It’s that time of year that only comes…twice a year? It’s Christmas in July, and Disney Springs is celebrating the fun from July 15 – July 30 with seasonal offerings, holiday goodies and the big guy himself: Santa Claus. [Read more…]
Gaylord Palms officially announced their upcoming Ice! holiday theme with a Christmas celebration in summer. [Read more…]
If you are searching for ways to celebrate this Fourth of July holiday with Orlando’s famous attractions, look no further, because we’ve compiled the full lineup of Independence Day 2017 festivities at Central Florida’s theme parks. [Read more…]
Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed that ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ featuring a holiday projection show on Hogwarts Castle like the one announced over a month for Universal Orlando, will be coming to the west coast park this year.
Testing has only recently begun for Universal Studios Hollywood’s ‘Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle’ projection show, which will begin nightly performances on June 23, but we now know that show will switch out with a Christmas themed version in time for the holiday season. The Hogwarts Castle projection shows were inspired by the one-time-only presentation created for the Wizarding World’s grand opening in 2016. (Note that the new castle shows will only feature projections and music, but no fireworks.)
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, the familiar sounds of Harry Potter music will resonate throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Multiple times an evening, colorful projection mapping will illuminate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with dimensional animations that melodically dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from of the Harry Potter movies.
In addition to the projection show, Hogsmeade village will also feature festive décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts, along with holiday-themed food and beverages including hot Butterbeer.
Watch Universal Studios Hollywood’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter announcement video below, followed by video of the USH Harry Potter grand opening projection show.
For the first time ever, ‘The Shining’ will bring terror to Halloween Horror Nights in new mazes at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September. [Read more…]
Disney’s annual holiday event, Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, has announced a new ticketing structure that will give guests more to enjoy this holiday season. [Read more…]
To celebrate National Public Gardens Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, Bok Tower Gardens is offering complimentary admission days in May. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando Resort has announced all new experiences for the Christmas 2017 season: new holiday offerings coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time ever, as well as an all-new Macy’s holiday parade. [Read more…]
Orlando’s theme parks are currently hopping with spring holiday crowds, and you can find special Walt Disney World Easter activities in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot now through April 20. [Read more…]
Experience an authentic Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a lineup of talented musicians, authentic meals inspired by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, and award-winning Irish dancers at Ragland Road in Disney Springs for their 2017 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and if you haven’t already made plans, you might be feeling the pressure about making this holiday a memorable one. Luckily, there are many romantic things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort that can help you celebrate the day of love. [Read more…]
Now through Sunday, Feb. 5 2017, guests can join Mickey, Minnie and all their friends at Disney’s California Adventure for an extended Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, a wide variety of live performances, activities, merchandise and more are available. [Read more…]
Kung Fu Panda stars Po and Tigress will join a Mandarin-speaking Megatron at Universal Studios Hollywood during the theme park’s annual Lunar New Year celebration, which takes place between Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, February 5, 2017. [Read more…]
After kicking off the holidays with two new broadcast specials on Thanksgiving, Disney Parks will close out 2016 with its annual Christmas Day celebration. [Read more…]
Guests can enjoy the holiday season with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Sea Life Orlando Aquarium at I-Drive 360 this year a few different ways. [Read more…]
Holy Land Experience has announced the debut of some all-new and original Christmas productions for the 2016 holiday season.
“We’re excited once again this year to bring a fascinating Christmas to our friends and guests here at Holy Land Experience,” said Mike Everett, general manager of the Central Florida inspirational attraction. “Our creative team and talented actors have combined some unforgettable stories with rich costumes, settings, and awesome music to fill our state-of-the-art theater with the glory and life-changing spirit of the season.”
Among the new theatrical productions debuting throughout the Christmas season at Holy Land Experience are:
Come to the Manger: This musical tells the poignant and powerful story of a young couple who arrive in the bustling village of Bethlehem just in time to take their place at the center of a dramatic miracle destined to change the world.
Journey to Bethlehem: Join Mary and Joseph as they make their way to the “little town of Bethlehem” for the birth of the Savior of the World. Along the way you’ll get to know a few of the people whose lives are forever impacted by the touch of the newborn King.
The Lost & Found Agency: A unique and colorful team of specialists are called upon to assist a shepherd named Shimmel find his lost sheep, a young lady named Maya locate a valuable missing coin — and a lost young man find his way back home. The audience also has the opportunity to aid one of the “Lost & Found” agents in reclaiming his own lost Christmas spirit, all with the help of an unexpected visitor.
In addition to the theatrical productions, Holy Land Experience has also updated its Smile of a Child Adventure Land, where younger guests can burn up plenty of energy on the totally safe rock-climbing walls, play a round of mini-golf featuring Bible characters, have their faces painted, and enjoy an inspirational Bible story.
“Christmas has always been an extra-special time for us here at Holy Land Experience,” said Mr. Everett. “Every member of our team is committed to help fill the hearts of our valued guests with the warmth and wonder of this holiday season. We look forward to welcoming friends and families from all over the world to share the joy and spirit of Christmas this year.”
For more on Holy Land Experience, log on to holylandexperience.com, and take a virtual walk around the park with this video tour:
Guests staying at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort between now and Christmas Eve can get tucked in by an elf or meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, thanks to the Epcot hotels’ expanded Holiday Happenings program. [Read more…]
Actress Stana Katic and her 5-year-old niece Sophia helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest Lego Christmas tree at Legoland California Resort. [Read more…]
Old Town, Kissimmee’s walking district full of shops, rides, food and entertainment, has announced several new family friendly events starting November 26 in celebration of the holiday season. [Read more…]