Disney World is kicking the summer season into full gear with its Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, held at Epcot. This live event is scheduled for June 7 through July 15, 2015.  Get ready to kick back with your favorite Epcot drink or snack and groove to the sounds of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Beautiful Day,” “Hotel California” and other classic favorites.

Visitors to Epcot Disney World will be able to hear a talented collection of Tribute Artists that recreate some of the best chart-topping music. Concerts will be held at the America Gardens Theatre, adjacent to the American Adventure Pavilion.

Concert_499673637Sounds Like Summer Concert Series 2015 Performers:

DSB: A Tribute to Journey – June 7 to 13, 2015

2U: A Tribute to U2 – June 14 to 20, 2015

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: A Tribute Billy Joel Show – June 21 to 26, 2015

Don’t Look Back: A Tribute to Boston – June 27 to July 4, 2015

Fire & Ice: A Tribute to Pat Benatar – July 5 to July 11, 2015

Stayin’ Alive: A Tribute to the Bee Gees – July 12 to 18, 2015

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles – July 19 to 25, 2015

Showtimes are schedule for 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.—except on July 4. On July 4, showtimes are scheduled for 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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june_eventsCheck out these Orlando events planned for June 2015:

June 1-14:  Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This annual event celebrates the Star Wars saga Friday-Sundays each weekend. Join celebrities and Star Wars characters for specials shows, panels, and presentations.

June 7 – July 25:  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.  Show times are scheduled for 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. nightly.

June 20:  Night Hike at the Zoo
From 7-10 p.m. experience the sights and sounds of the Central Florida Zoo at night. There will be light refreshments, up-close animal encounters, and a guided flashlight tour of the zoo. Children 5+ are welcome. Call 407-323-4450 ext. 123 to reserve your spot.

June 12-14:  25th Annual Harvest Festival at Lakeridge Winery
All ages are welcome at this yearly family event at the Lakeridge Winery. There will be stomping of the grapes, live music, complimentary winery tours and tastings, and local artwork on display. Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. A $2 donation to benefit Cornerstone Hospice of Lake & Sumter is requested.

June 20 – August 9:  Summer Nights at SeaWorld
Summer Nights is a nighttime spectacular and the best place to be when the sun sets over SeaWorld. Celebrate summer with exciting, nighttime shows, including the all-new Shamu show Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night, and thrilling coasters under the stars.

June 27 – August 16:  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.

Mark your calendars for the biggest Halloween bash of the season!  Universal Orlando Resort has announced dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2015. This is the 25th anniversary for the event, so the scares are sure to more frightful than ever before.  Although a theme has yet to be announced, you know the most-award winning Halloween event in history will bring the scares.

Dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2015:

September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27

October 1 – 4, 7 – 11, 14 – 18, 21 – 25, 28 – 31

November 1, 2015

Get a sneak peak below:

I’ll give you more details as they are announced including scare zones and horror houses.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Start your day off right when you reserve Orlando hotels with free breakfast.  You can choose from a variety of Orlando hotels with free breakfast, each of which cater to your early morning cravings.  Grab a cup of coffee and a quick bit to eat before you hit Orlando theme parks for a day of fun. 

Hotels in Orlando with free breakfast offer several options, from your traditional continental to a more expanded choice of hot foods and cereals.  Biscuits and gravy are an expanded breakfast staple, as are waffles and scrambled eggs.  Standard items like bagels, pastries, fruit, assorted cereals and yogurt can be found on most all continental breakfast options.

Orlando hotels with free breakfast include:

  • Comfort Inn Maingate
  • Destiny Palms Hotel
  • Quality Inn Royal Parc Suites
  • WorldQuest Resort
  • Enclave Suites
  • Hampton Inn & Suites South Lake Buena Vista
A free breakfast in the morning is a great start to any day in Orlando.  Whether looking for a little cold cereal or complete hot meal, you’ll find a variety of options to ensure you find the perfect hotel for your vacation in Orlando.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.