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December 9, 2017

Gaylord Palms Resort Makes “Kiss-Story,” Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title


Christmas at Gaylord Palms hosted the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title attempt with sponsor Experience Kissimmee, in partnership with Mentos and Greenery Productions

KISSIMMEE, FL – (December 8, 2017) – After hundreds of lips puckered up beneath the glow of a six-story Christmas tree, Gaylord Palms Resort broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the timeless tradition of kissing under mistletoe! During the “Kiss-Story in the Making” event, 448 couples set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location), bringing this festive, romantic record to smoochably-appropriate KISSimmee, Florida on December 7, 2017.

Under the watchful eyes of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric, the hundreds of couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. With 448 couples successfully breaking the title, Gaylord Palms more than doubled the previous record of 215 couples.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Introduces First-Ever Gingerbread GlazedDoughnut Dec. 12

Doughnut is available only on National Gingerbread House Day
 
ORLANDO, Fla – (Dec. 8, 2017)  – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is sweetening the season by introducing a first-time, one-day seasonal take on its iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut. The Gingerbread GlazedDoughnut is available on National Gingerbread House Day, Tuesday, Dec. 12, at all shops throughout Central Florida:

Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours
980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
 
Krispy Kreme Winter Park - Drive thru Open 24 Hours
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
 
Krispy Kreme Millenia - Open 24 Hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
 
Krispy Kreme Kissimmee - Open 24 Hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746
 
Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

SEAWORLD EXTENDS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NEW LATIN-INSPIRED EVENT


Three Kings Celebration Brings Cherished Traditions and 
Festive Cuisine to Orlando Jan. 1 - 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 7, 2017) – Guests can keep the spirit of the holidays burning brighter and longer than ever with the all-new Three Kings Celebration coming to SeaWorld Orlando Jan. 1 – 6. Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men with authentic festive cuisine and celebratory experiences held in honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures. The new event features guest favorites from SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration along with several new experiences centered around the Epiphany.

·         Three Kings Processional- Follow the Three Wise Men to a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the Three Kings. A storyteller will share the tale of their journey and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. The processional, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

Disney Presents THE LION KING February 14 – March 11, 2018 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 AT 10 AM

December 7, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsFlorida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across Americaannounce that tickets go on sale to the general public for Disney’s The Lion King at 10 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017. Coming to Orlando as part of the2017 – 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season during the show’s North American tour, The Lion King will appear at Dr. Phillips Center and play the Walt Disney Theater from Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, March 11, 2018. Tickets start at $35.25 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. For groups of 10 or more please contact Group Sales at Groups@drphillipscenter.org or call 407.455.5550.

December 6, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation presents AN EVENING WITH JASON MRAZ, SOLO ACOUSTIC

Tickets on sale Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 a.m.

December 6, 2017 – Orlando, FL –  Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz this morning announced plans for a 17-city live tour, including a performance at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets to An Evening with Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic start at $35 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About Jason Mraz
Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances and philanthropic efforts.  Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic singles, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up,” racked up two Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and has sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

Mraz recently announced he will extend his Broadway debut run in the hit musical, Waitress, with performances now scheduled through January 28. He has also co-written and performed a new original song, “Can’t Hold Out On Love,” to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film, Father Figures, arriving in theaters nationwide on December 22.

For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

December 4, 2017

ODESZA SET TO ELECTRIFY CFE ARENA ON MAY 17


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 10AM

ORLANDO, FL – Nominated for two Grammys in Best Dance/Electronic Album for “A Moment Apart” and Best Dance Recording for “A Line of Sight,” ODESZA will bring their “2018 A Moment Apart Tour” to CFE Arena on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 8, 10am. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.

November 29, 2017

SPECTRA BY COMCAST SPECTACOR OFFERS TWO FREE TICKETS TO CFE ARENA FOR A YEAR AND A $1,000 VISA GIFT CARD WITH FOURTH ANNUAL GOLDEN TICKET

ENTER THE GOLDEN TICKET SWEEPSTAKES PRESENTED BY SPECTRA, CFE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND 101.9 AMP RADIO NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 18

Orlando, FL – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, providers of Venue Management at CFE Arena, will award one lucky fan with The Golden Ticket, which guarantees a pair of tickets to every event held at CFE Arena and The Venue at UCF for 365 days starting January 1, 2018. New this year, a $1,000 Visa gift card presented by CFE Federal Credit Union will also be included in the grand prize. The Golden Ticket is also presented by Entercom and 101.9 AMP Radio. Registration is open now, and will close at 11:59pm on December 18, 2017.

November 26, 2017

REVIEW: Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2017


2017 marks the 15th season of Gaylord Palms Resort's holiday spectacle, ICE! - and the first year to feature "Christmas Around the World". This brilliantly inspiring theme spotlights a cascade of global tradition and culture in vibrantly colored, hand-carved ice scenes and sculptures (more than two million pounds worth, to be specific).

But, I may be putting the cart before the horse here. You see, ICE! is merely a portion of what Gaylord Palms has to offer for the holiday season... the tip of the iceberg, you could say. There is a lot more to Christmas at Gaylord Palms than the nine-degree anti-Floridian tundra takeover known as ICE! This event is a genuine festival of merriment that rivals any other holiday extravaganza in the Orlando area; with a slew of opportunities for celebration.

November 22, 2017

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Kicks-Off Friday

Over 1 million dazzling lights will sparkle for park guests throughout the season

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 21, 2017) – Starting this Friday, guests can cherish the warmth and joy of the holidays at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. From hugs with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to heartwarming holiday shows and delicious festive dishes, guests of all ages can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year to its fullest at SeaWorld Orlando.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in regular park admission, with holiday activities on November 24-26, December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-31 beginning at 5:00p.m. each day.
NEW Festive Experiences: From an unforgettable storybook meal to the magic of meeting Santa Claus himself, guests can make memorable moments that spark new Christmas traditions.

-        Dine with Rudolph – Guests can book an all-new holiday dinner experience with their favorite reindeer. Hugs and smiles are shared with Rudolph as guests enjoy the telling of his classic tale during a delicious feast featuring a menu filled with traditional holiday favorites served family-style. Advance reservations for this experience are encouraged.

November 21, 2017

Violinist Randall Goosby And Rising Conductor Michelle Merrill Join The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra For A Touch Of Genius On December 4


At Age 13, Goosby Won First Prize At The Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition

(Monday, November 20, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby and rapidly rising Conductor Michelle Merrill to its Focus Series with A Touch of Genius on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live, located at 425 N. Bumby Avenue in Orlando.

The program includes:
DVORÁK               Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor
PONCE                   Estrellita for violin and orchestra
SAINT-SAËNS      Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra
SCHUBERT           Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND WARNER BROS. ANNOUNCE BONNIE WRIGHT AS THE NEXT HARRY POTTER FILM STAR TO JOIN “A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” IN 2018


Event Will Feature New Content at the Harry Potter Expo Along With New Panels Featuring Harry Potter Creative Talent Jany Temime, John Richardson, Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina, Among Others

Orlando, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. revealed more details about A Celebration of Harry Potter – the three-day fan event that will feature exciting experiences from across the Wizarding World on January 26-28, 2018.
This year, returning fan-favorite Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will attend the magical event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, joining previously announced film talent Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.

November 13, 2017

ARTundressed Orlando – Nov. 17-18, 2017

 
“South Florida’s Sexiest Art Exhibition is coming to Orlando”

Featuring emerging and established artists from around the world, it is a carefully curated selection of truly creative, sensual, and thought-provoking artworks. 
Event Highlights:
  • Exploring the sensory elements within Art + Music + Fashion + Entertainment
  • Art Exhibition showcasing over 150 exceptional curated art pieces
  • Meet the Masters behind the art… Many participating artists to be in attendance
  • Live shows and performances; Music; Amazing Visuals; Chic Provocative Fashion
  • Art contests for Body Painting; Live Drawing and Photoshoot Sessions
  • Bar Service for beverages and cocktails
  • Friday Night Theme: "Dirty Canvas", a glow light interactive art experience where the event attendees become both the artist and the canvas.
  • Saturday Night Theme: "Bound"...  Leather Attire Themed Event.

PHANTASMAGORIA’S “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas”

Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ocala, Deland and Eustis with its touring and main stage shows,  Phantasmagoria is proud to be presenting their next journey into a perhaps the most well known and dearly loved ghost story of all times, Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost story of Christmas” to celebrate the 2017 Holiday Season!

Celebrate the Season as Phantasmagoria presents its own unique adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas” This critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe will bring its signature tapestry of movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling to the stage as one of the most famous Ghost Stories of all times comes alive!  A true tale of the Past, Present and Future – with the glory of redemption!  Dickens’ wonderful tableau will come to life with Phantasmagoria’s own unique aesthetic and performance style in a brand new adaptation of the classic work.

“It is one of the most relevant Ghost stories of the last few centuries, When it was first published in
1843 it took the world by storm, and today – 174 years later – it is still tradition for so many people.”

Under the creation, writing and direction of John DiDonna, with co-direction by Seth Kubersky, and
Kevin G. Becker, the choreography of Mila Makarova, fight direction by Bill Warriner, all new original music and soundscapes by Les Caulfield and Tod Kimbro, lighting by Jerry Klein, costumes by Shelly Henriott, projections by Dana Mott, puppet direction from Rebekah Lane, and with photography by Chris Bridges, Graphics by Ozelle Sabado, and puppetry/props by Darkvale Studios and Halfmoon Creative Works this new installment presents us with a truly “Phantasmagorical” way to celebrate the Christmas season!

IAAPA Releases Preview of New Rides and Attractions Expected to Open Worldwide in 2018


Thrilling Additions and Expansions Scheduled to Debut   at more than 65 Theme Parks and Attractions 
ORLANDO, Fla., USA (Nov. 13, 2017) – As global amusement industry professionals gather at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, the premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion worldwide industry, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) releases its annual preview of major new rides and attractions opening in 2018 at amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, science centers, museums, zoos, and aquariums around the world.

The 2018 list includes more than 65 new experiences at the world's amusement parks and attractions including roller coasters, water slides, games, virtual reality rides, and more.

Below are some of the exciting thrills guests will enjoy during 2018, organized by continent then by nation, state, and/or province. Updates will be posted regularly at www.IAAPA.org/news. 

THE PLATINUM COMEDY TOUR FEATURING MIKE EPPS IS COMING TO CFE ARENA FEBRUARY 16


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 10 AM

ORLANDO, FL – Stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, and writer, Mike Epps, is headlining the Platinum Comedy Tour at CFE Arena on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The tour will also feature Sommore, DeRay Davis & Earthquake.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 17 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.

November 11, 2017

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 Showcases Future of Global Attractions Industry


Exhibiting Companies Provide Sneak Peek of New Products and Services

ORLANDO, Fla., US (Nov. 10, 2017) – The premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global attractions industry — IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 — takes place Nov. 13-17, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As the marketplace of innovation, more than 32,000 industry professionals will find inspiration along nine miles of tradeshow aisles as they look to create fresh, bold, and unique experiences for their businesses. IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest annual gathering for global attractions professionals.

More than 1,000 exhibiting companies will showcase the latest technologies, products, and services across a 560,000-net-square-foot trade show floor. With an expected 21,000 buyers, representing leading amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, resorts, and other destinations from around the world the Expo is place to learn what's new.

In advance of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, several exhibiting companies shared information regarding their latest news, products, and services (listed below for reference).

Rehabilitated Manatee Returned during Manatee Awareness Month

Randall’s rescue story brings awareness to manatee entrapment

Orlando, Fla. (Thursday, November 9) – Earlier today, Randall the manatee was returned to the wild after spending nearly a year in rehabilitation following his stranding in Camp Branch Creek in the Rodman Reservoir complex in Putnam County.

“Randall’s case is not unique. Every year, manatees become entrapped and require assistance. As in this instance, the public can help by reporting trapped manatees and can help prevent entrapments from occurring in the first place,” said Jim Valade, Manatee Recovery Coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

REVIEW: Extreme Dinosaurs: The Exhibition - NEW on I-Drive!


If you've been cruising around I-Drive lately, you may have noticed something new. Frankly, you can't miss it! For those who are familiar with the area, you know that the building isn't new... 7220 International Drive was once home to a real estate office, and briefly it served as a seasonal haunt attraction. Most recently, it contained rotating exhibits such as CSI: The Experience, Our Bodies, Consumed By Art, and Leonardo da Vinci: Man - Artist - Genius (all run by EMS Exhibits). Since the abrupt closure of CSI and Leonardo da Vinci in October of 2015, the building has stood vacant, leaving a tremendously envious space wasted, and sparking great curiosity about what would inevitably take up residence in the building. Speculation led to discovery when Extreme Dinosaurs: The Exhibition opened its doors to the public on October 12 - exactly two years to the day that EMS shut down their exhibits.

November 9, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Goldilocks And The Three Bears At The Orlando Science Center On November 13


Free Symphony Storytime Presentation With Paid Admission To The Orlando Science Center.

WHO: The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orlando Science Center

WHAT: Symphony Storytime Presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

WHERE: Near The Digital Adventure Theater, Orlando Science Center

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.; Monday, November 13, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic presents a Symphony Storytime presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Orlando Science Center on Monday, November 13th.

November 8, 2017

Record-Breaking, “Kiss-Storic” Event Planned during Christmas at Gaylord Palms


Gaylord Palms Resort will attempt to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDTM during event sponsored by Experience Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, FL – (November 8, 2017)  Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome couples to celebrate love and the classic, seasonal tradition of kissing under mistletoe during its Kiss-Story in the Making special event. The resort will seek the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location on December 7, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Experience Kissimmee, the area’s travel and tourism authority, Kiss-Story in the Making at Gaylord Palms will attempt to claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in this smoochably-perfect KISSimmee location. "We are honored and excited to be a part of this memorable experience,” said DT Minich, President/CEO of Experience Kissimmee. “There’s no better place to set a kissing record than right here in Kissimmee, Florida!”