Universal Orlando Resort has launched an all new Mobile App for your mobile geared towards creating a more interactive theme park experience. The App is available as a free download for Apple and Android devices.
The App relied on GPS to provide detailed information relevant to your location within the park. You’ll be able to discover nearby attractions, dining and guest services, as well as learn new facts about Universal Orlando and its famous attractions. The App will also have a check-in feature and will allow for guests to reserve a table at their favorite Universal Orlando restaurant.
Universal Orlando tickets are on sale now.
Busch Gardens is celebrating Summer Nights with extended park hours and special entertainment. Plus, guests will have the opportunity ride the all-new Cheetah Hunt roller coaster in the dark. The Kinetix Show also returns for Summer Nights in 2011.
During Summer Nights, which is happening now through August 14, the park will stay open until 9pm Sunday-Thursday, and until 10pm Friday and Saturday. Jungala, Stanleyville and Gwazi Plaza will be home to Party Starters DJ Stations where music, dancing and games will be available, with dance contests on Fridays and Saturdays. Dancers compete in three rounds, with the audience deciding who wins free Busch Gardens Tickets.
Kinetix will perform nightly at 9pm in Gwazi Park and include live music, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. “Cool Illusions featuring Christopher Cool,” with magician Christopher Cool, will be performed Tuesday through Sunday at the top of each hour from 5pm to 8pm.
Purchase your discount Busch Gardens tickets today to enjoy Adult Tickets at Kids’ Price!
Discovery Cove, the Sea World world-class aquatic park, has opened The Grand Reef inOrlando. This all-new area features multiple levels of exploration, including everything from white sandy beaches with shallow water to a helmet dive adventure.
One of the highlights of The Grand Reef are the snorkeling opportunities available. Many of the areas of the reed are only a few feet deep, making it a safe environment for families. Unique elements like reef sharks and lionfish safely stationed further out in the reef create an authentic atmosphere. There are also paths and bridges to the reefs grotto that provide different access points.
SeaVenture is the exciting new helmet dive adventure that provides guests a whole new look at life under the sea. Guests will go on a walking tour while wearing dive helmets through the reef, which will include elements like schools of fish, rays and other unique sea creatures.
Discovery Cove tickets provide a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience.
Busch Gardens is creating an all-new experience at their Orlando Theme Park. This winter, guests will be able to observe and take part in animal care in an all-new way the state-of-the-art facility. The Animal Care and Nutrition Center will be located in the Nairobi area of the park.
The Center will have two main facilities, one that caters to animal feeding and diet; and a treatment center guests get the rare opportunity to observe a veterinarian perform checkups, treatments and surgeries. Guests are encouraged to speak with the vet and ask questions as they work.
Other elements of the new Center include interactive elements like letting guests assist with preparation and delivering of food to animals as well as a diagnostic exercise, in which they run an animal through several stations, from diagnosis to recovery.
Busch Gardens tickets are on sale now. Currently, there is a limited time special where Adventure Island tickets are FREE with your ticket purchase.
Orlando Theme Parks
are hosting special Orlando 4th of July
events celebrating our nations Independence Day.
Disney World 4th of July:
Magic Kingdom – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is presented on July 3 and July 4 at 9pm. The fireworks will be followed by the Main Street Electrical Parade on both nights.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – A “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration” is presented at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where musical group Mulch, Sweat and Shears take guests on a journey through America, performing each region’s contribution to rock ‘n roll. The show starts at 9:45pm and includes fireworks, lighting and special effects. A Rock ‘n Glow Dance Party will also take place in front of the Sorcerer Hat from 7:30pm-10:30pm and special showings of Fantasmic! are schedule for 9:00pm and 10:30pm.
Epcot – Epcot features the “Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert,” with an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute including the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney Characters, on the American Gardens Theatre stage at 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3:00pm. Meet and greets are also scheduled with historic icons such as Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross, as well as Disney characters in patriotic dress at American Adventure. The park is also hosting a special performance of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at 10:00pm. The theme will be “The Heartbeat of Freedom” and will feature an overture of traditional American themes displayed through pyrotechnics and laser lights.
All of the Disney World 4th of July events are included with the purchase of Disney Tickets.
SeaWorld 4th of July:
The aquatic themed park celebrates Independence Day with a special Fourth of July “Reflections” show that features additional fireworks timed to patriotic music. Leading up to the show, the 13th Army Band, of the Florida National Guard, will perform at Bayside Stadium. Known as the Governor’s Band, the group will entertain guests will current and classic songs. The show is set for 9:45pm and the all events are included with the price of SeaWorld tickets.
Universal Orlando Resort 4th of July:
Local band Blue Stone Circle will perform all night on the Music Plaza Stage, starting at 5:00pm. Special patriotic character appearances are also planned throughout the night, with a special showing of the Universal360 show scheduled for 9:00pm. The show features movie highlights and music from some of Universal’s most popular films, and will have a special patriotic finale on Independence Day. Events are included with Universal Studio tickets.
Adventure Island is also hosting Island Nights this summer, where guests will enjoy island music, live entertainment and delicious cuisine, now through August 13. The park will have exotic birds, stilt walkers and steel drum bands located throughout the park to greet guests, as well as family-friendly DJs that will provide music and games on the beach. A luau-themed Polynesian show featuring dancers and fire performers is performed twice nightly, and live bands will perform a variety of music styles at the Duval Street Market. Menu items feature island concoctions like coconut shrimp, conch fritters and sangria, to tempt your taste buds.
Purchase your discount Adventure Island tickets today to dive into Island Nights!
Dive into summer fun at Aquatica – SeaWorld’s waterpark – with a great discount on tickets for the whole family. For a limited time, you can get discount Adult Tickets at Kids’ Prices that include unlimited admission during your vacation so you can come and go as you please, at no extra charge! That makes an Orlando vacation affordable and fun!
With Aquatica SeaWorld tickets you’ll find 59-acres of water-filled fun, with everything from up-close animal encounters to thrilling rides and 80,000 square-feet of white sand beaches available.
Aquatica by SeaWorld features:
• Omaka Rocka – A high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnel water rush
• Whanua Way – Featuring quadruple slide towers
• Dolphin Plunge – An aquatic rush that sends you racing through an underwater world in two side-by-side enclosed tubes
• Loggerhead Lane – A Unique lazy river experience
• Kata’s Kookaburra Cove – Beginner’s body slide, water spouts and splashtastic rides for the little ones
• Cutback Cove and Big Surf Shores – Two giant side-by-side wave pools
• Roa’s Rapids – A free flow ride with high tides and gushing geysers
• Tassie’s Twisters – A super fast ride that shoots you into a massive bowl before spinning back into the lazy river
• Taumata Racer – A high-speed competitive mat ride where eight racers rip down a staggeringly steep hill, head first
• Walkabout Waters – A 15,000 square foot area for kids, featuring the 60-foot tall rain fortress
• Walhalla Wave and HooRoo Run – A thrill ride for the whole family with 6-story maze of twists, turns, and tunnels
Combine your Aquatica tickets with budget-friendly places to stay in Orlando, like Destiny Palms, FantasyWorld Resort, Blue Tree Resort, Clarion Hotel Maingate and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites.
Central Florida is home to several Orlando Theme Parks, including Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World. Of course, there are several other Orlando attractions that are worth a visit on your next Orlando vacation.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum has added new exhibits , including a Darth Vader made of car parts, a 14-foot wide portrait of the Last Supper made from dryer lint and a mosaic of Lady Gaga made of BB Gun pellets. The entire museum was also renovated last year. Plus, if your purchase your Ripley’s Museum tickets today you can save $2 per ticket.
|Horseback Safari at Forever Florida
Gatorland, Orlando’s 110-acre alligator theme park and preserve, is also a great way to spend a day in sunny Florida. Along with exciting alligator attractions, including gator-themed shows and a feeding area, Gatorland also has a zipline adventure known as the Screamin’ Gator Zipline. It exceeds seven stories in height and boasts speeds near 30mph. It includes four distinct ziplines, ranging from 230 feet to more than 485 feet. The experience includes an orientation session, a nature walk through the swamp, four zips and a swinging bridge. The park is also home to Gator Gully Splash Park, a unique splash zone featuring unusual water sources crafted to resemble some of the parks most popular residents. Purchase your Gatorland tickets today to save almost $3 per ticket.
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida installed a SkyCycle attraction that takes guest to all new heights. The ride lets guests pedal a bicycle through the trees, suspended from high tension steel cables. Other things to do at Florida EcoSafaris include Zipline Safaris, Coach Safaris and a Horseback Safari. All of the attractions provide a way to see the other side of Florida.
These are just a few of the Orlando attractions worth checking out on your next vacation. For even more ideas, visit ReserveOrlando.com.
LEGOLAND has officially announced the opening of the World’s Largest Legoland, located in Orlando, Florida. The park will debut Saturday, October 15, 2011.
The new 150-acre theme park is specifically designed for kids ages 2-12, although there is something for everyone to enjoy. They will be more than 50 rides, including roller coasters and race cars, as well as family-oriented shows and attractions.
The theme park features 10 different lands:
- Fun Town
- Miniland USA
- Duplo Village
- Castle Hill
- Imagination Zone
- Pirate’s Cove
- Land of Adventure
- LEGO City
- LEGO Clubhouse
The LEGOLAND Orlando theme park is located at the old Cypress Gardens location.
Kennedy Space Center
has launched a Sci-Fi Summer Spectacular
for guests, a celebration of the last 50 years of human spaceflight and science fiction. The event has a lot of Star Trek themed activities, including Star Trek: The Exhibition. There are also contests available to guests, including one offering a chance to win a trip to space.
Star Trek: The Exhibition is an interactive exhibit featuring authentic Star trek artifacts from the last 45 years, one-of-a-kind costumes, and props and filming models from the television series and movies. A recreation of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge from the original Star Trek series is also part of the exhibit and visitors can sit in the original command chair of Star Trek’s famous captain James T. Kirk.
Items on display include:
• U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge, Star Trek: The Original Series
• U.S.S. Enterprise Engine Room, Star Trek: The Next Generation
• U.S.S. Enterprise Sick Bay, Star Trek: The Next Generation
• Full scale model of the Scorpion ship, Star Trek Nemesis
• Borg Assimilation Chamber, Star Trek: The Next Generation
• Captain Kirk and Klingon Captain’s Chairs/visitor photo opportunity
• Original costumes
• Original filming model including U.S.S. Enterprise, federation starship, Shuttlecraft Hawking
• Communicators, phasers, tricorders and other equipment
• Production busts of the Borg, Neelix, Klingon and Data
The Sci-Fi summer events also feature Star Trek Live, a stage show combining science education with entertainment. The audience becomes new Starfleet cadets, where they are trained and must sace the world from a renegade attach from Romulan.
Purchase your Kennedy Space Center discount tickets today to see all that’s available at their Sci-Fi Summer Event.