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Walt Disney World has announced Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “ The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters” starting May 26, 2017.

This limited-time event will showcase music from Pixar Animation Studios films, like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and Cars, complete with a live orchestra.

– Tagged Disney, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, live music, Pixar, The Music of Pixar Live!, theme park shows, Walt Disney World

Volcano Bay will be opening this spring, and Universal Orlando has revealed the story behind its new immersive water theme park.

– Tagged theme parks, Universal Orlando, Volcano Bay, water parks

More than just a day of fun, Raglan Road‘s annual Mighty Festival returns to Disney Springs the weekend of March 16 through 19, 2017. Healthy banana bread pudding Celebrating everything Irish, the festival will have live music, Irish dancers, and traditional food and drink to enjoy.


– Tagged Disney Springs, family friendly events, free events, Mighty Festival, Raglan Road, St Patrick’s Day

The annual Food & Wine Festival returns to Busch Gardens Tampa weekends in March and April with great food, beverages, and live music.

The 2017 festival takes place on weekends from March 4 through April 30, and features signature dishes and exciting new cuisine – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta and cabernet-filled chocolates – as well as an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails.

Posted in Central Florida Concerts / Comedy, Orlando Food / Drink, Theme Park News

– Tagged Busch Gardens Tampa, Food & Wine Festival, food events, Tampa concerts, theme park events

Foodies – mark your calendars! There are a slew of food-centric events scheduled for the next few months, and they run the gamut from special dinners to theme park festivals:

As part of The COOP‘s Guest Chef Series, Chef John Rivers will be joined by Rusty Spoon’s Chef Kathleen Blake on February 22, for a cooking demo and tasting. The best banana bread ever The menu will feature Chef Blake’s Lake Meadow Chicken Thighs and Sticky Rice with Lemon Relish, and Chef Rivers’ Pecan Pie Bread Pudding.

– Tagged food events, food festivals, restaurants, theme park events

One of the highlights of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and we have the list of acts that will be appearing.

The festival will run March 1 through May 29, but the concerts will only be held Friday through Monday (which is one day more each week than previous years).

There are several new acts making their first appearance at the Garden Rocks concerts, including pop punk rockers Simple Plan, and 80s hitmaker Berlin featuring Terri Nunn. Recipe for banana bread with sour cream Mark your calendars, because here is the full schedule:

– Tagged Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Garden Rocks Concert Series, Orlando concerts, Walt Disney World

The much anticipated Rivers of Light will finally debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World on February 17, 2017.

Rivers of Light is a 15-minute show combining live performance, floating set pieces, a soaring musical score, fountains and more in a celebration of animals and nature on the Discovery River inside the park.

– Tagged Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light, theme park attracrtions, theme park shows, Walt Disney World

Mere hours after helping the New England Patriots win this year’s Super Bowl, running back James White celebrated with Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World.

In a parade than ran down Main Street U.S.A., White and Mickey shared a perch on a float that also had Goofy and Minnie Mouse, all dressed in their football finest.

– Tagged James White, Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse, New England Patriots, Walt Disney World

SeaWorld Orlando is debuting the Seven Seas Food Festival, combining culinary delights with headliner concerts, Saturdays from Feb 11 to May 13, 2017.

Each week guests can sip and sample their way around the world of international coastal cuisine, with more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park, while enjoying craft beers, paired wines and specialty entertainment.

Posted in Central Florida Concerts / Comedy, Orlando Food / Drink, Theme Park News

– Tagged food events, Orlando concerts, SeaWorld Orlando, Seven Seas Food Festival, theme park events

Universal Orlando gets ready to kick off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 4. Recipe for banana bread pudding It will run daily through March 25, 2017.

Enjoy Cajun cuisine and drinks, music, and a parade through the park with floats of bead throwers. Best banana bread recipe with sour cream During this time period, Universal Studios Florida brings the Mardi Gras celebration to Orlando.

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This weekend, Jan 27-29, muggles from around the world will come together to celebrate at the 4th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, hosted by Universal Orlando and Warner Bros.

Author J.K. Easy banana bread muffins Rowling has inspired many with her tales of the Wizarding World, and this three-day event will give fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in that world at Universal Orlando.

– Tagged A Celebration of Harry Potter, family friendly events, fan conventions, Harry Potter, theme park events, Universal Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music, fellowship, and fun to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Live concerts take place at 1:30pm and 4pm in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Easy banana bread healthy Reserved seating packages are also available, starting at $19 additional.

– Tagged Christian music, Francesca Battistelli, Praise Wave 2017, SeaWorld Orlando, Skillet, theme park events, TobyMac

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