Blog Entries Tagged: theme-parks
Found 10 blog entries tagged as theme-parks.

By Kismet Kohn

CityWalk is located on Universal property near Doctor Phillips, and has food for anyone! Ranging from full meals to just a tiny bite at a hole in the wall, you can find something that will make your mouth water.

The Restaurants

CityWalk offers numerous restaurants and every year they’re adding more. There's Bigfire, Antojitos, Bob Marley—A Tribute to Freedom, Cowfish, and Vivo, just to name a few. Bigfire offers traditional American cuisine, such as steak, burgers, and pasta. If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, Antojitos serves nachos, tacos, and enchiladas.

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During Mardi Gras season, Bob Marley serves a special dish, rum cake, and their usual meat and fish…

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By Holley Long

Are you ready for Summer yet? After closing for Orlando’s “cold” season, water parks are reopening across the city, including one with an interesting twist. 

Island H2O 

Island H2O opened for its 2023 season on March 10. The water park offers a unique time for guests with its social media theme and interactive features. With the H2O Water Park app, you can check out wait times, earn points to use for discounts, and choose the music that streams across the park. 

Island H2O encourages guests to post about their day at the water park, making it easy by having some attractions capture videos during the experience. By syncing a park-provided wristband to the app, you can tap in at each attraction and later view your photos and…

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by Jessica Hristov

Back in November 2022, Disney made an announcement that shocked everyone – their current CEO Bob Chapek would be replaced by Bob Iger effective immediately. Just as the news was announced, speculation and rumors began to form. Is Genie + going away? Are prices going to drop? Can he bring fastpasses back? Will Iger finally end the park reservation system? As we begin this new year, we'll have to wait and see what changes will take affect in 2023. While we don’t have all the answers just yet, here is what we know so far.

Park Reservation System

Back when Walt Disney World first reopened after the Covid-19 pandemic in July 2020, they implemented a park reservation system to be able to control park capacity and keep it low. Fast…

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by Jessica Hristov

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the hilarious videos of people meeting the one and only Grinch and thought, hey – that looks like fun! Well, you’re in luck! During the holiday season at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, not only can you meet the Grinch, but you can celebrate like you’re a real citizen of Whoville! Here is everything you need to know about Grinchmas at Universal! 

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Who-liday Spectacular

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular is a live show that stars the Grinch in the telling of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It also features many of the sweet and festive residents of Whoville and has music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. The Who-liday Spectacular runs every day from…

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by Jessica Hristov

Did you know you don’t have to travel to New York City to see a big Macy’s holiday parade? That’s right – you can go right to Universal Orlando! Want even better news? It doesn’t last for one day like the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – you can catch it every day from November 12, 2022, until January 1, 2023 - only a couple weeks left! Here is everything you need to know about Universal’s Holiday Parade! 

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General Info

Universal’s Holiday Parade happens every day from November 12, 2022, until January 1, 2023. Most days the parade will start at 5:30 pm unless the park closes at 6pm, in which case the parade starts at 5pm. The parade lasts for about a half hour and is always held at the…

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by Marissa Potts

Indiana Jones' world of adventure turns into a world full of holiday cheer at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs! Here, you can enjoy a themed restaurant with a limited time menu full of holiday cookies, snacks, and cocktails. 


Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is located in The Landing area of Disney Springs - my personal favorite! This is the area where Wine Bar George, The Boathouse, and Paradiso 37 are located, among others. I suggest parking in the Orange garage to get here, and also arriving early! Jock Lindsey’s is a first come first serve restaurant, so tables fill up quickly and are usually snatched up as soon as a group gets up. 


The holiday theming is apparent from even the exterior of the…

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by Marissa Potts

Take a stroll through Disney Springs and take in the sights and smells of the Holidays with this free event! Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll is a fun activity for the whole family to partake in this holiday season.

Christmas Tree Stroll

The Christmas Tree Stroll takes place any day and time that Disney Springs is open, from November 11 to December 30 this year. The goal of this event is to find every themed Christmas tree throughout Disney Springs! The best part about this event is that there is no cost and it can be done completely at your own pace! Simply get a map from any of the stores or locations with a sign outside marking it as Map Distributor.


Some of the locations are City Works Eatery & Pour House,…

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by Ken Pozek

Are you an escape room fan? How about a Back to the Future or Jurassic World fan? Well Universal Orlando has you covered on all three! Today we had the opportunity to preview The Great Movie Escape, and it was fantastic! 

Opening up December 9th, 2022 over in City Walk on the same spot “The Groove” used to sit, Universal has repurposed the space for these two immersive escape rooms. 

What is it?

Let’s break it down. 

The Great Movie Escape is a multi-level escape room experience that is separated into two choices. Back to the Future and Jurassic World. 

As you walk underneath the mammoth marquee through the front door, you enter into a room that offers a nod to old Hollywood. There’s movie props, a full Gatsby style bar…

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by Jessica Hristov

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has returned to Magic Kingdom after a three year long hiatus!  This seasonal Magic Kingdom event has forever been a fan-favorite! The Christmas Party requires a separate ticket to enter and comes with tons of fun perks. Here is what you need to know about this year’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

About the Party

The 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs on select nights at Magic Kingdom from November 8th- December 22nd. Guests do not need to purchase a park ticket for the day and will be able to enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4pm. Guests do, however, need to purchase a separate ticket for party admission. Depending on the date, ticket prices range from $149-$199 (pre-tax) for guests…

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by Jessica Hristov

The holiday season is upon us! Universal kicked off their holiday celebration on November 12 this year. We can’t think of a better way to ring it in than by eating some sweet treats and buying some new festive merchandise. Universal Orlando has just released their seasonal lineup which includes new holiday merchandise and treats! Here’s a look at what you can get!

Festive Treats

There are a lot of great seasonal sweets and treats coming to Universal Orlando. From cookies to cakes and everything in between – there is something for everyone! Here is where you can find all the new holiday treats!

Islands of Adventure

Hop on Pop (Seuss Landing)

  • Grinch’s Heart on a Pillow $6.49
  • Grinch…

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