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February 22, 2019

NAVARRE BEACH - UNHURRIED, UNCROWDED SPRING BREAK IN FLORIDA’S MOST RELAXING PLACE

 SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (February 22, 2019) – Spring break is quickly approaching and it’s time to escape and enjoy all that Florida has to offer, from relaxation under the sun to exotic experiences in nature. Navarre Beach, also known as “Florida’s Most Relaxing Place,” offers restorative activities and excursions for everyone, especially those who are seeking a serene vacation that won’t over stimulate the children. Here are a few of our favorite relaxing (or not!) activities for the entire family to enjoy on their spring break trip:

Adults and kids alike will find the Gulf Breeze Zoo a wonderful place to spend a day. Here they can enjoy a variety of attractions that take the traditional zoo experience to the next level. Some of the highlights include hand-feeding the giraffes or hopping on the Safari Express Train Ride for a closer look at the exotic animals, such as the gorillas and Nile hippos who call this 500-acre reserve home. 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

February 15, 2019

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Opportunities for the Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (Demo-1) Launch

Packages include launch parties, commemorative gifts, live commentary and more.

CAPE CANAVERAL (February 15, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is kicking off a new era of space exploration, offering exclusive viewing packages for the upcoming Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (Demo-1) launch. This mission is significant as it will be the first, uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which will carry men and women into space from American soil for the first time since 2011. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests will have the opportunity to experience the awe and excitement of these historic launches just a few miles from the launch pad – the closest public viewing.

 “This is the first of many enhanced viewing opportunities to come,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “With crewed launches on the horizon, the interest in space continues to grow and we are poised to offer many more bucket-list experiences to our guests.”

The Demo-1 launch is the first uncrewed test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center’s famed launchpad 39A, the same launchpad from which Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set course for the moon on Apollo 11 in 1969 nearly 50 years ago. The packages are designed to enhance the overall launch viewing experience.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT DEBUTS ADD-ON EXPERIENCES AT THIS YEAR’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) – All-new experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash, guests can purchase new add-on experiences including an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and a special dessert and Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration party with an exclusive parade viewing area.

Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration will include the following new add-on experiences:

BLOCKBUSTERS Disney’s ALADDIN AND MEAN GIRLS anchor 19/20 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO SEASON AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


Current subscribers may renew their seats for the upcoming season beginning at
10 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 14, 2019) — Blockbuster Disney’s Aladdin and record-breaking new musical comedy Mean Girls will make their Orlando premieres as part of the 2019-2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The season also includes audience favorites Escape to Margaritaville: The Jimmy Buffett MusicalA Bronx Tale and The Play That Goes Wrong,along with Tony Award®-nominated revivals Miss Saigon and Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair LadyThe season will also feature the return of the musical phenomenon Les Misérables, for one week only.

Dr. Phillips Center joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America today to announce the full line-up.

February 13, 2019

SEAWORLD ORLANDO RESCUES JUVENILE MANATEE


Less than one year after return to local waters, “Buckeye” is back at SeaWorld’s Critical Care Facility

Orlando, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – Yesterday, late on February 12, an orphaned manatee, rescued and rehabilitated by the SeaWorld Rescue Team and partner facilities in 2015, is back at SeaWorld Orlando after teams were alerted to an unaccountable weight loss in the juvenile male. 
Buckeye was first rescued - orphaned and underweight - in Daytona Beach, Florida in September, 2015.  He spent more than two years with the SeaWorld animal care team for extended rehabilitation and care, including round the clock attention and bottle feedings.  He was transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo as part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) in late 2017 and was returned to Blue Springs State Park in March 2018 more than 600 lbs. heavier, a healthy weight to be able to thrive in a natural environment, especially during colder winter months. 

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Celebrates Year of Awesome With Opening of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD, THE LEGO® MOVIE™ DAYS and Other Returning Favorites

 

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (February 13, 2019) –LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will deliver loads of awesomeness in 2019 with a lineup of special events and a blockbuster grand opening when THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD opens on March 27! THE LEGO® MOVIE™ DAYS, a new four-weekend event, joins returning favorites Brick or Treat and Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for a year packed full of fun. All events are designed for the whole family and offer incredible entertainment and great value.

*With the exception of the Brick Dash 5K Run and Brick Passes purchased after November 2018, every event is included with park admission at no additional charge. Guests can mark their calendars for all seasonal events and openings including:

February 12, 2019

DRONE SHOWS TO LIGHT UP THE SKIES OVER LAKELAND DURING SUN ‘n FUN


Lakeland, FL: You saw them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. SUN ‘n FUN organizers are confident that this dazzling multi-colored aerial light display set to music, dubbed the “Star Dance Spectacular,” will be one of this year’s most memorable highlights.

“Drones are the latest in aviation technology, and it’s exciting to have a display like this to showcase just one of the incredible uses for them,” said Greg Gibson, Airshow Director for SUN ‘n FUN. “A drone light show has been on the top of our request list from the fans, and we are very proud to bring this cutting-edge demonstration to our audiences.

Legendary wildlife expert Jack Hanna coming to Brevard Zoo


MELBOURNE, Fla., February 12, 2019 — Brevard Zoo invites the community to attend a ticketed presentation featuring legendary conservationist and media personality Jack Hanna. The event, scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 12 to 1 p.m., is sponsored by Health First Health Plans.
“We are so lucky to have such a renowned animal expert come to visit,” said Karen Davis, the Zoo’s director of development. “Jack has won over hearts around the world as a beloved naturalist and adventurer, and we can’t wait to give Brevard County the chance to see him in person while supporting the Zoo’s missions of animal wellness, conservation and education.”
Jack Hanna Live! is part of Brevard Zoo’s two-day Safari Under the Stars extravaganza to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Safari Under the Stars is presented by Flammio Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
To enter this event, tickets must be printed and in hand and each guest age three and up must have their own ticket. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.brevardzoo.org/jack-hanna.
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 at www.treetoptrek.com.

February 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND


Florida’s Biggest Party To Feature Live Concerts on Select Nights, New Cajun Dishes and a Nightly Party Animal-Themed Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras Celebration kicks off this Saturday, February 9, with a live performance by English rock band, BUSH. Other top acts performing in February include multi-platinum singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (Feb. 16), chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay (Feb. 17) and GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore (Feb. 23). See below for the complete concert schedule.

As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned New Orleans celebration, guests can enjoy a party animal-themed parade that will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida, as well as sample new and returning authentic Cajun cuisine available as a tasting size at the French Quarter Courtyard.

BUY ONE NIGHT, GET A SECOND NIGHT TICKET OFFER NOW ON SALE FOR UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS


The World’s Premier Halloween Event Returns September 6 for a Record-Breaking 41 Nights

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Guests can now purchase a limited time ticket offer and vacation package for the world’s premier Halloween event – Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, running for a record-breaking 41 nights this fall. Guests can get double the scares with the purchase of a limited time ticket offer where they can get a second night free when they buy one night. They can also stay in the heart of the screams with a vacation package that includes Universal Orlando hotel accommodations, tickets to Universal Orlando’s three world-class theme parks and more.

See below for more details on the Halloween Horror Nights offers that are available now.

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Takes Center Stage at CFE Arena

Join Your Favorite Pups for a Heroic Musical Adventure on July 13 & 14

ORLANDO, FL (February 5, 2018) – No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,”an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit CFE Arena, July 13 & 14, 2019!

Tickets for all four performances are on sale to the public February 15 and can be purchased at the CFE Arena Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets start at $20.50. Ticket prices are inclusive of a $2.50 facility fee. Prices are subject to change. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages are available, starting at $112.50. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

The show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and pup packs. The performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a wonderful introduction to live theater for kids. Classic theatrical scenery, along with a high-tech video wall, visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.


VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content, and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, VStar delivers turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies.

Acquired in 2018 by global live entertainment leader, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, VStar has presented more than 39,000 live performances across 40 countries and entertains nearly two million guests annually.  Current VStar tours include PAW Patrol Live!, Bubble Guppies Live, Cirque Dreams and Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek. Previous VStar (formerly VEE Corporation) productions include Sesame Street Live, Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Curious George, Dragon Tales, and Kidz Bop Live! For more information, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). 

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.

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.

Sand, Sun, and Kid-Friendly Fun in New Smyrna Beach

From Racecars to River Tours and Surfing to Sandcastles, NSB’s Unique Offerings Make It The Perfect Family Destination This Spring

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – With 17 miles of white sand and beautiful blue waters, New Smyrna Beach, located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, is a prime spot for families wanting to plan a getaway this spring. And with so many kid-friendly attractions, camps, and free activities, they’ll want to do more than just build sandcastles and splash in the surf (although we love that too!). Take a peek at some of the fun:
  • Marine Discovery Center: 5-Day Spring Adventure Camp (March 18-22) With pontoon rides, fishing, and arts and crafts, the kids will be too busy having fun to notice they’re learning about New Smyrna Beach’s wildlife and environment.
  • The Hub on Canal: Art Fun 4 Kids with Heather Pastor (March 13, April 10) Kiddos can channel their inner Van Gogh with an art class at The Hub on Canal. Instructor Heather Pastor teaches about famous artists, then children create their own masterpieces with a variety of mediums.
  • Surfin’ NSB: Ride the Waves: Little thrill-seekers will love a private family surf lesson from the pros at Surfin’ NSB. An instructor will bring boards right to your hotel or condo, so all you need to do is walk out onto the sand.
  • Turtle Mound River Tours: Set sail on a two-hour narrated tour of the Indian River Lagoon for a chance to see dolphins, manatees, and incredible views of Canaveral National Seashore.
  • New Smyrna Museum of History: Encourage a love for learning by exploring NSB’s interesting past through cool artifacts, models, and photographs. Kids will love the vintage boards and other local memorabilia in the surfing exhibit. Parents will love that it’s free admission.
  • Fishing Charters: Reel in the fun on the Indian River Lagoon with a local guide, like Captain Drew Cavanaugh of Florida Inshore Fishing Charters. From hauling in a prize catch to close-up views of local wildlife, a charter is a perfect way to spend a day on the water.
  • New Smyrna Speedway: Zoom zoom! Watch as stockcars and trucks vie for a spot at the finish line. Races are held weekly and children 11 and under are free.
  • New Smyrna Beach Escape Room: Older kids and teens will love this combo scavenger hunt and puzzle-solving activity. Participants attempt to escape from a locked room by deciphering riddles and puzzles. Choose from themes like “Alien Autopsy” and “Houdini’s Secrets.”

About the New Smyrna Beach Area
The New Smyrna Beach area includes the communities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Osteen and Port Orange in east Central Florida. New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new; of subtle sophistication and bohemian soul that is as “real” as Florida gets. It occupies a notable place in history as the second oldest city in Florida, site of the largest single attempt at British colonization in the new world. In 2018, New Smyrna Beach celebrated its 250th birthday. The city’s barrier island is recognized worldwide for its incredible surf with Surfer magazine recently touting it one of the “Best Surf Towns in America” and National Geographic magazine including it in its “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns”. Accommodations range from charming bed and breakfast inns to family-size condominium units and oceanfront hotels. Natural attractions include 17 miles of sandy beaches from Ponce de Leon Inlet to Canaveral National Seashore and North America’s most diverse estuary – the Indian River Lagoon. Two distinct downtowns along Flagler Avenue and Canal Street and connected via the Waterfront Loop welcome visitors with independent restaurants, unique shops, artisanal coffee shops and art galleries.

For more information, please visit www.VisitNSBfl.com or call 386-428-1600. Follow @NewSmyrnaBeach1 on Twitter, Facebook.com/VisitNewSmyrnaBeach or @visitnewsmyrnabeach on Instagram for the latest news. Download the free New Smyrna Beach Mobile App for iPhone and Android to receive this information on-the-go.

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)

Metal menagerie coming to Brevard Zoo


MELBOURNE, Fla., January 28, 2019 — Brevard Zoo guests will soon be able to view not only live animals, but also metal ones hailing from Africa. The 16-piece collection, dubbed “Sculpture Safari,” will be scattered around Zoo grounds.
The menagerie was created by the Ark Collective—a group of 19 young artists in Nairobi, Kenya who were recruited from disadvantaged, impoverished backgrounds. Learning valuable skills such as design, metal cutting and welding provides these individuals with expanded employment opportunities and the ability to positively influence their communities.
The life-size giraffe, elephants, lions, peacocks and other creatures were made from reclaimed materials discarded from the automotive industry and other sources.
Sculpture Safari will debut on Saturday, February 16 and remain at the Zoo through the fall.
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 at www.treetoptrek.com.