Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration is where families create holiday memories to last a lifetime. Florida residents can now take advantage of a special ticket offer and vacation package allowing them to come face-to-face with The Grinch at Grinchmas, watch majestic Macy’s balloons wind through the streets and hear Christmas music sensation – Mannheim Steamroller – perform beloved holiday classics.
Busch Gardens Tampa opened their doors for the first time ever for a Christmas experience. The park transforms into Christmas Town from 6-11 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening through Dec 23rd.
The nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, fills guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creates a beautiful new tradition for families. If you live in Florida, this is a must-see this holiday season!
Come experience the most fun-filled Very Merry Christmas Party ever, with snow falling on Main Street U.S.A., cookies and cocoa throughout the park and the Magic Kingdom decked out in all its holiday best.
Waves of holiday spirit splash over the park during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Carols fill the air, a sparkling sea of trees light up the water and skaters dance on ice. Here in a wintery, watery wonderland, guests can journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, share a smile with a sea lion, and enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world. With everything from elves to Elmo, and from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where the season meets the sea. Events take place on select dates November 17 through December 31, 2012.
During weekends at SeaWorld Orlando you can enjoy an extra special event included with your park admission. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular begins right across from the Dolphin nursery and offers a special pathway through the park, ending at Shamu Stadium.
NEW at Halloween Spooktacular! Penelope’s Party Zone is an awesome party place, just for kids-where they can become sand artists, dance to a tune-playing DJ, and create and decorate candy apples and rice crispy treats!
SeaWorld Orlando now has all-new ways for fans to dive deeper into the world of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the park’s new attraction opening spring 2013. A dedicated website launched today, allowing everyone to follow the freeze and stay connected to all things Antarctica. The new site includes ways to watch feathery friends live on a Penguin Cam, learn about what makes Antarctica a land of extremes or sign up to receive exclusive email updates.
The website also provides a way to stay tuned to the series of webisodes that will continually take fans behind-the-scenes with the designers and animal experts as they create Orlando’s coolest, must-see 2013 experience, even revealing icy secrets along the way.
SeaWorld’s epic new attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, transports you into the icy world of the penguin like never before. Experience the mysterious land through the penguins’ eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride, connect with a colony above and below the water and be inspired to make a difference.
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We recently visited SeaWorld’s all new water park, Aquatica. The day started out beautiful, but like many days in Florida rain came and went throughout our day, however we made the best of it. We were at a water park after all!
The park has several areas you can find seating at, and plenty of shade as well. Many of their lounge chairs offer umbrellas without an additional cost. You can purchase private cabanas as well. We chose a section near Walkabout Waters, which is for families with younger children.
My son’s nurse told us a dolphin trick that she learned during a backstage tour at SeaWorld so on our recent visit to the park we just had to try it out….and it worked!! At the underwater encounter area near SeaWorld’s all new Turtle Trek you can literally play with the dolphins!
Dolphin trainers use water bottles to train the dolphins to follow them so my husband attempted the trick and they were happy to play! I recorded just one of the many dolphins that came over to play along! At one point he had three dolphins following him. It was a really neat experience!
It’s Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience — Dine With Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando. Guests get closer than ever to SeaWorld’s majestic whales while enjoying a delicious menu of seasonal items at a reserved poolside table.
They’ll get an incredible glimpse into the interactions that occur between SeaWorld’s trainers and whales. They’ll find out what makes killer whales such unique animals. And, everyone will learn about the many things we all can do to help save valuable ocean resources and habitats by enjoying sustainable and natural foods.
It’s a behind-the-scenes experience that will connect guests to the world we share like never before and it’s only at SeaWorld Orlando.
Monday, July 2nd Universal Orlando celebrated the grand opening of it’s hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. Universal’s latest attraction is based on the blockbuster Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment film Despicable Me.
Part of our two-week summer vacation this year was spent in California, specifically Los Angeles area. I was super excited since this was the boys and I very first visit to California. Our timing couldn’t have been better with the grand re-opening of Disney’s California Adventure Park, including it’s all new Cars Land!
Coming from Central Florida we had high expectations for Disney’s California parks especially since we’ve experienced the Orlando theme parks so many times over the years. I am thrilled to say Disney’s California Adventure Park did not disappoint!
LEGOLAND® Florida, Central Florida’s newest theme park, opened its all-new water park attraction last weekend. My family and I had the opportunity to test out this new water park before the gates opened in a special event held last Thursday. Legoland Florida was determined to beat the Guinness World Record for the most people bouncing beach balls. The new water park smashed the previous record of 401 beach balls with an amazing 1,355 volunteers!
Tomorrow marks the final day to snag FREE SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa PreSchool passes for the kids! The registration is simple to complete and you even print your child’s pass right after. Next time you head to the parks remember to bring the PreSchool pass + your child’s birth certificate (just for the first time) and they will receive a ticket to the parks completely free for the year!
This is a wonderful program that was implemented within the last few years. The Preschool Pass was only offered for Busch Gardens last year, but this year they’ve included SeaWorld too! My son’s absolute favorite park in the Orlando area is SeaWorld. He’s an animal lover so this pass will get a lot of use!
Registration ends tomorrow May 31st so hurry and snag free passes for your kids 5 and under! Enjoy the rest of 2012 without having to pay admission to either park for the kiddos.
*You must be a Florida resident to snag this awesome deal