Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Set to Show it’s Wine and Food Side

If you have never been to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, now is the time to make that trip. Starting March 3rd and running through until April 24th, Busch Gardens is rolling out the red carpet to some of the most top rated musical entertainers this planet has ever heard! To add greatness to this entertainment, Busch Gardens is pairing up the music with elegant wines and delicious food! Reports are that they are going to have at least 11 food cabins, 65 plus wines to chose from and at least 50 plus craft beer companies serving up some deliciousness!

Throw all of this together in one of the country’s most beautiful theme parks and you have absolute awesomeness! If you are staying in Orlando, SeaWorld Parks offers free daily bus service to Busch Gardens. They have multiple pickup locations around the attractions area and one of them is sure to be somewhere close to where you’re staying. If a all nighters is in order for this day visit, I would recommend a hotel close to the park, somewhere on Fowler Ave. Uber is my default transportation cab company when I am wineing, dining and listening to sweet music at Busch Gardens. Let them do the driving at the end of that night!

I would take a close look at the day that you are going and plan accordingly. Look at the music acts for that day and get your old concert tees out for good show. During the day, there are many, “Experiences” waiting for you and the family. Take a in depth look at some of Busch Gardens beautiful “Horticultural Masterpieces” or catch a food demonstration from some of the best chefs in the industry at the Conservation Cabin. There will be plenty of activities throughout the park so grab a map and see what peaks your interest during your visit.

Tickets for this event start at $83 and can be purchased through discount theme park ticket agents like The Official Ticket Center. You can visit their website at www.officialticketcenter.com to purchase your Busch Gardens tickets in advance. If you are planning on trying something new and exciting, Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival might be something just for you. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Lineup

ORLANDO (Feb. 12, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends– starting this Saturday with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight on Sunday.

On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage.  ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. Then on Sunday, February 21, legendary and founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung will perform.

Scheduled performances now include:

  • Saturday, February 13: Smash Mouth
  • Sunday, February 14: Gladys Knight
  • Saturday, February 20: Scotty McCreery
  • Sunday, February 21: Dennis DeYoung
  • Saturday, February 27:  To be announced
  • Sunday, February 28: To be announced
  • Saturday, March 5: To be announced
  • Sunday, March 6:  To be announced

The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.

Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

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Orlando’s Newest and Biggest Theme Park Additions Will Make You Scream For More

As you may have heard, Orlando is in the midst of a big face-lift. The theme parks are all hands on deck with construction and there seems to be no end in sight. The biggest addition to Orlando’s arsenal has to be Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For those of you who do not know what Avatar is, it is a James Cameron movie that set box office records a few years back and is one of the most cutting edge movies ever made. So it goes without saying that Disney had to have this at one of their parks one day. Well that day is now and if you are visiting the Animal Kingdom look behind the Rainforest Cafe and you will see the floating lands of Pandora in the distance. This multi-million dollar project is set to open in 2017 and should be Disney’s newest big hit.

The next big addition to the theme parks will be Universal Orlando’s ~ Islands of Adventure with their Skull Island~ Reign of Kong attraction. The Kong fans were very disappointed when the famous ride in Universal Studios closed down back in 2002 and Universal never heard the end of it! Well the big shots at Universal heard their voices and now have brought the big guy back bigger and better but with a new location next door at Universal Studios sister park, Islands of Adventure. If you have ever been to this park, Kong will be located between Jurassic Park and Rip Saw Falls. He will look a little different from his once chimp looking self and more like the Peter Jackson’s version of the expansive remake of the 1933 classic.

Following the big competitors lead, SeaWorld Orlando has some big news as well. This park is not all about sea life but is becoming more about world record roller coasters! The newest addition to their lineup is Mako. Mako is not your average roller coaster. They deem it a hyper-coaster due to the fact that it will take its passengers over 70 miles per hour and over a mile long! Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, it will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster and will also have portions of the rise that will leave its passengers weightless. The coaster will be the new centerpiece to a whole new realm. The area will be fully surrounded by shark themed restaurants, shops and entertainment. This marks the third largest addition to SeaWorld followed by their Manta coaster and Kraken.

Probably the biggest project that is currently going on but is almost completed is the old Downtown Disney area now called Disney Springs. Disney has got it right this time with world class dining, shopping and entertainment. I think they learned their lesson with Pleasure Island and would like to just let Universal have that crowd with their Citywalk. With Disney’s new idea, one can have the time of their lives on the lakefront sampling everything from Iron Chef Morimoto’s sushi to drinks and appetizers at Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar. Not enough for you? Well how about sitting on the lakefront and watching the amphibious cars take passengers on a tour of the lake all the while having libations and mouth watering delicacies at the all new Boat House. After dinner and you are ready for more, head over for a game of billiards and bowling at the all new Splitsville. This is not your ordinary bowling alley back home. But then again nothing is ordinary in Orlando!

If you plan on visiting these new attractions and are looking for deals on your Disney tickets or Universal Studios tickets, call us toll free at 1-877-406-4836 to speak with a vacation planner.

SeaWorld Orlando’s NEW Mako Ride Is More than Just a Screaming Delight

Sink your teeth into SeaWorld’s unrivaled new coaster, Mako™. Arriving summer 2016

Sink your teeth into SeaWorld’s unrivaled new coaster, Mako™. Arriving summer 2016

It seems there is no end to the amount of thrills we can have as a theme park fan. And when it comes to the world-famous rides in Orlando, Florida, the thrill gets even more aggressive and inspiring with every new addition to the list here. The coming of the all new Mako Coaster is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated theme park offerings in this regard. The one-of-a-kind shark-inspired coaster at the Florida SeaWorld Park definitely takes our excitement to the next level.

Whether it’s the hills so tall or the jaw-dropping fall, the new Ride surely justifies the fancies of all thrill lovers from across the globe. Opens in the summer of 2016, the Mako brings to life the tallest, fastest and longest ride experience ever in Central Florida. Indeed it takes guests through a 200-foot-tall hyper-coaster that drops at a speed of about 73 mph and runs along a daring 4,760 feet of steel track that features multiple tall hills and never-ending air-time.

Inspired by the fastest living shark of all times, the new Ride is seen as a unique mix of fear, thrills and fun. Like the apex predator from the ocean, guests onboard the unique coaster will surge through the water at top speed with extreme jumps and deep drops like never before. And to top up all that is the unique 48,000-watt surround-sound system with its awesome score that keeps changing as the coaster dives you around. Right from the station to up the lift hill till the end, the music makes the ride even more special as it follows you throughout the most daring coaster-tracks that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer.

The Mako Shark is one of the deadliest breed of sharks that terrorizes the oceans. They are known for their aggressive hunting skills powered with an unmatched speed and the ability to change course in no time. It’s this uniquely agile and daring nature of the marine predator that forms the core of the new Ride. Once onboard you go chasing prey like the killer shark himself. From the coral reef and out to the open ocean, it’s truly a daunting ride adventure only SeaWorld Orlando can offer.

Unlike many other great rides there is no such up-side down element on the new Ride. Nor are there any inverted twists where the legs keep dangling from the coaster cars. In fact it’s all about speed and relentless airtime that will unleash the disastrous Mako in you. For all the coaster enthusiasts out there, I think the Mako is a perfect opportunity to experience the extremes of weightlessness like never before.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

Orlando Theme Parks Are At Their Festive Best During Halloween

Orlando's Halloween is Like No Other

Orlando's Halloween is Like No Other

Every year Halloween brings ample opportunities to celebrate the favorite occasion all across the globe, but the fun and thrills as offered by the world famous Orlando theme parks in this regard is more than just impressive. Nowhere in the world is Halloween celebrated in such innovative and incredibly intensive way. During the special occasion, the parks here transform into most happening festive destinations ever. They are packed with so many unique and special attractions and activities that it becomes impossible to resist any. Being part of the specific celebration is really a different experience altogether. Thanks to the exclusive and ever-popular Halloween events – making our Orlando vacations so special and memorable every fall.

If you are a theme park fan and seeking some incredibly spooky family fun experience or interested in challenging the real fright-filled nights and terrible encounters from your favorite horror blockbusters then the Orlando parks are the ultimate choices to look for. There available all kinds of festive options during the Halloween celebrations here. From the most family friendly Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at WDW (Walt Disney World) to the spine-chilling and blood-curdling encounters of the Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Studios and the SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular show, the parks bring an incredible selection of Halloween events. And for the guests it’s all about choosing the right one (either the less spooky or the more intensive one).

For a family with kids probably Halloween can be best experienced with the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The special WDW annual offering is an extra magical Halloween delight right in the middle of the happiest place on Earth. The entire Party is a great fun experience with the ultimate trick-or-treating activities, incredible Parade shows and Fireworks display including Disney characters in colorful costumes and many more. Also the all new dessert party, the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle is another most anticipated attraction in the Party this year.

Families can also join the special SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular show that brings together a sea of incredible fun and festive activities for kids on the occasion. The horror fans on the other hand can challenge the world’s only scariest Halloween fest alive. The Halloween Horror Nights event with its deadliest scare zones and haunted houses, including outrageous live shows and much more is in fact the ultimate fright fest one can have. It’s one such event where your worst nightmares will take shape as the entire Universal Studios park transforms into an award-winning horror experience unlike any other.

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Year 2013 Saw the Arrival of Some Great New Theme Park Attractions in Orlando

Orlando's World Famous Rides Keep GROWING!!!

Orlando's World Famous Rides Keep GROWING!!!

The Official Ticket Center ~ Orlando theme park attractions are the most exciting entertainment choices for the ever-increasing fan base. There always exist a special bonding between the parks and those passionate about adventure-rides and other incredible fun-activities in this most magically placed location of the world. Whether it’s WDW (Walt Disney World) resort, SeaWorld or Universal Studios for that matter, the experience we have is beyond dreams. Moreover, what interests me lot about the parks is their ability to stay fresh and more special with every returning visit. I believe it’s the precious bond between the parks and the fans that have kept these most inspired and wonderful ambiences ever evolving. And like every passing year, the year 2013 too had seen its share of extraordinary development in this regard. Thanks to all the latest theme park endeavors in taking forward our experience to the next level with every new visit.
The advent of new attractions in 2013, such as the Springfield USA area – the hometown of America’s most beloved family (the Simpsons) at Universal Studios is a memorable development that needs no further introduction. For the first time guests were able to physically step inside the world of the country’s longest-running animated TV- series in history. Again, the arrival of Transformers: The Ride 3D is another blockbuster ride attraction that Universal had introduced till date. It’s the first of its kind intense 3D simulator experience one can have in Orlando.
Another iconic theme park addition during 2013 is the launched of the Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction- one of SeaWorld’s historic offerings. The new and unique attraction had re-defined our ride experience for all times to come. Also for the first time theme park guests can see, touch and feel the most challenging habitats of the remote world real-time in such purest form. Gliding along and into the bottom of the Earth amidst below-freezing environs is just a premium experience only SeaWorld can offer today.
Again at Disney World, it seems every trip comes with new surprises and fun. It’s a constant evolution out there. And one of the major highlights of 2013 is the Princess Fairytale Hall- the latest addition to WDW’s epic expansion plan. A visit to this most lavishly decorated castle-themed ambiance in Magic Kingdom’s – Fantasyland area is just another out of the box fairytale experience only possible with Disney.
Also beyond the theme-park thrills, year 2013 has something much bigger to offer- NASA’s best kept secret had been revealed. And for all space lovers it’s a dream come true. Just have an up-close encounter with the giant Shuttle at the newly launched Atlantis Exhibit in Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – and your perceptions about space will be changed forever.
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SeaWorld Orlando Is Truly Impressive During Holidays

SeaWorld on Ice for the Holidays

SeaWorld on Ice for the Holidays

The Official Ticket Center ~ Spending a day at the SeaWorld Orlando resort during the holidays is just awesome. Every holiday season, the resort transforms into a perfect festive wonderland. It comes to life with its own unique seasonal offering. Whether it’s the Christmas Cheers or the New Year celebrations for that matter, there is always a special treatment for guest and vacationers during the grand occasions. And better still is the fact that the special events are all for free – no extra tickets required, everything is included with the general Park admission.

Moreover, when it comes to holiday decorations and celebration, the Resort is second to none. Drapes with countless colorful lights and vibrant displays, it reflects a perfect festive setting by night. Like the other bigger theme park properties (Disney World or Universal Studios) in Central Florida, the SeaWorld park also offers great opportunities to celebrate the spirit of the Season. From the moment you step inside, it becomes impossible to miss the magical holiday spirit with everything you meet.

Truly, with such special decors and fun activities all around, visitors to the SeaWorld Parks are exposed to one of the most impressive festive ambiances ever. Whether it’s the under the sea Christmas decorations or the lively Waterfront attractions with all the lights, colors and snowfalls; the dancing Sea of Trees or the mouth watering treats and drinks; special shows and more; the spirit of the season is everywhere around. And the festive magic continues to woo visitors until the advent of the New Year and beyond.

A visit to the famous resort through December 31 is truly an incredible holiday experience for any. The entire place dazzles with a lively and breathtaking Christmas make-over like no other. It becomes the ultimate celebration hub, where guests of all ages have ample fun and entertainment opportunities. Every night, on select days, the entire area comes alive with the magical spirit of Christmas. And given the incredible decors and live shows, there seems no end to the amount of fun and celebrations one can have.

Besides enjoying the breathtaking sights and sounds, fans can also join Clyde and Seamore live in their special Christmas shows or just take a fascinating winter ride with the Polar Express experience. One can also choose from a number of other special events and shows, such as the Shamu Christmas Miracles or enjoy the most amazing Christmas story through the eyes of live sea animals at the O Wonderous Nights. Or just seat back and watch the SeaWorld’s most magical ice skating actions live at the Winter Wonderland on Ice.

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SeaWorld Orlando Releases Three Rescued Sea Turtles to Canaveral National Seashore

SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team Releasing three Kemps Ridley turtles

SeaWorld Orlando Releasing Kemps Ridley Turtles

The Official Ticket Center ~ Today, three sea turtles were released back into the wild after being rescued and rehabilitated by SeaWorld Orlando. Three Kemps Riley sea turtles were brought to SeaWorld Orlando’s care facility back in December of 2012 after being rescued off of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts by the United States Coast Guard. The Kemps Ridley turtles were all suffering from stress and some with pneumonia brought on by the cold winter weather.

The turtles were each brought back to health and released at Canaveral National Seashore today be SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team along with a few lucky bystanders. Prior to their return, the turtles were weighed and measured: the Kemps Ridley sea turtles measured approximately 12 to 15 inches in length and weighed about 10 to 15 pounds.

These turtles now bring the total that the park has rehabilitated and released up to 34 this year with another 5 still in rehab. None of the turtles currently in rehab though are see by park guests, the entire rehabilitation center is located backstage at SeaWorld Orlando theme park with fully separate facilities for the injured animals. Over the past four decades SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue has helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 22,000 animals in need.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Reusable Cup Program

Cheap SeaWorld Tickets

The Cup That Cares

Visiting the world famous theme parks in Orlando is a dream come true experience for any. But when it comes to a more conscious and responsible vacation, I think SeaWorld Orlando is probably a better option. The Park besides being the global leader in marine attractions is also known for its unique conservation activities such as – the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a no profit initiative that helps protect wildlife worldwide. Following its environmentalist approach, the Park comes with another new fun program in the form of a more innovative and interactive penguin cup, namely Cup That Cares. Continue reading

SeaWorld Orlando ~ TurtleTrek is Now Open!

The countdown is finally over, and the all-new TurtleTrek is NOW OPEN!

The countdown is finally over, and the all-new TurtleTrek is NOW OPEN!

SeaWorld Orlando, Florida ~ TurtleTrek is a unique blend of up-close animal encounters and state-of-the-art entertainment. You first visit two massive naturalistic habitats, home to gentle manatees (all rescued) and gliding sea turtles, learning what makes each species so special. You’ll then enter a domed theater and what happens next has never before been seen and is a first at any theme park in the world.

Inside the dome, you are surrounded by a hyper-realistic, 3D 360 degree film that takes you on the amazing life journey of a special sea turtle named Nyah. The experience is all around you and even above you– not just in front of you or on only one screen. It’s this all-new and immersive way of showcasing a sea turtle’s epic adventure that is the heart of TurtleTrek. And for the first time, you are given a turtle’s eye view of the ocean’s wonders.

As if that isn’t amazing enough… there’s even more at TurtleTrek: You’ll love competing on the fun (and educational) “Race for the Beach” video game that plays out on enormous video screens. And, TurtleTrek’s gift shop is unique in the way it continues the attraction’s inspiration. And you’ll see exactly how a portion of each dollar spent benefits in-the-field research to help save animals.

As the park’s newest addition, TurtleTrek makes SeaWorld Orlando a must-see this summer. The wait is over. Live the 3D 360 journey at Sea World Orlando’s TurtleTrek… now open!

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