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Most people come to Orlando expecting to meet a couple characters and maybe a magical creature, too. However, wander off the beaten path and you may encounter something entirely different: a ghost. Central Florida’s rich history predates the thrills of Disney and Universal, and as such is bound to have a spook or two – or at least a few local legends. If you’re up for a ghost hunt this Halloween, explore these haunted Orlando locations.

Visit the Ghosts of Paintings Past

In life, these artists toiled endlessly over their creations. In death, they do much the same. These Orlando art museums offer you the unique chance to encounter both art and artist, even after they’ve left our mortal realm.

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave. – This lakeside museum houses over 200 sculptures by Czech artist Albin Polasek, and quite possibly his ghost, too. The staff have reported feeling a presence on the grounds and in 1997 a guest noticed their photo of Polasek’s “Stations of the Cross” showed a tear suspended over Jesus’s cheek. Was it a trick of the light, or was the artist adding a final touch to his work? You decide.

Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. – Originally an artist colony created by artist and architect André Smith in 1937, today the Maitland Art Center continues to offer an immersive art experience for visitors. It seems Smith never left either and today many see this friendly ghost wandering the grounds or hanging about in the artist studios. Others have reported feeling a presence in the studios as well as noticing the faint scent of cigars even when no one is smoking.

Dine with the Hungry Ghosts of Church Street

Was that a ghostly growl or is that just your stomach grumbling? Perhaps both. Satisfy your hunger and your curiosity at these Church Street bars and restaurants, all of which happen to have ghostly patrons.

Ceviche, 125 W. Church St. – To casual diner, Ceviche is just another delicious Orlando restaurant that serves up tapas and drinks. To you, it’s a former church and hotel, and one of the most haunted spots in downtown. Don’t let the flamenco shows distract you from noticing the 19th century woman in the mirror, the priest wandering outside, and the unseen hands that tug at your clothes.

Kres Chophouse, 17 W. Church St. – This 1930s Art Deco building had a humble beginning as a five and dime store but has since been transformed into a swanky steakhouse. Like several Church Street buildings, Kres Chophouse is said to be a hotspot for otherworldly energies but if the spooks happen to be a bit shy on the night of your visit, don’t despair. Kres is a favorite haunt for celebrities as well, so a visit to this restaurant is practically guaranteed to provide you with an amusing anecdote.

Solve the Mystery of the Ladies in White

Shrouded in white and cloaked in mystery, the Lady in White is a frustratingly elusive yet ubiquitous character in ghost stories worldwide. Every spooky locale worth visiting has at least one such figure; Orlando has three.

Rodger’s Building, 39 S. Magnolia Ave. – Green, grand, and impossible to miss, this Queen Anne-style building in downtown Orlando has been home to many businesses and organizations over the years. Currently it is an art gallery but when the building first opened in the 1880s the downstairs floor was an English gentlemen’s social club owned by Gordon Rogers. Only wealthy, upper class men were permitted, a fact which did not amuse Mrs. Rogers. Today her spectre wanders freely throughout the building, occasionally appearing to gallery visitors.

Elijah Hand Building, 15-17 W. Pine St. – Elijah Hand was a successful undertaker in the late 1880s – a little too successful. Legend says he had so much business he often ran out of space in the morgue and had to store bodies upstairs, often on spare beds or sofas. In recent years, the Elijah Hand Building has been home to nightclubs and offices that never seem to stay in business for long, perhaps due to the fact that they had to share space with several lingering spirits, including an enigmatic Lady in White.

Lake Lucerne, S. Orange – In daylight, Orlando’s tiny Lake Lucerne pales in comparison to its more famous Swiss counterpart. Visit at night and you might change your mind because – you guessed it – this peaceful lake is home to yet another mysterious Lady in White. She is known to appear after sundown under an old oak tree before vanishing silently into the night.

Rest Up at Your Orlando Hotel

When you are ready to turn in after a long night of ghost hunting, head over to Rosen Inn International. You won’t find any tricks or spookiness here, only comfy beds, spacious rooms, and a tasty buffet restaurant in the lobby. Book your room today by calling 407-996-1600 or clicking the button in the upper right corner.

Want to visit more haunted locations in Orlando? Check out our list of seven spooky locations across Central Florida.

Enjoy a girls getaway this fall at the Southern Women’s Show in Orlando. One of Central Florida’s most popular events for women, the Southern Women’s Show features four days of beauty, shopping, food, and fun. The show takes place September 26 – 29 at the Orange County Convention Center and includes shows, cooking demonstrations, and over 400 vendors offering everything from the latest fashions to health advice. You can also enter raffles to win prizes such as a spa day, cooking lessons, fitness equipment, pet supplies, and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to de-stress and enjoy a day out with your friends, and maybe even get a jump start on holiday shopping.

Special Days at the Southern Women’s Show

Details on special events for the 2019 Southern Women’s Show in Orlando haven’t yet been released, but it’s bound to be an exciting weekend. This post will be updated as more details become available but for now, take a peek at last year’s special days:

Walgreens Day – Walgreens Day featured hourly drawings for Walgreens gift cards, as well as free product samples and coupons. During Walgreens Day attendees received a free swag bag filled with cosmetic and skincare samples.

Teacher Appreciation Day – All teachers with a valid ID received free admission on Teacher Appreciation Day, plus a free reusable shopping bag. The first 100 teachers also received a complimentary dessert.

Mother Daughter Day – This day featured giveaways and activities designed for mothers and daughters of all ages. Last year attendees enjoyed a sing-a-long dance with the princesses from Gold Tiara Princess Parties as well as a hands-on project led by Home Depot Kids Workshop.

Girls Night Out – Last year, attendees enjoyed a girls night out after 5 p.m. every evening featuring reduced admission, complimentary express makeovers, free glass of wine, and a show by the Central Florida Firefighters.

Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • Save money by purchasing general admission tickets online instead of at the door.
  • Enjoy a second day for $5 when you purchase your ticket during your initial visit.
  • Avoid the biggest crowds by attending on Thursday.
  • Arrive early for the chance to win extra prizes.
  • Check the Southern Women’s Show website for coupons you can use to save even more.

 

Stay near the Orange County Convention Center

You’ll save time and money when you choose a hotel near the Orange County Convention Center. Rosen Inn International is 10 minutes away from the Southern Women’s Show and offers excellent guestrooms at a great value. We also have amenities including a business center where you can print coupons for the Southern Women’s Show as well as on-site restaurants and free parking. Call 407-996-1600 to book your stay or simply click on the orange button at the top of the page.

Autumn in North America calls to mind colorful leaves, cozy flannels, and pumpkin spice everything. In Florida, however, we like to do things a little differently. Foodie festivals, wine tastings, and extreme haunted houses are signs fall has arrived. Since this season is so unique in Florida, you may be wondering what you can expect during your autumn vacation. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Orlando during fall.

What is the average fall temperature in Orlando?

Autumn in Orlando is essentially an extension of summer. While the heat isn’t nearly as intense as during the summer months, the day’s still pleasantly warm and sunny. Leave the scarves and boots at home and pack your swimsuit and flip flops if you plan on visiting during these months. Orlando’s rainy season continues through the fall, so don’t forget your umbrella or poncho. If it does rain, the storms are generally brief and limited to the afternoon or evening, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy the day.

Expect the following average temperatures in Central Florida during fall:

September: High 90F, low 73F

October: High 85F, low 66F

November: High 78F, low 59F

What is there to do during autumn in Orlando?

Autumn brings milder weather and coincides with the shoulder season, making it the ideal time to enjoy Orlando’s outdoor attractions.

Play at the theme parks and waterparks

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy shorter lines at the theme parks this season, while also enjoying some of the newest and most anticipated additions. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the newest roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure that introduces you to some of the rarest magical creatures. If you’ve got tickets to Hollywood Studios, you’ll definitely want to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can fly the Millennium Falcon and battle against the First Order.

Nearby, Orlando’s waterparks offer an escape for those who wish summer hadn’t ended. Whether you love lazy rivers or heart-pounding thrills, you’ll find it at the multiple waterparks within minutes of International Drive.

Explore the outdoors

Everyone loves to explore nature during autumn – or at least take a selfie in the great outdoors. While all your friends post the same old pumpkin patch photos, you can spice up your feed with a selfie at a Central Florida citrus grove. The citrus season begins in November so if you visit in late fall you can enjoy fresh oranges. Some farms even allow you to pick your own fruit straight from the trees.

If you are looking for something more adventurous, try kayaking on the natural springs, or take an airboat tour to learn more about Florida’s natural ecosystems. Both offer plenty of opportunity to safely observe unique wildlife, including baby gators who usually hatch in early fall.

Are there any fall events in Orlando?

Some of Orlando’s best theme events take place in autumn. Whether you want to feast, shop, or get scared silly at the nation’s premier Halloween event, there is truly something for everyone.

Depending on when you visit, you can:

  • Sample wines and cuisine from around the word at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Enjoy a girls night out at the Southern Women’s Show
  • Escape a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights
  • Shop for handmade souvenirs at Fall Fiesta in the Park
  • Party with the Jonas Brothers at the Amway Arena

Booking your Orlando vacation

Now that you’ve got a better idea of what you can expect on your autumn vacation in Orlando, it’s time to consider booking a hotel. Rosen Inn International has a prime location on International Drive, just minutes from events such as Halloween Horror Nights. Rosen Inn International also has two pools which you’ll be able to enjoy in the warm weather, a playground for kids, and on-site dining options. Book your stay by clicking the orange button at the top of the page, or call 407-996-1600 to learn more about our hotel.

Spice up your Orlando summer vacation and visit some of these brand new attractions this August. Here’s where you will find us:

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Walt Disney World’s latest addition will also be their largest. Covering 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature brand-new attractions as guests are immersed in a Star Wars world like never before. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will also be the premiere of Disney’s next iteration in animatronics.

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

As one of the most highly-anticipated attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run gives fans the opportunity to step inside the most famous ship in the galaxy. Riders of this attraction become the flight crew for the iconic Millennium Falcon as it makes the eponymous Smuggler’s Run in “the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”

NBA Experience at Disney Springs

When Disney shut down DisneyQuest back in 2017 as a part of the transformation from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, it wasn’t immediately clear what was going to be taking its place. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that the NBA Experience, which had recently left its previous location at Universal CityWalk, would be moving in. The long-awaited attraction finally opens this August, bringing games and basketball challenges to life for all who attend.

Bigfire Grill at Universal CityWalk

The newest full-service restaurant, Bigfire, joins an impressive roster in place at Universal CityWalk. Much like the other uniquely-themed restaurants at CityWalk, Bigfire will lean heavily on design elements to recreate an outdoor ambiance inside the restaurant. The main appeal of the restaurant is the custom grill where chefs whip up foods inspired by cooking over an open campfire.

Book your stay at Rosen Inn International by clicking the button in the upper right hand corner or by calling 407-996-1600.

This summer, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is lighting up the night. In celebration of Disney·Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 4, the tropical water park will be hosting Disney H2O Glow Nights every Thursday and Saturday from May 30 to August 24 (excluding June 20).

A Toy Story-Themed Bash

This separately ticketed event features shorter wait times for water slides, and dance parties with your favorite Toy Story characters. Guests can access the park early at 6 p.m., but the party really gets going from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Flashy and Splashy Offerings

Disney H2O Glow Nights transforms Typhoon Lagoon into an electric party of Rex-sized proportions. The epic nighttime glow bash also offers:

  • Exclusive food and beverages
  • Character Greeting with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie
  • DJ-hosted beachfront dance party by the Surf Pool
  • The Wharf – a special area featuring entertainment and a bar with special drinks just for adults

 

Special Event Pricing

Admission to Disney H2O Glow Nights requires a separately-priced ticket that is only valid at Typhoon Lagoon during specific dates and hours.

When purchased in advance, tickets to the ultimate summer poolside party are $59 per person plus tax for adults and $54 per person plus tax for children ages 3 to 9. Tickets purchased the day of the event will be $69 per person plus tax for adults and $64 per person plus tax for children. Children under age of 3 are free.

A Glow Night’s Stay

After seeing Typhoon Lagoon in a new light, make your way to the Rosen Inn International. Located less than 10 minutes from Disney, our resort is offers all the amenities and comfort you’ll need after your night at the splashiest glow party in town! To book your stay, call us today at 407-996-1600 or click the button at the top of the page to book now.

Live concerts during the summer provide unforgettable nights full of music and memories, and Orlando is always the go-to destination for some of the biggest names in entertainment. Here are some of the can’t miss concert events that are headed to Orlando’s Amway Center this summer.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour

YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, and Nickelodeon superstar, JoJo Siwa is bringing her D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Orlando’s Amway Center on Wednesday, July 10. The bestselling author and star of Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” JoJo welcomes all Siwanatorz to her tour presented by Party City and produced by Nickelodeon where she entertains fans with her popular songs “Boomerang,” “Kid in a Candy Store,” and “Hold The Drama” along with new singles, “D.R.E.A.M.,” “My Story,” and “Only Getting Better.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

NKOTB Mixtape Tour featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson, and Tiffany

The New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) are hosting a throwback reunion in Orlando when they bring their Mixtape Tour to the Amway Center on Saturday, July 13. Supported by an epic lineup of their 80s and 90s contemporaries, the multiplatinum-selling pop super-group welcomes Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Naughty By Nature (“Hip Hop Hooray,” “OPP”), Debbie Gibson (“Shake Your Love,” “Only in my Dreams”) and Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now”). NKOTB will perform some of their favorite hits including “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step” as well their new throwback track, “80s Baby” featuring their touring partners. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party: The Live Celebration Tour

With her first tour in over six years, actress, singer, dancer, and international icon Jennifer Lopez returns to Orlando when the Amway Center hosts the It’s My Party: The Live Celebration Tour on Tuesday, July 23. Featuring surprise dance performances by special guests from Lopez’s hit NBC dance show, “World of Dance,” the tour will treat audiences to a one-of-a-kind birthday party experience that combines the entertainer’s impressive dance choreography and a mix of her new and classic chart-topping hits. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

Shawn Mendes: The Tour with special guest Alessia Cara

Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes’ global arena tour comes to the Amway Center on July 30 along with special guest Alessia Cara. The Tour will feature Mendes’ hit songs “Stitches,” “In My Blood,” “Treat You Better,” and “Lost In Japan” as well as other tracks off his newly-released self-titled third album. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Rock, Dance, Then Rest

If you’re planning on being in town for any of these amazing concerts at the Amway Center, be sure to end your day at the comfortably close Rosen Inn International. Located in the middle of all of Orlando’s attractions, our resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your summer. To book your stay today, contact us at 407-996-1600 or click the orange button at the top of this page.

Pop-up shops are a recent trend in the restaurant industry, a seemingly natural evolution of the food truck craze that has swept the nation. More owners are opting for the affordability and portability of operating a pop-up shop, instead of paying rent for an immobile brick-and-mortar location. Pop-ups also offer an air of exclusivity to attendees, given the limited availability, unusual menu choices, and even interaction with the chef. Many pop-ups don’t even have a website, and instead rely on social media and word of mouth to drive traffic. Orlando has seen its fair share of these pop-up restaurants, and a few have emerged as the city’s favorites.

Papa Llama

Papa Llama brings all the flavors of Peruvian cuisine to some of Orlando’s most popular local venues. Popping up at breweries and coffee shops in and around downtown Orlando and Winter Park, Papa Llama highlights fresh takes on classic Peruvian dishes like Huancaina and Picarones. Their food is prepared from scratch at the commissary kitchen in the East End Market.

Bangrak Thai Street Kitchen

Bangrak has made appearances fairly regularly at Whippoorwill Beer House and Redlight Redlight, two popular bars near downtown Orlando. The pop-up Thai restaurant emerged to fill a need in the local market when one of the founders couldn’t find anything in Orlando like the Thai street food he knew from his childhood.

Boca Fresca

Boca Fresca offers more than a pop-up restaurant with delicious Puerto Rican vegan food. On top of catering locally and providing cooking classes, they also make regular appearances at farmer’s markets around the area. Each dish of theirs bursts with color and flavors that dance across your tongue. Every bite leaves you wanting more even once you’re full.

Winter Park Biscuit Co.

The Winter Park Biscuit Co. restaurant usually pops up at the East End Market near downtown Orlando. Winter Park Biscuit Co. is the work of Mary Mattern, a former personal chef for a handful of Hollywood actors and musical acts. The pop-up restaurant specializes in delicious vegan versions of breakfast classics like biscuits and sausage gravy or chicken biscuit sandwiches.

Are you a foodie planning some Florida fun in the future? Book your stay at Rosen Inn International for easy access to the entire city of Orlando—after all, you never know where one of these restaurants will pop-up next! Click the button in the upper-right corner or call 407-996-1600.

When choosing a hotel for your vacation, you want a great location. A centrally located hotel, like Rosen Inn International, helps you save on transportation costs and travel time. We’re conveniently located on International Drive and near several top Orlando attractions. Check out our top 12 favorite attractions near Rosen Inn International, several of which are within walking distance.

Less Than 1 Minute Away:

All of these family-friendly attractions are less than a minute away by car or just a few steps away from your room.

Magical Midway – 0.3 miles

This amusement park has it all: go-karts, starflyer, bumper boats, and an arcade. If you are looking for a real thrill, check out their slingshot, the tallest slingshot ride in the world that sends you skyrocketing 390 feet above Orlando, if you dare.

Gator Golf Adventure Park – 0.3 miles

Enjoy a round of mini golf and gator watching at Gator Golf. The 18-hole mini golf course features a variety of animal exhibits along the course, including over two hundred alligators. After your game, watch an animal show or feed the gators.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – 0.2 miles

You can view artifacts from the Titanic here any day of the week. For the ultimate experience, visit on Friday or Saturday night for the Titanic Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner includes a guided tour of the museum, dinner with Titanic captain Edward John Smith and other first class guests, and a reenactment of the fateful events on April 14, 1912.

 

Less Than 5 Minutes Away:

All of these exciting attractions are a five minute drive or a short walk away. Simply cross over Sand Lake Road and continue along International Drive.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not – 0.5 miles

Looking for all things weird and wacky? Ripley’s won’t disappoint. In fact, you’ve probably already noticed the building, which appears to be sinking into the ground. Not to worry; the Odditorium sits on perfectly solid ground. The collection of curiosities including shrunken heads, optical illusions, and more, won’t shift at all.

Air Florida Helicopter Charters – 1.2 miles

Take to the skies and soar over Orlando in a helicopter! Flights depart from International Drive and offer tours of Central Florida including popular landmarks you are sure to recognize, such as Magic Kingdom, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Rosen Shingle Creek, and downtown Orlando.

ICON Park – 1 mile

If you want a bird’s eye view of Orlando without taking flight, check out The Wheel at ICON Park. You can also go for a spin on the world’s tallest starflyer, pose with celebrities at Madame Tussauds wax museum, discover new creatures at SEA Life Aquarium, and enjoy many more family-friendly attractions all located at ICON Park.

 

Less Than 10 Minutes Away:

Venture a little further out and enjoy everything from theme parks to boutique shopping, all less than a 10 minute drive from your hotel.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games – 1.6 miles

Race your friends and family at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games on Universal Blvd. Hop into your SODI RTX, the ultimate electric go-kart, and race to the finish around the twists and turns of a thrilling indoor track. After you cross the finish line, enjoy laser tag, bowling, and other arcade games.

Pointe Orlando – 1.5 miles

A visit to International Drive should include a trip to this popular outdoor shopping center. Shop at the boutiques, enjoy the food truck offerings, and catch a 4D movie at the theater. Kids can let their imaginations run wild at Wonderworks and Monkey Joe’s, and adults looking to enjoy some nightlife can check out Blue Martini or see a comedy show at Improv.

Universal Orlando ResortTM – 2 miles

Of course you’ll be visiting Universal Orlando ResortTM during your Orlando visit, but did you know that it was this close? Relax on the shores of Waturi Beach or enjoy the latest rides at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all just a stone’s throw from your hotel room.

 

Less Than 15 Minutes Away:

What are you waiting for? In less than 15 minutes, you could be at these world famous theme parks. Don’t forget your sunscreen and other essentials!

SeaWorld Orlando – 4.5 miles

For the perfect mix of gentle sightseeing and heart-pounding adventure, visit SeaWorld Orlando. You’ll explore some of the ocean’s most amazing animals and learn about local conservation efforts, then test your bravery on thrilling ride inspired by sea creatures including rollercoasters Manta, Mako, and Kraken.

Aquatica – 4.5 miles

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, offers unique services making it one of the most inclusive water parks in Orlando. They offer allergy-friendly dining, a ride accessibility program, and have been designated as the first water park in the world to be a Certified Autism Center.

Walt Disney World – 8 miles

8 miles south you’ll find the happiest place on Earth. Pretty magical, right? Better yet, hang out with all your favorite Disney characters at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. Disney’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, become hot destinations during the summer, as well as Disney Springs with its boutique shopping and dining.

Even More Attractions Near Your Hotel

Looking for more things to do within minutes of your hotel? Check out our list of nearby attractions in the International Drive area for more ideas. When you stay at Rosen Inn International you’ll be near endless opportunities for vacation fun, plus you’ll enjoy hotel amenities like outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds, an arcade, and a mini mart. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel so you can look up directions to your destinations before heading out. To book your stay at Rosen Inn International, call 407-996-1600 or click on Check Room Availability in the upper right corner.

Are you looking to do something a bit different this year on Independence Day? Take a break from the traditional cookout and fireworks to enjoy a day of adventure with your favorite movie characters at Universal Orlando Resort. Whether you like thrill rides, water slides, or karaoke clubs, Universal Orlando Resort has the perfect activities for you. Here’s just a peek at what your Independence Day celebration at Universal could include.

Experience a Brand New Ride

Be one of the first to ride the newest ride at Universal Orlando Resort. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ is slated to open June 13, just in time for you to enjoy when you visit on Independence Day. You’ll join Hagrid on this exhilarating roller coaster ride as you venture into the Forbidden Forest in search of the most magical creatures in the Wizarding World.

After your adventure, take some time to explore the rest of the Wizarding World. Make sure to purchase the two park ticket so you can enjoy a ride on the Hogwarts Express. Cool off with some refreshing butterbeer and catch the evening show at the HogwartsTM castle from the HogsmeadeTM village.

Cool Off at Volcano Bay

As the summer temperatures rise, you’ll want to cool down at Volcano Bay. Whether you have a mild or wild time depends on what rides you choose.

Waturi Beach

This is the perfect place to stretch out in the sun or enjoy a swim among the gentle waves as you take in the views of KrakatauTM, the massive volcano at the center of the park. But be careful – it’s so relaxing you might be tempted to stay there all day.

Maku Puihi Round Raft RidesTM

The whole family can ride on this multi-person rafting ride. You’ll twist and turn as you wind your way down through the lava tube and a huge funnel.

Ko’okiri Body PlungeTM

Featuring a 125 foot drop at a nearly vertical 70 degree angle, the Ko’okiri Body PlungeTM is currently the tallest waterslide in America. Only the bravest souls should attempt this one.

Party All Night – No Theme Park Ticket Needed

Perhaps you’d like to avoid the expense of admission to the theme parks, or maybe you’re looking for a change of pace. Either way, a Fourth of July celebration at Universal CityWalkTM has got you covered. Nightclubs and specialty restaurants at CityWalk make this the ideal spot for a 21+ celebration, but families with children can also join in the fun. Enjoy a game of mini golf with the kids or catch a summer movie in the movie theater, followed by a build-your-own froyo sundae at Menchies.

Stay Just Minutes from Universal Orlando Resort

Rosen Inn International is less than 2 miles from Universal Orlando Resort. As a guest you’ll also have access to our complimentary shuttles, so you can avoid those pesky parking fees. To book your Independence Day summer vacation, call us at 407-996-1600.

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Red Hot & Boom is one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the state—and one of the most popular, too. The City of Altamonte Springs and local radio station XL 106.7 host Red Hot & Boom at the beautiful Cranes Roost Park. Rather than competing with nearly every other holiday celebration on July 4, this event takes place on July 3 so you can enjoy even more Independence Day festivities. This year’s 24th edition of the annual event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 11:00 p.m. Live music from radio-friendly performers lasts through the evening, culminating in one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the area.

What to Bring to Red Hot & Boom

Naturally, such a fantastic event draws plenty of fans. Last year’s event is estimated to have drawn more than 100,000 people (free admission helps with that). If you are planning to attend, please note that the festivities take place rain or shine, so come prepared. You are welcome to bring small tents, folding lawn chairs, small soft-sided coolers, and blankets, but please avoid large coolers, drones, glass containers, and alcohol as these items are prohibited. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite so you can sample some of the area’s best eateries.

Past musical guests have included Echosmith, Lauv, the Jonas Brothers, and other major pop acts. Information on this year’s concert lineup and other announcements about the event can be expected as we move nearer to July. For more information, as well as photos from Red Hot & Boom celebrations in previous years, visit https://xl1067.iheart.com/featured/red-hot-and-boom/.

Local Tip For Viewing the Fireworks

Show up early and plan to spend your entire afternoon/evening at the event. Red Hot & Boom always brings large crowds, so you will want to arrive before it gets too densely packed. This way, you also can find a great spot near the water to view the fireworks.

Stay Close to the Fun at Rosen Inn International

Rosen Inn International is the perfect home base for your summer Orlando vacation. You are in for a safe and comfortable stay with us. Book your stay today by clicking the button in the upper right corner or by calling (407) 996-1600.

This article is a part of a series about Independence Day celebrations taking place in and around Orlando. You can find more information about other events below:

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