Orlando Science Center Opens Registration For Winter Break Camps

Orlando Science Center

Registration is now open for Winter Break Camps at the Orlando Science Center, giving kids a fun way to spend their time off from school.

There are two sets of camp dates to choose from, and these full day school break camps are offered for elementary students when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session.

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Aloma Bowling Centers Offering Winter All Access Pass Through January 2018

Aloma Bowling Centers in Central Florida

Looking for a great deal on bowling for the family? Aloma Bowling Centers is offering a Winter All Access Pass at its locations through January 2018.

The Winter All Access Pass includes two games of bowling and shoes and a $10 arcade card for only $15 plus tax per guest.

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Gaylord Palms Resort Makes “Kiss-Story” By Breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

Gaylord Palms Resort Makes "Kiss-Story" By Breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

Pucker up! Gaylord Palms Resort broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location)” on December 7, 2017.

Under the watchful eyes of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric, 448 couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. This number successfully broke the title, more than doubling the previous record of 215 couples.

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LEGOland Florida Offers VIP Experience During the Holidays

Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOland Florida. Photo by Kirk Garreans for CitySurfing Orlando.

Make a visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort even more awesome this 2017 holiday season with three exclusive VIP experiences.

Guests can enjoy private time with LEGO® characters, delicious desserts, a beautiful family photo and an opportunity to create a special LEGO model with one of the Master Model Builders.

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Visit Orlando Announces Orlando’s Signature Dish

Visit Orlando Announces Orlando's Signature Dish - Orlando's Honey Nougat Glacé by Chef Catherine Delrieu of Mon Petit Cheri

Earlier this fall, it was announced by Visit Orlando that they would begin a search for Orlando’s Signature Dish, a dessert featuring the key ingredient of honey.

At their year-end luncheon, Visit Orlando announced the final results of that search.

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2017 Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Crowned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

2017 Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Crowned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

On Saturday, December 9, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando hosted a Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest, in conjunction with a special Monroe exhibit, and they’ve announced the winner.

Nine contestants felt they had what it took to look like Marilyn, walk like Marilyn, talk like Marilyn and sing like Marilyn.

But in the end, Bebe Caliberr was picked as most Marilyn-like. She walked away with $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment attractions, $100 worth of Ripley’s merchandise and a two-night stay in Clearwater Beach.

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Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier December 16, 2017

Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier

Santa will be landing without the assistance of his sleigh on Saturday, Dec. 16, when the Skydiving Santas return to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier for another ultimate fantasy skydive demo.

The skydivers will showcase a variety of skydiving skills including accuracy landings, high speed landings, wing suit jumpers and more.

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Walt Disney World Releases Details on the Disney Skyliner System Stations

Walt Disney World Releases Details on the Disney Skyliner System Stations

At this summer’s D23 Expo, it was announced a new transportation system at Walt Disney World called the Disney Skyliner would be coming to the resort, and this week we learned more about it.

The gondola-style system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot via stops at Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts, plus other locations yet to be announced.

Select Disney Skyliner cabins will feature Disney characters on their exterior design, including favorites from films, Disney attractions, and of course, the “Fab Five.”

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Out and About: Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOland Florida!

Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOland Florida. Photo by Kirk Garreans for CitySurfing Orlando.

We were invited to attend LEGOland Florida Resort’s “Christmas Bricktacular” on its opening day, and we were excited to experience the event. Opening days are always a challenge as not everything is completely ready, and that was the case here. But that’s okay as the employees were fabulous in getting things done and making sure everyone had a great time.

In fact, the staff was great and very friendly all throughout the park. In Fun Town, they had the store fronts and trees around the carousel decorated for Christmas. It was truly lovely.

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MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

The MetroWest Master Association (MWMA), managed by FirstService Residential, is hosting their 6th Annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at the MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando.

This free, family event will feature a showing of “Shrek the Halls,” along with a Shrek slide, donkey rides, an ice skating rink, and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photo ops.

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Marvel Character Dinner Coming to Universal Orlando in December 2017

Marvel Character Dinner Coming to Universal Orlando

Further expanding on the park dining options, Universal Orlando has announced it will begin offering a Marvel Character dinner starting December 7.

This dinner buffet will feature fresh salads like orzo and mozzarella and tomato. Entrees will include roasted rosemary lemon chicken, shrimp scampi and chicken scallopini, along with penne Bolognese, stuffed jumbo shells and specialty pizzas. Desserts will finish the meal.

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando Hosts Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest Dec 9, 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display and will host a look-alike contest to celebrate on December 9, 2017.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! purchased the gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F Kennedy at his birthday celebration in 1962 – they paid $4.8 million – the most anyone has for a dress being sold at auction.

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Walt Disney World To Live Stream ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ From Disney’s Hollywood Studios Dec 4, 2017

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! from Disney's Hollywood Studios

As part of their on-going series of event streaming, Walt Disney World has announced they will live broadcast “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Dec 4, 2017

The show, which takes place nightly throughout the holiday season, stars elves Wayne and Lanny from “Prep & Landing.” In it, Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny are on the job, and they won’t rest until the big guy is back at the North Pole.

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Book of Mormon Returns to Dr Phillips Center Dec 12-17, 2017

Book of Mormon Returns to Dr Phillips Center

The outrageous musical comedy Book of Mormon returns for another adventure at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Dec 12-17, 2017.

The hit production follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. It is the winner of 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

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