Universal Orlando will host the Grand Opening of its new TODAY Cafe on May 16, and its namesake TODAY Show will be broadcasting live.
Since the cafe is inside the park, you must have a ticket or an annual pass to be a part of the live broadcast. Annual passholders can register online for the chance to be in the live audience.
If you’re not part of the live audience, you can watch it all from the comfort of wherever you happen to be starting at 7:30am on WESH or your local NBC affiliate.
Cast members of the 90’s era of “The Mickey Mouse Club” will reunite with fans in Orlando to celebrate the debut episode’s 30th anniversary, and to give back to the community where it all began.
Hosted by NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, the #MMC30 reunion event will take place May 18-19, 2019, and feature Mouseketeers from all 7 seasons of “The ‘All New’ Mickey Mouse Club.”
Walt Disney World has released the dates for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and it will run August 29-November 23.
This will make it the longest Food & Wine Festival in the park’s history at 87 days.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened in 1989, and the park will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on May 1 with exclusive food, merchandise, and the debut of a new nightly show.
Here are some of the ways guests can celebrate the milestone anniversary at the park on May 1:
The annual Party for the Planet returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Saturday April 20 through Monday April 22 to celebrate Earth Day 2019.
In addition to the regular offerings of the park, there will be special animal encounters, photo ops, and merchandise themed for the weekend.
The annual Food & Wine Festival returns to Busch Gardens Tampa weekends in March and April with great food, beverages, and live music.
The 2019 festival takes place on weekends from March 16 through April 28, and features expertly-crafted dishes inspired by a specific region of the country. And with more than 100 fine wines, craft brews and featured cocktails to choose from throughout the festival, the pairings are endless.
The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando runs Feb 9 through May 5, 2019, and this year’s edition is offering up a wide variety of culinary delights – even a whole marketplace dedicated to vegan dishes.
Since the best way to plan a visit to the food festival is to know what’s being offered, I’ve put together a list of Marketplace menus for this year’s event. I’ve even noted the Gluten-Free (GF) and Vegetarian-Friendly (VF) dishes.
Ready to get hungry?
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival, every weekend from February 9 through May 5.
The event runs open to close on Saturdays and Sundays, and new this year, starting on February 15, guests will be able to enjoy the Seven Seas Food Festival on Friday evenings from 4pm to 9pm.
Marketplaces will be set up offering culinary delights from the following:
Universal Orlando will kick off Mardi Gras 2019 on February 9, and it will run daily through April 4 with authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade, and live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
A party animal-themed Mardi Gras parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads.
Universal Orlando has announced Rock the Universe 2019, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival, will take place on all-new dates – Feb. 1 and 2 – and feature an all-star line-up.
The crowds will certainly love the cooler weather of the new dates as they enjoy live performances, worship services, and access to the thrilling attractions at Universal Studios Florida.
Guests will enjoy two nights of live concerts by the genre’s top artists:
Meet the SeaWorld® Orlando team and hear their personal stories about caring for the park’s animals during the new event, Inside Look, weekends in January 2019.
Animal lovers will get the unique chance to look behind-the-scenes at the inspiring day-to-day care the animal experts provide, as well as the life-saving operations of the amazing Rescue Team.
Busch Gardens Tampa‘s longest running concert series, Real Music Real Masters, returns from January 7 – March 16, 2019.
The annual event features music from the 1950s-1970s, along with classic entertainment such as “Ballroom with a Twist.”
Here is the line-up of performers scheduled:
In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, SeaWorld Orlando is hosting its annual Three Kings Celebration from January 1-6, 2019.
Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2019 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:
Mix the Holidays with the fun of LEGOs, and you get the annual Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida, which started Dec 1, 2018.
We were invited to attend opening day, and found families enjoying all the extra LEGO Holiday fun, in addition to the park’s regular offerings.