Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For July 5, 2020: The Old Jailhouse, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Chef Bruno Fonseca, Shake Shack, And More .. #OrlandoFoodies #OrlandoRestaurants

The Old Jailhouse in Sanford - crab benny

We’re kicking off July 2020 with a lot of Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on, including new and reopened restaurants, some closings, menu changes, dining discounts, and more.

Here is the news you need to know this week:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2020 .. #4thofJuly #Fireworks #Grilling

Here are CitySurfing Orlando's picks for where to celebrate Fourth of July in Central Florida

In a normal year, there are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

But 2020 is proving to be anything but normal, and due to COVID-19 safety precautions many of our regular patriotic picks simply aren’t happening.

You don’t have to put off celebrating July 4th completely, though. I have scoured press releases and the internet, and here are our picks for celebrating this year’s holiday:

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The Bourne Stuntacular to Grand Open at Universal Orlando June 30, 2020 with Sneak Peek Online June 29 .. #UniversalOrlando #BourneStuntacular #ThemeParkNews

The Bourne Stuntacular at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced June 30th as the grand opening for its newest attraction, The Bourne Stuntacular, and they’re celebrating with an online sneak peek tonight (June 29).

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Orange County Florida Launches New “Safer, Stronger, Together” Campaign for Businesses & Residents to Combat COVID-19 Spread .. #DoYourPartORL #VisitOrlando @OrangeCoFL

Safer, Stronger, Together - Orange County

At yesterday’s annual State of the County address, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced a new campaign the county has launched, called “Safer, Stronger, Together.

The campaign seeks to further encourage business and resident participation in COVID-19 safety guidelines, and invites consumers to positively support businesses that adhere to strong, visible safe measures.

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Walt Disney World to Give Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain New ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Theme .. #WaltDisneyWorld #SplashMountain #ThePrincessandtheFrog #Tiana

Walt Disney World to Give Magic Kingdom's Splash Mountain New The Princess and the Frog Theme

Disney Parks announced this week that they are giving the popular Splash Mountain ride at Magic Kingdom a new theme based on “The Princess and the Frog” animated movie.

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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host ‘MLS is Back’ Tournament This Summer .. #WaltDisneyWorld #ESPN #WWoS #MLSisBack #Soccer

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

Major League Soccer will resume its 25th season with the “MLS is Back” Tournament at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from July 8 to August 11.

Clubs will begin arriving in Orlando as early as June 24 for preseason training. Clubs that can conduct full team training in their markets pursuant to the league’s medical and testing protocols must arrive no later than seven days before their first match.

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Walt Disney World Cancels Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020 .. #Disney #MNSSHP #Halloween

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This week, Walt Disney World announced via the Disney Parks Blog that it has decided to cancel Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020.

The annual event is a separately ticketed special event taking place after dark on select nights prior to Halloween at Magic Kingdom.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Father’s Day 2020 .. #FathersDay #VisitOrlando #OrlandoRestaurants

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

So far the year has been pretty eventful, and it’s easy to lose track of days. But Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you still don’t have plans, I have some ideas for you to check out.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating Father’s Day 2020 in the Orlando area:

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Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up For June 8, 2020: Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Smoke & Donuts, Belanger Bagels, Mason Jar Provisions, And More .. #OrlandoFoodies #OrlandoRestaurants

Mia's Italian Kitchen Orlando

We’re kicking off June 2020 with a lot of Central Florida foodie and dining news to report on this week, including new restaurants, some closings, free meals for hospitality workers, and more.

Here is the news you need to know this week:

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NBA Board of Governors Approves 2019-20 Season Restart at Walt Disney World .. #NBA #WaltDisneyWorld #ESPN #WWoS

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Last month we reported that the NBA was looking to restart its 2019-2020 season, and was in talks with Walt Disney World to host the games at its ESPN Wide World of Sports complex (WWoS).

This week, the NBA Board of Governors today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31.

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Wild Florida Celebrates Gator Week June 8-13, 2020 w/ Free Admission for Essential Workers .. #WildFlorida #GatorWeek

Wild Florida Gator and Wildlife Park

Wild Florida will hold its annual Gator Week June 8-13, 2020, and they are offering free admission to Essential Workers (first responders, healthcare workers and grocery store workers).

Even though many view alligators as fierce carnivores always on the hunt, that’s not actually the case.

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Universal Orlando Opens to Public Today So Check Out These Photos From the Previews This Week .. #UniversalOrlando #Reopening

Universal Orlando Reopens - photos by Angie at UniversalParents.com

After a few days of team member and passholder previews, Universal Orlando is opening its three parks to the public today, June 5.

Thanks to Angie at UniversalParents.com, we have photos of the safety measures and signage you can expect to find as you enjoy Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and CityWalk.

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