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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.

1. Trick-or-treating &...

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°...

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 ...

Summer may be winding down here in Central Florida but it’s definitely far from over. With several months of warm Florida weather still in the forecast, you may be running out of fresh ideas for staying cool. (There’s always the private pool at your vacation home!) Did you know that despite being home to theme parks, Orlando has a diverse arts and culture scene with fascinating museums? Check out some of the museums you can visit during your vacation in the comfort of AC. 

Orlando Science Cente...

Hold onto your seat – a brand-new interactive 3D experience has arrived in Orlando. Now open at the I-Drive 360 complex, 7D Dark Ride Adventure offers a state-of-the-art motion theater gaming experience designed for all ages. One of the newest 3D attractions in Orlando, the adventure combines brilliant 3D images with light, wind, motion and interactive game play.

Sit down in a full motion seat and enjoy the thrills of a roller coaster or the excitement of a shooting gallery. 7D Dark Ride Adventure puts ...

Everyone’s favorite food festival is back for a new season of fresh tastes, refreshing beverages and sizzling seminars – the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! For 2016, the festival lasts longer than ever, September 14-November 14. Savor the flavors of all-new experiences.

New Global Marketplaces
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Have you seen the beauty of the ‘spring’ at the all-new Disney Springs™ area at Walt Disney World® Resort? Although surprisingly man-made, the spring was imagineered with sculpted cement, bright glass pieces and landscaping to resemble one of Florida’s natural freshwater springs. If you’re as captivated by the spring at Disney Springs as we are, you should visit the real thing! Central Florida’s springs offer 68 to 73-degree, crystal clear water year-rou...

The three-story Coca-Cola Store opened last month in the Town Center section of the Disney Springs™ area. Only the third retail location operated by The Coca-Cola company in the country, the Coca-Cola store invites you to experience the world’s most iconic beverage in a fun immersive environment. Step inside the sparkling glass-paneled building modeled after a renovated 1920s bottling plant and check out these 5 fun things to do.

1. View one-of-a-kind art pieces – From a massive 30-ft blown-glass chan...

If you’ve checked out the Disney Springs™ area lately, you know that it is filled with brand-new shops and restaurants as well as old favorites from the Downtown Disney area days. The majority of construction is complete with new stores that have been open for months and some for just weeks. Although even more restaurants and shops are planning to open before the end of the year, it’s time to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Disney Springs™ area! Now through Labor Day, enjoy...

Universal Orlando Resort™ is getting even bigger and better with an all new theme park that will open in time for summer 2017 – Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Say goodbye to long lines and having to carry awkward inner tubes, this 28-acre water park plans to be the coolest one yet.

Travel to a lush, tropical oasis inspired by the Pacific isles where every step is filled with thrills, indulgence or rejuvenation. At the heart of the park is a 200-foot-tall volcano called Krakatau™ surrounded by majestic wa...

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