Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort to Get Expansion

It was announced today that Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando will be getting an expansion.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Work will soon begin on two new towers at the south end of the property, near the Continental and Americana Towers. This will add an additional 400 guest rooms to the value resort.

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Orange County Regional History Center Announces Lower Prices for Visitors

Effective September 5, 2015, the Orange County Regional History Center will reduce admission prices to the lowest in the museum’s history.

Orange County Regional History Center

Also as of September 5, the museum will offer free admission for all Florida teachers and Orange County employees, with valid IDs

The new prices are as follows:

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Artists to Sketch Mummies at Orlando Science Center on August 31

This Monday, August 31, the Orlando Science Center will host a group of artists who will sketch the “Mummies of the World” exhibition.

Mummies of the World at Orlando Science Center

The six artists will spend the afternoon amid the displays of preserved humand and animal mummies in the exhibit. The artwork created will eventually be on display in the exhibition itself.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 27th Season Gala: A Royal Affair on September 20

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater will host their 27th Season Gala at John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 27th Season Gala: A Royal Affair

For theater lovers, the highlight of the night will be a one-night-only performance by Davis Gaines (LA’s longest-running Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera); Dee Roscioli (record-holder for most appearances as Elphaba in Wicked); and Michael Hunsaker (Jean Valjean in Orlando Shakes’ Les Misérables). The trio also star in the Orlando Shakes version of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, which start September 9.

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Universal Orlando Announces Complete Halloween Horror Nights 25 Scares

So far Universal Orlando has announced the horror houses/mazes and scare zones for Halloween Horror Nights 25 bit by bit. Last night at midnight, they revealed the remainder of the themed thrills for this year’s events.

Halloween Horror Nights 25 at Universal Orlando

Here’s what we know so far: Jack is back as master of ceremonies and four of the branded houses/mazes are themed to Freddy vs Jason, Insidious, The Purge, and The Walking Dead.

These are the remainder of the houses/mazes and scarezones:

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot September 9 – October 11

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is opening their 27th season in grand style with Monty Python’s SPAMALOT from September 9 to October 11.

The cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Based on the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this saucy musical parody tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table from a Python point of view.

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Disaster! Attraction to Close at Universal Orlando September 8

The long-running Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida will take it’s last catastrophic run on September 8, 2015.

Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida

The announcement was made today as a footnote of the announcement of the new Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction that will open at the theme park in 2017.

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Universal Orlando to Open Fast & Furious Attraction in 2017

Earlier this year, Universal Studios Hollywood opened a Fast & Furious attraction themed after the popular films, and Universal Orlando fans went, “What? Why not us?” Well, wait no more!

Universal Orlando announces Fast & Furious: Supercharged

Today, Universal Orlando announced Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions, and is scheduled to open in 2017.

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Taverna Opa Presents Final Summer Wine Dinner ‘Sea’ on August 27

To enlighten the summer taste buds on Greek cuisine, Taverna Opa Orlando will host the final installment of its Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners on Thursday, August 27.

Taverna Opa Orlando Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners

The August dinner will feature a five-course tasting and wine pairing menu inspired by Sea, and highlighting imported fish as the main dish of the evening. The restaurant’s host Katerina Coumbaros, and wine partner Trinchero Family Estates, will walk guests through each course and wine pairing.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Needs You For a Monty Python’s Spamalot “Sing-a-long”!

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater will be opening their 2015-2016 season with a rousing version of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, and to help promote the production, they’re asking all of Central Florida to join in a massive sing-a-long.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Last year, Orlando Shakes staged a flash mob to promote their production of Les Miserables that has received over 1 million views. They want to go even bigger this year.

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Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Returns with Sneak Preview Starting August 24

Foodies get ready! Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns starting today for its 10th year of local restaurants offering prix fixe menus at a set price.

Orlando's Magical Dining Month

This year there are over 70 participating restaurants, a record number. Each will offer three-course dinners for $33 (plus tax/gratuity), to help showcase Central Florida’s culinary scene.

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Out and About: Chuy’s Kicks Off Green Chile Festival

I love spicy food, so I was excited to check out the new limited time Green Chile Festival menu at Chuy’s restaurant that kicked off August 17.

Chuy's Kicks Off Green Chile Festival

I visited the I-Shops location at the corner of I-Drive and Sand Lake last week with my roommate and we tried a little of pretty much everything off the menu (always bring a friend who doesn’t mind sharing).

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Out and About: Shake Shack Opens at I-Drive 360

This week the second Shake Shack location opened on I-Drive and I was there for both the preview and the ribbon cutting the next morning.

Shake Shack I-Drive in Orlando

This Shake Shack location is at I-Drive 360, with a front door view of The Orlando Eye. It features ample seating indoors, as well as several benches and chairs on the outdoor patio in front.

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The Purge Returns to Halloween Horror Nights 25 at Universal Orlando #HHN25

One of my favorite parts of last year’s Halloween Horror Nights is returning for this year. Get ready to experience The Purge, one more time.

The Purge Returns to Halloween Horror Nights 25

But this year, instead of being a scarezone, you’ll be experiencing The Purge in an all-new house experience.

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Mama’s #PretzelKitchen Opens at #SeaWorld Orlando

Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have another dining option with the newly opened Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen.

Mama's Pretzel Kitchen at SeaWorld Orlando

The menu features a selection of creations that elevate the ordinary soft pretzel treat.

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