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This Memorial Day enjoy a family getaway in Orlando. Whether you’re a veteran or active duty military personnel, there are multiple attractions throughout Orlando where you and your family can enjoy discounted and free entry. Here’s a look at some of the activities you can enjoy with military discounts this Memorial Day in Orlando.

Orlando Science Center

A visit to the Orlando Science Center is the perfect outing if you’re enjoying a multi-generational vacation this Memorial Day weekend. The hands-on interactive activities will delight everyone’s inner scientist. Explore dinosaur exhibits, check out Florida’s unique ecosystems, and enjoy IMAX films in the CineDome. On Memorial Day, the Orlando Science Center typically offers free admission to veterans and active military and 50% off for family members, as well as discounts year round.

ICON Orlando

Just as its name suggests, this landmark has quickly become an icon of The City Beautiful. Soar high above I-Drive and enjoy a bird’s eye view that includes Disney, downtown, and more. After enjoying the eye, check out the aquarium and wax museum next door. The bravest souls can also enjoy a spin on the 450 foot tall StarFlyer. Remember to bring your ID because veterans and active duty military members enjoy 20% off admission.

Kennedy Space Center

If you’re up for a drive, a visit to the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast is bound to be an out of this world adventure your family will never forget. Tour the Astronaut Hall of Fame, learn more about the history and future of space exploration, and even enjoy dinner with an astronaut. Active duty military members always receive $7 off adult admission and $6 off child admission with valid military ID.

Orlando Museum of Art

Marvel at the Orlando Museum of Art’s collections of African, contemporary, and ancient American art, as well as a temporary exhibit showcasing the figuratif paintings of Winifred Johnson Clive. Since the museum is closed on Mondays it won’t be open on Memorial Day, but you can visit anytime during the weekend or after the holiday to enjoy the savings. Veterans and active duty military receive free admission all year. As a member of Blue Star Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art also offers free admission for military families from May 28 – September 2, 2019.

Book a Family-Friendly Orlando Hotel

If you are traveling to Orlando for Memorial Day, you’ll want to book your hotel before the rush of the holiday season. You’ll also want to be sure you book a hotel that is centrally located, clean, and offers family-friendly amenities. At Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, you’ll find all that and more. Our three outdoor swimming pools, on-site restaurants, and children’s playground make us the perfect place for your family vacation. Plus our hotel’s location on International Drive means popular attractions like ICON Orlando are just steps away. Book your vacation today by calling 407-996-8585.

Mardi Gras at Universal OrlandoMardi Gras is synonymous with one very long wild party, and Universal Orlando Resort pulls out all the stops to recreate the New Orleans celebration for guests each spring at their annual Mardi Gras celebration. Every night from February 9 to April 4, guests are transported to the Big Easy as Universal Orlando hosts Florida’s biggest party full of great music, tasty food, outrageous fun, and tons of beads.

Streets of Jubilation

Line the streets of Universal Studios as the park brings Bourbon Street to Orlando complete with authentic and extravagantly-decorated parade floats designed by Kern Studios. Escorted by lively dancers, stilt-walkers, and costumed horses, the parade roars through the park as a rainbow of confetti and colorful beads fall into the open hands of jubilant onlookers.

Outrageous Family Fun

Families and children are invited to gather in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop for an unobstructed view of the parade at the Little Jester’s Parade viewing area. There, little ones can let the good times roll as the parade showers them in beads and doubloons.

Rocking Concert Series

On select nights, successful and popular musical acts will grace the Universal stage during the Mardi Gras concert series to perform a live concert that’s included with park admission. A lineup featuring today’s top artists will be announced soon. Past all-star acts included Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Diana Ross, and The Beach Boys. Guests are also invited to experience authentic jazz, blues, and zydeco sounds every day of the event in the NOLA-transformed New York area.

Big Easy Food and Spirits

Guests can savor the Cajun tastes of Mardi Gras in Universal’s French Quarter Courtyard. Sizzling specialties like gumbo, crawfish, and jambalaya are available for purchase as are deliciously sweet and sugary beignets.

Affordable Night’s Sleep

After a full day of rides and a full night of traditional Mardi Gras delight, guests of Universal Orlando will be in need of nearby accommodations to rest their well-partied heads. With free amenities like a pool, fitness center, playground, arcade room, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to and from the park and hotel, the nearby Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando offers comfortable lodging all within your budget. To check availability or reserve a room today, call us at 407-996-8585.

St Paddys Day Bars in OrlandoWhile Orlando is best known for its attractions and proximity to pristine beaches, it’s also home to an impressive bar scene, making it an ideal destination for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Feeling festive? Join the party at Orlando’s best Irish (and non-Irish) bars.

Harp and Celt

Located on South Magnolia Avenue, the Harp and Celt offers all the Irish charm to get you into the festive spirit. The biggest draw to The Harp and Celt is most definitely its food. It’s a great place to get your St. Patrick’s Day started with their fan-favorite full Irish Breakfast, or if you’re looking to grab lunch or top off the night, they offer a menu loaded with traditional Irish food. Coupled with fantastic drinks, the Harp and Celt is not to be missed.

Lizzy McCormack’s

Tradition is the buzzword over at Lizzy McCormack’s. If you want to fully delve into Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further. Boasting a patio, beer garden, and a stage for live music, it’s no wonder this is considered the best St. Patrick’s Day party in the city! Aside from traditional Irish food and drink (Guinness and Irish whiskey included), the celebration will also feature giveaways throughout the day and live musical performances- featuring bagpipes and drums- straight from Ireland. You can find Lizzy McCormack’s on N. Orange Avenue, in the middle of Downtown Orlando.

Ragland Road

For a closer venue to Orlando’s most popular attractions, Ragland Road is a great place for a quick celebration on your theme park marathon. Nestled in the heart of Disney Springs, Ragland Road features an array of food, drink, and live musical performances. You can even take in an Irish step dance show that will be sure to delight the whole family.

The Wall St. Plaza

If a good old fashioned bar crawl or block party is more your style, The Wall St. Plaza is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Containing six themed bars and nightclubs, everything you need for a fantastic St. Paddy’s day is within walking distance.

With everything to experience in Orlando this St. Patrick’s Day, finding a great place to stay is important. The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located perfectly to help you access all our city offers. To book your stay, call us today at 407-996-8585.

From Broadway-inspired musical acts to classic acrobatic tricks performed on various elements such as ice and water, Cirque du Soleil is constantly reinventing the circus. This spring you can experience all the artistic mystique of Cirque du Soleil right here in Orlando. From March 7 to 31, you’ll enjoy Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico under the Big Top at the Florida Mall.

A Dazzling Journey of Water and Light

Whether this is your first Cirque du Soleil show or you are a regular at the circus, Luzia is sure to delight. Bright colors, a rich soundtrack, and talented performers provide a sensory delight that transports you to a vivid and surreal world. Inspired by the vibrancy of Mexico, Luzia incorporates ancient and modern Mexican culture into the production. Acrobats perform soccer-inspired tricks, beautiful animal puppets grace the stage, and young Mexican singer Majo Cornejo provides stunning vocals. Even the name Luzia is a portmanteau of the Spanish words luz (light) and lluvia (rain). Staying true to their name, Luzia plays with light and water as Cirque du Soleil never has before. You’ll watch in wonderment as aerialists spin through the air and Cyr wheel artists perform flawlessly during the pouring rain.

The Big Top in Orlando

Luzia takes place under the Grand Chapiteau or Big Top in Orlando, at the Florida Mall. As a Big Top show, you’ll find it is more immersive than arena productions as Cirque du Soleil has tailored every inch of space for maximum effect. Even the tent itself was specially designed for Luzia, with a yellow and white design that represents the sun, moon, and outer space. This is the first time a big top show has traveled to Orlando so you don’t want to miss out on this historic performance.

Attending Cirque du Soleil in Orlando

From your room at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, it’s just a 6.5 mile drive to the Florida Mall. If you don’t have a car, you can use rideshare which is readily available throughout Orlando. Our excellent location on International Drive makes it easy to explore other points of interest too, including the Orlando theme parks and designer shopping outlets. Book your stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando by calling 407-996-8585.

Disney After Hours is a special event at three Walt Disney World Resort parks (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom), where a limited number of guests are admitted to the parks starting at 7:00 p.m. and allowed to stay an additional three hours after close—as late as 1:00 a.m. on select nights. But this magic will only last for a little while longer: the Disney After Hours event only goes until mid-April, so check it out while you have the chance. Cost of admission includes ice cream novelties and select bottled drinks during your time in the park. Main Street Bakery and other select locations around the park will also have limited menu items available for purchase.

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is a whole new kind of enchanting after dark. Stick around after the fireworks at Cinderella’s castle with the Disney After Dark pass; you will get smaller crowds and shorter waits on all of your favorite rides, including Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more.

Magic Kingdom After Hours will take place on the following nights in March and April:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Once the sun goes down, the lights come on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—including at Toy Story Land. Meet some of your favorite Characters and enjoy short or non-existent lines at some of the most popular rides, like Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, the Star Wars Launch Bay, and plenty more.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios After Hours will take place on the following nights in March and April:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The world takes on a unique glow at night, and this has never been more true than at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Explore exciting attractions including a bioluminescent rainforest and watch as the park abounds with life. Some of your favorite rides will have their shortest wait times ever, like Avatar Flight of Passage, the Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest, and many more.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom After Hours will take place on the following nights in March and April:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019


With so much more time to spend at the parks, it makes sense to book a room that is nearby. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is conveniently located just minutes away from Walt Disney World. Book your stay today at www.roseninn9000.com or by calling 1-407-996-8585.

Although Orlando’s biggest draws are its world-famous theme parks and attractions, the city has many exclusive offerings that few visitors get to experience. If you’re planning a trip to Central Florida and have time for a romantic night out with your special someone, there are plenty of hidden gems that can only be found in The City Beautiful. Here are some of the most unique date night spots in Orlando.

Leu Gardens

Those looking for a perfect date night near Downtown Orlando need look no further than Harry P. Leu Gardens. During the day, visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour through the 50-acre botanical oasis that hosts over 12,000 flourishing flowers and plants including beautiful winter camellias, azaleas, orchid heliconia, pink ball tree, sweet osmanthus, and powderpuff blooms. Afterwards, guests can view featured art in the garden’s historical museum and stay for a free outdoor movie under the stars on the first Friday of most months.

Orlando Flying Trapeze

Treat your SO to an extraordinary date. Learn the art of the flying trapeze at Orlando Circus School. Before flying through the air with the greatest of ease, guests will be instructed on proper harnessing, acrobatic techniques, and safety steps during a brief class. Visitors can then defy gravity as they soar upside down above a safety net while performing various tricks and catches.

ICON Orlando 360 (formerly I-Drive 360)

With attractions that include the SEA LIFE Aquarium, SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and the 400-foot ICON Orlando, the ICON Orlando 360 complex has a little something for everyone. Couples can enjoy a date night high above International Drive aboard the ICON Orlando observation wheel. By renting a private cabin, guests can enjoy an intimate view of the city for two.

Lake Eola Swan Boats

Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola offers couples a relaxing ride in large swan-shaped paddleboats. Guests can paddle around the lake’s fountain and take in the beauty of the city as a bevy of swans drift by.

ICEBAR Orlando

International Drive offers couples a chance to cozy-up and chill at ICEBAR Orlando. With interior temperatures of 23-degrees, ICEBAR Orlando is literally a bar made of ice! Guests bundled-up in warm layers can toast among 70 tons of hand-carved ice sculptures with frosty cocktails and warm spirits in glasses made entirely out of ice. Afterward, there is a fire lounge with a full-service bar where couples can raise their temperatures to the beat of Orlando’s best DJs.

Orlando is the ultimate place for couples to mix it up. And the best way to experience a truly romantic Orlando date night is by staying in the middle of all the action. Conveniently located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is just a short distance away from all the hidden fun that makes Orlando unique. To book your stay with us, call 407-996-8585.

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly. Start planning your romantic getaway before it’s too late. Consider sunny Orlando, Florida, for a memorable extended Valentine’s weekend. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located advantageously close to the various events and activities available in Orlando mid-February. Our accommodations are perfect for any couple looking to celebrate their love.

Romantic Accommodations for Couples

Choose a roomy king bed guestroom with our cushiony pillowtop mattresses. With a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and 32-inch HDTV, you and your special someone don’t ever have to leave the room. It’s perfect for couples who want to spend some quality time together, reconnecting.

We also offer great on-site features and amenities to enjoy when you are ready to venture out of your room. Start your day with a Starbucks pick-me-up or a refreshing fruit smoothie at Smooth Java Coffee Bar & Gifts. Dine in our Plaza Garden Buffet Restaurant for a convenient buffet breakfast or dinner that offers changing nightly menus to suit the most discerning tastes.

When you’re ready to enjoy a little nightlife, visit Zebra’s Sports Bar and Grille. Snack on tasty appetizers, sip on delicious cocktails and serenade your sweetie on one of our many karaoke nights. You can even enjoy the lovely evening air and the lights of the city – just sit outdoors on the patio deck and soak it all in – if you can tear your eyes off each other.

Don’t forget to grab the perfect gift for each other at Pointe Orlando which is right across the road on International Drive. Here you’ll find several boutiques and well-known stores. Watch a movie, go bowling and enjoy live entertainment in this nearby entertainment complex, as well.

When you’re ready to take in the local sites and attractions, we offer complimentary scheduled shuttles to select area attractions. Celebrate the day at Aquatica, SeaWorld, or Universal Orlando Resort. If you and your partner are looking for a magically exciting date, head to Walt Disney World. We can arrange transport for a small fee. No matter what your plans in Orlando this coming Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help you make it memorable and wonderful. Book your romantic Orlando holiday today by calling 407-996-8585.

Still on the fence about where to go for spring break this year? We believe Orlando is the ultimate vacation destination and so do a record-setting 72 million visitors last year. Check out our list of reasons why we love Orlando as a spring break getaway, then start planning your family’s Florida vacation adventure.

1.  Multi-Generational Fun

Orlando has a reputation for being a destination for children and young families, but The City Beautiful boast entertainment for all ages. Theme park garden festivals, concerts in the city, a thriving arts scene, and interactive attractions are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.

2.  Character Encounters

Whether you’re just a casual fan or a dedicated nerd, meeting your favorite heroes and villains is always fun. At Orlando’s theme parks you can meet your favorite characters from the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Sesame Street, and Harry Potter universes.

3.  International and Specialty Cuisine

Along Restaurant Row and International Drive you’ll find hundreds of restaurants offering a variety of exciting International cuisines including Italian, Indian, Brazilian, and Vietnamese. In downtown Orlando, local’s favorites include vegan comfort food and farm to fork restaurants.

4.  Beaches Nearby

Orlando may not be a coastal town but fortunately some of Florida’s best beaches are just a short drive away. Pack your bathing suits, sunscreen, and water to enjoy a classic Florida beach day. Cocoa Beach, with its famous 800 foot pier and live musical entertainment, is just an hour away. On the west coast, Clearwater beach is just a two hour drive and features crystal clear water.

5.  Thrill Rides

Teens and thrill-seekers of all ages will love Orlando’s selection of adrenaline-pumping rides, such as the Incredible Hulk at Universal Orlando ResortTM or Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. But the thrills aren’t limited to the theme parks. Brave the world’s largest slingshot and StarFlyer right here on International Drive.

6.  Unique Animal Encounters

From animal encounter experiences at the theme parks to enjoying native Florida animals in their natural habitat, Orlando has lots to offer budding scientists and wildlife enthusiasts. Whether you are interacting with alligators at Gatorland or bird watching while on a hike, you’re sure to meet some uniquely Floridian creatures.

7.  Space Coast

At just an hour away, it’s easy to enjoy a day trip to the Space Coast. Here you can learn all about space exploration history through hands-on exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and even watch a rocket launch. Cocoa Beach is nearby, so you can easily combine your outer space adventure with a beach trip.

8.  Shopping Central

If you and your family love to shop, Orlando is the place to be. With hundreds of discount outlets and large shopping malls in the area, you’ll find deals and designer brands to create the best looks this summer. If you prefer to shop small, you can find several excellent boutiques and independent shops in downtown Orlando and Winter Park.

9.  Natural Springs

Love swimming but hate the beach? Try visiting Florida’s natural springs. These clear waters are perfect for swimming, kayaking, tubing, and wildlife spotting. Visit Wekiwa Springs or Kelly Park, both of which are just 30 minutes away.

10.  Affordable Accommodations

In Orlando, you’ll find affordable accommodations that won’t stretch your vacation budget. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district, making it easy to get to the theme parks and other points of interest. Plus, our hotel includes a buffet restaurant where kids eat free, as well as free schedule shuttles to the theme parks. Start planning your Orlando vacation today by calling 407-996-8585.



The Super Bowl is an annual American tradition, and easily the most-watched sporting event this side of the Atlantic. If you’ll be in Orlando on February 3, you absolutely want to be a part of this momentous occasion. Many locals prefer to watch at home or at a friend’s house, but there are plenty of public parties happening around the city that will provide a fun atmosphere in which to enjoy the game.

Zebra’s Sports Bar & Grille

Located just off the lobby of the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, Zebra’s is the perfect place to grab a drink and watch the big game in a lively setting, without even having to leave the comforts of your hotel. Why spend money on taxis when you’ve got eleven HDTVs available to watch the championship game?

’39 Poolside

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located just in the shadows of the Rosen Plaza, which will be showing the Super Bowl at ’39 Poolside Bar and Grille. If you are looking for a slight change of scenery, it’s worth taking a short walk next door and enjoying the weather poolside while you watch the Super Bowl.

Miller’s Ale House

A favorite of both locals and out-of-town guests alike, Miller’s Ale House has long been a sports-watching staple in the Central Florida region. The location on International Drive is within walking distance of Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, and is sure to have delicious food, cheap drinks, and one of the best sports bar atmospheres you can get in the area.

Teak Neighborhood Grill

If there was ever a “sleeper pick” for Orlando sports bars, Teak Neighborhood Grill would surely take home the award. Teak is a locally owned and operated restaurant serving up creative takes on all your favorite classic American sports bar dishes (imagine a burger but with donuts instead of a bun). Their outdoor patio is actually larger than their indoor seating area with multiple HDTVs and a huge projector screen on which to enjoy the Super Bowl.

Wall St. Plaza

Downtown Orlando is the place to be for the ultimate Super Bowl party experience, bar none, end of discussion, full stop. Wall Street Plaza features seven bars, a 16-foot LED TV, and last year they weren’t even charging a cover. They’ll have specials on food and drinks all night long starting around 4:00 p.m. This block party is 21 and up only, but if your whole party is of age, this is where you want to be for the big game.

Each of these Super Bowl hot spots is either at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando or just minutes away. Book your stay today online or via telephone by calling 1-407-996-8585.


There are few places better than Orlando for watching or attending sports games. Not only are we home to top-tier sports teams like the Orlando Magic and Orlando City Lions, but we also have some of the best venues for watching any sport imaginable. Here are some of our favorite spots in the area:

  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew – Looking for a way to take in sports coverage from every conceivable avenue? The NBC Sports Grill & Brew is the place for you. Nearly 100 TVs showcase a variety of current sports as you drink and enjoy classic dishes like burgers, barbecue, and original salad creations.
  • Topgolf Orlando – More than a sports bar, Topgolf Orlando not only has TVs throughout their restaurant and bar areas, but all of their driving-range bays are equipped with TVs so you can practice your swing while you catch up on your favorite sports.
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes – With a reputation as one of the best bowling alleys in Orlando, Splitsville is a must on every sports lover’s to-do list. Over 70 TVs, four bars, 30 bowling lanes, and a fresh take on conventional bowling alley food make Splitsville one of the best places to watch and play sports.
  • Dewey’s Indoor Sports Bar & Grille – Over 100 TVs, a massive theater-sized screen, upscale food service, a full bar, and constant score-monitoring ribbons in the bar area make Dewey’s one of the best spots in Orlando for sports lovers. This Orlando original is located just a few minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
  • Main Event Orlando – Conveniently situated on International Drive, Main Event immerses visitors in the sports action, while offering interesting twists on classic American dishes and cocktails. If you need a break from watching the action, you can try out their signature bowling options, rope-adventure course, billiards, and even a state-of-the-art virtual reality game.

Whether you love sports, or just love great food and atmosphere, the options in Orlando are nearly limitless. When you’re planning a trip to The City Beautiful, choose a lodging option that is not only comfortable, but keeps you close to all that Orlando has to offer.

To book your stay with us here at the Rosen Inn, contact us today at 407-996-4444.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

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