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We are sorry for this inconevnience but our Game Room is under renovation.
SUBWAY- Now Open - Located in front of the hotel next to Starbucks.
The Tiki Bar , located by the large pool, is open on a seasonal basis. Check with the front desk for hours of operation, or call Extension 77055 during hours of operation.
Some Great Rainy Day Activities !!
Kings Bowl Orlando is a 30,000-square-foot entertainment venue featuring:
- 22 Ten Pin Bowling Lanes
- Four Full-Size billiards tables
- Regulation size, outdoor Bocce ball court
- Full-service, executive chef driven restaurant serving award-winning food
- Two premium bars serving fun and innovative cocktails
- Customizable private space for parties of 10-900 people including corporate/team-building events, birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, kids parties and more
- Over 60 giant HDTV’s and HD projector screens
- Industry best sound, lighting and music environment
- Regulation Shuffleboard Table
Kings is the perfect place to eat, bowl, or lounge in a comfortable, fun and luxurious environment. Whether you are looking for a memorable place to host an event, a fun and unique date spot, or a cool place to hang out and catch some sports, Kings has you covered.
Check their website http://kingsbowlamerica.com/orlando/
8255 South International Drive, Suite 120 Orlando, FL 32819
Museum of Military History
The Museum is an excellent way to spend the day educating your loved ones about the history of our Military. The Museum offers a wide array of exhibits spanning time.
The mission of the Museum of Military History, Inc. is to educate,
increase awareness, build knowledge and understanding of the American military experience through interactive, interpretive exhibits designed for visitors of all ages. Come and Visit us!
Admissions: Adult $7, Seniors $6, Students $5, Under 5, no charge, Active Duty Member, no charge, 100% Disabled $4, Veterans and Retired $5. For Groups call in advance for rates or send us an email.
Check their website http://museumofmilitaryhistory.com/
Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - The 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has been announced for March 5 to May 18, 2014. Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck topiary will celebrate spring with a butterfly hunt adventure in the Epcot front entrance garden, while topiaries of Mickey Mouse and dozens of other Disney characters will surprise guests beyond Spaceship Earth. The garden party continues for 75 days. For the festival's second year, Disney guests can taste sweets and savories from about a dozen food-and-beverage marketplaces surrounding the World Showcase Lagoon. Most gardens will be illuminated when the sun sets to extend the festival fun. At the Festival Center, daily interactive gardening seminars will set the stage for outdoor do-it-yourself inspiration, and popular HGTV celebrities will headline weekend seminars filled with home, garden and design ideas. Back by demand, the Disney-Pixar "Cars" garden and playground will bring favorite movie characters to life. Tinker Bell's Butterfly House will feature hundreds of the winged beauties and intricate fairy topiaries including Tinker Bell, Fawn and Terrence.
This year's Festival will feature a number of HGTV and DIY Network experts sharing their home remodeling and decorating tips. The tentative schedule of TV personalities slated to appear (subject to change) is as follows:
-- March 7-9 – Vern Yip, "Design Star"
-- March 14-16 – Chris Lambton, "Going Yard"
-- March 21-23 – Matt Blashaw, "Yard Crashers"
-- March 28-30 – Matt Meunster, "Bath Crashers"
-- April 4-6 – Taniya Nayak, "House Hunters on Vacation"
-- April 11-13 – Amy Matthews, "Renovation Raiders"
-- April 18-20 – John Gidding, "Curb Appeal"
-- April 25-27 – David Bromstad, "Color Splash"
-- May 2-4 – Chip Wade, "Elbow Room"
-- May 9-11 – TBD
-- May 16-18 – Alison Victoria, "Kitchen Crashers"
The complete schedule for the 2014 Flower Power Concerts, to be performed during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival starting March 5, has been released (subject to change, of course):
-- March 21-23 - The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO and ELO Part II "Don't Bring Me Down"
-- March 28-30 - The Lovin' Spoonful "Daydream"
-- April 4-6 - Paul Revere & The Raiders "Good Thing"
-- April 11-13 - The Village People "Y.M.C.A."
-- April 18-20 - The Grass Roots "Midnight Confessions"
-- April 25-27 - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am"
-- May 2-4 - Starship starring Mickey Thomas "We Built this City"
-- May 9-10 - Chubby Checker & The Wildcats "The Twist"
-- May 16-18 - Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Flower and Garden Festival. The concerts are included in Epcot admission
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and all of Downtown Disney will be the site of a number of various St. Patrick's Day celebrations this March 7-17. Performances by Irish bands will start nightly March 7-14 from 5 to 1 a.m. and daily noon until 1 a.m. March 15-17 on stages indoors and out. There will also be complimentary face painting inside Raglan Road, stilt walkers, living statues, children's activities and plenty of St. Patrick's Day memorabilia, along with an appearance by celebrity chef Kevin Dundon at Raglan Road. New this year: the four Disney Food Trucks will serve up delicious eats each evening of the festival at Downtown Disney West Side. Guests can even purchase Fisherman's Pie at the World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck, a favorite dish from the Ireland kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.d
ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN BORN AT DISCOVERY COVE
Orlando, Fla. (February 20, 2014) – A female dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:35 a.m. The calf now weighs approximately 53 pounds and is 47 inches long. The calf is nursing and bonding with its mom, Rose, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Rose’s second birth and the 27th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches. To discover more, visit DiscoveryCove.com.
SEAWORLD® ORLANDO’S BANDS, BREW & BBQ™
SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features five more weekends of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. Bands, Brew & BBQ takes place weekends in February through the first two weekends in March.
Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue conn
oisseurs can taste it all and pick
Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses -- Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.
During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld. And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.
Aquaica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Designers Reveal More about New Water Thrill Ride Coming in 2014
Get ready to brave a watery free-fall at Aquatica Orlando’s all-new water thrill slide coming in 2014 – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-slide ride of its kind in Orlando.
SeaWorld & Aquatica 2014 early Entry Dates for our Guests at the Blue Heron
July 1,5,8,12, 15,19,22,26,29
December 27, 30
Early entry for SeaWorld is 8 am for all days listed
Early entry is 30 minutes prior to opening at Aquatica(8:30 am for all days except Dec. 27 & 30 ( 9:30 for both of these)
We have very exciting news to share with you!
Get ready… Ihu’s Breakaway Falls opens at
Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, on May 9!
Our new ride will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States! Check out this awesome video for a sneak peek: http://youtu.be/2KCfFCBvtYg.
At nearly 80 feet tall, thrill seekers will face their fears…and each other. After stepping into one of three clear “breakaway boxes,” they’ll watch each other fall one-by-one as the floor underneath them disappears. They’ll never know who’s going to breakaway first – and the anticipation of who drops next is part of the wild ride! Once the floor drops, riders will drop 20-24 feet per second!
Those who dare to brave our new ride will experience an almost vertical drop for nearly 40 feet! That’s the steepest drop in the southern United States!
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the only high-speed water thrill slide in the world that propels guests through four, 360-degree spirals.
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Ain't No Stopping This Party
The spirit of Mardi Gras isn’t bound to the Big Easy; the connection sparks as the parade rolls by, as the beads fill the air, when the music swells as the stage lights rise. And now you can be a part of it all at Universal Studios Mardi Gras Grand Celebration. Come join the party with a dazzling parade, beads by the handful, and the most amazing concert line-up ever.
he Mardi Gras Parade
Gather the family and catch beads by the handful as our dazzling parade winds its way through the park with incredible floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, entertaining street performers, and dancers.
Mardi Gras 2014 Parade
When to see it
Select Nights February 8 — May 31, 2014
Friday Nights: March 14, 21, 28
Saturday Nights: February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sunday Night: February 16
The Music Never Stops
20 Of Music's Biggest Names Live In Concert
on the Universal Music Plaza stage
From pop to country to hip hop to rock, the concerts during Mardi Gras offer an exciting mix of superstar singers and bands.
SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS
AAA Rates/Senior/Florida Resident : Effective June 7, 2013 you will receive a 15% discount off the best available rate
Call 888-258-3684 to check on rate and availability.
Effective January 1, 2014 we are changing our cancellation policy to 48 hours prior to the arrival date. Any cancellations after the 48 hours prior to arrival date will be subject to a one night's room and tax.
Internet availability in our units. WiFi is available in our main lobby and poolside.