I Love Orlando Winter 2023 Edition | January

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Orlando, the ultimate vacation destination! Even though the temperatures are cooling off, the sunshine is here to stay. We invite you to enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones at LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort, SeaWorld ® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and the Walt Disney World ® Resort.

In Orlando, there’s something for everyone and we welcome you to soak up some sun and indulge in the magic of The City Beautiful. We look forward to making lifelong memories and new holiday traditions with you and your family. Whether that be sharing a love of sweets, finding a new favorite restaurant, taking your significant other out on the perfect date night or wherever your visit takes you, we thank you for making Orlando and Westgate Resorts apart of it.

Westgate Resorts’ 40 th Anniversary is still going strong, and we are proud to celebrate 40 years of creating amazing vacation memories. Westgate Resorts is synonymous with vacation and if your trip has you relaxing by the pool or experiencing some of the most thrilling attractions Central Florida has to offer, Westgate’s got you covered.

I Love Orlando magazine is your guide to all things magical this holiday season. Thank you for making Westgate your home away from home. No matter where your vacation takes you, we wish you safe and happy travels.

Best Wishes, David A. Siegel President and CEO, Westgate Resorts

FEATURES Fall / Winter 2022-2023 8 Walt Disney World® Resort Discover the Wonders of the World's Most Magical Celebration 12 Making Holiday Traditions 14 You’re So Close to The Awesome. Universal Orlando Resort is days and days of OMGs and LOLs 18 SeaWorld ® Parks & Resorts ™ Orlando An Ocean of Fun Awaits for the Entire Family. 28 Orlando Magic See an NBA game live 32 Celebrate! Calendar of Events 38 Magic & Illusion Experiences that will leave you saying "WOW!" 40 Mango's Tropical Café Come fall in love 50 A Love of Sweets Sweets make everything great 52 Date Night 58 Family-Friendly Dining Options 63 K&M Rentals
David Siegel, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts with Barry Manilow and Jackie Siegel
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen - Universal CityWalk 58
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Michael Jackson dancing at Mango’s Tropical Café.
Black Angus Steakhouse is a great Date Night experience.

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286 I LOVE ORLANDO® is published three times annually by Central Florida Investments, Inc., 5601 Windhover Drive, Orlando, Florida
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Professionally guided bass fishing trips. Half, 3/4 or full-day charters. Fish from fully rigged bass or pontoon boats with licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captains. All equipment provided. Licenses and transportation available. Singles or groups welcome. a1bassguideservice.com

Adventure Island® 1-813-884-4386

Located across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical surroundings within a soothing Key West atmosphere. Choose to race down rapids, swim through waterfalls and a wave pool, splash in playgrounds perfectly kid-sized or dig your toes into the sand and relax all day in a private cabana at Tampa Bay’s first waterpark! Check out America’s first dual-tailspin water slide, Solar Vortex, a premier family attraction! AdventureIsland.com

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games


Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is Orlando’s premier entertainment destination. We are located on Universal Boulevard across from the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center.

Andretti Karting’s 155,000 sq. ft. facility features several exciting attractions all under one roof, including high-speed Superkarts on multi-level tracks, state-ofthe-art arcade, two-level laser tag, boutique bowling, interactive motion theater and a variety of VR attractions that make it a truly unique experience. andrettikarting.com/orlando

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® 407-545-5550

From high-speed waterslides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted Orlando’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 46 slides, rivers and

lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches.

Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as you see your opponent side by side and face to face. Who will reach the finish line first? aquaticaorlando.com

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures


UNIQUELY THE BEST airboat tour in Florida for 25 years! Cruise the swamps by day, sunset or night on an airboat with an expert who knows the wetlands like the back of their hand seeing wildlife. Visit our Native American Village, BBQ Restaurant, gator pond or mine for rare gems/fossils. bcairboats.com

Bok Tower Gardens 1-863-676-1408

A “must-see” Florida attraction centrally

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ifty years ago, the Walt Disney World® Resort, born of impossible dreams, opened its gates. And now the magic is calling everyone to The World's Most Magical Celebration – the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World® Resort. Our Theme Parks are shining like never before as the four Walt Disney World® Theme Park icons transform at night into magnificent Beacons of Magic*. Throughout this celebration, you’ll be immersed in shimmering EARidescence and make special memories such as discovering the Disney Fab 50 Characters cast in gold around the Theme Parks.

At Magic Kingdom® Park, pure fantasy reigns. Believe in make-believe as you race through a diamond mine on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, sail with the Pirates of the Caribbean®, fly with Dumbo, join 999 happy haunts in Haunted Mansion® or take the wildest ride in the wilderness on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®. And as part of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Enchantment, a nighttime spectacular, takes you on an incredible journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. Everyone will believe in magic, with captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and immersive projection

effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A®

Come experience EPCOT® where Disney storytelling welcomes you into incredible worlds brimming with possibilities. Adventure is served at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion, where you can join Chef Remy and zip, dash and scurry through Gusteau’s bustling Paris restaurant. Sail through Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and friends. Enjoy one of the largest nighttime spectaculars created for Disney Parks Harmonious is a beautifully crafted nighttime dreamscape of Disney music and images, reimagined by a culturally diverse ensemble of musical artists from around the world. Come be a part of the continuing transformation of EPCOT® and enjoy a whole new journey dedicated to inspiring everyone with the magic of possibility.

And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, we’re celebrating attractions and lands that make a day here even more extraordinary. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge® feel the rush of taking over control of the Millennium Falcon and find yourself caught in a battle in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. In Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway you can enter a crazy colorful cartoon world as you join Mickey and Minnie on a runaway adventure. Become a toy with Buzz and Woody and take in a ride on Slinky Dog Dash as he careens through Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land.

Of course, when you’re not busy enjoying all that the Theme Parks have to offer, be sure to check out Disney Springs® —from shopping to dining to entertainment, here you’ll find happily whatever you’re after.

Whether it's your first time or your 50th, get ready for classic favorites and new adventures unlike any other place on Earth. Because when you celebrate with us, nothing could be more magical.

Explore the magic of nature at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park where you’ll journey to a distant world in Pandora—The World of Avatar, where you’ll hike under mystical mountains and climb aboard the back of a banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage Experience animals in their natural habitats on Kilimanjaro Safaris®. Come explore the reimagined spectacular stage show with

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! See puppets and singers set in the underwater world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo. * Beacons of Magic will be available nightly at select Theme Parks. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ©2022 Disney/Pixar
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Disney Enchantment ©2022 Disney Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! ©2022 Disney/Pixar

playlocated in Lake Wales featuring a 205-foot and 60-bell Singing Tower, beautifully landscaped gardens, new children's garden, outdoor kitchen, unique hiking trails, cafe, gift shop and plant shop. boktowergardens.org

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay 1-813-884-4386

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos.

Enjoy unique seasonal events all year or take on Tigris™, Florida’s tallest launch coaster. A top-rated list of favorite attractions for thrill seekers include Cheetah Hunt - the park’s longest coaster, SheiKra - a 200-foot tall floorless dive coaster, Falcon’s Fury - a 335-foot freestanding drop tower and many more. Then, learn all about the animals that inspired the rides by visiting one of the esteemed animal habitats or booking an exciting Insider Tour opportunity. BuschGardensTampa.com

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art 407-645-5311

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Highlights include the restored chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a wing that showcases the Museum’s collection of art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall.

Visitors to the Museum will also enjoy exhibits of American art pottery, Art Nouveau objects and late 19 th and early 20 th century American paintings. See website for current hours. morsemuseum.org

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 1-727-441-1790

Visit rescued dolphins in their 1.5-milliongallon habitat! This extraordinary Ruth & J.O. Stone Dolphin complex has five pools, with numerous floor to ceiling windows,

guests have the opportunity to view and engage with our rescued residents in a whole new way. Explore Winter’s Rescue Walk Exhibits and discover incredible new underwater views. Clearwater Marine Aquarium also has marine life featured in major motion pictures Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2

Once you arrive add on a great selection of interactive activities including behind the scenes tours, Clearwater Bay boat & kayak excursions, and animal interactions. By choosing to visit, you are supporting Marine Life Rescue! CMAquarium.org

Congo River Golf 407-248-9181 407-396-6900

Play award-winning miniature golf. With eight locations in Florida to choose from, there's an adventure for everyone. Experience tranquil waterfalls, mysterious caves, tropical rainforests, challenging golf holes and more on an unforgettable African adventure! congoriver.com

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I-Drive Welcomes You! On behalf of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce we want to welcome you to the heart of Orlando Tourism – the I-Drive Resort Area!

If you are returning or visiting for the first time, you are about to experience the best part of Orlando – The International Drive Resort Area. As you explore the I-Drive Resort Area, you will find six of the world’s greatest theme parks, over 35 amazing attractions and 350 plus restaurants offering every cuisine. I-Drive has over 900 retail outlets, 100 plus hotels and the 2nd largest convention center in the country!

It’s easy to see what makes the International Drive Resort Area a favorite to millions of visitors each year. Whether you are here on vacation or for business, we hope you enjoy all that our destination has to offer; delicious food, amazing shopping, thrilling attractions and world-class resort accommodations.

If you are a returning visitor, we are delighted to welcome you back! If it’s your first-time visit, thank you for choosing the International Drive Resort Area! Our community is dedicated to making your visit safe, fun and memorable. Thank you for visiting I-Drive!

We’re glad you’re here!

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Maria Triscari President/CEO International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce

Crayola Experience


Discover the magic of color with 20+ creative attractions. Color, chemistry and digital technology combine to create a day of family fun and colorful keepsakes. Name and wrap your own Crayola crayon! Learn how crayons are made in a live show! Shop the largest selection of Crayola products and souvenirs. crayolaexperience.com

Discovery Cove ®


Discovery Cove ® in Orlando is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, handfeed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are included.

Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere. discoverycove.com

Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park


Explore the magic of nature at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park. Discover rare animals in their natural habitats, adventures beyond belief in Pandora –The World of Avatar, and entertainment with brilliant larger than life performances transporting you to the heart of nature. disneyworld.com

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park


Zip down the slushy slopes of one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Float down a tranquil river. Children under 48 inches tall can even splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides. disneyworld.com/waterparks

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Celebrate the holidays making new traditions for lasting memories.

‘Tis the season to experience Tampa’s premier holiday traditions, Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa ! Create lasting family memories at one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most immersive light displays and go on festive adventures that connect guests with wildlife and the spirit of the season. On select nights, experience the zoo animals in an atmosphere of holiday magic and cheer, made complete with special animal mingles, magical light displays, tasty treats and classic holiday music.

Create memorable family fun and go "gnome" for the holidays at Bok Tower Gardens! Enjoy a delightful outdoor gnome hunt in the gardens and terraces of El Retiro. Children will spark their creativity at Doodlebug Art Station, discover music in the Heart of the Hammock and spend hours of nature play throughout the three-acres of Hammock Hollow.

Continue the holiday memories with a relaxing stroll through beautiful displays of poinsettias, begonias, evergreens and other seasonal greenery throughout the Olmsted Gardens.

As the center of the International Drive entertainment district, ICON Park is again thrilled to welcome guests during the holiday season. In addition to their standard attractions, restaurants and live entertainment, they will be adding some seasonal elements that will allow visitors to not only enjoy the fun of the park, but it will also encourage all to get into the Holiday Spirit. They are again hosting the region’s premier Santa Experience for families, the official I-Drive Christmas tree will be here and the festive lighting ceremony will be held as well. Add some seasonal decorations, special food and beverage options, and a view of the city’s holiday décor from the 400-foot Orlando wheel and you have a wonderful experience for the entire family.

your letters to LEGO® Santa, rock around the giant LEGO® tree to holiday tunes and take “elfies” with their favorite holiday LEGO® Characters! And ring in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO® bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an early, kid-friendly celebration time.

Bring the entire family and watch as the holidays come alive at Old Town. This truly unforgettable spectacle will bring back old memories and create new ones as you enjoy a classic all-American holiday experience. Holidays at Old Town is a spectacular display of festive decorations throughout the brick-paved streets of Old Town every night. The colorful twinkle of lights including the traditional and iconic Christmas Tree will be on display through December 26.

Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration from November 11 through December 31. See the park transformed into a winter wonderland, sparkling with over three million beautiful lights. With plenty of holiday cheer, this event is sure to create unforgettable memories at a wondrous Christmas celebration you’ll only find at SeaWorld.

Deck the halls at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for the jolliest event of the year, Holidays at LEGOLAND® ! There is no better time to add a little LEGO® magic to your family vacation and build memories and traditions to last a lifetime. Families can visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send

Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream and laugh your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where they do the holidays big time. From the parks to Universal CityWalk, there’s themed entertainment, food and fun around every corner. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season. And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort, select dates in winter.

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Prepare for a spectacular season of holiday joy at Walt Disney World® Resort. Whether you head to Magic Kingdom® Park where you can have a jolly good time with Mickey and the gang as part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party* on select nights between November 8 and December 22, immerse yourself in a worldwide collection of traditions and tastes, all during the EPCOT® International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth starting November 25, or revel in unique shopping, fantastic food, and a Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs®, you’ll discover countless ways to make memories.

*Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.

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Enjoy seasonal greenery at Bok Tower Gardens. Meet your favorite LEGO® Holiday characters. Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa ICON Park Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal CityWalk , is the perfect place to stop in when all the amazement has worked up a dinosaur-sized appetite. Or even if you can’t make it to the parks, CityWalk offers a vast array of superb choices for a mouthwatering meal. Discover the culinary brilliance of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen plus other unique venues such as Bigfire, where open fire cooking takes center stage, flavoring your meal with smoky goodness.

Now more than ever, you want to make every second of your time off with family and friends really count. New adventures and alternate realities. Thrills and relaxation. Incredible entertainment and exceptional dining. With three amazing theme parks plus a spectacular nighttime dining and entertainment complex, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable escape at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando is the only place where you can experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in two unique lands. If you have a park-to-park ticket, from Universal’s Islands of Adventure you can climb aboard the Hogwarts™ Express in Hogsmeade™ and emerge in London’s King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida †. Just around a corner and through a secret brick archway is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon

Alley™. Here you can dine at the Leaky Cauldron™, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™ wand shop, and travel deep below Gringotts™ bank on a multidimensional thrill ride. In Hogsmeade™ you can explore the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts™ castle and brave the wilds of the Forbidden Forest on the thrilling roller coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™.

At Islands of Adventure you’ll also discover amazing experiences based on megahits such as Jurassic World and King Kong, and Super Heroes like SpiderMan and The Incredible Hulk. Universal Studios is home to awesome attractions based on the Transformers, Illumination’s Minions, and many more. And don’t forget Universal’s Volcano Bay, a stunningly beautiful water theme park unlike any other, where paradise reigns all year round with slides, plunges and relaxing waters that perfectly mix thrill time with chill time.

And if you happen to visit from November 12 through January 1, Universal amps up the awesome to an even higher level with dazzling Holidays festivities including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, the joyous Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's in Universal Studios, the music and fun of Grinchmas™ in Seuss Landing™ in Islands of Adventure, and more.

And there’s all kinds of wonderful entertainment including the all-new Universal’s Great Movie Escape, opening fall 2022, where you can take on the challenge of evading an apex predator in Jurassic World: Escape or the timetraveling chaos of Back to the Future: OUTATIME; rest assured, this is no ordinary escape room experience. So don’t miss out. Make a plan to visit Universal Orlando Resort now.


For tickets and information, visit the guest services desk in the hotel lobby.

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YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO THE AWESOME. UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS DAYS AND DAYS OF OMGS AND LOLS. WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22) †Additional restrictions apply. Dr. Seuss properties ™ & © 2022 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. ©TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2022 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2022 MARVEL. Jurassic Park and Jurassic World ™ & © 2022 Universal Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Minions ™ & © Universal Studios. Universal elements and all related indicia ™ & © 2022
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios®


At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, favorite stories unfold all around you. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge® feel the rush of taking over control of the Millennium Falcon. And in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway you can enter a crazy colorful cartoon world as you join Mickey and Minnie on a runaway adventure. And become a toy with Buzz and Woody and take in a ride on Slinky Dog as he careens through Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land. Let Your Adventures Begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® disneyworld.com

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park


Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features the largest inland wave pool in North America. Challenge twisting slides, shoot the Crush ’n’ Gusher water coaster and chill out on a family raft ride, a sandy beach or on a lazy float around a creek. There’s magic in every drop! disneyworld.com/waterparks

Empire Slingshot


When you’re looking for fun things to do in Central Florida, Empire Slingshot has the best adventures to spice up your trip. Explore the city in one of our exotic Polaris Slingshots for an unforgettable experience. empireslingshot.com



EPCOT® has always been an amazing place to celebrate the world and immerse ourselves in the wonder of attractions and festivals that excite the senses. Come experience an EPCOT where Disney storytelling welcomes you into incredible worlds brimming with possibilities. This is your chance to float, fly, scurry, race, taste, sing, play and grow—without growing up. Come be a part of the continuing story of EPCOT and enjoy a whole new journey dedicated to inspiring everyone with the magic of possibility. disneyworld.com

Escapology 407-278-1515 Escapology is Orlando’s premier live escape

game which offers an exciting, unique and challenging experience. Teams of up to 8 players must race against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the game room within 60 minutes. Excellent fun for friends and family. escapology.com

Fun Spot America-Kissimmee


2 Extreme go-kart tracks, thrill rides & Florida’s only inverting wooden roller coaster. Over 20 rides & an arcade. Located next to Old Town at MM#9 on Hwy 192. Free admission and free parking. Named “Best Budget Attraction.” Come have your #BestDayEver!

Fun Spot America-Orlando


2 roller coasters including the action packed White Lightning, 4 unique go-kart tracks, over 20 rides & an arcade. Home of Gator Spot. Family-friendly fun. Just off International Drive at Kirkman. Named “Travelers’ Choice” by TripAdvisor. Free admission and free parking. Come have your #BestDayEver!

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Gaia Arts Studios


Professional tattoos and body piercings in a clean, safe and friendly environment. Artist with 20+ years of experience. Speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Original and custom designs. Walk-in appointments available.



“Orlando’s only Theme Park with Bite and Attitude.” Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining “Old Florida” charm with exciting new exhibits and entertainment. The park opened as a roadside attraction in 1949 and is now celebrating 73 years.

Today, it provides more fun than ever before with thousands of alligators, crocodiles, an aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, educational wildlife programs, gift shop, Florida’s best train-ride, restaurant, the Gator Gully Splash Park, thrilling zip lines and much more. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, including

the Alligators: Legends of The Swamp Show, The Up-Close Encounters Show and The World-Famous Gator Jumparoo Show! Ride the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure; ain’t another experience like this in the entire world. Recently votedThe Best Place to Show Visitors the Real Orlando by readers of Orlando Weekly! gatorland.com

Hawaiian Rumble


Hawaiian Rumble has two 18-hole courses. Golf holes range from beginner to advanced and take players through a variety of sceneries. The courses challenge participants with uniquely designed putt-through logs, hills, waterfalls and tunnels. hawaiianrumbleorlando.com

Hollywood Drive-In Golf


Come and experience Central Florida's newest and most outrageously themed miniature golf at Universal CityWalk Orlando. Based on vintage horror flicks and "little green men" science fiction

films, guests putt through elaborate movie-style scenes. hollywooddriveingolf.com

Howl at the Moon 407-354-5999

No set list. No template. Howl at the Moon is a high-energy show centered around crowd participation and audience requests. From classic rock to today’s pop, you say it, we’ll play it. Our nonstop party atmosphere topped with signature cocktails and entertaining staff will give you a night you won’t forget. howlatthemoon.com

I-Drive Star Bar 407-776-9758

Watch the fun and excitement of the Orlando StarFlyer from our outdoor courtyard or chill out inside and watch all the sports or listen to music. Located at 8265 International Drive. starflyer.com


At ICON Park, it starts with The Wheel®, but the fun keeps going around and around

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THE LIVE ESCAPE GAME 11951 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 T: (407) 278-1515 W: escapology.com ORLANDO’S PREMIER LIVE ESCAPE GAME $5OFF 60 Minutes | Locked In | Crack Codes Solve Puzzles | Escape YOU HAVE ONE HOUR! $5 OFF CODE: ILO2223 Expiration Date: March 31 2023 SCOOBY-DOO AND THE SPOOKY CASTLE ADVENTURE

long after the ride. At 400 feet tall, The Wheel® is the perfect way to elevate an amazing moment. Toast to the good life with a Sky Bar experience in your own private capsule or see downtown, the theme parks and the Central Florida landscape like never before. Then, dive deep into the oceans of the world by exploring SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and its 360-degree ocean tunnel with floor-to-ceiling displays and bubble aquariums, or indulge in the ultimate fame experience at Madame Tussauds Orlando, the world’s greatest wax museum. ICONParkOrlando.com VisitSeaLife.com/Orlando MadameTussauds.com/Orlando

Kennedy Space Center

Visitor Complex


From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Fuel your quest for inspiration from right here at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. KennedySpaceCenter.com

Kissimmee Swamp Tours

1-800-347-4007 407-436-1059

Kissimmee Swamp Tours offer narrated wildlife airboat tours through pristine swamps and marshes in the Kissimmee area. Experience the Old Florida! The undeveloped Florida! Everything else is just an airboat ride. Experience the difference! ALL our wildlife is cage free. kissimmeeswamptours.com

Lake Charters Guide Service


Lake Charters Guide Service has been serving sportsmen worldwide since 1983 and has become the premier guide service in Central Florida. Carrying one to three passengers on guided bass fishing trips and offering the best equipment available. lakecharter.com

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination built for families with kids 2-12, featuring two theme parks with more than 50 rides and attractions PLUS LEGOLAND ® Water Park with seasonably heated pools, and three unique onsite hotels. For more information, visit LEGOLAND.com/Florida

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included. Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

There’s a reason Orlando is the world’s favorite family vacation destination, and at SeaWorld ® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando, there are exciting experiences for families to take in and lifelong memories to be made.

SeaWorld ® Orlando Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld ® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Experience the predator power of MAKO ® , Orlando’s fastest and longest coaster. Take a plunge down the world’s tallest river rapids drop on Infinity Falls™. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta ® .

Don’t miss the latest attractionIce Breaker! This new coaster features four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond verticals drop in Florida - a 93foot-tall spike with 100-degree angle.

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark ® From high-speed waterslides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted Orlando’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 46 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun sending Guests on amazing undersea adventures. Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as you see your opponent side-byside and face-to-face. Who will reach the finish line first?

Discovery Cove ®

Discover what it takes to care for an injured animal at SeaWorld Rescue™ Manatee Rehabilitation. Take a walk down Sesame Street at Sesame Street Land™, connecting your family to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the worldfamous street. Experience one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and up-close animal interactions.

Discovery Cove ® in Orlando is an allinclusive day resort where Guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are

Busch Gardens® is the ultimate family adventure and Florida’s thrill ride leader, offering more than 300 acres of family attractions. With a unique blend of exciting rides, one of the country's largest zoos, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for Guests of every age. Thrills reach all-new heights on Tigris®, Florida's tallest launch coaster, catapulting riders through an intense forward and backward journey. Guests can dive 60 MPH on Falcon’s Fury ®, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, experience Cheetah Hunt ®, Florida’s first triple-launch coaster, or even soar like a bird of prey on SheiKra ® , taking riders up 200 feet to dive straight down.

For kids and parents alike, there’s more to explore at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun ® at Busch Gardens! Families can enjoy the perfect “first coaster” experience with their youngest thrill seekers on Air Grover, meet everyone’s favorite friends from Sesame Street, and explore Elmo’s 3-story hideaway in this perfectly-sized

rides and

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cool water
run WILD! FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-545-5550 seaworldorlando.com aquaticaorlando.com discoverycove.com buschgardenstampa.com You can also visit your concierge or guest services desk for more information. Manta® at SeaWorld® Orlando
play land filled with kid-friendly
fun where
KareKare Curl at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®
Hippopotamus Habitat at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay


the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable deep space journeys during an immersive motion theater ride, Spaceport KSC. The thrill is within reach.

From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Fuel your quest for inspiration from right here at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

GatewayTM : The Deep Space Launch Complex is now open! A bold new attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor

Complex, propels you into the interstellar travel of tomorrow. See the visionary designs paving the way of human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and commercial partners. Get up close to actual spacecraft, stunning interactive displays and life-sized models of upcoming vehicles. Then, enter the spaceport of

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational attractions and exhibits. Don’t miss seeing the actual space shuttle orbiter that flew 33 missions in Space Shuttle Atlantis® or walk among giants in the Rocket Garden. Go beyond NASA’s gates to see the operational facilities of America’s multi-user spaceport and get up close to a real Saturn V Moon rocket in the Apollo/Saturn V Center. And, if timed right, witness a rocket launch from just a few miles away. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, FL.




See the visionary designs paving the way of human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and its commercial partners. Then, enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys at Spaceport KSC.


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Lost Caverns Adventure Golf


There's nothing mini about this golf! Putt your way through caves, up rocky trails and past waterfalls as you follow Cliff Cavern and his nieces along two exciting 18-hole adventures! Don't forget to feed our live gators! lostcavernsgolf.com

Machine Gun America™


Experience the ultimate Automatic Adrenaline Attraction™. Discover endless and unforgettable thrills at Orlando’s first and only firearms attraction - Machine Gun America. Fire live rounds using fully automatic machine guns and legendary firearms in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility for an unparalleled rush of excitement, exclusive safety precautions and the ultimate shooting experience. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss. Visit our website for more details. machinegunamerica.com

Magic Kingdom® Park


Enjoy six lands of never-ending enchantment, one-of-a-kind attractions and unforgettable moments at the place where storybook fantasy becomes everyday reality. Rocket through the galaxy on Space Mountain®, sail the high seas with Pirates of the Caribbean® and soar high in the sky with Dumbo the Flying Elephant®. Plus, see some of your favorite Disney friends in magical parades and at character greeting locations. disneyworld.com

Museum of Illusions Orlando 833-541-0992

With over 50 exhibits, Museum of Illusions offers more mind-twisting, eye-tricking fun under one roof than any other edutainment destination in Central Florida. Roam the mind-blowing expanse of the Infinity Room. Defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room. Shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Only at...Museum of Illusions Orlando. MOIOrlando.com

Old Town 407-396-4888

Old Town Entertainment DistrictA time capsule nestled in the tourist capital of the world, Old Town Entertainment District is the premier destination for classic, all-American fun. It’s a blast from the past that will transport you to a time when crowds were a little smaller, lines were a little shorter, and

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When ticket purchase takes place online 24 hours before the fishing trip. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, charters or Red Snapper trips. Expires 3/31/23 When ticket purchase takes place online 24 hours before the fishing trip. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, charters or Red Snapper trips. Expires 3/31/23 $5 OFF HALF DAY $10 OFF FULL DAY Open 6 am - 6 pm Daily 800-481-3474 Deep Sea Fishingaboard Half Day Fishing aboard The Orlando Princess 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Everyday Full Day Fishing aboard The Canaveral Princess 8 am - 5 pm Everyday Night Shark Fishing aboard The Orlando Princess (March - September Only) 6 pm - 10 pm Wednesday thru Saturday Nights www.orlandoprincess.com Available For PRIVATE CHARTER The Starfish ORLANDO PRINCESS & CANAVERAL PRINCESS Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess FISHING FLEET FISHING FLEET ORLANDO PRINCESS & CANAVERAL PRINCESS FISHING FLEET FISHING FLEET ORLANDO PRINCESS & CANAVERAL PRINCESS ORLANDO PRINCESS CANAVERAL PRINCESS FISHING FLEET FISHING FLEET IT’S NOT JUST A DAY AT THE BEACH, IT’S THE ULTIMATE BEACH ADVENTURE 401 Meade Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321-783-7549 | CocoaBeachPier.com @CocoaBeachPier | @CBPier FIVE RESTAURANTS AND BARS • FRESH FLORIDA SEAFOOD DAILY HAPPY HOUR • OCEAN VIEW BREAKFAST • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • MARKETPLACE • BEACH RENTALS SURF LESSONS • SHOPPING • PIER FISHING • BEACH VOLLEYBALL • BICYCLE RENTALS

Atime capsule nestled in the tourist capital of the world, Old Town Entertainment District is the premier destination for classic, all-American fun. It’s a blast from the past that will

transport you to a time when crowds were a little smaller, lines were a little shorter and good times were a little simpler. Just off the beaten path, it’s a place where characters from all walks of life are encouraged to embrace the weird and the wonderful.

Featuring unique attractions, weekly events, live entertainment and—best of all—free admission, Old Town has captured the attention of locals and visitors alike. Guests will find classic arcades and muscle cars, as well as escape rooms and karaoke. You’ll see hired entertainers in 50s fashions, and you’ll also encounter motorheads in modern streetwear. With a little something for everyone, it’s a destination that’s just as unique as you are.

The 18-acre property has something new to discover around every corner. Affordable shops, restaurants and bars line the brick-paved streets.

And the entire family will enjoy timeless attractions like the Old Town Ferris Wheel, the Great Magic Hall and the area’s only year-round haunted house, Mortem Manor. Free events and live music light up Old Town’s Main Stage throughout the week, all leading up to the world-famous car show and cruise, held weekly on Fridays and Saturdays.

With memories that are just as magical as any Orlando destination, Old Town has remained a cherished family tradition for over 30 years. Celebrate all things quirky and cool when you play on our side of town. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-396-4888

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good times were a little simpler. Just off the beaten path, it’s a place where characters from all walks of life are encouraged to embrace the weird and the wonderful. myoldtownusa.com

Old Town SlingShot


The world’s most popular adrenaline ride. Riders are propelled upwards over 365 feet at speeds in the region of 100+ miles per hour. Located at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee. oldtownslingshot.com

Orlando Magic Basketball


Experience the NBA live with an Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center, featuring world-class basketball and entertainment. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy an Orlando Magic game. It’s an amazing event packed with fun for the whole family! Regular season runs from October to April. To view home game schedule and ticket options, visit www.orlandomagic.com/iloveorlando

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 407-896-6700

Celebrating its 30 th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the 11-concert Classics Series and Pops Series, as well as its Focus Series and Symphony Storytime Series at The Plaza Live, a historic Central Florida venue. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s vision is to enrich, inspire, and serve the Central Florida community through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts annually. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic performs at the new Steinmetz Hall, one of the world’s most acoustically-perfect concert halls. The Orlando Philharmonic is a Partner Organization of the National Alliance for Audition Support, an initiative to increase diversity in American Orchestras. OrlandoPhil.org

Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess 321-784-6300 Deep Sea Fishing aboard the 95’ “Orlando

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$ 1 OF F an y purcha s e of $ 6 or mor e OLD TOWN•5770 WEST HW Y 192•SUITE 326 Offer not valid in conjunction with other coupon(s), discount offers, or on sale merchandise Taxes not included. Exp 3/31/23. ILO $1.00 OFF Any purchase of $6 00 or more Offer not valid in conjunction with other coupon(s), discount offers, or on sale merchandise. Taxes not included. Exp. 3/31/23 Featuring a Full line of Premium Home Made Ice Cream with no preservatives. 407-787-0789 • Old Town • 5770 West Hwy. 192 • Suite 208 Italian Gelato, Gourmet Fresh Baked Cupcakes, Pastries, Pies, Cakes & European Crepes TM

Princess” and 90’ “Canaveral Princess.”

We fish for many types of fish, while also including your lunch, soda, rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing license for the day. Reservations required. For a private charter, “The Starfish” is available. orlandoprincess.com

Orlando StarFlyer


The Orlando StarFlyer is the tallest standalone swing ride in the world. It is a unique attraction that appeals to both young and old. The Orlando StarFlyer spins like a normal swing ride but also races up to a height of over 400 feet as it rotates around the tower. A truly exhilarating experience. Located at 8265 International Drive. starflyer.com

Orlando Tree Trek


Orlando’s Most Thrilling Tree-Top Experience! We’re more than just a zip line, we’re an action packed adventure with 97 fun and challenging obstacles. Climb and soar with Tarzan swings, nets,

ropes, trapeze and more. Then fly to a breathtaking finish on a 425-foot plunging zip line. Designed for ages seven and up! orlandotreetrek.com

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones, Peppa Pig Theme Park features six rides, six themed playscapes, a water play area and even more oinktastic experiences, just steps away from LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! Families can snort, giggle, and create their first theme park memories together with Peppa and her friends. For more information, visit peppapigthemepark.com/florida

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf 407-352-7378

Come and test your skills on our two challenging 18-hole championship courses! Putt your way through mysterious mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls! Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! piratescove.com

Revolution Adventures 352-400-1322

Are you ready to experience the thrill of outdoor adventures? Set in 230 acres of glorious Florida countryside, this unique property offers ATVs, Mucky Ducks, Trophy Bass Fishing, Target and Tag Archery, Clay Shooting and so much more. Families will find experiences for all ages and offers Guests who are looking to “do something different” in an outdoor setting. Just 15 miles west of the main attraction parks, this is an oasis of off-road fun. No waiting in lines and parking is free. Call today for reservations. BUT...be prepared to get dirty, maybe very dirty. See our Ad on page 25. revolutionoffroad.com

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®


Come see what’s new! Explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable. Marvel at our collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures. Self-guided, self-paced tour. Free parking! ripleys.com/orlando

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Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland


Recently voted 2022 Best Zipline in Orlando by readers of Orlando Weekly! Gatorland soars to new heights with the world’s tallest zip line to race above giant alligators and crocodiles. Glide across five intense zip lines at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, over 1,200 feet of thrilling adventure. Booking available online.

Looking for something a little shorter? Try out the Gator Gauntlet single zip line. Fly 350 feet through the air over the alligator breeding marsh - that’s one wild ride! The only accessible zip line in Central Florida! Pricing and reservations available at admissions. gatorland.com

SeaWorld® Orlando


Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else.

and more information. showcaseofcitrus.com

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SkyCoasters at Fun Spot America

Kissimmee: 407-397-2509

Orlando: 407-363-3867

Feel the thrill of your life! Part skydiving, part hang gliding. ALL THRILLS! Soar at 85 MPH in a free fall. Up to three can fly at one time.

*Open daily until midnight.

The Escape Game 407-501-7222

From uncovering lost treasure to breaking out of prison - The Escape Game offers a uniquely premium experience. Team up, follow clues, and solve puzzles to complete your mission and become the hero of these immersive 60-minute adventures. You might escape...you WILL have fun! TheEscapeGame.com/Orlando

Topgolf Orlando 407-218-7714

At Topgolf, our goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with

friends and family. Each venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing “bays” similar to a bowling lane, an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces for groups of any size, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.

Topgolf Orlando features 102 bays over 3 floors, an amazing rooftop terrace, lively bars and a golf game concept that is sure to blow you away. topgolf.com/orlando

Universal CityWalk


This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don't just make you say "Yum," but "Wow." Enjoy elevated American fare at Bigfire and culinary alchemy at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, plus much more. CityWalk is a spectacular evening of entertainment. OrlandoCityWalk.com


Universal’s Islands of Adventure 407-363-8000

Journey through worlds of epic tales and legendary heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experience exhilarating thrills and excitement as you battle villains alongside Spider-Man, and race alongside raptors on Jurassic World VelociCoaster. For tickets and information, visit the guest services desk in the hotel lobby.

Jurassic Park™ Universal Studios/Amblin. © 2022 MARVEL. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Universal Studios Florida 407-363-8000

Jump into the action of the biggest movies and television shows. Join forces with the TRANSFORMERS™, meet the mischievous Minions and more. Experience The Bourne Stuntacular, an incredible live-action stunt show. For tickets and information, visit the guest services desk in the hotel lobby.

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on the biggest teams in the NBA such as the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and others in the Amway Center – a state-of-the-art arena featuring the tallest scoreboard in the NBA.

The Orlando Magic are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and have seen success on the court since joining the NBA in 1989, winning six division championships and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009.

Along with amazing action on the court, enjoy entertainment by the 407 hip-hop performance team and STUFF the Magic Mascot. Arrive on time to see the sensational pregame light and video show as the team is announced.

Amway Center is now 100% cashless. The Orlando Magic Mobile App presented by Verizon lets you order and pay for food and beverage or souvenirs through your phone and pick it up at a designated location in the arena. For

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S ee an NBA game live, as the Orlando Magic keep health and safety at the forefront of everything they do.
the latest information on game schedules visit the team website at orlandomagic.com.
407-916-2255 orlandomagic.com
Learn what you need to know to be a team player to experience the thrills of Magic basketball live and in person.
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get ready to watch world-class basketball with edge-of-your-seat excitement that’s fun for all ages. Witness slam dunks, fast breaks and big-time blocks that’ll make it a vacation
talking about! See the Orlando Magic take




11/3/22 Golden State Warriors TWO 11/5/22 Sacramento Kings FOUR 11/7/22 Houston Rockets FIVE 11/9/22 Dallas Mavericks FOUR 11/11/22 Phoenix Suns THREE 11/14/22 Charlotte Hornets FIVE 11/16/22 Minnesota Timberwolves FIVE 11/25/22 Philadelphia 76ers THREE 11/27/22 Philadelphia 76ers THREE 11/30/22 Atlanta Hawks FIVE


12/5/22 Milwaukee Bucks THREE 12/7/22 LA Clippers THREE 12/9/22 Toronto Raptors FIVE 12/11/22 Toronto Raptors FIVE 12/14/22 Atlanta Hawks FIVE 12/23/22 San Antonio Spurs THREE 12/27/22 LA Lakers ONE 12/30/22 Washington Wizards THREE


1/4/23 Oklahoma City Thunder FOUR 1/5/23 Memphis Grizzlies THREE 1/20/23 New Orleans Pelicans THREE 1/23/23 Boston Celtics THREE 1/25/23 Indiana Pacers FOUR 1/28/23 Chicago Bulls TWO


2/7/23 New York Knicks FOUR 2/9/23 Denver Nuggets FOUR 2/11/23 Miami Heat TWO 2/23/23 Detroit Pistons FOUR 2/25/23 Indiana Pacers FOUR


3/5/23 Portland Trail Blazers FOUR 3/7/23 Milwaukee Bucks THREE 3/9/23 Utah Jazz FOUR 3/11/23 Miami Heat TWO 3/21/23 Washington Wizards FOUR 3/23/23 New York Knicks THREE 3/26/23 Brooklyn Nets THREE


4/2/23 Detroit Pistons FOUR 4/4/23 Cleveland Cavaliers FOUR 4/6/23 Cleveland Cavaliers FOUR NOTE:

iloveorlando.com 29 AMTRAK THE CHARLES HOSMER MORSE MUSEUM of AMERICAN ART To THEME PARKS ORLANDO MAGIC AMWAY CENTER ORLANDO CITY SOCCER Michigan St. 408 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA THE PLAZA LIVE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BOB CARR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE DOWNTOWN ORLANDO & WINTER PARK 1151 TOWER BOULEVARD LAKE WALES, FL 33853 863-676-1408 ONE OF AMERICA’S FINEST GARDENS BOKTOWERGARDENS.ORG 445 n. park avenue winter park, florida 32789 (407) 645-5311 morsemuseum.org tiffanyat the morse The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. 2022-2023
and times
Game dates

Celebrate ARTS & SPORTS

Select Dates, Now – Feb. Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Amway Center

See an NBA game live! Experience the thrills of super-charged action during the season, as the Orlando Magic take on the biggest teams in the NBA. Game dates are subject to availability and certain restrictions apply. orlandomagic.com/iloveorlando Promo Code: ILOVEORLANDO 407-916-2255

Fridays, Now – April

No Admission Charge

The Morse Museum

Visit the collection at no charge for all visitors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Selected Fridays include live music in the galleries. morsemuseum.org

inspired decorated trees, stylish holiday wreaths, exceptional gingerbread houses, entertaining and design concepts and more, all available for purchase. Enjoy holiday shopping experiences, holiday pop-up shops and daily entertainment. omart.org/events/festival_of_trees/

Nov. 12 & 13

Majestic Bruckner/Dvorák Grandeur Steinmetz Hall

Enter Bruckner’s expansive soundworld…become one with its sonorities…get carried away by the radiant strings, the majestic brasses, the longbreathed phrases and, ultimately, the splendor of his music! Leading into the symphony is Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a work of symphonic grandeur and passion.


Nov. 26

Home For The Holidays

Steinmetz Hall

Nov. 11 – 20

Festival of Trees

Orlando Museum of Art Strolling through the museum, guests will be transported to a time of old-fashion holiday gatherings and elegance. Visitors will view over 40 designer-

Experience the joyful sounds of the season for the first time ever in Steinmetz Hall. With the Holiday Singers, the Opera Orlando Youth Company and other favorite guests, it’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.


Please note event dates and content are subject to change.

Nov. 28 – Jan. 2

Holiday Blooms

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Thousands of colorful poinsettias along with seasonal flowers and foliage will create a magical garden for the holiday season. Stroll the 50-acres beautiful vignettes, container gardens and grounds to put you in the yuletide spirit included with daytime garden admission. leugardens.org

Dec. 5

Holiday Brass & Percussion

The Plaza Live

Seasonal selections and Holiday favorites performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Brass!


Dec. 10 & 11

Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season

The Plaza


This musical celebration will capture the spirit of the season with members from the String Family!

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians will play their way through holiday classics, from Frosty the Snowman to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season with family!


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Select Nights, Nov. – Dec.

Christmas in the Wild ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Make lasting family memories at one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most immersive light displays. Go on a festive adventure that connect guests with wildlife and the spirit of the season. On select nights, experience the zoo animals in an atmosphere of holiday magic and cheer. ZooTampa.org

Select Nights

Nov. 8 – Dec. 22

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Wishes come true, “snow” falls and holiday magic shines bright on select very merry nights as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to Magic Kingdom® Park! Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.


Select Dates, Nov. 11 – Dec. 31

SeaWorld® Christmas Celebration

Where holiday traditions are made with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment. seaworldorlando.com

Nov. 12 – Jan. 1

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

From dazzling decorations to unforgettable entertainment, it’s the awesomest celebration of the season – only at Universal Orlando Resort. UniversalOrlando.com

Nov. 13 – Jan. 2

Christmas Town™ Busch Gardens ®

Tampa Bay

Celebrate the holidays with millions of twinkling

lights, festive shows and holiday-inspired culinary delights. buschgardens.com

Nov. 18 – Jan. 1

Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! returns this holiday season. Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice. You'll see the story of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!™ in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice. christmasatgaylordpalms.marriott.com

Nov. 19 – Jan. 3

Select Dates, Dec.

Deck the Seas SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Swim over Aquarium for the most FIN-tastic holiday event of the season, Deck the Seas! Embark on a wintery scavenger hunt of coldwater creatures and come face-to-flipper with Scuba Claus!


Jan. – Feb. 2023 EPCOT® International

Festival of the Arts



Nov. 19 – Jan. 3

Colorful Christmas!



Weave your way through exciting holiday activities all while crafting unique gifts from the heart! It's a holiday hullabaloo with SNOW much to do! All included in general admission. crayolaexperience.com

Select Nights, Nov. 25 – Dec. 31

Holidays at LEGOLAND ®

Have the holly-jolliest time this year during Holidays at LEGOLAND ® featuring a giant LEGO ® Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO ® activities, twinkling lights and more. An extra special gift for you – this festive event is included in general admission! LEGOLANDFlorida.com

Encounter expression of art in its many forms from visual to culinary and performing arts. Experience the excitement of the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series taking place center stage with beloved Disney songs performed by top stars from award-winning shows. Subject to change without notice.


Nov. 25 – Dec. 31

Holidays at Old Town Marvel at the spectacular display of festive decorations throughout the brick-paved streets every night. The colorful twinkle of lights includes their traditional and iconic car-themed Christmas Tree on display. End 2022 with a bang during Old Town’s FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring their Classic Car Show, Live Music, Entertainment and Free Fireworks at midnight. myoldtownusa.com

Feb. 18


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Tampa Bay’s wildest night returns on February 18 th. This all-inclusive event is filled with upclose wildlife, endless food, unlimited drinks, live music, games and more! This is a separate ticketed event. Guests must be 21+ to attend.


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Perfect for a thrill seeker or not!

There is something for everyone’s unique and individual interests.

Charming boutiques. Flagship shops. The world’s largest collection of Disney merchandise. And beyond. No matter who you are or what you’re into, you’ll find shopping opportunities aplenty at Disney Springs ®. In the market for the season’s top trends and fashion-savvy fundamentals? You’re covered. How about accessories with a magical twist? Or jewelry, artwork, collectibles and exclusive Disney gear? Done and done. And look no further for those playsets, dolls, action figures, plush and dress-up essentials. You’ll even find holiday gifts and items to deck your halls…and yourself.

For those that love history and art, visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art . Home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933)—known widely for his artistic glass—the Morse exhibits art reflecting the diversity of late 19 th - and early 20 th -century American art.

From paintings, art glass, pottery and sculpture, to the chapel Tiffany designed for the Chicago world's fair in 1893, the Morse Museum's collection delights and inspires.

At Topgolf, there’s no pressure to have a good golf swing or score a lot of points. They are your one-stop shop for hole-inones and a whole lotta hole-in-nones. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, they believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community. Great for those that love sports and those who don’t!

Revolution Adventures has something for the entire family to enjoy and still satisfy those who want a thrilling experience and those who want steady paced fun. Archery or Archery Tag are both available and can involve the entire family. Based on dodgeball, it is played in a field with sponge tipped arrows.

Swing your swing.

The creative will enjoy a visit to Crayola Experience. Where they believe in the power of creativity and the magic it brings. With 70,000 square feet of color, Crayola Experience is Florida's most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play!

Over 20 hands-on activities and a full day of family fun awaits visitors. See the World’s largest Crayola crayon, personalize your own custom Crayola crayon, star in your own coloring page, see how crayons are made in a manufacturing show, create melted wax

Part Bar. Part Concert. All Fun! Howl at the Moon is a high-energy, live music destination for people who love to sing, dance and Howl! Sit back with a specialty cocktail while you watch talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or just want a fun night out, Howl at the Moon is the perfect place for a music lover!

Gather up your group and find something for everyone to enjoy!

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spin art and more! Express your creativity and experience color in a whole new way! DisneyStyle All can enjoy Archery or Archery Tag. Perfect For Special Occasions Visit Crayola Experience and express your creativity! ©2022 Disney Courtesy of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL.

playUniversal’s Volcano Bay 407-363-8000

Enjoy a tropical paradise where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. It’s a stunningly beautiful water theme park with over 30 unique experiences and 19 different attractions. Guests receive a TapuTapu wearable so they can relax and play while holding their place in a Virtual Line. For tickets and information, visit the guest services desk in the hotel lobby.

Vomatron 407-396-7166

If you want to feel the force that the brave astronauts did, then you need to feel the force of the Vomatron. Powered by huge electric motors, it rotates the giant 200-foot arm at speeds of up to 70 MPH. Throwing the capsules into extreme spins putting up to 4Gs of force upon its unwary passengers. Then, just as you thought it was over, you spin in reverse with the same degree of pure torture as before. Located at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee. oldtownslingshot.com

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 863-692-1321

Enjoy an authentic Florida Ranch experience with a trip to the land of the Florida Cracker Cowboys. You will feel like you have stepped back in time living the life of the very first Cowboy in America. Take an adventure around the resort on horseback, enjoy a thrilling airboat ride or relax on a river cruise aboard the 40 foot Kissimmee River Queen, test your aim at the Trap & Skeet range and have fun at the Adventure Park! Enjoy a variety of lodging accommodations ranging from RV Sites, Platform Tent Camping, Teepees, Luxury Glamping, Conestoga Wagons and spacious cabins and suites. WestgateRiverRanch.com

Wild Florida


Central Florida’s largest adventure park! Explore your family’s wild side at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades on an airboat tour, discovering new animals inside our Gator Park, getting up close and personal with exotic animals during our animal encounters or driving through our Safari Park. When it comes to adventure, we’ve got you covered. wildfl.com



An indoor amusement park for the mind, with over 100 hands-on exhibits to explore. Be blown away by hurricane-force winds, land the space shuttle, lie on a bed of nails, put yourself inside a bubble, play virtual sports, touch 100,000 volts of electricity, ride a virtual roller coaster and much more! Located in the basement (the 3rd level), compete in a game of laser tag, climb the ropes challenge course and experience the 4D extreme motion ride. Closed shoes required for the ropes course. Open daily.


ZooTampa at Lowry Park


Experience wildlife like nowhere else! Watch manatees receive life-saving medical care, feed a rhino, feel the rush of colorful Macaws soaring overhead, plus see other endangered animals from Florida and across the globe! Then grab the family for a wild three-story splash down on Roaring Springs, and so much more.


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dinner theaters & shows

Capone’s Dinner & Show 1-800-220-8428 407-397-2378

Join the wise guys and beautiful dames for an evening filled with singing, dancing, comedy and action! This prohibition-era speakeasy features a hysterical show with dazzling costumes, spectacular musical numbers and audience interaction. It’s a hit with all ages. Be prepared though – from the moment you arrive, wise guys rule. Enjoy a delicious four-course Italian/American meal with unlimited beverages (including alcohol).

Then, hang on to your fedoras and boas for a show that will get you humming the songs, walking the walk and talking the talk. Since 1992, Capone’s has entertained guests with its award-winning, family-friendly dazzling cabaret. Experience it yourself. Accept their invitation to join ‘the family’ and go back in time. It’s an offer you can’t refuse! alcapones.com

Dine With Orcas 407-545-5550 It’s Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience: Dine with Orcas. Dive into Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience. Dine next to our killer whales and watch the specialized care they receive daily in their home. Following your meal, you’ll get an up-close view into the relationship shared between our animal care specialists and killer whales as you discover the unique characteristics of these majestic animals. Throughout your experience, you’ll learn about the small yet impactful measures we all can take to help save valuable ocean resources by enjoying sustainable foods and preserving natural habitats.

*Park Admission not included but required seaworldorlando.com

Icons of Magic 407-499-3939 Florida’s largest Magic and Illusion show. Come witness the impossible as Master Illusionist David Ferrari and the Goddesses of Magic perform grand illusions that will wow all ages at the

David Ferrari Theatre, located inside Laryn Hall. Visit website for show times and dates. iconsofmagic.com Jewel 407-206-5102

A stylish cocktail lounge with live dueling piano entertainment, handcrafted cocktail drinks, and small bites, Orlando Jewel is the newest speakeasy music bar with a lively atmosphere.

Jewel features the best of Orlando’s dueling pianists presenting a variety of musical genres, combined with awardwinning singing acts performing the best of old classics and contemporary songs. Audience participation with song requests is encouraged. Get your tickets! Free Admission, Walk-ups Welcome. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended. JewelOrlando.com

Mango’s Tropical Café 407-673-4422

Mango’s Tropical Café brings an incredible Restaurant and Nightlife Entertainment Destination experience to everyone in Orlando. Enjoy our delicious Floribbean style food, exotic beverages and Live Entertainment on select nights!


Outta Control Dinner Show


Don’t miss the longest running magic comedy dinner show in the United States - a must see Orlando show! This hilarious show combines high-energy comedy improvisation with spectacular magic and audience participation. During the show, enjoy unlimited fresh hand-tossed pizza, salad, unlimited beer, wine, soda and dessert.

The 90-minute experience will keep you on the edge of your seat and tickle your funny bone. It’s the best value in town! Shows are presented nightly at 6 p.m., with second 8 p.m. shows on select evenings inside WonderWorks.


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artifacts from around the world. You won’t believe your eyes. During your visit explore the recently renovated galleries: Weird Florida, Ripley’s Travels and the Sideshow Gallery. Stop at the Wax Hands exhibit to create the most unique keepsake to take home with you (not included in ticket price).

Visit a world where magic and illusion can blow your mind and excite your senses! With a slight of hand or a largerthan-life moment these experiences will leave you saying “WOW!”

Explore the fascinating world of mental perception and deception at Orlando’s mustsee, must-share destination, the Museum of Illusions Orlando. With more than 50 amazing exhibits, the experience will fool your eyes, trick your mind and teach you all about the amazing brain science behind the illusions. You’ll leave with a whole new appreciation for your awesome imagination!

Experience Icons of Magic with Master Illusionist David Ferrari, "The Rock Star of Magic", a protégé of Illusionist Criss Angel & the recipient of the Merlin Award for Magic Producer of the Year. David Ferrari's trademark is combining music and magic! David's close-up Magic & Grand Illusion shows are futuristic, new and thrilling for all ages. David Ferrari has been performing his magic professionally for 30 years as a marque Illusionist.

To enjoy real Magic in Orlando, where else would you go other than to see Orlando’s NBA team, the Orlando Magic. Here, the Magic is authentic. It’s the Magic of making memories that last a lifetime, as you witness larger-than-life basketball action that is as real as it gets, full of fast breaks and slam dunks you have to see in person. It’s seeing smiles on the faces of the ones you love as they enjoy the amazing entertainment at every time out, with dancers, a hype squad and two-time NBA Mascot of the Year, STUFF the Magic Mascot! Experience true Magic, with memories you’ll never forget, and moments you’ll treasure forever. That’s Orlando Magic.

If you appreciate the odd and unusual with a touch of illusion, then come visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! where the impossible is possible. Let curiosity be your guide as you explore this amazingly unique attraction.

Get hands on with entertaining interactives and marvel at some of the strangest

With the ground above your head and the ceiling under your feet, WonderWorks Orlando will turn your world upside down! This 3-story upside-down house is filled with mystifying “edu-tainment,” including a swirling Inversion Tunnel to align yourself and start your adventure. Your eyes will be deceived and delighted with some of the world’s most renowned illusion art pieces in the Illusion Art Gallery! Enter the AntiGravity Chamber to investigate if the rain is really falling upwards or pass by the Einstein Imagination display to see faces watching your every move.

Head to The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show for an evening of illusions and laughs! Guests can expect to be impressed by this interactive, entertaining and hilariously funny dinner show. Minds will be read, predictions will come true and items will vanish and re-appear! This show is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter and engaging audience participation, perfect for audiences of all ages. Don’t just watch the show – be a part of the magic!

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The show co-stars the Goddesses of Magic. They are the only female Magic and Illusionist supergroup in the world of Magic! Tony Brent has some mind-blowing tricks! STUFF the Magic Mascot entertains fans at Orlando Magic games. The Mind-blowing Infinity Room Explore the Weird Florida Gallery. David Ferrari, "The Rock Star of Magic"

dinner theaters & shows

Pirates Dinner Adventure 1-866-33PIRATES 407-206-5102

Welcome, royal subjects, to the 25th anniversary as a pirate-free town in Treasure Bay!

Princess Anita has invited each of you to join in the celebration and gaze at the glory of the magical gypsy mermaid and her jewel of the sea, the Serpent’s Eye.

It is said that this necklace holds off a terrible beast - the dreaded Leviathan. We’re all safe as long as the mermaid remains in possession of the necklace… until the pirates invade!

They’ve returned for vengeance on the town that exiled them and to take the Serpent’s Eye, as well as the audience! Board the ship of the dreaded Captain Sebastian the Black as he takes you captive along with the Princess and the magical mermaid.


Teatro Martini “Musical Improv Experience” 407-206-5100

Come join us at Teatro Martini “Musical Improv Experience”! Our newest show brings you live-entertainment cabaret that will have you laughing all night long!

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and endless cocktail options while you watch great comedy acts, unbelievable magic numbers, aerial acrobats, our dancing Jewels and world-known performers.

Still in the mood to party after the show? Join us at Jewel, the only speakeasy bar with dueling pianos in Orlando where you will have the opportunity to play poker, roulette and more! Call us for any questions or to make a reservation at 407-206-5100. teatromartinifl.com

Westgate River Ranch Rodeo

Powered by Double K Rodeo Productions 863-692-1321

Saddle up and come on down to Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the Saturday Night Rodeo, powered by Double K Rodeo Productions!

Watch in amazement as expert riders fight to hold onto a wild bucking bull!

Be mesmerized by the excitement as rodeo athletes from across the region compete weekly at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena in trick riding, barrel racing and bull riding.

The family-friendly Florida rodeo is a Guest favorite to watch talented contestants and enjoy a patriotic tribute to our armed forces. WestgateRiverRanch.com

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today. The beautiful shimmering feathers and costumes will immerse you into the magical atmosphere of Mango’s Live!

Drag Me Out Wednesdays are here! Come enjoy a hysterical night out hosted by Ms. Tora Himan and sounds by DJ Scott Robert. Get ready to laugh, dance and sing all night long! This is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Atrue South Beach interactive experience awaits you at Mango’s Tropical Café ! Dine and dance in an energy that’s unmatched and electric, all in the heart of The City Beautiful. Come feast on amazing tropical cuisine, famous cocktails and handmade Mojitos while enjoying a variety of musical acts from Brazilian Samba to Michael Jackson to Cuban Conga and more. You will be jamming out to the Live band “The Latin Connection” while dancing to Latin beats and Billboard hits from the 80’s, 90’s and

Don’t let your night end when the show concludes… dance all night long! Those who are 21 and up are welcome to stay for the Premier Nightclub. At Mango’s Tropical Café you don’t have to choose between live music or an epic DJ; they’ve got both!

Whether you want to be entertained by their own talented dancers or show off your own moves, you can do it all. With an exotic cocktail in hand, you can soak up the worldwide vibe. The lights and the energy of the nightclub will envelop you, making it easy to see why they’ve achieved the title of Orlando’s Best Nightclub three years in a row!

What are you waiting for? Come fall in love at Mango’s Tropical Café!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-673-4422 mangos.com/mangos-orlando

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Disney Springs®


This is the place where you come to indulge in all things your heart desires. Where fashion-forward finds fit like a dream. Where delectable dining delights your taste buds. Where entertainment is an enchanting escape. Come and experience a wonderland of indulgence at Disney Springs®. Where you’ll discover happily whatever you’re after. DisneySprings.com

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

15657 State Road 535 407-238-9301

1.5 miles from Disney. Outlets feature store-front parking and savings up to 75% off! Brands include Aéropostale, American Eagle, Bonworth, Carter's, Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer, Express, Guess, Gap, Nike, Old Navy Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more. lbvfs.com

My Airbrush Shop

Inside Walmart: 3250 Vineland Rd., Kissimmee


2855 N. Old Lake Wilson Rd., Kissimmee 407-390-0328

8990 Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando 407-734-5542

At My Airbrush Shop you’ll experience the best in retail entertainment while you watch our world-class airbrush artists create your custom t-shirt, hoodie or trucker’s cap - all at the best prices available. Located inside Walmart. MyAirbrushShop.com

Serenity Spa by Westgate


Indulge, relax and rejuvenate with a visit to Serenity Spa by Westgate located at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. This full-service, Europeanstyle Serenity boutique offers more than 80 world class spa services including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, signature Serenity treatments and a salon. You’ll also find carefully selected, luxurious spa products to nurture your body and mind. Each visit includes full use of the Redwood Sauna, Hydrotherapy Spa and Fitness Center. Don’t forget to try our new HydraFacial

Treatments. Experience instant results with no downtime! Open daily.


Universal CityWalk 407-363-8000

This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don't just make you say "Yum," but "Wow." Enjoy elevated American fare at Bigfire and culinary alchemy at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, plus much more. CityWalk is a spectacular evening of entertainment.


Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier


Just a short one-hour drive from Orlando is the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, a local landmark renowned for its popular bars and restaurants, shopping and pristine beaches. Visitors can enjoy surfing, swimming, the best fresh seafood on the beach, volleyball, beach rentals and much more.


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The holiday season is filled with joy and laughter around our loved ones. Whether your days are filled with traveling, holiday shopping, or boundless party hosting, your body deserves some me time.

As you prepare for the excitingly busy upcoming months, be sure to set some time aside to revitalize your mind, body and spirit with

the right kind of pampering found only at Serenity Spa by Westgate .

Serenity Spa wants you to look and feel your best all year long by offering specialty services customized for each individual. Relieve stressed and aching muscles with a Hot Stone Massage or renew the body and stimulate circulation with a Detox Body Wrap. We also provide nail and salon services, group bookings and special occasions.

Discover a variety of unique skin care treatments including our "Best in Facials" HydraFacial chosen by our local Orlando Family magazine. Your skin will be clearer, brighter and have a more youthful appearance all around.

There’s no need to leave the kids at home when you’re ready to indulge in some world-class spa services! Serenity Spa has a special menu of treatments tailored for the new generation of spa-goers aged 13 years and younger.

Pick and choose the services you desire or select one of the spa packages designed to enrich, relax, detoxify, exfoliate, deep cleanse and purify your entire body from head to toe.

Included with your spa treatment is complimentary use of the state-of-the-art amenities, such as the Redwood Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Hydrotherapy Spa and Fitness Center.



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Serving brunch and dinner, Hash House A Go Go puts its own unique spin on each part of the dining day. Casual for brunch and lunch, we serve up flapjacks, farm benedicts and our famous Hash House twisted burgers among many other items. Dinner served Friday and Saturday nights until 7 p.m. The restaurant offers dining in a relaxed atmosphere with dishes like homemade chicken pot pie, black skillet chicken, stuffed meatloaf and pot roast dinner.

Hash House brings farm fresh food with a funky, modern twist to Orlando's residents and visitors. The décor, like the food, is one part farm, one part urban. From the old-school black and white farm photos to the modern bar to the relaxed booths, Hash House A Go Go is about having a good time − sophistication without pretension.

Hash House A Go Go has been featured on national television – the Martha Stewart Show, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, the Dr. Phil show and numerous other local and national shows. The restaurant has also received raves in the press – The New York Times and New York Post to mention just a few.

We can’t wait to feed you!

5350 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 407-307-4646


Enjoy a fascinating view in an upscale, signature full-service restaurant that puts world-class entrées on your plate and a window into the world of sharks before your eyes.

Let our skilled chefs, courteous staff and mesmerizing sharks make a memory for you.

You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy for an authentic Italian dining experience. At Villa Italiano Chophouse, we celebrate Italy’s culinary passion with fresh ingredients and house-made recipes. Come hungry to this hidden gem and be delighted to discover finely crafted dishes that will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

Our unique restaurant serves chophouse specialties including tender filets of beef, hand-selected cuts of ribeye, top sirloin and more. For your main course, experience savory classics such as Chicken Parmesan, prepared with house-made breadcrumbs and fresh herbs served on a bed of spaghetti marinara burrata.

Shark's Underwater Grill has been recognized among the best of the best restaurants in Orlando, receiving such awards as the 2013 Silver Spoon Award from Orlando Life Magazine and Outstanding Ratings in the Zagat 2014 Orlando Restaurant Survey. Come enjoy a unique dining experience found only at SeaWorld ® Orlando.

*Theme Park admission is required for dining experience.

Open daily, 11:30 a.m. SeaWorld Orlando 7007 Sea World Drive Orlando, FL 32821 407-363-2591 seaworldorlando.com

You can also enjoy delicious salads, antipasti boards, pizzas, pasta dishes and other signature entrees along with an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Try a new pairing with a seasonal wine selection from our beautiful 500-bottle wine cabinet. And for a memorable ending, indulge in a hearty scoop of Pistachio Gelato or wrap up with an authentic, chocolate-dipped Cannoli. Our world-class Italian Chophouse awaits you. Benvenuto!

Hours subject to change seasonally. For reservations, visit OpenTable.com

Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort 7700 Westgate Blvd. 407-396-8523 Ext. 41748

eat126 Chinese Restaurant

8681 West US Highway 192 407-239-8885

Top rated on TripAdvisor. Fast service and fair price. 100% pure oil and lean meat. Serving the 192 and Disney areas. Best food around Disney! Dine-in, carryout and delivery. Open late, 7 days a week.

192 Crab & Lobster

5073 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy 407-337-8888

Come dine at one of the best Seafood Boils that Central Florida has to offer. With the combination of our special house made 192 seasoning, we make your favorite crab legs, oysters, or lobsters like nothing you've ever tasted before. The magic doesn’t stop there! Pair it with our ice cold beers and signature cocktails, it will definitely be a trip to remember. 192CrabnLobster.com

A&W All American Food

Old Town: 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Suite 326 407-397-2280

Celebrating 100 years! Since 1919, A&W has made the Root Beer America loves. Visit any Orlando area A&W Restaurant and enjoy real draft Root Beer, great burgers, dogs, sweets and treats, onion rings and chili cheese fries. Takeout and Delivery Available. Family Meals to go. Uber Eats and DoorDash also available. awrestaurants.com

Antonio’s House of Pizza 4626 S. Kirkman Road 407-290-1200

2362 E. Irlo Bronson Highway 407-962-0004

At Antonio’s, we’re committed to providing delicious meals by using high-quality ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, fresh herbs and hormone-free chicken breasts among others. We prepare our dough and sauces in-house daily using our family recipes and our produce is local and delivered daily to ensure freshness. Come and try our delicious pizza in two different styles: New York style or our grandma-style pizza. We also offer a variety of pasta entrees, subs, salads and our famous chicken wings all in a

great atmosphere with very friendly service. antonioshouseofpizza.com

Black Angus Steakhouse 12399 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando 407-239-4414

7516 West Highway 192, Kissimmee 407-390-4548

6231 International Drive, Orlando 407-354-3333

Where Value is a Tradition. The best steaks, seafood and ribs for 41 years. Serving U.S.D.A. Prime, Choice or Certified Angus Beef® cut daily, fresh seafood and Prime Rib. Fine wine selection. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner at 11 a.m. blackangusorlando.com

Bobby’s Garage Bar

Old Town: 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Suite 131 407-507-1458

Be ready to step back in time as Bobby’s Garage Bar is an experiential working Hot Rod

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Garage Bar from the 1920s thru the 1960s. Patrons can help build a Custom Hot Rod. Offering ice cold domestic, import and craft beer, top shelf spirits, low and nonalcoholic Mocktails, Tapas and gourmet food items. facebook.com/BobbysGarageBar/

Boston Lobster Feast 8731 International Drive 407-248-8606

6071 W. Irlo Bronson Highway Kissimmee 407-396-2606

NEW: 7702 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee 407-768-1166

Orlando’s original lobster feast since 1990. Featuring our “All-You-Can-Eat” lobster, prime rib, sushi and crab legs along with 60 other seafood and non-seafood items. Plus a dessert bar with fresh baked treats, a kid’s menu and a full-service bar. Come see why we are the locals’ favorite place to eat.


China Buffet 8255 International Drive


China Buffet has over 150 delicious authentic Chinese dishes. Our guests enjoy everything from fresh sushi to the best buffalo wings in town and much more that the whole family will enjoy.


Crack N Roll

3260 Vineland Road, Suite 109 407-507-2667

A local restaurant that offers fresh Cajun seafood and many other bayou inspired dishes! We also offer a wide variety of delicious sushi items, including our signature Crack N Roll. Don’t forget to top it all off with our popular bubble teas, a must-have to escape the Florida heat! mycracknroll.com

Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa 9500 Turkey Lake Road 407-352-9293

Drafts brings the excitement of a sports bar in a family-friendly atmosphere with wall-to-wall TVs playing all your favorite

sports, a six-lane bowling alley and large state-of-the-art Game Room. The awardwinning restaurant features handcrafted burgers, steaks, fresh salads and much more, all complemented with a full bar. DraftsSports.com

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano 12167 S. Apopka Vineland Road 407-238-5300

A family-owned modern Mexican eatery, El Patron offers traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy their handcrafted lunch and dinner dishes, full bar with specialty drinks, and our glove served signature lunch buffet. elpatronorlando.com

Flame Kabob 7536 Dr. Phillips Boulevard #350 407-248-2280

A family-owned casual restaurant featuring Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Syrian and Moroccan cuisine, as well as traditional American favorites– gyros. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch using the best ingredients. Open for both lunch and dinner. flamekabobfl.com

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The Red Velvet is a smooth, raspberry-infused concoction that’s topped with a red velvet cupcake. The Chocolate X5 is – you guessed it – like the most chocolatey thing you’ll ever love.

The donut shop with the cult following is always up to something deviously delicious. Voodoo Doughnut, also in CityWalk, even made one just for them with the Universal Orangesicle, a sumptuous temptation of a donut filled with Bavarian cream, topped with citrus frosting and chocolate pearls.

The goodness is everywhere throughout Universal Orlando Resort. From each of the three theme parks to Universal CityWalk, there are mouthwatering treats around every corner just waiting to be discovered.

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Ever had a dessert on top of a dessert?

The milkshakes at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Hash House A Go Go is where old school meets new and gets twisted. With food at the heart of Hash House they love putting their spin on Midwest comfort meals. And

everyone has a love for sweets! Start the day with the HH Famous ‘Twisted’ Flapjacks in a variety of flavors such as blueberry, Snickers, brown sugar banana or chocolate chip. Or end your meal with the Churro Waffle, a vanilla waffle dusted in an old-fashioned cinnamon sugar mix, laced with caramel and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They bring people together over good food and good fun.

Mark your calendar for Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter) to come fall in love with the sweetest of treats at Disney Springs ®. From crafted cakes,

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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen - Universal CityWalk Churro Waffle at Hash House A Go Go

cupcakes and “almost half pound” cookies to donuts, brownies, ganache squares, DOLE Whip® and ice cream, a world of indulgent deliciousness awaits. And in true Disneystyle, you can even find items with a uniquely Disney twist as well as some that are totally kosher and refined sugar-, gluten-, wheat-, soy-, dairy- and egg-free. There really is something for everyone! So enjoy some there. Take some to go. Thank them later.

Craving something sweet? You have found the right place. Located right in the middle of Old Town Kissimmee is Old Town Ice Cream Company serving indulgent ice cream with your choice of toppings like candy, fruit, nuts, sprinkles and more. The shop serves cups, freshly made waffle cones, sundaes, milkshakes, malts and cookies. Customize a hand dipped ice cream cone with the fixings you crave or treat yourself to a sundae or banana split. They have it all!

Sweet Dreams is a local, handcrafted ice cream shop. They make all their ice cream in-house fresh, daily. In addition to their delicious ice cream, sundaes, banana splits and milkshakes they serve fresh baked cookies and variety of desserts. They invite you to their sweet world where you can meet friends and family and have great memories while treating yourself to delightful ice cream in an old school ice cream parlor interior design.

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If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine and libations, then look no further than Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar! Sip on tequila or mezcal flights while the taste of Central America encapsulates your palate.

Turn your date night all the way up to 11!

At the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe for a legendary meal that puts you and your main squeeze center stage.

From shareable appetizers to juicy burgers and steaks to decadent encores like the giant Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, there's something to satisfy every appetite. After your meal, take a spin around both floors and check out some mind-blowing music memorabilia to complete your tour!

Nothing complements a night out quite like margaritas and table-side guacamole.

KPOT is a unique, hands-on all-you-can-eat dining experience that merges traditional Asian hot pot with Korean BBQ flavors –but modernized with a full bar and a nightlife-like atmosphere. Come join their cultural revolution!

From double dates to romantic couple’s evenings, Villa Italiano Chophouse is the place to be. Sip down memory lane, glass of wine in hand, with your partner over traditional Italian dishes.

Date Nights usually include dinner and there is no shortage of amazing restaurants for you to experience. Black Angus Steakhouse has three locations close to the theme parks. Your date will enjoy their booth seating and cozy atmosphere.

If you want your date to be truly memorable, try their USDA Prime Ribeye or NY Strip or the 13oz Black Diamond Filet Mignon! Pair your steak with a selection from their wine list and enjoy the company and conversation. Finish your meal with their amazing Chocolate Earthquake Cake and date night will be a success!

Come in and enjoy some crab and cocktails with your date. Hungry Crab offers a diverse range of juicy seafood, including King Crab, Shrimp, Blue Crab, Snow Crab, Crawfish, Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Dungeness crab and Lobster. All cooked with their unique blend of spices. Open from 1-11 p.m. every day. No reservations necessary.

Variety of food to share.

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Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Disney Springs® Marketplace 407-934-8855

The Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is the perfect destination to experience Ghirardelli in all five senses. Indulge in our delectable chocolate and World Famous Hot Fudge Sundaes topped with freshly handmade hot fudge. From fountain treats to our signature SQUARES to unique gifts, you’ll find only the best quality at Ghirardelli. www.ghirardelli.com

Giordano’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Kissimmee W. 192 West Disney: 7866 W. Irlo Bronson Highway 407-397-0044

Lake Buena Vista East Disney: 12151 S. Apopka Vineland Road 407-239-8900

#1 rated delivery, carry out & dine in available with COVID delivery service upon request. Great scratch made Chicago style Italian cuisine with gluten free options.

Golden Corral 407-352-6606

See ad on page 57 for locations. Buffet lovers, look no further! This casual, American restaurant offers enormous “all-youcare-to-eat” breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at prices anyone can afford.


Hard Rock Cafe

6050 Universal Boulevard 407-351-7625

Let us put you and your guests center stage at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando Resort! It’s not just our menu that’s legendary. All our delicious classic American fare comes with a side order of rock n’ roll history! Our ‘Coliseum of Rock’ boasts more pieces of music memorabilia than any other location and the collection will blow your mind. You can also Wake Up and Rock Out! with our breakfast served every day from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit our website to book your table today!

https://www.hardrockcafe.com/location/ orlando/

Hokkaido Chinese and Japanese Buffet

12173 S. Apopka Vineland Road 407-778-5188

5737 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial

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The home of a variety of authentic Japanese and Chinese dishes. From our Chinese dishes, sushi rolls and fresh seafood to our desserts and everything in between, all our buffet offerings prepared fresh throughout the day are delicious and full of flavor. We hope walking down the line filling your plate feels like a new and exciting adventure every time you’re here. hokkaidobuffetorlando.com

Hungry Crab Juicy Seafood 12204 S Apopka Vineland Rd. 407-553-5888 407-635-8888

Hungry Crab Juicy Seafood offers a diverse range of juicy seafood, including King Crab, shrimp, blue crab, snow crab, crawfish, clams, oysters, mussels, Dungeness crab, and lobster! All cooked with our unique blend of spices! hungrycrabseafood.com/lakebuenavista

Jerusalem Middle Eastern Restaurant 2920 Vineland Road 407-397-2230

A family-owned casual restaurant featuring

Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Syrian and Moroccan cuisine, as well as traditional American favorites - Gyros. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch and from the best ingredients. Open for both lunch and dinner. Visit our second location, Flame Kabob, in Dr. Phillips. jerusalemorlandofl.com

Lizzie’s Memphis Style BBQ 3270 Margaritaville Blvd Kissimmee, Florida 34747 407-954-7282

Visit us for the best barbeque in Orlando. We offer a variety of smoked and barbequed meats served with delicious Southern sides. We’re open daily at 11 a.m. for dine-in and takeout. Find us on Uber Eats and ChowNow. lizziesbbq.com

Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar

Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort 7700 Westgate Blvd. 407-396-6111 Ext. 41660

Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is a vibrant dining experience offering flavorful,

authentic Mexican cuisine paired with an expansive cocktail and tequila menu. WestgateResorts.com

NY Pizza & Kabab House

Kissimmee: 3293 Oxford Drive 407-507-3990

Orlando: 5667 Vineland Road 407-345-5490

NY Pizza & Kabab House is a family-owned casual restaurant that specializes in handtossed pizza, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine as well as Italian dishes and wings. All our dishes are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. We do delivery and dine-in. kababhousegrill.com nypizzawings.com

Old Town Ice Cream Old Town 5770 West US Highway 192 407-397-2280

Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Ave. 407-239-9930

Homemade Ice Cream America Loves. Visit

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either location in Kissimmee or Orlando and enjoy fresh homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, sherbet, sundaes, banana splits, shakes, smoothies, floats, homemade waffle cones and much more. myoldtownusa.com/dine/sweet-dreamsice-cream-cafe/


Old Town: 5764 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee 407-507-5481

Shoney’s is known for its All-You-Care-To-Eat Fresh Food Bar. Now serving Cafeteria style, plus a full menu of legendary breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items, and a full alcohol bar. Stay tuned for information about upcoming Themed Nights including a fabulous Latin- themed Fresh Food Bar. Call for Carry-out, Delivery & Catering Information. Family Meals to go. Uber Eats and DoorDash also available. shoneys.com

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

7640 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee 407-479-5111

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is a familyfriendly garage-themed restaurant known for a robust and innovative menu featuring over-thetop burgers, wings with 25 different sauces, sandwiches, salads, a monster list of delicious brews, hand-spun boozy and non-alcoholic shakes and malts; and a revved-up bar menu. SickiesBurgers.com

Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Café Old Town

5770 West US Highway 192 407-787-0789

Come on in and watch us serve up your very own favorite custom made dessert creation while pretending you are back in the ‘50s at your hometown drive-in. Featuring a full line of premium homemade ice cream with no preservatives, Italian gelato, gourmet freshly-baked cupcakes, pastries, cookies, pies, cakes and European crêpes. Have fun and enjoy sweet dreams! myoldtownusa.com/dine/sweet-dreams-icecream-cafe/

Taste of Asia

8910 Turkey Lake Rd., Unit #300 407-370-3186 407-370-3188

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Open daily from 11am - 11pm NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. KIDS AND DRINKS ARE EXCLUDED. EXPIRES 3/31/23. CODE: ILO 10% OFF LUNCH OR DINNER BUFFET 12173 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32836 407-778-5188 5737 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, FL 34746 407-396-0669 All You Can Eat Bu et Including Sushi, Hibachi, Seafood, Steak, Appetizers, Dim Sum, Fresh Fruit, Salad, Desserts and More!

eatOffering the most affordable prices and variety of choices in the tourist area. Chinese and Asian lunch specials, noodles, dinner combo menu, chef’s specials, diet menu, brown rice, Kids Menu and much more. Within walking distance of International Dr., SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando and Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. Carry-Out. tasteofasiafl.com

Texas Roadhouse

Kissimmee: 7973 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy 407-787-3778

Texas Roadhouse offers Legendary Food and Legendary Service. Our Story: Hearty Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-FromScratch Sides and Dressings, Fresh-Baked Bread, Ice-Cold Beer and Legendary Margaritas. We welcome and celebrate birthdays with a legendary “Yee-Haw.” texasroadhouse.com

The K-POT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot Restaurant 8594 Palm Pkwy 407-717-6151

The K-POT is a unique, hands-on all-you-caneat dining experience that merges traditional Asian Hot Pot with Korean BBQ flavors - but modernized with a full bar and a nightlife-like atmosphere. Come join our cultural revolution! thekpot.com

The Wharf at Sunset Walk 3274 Margaritaville Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34747 407-954-7290

The Wharf at Sunset Walk serves American classic cuisine inspired by fresh seafood featuring our Oyster Bar and hosts some of the best bands nightly. Visit us today! We’re open daily at 11 am serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. wharfatsunsetwalk.com

U & Me Revolving Hot Pot 12384 S Apopka Vineland Rd. 407-238-9996

U & Me Hot Pot offers our guests a variety of vegetables and noodles on the conveyor belt, All-You-Can-Eat fresh seafood and meat. Please come and enjoy our one-of-a-kind hot pot experience with a cute robot as your host. Call store to make reservation. facebook.com/uandmehotpot/ Tiktok: uandmehotpot Ins: uandmehotpotorlando

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Memories are made around the kitchen table. Visit these family-friendly restaurants to make memories around their table.

At Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews, the family can enjoy the menu of supercharged burgers, shareable apps and sweet shakes, while surrounded by fun décor from classic vehicles. At just $6.99, kids can choose from meals including Chicken Strips, Mini Corn Dogs and of course since they are at Sickies, a Li’l Cheeseburger. Each kids’ meal includes a milk or soda and choice of a kid-approved side including apple sauce, tater tots and more.

Want to feel like a kid again regardless of your age? Check out Sickies’ Mac & Cheese bowl section for a scoop of nostalgia.

With a mouthwatering mix of quick, casual and contemporary dining options––including some that feature award-winning chefs and some that are owned by celebrities––there’s something to please any palate at Disney Springs®. And the variety of these eateries are as yummy as they are fun for the whole family. So come try some sushi or a burger with a side of bowling. Or savor a salad in a rainforest surrounded by jungle creatures. If dinosaurs and prehistoric pasta (in name only) are more your style, you’ll find that too. Plus singers, dancers, memorabilia and more.

Fun Spot America Theme Parks is a family-owned business with a long history. Boasting fun and thrills for all ages, the parks include go-kart racing, roller coasters, kiddie rides and more. Test your skills in the arcades and midway games or for extreme thrill seekers, fly on the world’s largest and second tallest SkyCoaster.

For dining, they feature delicious family-friendly meal options including Johnny Rockets burgers or original New York style pizza from Sbarro. End the day with a double funnel cake topped with Philly cheesecake cream, strawberry sauce, powdered sugar and whipped cream!

Universal CityWalk is an eye-popping collection of awesome eateries and cool shops. Extraordinary foodstuffs abound at Toothsome

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Johnny Rockets Burgers, Fries & Shakes Splitsville Dining Room ©2022 Disney A vintage garage-theme at Sickies Garage.


Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen, a full-service restaurant, bar and confectionary. Indulge in classic dishes like steak and seafood, as well as an amazing brunch.

Other restaurants open by 11 AM include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant & Market, The Cowfish® Sushi Burger Bar, Hard Rock Cafe® Orlando and Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®

The food is amazing, the surroundings electric and the mood festive. Come do brunch at Universal CityWalk. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. TM & © 2022 Par. Pic. The Cowfish and all related logos

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before headed onto your next adventure or if a meal with the family is calling your name, Drafts Sports Bar & Grill has you covered. Burgers, specials and sandwiches – oh my! With so much to choose from, the whole family will be satisfied. After you’ve finished your meal and cooked up some friendly competition, head on over to Draft’s Mission Control Game Room

and Bowling Alley. Drafts is at the center of all things family-friendly at Westgate Resorts.

Located in Old Town and featuring an AllYou-Care-To-Eat Fresh Food Bar, signature menu items and legendary desserts, Shoney’s brings American cuisine to the next level by offering top-notch service in a family-friendly setting. They emphasize three core values high quality, freshly prepared food, being a family dining establishment and having a community focus for people to meet and connect.

They know the importance of sharing a meal and how it brings people together. Whether it is a hearty breakfast, family outing or the celebration of a milestone in your life, Shoney’s wants to be part of that memory and provide you the best service and highest quality of food to go along with it.

Enjoy a fascinating view in an upscale, signature full-service restaurant that puts world-class entrees on your plate and a window into the world of sharks before your eyes. Let the skilled chefs, courteous staff and mesmerizing sharks make a memory for you. Sharks Underwater Grill® and Bar has been recognized among the best of the best restaurants in Orlando. Receiving such awards as the 2013 Silver Spoon Award from Orlando Life Magazine and Outstanding Ratings in the Zagat 2014 Orlando Restaurant Survey.

Reservation Policy: Currently Sharks Underwater Grill does not accept online or phone reservations, however reservations can be made for present day at our Host podium, starting at 11am.

A mix of family and food always leads to a fun time. Enjoy these special moments with a family-friendly meal.

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The main airport for Central Florida is Orlando International Airport. Other airports include Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Orlando Executive Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport.

For flight information, call:

Aer Lingus 800-474-7424

AeroMexico 800-237-6639

Air Canada 888-247-2262

Air Transat 877-872-6728

AirFrance 800-237-2747

Alaska Airlines 800-252-7522

American Airlines 800-433-7300

Avianca 800-284-2622

BahamasAir 800-222-4262

British Airways 800-247-9297

Delta 800-221-1212

Hawaiian Airlines 800-367-5320

JetBlue 800-538-2583

LATAM Airlines 866-435-9526 Lufthansa 800-645-3880 Southwest 800-435-9792 United 800-241-6522 GROUND TRANSPORTATION/ RENTALS

For taxi or limousine service, contact your resort or hotel’s guest service desk.

Empire Slingshot 407-853-2818

When you’re looking for fun things to do in Central Florida, Empire Slingshot has the best adventures to spice up your trip. Explore the city in one of our exotic Polaris Slingshots for an unforgettable experience. empireslingshot.com

Enterprise 1-800-RENT-A-CAR

When you’re ready to explore Orlando, Enterprise makes it easy with great rates, convenient locations and outstanding customer service. You’ll enjoy a wide selection of cars, trucks and vans. To receive a discount, reference Account #XZ07W16 when you make a reservation. Offer expires 3/31/23 enterprise.com

I-Ride Trolleys are the fun way to get around the I-Drive Resort Area! Single Cash Fare just $2 per ride, Kids Cash Fare $1 per ride (ages 3 to 9 with paying adult), Seniors Cash Fare $0.25 per ride (age 65 and over). Unlimited Ride Passes available. Handicap accessible. Visit website for hours and service updates. IRideTrolley.com

LYNX public transportation system offers stops at area attractions and hotels. The LYNX hotline is 407-841-LYNX (5969).

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K&M Rentals


Offering quality Rental Equipment to Westgate Resorts. FREE Delivery & pick up. Open 7 days. Call to reserve your rental item.

reservations@km-rentals.com www.km-rentals.com




Kingdom Strollers is the premier stroller and crib rental service across Central Florida. With free drop-off and delivery, your rental with us is always hassle free. KingdomStrollers.com

More Than Mobility


More Than Mobility provides a vast array of solutions for your mobility related needs. Providing top of the range scooters which dismantle in 20 seconds for easy transportation. Low daily rental fee. Free delivery to your resort.


Emergency: Dial 911. For roadside emergencies, Florida Highway Patrol blue call boxes are along major highways; on your cell phone, dial *FHP.


Forgot Something? There’s a Walgreens close by. Find the nearest Walgreens with our mobile app. Whether you want a quick snack before hitting the parks, forgot the sunblock or need to fill a prescription in a hurry, Walgreens has you covered.

Trusted since 1901. Visit walgreens.com


While on vacation in Central Florida and beyond, make sure everyone splashes and swims safely. Visitors and locals alike will want to ensure little ones don't swim alone, that the weather is apt for swimming and to wear a life jacket when necessary.

Baby Otter Swim School

1-888-SWIM-KID (794-6543)

Learn to swim ON VACATION! In 3 to 5 lessons, less than 3 hours, children from 9 months and up (if they are crawling) will learn to swim with the Turn, Kick, Reach ® Program! babyotter.com


The least crowded months for attractions are January, May, September and November.


Central Florida's weather is one of the biggest attractions. Fall and winter temperatures are the perfect balance between warm, tropical sunny days and cool, brisk evenings. Average temperatures range from the mid to low 70s and 80s so be sure to dress accordingly, wear SPF and keep an umbrella or poncho handy for those unexpected showers.

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K&M Rentals has been in business since 1993, renting and selling quality baby and medical equipment. They strive to provide excellent customer service, timely deliveries and competitive pricing.

There are many choices of rental equipment to choose from, such as single and double strollers, full size cribs, highchairs, pack n plays, baby swings, knee walkers, wheelchairs, transport chairs, recliner chairs, rollators, lift chairs, rollaway beds and more.

FREE delivery and pick up is offered with every rental.

K&M Rentals knows when you’re on vacation, your focus should be all about having fun. So, the K&M team wants to give you peace of mind knowing reliable drivers will ensure the baby or medical equipment you’ve reserved will arrive on time.

They thank you for the opportunity to provide you with all of your rental equipment needs. They look forward to servicing you and your family for years to come.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-363-7388 km-rentals.com

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club 407-239-5445

Falcon’s Fire is a Rees Jones designed championship golf course recognized regionally and nationally as one of the finest public courses in Orlando.

Falcon’s Fire is located just steps from the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando International Airport and the Orange County Convention Center. FalconsFire.com

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the door and enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience at Villa Italiano Chophouse. This unique restaurant serves chophouse specialties, charcuterie boards, artisan pizzas, pasta dishes and Italian favorites, along with an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Cattle Company Chophouse & Bar features high-quality steaks, fresh seafood and more! Looking for a pick-me-up? Or a sweet treat after a savory dinner? Stop by the Coffee Corral & Ice Cream (coming soon), for everything a cowpoke needs.

While the temperatures are slowly falling in your hometown, Central Florida has enough sunshine to go around. Whether you're looking to add some excitement to your visit at one of the world-renowned attractions in the area or if you're just looking to spend some time by the pool for some rest and relaxation, you've made it to the perfect destination! Westgate Resorts has your best vacation in mind, no matter what you're looking for.

It's the 40th anniversary here at Westgate Resorts, and we are more excited than ever to reach new heights and continue providing remarkable entertainment and vacations for families of all sizes. We’re upping the ante across the board, and we cannot wait to share all the new amenities we have in store for you.

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is a beautiful lakefront resort in the heart of Orlando and an ideal location to enjoy your getaway. Here you'll find several outdoor heated pools with bars, hot tubs, a full-service marina and a mini golf course. Make sure to check out Treasure Cove Water Park filled with thrilling slides, a lazy river and a kid’s splash zone. You can also escape for the day and indulge yourself at our world-class spa services at Serenity Spa by Westgate

Unwind after a fun day in the sun at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill. From exciting entertainment on several HDTVs, to a state-of-the-art Mission Control Game Room and six lanes of bowling, there’s something available for the whole family to enjoy.

Only one mile from Walt Disney World® Resort is Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort, a premier family resort near Orlando, Florida that provides a five-star vacation experience. Each luxury villa is designed with your family in mind by providing spacious living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen and upscale, modern decor. The two-story Shipwreck Island Water Park features exhilarating water slides, a children’s splash pad, a pirate ship, a lazy river and a 7,000-square-foot Paradise Cove swimming pool.

With a variety of on-site restaurants, Guests can enjoy the luxury of dining out without having to leave the resort. Leave your passport at

At Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, enjoy creatively designed burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza serves hot, made-to-order pizzas that can be delivered to your villa or poolside. Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is now open, offering flavorful, authentic Mexican cuisine and handcrafted margaritas in a bright festive atmosphere. Just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, Guests will have an amazing, memorable vacation at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort.

Just a short drive from the Orlando area, you’ll find a beautiful resort nestled on 1,700 acres of untouched Florida wilderness. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers Guests a unique vacation experience by providing both the authenticity of a Florida Ranch and the luxury of gorgeous cabin-style villas. Want to enjoy the natural beauty of our resort without actually “roughing" it? Glamping (glamorous camping) is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors, but with the amenities of a resort. If you're ready to take it to the next level, you can rent a Luxe Teepee. Each Luxe Teepee is themed in authentic Native American style and comes fully furnished with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, a fireplace and more. For a truly extraordinary vacation, the Luxe Conestoga Wagons are the way to go! Step into your very own wagon and experience a world of luxury with upscale interiors while still being one with nature. Experience the great outdoors without missing the essential comforts of home.

Enjoy an authentic Florida Ranch experience with a trip to the land of the Florida Cracker Cowboys. You will feel like you have stepped back in time living the life of the very first Cowboys in America. Enjoy the refreshing air while meandering through trails on horseback or casting a line for some big fish at the Catch & Release Pond on the Kissimmee River. The little ones will love the Petting Farm, pony rides and Adventure Park complete with a mini golf course, a bungee jumper, a rock-climbing wall, a mechanical bull and more!

Put on your cowboy boots and line dance under the stars on the outdoor dance hall at the River Ranch Saloon. Featuring a full bar and live music, the River Ranch Saloon is the perfect place to sit back and unwind or dance the night away. For Guests looking for a more upscale dining experience, River Ranch

Have an unforgettable time with the Westgate Live Rodeo every Saturday night, where cowboys will thrill you as they ride bulls and perform courageous stunts and tricks. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers a unique experience for families and friends to spend time together that is unlike any other.

With enough surf, sun and sand to spare, a trip to the world-famous Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect place to be this season. The Pier is the ultimate one-stop destination for an exciting day at the beach. Explore everything the Pier has to offer including premier shopping, pier fishing, sand volleyball, surf lessons, freshwater showers and more.

Fresh seafood and ocean view dining await you at the Pier with four full-service restaurants and bars. Enjoy the best seafood at Pelican’s Bar & Grill or dine 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean at Rikki Tiki Tavern. With one of our specialty cocktails in hand and ocean waves crashing along the shore, a good time is guaranteed. Before you leave, don’t forget souvenir shopping at The Pier Shop and Tropical Threads Boutique to find one-of-a-kind gifts, beachthemed home decor and apparel.

Conveniently located near the Pier is Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, a tropical beachfront resort with spacious villas and easy access to white, sandy beaches and area attractions. Take a dip into a relaxing pool, dine on delicious food options at Aloha Tiki Bar & Cafe and make a splash at Wakulla Falls! This on-site water park boasts a winding lazy river and an exciting splash pad. Grab a seat with a refreshing drink in hand and unwind at Makua Lanai, an adults-only relaxation area.

About Westgate Resorts

Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and is a distinguished leader in the industry. The company has been refining the timeshare industry for over 40 years with resorts in ideal destination spots. The resorts are fully equipped with five-star amenities and impeccable service to provide Guests with the highest level of satisfaction as well as a lifetime of vacation memories. All Central Florida resorts are in ideal locations close to local attractions and famous theme parks, and are a short drive to nearby beaches. FOR MORE INFORMATION: WestgateResorts.com

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