delay.

Get more info or register now at www.osc.org/kids-night-at-the-museum, call 407-514-2112, or email classes@osc.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! The next Kids Night at the Museum coming up will be Saturday, November 13.  

BEFORE YOUR VISIT:

Face coverings are currently required for all ages 3 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Before visiting, please review our safety guidelines: Orlando Science Center Visitor Information and Reopening Guidelines. While in attendance, all guests are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines and wash or disinfect hands frequently.

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Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo

Zoo Bash 2021 Header

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is always home to animals and family fun, but just in time for the spooky season, things are getting a little WILDER.

Monsters, princesses and animals of all kinds will dust off their Halloween costumes for the fan-favorite Zoo event, Zoo Boo Bash presented by Orlando Health.

“We pride ourselves on the Zoo being the perfect place for family fun every day,” said Stephanie Williams, Zoo Director. “Zoo Boo Bash really embraces that. Parents are always looking for a safe and fun place for their kids to show off their costumes and trick-or-treat, and our partner, Orlando Health, ensures this event always is.”

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select dates, October 23-24 and October 30-31.

Zoo Bash Central Florida Zoo 2021

The Zoo will be filled with all treats and no tricks with not-so-scary décor and activities for children of all ages, including trick-or-treating stations around beloved animals. Costumes are encouraged for guests of all ages. Candy will be provided by T-Mobile.

Zoo Boo Bash is included with Zoo admission. For annual passholders, special discounted event admission will be $5 per individual named on the valid annual pass card.

“We are proud to be a sponsor for such a beloved Central Florida event once again this year,” said Shawn Molsberger, president, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. “With continued increased safety precautions and social distancing, we are excited for another fun event for families across Central Florida to enjoy.”

Guests can purchase tickets online here for guaranteed admission.

For more information, visit http://www.centralfloridazoo.org.

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ICON Park completes renovations

ICON Park on International drive has been buzzing with renovation projects and the opening of 12 new tenants in the past 12 months such as Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips and Blake Shelton’s Ole Red.  

The Wheelhouse, the center of energy at ICON Park where guests board The Wheel and experience more attractions, great food and drinks, games, and fun, is completely remodeled. This started with tearing down the building’s front walls to create a brand-new grand entrance that includes retractable glass panels.

The new design provides the perfect synergy between ICON Park’s open-air spaces and the complex’s central building. The minute guests walk through the large doors, their adventure begins.

ICON Park
The Wheelhouse Bar

A key component of The Wheelhouse remodel was the addition of a circular bar in the center of the building. It was designed using custom-colored, hand-made encaustic cement tiles to give the bar surface a fun, Florida feel, all while complementing the ICON Park colors surrounding it. The shape of the round bar honors the design of The Wheel – a hint of what is to come. It features blush-colored glass pendants that are handblown, suggesting sea glass, and a brightly speckled terrazzo countertop adds a touch of retro glam. This mix of texture, color, and shape, makes The Wheelhouse Bar the perfect spot for a quick drink or leisurely hang out with friends.

As guests walk to the back lot of The Wheelhouse to ride The Wheel, they’ll discover the new Sky Bar. It’s a casual spot to pick up a quick drink before boarding your capsule. The bar is covered in ocean blue scallop-shaped cement tiles and accompanied by a brightly speckled terrazzo countertop. The back bar wall, painted in Flamingo Pink, is decorated with a selection of curated poster-sized vintage travel postcards, a nostalgic wink to Florida tourism over the years.

ICON Park
The Sky Bar

“When designing these bars, I wanted to create two spaces that represent the exciting, fun experience ICON Park offers its visitors and, at the same time, design them as an homage to Florida,” said designer Petra Hausberger, principal of Somerton Park Interiors.

ICON Park
Entrance to the Wheel

As part of The Wheelhouse remodel, ICON Park has also added new attractions such as In The Game ICON Park and 7D Motion Theater, a gift shop, a retail store, and new flooring inside The Wheelhouse.

To optimize all 20 acres of ICON Park’s open-air and walkable spaces, the entertainment complex has expanded the ICON Park Promenade. Thirty new kiosks have been added so guests can enjoy a unique outdoor shopping experience as they stroll along the brick promenade under festoon lights.

ICON Park
The ICON Park Promenade

“ICON Park’s recent, guest-driven enhancements are making our property the top short-stay destination for locals and tourists in Florida,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president, and CEO of ICON Park. “These investments in money and time show our optimism, and we enjoy seeing how much our guests enjoy the updates.”

ICON Park is at the center of the Orlando Entertainment District. With free parking and conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.

To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.

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Central Florida Zoo debuts expanded food options

There’s always something new to see at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens—and now there’s something new to taste to fuel those adventures.      

The Zoo recently rolled out new food offerings at two locations on the property, as well as the option for mobile ordering.

Central Florida Zoo Eats July 2021

The Zoo’s main dining concept is now called Graze, located near the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground. The menu puts a fresh and fun spin on old favorites, serving up items like The Q Dog—with BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw and onions on an all-beef, deli-style hotdog—and the Ragin’ Cajun Crispy Chicken sandwich—which features hand-dipped crispy chicken, dill pickle chips and Cajun mayo made using a Sanford hot sauce company, Hotter Than El.

The eatery also features vegetarian options such as the Falafel Burger and the Powergrain Bowl with quinoa, edamame, garbanzo beans, fresh cucumber, diced tomato and greens with tzatziki vinaigrette and balsamic drizzle.

Central Florida Zoo Eats July 2021

Kids choices include the Kids Dog and PB&J, and there are a selection of fries and loaded fries. Concessions are also available near the rhinoceros habitat. The new spot, Swirl, serves up ice cream and other grab-and-go treats for those hot days exploring the Zoo.

In addition to the new menu of fresh and satisfying options, parents can get excited for the option to order on their phones. No more will they have to wait in line with kids who just want to hit the splash pad. Now, parents can kick back in one of the lounge chairs near the splash pad, scan the QR code, and place an order.

“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our guests,” said Dino Ferri, the Zoo’s CEO. “We are excited to provide them both with the convenience and some great new options, and we can’t wait for people to taste for themselves.”

Annual Passholders also receive a discount on food and beverage items at the Zoo.

Central Florida Zoo Eats July 2021

The new food options come from the Zoo’s partnership with the SSA Group, a hospitality group that facilitates ticketing, culinary and retail options for cultural attractions and experiences. The group is also handling the Zoo’s ticketing system.

For more information about the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and to plan your visit, head to www.centralfloridazoo.org.

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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: 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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On the Go in MCO: May 28-30, 2021

On the Go in MCO Obie and Ashley Spring Break 2021 Tips On the Go in MCO

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

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and if you’re like us you’re ready to kick off a Summer On the Go in MCO. 

On the Go in MCO: May 28-30, 2021

On the Go in MCO Wild Florida Gator Week 2021
Gator Week at Wild Florida: 3301 Lake Cypress Rd, Kenansville, FL

All week Wild Florida has been celebrating Florida’s most misunderstood residents, and this Saturday the fun kicks into high gear for National Gator Day. 

Gator Cake Contest – Bring out your inner baker and love for alligators in our first-ever Gator Cake contest! Sign up to bake and bring in a cake designed by you that shows how much you love alligators! After a panel of judges reviews the design of your cakes, they’ll give the top three selection prizes for their hard work and love for these scaly creatures!

National Alligator Day – Earlier this year, Wild Florida helped establish National Alligator Day to be recognized annually on May 29,  giving alligators the official recognition they deserve! To celebrate, they’re throwing a huge 1st birthday party throughout our Gator Park with balloons, cupcakes, and more to celebrate the 1st EVER National Alligator Day.

Live Band – If you ever need to cool off and take a break from the activities, the Celery String Band will be playing live music throughout the day under our Gator Pavilion.

In addition to these activities, guests can enjoy live demonstrations and more with FREE Gator Park admission to everyone who brings in spare change to benefit Croc Fest.

On the Go in MCO Southern Hills Farm Peach Picking
Peach Picking at Southern Hill Farms: 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL

Peach season is in full swing at Southern Hill Farms, and they have the sweetest deal for their  u-pick guests! 

For every 5 pounds of u-pick peaches purchased, you’ll receive an additional 2 pounds of pre-picked peaches for FREE, a bonus worth $10! 

Sweet and juicy peaches are perfect for sharing with family, friends, neighbors and teachers, they are easy to slice and freeze to use in smoothies and baking, or to simply enjoy as a healthy snack. 

This deal is available for the remainder of the season, or while supplies last. 

If peaches aren’t your thing, blueberries, zinnias, sunflowers, and vegetables are available. 

Southern Hills Farm hours for this weekend are Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Entrance gates close 30 minutes prior to the farm closing. 

Memorial Day at Sunset Walk Promenade: 3251 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL

Join Promenade at Sunset Walk for Memorial Day Weekend as we honor the men and women of our military who died in service to our country.

Live performances by:

  • Tim Hamlin — Americana and classic rock
  • Jason Link — Country to rock ’n’ roll
  • The Boots — Performing a high-energy, eclectic mix of top 40, rock ’n’ roll, dance, and more

Plus:

  • DJ Scotty B
  • Street Performers

Free admission. Outdoor event, rain or shine.

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

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando 

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!!!

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On the Go in the Parks: May 14-16, 2021

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

It’s going to be another beautiful weekend On the Go in the Parks, and this weekend there are some new ways to have fun!

World Whiskey Day at Raglan Road 
World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is known for their celebrations that are the perfect mix of delicious dishes, delightful libations, and world-class entertainment…but their new World Whiskey Day offerings, available through May 15th, are some of my favorites.

During the celebrations you can enjoy special drinks, exclusive menu options, and save $20 on the pub’s Whiskey Flight!

Viva La Música at SeaWorld Orlando
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando On the Go in the Parks

Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns to SeaWorld Orlando. 

Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for two Saturdays and Sundays only, May 15 – 23. 

From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be two unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. 

Foodies won’t want to miss the event-exclusive dishes, families will enjoy dance lessons with Rosita from Sesame Street, and you won’t be able to stop dancing with music throughout the park. 

Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by.

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland
On the Go in MCO Gatorland Gatorpalooza 2021

Gatorland Orlando is inviting guests on Saturday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 16th, for Gatorpalooza Fun Fest!

There’ll be live music, artisans and craft vendors, fun, games, giveaways, and all the alligators and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer!

You especially won’t want to miss Saturday’s Florida Man Challenge, and Sunday’s Turkey Dog Toss with the Gatorland Vlog team at the Breeding Marsh.

Best of all, this extra fun is included with regular admission! 

And if you are a Florida resident that means you receive 50% off Single Day admissions with your Florida I.D. at the gate!

On the Go in the Parks: May 14-16, 2021

Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Sesame Street Safari of Fun Weekends May 2021

Created especially for the youngest members of the family, kids and parents alike can join in the springtime fun at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends, including an ALL-NEW weekend celebrating everyday heroes.

Families will want to return to the park again and again to enjoy new themed activities celebrating their Sesame Street friends each weekend, including:

  • Elmo Weekend, May 15 & 16: Kids will have a blast helping Elmo and Dorothy find their fish friends throughout the Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Families can also sing and dance along with Elmo at the Sesame Street Pavilion.

Included in park admission, guests can take part in safe family fun with modified operations for everyone’s health and safety.

LEGO Friends Weekends
LEGO Friends Weekend Fab 5

LEGO Friends Weekends are returning to LEGOLAND Florida May 8-9, and 15-16.

Oh no! Dr. Alvah has plans to shut down Heartlake City by cutting off the power to every single ride and attraction.

Help Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Emma, and Mia stop them before it’s too late!

By taking part in the Heart Squad’s fun activities and meet & greets, gain valuable information needed to crack the secret code and stop the villains’ evil plan!

The Fun is included with your admission into the park.

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
On the Go In the Parks - SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival Cinco de Mayo

You can keep celebrating Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival May 7 -9!!!

During these special celebrations, included with theme park admission, guests can experience:

  • FIESTA IN THE STREET – The Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life as entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters get this full-blown fiesta going.
    12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • DJ DANCE PARTY – Get your feet moving at this fun-filled party (with physical distancing) as we spin new and old beats throughout the day.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • MEXICAN FLAVORS – Savor new and classic tastes as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival including our take on a classic Elote dish, drunken shrimp tostadas, beef barbacoa tacos, and delicious beer and cocktails.
    11:30 a.m. to park close.
Waves of Honor Offer for SeaWorld Parks
Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando

Through June 27, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is offering free admission for U.S. military veterans and their families to its SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, and SeaWorld San Diego parks with their Waves of Honor program. 

U.S. military veterans and retirees must register their complimentary single-day ticket(s) for themselves and up to three dependents online at www.WavesofHonor.com before May 16. 

After registering, all tickets must be redeemed by June 27. As an added thank you, veterans and active military service members can also purchase up to six additional tickets at 50% off.

Service members and their direct dependents must have a valid active military ID to participate. 

Since its launch in 2005, more than 10 million guests – active-duty military members, veterans, and their families – have enjoyed the company’s parks for free through the Waves of Honor program.

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.

PJ Masks Event at Sea Life Orlando
SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

Calling all heroes, starting today PJ Masks is diving into SEA LIFE Orlando exclusively with a brand-new Aquarium-wide adventure.

For the first time ever, elements of the hit animated series for preschoolers will come to life in Orlando!

Guests will help ‘Stop the Marine Mayhem’ around every corner at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium from April 30th through May 21st during the limited time experience.

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On the Go in MCO: May 14-16, 2021

The days are getting longer and the temps are going up…so we are getting really close to a summer On the Go in MCO!!!

It’s so awesome to live in a city that doesn’t know how to sit still!

On the Go in MCO: May 14-16, 2021

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland
  • May 15 & 16, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
On the Go in MCO Gatorland Gatorpalooza 2021

Gatorland Orlando is inviting guests on Saturday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 16th, for Gatorpalooza Fun Fest!

There’ll be live music, artisans and craft vendors, fun, games, giveaways, and all the alligators and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer!

You especially won’t want to miss Saturday’s Florida Man Challenge, and Sunday’s Turkey Dog Toss with the Gatorland Vlog team at the Breeding Marsh.

Best of all, this extra fun is included with regular admission! 

And if you are a Florida resident that means you receive 50% off Single Day admissions with your Florida I.D. at the gate!

62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
  • May 14 to 16, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Friday until 5:00 pm)
On the Go in MCO Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

The Winter Park sidewalk art festival is one of the nations oldest, largest, and most prestigious outdoor fine arts and fine crafts festivals. Organized and run by a dedicated group of volunteers, the juried show is nationally recognized and named the #5 fine art show in the country by sunshine artist magazine. 

The festival features all original artwork that has been designed and executed by the exhibiting artists during the past two years. 

The show is conveniently located in central park, a beautifully landscaped area whose surrounding streets are closed during the festival to allow for foot traffic only.

Many artist booths line Winter Park’s Park Avenue, the heart of a charming downtown with brick lined streets, unique boutique shops, and multiple outdoor cafés in bistros.

Attendance usually exceeds 350,000 people for the three day event. There are no more than 225 artist selected for participation each year. 

The Winter Park side walk art festival has provided the info graphic below for some information that’s helpful to know before you go.

On the Go in MCO Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Viva La Música at SeaWorld Orlando
  • May 15 & 16
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Logo

Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns to SeaWorld Orlando. 

Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for two Saturdays and Sundays only, May 15 – 23. 

From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be two unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. 

Foodies won’t want to miss the event-exclusive dishes, families will enjoy dance lessons with Rosita from Sesame Street, and you won’t be able to stop dancing with music throughout the park. 

Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by.

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On the Go in the Parks: May 7-9, 2021

On the Go in MCO May 2021

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

Raise your hand if you are ready to be On the Go in the Parks this weekend…I know I am!

As the theme parks of Central Florida start relaxing their COVID-19 Protocols, there are some important things to note and to keep in mind as you are planning your next vist to be On the Go in the Parks.

  • Both parks are still requiring guests to wear face coverings except when guests are stationary eating or drinking in appropriate areas.
  • The Universal Orlando Resort announced via their website that they would no longer be conducting temperature checks for guests prior to entry into the park and will be reducing their social distancing to 1 meter/3 feet.
  • While not part of the official announcement, park guests have shared on social media that the Universal Orlando Resort parks are once again utilizing the single-rider lines, seating parties together, and filling all rows in both their attractions and shows.
  • At the Walt Disney World Resort, temperature checks will be phased out in all areas that require them by May 16, 2021.
  • Theme park reservations will continue to be required for guests to enter a park.

On the Go in the Parks: May 7-9, 2021

Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Sesame Street Safari of Fun Weekends May 2021

Created especially for the youngest members of the family, kids and parents alike can join in the springtime fun at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends, including an ALL-NEW weekend celebrating everyday heroes.

Families will want to return to the park again and again to enjoy new themed activities celebrating their Sesame Street friends each weekend, including:

  • Cookie Monster Weekend, May 8 & 9: C is for cookie! Search for Cookie Monster’s favorite treat during this fun-filled weekend, where kids can also decorate a wearable cookie crown craft. Don’t forget to take a selfie by Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck!

Included in park admission, guests can take part in safe family fun with modified operations for everyone’s health and safety.

LEGO Friends Weekends
LEGO Friends Weekend Fab 5

LEGO Friends Weekends are returning to LEGOLAND Florida May 8-9, and 15-16.

Oh no! Dr. Alvah has plans to shut down Heartlake City by cutting off the power to every single ride and attraction.

Help Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Emma, and Mia stop them before it’s too late!

By taking part in the Heart Squad’s fun activities and meet & greets, gain valuable information needed to crack the secret code and stop the villains’ evil plan!

The Fun is included with your admission into the park.

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
On the Go In the Parks - SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival Cinco de Mayo

You can keep celebrating Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival May 7 -9!!!

During these special celebrations, included with theme park admission, guests can experience:

  • FIESTA IN THE STREET – The Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life as entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters get this full-blown fiesta going.
    12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • DJ DANCE PARTY – Get your feet moving at this fun-filled party (with physical distancing) as we spin new and old beats throughout the day.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • MEXICAN FLAVORS – Savor new and classic tastes as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival including our take on a classic Elote dish, drunken shrimp tostadas, beef barbacoa tacos, and delicious beer and cocktails.
    11:30 a.m. to park close.
Waves of Honor Offer for SeaWorld Parks
Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando

Through June 27, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is offering free admission for U.S. military veterans and their families to its SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, and SeaWorld San Diego parks with their Waves of Honor program. 

U.S. military veterans and retirees must register their complimentary single-day ticket(s) for themselves and up to three dependents online at www.WavesofHonor.com before May 16. 

After registering, all tickets must be redeemed by June 27. As an added thank you, veterans and active military service members can also purchase up to six additional tickets at 50% off.

Service members and their direct dependents must have a valid active military ID to participate. 

Since its launch in 2005, more than 10 million guests – active-duty military members, veterans, and their families – have enjoyed the company’s parks for free through the Waves of Honor program.

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.

PJ Masks Event at Sea Life Orlando
SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

Calling all heroes, starting today PJ Masks is diving into SEA LIFE Orlando exclusively with a brand-new Aquarium-wide adventure.

For the first time ever, elements of the hit animated series for preschoolers will come to life in Orlando!

Guests will help ‘Stop the Marine Mayhem’ around every corner at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium from April 30th through May 21st during the limited time experience.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube

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On the Go in the Parks: April 30-May 2, 2021

On the Go in the Parks

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

I am in SERIOUS denial that we are about to be On the Go in the Parks in May!!! This year is flying by!!!

Before we look at the continuing celebrations around the theme parks and attractions of Central Florida, let’s take a look at what is new this week!

Waves of Honor Offer for SeaWorld Parks
Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando

Through June 27, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is offering free admission for U.S. military veterans and their families to its SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, and SeaWorld San Diego parks with their Waves of Honor program. 

U.S. military veterans and retirees must register their complimentary single-day ticket(s) for themselves and up to three dependents online at www.WavesofHonor.com before May 16. 

After registering, all tickets must be redeemed by June 27. As an added thank you, veterans and active military service members can also purchase up to six additional tickets at 50% off.

Service members and their direct dependents must have a valid active military ID to participate. 

Since its launch in 2005, more than 10 million guests – active-duty military members, veterans, and their families – have enjoyed the company’s parks for free through the Waves of Honor program.

PJ Masks Event at Sea Life Orlando
SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

Calling all heroes, starting today PJ Masks is diving into SEA LIFE Orlando exclusively with a brand-new Aquarium-wide adventure.

For the first time ever, elements of the hit animated series for preschoolers will come to life in Orlando!

Guests will help ‘Stop the Marine Mayhem’ around every corner at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium from April 30th through May 21st during the limited time experience. 

LEGO Friends Weekends
LEGOLAND Florida Friends Weekend

LEGO Friends Weekends are returning to LEGOLAND Florida May 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

Oh no! Dr. Alvah has plans to shut down Heartlake City by cutting off the power to every single ride and attraction.

Help Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Emma, and Mia stop them before it’s too late!

By taking part in the Heart Squad’s fun activities and meet & greets, gain valuable information needed to crack the secret code and stop the villains’ evil plan!

The Fun is included with your admission into the park.

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
On the Go In the Parks - SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival Cinco de Mayo

You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food festival April 30 – May 2, May 5, and May 7 -9!!!

During these special celebrations, included with theme park admission, guests can experience:

  • FIESTA IN THE STREET – The Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life as entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters get this full-blown fiesta going.
    12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • DJ DANCE PARTY – Get your feet moving at this fun-filled party (with physical distancing) as we spin new and old beats throughout the day.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando.
    12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • MEXICAN FLAVORS – Savor new and classic tastes as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival including our take on a classic Elote dish, drunken shrimp tostadas, beef barbacoa tacos, and delicious beer and cocktails.
    11:30 a.m. to park close.

On the Go in the Parks: April 30 – May 2, 2021

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.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021 On the Go in the Parks

This is your last weekend to experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando
On the Go in MCO April 2021 On the Go in the Parks

The all-new Riptide Race has opened at Aquatica Orlando as the world’s tallest dueling racer!

For those over 42″ tall, it all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where racers will grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent.

It’s a dash to the splash as racers compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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PJ Masks Event Debuts at SEA LIFE Orlando

SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

Calling all heroes, starting today PJ Masks is diving into SEA LIFE Orlando exclusively with a brand-new Aquarium-wide adventure.

For the first time ever, elements of the hit animated series for preschoolers will come to life in Orlando!

Guests will help ‘Stop the Marine Mayhem’ around every corner at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium from April 30th through May 21st during the limited time experience. 

SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

PJ Masks sea-themed trails and activities will include character meet & greets with Gekko on select days only.

In addition, fans will have a chance to play pop-up games along various exhibits and win exclusive prizes.

These exclusive aquarium activities are sure to bring everyone’s inner hero to life!

SEA LIFE PJ Masks Event

PJ Masks’ highly anticipated fourth season launched Spring 2020 and included new underwater adventures for the heroic trio. The interactive adventure will provide elements throughout the aquarium to give guests and fans alike an unforgettable experience that will deepen their connection with PJ Masks and its courageous characters.

For the ultimate fans, a range of PJ Masks products will also be available to purchase in the SEA LIFE gift shops.

To purchase tickets visit our website at www.VisitSEALIFE.com/Orlando.

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On the Go in the Parks: April 23-25, 2021

On the Go in the Parks April 23 25 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about what you can enjoy as you are On the Go in the parks!

Sunday is Earth Day, and what better way to spend the day than being On the the Go in the Parks!

Earth Week Wraps Up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Earth Week Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2021 On the Go in the Parks

While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the Earth Week Celebration there’s an added opportunity for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park guests to connect with the magic of nature through engaging activities designed to educate and inspire the whole family.

From April 18 to 24, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host limited-time experiences including unique Disney character appearances, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage, a new Wilderness Explorer activity, and more.

On the Go in the Parks: April 23-25, 2021

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.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021 On the Go in the Parks

Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans.

Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park.

And now you can let the good times roll even longer as they have extended the celebration through May 2nd!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

The Seven Seas Food Festival continues at SeaWorld Orlando, and if you are a foodie this is a can’t miss event for you!!!

Bayside Stadium will once again be rocking this weekend with performances from The Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday and 3 Tribute bands on Sunday. 

Julia Smiles visits SeaWorld Orlando for Autism Acceptance Month
Julia Smiles Sesame Street Land SeaWorld Orlando Autism Acceptance Month

SeaWorld Orlando is really excited about the month-long debut of Julia at Sesame Street Land in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

This ALL-NEW experience will run all month long with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando
On the Go in MCO April 2021 On the Go in the Parks

The all-new Riptide Race has opened at Aquatica Orlando as the world’s tallest dueling racer!

For those over 42″ tall, it all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where racers will grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent.

It’s a dash to the splash as racers compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This is your last weekend to head to Busch Gardens Tampa for the fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

This year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews, and cocktails.

This Saturday evening you can see Starship featuring Mickey Thomas in concert and on Sunday Kool & The Gang takes the stage in front of the park’s Festival Field.

Don’t forget you can keep up with our adventures as we are On the Go in the Parks and theme park news and tips by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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