Theme Park Events
SeaWorld’s Very Merry Christmas Party
November 18 - December 31, 2018
Discover a winter wonderland at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Enjoy special holiday shows, including live nativity, an ice skating spectacular, and more. Plus, meet and greet Santa and Rudolph, and enjoy tasty holiday treats.
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
November 18 - December 30, 2018
Celebrate the holidays with a trip to Epcot. At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays you’ll enjoy holiday traditions from around the world. Sample traditional food and drink and learn about different holiday customs. Enjoy a candlelight processional featuring the Christmas story read aloud by a celebrity guest.
Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando
September 22 - October 28, 2018
Join in silly, spooky Halloween fun the whole family will love. Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the park, a dance party with colorful sea creatures, and a song-filled Sesame street show. All guests are encourage to show off their best costumes, so come dressed for the occasion. SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is available on select weekends only and is included in park admission.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
August 17 - October 31, 2018
Celebrate Halloween with Mickey and friends at Walt Disney World. Enjoy thrilling entertainment such as the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular starring several of your favorite Disney villains as well as a special Halloween fireworks show. This is the one Disney event that allows guests to wear costumes so be sure to check out the guidelines in advance. This is a separately ticketed event held on select nights only.
Rock, Ride And Rejoice At Florida’s Biggest Christian Music Festival
September 7 - September 8, 2018
Experience two nights of powerful music from today’s most popular Christian artists at Universal Studios Florida™. Lift your hands and let your heart soar with amazing artists including Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, TobyMac and For King & Country. Plus, enjoy a moving Candlelighting Ceremony on Saturday and the FanZone presented by Coca-Cola® where you can catch more live performances and electronic dance music spun by Sarah Reeves and DJ PROMOTE. You’ll also enjoy the park’s most awesome rides and attractions. It’s an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun.
Rock the Universe™ is a separately ticketed special event* held on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, 2018.
Halloween Horror Nights
September 14 - November 3, 2018
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together stories and visions from the world’s most notorious creators of horror. As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill in Universal Studios Florida™. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations. Make your way through terrifying haunted houses. Face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into sinister scare zones. Lose yourself in outrageous live shows. Then escape to some of Universal Studios’ most exhilarating attractions where heart pounding takes on a different meaning —until the horror calls you back.
The screaming starts September 14. Select Nights September 14–November 3
WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED. Separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Dates, times, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability and may change without notice. Free self-parking after 6pm is not valid for Halloween Horror Nights™. Other restrictions may apply. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
August 30 - November 12, 2018
Eat your way around the world at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Sample dishes and wines from around the world at various kiosks throughout the park. Attend culinary events with celebrity chefs and experts, dance at concerts under the stars at the Eat to the Beat concert series, and more. Entrance to the festival is included with park admission.
Beware the Demogorgon
September 14 - November 3, 2018
STRANGER THINGS is coming to Halloween Horror Nights™
Halloween Horror Nights™ takes you deep inside the twisted world of STRANGER THINGS. From a vile, secret lab to the terrifying Void to the monstrous reality of the Upside Down, you try to escape—but The Demogorgon is moving closer.
WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED.
Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
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Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
October 20 - October 20, 2018
Make the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight.
During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
This attraction has FastPass+
Great budget hotel
This place exceeded our expectations, the rooms were well proportioned and well equipped with full size (for UK) fridge coffee machine and microwave. The rooms were well cleaned and serviced every day and the grounds of the hotel was were well managed. One of the two pools was closed for maintenance but eh second was ample for the numbers of guests using it, we never felt crowded. Breakfast in the all you can eat restaurant was tasty hot and there was plenty of choice. The cost of breakfast was about $12 per head plus tip, good value. The hotel is in the middle of International drive and is a short walk form many restaurants and bars. All in all a great value budget hotel that is good enough to get us to book again.
My husband and I stayed here in September for 4 nights. We were in Orlando to visit universal studios and seaworld.
The location was great, with plenty of restaurants, bars and a supermarket all in walking distance, if you wanted to go further along International Drive there is an I Ride stop right outside the hotel.
The hotel offer a free shuttle to universal studios there and back which runs until midnight which was great.
The rooms were really big and spacious with a fridge, microwave and tea and coffee facilities.
The staff were helpful and friendly at all times, they gave us advise how to get around which of the water parks to visit.
Overall great hotel, we will stay here when visiting Orlando!