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December 7, 2018

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

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Annual ‘12 Days of PGA’ Holiday Celebration

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its annual "12 Days of PGA” holiday celebration from Dec. 21 through New Year’s Day.

The family-friendly festivities kickoff Friday, Dec. 21 with 12 continuous days of delicious dining and lively entertainment culminating with a New Year’s Eve celebration. Adults can enjoy a five-course dinner at Ironwood Steak & Seafood or an all-inclusive “Essence of Motown Gala featuring Larry Johnson.”

The legendary resort will also have a New Year’s Eve celebration at its sophisticated iBAR featuring DJ entertainment, dancing and a midnight ball drop (8 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Children are treated to a special “kids-only” New Year’s Eve party with games, activities, dinner, dessert and snacks.

To celebrate Christmas Day, an extravagant buffet is offered at Ironwood Steak & Seafood from 1 – 8:30 p.m. featuring delicious entrees including Alaskan King Crab Legs, Hickory Smoked Leg of Lamb, BBQ Black Cod and Herb Roasted Prime Rib. An array of seasonal appetizers and sides complement the meal with a decadent dessert station to finish off.

Seasonal celebrations and extraordinary events include breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dec. 24 and 25), holiday preview shopping events, beauty demonstrations, children’s poolside activities, tennis round robins, golf clinics and more.

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 30, 2018

Valentine's Vacation Getaway to Vero Beach, FL


For a Truly Romantic getaway, think Vero Beach, FL because not only is Vero Latin for True, it offers romance for couples on many fronts. For “foodies” it might be a beachside candlelit dinner, for thrill-seekers it could be a tandem sky dive, and a pirate just might want to wander with his wench in search of sunken treasure.

As Vero Beach sits at the intersection of green and glamorous, along Florida’s “Treasure Coast,” a romantic encounter can be found around many corners as well as with toes in the aquamarine sea. Beachgoers can expect 26 miles of well-preserved waterfront — a place where sea turtles call home, couples get engaged, and others find their bliss.

Seeking a spot to “pop the question” or rekindle romance in a decades-long marriage this Valentine's Day?  Here are some of our favorite picks for stoking the flame in Vero Beach:

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.”

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE DESTINATION FOR AN AMAZING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER


Guests Can Create New Traditions and Put a Twist on their Holiday Celebrations with Thrilling Experiences across the Entire Destination - from Merry Festivities to the Maven of Mischief, The Grinch – and More

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2018) – Merry, mischief and thrills all combine as Universal Orlando Resort unwraps its annual Holidays celebration beginning November 17. It’s a holiday celebration unlike any other where guests can do everything from sip hot Butterbeer and witness “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” to meet the mean, green one himself, The Grinch – and more.
And – on New Year’s Eve this year - families can ring in 2019 at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Florida, while adults 21 and up can enjoy the upscale EVE celebration at Universal CityWalk.

See below for complete details on all of the ways guests can elevate their holidays at Universal Orlando Resort:

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

SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EVENT LINEUP FOR 2019


52 Weeks of Events Add to Park’s “Best Year Ever”

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – New events and expanded favorites will give guests something special to experience every week of 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Next year’s lineup includes the following exciting, tasty and family-friendly events, all included with an Annual Pass and theme park admission:

Three Kings Day Celebration: Daily, Jan. 1 – 6
Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men during SeaWorld’s Three Kings Day celebration. This festive event brings SeaWorld’s holiday season to an incredible close with specialty cuisine and celebratory experiences that honor the cherished traditions of Latin cultures.

Holidays at Hammock Beach Resort - Palm Coast


This holiday season Hammock Beach Resort extends an invitation for guests to experience all that the resort has to offer. From football to feasts, take a look at what is happening at Hammock Beach this winter:
  • Thanksgiving Weekend—Hammock Beach Resort shows it’s appreciation for it’s guests with a plethora of events such as the 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, a drive-in movie, fall festival and of course, the Grand Thanksgiving Buffet. 
  • Christmas Festivities— Christmas week, guests will get into the holiday spirit as they enjoy stories told by Santa’a little helpers, play their favorite games, bounce around the holiday carnival and come together on Christmas Eve for night of food, fun and family. 
  • New Year’s Eve— Ring in the new year with Hammock Beach Resort. Between zany games, parties for all ages and even a Polar Bear Plunge, 2019 is guaranteed to begin on the right foot.   

Boat Parades to Light Up the Florida Keys Holiday Season

 

FLORIDA KEYS — Lighted and decorated boats of all shapes and sizes are to illuminate the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys in December, drawing visitors to local hubs and hotspots to watch five boat parades and revel in the Keys’ holiday spirit.
From Key Largo to Key West, visitors can view the parades from the shore or excursion boats, or even become part of the festivities by decking out their own boat in dazzling lights and eye-catching seasonal decorations.
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Stock Island Lighted Boat Parade (Stock Island)
Decorated vessels ranging from dinghies and three-masted schooners to shrimp boats from the fleet based on Stock Island stage a festive cruise through community marinas. The free-to-watch boat parade is presented by Sunset Watersports and headquartered at Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Road. Festivities before the parade and an official after party at the Hogfish Bar & Grill, 6810 Front St., round out the evening. Visit ilovestockisland.org.

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.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERO BEACH FOR VISITORS TO CHECK OUT IN 2019

There are always new treasures to uncover along
the Florida Treasure Coast

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Return to Vero Beach this winter and you’ll be welcomed back by the 26 miles of waterfront unobstructed by high rises and thus noted for its sunrises. You’ll also enjoy the tried and true eateries, recreational areas, events and friendly locals.  But there are numerous new treasures to discover too.  Here’s just a sampling:

Smiley Riley’s Ice Cream Lounge taps into the national fad of creating alcohol-infused ice cream delights such as toasty sm’ores with rum and 13 other adult flavors, along with kiddie-approved flavors too.  It’s a new happy hour indulgence.  Newly opened in September, the mother-daughter owned shoppe is open Tuesday-Friday afternoons 4-11pm and Saturday and Sunday 2-11pm. Smiley Riley’s Ice Cream Lounge at the corner of U.S. 1 and Oslo Road, Vero Beach. (772) 226-0466.