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The Incredibles Are Taking Over Magic Kingdom

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Through to September 3, you can celebrate all things Super with The Incredibles as they take over Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom.

Thanks to The Incredibles, the world has once again embraced the Supers! So, in honor of all the good Super Heroes do, Tomorrowland presents the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo—where you’ll have the chance to interact with Mr. Incredible, Frozone, Mrs. Incredible and, for the first time, Edna Mode!

And the incredible experiences don’t stop there! Throughout the land, you’ll be immersed in the world of The Incredibles with themed décor, sound effects and music, all while interactive dances and super human entertainment take place during the Super Party Time stage show.

Don’t miss the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo—taking place at the Rocket Tower Plaza stage.

Hop On! Central Florida Beer Tour

What can I say. Floridians like their beer. Orlando’s microbrewery scene keeps growing, and Hop On! Central Florida Brew Tours is a great way to taste the best it has to offer. “Hop” has a double meaning here. You’ll taste plenty of hops on this tour, but you’ll also hop on — and off — a bus that carries you and up to 11 other people to Orlando-area breweries.  Currently, Hop On! offers three, four-hour tours, each of which visits four breweries and can be booked through the companies website.

Winter Park is known for its world-class art and rich cultural experiences. Come experience some of Winter Parks finest breweries:

Ten10 Brewery
Bear & Peacock Brewery
Deadly Sins Brewery
Broken Cauldron Tap Room

Hop on and visit some of Downtown Orlandos finest breweries. The Downtown Route visits:
Dead Lizard Brewery
Orlando Brewing
Orange County Brewers
Broken Cauldron Brewery and Tap Room

Hop On! Central Florida Brew Tours is a must-do for beer fanatics or anyone seeking unique ways to enjoy Orlando.

 

Highway in the Sky Dine Around

The Highway in the Sky experience is a progressive dinner via the monorail. Along the way, you will travel in a private monorail car which awaits you at each stop.

Your Dine Around adventure begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll check in at The Wave… of American Flavors. Relax and mingle with your fellow diners, enjoying a welcoming appetizer and specialty cocktail before setting off on your epicurean odyssey. Bon voyage and bon appétit!

First stop: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort—where you’ll feel as if you’ve arrived in a far-flung tropical paradise. Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the charm of this exotic retreat, with an enticing variety of island-inspired libations and appetizers.

Then it’s time for a change of scene and cuisine—as the monorail transports you a world away to the opulent Victorian-style Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Step inside and step back into a bygone era of elegance and gracious hospitality. Here, you’ll be invited to sip champagne and enjoy an artisanal selection of cheeses or charcuterie. You’ll also be escorted to the award-winning Cítricos, where you’ll be treated to a special Chef’s main course selection amid the restaurant’s refined ambiance.

Afterward, board the monorail once more to return to Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the culmination of your evening. Here, you and your Dine Around companions will retire to a private patio to enjoy an indulgent assortment of desserts, cordials and coffee. From this exclusive location, watch in wonder as the Happily Ever After fireworks show lights up the up the night over Cinderella Castle—a musical, magical grand finale to your one-of-a-kind dining adventure.

Further info here

Fossil Hunting In Florida

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If you’re looking for a different, yet exciting and adventurous activity for your next trip to Florida, consider heading to the Peace River for some fossil hunting. The Peace River located in southwestern Florida is a virtual graveyard from prehistoric times and includes fossils of the giant carcharodon shark otherwise known as Megalodon.

Other finds may include the fossilised remnants of the mastodon, mammoth, camel, horse, bison, whales, and alligators, in addition to a host of other creatures. If you’ve never heard of Megalodon then you may be surprised to discover that this shark was one of the largest and most powerful predators to ever grace this planet at 55 to 60 feet in length. The Megalodon is extinct having disappeared roughly 1.5 million years ago.

Located in southwestern Florida the Peace River runs for 106 miles from northeast of Bartow right here in Polk County, and through Hardee and DeSoto Counties before emptying into the Charlotte Harbor estuary near Port Charlotte.

There are Professional fossil guide services you can utilize, but a permit ($5) is required if you are fossil hunting on any state owned property that the river or creek runs through. As a general rule, the best fossil hunting conditions are when the water level is low as it provides for better clarity and visibility.

You will need a shovel, a screen, and the desire to dig. The best advice that Mark gives about searching for fossils is to pick a spot and just keep digging. The deeper you go, the more likely that you will find something unusual.

Always be aware of your surroundings when venturing outdoors. Florida is home to many wildlife such as snakes, turtles and alligators.

Photo source: Megalodon_tooth: Brocken Inaglory

Free Movies Under The Stars

Enjoy Lake Eola Park’s Free Outdoor Movies each month. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy this year’s selections.

Leashed pets are welcome. Be sure to arrive early to secure a spot and enjoy some of the pre-movie activities.

Lawn games, Mix 105.1 and music are part of the activities. There will be shaved ice, kettle corn, hot dogs and lemonade which is subject to change month to month.

Food will be available for purchase. The event begins at 6 p.m., and the movie will begin around 8:15 p.m.

Friday, June 29, 2018
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Show up early to visit the Game Truck and try your hand at some of the hottest video games!

Friday, July 27, 2018
Peter Rabbit: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. The Orange County Library will be here with crafts and other activities before the movie.

Friday, August 31, 2018
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: It’s throwback night for this 80’s classic! After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret.

Street parking is available, as is the Thornton Park Garage directly across from the park on Eola Drive.

Orlando America’s Most Visited Destination!

It’s official.  In 2017, Orlando welcomed a record setting 72 Million visitors making it the most visited destination in the United States.

It beat the previous record of 68 million people who traveled to Florida in 2016, making Orlando the first U.S. city to surpass the 70 million threshhold for tourists, according to Visit Orlando.

In comparision, about 62.8 million people visited New York City in 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said, while Las Vegas attracted about 42.2 million tourists.

 

 

New Parking Options At Orlando Premium Outlets

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If you’ve ever gone shopping at the Orlando Premium Outlets, you know it’s a shopper’s paradise.  You also know, that finding a parking space can seem impossible at times.  Well parking just got easier. Orlando Premium Outlets are now offering multiple hassle-free parking options for guests.

MyPark App: Up front parking spaces are now available throughout the center with the new MyPark® parking reservation system. Spaces can be booked on demand or reserved in advance, through the app, for $3 for up to two hours and $3 each additional hour. MyPark-trained attendants are on-site during the launch period to help customers download and navigate the app and assist with any parking questions.

Electric Charging Stations: Complimentary charging stations for electric cars

Paid Indoor Parking, $10: As the only parking garage in the area, Paid Indoor Parking offers a convenient, sheltered parking choice for guests. Paid Indoor Parking features elevator access to two covered walkways leading guests directly into the main center for hassle-free entry. Parking Garage is located closest to Nike entrance.

Valet, $15: Now located in the back side of the center, Valet is stress-free parking at its best. Let Valet provide you a VIP welcome you and take care of your car during your visit. Valet is located closest to American Eagle entrance.

Florida Resident Parking: Residents can take advantage of complimentary Valet parking from 10-11 a.m. daily, through the Florida Residents Program. Valet ticket can be brought to Simon Guest Services located in the Food Court for validation.

Reserved Parking For Military Veterans: Located by the adidas Entrance.

Reserved Parking for Expectant Mothers: Located by the adidas entrance and the Promenade with easy access to the nursing lounge.

ADA Parking: Located by every main entrance including adidas, Rack Room Shoes and Gap.

Late Nights At Disney Springs

Disney Springs has a little something for everyone. Whether you enjoy dining, shopping, live entertainment, or a little Disney, you are sure to find something to enjoy.

And it’s cooler after the sun goes down at Disney Springs.  Join the late-night your way every Thursday-Saturday until 2 a.m! Whether you opt to stay and linger after dinner, decide to visit after a day in the Disney Theme Parks, or choose to come specifically for a little late-night fun, there are plenty of ways to make the night your own.  There’s plenty of free parking and no cover charges!

You can visit the following venues for late-night dining, hand-crafted cocktails, and incredible entertainment:

  • Boathouse– A live-band performs inside until midnight, but the over-the-water deck bar offers stunning nighttime views (cool breeze included) until the night concludes. Hungry? The full menu is available until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
  • The Edison – The hand-crafted cocktails speak for themselves, but when you add in entertainment that includes a mix of live musicians, flapper-style dancers, stunning aerialists and a DJ with a ready-to-go dance floor, it’s clear to see why The Edison has already become one of the most sought-after late-night destinations in Central Florida
  • Enzo’s Hideaway– The speakeasy-vibe continues at this intimate hideout. Be on the lookout for a soloist who, when mixed with a rum beverage from the bar, will transport you back to a bygone era.
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar– When the day crowd clears out, expect some fun additions, including larger-than-life games that give you permission to enjoy some friendly competition with friends, both old and new.
  • Paradiso 37– Looking for some Latin flare? The volume is turned up on this energetic venue where dancers and live music pair perfectly with the largest selection of tequila at Disney Springs
  • Morimoto Asia– A special entrance leads upstairs to a tucked-away Asian Ultra Lounge. This under-the-radar addition is a très chic, little-known gem that’s perfect for date night for two or gathering with friends
  • STK– Style and sophistication take center stage at this upscale steakhouse-turned-lounge once the dinner set departs. Hip DJs read the crowd and masterfully mix playlists to get the party started
  • Raglan Road– For over a decade, this authentic-as-they-come Irish bar has been one of the very best late-night options in town.

Late nights run until June 29th.

More info here

First Watch Champions Gate

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First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn slicing fresh fruit and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up their French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order, and freshness is never compromised. You won’t find any heat lamps or deep fryers — they use only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest breakfast around.

When you arrive, you are welcome with a pot — not just a cup — of their Project Sunrise coffee, along with complimentary newspapers and WiFi Internet access.

8280 Champions Gate Blvd
Champions Gate, FL 33896

Oyster Bar – Beyond The Parks Edition

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Tempo 1930 brings something different to Winter Haven. A bit of soul with the sounds of jazz and blues, live entertainment on weekends. Lounge on a couch or enjoy the classic charm of downtown Winter Haven with a cocktail and a seat at our open air bartop looking out onto Central Park.

Tuesdays feature $1 oysters and BOGO drinks are when you subscribe to their texts: text Tempo1 to 51660!

58 4th Street NW, Winter Haven, FL 863-875-5323