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B Resort & Spa in the Disney Springs Resort Area will offer a Valentine’s Day package featuring bubbly, a sweet treat and other romantic perks for stays from Feb. 1-28.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open the all-new Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex this spring, propelling guests into the deep space travel of tomorrow featuring cutting-edge innovations of human exploration from NASA and commercial partners.
Universal Orlando Resort debuted an all-new limited-time tribute store, Universal Monsters: A Tribute to the Creatures of the Night, celebrating Universal Picture’s slate of classic monsters. Located in the Sahara Traders store next to Revenge of the Mummy, the new merchandise location will transport guests to highly themed environments inspired by Dracula, Wolfman, Mummy, Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Bride of Frankenstein.
Walt Disney World Resort announced several entertainment updates coming to Magic Kingdom Park this spring:
- The all-new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!” launches on Feb.11, featuring 30 Disney and Pixar characters including the debut of Miguel from “Coco”, Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more.
- The Disney “Festival of Fantasy” Parade will return Mar. 9, featuring characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled,” “Peter Pan” and more.
- The newly enhanced “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage Feb. 25, incorporating scenes inspired by “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and finale with Mickey Mouse and friends and an all-new, original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home”.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open a new playset experience and the Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant in Toy Story Land in 2022. The new family-friendly dining experience will feature barbecue fare surrounded by toys, games and playsets, allowing guests to experience first-hand what it feels like to be one of Andy’s honorary toys in a one-of-a-kind rodeo.
Museum of Illusions Orlando will be discounting general admission tickets to $19.99 in honor of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 1-28. The tickets will be available for purchase on the museum’s website on February 1.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
ICEBAR Orlando will offer special “Hearts on Fire” Valentine’s Day packages available from Feb. 11-15, featuring signature drinks, complimentary photos, roses and desserts and more.
Sugar Factory will offer a special Super Bowl meal featuring The Big Game Monster Burger and the Cookie Jar Milkshake for $29 on Feb.13.
Sunshine Diner, a new retro-style diner concept from celebrity Chef Art Smith, will open at Orlando International Airport’s new terminal C in July.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will offer an extrasensory dining experience for Valentine’s Day with the theme “Blinded by Love” on select dates Feb. 11-14, featuring Valentine’s weekend dinner specials, specialty drinks and a blindfold with chocolate truffles for couples who dine on February 14.
Sugar Factory will offer the Crazy For You Insane Milkshake, a specialty Valentine’s Day shake available through Feb. 28, served in a red chocolate mug and topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, chocolate hearts and gumdrops.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Walt Disney World Resort’s Celebrate Soulfully returns this February, honoring Black culture and heritage through song, dance, stories and displays featuring the work of Black artists across the resort. At Disney Springs, Motown favorites return alongside jazz, R&B and pop hits, with a line-up of featured musical acts all month long. At EPCOT, guests can explore the dynamic evolution of jazz at “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” exhibit in The American Adventure through the legacies of famous musicians and stories of how jazz took root in cities across the United States.
Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival will return Mar. 2 – Jul. 4, featuring 18 outdoor kitchens serving up fresh flavors with seasonal produce; The return of the Garden Rocks Concert Series, featuring internationally recognized artists on the America Gardens Theatre stage including Gospel singer CeCe Winans and Tommy DeCarlo, and an all-new fragrant garden presented by Scentsy, featuring six scent stations surrounded by butterfly topiaries and more.
The Waterford Lakes Town Center will host a “Back to Classics” car show Saturday, March 5. The free family-friendly event will showcase a variety of classic cars of all show-quality makes, models and years. Car owners can participate for a chance to win prizes, receive a commemorative license plate and more.
Camping World Stadium will host its first Orlando Tacos and Margaritas Festival on April 16. The family-friendly event will feature chef-crafted signature tacos and margarita pairings; live professional wrestling; live DJs; a musical performance by country artist Hayden Coffman; kids' activities; the work of 30 local artists along the stadium concourse and more.
The SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival returns February 4 with over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures across the Seven Seas. This year’s event will feature all-new international markets along with a lineup of 26 live concerts including rock, country, Latin and 90s throwback artists.
Fun Spot’s Mardi Gras celebration returns Feb. 5 – Apr. 24, featuring a children’s parade on select dates, festive photo spots with Mari Gras-themed backdrops, jazz music, themed food including, Voodoo Chicken, Cajun fries, Fat Tuesday Funnel Cakes and more.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art’s spring lineup of events will include free admission to the museum on Fridays from 4-8 p.m. through the month of April, seven free Friday nights of live music March 11 – April 29, featuring various musicians, free Friday films and Wednesday lectures, focusing on artist Leonardo da Vinci and the Morse’s newest exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum, and more.