Summer Nights 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2020

Modified with enhanced health and safety measures to keep guests safe, the Summer Nights event offers summer fun every Friday-Sunday from July 17 to August 16.

Summer Nights is returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this weekend with an all new laser and fireworks finale, tasty seasonal eats, and extended park hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 16. 

Cooler nighttime temperatures and enhanced health and safety measures provide guests at Busch Gardens a more comfortable and safe summer escape with their favorite thrills.

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End a Day Full of World-Class Coasters with a BOOM:

After coasting the day away on Florida’s best thrill rides, guests can watch the park light up in a whole new way with an exciting fireworks and laser finale each weekend. 

In a physically distant setting, guests can enjoy a dazzling combination of lasers and fireworks with plenty of space to spread out on the Festival Field.

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Indulge in Limited-Time Summer Flavors:

Park guests are invited to the biggest backyard BBQ in the neighborhood with a limited-time menu including frozen cocktails and delicious twists on summertime classics.

From gourmet hot dogs with specialty toppings to a collection of desserts and drinks inspired by the iconic s’more, guests can grab their favorite dish on the way to the fireworks, including:

  • BBQ classics: Kung Pao ribs, pulled pork and brisket chop sandwiches
  • Loaded Mac & Cheese featuring your choice of beef short ribs or the park’s popular “Boujee” bacon from the Food & Wine Festival
  • Pick-Your-Pack Specialty Cupcakes: including Chocolate Oreo Explosion, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Spiced Apple Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chocolate Chip S’mores and FUN-Fetti Delight.
  • Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño and Summer Lime Margaritas
  • Assorted frozen cocktails and much more!
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Expanded Health and Safety Measures:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in their care. 

The park has worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside consultants, and attraction industry leaders to enhance their already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. 

These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health, governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is excited to continue to provide guests with fun, inspiring, and memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time. 

For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, visit

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Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue Update

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When Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens on July 15, guests with Disney Park Pass reservations will be using the virtual queue to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

If you’ve joined the Resistance before, you will want to note a few changes to the process beginning July 15. 

Most importantly – as availability allows – guests will have an opportunity at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to request to join the virtual queue which is AMAZING news because this means there is no need to arrive early to the park to check the virtual queue. 


Whether it’s your first trip to Batuu or you have joined the fight against the First Order before, there are a few important details to know before you arrive:

  • First, make sure you have the My Disney Experience app installed on your phone before you arrive at the park. 
  • Once you enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios, log in to your account at one of the distribution times (10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.). 
  • Once you have logged in, select “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue” on the home screen. You will be able to view the current status and next steps for joining the virtual queue. 
  • The app will indicate when there is no availability for a specific distribution time, but make sure you read your distribution time carefully as some guests may join backup groups. 
  • As long as your My Disney Experience account is linked to park tickets for you and the others in your group, you can enroll everyone in the virtual queue at the same time.
  • In order to give as many guests as possible the opportunity to join the Resistance, each guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day.
  • Make sure push notifications are turned on for My Disney Experience so you will be alerted if your group is called to return. 
  • You’ll have up to an hour from the time of the alert to go to the entrance of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. 
  • Please note that joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with joining the virtual queue, cast members at Guest Experience Team locations throughout the park are available to assist. While you wait for your virtual queue group to be called, you can enjoy other experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios including our newest addition, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. 

For other attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort, plan to use the regular standby queues and maintain physical distancing. 

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Walt Disney World Reopening: Annual Passholder Preview Info

The Walt Disney World Resort is preparing to welcome Annual Passholders who registered to experience a preview of the Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Thursday & Friday, and if you are attending you will want to review the email that was sent as it contains information about the event you will definitely need to know.

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What to Bring to the Annual Passholder Event

Before you leave for your preview, make sure you have the following items with you to ensure a smooth check-in process:

  • Valid annual pass and a government-issued photo ID for each registered Passholder.
  • One copy of your confirmation page.
  • Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up)

Let’s also take a moment to review the face covering requirements for Walt Disney World, because in the past week they have added some specific details:

  • Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. 
  • Guests must bring their own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining, or swimming.
  • All face coverings should:
    • Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops
    • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
  • Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with existing rules.

Still need a face covering check out how to make a no-sew mask at home!

Annual Passholder Check-In

The Annual Passholder Preview Event will take place from 9 am until 7 pm, and check-in is located at the entrance of the park any time during the park operating hours.

Please have your government-issued ID and valid pass ready to make the check-in process efficient. 

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Annual Passholder Transportation and Parking Information

Please note that if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, Disney transportation will not be available for this limited event and you will need to provide your own transportation to the theme park parking lot.

For guests parking at the Transportation & Ticket Center or at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, tram service will not be available from the Guest parking lot to the main entrance of the theme park. 

Specifically for the Magic Kingdom park, there will be no tram service from the parking lot to the Transportation & Ticket Center, but the Express Monorail and the Ferryboats will be available from the Transportation & Ticket Center to the main entrance.

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Important Information to Know About the Annual Passholder Preview Event

Here is the nitty gritty that you are definitely going to want to take note of:

  • Restaurants, attractions, experiences, and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.
  • Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members; temperature screenings are required in some locations.
  • Reservations are non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered.
  • No modifications to reservations.
  • Valid, activated eligible Walt Disney World annual pass and photo ID are required at check-in for each Passholder and each Passholder Guest.
  • Activities and attractions subject to change without notice.
  • Registered Passholders may experience wait times for popular attractions during this event.

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Walt Disney World Reopening: Attractions Opening

The theme parks of Walt Disney World reopening plans are well underway as parks will begin to welcome guests to the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’ this week, but when they do not all attractions and shows will be opening.

Let’s take a look at what attractions and shows you will be able to enjoy at each Walt Disney World theme park!

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Walt Disney World Reopening: Attractions List by Park

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom reopens on July 11th with the following attractions: 

  • Astro Orbiter 
  • The Barnstormer 
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin 
  • Country Bear Jamboree 
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant 
  • The Hall of Presidents 
  • The Haunted Mansion 
  • It’s a Small World 
  • Jungle Cruise 
  • Liberty Square Riverboat 
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh  
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic 
  • Peter Pan’s Flight 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel 
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 
  • Space Mountain 
  • Splash Mountain 
  • Swiss Family Treehouse 
  • Tom Sawyer Island 
  • Tomorrowland Speedway 
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover 
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid 
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress 
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room 
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom reopens on July 11th with the following attractions: 

  • Affection Section 
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station 
  • Avatar Flight of Passage 
  • Discovery Island Trails 
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain 
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail 
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! 
  • Kali River Rapids 
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris 
  • Maharajah Trail 
  • Na’vi River Journey 
  • The Oasis Exhibits 
  • TriceraTop Spin 
  • Wilderness Explorers 
  • Wildlife Express 
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EPCOT reopens on July 15th with the following attractions: 

  • The American Adventure 
  • Awesome Planet 
  • Canada Far and Wide 
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival 
  • Friendship Lagoon Boats 
  • Frozen Ever After 
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros 
  • Impressions de France 
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment 
  • Kidcot (modified) 
  • Living with the Land 
  • Mission: SPACE 
  • Reflections of China 
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’ Around the World 
  • Spaceship Earth 
  • Test Track 
  • Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience 
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens on July 15th with the following attractions: 

  • Alien Swirling Saucers 
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy 
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway 
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run 
  • Muppet*Vision 3D 
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith 
  • Slinky Dog Dash 
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue 
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 
  • Toy Story Mania! 
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 
  • Vacation Fun (at Mickey Shorts Theater) 
  • Walt Disney Presents 

I am beyond excited for the Walt Disney World Resort reopening phases to begin, and will be sharing more information as it becomes available!!!

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A Taste of Epcot to Debut at the Park

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One of the best times of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort is the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and Imagineers have cooked up a creative and modified festival experience that will be the longest festival yet – A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!

This new take on the foodie festival will debut July 15 and continue through the fall, offering over 20 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park. 

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The Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival combines the floral fun of Flower & Garden with the global goodies of the annual Food & Wine Festival.

If you didn’t get to see the park’s newest topiary, Remy, in the France pavilion, or to purchase any Flower & Garden merchandise, this is your chance! 

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For scavenger hunt fans, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt returns to take guests on an adventure to find their favorite ’Tiny Chef’. 

While we don’t have information about the Food & Wine merchandise yet, we are sure to share the information as the products join the fun later on after the festival begins. 

While popular musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” often pack the house, they will not be a part of the Take of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing. 

However, there will be plenty of music to enjoy at America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more. 

It’s going to be awesome to see these fan favorites perform throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them. 

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On the Go in Orlando: 4th of July Fun

This year the 4th of July looks a little different in Orlando, but there are still a lot of great events going on around town that you can get out to enjoy or watch from your couch!

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Around Town 

A Star-Spangled Weekend Celebration at the Promenade at Sunset Walk Orlando

July 3-5, 2020 | All Day

The Promenade will host DJs and Live Bands Friday night and all day Saturday, plus a FIREWORKS spectacular Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night’s event will be a socially distanced event, so tickets are limited. Get your $12 tickets today before they run out! Admission includes free parking. We’ll end the weekend with a Star-Spangled Car and Truck Show on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded.

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Avalon Park Fourth Of July

July 4, 2020 | 9 PM 

This year’s 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Avalon Park will consist of FIREWORKS ONLY at 9 p.m. Viewers are asked to abide by the CDC and Government recommendations as it relates to social distancing and protective wear. We look forward to celebrating future events together soon!

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Clermont Red White and Boom

July 4, 2020 | 6 PM – 10 PM | Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St.

The free, family event is packed with fun for everyone. Local celebrity Kayslin Victoria, a Top 24 singer on Season 16’s “The Voice,” will lead off with the National Anthem at the Highlander Pavilion. A fireworks show will top off the evening at 9:15 p.m. over Lake Minneola.

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AstroSkate July 4th Skate

July 4, 2020 | 12-4 PM

Enjoy Skating for $6 (plus skate rental) and free all-you-can-eat hot dogs from 12 – 1 PM.

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Eustis Hometown Celebration

A Fireworks Show you don’t want to miss! Beginning at 9:30pm on July 3rd over Lake Eustis Eustis will host a fantastic fireworks display by Four Seasons.

Suggested viewing locations:

  • Ferran Park: 250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis
  • Community Center: 601 Northshore Dr, Eustis
  • Sunset Island Park:301 W. Ward Ave, Eustis

Although we won’t have vendors this year, be sure to visit a Eustis business for dinner & dessert and come on out to celebrate our Independence Day!

St. Cloud 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2020 | 10 PM

The 74-year tradition of Fireworks on the 4th of July will continue in 2020 in a different way due to the Corona Virus pandemic, with a “Salute to Salute July 4th, 2020”. 

There will be a brief pyrotechnic display launched from a to be disclosed location at 10:00 PM Saturday July 4th. Many Area residents and visitors will be able to see – and hear – the Salute to Salute July 4th from their homes and backyards. St. Cloud area community members will be encouraged to look and listen from their doorsteps or backyard for the Salute to Salute July 4th at 10:00 pm Saturday July 4th. 

The short pyrotechnic display will be launched from a to be announced location. Area residents will learn which direction to look shortly before 10:00 pm Saturday July 4th via area media outlets and St. Cloud Fireworks Social Media.

Virtual Events:

Winter Park Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4-5, 2020 | 9 AM to 11 PM

Due to current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the City of Winter Park invites the community to enjoy a virtual presentation of its annual 4th of July Celebration. A link to the pre-recorded, virtual celebration will be posted Saturday, July 4, at 9 a.m., on the city’s official website at as well as the city’s Facebook page

The virtual celebration will begin with a special welcome from Mayor Steve Leary followed by musical performances and historical tributes including:

– Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble led by Dr. John Sinclair

– Americana/rock/country artist and Orlando native Sean Holcomb

– Historical presentation by The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

– Photomontage of the city’s previous 4th of July celebrations

– Surprise message from city staff

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City of Heroes: City of Orlando Fireworks

July 4, 2020 | 8 to 9:30 PM | Fireworks at 9 PM

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 43rd annual Fireworks at the Fountain will be held virtually this year. News 6 will present a pre-recorded compilation of the brightest and biggest fireworks from the past several years at Lake Eola.

Before the fireworks show, News 6 will honor our heroes in the community. The fireworks portion begins at 9.

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Theme Parks:

LEGOLAND Florida Fireworks Fourth of July 2019


July 4, 2020 | 9 PM

On July 2-4 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, celebrate America’s Independence as the skies above Lake Eloise fill with one of the biggest fireworks shows of the year! You can also help create a giant U.S. flag out of thousands of LEGO® bricks. These festivities are included with park admission.

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July 4, 2020 | 9:45 PM

At SeaWorld Orlando, the night sky will light up with fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers during this special, socially distanced event, taking place on July 3, July 4 and July 5. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium. Park reservation is required.

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The Orlando Crayola Experience has Reopened

The Orlando Crayola Experience at Florida Mall is once again welcoming guests to get creative!

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The attraction has implemented several new protocols aligned with state and local requirements, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, and industry recommendations that are designed to promote cleanliness, social distancing, and reduced physical contact. 

Some key things that you will notice on your next visit to Orlando’s Crayola Experience include:

  • Limits to the number of guests in the attraction, theater show, and retail store.
  • Entry screenings and temperature checks on team members (employees) prior to entering the building for work each day and requiring those who don’t feel well to go home.
  • Required face coverings for team members while in public areas.
  • Enhanced and increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces – such as tabletops, countertops, stools, computer screens, doors, handrails, trash containers, water fountains, and restrooms throughout the attraction, café and retail store.
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  • Additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the attraction.
  • Acrylic barriers around registers and guest relations.
  • Signage and ground markers in high-traffic areas to remind guests to maintain proper distancing when in line or navigating through the attraction and retail store.
  • Temporary modification to certain activities and food service areas to promote physical distancing and cleanliness.
  • All payments must now be made with cashless transactions. Self-service payment terminals at registers in both the attraction and retail store accept major credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay.
  • Touchless e-ticketing for general admission tickets purchased at a cashier or kiosk on site.
  • Extending annual pass and ticket expiration dates.
  • Offering a new ticketing option for unlimited visits through the end of the year.
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To promote cleanliness, social distancing, and reduced physical contact, the Orlando Crayola Experience has made the following modifications:

  • The Color Playground and Toddler Town climber is closed until further notice.
  • Crayons have been removed from tables and the Colossal Caddy, and chalk from the Scribble Square area; instead supplies are included in each guest bag received upon admission. 
  • Theater show seating is limited to 25 percent capacity.
  • The number of available stations on some attractions has been reduced.
  • Character appearances are suspended until further notice.

If your questions are not answered here, guests are encouraged to contact

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Morse Museum Reopening July 8

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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 8. Public Museum and Museum Shop hours, however, have been temporarily restricted to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. At this time, the Morse will remain closed on Sundays. The Museum has been temporarily closed since March due to the coronavirus. New guidelines for visiting the Museum have been implemented to ensure a safe reopening.

To reduce direct personal contact, and to maintain recommended physical distancing, the Morse Museum has developed an appointment system for visitors to reserve a time slot prior to their visit.

All those planning to visit the Museum are asked to make an appointment in advance of their visit. The last available appointment is at 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Beginning July 8, appointments may be made by visiting or by calling (407) 644-1429 during operating hours.

For the safety of both visitors and staff, the Morse has instituted new guidelines:

  • If you feel at all unwell, please postpone your visit and contact the Museum to arrange a new appointment time.
  • Please wear a face covering during your visit. Masks are available at the Visitor Services desk.
  • Please do not touch anything in the Museum except the object guides available in each gallery.
  • Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet (preferably ten feet) from others throughout your visit.
  • Please sanitize your hands at the sanitizing stations in the lobby and just before leaving the galleries to enter the Museum Shop.

The Morse has created these guidelines to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible and to comply with local and state health recommendations.

For all those who would like to continue to visit the Museum virtually from home, the Morse offers many opportunities. The Morse Museum’s website includes online activities, videos, and an audio tour.

Please note that all on-site lectures, music presentations, art demonstrations, and other in-person programs as well as social events are canceled or postponed until further notice.

The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.

Located at 445 N. Park Avenue, the Museum is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation and receives additional support from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. It receives no public funds.

For more information call (407) 645-5311 or visit the museum’s website at

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