Orlando can help you celebrate Mother’s Day 2021 in style with holiday menus, special offers, unique gifts, and fun activities you and Mom can enjoy together.
Updated May 4, 2021
Mother’s Day is May 9, 2021, and there’s no better place than Orlando to celebrate the moms in your life. You and Mom can also enjoy the day with confidence thanks to enhanced health and safety measures designed to protect you, including reduced capacity at theme parks and restaurants, face-mask and social-distancing policies, enhanced sanitization, and more.
Featuring shared experiences, dining, shopping, special offers and other ideas for giving Mom the deluxe treatment she deserves — including virtual options if you can’t be together this year — here’s your guide to celebrating Mother’s Day in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite businesses for their current status.
Mother’s Day and dining go together like, well, moms and kids — which is why numerous Orlando eateries are serving Mother’s Day brunch and dinner specials! Refer to the end of this blog for a full list of 2021 offers, or click the following link if you’re too hungry to wait.
You can also contact your favorite Orlando-area restaurants to learn about their plans for Mother’s Day 2021, including options for take-out and delivery when available. It’s a delicious way to tell Mom you love her!
…Or Learn to Cook From Orlando’s Top Chefs
Do you or Mom enjoy making your own culinary masterpieces? Orlando’s best chefs have you covered. For starters, Amazon sells cookbooks authored by some of Orlando’s homegrown James Beard honorees, including Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen; James & Julie Petrakis’ The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida, which shares a name with their signature restaurant; and 9 Courses from Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luke’s Kitchen.
You and Mom can also head to YouTube and learn to cook with some of Orlando’s celebrity chefs, including four superstars with restaurants at Walt Disney World® Resort’s open-air dining, shopping and entertainment district, Disney Springs®:
- José Andrés of JALEO and Pepe: Video
- Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Asia: Video
- Art Smith of Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen: Video
- Rick Bayless of Frontera Cocina: Video
Attend a Theme Park Festival or Other Special Event
Spring is festival season at Orlando’s theme parks! This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to food and fun at these unique events, both of which are included with park admission and will still be available on Mother’s Day:
- Taste of EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Show at Walt Disney World® Resort (Reservations Required)
- Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando (Reservations Required)
Also, if you and Mom will be in Orlando by May 2, make time for Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Orlando Resort!
Learn more: Orlando’s Theme Parks Welcome You Back
You’ll find more things to do on Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar, including a special presentation of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as part of the Frontyard Festival™ series at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Godspell at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, and the Orlando Magic facing off against the Minnesota Timberwolves at downtown’s Amway Center.
Buy Gifts From Orlando
Can’t decide what to get Mom? Orlando Gift Baskets has numerous Mother’s Day packages available on their website, while boxthecity™ specializes in themed gift sets that represent the best Orlando has to offer.
Learn more: Unique Orlando Gifts
Speaking of which, did you know that Corkcicle — the innovative, insulated drinkware — is made right here in Orlando? It is, and you can get their creations shipped straight to Mom! Other Orlando-made products Mom might enjoy include wine from Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, spirits from Winter Park Distilling, barbecue sauces and rubs from 4 Rivers Smokehouse, gifts and stationery from Paper Goat Post, stationery and more from R. Nichols, gift sets from Rifle Paper Co., fresh sunflowers and produce from Southern Hill Farms, organic honey from Winter Park Honey, and marshmallows from Wondermade, among others.
Also, keep in mind that Orlando is home to upscale malls, designer outlets and unique neighborhood shops — not to mention the retail wonders of Winter Park — all within a 15-mile radius of our theme parks. As a result, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for Mom!
Experience the Beauty of Nature Together
Flowers and natural beauty pair perfectly with Mother’s Day, and you can see both at public parks and unique outdoor attractions throughout Orlando. Orange County’s top public parks and spaces include Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, Kelly Park in Apopka, the West Orange Trail between Winter Garden and Apopka, and many others. You’ll also find several parks with natural springs. They’re all ideal places to enjoy an outdoor get-together on Mother’s Day or any day, and at little to no cost!
Close to downtown Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens is hosting special Mother’s Day festivities on May 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you and Mom aren’t opposed to a little work, also consider some of the area’s picking farms, including fresh blueberries at Beck Brothers, Bekemeyer Family Farm, Long & Scott Farms, and others.
Say It With Orlando Flowers
Don’t just send Mom flowers this Mother’s Day — send her flowers from Orlando! Local florists with online storefronts include Bluegrass Chic Floral Design, In Bloom Florist, Orlando Florist and Colonial Florist, to name a few. Just keep in mind that this is one of the busiest times of year for flower deliveries, so the sooner you place your order, the better.
Try Something New!
Orlando is brimming fresh experiences, including new attractions, restaurants, resorts and more, giving you and Mom the chance to really try something different this Mother’s Day. Get a peek at everything that’s new in the destination and what else is coming in 2021!
If Nothing Else, Meet Virtually in Orlando
Even if you and Mom can’t be together in Orlando on May 9, you can still meet here courtesy of custom Zoom backgrounds featuring our theme parks, attractions and other venues! Designed for use with the popular video-conferencing service, Zoom, these backgrounds can make it look like you and Mom are meeting at Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando or LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, as well as iconic Orlando locations such as The Wheel at ICON Park, Gatorland, Lake Eola Park and many others. Best of all, Zoom and our custom images are completely free!
Learn more: Orlando Zoom Backgrounds
You and Mom can enjoy many other virtual experiences from Orlando, including virtual arts & culture and virtual learning activities. Just keep in mind that virtual Orlando can’t compete with the real thing!
Mother’s Day Dining in Orlando
See what top Orlando restaurants and resorts are serving this Mother’s Day. More menus will be added in the lead-up to May 9, so check back often!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Mother’s Day dining offers are exclusively available on May 9, 2021. Prices do not reflect taxes or gratuities. Reservations are strongly recommended and in some cases required.
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
Three of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels will be serving Mother’s Day dining specials, including:
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando: At Trattoria del Porto™, this resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., including your choice of entree and unlimited Prosecco mimosas for guests 21 and up. Pricing: $38 adults, $18 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando: From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., enjoy a prix-fixe Mother’s Day Brunch in The Kitchen, including your choice of appetizer and entrees, plus an assortment of shareables and sweet treats. Pricing: $55 adults, $24 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando: This resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be served in the Islands Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a selection of salads, charcuterie and cheese, seafood and sushi, hot wok dishes, omelets and waffles (through 2 p.m.), a carving station, hot mains and sides, and desserts. Pricing: $58 adults, $30 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites: This resort’s Pier 8 Market will have a special Citrus Glazed Salmon special from noon – 10 p.m. Pricing: $16.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at this artful restaurant inside Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, including family-style dishes, American breakfast favorites, seafood and shellfish, a carving station, crepes and desserts, and unlimited mimosas (for guests 21 and up), coffee, tea, juice and soda. Pricing: $74 adults, $37 children 6-12; automatic 20% service charge.
Starting Friday, May 7, through Mother’s Day, this artistic International Drive (aka I-Drive) restaurant will have three special menu items from 4 p.m. – close, including Sauteed Calamari ($14), Tzatziki ($8) and Duck Banh Mi Sliders ($10).
Learn more: International Drive
Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at this Disney Springs eatery, including complimentary roses for moms, mimosa flights with eight varieties to choose from, and City Works’ famous, a-la-carte Rock n’ Roll Brunch with sweet and savory treats like Jon Bun Jovi, Chak Shuka Khan, The Boss and more.
From 5:30 – 10 p.m., this acclaimed eatery at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek will complement their regular menu with a Mother’s Day special of Ora King Salmon served with sweet pea risotto, heirloom tomatoes, Meyer lemon beurre blanc and herb oil. Pricing: $38 per person (Ora King Salmon).
Located on International Drive, this legendary steakhouse will have three Mother’s Day features on May 9, including 8 oz. Filet Mignon with your choice of king crab truffle butter or lobster truffle butter, plus Chocolate Butter Cake and a Ciao Bella Sangria.
At Margaritaville Resort Orlando, this restaurant is serving Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., including an assortment of artisan breads, farm-fresh omelets, a carving station, a dessert station and even a kids’ station. Pricing: $45 adults, $15 children under 12.
This new resort’s Unreserved Food Bazaar will serve Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring live music paired with special dishes inspired by childhood memories and family recipes from all of the resort’s chefs. Reservations are required. Pricing: $65 adults, $35 children 4-12 (free under 4).
Part of I-Drive's exceptional dining lineup, this acclaimed Italian eatery will have two special Mother’s Day menu items from Friday, May 7, through Sunday, May 9, including Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Involtini ($26) and Jumbo Red Shrimp Scampi ($24).
Treat Mom to a purr-fect Mother’s Day High Tea at this unique cafe in Clermont near Walt Disney World! Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and you can choose to enjoy your tea in the Cat Play Room, onsite Minch Coffee Shop, or even outside (weather permitting). The two-hour experience includes soft music, purring cats if you choose the Cat Play Room, your choice of three flavors of scones, and any of the venue’s distinctive tea choices. Seating will be limited due to COVID restrictions. Pricing: $35 per person.
At this resort, Traditions Restaurant is serving several a-la-carte Mother’s Day specials from noon – 6 p.m., including Grilled Asparagus Salad ($14), Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict ($18), Seared Atlantic Salmon ($32), Surf & Turf ($52), Lavender Crème Brûlée ($10), and Mom’s Mimosa ($10).
Available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and truly fit for a queen, this resort’s Mother’s Day Buffet will include standouts such as shrimp and oysters on the half shell, made-to-order omelets, elegant carving stations, special selections for children, and an extensive dessert bar, plus complimentary wine or champagne for Mom. Pricing: $41.95 adults, $18.95 children 4-12 (free under 4).
From 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., treat Mom to a tantalizing Mother’s Day Brunch at this resort’s Cafe Osceola. Starting with unlimited champagne and mimosas for adults 21 and up, the spread will include extravagant dishes like Sous Vide Duck Confit, savory classics like Pepper Herb Crusted Prime Rib, fresh seafood, market salads, made-to-order omelets and pastas, decadent desserts, and more. Complimentary self-parking is included. Pricing: $64.95 adults, $25.95 children 4-11 (free under 4); 25% discount for Florida residents.
Located at ICON Park®, this restaurant will have a dine-in Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and a-la-carte dining from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., with flamenco performances at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. The menu will include assorted bread and pastries, pork mojo, prime rib and more, plus kids options and desserts. Tapa Toro is also offering Brunch Boards to go, including a Waffle Board ($69), a Bagel Board ($69) and DIY Mimosas ($15), each of which serves four to six people and can be picked up from 4-7 p.m. on May 8 and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 9. Pricing: $42 adults, $15 children under 10 (dine-in).
Learn more: ICON Park
From 12-10 p.m., Mom eats for free when you order a family-style menu for four at this authentic Greek restaurant, part of Pointe Orlando on I-Drive. Taverna Opa’s full regular menu will also be available, and belly-dancing entertainment starts at 7 p.m.
Learn more: Pointe Orlando
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
In addition to Mother’s Day dining at deep blu Seafood Grille & Sushi, this resort will serve Mother’s Day Brunch at its onsite Tesoro Cove eatery, including gourmet omelet and hot buffet stations, made-to-order Belgium waffles, springtime favorites, tableside bakery baskets, sweet and savory crepes, and desserts. A seasonal cocktail menu is also available. Pricing: $27 adults, $14 children under 13.
Mother’s Day Offers in Orlando
Select Orlando attractions also have special offers for you and Mom this Mother’s Day. Check back for more deals through May 9!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Mother’s Day offers are exclusively available on May 9, 2021.
Moms play for free with a paying adult or child at this attraction’s location on International Drive. They're open from 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day.
Moms get free admission at this indoor attraction, which will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive, WonderWorks is easy to find thanks to its iconic upside-down building.
Learn more: WonderWorks
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