Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents The Fixx Aug 31, 2017

Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents The Fixx

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, The Fixx will be performing on Thursday, Aug 31, 2017. The band first rose to fame in the 1980’s with hits like “One Thing Leads to Another,” “Red Skies,” and “Saved by Zero.” The band’s last album was released in 2012.

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Ash Vs Evil Dead to Make its Groovy Debut at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 27

Ash Vs Evil Dead to Make its Groovy Debut at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27

Universal Orlando will be crawling with Deadites when Ash Vs. Evil Dead debuts at Halloween Horror Nights 27.

The new haunted maze will transport guests into the town of Elk Grove, Mich., where they will encounter the Deadites – people or objects possessed by evil demons – that have been unwittingly unleashed by Ash Williams – again.

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Dragon Challenge Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Close in September 2017

Dragon Challenge coaster at The WIzarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando has announced the thrill ride Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be closing in September 2017 to make way for a new Harry Potter-themed attraction.

The coaster was originally known as Dueling Dragons, and was one of the main attractions when Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999.

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New Thrill Ride Announced for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

The WIzarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando.

Today, Universal Orlando announced a “new generation of a thrill ride” will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the theme park.

Located in the Hogsmeade section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures.

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Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents The Verve Pipe July 28, 2017

Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents The Verve Pipe

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, The Verve Pipe will be performing on Thursday, July 28, 2017. The band broke into the charts in the late 90s with songs like “The Freshman,” “Photograph,” and “Villains.”  Their newest cd, Parachute, was released earlier this year.

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Out and About: Nine Spices Serves Up Delicious Hotpot Near Universal Orlando

Nine Spices Serves Up Delicious Hotpot Near Universal Orlando

Prior to arriving at Nine Spices Hotpot, the last time I’d eaten a hotpot meal was when I was 8. Once seated at my table, it became apparent hotpot had evolved quite a bit in the last few decades.

Our table featured an induction burner for each seating…and then I noticed the conveyor belt about eye level behind my head with a never-ending parade of food.

Our server was very patient and explained how their hotpot service worked.

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The Shining is Coming to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

The Shining is Coming to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

REDRUM! REDRUM! Universal Orlando has announced The Shining horror maze, based on the iconic movie, will debut at Halloween Horror Nights 27.

The Shining maze will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the film’s most memorable and sinister moments.

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Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents Eddie Money April 27

Eddie Money

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, Eddie Money will be performing on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

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American Horror Story Returns to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

American Horror Story Returns to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

We may have just welcomed spring in Florida, but Universal Orlando is already thinking ahead to Halloween Horror Nights 27 by announcing it first house.

Returning for its second year of scares will be FX’s critically acclaimed, award-winning, horror anthology American Horror Story.

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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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