Electric Ocean Returns to SeaWorld Orlando Memorial Day Weekend

 

Electric Ocean Returns to SeaWorld Orlando Memorial Day Weekend

SeaWorld Orlando will bring back Electric Ocean for another summer of fun, starting May 25, bringing with it longer park hours.

Guests will be able to experience exciting nighttime shows, returning summer classics, and new food and drink options throughout the park.

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Orlando Officially Named Host City For 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. 

At a special presentation at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup May 19, 2018: Taste Central Florida, Habit Burger, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and More

Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, several closings, free burgers, and a ticket discount to one of the best foodie events of the year. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Tickets for the 2018 Taste Central Florida event are now on sale. This year’s event takes place September 8, and benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

Through May 31, use code KICKOFFORL to get 25% off tickets at centralfloridataste.org. You can read my recap from last year’s event to see how much fun it is for foodies! [Disclaimer: I’m a social media ambassador for the event]

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IAAPA Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters in Orlando

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the largest trade association for the worldwide attractions industry, officially broke ground on its brand new 22,000-square-foot global headquarters, to be located in Orlando.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the largest trade association for the worldwide attractions industry, officially broke ground on its brand new 22,000-square-foot global headquarters, to be located in Orlando.

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Out and About: Poca’s Rock the Sauce Offered Up a Day of Great Food and Music

A recap of the 7th Annual Poca's Rock the Sauce food and music festival held at Will's Pub in Orlando.

Every year Wendy Davis, Chef/Owner of Poca’s Hottest Hot Sauces, holds a culinary competition where the contestants must use one of her hot sauces in their entry. This year was the 7th annual cook-off and it was held at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 29.

In conjunction with the cook-off this year, Poca’s Hottest held a competition for the next band to have a hot sauce named after them.

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MEGACON Orlando to give First Look at New Madame Tussauds’ Justice League Exhibit

The Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit will open to the public at Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday, May 25

The Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit will open to the public at Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday, May 25, but MEGACON Orlando is offering fans a chance to see the new exhibit early.

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Headliners Announced for Rock the Universe 2018 at Universal Orlando

On Sept. 7 and 8, Rock the Universe is back for a weekend filled with faith and worship at Universal Orlando, and they've announced the line-up of headliners.

On Sept. 7 and 8, Rock the Universe is back for a weekend filled with faith and worship at Universal Orlando, and they’ve announced the line-up of headliners.

2018’s incredible talent line-up features some of the genre’s biggest names like Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, and TobyMac, all of whom will perform on the Music Plaza Stage inside Universal Studios Florida.

Here is the full line-up:

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Out and About: Orlando Welcomes 72 Million Visitors in 2017 #VisitOrlando

Yesterday at a business luncheon at Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort, Visit Orlando announced the city had welcomed 72 million visitors to Central Florida during 2017. 

Yesterday at a business luncheon at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort, Visit Orlando announced the city had welcomed 72 million visitors to Central Florida during 2017.

It’s a historic milestone in the travel industry as Orlando became the first U.S. destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Mother’s Day 2018

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Where to Dine on Mother's Day

Looking for something to do with your mom this Sunday for Mother’s Day? Orlando has you covered from fancy buffets and special menus to free and discounted admission to attractions and shows.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for Mother’s Day 2018:

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Schedule Announced for Sunset Music Festival in Tampa May 26-27, 2018 #SMF2018

Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events will kick off summer with the 2018 Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Memorial Weekend, May 26-27.

Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events will kick off summer with the 2018 Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Memorial Weekend, May 26-27.

The two-day EDM fest will feature over 40 artists across several stages, and we have the full schedule so you can plan your weekend.

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Reading is Magical with Disney on Ice and the Orlando Public Library on May 10, 2018

Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to the Amway Center in Orlando May 11-13, 2018

The magic of learning meets the sparkle of live entertainment when a performer from Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream takes to the stage at the downtown Orlando Public Library for a reading session on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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Gator Week Returns to Wild Florida with Free Admission May 7-12, 2018

Wild Florida Gator and Wildlife Park

Forget Shark Week. Wild Florida will hold its annual Gator Week May 7-12, and best of all, admission is free to its Gator and Wildlife Park during that week.

Even though many view alligators as fierce carnivores always on the hunt, that’s not actually the case. To help dispel the myths, Wild Florida decided to dedicate an entire week to educating and debunking many common misunderstandings surrounding these reptiles through live demonstrations and interactive experiences.

Here is what is scheduled for Gator Week 2018:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup May 5, 2018: Voodoo Doughnut, À La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer, Henry’s Depot, and More

Voodoo Doughnut grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk May 2018

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings, special menu items, and a wine dinner. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Voodoo Doughnut is now officially open at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando and is the first Voodoo Doughnut on the east coast. Co-founders Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon led the celebration, where – for the very first time live in person – they introduced the brand icon, the Baron of Voodoo Doughnut.

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