2017 Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Crowned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

2017 Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Crowned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

On Saturday, December 9, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando hosted a Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest, in conjunction with a special Monroe exhibit, and they’ve announced the winner.

Nine contestants felt they had what it took to look like Marilyn, walk like Marilyn, talk like Marilyn and sing like Marilyn.

But in the end, Bebe Caliberr was picked as most Marilyn-like. She walked away with $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment attractions, $100 worth of Ripley’s merchandise and a two-night stay in Clearwater Beach.

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando Hosts Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest Dec 9, 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display and will host a look-alike contest to celebrate on December 9, 2017.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! purchased the gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F Kennedy at his birthday celebration in 1962 – they paid $4.8 million – the most anyone has for a dress being sold at auction.

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Holy Land Experience Offers Free Admission Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Holy Land Experience Orlando

Holy Land Experience will be offering one of their annual free admission day this week on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

The Bible-based attraction offers at least one free day a year to qualify under state law for property-tax exemption as a religious entity.

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Wild Florida Welcomes Rare White Alligators and Launches Naming Contest

Wild Florida Gator and Wildlife Park

This week Wild Florida unveiled the newest additions to its Gator and Wildlife Park: two rare white alligators.

This male and female pair recently relocated from an alligator farm in St. Augustine, and are the first breeding pair of alligators in Central Florida

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Wild Florida Launches First Annual Gator Week May 2017

Wild Florida hosts Gator Week

Forget Shark Week. Wild Florida will launch their first annual Gator Week May 1-6, 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.

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$10 Day Returns to Orlando Science Center on April 9

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is a fun place to spend a day with family and friends, and on April 9, admission will be only $10 per person!

During this special discounted day, visitors can enjoy everything Orlando Science Center has to offer from 10am to 5pm.

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Out and About: Main Event at Pointe Orlando Offers Great Fun and Food for Everyone

Main Event at Pointe Orlando Offers Great Fun and Food for Everyone

If you’re looking for a fun place to have a family outing, or a girl’s night out…or any other gathering where you can eat, drink, and play, then you’ll want to check out Main Event Entertainment which opened recently at Pointe Orlando.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Closes for Annual Maintenance Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2017

The Orlando Eye

The landmark Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be closed starting today, January 30, for regular maintenance on the attraction.

Though most regular planned maintenance and engineering work takes place overnight after they have closed to the public each night, this annual closing allows them to perform larger projects to make sure the attraction is operating at peak efficiency and safety.

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Play at Otronicon’s Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center Jan 14

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Otronicon is normally a family friendly event, but Saturday night, January 14, sees the return of the popular adults-only Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center.

Interact with some of the latest and greatest technology while learning more about STEM careers and the innovations being made right here in Orlando. At Otronicon, play and interact with the best in gaming, simulation and digital technology.

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Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center Jan 13-16 2017

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 12th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon will connect visitors with the creative professionals and technology that are turning Central Florida into a hub for innovation. Attendees can fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology.

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Holidays in Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Starting Dec 21, 2016

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s annual high-tech holiday celebration, Holidays In Space, returns for its fifth year from December 21-January 1, 2017.

The centerpiece of the nightly event is a “Spirit of Exploration” show projected against the side of a Saturn 1B. Reimagined for 2016, it takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Heroes and Legends feat the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Now Open at Kennedy Space Center

Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

Literally decades in the making, Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.

Positioned just inside the entrance, the attraction takes guests on a journey through an awe-inspiring immersive exhibit that uses cutting-edge technology and interactive elements to introduce the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space.

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City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

November 17 is a significant day for Blue Man Group, as it was twenty-five years ago that a creative collaboration among friends led to the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York.

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Heroes and Legends Opens at Kennedy Space Center Nov 11, 2016

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex will open their newest attraction, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex will open their newest attraction, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Literally decades in the making, the attraction will provide the emotional background and context for space exploration and the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space.

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