Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

It’s time for families to start thinking about heading back to school, so Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive.

From now until August 7, participating Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations will be accepting donations of new school supplies, including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer.

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2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Marketplaces and their menus have been released for the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and you’re gonna want to come hungry.

Every year, Walt Disney World surrounds the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot with a plethora of tasty treats, and this year is no different.

There will be 30 Marketplace kiosks serving up food samples from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the South Pacific. There are also three Marketplaces that are new this year: Islands of the Caribbean, Chocolae Studio, and Wine and Dine Studio.

Here is the complete list of Marketplaces and their menus:

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Additional Fun & Tasty Orlando Taste of the Nation Fundraising Events #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Beginning this week, Orlando’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry kicks off three extra fundraising experiences to sip and nibble on before the main event.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 22, 2016: Emeril’s Orlando, DoveCote, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, new openings, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Happy Hour at Emeril's Orlando - Oysters

The Happy Hour at Emeril’s Orlando just got better, with the addition of $1 oysters. From 3-6pm daily, guests can enjoy fresh oysters for $1 each, in addition to the $5 small plates and half-priced beers and well drinks. Emeril’s is located at Universal Orlando CityWalk.

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Orlando Taste of the Nation Returns Aug 27 with Great Food for a Great Cause #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

One of my favorite culinary events in Central Florida is the annual Orlando Taste of the Nation, which serves up great food in support of raising funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Orlando Taste of the Nation returns for its 27th year on Saturday, August 27, and features over 40 of Central Florida’s best restaurants and chefs showcasing tasting portions of their best dishes.

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong Officially Opens at Universal Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

With a flourish of flames, Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando.

Members of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company took to the stage to theatrically announce the attraction was now open to all to experience.

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#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks July 18

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks

This evening, Disney Parks will live stream “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks,” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This new show debuted last month, and brings the Star Wars universe to life via themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at These Six Orlando Shops

Sprinkles ice cream in Disney Springs - Cap n Crunch and Red Velvet

Today is National Ice Cream Day, but let’s be honest, every day this hot summer is ice cream day, am I right? However, since today is an official ice cream day, I’ve picked my fave spots in Orlando to enjoy this creamy treat.

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Eat to the Beat Bands Revealed for 21st Epcot Food & Wine Festival

David Cook at Epcot

We’re still a few months off from the start of the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.

The line-up is a great mix of 80s and 90s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also eight new ones playing the fest this year: Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T’s, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum, and Delta Rae.

Here is the complete line-up of artists scheduled to play the 2016 edition of the Eat to the Beat concert series:

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 15, 2016: Polite Pig, Homecoming Florida Kitchen, House of Pho

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Polite Pig at Disney Springs Spring 2017

James and Julie Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder) dropped two newsworthy bits of information last week.

First they will be opening a new eatery next year at Disney Springs called the Polite Pig. They are partnering with James’ brother Brian (Greens & Grille) for this fast casual restaurant that will serve wood-fired smoked and grilled items – think sandwiches and salads – as well as a full drink menu that will include beer brewed at Cask & Larder.

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I Love the 90’s Tour Comes to Amway Center Dec 3

I Love the 90’s Tour Hits Amway Center Dec 3

Love the hip hop, rap, and R&B of the 90s? The Amway Center has announced the I Love the 90’s Tour will make a stop in Orlando on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The I Love the 90’s Tour will feature some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B including Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Tone Loc, All-4-One, Young MC, Kool Moe Dee and many more.

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Acclaimed Violinist Lindsey Stirling to Play Bob Carr Theater Oct 29

Violinist Lindsey Stirling Plays Bob Carr Theater Oct 29

Acclaimed violinist, New York Times Best Selling author, and YouTube visionary, Lindsey Stirling, will play the Bob Carr Theater on Saturday, October 29, 2016

A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years.

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Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Molly Hatchet July 28

Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Molly Hatchet

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

This month, Molly Hatchet will be performing on Thursday, July 28.

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Watch #DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire July 11

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

This afternoon, Disney Parks will live stream “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” live from Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom.

The new stage show debuted last month, and brings beloved Disney stories to life in a spectacular performance that features an original song, memorable music, dancing, delightful costumes and magical special effects.

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Michael Myers Will Return to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield at Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced that Michael Myers will be returning to Halloween Horror Nights 26 with an all new house.

The original Halloween maze created for Halloween Horror Nights 24 was a massive success in 2014. And just like the events in Halloween II started immediately after the end of the first film, the HHN 26 maze will open with the final scene from the HHN 24 maze, where Myers is presumed dead after falling from a bedroom window.

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