CitySurfing Orlando’s 2021 Picks For Easter Dining and Family Fun In Orlando .. #Easter #OrlandoRestaurants #EasterDinner #EasterBunny

CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Easter Dining and Family Fun In Orlando

This time of year, we’d normally be offering up a huge list of Easter dining and family events for you to enjoy, but 2021 is different with COVID-19 and the quarantine.

Thankfully, with more people getting vaccinated, local restaurants and other businesses are offering more Easter brunches and dinners, as well as fun Easter-themed things to do as a family.

So if you’re celebrating Easter this year, here is our list of dining and events worth checking out. Please be careful – wear your masks and social distance. Restaurants listed have pledged to observe COVID safety protocols.

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The Florida Mall Hosts ‘More Than Pink’ Spring 2018 Promotion Apr 14-20

The Florida Mall in Orlando, FL

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:

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Cake Boss Buddy Valastro to Open New Bakery at Florida Mall December 5

Many know Buddy Valastro as the “Cake Boss,” and soon Orlando will get to enjoy his creations at a new bakery that will open at the Florida Mall.

Carlo's Bake Shop - Buddy Valastro

It will be called Carlo’s Bake Shop, and will be modeled after the flagship bakery in New Jersey.

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ThinkGeek to Open First Offline Retail Outlet at Florida Mall in Orlando

Online retailer ThinkGeek has announced it will open its first physical retail store at the Florida Mall on September 25.

ThinkGeek at Florida Mall

ThinkGeek, which specializes in collectibles and geek-themed merchandise, and its parent company Geeknet were recently acquired by retailer GameStop.
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Out and About: Previewing the New Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall in Orlando

Today (July 1), the new Crayola Experience opens at the Florida Mall in Orlando, to entertain families. Yesterday, my family and I had a chance to preview the Crayola Experience during a media event.

Crayola Experience opens at the Florida Mall - crayola crayons by Kirk Garreans

I was unsure what to expect as this is a new experience in Orlando. The original Crayola Experience, however, has been open for over 18 years in Easton, Pennsylvania, and this Orlando location marks their second location. So we went with an open mind, as well as a lot of excitement. Who doesn’t love Crayola, right?

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Crayola Experience at Florida Mall Close to Opening with Main Signage Now Up

The Crayola Experience at Florida Mall will be opening this summer, and they’ve now got the main signage up on the building.

Crayola Experience at Florida Mall At Crayola Experience Orlando, families will enjoy many of the brand’s signature attractions – such as “Wrap it Up!” where you can name and wrap an authentic Crayola crayon and “Be a Star,” where you can star in your very own coloring page – as well as some exciting new attractions that will debut in Orlando.

The attraction also will have a retail store where guests will discover hundreds of unique Crayola products and souvenirs only found at Crayola Experience.

This will be the second retail experience store for Crayola. We’ll let you know as soon as we discover an opening date.

Florida Mall Adds to American Girl Store Grand Opening on November 15 and 16, 2014 #agorlando

 As we wrote previously, the hugely popular American Girl store is opening an outpost in Orlando at the Florida Mall the weekend of November 15 and 16. To make the celebrations even bigger, the mall itself will be holding an array of activities during the opening.

Beginning at 9am, kids can enjoy an array of activities near the American Girl store, which will include live performances, arts and craft stations, a social media zone, food trucks and so much more. In addition, families will be entertained by elements like stilt walkers and balloon artists before entering the store.

The Florida Mall will also be hosting activity stations inside the mall from 11am-6pm on Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sunday. This will include carnival row with carnival games and more near Buca di Beppo, Mad Science activity stations near Dillards, live DJ’s playing the kids favorite tunes near Old Navy and Center Court, arts and crafts near Center Court and more.

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Orlando’s American Girl Store to Host Grand Opening at Florida Mall November 15-16, 2014 #agorlando

American Girl opens in OrlandoIf you have a little girl in the house, chances are you are familiar with the American Girl brand. Well, shopping for that young fan is about to become a lot easier and fun for her when American Girl opens their brand new store in Orlando at the Florida Mall.

The grand opening celebration is set for the weekend of November 15-16 at the store, which occupies 15,000-square feet of retail space over two stories.

Inside, you’ll not only find the latest in American Girl products, but a Bistro where families can have lunch, dinner or enjoy tea service with their dolls (see sample menu), a Doll Hair Salon where dolls can get treated to a new hairdo, and more.

Family-friendly events and activities based on the American Girl characters and award-winning books will also be available throughout the year.

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Crayola Experience Coming to Orlando’s Florida Mall in 2015

Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall

Crayola announced this week that it will open a Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall in 2015.

At Crayola Experience Orlando, families will enjoy many of the brand’s signature attractions – such as “Wrap it Up!” where you can name and wrap an authentic Crayola crayon and “Be a Star,” where you can star in your very own coloring page – as well as some exciting new attractions that will debut in Orlando.

The attraction also will have a retail store where guests will discover hundreds of unique Crayola products and souvenirs only found at Crayola Experience.

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