SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Brings More Cheer

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

The SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration festivities begin on November 12, 2021, and you can experience more cheer than ever 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!

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration takes place on select (but most) nights and is included with your admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

All-New SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Offerings

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

NOW NIGHTLY!  Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale

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.

Experience an amazing SeaWorld Christmas connection that illuminates the night sky. At Park Close on select Christmas Celebration nights.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show

Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish!

Families are sure to be singing and dancing along while watching this fun holiday show.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Sounds of the Season

Be there as festive weekend music makes its way to SeaWorld for this year’s Christmas Celebration!

See a variety of talented acts take to the Nautilus Theater stage to bring the spirit of the season to life.

These special live concerts and theatrical performances are held on event days from November 12 through January 2.

Returning to SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Sesame Street Christmas Parade 

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic, festively decorated floats with show-stopping performances that celebrate the magic of the holiday season! The whole family will experience an energetic Christmas celebration with Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and more. Guests are sure to sing, dance, and be merry with their favorite furry friends.

Winter Wonderland On Ice 

Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 

Guests will find themselves immersed in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s ChristmasTown.

Stroll outdoors past life-size storybook vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including Rudolph and Bumble.

Rudolph’s Movie Experience 

Rudolph and his friends star in this special-effects movie that will get the entire family in the holiday spirit, playing daily in the Sea Port Theater.

Public Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium 

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Guests can experience outdoor ice skating as they skate alongside the water of SeaWorld’s central lagoon throughout the day in a beautiful winter wonderland.

Holiday Flavors to Savor

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

The Christmas Market, nestled along Bayside Pathway, features festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights. At this bustling market, guests will discover one-of-a-kind gifts and snack on scrumptious holiday treats.

What could be better than relaxing near the warm glow of the fire pit with a holiday craft brew and a wonderful view of the vibrant Sea of Trees or singing along to musicians who bring the sounds of the season to life on the gazebo stage???  

You can also find the tastes of the season throughout the park with the return of fan-favorite beverages, including the decadent Butterscotch Hot Chocolate, or try something new like the Peppermint Berry Julep or the Mistletoe Margarita.

Want to enjoy a bevy of SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration treats? Make sure to purchase a Christmas Celebration Tasting and Brew Sampler ( 5 for $35 and 10 for $50). Don’t forget to show your Annual Pass to save even more!!!

Even More to Celebrate

Hanukkah Celebration 

Celebrate the festival of lights at SeaWorld! From November 28 through December 6, gather with your friends and family to view the traditional lighting of the menorah in Sesame Street Land throughout Hanukkah.

Kwanzaa Festivities

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Join SeaWorld’s celebration of Kwanzaa! Taking place December 26 through January 1, guests can enjoy a joyous time of reflection and celebration of African heritage with the nightly lighting of the kinara in Sesame Street Land.

New Year’s Eve 

SeaWorld Orlando New Years Eve

Spend the final day of 2021 enjoying SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration then ring in the New Year as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky at midnight on December 31.

Best Way to Enjoy the Holiday Festivities

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

The best way to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass.

For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $12.75 per month. Pass Members can receive park benefits and rewards like priority access to new attractions, FREE parking, in-park discounts, and much more.

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Christmas at the Gaylord Palms 2021

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 from November 19, 2021, to January 2, 2022

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Mission Save Christmas Buddy the Elf

Christmas is in trouble, and Santa needs your help!

For the first time this Christmas, guests will journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to help save the holiday in an all-new, multi-sensory experience!

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Mission Save Christmas with Elf

Once inside the marquee experience, guests will need to conquer fun, interactive challenges alongside familiar friends like Mr. Narwhal to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa’s sleigh!

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment is the heart of Christmas at the Gaylord Palms, and this year’s lineup is full of new additions and holiday traditions.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Greatest Story

The Greatest Story Stage Show tells the story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of six international storytellers in a musical stage show and multicultural celebration of everlasting faith, hope, and love. Complimentary seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Cirque: Spirit of Christmas, new for 2021, fills the St. Augustine atrium with dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts nightly. Returning guests will want to note that this show is a ticketed event.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Atrium Christmas Tree

Brand new for 2021, the Shine Light Show will dazzle as thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack, transform the atrium ceiling into a gleaming and glowing holiday spectacle.

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Join the jolliest hostess for a batch of Santa’s favorite snack, songs, and stories during Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Sugar Plum Fairy

The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince are back in the Alpine Village Sweet Shop with Sugary Sweet Storytime – a celebration of sweets that retells the story of The Nutcracker in an interactive experience complete with holiday sing-alongs and lots of laughs.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2021 - Adventure Kids Wonders of Winter

Adventure Kids: Wonders of Winter is a (w)interactive show to educate and entertain Adventure Kids Club members during the chilliest of the seasons.

Cold Weather Fun in the Sunshine State

Snowball Build & Blast is your chance to build and toss real snowballs in the sunshine state! You’ll want to practice your aim to help your team earn points and power the Snow Factory.

Snow Flow Mountain is a mechanized, snow play space where guests will slide through factory conveyor belts that have frozen solid and ride tubes down a thrilling plummet slide or hilly ice coaster at Snow Factory.

Interactive Experiences

The best way to get into the holiday spirit is by immersing yourself in the interactive experiences during Christmas at Gaylord Palms!

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2019

Jack Frost is up to his yuletide tricks in the Naughty or Nice Escape Room! You only have a little time to solve all the puzzles and dash away before St. Nick returns, or you’ll be on the naughty list with a lump of coal in your stocking.

Inside the Gingerbread Decorating Corner Nutmeg, the Gaylord Palms gingerbread man, watches guests achieve confection perfection as they decorate gingerbread houses and cookies.

Learn the secrets of becoming one of Santa’s helpers from his top toy-maker and create a keepsake gift or craft for someone special at the Elf Training Academy.

Did you know that Santa has a secret Service? Only the most elite yuletide sleuths have what it takes to break the Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt code and earn their Santa’s Secret Service badge.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2019

Make sure to take an ‘elfie’ as you take a stroll along the Christmas Tree Trail. This complimentary experience features eight elaborately decorated holiday trees throughout the 4.5-acre Everglades atrium.

Mailing a letter to the North Pole works, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus for a photo while making sure you’re on the nice list.

Tickets and Packages

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Tickets for Christmas at Gaylord Palms are available now and advance online reservations are required for all ticketed events.

If you are looking for a holiday staycation, Christmas at Gaylord Palms packages include entrance to Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf as well as additional fan-favorite holiday activities.

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, the Christmas at Gaylord Palms programming has been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols and social distancing measures. Programming will also operate in consideration of the latest local, state, and federal legislation.

To find out more about Christmas at Gaylord Palms, visit www.christmasatgaylordpalms.com!

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On the Go in the Parks: January 29-31, 2021

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

You will absolutely want to take advantage of the beautiful weather as you are On the Go this weekend!!!

Let’s take a look at what you can experience!

On the Go this Weekend in the Parks: January 29-31, 2021

Elmo’s Birthday Celebration

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

Celebrate Elmo’s birthday at SeaWorld Orlando from January 30 through February 3rd with meet and greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with Sesame Street friends, and much more!

Located in Sesame Street Land and included with park admission, this celebration features updated safety precautions including limited capacity and physical distancing.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

2021 Epcot Festival of the Arts On the Go in the Parks January 2021

The Taste of Epcot International Festival of Arts at Walt Disney World Resort continues to draw guests into the arts daily until February 22, 2021.

While this year’s global celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts may look a little different, guests will still be able to enjoy a wide selection of activities for the entire family that is included in their admission to the park.

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras 2021 On the Go in the Parks January 2021

Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras through February 16.

This year, join the fun every weekend to celebrate safely with an expanded Mardi Gras event! Enjoy more weekends all the way through “Fat Tuesday” with open-air festivities and French-Quarter flair.

  • 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.
  • Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets.
  • Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering.

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

SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card

SeaWorld Orlando Sign On the Go in the Parks January 2021

SeaWorld Orlando is a fantastic theme park for kids, and now pint-sized guests can enjoy an ocean of experiences with the free 2021 Preschool Card, available now for a limited time.

Florida children under the age of 5 can enroll in the 2021 Preschool Card which grants them free admission for a year full of fun and safe theme park experiences at SeaWorld Orlando in a spacious outdoor environment with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols.

Universal Orlando Deals

On the Go in the Parks January 2021 Universal Orlando Resort

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

The current special offers include:

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

Gatorland Deal

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THIS IS THE LAST CALL!!!!

Florida Residents can visit Gatorland Orlando for just $9.99 for single-day admission until January 31st.

Tickets must be purchased at the admission’s gate with a valid Florida ID.

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Jurassic Quest Comes to Orlando

Jurassic Quest Orange County Convention Center 2021

Jurassic Quest is rolling into Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center on International Drive for a unique, hour-long drive-through experience any dino lover would enjoy January 29, 2021, through February 7, 2021.

Jurassic Quest is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event, with more than 70 life-size animatronic dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods in realistic scenes.

Jurassic Quest Orange County Convention Center 2021

The displays were created in collaboration with leading paleontologists, and each dinosaur has been created to be as accurate as possible.

These popular dinosaurs are returning from extinction for a socially-distanced adventure around the Orange County Convention Center’s extensive parking area and outdoor spaces.

Jurassic Quest Orange County Convention Center 2021

Jurassic Quest Safety

  • The Jurassic Quest Drive-thru experience is an in-car experience with limited contact, if any, with staff who wear masks, social distance, and follow all state and local guidelines regarding health and safety.
  • Guests are guided by an engaging and informative digital audio tour featuring show entertainers, and dino wranglers.
  • A strict 5mph speed limit is strictly enforced throughout the experience.
  • All Jurassic Quest equipment and workstations undergo regular sanitization throughout the show.  

Drive-thru tickets are $49 per vehicle, and all attendees receive a free, safari-style family photo in their vehicles set against a dinosaur backdrop as a memento of their experience.

Jurassic Quest Orange County Convention Center 2021

Jurassic Quest Hours of Operation

  • January 29: 11am-8pm
  • January 30: 9am-9pm
  • January 31: 9am-8pm
  • February 1: Closed
  • February 2: Closed
  • February 3: 1pm-8pm
  • February 4: 1pm-8pm
  • February 5: 9am-8pm
  • February 6: 9am-9pm
  • Feb 7: 9am-8pm

You can purchase your tickets with confidence with the Jurassic Quest Ticket Guarantee that protects you if your Jurassic Quest event is canceled for any reason by automatically refunding 100% of the full ticket purchase amount to the credit card used during the original purchase.

Tickets for Jurassic Quest must be purchased online in advance, and various add-ons, including dinosaur surprises and activity packs, are available.

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2021 ICON Park Sip n’ Savor

ICON Park Sip n' Savor 2021

The 3rd Annual Sip n’ Savor at ICON Park event, Presented by Truly Hard Seltzer, is taking place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, is your chance to sample dishes from select ICON PARK restaurants.

Whether you’re a foodie aficionado, Instagram star or simply looking for a delectable bite, there will be something for you. Best of all, there’s no admission fee to this event.

Throughout the event, guests can enjoy entertainment on The Lawn, mouthwatering food samples of select tenants’ famous dishes, and cold beverages from The Lawn Bar. All guests who purchase food options at participating restaurant locations will receive a special discount to ride The Wheel for 50 percent off during event hours.

“The annual Sip n’ Savor event has been a favorite among locals and visitors for years,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “ICON Park is proud to show off our restaurant tenants at this special event for the third year in a row and we’re thankful to Truly® Hard Seltzer for partnering with us this year. From sweet to salty to savory, we know guests will be able to find dishes to satisfy any craving!”

ICON Park is home to a wide array of delicious and interactive dining options, so no matter who’s in your party, you’re sure to find options for everyone.

2021 Sip n’ Savor Restaurants Include:

  • Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant
  • Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Restaurant
  • Tin Roof: A Live Music Joint
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Sugar Factory

“ICON Park is open-air and gate free, making it the perfect place to get some fresh air and enjoy a scenic view. It’s easy to access from anywhere in Central Florida and there’s free on-site parking,” said Jaskiewicz. “Events like Sip n’ Savor are the perfect excuse to come out and explore the new Orlando Entertainment District.”

To learn more about ICON Park 2021 Sip n’ Savor, visithttps://iconparkorlando.com.

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On the Go this Weekend in the Parks: January 22-24

On the Go In the Parks January 22 24 2021
Make sure you tune into Orlando’s Evening News with Tony Marino on WDBO tonight at 6:38pm ET to hear about these and other fun things going on around Central Florida!

You will absolutely want to take advantage of the warmer temperatures as you are On the Go this weekend!!! I am so excited about the beautiful weather heading our way!!!

Let’s take a look at what you can experience!

On the Go this Weekend in the Parks: January 22-24, 2021

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando On the Go in the Parks January 2021

Join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and all your favorite furry friends for a fun-filled weekend with activities, character photo opportunities, and much more.

Located in Sesame Street Land and included with park admission, this family-friendly celebration features updated safety precautions including limited capacity and physical distancing.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

2021 Epcot Festival of the Arts On the Go in the Parks January 2021

The Taste of Epcot International Festival of Arts at Walt Disney World Resort continues to draw guests into the arts daily until February 22, 2021.

While this year’s global celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts may look a little different, guests will still be able to enjoy a wide selection of activities for the entire family that is included in their admission to the park.

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras 2021 On the Go in the Parks January 2021

Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras – Jan. 16 through Feb. 16.

This year, join the fun every weekend to celebrate safely with an expanded Mardi Gras event! Enjoy more weekends all the way through “Fat Tuesday” with open-air festivities and French-Quarter flair.

  • 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.
  • Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets.
  • Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering.

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

SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card

SeaWorld Orlando Sign On the Go in the Parks January 2021

SeaWorld Orlando is a fantastic theme park for kids, and now pint-sized guests can enjoy an ocean of experiences with the free 2021 Preschool Card, available now for a limited time.

Florida children under the age of 5 can enroll in the 2021 Preschool Card which grants them free admission for a year full of fun and safe theme park experiences at SeaWorld Orlando in a spacious outdoor environment with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols.

Universal Orlando Deals

On the Go in the Parks January 2021 Universal Orlando Resort

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

The current special offers include:

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

Gatorland Deal

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Florida Residents can visit Gatorland Orlando for just $9.99 for single-day admission, now through January 31st.

Tickets must be purchased at the admission’s gate with a valid Florida ID.

This rare discount won’t be around long.

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SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Preschool Card

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SeaWorld Orlando is a fantastic theme park for kids, and now pint-sized guests can enjoy an ocean of experiences with the free 2021 Preschool Card, available now for a limited time.

Florida children under the age of 5 can enroll in the 2021 Preschool Card which grants them free admission for a year full of fun and safe theme park experiences at SeaWorld Orlando in a spacious outdoor environment with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols.

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

Kids are also in for a very special treat with the launch of two fan-favorite events to kick off the year with Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend on January 23-24 and Elmo’s Birthday Celebration from January 30 to February 3!

Families can experience these events plus all of the park’s kid-friendly annual events with unique features like specialty beverages for tots at the Seven Seas Food Festival, kids dance parties at Electric Ocean, trick-or-treating and meeting spooky-fun characters at Halloween Spooktacular, photos with Santa, and millions of twinkling lights at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, and more, with the 2021 Preschool Card.

SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Preschool Card Details

Here are a few things that you need to know about the SeaWorld Orlando 2021 Preschool Card:

  • To be eligible for the FREE Preschool Card for unlimited visits to SeaWorld through December 31, 2021, kids must be ages 5 and younger.
  • Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages 5 or younger at the time of redemption at the park.
  • Registration is required by February 3, 2021
  • First visit ticket redemption must occur by February 28, 2021.

To learn more and to register for the Preschool Card, Florida residents can visit this page to complete the online registration.

Don’t forget you can keep up with theme park news around Orlando by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube!

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On the Go this Weekend: January 22-24, 2021

With temperatures warming up this weekend, I am sharing ways that you can be On the Go this weekend around the City Beautiful with some fun outdoor events!

On the Go this Weekend: January 22-24

Portillos Food Truck Visits Town

On the Go this weekend January 2021 Portillos Beef Bus
Make sure to follow @beefbusofficial on Instagram for updates!

Portillo’s is bringing their Chicago-style hot dogs, famous Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, and homemade chocolate cake to Lake Buena Vista on March 2nd…But…

If you can’t wait that long, you can grab a friend and head to Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL, 32801, this weekend (and through January 30th) to check out the Portillo’s Official Beef Bus’ menu, while supplies last!

  • January 22- Dinner 3 pm-8 pm
  • January 23- Dinner 3 pm-8 pm
  • January 24- Lunch 11 am-4 pm
  • January 27- Lunch 11 am-4 pm
  • January 28- Lunch 11 am- 4 pm
  • January 29-Dinner 3 pm-8 pm
  • January 30-Dinner 3 pm-8 pm

Dinosaurs have invaded the Leu Gardens

On the Go this weekend January 2021 Dinosaurs Leu Gardens

Dinosaurs have invaded the Leu Gardens once again, and you are invited to explore the Jurassic Gardens to find some of the most feared creatures on the planet.

This fun installation features over 20 life-size dinosaurs ranging in size from 14 inches to a massive 33 ft. Daspletosaurus, cousin to the T-Rex.

Admission to the Dinosaur Invasion exhibit is included with daytime garden admission which can be purchased at the Welcome Center:

  • $10 adult
  • $5 child (ages 4- 17 years)
  • Free admission for Leu Members and children 3 years of age and younger.

Dr. Phillips Frontyard Festival is Frozen

Dr Phillips Center Front Yard Festival - view

The Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival – the six-month celebration of live, outdoor entertainment, and unique experiences in a socially distant environment – is continuing their Disney Movie Night Series with ‘Frozen’ this Sunday night at 6 pm.

Tickets for your own socially distant private box that seat up to 5 people are only $5 and $10, depending on location.

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

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Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

Sunny Days are ahead this weekend at SeaWorld Orlando as they celebrate Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend on January 23 and 24, 2021!

Join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and all your favorite furry friends for a fun-filled weekend with activities, character photo opportunities, and much more.

Located in Sesame Street Land and included with park admission, this family-friendly celebration features updated safety precautions including limited capacity and physical distancing.

SeaWorld Orlando Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend Line-Up of Fun

All New! Storytime on Sesame Street

Ready for a special story with your Sesame Street friends? Their story time float will appear several times a day, so keep an eye out and find a physically distanced spot to listen.

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

All New! Everyday Hero Badges

During the event, guests will also have the chance to celebrate Everyday Heroes during the event, so bring your kindness and caring along.

No cape required!

Guests will have the opportunity to earn special badges for things like Bravery, Helping, Manners, and more all weekend, so get ready to join the Everyday Heroes Club!

All New! Oscar’s Trash Art Activity

Oscar would be proud! In this activity, kids get to turn everyday materials that may seem like trash into beautiful works of art, which is sure to make any grouch happy!

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

All New! Elmo’s Birthday Storytime

Elmo has a very special story to tell for his upcoming birthday, and he wants you to be there! Be sure to watch for his float throughout the day and find a physically distanced spot to listen nearby.

All New! Scavenger Hunt

There’s plenty of space around Sesame Street Land for Elmo’s goldfish, Dorothy, to hide. Have fun trying to find her in this kid-friendly scavenger hunt!

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

Photo Opportunities

It’s Elmo’s birthday celebration, and the present he wants most of all is a special (and physically distanced) photo with you.

DJ Dance Party

Join your favorite Sesame Street friends for a fun-filled, DJ dance party with physical distancing, at select times.

Sesame Street Weekend 2021 SeaWorld Orlando

Upgrade the Day with Breakfast with Elmo and Friends

Both Elmo’s Birthday Celebration and Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend offer an upgraded dining experience, Breakfast with Elmo and Friends, which features a delicious and nutritious breakfast buffet and morning greetings from everyone’s favorite furry friends.  

This breakfast is a fun-filled and physically distant outdoor experience sure to delight kids and parents alike! Breakfast is served at 10:30 am on event Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices start at $32.99 for adults and $16.99 for children for breakfast and advanced reservations are required. Pass Member discounts apply.

Also, mark your calendars for…

Elmo’s Birthday Celebration: January 30-February 3

Celebrate Elmo’s birthday with meet and greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with Sesame Street friends, and much more!

Located in Sesame Street Land and included with park admission, this celebration features updated safety precautions including limited capacity and physical distancing.

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

On the Go In the Parks January 2021

January is an absolutely wonderful time to be On the Go in the Parks because the weather is lovely and the crowds are traditionally lower!

This weekend the theme parks of Central Florida begin celebrating Mardi Gras, serve up some fantastic foods, immerse families in the arts, and take guests behind the scenes!

Let’s take a look at what you can experience!

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

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

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

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

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

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

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras 2021

Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras – Jan. 16 through Feb. 16.

This year, join the fun every weekend to celebrate safely with an expanded Mardi Gras event! Enjoy more weekends all the way through “Fat Tuesday” with open-air festivities and French-Quarter flair.

  • 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.
  • Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets.
  • Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

2021 Epcot Festival of the Arts - Mural

The Taste of Epcot International Festival of Arts at Walt Disney World Resort continues to draw guests into the arts daily until February 22, 2021.

While this year’s global celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts may look a little different, guests will still be able to enjoy a wide selection of activities for the entire family that is included in their admission to the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look Weekends

Inside Look Weekends SeaWorld Orlando January 20021

This is your last weekend in January to go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando to experience the popular Inside Look Weekends.

This special event features six unique, entirely behind-the-scenes locations, accessible in small groups to limit capacity and maintain safe physical distancing.

Universal Orlando Deals

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

The current special offers include:

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

Gatorland Deal

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Florida Residents can visit Gatorland Orlando for just $9.99 for single-day admission, now through January 31st.

Tickets must be purchased at the admission’s gate with a valid Florida ID.

This rare discount won’t be around long.

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2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts – Disney Songbook Performance

2021 Epcot Festival of the Arts Entrance

The 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is happening daily at the Walt Disney World Resort until February 22, 2021.

What makes this festival so awesome is that it brings together the visual, culinary, and performing arts in a magical way…that is included with your theme park admission.

One of the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts highlights is the performances on the America Gardens Theatre stage in the American Adventure Pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase.

New for 2021 is the Disney Songbook performed by the iconic Voices of Liberty!

This 15-minute show happens throughout the afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays and features several fan-favorite songs from Disney movies that celebrate the artistry of Disney composers and lyricists.

While the Voices of Liberty have performed songs from Disney movies and attractions before, this performance at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts features a wider variety of songs including:

  • “Be Our Guest” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • “Touch the Sky” from Pixar’s Brave
  • “You’ll Be in my Heart” from Disney’s Tarzan
  • A Moana medley including “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome”
  • “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio

If you are interested in attending a performance of the Disney Songbook by the Voices of Liberty, I encourage you to arrive early as the show is incredibly popular and seating is limited in the America Gardens Theatre.

All this week I will be sharing more information, videos, and pictures from EPCOT so make sure to follow @onthegoinmco on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook!

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On the Go this Weekend in the Parks: January 8-10, 2021

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There are so many great events and deals you won’t want to miss in the City Beautiful this weekend as you are On the Go!!!

On the Go this Weekend in the Parks: January 8-10, 2021

Epcot Festival of the Arts

2021 Epcot Festival of the Arts - Mural

Starting January 8, 2021, the Walt Disney World Resort will welcome the Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts daily until February 22, 2021.

While this year’s global celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts may look a little different, guests will still be able to enjoy a wide selection of activities for the entire family that is included in their admission to the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look Weekends

Inside Look Weekends SeaWorld Orlando January 20021

For the next 2 weekends, you can go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld Orlando to experience the popular Inside Look Weekends.

This special event features six unique, entirely behind-the-scenes locations, accessible in small groups to limit capacity and maintain safe physical distancing.

Universal Orlando Deals

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

The current special offers include:

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

Gatorland Deal

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Florida Residents can visit Gatorland Orlando for just $9.99 for single-day admission, now through January 31st.

Tickets must be purchased at the admission’s gate with a valid Florida ID.

This rare discount won’t be around long.

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Universal Orlando Premieres 2021 Special Offers

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

Here are the epic offers guests can take advantage of today:

Get 3 Months Free on any 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass

Right now any guest who purchases a 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass will receive three extra months free to enjoy all that Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have to offer. Universal Orlando Annual and Seasonal Passes are loaded with benefits and perks to experience the resort like a pro, including exclusive extras like discounts and special offers.

This offer is available for purchase through March 31, 2021. Blockout dates apply on select passes. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Family Savings on Vacation Packages

Guests can also take advantage of special offers to receive huge savings on a multi-day getaway to Universal Orlando now through mid-December.

Guests who purchase a 4-Day, 2-Park or 3-Park ticket (starting at $224.99 per adult, plus tax) can save up to $50 per ticket – that’s a combined savings of up to $200 for a family of four.

Guests can also take advantage of this offer as part of a vacation package to Universal Orlando, and receive a total savings of up to $800 on a package that includes five-night accommodations at one of Universal’s beautifully-themed hotels and 4-day theme park tickets for a family of four.

These offers are available for purchase now through April 27, 2021, and can be used for visits through December 17, 2021. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Florida Resident Ticket Offer

Florida residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Universal Orlando ticket offer to purchase a 1-Day, 2-Park ticket (as low as $181 per adult, plus tax) and receive three extra days free to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Florida residents can purchase this ticket now (subject to availability) and can visit any four days through April 30, 2021 with no blockout dates. This offer is not available for purchase at the front gate. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Florida Resident Staycation Offer

Staying in one of Universal Orlando’s hotels is the best way to make the most of a vacation to the award-winning theme park destination, with exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, free Universal Express Unlimited access at select hotels, convenient and complimentary transportation across the destination and more.

Florida residents can take advantage of nightly rates as low as $79 plus tax at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, while non-Florida residents can book a stay at Dockside Inn and Suites for as low as $88 per night, plus tax based on a four-night stay. And, with a hotel for every vacation style and budget, discounted nightly rates are currently available at every Universal Orlando hotel.

For more information about these offers, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

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Dive into Inside Look Weekends in January 2021

Inside Look Weekends at SeaWorld Orlando 2019

The popular Inside Look Weekends are returning to SeaWorld Orlando to take theme park guests behind-the-scenes to hear and see firsthand what goes into providing world-class animal care from the experts who do it every day.

Inside Look Weekends take place Saturdays and Sundays, January 9-17, and are included with park admission.

This special event features six unique, entirely behind-the-scenes locations, accessible in small groups to limit capacity and maintain safe physical distancing.

Inside Look Weekends SeaWorld Orlando January 20021

Inside Look Weekends Locations:

SeaWorld Rescue Center

Guests can visit the home base of the SeaWorld Rescue Team and meet and hear from the dedicated veterinarians, animal care personnel, lab technicians, and filtration experts who work around the clock to deliver life-saving care to animals in need.

Dive Operations at Manatee Underwater Viewing

SeaWorld’s team of divers has some of the park’s most challenging and interesting responsibilities. Here, guests will meet the divers, learn more about the basics of diving, and find out about some of the little-known secrets of what it takes to be a part of SeaWorld’s dive team.

Beluga & Seal Primary Housing

Step into the maze of back hallways that provide service access to the beluga whales and harbor seals that call Wild Arctic home. Plus, guests can meet the team that spends their days caring for these incredible animals.

Shark Encounter

Get a topside view at Shark Encounter and unlock the mysteries of caring for the sharks and sawfish in SeaWorld’s 700,000-gallon shark habitat. Guests can visit the medical pool and learn how a shark receives its annual physical. They can also observe the moving walkway used to temporarily divide the exhibit for cleaning and understand how the sharks are fed. Guests have the opportunity to experience SeaWorld’s sharks from a vantage point that is very different from the regular guest view and hear directly from the aquarists who care for these fascinating creatures. This location is not ADA accessible.

Manta Aquarium

Go above the surface, literally, and discover what it looks like towering over the depths of Manta’s main aquarium. In a location few have ever seen, guests can uncover what goes into caring for the wide array of fish, rays, sea dragons, live corals, and giant Pacific octopus that call Manta home. This location is not ADA accessible.

Trainer Talks

Guests can join the park’s trainers to hear them share their passion for animal care and learn about training and husbandry techniques with the animals. The Trainer Talks take place behind-the-scenes at locations throughout the park including Dolphin Theater, Sea Lion and Otter Theater, and Orca Encounter.

Inside Look Weekends SeaWorld Orlando January 20021

Inside Look Weekends Dining Options

Inside Look Dine at Sharks Underwater Grill: NEW this year on Saturdays during Inside Look weekends, guests can enjoy a signature meal hosted by members of the SeaWorld Rescue and Zoological Operations teams at SeaWorld Orlando, including an inspiring presentation on our commitment to research and rescue. We recommend booking in advance as capacity is very limited.

Guests can also dive into Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience at Dine with Orcas, where guests dine next to orcas, learn more about them from animal care experts and watch the specialized care they receive daily.

Both restaurants include arranged seating layouts to accommodate physical distancing and limited capacity. Tables and chairs are sanitized with increased frequency, condiment and topping stations are closed, and guests with refillable products will be provided single-use alternatives. In lieu of traditional menus, paperless QR code menus will be used, and buffet-style service areas have been adjusted or closed until further notice.

Inside Look Weekends SeaWorld Orlando January 20021

SeaWorld Orlando Special Offers

For a limited time, pay for a day and play all year with the purchase of a 2021 Fun Card! That means for the price of a single day’s admission, Fun Card holders can visit again and again to enjoy events like Inside Look and more throughout 20211. This offer is available only for a short time as prices go up on February 1, 2021.

For guests looking for additional perks and discounts on things like parking, additional guest tickets, and access to special VIP events, upgrading to an Annual Pass is the best option. Available starting at low monthly rates of $11.75/month with NO down payment. Restrictions apply.

Visit www.Seaworld.com/Orlando for more information, park hours, and to purchase tickets.

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Preschooler Pass Returns to LEGOLAND Florida

January 2019 Theme Park Ticket Offers LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass

Families won’t want to miss their opportunity to register for LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s free Preschooler Pass that grants Florida Resident children ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old 12 months of admission to both LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park PLUS access to select events.

The Preschooler Pass is available for a limited time until February 3, 2021.

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Boating School
PHOTO/LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland

Both LEGOLAND Theme Park and Water Park are built for kids to take the lead, full of immersive experiences to suit all guests, and with over 60 percent of the theme parks’ rides built for guests 40 inches or taller, there’s a whole host of attractions perfect for Preschoolers!

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse is a favorite attraction among preschoolers. As an indoor play area, the Schoolhouse features a stage, school-themed play equipment, DUPLO brick play areas, and a touchscreen where children can practice numbers and letters while exploring exciting future careers, from marine biologists to teachers.

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass DUPLO Valley
STAFF PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

2021 will be an incredible year for pint-sized pirates and preschool playmates at the Resort, as LEGOLAND celebrates 10 Years of Awesome! The limited-time-offer pass grants admission to select 2021 events, including our all-new PirateFest Weekends in February and returning favorites like LEGO® Friends Weekends and Heroes Weekends.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Preschooler Pass will be available for a limited time at the Front Gate Will Call window only. Guests must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate or travel passport for proof of age. 

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Park Entrance with Family
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

The Preschooler Pass is available exclusively for Florida Residents aged 3-years-old or 4-years-old. Children must be present when redeeming the Preschooler Pass at the ticket window. Guests ages 2-years-old and under will continue to receive free admission.

Learn more at legoland.com/florida/offers/preschooler-pass/!

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