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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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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The Repository to Open During Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

The Repository to Open During Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is unveiling a new limited-time attraction, “The Repository,” that will operate during Halloween Horror Nights 26.

According to the press release, it will be a cutting-edge interactive experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments to create a whole new generation of psychological horror.

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Velvet Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Presents Blessid Union of Souls Aug 25 @blessidband

Blessid Union of Souls

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, Blessid Union of Souls will be performing on Thursday, August 25. The band had several hits in the early 90s, most notably “I Believe,” and “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me).”

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Original Content Revealed for Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

The twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 have unleashed new details about the terrifying original content coming to the event.

The original content includes three houses/mazes, five scare zones, and two live shows. Want to know more?

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Krampus Comes to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Krampus Comes to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Universal Orlando announced another of its horror mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 26, and it centers around the terrifying dark Christmas legend known as Krampus.

The creative minds at HHN 26 have partnered with writer/director Michael Dougherty to bring his film to life in a sinister maze.

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Out and About: Lunch at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop

A Review of Lunch at Emeril's Tchoup Chop by Michelle Snow of CitySurfing Orlando

Emeril Lagasse is known for his Cajun cuisine, but when it came time to open his second restaurant in Orlando, he looked to the South Pacific for inspiration.

The result is Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, one of the signature restaurants at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

The chef recently revamped the lunch menu, and we were invited to come check it out.

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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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Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Molly Hatchet July 28

Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Molly Hatchet

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, Molly Hatchet will be performing on Thursday, July 28.

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