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September 14, 2019


Orlando Native Michael James Scott
to reprise his role as Genie for Orlando Engagement


ORLANDO, Fla. (September 13, 2019) — The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the long-awaited Orlando engagement of Disney’s Aladdin go on sale to the public today, Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center on Wednesday, January 22 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The opening night is Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. 

September 11, 2019

The Creative City Project Presents “IMMERSE 2019” Returning To Downtown Orlando On Friday, October 18 And Saturday, October 19 – Expanding With National And International Talent


The Creative City Project Takes Their Programming to New Heights with IMMERSE 2019: Including “Blue Man Group”, British Installation Artists “Architects of Air” and LA-Based Dance Company “Diavolo”

Orlando, FL (September 11, 2019) – Central Florida’s signature arts event returns for its 8th year to the heart of Downtown Orlando as The Creative City Project presents “IMMERSE 2019” on FridayOctober 18 and SaturdayOctober 19.  In partnership with the 2019 presenting sponsor, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, IMMERSE is the annual performing and interactive arts experience from The Creative City Project.  This year’s event platforms more than 1,000 artists from 140 arts organizations and artist collectives in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando along Orange Avenue, Church Street and Pine Street on Friday and Saturday from 5pm-11pm, with installations opening at 3pm on Saturday.  This year, IMMERSE will also include activations at Seneff Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  New performances and interactive installations from across the US and abroad make IMMERSE 2019 more exciting than ever.

September 10, 2019


Guests Can Enjoy Menu Items Inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things,”
Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and Fan Favorites from the ‘80s

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 10, 2019) – This year“Halloween Horror Nights” brings a taste of the biggest names in horror and pop culture directly to Universal Orlando Resort, where guests can enjoy delectable foods inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Sony Pictures’ classic film Ghostbusters and more.

September 7, 2019

Uncover a Secret Bar, Private Patios, and To-Die-For Specialty Cocktails at Orlando’s Newest Haunt, Dark Horizon: Point of No Return

Limited TERROR-UP Experiences Offered Nightly to Daring Thrill-Seekers Looking to Enhance Their Frights

Tickets on Sale Now at

[Orlando, FL] –September 7, 2019 –  Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 10 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style pop-up haunt in the East. Those daring enough will have the opportunity to venture through Dark Horizon in hopes of stumbling upon the demented delights brewing within  Looter’s Lair, an immersive secret bar inside one of the haunted houses. Guests are encouraged to pique their curiosity, mingle with monsters, and test their boundaries of fear in hopes of discovering the strongest spirits at Dark Horizon to sip on the to-die-for new specialty craft cocktails that only lurk within.

“There will be a secret bar located in one of our haunted houses. Access is only granted to those lucky enough to acquire a vintage gold coin. Everyone is going to want to be in the secret bar - It’s the ultimate immersive bar experience,” hinted Charity Hill, Dark Horizon Executive Co-Producer. “Select cast and crew members throughout the event possess gold coins for the taking. These coins provide a mystifying clue hinting at the location of an access point.”

September 6, 2019


ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2019) – The world’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – unleashing the most terrifying names in horror and haunting original nightmares upon guests, creating the ultimate Halloween experience.

As the sun sets on days filled with thrills, the nights will awaken with a frightening chill as crazed cult favorites, cinematic greats and original abominations take over Universal Studios Florida. Guests will brave 10 disturbingly-real haunted houses, five blood-curling scare zones filled with scareactors stalking their every move, live entertainment – including a brand-new, twisted nighttime lagoon show, “Halloween Marathon of Mayhem,” plus enjoy access to Universal Studios’ most thrilling attractions.
Throughout the event, guests will:

PHANTASMAGORIA X – “Reckoning” The Tenth Anniversary installment in this acclaimed Halloween series

Photo: Chris Bridges

“The time has come. . .” 

Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct
from its ongoing sold out performances in multiple cities and states,  Phantasmagoria is proud to
present their 10th Anniversary main stage installment of their long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning”  -  bringing their unique brand of “Whimsical Macabre” terrors to the 2019 Halloween Season!

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past decade of main stage and touring shows,
events and appearances – the brand-new PHANTASMAGORIA X “Reckoning” thunders on to the
stage with all new stories of terror!  Live performers, “Phantastical” dance, explosive stage combat,
puppetry, projections and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and
whimsical horror! 

The Royal Palm Railway Experience and Phantasmagoria present “The Royal Palm Ghost Train”

Photo: Shannon Sikora

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. . . .” 
Coming this fall the Royal Palm Railway celebrates the Halloween Season as critically 
acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe “PHANTASMAGORIA” brings its unique brand of 
“Ghostly” storytelling for our first ever “Royal Palm Ghost Train”! 
Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta, 
this evocative troupe will weave their tapestry of haunting tales in a very special 
custom performance for our passengers . . . if you dare

August 28, 2019

Don't Miss the Pokebar Pop-Up - Coming To Orlando In October!


On October 12 come and play the real-life pop-up version of the hit game at Castle Church Brewing! This epic pop-up PokéBar is in Orlando for a limited time only. Don’t miss your chance to catch Pokémon, evolve them, and win points! 

There will be a variety of Pokémon to catch, spanning from different regions. Collect Pokémon from all the regions for your chance to be the ultimate winner. 

Tickets are $45 and include a Pokémon themed burger and a themed drink. Entertainment includes trivia, DJs spinning your favorite tunes, prizes for best costume and more. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis and can be purchased at!

Will you be the ultimate trainer?

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Philharmonic to pay tribute to iconic performances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and more

(WednesdayAugust 28, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2019-2020 Pops Series with two performances of Woodstock 50th Anniversary featuring Jeans ‘n Classics on SaturdayOctober 5 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater.

The program, the first of five in the Pops Series, will be led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will celebrate the iconic festival phenomenon with music by Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, and others. The Philharmonic is excited to be welcoming Jeans ‘n Classics back to Orlando. A staple guest artist of the annual concert at “The Springs” in Longwood, FL, Jeans ‘n Classics is a Philharmonic favorite, bringing to life the music of ABBA, Sting & The Police, and Marvin Gaye in recent years.

August 27, 2019


In just a few months, EVE at Universal CityWalk – Universal Orlando Resort’s epic New Year’s Eve celebration for guests 21 and up – will return to the heart of the destination’s entertainment complex. Guests can experience an exhilarating New Year’s celebration unlike any other where they can enjoy gourmet food & beverages, exceptional live entertainment across Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor and more in an atmosphere unrivaled by any party thrown this year… and next.

Advance pricing on tickets, VIP packages and annual passholder specials are available now for the eye-popping New Year’s Eve party - with more options than ever before to kick off 2020 in style. 

MISSOURI - A Silver Dollar City September Features Labor Day Family Fun & New Country Music Festival

(Branson, Missouri 8/26/19)        Extended family hours for family fun are set for this Labor Day weekend at Silver Dollar City, with the park’s 40 award-winning rides and attractions running from 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on August 31 and September 1. Launch and spin through the Ozark Mountains on Time Traveler, the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest spinning coaster, drop into the night on the Guinness World Record-holding wood coaster Outlaw Run or hop on the ten family adventures at both Fireman’s Landing and The Grand Exposition at the internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park.

        With extended hours until 10 p.m. during the holiday weekend, this Labor Day Weekend is the last opportunity for families to grab night rides for the summer. 
Plus, this is the final weekend in 2019 for lunch and dinner at the House of Chicken & Fixin’s, featuring firecracker chicken, the park’s famous southern-style fried chicken and an all-new Bavarian icebox cake.

August 22, 2019

Dancing with the Stars Celebrity Guest at Southern Women’s Show Orlando

Orlando, FL (August, 21) – Mark your calendar for the once a year and much-anticipated 
Southern Women’s Show, September 26 – 29, 2019. Returning for its 29th annual event, 
the show features an exciting 4 days of one-of-a-kind shopping, fashion shows, cooking 
demonstrations, health screenings, DIY workshops, makeovers and so much more! 

August 20, 2019

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Announces Event Details for a Fun-Filled Holiday Season With Brick or Treat and Holidays Presented by Hallmark Channel


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (August 20, 2019) – LEGOLAND® Florida Resort kicks off the festivities in October with Brick or Treat and a spirted lineup of LEGO® festivities. The kid-friendly Halloween event will feature brand-new themed entertainment, more candy than ever before and ghoulish treats. In honor of LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel opening in spring 2020, kids (ages 2-12) who come dressed as pirates for the first weekend of Brick or Treat will receive a complimentary ticket to visit the theme park before the end of year.   

Brick or Treat activities include trick or treating along a LEGO trail complete with lightly frightful character interactions, larger-than-life LEGO builds and meet-and-greet opportunities with seven event exclusive LEGO characters. Joining the spooky squad this year is LEGO Scarecrow inside DUPLO® Valley. Guests can sip in style with an event-themed Coca-Cola Freestyle® collector’s cup, indulge in Granny’s Apples Fries with Pumpkin flavored ice cream and nibble on a variety of Halloween-themed snacks. Experience the tale of Captain Dreadbeard’s adventure to defeat the Imperial Navy during a unique fireworks spectacular, A Tale of Pirates’ Cove, each night of the event.

August 19, 2019

2020-Model Central Florida International Auto Show Takes Over Orange County Convention Center September 20-22

Annual Auto Show Moves to New Weekend in September (Formerly on Thanksgiving Weekend)
The 2020-Model Central Florida International Auto Show is set to cruise more than 400 new cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and more into the Orange County Convention Center. Everyone is invited to check out the latest models in a non-selling environment, sit behind wheels, inspect engines and even take a spin in dozens of new vehicles. Test drive the latest from Jeep on an off-road test track, as well as the latest from Ram at the Ram Truck Experience. The largest auto show in Florida, this annual event will also feature the latest electric vehicles, pre-production models, exotic cars and fun for the little ones. Also, don’t miss a unique display of rare Model A’s as well as the Antique Automobile Club of America’s collection of antique and collectible vehicles from the 1930s – 1970s.

FridaySeptember 20, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
SaturdaySeptember 21, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
SundaySeptember 22, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Orange County Convention Center – South Concourse
9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Product specialists from leading automotive manufacturers will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. The Central Florida International Auto Show is owned and presented by the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows.

Admission to the event is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older), $7 for military and first responders (w/any DOD or municipal ID), $7 for students under 21 w/school ID (onsite only) and FREE for children 12 and under. Purchase advance tickets to receive a $1 off adult admission tickets at

August 13, 2019


Guests will Encounter Five Scare Zones Based on Twisted Original Stories, Sony Pictures’ upcoming “Zombieland: Double Tap” and the Heavy Metal Frights of Horror Icon Rob Zombie
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 12, 2019) – Bloodthirsty zombies, otherworldly beings, chainsaw-wielding slashers and more will take over the streets of Universal Studios Florida in all-new scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 – the world’s premier Halloween event. 

Guests will navigate five scare zones filled with menacing scare-actors that will stalk their every move: they’ll become prey to zombies as they enter the world of Zombieland, based-on Sony Pictures’ 2009 cult classic hit and its upcoming sequel out on October 18; try to escape horrifying creatures inspired by the popular music of horror icon Rob Zombie; and find themselves in three original nightmares created by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team – Anarch-cade, Vanity Ball and Vikings Undead.

August 9, 2019

Orlando’s Newest Haunt, Dark Horizon: Point of No Return Announces 2019 Haunted House and Attractions

Experience GhostShip, Vodou, and Murder Island

Four Bars, Three Haunted Houses, Two Stages with DJ, Aerial & Fire Performances, One Exclusive RIP Lounge, Plus Panic! 4-D Experience, Hundreds of Monsters and More!

Tickets available now at

[Orlando, FL] –August 9, 2019 –  Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 4 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style haunt in the East. Brought to you by the award-winning creators, producers, and directors for one of the most terrifying haunts in the world: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Dark Horizon is pleased to announce three gruesome haunted houses, two death-defying live entertainment stages, multiple immersive bars, private party Bootlegger Bungalows and more.

Dark Horizon emerges in Orlando with much anticipation, to feast upon fears, fray nerves, and curdle the blood of its daring visitors. The haunted attraction is divided into different zones, each highlighting pieces of Florida’s dark history, myths and lore. “We really like to dive into local legends and history,” shared Charity Hill Co-producer for Dark Horizon.

The Port is akin to one of the late 1700’s pirate port’s in what is now Florida. This zone features the Bootlegger Bungalows, Walk the Plank Pub & Pier, Siren Stage, Dark Horizon Gift Shop, Shark Bites and the entrance to the Marketplace and Panic! 4-D Maze Experience. The Port is also home to the haunted house, Ghostship, a disease-infested, loot-filled vessel adrift on the high seas. This phantom tall ship is filled with deranged and decaying seamen bound to wreak havoc in Dark Horizon’s Port. Will you live to tell the tale or will Captain Killigrew, the most feared female pirate in history, and her derelict crew be your demise?

Escape the clutches of one of Florida’s first serial killer’s, Edgar “Bloody” Watson in the haunted house: Murder Island. Known as a hotbed for murderers, ancient creatures and bizarre tales, thrill-seekers will come face-to-face with the brutality that shadowed the 10,000 islands in the late 1800’s turning it into a shallow grave for at least 57 of Bloody Watson’s sugar cane workers. Murder Island is in The Glades Zone, a virtually lawless land, home to the VIP Storm Cellar, Outpost Pub and Gator Grub.

Experience Sacred Circle Stage and Shelter Patio in The Village. This area is under the enchantment of Mambo Cècile and the haunted house: Vodou. The high priestess has awakened the ancient Loa Agwe, spirit of the water, so proceed with extreme caution through the foggy bog to the underworld Volikan.

For those looking to elevate their experience, Dark Horizon offers an air-conditioned R.I.P. Lounge (or VIP Lounge), called the Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge accessed only by a coveted key. This experience includes two complimentary cocktails and grants access to a premium full bar featuring Moonshine Tastings. This key must be used in combination with an event admission ticket, and is for guests ages 21-years and older. Want to skip the lines? Expedite your entry into the event and all the haunted houses with a Fast Fright Ticket (starting at just $74 per person). Or, enjoy nearly instant entry into the event and all the haunted houses with an Evil Express Ticket (starting at $94 per person). Looking for a high-class VIP experience? Spring for the most exclusive experience at Dark Horizon with the Ultimate Scream ticket. This privately-guided and curated experience is extremely limited and available on select nights. Fast Fright and Evil Express Tickets are limited nightly and prices vary depending on date.

With Dark Horizon’s disturbingly creative minds, 4 bars and Bootlegger Bungalows, 3 haunted houses and scare zones, 2 live stages, 1 Panic! 4-D Experience, and hundreds of Monsters, Dark Horizon is certain to be a screamin’ good time.

Dark Horizon opens its doors on October 4 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 2. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online with Happy Haunting Hour, Fast Fright, Evil Express, Ultimate Scream tickets and Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge keys available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit

Downtown Arts District Presents “Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree For Young Professionals On Saturday, August 24

 Join the Downtown Arts District for the Exclusive 4th Annual Young Professionals Art Event

WHAT:  Downtown Orlando’s dynamic cultural community, The Downtown Arts District, announce the return of its newest popular program “Art After Dark” Semi-Formal Soiree for Young Professionals.  Art After Dark introduces young professionals to the Arts District and its mission through social interaction, arts engagement and networking.  Guests will experience the celebration in a unique, creative setting by strolling through CityArts’ seven different galleries, while meeting emerging local artists and enjoying art engagement opportunities, including henna by AshRock Art, custom on-the-spot sketches by Simona Darshani Wiig, Zentangles station, woodblock printing by Jacoub Reyes, storytelling one-liners by Orlando Story Club and tarot card readings, a silent auction, music by DJ Lindsey Leigh and more.  Within the galleries, complimentary craft cocktails and gourmet lite bites will be served by local favorites, including Artisan’s Table, Lazy Moon Pizza, Mediterranean Blue, Old Forester, Castle Church Brewing, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. and more.

HOW:  Limited Early Bird tickets are $35 per person until August 10 (or until sold out), $40 online between August 11-23, or $45 at the door.  Art After Dark is a limited engagement with entry for 225 attendees.

WHEN:  SaturdayAugust 24, 2019 from 7pm-10pm.

WHERE:  Art After Dark is held at CityArts Orlando, 39 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.

WHO:  The Downtown Arts District is a dedicated nonprofit organization for advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando.  Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community by providing promotional and financial assistance to art and cultural venues, public art projects and signature events.  Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses the visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film, dance and arts and culture-related retail businesses.

WHY:  The Arts District is the producer of a series of mission-based events and programs to heighten visibility for the arts including the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop and Art Walk, annual themed arts celebrations La Mascara and Dia De Los Muertos, Orlando Story Club, the award-winning network,, and much more.  In addition, the Arts District is the parent company to CityArts Orlando, Downtown’s collective of community art galleries, a photography studio and SAK Comedy Lab.

To purchase tickets to Art After Dark, go to, and for more information on Downtown Arts District, visit

August 8, 2019



ORLANDO, FL, August 8, 2019 - Some of the biggest names in the Florida region culinary arts scene will present various cooking demonstrations, provide samples to taste, participate in panel discussions and competitions on Center Stage during the 2019 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show being held SundaySeptember 15 and MondaySeptember 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Center Stage Emcee is Chef Mareya Ibrahim, The Fit Foodie, a TV chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor.  

"We are thrilled to be welcoming a terrific line-up of Florida-inspired celebrity chefs who are involved with some of the leading restaurants in the region to Center Stage as well as present the Beacon and Torch Awards, and watch two exciting competitions," said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Group. "Our attendees have become accustomed to seeing the most influential names in the restaurant industry on Center Stage and our 2019 event will not disappoint the restaurant, foodservice and retail professionals attending the upcoming Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo."  To access the full schedule, click here.


 Click Here for a Look at the Horror that Awaits and Here to Purchase Tickets 

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., (August 7, 2019) – The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September.

Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.

The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives.  The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion. 

"It's very exciting to know that fans of Us will get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by ‘The Tethered.’ It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having ‘The Tethered’ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,” said Jordan Peele. 

August 6, 2019

Save the Date: Maker Faire Orlando Returns November 9-10

Call for Makers, Early Bird Tickets on Sale
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 6, 2019) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns on Nov. 9-10, 2019 where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 8th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 300 local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.

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