SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Offering BOGO Tickets Through September 17, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando and sister park Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are offering a BOGO offer on single day admission tickets.

This “Florida Neighbor Offer” must be purchased and used between now and Sunday, September 17, 2017, and you must be a Florida resident with valid I.D.

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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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2016 Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

If you served our country, some Central Florida businesses want to say thanks by offering free food, admission, and more on Veterans Day, November 11.

Here is a list of those who have a military I.D. to show, and all are valid on November 11, 2016 only, unless otherwise stated: Read more

Details Released for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando #FallonRide

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando

To up the anticipation for the opening of “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Universal Orlando has released some detail on what to expect.

The opening queue area is styled after Studio 6B, the real-life studio where Fallon records “The Tonight Show,” and it will have plenty to keep you busy until it’s your turn to ride.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2016 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in Central Florida, so if you still haven’t made your plans for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for celebrating Halloween in Central Florida:

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LEGOLAND Florida Announces Opening Date for LEGO Ninjago Attraction

LEGOLAND Florida Announces Opening Date for LEGO Ninjago Attraction

At a media event this weekend, LEGOLAND Florida announced the official opening date for the LEGO NINJAGO attraction would be January 12, 2017.

Assisted by Kai and Nya, LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones announced the land’s grand opening date on the eve of the resort’s fifth birthday, continuing the largest period of growth and expansion in its history.

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Hurricane Matthew Cancellations, Postponements, and More For Orlando

Hurricane Matthew Information For Orlando

As Hurricane Matthew gets nearer to Central Florida, a lot of attractions are closing, and events are being cancelled. Here is the current list of closings, postponements, cancellations and more.

This list will be updated as needed on Thursday and Friday, so please bookmark it.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up September 9, 2016: Christner’s, Se7enbites, Orlando Cat Cafe

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

Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster

Christner’s Cutting Board Dinner Series returns September 16 with a Jim Beam Bourbon Dinner. The interactive four-course small batch and single-barrel bourbon dinner will feature USDA Prime Bone-In Ribeye for the entree.

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YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Takes On Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Orlando

YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Takes On Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Orlando

Earlier this month, Universal Orlando hosted YouTube sensation, Tyler Oakley, and his mom, Queen Jackie. They were among the first to experience the ground-breaking new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure.

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Universal Orlando Releases New Volcano Bay Details

Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

This week Universal Orlando revealed new details on Volcano Bay, scheduled to open in summer 2017. It is described as a water theme park, and it will span 28 acres next to the Cabana Bay Resort.

Volcano Bay will offer 18 unique attractions across four primary areas of the park themed with Polynesian influences . These will include:

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Cobra’s Curse Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - entrance

Today is the day that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens their newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to the public.

The steel roller coaster, which is located in the Egypt area of the theme park, reaches a maximum speed of 40 mph and features an 80-foot snake statue. A 70-foot vertical lift takes riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs.

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Universal Orlando Begins Seasonal Pricing on Tickets

Universal Orlando park globe

Effective this week, Universal Orlando is charging higher prices at the gate for one-day tickets under their new Seasonal Pricing policy.

Normally one-day/one-park tickets are $105 for adults and $100 for children, but since the parks have entered their busysummer season, a one-day/one-park ticket at the gate will now set you back $119 for adults and $114 for children.

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Out and About: Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando CityWalk

I recently visited the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk for dinner prior to catching the Blue Man Group show next door. It’d been a few years since I’d eaten there, and I know the menu had undergone some changes since. This was the perfect opportunity to see if the food was as good as I remembered.

Upon arrival, we were immediately seated towards the back of the main floor. The restaurant was packed and noisy, but that’s to be expected given it’s location at the theme park.

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