The New Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel Officially Opens in Orlando .. #WaltDisneyWorldSwanReserve #SwanReserve #OrlandoHotels #DisneyHotels

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve - ribbon cutting

Walt Disney World officially has a new hotel for visitors with the opening of the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve on Friday.

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Grande Lakes Orlando To Host Next “Curated Experiences” Event April 23-25, 2021 .. #GrandeLakesOrlando #JWMarriottOrlando #Staycation #RitzCarltonOrlando #LuxuryTravel

Grande Lakes Orlando

Earlier this year, Grande Lakes Orlando, home to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando and the JW Marriott Orlando, held its first “Curated Experiences” weekend and they will be hosting another April 23-25, 2021.

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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve to Open Late Summer 2021 .. #SwanReserve #SwanandDolphin #WaltDisneyWorld

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve art rendering

If you’ve been on Walt Disney World property the past few months, you may have noticed a new building under construction next to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Nearing completion, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, a 14-story hotel offering an upscale boutique environment, will open late this summer.

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Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Inaugural “Curated Experiences” Event Jan 29-31, 2021 .. #GrandeLakesOrlando #JWMarriottOrlando #Staycation #RitzCarltonOrlando #LuxuryTravel

Grande Lakes Orlando

Grande Lakes Orlando, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, is hosting an inaugural “Curated Experiences” weekend event January 29-31, 2021.

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Central Florida and Orlando Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For 2020 *UPDATED* .. #BlackFriday #CyberMonday #LoveOrlando

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), a staycation at a hotel/resort, or giving other local gifts like restaurant certificates, here are some great 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when each deal is valid for purchase. And for more information on a deal, or to purchase, click the red link for each offer.

In 2020, Black Friday is November 27; Small Business Saturday is November 28; and Cyber Monday is November 30.

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Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites Opens at Universal Orlando December 2020 .. #EndlessSummerDockside @UniversalOrlando

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced it will grand open its newest resort, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, on December 15, 2020.

This resort will add 2,050 guest rooms to Universal Orlando’s lodging inventory, featuring both standard rooms and spacious 2-Bedroom Suites, which sleep up to six.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms Features New “I Love Christmas Movies” Experience and More for 2020 .. #CAGP #GaylordPalms

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2020 - I Love Christmas Movies

Now through January 3, 2021, the Gaylord Palms resort is hosting its annual Christmas at Gaylord Palms event, featuring live performances, a festive breakfast with the Grinch, gingerbread decorating and more.

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Out and About: Previewing Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes .. #KnifeandSpoon @RC_ORLANDO @ChefJohnTesar

Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes - 44 Farms Ribeye

A few weeks ago, we gave you a first look at Knife & Spoon, opening at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on October 7, and last week we were invited back for a preview of the restaurant’s dining experience.

Knife & Spoon is a new signature steak & seafood restaurant conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar, along with Chef de cuisine Gerald Sombright. Its menu will celebrate the bounty of Florida on land and at sea, adding to the luxury resort’s already diverse collection of culinary outlets.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s Sip, Savor, & Stay Saturdays Kicks Off September 19 .. #SwanDolphin #Foodies

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience at WDW Swan and Dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will debut a special series of weekly food and drink themed events this fall called “Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience,” and it kicks off Saturday, September 19.

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First Look at Knife and Spoon Opening at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando .. #KnifeandSpoon @RC_ORLANDO @ChefJohnTesar

Steak at Knife and Spoon at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes - photo by Anna-Marie Walsh for CitySurfing Orlando

Knife and Spoon is a new signature steak & seafood restaurant that will be opening this fall at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, and I attended a media preview to get a first look at what to expect.

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Walt Disney World Swan Resort Reopens With Deal for Florida Resident and WDW Passholders .. #SwanandDolphin #FloridaResidentDeals

Walt Disney World Swan Resort has reopened to guests - staff in masks

The popular Walt Disney World Swan Resort has reopened to guests with a special deal for Florida residents and WDW annual passholders.

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Debut at Walt Disney World in 2021 .. @WaltDisneyWorld #StarWars

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Debut at Walt Disney World

Star Wars fans, start packing, because the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will begin transporting you from Walt Disney World to a galaxy far, far away beginning in 2021.

What is the Galactic Starcruiser, you ask?

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ICE! Artisans Arrive to Carve This Year’s Attraction at @GaylordPalms + Ticket Discount .. #CAGP19

This winter, guests at Gaylord Palms will feel the magic of Christmas come alive around them as the classic Christmas film, "The Polar Express," is featured inside ICE!, the resort's signature holiday experience. 

One sure sign of the holidays coming to Central Florida is the arrival of the ice sculpting artisans and huge blocks of ice at Gaylord Palms Resort, and that’s just what happened last week.

The ICE! attraction is crafted each year onsite at Gaylord Palms by these artisans from Harbin, China, home of the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival, who travel more than 6,000 miles to Florida to create their frozen masterpieces.

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