Updated April 27, 2022
Mother’s Day is May 8, 2022, and there’s no better place than Orlando to celebrate all your favorite moms. Featuring shared experiences, dining, shopping, special offers and other ideas for treating Mom like royalty, here’s your guide to Mother’s Day in Orlando.
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 2022 offers, or click the following link if you’re too hungry to wait.
Learn more: Mother’s Day 2022 Dining
…Or Learn to Cook From Orlando’s Top Chefs
Do you or Mom enjoy making your own culinary masterpieces? Many of Orlando’s best chefs have you covered with how-to videos on YouTube, including local James Beard Award honoree Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luke’s Kitchen (watch: Pasta Carbonara and Florida Corn) and Food Network personality Wendy Lopez of Reyes Mezcaleria and formerly Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit (watch: Piquillo Stuffed Peppers).
Learn more: Orlando’s Top Chefs
You can also learn to cook with many of our celebrity chefs. These include Richard Blais of the brand-new Four Flamingos (watch: Sear the Most Mouthwatering Steak), José Andrés of JALEO and Pepe (watch: Lobster Tzatziki), Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Asia (watch: Sushi Sashimi Spectacular), Art Smith of Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen (watch: Healthy Comfort Recipes), and Rick Bayless of Frontera Cocina (watch: Chilaquiles Verdes). Andrés, Morimoto, Smith and Bayless all have eateries at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, and many other celebrity chefs have Orlando restaurants.
Learn more: Disney Springs
Attend a Theme Park Festival or Other Special Event
This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to food and fun at two of our most popular theme park events: EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort (reservations required) and Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando. Both celebrations are included with their respective park’s admission and will still be available on Mother’s Day, with May 8 being your last chance to experience SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival this year.
Save on discount tickets: Orlando Theme Parks
You’ll find more things to do on Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar, including Carmina Burana as performed by the Orlando Philharmonic at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ all-new Steinmetz Hall in downtown Orlando, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, and much more.
Learn more: Spring Events in Orlando
Give the Gift of 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. Mom might also enjoy wine from Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, close to Orlando in Clermont, or even barbecue sauces and rubs from 4 Rivers Smokehouse, which has numerous area locations including its flagship restaurant in Winter Park.
Learn more: Unique Orlando Gifts
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. With so many choices, 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 at little to no cost. 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, the Tibet-Butler Preserve near Winter Garden, Split Oak Forest east of our tourism districts, and many others. You’ll also find several parks with natural springs.
Learn more: Orlando Ecotourism
Close to downtown Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens is hosting special Mother’s Day festivities on May 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission for Mom. 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.
Or, pamper Mom with a day at Discovery Cove®, the all-inclusive day resort with endless outdoor adventures. Optional enhancements include private cabanas, premium drink packages, the immersive Animal Trek and Dolphin Swim packages, and more. Florida residents can also take advantage of special Discovery Cove vacation packages — see this blog’s “Mother’s Day Offers” section for more details.
Learn more: Mother’s Day 2022 Offers
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 2022, and make a day of it (or more) with Mom.
See what top Orlando restaurants and resorts are serving this Mother’s Day. More menus will be added in the lead-up to May 8, so check back often.
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Mother’s Day dining offers are exclusively available on May 8, 2022. Prices do not reflect taxes or gratuities. Reservations are strongly recommended and in some cases required.
The Alfond Inn
Operated by Rollins College in Winter Park, about 20 minutes north of our main tourism districts, The Alfond Inn will have a Mother’s Day Brunch with seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The festivities will include entrees, chef-attended stations, Greek spreads, a raw bar, complimentary mimosas for guests 21 and up, and live music. Pricing: $69 adults, $29 children 5-12 (under 5 free).
Learn more: Winter Park
New to Winter Park, AVA MediterrAegean is kicking off a new, ongoing Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day. The restaurant will also offer the AVA Chocolate Sphere, filled with toasted Iranian pistachio, Tonka-Tahini cream, salted caramel, violette-raspberry marshmallow nitrogen fog, and extra-bitter warm chocolate sauce, served table side. The dessert is served with a complimentary AVA G&T, the house spin on the traditional gin & tonic.
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Part of the International Drive Entertainment District, Cafe Tu Tu Tango is hosting a spirited Mother’s Day get-together with live entertainment, resident artists at work, and their regular menu.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., treat Mom like a rock star with an a-la-carte Mother’s Day Brunch at City Works Eatery & Pour House, part of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. In addition to a build-your-own “Momosa” flight, brunch options will include sweet and savory treats like Jon Bun Jovi, Let It BLTE, The Boss and more, and Mom gets a complimentary rose.
Encore Resort at Reunion
From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Finns Restaurant at Encore Resort will have a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring live entertainment, homemade dishes, and specials on bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys.
Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen
From 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will have a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with a raw bar, charcuterie, specialty small plate entrees, Whole Florida Grouper and Stuffed Beef Tenderloin carving stations, a pancake station, desserts and more. Pricing: $120 adults, $60 children under 13.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
Unreserved Food Bazaar at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa will serve Mother’s Day Brunch from 12:30 – 3 p.m., featuring live music paired with signature recipes from the resort’s talented culinary team. Pricing: $95 adults, $23 children 4-12 (free under 4).
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
From 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., On Vacation at Margaritaville Resort Orlando will have a Mother’s Day Brunch with a variety of delights, including garden salad, breakfast offerings, carving and kids’ stations, and a dessert display. Reservations are required. Pricing: $50 adults, $20 children under 12.
Orlando Cat Cafe
Treat Mom to a purr-fect Mother’s Day High Tea at Orlando Cat Cafe in Clermont, close to 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. Pricing: $45 per person.
At Disney Springs, Paddlefish Restaurant will have a Mama’s Boil ($75) with Maine lobster and shrimp with red potatoes, sweet corn and cornbread. It pairs perfectly with La Crema Pinot Gris ($35 per bottle), and the regular a-la-carte menu will also be available.
Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy a Mother’s Day Buffet at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista’s Bella Vista Ballroom, featuring a scrumptious spread with all her favorites and a free flower for Mom, plus bloody Mary and champagne mimosa bars. Pricing: $29.99 adults, $17.99 children 4-11 (under 4 free); pricing reflects prepaid reservations, higher rates for non-prepaid reservations and walk-ins.
Available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Rosen Plaza will include a blend of entrees such as Grilled Chimichurri Skirt Steak and Oatmeal-Crusted Salmon, chef’s stations, and a display of desserts and sweet treats. Pricing: $51.95 adults, $21.95 children 4-12 (free under 4).
Rosen Shingle Creek
From 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., treat Mom to a tantalizing Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Rosen Shingle Creek. Starting with unlimited champagne and mimosas for adults 21 and up, the spread will include entrees ranging from slow-cooked prime rib to chilled Canaveral shrimp, an impressive list of chef stations, and a dessert extravaganza, as well as unlimited champagne and mimosas for guests 21 and up. Complimentary self-parking is included. Reservations are required. Pricing: $79.95 adults, $34.95 children 4-11 (free under 4); 25% discount for Florida residents.
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit
Located at ICON Park®, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit will have a dine-in Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. followed by a-la-carte dining with the full menu from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., with live flamenco starting at 7 p.m. The brunch menu will include cold appetizers, breakfast classics, main dishes, sides and seasonal desserts. Pricing (Brunch): $45 adults, $15 children under 10 (dine-in).
Learn more: ICON Park
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mom receives a complimentary lunch when you order a family-style menu for four or more at Taverna Opa, an authentic Greek restaurant that’s 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
Terralina Crafted Italian
At Disney Springs, Terralina Crafted Italian will have a Mother’s Day special of Lump Crab Crusted Alaskan Salmon Oscar ($32), designed to pair with a Mother’s Day Mimosa ($13 per glass), Mimosa Flight or bloody Mary. The regular a-la-carte menu will also be available.
Close to Walt Disney World, Villaggio Restaurant is offering a special Mother’s Day menu featuring Butter Salad with Lemon Cream and Hazelnuts ($17), Lemon Dream Risotto ($25), and Strawberry Lemonade Pie ($12). The courses can also be purchased individually or as a package for $39.99.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
This popular Orlando restaurant family will have Strawberry Champagne Cake Balls as a Mother’s Day special, including their locations in East Orlando, Kissimmee, Longwood, Winter Garden and Winter Park.
Select Orlando businesses also have special offers for you and Mom this Mother’s Day. Check back for more deals through May 8.
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Mother’s Day offers are exclusively available on May 8, 2022.
Florida residents can currently take advantage of special Discovery Cove Vacation Packages that include choice of hotel accommodations with one free night*, length-of-stay admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica® Orlando, reserved show seating at SeaWorld, and more.
* Minimum length of stay required, varies by hotel.
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Marriott Village
Valid for all stay dates, the Mother’s Day Shopping Package at Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Marriott Village includes a discount shopping coupon book upon arrival and a $50 USD Visa gift card.
The official visitor center of downtown Orlando, Discover Downtown is offering 25% savings on in-store and online purchases made between May 6 – 8 using promo code MothersDay25.
Encore Resort at Reunion
Encore Resort has a special Mother’s Day stay offer, with moms receiving a one-time $100 credit toward a 60-minute Swedish massage for stays at select times in May. Use booking code MOMRULES22.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Part of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, Harry P. Leu Gardens will have free admission for moms.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
At JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, make Mom’s visit extra special with one of three Mother’s Month Spa Treatments at the onsite Spa by JW, including complimentary enhancements.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Resort Orlando will have a HydraFacial Deluxe Special. Additionally, the resort’s Vitamin Therapy Services will have a Mother’s Day Beauty IV Drip Special.
Orange County Regional History Center
From 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando will have free admission for caregivers.
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