Florida Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday Runs May 29-June 4, 2020

Florida Hurricane Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, and will run Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Also known as the Florida Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, it allows qualifying items related to disaster preparedness to be exempt from sales tax.

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NBA in Talks with Walt Disney World to Restart Season in Orlando .. #NBA #WWoS #ESPN #WaltDisneyWorld

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

The NBA announced this week it is in talks with Walt Disney World about restarting the 2019-2020 regular season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWoS), before the summer is over.

The season has been postponed since March 11, due to the COVID-10 pandemic.

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LEGOLAND Florida Plans to Reopen June 1 .. #LEGOLANDFlorida #Reopening #PirateIslandHotel


LEGOLAND Florida submitted its extensive plan of enhanced health and safety measures for reopening on June 1, 2020. They have been endorsed by the Polk County Commission and Winter Haven Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler and now await Gov. DeSantis’ signature.

Here is a look at what guests can expect with the reopening of LEGOLAND Florida Resort:

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Universal Orlando Submits Plan to Reopen Parks in June .. #UniversalOrlando #Reopening

Universal Orlando park globe

This afternoon, the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force received a Universal Orlando reopening proposal from John Sprouls, executive VP of Universal Parks & Resorts.

According to the proposal, Universal Orlando is targeting June 5 as the date it would like to fully reopen the parks to the public.

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Seminole State’s Emil Buehler Planetarium to be Part of Free Nationwide Star Party May 22, 2020 .. #StarParty #LiveStreaming #SeminoleState

Seminole State College of Florida’s Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

The Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford has joined with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for a nationwide livestreamed star party to take place this weekend.

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Orlando Music Community Leaders Band Together for ORLANDO MUSIC CARES Benefit May 25, 2020 .. #OrlandoMusicCares #LocalMusic #CharityEvents


Several of Orlando’s music community leaders have teamed up to present ORLANDO MUSIC CARES, a live-streamed charity telethon to benefit the World Central Kitchen that will take place May 25, 2020.

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Disney Springs Reopens May 20 – What You Need to Know .. #DisneySprings #Reopening #WaltDisneyWorld

Disney Springs - Flavors of Florida - Planet Hollywood

As we told you last week, Walt Disney World has decided to dip its toes into the reopening waters by doing a limited opening of Disney Springs on Tuesday, May 20.

Based on government requirements, as well as guidance from health authorities such as the CDC and appropriate government agencies, Disney is implementing a number of new health and safety measures and operational changes for this reopening.

Here’s what you need to know…

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Orlando Restaurants Opening for Limited Dine-In Service This Weekend .. #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoFoodies #DineIn

Tijuana Flats Dr Phillips

With Florida’s Phase 1 reopening plans, Orlando restaurants are allowed to reopen their doors for dine-in at 25% capacity, and these are the ones that have let us know their dining rooms are open.

It goes without saying to follow proper distancing and safety guidelines, and if you don’t feel comfortable sitting at a restaurant yet, many of these venues also offer take-out. Oh, and tip your servers well.

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ICON Park’s Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium to Reopen Today .. #ICONPark #MadameTussaudsOrlando #SeaLifeOrlando

ICON Park Orlando

In surprise announcements on their respective Facebook pages, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium at ICON Park on I-Drive have announced they are reopening today.

Attendance must still be capped at 25% per COVID-19 reopening guidelines, and safety measures must be adhered to.

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Orlando Fringe Hosts ‘Fringe Today’ Online Festival May 12-25, 2020 .. #ofringe29 #FringeToday #OrlandoArts

Orlando Fringe

As we reported a few weeks ago, The 2020 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival has been canceled, but that’s not stopping Orlando Fringe from fringing.

Starting today, May 12, through May 25, they’re taking the Fringe online for Fringe Today.

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Dr. Phillips Center Announces Changes to 2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season .. #OrlandoBroadwaySeries @DrPhillipsCtr @JCSTheMusical #FAIRWINDSBway

2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced some changes to the upcoming 2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season.

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Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For May 11, 2020: Cholo Dogs, Fat Mike’s Hot Chicken, Sette, The Licking, Orlando Science Center, and More .. #OrlandoFoodies

Mexican hot dog vendor Cholo Dogs

There is a lot of Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on this week, from new openings to closings to charity events.

Here is the news you need to know this week:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce 2020 Regular Season Schedule .. #Buccaneers #Football #NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium

Are you ready for some football? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2020 regular season schedule was released this week by the NFL, and I have all the dates.

The season is highlighted by five primetime appearances – the most in team history, and the maximum permitted under NFL guidelines.

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Swamp Sistas ‘La La Hope from Home’ 2020 Benefit Goes Virtual on May 16 (UPDATED with Brunch Menu) .. #SwampSistas #FeedHopeNow

Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival 2020 Benefit

Love local music? Like helping out local families in need? Then you’ll want to check out the Swamp Sistas annual “La La” event, which will go online for 2020.

On May 16, the Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival will be held via Facebook Live from 11am to 7pm.

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