Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.
Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, who have each demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, brought the total number of astronauts in this prestigious society to 97.
Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new happy hour, and doughnuts. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
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Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary celebration on Earth Day, April 22, and Walt Disney World will live stream the festivities starting at 10:15am.
The park will mark its 20th anniversary with a ‘Party For the Planet’ that will stretch from April 22-May 5. During that time, Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the celebration, which will offer backstage experiences that allow guests to learn about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital, or hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.
Walt Disney World has announced something new will be coming to the popular Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we have all the details.
Starting April 22, a Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI) pilot using a Pandora Utility Suit will interact with guests, share details about the land’s otherworldly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.
For Mother’s Day, Mamas of The NICU is hosting a special brunch event for 15 NICU moms from Orlando area hospitals at Ace Cafe Orlando on May 6.
At the event the moms will get the chance to meet fellow NICU moms, indulge in a delicious brunch, and receive survival kits that are filled with essential baby goods, snacks, and toiletries that will be used on a daily basis.
By popular demand, SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival has been extended through April 29, offering guests an additional two weekends to explore the 60 unique eats, 70 craft brews, and 50 wines and spirits.
For the remaining two weeks, the event takes delicious inspiration from Latin American flavor and tradition.
Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events are ready to kick off summer in the Sunshine State with the 2018 Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Memorial Weekend, May 26-27.
Pushing boundaries, this years’ line-up represents the many facets of the festival and its inclusive and innovative spirit, adding R&B and Hip-Hop talent to the best of the best in dance music.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park will host a series of Tiffins Talks Dining Events from April 22 to May 4.
Tiffins Talks are intimate dining experiences that allow guests to enjoy specialty food and beverages that complement the topics shared by animal and conservation experts.
The events schedule, including speakers, is as follows:
Henri Landwirth, the beloved founder of Give Kids The World Village, passed away on April 16, 2018 at the age of 91.
Landwirth was a Holocaust survivor, a US Army veteran, a successful hotelier, a father, and philanthropist.
Get ready to experience Something Rotten! at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts…the hit Broadway musical, that is…when it plays Orlando April 24-29, 2018.
Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.
Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announces that the all new Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will visit Orlando at the Amway Center for two shows on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, with more wild adventures than ever before during an expanded Party for the Planet celebration April 22-May 5.
Over the two-week Party for the Planet celebration, guests can attend conservation talks by animal-care experts and participate in enhanced interactions with some of the more than 2,000 animals that make their home at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited park.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, and an anniversary special. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
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Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be opening its second Central Florida location at The Grove in Windermere on
Wednesday, April 18 [update: New open date is Monday, April 23]. The restaurant features 4500-sq-ft, with 150 seats and a dog-friendly patio (above photo).
After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently negotiating to buy the Crossroads, according to Growth Spotter, and they have the lone appraisal of $145 million for the property.
FDOT plans to eventually reconfigure an Interstate 4 interchange at State Road 535 with a design that would require demolition of the shopping center.
The Florida Mall has announced its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer.
From April 14 to May 20, visitors to The Florida Mall will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen, such as: