What better way to celebrate America’s Independence Day than by participating in America’s pastime, baseball! Every year, Walt Disney World® hosts the International Salute to Baseball tournament around the Fourth of July and invites any youth team to register. If you have any children who currently play on a local, travel-ball, or international team, consider signing up for the tournament. Tournament Information Dates: Week 1 is July 1-6, Week 2 is July 8-13 Where: Walt Disney World’s beautiful Wide World of Sports Facility Age Groups: 8U-18U, though some age groups are restricted to a particular week (see website for specifics) Number of Games: 6 games minimum Game times: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Why You Should Register Give your child […]
If you’ve never tried disc golf, now is the time! There are several great Orlando disc golf courses to try, and each one has unique challenges and settings. Disc golf is basically the same as golf, but instead of hitting a ball into a hole, you throw a weighted frisbee, also known as the disc, into a basket. It is much friendlier to beginners than golf and is a great activity for the whole family. Here are some of the best courses you must visit on your Orlando getaway. Bill Frederick Park – If you want variety, look no further than this beautiful park on Turkey Lake, which is home to three 18-hole courses: The Woods, The Turkeynator, and Turkey […]
It’s just a bit of Hocus Pocus coming our way and we couldn’t be more excited! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates have been announced along with their spooktacular line-up which includes the ever wickedly entertaining Sanderson Sisters from the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus. Joining the trio are a host of your favorite Disney villains eager to celebrate the season of chills and thrills with costumed guests. The Boo-to-You Halloween Parade will make its way down Main Street led by the Headless Horseman himself. Children are welcomed to dress up and trick or treat with Mickey and the gang. Enjoy select park rides during the event for added thrills before topping off your evening with the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks […]
No matter how organized you are (or aren’t), you might find that when you’re on vacation, messes tend to accumulate quickly. Staying on track of your travel documents, itineraries, and keeping a tidy guestroom – especially when traveling with kids – can be a challenge and even put a damper on the vacation fun. Next time you book a vacation, try following these tips to stay organized and enjoy your getaway. You might even find yourself implementing some of them in your daily life, too! Keep All Your Travel Documents Organized Between boarding passes, attraction tickets, passports, and itineraries you can easily drown in a sea of paperwork. Minimize stress with apps that help keep track of your itinerary or […]
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour June 6 – 10 Event Website Enjoy the 20th anniversary of Rent, a Broadway classic that has touched the hearts of audiences across the world. This reimagining of Puccini’s La Bohème follows a year in the lives of seven artists as they struggle to follow their dreams.
You may have seen a sensory deprivation tank, or float tank, on the Netflix show Stranger Things and thought that it was just a weird sci-fi invention, but you can actually try one for yourself. Orlando is home to several float tank locations. Float tanks are pods of warm water filled with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, which allows you to float effortlessly on the water to relax both your body and mind. Why Float? People who have tried float tanks swear by the multitude of benefits they provide. Stress Relief – The tanks allow you to completely relax in a stimulus-free environment. Your mind can rest and reset from the constant activity and stress of life. Frequent users often […]
Although Central Florida is not a widely known a barbecue capital like Austin or Memphis, there are still many great places to satisfy your barbecue fix over your 4th of July getaway. As a tourist destination, of course Orlando has all the larger chains like Sonny’s and Dickey’s, but the smaller local places really stand out. Here are two exceptional food experiences for you and your family to try while in Orlando. The Polite Pig Looking for modern barbecue with an artisanal twist? The Polite Pig features delicious creations like The Southern Pig sandwich, which is filled with pulled pork, fennel-apple slaw, tangy mustard barbecue, and Duke’s mayo. Popular sides include the BBQ Waffle Fries and Mac and Cheese with […]
Free Family Funday at the Mennello Musuem of American Art June 10 Event Website Spend the day learning about art, then try your hand at creating some. Enjoy free admission at the Mennello Musuem on Free Family Funday as well as kid-friendly museum tours and a special art project inspired by the current exhibition. The tours and art project are available between 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and the galleries are open to all until 4:30 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert June 23-24, 2018 Event Website Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with a special showing of the third film in the series. Let the magic of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra transport you to a Hogwarts with a live performance of the film’s iconic score alongside a viewing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™.
Let’s face it – wedding planning can be stressful. Whether you’re planning an elaborate soiree with a lengthy guest list or a simple celebration with close friends, you’ll be responsible for keeping track of many details. Some details, such as choosing a cake flavor, will be more exciting than others. Wedding packages alleviate the responsibility of coordinating all the knitty-gritty details, so you can focus on the fun tasks such as sampling different cakes rather than worrying about the logistics of who will cut and serve it. Wedding packages are also an excellent way to maximize your budget. Most packages will include the venue rental along with services such as cake cutting, ceremony table, champagne toast, and more at great […]