While other theme parks build up the Halloween excitement around gore and horror, Disney takes a lighter and less-scary approach to enjoy the season. The annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is set to begin on select evenings, starting at the end of August and continuing on through early November 2019.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular is the kind of event you can enjoy in the safety of a theme park and without having to feed candy to all your neighbors’ kids. And with SeaWorld’s annual Halloween Spooktacular running daily (yes, not an evening-only event) from September 7th through October 27th, 2019, you are in for a treat when you visit Orlando during this upcoming Fall Season.
The Force is Strong in Orlando and the Star Wars Universe is about to open a new spaceport in Central Florida with the new Galaxy’s Edge expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Fans of the Star Wars franchise have been eagerly waiting for an official Open Date and finally, Disney has set the date for August 29th. Work has been happening at lightspeed at the Orlando theme park, which has been preparing for the new attraction for the past few years since it was announced.
This year, HHN will feature ten haunted house experiences based on established horror brands like Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe and Zombieland. Other attractions will feature themes based on 1980s classic horror films, bringing back the fright from what some people call the “golden age” of horror films and TV shows. One such attraction is the “Anarch-ade”, an Eighties’ themed arcade where “Game Over” includes paying the ultimate price for losing.
SeaWorld Orlando is known for putting on a good show many times throughout the year and the Summer Concert Series is no different. This family-friendly music event begins on July 20th and continues through August 11th, 2019. All concerts are held at SeaWorld Orlando’s Nautilus Theater and offers free general admission to park visitors, but also has VIP Reserved Seating options.
Orlando has become the frontline in a worldwide battleground for theme park domination. Major theme park brands continue to add new attractions and in some cases expansion plans that can seem like a theme park of its own. That said, with a name like Fantastic Worlds you could easily think this that the rumored new theme park from Universal Studios is going to be an out-of-this-world experience.
One of the most visible changes will be seen only after dark, with the new Epcot Forever fireworks and laser light display—featuring the classic Epcot visuals that will connect to the original focus of this technology and innovation wonderland. Illuminations, the current end-of-day show at Epcot, will be officially retired in the fall to give way for the new and exciting Epcot Forever lights and pyrotechnics show.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay continues to make waves with their new Animal Encounters experience, which lets guests get closer than ever before to this exciting species. Located 75 miles west of Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, the theme park is known for blending the traditional zoo experience with adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and other attractions.
The new coaster is expected to feature an Arctic theme, using a snowy or frozen backdrop as the main theme of the new roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. Furthermore, staying true to its animal life focus, the marine adventure park is expected to feature a variety of birds of prey that leave in the Arctic circle.
Constantly evolving and reinventing its existing lands, attractions and rides to keep up with the changing park attendee preferences—and technology trends—Disney’s Magic Kingdom continues to draw crowds of people of all ages who come to meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, and the rest of Disney’s character gang.
It's been a while since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade has had an update and we are excited to share that Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure is about to open next week. This roller coaster is replacing the former Dragon Challenge and further expands the Harry Potter-themed world within this Universal Studios park. The ride is expected to be fully open by mid-June and the progress reported by visitors shows that Universal is ready to launch.
Even for those of us who have lived in Orlando for more than a couple of decades, the thought of thinking of a time when Universal’s Islands of Adventure was not yet a theme park seems distant. However, it was on May 28, 1999, that this new theme park opened its doors and changed the landscape of Orlando as a multi-theme park vacation destination. As a sibling to the Universal Orlando theme park, which opened a decade earlier, Universal’s Islands of Adventure continues to attract guests seeking to immerse in the action and suspense of classic and blockbusting movies.
Visit Orlando, Central Florida’s tourism marketing agency, reported a record-breaking number of visitors to the region—and the number is expected to continue growing
As one of Florida's endangered wildlife species, manatee population in the state's rivers and lakes has been threatened by human interaction. It is not uncommon to see manatees bearing the scars caused by propellers on boats and in some rare cases, manatees have been known to die after ingesting plastic objects, finishing gear and other man-made materials.
Donut lovers rejoiced when they first heard that Voodoo Doughnut was coming to Orlando. And when they heard it making Universal City Walk its new location, we all knew right away they were coming to the best place where it could please both tourists and locals alike—outside of its original home in Portland, OR.
Orlando’s first movie-themed park first opened its gates in May 1989 with the name “Disney MGM Studios” and it immediately made Central Florida the vacation capital of the world
Spring is here and it is a time for blooming flowers, gentle breezes and loyalty rewards—at least that’s how Vista Cay Resort by Millenium sees this exciting season. And the opportunity to get rewarded increases the more you visit our amazing property in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Set to open on April 19th, 2019, the new Tigris roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will have an unreal set of looping twists--including an exhilarating forward-and-backward motion. In addition, its adrenaline-inducing drops will be pushing your excitement to its limits and roller coaster fans will be thrilled to ride it over and over again.
Sesame Street® is an entertainment institution of transgenerational reach, dating back to the 1960s when this TV program was conceived as a wholesome educational opportunity to help children learn basic language and math—transcending beyond the many social challenges of that decade.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is expected to open its doors in Fall 2019, just before the grand opening of its most anticipated new addition—the new immersive Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land. The vintage mouse-themed attraction is based on the original Mickey Mouse film shorts, released in the 1930s for the enjoyment of countless people who flocked to their town’s cinemas to view silent films.
Since it first opened in March 1959, the adventure-themed park has continued to evolve into a modern and sophisticated immersive entertainment experience for people of all ages
After suffering from cold stunning, a group of the rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtles—which are deemed a critically endangered species—were captured for treatment in an effort to ensure their survival. These rare breed of sea turtles are known to thrive in warm water, which is why Audubon executed their rescue from the frigid Atlantic waters.
The NBA Experience at Disney Springs will create a completely new entertainment venue that will include hands-on activities based on the energy and action of an NBA match. This includes a variety of activities where guests can pass, shoot and even dunk a basketball, just like an NBA player would.
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards certification makes Discovery Cove the first all-inclusive animal interaction park in the United States
The Sunshine Volleyball Classic is one of the most awaited championships in the volleyball world, featuring teams from every corner of the nation converging in Orlando, Florida
Spring is almost here—and a colorful celebration awaits as the newest edition of Universal Studios' Mardi Gras has just begun in Orlando, Florida
As Spring quickly approaches, Disney is getting ready to transform its EPCOT theme park into a gardener’ dream come true with its annual