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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Michael Myers Will Return to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield at Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced that Michael Myers will be returning to Halloween Horror Nights 26 with an all new house.

The original Halloween maze created for Halloween Horror Nights 24 was a massive success in 2014. And just like the events in Halloween II started immediately after the end of the first film, the HHN 26 maze will open with the final scene from the HHN 24 maze, where Myers is presumed dead after falling from a bedroom window.

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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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Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando announced this week that demented fan-favorite Chance will reign over this year’s Halloween Horror Nights 26.

You might know her as the twisted right-hand henchwoman of HHN legend, Jack the Clown. But this year, Chance will step into the spotlight to not only host the event, but star in her own horror maze and scare zone, where she will take guests on a journey inside her twisted mind as she struggles with what is performance vs. what is real.

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