Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventure

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
DISCLOSURE: I received tickets to Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures in exchange for this post. All opinions and overuse of exclamation points are my own.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures is coming to the  Amway Center from September 2 – 4, 2022, taking audiences on a jam-packed adventure with unexpected hijinks, surprises, and up-close character interactions with new and classic tales.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Hit the road to adventure when Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures skates into your hometown!  Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends embark on a wild ride to your favorite  Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun soaked Motunui, and set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with  Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life  carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway, jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and magic at every turn at Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Performances

  • Friday, September 2 // 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3 // 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 4 // 1 p.m., 5 p.m.  

Please note that Amway Center doors open one hour prior to show time. 

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Tickets

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now! 

Here are some important things to know:

  • Any child who has reached their 2nd birthday needs a ticket. 
  • All tickets are reserved. 
  • Buy tickets at www.DisneyOnIce.com, the Amway Center box office, or Ticketmaster.com
  • All dates, act(s), and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  
  • All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling, and facility fee charges.  
  • For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit AmwayCenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). 
  • The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street, and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

Special Discount

On the Go in MCO readers can save 20% off on select seats when you use code MOM22 online at www.DisneyOnIce.com.

  • Offer valid on select price levels and performances. 
  • Offer valid only on the following performances: Friday, September 2 at 7:30pm; Saturday, September 3 at 7pm; Sunday, September 4 at 5pm. 
  • No double discounts. 
  • Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply. 
  • Tickets are subject to market supply and demand. 
  • Offer expires 9/1/22.
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

I cannot wait to see Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures, buy crazy snowcones, and have an amazing afternoon with my family!!!

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149th Silver Spurs Rodeo

Silver Spurs Rodeo

The Silver Spurs Riding Club will host their 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo on Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 7:30 pm each night at Osceola Heritage Park.

During the weekend, fans will be treated to seven of the rodeo’s traditional events: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing, steer wrestling, and team roping.

“We are looking forward to this summer’s rodeo, since this is how the Silver Spurs Rodeo and our community kicks off the summer break from school, highlighting our local youth in bull riding, barrel racing, and quadrille,” said Dustin Bronson, Big Boss of the Silver Spurs Riding Club. “This has been a tradition since 1944 in Osceola County, so come out to the Rodeo in June for one of the longest-running traditions east of the Mississippi.”

Plus, breakaway roping will be added to the event schedule for the second year now. 

Silver Spurs Rodeo

In addition to this great tradition, the June rodeo will present junior barrel racing, junior bull riding, and the junior quadrille (square dancing on horseback). 

These events feature our youth who are starting their rodeo careers in the Silver Spurs Arena! Plus, the Silver Spurs Riding Club is bringing back everyone’s favorite event before the performance, ‘mutton bustin’ (also known as sheep racing)!

Silver Spurs Rodeo

Tickets are just $20 per adult, and kids ten and under are FREE.

For the June Rodeo only, all active and retired military receive FREE admission when showing proof of military service at the box office.

A portion of the ticket sales from the Friday and Saturday, June Rodeo performances will be donated to a local charity.

 For more information, to purchase tickets, and Rodeo Guidelines for a safe rodeo, visit their official website.

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On the Go in the Parks: April 15-17, 2022

The parks will be hopping with fun and crowds during this beautiful Easter Weekend On the Go in the Parks, April 15-17, 2022!

On the Go in the Parks: April 15-17, 2022

WDW Foodie Guide: Easter Treats
On the Go in the Parks WDW Easter Treats

While you are On the Go at Walt Disney World, make sure you check out the sweet Easter treats you can find throughout the Parks and Resorts!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is blooming with fresh cuisine, beautiful gardens, whimsical topiaries of familiar characters, and flourishing entertainment daily through July 4, 2022.

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW
  • April 17 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles

As a reminder, to enjoy the 2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival parkgoers must have both valid theme park admission and a park pass reservation

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Mardi Gras 2022

Get ready to let the good times roll again as Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras returns through April 24, 2022.

This year’s celebration is filling Universal Studios Florida with a spectacular Mardi Gras parade with new floats, celebratory cuisine featuring diverse flavors from around the world, the much-awaited return of star-studded live concerts, a new tribute store, and so much more.

Mardi Gras happens on select nights and is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Florida!

Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Group

SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating food from around the world with their annual Seven Seas Food Festival that’s packed with more flavor than ever before every Thursday through Sunday, until May 8.

This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can enjoy over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

In addition to tastes from around the world, you can catch these concerts at Bayside Stadium, included with your theme park admission:

Boys II Men On the Go in the Parks April 2022

Saturday, April 16

Boyz II Men @ 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium

Tribute Bands to Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin

Sunday, April 17

Best of Both Worlds – A Tribute to Van Halen:
2:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
Nuthin’ Fancy – A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd:
4:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium
In the Light of Led Zeppelin:
6:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, Tampa’s premier spring festival included with theme park admission, is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup through May 22.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission, from:

Saturday, April 16

FLEETWOOD MAX: FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Hotel California

Sunday, April 17

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (EAGLES TRIBUTE) at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Welcome Harbour Vertical

There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando tickets, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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Celebrate #407Day to Support Local Businesses

#407Day 2022

Orange County Government, The City of Orlando, and Visit Orlando have announced the return of #407Day this Thursday, April 7, 2022, for residents to celebrate their hometown pride and support local area businesses.  

“Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and when we come together to support each  other, we all thrive,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “We must continue to celebrate the  local businesses that make our region a special place to live. I encourage all residents to join me on April  7 and visit your favorite local business or restaurant. Together, we can make a difference by supporting  our neighbors.”  

This special campaign, inspired by the destination’s longtime area code, encourages residents to support  their favorite restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, services and other locally owned businesses by sharing  posts and photos on their social media channels using the hashtag #407Day.  

“I am proud to be a resident of our vibrant, inclusive community and always enjoy sharing what I love  about Orlando. #407Day gives us all the opportunity to showcase our hometown pride and the small  businesses that make our community such a special place,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. 

All three entities have partnered with leading local food blog Tasty Chomps for a #407Day social media giveaway.

Residents will have the chance to win prizes from local businesses and organizations by sharing their posts and photos on April 7, marked with the #407Day hashtag, via Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram.  

Lucky winners will be awarded giveaways from attractions such as Wild Florida and WonderWorks  Orlando, local nonprofit organizations Orlando Ballet and the Downtown Development Board, and restaurants such as AVA MediterrAegean, Taverna Opa, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Orlando Cat  Café, deep blu Seafood Grille, and The Glass Knife.

#407Day Prizes include: 

  • AVA MediterrAegean (chef’s table dinner for two and sommelier-selected wine bottle)
  • deep blu Seafood Grille (dinner for two) 
  • Downtown Development Board (“407” t-shirts) 
  • Orlando Ballet (two tickets to “The Great Gatsby”) 
  • Orlando Cat Cafe (two passes to the Kitty Play area) 
  • Tapa Toro Tapas & Paella Pit ($25 gift cards) 
  • Taverna Opa Orlando ($25 gift cards) 
  • The Glass Knife ($100 gift card) • Wild Florida (two passes to the Drive-Thru Safari and Giraffe Feeding experience) • WonderWorks Orlando (Tickets for a family four-pack)

“As Orlando residents we are lucky to live in a destination that tops the vacation bucket list for millions of  visitors from around the world,” said Visit Orlando President & CEO Casandra Matej. “Part of what makes  our destination so special is the range of local businesses, and we encourage everyone to go out on  #407Day to share recommendations and show support for their favorites.” 

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Dr. Phillips Center Broadway in Orlando 22/23 Season

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Interior

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Artsannounced its ninth Broadway season lineup with new Title Sponsor AdventHealth and it is FANTASTIC!

“We are so thankful to have AdventHealth with us for the next three years with this new title sponsorship of our Broadway in Orlando series,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and ceo of the Dr. Phillips Center.  “AdventHealth is a long-standing supporter, and this further strengthens their great relationship with us, as our medical partner and advocate for our community education initiatives through the AdventHealth School of the Arts.”  

Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts Broadway in Orlando

The season will bring the best of Broadway to the Walt Disney Theater with eight new and two previously announced shows, including HamiltonSIXTina – The Tina Turner MusicalPretty Woman: The MusicalHarper Lee’s To Kill a MockingbirdChicago, My Fair Lady and Beetlejuice.  

Current subscribers will also have first access to Wicked and Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show as season options. 

Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts Broadway in Orlando

Dr. Phillips Center Broadway in Orlando 22/23 Season

SHOWDATE
SIXOctober 4-9, 2022
HamiltonOctober 26-November 20, 2022
Tina – The Tina Turner MusicalJanuary 10-15, 2023
Riverdance 25th Anniversary ShowJanuary 20-22, 2023
WickedJanuary 25-February 12, 2023
Pretty Woman: The MusicalFebruary 28-March 5, 2023
Harper Lee’s To Kill a MockingbirdMarch 21-26, 2023
ChicagoApril 18-23, 2023
My Fair LadyMay 9-14, 2023
BeetlejuiceJune 27-July 2, 2023

“We are thrilled to be bringing more Broadway shows than ever to Orlando this upcoming season. We appreciate the support and loyalty from our subscribers and look forward to welcoming new audiences to the Dr. Phillips Center,” said Susie Krajsa, President of Broadway Across America. 

Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts Broadway in Orlando

Broadway in Orlando subscribers must renew by Friday, April 15. New subscriptions will go on sale later this Spring, anyone interested can join the waitlist at BroadwayInOrlando.com to be among the first in line for new subscriptions. 

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Dr. Phillips Center Tickets On Sale This Week

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is excited to welcome an assortment of shows, events, and performances across all three theaters with tickets on sale now.  

In continuing to advance the arts center’s comedic programming, which has increased 75% since the previous season, Sebastian Maniscalco will perform in the Walt Disney Theater while Nate Bargatze adds a second show at Dr. Phillips Center. 

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando will bring Beautiful – The Carole King Musical in May. 

The three-time Grammy-nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform their acapella ensemble in Steinmetz Hall. 

Fans of boy band and big band music will enjoy Central Florida Community Arts’ Come Fly With Me with their two productions in April. The big band music will continue this summer with Orlando’s Premier Chamber Pops Orchestra and Big Band’s An American Vaudeville Spectacular

And Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus will make their Steinmetz Hall debut with Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil this June. 

Guests can purchase tickets by visiting www.DrPhillipsCenter.org

Dr. Phillips Center Tickets On Sale This Week

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Nate Bargatze 

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | Walt Disney Theater | 9:30 p.m.

A second show has been added for Nate Bargatze’s The Raincheck Tour in the Walt Disney Theater on Saturday, April 23rd. Stand-up comedian and podcaster, Nate Bartgatze, has been named one of Variety’s ten comics to watch of 2015 and #1 on Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know.” He’s had Netflix specials: The Greatest Average American and The Tennessee Kid. Nate was also part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour.

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Come Fly With Me

Friday & Sunday, April 22 & 24, 2022 | Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater | 7 p.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m.

Central Florida Community Arts invite you to a night filled with music and two incredible productions. Your Friday night performance begins with the CFCArts Men’s Ensemble performing chart-topping hits by the greatest boy bands of all time! Selections range from the early music of the 60s and 70s from The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Beatles, and The Jackson 5, to the music of the 80s and 90s with Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, and *NSYNC. Of course, they will perform hits from today from One Direction, The Jonas Brothers, and BTS. 

Then, CFCArts Big Band sweeps you off on a dashing adventure to see the world and see it in style! Featuring great jazz standards and familiar hits, join us for a tour around the most fashionable destinations with some of the most exciting music. This concert is sure to be a toe-tapping throwback to the golden age of travel with selections like La Vie En Rose, Fly Me to the Moon, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and of course, Come Fly With Me.

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Sweet Honey in the Rock 

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | Steinmetz Hall | 7 p.m.

As part of the art center’s Freedom Series, supported by TD Bank, the Dr. Phillips Center presents Sweet Honey in the Rock®, an all-woman African American acapella ensemble. They are an American three-time Grammy Award-nominated troupe who express their history as black women through song, dance, and sign language. The group remains among the most vibrant, versatile, and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education, and entertainment. 

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil

 Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Steinmetz Hall | 8 p.m.

Conducted by Andrew Minear, the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus makes their Steinmetz Hall debut, performing one of the most powerful choral works of the 21st century, Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred VeilThe Sacred Veil is a 12-movement work for Choir, Solo Cello, and Piano, and the most recent collaboration between composer Eric Whitacre and poet/lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri. The intimate, compelling score tells a story of courtship, love, loss, and the search for solace. 

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

An American Vaudeville Spectacular 

Saturday, July 2, 2022 | Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater | 7:30 p.m.

The LCO: Orlando’s Premier Chamber Pops Orchestra and Big Band present An American Vaudeville Spectacular brings a little song, a little dance, and a whole lot of laughter! Join Maestro Rick Kissinger and his 35 piece “A list” parade of nationally recognized artists for an evening of musical ecstasy by some of Florida’s finest musicians and vocalists as they mesmerize and captivate with a cabaret of Jazz, Klezmer, Big Band, Latin, Broadway Pops, and Movie Blockbusters.  All this under one roof! Featuring the vocal sensations of South Florida’s very own, Shelley Keelor and Michael Scott Ross. “A FABULOUSLY good time darling!”

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical 

Saturday, May 13, 2022-Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Walt Disney Theater

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. 

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful” has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and 2015 Grammy® Award. 

Dr. Phillips Center On Sale March 2022

Sebastian Maniscalco

Friday, May 6, 2022 | Walt Disney Theater | 7 p.m.

After about a year off the road, Sebastian Maniscalco is back with his new Nobody Does This Tour. Recognized by both Billboard and Pollstar with top touring awards, Nobody Does This follows a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows from his Stay Hungry and You Bother Me tours including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston’s TD Garden, The Forum in LA and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

That success follows a number of blockbuster years for the comedian, author, and actor the New York Times calls “the hottest comic in America.” In addition to releasing a best-selling memoir, Stay Hungry, and Netflix original special titled “Stay Hungry,” the comic hosted the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and landed roles in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman as well as Green Book, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Sebastian can also be seen on the small screen in Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco streaming on discovery+ and airing on Food Network. 

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Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back in full swing this year from March 11-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant with top Irish bands flown in for the celebration.

The most authentic Irish festival in America will take it to the Disney Springs street outside Raglan Road with extraordinary Irish talent arriving from Ireland, five outside bars, fun St. Paddy’s merchandise, and more.

Award-winning Irish musicians and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will rock the fun throughout this lively festival that leads up to the mother of all Irish holidays.

2022 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

This year’s Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival musical lineup will shine with top bands flown in from Ireland!

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

Jig Jam, known for their captivating brand of CeltGrass; and the Lisa Canny Band, blending pop and hip-hop with traditional Irish rhythm. Rounding out the lineup will be: Emerald Shore, rocking the house with their vibrant trad music; Men of Aran, charming audiences with electric energy and sublime musicianship; and Blain Curtis, a talented Dublin songwriter/guitarist mixing Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers, plucked from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, will perform throughout the festival. 

 “Our imported Irish talent lineup is exceptional—these entertainers are not seen nor heard in any other location in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day,” says pub co-owner John Cooke. “Everyone can enjoy this expanded festival, which includes gift competitions and loads of giveaways. The Mighty Festival remains the best Irish hospitality experience in America.”

Raglan Road International Beer Day

Especially for the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, a new berry-forward St. Paddy’s brew, “So Berry Les,” is on tap for the holiday and on into spring. 

Crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Fla., So Berry Les is a refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry (‘tis the season!) and Key Lime juice. The brew pays tribute to Raglan Road co-owner John Cooke’s father, Les, who in 1977 earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the dearest strawberries at a charity auction for a record 530 Irish punt—equivalent to the British pound—to generate publicity for his restaurant business. 

Raglan Road Irish Pub Valentine's Day 2022

Back at Raglan Road’s Shop for Ireland boutique, guests will find an array of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise and a unique range of authentic Irish clothing and gifts including Celtic jewelry, apparel, hats, home goods, and toys.

Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

Reservations are encouraged for guests who plan to celebrate at Raglan Road, where they can lift a pint, sip a cocktail, and dine on authentic contemporary Irish cuisine beginning on March 11.

On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m. with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only); younger patrons may enter free of charge.

Raglan Road guests can enjoy a huge range of Irish whiskeys, local craft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails while choosing from the chef’s selection of authentic Irish dishes, including fresh-caught fish with chips.

Those authentic fish & chips also are available to go at the adjacent Cooke’s of Dublin counter.

“Whether this is your first, or one of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we encourage you to join us this year for The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival,” Cooke says. “You’ll be glad you did.”

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  Visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.

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Mardi Gras Concert Lineup: March 2022

Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Mardi Gras 2022

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is back through April 24, and included in the return of the Good Times that fill the park is the much anticipated star-studded Mardi Gras Concert Lineup on select nights in March!

All concerts are included with your theme park admissions and take place at the Music Plaza stage – an electrifying outdoor venue inspired by the iconic Hollywood Bowl, set against the backdrop of the towering Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.

March 2022 Mardi Gras Concert Lineup

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip: Saturday, March 5 @ 8:30 pm

Entertainment Icon, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, 2-time Grammy Award winner, LL COOL J will be performing live, feat. DJ Z-Trip.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Marshmello: Sunday, March 6 @ 8:30 pm

One of the industry’s top electronic music producers and DJs, he’s collaborated with artists like Khalid and Selena Gomez to produce international multi-platinum hits.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Lee Brice: Saturday, March 12 @ 8:30 pm

Lee Brice has eight #1 singles and multiple Country Music Association Award awards. Hits include “I Drive Your Truck,” “Love Like Crazy” and “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Becky G: Sunday, March 13 @ 8:30 pm

Global superstar Becky G has two #1 Latin hits (“Mayores” and “Sin Pijama”) and has won two American Music Awards, including the first-ever for Favorite Latin Female Artist.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Khalid: Friday, March 18 @ 8:30 pm

R&B singer/songwriter Khalid has garnered six Grammy Awards and numerous other honors for such hits as “Location,” “Talk” and “Young Dumb & Broke.”

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Seal: Saturday, March 19 @ 8:30 pm

With hits like “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose,” London-born singer Seal has earned multiple Grammy awards and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Gavin DeGraw: Sunday, March 20 @ 8:30 pm

Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw’s hits include “I Don’t Want to Be,” “In Love With a Girl” and “Not Over You.”

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

The Revivalists: Friday, March 25 @8:30 pm

The Revivalists’ hits include “Wish I Knew You,” “All My Friends,” “Soulfight” and “Keep Going.” The band was named Billboard’s Top New Rock Artist of 2017.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Jimmie Allen: Saturday, March 26 @ 8:30 pm

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated, CMA & ACM Award-winning country artist Jimmie Allen is one of today’s hottest, chart-topping entertainers.

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022

Jason Derulo: Sunday, March 27 @ 8:30 pm

Jason Derulo has sold over 200 million records with smash hits including “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Savage Love,” “Trumpets” and “Talk Dirty.”

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On the Go in the Parks: February 25-28, 2022

Spring is about to well…spring on the scene for those who are On the Go in the Parks, and this is your last weekend to enjoy two February Favorites!

On the Go in the Parks: February 25-28, 2022

Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs
Celebrate Soulfully Disney Springs On the Go in the Parks

This is your last weekend to Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs!

Guests can ignite their senses as they immerse themselves in culturally inspired dining for brunch and happy hour, spirited music performed by Motown in Motion, House of Blues folk art, and more!

Real Music Concerts at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

This is also the last weekend to catch the Real Music Concert series at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in the Stanleyville Theater.

SIMPLY QUEEN ~ FEBRUARY 22 – 27

SIMPLY QUEEN is a world-class act! This COMPLETELY LIVE tribute performs all the iconic songs that have made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen’s live shows – musically and visually capturing the amazing live Queen experience that has filled stadiums around the world. The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire, Rick Rock (vocal/piano/guitar), CC Lambrick (guitar/keyboards/vocal), Mitch Taylor (bass/vocal) & Phil Charrette (drums/vocals). Based in Windsor, Ontario, CANADA, they are veteran musicians who have performed in festivals, theatres, and arenas across North America and beyond!

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Mardi Gras 2022

Get ready to let the good times roll again as Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras returns through April 24, 2022.

This year’s celebration will fill Universal Studios Florida with a spectacular Mardi Gras parade with new floats, celebratory cuisine featuring diverse flavors from around the world, the much-awaited return of star-studded live concerts, a new tribute store, and so much more.

Mardi Gras happens on select nights and is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Florida!

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Concert Series
Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert 2022
Styx: Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Styx’s hits include “Renegade,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Blue Collar Man.”

Seven Seas Food Festival
Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld Orlando 2022

SeaWorld Orlando is kicking off 2022 with the Seven Seas Food Festival that’s packed with more flavor than ever before every Thursday through Sunday, until May 8.

This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can enjoy over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

In addition to taste from around the world, you can catch these concerts at Bayside Stadium, included with your theme park admission:

  • ASIA Featuring John Payne– Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
  • TBA– Sunday, Febraruary 27 at 7:00 pm
IceBreaker is Now Open at SeaWorld Orlando

The long-awaited Ice Breaker coaster has officially opened to guests!!!

This family-friendly thrill coaster features four airtime-filled launches, both backward and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with a 100-degree angle. The thrills continue as riders fly over a near-vertical tophat maneuver into a series of exciting twists, turns, and airtime hills.

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2022 On the Go in the Parks

Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates from through March 6.

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through spacious walkways. Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Florida Resident Disney Weekday Magic Tickets: Enjoy 2 days of theme park fun for $149, plus tax.

Florida Resident Annual Passes: Enjoy the magic all year long with an Annual Pass. Florida Resident Disney Pixie Dust Pass is $19 per month, plus down payment.

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Get 2 days free with a 2-Park 2-Day Ticket and experience 4 days total at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Ticket Offer Details:

  • Purchase By: March 31, 2022
  • When to Go: Now – June 30, 2022
  • NO BLOCKOUT DATES
  • Can be used on non-consecutive days.
  • Prices Vary by Day and Season: Check the pricing calendar for specific travel dates (price determined by date of first visit)
  • Online Only. Offer not available at the front gate.
  • Valid Florida photo ID required.
  • Restrictions apply.

Add a day at Volcano Bay for only $29 more!

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Welcome Harbour Vertical

There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando ticket, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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On the Go in MCO: Last Minute Valentine’s Day

On the Go in MCO Valentine's Day Last Minute

The Valentine’s Day planning crunch is HERE, and I am sharing some last-minute ways to spend ways with your special someone On the Go in MCO!

On the Go in MCO: Last Minute Valentine’s Day

Teatro Martini On the Go in MCO

Teatro Martini
February 10-14, 7:30 pm at 6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Spice up date night with some Vegas-inspired entertainment at Teatro Martini for Valentine’s Day!

From February 10-12 and on February 14, Teatro Martini will be offering a couple’s discount package for its Valentine’s Day-themed show. For only $99, couples will receive two tickets to the dinner show, a gorgeous rose, and free entry into Jewel Speakeasy.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s Unfiltered segment on Valentine’s Day Fun Around Town!!!
On the Go in MCO Last Minute Valentine's Day

The Salty Donut Beer Pairing Date Night
Monday, February 14, 4-10 pm at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

The Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is hosting a Salty Doughnut Beer Pairing Date Night where you can enjoy four beers that will pair with four donuts. You can choose to enjoy this offering on-site with Cupid Bingo date night or at home with a 16 oz can of each beer to share.

SAK Comedy Lab logo On the Go in MCO

SAK Comedy Lab Valentine’s Show
February 14, 5 pm, 7 pm, and pm at 29 S. Orange Ave. Orlando FL 32801

Valentine’s Day at SAK is always a special way to treat your best gal or guy! The Valentine’s Show is a 90-minute version of their popular improv show that will have you laughing until it hurts. You’ll see top-billed pros perform fan-favorite improvised challenges, with a little love sprinkled on top.

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2022 Piratefest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND FLORIDA_PirateFest Weekends
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

Captain Redbeard and his crew return to shore for PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for three consecutive weekends, starting on January 22!

During the event, families can immerse themselves in the ultimate pirate-packed day of play, including exclusive character meet-and-greets, exciting entertainment, LEGO builds, and specialty food– plus, it’s all included in theme park admission.

Say “AHOY” to the LEGO Pirate Crew + Enjoy Other Photo Spots

Junior pirates and their crews can enjoy exclusive LEGO character meet and greets with the fiercest pirates that have ever sailed such as Pirate Captain, Pirate Princess, Zombie Pirate, and even, Captain Redbeard, himself.

Fan favorite, Shark Suit Guy, has even come to take a bite out of the fun. There are other bricktastic pirate-themed photo spots around the park to snag a selfie with including Sawtooth the Shark.

Feast Your Eyes on Swashbuckling Shows

LEGOLAND FLORIDA_PirateFest Weekends
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

Adventure and music await families in the return of the original stage show, Treasure Behold, where a crew of pirates set their sights on finding legendary buried treasure inside LEGO City Stage.

Young buccaneers in training can learn the “ways of the pirate” in the interactive show, Academy of Arrgh! Or jam out to the notorious pirate band, Rusty Cutlass.  

And no PirateFest Weekend is complete without the stunt-stacked Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show. Join Captain Brickbeard and Calico Jade as they whip their new pirate recruits into shape in this epic show featuring world-class wakeboarding, barefoot skiing and an energetic flyboard act.

Play Like a Pirate with Scavenger Hunts + LEGO Builds

If there is one thing pirates love to do, it’s play. Your crew can take part in pirate-themed activities around the park including a sea creature competition build and a deep-sea scavenger hunt, sponsored by Florida Prepaid. There may even be treasure in store for those who collect stamps in their Pirate Guide by experiencing all PirateFest Weekends has to offer.

Enter to Win the Ultimate Treasure: A College Scholarship

WINTER HAVEN, FL — Ski Show in Pirtate’s Cove at LEGOLAND Florida Resort (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland)

Although our LEGOPirate friends are on the hunt for gems and jewels, there is no treasure greater than education. During PirateFest Weekends, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and partner, Florida Prepaid, will reward two Florida families 2-Year Florida College Prepaid Plan scholarships at myfloridaprepaid.com/scholarship valued at approximately $8,000 each. Guests can also enter by scanning the QR Code featured in the deep-sea scavenger hunt sponsored by Florida Prepaid.

The scholarship-winning families will be selected at random after the contest closes at 5 p.m. on February 6. Parents, grandparents, or guardians must be 18 years of age or older and legal Florida residents to enter the contest. At the time of entry, children must be 8th grade or younger to be eligible. Families can review the full rules and details at myfloridaprepaid.com/scholarship. The winning family will be notified on February 15.

Open Enrollment for Florida Prepaid Plan is open starting February 1 through April 30. Prepaid Plans are designed to help families maximize their college savings by picking a plan to fit their savings goals and locking in the future cost of college for less.

Extend Your Pirate-Packed Day with a Stay LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel

Your pirate adventure can continue after park hours by staying onsite at LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel.

Located just 130-kid steps away from the front gate, this adventure-packed hotel is the ultimate family destination for a long weekend or vacation, and every stay at Pirate Island Hotel includes a free family-style breakfast, nightly pirate fun, and in-room treasure hunts.

This must-do event is included with LEGOLAND Theme Park general admission and select Annual Passes, starting at less than $11/month with a small down payment. Learn more at LEGOLAND.com/Florida.

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2022 Garden Rocks Dining Packages

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series

If you are like me the Garden Rocks Concert Series is the perfect way to end your EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival day!

The lines for these incredibly popular concerts can be very long, but there is a way you can guarantee you have great seats and a delicious meal!

When you book a Garden Rocks Dining Package, you can enjoy a leisurely meal at a beloved EPCOT restaurant and have peace of mind knowing that you also have guaranteed seats at one of the Garden Rocks performances that day.

You’re sure to savor every single minute—from first bites to final bows!

Garden Rocks Dining Packages & Pricing

Choose from 4 unique eateries at EPCOT offering Garden Rocks Dining Packages at lunch and dinner.

Each package includes:

  • An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert performance on the same day; the concert time will be assigned at the time of booking

Explore participating restaurants and dining package prices, which exclude tax and gratuity:

Adult
(ages 10 and up)
Child
(ages 3 to 9)
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
$57.00$32.00
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
$69.00$22.00
Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
$66.00$43.00
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
$58.00$22.00

Make Reservations

Book online beginning January 19, 2022, to secure your spot for this limited-time experience.

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit.

Garden Rocks Dining Packages Important Information

  • Garden Rocks Dining Packages are only offered Friday to Monday during EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival—March 2 to July 4, 2022. Packages are not offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests ages 21 and older.
  • Reservations require a credit card guarantee.
  • At the time of booking, you’ll be assigned a performance time for the Garden Rocks concert. You will have guaranteed seats for that performance only.
  • Guests will receive Garden Rocks seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will specify the date and show time they have reserved.
  • Guests who booked the Garden Rocks Dining Package will enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is guaranteed for your assigned show time.
  • Guests who have not booked a Garden Rocks Dining Package will be seated at the Garden Rocks concert on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is based on availability due to limited capacity.
  • To enter EPCOT, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. EPCOT admission is not included in the price of the dining package.
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Steinmetz Hall Opening Weekend Celebration

Steinmetz Hall

The opening weekend community celebration of Steinmetz Hall, an acoustically remarkable theater that completes the original design of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, is going to be amazing!

The celebration will begin with an opening ceremony press event on Friday, January 14 at 11 a.m., followed by two open houses for the community. Guests are invited to experience the world’s newest cultural and architectural achievement, right in the heart of downtown Orlando, on Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A dream decades in the making finally comes to life with an incredible lineup that will bring the Dr. Phillips Center vision, Arts For Every Life, to the stage for the first performance at Steinmetz Hall with Rise & Shine—a one-of-a-kind, two-day showcase of diverse talents from across Central Florida on Friday and Sunday, January 14 and 16.

Steinmetz Hall
Cole NeSmith

More than 250 artists will perform under the leadership of creative director Cole NeSmith, music director Eric Jacobsen and Orlando’s top visionaries—including artists from the Asian Cultural Association, Bach Festival Choir, Central Florida Community Arts, City of Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Gospel Liturgical Dance team from Inez Patricia School of Dance, Matthew Fowler & Prado Sisters, Orlando Choral Society, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymi Dance, Rico Monaco, SAK Comedy Lab, The 502’s, United Ballet Theater and Wynn Family.

“We are incredibly proud to open Steinmetz Hall with a moving, heart-warming performance that celebrates our city’s unity, individual diversity and creative spirit on one stage,” said NeSmith, the creative director for the Dr. Phillips Center Presents Rise & Shine. “It will be a seamless blend of art forms with orchestral and choir arrangements, modern dance, spoken word, musical fusion of hip-hop, opera and jazz, ballet, improv comedy, folk and Asian-Latin gospel fusion coming together for 90 minutes.”

Steinmetz Hall
Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein will also bring Orlando Broadway stars­ and regional legends Davis Gaines, Norm Lewis, and Sofia Deler back home­ to perform the greatest hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook on Saturday, January 15.

The Grand Opening Celebration of Steinmetz Hall will continue for more than two weeks with performances from international, national, and regional artists, including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Ballet, Jennifer Hudson, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, and the world premiere of Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige, the only full-length orchestration, and Sacred Music.

Steinmetz Hall

Named after philanthropists Chuck and Margery Pabst Steinmetz, Steinmetz Hall will be one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces designed to reach the lowest levels at which humans can detect sound in a modern building. The multi-form venue is one of the few in the world that can also transform in shape, seating, and sound to accommodate a variety of art forms and events.

The Grand Opening Celebration is supported by Dr. Phillips Charities, Ravago Americas, and Korbin Family Foundation. Also supported by Chuck & Margery Pabst Steinmetz, Anonymous, Joyce T. Green, Lynn & Joe Conte, Orosz Family, and Bob VanderWeide & Shelby Norwich. The Grand Celebration Season is supported by AdventHealth and Massey Services, Inc.

To purchase tickets to Steinmetz Hall visit their official website.

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On the Go in the Parks: December 17-19, 2021

On the Go in the parks December 17 2021
Make sure to catch the latest theme park happenings tonight at 6:08 pm during Orlando’s News and Talk with Joe Kelley on WDBO!

If you are On the Go in the Parks December 17-19, 2021, holiday fun and treats can be found around EVERY corner!

This week’s holiday highlight comes from Universal CityWalk where you can explore Mistletoe Pines Village!

Keep in mind that starting this weekend you will find that the parks are going to be busier as kids will be starting their Christmas breaks, so be sure to pack your holiday cheer and patience when you are On the Go in the Parks!!!

On the Go in the Parks: December 17-19, 2021

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Epcot International Festival of Holidays Must Do’s and Tips 2018

You can celebrate holidays from around the world without leaving EPCOT daily until December 30, 2021, during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays!

The event, included with theme park admission, is a yuletide wonderland that will immerse you in the wondrous sights, sounds, and flavors celebrated by cultures near and far.

The highlight of each night is the Candlelight Processional where a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem.

Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir. I promise you it will give you goosebumps!!!

This weekend the celebrity narrator is:

  • Ana Gasteyer: December 17 through December 19
Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida 2021

The Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida presented by Hallmark Channel is the jolliest event of the year!

This year’s celebration features new seasonal entertainment, exclusive character meet-and-greets, a spectacular 30-foot-tall LEGO tree, and more!

There is no better time to add a little LEGO magic to your family vacation and build memories to last a lifetime — plus, it’s all included in general admission.

Holidays at the Universal Orlando Resort
Guide to the Holidays at the Universal Orlando Resort 2021


The holidays are epic at the Universal Orlando Resort as they fill 51 days and nights with bigger and louder holiday traditions and characters daily through January 2, 2022.

Guests can once again experience nonstop holiday cheer as they join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, meet the maven of mischief himself, The Grinch, during Grinchmas, and experience the larger-than-life return of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

Don’t forget that you can now meet Earl the Squirrel at Universal Studios Florida!

Universal Orlando Earl the Squirrel

The best holiday gift of all? It’s all included with theme park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

The SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration festivities on select days until January 2, 2021!

For 2021 SeaWorld Orlando has been transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights to welcome a new holiday entertainment and fireworks finale while returning favorites will bring a smile to your heart!

New to this year’s celebration:

  • Each Christmas Celebration night, SeaWorld Orlando celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale, featuring soaring fountains, dazzling lights, and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites.
  • Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
  • See a variety of talented acts take to the Nautilus Theater stage to bring the spirit of the season to life during the Sounds of the Season Concert Series on through January 2, 2022.

Most SeaWorld Christmas Celebration activities are included with your theme park admission.

Christmas at the Gaylord Palms

This year during Christmas at Gaylord Palms, guests can explore acres of twinkling lights and decorations and more than 12 hours of exciting holiday activities, shows, and events until January 2, 2022.

‘Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf’ is the marquee attraction, and if you are a fan of the films you are going to want to experience this interactive wonderland and help Santa power up the Kringle 3000!

Also new this year are the ‘Cirque: Spirit of Christmas’ and ‘Shine’ shows in the resort’s iconic atrium.

The resort is packed with #SoMuchChristmas!!!!

Disney Very Merriest After Hours
On the Go in the Parks

This holiday season Disney Very Merriest After Hours event will fill the Magic Kingdom with special characters, entertainment, fireworks, and more on select nights until December 21, 2021

This weekend’s event dates are:

  • December 2021:  19
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is ringing in the holiday season with Christmas Town daily until January 2, 2022.

This year’s celebration is the biggest and brightest yet with millions of twinkling holiday lights throughout the park’s 335 acres, spectacular fireworks, and a brand-new experience with Santa that will create merry memories for guests of all ages.

Included in park admission, the award-winning holiday event features all-new activities for the whole family as well as returning favorites!

Night of a Million Lights

Give Kids the World Village, located in Kissimmee, is a truly magical place, and during the Night of a Million Lights Holiday Light Spectacular, the 89-acre nonprofit resort is an enchanting and joyful winter wonderland from Friday, November 12, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022!

Guests can explore a sparkling tree trail; view larger-than-life holiday displays; take photos at one-of-a-kind step-in frames and backdrops; and enjoy a guided storytelling tour of 100 magnificently lit villas from the comfort of a tram, included in the price of the ticket.

Tickets are on sale now at www.gktw.org/lights, enabling guests to immerse themselves in an exquisitely decorated fairytale neighborhood that wish families call home during their stays.

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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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