LEGOLAND Black Friday Deals 2018

LEGOLAND Black Friday Deals 2018

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LEGOLAND Black Friday Deals 2018 – LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers biggest savings of the year from Black Friday THROUGH Cyber Monday. BE the first to experience THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD in early Spring 2019 with an Annual Pass!

LEGOLAND Black Friday Deals 2018


What:

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is once again offering big savings with great offers that begin on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 23) and continue through Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 26). This holiday shopping season, give the gift of awesome!

Instead of one day for deals the place #BuiltForKids is launching four straight days to save and secure a spot to visit THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD when it opens in early spring 2019 by purchasing or renewing annual passes at this year’s prices. Here are this year’s deals:

15 awesome months for the price of 12 months

Purchase an Awesome or Awesomer Annual Pass during the four-day sale to receive 15 months of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida theme park and LEGOLAND Water Park, unlimited visits to annual events, discounts on guest tickets and more.

Current annual passholders can save 15 percent and get three months free by renewing between Friday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26. Plus, current passholders can save 30 percent at LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat on stays between January 6, 2019 and March 21, 2019. Blackout dates may be applied.

Guests can purchase a maximum of six Awesome or Awesomer Annual Passes per transaction; sales begin at 12:01 a.m. on November 23. Sign up to be the first to purchase at https://www.legoland.com/black-friday-deals-revealed. Please note that passes must be activated in person at the theme park within 60 days of purchase.

Where:

LEGOLAND Florida

When:

Sales begin at 12:01 a.m. on November 23. Until then, sign up and be there first to purchase at https://www.legoland.com/black-friday-deals-revealed. Book online or by telephone at (888) 690-5346, Option 2, only from Friday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Nov. 26, subject to availability. Telephone agents are available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. Blackout dates may be applied.

Cost:

The package discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing reservations or tickets.

  1. Pricing is per person, based on a one-night booking for two adults and two children 12 and under.

More Details:

Stay – and play – and save 30 percent on room packages1

Book stays for January 6, 2019 through March 7, 2019 and save 30 percent. Packages start at just $951 per person, per day (plus tax)1 and include a one-night stay at LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, plus two-day theme park tickets for each member of the party. Guests of LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat also enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet every morning except the date of check-in.

More Information:

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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional theme park events coming up below:

Tue 20

November 20

Tue 20

November 20

Tue 20

November 20 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Wed 21

November 21

Wed 21

November 21

Wed 21

November 21 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Thu 22

November 22

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November 22

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November 22

Thu 22

November 22 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/legoland-black-friday-deals-2018/


Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018

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Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018 – UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE DESTINATION FOR AN AMAZING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER. Guests Can Create New Traditions and Put a Twist on their Holiday Celebrations with Thrilling Experiences across the Entire Destination – from Merry Festivities to the Maven of Mischief, The Grinch – and More

Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018


What:

Merry, mischief and thrills all combine as Universal Orlando Resort unwraps its annual Holidays celebration beginning November 17. It’s a holiday celebration unlike any other where guests can do everything from sip hot Butterbeer and witness “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” to meet the mean, green one himself, The Grinch – and more.

And – on New Year’s Eve this year – families can ring in 2019 at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Florida, while adults 21 and up can enjoy the upscale EVE celebration at Universal CityWalk.

See below for complete details on all of the ways guests can elevate their holidays at Universal Orlando Resort:

Where:

Universal Orlando Resort

More Details:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is already one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created. And now for the Holidays, it will transform into a wizarding wonderland with themed decorations, garlands and lights throughout the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed performances by the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs – and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations. There will also be seasonal food and beverages – including hot Butterbeer.

And, as night falls, guests will revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit as Christmas moments inspired by the Wizarding World come to life on Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida

Merry and mayhem combine as Santa Claus, the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, Shrek and Madagascar take the streets for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – including more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more.  Guests may also get the opportunity to dance and interact with some of the characters during special appearances prior to the parade.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

See the maven of mischief himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring the mean, green one – and special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville throughout Seuss Landing. Guests may also join the Grinch and his friends at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous for a separately ticketed breakfast on select dates (tickets for this festive breakfast are now available). 

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida

The best-selling holiday artist of all time, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the sounds of the season. Guests can take in live concerts at the Music Plaza Stage on the following nights: Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.

Offers to Experience Universal Orlando’s Holidays Celebration

Access to all of the above Holidays festivities is included with admission to the parks or with an Annual Pass, which are now available with up to six months free. Visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/AnnualPass for details about special savings and block-out dates.

Guests can also take advantage of the Florida Resident Holiday Stay & Play Package, which provides even more value for guests staying on-site during the holiday season, with savings on travel from Nov. 17 through Dec. 20. The package not only includes three-night hotel accommodations, but also base admission to all three theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort – including Universal’s Volcano Bay.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Universal Orlando

Guests can ring in 2019 with style at Universal Orlando with various New Year’s Eve celebrations that offer something for everyone.

Universal Studios Florida will host its biggest New Year’s Eve celebration yet – complete with rockin’ party zones at the Music Plaza Stage and Central Park areas of the park, live upbeat music, appearances by some of guests’ favorite characters, party favors, confetti and – of course – pyrotechnics.  It’s fun for the entire family and it’s included with theme park admission, or with a Preferred or Premier Annual Pass.

Guests 21 and up can enjoy the ultimate upscale party at EVE at Universal CityWalk, where they get access to six CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and the chance to dance all night long on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor featuring award-winning DJ M-Squared. And once the clock strikes midnight, guests will enjoy a Champagne toast and pyrotechnics display. EVE tickets are on sale now and there is a $30 discount if purchased before Dec. 15. Guests must be 21 and up to attend.

Some of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels will also join in the New Year’s Eve fun, with entertainment, midnight toasts and more. Highlights include a “ROCK-in!” New Year event at the Hard Rock Hotel, featuring a balloon drop and live countdown from Times Square via satellite, and Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

More Information:

For more information on Holidays and New Year’s Eve offerings at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.


Disclaimer: This Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional theme park events coming up below:

Tue 20

November 20

Tue 20

November 20

Tue 20

November 20 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Wed 21

November 21

Wed 21

November 21

Wed 21

November 21 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Thu 22

November 22

Thu 22

November 22

Thu 22

November 22

Thu 22

November 22 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/universal-orlando-resort-holiday-events-2018/


Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018

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Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018 –  Gatorland Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Feature and Annual Pass Savings and Half Off Specials are here.

Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018


What:

Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has announced a series of special offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday giving rare savings off their annual passes and half off the park’s popular Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, voted Best Zip Line in the USA by AOL Travel.

Where:

Gatorland Orlando

When:

November 22, 2018 and November 26, 2018

Cost:

Starting at 6 PM on November 22, Adult and Senior Annual Passes will be $36.99 plus tax, instead of the regular adult price of $44.99 plus tax, and the Children’s Annual Pass, ages 12 and under, will be just $24.99, a $5 savings from the regular price of $29.99 plus tax.  Passes can be purchased on line or at the admissions gate.

Starting at midnight on November 26, tickets for the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line will be $34.99 plus tax, a $35 savings from the regular price of $69.99 plus tax. Valid for use through December 20, 2019, with some blackout dates.  Must be purchased online.

More Details:

Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949.  Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.

More Information:

For more Gatorland information, visit us online at www.gatorland.com or call 800-393-JAWS.  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gatorland, on Twitter @gatorland.com and on Instagram: gatorland_orlando https://www.instagram.com/gatorland_orlando/


Disclaimer: This Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional outdoor events coming up below:

Tue 20

November 20

Wed 21

November 21

Wed 21

November 21 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm

Thu 22

November 22

Thu 22

November 22 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Fri 23

November 23

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/gatorland-steals-and-deals-2018/


New Central Florida Water Park

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New Central Florida Water Park – ISLAND H20 LIVE! WATER PARK SET TO BRING CHILLS AND THRILLS TO CENTRAL FLORIDA IN SPRING 2019

New Central Florida Water Park


What:

Central Florida’s newest and most immersive water park will make waves when Island H20 Live! at Margaritaville Resort Orlando opens in Spring 2019.

Island H2O Live! will unleash the power of pure play and enthusiasm with nine different thrill rides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a kids’ area, and a river raft ride for the whole family. Designed to enable guests to customize their experience and share it with the world, the park uses a new RFID wristband system that will enable guests to personalize the music and lighting they experience on select rides, making every time very unique.

The park, owned by Horizon Waterpark, LLC and developed in collaboration with Encore Capital Management and Innovative Attraction Management, will change the way people think about water parks.

“Water parks are known for exhilarating rides and attractions, but Island H2O Live! will let guests be playful in interactive ways that have never been seen before,” said Albo Antenucci Jr., Executive in Charge, Horizon Waterpark, LLC. “These incredible opportunities for engagement will be what Island H20 Live! is all about.”

Where:

The Margaritaville Hotel

When:

Spring 2019

Cost:

Please visit IslandH2OLive.com for specific ticket pricing or to book tickets call 407-910-1401.

More Details:

BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY

The wristband system at Island H20 Live! is called Vantage and is the latest offering from water slide manufacturer WhiteWater West.

The Vantage system works through an app that guests download either before or when they arrive. Once they arrive at the park, guests sync the app to their wristbands and the fun begins, as a scanner on certain slides will read their wristband and automatically play songs and lighting effects from the previously established selections.

On some slides, the technology will enable cameras to snap pictures and video and share the content directly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or other social media sites. Guests can also use their creativity and personal style to produce their own slide experience by choosing music playlists, lighting preferences and tagging their social media handles for easy sharing.

Another high-tech feature: “Be Live” invites guests to sing karaoke or star in other audio/visual experiences with clips from these sessions shared through the app.
The gamified app also allows guests to earn loyalty points with every ride. Guests can win prizes such as free food and beverage items, skip-the-line passes, and more.

“These features speak to the ‘Live’ part of our name,” Albo Antenucci Jr. “Customization offers guests the creative space to develop their own adventures, to be in the moment, but then capture those moments and share them in real-time.”

PERSONALIZED PARADISE

The experience at Island H2O Live! will be all about creating your own, unique, customized experience. For those looking to soak in the island vibe, listen to music, and have some chill with their thrill, tropically-inspired havens will abound with hammocks, cabanas and soft sand beaches around every turn and adult-only areas will offer cocktails only steps from your beach chair.

To keep the fun going. Island H20 Live! is within walking distance or a short trolley ride to Margaritaville Orlando Resort hotel and cottages, and Sunset Walk, the resort’s retail, dining and entertainment district featuring everything from Studio Movie Grill, to Rock & Brews, BurgerFi, Capone’s, Ford’s Garage, GameTime, Sketchers and more.

AFFORDABLE FUN

Island H20 Live! admission will offer the most fun you can have in the water at a great value. Please visit IslandH2OLive.com for specific ticket pricing or to book tickets call 407-910-1401.

About Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Opening in January 2019, Margaritaville Resort Orlando will transport guests and owners into a vacation state of mind immediately upon arrival, as they are greeted by floor-to-ceiling lobby views of sprawling lagoon pools, the sounds of the tropics and a complimentary welcome cocktail. Two styles of accommodations are available to visitors – the Margaritaville Hotel, which features upscale amenities and balconies in each of 184 guestrooms, or the Margaritaville Cottages, private residences that offer the comforts of home – both of which provide a premium experience and friendly, genuine island-inspired service. For those wishing to turn their time in paradise into a permanent address, the option to own a private vacation cottage home is available as well. Within walking distance or a short trolley ride from the hotel is Sunset Walk, where guests may experience dozens of exciting dining, retail and entertainment options, including a dine-in movie theater. Opening Spring 2019, Island H2O Live!  will make waves as Central Florida’s newest and most technologically advanced water park including 20 thrilling and interactive water attractions and much more. Margaritaville Resort Orlando makes it easy for guests to explore the best of the destination as well, with complimentary transportation to area theme parks for all registered guests.  For hotel reservations or more information, please call 855-995-9099 or visit online at MargaritavilleResortOrlando.com. For information on purchasing a vacation cottage, please call 407-702-9067.

More Information:

Please visit IslandH2OLive.com for specific ticket pricing or to book tickets call 407-910-1401.


Disclaimer: This New Central Florida Water Park event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional theme park events coming up below:

Fri 16

November 16

Fri 16

November 16 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Fri 16

November 16 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17 @ 8:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 10:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Sun 18

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November 18

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/new-central-florida-water-park/


LEGOLAND New Ride Opening Spring 2019

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LEGOLAND New Ride Opening Spring 2019 – LEGOLAND Florida Resort Offers Details on THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight, Opening Early Spring 2019 in THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD

LEGOLAND New Ride Opening Spring 2019


What:

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is taking guests from the theater to the theme park in early spring 2019 with the launch of THE LEGO® MOVIE WORLD. Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this impressive expansion features three attractions, inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster THE LEGO®MOVIE and the upcoming THE LEGO®MOVIE 2: The Second Part. The marquee attraction, THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight, took center stage on the show floor of the 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo as LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Brogent Technologies, Inc. joined together to share the latest details on this state-of-the-art flying theater attraction.

Where:

LEGOLAND Florida

When:

Spring 2019

More Details:

The creative masterminds from Merlin Magic Making, the global creative and delivery division of parent company Merlin Entertainments Group, have brought this immersive one-of-a-kind experience to life. “The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is the ultimate destination for fans of the films and the only place where guests can step into THE LEGO® MOVIE universe,” said Keith Carr, project director of Merlin Magic Making. “We are confident this will be an incomparable and unforgettable escape that the whole family will want to experience again and again and every seat will offer an amazing view as wind, mist and scent fully engage the rider’s senses.”

THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight takes guests on a suspended ride aboard Emmet’s Triple Decker Couch surrounded by a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying through a world created completely from LEGO® bricks. The attraction is the first in the world at a major theme park that embeds a 180-degree turn in the ride experience. The ride animation will feature a humorous and magical adventure as guests soar through Cloud Cuckoo Land, dive to Middle Zealand and splash down on the waters of Pirate’s Cove. A number of celebrities from THE LEGO®MOVIE films lend their voice to the ride animation, including comedian Nick Offerman, as he channels his inner Metalbeard leading the charge on the invading pirates.

The LEGO MOVIE WORLD features two additional family-friendly attractions:

  • Unikitty’s Disco Drop: Enter through the rainbow portal to join the fun with Unikitty and her many moods. This ride swoops guests to the tiptop of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then drops, spins and bounces them back down to earth, creating a thrilling and fun experience.
  • Battle of Bricksburg: DUPLO® aliens have invaded Bricksburg to come and play! Riders are challenged to stop DUPLO® aliens from invading and stealing LEGO bricks by spraying water at targets.

THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD will also feature Emmet’s Super Suite, a character meet-and-greet experience where guests can hang out with Emmet and all of his friends inside his apartment; the Taco Tuesday Everyday eatery; The Awesome Shop, filled with take home memories; and a space-themed playground structure inspired by Benny’s spaceship with special photo opportunities.

To continue the fun, guests can enjoy the ultimate vacation (or slumber party) just steps away at LEGOLAND® Hotel in a new THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD themed room. Designed with familiar scenery and beloved characters from the movie, no detail is left untouched. Adults can relax in a room inspired by Emmet’s bedroom, while kids dream of spaceship adventures in the children’s room, modeled after Benny’s Spaceship. No matter where you stay or how you choose to spend your day, awesome awaits at THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD.

More Information:

Buy your tickets now and be among the first to experience THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD www.legoland.com/annual-pass/.


Disclaimer: This LEGOLAND New Ride Opening Spring 2019 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional holiday outdoor movie events coming up below:

Fri 16

November 16

Fri 16

November 16 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Fri 16

November 16 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17 @ 8:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 10:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Sun 18

November 18

Sun 18

November 18

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/legoland-new-ride-opening-spring-2019/


Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort

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Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort – Enjoy the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort where you can make some fun family memories this season.

Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort


What:

Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season.

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. Come, stay, and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort.

Where:

Universal Orlando

When:

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

More Details:

Stay in the heart of the holidays at one of Universal’s on-site resort hotels. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, all the traditional feasts and festivities are here, along with a few surprises.

You’ve never had a #HolidayLikeThis.

EVENT DETAILS:
Starts: Saturday, November 17
Ends: Sunday, January 6
Ticket(s): Starting at $115**

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA:
– Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley features festive décor, a special performance from Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, and more.
– Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s
– Mannheim Steamroller (select dates)
– …and so much more!

ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE:
– Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade featuring festive décor, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, and more.
– Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular
– The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast
– …and did we mention there’s more? So much more.

Get the latest event announcements and more from Universal Orlando Resort when you sign up for email updates.

*Event end times are subject to change on select nights

More Information:

Click here for more information.


Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional holiday theme park events coming up below:

Fri 16

November 16

Fri 16

November 16 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Fri 16

November 16 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17 @ 8:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Sun 18

November 18

Sun 18

November 18

Sun 18

November 18 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/holidays-at-universal-orlando-resort/


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Family Video Review

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Family Video Review – There’s fewer ways to get into the holiday spirit than with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Check out our video recap and Family Review below.

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In November 2018, we were invited to experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, and no one says NO to Mickey. So, I brought along some of our “Mom-tributors” for this event for some perspective on this fun family event.

Now, it’s considered normal to wear matching t-shirts or PJ’s to this event. So, we decided to go with matching PJ’s. They were certainly a hit and helped us get into the festive Disney holiday spirit. I highly recommend planning your fashion well in advance to find the perfect look for your family!

At this event, you’ll experience diminished crowds (though it was more crowded than I remember), a castle lighting with Elsa, Anna, Oaf and Kristoff, 2 parades (same parade, different times) where you can see your favorite Disney characters AND Santa, fireworks, free snacks and drinks (different options at each stop), snow falling on Main Street and so much more. Be sure to research all of your options ahead of time to ensure you maximize your opportunities and have a plan!

While we caught a great spot for the castle lighting, we go trapped near Splash Mountain and missed out on a good spot for the parade. We saw guests grabbing their spots 30-45 minutes ahead of time, so plan accordingly.

The rest of the festivities just don’t disappoint. We highly recommend this event for your family (just be sure to take naps to hold out until the end of the night)!

Below, check out our Top 5 Suggestions for attending this event:

  1. You can arrive at 4 PM (even though the event doesn’t begin until 7 PM). Maximize your time in the park and arrive early!
  2. Dress in festive fashion. Plan ahead and get in the spirit with some fun t-shirts or PJ’s.
  3. Take advantage of the diminished wait times on rides. We still experienced 30 minute lines, but on rides that can see 60+ minute waits at normal times.
  4. Don’t miss the castle lighting, the parade (and get a good seat), the free snacks and treats, or the fireworks. They make the event worthwhile and exciting!
  5. Don’t miss the photo opportunities! This was an image a friend of mine shared the very next night at the event. We saw the line for the photo and opted to bypass it. We had no idea it would be THIS great:

Don’t pass things by…there are fun family memories at every turn. (This photo is taken in Repunzel’s area next to It’s a Small World).

Enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas with your family. We hope you make some fun family memories with this annual special event!

For more information on this event, click here.


Disclaimer: This Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Family Video Review is based on the experience of My Central Florida and should be taken as opinion of that experience. Details are subject to change over time so be sure to verify details from our accounts.

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-family-video-review/


Magic Kingdom Live Castle Lighting

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Magic Kingdom Live Castle Lighting – #DisneyParksLIVE to Stream the First Castle Lighting During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 8


What:

We’re happy to share with all of you that the Disney Parks Blog will officially kick off the holiday season by streaming this year’s first “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, live from Magic Kingdom Park, right here on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:10 p.m. EST.

Where:

online

When:

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:10 p.m. EST

Cost:

free

More Details:

In the park’s nightly castle lighting show, “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” royal sisters Anna and Elsa join their friends Olaf and Kristoff for some holiday fun. Queen Elsa decides to use her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom by transforming Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace, perfect for the holiday season. Trust me, this must-see show will give you chills!

During our broadcast, we’d love to share some of your best Disney holiday vacation photos. Share them with us now on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.

More Information:

To tune in, simply bookmark this page or visit the Disney Parks Blog at 6:10 p.m. EST, on Nov. 8. The live stream will be at the top of the site.


Disclaimer: This Magic Kingdom Live Castle Lighting event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional holiday theme park events coming up below:

Fri 09

November 9

Fri 09

November 9 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Fri 09

November 9 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Sat 10

November 10

Sat 10

November 10 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Sun 11

November 11

Sun 11

November 11 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Mon 12

November 12

Mon 12

November 12 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Mon 12

November 12 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/magic-kingdom-live-castle-lighting/


Santa’s Chalet at Disney Springs 2018

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Santa’s Chalet at Disney Springs 2018 – Experience the ultimate holiday encounter when you meet—and snap a photo with—the jolly man himself at this year’s Marketplace Christmas Tree Trail from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Once you arrive, be sure to check in at the podium and provide your mobile phone number to one of Santa’s helpers.

Santa's Chalet at Disney Springs 2018


What:

Where:

Disney Springs | 1672 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

When:

November 8 – December 24, 2018

Cost:

Free

More Details:

Celebrate the spirit of the season during an enchanting visit with Santa Claus!

From November 8 through December 24, 2018, Santa and his helpers will be mixing, mingling, jangling and jingling with Guests of all ages—naughty or nice! Just head over to their charming Christmas Tree Trail cottage at the Disney Springs Marketplace (across from Once Upon a Toy), bring your camera and a great big smile.

Meeting Santa’s Easy… Here’s How:

–Check in at the podium.
Give your mobile phone number to one of Santa’s helpers
–Shop, eat and enjoy the hustle ‘n’ bustle of the Marketplace
Upon receiving a text message from Santa’s helpers, return to the podium within 10 minutes
-Take your place in line to meet Santa!

More Information:

Click here for more information.


Disclaimer: This Santa’s Chalet at Disney Springs 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional Santa events coming up below:

Calendar list of events in a post:

Thu 08

November 8December 21

Thu 08

11/08/2018 @ 11:00 am01/06/2019 @ 11:00 pm

Sat 24

November 24 @ 4:00 pm9:00 pm

Fri 30

November 30 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/santas-chalet-at-disney-springs-2018/


SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2018

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SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2018

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2018 – SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION RETURNS WITH MORE LIGHTS THAN EVER BEFORE | Over 3 Million Sparkling Lights to Deck the Halls at SeaWorld Orlando Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2018


What:

This holiday season, there are more reasons than ever to join the merriment of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Guests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world as they create treasured memories together. Over 3 million sparkling lights will shine bright during the festive Christmas event, offered select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.

Where:

SeaWorld Orlando

When:

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 17-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-31

Cost:

The best way to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $9.99 per month, offer ends Nov. 30. Pass Members receive park benefits and rewards, including priority access to new attractions, in-park discounts and much more.

More Details:

  • New for 2018 – Dine with Santa at Shamu Stadium – Enjoy a warm-hearted holiday experience and meet Santa Claus as family memories are made at this all-new dining experience. The buffet style dinner features a taste-tempting menu of traditional holiday favorites and delicious desserts. Guests will also receive reserved seating to Winter Wonderland on Ice. Prices start at $40 and can be purchased online in advance at SeaWorldOrlando.com.
  • O Wondrous Night – Experience a live nativity only SeaWorld can bring to life, complete with more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets, and animals in a spectacular Christmas favorite based on The Christmas Story.  Told through the eyes of the animals that were there, O Wondrous Night is a touching, light-hearted, and glorious musical with a host of angels, animals, and the true glory of Christmas.
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice – Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.
  • Sesame Street’s Elmo’s Christmas Wish – The holidays have arrived, and everybody’s Sesame Street® friends have come to SeaWorld Orlando for a festive and fun musical celebration! Elmo’s Christmas Wish will soon become every child’s favorite show. Join Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe and Rosita as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
  • Shamu Christmas Miracles – Celebrate the holiday season alongside majestic orcas as Shamu Stadium is illuminated with dazzling lights and glowing candles while Christmas carols abound.
  • Meet Santa Claus – Guests of all ages can share Christmas wishes and take pictures with Santa Claus during this special holiday adventure presented by Coca-Cola.
  • Rudolph’s ChristmasTown – Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can immerse themselves into the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s ChristmasTown. As guests stroll past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, they’ll have the opportunity to meet their favorite characters: Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius.
  • The Christmas Market – Nestled along the park’s Bayside Pathway, The Christmas Market features festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights. Complete with playful elves, a charming model train village, and seasonal entertainment, the market is the centerpiece of SeaWorld’s Christmas event. Guests can also relax near the warm glow of the fire pit with a holiday cocktail while experiencing a wonderful view of the vibrant Sea of Trees.

Daily Holiday Favorites – Offered Daily: Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

  • Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas – A returning classic, Sea Lion & Otter Stadium celebrates the season with a hilarious Christmas comedy show.  Clyde and Seamore, along with a few mischievous otters, a comical elf, and even a jolly walrus, invite guests to their fun-filled holiday celebration.
  • Pets Ahoy Christmas – Enjoy a special Christmas version of this side-splitting show with surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.
  • Rudolph’s Movie Experience – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes to life at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration this season like never before in an immersive movie experience.
  • Sea of Trees – Take a stroll through a wintery, watery wonderland as they are immersed in a sea of glistening holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on over 100 trees, including a giant glistening centerpiece that towers 70-feet above the water.
  • Snow Flurries at Waterfront – Guests can walk along the water’s edge for some holiday shopping at the Shoppes at Waterfront as a magical flurry of snow falls over SeaWorld Orlando while holiday sounds and smells fill the air.

More Information:

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.


Disclaimer: This SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional theme park holiday events coming up below:

Calendar list of events in a post:

Nov 08

November 8December 21

Nov 08

11/08/2018 @ 11:00 am01/06/2019 @ 11:00 pm

Nov 09

November 9December 31

Nov 18

November 18December 30

Dec 21

December 21December 30

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/seaworld-christmas-celebration-2018/


LEGOLAND Veterans Deals 2018

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LEGOLAND Veterans Deals 2018

LEGOLAND Veterans Deals 2018 – If your family has a veteran in it, you can enjoy some savings at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Check out the savings here.

LEGOLAND Veterans Deals 2018


What:

During the month of November, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will once again honor U.S. veterans and active military personnel with free theme park admission, free standard parking, 50 percent off tickets for up to six guests and up to 25 percent off overnight stays. It’s our way of saying thank you to the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Where:

LEGOLAND Florida

When:

On Veterans Day (Sunday, Nov. 11) only, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will further honor veterans with these exclusive offers:

  • A 10 percent discount on retail purchases and food and beverage items
  • Receive a second 6×8 photo free with purchase of the first photo
  • Receive two plays for the price of one on skill games (not including “prize every time” games)

More Details:

To receive free admission and parking, U.S. veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at the theme park ticket windows and parking toll plaza on the day of their visit. To book a discounted overnight stay, visit www.legoland.com/veterans. This offer is not available online or by phone.

Valid military ID or proof of veteran status is required to receive all offers. To receive free admission and purchase discounted tickets, please visit a LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window on the day of visit.

For the purposes of this promotion, U.S. veterans are defined as retired or non-active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard in possession of valid military ID or other proof of veteran status. The discounts described above are exclusive and cannot be combined with any other offers, including annual pass discounts.

In addition, active duty U.S. service members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park all year long! This offer is available only at the theme park ticket windows with valid military ID, and is not available online or by phone.

More Information:

For additional details about discounts available to U.S. military personnel, please visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida/buy-tickets/military.


Disclaimer: This LEGOLAND Veterans Deals 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional theme park events coming up below:

Calendar list of events in a post:

Wed 31

October 31 @ 6:30 pmNovember 1 @ 2:00 am

Nov 01

November 1 @ 6:30 pmNovember 2 @ 2:00 am

Nov 02

November 2 @ 6:30 pmNovember 3 @ 2:00 am

Nov 03

November 3November 4

Nov 03

November 3November 4

Nov 03

November 3 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Nov 03

November 3 @ 6:30 pmNovember 5 @ 2:00 am

Nov 08

November 8December 21

Nov 08

11/08/2018 @ 11:00 am01/06/2019 @ 11:00 pm

Nov 09

November 9December 31

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/legoland-veterans-deals-2018/


Central Florida Theme Park Holiday Events

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Central Florida Theme Park Holiday Events

If you’re like My Central Florida Family, you love to take advantage of living in Orlando by visiting the theme parks for some great holiday events.

We’re working to put together some of the fun holiday events coming to the Central Florida area this season. We will continue to add events at theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Legoland, and more, to this guide as we move through the holiday season.

Some of these holiday events require admission to the theme park and some are free events happening throughout the resorts. We’ll be sure to let you know about all of those that we can find.

We hope you’re able to find some theme park holiday events that your family can enjoy this year. Always get additional information before heading out.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, we hope you’re able to find some merry fun at a local theme park this year.

2018 Orlando Theme Park Events

Nov 08

November 8December 21

Nov 08

11/08/2018 @ 11:00 am01/06/2019 @ 11:00 pm

Nov 09

November 9December 31

Nov 18

November 18December 30

Dec 21

December 21December 30

Check below for additional holiday opportunities for family fun!

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/central-florida-theme-park-holiday-events/


Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0