If you are planning a Central Florida vacation anytime between August 30 – November 12, then you must check out the International Food and Wine Festival at Disney’s Epcot®! This 75 day event is perfect for Disney® fans, theme-park enthusiasts, and culinary connoisseurs alike. Looking for some place close to the action? Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista is close by countless things to do in Orlando, but it is even closer to Walt Disney World® and the International Food and Wine Festival. What to Expect The Food and Wine Festival has been a staple annual event at Epcot since 1995, but is has grown considerably in the last couple years. Epcot is set up in a ring-shape like a […]
Are you looking for the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with the kids? LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticks all the boxes. A theme park built for kids, LEGOLAND offers hands-on fun even the youngest kids can fully enjoy. Now during the holidays you’ll enjoy an extra dose of festive fun for the whole family. Take a peek at some of the entertainment and activities you’ll enjoy during the LEGOLAND Christmas Bricktacular. Meet and Greet with Santa Take advantage of this rare meet and greet opportunity with two LEGO holiday favorites: LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Solider. Each will be available for meet and greets on rotating schedules throughout the day. Check times on the theme park’s website and be sure […]
Things can get pretty wild here in Orlando. With dozens of opportunities to get up close and personal with the native wildlife, you may be looking to add some of these experiences to your itinerary. Looking for a good place to start? Check out our favorite animal encounters below. Gatorland You can’t go wrong with the notorious alligators of Florida. Just a few miles away on a patch of swampland off of John Young Parkway sits the adventure park Gatorland, home to these prehistoric reptiles. Learn about our local gators and get yourself the opportunity to be a gator trainer for a day in a guided tour with a real gator trainer. Stick around and once the sun goes down, […]
If you love water, Florida is the place to be. After all, the state is a peninsula jutting out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is also dotted with tens of thousands of lakes. It is no surprise then that the Orlando Surf Expo is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the world. Though the event was founded in 1976 specifically devoted to surfing products, it has since expanded to include so much more. If you are considering coming to Orlando for the expo, look no further than Clarion Inn for an excellent, convenient stay. Orlando Surf Expo Info When: September 6-8 Where: Orange County Convention Center Times: Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. – […]
We all have fond memories of favorite toys from long ago – or maybe not so long ago. Toys are reminders of a past where everything seemed magical and fun, conjuring up memories of Christmas morning or visits to exciting toy stores. But toys can also be things of the present as well; who doesn’t love playing a good board game with friends? You might even be a collector of comics, miniatures, or memorabilia. Whatever the case, Orlando is the perfect place for you, as it boasts several unique toy stores for everyone. Lighten Up! Located in the historic Winter Park area on Park Avenue, this mom and pop shop brings you back to simpler times with classic toys – […]
Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando September 22 – October 28, 2018 Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween celebration at SeaWorld Orlando. More silly than spooky, this fun celebration combines undersea fun, trick-or-treating, and much more. Make sure to Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween and sing along with your favorite Sesame Street characters. SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is available on select weekends only and is included in park admission.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party August 17 – October 31, 2018 Celebrate Halloween with Mickey and friends at Walt Disney World. Collect candies, sweets, and other treats while enjoying the spooky entertainment. Listen to the Cadaver Dans Barabershop Quartet and join your favorite villains at the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. End the night with a special Halloween fireworks show.
Come Out With Pride October 8-14, 2018 Event Website Celebrate LGBTQ+ communities across Central Florida at Orlando’s Come Out With Pride. Join in a week of festivities including block parties, a fun run, a pride parade, and brunch. Check out the event’s website for information on parade routes and tickets for special events.
A Petrified Forest October 5 – November 3, 2018 Event Website Celebrate this spooky season at A Petrified Forest. This local haunted house offers plenty of thrills as well as an inside look at a haunted attraction. Their backstage tour includes a unique chance for you to learn and practice some scare acting skills. A Petrified Forest also hosts several special events, including a more mild event for kids and a night for those with special needs. Check out their website for more information.
From theme parks to local celebrations, there is something for everyone in Orlando this holiday season. Fans of Harry Potter, Minions, and Dr. Seuss won’t want to miss out on all the fun at Universal Orlando Resort™. Check out our four reasons why celebrating the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort will make this your best holiday season yet. Singalong at Concerts in Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Don your house scarf and warm up with some Hot Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley, you’ll enjoy magical yuletide décor, food, and entertainment. Sing along with the Frog Choir in Hogsmeade as they preform everything from “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” to “I Cast a Spell […]
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