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

February 6, 2019

Experience Authentic Florida During President's Day Weekend Festivities At The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes


Luxury Orlando Resort Encourages A Weekend Outside
Exploring Orlando’s Natural Beauty
ORLANDO, FL - February 5, 2019 — While most travelers come to Orlando for theme park entertainment, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has designed a Presidential Weekend Staycation showcasing the resort’s setting on 500 acres of the most enchanting natural surroundings in Florida. “The goal,” according to General Manager Jon McGavin, “is to get kids of all ages outside, away from electronic devices, and interacting with nature.”
Local Orlando residents and those near enough to travel to Florida for the long weekend of February 15 to 18, can partake in the President’s Day Weekend Activities which include Eco-Tours on Shingle Creek (kayak or canoe), Fishing Excursions, Sunrise Safari, Gator Show, and more.

MOD Pizza in Florida to Celebrate National Pizza Day with BOGO Offer

Buy One Pizza, Get One FREE on Saturday, February 9th

FORT LAUDERDALE (February 4, 2019) – BBX Capital (“BBX Capital” or “BBX”) – the exclusive MOD Pizza franchisee in Florida - announced today MOD Pizzalocations in Florida will celebrate National Pizza Day with a Buy One Pizza, Get One FREE offer on Saturday, February 9th.

MOD’s individual, artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of over 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics. The price always remains the same regardless of the number of toppings.

MOD Pizza will celebrate National Pizza Day at all eight of its Florida locations.
  • MOD Pizza Coral Springs | The Walk | 2702 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
  • MOD Pizza Gainesville | The Standard | 50 NW 13th St, Suite 30, Gainesville, FL 32603
  • MOD Pizza Jacksonville | Bartram Village | 12547 Bartram Park Blvd, Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32258
  • MOD Pizza Kendall | The Palms at Town & Country | 8525 Mills Dr, Unit 301, Kendall, FL 33183
  • MOD Pizza Lutz | Wesley Chapel | 2227 Sun Vista Dr., Lutz, FL 33559
  • MOD Pizza Orlando |Vineland Pointe | 11549 Regency Village Dr., Orlando, FL 32821
  • MOD Pizza Parkland | Shoppes of Parkland | 7171 N State Road 7, Parkland, FL 33067
  • MOD Pizza Pembroke Pines | 11255 Pines Blvd, Suite 101, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

February 2, 2019

BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING “MUST-SEE MUSICAL” (NPR) COME FROM AWAY IS ON SALE NOW!


PERFORMANCES JUNE 11 – 19, 2019
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 1, 2019) Dr. Phillips Center announced today that individual tickets for the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, go on sale today, Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Tickets 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. Groups of 10 or more contact groups@drphillipscenter.org. or 407.455.5550. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice.

MEGACON™ RETURNS TO ORLANDO’S ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER ON NEW DATES – THURSDAY, MAY 16 TO SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019



Celebrate Fandom with the Cast of Back to The Future including Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Jason Momoa, Pamela Anderson, David Harbour and more 
  
Orlando, FL – February 1, 2019 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention returns to the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, 2019. This year, MEGACON™ Orlando expects to welcome more than 100,000 fans throughout the weekend with a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests and endless programming. 

Fans will be amazed by a very rare reunion featuring the entire the Back To The Future cast including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson and James Tolkan. Other celebrity guests slated to appear include Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Pamela Anderson (Baywatch), David Harbour (Hellboy, Stranger Things), Sean Astin (Goonies, Lord of the Rings), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural), and Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time). More exciting celebrity appearances will be announced leading up to the four-day event that also features family-friendly activities, shopping, workshops, enhanced anime programming, costume contests and attractions like the photo ops with the Back To The Future Delorean, Tattoo Alley and more.

January 30, 2019

Brews Around the Zoo Returns to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

SANFORD, Fla., January 30, 2019—Brews Around the Zoo, presented by Wayne Densch, Inc., is returning for its twelfth year at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 13 from 6 PM to 10 PM.

This wildly popular event directly supports the Zoo's animal welfare, conservation initiatives, and education programs.

Over 1,800 guests are expected to attend this adults-only night featuring food samples from local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters, and over thirty different craft beers. Tickets for the event are all inclusive for beer and food samplings and will go on sale through UNation on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. Multiple ticket options are available.

The Zoo will also host A Taste of the Wild Beer Pairing Dinner, featuring beer from Wicked Weed Brewing based in Asheville, NC. This year, the dinner will take place the evening before Brews Around the Zoo—Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 9 PM. Tickets to A Taste of the Wild Beer Pairing Dinner include General Admission tickets to Brews Around the Zoo on Saturday.

This event is held rain or shine. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend; a valid ID will be required along with your ticket upon admission. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter the gates under any circumstances.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To obtain more information please contact the Zoo’s event manager by phone at 407-323-4450 ext. 103 or e-mail atmegans@centralfloridazoo.org.


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to over 350 animals in Sanford, Florida. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire actions on behalf of wildlife. More information is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org.
 
Seminole Aerial Adventures at the Central Florida Zoo is a self-propelled challenge course for all ages. Woven into the natural forest are three courses designed to test you, physically and mentally. Swing, climb, and balance across dancing logs, tight wires, rope bridges, nets, & exhilarating zip lines. This featured attraction, just before the Zoo's entrance, gives both nature lovers & challenge seekers the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of adventure in Central Florida.

Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation is a cutting-edge conservation facility dedicated to propagation of and reintroduction of the federally protected eastern indigo snake. More information is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org/about-the-zoo/ocic.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S FIRST COLD STRESSED MANATEE OF THE YEAR ARRIVES


Rescued male suffering from hypothermia as local water temperatures drop

Orlando, FL (January 30, 2019) – As much of the country prepares for dangerously cold temperatures this week, rescue teams in Florida are starting to see the effects of low water temperatures on the state’s manatee population.   
Late yesterday, a 725 lb. sub-adult male manatee arrived to SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care animal hospital, suffering from symptoms of cold stress including abbesses and dehydration. The manatee was rescued in Lake Griffin near Eustis, Florida, in the center of the state, by Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC), Sea2Shore and a local chapter of the Save the Manatee Club.  After a field assessment, the animal was transported to the park where veterinarians started medical treatment and rehabilitation including antibiotics, fluids and other supportive care.

January 28, 2019

Super Bowl 53 at Ace Cafe Orlando

Big Game Car Show and Watch Party on Tap for Feb. 3
                                                                     
WHAT:  Show off your favorite team gear in your best ride at Ace Cafe during the Ace’s Big Game Car Show. No advance registration nor entry fee is required, and all years, makes and models are welcome. Music provided by Cruisin’ Orlando. Stick around for the Big Game Watch Party at 6pm. For $59.95 per adult (age 21+), enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet and unlimited domestic beers, house wines and well drinks. The buffet includes beef empanadas, pulled pork sliders, tater tots, buffalo wings, BBQ chicken sliders, nacho station and many more Ace faves. For only $29.95, event-goers can enjoy the unlimited buffet without alcohol. The Ace’s regular menu will also be available for all ages. Watch the Super Bowl on the Ace’s giant TV screen and more than 20 TVs located on property.

WHEN:  Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2109
Big Game Car Show (2-5 pm) | Big Game Watch Party (6 pm – end of game)

January 26, 2019

REVIEW: Hamilton at Dr. Phillips Center Orlando


Can I make a confession? I didn't want to like Hamilton. I avoided the entire subject for a long time for a couple of reasons. For starters - I felt that it had taken on too much partisan significance. I knew many Democrats who simply had to go see it for no other reason than the fact that they felt it was the thing for Democrats to do. I also knew Republicans who never wanted to hear mention of it for much the same reason. I didn't want to claim a stake in it as a political statement on any side. Frankly, I'm trying to decrease my exposure to divisive climates, and I was afraid this could be one. 

My other point of hesitation... I have had a lifelong aversion to anything bandwagon-ish. It took me three years to finally cave in and watch The Walking Dead for this very reason, and today it's one of my greatest pop culture obsessions. Well.... that's kind of what happened with Hamilton, too. My daughter was playing, and playing... and playing... (you get the idea) the Hamilton soundtrack, because the bug had already bitten her. I heard "Helpless" one day, and... well... my heart went BOOM! One thing led to another and I listened to practically nothing but the soundtrack over and over... and over... for a few weeks myself. Then I read up on the Hamilton/Burr story again (it's been a while, after all), and I fell deeper down the historical rabbit hole - and then my daughter and I started discussing the stories. Wow! Crazy how that bug grew into a consuming virus, eh? 

Maybe I didn't want to like Hamilton - but I do, and it really doesn't matter which side of the political divide I'm on or how trendy I don't want to be. In fact, after seeing it live, I completely understand the accolades, and I absolutely appreciate the frenzy. Multiple casts are currently touring with the show, and Orlando was treated to the "Philip Cast". I always feel great admiration for stage performers, but this particular show holds extreme expectations, and I was stunned to see just how well they nailed it... every step and every note. The talent on that stage was simply immeasurable, and every bit suitably evolved from the original cast. This is not a show - it's an experience - and one that far exceeds expectation. A Hamilton performance has it all: history, romance, humor, and a soundtrack that makes it far too difficult to sit still. The first show I ever attended at Dr. Phillips Center was I Love Lucy - Live On Stage, and it was also my favorite of all the performances I've attended there - until Hamilton, which legitimately may in fact be the best theatrical show of all time. 

SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL SERVES UP EXCITEMENT WITH ARTIST LINEUP


First wave of performances announced for February and March

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 24, 2019) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns this year with more dates than ever.  Guests are invited to sip and sample their way around the world of international street food traditions every weekend from February 9 through May 5.  New this year, starting on February 15, guests will be able to enjoy Seven Seas on Friday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all food and drink booths available to visit. 

Enjoy local craft beers and exciting new flavors while exploring culinary marketplaces throughout the park. A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online here.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Introduces Valentine ‘Conversation Doughnuts,’ Filling a Need and Enabling Fans to Express ‘All the Feels’

Say It with Valentine Doughnuts!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Introduces Valentine ‘Conversation Doughnuts,’
Filling a Need and Enabling Fans to Express ‘All the Feels’  
Limited-time heart-shaped doughnuts available Jan. 30, through Valentine’s Day
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2019) – With a shortage of candy conversation hearts expected this Valentine season, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is showing America just how CRAZY 4 U we are by introducing Valentine “Conversation Doughnuts.”
 
Krispy Kreme’s all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with more than a dozen new and traditional edible phrases, including “DM ME,” “ALL THE FEELS,” and “BE MINE.” The conversation gets even sweeter since the doughnuts feature four Krispy Kreme classic fillings – Cake Batter, Strawberries & KREME™, Raspberry Filled and Chocolate KREME™ Filled.
 
And to make this even sweeter, Krispy Kreme Rewards members can get a FREE Conversation Heart Doughnut of choice with any purchase on Wednesday, February 6.

January 16, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now for Zoolarious: A Night of Comedy at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens


SANFORD, Fla., January 16, 2019—The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens guarantees giggles at this night of comedy for a cause. Attendees will enjoy exclusive access to the Zoo, up-close animal encounters, and a one of a kind performance by SAK Comedy Lab, Orlando's Best Rated Live Improv Comedy Club.

This event, which will directly support the Zoo’s animal wellness, conservation, and education programs, will take place on Thursday, February 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS: UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – DOCKSIDE INN AND SUITES


All 2,800 Rooms and 2-Bedroom Suites at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites Are Now Available for Booking – Book Today! 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Guests can now book their stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, opening May 2020. This coastal-themed hotel inspired by breathtaking sunsets will join its sister property, Surfside Inn and Suites, in the destination’s all-new Value hotel category. With rates starting at $76 per night, Universal Orlando now offers a hotel for every style and budget, complete with exclusive benefits and a seamless vacation experience at the destination’s most affordable rates.

The destination’s newest hotel will offer 2,050 relaxed and casual guest rooms and suites. Families needing a bit more space will find it easy to spread out and unwind in the 2-Bedroom Suites, which start at $115 per night for a 7-night stay. These suites sleep six comfortably and feature a kitchenette and separate bath and vanity areas, so the whole family can get ready in time to experience Early Park Admission. It’s the perfect home-base for families of any size to experience all that Universal Orlando has to offer – at a quality that’s simply unmatched anywhere else in Orlando.

January 14, 2019

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ New Chocolate Glaze Collection Rewards Americans’ New Year’s Resolutions and Fuels Their Crave


Experts encourage ‘cheating’ to help achieve diet-related resolutions, so Krispy Kreme ‘choco-fies’ four fan favorites for first time

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2019) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a message for all Americans in the midst of New Year’s resolutions: Don’t Quit, #CheatSweet!
 
It’s likely a third of Americans will have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions, and by the end of January up to half will have fallen out. But numerous experts say that “cheaters prosper” when it comes to keeping fitness- or diet-related resolutions.

ANNOUNCING #HAM4HAM LOTTERY IN ORLANDO 40 TICKETS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE $10 EACH


PERFORMANCES JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 14, 2019) — Producer Jeffrey Seller and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announce a digital lottery forHAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (January 22) in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center.  Forty (40)tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM ET on Sunday, January 20 for tickets to the Tuesday, January 22 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.  

HOW TO ENTER THE DIGITAL LOTTERY

January 9, 2019

The Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Seminole State College Presents Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27

Traveling exhibit on display Jan. 10-31
 
SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2019) – Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27 is on exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College Jan. 10-31. The traveling exhibit, produced and curated by Megan Paquette Stepe of the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, focuses on the unique tourist attractions which developed following the construction of U.S. Route 27, the 500 mile Florida highway spanning from Tallahassee to Miami. 
 
Nicknamed the “backbone of Florida,” U.S. 27 served as the state’s principal highway before the construction of I-4 and I-75, bringing new visitors to Florida’s less traveled areas. This led to not only an increased appreciation and ultimate preservation of Florida’s natural wonders, but it also spurred the development of several creative, educational and witty delights up and down the stretch of highway.
 
Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27
Seminole State College Lake Mary/Sanford campus
Building G / Fine Arts Gallery
100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773
Opening reception January 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
January 11–31, Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
 
Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27 features destinations and attractions which existed from 1934 to 1970. It is a visual road-trip through bygone Florida via photos, videos, memorabilia, artifacts, and fine art on loan by Florida artists and historical institutions. Participating artists include Richard Reep, Blair Updike, Shannon Cummings, Johanna O’Donnell, Carl Knickerbocker, Curtis Nelson and Cindy Eaton.

BOOM CUPS PRESENTS CELEBRITY PRO-BOWL SHOWDOWN AT CFE ARENA ON JANUARY 26


TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

ORLANDO, FL – Michael Mak, CEO of Boom Cups, and former NFL player Chris Johnson, will bring the Boom Cups Celebrity Pro-Bowl Showdown to CFE Arena on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The event will benefit "The Chris Johnson Foundation" and "D-Up On Cancer", and will feature a special halftime performance by MMG Artist and Mogul, Rick Ross.

Tickets are on sale now. 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.

January 8, 2019

See Monster Trucks for Free Next Week

Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports

Monster Jam® Trucks On Display Around Town on Thursday, January 17
Grave Digger Driver Adam Anderson to Meet & Greet with Fans at Ace Cafe Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – January 8, 2019 – Four of the show’s biggest stars, the giant monster trucks from Monster Jam®, will be on display in Orlando on Thursday, January 17. For fans, it's a chance to see and take pictures with the enormous trucks before these beasts roar into Camping World Stadium on Saturday, January 19. Even better, the truck appearances are free to the public.

Monster Jam will feature more than 12 trucks and drivers vying to be the Orlando champion, including: Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson; El Toro Loco driven by Scott Buetow; Great Clips Mohawk Warrior driven by Bryce Kenny; Brodozer driven by Colt Stephens; Max D and Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by husband-wife competitive duo Neil Elliott and Candice Jolly; Earthshaker driven by Steven Thompson; Time Flys and Wildflower driven by father-daughter competitors Kelvin and Rosalee Ramer; Xtermigator driven by JR McNeal; Zombie Ice driven by Paul Strong; Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon and more. (Trucks/drivers subject to change without notice.)

Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College Presents Moon Week


Celebration concludes with FREE Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party on Sunday, Jan. 20
SANFORD, Fla. (Jan.  7, 2019) – A total lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Orlando (if the sky is clear) on Jan. 20-21, 2019. To celebrate this celestial event, the community is invited to join the team at the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College for a series of week-long events during Moon Week 2019. Family–friendly activities include panel discussions, films, an art show, planetarium and laser shows, and the Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party as the grand finale.
Schedule for Moon Week 2019

December 21, 2018

Get a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld’s Inside Look


First-time-ever access features some of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park weekends January 12-27 with special guests Guy Harvey, Chris Fischer and Jack Hanna

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 18, 2018) – At SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look, hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care from the people who do it every day.  Guests that visit on January weekends 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 can go behind-the-scenes for an “inside look” at what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld Orlando.  This truly first-time-ever access features six of the least seen and most interesting portions of the park.  Guests are invited to visit all six locations, collecting stamps to earn an exclusive Expert Explorer’s Pin.  Inside Look tours are available at each location at various times throughout the day.

Special Guest appearance on the weekends will feature Guy Harvey (January 12-13), OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer (January 19-20) and Jack Hanna (January 26-27).  

NEW THREE KINGS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES HOLIDAY TRADITION DURING FINAL DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS

Gaylord Palms Resort will cap off the holiday season with new shows and activities, January 1-6, 2019.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (December 20, 2018) – For the first time ever, Christmas at Gaylord Palms will offer the Three Kings Festival, a special commemoration of the extended holiday season celebrated by many Christians in Spain and Latin America. The resort will add additional shows and activities as part of the festival to highlight Three Kings’ Day, a holiday that honors the Three Wise Men and their visit to the meet baby Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew. The event will run from January 1- 6, 2019, also allowing guests one last chance to experience the other activities of Christmas at Gaylord Palms presented by Pepsi!

FESTIVE FUN AND FLAVORS
Twice daily, guests can enjoy the all-new show, The Journey of Los Tres Reyes Magos. This free stage show showcases the Three Kings in a musical celebration as they retell the Christmas story and the celebrations surrounding it, including Las Posadas and el Día de los Reyes, all on stage in Emerald Plaza inside the grand St. Augustine Atrium.

Popular Posts

More Popular Posts

ComeSeeOrlando.com: Around Orlando