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May 22, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE LARGEST FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTHEAST - THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW AND HEALTHY FOOD EXPO

Two Days. Two Shows. Unlimited Opportunities.

ORLANDO, FL May 21, 2019 - For two days in September, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando will be the place to be for thousands of restaurant, foodservice and food retail professionals to attend the 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, co-located with Healthy Food Expo Florida, on Sunday, September 15 and Monday, September 16. The event is produced by Clarion UX and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA). Registration is now open at www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/.

"This premier industry event, which was just recognized as one of the top US trade shows, gives thousands of industry peers a chance to enjoy samples, culinary demonstrations, education sessions, networking and more as they gather for the Southeast's largest food and beverage experience," said Tom Loughran, Vice President, Clarion UX Food & Beverage Group. "We are excited to once again co-locate these two leading events and offer an additional healthy food and beverage focus, for the restaurant owners and operators, chefs, retail buyers and other foodservice industry professionals to find the best and most current products and information to meet guest demand."

May 21, 2019

COASTER EXPERIENCE YET WITH HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT CREATES THE MOST THRILLING AND INNOVATIVE 

Immersive Environments, Unparalleled Thrills and Beloved Harry Potter Characters Come to Life on the Epic New “Story Coaster” – Opening June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade

Orlando, Fla. (May 20, 2019) – From rich sets and an actual forest with 1,200 trees to ground-breaking coaster technology and a captivating storyline, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be the most highly-themed, immersive coaster experience yet – becoming the world’s first “story coaster.”  

Epic Thrills Await Within the Forbidden Forest…

May 18, 2019

NEVADA - NEW SECRET VIP ROOM WEDDING IN THE MOB MUSEUM’S UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY GIVES NUPTIALS ROARING 20S FLAIR


LAS VEGAS (May 2019) –The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces a captivatingly clandestine new setting for memorable weddings in Downtown Las Vegas: The Underground’s VIP room. This cleverly concealed secret room is located in The Underground, the Museum’s Prohibition history exhibition housing a moonshine distillery and speakeasy.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures Takes Families on a Fun-Fueled Excursion to Iconic Disney Destinations

Renderings: Feld Entertainment

Tickets for All-New Show Coming to Orlando On Sale May 21 

Orlando, Fla. – May 15, 2019 – Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this a multi-generational experience visits Orlando from September 6-8, 2019 for six performances at Amway Center. Tickets go on sale May 21.

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY OPENS WITH NEW EXPERIENCES AND INNOVATION


Interactive Events and Less Wait Time Shine in Water Park’s 19th Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)—Dive into summer and Dollywood’s Splash Country for the water park’s 19th season! This year features an elevated guest experience, exciting events and new offerings—with a splash of innovation. Opening day is Saturday, May 18.

Guests will be delighted to find more picnic tables and more shade this season. In addition to 6,000 square feet of newly-shaded space on the wave pool deck, there are new structures covering more queue lines which gives guests a cooler wait for their favorite Dollywood’s Splash Country attractions.

May 14, 2019

Rocket Mortgage and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Partner to Honor Apollo 11 Crew


Bronze Memorial to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Lunar Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL (May 14, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today announced a new partnership to create a one-of-a-kind bronze statue honoring the legendary crewmembers of the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. The statue will depict Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and will be the focal point of the new Moon Tree Garden, which will be located outside of the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

CELEBRITY HOSTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ADAM MICHAEL ROSEN FOUNDATION PRESENTS RUNWAY TO HOPE'S SPRING SOIRÉE



ORLANDO (May 13, 2019) --  Runway to Hope, Central Florida's largest and premier charity event, is excited to announce Daymond John, Lindsay Arnold, and Joey Fatone as the celebrity co-hosts for The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation Presents Runway to Hope's 2019 Spring Soirée.   
 
Shark Tank star, Daymond John, has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother's house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, author of four best-selling books, and has received over 35 awards. John is celebrating his 10th season on ABC's four-time Emmy winning show, Shark Tank, where he demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights with millions of viewers each week.
 
Dancing with the Stars champion, Lindsay Arnold, began dancing at the age of four, when her mom began searching for a hobby she would ultimately enjoy. Her first television debut began on season nine of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, which led to her current professional dancer role on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Along with Hamilton sensation, Jordan Fisher, Lindsay won Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, having also placed 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in other seasons.  

Joining them will be Runway to Hope veteran and hometown favorite, Joey Fatone. Fatone first rose to fame when he joined the record-shattering boy band *NSYNC and has since become a prominent personality in his own right, with projects spanning TV, film, and theatre. He danced into our hearts with a successful stint competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars with Kym Johnson; has become a popular game show host and a fan favorite in films including On the Line, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and more. Additionally, Fatone has been a hit onstage in both off-and on-Broadway productions.  

The true stars of the evening though are the 165 cancer warriors affected by pediatric cancer who are escorted on the runway, hand-in-hand, by local and national celebrities. This year, The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation, formed in honor of Adam Rosen, son of Trisha Rosen and Orlando philanthropist and hotelier Harris Rosen, will be the presenting sponsor for the event. Unfortunately, Adam passed away last November after a battle with a rare type of brain cancer. 
 
Runway to Hope is honored to have been recognized 14 times in its nine-year existence as Central Florida's Best Charity Event. 
 
The Adam Michael Rosen Presents Runway to Hope's 2019 Spring Soirée takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Rosen Shingle Creek. Tickets and sponsorships are available at runwaytohope.org.
 
For more information, please contact Laura Lockner at laura@runwaytohope.org or call 407-497-9121.

 
About Runway to Hope
The mission of Runway to Hope is to support families primarily in Central Florida fighting pediatric cancer while seeking a cure. Founded by Mark and Josie NeJame in 2010, the organization has created new and innovative programs by completing and extending million-dollar pledges to each of the three pediatric oncology departments within Central Florida's children's hospitals: AdventHealth for Children, Nemours Children's Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In addition, Runway to Hope has established a Family Assistance Program, which provides direct aid and assistance to the families of children battling cancer, when they experience emergency situations, have unmet basic needs, or are without funds to take care of necessary family expenses.

May 12, 2019

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD OFFICIALLY OPENS LARGEST EXPANSION IN PARK HISTORY


Guests experience $37 million Wildwood Grove for the first time

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, May 10, 2019)— Dollywood again solidified its place among the nation’s premier family destinations as Dolly Parton today officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in park history. Parton opened the fascinating new land to visitors ready to enjoy its 11 thrilling new experiences. During an early morning media event, Parton shared the inspiration and dreams that led to the creation of Wildwood Grove, calling the area the new standard for Dollywood.

At $37 million, Wildwood Grove is Dollywood theme park’s largest capital investment ever and is the first new area added to Dollywood since Wilderness Pass in 2008. The biggest adventure in Dollywood’s history provides guests of all sizes unique experiences to enjoy together as a family.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to host Pet Amnesty Day


SANFORD, Fla., May 10, 2019On Saturday, June 1, residents of Central Florida will be allowed to surrender their exotic pets from 10 AM to 2 PM without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will be hosting a Pet Amnesty Day at the Zoo's front entrance. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program offers an alternative to releasing unwanted pets and helps reduce the number of nonnative species being released into Florida habitats.

This free event is open to the public. Professionals from each organization will be onsite with information about caring for exotic pets, responsible pet ownership, and potential ecological impacts of invasive species in Florida. Animals that will be accepted include nonnative species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates. Domestic animals such as dogs, cats guinea pigs, and rabbits will not be accepted.

Please note—finding homes for large pond turtles including red-eared sliders, yellow-bellied sliders, cooters, chicken turtles, and redbelly turtles can take longer than a year. Owners of these turtles should contact the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline.

Some surrendered animals will be made available for adoption to pre-registered individuals the same day. Exotic pet adopters are required to be experienced and must be approved by the FWC prior to the event. There are no adoption fees, but potential adopters must register a minimum of one week before the event to adopt an animal. Approved adopters must bring their acceptance letters with them to the event.

For more information and adoption applications, please visit www.myfwc.com/nonnativesor call the FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681). Exotic pet owners who cannot attend the event can call this number year-round for assistance in finding a new home for their animal. 

May 9, 2019

Orlando Announces Record 75 Million Visitors, Solidifies Ranking as No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination


(Left to right) Adrian Jones, Visit Orlando Board Chair and Divisional Director USA, Merlin Entertainments USA Inc.; Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings; and George Aguel, President and CEO, Visit Orlando; celebrate a record 75 million visitors to Orlando in 2018.



Celebrates International Gains Despite Economic and Political Headwinds

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando’s lead position as America’s most-visited destination. 

Visit Orlando, the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organization, shared the news as part of National Travel & Tourism Week to a gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.

May 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS ITS MOST LIFE-LIKE ANIMATED FIGURE EVER, HAGRID, FEATURED IN ALL-NEW EXPERIENCE, HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE


Guests Will Encounter One of the Most Beloved Characters From the Harry Potter Film Series in a Whole New Way as Part of the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 

Orlando, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid.

Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during their journey as his hyper-realistic animated figure tries to contain his beloved Blast-Ended Skrewt. The gentle half-giant will guide guests through their adventure into the Forbidden Forest as they encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

May 3, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and Merlin Entertainments Attractions Offers Big Savings with Cinco de Mayo Sale


12 Awesome Months at Five Amazing Attractions for Just $99.99

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 3, 2019) – LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and its sister attractions are offering a big discount on “Awesomer” annual passes during Cinco de Mayo weekend. Available May 3 - May 5, 2019, Merlin Entertainments is offering the “Awesomer” Annual Pass for $99.99 per person; a $70 discount!

The pass includes 12 months of unlimited access to five fun-filled Merlin attractions; LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, LEGOLAND Florida Water Park, SEA LIFE Orlando, Madame Tussauds Orlando and LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Atlanta.

In addition to park and attraction admission, the “Awesomer” Annual Pass includes free standard parking as well as discounts on dining and retail at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. In addition, “Awesomer” Passholders can take advantage of year-round discounts at LEGOLAND Florida Resort Hotel and Beach Retreat.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s discounted “Awesomer” Pass will be available online and at walk-up admission windows (during operating hours May 3 - May 5) at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando.

Whether you’re looking to hop on the brand new Masters of Flight at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, learn about the world’s most exotic sea creatures at SEA LIFE Orlando or take a selfie with The Justice League at Madame Tussauds Orlando, the “Awesomer” pass allows you to experience them all!

Learn more about the “Awesomer” Pass at www.legoland.com/awesomer.

May 2, 2019

Celebrate National Burger Month at TooJay’s Deli


Delicious Rewards Members can earn double points on seasonal creations in May

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – National Burger Month is a big deal at TooJay’s! Florida’s favorite deli is kicking off the annual celebration of this American culinary mainstay with a savory new burger, the return of three fan-favorites, and making these mouthwatering variations available now through Saturday, July 28. What’s more, as a special Burger Month bonus in May, members of TooJay’s “Delicious Rewards” program can earn double points on every purchase of one the following fresh and never frozen seasonal burgers:

Brevard Zoo releases sea turtle treated for swallowing hook


MELBOURNE, Fla., May 2, 2019 — Yesterday afternoon in Melbourne Beach, Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center released juvenile green sea turtle Kernel. This patient was admitted in January after ingesting a fishhook, which required surgical removal.

Kernel—so named for arriving on National Popcorn Day—was nursed back to health with antibiotics, fluids and nutritional support.

Treat Mom Like a Queen for a Day with Special Mother's Day Menus and Events at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando


ORLANDO (May 2, 2019) - Mothers should be celebrated every day of the year, but especially on Mother's Day, offering time with family to be pampered and to be made to feel like a queen. The hotels of Orlando's Rosen Hotels & Resorts have just the right gift for a special woman: a bountiful buffet brunch filled with all of her favorites and some special surprises.   

MISSOURI - Announcing New "Bluegrass Nights" at Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

        
Including Grammy-Winners Diamond RioRhonda Vincent

(Branson, Missouri 5/2/2019) - One of the world’s top bluegrass events, the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, announces its biggest lineup ever with all-new “Bluegrass Nights,” beginning today and pickin’ through the month until May 27 at Silver Dollar City. Awarded by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Distinguished Achievement in the festival’s presentation, Bluegrass & BBQ brings together over 70 acts to the Missouri theme park, from award-winning favorites to rising stars, including a three-night concert with Grammy winner Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, May 10-12, and Grammy winner Diamond Rio on May 26.

May 1, 2019

MOD Pizza in Florida to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week with BOGO Offer

Buy One Pizza, Get One FREE on Tuesday, May 7th for Teacher Appreciation Week and on Sunday, May 12th for National Nurses Week

FORT LAUDERDALE (April, 2019) – BBX Capitalthe exclusive MOD Pizza franchisee in Florida, announced that MOD Pizza Florida locations will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week  with a Buy One Pizza, Get One FREE offer on Tuesday, May 7th. Teachers and school administrators must present a valid school ID to redeem the offer. MOD Pizza will also celebrate National Nurses Week with a Buy One Pizza, Get One FREE offer on Sunday, May 12th. Nurses must present a valid ID to redeem the offer.

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.

Tiny “rock star” antelope born at Brevard Zoo

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 1, 2019 — Brevard Zoo welcomed a new face on Monday, April 15 when three-year-old klipspringer Deborah gave birth to a calf named Clarice. A neonatal exam revealed that the new arrival (who weighed less than two pounds at birth) is a female and is properly nursing from her mother.
“This adorable little girl is doing wonderfully,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs, “Deborah is taking great care of her, grooming her often.”

The newborn, who was sired by four-year-old Ajabu, is currently behind the scenes with her mother and will be introduced to Ajabu before transitioning into the public-facing habitat in Expedition Africa.

After a gestation period of six to seven months, klipspringer typically give birth to one offspring. They are sexually mature at one year and can live up to 18 years in human care. With specialized hooves each roughly the diameter of a dime as an adult, the klipspringer is a skilled climber; it is typically found around mountains, hills and rocky outcrops in its native Africa.

The klipspringer does not face any major threats, but it is sometimes hunted for use as meat or leather.



Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at www.brevardzoo.org.
Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available atwww.treetoptrek.com.

TODAY CAFE TO GRAND OPEN ON MAY 16 AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT


TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida will officially grand open on Thursday, May 16. Designed to feel like stepping onto the iconic TODAY set, the cafe will serve specialty food and beverage options, including fresh in-house baked pastries, salads, sandwiches and locally-roasted coffee including the TODAY Cafe blend, a unique coffee blend made exclusively for the cafe.

NBC’s Al Roker and the TODAY team will broadcast live from the TODAY Cafe on Thursday, May 16 – celebrating the grand opening with guests and fans alike. Plus, Al’s Avocado Toast – the first seasonal dish inspired by his favorite recipes – will be available at the cafe. Al’s Avocado Toast is topped with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red onions and tomato aioli, and is accompanied by bread and butter pickles. Guests will be able to power through their day with this hearty and healthy dish and according to Al, the pickles add a nice sweetness and an umami taste.

In preparation for the official grand opening of the TODAY Cafe on May 16, the cafe is currently operating on a limited, unscheduled basis. During this time, guests can enjoy select menu items for breakfast and lunch, as well as beverage and snack options. 
For more information about the TODAY Cafe, visit the Universal Orlando Resort Blog and to check out the full menu, click here.

NEVADA - SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ TO BE THE FIRST TO LAUNCH ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BBQ ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

New Special to Begin this May – National BBQ Month 

LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2019)  Beginning tomorrow May 1 and the start of National BBQ Month – Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will become the first restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to serve All-You-Can-Eat BBQ available every day starting at 11:30 a.m.
Priced at $49 per person, the menu includes:
  • Beef Sliders: Angus beef rubbed with a special house spice mix, smoked house ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cheddar cheese served on a Hawaiian roll.
  • Smoked Chicken Wings: Six smoked chicken wings served plain or buffalo style tossed in signature BBQ sauce.
  • Louisiana Hot Link Sausage: Grilled split pork hot links slathered in a signature BBQ sauce served with a biscuit.
  • BBQ Pork: Pulled pork shoulder slathered in a signature spice blend and mustard BBQ sauce served with a biscuit.
  • BBQ Chicken: Pulled chicken slathered with a signature spice blend and tangy BBQ sauce served with a biscuit.
  • St. Louis Ribs: Tossed in signature smoked spices and BBQ sauce served with a biscuit.
  • Sides: Mesquite Fries; Sweet Potato Fries; Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese; Potato Salad; Cole Slaw and Baked Beans.
ABOUT SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ 
Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace specializes in jaw-dropping burgers, handcrafted cocktails, draft beer, homemade lemonades and sweet teas. The menu takes a twist on BBQ classics while infusing West Coast flare. Designed and operated by Hospitality Boulevard, the restaurant features indoor and outdoor Strip-side dining and live entertainment. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s emphasis is on creating the ultimate guest experience whether it be for a work lunch, watching the big game or spending a night out on the town in a casual, comfortable environment. Smoked Burgers & BBQ is located next to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace’s Upper Valet. For more information, find and follow on FacebookInstagramor Twitter. Click here to download high-res photos. 

ABOUT HOSPITALITY BOULEVARD
Designed with the customer experience in mind, Hospitality Boulevard is the restaurant and bar conglomerate created by everyday guys, Ryan Klaasen and Joey Pintozzi. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to New York, Hospitality Boulevard’s portfolio of venues includes Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade and The Wellesbourne in Los Angeles. Additional concepts to be announced in 2019. 

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