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5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Rock-in the New Year at Universal CityWalk®

At New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk®, one of Orlando’s biggest and hottest parties, the New Year doesn’t just ring-in, it rocks-in! For this year, REO Speedwagon plays hits like “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Can’t Stop Rockin’” to slam the door shut on 2012 and floor-it to 2013! Also, dance, swing and stroll through CityWalk®’s nine restaurants and seven nightclubs for a night jam-packed with entertainment.

In addition to REO Speedwagon live in concert, enjoy live music throughout the venue’s seven nightclubs including karaoke at Rising Star, dueling pianos at Pat O’Brien’s, live DJs and bands. Taste your way around your favorite restaurants serving-up all-you-care-to-eat with dishes like jambalaya, beef and veggie patties, vegetarian paella and cheeseburgers. Toast to the party with champaign and full bar areas. (Special note: designated drivers who are attending the event can pick up a wristband at any of the New Year’s Eve venues to receive free non-alcoholic soft drink beverages.) After the New Year countdown, the party continues welcoming 2013.

Tickets to New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk®, December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., cost $144.99 per person (ages 21 and up only) and include all-you-care-to-eat cuisine, a midnight champagne toast, admission to CityWalk® and its seven clubs and performances by REO Speedwagon. Click here for more information.

If you’re looking for a more family-friendly celebration, Walt Disney World® Resort will have fireworks shows and extended hours at Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Theme Park. You can also find plenty of things to do in the Downtown Disney® area or enjoy New Year’s parties at the other Orlando theme parks. See sea creatures and a fireworks show at SeaWorld® Orlando. LEGOLAND® Florida will host a LEGO® Brick drop count down to the new year during the Kids’ New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m. Visit each individual theme park’s website for more information.

Add comment December 21st, 2012

Universal CityWalk®’s Hollywood Drive-in Golf Now Open for Putters of All Ages

Travel with your family back to the 1950s, when drive-ins were all the rage, on a mini golf adventure at Universal Orlando® Resort’s new Hollywood Drive-in Golf attraction, located at Universal CityWalk®. Choose from two classic movie-themed courses: “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens,” inspired by an old drive-in theater monster movie, or “Invaders From Planet Putt,” which follows the style of a classic sci-fi film.

Open for 18 hours every day from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m., the attraction offers you plenty of opportunities to take your best swing at a hole-in-one. You can decide to play either one or both courses, each with 18 unique holes. These are no ordinary putt-putt courses; watch out for some out-of-this-world and spooky surprises, including:

  • Hair-raising lighting effects with an eerie glow (best after dark!)
  • Squirting water and spraying air to keep you on your toes
  • Patience-testing multilevel challenges
  • Colorful scenery and entertaining obstacles

Admission is $13.99 for adults and $11.99 for children ages 3-9 to enter one of the courses. Feel free to play one course and come back later with your receipt for a discount on the remaining course. The official website for Hollywood Drive-in Golf is still under construction, but check back soon for updates. Right now, you can view a series of photos on the home page of Universal CityWalk®.

 

Add comment March 15th, 2012

Rock in the New Year at Universal CityWalk® and Other Theme Park New Year’s Eve Celebrations

With hit music from Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, say goodbye to 2011 and ring in 2012 at Rock in the New Year at Universal CityWalk®. At Rock in the New Year, adults ages 21 and up enjoy a huge New Year’s party throughout CityWalk® featuring live music, all-you-can-eat food and a champagne toast at midnight.

Highlighting the event, Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform live and each of CityWalk®’s seven clubs will also have live entertainment including karaoke at Rising Star, dueling pianos at Pat O’Brein’s, live DJs and bands and more! Special note: designated drivers that are attending Rock in the New Year can pick up a wristband at any of the New Year’s Eve venues to receive free non-alcoholic fountain beverages throughout the night.

Tickets to Rock in the New Year, December 31, 8 pm-2 am, cost $139.99 per person (ages 21 and up only) and include food, a midnight champagne toast, admission to CityWalk® and its seven clubs and performances by Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Click here  for more information.

For families seeking a celebration everyone can enjoy, Walt Disney World® Resort will have fireworks shows and extended hours at Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® and Hollywood Studios®. Enjoy a unique musical celebration with sea creatures and a fireworks show at SeaWorld® Orlando. LEGOLAND® Florida will count down to the new year during the Kids’ New Year’s Eve at 7 pm. Visit each individual theme park’s website for more information.

Add comment December 27th, 2011

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets for January 28, 2011

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets

by Rick E-Mouse

January 28, 2011 Edition

Central Florida Attractions and
Accommodations for Daytona 500 Fans

Reserve Your Daytona 500 Orlando Vacation Home Accommodations at ALL STAR Vacation Homes

The 53rd running of the Daytona 500 is right around the corner!

Gear up for the big race with thrilling Orlando racing attractions and luxury vacation home accommodations.

Feel what it’s like to be a real NASCAR driver at the Richard Petty Driving Experience where you can test drive an actual stock car at Walt Disney World Speedway!

Visit Fun Spot Attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee, featuring NASCAR racing simulators and go kart tracks!

Experience high-speed fun at over 60mph – ride Test Track at Epcot® in Walt Disney World® Resort.

Enjoy casual Orlando dining while you watch the “Great American Race” on the big screen at NASCAR Sports Grille at Universal CityWalk in Orlando.

Plus, reserve your Daytona 500 vacation rental accommodations at ALL STAR Vacation Homes – just a short road trip to Daytona International Speedway!

Add comment January 28th, 2011

Enjoy Orlando Magical Dining Month this September on Your Central Florida Vacation

Celebrate Orlando Magical Dining Month on Your September Orlando VacationFor tasty savings and delicious Orlando dining on your Central Florida vacation, don’t miss Orlando Magical Dining Month – starting next Wednesday and running the entire month of September.

Now in its fifth year, this annual culinary celebration features over 60 participating upscale restaurants in the Orlando area offering special three-course, prix fixe dinners for just $30 during normal dinner hours.

Among this year’s participating Orlando dining partners, you’ll find:

  • Eleven at Reunion Resort
  • Portobello Trattoria in Downtown Disney
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando
  • Latin Quarter at Universal CityWalk
  • HUE Restaurant in downtown Orlando

Orlando Magical Dining Month is presented by the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau and benefits the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida.

For additional Orlando vacation dining options, visit the ALL STAR Vacation Homes Orlando Restaurant Guide.

Add comment August 25th, 2010

Celebrate Speed Week at These Orlando Vacation Racing Attractions

Discover High Speed Thrills at Walt Disney WorldCan’t make it to the Daytona 500 on your Central Florida vacation?  Or attending the race and want to extend your experience?

Be sure to check out these exciting Orlando area racing attractions:

Richard Petty Driving Experience – test drive a real stock car at Walt Disney World Speedway!

Test Track at Epcot – where you’ll reach speeds at over 64mph!

Fun Spot Attractions – with go kart tracks and NASCAR racing simulators

NASCAR Sports Grille at Universal CityWalk – catch the big race on the big screen

Put the pedal to the metal on your Orlando vacation at these fun racing themed attractions!

Add comment February 11th, 2010

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets for August 28, 2009

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets

by Rick E-Mouse

August 28, 2009 Edition

Orlando Magical Dining Month Starts Next Week

Savor the Savings During Orlando Magical Dining Month!

Get ready for 30 days of mouthwatering savings!  Celebrate the 4th Annual Orlando Magical Dining Month, starting next Tuesday and running the entire month of September.

Enjoy three-course prixe fixe dinners, including traditional and specialty cuisine at over 60 Orlando area restaurants.  Meals are just $20 at casual eateries and $30 at upscale restaurants, and all include an appetizer, main entree and dessert.

These special prices are available nightly during normal restaurant dinner hours.  Plus, one dollar from each meal will be donated to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Participating Orlando dining destinations include:

  • Portobello Trattoria in Downtown Disney
  • Los Generales Mexican Grill in the Hunter’s Creek Area
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando
  • Vines Grille & Wine Bar in the Sand Lake Road Area
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant at Universal CityWalk®

…plus many more!

Get a taste of Orlando and save – celebrate Orlando Magical Dining Month this September!

And for more information on Orlando vacation dining, visit the ALL STAR Vacation Homes Orlando Restaurant Guide.

Add comment August 28th, 2009

Celebrate Your Orlando Vacation at the Universal CityWalk POWERBALL Street Party

Join in the excitement at the new home of the nightly POWERBALL drawing: Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida!

To kick off this momentous event, Universal CityWalk is throwing a street party this Wednesday, January 7th from 6-11PM.  Enjoy live music and street performers, plus enter hourly prize drawings sponsored by the Florida Lottery.

Then hold your breath, because at 10:59PM, the winning POWERBALL numbers will be drawn!

For a winning Orlando vacation, head to Universal CityWalk this Wednesday night!

Add comment January 6th, 2009

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets for December 29, 2008

The WEEKLY EARFUL Orlando Vacation News, Tips and Secrets

by Rick E-Mouse

December 29, 2008 Edition

Top Places to Celebrate the New Year
on Your Orlando Vacation

Have a blast on New Year’s Eve during your holiday Orlando vacation, don’t miss these exciting year-end Central Florida fireworks celebrations.

For a magical New Year, head to Walt Disney World® where there’s Fantasy in the Sky at the Magic Kingdom, a special version of Illuminations at Epcot and “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Want to make a “splash” into 2009?  Head to New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld®.  Or party like its 2009 at Universal CityWalk®’s “Rock in the New Year”.  And if the parks are not your style, there’s special New Year’s Eve festivities in Celebration and Old Town to enjoy.

Add comment December 29th, 2008

The WEEKLY EARFUL Disney Vacation News, Tips and Secrets for August 14th 2008

August 14, 2008 EditionThe WEEKLY EARFUL Disney Vacation News, Tips and Secrets

The WEEKLY EARFUL Disney Vacation
News, Tips and Secrets

by Rick E-Mouse 

Savor the Savings this September
During Orlando Magical Dining Month

Celebrate Mouth Watering Savings This September During Orlando Magical Dining Month

Please your palate and save a mouthful at Orlando’s top eateries during Orlando Magical Dining Month

During the entire month of September, enjoy three-course dinners at more than 50 participating area restaurants at budget-friendly prices.  Casual menu selections are only $19 and upscale choices are just $29. 

Among the restaurants included are:

  • Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney
  • Pastamore at Universal CityWalk
  • Tommy Bahama Tropical Café at Pointe Orlando

…and many, many more! 

Celebrate Orlando Magical Dining Month.  Visit the ALL STAR Vacation Homes Guest Services page for more information – and reserve your table today!

Add comment August 14th, 2008

July Summer Orlando Vacation Movie Guide

Summer Orlando Vaction Movie Guide

CATCH THESE EXPLOSIVE 

JULY SUMMER FILMS ON 

YOUR ORLANDO VACATION: 

  • July 2: Hancock – superstar Will Smith plays a reluctant superhero
  • July 11: Journey to the Center of the Earth starring Brendan Fraser
  • July 18: The Dark Knight – Batman takes on the Joker!
  • July 25: The X Files: I Want To Believe – Mulder and Scully are back! 

See these and other great summer vacation blockbusters at these Orlando area cinemas (movie availability at theatres may vary):

Get the A Disney Vacation Secret Just for You!STAR treatment on your Orlando vacation.  Book a luxurious Orlando vacation home with ALL STAR Vacation Homes now and save $150 on select homes!

Add comment July 1st, 2008

Have a Blast at These Awesome Walt Disney World July 4th Celebrations

Celebrate July 4th the Disney Way with these Awesome Fireworks DisplaysMake your July 4th celebration truly explosive! 

Celebrate the Disney way at these awesome Walt Disney World fireworks extravaganzas: 

MAGIC KINGDOM  Fantasy In The Sky – 9:00pm 

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS  Fourth of July Fireworks – 9:00pm 

EPCOT  Illuminations – 10:00pm 

DOWNTOWN DISNEY  Downtown Disney Fireworks Spectacular – 11:00pm 

Also, don’t miss special fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando CityWalk

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!

Add comment June 30th, 2008

Take the Ultimate Orlando Vacation Pit Stop

Race Over to the NASCAR Sports Grille on Your Orlando VacationRelax and reel in the racing excitement on your Orlando vacation at the NASCAR Sports Grille in Universal Orlando CityWalk, the official restaurant of NASCAR. 

Catch a live race on the big screen, roar to the finish in a top-of-the-line virtual racing simulator or watch fascinating NASCAR history in one the many flat panel-equipped booths. 

The NASCAR Sports Grille also features a game room, NASCAR merchandise shop and several actual stock cars – perfect for family vacation photos.  It’s two levels of high-octane fun for the whole family!

Add comment June 3rd, 2008

Orlando Summer Movie of the Week for May 22nd

Summer Orlando Vaction Movie GuideMake your Orlando vacation a real adventure – join Indiana Jones on his all new action-packed quest Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in theatres tomorrow, Thursday, May 22nd at these Orlando area cinemas:

Afterwards, swing on over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the exciting thrills of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! 

Also, don’t miss The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Iron Man and Speed Racer  also in select theatres. 

Want to feel like a STAR and save?  Book a luxury Orlando vacation home with ALL STAR Vacation Homes now and save $150 on select homes!

Add comment May 21st, 2008

Orlando Summer Movie of the Week for May 16th

Summer Orlando Vaction Movie GuideGoing to the movies on your Orlando vacation? 

Be sure not to miss Disney Pictures’ The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – opening Friday, May 16th at these top Orlando cinemas:

Next week, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull swings into theatres Thursday, May 22nd.  And don’t forget to live the movies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and ride the movies at Universal Orlando

Get treated like a STAR on your trip to Orlando, book a luxury vacation home with ALL STAR Vacation Homes.

Reserve now and save $150 on select homes!

Add comment May 16th, 2008

Orlando Summer Movie of the Week for May 9th

Summer Orlando Vaction Movie GuideCatch all the hot summer flicks on your Orlando vacation! 

This week, don’t miss Speed Racer – opening today, May 9th at these top Orlando cinemas:

Next week, don’t miss Disney Pictures’ The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – opening Friday, May 16th. 

And don’t forget to live the movies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios Orlando

For the best in STAR treatment on your trip to Orlando, book a luxury vacation home with ALL STAR Vacation Homes.

Book now and save $150 on select homes!

Add comment May 9th, 2008

Chill Out to the Hot Sounds of Bob Marley Reggae Fest at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Bob Marley Reggae Fest at Universal Orlando CityWalkToo hot out?  Catch some cool tunes and chill out this weekend at Bob Marley Reggae Fest at Universal Orlando CityWalk May 10-11th, 2-9pm.

This special two-day celebration of everything reggae features live music from top reggae artists such as Inner Circle, famous for the “Bad Boys” theme from the TV show COPS, DJs and more!  Enjoy a host of Caribbean cuisines, specialty drinks and shop at over 20 exclusive merchant booths along the streets of CityWalk. 

Plus, do dinner Reggae-style at Bob Marley A Tribute to Freedom.  This unique restaurant, built to look like Marley’s home in Jamaica, is set in an open-air dining atmosphere with photo and video tributes to the “King of Reggae”, a Jamaican-inspired menu and more.

Add comment May 8th, 2008

Orlando Summer Movie of the Week for May 2nd

Summer Orlando Vaction Movie GuideBe sure to see the latest summer blockbusters on your Orlando vacation. 

This week, don’t miss Iron Man – opening today, May 2nd at these top Orlando cinemas:

Next week, catch Speed Racer – opening Friday, May 9th (theatres may vary). 

For the best in STAR treatment on your trip to Orlando, book a luxury vacation home with ALL STAR Vacation Homes.

Book now and save $150 on select homes!

Add comment May 2nd, 2008

May Orlando Vacation Event Calendar

May Orlando Vacation Calendar

Save $150 when reserving select vacation homes for 5 nights or more in May and enjoy these and other hot Orlando events:

May 2, 9, 16, 21, 26, 31 Mickey’s Pirate & Princess Party at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom (7:00pm to 12:00am)

May 3, 10 Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando

May 11 EPCOT Mother’s Day Brunch (9:00am to 3:00pm)

May 10-11 Bob Marley Reggae Fest at Universal Orlando CityWalk (2-9pm)

May 15 The Simpsons Ride Grand Opening at Universal Studios Orlando

May 31 Space Shuttle Discovery Launch at the Kennedy Space Center

1 comment May 1st, 2008

Become a Rising Star on Your Florida Vacation at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Universal Orlando CityWalk Rising StarYou don’t need to sing for Simon to become a star.  Simply head to CityWalk’s Rising Star at Universal Orlando and experience karaoke like never before!

At Rising Star, you’ll feel like a REAL music star.  First, a host will announce your performance to the club audience.  Then, when you take the stage, you’ll be backed by a full professional live band and back-up singers.  And that’s not all.  While you showcase your vocal talents, the crowd will see just how big a star you are on giant flat screen monitors and feel the true power of your voice on a state-of-the-art sound system.

Plus, enter the CityWalk’s Rising Star Top 10 Karaoke Challenge for a chance to win big vacation prizes like annual passes to Universal Orlando and more!  But hurry – your last chance to win is tomorrow night, Friday, April 4th.

Check out the Universal CityWalk Rising Star website to find out more!

Add comment April 3rd, 2008

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