Showing posts with label Around Orlando. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Around Orlando. Show all posts

December 21, 2018

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its iconic Big Top experience to Orlando for the first time!

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

The
 astounding production LUZIA opens on March 7, 2019
under the white-and-gold Big Top at The Florida Mall

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Orlando, FL (November 26, 2018) – Cirque du Soleil is coming to Orlando this winter with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning Big Top production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From March 7 – 31, 2019, local audiences are invited for the first time ever under the Cirque du Soleil Big Top at The Florida Mall to escape to an imaginary Mexico  sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistrySmoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desertLUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER “EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY VIEWING AREA AND DESSERT PARTY” - JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Guests Will Enjoy Dedicated Viewing Areas for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration – Plus Specialty Food and Beverages
Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort will offer an all-new “Exclusive Holiday Viewing Area & Dessert Party” experience from December 24 to December 30 – giving guests an even more special and exclusive way to experience Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.
The experience starts at 7 p.m. with access to an exclusive viewing area for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s in the Hollywood area of the park. Guests can enjoy an assortment of beverages, including coffee and hot chocolate, and prime viewing of the incredible floats, larger-than-life balloons and favorite characters that take to the streets of Universal Studios during the parade. 

SPECIAL “FLIGHT” PACKAGES, BRILLIANT LIGHT SHOW AND FAMILY FUN ALL PART OF ICONIC NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

-- $1,500 “Midnight Fireworks Flight” gives guests spectacular, 360-degree view of Central Florida’s best fireworks from atop the 400-foot observation wheel --
-- New “Best of 2018” playlist curated especially for New Year’s Eve flights –

WHAT:              An “Iconic” New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring 16 hours of family-friendly fun starting at 10 a.m. New Year’s Eve Packages for the observation wheel include:

    • New Year's Flight ($39.99* per person) – includes a complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
    • Flight with Champagne ($44.99* per person) – includes a glass of champagne
    • Private Capsule with Stocked Bar ($600* per capsule) – includes private party capsule for up to 10 guests, stocked with beer, wine and champagne (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
    • Midnight Fireworks Flight ($1,500* per capsule) – VIP package includes concierge escort upon arrival; midnight access to private capsule with stocked bar; two full rotations to experience 360-degree views of Central Florida fireworks; three commemorative photo books and free digital photos (limited availability; book by Dec. 28)
* Plus tax; must be 21 and show ID to consume alcohol

MORE:                  Additional festivities include:

·         Brilliant wheel light show and traditional New Year’s countdown
·         All-new “Best of 2018” music playlist in each flight capsule
·         Face painting, and balloon artists from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
·         Live music at Tin Roof

WHEN:                 Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

WHERE:               ICON Orlando 360    8375 International Drive, Orlando, Florida

FOOD + BEV             
  • Islamorada Tap Bar’s pop-up brewery will serve premiere local craft beer: Sandbar Sunday (American Wheat Ale), Islamorada Ale (Citrus Ale), No Tan Lines (Blend) and Channel Marker IPA
  • Local baker Mattie’s Bakery will offer fresh-baked, organic and gluten-free desserts and warm clam chowder that can be enjoyed on board the observation wheel
  • UNO’s Pizza will satisfy all-night munchies until 2 a.m.
·         Tapa Toro will feature a special New Year’s Eve Fiesta with flamenco dancing and four-course dinner specials

PARKING:            Parking is always FREE in on-site garage

HOW:                   To purchase tickets and for more information visit, Iconorlando.com/newyears.


About ICON Orlando 360
ICON Orlando 360 is a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment complex in the middle of Orlando’s International Drive entertainment district. The main attraction is the 400-foot ICON Orlando, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. ICON ORLANDO 360 also features SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and the all-new Orlando StarFlyer. The 18-acre complex offers more than a dozen restaurants and bars, central courtyard and fountain with choreographed water displays, as well as live entertainment, vendors, special events and private space for meetings and events.

DON’T EAT US! Tired of Running, Gingerbread People Issue Holiday Plea for Sweet Alternative


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Saves Gingerbread People of America with Return of
Gingerbread Glazed Doughnut
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2018) - Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19 and through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Krispy Kreme is offering its popular Gingerbread Glazed Doughnut – a perfectly spiced gingerbread dough with hints of cinnamon, covered in a warm gingerbread molasses glaze.
“Please do your part to enable us to keep all our parts. We implore you to “run, run as fast as you can” to participating Krispy Kreme shops across the U.S., before all the Gingerbread Glazed Doughnuts are gone. And save the lives of innocent gingerbread people everywhere,” said George the Gingerbread Man.

December 11, 2018

ADAM SANDLER IS MAKING CFE ARENA “100% FRESHER” ON FEBRUARY 10


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 10 AM EST

ORLANDO, FL – Comedic icon, Adam Sandler, is coming to CFE Arena with his “100% Fresher” Tour on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Sandler will bring the fun with comedy and songs from his successful Netflix special 100% Fresh with lots of additional material and a special surprise guest.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14 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.
Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his roles in the films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer and many more.

About CFE Arena
The Spectra managed CFE Arena is home to the UCF Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, as well as concerts, family shows and other attractions for the Central Florida area. Visit www.CFEArena.com for more information on upcoming events.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

December 7, 2018

2019 Monster Jam® Tickets On Sale September 25


The Most Family-Friendly, Action-Packed Motor Sport in the World with Four-wheel Racing, Two-wheel Skills and Freestyle Competitions comes to Camping World Stadium on January 19, 2019

Orlando, FL (September 19, 2018) – Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport announced today that tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 25 for the Saturday, January 19, 2019 show at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15 each. 

Fans can sign up in advance to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer to get early purchase access to Monster Jam tickets with a special code during the venue pre-sale period from September 18–25: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/preferred-customer-page

2019 EVENT LINE-UP KICKS OFF WITH THE RETURN OF THREE KINGS CELEBRATION


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

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 6, 2018) – In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to help us commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men as only SeaWorld can. Enjoy extended opportunities to see O Wondrous Night® and Sea of Trees, partake in authentic festive cuisine, and best of all see the Three Kings and camels take the stage as they share the tale of their journey. SeaWorld’s Three Kings Celebration is included with park admission and begins at 11 a.m. daily, Jan. 1 – 6, continuing through park close.

·         Tale of the Three Kings - Join the Three Wise Men at 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. This presentation, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season! One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told! “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas” NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season!

One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told!

“A Christmas Carol, 
A Ghost Story of Christmas”
              NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

All Photos: Chris Bridges

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season as Victorian Troupe Phantasmagoria returns to the stage with 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. Last year’s performances sold fast so get your tickets now! NOTE: A show good for ALL ages!

December 6, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnut countdown to the ‘Day of the Dozens’ is on!

On Wednesday, 12/12, customers can enjoy a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any dozen at regular price
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will return its “Day of the Dozens” holiday tradition next Wednesday December 12, with one of its sweetest offers of the season. On 12/12 only, fans can purchase one dozen of the iconic Original Glazed® doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any dozen at participating shops across the United States.
 
Krispy Kreme Shops in Central Florida
 
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
 
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
 
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746
 
7930 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, (192 / Mile Marker 4.5), Kissimmee, Florida
 
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
 
980 W Intl. Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Ace Cafe Orlando with the News Junkie’s Christmas Bike Drive on December 7th


December event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination
            
Friday, December 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – News Junkie's 6th Annual Christmas Bike Drive
Join us at the Ace Cafe for the News Junkie's annual Christmas bike drive. Drop off a new
bike and help us collect over 100 bikes for deserving children in Central Florida. Special
thanks to Nations Trucks and the National Latino Peace Officers Association Central Florida Chapter for helping families in our community.

Saturday, December 8, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet
The Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet at Ace Cafe Orlando is a party before the Drive Florida Rally, which will occur on December 9. The party is open to all show vehicles, regardless of whether or not the vehicle is registered for the event. More than 200 cars are expected! Drive Florida's mission is to bring participants on a driving adventure like no other around the state. For this adventure (December 9), drivers will be exploring Central Florida as they start in Clermont and finish up in Bushnell for some go-karting at Bushnell Motorsports Park.

Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Toys for Tots Christmas Car Show
Come donate toys for those less fortunate during this holiday car show hosted by Ace Cafe. Any and all show cars classic or exotic are welcome. Contact coordinator tbush@acecafeusa.com to register to participate or with any questions. Come by to make a difference in children’s’ lives this holiday season, enjoy the car show, and stay awhile to delight in our delicious brunch!

December 2, 2018

ADG TO DESIGN AND BUILD ISLAND H20 LIVE! WATERPARK AT MARGARITAVILLE RESORT ORLANDO, FL.


November 30, 2018, (Cohoes, NY) Aquatic Development Group (ADG), has been contracted as the design/builder of the brand new Island H20 Live! Waterpark slated to open Spring 2019 at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, FL. 

This tropical-themed water park is under construction and is situated on 11.5 acres, which will be home to over 15 water attractions designed for guests of all ages and skill levels. Island H20 Live! Waterpark will be the first water park in Kissimmee, FL in thirteen years.

November 28, 2018

Ace Cafe Orlando Launches New Menu

Debuts Holiday Gift Card Bonus

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2018) – More than a year after its debut in downtown Orlando, Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London motor-diner, will introduce a dozen new menu items to its American diner fare with a twist offerings on November 20, including five new entrees, three new salads, and a handful of new kickstarters, sides and desserts that compliment authentic British favorites already offered. 

Joining the restaurant’s delectable and affordable menu are a Po’ Boy sandwich, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Tender Platter, Chicken & Waffles, Classic Burger Sliders, Chicken Taco Salad, Sesame Chicken Salad, and Cobb Salad. Rounding out the new menu offerings are a Fried Mozzarella starter and sides including Sweet Potato Tots and Onion Rings. New desserts include a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peanut Butter Pie.

“We’re all about connecting great food and dining with motoring and live entertainment, so this evolution of our menu is just another step towards ensuring we provide a unique experience found nowhere else in the U.S.A. After all, we’ve been a part of this community for over a year now and felt it is the right time to add a few new favorites,” said Jimmy Forster, director of operations.

November 23, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Holiday Treats Are Back for a Limited Time Only

Four adorable doughnuts including the Santa Belly Doughnut and New Ugly Sweater Doughnuts join a festive Peppermint Mocha beverage now through Dec. 24

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announces the return of its limitededition decorated holiday doughnuts, available now through Dec. 24 at participating all shops throughout Central Florida. Fans can fill their dozens with four adorably delicious doughnuts in the following flavors to complete any holiday festivity:

  • Santa Belly Doughnut: This chocolate Kreme™ filled shell is dipped in red icing and decorated to look like Santa’s jolly belly – a beloved Krispy Kreme holiday tradition. 
  • Ugly Sweater Doughnut: A tasty new take on the festive ugly sweater trend, this doughnut is dipped in green icing, sprinkled with confetti and decorated with over-the-top reindeer and penguin candy pieces. 
  • Holiday Plaid Doughnut: An Original Glazed® Doughnut dipped in icing and decorated in a fun red and green plaid design. 
  • Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut: A chocolate iced ring with festive holiday sprinkles. 

November 18, 2018

IN ITS FOURTH YEAR, DR. PHILLIPS CENTER POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN OPERATING REVENUE


— Arts Center Also Grew Attendance, Performances and Community Support, and Received Venue Excellence and Service Awards — 

— International Venue Excellence Award Spotlighted Center’s  Operational Acumen — 

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 26, 2018) — From July 2017 to June 2018, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts experienced a 10 percent, year-over-year increase in operating revenue earned from the shows and events it presents. The strong results cap four years of growth in operating revenue, now up 48 percent since the arts center opened in November 2014. 

“It’s remarkable for a start-up to achieve such strong financial results,” said Jim Pugh, chair of the Dr. Phillips Center, and chair and CEO of Epoch Residential. 

November 17, 2018

Dynamic Attractions unveils the world's first motion base coaster


The Dual Power Coaster suspension creates spin-outs and airtime

PORT COQUITLAM, BC (November 15, 2018) --- A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves, invented by a ride innovation company based in Port Coquitlam was unveiled this week in Orlando at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA).

“The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, President, Dynamic Attractions. “Most coasters are all about the track. That is only half of the excitement in this ride, where the cart itself is powered and moves, creating racing sensations never possible before on a roller coaster.”

PBS and Falcon’s Creative Group to Create Location-based Experiences


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 14, 2018) – Falcon’s Creative Group, the Orlando-based creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed experiences, is honored and excited to announce a major cooperative agreement with PBS.

Falcon’s will design PBS location-based entertainment (LBE) experiences. PBS’ first foray in the realm of immersive experiences, these LBE venues will offer fun and learning for the whole family, themed around topics that PBS and PBS KIDS are known for, including science, the arts, technology and nature. One hundred percent of the net proceeds PBS receives from this initiative will support PBS’ mission.

November 16, 2018

TooJay’s Deli President and CEO takes World Kindness Day to New Heights and Raises More Than $14,000 for Feeding Florida


Donation will fund more than 155,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 14, 2018) – TooJay’s Deli President and CEO Max Piet raised the stakes on World Kindness Day by climbing onto the roof of the company’s Lake Worth restaurant and refusing to come down until $10,000 was raised to help Feeding Florida stock its pantries. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the fundraising goal was surpassed and more than $14,000 was raised.
                                           
“Our TooJay’s team was committed to going above-and-beyond the ordinary on World Kindness Day by inspiring others to help Feeding Florida end food insecurity in our great state,” said Max Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s, who spent 9 hours atop the roof, calling and emailing friends and family until $14,000 was raised. “We thank all the individuals and businesses who joined us and made generous donations to Feeding Florida.” TooJay’s team members also got involved by making contributions to the event.

TRIOTECH AND UBISOFT PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION INTERACTIVE ATTRACTION – RABBIDS TEAM BATTLE™

 

Rabbids Team Battle™ features Triotech’s Ground-Breaking High-Capacity Interactive Ride and Ubisoft’s World-Renowned Rabbids Brand

Ernest Yale, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of TRIOTECH announced a new breakthrough in high-capacity interactive attractions with Team Battle™. This innovative experience features interactivity, both team and individual play, and ride elements with full 4D effects.

Triotech partnered with Ubisoft, leading creator and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop the first software to be played with the ride: an epic robot showdown orchestrated by Ubisoft’s fun, irreverent yet irresistible Rabbids. The two industry leaders collaborated closely on developing this interactive experience with Ubisoft leveraging its long-standing expertise in game design and 3D animation. 

November 15, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Brings Back Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® Doughnut and Introduces New Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut

Spice up your Thanksgiving with two limited-edition treats
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is spicing up the season with limited-edition doughnuts in some of America’s favorite spice flavors with the return of fan favorite Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed® Doughnut and the introduction of the new Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut.
 
The Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut, available for one week only, Friday, Nov. 16 through Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22., is the quintessential fall doughnut and features the same Original Glazed Doughnut Krispy Kreme fans know and love, but with a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor.
 
The Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut features Krispy Kreme’s classic doughnut hand-tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with decadent cream cheese icing and a gooey cinnamon swirl.

ZAMPERLA DONATED WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTION TO GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

 KISSIMMEE, FL, November 13, 2018 – Zamperla, one of the world’s leading amusement ride manufacturers, has donated a new ride to Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), the Central Florida nonprofit that provides cost-free wish trips to critically ill children and their families.

Zamperla presented the swing today at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The swing will be on display during the Expo before being installed at GKTW later this month.
The Happy Swing, the company’s signature kiddie ride, can be enjoyed by both children and their parents, and for children staying at GKTW, it has a special component: The ride is wheelchair accessible. This unique and inclusive ride will ensure children of all abilities will enjoy swinging alongside their family and friends.
“The entire Zamperla family has been a treasured partner of the Village for many years,” said Pamela Landwirth, president & CEO, Give Kids The World.  “We are truly grateful for their generous donation and continued commitment to helping us give families a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Their understanding of the special needs of our families, and ingenuity to create something everyone can enjoy, means so much to all of us.  This new swing will be a magical addition to the Village and a wonderful gift for the precious children we serve.”

This is Zamperla’s third ride donation to GKTW. The new swing, along with a train called JJ’s Express and a pedal-powered flyer called Lori’s Magical Flight, provide accessible and magical rides for children at the Village.

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