This year’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot runs from February 28 to May 28, 2018, and we’ve finally gotten a look at the food and drink menus being served up at the Outdoor Kitchens.
Here is the official foodie guide to all of the sips, dishes and desserts that you can find around the World Showcase for purchase:
The annual Food & Wine Festival returns to Busch Gardens Tampa weekends in March and April with great food, beverages, and live music.
The 2018 festival takes place on weekends from March 3 through April 29, and features signature dishes along with exciting new cuisine, including 16 all-new dishes, plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails.
Universal Orlando kicked off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 3. This week, they filled in the remaining two headliner slots with Jason Derulo and Jessie J.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival is returning for a second year, serving up all-new dishes and fan-favorites to accompany world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday from February 17 to April 15.
Each weekend, guests can sip and sample their way around the world of international coastal cuisine, with more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park, while enjoying craft beers, paired wines and specialty entertainment.
LEGOLAND Florida recently kicked off its first ever LEGO NINJAGO Days weekend, and CSO was invited out on the first day to check it out.
Among the highlights was the premiere of a new 4D movie, “LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension,” which featured the NINJAGO heroes in a new 12-minute adventure where they must learn to work together to escape a mind-bending dimension opened by one of Master Wu’s magic scrolls. Teamwork saves the day in this fun 4D experience!
Universal Orlando gets ready to kick off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 3. It will run daily through April 7, 2018.
Enjoy Cajun cuisine and drinks, music, and a parade through the park with floats of bead throwers. During this time period, Universal Studios Florida brings the Mardi Gras celebration to Orlando.
Guests can also enjoy concerts by big name headliners in pop, rock, R&B, country, and more, during select nights on the Music Plaza Stage in the park.
Here is the line-up of headliners, with a few dates yet to be filled:
Holy Land Experience will be offering one of their annual free admission day this week on Thursday, January 25, 2018, according to their website.
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.
“A Celebration of Harry Potter” returns to Universal Orlando the weekend of January 26-28, 2018, with events and stars from the stories of J.K. Rowling.
For the first time in event history, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and Natalie Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) will attend and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, alongside returning fan-favorites James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley).
SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave returns for 2018 with a live Christian music concert series that takes place every Saturday, January 20 through February 10.
2018 musical performances include:
LEGOLAND Florida Resort will celebrate the LEGO® NINJAGO® phenomenon during LEGO NINJAGO Days, a brand-new, three-weekend event at the place #BuiltForKids.
Event activities include:
The 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of Arts celebrates all types of art, including culinary, and we have the menus for this year’s festival.
Not only are the dishes delicious, but they’re designed to be visually pleasing, as well.
Here are the kiosks and their menus [menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian]:
Sunday, January 7, the Magic Kingdom was filled with crowds of black and gold as the undefeated UCF Knights football team was honored with a parade down Main Street U.S.A.
The parade also included UCF cheerleaders and The Marching Knights, the university’s official band.
One of the highlights of the upcoming second annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be the weekend Disney on Broadway concert series, and we have the list of performers.
The 2018 lineup brings returning guest-favorite acts, as well as new entertainment straight from the Broadway stage.
Here is the list of scheduled performers:
To close out 2017, Walt Disney World will be live streaming its “Fantasy In the Sky” fireworks from the Magic Kingdom on December 31.
If you can’t be there in person, this is the next best way to ring in the new year with Disney.
Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2018 here in Orlando.
From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area: