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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is Here
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Opening August 29
Located in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Disney World, the land everyone has been waiting for is finally opening. Experts say the experience is more immersive than anyone anticipated so be prepared to get your socks knocked off. This blockbuster attraction for will be thrilling millions for many years to come and is a must for serious Star Wars fans.
This shopping and restaurant venue in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is named for its beautiful lakeside vistas.
Featuring hundreds of shops and restaurants it is definitely a must see Orlando destination. Parking and admission is free.
Disney Springs Restaurants
Featured restaurants at Disney Springs include the House of Blues for food and music plus Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, Gloria Estefan's Bongos Cuban Cafe, the Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe. New restaurants are the Boat House, Fulton's Crab House, Jack Lindsey's Hanger Bar, Morimoto Asia, Paradiso 37, and STK Steakhouse.
Additionally, there are numerous fast food, ice cream, and snack restaurants throughout Disney Springs.
Disney Springs Shopping
Disney Springs hosts hundreds of exciting shops to browse and bring home memories of your fabulous Orlando vacation. Don't miss the Disney Store that is like walking into a Disney wonderland. You gotta love this store. You can find souvenirs, designer dresses, and all kinds of great vacation stuff.
Here is where it all started and where you can find the best family fun, especially for the younger set. You will experience a new feeling when you enter the Magic Kingdom gates, and see Cinderella's castle looming ahead. Take a horse drawn trolley down Main Street and stop for some street singers drawing a crowd. The shops, costumes, the candy smells, the music, and childrens' sounds of delight emerge you in the happiest place on earth.
One of the most fantastic wild animal experiences outside of Africa, the Animal Kingdom features includes Pandora, the World of Avatar.
Universal's City Walk Orlando
Universal Studios City Walk touts Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville, The Hard Rock Cafe and Emeril's Restaurant Orlando. Nightclubs like the Red Coconut Club, Velvet Bar and Jake's American bar keep things hopping well into the early morning. Parking is free after 6.00 pm.
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Here is some real adventure waiting for you including Jurassic Park including River Adventure, and Hogsmeade with Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Many say that this coaster is the best in Orlando. And don't miss the train to Hogwarts.
Halloween Horror Nights (Starts Sep 6 - Nov 2, 2019)
This long standing Florida Halloween tradition gets better every year with the addition of new scares. This year there are 10 haunted houses and five very scary scare zones. Be sure to check out the Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Get your tickets in advance to save a long wait.
This fantastic attraction keeps adding killer roller coasters to supplement the more calming effect of thousands of ocean creatures including sea lions, rambunctious rays, and lots of fast swimming sharks.
This fantastic adventure lets you swim with the dolphins (marine mammals, not football players.) A once in a lifetime experience for all ages and its a great way to stay cool.
Downtown Orlando is the adult entertainment hub of Central Florida. Listen to the hottest bands, take in the crowds from a sidewalk table, or dance the night away in lavish style. A great place for young singles to meet up and spend a great evening.
Concerts in Orlando
Orlando is a main stop on the concert circuit featuring big name shows at the Amway Center and House of Blues. Check here for the schedule of concerts.
Sports in Orlando
The Orlando Magic basketball team makes its home at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, providing excitement during the winter season. Exciting players and a team that is always in playoff contention make this a must do during your Orlando stay.
Down Kissimmee way, a little east of Disney's main gate, is the home of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, always fun and fast moving. Real cowboys and cowgirls compete in thrilling barrel races and traditional rodeo events.
Like horses? Horseback riding is available in and around Orlando. Rent a horse by the hour of enjoy a guided trail ride through some of the finest trails in the eastern United States. Florida is winter horse show capital of the United States with rated shows in Ocala and South Florida. Check out Clarcona Horse Park for local horse shows all year around.