Busch Gardens Tampa has announced a new family coaster called Cobra’s Curse will open in the park in 2016.
Located in the Egypt area of the park, Cobra’s Curse is a one-of-a-kind spin coaster that features a 70-foot vertical lift to start the journey.
Volcano Bay’s setting is picture-perfect tropical islands formed by a massive volcano, hence the name. Universal Orlando says it will feature radically-innovative attractions and peaceful moments of relaxation in a way that they feel will change the way guests think about water theme parks.
Busch Gardens Tampa will open a new eatery on June 1 called Dragon Fire Grill.
Located in the Pantopia section of the park, Dragon Fire Grill features market-style dining offering Italian, American, Southwestern, and Asian cuisines. The menu includes shrimp lo mein, rotisserie chicken, flatbread pizzas, paninis and more.
Last month, SeaWorld Orlando teased about a new coaster coming to the park, and today (May 27), they revealed the details.
It will be called Mako, and it is a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph as it traverses 4,760 feet of steel track (almost a mile long). Hypercoaster refers to any roller coaster with a height or drop measuring greater than 200 feet.
Cinemark Theaters brings back their Summer Movie Clubhouse for 2015, offering 10 family movies for only $5.
Among the movies selected to play during the promotion are: The Lego Movie, Dolphin Tale 2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Penguins of Madagascar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days, The Nut Job, Turbo, The Croods, and Rio 2. All moves are rated G or PG.
To help kick off Universal Orlando‘s 25th Anniversary, NBC’s Today Show will air live from the resort’s CityWalk on Friday, May 29.
Not only will the show broadcast live from the CityWalk stage alongside the lagoon, but their Friday concert series will include a short set by Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull!
When a manatee was injured near Satellite Beach, she and her still-nursing calf were quickly attended to by the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team at SeaWorld Orlando.
The 10-year-old mother manatee was injured by a water craft strike and is currently being treated at SeaWorld for buoyancy issues due to a collapsed lung.
Kennedy Space Center to Induct Four Space Shuttle Astronauts into 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 30
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.
This year marks the historic 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, which was conceived in the 1980s by the six remaining Mercury astronauts as a place where space explorers could be remembered. Past Hall of Fame inductees include Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle astronauts.
Dinosaur fans…velociraptors have arrived at Jurassic Park in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and they’re wanting to meet you!
Jurassic World opens June 12, but you don’t have to wait until then to see a velociraptor up close. Universal Orlando has brought one of the critters to Islands of Adventure.
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster will once again be hosting their Summer Wine Dinner Series, beginning on May 29.
This first installment will include an interactive wine experience led by Tom Carrol of Foley Family Wines, and pairings with Kuleto Estates wines.
The menu for this wine dinner includes:
To welcome the upcoming IPW 2015 travel conference to Orlando, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are both proclaiming the week leading up to IPW, May 25-29, as Project: Time Off Week.
Project: Time Off Week encourages residents to take advantage of the shortened work week to have a staycation, and in doing so, support the attractions, businesses, local arts, culture and outdoor activities that make Orlando a unique destination to not only visit, but also call home.
I had it all planned to go cover Walt Disney World‘s 24-Hour celebration at the Magic Kingdom on Friday. Unfortunately I got sick and wasn’t able to attend.
Thank goodness for friends, though. Friend and fellow blogger Jen Vargas happily took my ticket and came back with a bunch of photos and video.
Guests arriving at Magic Kingdom were greeted with a huge banner proclaiming it the “Coolest Summer Ever”…even though temps during the day were near 100 degrees. But Disney fans are not about to let a little sweat damper their enjoyment.
The upscale Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen at Orlando World Center Marriott has named Kyle Anderson as the new chef de cuisine.
Anderson, a Culinary Institute of America and UCF graduate, honed his culinary experience in various kitchens throughout Texas, Georgia, and Florida. He most recently served as executive sous chef at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.
Today, May 23, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will officially open their new Harambe Market for guests to enjoy.
This area will offer a variety of African-inspired street food and beverages via four walk-up windows. Food items include a Kabob Flatbread sandwich, Skewered Chicken, Corn Dog with Chickpea Salad, and Spice-Rubbed Karubi Rib.
American Q has announced they are hosting a Memorial Weekend Sunday BBQ on Sunday, May 24, at the B Resort courtyard.
The event runs from noon to 4pm and is family-friendly, free and open to the public. There will also be a live Rockabilly performance by the Oak Hill Drifters.