Mardi Gras 2017 Kicks off at Universal Orlando February 4

Mardi Gras 2017 Kicks off at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando gets ready to kick off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 4. It will run daily through March 25, 2017.

Enjoy Cajun cuisine and drinks, music, and a parade through the park with floats of bead throwers. During this time period, Universal Studios Florida brings the Mardi Gras celebration to Orlando.

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4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter Comes to Universal Orlando Jan 27-29

4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter Comes to Universal Orlando Jan 27-29

This weekend, Jan 27-29, muggles from around the world will come together to celebrate at the 4th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, hosted by Universal Orlando and Warner Bros.

Author J.K. Rowling has inspired many with her tales of the Wizarding World, and this three-day event will give fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in that world at Universal Orlando.

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Out and About: Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy’s Parade and Grinchmas

Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy's Parade  - photo by Carol Garreans

The holidays at Universal Orlando are full of wonder and magic. Macy’s brings a few balloons from their legendary Thanksgiving Parade to Universal Studios Florida for a mini-parade that makes me want to go to NYC to see the whole thing! It’s amazing to watch as these gigantic balloons are maneuvered down the street in the park. I think I was just as excited as the kids were.

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15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida

15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida - Santa

Sunshine, sandy beaches, and temps in the 80s don’t invoke Christmas, but Orlando has a lot of ways to get into the holiday spirit. From theme parks to resort spectaculars to winter carnivals, Central Florida has plenty of ways to enjoy the holidays.

Here are our picks for the ten best ways to celebrate Christmas week in Central Florida:

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Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando Starting Dec 3

Macy's Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando

Joyous holiday traditions return to Universal Orlando December 3 to January 1 with Grinchmas, the 15th Anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, and holiday concerts by Mannheim Steamroller.

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving 2016 in Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is a holiday of food, family, and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take care of the cooking…and the dishes. If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in Orlando.

If you don’t already have reservations, here are some of our picks for places to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Orlando area:

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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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City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

November 17 is a significant day for Blue Man Group, as it was twenty-five years ago that a creative collaboration among friends led to the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York.

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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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Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents Night Ranger October 27

Night Ranger returns to Orlando in concert.

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, Night Ranger will be performing on Thursday, October 27 , 2016.

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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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Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Smash Mouth September 29

Smash Mouth

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, Smash Mouth will be performing on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up September 16, 2016: Taste of the Nation, Hunger Street, Capa Steakhouse

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

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

The numbers are in, and this year’s Taste of the Nation raised an amazing $279,487 to help fight childhood hunger.

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