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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live performances by:

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

Plus:

  • DJ Scotty B
  • Street Performers

Free admission. Outdoor event, rain or shine.

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

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando 

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning summer event, Electric Ocean returns May 28 with more hours of fun featuring new daytime experiences and nighttime favorites. 

Electric Ocean brings longer park hours and allows guests to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and brilliant evening energy that sparks as the sunsets. (Cause who doesn’t love fireworks???)

There are new shows, entertainment, food, and returning favorites to enjoy! 

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

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Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Spark New Fun

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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 May 28.

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!

Sizzling NEW Summer Nights Experiences!

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ALL NEW! Ignite the night with NEW “Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular”: For an epic finale to a coaster-filled day of adventure, guests will be drawn to the vibrant energy radiating from a unique new production on the Festival Field. As the most stunning show ever to light the park’s sky, “Spark!” will feature an explosive array of fireworks and exciting effects from dazzling lasers to graceful water elements and dramatic pyrotechnics.  “Spark!” is offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9:15 P.M. from May 28 to September 6, including extra presentations on May 31 for Memorial Day, July 1-4 for Independence Day, and September 6 for Labor Day.

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Long before the first burst of “Spark!” covers the night sky, guests can join in the evening excitement with NEW entertainment, music, food and drinks for the park’s biggest and brightest summer celebration:

NEW! Pre-Party on the Festival Pathway: Greeted by glowing lights strung among the trees, live music and more, the stunning visual journey on the Festival Pathway will spark the spirit of summer in everyone.

NEW! Seasonal Summer Menu: Senses will ignite with delicious bursts of flavor from a special menu inspired by backyard summer cookouts with a Busch Gardens twist. Guests will discover a walkable take on grilled classics, decadent sweet treats and more along the festival pathway and new locations throughout the park. Adults 21+ can indulge in NEW glow-in-the-dark summer cocktails or refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are equally beautiful and satisfying for the perfect end to a summer night.

NEW! DJ Block Parties: As the sun goes down, electric summer vibes amp up on the Festival Field. It’s an open-air dance party with DJs, dancing, and endless energy to build the excitement before “Spark!” ignites the sky.

NEW! Giraffe Bar: Combining a perfect Serengeti sunset, delicious cocktails and savory snacks is the best way to fuel a night of summer fun at the NEW Giraffe Bar located on the second floor of Serengeti Overlook.

ALL NEW! “Cirque Electric” show opens: For awe-inspiring feats that spark the imagination, the dynamic performance of “Cirque Electric”, an ALL-NEW acrobatic stunt show exclusively produced for Busch Gardens, opening May 28 at the Stanleyville Theater. From the daring airborne aerialist to stunning displays of balance and strength and a fascinating act on wheels that cannot be missed, guests will be dazzled by world-class performers during select dates for Summer Nights.

MORE Fan-favorite summer experiences return this season!
_Turn it Up!_ opens at Busch Gardens on May 28!

Award-winning “Turn It Up!” ice skating show returns: Starting May 28, the Moroccan Palace Theater will once again be home to “Turn It Up!” the award-winning ice-skating show, including late shows on select dates for Summer Nights.  

Back by popular demand! Open-air block parties throughout the park: Complete with seasonal eats and electric beats, guests will encounter sizzling summer entertainment throughout the spacious 300-acre park, including:

Cheetah Hunt Plaza: Between dashing through the night sky on Cheetah Hunt and Cobra’s Curse, guests can dance to DJ beats throughout the evening.

Stanleyville Plaza: After taking on the daring launches of Tigris, guests will find refreshing tunes and classic summer flavors with a twist in the shadow of SheiKra.

All NEW _Cirque Electric_ opens May 28! _Photo does not reflect current safety standards. Protective face coverings will be required for performers at Busch Gardens.
Party All Summer with a Busch Gardens Annual Pass or Fun Card!

Celebrate all summer long and visit again and again with a Busch Gardens Fun Card, where guests can pay for a day and play all year!* For the price of a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens, the Fun Card allows access throughout the year, so you can visit again and again, and experience great events like Summer Nights, Bier Fest, Christmas Town,  and more! For the best value and benefits, guests can upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most throughout 2021. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with the best benefits ever, including FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, and up to 50-percent savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and more!

For a limited time, guests can take advantage of Busch Gardens’ Memorial Sale and save up to 50% on tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes. The deal ends May 31.

Guests can visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com for more information and reservations—and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes.

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Explore the Summer of More at the Gaylord Palms Resort

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The Summer of Fun at the Gaylord Palms Resort is going to fill the world-class property, featuring a 3- acre outdoor water park, two sparkling pools, and four-and-a-half acres of sprawling indoor gardens, with fun for the entire family. 

From May 21 through September 6, 2021, the resort’s Summer of More will deliver the perfect getaway for families with immersive aquatic experiences, event-exclusive culinary and beverage offerings, soothing spa treatments, and an itinerary full of themed programming inclusive of live entertainment, family-friendly shows, activities, and much more. 

“Summer travelers wishing to make the most out of their vacation can come here for a one-stop destination,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager for Gaylord Palms Resort. “From our Cypress Springs water park and EXPLORE activities to our award-winning restaurants and world-class spa, we offer everything you could want and deserve for the ultimate summer experience.”

The theme of this year’s itinerary of activities and events is EXPLORE, and this brand-new programming will encourage guests and local visitors to uncover the stories and discover the natural wonders of Florida.

Gaylord Palms Summer of Fun Highlights

  • Explore Summer: Uncover the stories and discover the natural wonders of Florida in this brand-new, guided, atrium adventure.
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  • Secret Garden Escape Room: You’ve stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden, but beware – an evil witch lurks in the shadows. Escape back to reality within 30 minutes, or you might find yourself under a spell and trapped forever in this garden as a gnome, frog, or spider! This family-friendly experience includes live performers.
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  • Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt: Your journey begins inside the 4.5-acre atrium, filled to the brim with flora (plant-life) and fauna (animal-life) from all over the state. To succeed in becoming a real-life Florida explorer, you will need to navigate through the atrium and learn about unique plants, animals, and historical landmarks.
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  • Illuminate Florida Show: High above the St. Augustine Atrium thousands of lights dance and create summer images to music several times a night.
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  • Animal Encounters with Wild Florida: A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.
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A summertime must, Gaylord Palms’ 3-acre water park, Cypress Springs, offers thrills and relaxation for every member of the family – from the tranquil South Beach Pool to exhilarating attractions including drop and racing slides, a multi-level water playground, the FlowRider surfing experience and an all-new action river, Crystal River Rapids.

Gaylord Palms Crystal River Rapids Once Upon a Spring Easter 2021

This new water attraction takes guests on a thrilling ride as they twist and turn through speeding currents. Exclusive poolside cabanas available for rent provide extra shade, comfortable lounge seating, a refrigerator, television, and a designated pool server. Premium poolside seating also available for purchase.

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Not to be left out…Adults who are searching for the ultimate in relaxation can unwind in the resort’s luxurious Relâche Spa and enjoy a de-stressing massage, rejuvenating facial, or calming body treatment.

The resort features multiple award-winning restaurants with unique culinary experiences, breathtaking atrium views, and mouth-watering seasonal dishes and summer cocktails. Dining options are available for every palate – even from the comfort of the guest’s room.

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As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, the resort’s summer events have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and enhanced protocols.

For more information about Gaylord Palms Resort and to book an overnight stay, room package, or events and activities, visit www.GaylordPalms.com.

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On the Go in the Parks: May 21-23, 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 looking for a way to get the kids out of the house, why not be On the Go in the Parks?

Discovery Cove Special Offer

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It’s time to escape to an exclusive tropical oasis where you always feel like a VIP and capacity is always limited. 

At Discovery Cove you can snorkel with thousands of fish and rays, hand-feed hundreds of exotic birds, indulge in scenic serenity, and enjoy all-inclusive luxury. 

And right now, you’ll enjoy saving 20% plus a complimentary Premium Drink Package ($40 value) on top of breakfast, lunch, and endless snacks.

Imagine lounging on a white-sand beach with the perfect drink in hand, from signature cocktails and frozen creations to your favorite beer or wine.

This offer ends May 31, so book your upgraded getaway now! Reservations may be made for visit dates throughout 2021. With physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization, there’s never been a better time to escape to paradise. 

On the Go in the Parks: May 21-23, 2021

Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Sesame Street Safari of Fun Weekends May 2021

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

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

  • NEW! Everyday Heroes Weekend, May 22 & 23: Celebrate everyday heroes during the event’s final weekend. Guests will have a chance to join the Everyday Heroes Club by earning special badges for Bravery, Helping, Manners, and more! Police officers, firefighters, and other local heroes will be honored during this community celebration, which will feature special guests and emergency vehicles for this weekend only!

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

Viva La Música at SeaWorld Orlando

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Live Music

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

Viva la Música is included with park admission this Saturday and Sundays. 

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

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

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

Waves of Honor Offer for SeaWorld Parks

Waves of Honor SeaWorld Orlando On the Go in the Parks

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

U.S. military veterans and retirees must register their complimentary single-day ticket(s) for themselves and up to three dependents online at www.WavesofHonor.com before May 23. 

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

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

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

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

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

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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.
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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.
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  • 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!

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  • 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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DreamWorks Destination Coming to Universal Orlando

DreamWorks Destination Trolls

This spring, Universal Orlando Resort will debut an all-new, interactive character experience – DreamWorks Destination – where guests can meet, greet and dance along with their favorite DreamWorks characters in an incredibly themed location that brings the high-energy fun of the franchise’s most popular animated films to life.

Located in the KidZone area of Universal Studios Florida, DreamWorks Destination will be a first-of-its-kind character experience where guests can interact with multiple beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchises, TrollsMadagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and more – all in one festive location.

DreamWorks Destination Madagascar King Julien

Catchy tunes from various DreamWorks movies will fill the air as guests enter a bright, colorful party atmosphere – all set against a nighttime sky inspired by the animation studio’s iconic opening sequence from its films.

DreamWorks Destination Kung Fu Panda

As bright lights illuminate the scene, guests will connect with their favorite DreamWorks characters, grab some fun photos and even join them for an epic dance party that will get every member of the family to move it, move it.

DreamWorks Destination will open this spring and an exact opening date will be shared soon.

DreamWorks Destination Puss in Boots

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GATOR WEEK Returns to Wild Florida

Wild Florida Gator Week 2021

For 10 years Wild Florida, located on Lake Cypress in Kenansville, has been sharing their passion for protecting, conserving, and enhancing Florida’s diverse ecosystem including the often misunderstood alligators.

To help share their knowledge and to foster an appreciation for some of Florida’s most misunderstood residents, Wild Florida will once again host its annual Gator Week from May 24 to 29, offering special programming with FREE Gator Park admission to everyone who brings in spare change (more on this in a moment). 

Wild Florida Gator Week 2021

During Gator Week Wild Florida focuses on educating guests, debunking common myths, and developing a more positive attitude towards these reptiles through unique experiences highlighting alligator behaviors.

Sam Haught, co-owner of Wild Florida, announced, “We look forward to this event all year, and we’re excited to celebrate alligators with visitors in new and fun ways. From alligator cake decorating contests to gator jumpathons, we love that these demonstrations and activities build a connection between our guests and our environment in creative and unique ways.” 

Highlights of Gator Week 2021

  • May 24, 2021: Alligator Expert Despite their tough exterior, alligators and crocodiles get sick just the same as we do. Join Wild Florida experts in the Gator Pavilion at 1 p.m. to hear about the different ailments they experience and how they are treated.
  • May 26, 2021: Gator Jumpathon Contest – People often think alligators can only hunt for food that happens to go for a swim, but their powerful tails can help propel half of their body out of the water and into the air. During the Gator Jumpathon contest, you’ll get to experience what it’s like to hunt and jump for your food. Want to join the fun?  Sign-up to participate! After you sign-up, a Wild Florida team member will reach out to you with the Gator Jumpathon details for the day so you’ll get to see what it’s like to jump for your food like an alligator!
  • May 28, 2021: “Gator Green” Pie Eating Contest – Alligators can only use their mighty jaws to bite and hold on to their food. Unlike humans, they aren’t able to pick up and grab their food with their hands. The alligator-themed pie-eating contestwill allow guests to unleash their inner alligator! Want to join the fun? Sign-up to participate! After you sign-up, a Wild Florida team member will reach out to you with the “Gator Green: Pie Eating Contest details for the day to see who can eat a green pie the fastest WITHOUT using your hands!
  • May 29, 2021: National Alligator Day – Earlier this year, Wild Florida helped establish a National Alligator Day to be recognized annually on May 29,  giving alligators the official recognition they deserve. To celebrate, they’re throwing a huge 1st birthday party throughout their Gator Park with balloons, cupcakes, and more to celebrate the 1st EVER National Alligator Day.
Wild Florida Gator Week 2021

This Gator Week is also extra special as Wild Florida’s adult albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard, have produced their third batch of eggs.

At the end of Gator Week, Wild Florida will also celebrate the inaugural #NationalAlligatorDay on Saturday, May 29th.

So what about the spare change? During Gator Week, Wild Florida is trying to collect Crusher’s (their largest alligator) weight in spare change to benefit Croc Fest.

Wild Florida Gator Week 2019

Be sure to check out www.GatorWeek.com for the full schedule of events. 

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On the Go with Gail: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Did you know that Lake Apopka has a Wildlife Drive? This drive is a one-way 11-mile drive that snakes (no pun intended) through the property. It begins on Lust Road and ends on Jones Avenue.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The drive is completely free, but they do welcome online donations to assist with recreation maintenance. There are little QR code signs throughout that you can scan from your car and it will take you to the donation page.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

When you first drive in you can pick up a leaflet that gives you some more information, and they also let you know there are signs throughout the drive with QR codes that can be scanned to listen to their audio tour.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The speed limit is 10 MPH but there are plenty of places if you wanted to pull over to look at something as they just ask that you don’t stop and block the road. This was hard at times because the road can get quite narrow with water on either side, so if someone up front stopped we all had to. I was fine with this because it meant there was going to be something cool to check out at that spot once we reached it!

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

As you drive along, you get the opportunity to see so much wildlife, we chose a rainy day so we didn’t get too may gator sightings, I’ve seen people post gators all along the sides of the road they were driving down at times! Which sounds crazy but you’re inside your vehicles so its safe and such an opportunity!

We did get to see some close up including a really large one, I’m not going to guess how many feet it was but it was huge even from a distance!

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

A lot of people come here to bird watch, it is one of the top three birding areas for the entire state (includes Everglades National Park and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge).

The Lake Apopka North Shore, where the wildlife drive goes through, is considered one of the most renowned birding destinations in Florida, with 369 different bird species.

During the winter months, more than 150 species regularly use the property, from snowy herons and egrets to numerous tiny warblers and flycatchers. Other wildlife commonly seen include numerous American alligators, bobcats, otters, bears, raccoons, armadillos, and coyotes. I really wish I had seen some of the otters!

It was really something you could do with the whole family as you are driving slow enough for the kids to be by the window if you feel comfortable, which our daughter really enjoyed looking out and searching for the different wildlife.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

There are a few restrooms along the way which is helpful as the drive could take up to three hours depending on how many stops you make along the way. There are also a few picnic pavilions so you can get out and stretch your legs and stop for some lunch together. The locations are all listed on the trail guide map. You can bring dogs but they must remain on a leash at all times.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

There are also areas marked as a white trail suitable for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding on a 6-mile loop on Clay Island.

The wonderful part of this trail is that I feel that each time you visit, it will be a completely different experience. One time you may see gators, another time many species of birds, so it’s somewhere you could visit again and never be bored. I feel it’s so wonderful they did this trail, I wish I had heard about it sooner, but I will definitely be coming back often, I need to see some otters still!

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive entrance gate is open between 7 a.m and 3 p.m on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. All vehicles must exit the drive by 5 p.m. You can find more information on their website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gatorpalooza at Gatorland
On the Go in MCO Gatorland Gatorpalooza 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LEGO Friends Weekends
LEGO Friends Weekend Fab 5

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

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

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

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

The Fun is included with your admission into the park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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World Whiskey Day at Raglan Road Pub

Disclosure: I was invited by Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant to check out their World Whiskey Day offerings, but all opinions are my own. I have spent many an evening enjoying the food and dancing with my family on my own dime. It is my family’s favorite Disney Springs spot, and it should be yours, too!!!

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


Since it’s whiskey we’re here for…let’s start with a Rosemary Maple Whiskey Sour!

Dickel 12 Tennessee Whiskey, crushed rosemary, dark maple syrup, egg white, and lemon sour


This was a great way to start the evening, because it was really refreshing with a pour that was strong enough to do the job without drowning out the layers of flavor.

But the star of the show is their four whiskey flight of small-batch, premium, limited release whiskeys for $25 (normally $45).


The Raglan Road World Whisk(e)y Day flight takes you around the world to celebrate the unique flavors of whiskey…and this is one flight you are sure to enjoy!

Irish: Powers. Johns Lane Release – 12 yr.

An abundance of earthy aromas like leather and tobacco, with layers of charred wood, dark chocolate, and treacle toffee. Taste of spice up front followed by vanilla, honey and dried apricot

Japanese: Mars Shinshu, Iwai Tradition

A blended whisky of single malts, grains, and blended whiskies. The whisky is then aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and ex-wine casks, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. Iwai Tradition is a special tribute to Iwai and Japanese Whisky

American: Whistle Pig – 10 year Rye

This 10-year-old, 100-proof rye whiskey is robust and distinctive in character. The nose offers a decadent mix of toffee apples, candied orange, and oak, with stone fruit and subtle spice arriving on the back end. The palate continues the rich, luxurious journey, but finishes drier and spicier than the nose suggests.

Scotch: Laphroaig Select. Single Malt.

This special award-winning Laphroaig is created from carefully selected casks  from a final maturation in new, American oak casks. It represents a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness.

“It offers the punters a chance to try something they might not have tried before, and also to compare global tastes side by side,” says Raglan Road General Manager Alan Delahunt. “It’s an exceptional whiskey experience.”

Now that we’ve got a good base…let’s take a look at the exceptional food (that I have my fingers crossed will make their way to the Raglan Road menu)!

World Whiskey Day Starters

Let’s start with the Whiskey BBQ glazed chicken lollipops, Roasted Corn & Bacon Crumble with corn puree!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

Our second starter was Whiskey glazed pork cheek, smoked potato terrine, apple espuma & pork crackling crumb.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

I’ve never had pork cheek before…but I will absolutely order it again when I find it on a menu!!!

World Whiskey Day Mains

Our first entrée dish tasting was the Whiskey cured house-smoked salmon, lemon & herb crushed potatoes, pea texture & horseradish with crispy skin.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

The crispy skin and pea texture combination was the perfect way to cut the luscious smoked salmon.

And the smoky and just fabulous Whiskey braised beef cheek, triple cooked duck fat chips, whiskey & vinegar salt, mushroom ketchup & crispy onions was our last entrée bite.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

Don’t sleep on mushroom ketchup…I know I won’t!!!

World Whiskey Day Desserts

I’m more of a appetizer girl than a dessert girl…but that all changed with these two new desserts that absolutely NEEEEEEEED to be made a part of the Raglan Road menu!

If you have ever wondered what the perfect apple dessert was…look no further than the apple baked dumplings, whiskey butterscotch Jameson sauce, and milk ice cream!!!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

And if you are a chocolate enthusiast, you will dream about the whiskey chocolate caramel brownie, Guinness marshmallow, and graham cracker crunch!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

If you like sharing a dessert I would suggest opting for this decadent brownie, but if you are like me desserts aren’t for sharing so stop looking at my apple baked dumplings!!!

If you are heading to Disney Springs, I will ALWAYS suggest visiting Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant…but now I will ESPECIALLY suggest you visit to celebrate World Whiskey Day!!!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Orlando Museum of Art Announces New Initiatives

Orlando Museum of Art Expansion Rendering
Rendering: Orlando Museum of Art

As part of an aggressive relaunch leading up to its centennial celebration in 2024, the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) announces three new initiatives: a series of six major upcoming exhibitions featuring works of noted artists: Rembrandt, Botticelli, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jackson Pollock; plans for renovation and repair of the Museum’s current Loch Haven location as well as plans for an expansion of the Museum’s footprint to include space in downtown Orlando.

“We are celebrating our 2024 centennial with a commitment to be an even greater force in our community with two locations, highly regarded and sought-after works of art, and ultimately, a new dimension of unforgettable experiences at Orlando Museum of Art,” said Cynthia Brumback, Chair of the OMA Board of Trustees.

The new Orlando Museum of Art exhibits begin late September, including: 

  • Luces y Sombras: Mexican Photography from the Bank of America Collection
  • Cathedrals of Florida: Masterworks by Clyde Butcher;
  • Connoisseurship and Collecting: European Old Master Paintings, which notably features the earliest-known Rembrandt painting and Masterworks from the Bob Jones University, Museum & Gallery, Inc.: Reading and Understanding Old Master Paintings, featuring Botticelli’s Madonna and Child.

As a further nod to the robust exhibition planning of the Museum, it will also present 25 never-before published or exhibited paintings by noted African American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose paintings have sold for over $100 million apiece.

Following the initial rollout, the Museum will unveil a singular, never-before-published masterpiece in January 2022, a signature massive drip painting from 1949 by the greatest American artist, Jackson Pollock, Jackson Pollock and the Comstock Pollock: Newly Discovered, First Time Exhibited.

These exhibits represent a departure from the Museum’s usual contemporary offerings and demonstrate a bold new vision which incorporates attention to traditional and other highly sought-after works of art as well. 

The Museum’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to file a letter of intent to pursue a downtown expansion as part of the SDG, LLC and Summa Development Group, LLC planned 33-story, 1 million-square-foot modern glass tower at Church, Lake and Pine Streets. The development sits on a three-story glass cube and comprises penthouses, condominiums, a luxury hotel and a cutting-edge contemporary restaurant.

The potential expansion would be an extension of the current Loch Haven footprint, featuring interactive educational facilities, offices, visitor services and notably, 30,000 square feet of additional exhibition space which would house some of the new exhibits and new collections.

“The initiatives we are pursuing are transformational, representing a bold, new vision for Orlando Museum of Art while simultaneously re-positioning us to make a deeper investment into our community both culturally and economically,” said OMA Director & CEO Dr. Aaron De Groft. “We are confident our donors and constituents will appreciate and be equally motivated to help bring this vision to life and we look forward to realizing these plans while continuing our dedication to be inclusive and equitable within our community.”

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Viva La Música Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Logo

SeaWorld Orlando has announced the return of Viva La Música, a fan-favorite Latin-inspired festival on  Saturdays and Sundays from May 13-23, 2021.

This experience, included with theme park admission, will take place with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, temperature checks, and face-covering requirements.

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Event Map

Viva La Música Event Map and Offerings

Viva La Música Entertainment
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Fiesta Zone

A. Fiesta Zone

Be there as the Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life! There will be a DJ, stilt walkers, and live bands ready to get this full-blown fiesta going.

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Live Music

B. Live Music

You can’t help but dance when you listen to this red-hot local entertainment featuring salsa, bachata, reggaetón, and more.

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Live Music and Dancing Zone

C. Live Music and Dancing Zone

Make your way to the Sea Harbor Pavilions for more non-stop revelry. Hear live and DJ music, see towering stilt walkers, and more!

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Maraca Craft

D. Kids Maraca Making Craft

Get ready to enjoy hands-on fun and show how creative you are by making your very own musical maraca at this specially chosen craft activity for children!

Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Dance Class with Rosita

E. Dance Class with Rosita

Follow along, kids! Learn a simple dance step to festive Latin music, and then get a physically distanced photo with Rosita to remember the fun.

F. Event Shopping

Explore local crafts and artisan creations that capture the spirit of Viva la Música and find the perfect souvenir to bring  Live Music and Dancing Zone

Viva La Música Fiery Flavors
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 1 Fiery Flavors

1 . Skewers

  • Rum BBQ Chicken Skewers with Mango Salsa
  • Beef Skewers with Homemade Chimichurri, Yuca Fries, Onion Escabeche, Mojo Sauce
  • Churros
  • Frozen Sangria
  • Corona Seltzers
  • Corona Refrescas
  • Modelo Especial Cheladas 
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 2 Sliders

2. Sliders

  • Cubano Sliders: Smoked ham, mojo roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickle, & mustard
  • Pan con Bistec Sliders: Shaved, Marinated and Grilled Steak, Caramelized Onions & Melted Jack Cheese
  • Choripan
  • Grilled Chorizo Link, Chimichurri on Soft Baguette
  • Crispy Tostones: Mojo Sauce
  • Dulce de Leche Empanadas: Stuffed with caramel and queso, caramel drizzle
  • Frozen Barrilitos Strawberry Hibiscus and Mango Lime
  • Corona Seltzers
  • Corona Refrescas
  • Modelo Especial Cheladas 
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 3 Meal Platters

3. Meal Platters

  • Adobo Braised Chicken served with choice of 2 sides: Black Beans and Rice, Plantains, Yellow Rice with Grandules, Tostones
  • Braised Ropa Vieja served with choice of 2 sides: Black Beans and Rice, Plantains, Yellow Rice with Grandules, Tostones
  • Mojo Roasted Pork served with choice of 2 sides: Black Beans and Rice, Plantains, Yellow Rice with Grandules, Tostones
  • Chicharrons and Plantain Chips 
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 4 Pealla

4. Paella

  • Seafood Paella: Mussels, Clams, Shrimps, Chorizo on the bed of flavorful Saffron rice
  • Veggie Paella: Earthy and Floral vegetables with Saffron rice
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 5 Bacalaitos

5. Bacalaitos

  • Crispy Codfish fritters
Viva La Musica SeaWorld Orlando 2021 6 Empanadas

6. Empanadas

  • Beef and Cheese
  • Chicken and Cheese
  • Spinach and Artichoke
  • Bunuelos: Sweet fried dough 

7. Corona Bar

  • Featuring Corona Hard Seltzer Cocktails
  • Lime Mojito
  • Cherry Margarita
  • Sundown Sangria
  • Featuring Corona Refescas Cocktails
  • Pineapple Passion
  • Guava Shores 

8. Margarita Bar

  • Frozen Watermelon Margarita
  • Frozen Mango Margarita
  • Traditional Margarita
  • Strawberry Margarita 
  • Cutwater Margarita Pops

9. Cocktail Bar 

  • Cuba Libra
  • Mojito
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Mango Passion Corona Rita
  • Blueberry Lime Corona Rita
On the Go In the Parks - SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival Cinco de Mayo

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

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

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

On the Go in MCO May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LEGO Friends Weekends
LEGO Friends Weekend Fab 5

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

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

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

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

The Fun is included with your admission into the park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Disney After Hours Boo Bash Coming to the Magic Kingdom

It’s never too early to talk about Halloween, and this year the Magic Kingdom will host the ghoulishly fun Boo Bash!

On select nights from August 10th through October 31st, when the park closes this separately ticketed event will fill the park with Halloween themed activities for the entire family. 

Disney After Hours BOO BASH tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7 pm* without the need for a day park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation, giving you time to enjoy even more of your favorites.

The three-hour event will invite guests of all ages to don their finest costumes to enjoy:

  •  Festive party music,
  • Decorations,
  • Character cavalcades galore,
  • Halloween candy,
  • Exclusive culinary offerings,
  • Spooktacular entertainment,
  • low wait times at more than 20 attractions, and more. 
Disney After Hours Boo Bash

As an important reminder, costume masks are not permitted for adults; they can only be worn by children younger than 14. In addition, all guests are required to wear approved face coverings during the event. 

Before you arrive, check our Know Before You Go page and Costume Guidelines.

Tickets for the Disney After Hours BOO BASH, on select nights August 10th through October 31st, go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. 

* Some event nights in August and September will be from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

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