Central Florida Events
Florida Kids and Family Expo
August 17 - August 18, 2019
Enjoy a weekend of family fun at the Central Florida Kids and Family Expo at the Orange County Convention Center. Started in 2014 by two Florida moms, the expo provides a place for families of all ages to enjoy indoor entertainment and learn about all Orlando’s family-friendly offerings. Over 150 exhibitors will be there with activities including bounce houses, laser tag, face painting and more. Visit the expo’s website for more details.
August 23 - September 30, 2019
Participate in one of the most beloved Central Florida traditions – Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining. This month long event features $35 prix-fixe three-course meals at over 100 popular restaurant across Orlando. Try a new place or visit an old favorite. Check out their website for more information on participating restaurants.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
August 29 - December 31, 2019
Come live your very own Star Wars™ story in a whole new land where a galaxy far, far away unfolds all around you. Welcome to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opening August 29, 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort. Around corners and through back alleys, you can build your own droid and custom lightsaber† and sample the curious concoctions of the local cantina. Then, gather your crew and take control of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And, after opening December 5, 2019, find yourself caught in an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance—where the incoming laser fire of a towering AT-AT is matched only by the red crackle of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. Soon the time will come to live your adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
†Purchase required. Reservations may be required.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction opens December 5, 2019.
Disney Springs® Flavors of Florida
June 7 - September 2, 2019
Taste the flavors of Florida this summer at Disney Springs. At 20 locations throughout Disney Springs, you can sample limited edition small plates, brews, and cocktails. Each one includes typical Floridian ingredients such as citrus, seafood, or even alligator. You’ll also enjoy free parking and entrance to Disney Springs.
Harry’s Sip and Savor Pairing Series
June 14 - October 4, 2019
Sample craft beers and artisan cocktails by the pool at Harry’s Sip & Savor. Held at Harry’s Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre Hotel, these monthly events showcase fine drinks paired with delicious dishes created by Chef Tello. Upcoming events will include craft beers by Central 28 Beer Company and fall cocktails featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey, Smooth Ambler Bourbon, and Monkey 47 Gin. Visit the event’s website to see the menu for each event.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
August 29 - November 23, 2019
Sip and savor your way around the globe, then rock out to music by some of your favorite artists at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Countries and kiosks throughout the world showcase offer small bites and wines, beers, and other libations for you to try. Each night of the festival, the America Gardens Theatre hosts a free concert featuring musicians such as Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, Billy Ocean, Sugar Ray, and more. The festival is included with regular park admission.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
August 16 - November 1, 2019
Celebrate Halloween with Mickey and friends at Walt Disney World. Take a photo with your favorite characters in their Halloween costumes, go trick-or-treating, and enjoy live performances. Make sure you stay until the fireworks finale as Disney is debuting a brand new show this year. This is a separately ticketed event.
Disney H2O Glow Nights
May 30 - August 24, 2019
Enjoy the ultimate summer poolside party at Typhoon Lagoon with Disney H2O Glow Nights. During this special event you’ll enjoy shorter wait times for your favorite water slides as well as beach dance parties, exclusive food and beverage offerings, and Toy Story-themed fun including character encounters. Purchase your tickets for Disney H2O Glow Nights online at the Walt Disney World website.
Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
January 1 - December 31, 2019
Make the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight.
During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
This attraction has FastPass+
Nemo Musical: The Big, Blue World on Stage
January 1 - December 31, 2019
Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with this musical version of the award-winning Disney Pixar film.
In this 40-minute show, original songs bring the big, blue world to life, along with extraordinary puppets and vibrant sets that plunge you right into the depths of Nemo’s fin-tastic terrain. Performed on a stage flanked by big bubbles, the musical numbers shimmer with wondrous underwater effects created with innovative lighting, dynamic props and animated projections.
Location: Animal Kingdom
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Another brilliant stay!!
Stayed here for 3 weeks (our second stay) and I can’t complain about 1 thing. Our room was cleaned every day, there’s washing facilities to use for a small charge so you are not coming home with dirty clothes, restaurant buffet (breakfast and dinner) was yummy and reasonably priced, the staff were lovely. Hotel is close to lots of restaurants on International Dr, Walmart is a 5 minute drive away and Disney is about a 20 minute drive. We all really enjoyed our stay here and our holiday to Orlando and will definitely return again in the near future.