D23: Disney Announces Official Name for Star Wars Lands at the Parks

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

Earlier this week, we showed you the model for the upcoming Star Wars Land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now we have the official name.

It will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, according to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, who revealed the name at this weekend’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland version will go by the same name.

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Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23 2017

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

D23, the big Disney-produced fan convention, has just kicked off with a bang this weekend with the reveal of a model of the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney, we have these first images of that model for you to enjoy:

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$10 Day Returns to Orlando Science Center on April 9

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is a fun place to spend a day with family and friends, and on April 9, admission will be only $10 per person!

During this special discounted day, visitors can enjoy everything Orlando Science Center has to offer from 10am to 5pm.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Closes for Annual Maintenance Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2017

The Orlando Eye

The landmark Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be closed starting today, January 30, for regular maintenance on the attraction.

Though most regular planned maintenance and engineering work takes place overnight after they have closed to the public each night, this annual closing allows them to perform larger projects to make sure the attraction is operating at peak efficiency and safety.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Meet The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium weekends September 16 though October 30.

The Octonauts are a team of undersea adventure heroes who rescue and protect sea creatures in trouble. During each television episode, viewers are able to learn about a variety of marine life as The Octonauts study facts about sea animals and their ocean habitats.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Offers Free Admission to K-12 Educators Sept. 6 – Oct. 16

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days.

All K-12 school personnel are invited to visit any of Ripley’s Florida attractions for FREE from September 6 to October 16, 2016.

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The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

On Wednesday, July 28, The Orlando Eye revealed its new partnership with Coca-Cola by rebranding the attraction the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.

Entering the building, guests will be greeted with a new look featuring Coca-Cola’s signature red and white colors. The gift shop also features co-branded souvenirs.

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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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Fun Spot America Celebrates 18th Birthday June 11, 2016

Fun Spot America Celebrates 18th Birthday

Fun Spot America is celebrating its 18th birthday on June 11, 2016, with special deals for its customers. They will be selling single-day, one-park passes for $18 that day from midnight to 2pm online and from 10am to noon at each park.

This ticket includes all of the rides and Gator Spot (Orlando only) except the SkyCoaster and the arcade, and is valid until June 11, 2017. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person.

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Orlando Science Center Celebrates Earth Day and Sensory Sunday This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? The Orlando Science Center is having a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 23.

Orlando Science Center

From 10am to 3pm, visitors can enjoy live animal interactions and feedings in NatureWorks, get crafty with some upcycling activities, and see giant-screen film National Parks Adventure.

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Crayola Experience Orlando Announces New Attraction to Open this Summer

Crayola Experience Orlando has announced they will be opening a new attraction this summer for guests to enjoy.

Crayola Experience Orlando - Rockin' Paper

Called Rockin’ Paper, this attraction will bring personalized paper creations to life. Guests will first decorate paper creatures, then marvel as they turn, bop and rock in a show all of their own, set on a colorful stage, complete with lights and music.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Celebrates World Sword Swallower’s Day Feb 27

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will pay tribute to the ancient art of sword swallowing on World Sword Swallower’s Day, Saturday, February 27.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Celebrates World Sword Swallower's Day

As part of the event, they will hold free sword swallowing performances for the public.

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