Celebrate Halloween at Universal Studios Florida™ Select nights September 15 – November 4th, 2017 Halloween Horror Nights™, the nation’s premier Halloween event, puts you right into some of the most heart-pounding moments in horror history. With over 25 years of experience to draw from, nobody creates a more nightmarish Halloween event filled with truly original scares and authentic horror movie moments. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple scare zones where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions. Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular® September 23 – October 29, 2017, weekends only It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts and up-close animal encounters in a family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld offers children the ultimate in safe and exciting trick-or-treat fun. Kids can follow the special Halloween Spooktacular pathways to many different stations throughout the event, each featuring treats galore. With multiple candy stations and a wide array of sweets and treats, kids will be swimming in Halloween goodies.
Eat to the Beat Concert Series The Eat to the Beat Concert Series is back and bigger than ever. Catch new acts like 10,000 Maniacs, Kenny G and Squeeze. And don’t miss returning favorites like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Taylor Dayne and Boyz II Men. Join us in this culinary wonderland brimming with fresh flavors and succulent sounds. It’s all here at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party There are even more nights to party this year at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, select nights August 25–November 1, 2017. Enjoy the magical mysteriousness of this year’s parade, the “spook and awe” of the fireworks display and a spellbinding stage show. Plus, trick-or-treating around the Park, even with allergy-friendly options—so everyone gets more treats than tricks! Entertainment offerings subject to change without notice. Please choose costumes that are not obstructive or offensive. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours. Inclement weather conditions may also affect outdoor entertainment.
Orlando Fall Home and Garden Show August 25-27 2017 Orange County Convention Center Event Website Shop for plants, homemade gifts, and sample wines at the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show. Featuring the latest in landscaping and home design, the show offers DIY workshops as well as seminars led by celebrity guests Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” and Skip Bedell of Spike TV’s “Catch a Contractor”. A special kid’s zone keeps the little ones entertained. Tickets may be purchased online or at show.
Florida Kids and Family Expo August 20-21 2017 Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm Orange County Convention Center Enjoy a weekend of fun for the whole family at the Florida Kids and Family Expo. Created by three Central Florida moms in 2014, the Florida Kids and Family expo is the perfect way to discover all Orlando has to offer. Bounce houses, live performances, and interactive stations will keep everyone entertained and out of the summer heat. Tickets can be purchased in advance for just $5. Tickets purchased at the door are $10. Kids 2 and under receive free entry.
Sounds of Summer Series August 7, 21, 28 at 7 p.m. The Plaza Live 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 Event Website Enjoy an elegant evening out with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sounds of Summer Series highlights a different music style each week. In August, you’ll be inspired by a selection of works across genres composed by women, Romantic Era classics by Schumann and Dvořák, and woodwind quartets.
For most vacations, families travel by plane. It is the safest method of travel, allows you the ability to rest in transit, and often provides free entertainment such as movies during the trip. Traveling by air can be frightening to some, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few travel tips to help enhance your trip: Arrive Early – Some airlines will overbook their flights which is why you need to get to the gate as soon as possible to secure your spot. Getting to the airport 2-3 hours prior is recommended to get through security with plenty of time. Mobile Check-in – Most airlines offer a mobile check-in option or check-in through an app. Use this to […]
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Come sip, savor and stroll your way around World Showcase as we mark the 35th anniversary of Epcot® with a record 35 delicious destinations. Discover even more tasty delights with separately priced chef demonstrations, hands-on workshops and a Party for the Senses. Plus, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series returns with over 30 acts. Join us for a fun and flavorful taste tour that spans six continents. Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.
Even after you are done with school, we often associate summer with the idea of vacation. Of course, once you reach adulthood, you can travel whenever you please, yet there will always be something appealing about traveling in the summer time. Part of it is the associations we make from enjoyable summers in our childhood, but there are many other reasons why summer maximizes your vacation experience: The Weather – Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when traveling in summer is the comfortable weather. The nice warmth of the summer months allows just about any vacation activities without weather-based interruptions. You can plan just about anything without fear of extreme cold or snow getting in the way. […]