At Arabian Nights you can experience a one-of-a-kind show filled with excitement, intrigue, talented horses and incredible stunts.   Arabian Nights VIP experiences are now available on Reserve Orlando.  This means you can choose between two ticket options for Arabian Nights, creating a night of entertainment perfect for you and your family. 

The VIP Experience offers great value for your experience, and includes:
  • Seating in the first three rows
  • Dining selections from the Genie Menu
  • Early entrance and access to the arena
  • Sneak peek stable tour
  • Pre-show activities for our youngest guests
  • VIP posters and stickers
During the Orlando show you enter the world of  Scheherazade, a young girl with a bigger-than-life dream of becoming a beautiful Princess. A magical Genie takes Scheherazade and her guests on a thrilling and romantic adventure filled with music, lights and daring acts where anything can happen, from a square dance on horseback to Gypsies leaping, flipping and dancing on moving horses’ backs!  Princess Scheherazade takes the audience on a magical journey around the world as she searches for her one, true Prince – who must love horses as much as she does.  During the her journey, the talents of horses and riders from across the world are put in the spotlight, much to the delight of the audience. 
Reserve discount Arabian Nights tickets to see this amazing Orlando show on your next vacation to the sunshine state.

Get ready for more Limited Time Magic at Disney World Orlando!  Details have been released regarding some of the upcoming Limited Time Magic events.  You can look forward to special character appearances, sneak peeks of Hollywood movies and even special Disney merchandise and souvenirs. 

Upcoming Limited Time Magic events include:
  • Monsters University Homecoming started June 14th and will run the entire summer (through August 23) as part of the Monstrous Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  A DJ, the “Monster of Scaremonies,” will play music and lead activities for the crowd.  The MU cheerleads will also lead everyone in a fight song before Mile and Sulley take the stage with the band Scare Supply.
  • See the Citizens of Main Street in a Trolley show throughout the month of June.  The special salute to summer is featured at the Magic Kingdom.
  • From June 14 through August 3 you can get a sneak peek of The Lone Ranger at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The sneak peek will be shown at the ABC Sound Studio.
  • A Teen Beach Movie Party is planned at Typhoon Lagoon June 24 through September 1.  A DJ will spin retro songs and fun summertime activities are planned, along with special viewings of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie.
  • In July, Disney World Orlando has dedicated July 1-7 as Independence Week.  Throughout the Magic Kingdom, guests will be treated to patriotic fun, festivities and special shows.  Plus, each night the sky will light up with a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks show.
  • The villains are unleashed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Friday, September 13.  They take over the Disney park all the way through the 13th hour (1:00am).  The night of mischief features villainous dance parties and more!

Celebrate the 4th of July at the most magical place in Earth!  Join Mickey and friends for spectacular Independence Day Celebrations including fireworks, parades and patriotic fun.  For 2013, Disney World Orlando has expanded their 4th of July celebrations for an entire week as part of Limited Time Magic. Independence Week will take place July 1-7, 2013 featuring a patriotic extravaganza across multiple theme parks.  All 4th of July celebrations are including with Disney tickets. 

Here’s a detailed look at the 4th of July Disney World schedule:

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is hosting their fireworks spectacular every night July 1-7.  Fireworks will be presented at 10pm, except for July 3 and 4 when they will be at 9pm. 

“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular  that is one of the best firework displays in the nation.  During the day you can catch Goofy, Donald and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA.  This will occur right before the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade.  The pre-parade will feature the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
July 4th

6:00pm: Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration! Be at the Sorcerer Hat at 6:00pm as a DJ gets the party started! At 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm Mulch, Sweat & Shears will rock the stage!

10:15pm: Fireworks with a rock n’ roll soundtrack

Epcot

July 4th

From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 3:30-6:00pm, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin and Disney characters in the patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure.

12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3:00pm: 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.

5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm, 9:00 pm: Slippery When Wet performs at the Sounds Like Summer concert series

10:00 pm: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature The Heartbeat of Freedom, a 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale.

A new ride will drop at Busch Gardens Tampa in Spring 2014.  Falcon’s Fury is the first ride of its kind in the world!  It will also be the tallest freestanding drop tower attraction in North America. 

Falcon’s Fury will take guests to new heights, imitating the moves of the falcon by pivoting riders 90 degrees in midair into a face down dive position.  Just a few seconds later, they’ll plunge 60mph at 3.5 Gs straight down with incredible speed and power.   At a height of 335 feet, the stomach-flipping drops are sure to surprise and thrill all Busch Garden visitors. 

Located in the Timbuktu area of the park, construction on the ride has begun.  When completed, the tower of Falcon’s Fury will be visible from any location in the park and even across the Tampa Bay area.  Get ready to soar like a Falcon in Spring 2014!

Universal Orlando Resort has officially opened Fast Food Boulevard at the all-new Springfield area of the park.  Located in Universal Studios, Springfield is themed after The Simpson’s iconic hometown and features eateries found in the long-running and popular cartoon.  For the first time ever, guests can visit and dine at places they’ve only seen on television. 

Purchase discount Universal Studios tickets to visit some of the eateries located on Springfield’s famed Fast Food Boulevard, including Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror, Luigi’s Pizza, Frying Dutchman, and Flaming Moe’s. Later this summer, Springfield will also feature additional landmarks and experiences inspired by The Simpsons, including the all-new attraction, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl.

The eateries have been recreated to be exact replicas of the places fans have seen on the show.  Take a look at the new areas to explore:

More and more of Springfield will be revealed in the upcoming months!  Stay tuned!

 

Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort
It’s time to prepare for battle as the Decepticons try to take over Earth.  Transformers: The Ride 3D is officially open at Universal Orlando Resort and you’re invited to an action-packed adventure in the form of a new, multi-level simulator ride putting you in the heart of the fight between the Autobots and Decepticons. 

The battle begins when guests enter the NEST facility – the headquarters for the government operation that partners with the Autobots to protect Earth from the Decepticons.  While inside, they are recruited to help protect the AllSpark – a powerful energy source that would allow the Decepticons to destroy the planet. Guests board EVAC – an Autobot created exclusively for the attraction – to transport the AllSpark to safety.  Beware, though, because the Decepticons are in close pursuit.

Every detail has been finely tuned to create an immersive Transformers environment.  At the queue pre-show guests walk through an interactive area designed to look like an elaborate control room.  Excitement is built with characters like General Morshower and Autobot Ratchet appearing on screen.  In the control room, you are “recruited,” prepared for battle and soon thereafter board, armed with 3D glasses, a 12-person Autobot named EVAC.  The 4-minute battle is set in the dark streets of Chicago.  It comes to life thanks to incredible special effects and stunning visuals that put you up close and personal to Autobots like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and Ironhide while Decepticon encounters include Megatron, Ravage, Sideways, Grindor and many more. 

Reserve discount Universal Orlando tickets to experience the all-new Transformers: The Ride 3D.

SeaWorld is planning to celebrate their 50th anniversary in a big way with a year-long celebration featuring new shows, more up-close animal encounters and a Surprise Squad treating guests with prizes every day.  The 50th anniversary fun begins March 21, 2014, and visitors can expect a sea of surprises during their SeaWorld visit. All of the SeaWorld family of parks will join in on the celebrations, including the one located in Orlando, Florida.

Highlights of the 50th anniversary celebration include:
  • SeaWorld San Diego will celebrate 50 years with a new interactive entrance plaza. The area will be called Explorer’s Reef™ and will open in March for the celebration kick-off. The 16-month construction project will transform the existing front gate area through sculptural and design elements inspired by waves crashing over a reef, as well as up-close encounters with marine life. The new front gate concept will replace existing ticket booths with a beach-themed, concierge-style ticketing area that will provide guests with a single location to purchase admission, as well as sign up for tours, animal interactions and dining experiences.
  • As part of SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration, there will be more surprise encounters with animal ambassadors throughout the day at all SeaWorld park locations. A pair of Magellanic penguins, a lemur, or even a parade of flamingos could surprise guests at any moment at all three SeaWorld locations.
  • What’s a celebration without surprises? The SeaWorld “Surprise Squad” will roam the SeaWorld parks giving away prizes and special gifts. Guests could receive exclusive access to rides or behind-the-scenes experiences, celebration t-shirts or Shamu-themed merchandise, reserved show seating and more.
  • SeaWorld is known for amazing animal shows and each park will have something new for the 50th celebration. Even park pathways will come to life with spontaneous entertainment at unexpected moments, including performers with sea-inspired costumes and props, a bubble brigade and splash mob.
  • To underscore SeaWorld’s commitment to the environment and passion for protecting the ocean, a series of giant sea life sculptures will be displayed throughout the parks. SeaWorld commissioned environmental art group Washed Ashore for the large-scale art created from ocean debris. The works serve as a reminder that our animal friends need healthy environments.
  • As part of its continuing commitment to new technology that enhances the guest experience, SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration will include new ways for fans to connect to the parks and each other though digital devices. The parks will be launching a variety of enhancements, from interactive apps that provide fun new ways to experience the park to new games and video content.
More details will be announced regarding SeaWorld’s 50th anniversary celebrations as the date draws nearer.

Tribute bands will provide the soundtrack to summer nights at Epcot.  The Sounds of Summer Concert Series features some of your favorite songs, performed live June 9-July 27, 2013.  Listen to tunes like “Livin’ On a Prayer,” “Hotel California,” “Every Breath You Take,” and “Beautiful Day” all while at one of Disney’s most unique theme parks.  Plus, all concerts are included with the purchase of Epcot tickets so you can attend absolutely free!

  • June 9-15: Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees tribute band
  • June 16-22: Hotel California: Eagles tribute band
  • June 23-29: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Billy Joel tribute band
  • June 30-July 6: Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi tribute band.
  • July 7-13: Southbound and Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band
  • July 14-20: The Police Experience: The Police tribute band
  • July 21-27: 2U, U2 tribute band
All of the concerts are included with the purchase of Epcot tickets.  Concerts are held at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:10pm at the America Gardens Theatre. Make a vacation out of your visit to Orlando, Florida by purchasing a Disney World Vacation Package.

When you visit Walt Disney World Orlando there is so much to see and do you’ll probably want to spend a couple of days exploring all of the parks.  Each park has something special to end the day of fun.  The Magic Kingdom has one of the best end-of-the-night shows.  It changes frequently but currently “Celebrate the Magic” is the fireworks and projection show featured at Magic Kingdom.

The show – which replaced “The Magic, The Memories and You” – focuses on Disney’s long history of storytelling through film and animation.  The show begins with Tinker Belle flittering around the castle.  After sprinkling some pixie dust, the art of Disney’s famous animation comes to life.  Scenes from various Disney films are painted across the castle, including favorites from Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo and The Lion King.  Even new additions from movies like Wreck-It Ralph, Brace and Toy Story are featured. 

Seasonal updates are a big part of the show, too.  Favorite Disney couples are a highlight around Valentine’s Day while Disney villains make the cut during Halloween.  For summer 2013, you can hit the beach with Lilo & Stitch and The Little Mermaid.

Celebrate the Magic Summer Edition featured below:
July 1 – August 11:  Summer Nights at SeaWorld
See a nighttime spectacular every evening at SeaWorld Orlando during Summer Nights. There will be special night shows like Shamu Rocks and Sea Lions Tonite, capped off by a fireworks spectacular.
July 1 – August 18:  Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa
Stay after dark for a music and acrobatics show every night at Busch Gardens. An amazing fireworks display will end each night.
July 1– July 27:  Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot
See some of the world’s best tribute bands at Epcot this summer at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.  Showtimes are scheduled for 5:45pm, 7:00pm, and 8:15pm nightly.

July 4-6:  Red, Brick & Boom
LEGOLAND Florida’s Independence Day celebration will be one not to miss. 3D glass will turn fireworks into millions of exploding bricks.

July 4:  Fourth of July Celebrations at Disney World
There will be special fireworks displays at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot on July 4.
July 4:  Universal 360 at Universal Orlando
The Fourth of July Cinesphere show will feature a special patriotic finale along with brilliant fireworks. Show begins at 10pm. 
July 4:  Fireworks at the Fountain
The City of Orlando is hosting Fireworks at the Fountain on Thursday, July 4th. Fireworks at the Fountain is a patriotic celebration of fun, food and fanfare at Lake Eola Park. Enjoy live entertainment and an area just for kids. Festivities begin at 4pm, so get there early for a great viewing spot of the fountain and the fireworks! The finale of fireworks will begin at 9:15pm
July 6: Universal Orlando’s Summer Concert Series
Don’t miss Kip Moore perform at the Music Plaza Stage at Universal Studios.  Performances are included with Universal Studios tickets
July 6:  Coke Zero 400
The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to Daytonato celebrate Independence Day.  Enjoy one of the nation’s biggest firework displays after the race.

July 6, 13 20, 27:  Lakeridge Winery Summer Concert Series
Every Saturday in July hear live bands on the outdoor stage at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and food will be available for purchase. Shows are from 1-4pm.