SeaWorld Orlando’s popular craft beer festival is pouring libations now through October 31, 2021, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sample over 100 craft beers, cocktails, wines, and seltzers which are perfectly paired with 20 food items should you get a little hungry. Top off your beer fest with a seat at the craft beer dinner series. At this separately ticketed event, guests can savor craft drinks, small bites, and a signature four-course dinner with brewery-selected beverages at the Sharks Underwater Grill reef room.
Great news for all the foodies out there! Walt Disney World released the menus for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and yes, the dishes are mouth-watering.
Guests can try dozens of delicious foods starting July 15 to November 20. Some fan-favorite Global Marketplaces returning are Hawaii, Australia, Germany, Canada, Appleseed Orchard, and Greece. New Global Marketplaces include Brew-Wing, Lobster Landing, The Noodle Exchange, Kenya, The Swanky Saucy Swine, and the Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina. Guests can also see live entertainment and partake in family activities.
The festival is available with theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.
There’s a new hot dog in town and its name is Portillo’s. Portillo’s originally started in Chicago and gained tremendous popularity resulting in more than 60 locations across the continental US. The newest location is Orlando, Florida. Enjoy their famous Chicago-style dogs, sandwiches, burgers, ribs, pasta, cheese fries, chocolate cake, and chocolate shake cake while taking in the vintage-style diner experience. Check out Portillo’s because they are the real dill.
Pointe Orlando is Orlando’s little secret fun and entertainment spot and is a perfect place to take Dad on Father’s Day. Treat Dad to all the things he wants such as enjoying a live band, playing soldier at the new indoor combat sports facility, laughing at the next hot local comedian, watching the new movie he’s been dying to see, or even enjoying the art of fine shopping. The new Main Event Entertainment spot is a great place to enjoy quality time with Dad. Challenge Dad to a game of bowling. Then let him devour delicious food or enjoy a drink at the full-service bar. Pointe Orlando truly offers everything Dads could want. Best part? It’s all in one place.
Most visitors to Orlando spend long days at the theme parks or traveling to coastal destinations. Regardless where you visit, buying meals and snacks on the road can take a bite out of vacation funds. Meal plans at the theme parks help cut costs, but if you are traveling with a family, the cost can still be a bit too much.
In an effort to help get the creative juices flowing, here are a few tips to help cut dining costs:
Eat breakfast. We’re not talking just a bagel and coffee, no. We’re talking a full meal—load up on carbs. Our breakfast buffet with a healthy variety of food will satisfy you for a long time. You should easily make it until noon before you’re hungry again.
Pack your own lunch. There are plenty of stores within walking distance where guests can pick up items to pack sandwiches or other lunch items. Theme parks won’t allow coolers, but you can certainly pack your meals and stow them in your backpacks. Our own Lite Bite Mini-Market offers cold sandwiches perfect for lunch.
Know your thirst. Our bodies usually can’t tell the difference between dehydration and hunger. It is very easy to mistake the two, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It’s great that water fountains are everywhere! Another tip for quenching thirst is to purchase a souvenir cup. Some parks offer discounts on refills for those reusing a souvenir cup. Depending on how many refills you get, each drink could end up costing around $1—big savings!
Budget for snacks. It’s great to pack a snack, but honestly you’re going to want to buy something while you’re out. Consider limiting yourself to maybe one treat per person, per day, at the theme parks. Snacks can cost anywhere from $2 to $9 depending on what you select and where you are. Limiting your intake to one snack will both satisfy your craving and keep money in your pocket.
Be sure to check theme park websites for more dining information before your visit because one vacation expense you can’t always escape is food. At least you can plan appropriately and save some money.