LEGOLAND Florida Announces New Attraction and More in 2022

LEGOLAND Florida Announces New Attraction and More in 2022

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort is celebrating its 10th birthday today with brick-tastic fanfare and celebrating the future with big announcements about the fun coming to the resort in 2022 including a new ride, new entertainment enhancements to its calendar of events. In addition to today’s announcements, LEGOLAND also debuted an all-new attraction, The LEGOLAND Story to commemorate this awesome milestone.

PIRATE RIVER QUEST — COMING IN 2022!

Set sail with a rowdy crew of LEGO pirates on Captain’s orders to explore the murky waters and retrieve the lost treasure, stolen by a troop of mischievous monkeys.

Journey through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens and discover the secrets protecting its canals, as this all-new story unfolds brick by brick into a family-friendly treasure hunt.

Adventure awaits you at LEGOLAND on the Pirate River Quest, coming in 2022.

EVENT ENCHANCEMENTS – COMING IN 2022!
LEGOLAND Florida
WINTER HAVEN, FL — The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Florida Resort (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland)

This January, the Theme Park built for kids will bring back its newest fan-favorite event PirateFest Weekends with some fun surprises. LEGO NINJAGO Days will also return in 2022 and the AWE-Summer celebration will introduce some new LEGO characters this summer.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND FL_Characters at Pumpkin
PHOTO / LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group

Next year, the park will also bewitch guests with its biggest Brick or Treat ever, featuring an all-new show lineup, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO characters, and an all-new cinematic experience before closing out the fantastic year with Holidays at LEGOLAND and Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party in December.

THE LEGOLAND STORY – NOW OPEN!
The LEGOLAND Story at LEGOLAND Florida 3

The LEGOLAND Story immerses LEGO lovers in the unexpected origin story of everyone’s favorite brick.

Guests will also learn about the ever-evolving theme park experience and how LEGOLAND Parks were built, brick by brick!

In this all-new attraction, LEGO history comes to life with playful, photo-worthy displays, including an original ride vehicle from Cypress Gardens’ Triple Hurricane attraction and an interactive Minifigure trading wall.

Floor-to-ceiling colorful graphics illustrate chapters of LEGO history, including the first LEGO toy ever created and the original Minifigure. After exploring the walkthrough experience, guests will build alongside the Master Builders’ Workshop with hands-on brick activities that are sure to inspire the builders of tomorrow.

In the Six Blue Brick Build Experience, LEGO lovers will learn how six 2 x 4 bricks can snap into more than 915 million combinations!

LEGOLAND LEGO Masters Models

The official winning LEGO model from LEGO MASTERS Season Two, along with the second and third place models, is also now on display at this new attraction. Here, fans can get 360-degree views of these colorful, show-stopping masterpieces.

LEGOLAND COFFEE CO. – NOW OPEN!

The smell of freshly brewed coffee and fluffy pastries will fill the air in the entryway to The LEGOLAND Story, the park’s all-new immersive attraction.

The LEGOLAND Coffee Co. features new flash-chilled iced coffee and seasonal flavors. Delicious hand-held breakfast items like tavern ham, baby swiss and egg croissant sandwiches, sundried tomato, and spinach frittata wraps, and triple-smoked bacon quiche cups are the perfect way to start a day of adventure at LEGOLAND.

NEW PASSHOLDER BENEFITS – NOW AVAILABLE!
LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Park Entrance with Family
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

2022 Annual Passes are now on sale for LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

The Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Passes will now include a 20 percent discount on all food and beverages around the Resort, in addition to its 10 percent discount on all shopping purchases.

The Awesomer Pass and Awesomest Pass will also include exclusive show seating at LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, discounted photo prints and up to three complimentary guest 1-day, 3-park (which includes entry for the day to LEGOLAND Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park and Peppa Pig Theme Park) admission tickets when purchased in full at for $229.99 for the Awesomer Pass and $299.99 for Awesomest Pass. Both Awesomer and Awesomest Pass will also include admission to Peppa Pig Theme Park after it debuts on February 24, 2022.

The Awesome Annual Pass will feature unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park and now include a 10 percent discount for food, beverages, and shopping for $179.99.

Learn more about all the Annual Pass offerings at LEGOLAND.com/Florida.

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Main Street Confectionery Update

Main Street Confectionery


Get ready for some news that will make your sweet tooth happy: the Main Street Confectionery hosted by Mars Wrigley is reopening on September 29 at Magic Kingdom Park, just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!

M&M color wall display at the Main Street Confectionery

With new interactive opportunities to customize your confections and a fresh new look throughout, the Main Street Confectionery is your go-to spot for delicious treats.

It’s also where you can see confectionery magic being made by hand.

New M&M wall with candy sign at the Main Street Confectionery

When you step into this charming, turn-of-the-century sweet shop, one of the first new things you’ll see is the colorful candy wall, which includes 38 varieties of M&M’S and SKITTLES!

If you’re in the mood for something savory and sweet, you can now personalize your popcorn experience with multiple combinations.

Select from four popcorn flavors – caramel, rainbow fruit, buttery, cheddar – and then top it all off with a selection of M&M’S or SKITTLES candies or perhaps even with some chocolate drizzle for an extra sweet treat!

50th celebration colored popcorn on shelf at the Main Street Confectionery

You can even get a front-row spot at the candy kitchen area to watch cast members make and decorate your favorite goodies like the character-inspired candy apples and Mickey crisped rice cereal treats being made and decorated.

There are more than 30 new items you won’t find anywhere else!

New treat from the Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom Park

Some of my favorites are the new fudge varieties, like the Peanut Butter Fudge – featuring creamy peanut butter fudge topped with M&M’S Peanut Butter Candies and drizzled with chocolate.

Of course, this signature Magic Kingdom shop will offer limited-time treats for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” These four new sweets will be available starting on October 1st!

Main Street Confectionery

I don’t know about you, but with so many new selections it’s going to be hard to decide what I want to try first!!!

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LEGOLAND Florida Announces Holiday Fun

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort has announced that is bringing back the spooky, kooky fun of Brick or Treat in October, followed by the jolliest event of all with Holidays at LEGOLAND in November and December. 

LEGOLAND Florida BRICK OR TREAT 

Halloween 2020
LOCK + LAND, Edward Linsmier for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Brick or Treat activities include trick or treating around the Theme Park complete with frightfully fun character interactions, larger-than-afterlife LEGO builds, and meet-and-greet opportunities with ghoulish LEGO characters making appearances on event dates only.

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat Halloween 2020
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Guests can also enjoy one-of-a-kind live shows, special decorations throughout the park and take a bite out of a variety of Halloween-themed snacks.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Brick or Treat Halloween
LEGOLAND Florida Resort

BRICK OR TREAT happen Saturdays and Sundays on October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31.

HOLIDAYS AT LEGOLAND Florida 

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida 2020
Photo: LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

Holidays at LEGOLAND features a combination of seasonal shows, tasty treats, and twinkling lights.

Holidays at LEGOLAND 2020
Chip Litherland, Merlin Entertainments Group

Guests will dance, sing along, and deck the halls with interactive experiences, rock around a 30-foot-tall LEGO tree with interactive lights and music, meet LEGO Santa, and create memories with giant holiday-themed LEGO builds.

HOLIDAYS AT LEGOLAND happen Saturdays and Sundays November 26-28 & December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 24-31.

Holidays at LEGOLAND 2020
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

All Brick or Treat and Holidays at LEGOLAND 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 Resort’s yearlong 10th Birthday celebration.

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LEGO VIDIYO Music Fest at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO VIDIYO Music Fest LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida has announced that they will be hosting the LEGO VIDIYO Music Fest, an all-new, family-friendly music festival, this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 through 6.

NEW! LEGO VIDIYO MUSIC FEST

September 4, 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

LEGO VIDIYO Music Fest LEGOLAND Florida

This vibrant, interactive music festival will feature “dance-off” parties, interactive games, and pop-up performances. Colorful photo opportunities include larger-than-life scenes, and guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite music artist to win prizes.

L.L.A.M.A will headline the music fest with two performances on each of the three event days on a specially themed stage. During the three-day extravaganza, families will also learn more about the world of LEGO VIDIYO while they get creative and produce their own content.

All event activities are included with LEGOLAND Theme Park general admission and select Annual Passes, starting at $9/month with a small down payment. LEGOLAND has built extra fun into every month of 2021 as the theme park built for kids celebrates its tenth birthday. The yearlong birthday celebration includes new events, attractions and shows. Join the party at LEGOLAND.com/florida.    

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

On the Go In the Parks - May 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 On the Go in the Parks this weekend, you will absolutely notice that the summer is in full swing with new celebrations and even a new show!

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!!!

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.

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!

On the Go in the Parks: May 28-30, 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.

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Electric Ocean Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

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.

Electric Ocean is included with park admission and takes place select days and nights May 28 – September 6.

SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean 2021 On the Go in the Parks

Throughout the day and night, guests can experience exciting new shows and then stay late all summer and be immersed in exotic worlds of light and music while experiencing their favorite SeaWorld attractions like never before. 

Join playful, glowing sea creatures and world-class DJs for a family-friendly dance party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, fireworks, and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.

ELECTRIFYING ENTERTAIMENT:

  • New for 2021! Electric Current: For guests that love to move and groove and don’t want to wait for Club Sea Glow’s nightly dance party, guests can get the party started early with hot music at The Waterfront as our DJ transforms the night into an all-ages dance party beneath the waves. Only during Electric Ocean evenings. See park schedule for more event show times.
  • New for 2021! Rescue Tails:  Rescue Tails is an educational presentation that teaches guests about SeaWorld’s commitment to animal care and rescue. Guests will meet many of the park’s rescued animals, such as birds of prey, primates, and reptiles, and learn about their unique stories! Show performs at Seaport Theater on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during Electric Ocean dates. See park schedule for more event show time.
SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean 2021 On the Go in the Parks
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  • Back by Popular Demand! Ignite: The only full-length theme park nighttime fireworks presentation in central Florida.  Surf the wave to a whole new level with Ignite, a firework and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park.  Guests may view the fireworks from all around SeaWorld’s large central lake, including from Bayside Stadium, The Waterfront, and the Orca Encounter Pathway. Showtime is at 10:00 p.m. during Electric Ocean evenings.
  • Back by Popular Demand! Club Sea Glow:  As the sun goes down, the party amps up at Bayside Stadium, where a DJ will be mixing dance music for those waiting for fireworks to begin. Featuring dancers and high energy atmosphere acts, they are there to get the party started! Starting at 8:00 p.m. during Electric Ocean evenings.
SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean 2021 On the Go in the Parks
  • Back by Popular Demand! Elmo Rocks: Elmo and his friends save the day by forming their own rock n’ roll band after their favorite band cancelled their concert appearance! Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, and Ernie go through the process of auditioning and rehearsals to transform into The Rockin’ Elmo Band. Awesome music, fun dancing, and audience participation are all included in this gnarly journey to put on the greatest rock concert ever! Show performs at Nautilus Theater during Electric Ocean dates.

SUMMER EATS AND TREATS:

Discover new restaurants, new cuisine, new signature drinks and new flavors for guests to enjoy all summer long!

SeaWorld Orlando Altitude Burgers
  • All-New! Altitude Burgers:   Calling all Arctic adventurers! Explore new flavors at SeaWorld Orlando’s brand-new burger bar, “Altitude Burgers”. Check the menu out here
  • All-New! Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor: Scream for ice cream! Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth at SeaWorld Orlando’s brand-new Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor. You can check the menu out here
SeaWorld Orlando Lakeside Grill
  • All-New! Lakeside Grill:  Fresh flavors and panoramic views await! The all-new Lakeside Grill offers guests a modern spin on Mediterranean cuisine. You can check the menu out here.
  • All New! Glacier Bar:  Since its debut at SeaWorld Orlando in October, Glacier Bar has quickly become the ultimate place for guests to chill during and after a day of thrills! Catch sports action on multiple big screens in shaded comfort at this spacious outdoor bar while enjoying ice-cold beer, frozen drinks, and signature cocktails. You can check the menu out here.

Best Way to Play

The best way to experience Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando and all the other great events throughout the year is with an Annual Pass, with great benefit options including free parking, free guest tickets and more.

Guests can take advantage of SeaWorld’s Memorial Sale and save up to 50% on tickets, Fun Cards, and Annual Passes. The deep discounts and limited-time prices are only available from May 20 through May 31.

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SeaWorld Orlando Expands Food Options

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Group

SeaWorld Orlando is expanding the offerings of sweet and savory flavors with new food and beverage venues, signature dining experiences, and Florida’s largest theme park food festival.

Modified with enhanced health and safety measures and limited capacity, guests have plenty to look forward to during their next visit with friends and family.

And these exciting new additions to SeaWorld’s Food and Beverage offerings are just the start!!!

All-New Altitude Burgers 

SeaWorld Orlando Altitude Burgers

Calling all Arctic adventurers! Explore new flavors at SeaWorld Orlando’s brand-new burger bar, “Altitude Burgers”. Build your ultimate burger or grilled chicken sandwich, savor artisan-style pizzas, sip beers on tap, and refuel as adventure awaits. Feeling extra brave? Elevate your experience and conquer the Altitude Burger1 pound of fresh beef, topped with bacon, homemade chili, onion rings, and our specialty sauce. Explorers seeking a fresh and wholesome meal can try the new, flavor-packed Truffle Veggie Pizza: baked to perfection & drizzled with truffle oil. Altitude Burgers is now open next to Wild Arctic and Glacier Bar with open-air dining, perfect for physical distancing. Check the menu out here: https://seaworld.com/orlando/dining/altitude-burgers/

All-New Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor 

SeaWorld Orlando Edys Ice Cream Parlour

Scream for ice cream! Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth at SeaWorld Orlando’s brand-new Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor. Guests can indulge in the ultimate ice cream experience with mega-monster shakes like the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Shake, enormous brownie sundaes, and hand-dipped ice cream cones. Choosing from more than 13 signature flavors of Edy’s Ice Cream, create your own sundae with a variety of toppings. Guests over the age of 21 can shake it up and add their favorite liqueur or cordial to any of our milkshakes. Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor is now open at the front of the park next to Dolphin Nursery. You can check the menu out here https://seaworld.com/orlando/dining/edys-ice-cream-parlor/.

All-New Lakeside Grill 

SeaWorld Orlando Lakeside Grill

Fresh flavors and panoramic views await! The all-new Lakeside Grill will offer guests a modern spin on Mediterranean cuisine. Formerly The Spice Mill, Lakeside Grill will be completely redesigned with a contemporary coastal-inspired interior and exterior. Guests will be mesmerized by marine reef fish and live coral in a soon be unveiled one-of-a-kind 600-gallon aquarium, in addition to the amazing sunset on the expansive outdoor patio (with physical distancing). The all-new chef-crafted menu features soon to be favorite bites, including:

  • Fresh and locally sourced grilled kabobs, paired with fresh vegetables, rice, and Tzatziki sauce
  • Core Mediterranean dishes such as falafel and fresh hummus and pita pairings
  • Lakeside Mediterranean Nachos, a fresh and healthy take on a theme park favorite with tomatoes, feta and hummus, and the Lakeside Mediterranean Burger, a juicy turkey burger with a Mediterranean twist on a brioche bun
  • Brand-new Parmesan-garlic Waffle Fries, tossed to perfection and paired with a selection of dipping sauces

All New Glacier Bar

SeaWorld Orlando

Since its debut at SeaWorld Orlando in October, Glacier Bar has quickly become the ultimate place for guests to chill during and after a day of thrills! Catch sports action on multiple big screens in shaded comfort at this spacious outdoor bar with physical distancing measures in place. Located next to Wild Arctic, Glacier Bar has breathtakingly perfect 360-degree views of SeaWorld’s upcoming coaster, Ice Breaker. 

Fine Dining at Sharks Underwater Grill   

SeaWorld Orlando Sharks Underwater Grill

Relax and unwind as you enjoy signature world-class dining and mesmerizing views at Sharks Underwater Grill. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean as you experience upscale, signature full-service dining at the center of a one-of-kind 700,000-gallon aquarium. Recognized as one of the best restaurants in Orlando, Sharks Underwater Grill features an unforgettable dining experience with chef-inspired dishes and a featured selection of specialty cocktails that support conservation efforts.

Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

In full swing, the 2021 Seven Seas Food Festival is bigger, better, and packed with more flavor than ever before! This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can discover the widest variety of chef- and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas. With more than 50 fresh global cuisine tastings from around the globe, guests can taste everything from the most indulgent fare to the park’s all-new savory Vegan bites. In addition to the amazing food, this year’s festival includes SeaWorld’s most expansive beverage menu ever with more than 75 specially curated cocktails and wines, and more than 75 craft beers from Florida and beyond.  The event takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through May 9, and features the park’s enhanced health and safety measures including increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements.

Best Way to Embark on a SeaWorld Tasting Adventure 

SeaWorld Orlando Sign

The best way to experience all of the tasty treats and culinary adventures at SeaWorld is with a Fun Card or an Annual Pass. Guests can pay for a day and play all year with the 2021 Fun Card!

That means for the price of a single day’s admission, SeaWorld Fun Card holders can visit again and again throughout 2021.

For guests who enjoy additional discounts on like parking, guest tickets, and access to special VIP events, and more, upgrade to an Annual Pass and make memories with SeaWorld all year. For a limited time, save up to 20 percent when purchasing.

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On the Go in the Parks: March 19-21, 2021

On the Go in the Parks March 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about these and other fun things going on around Central Florida!

If you are On the Go in the Parks this weekend you are going to have beautiful weather to enjoy and fantastic events to choose from!

On the Go in the Parks: March 19-21, 2021

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Wordless Wednesday Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2015 Epcot Walt Disney World

EPCOT will 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 Resort Mardi Gras 2020 -
Universal Orlando Resort

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 April 11th!!!

Don’t forget that right now the Universal Orlando Resort has AMAZING Florida Resident deals on Annual Passes (3 months free on any two park pass), tickets (Buy a Day, Get 3 free), and resort stays!!!!

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

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 Jerry Rivera on Saturday, March 13th, and Scotty McCreery on Sunday, March 14th.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

This spring, flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens Tampa with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival that invites guests to
sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 NEW dishes.

Serving guests every weekend until April 25th with limited capacity, 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 also see Dylan Scott in concert on the park’s Festival Field.

Theme Park Deals You Won’t Want to Miss!!!

Universal Orlando Deals

On the Go in the Parks January 2021 Universal Orlando Resort

The Universal Orlando Resort is welcoming 2021 with SEVERAL special offers that invite guests to plan an epic trip to the award-winning theme park destination this year.

The current special offers include:

  • Get 3 Months Free on any 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass
  • Florida residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Universal Orlando ticket offer to purchase a 1-Day, 2-Park ticket (as low as $181 per adult, plus tax) and receive three extra days free to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
  • Florida residents can take advantage of nightly rates as low as $79 plus tax at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, while non-Florida residents can book a stay at Dockside Inn and Suites for as low as $88 per night, plus tax based on a four-night stay.
  • Guests who purchase a 4-Day, 2-Park or 3-Park ticket (starting at $224.99 per adult, plus tax) can save up to $50 per ticket – that’s a combined savings of up to $200 for a family of four.
  • Guests can also take advantage of this offer as part of a vacation package to Universal Orlando, and receive a total savings of up to $800 on a package that includes five-night accommodations at one of Universal’s beautifully-themed hotels and 4-day theme park tickets for a family of four.

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A Visit to Crumbl Cookies

Living in Orlando, we are spoiled with choices when it comes to sweet snacks and treats, and it is hard to branch out from the places that have been around forever and so we tend to stick to where we know.

Recently I had been seeing a lot of California friends posting about a yummy cookie store called Crumbl, a cookie shop where the cookies are decorated so pretty and come presented in a beautiful pink pastry box that we have all come to associate with the best kind of bakeries.

Crumbl Cookies

I searched online and found 4 locations in Florida with two in South Florida, one in Lutz close to Tampa and one in Lake Mary that is closest to Orlando.

It is still a bit of a drive, but it’s not too far of a drive to make when warm cookies are involved!

What is really cool about this place is the many options they have to get their cookies, you can order online and pick up curbside (my favorite option) you can chose to have them delivered (locally) and they can even be shipped. If you want to look at the cookies first you can order inside at the counter, or at the touch screen computers inside the store.

They even have a space where you can watch the cookies coming out of the oven and decorated. it reminded me a lot of Sprinkles in Disney Springs in that way.

If you order online, you just choose an estimated time of arrival, and once you pull up you click to let them know you are there, and once they are ready they bring them right out.

You can even get the box gift wrapped with ribbon and chose a message sticker to go over it for an extra $1 which is really cute if you are surprising someone with a box.

Even if you get one single cookie it still comes in a really cute little pink box.

Crumbl features 6 cookie flavors at a time, and two of the cookies are their staple flavors, the Warm Milk Chocolate Chip and the Chilled Sugar cookie, that are always offered.

Then they have 120 PLUS, specialty flavors that rotate weekly! You can head to their website to see which they offer each week or download the app, which I recommend because then you get points and birthday offers, etc.

The first time we went, we got two of the Chilled Sugar cookies, and two of the Pink Velvet.

The Sugar cookie was good with a strong almond taste, so I may not get that one next time.

But the Pink Velvet was what dreams are made of, I’m not even exaggerating they were that good!

The buttercream on top was just amazing, I will be sad when this one rotates off the menu for a while.

The next time we went, which was very close to the first time, we got the Cinnamon Swirl, Molten Lava, and the Peanut Butter Bar.

We were supposed to get the Caramel Popcorn but they gave us two Peanut Butter instead.

We did love these as well, just not as much as the aforementioned Pink Velvet!

The first Crumbl store opened in Logan, UT in 2017, since then, the franchise has expanded to over 75 locations in 11 states nationwide!

They are currently in the middle of opening one in Winter Springs, Florida, too.

The Lake Mary bakery is located at 245 Wheelhouse Lane, Suite #1441, Lake Mary, Florida, 32746.

They are open Monday through Thursday 8 AM-10 PM and Fridays 8 AM-12 AM, they are closed on Sundays.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

laissez les bon temps rouler at the 2021 Mardi Gras Celebration at Universal Studios Florida!

The Universal Orlando Resort is inviting guests to experience Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval featuring a culinary journey to celebrate Carnaval around the world as they enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the theme park daily until March 28, 2021.

1.Food from Around the World

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval features 70 delectable regional Carnaval sample-sized dishes and beverages from 13 locations around the globe

Here’s are some of the menu highlights from around the park:

  • Puerto Rico: Pernil & Mofongo, Picadillo Empanadas, Quesitos, and Pina Verde
  • New Orleans: Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya, Beignets, Muffaletta Sandwich, Cajun Twisted & Cajun Sausage Taters, Tropical Storm Punch, and Milk Punch
  • Trinidad & Tobago: Pineapple Trini-Chow, Pholourie, and Queen’s Park Swizzle Mint
  • Germany: Pork Schnitzel Slider, Bavarian Pretzel, and Vegan Bratwurst with Beer Braised Onions
  • Spain: Leche Frita, Paella Mixta, and Charcuterie
  • Brazil: Brigadeiros, Moqueca de Camarao, Stuffed Coxinha, and Pineapple or Strawberry Caipirinhas
  • Belgium: Belgium Liege Waffles and Brussels Frites with Roasted Garlic Veganaise
  • Italy: Cannoli, Arancini, Italian Rainbow Cookie, and Affogato
  • Colombia: Carnitas Arepas, Limonada de Coco, and Coco Loco
  • Canada: Beef Short Rib Poutine, Sugar Shack, and Springtime Punch
  • The Bahamas: Jerk Chicken, Jerk Jackfruit, and Goombay Smash
  • France: Poached Pear Creme Brulee Crepe
  • Cuba: Cuban Sandwich, Dark Caramel Flan, Plantain Chips, Cuba Libre, and Cuban Coffee

For guests wanting to try several dishes, the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard is a great option to savor the flavors while saving money.

2. Spectacular Floats

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

While the spectacular Mardi Gras parade will not rolling down the streets of Universal Studios Florida, guests will have the first-ever opportunity to get up close to view and take photos with the intricately-detailed Mardi Gras floats stationed throughout the theme park.

3. Surprises All Around the Park

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

As guests stroll through the vibrant décor of Universal Studios Florida, they can also enjoy a Big Easy bash in the streets with energetic dancers and stilt performers in extraordinary costumes, brass band musicians playing jazz tunes, and of course the opportunity to collect Mardi Gras beads.

4. Explore the Mardi Gras Tribute Store

The Mardi Gras Tribute Store is returning with exclusive in-park merch and photo ops in themed rooms.

This year’s Mardi Gras Tribute Store features:

  • A hopping jazz parlor straight out of the 1920s with dueling pianos and bellowing brass
  • A flower-filled nautical cemetery, where many sea captains were laid to rest, and
  • A waterfront warehouse, where all manner of smuggled treasures and trinkets are stashed
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2021

Universal Orlando continues to implement its enhanced health and safety procedures and guidelines focused on “screening, spacing, and sanitization,” and those practices will be applied to all experiences taking place during Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval. 

Key measures include screening guests and team members, enforcing social distancing, requiring face coverings, limiting capacity, and increasing the already-aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures. Guests may remove their face coverings while actively eating or drinking, but must be stationary and maintain appropriate social distancing.

All of the excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with a Seasonal or Annual Pass. 

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Gaylord Palms Shares Crystal River Opening Date

Rendering: Gaylord Palms Resort

The  Gaylord Palms Resort is undergoing a historic expansion, and they have announced that the Crystal River Rapids, the thrilling new action river water attraction at Cypress Springs Water Park, will open on March 1, 2021.  

In addition to the exciting water ride, guests will now also be able to indulge in mouthwatering American fare at the new Crystal River Refreshments quick-service dining location, relax in two spas and enjoy a variety of upgraded pool seating options.  

Inspired by spring-fed Florida rivers, Crystal River Rapids takes guests on an exhilarating ride as they twist and turn through speeding currents at three-and-a-half feet per second. As guests race past roaring waterfalls, crumbling limestone walls, and larger-than-life sprinkling leaves, they will encounter thrilling water activations that will immerse them in the nature of Florida. With a state-of-the-art sound system, heated water for year-round enjoyment, and alcoves that allow guests to stop and take in the stunning views of Cypress Springs Water Park, this new action river adventure will allow for endless family-fun.  

“We can’t wait to debut this elevated attraction to our already thrilling Cypress Springs Water Park,”  said Johann Krieger, General Manager of Gaylord Palms. “Everyone can find something they love; whether it’s our relaxing South Beach Pool, the daring drop and racing slides, the multi-level water  playground, the FlowRider Surfing Experience, or this new action river, there is truly something for every  member of the family.”  

Additional Crystal River Rapids and outdoor features will include: 

  • Crystal River Refreshments – Offering casual grab-and-go dining for lunch and dinner. The menu will feature specialty cocktails and delicious comfort food, including loaded waffle fries,  flatbreads, sandwiches, and more. 
  • Spas – Take a break from the fun and relax in two spas complete with massage jets and 360- degree views of Cypress Springs Water Park.
  • Upgraded Seating – Guests will be able to purchase several upgraded seating options, including: o Private Cabanas – The ultimate way to enhance a pool day! Includes extra shade,  additional space, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators, a flat-screen TV, and more.
  • Day Beds – These comfortable lounge chairs can fit two adults comfortably — with a  maximum of four guests per bed – providing a place to lay back, relax and grab some shade.
  • Exclusive Sun Deck Chairs – Those looking for the perfect way to stay cool while lounging in the sun will be able to lay on the sun shelf while overlooking Crystal River  Rapids. 
  • Premium Pool Seating – To allow for social distancing, occupancy limits will be applied in the new Crystal River Rapids area. Premium pool seats guarantee a spot and provide a  front-row view of the pool. 
Gaylord Palms Resort Crystal River Rapids and Event Lawn Rendering
Rendering: Gaylord Palms Resort

Also opening with Crystal River Rapids is Mangrove Lawn, the new 12,000-square-foot event lawn located right outside the Convention Center. This flexible meeting space will connect to both South  Beach Pool and Crystal River Rapids for groups looking to do combination buyouts.  

Gaylord Palms Expansion New Rooms Tower Rendering
Rendering: Gaylord Palms Resort

The full resort expansion will be completed later this year, bringing an additional 96,000 square feet of carpeted meeting and pre-function space to the resort’s current 400,000 square feet. 302 guest rooms with an enhanced, modern look, will also be added, in the new Gulf Coast tower adjacent to the resort’s pools.

When complete, Gaylord Palms will offer a total of 1,718 sleeping rooms. These additions will continue the resort’s tradition of honoring the rich heritage of the State of Florida from the architectural style and color palette to the unique place names. 

Gaylord Palms Expansion Aerial View Rendering
Rendering: Gaylord Palms Resort

Right now, Florida residents can experience Pirate and Princess Weekends with special Room Rates!

Pirate and Princess Weekends 2021 Gaylord Palms Resort

In accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” practices, the resort provides enhanced cleaning technology, hospital-grade disinfectants, attendants dedicated to sanitizing frequently throughout the day, new social distancing protocols, and hundreds of new cleaning processes to take care of guests while they enjoy the resort’s amenities. In addition, the pool experience has been upgraded to implement new cleanliness and social distancing measures, while balancing the aquatic experience guests have come to love. 

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On the Go this Weekend: January 15-17, 2021

Heading into the long weekend here in the City Beautiful there is no shortage of fun things to do!

On the Go this Weekend: January 15-17

Museum of Illusions at ICON Park

Museum of Illusions Orlando ICON Park
Photo: Museum of Illusions Orlando

The Museum of Illusions Orlando, a mind-bending “edutainment” experience where guests enter the fascinating world of mental deception, is now open at ICON Park on International Drive.

With over 50 intriguing exhibits, the Museum of Illusions offers more eye-fooling fun under one roof than any other destination in Central Florida.

And until January 31, Orlando residents and visitors can enjoy special “preview days” pricing for $15 per person of any age, a $10 savings off full-price, regular adult admission. Children two and under are free.

Food and Wine Classic: A Taste of the Swan and Dolphin Resort

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

The Food and Wine Classic: A Taste of Swan and Dolphin is taking place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on January 16, 2021, from 5:30-8:00 p.m., with each event offering 10 food stations from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and more than 50 beverage offerings.

The event features live entertainment and unlimited food and beverage tastings, including dessert selections from the hotel’s world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.

Event-only tickets can be purchased online at SwanDolphinFoodAndWineClassic.com for $110 per person. 

Weekends at the Winery

Lakeridge Winery Weekends at the Winery 2021

Lakeridge Winery is buzzing with activity weekends in early 2021 with Weekends at the Winery!

You’ll want to grab a blanket and a chair to enjoy Lakeridge Winery’s
expansive vineyard green, delicious food from some of the area’s best live entertainment, food trucks, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines by the glass at our outdoor bar.

This weekend’s food vendors, in addition to the food available at the Winery, are Carte Blanche and Maitland Chocolate Factory, and outdoor entertainment will feature David Julia.

Lakeridge Winery Weekends at the Winery hours are from noon to 4:00 pm each day.

Don’t forget you can find even more events if you are On the Go in MCO and keep up with theme park news around Orlando by following @onthegoinmco on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!

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Discovery Cove Offers Romantic Getaways

Discovery Cove Grand Reef Couple

Discovery Cove offers a slice of tropical paradise in the middle of Central Florida that is the perfect place for couples to spend a fantastic day together.

If you aren’t familiar with this hidden gem that is one of my top picks in Orlando, Discovery Cove provides guests with the opportunity to relax in a beautiful, safe, outdoor environment filled with animal encounters with a very limited capacity.

During your day at Discovery Cove, couples can get back to nature and experience a swim with dolphins during a modified experience or explore the stunning coral reef habitat at The Grand Reef.

Discovery Cove Freshwater Oasis Trail

Relaxation comes naturally, whether riding the soothing currents along Wind-Away River, enjoying the melodies of colorful feathered friends in the Explorer’s Aviary, or simply soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches with plenty of open space for physical distancing.

In addition to inspiring animal experiences, guests to Discovery Cove enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and all-you-can-eat snacks throughout the day, plus unlimited gourmet coffee, ice-cold beverages, and beer and wine for guests 21 and over.

For the convenience of Discovery Cove guests, parking, lockers, wetsuits, and swim gear are also included with your admission to the tropical getaway.

Discovery Cove Caran

Guests looking for additional enhancements during their visit to Discovery Cove may enjoy a reserved, private cabana, starting at just $199. Private cabanas come complete with everything from waterway views, chaise lounges, towel service, stocked mini-fridge, snack basket, photo package, reserved seating for dining, and more.

Discovery Cove Sunken Terrace

And to help make Valentine’s Day celebrations even more romantic Discovery Cove has partnered with four fan-favorite hotels and resorts to create exclusive Romance Packages that include resort admission, hotel accommodations, upgraded beverage service, and more.

For their staycation couples can choose from a night at the luxurious five-star Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, or they can select the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld or the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, both Official Hotels of SeaWorld.

Each property offers unique amenities, services, and special touches to make your weekend perfectly yours.

The four Romance Packages are available for visits from January 28 through February 28, 2021, with reservations available at DiscoveryCove.com/Romance.

Discovery Cove Orlando Valentine's Day Dolphin Experience

Due to the exclusivity of the experience and capacity limitations, advance reservations are required, and daily attendance is limited to ensure no overcrowding. Couples will be greeted at a reception center and proceed down a nature walk for their day of discovery.

Discovery Cove Welcome

During these unprecedented times, Discovery Cove understands that visitors are looking for flexibility in their vacation planning, which is why the resort offers the Book with confidence policy which allows guests free cancellations and a 100% refund if guests need to cancel more than 30 days prior to their reservation date.

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The Chick-Fil-A Christmas Spectacular at the Citrus Tower

The Citrus Tower in Clermont has brought back its light show for the first time since they stopped the show 2 years ago. The new light show this year features 50,000 lights on the 226-foot tower, synchronized to music and snowfall.

Owners Scott and Heather Homan reached out to the community for help and support in funding the return of the show. They were seeking people to purchase $100 annual memberships, and the proceeds from those sales would go toward the light show. Then, Chick-Fil-A of Clermont’s owner Rocky DeStafano contributed 20-free chicken sandwich vouchers per membership, and sales spiked. With the support of other local business groups and the Real Life Church, they were able to meet the funding needed to make the show happen.

This 360-degree light show truly is one of a kind, and something we felt is very safe to be able to go view during these times of Covid-19. As you can see, it is really easy to social distance from people here. At first, we stayed in our car, but then we got out to view it better since the parking lot gives you plenty of space to stay away from others safely. They do have an announcement asking that children are monitored since it is a working parking lot.

Back in March this year, they had some lights attached to communicate hope amid the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. But bringing back this light show was so magical, they even have snow machines set up and have a little closed off area right up front for people to stand closer away from the parking lot.

The owners have recently transformed the inside of the building adding a coffee shop, arcade, and a board game store. They also added free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a new seating area at the top of the tower to sit and enjoy the views, maybe with a coffee from downstairs.

The show will run until January 1st from 6-10 pm every night. Their Facebook page suggests you wear a mask at all times, social distance when possible, and to remain in your car to view the show if you are at risk for Covid. If you are comfortable heading inside (wear a mask please) the Citrus Coffee Company inside the lobby has a limited-time Christmas Drink: Ginger Snap S’More Latte available for purchase among other sweet treats.

The Florida Citrus Tower is located at 141 S Hwy 27, Clermont FL 34711.

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Dazzling Nights at the Leu Gardens

Dazzling Lights Harry P. Leu Gardens Holidays 2020

Orlando’s 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens will transform into a stunning, magical wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music, and beautiful sculptures during Dazzling Nights – a new family-friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience.

Created by the team who brings the IMMERSE Festival to Downtown Orlando every October and presented by AdventHealth, Dazzling Nightsis an awe-inspiring holiday event.

Dazzling Lights Harry P. Leu Gardens Holidays 2020

A few snapshots of the adventure:

  • When guests arrive at Leu Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
  • Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
  • Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
  • Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
  • And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
  • And so much more!

The outdoor event is designed to ensure adequate social distancing and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and visitors will be required to wear masks.

Dazzling Nights Info At-A-Glance

LOCATION:  Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

DATES:  December 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021.  To ensure the safety of guests, timed entry will take place from 5:30pm-9pm.

TICKETS:  $22 per person and can be purchased at dazzlingorlando.com

PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Avenue, Orlando, FL 32814.

You can find more information about Dazzling Nights on their website  dazzlingorlando.com!

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