Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort is set for a grand re-opening tomorrow, February 24. The show is debuting newly enhanced segments, a new show environment, new music, new technology and new experiences. Signature Blue Man Group moments will remain, but new segments include the Blue Men interacting with “GiPads” (think gigantic iPads) and a new finale with an original Blue Man Group music score.

The heart of the show at Universal CityWalk is, of course, the Blue Men. Their inquisitive look at the world around them adds to the hilarity and interactive nature of the show. As Blue Man Group has evolved so has the world around them, creating new material for them to include in their Orlando show. One of the most engaging elements of the show is the improvisational and vaudeville-style comedy that keeps segments fresh and audiences on their toes. Some of the audience’s favorite Blue Man Group segments, like “Paint Drumming” and “Gum Balls and Marshmallows” will continue to be a part of the show. And yes, if you’re sitting in the first few rows you’ll still need to wear a poncho. You’ve been warned. (You do receive a free poncho if you’re sitting in this section, so no need to bring your own.)

Get discount Blue Man Group tickets to catch the new performance in Orlando, Florida. Be sure to tell us what you think of the show and what your favorite new segment is. See you at the show!

One of the best ways to make use of your Disney World vacation time is to get a Fastpass when you enter the parks. 

Disney’s Fastpass service is FREE and allows you to enjoy popular attractions at Disney World without spending time waiting in line. If you’ve never visited Disney World Orlando, here’s how the Fastpass works:
  • Fastpass designated attractions have a booth outside the line where you insert your park ticket and receive a Fastpass ticket that gives you an hour-long time frame to return and enter in the Fastpass entrance.
  • There is little to no waiting when you use Fastpass, so it allows you to spend more time enjoying the park and less time waiting in line.
In years past, guests could return anytime they wanted for the rest of the day after their return time began.  This little known tip is no longer going to work, though, as starting March 7, Disney World is going to enforce the return time window to provide a better experience to all park goers.  Keep this policy in mind during your next Disney visit.

Ready to make a splash at LEGOLAND Florida? Now you can with their all-new Waterpark, set to open this May. The theme park recently shared more details regarding the waterpark, including concept renderings of the LEGOLAND Waterpark. Take a look:

This is an overview of the LEGOLAND Florida Waterpark.  The waterpark will include a lazy river, large and small slides, kids play areas and a wave pool. Water park access will be exclusively for LEGOLAND theme park guests.
DUPLO Splash Safari – Toddlers will rule at this  water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life DUPLO creatures.

LEGO Wave Pool – Families can catch a gentle wave or simply cool off in this perfectly sized wave pool where the waves are just big enough for all ages to enjoy.

Joker Soaker – A fun, interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family.  Guests can wade in the surrounding pool and be surprised with a torrential spill from a 300-gallon bucket.
Twin Chasers – Friends ride tubes 375 feet down an intertwining pair of enclosed water slides before plunging into a refreshing pool below.

Build-A-Raft River – Families can imagine, design and build a unique LEGO vessel and set afloat on a maiden voyage around the 1000-foot-long lazy river, set amongst  playful LEGO Friends, flowering vegetation and palm trees.

Guests with Single Day LEGOLAND Florida tickets may upgrade to waterpark access for an additional $12 per person.

Where better to celebrate World Sword Swallowers Day than Ripley’s Believe It or Not Orlando?  The Orlando attraction, located on famous International Drive, is hosting a free sword-swallowing show on February 25. 

Performers Dan Meyer and Will Rotten will perform, with their show starting at 1:30pm building to an official swallow at 2:25pm.  Ripley’s venues across the globe, including location in Branson, MO; Gatlinburg, TN; and St. Augustine FL will also participate. 
The event pays homage to sword swallowers but is also a chance to raise funds for esophageal cancer. 
Ripley’s is the perfect place to pay tribute to sword swallowing as the first Ripley’s Believe It or Not, located at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, featured sword swallowers.
The attraction is also extending its exhibit of the famed fertility statues acquired from the Ivory Coast.  The number of people who claim the statues have helped them get pregnant is almost 3,000.

Bands, Brew & BBQ heats up starting February 11 at SeaWorld Orlando. Dive into some rockin’ concerts on Saturdays and Sundays this year, on Feb. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and March 3-4. Delicious BBQ will be served up to patrons as will ice cold, frosty brews. It’s the perfect combination for a great weekend!

The line-up of performers at SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ:

  • Saturday, February 11: Foreigner
  • Sunday, February 12: Gary Allan
  • Saturday, February 18: Trace Adkins
  • Sunday, February 19: Kenny Rogers
  • Saturday, February 25: Doobie Brothers
  • Sunday, February 26: Ronnie Dunn
  • Saturday, March 3: Sara Evans
  • Sunday, March 4: Scotty McCreery

The beer garden will feature nearly 50 craft beers from around 20 different domestic and international breweries. With local eateries serving up their best BBQ and musicians putting on a scorching show, this event is sure to be the highlight of Orlando this February.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with the purchase of SeaWorld Orlando tickets.