Out and About: ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is in full swing for the 2016 holiday season, and the centerpiece of the celebration is ICE!, which this year tells the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice by artisans flown in from China, the classic Christmas tale is told in life-sized full-color ice creations.

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Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

If you’re like me, nothing satisfies the hunger like a good brunch, and last weekend, I had the opportunity to try the new Sunday Brunch at Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

The brunch only runs from noon to 2pm, so we arrived just as they were opening the buffet area. Taking a quick spin around the room, I saw a nice selection of breakfast dishes, salads, cheeses, carved meats, savory dishes, and more.

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel, a Loews Hotel, Coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2018

Universal's Aventura Hotel, a Loews Hotel, Coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2018

Universal Orlando announced this week that they are partnering again with Loews Hotels to open Universal’s Aventura Hotel in the summer of 2018.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel will be the sixth hotel at Universal Orlando, and they say it is designed with the connected and value-savvy traveler in mind.

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Ritz-Carlton Orlando Hosts Turn Back the Hands in Time Spa Event Nov 18

Ritz-Carlton Orlando Hosts Turn Back the Hands in Time Spa Event Nov 18

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa will host the “Turn Back the Hands of Time” event on Friday, November 18, showcasing the best new products and treatments.

Learn the inside scoop on anti-aging advancements during the event’s educational keynote presentation, “The Spectrum of Anti-Aging Enhancements,” covering everything from organic skincare products to medical devices, injectables and fillers.

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Demolition Starts for The Delaney Hotel and Delaney’s Tavern in Downtown South

The Delaney Hotel and Delaney's Tavern in Downtown South

The Delaney Hotel and Delaney’s Tavern has moved into its next phase of construction, with official demolition beginning this week.

The demolition event of the 39,000-square-foot building on October 18, was attended by elected officials, business leaders and members of the community, and gave an inside look into the highly anticipated hotel and restaurant.

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It’s Going to Be A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Palms

It's Going to Be A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Palms

It may be July, but Gaylord Palms is already planning for their annual Christmas festivities, including ICE!, which this year will feature A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz.

Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. All hand-carved from 2 million pounds of actual ice by Chinese artisans.

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Universal Orlando Releases Teaser Video for New Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

In anticipation of the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort opening this summer, Universal Orlando has released a teaser video listing the top six things to know about the resort.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

The Caribbean-inspired resort will offer waterfront dining, water taxi and shuttle bus transportation to the parks, and even Early Park Admission.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns Oct 28-29

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its seventh year Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, with exciting new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites.

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 40 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway.

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Nickelodeon Suites to Become Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark

Word comes the Nickelodeon Suites Resort will become the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark as of April 18, 2016.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Though it is celebrating its tenth anniversary of serving up Nickelodeon-themed fun, no more of those characters or experiences will be part of the hotel’s guest experience. Not even the popular slime-time.

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Orlando World Center Marriott Launches Nightly Laser Light Show for Guests

Orlando World Center Marriott guests will now get to enjoy a 13-minute nightly show, called “Light Up The Night,” at the resort’s Falls Pool Oasis.

Orlando World Center Marriott

The new tropical oasis and 564,000-gallon, palm-lined pool with rock outcroppings and several waterfalls are the perfect backdrop for the state-of-the-art digital graphics and bursting lights synchronized with music that make up the show.

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Sixth Annual Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns October 30 -31, 2015

Spend Halloween with treats of an adult kind when the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns the weekend of October 30 and 31, 2015.

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

Now in its sixth year, the resorts will feature more than 40 food and wine stations, 10 food and wine seminars, and the opportunities to meet the award-winning chefs behind featured culinary masterpieces.

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Soul Asylum October 29

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.

Soul Asylum

This month, Soul Asylum will be performing on Thursday, October 29. The band formed in Minneapolis, MN, in the early 80s, but hit it big in 1992 with the album Grave Dancers Union, which had the Grammy Award-winning single, “Runaway Train.”

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Bret Michaels September 24

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.

Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Bret Michaels

This month, Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison, will be playing a special Pinktober version of the event benefiting breast cancer research on Thursday, September 24.

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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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