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Orlando is famous for family-friendly entertainment year-round. This fall, carve out some time to share with your family during your Orlando vacation to experience Halloween-themed events and activities. Below are our 4 favorite events happening this year with plenty of treats for all ages and no scary tricks. 

Screamin' Green Hauntoween
Crayola Experience®
October 7-31
For more than three weeks, the Crayola Experience wi...

Don’t let another year go by without experiencing seasonal fall fun. In Orlando, taste your way around the world during the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, scare up some thrills during Halloween Horror Nights® or make heartwarming memories with family at Read More >

Experience the power of the dark side during an intergalactic running adventure! During the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side event at Walt Disney World® Resort, April 20-23, 2017, pledge your loyalty to the light or dark side and choose your challenge. There’s a race for every skill level of Jedi, droid, Padawan, Wookiee or Star Wars™ fan. Registration is open for the Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 10K, Star Wars™ 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Skilled runners can sign up for both t...

Yargh! Avast me Hearties – ye favorite buccaneer bash is back for another year of merriment. Voted the #2 best pirate festival in the country by USA Today, the 11th Annual Pirate Festival returns to Fort Myers Beach (located about 20 minutes from Sanibel), October 7-9. Set your course for the historic Old San Carlos seaport for three days of family-friendly festivities like a pirate ball, costume contest, live entertainment, ship “battles,” pirates’ bazaar, and children’s activities. Pirates and landlubbers both young and old are sure to walk away ...

Visit the secluded beaches of Cayo Costa State Park that are only accessible by boat for a shelling adventure you’ll never forget during your Sanibel & Captiva vacation. On a Beach & Shelling Cruise with Captiva Cruises, you and your family can enjoy a scenic boat ride through the waters of Pine Island Sound. Look for dolphins, manatees and other wildlife as you make your way to Cayo Costa and North Captiva. Once you arrive on shore, experience 2 to 4 hours exploring the islands and shelling, swimming, snorkeling or bird w...

The Force is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Whether you’re for the light side or the dark side, kids can dress up as their favorite Jedi, Sith, droid or Stormtrooper and enjoy a universe full of themed activities during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days, September 10 & 11. Experience the Star Wars™ galaxy at LEGOLAND during this special two-day event built for kids. Meet LEGO® Darth Vader and learn LEGO® building tips from Master Model Builders as you create LEGO®...

Did you know more than 30% of America’s land is public? You can find one area on Sanibel Island. As part of National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24, explore the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge for free. The event encourages everyone to spend the day outdoors and visit their public lands with free admission and opportunities to give back. Enjoy Wildlife Drive free of charge where you can spot an abundance of birds and other ani...

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a fall tradition at Magic Kingdom® Park. Each year, families descend upon the theme park dressed in their Halloween costume for a night of family-friendly fun, festive decorations and happy hauntings. As one of the most popular special events at Walt Disney World® Resort, see why it’s sweet and a must-do for your vacation. This year’s party takes place September 2-October 31, 2016.

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The fall is on its way to Orlando. While we don’t get to experience leaves changing, pressing our own apple cider or autumn snow flurries, there’s plenty to love about the fall in Central Florida. Join us in grabbing a pumpkin latte and check out these five things we love about the fall that you won’t want to miss.

Weather – While everyone up north is dusting off their jackets and winter clothes, we’re still walking around in shorts and flip-flops. Locals treat the fall in Orlando as an extension of summer without the searing heat. With an average high temperature of 84&de...

Experience Central Florida through your taste buds and savor a value-packed meal at some of Orlando’s best restaurants. During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, August 29-October 2, 2016, celebrate the area’s amazing culinary scene with special menus at more than 70 restaurants. Enjoy fresh appetizers, flavorful entrees and indulgent desserts all for a great cause! One dollar from each meal sold will benefit The Russell Home for Atypical Children.

Check out some of the participating eateries – including restaurants at ...

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