Today’s travel tip sheet includes information on how to save on your stay while enjoying Orlando’s dining scene (and a compilation of some truly unique dining experiences), the best spots to savor an Orlando sunset, thrilling water experiences and the latest on what’s new in Orlando. For interviews and media info: media@visitorlando.com.   

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  • One-of-a-Kind Magical Dining Experiences 

  • Dine and Stay with Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights offers 

  • Unique Sunset Experiences 

  • Orlando’s Most Thrilling Water Experiences  

  • What New this Month 

  • DYK? The largest Marriott hotel is in Orlando! 

One-of-a-Kind Magical Dining Experiences 

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining program features more than 90 restaurants offering three course meals for $37 from August 27 – Oct 3. Several participating Magical Dining restaurants offer unique and exclusive elements that make every foodie’s dining experience even more unforgettable! Top off your savory dinner with:  

  • A stunning view of live sharks at SeaWorld Orlando’s Sharks Underwater Grill, plus free admission to enjoy the park after dinner! 

  • A live opera singer serenading you over dinner at Mama Della’s Ristorante, located at the romantic Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 

  • Live entertainment – including flamenco dancers and talented artists creating artwork throughout the restaurant – at Café Tu Tu Tango on International Drive 

  • Lively Greek entertainment at Pointe Orlando’s Taverna Opa for the ultimate Greek dining experience 

  • The opportunity to enjoy music and dancing post-dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Dine, Stay and Save: Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights 

Visitors interested in experiencing some of Orlando’s best cuisine during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining can extend their visit with a weekend getaway complete with exclusive hotel and resort offers as part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. Find over a dozen hotel offers here, including:  

Unique Sunset Experiences in Orlando 

From afterhours fun at the zoo to exciting views on the lake in a vintage Amphicar, visitors seeking unforgettable golden hour experiences will not want to miss these unique Orlando sunset activities:  

  • Sunset at the Zoo, an adults-only after-hours event taking place every Thursday at The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, features live entertainment, drinks and food along with all of the fun the zoo has to offer. Available to guests 21 and older. 

  • The Wheel at ICON Park, an iconic 400-foot-tall observation wheel at the heart of ICON Park, provides breathtaking views of Orlando’s skyline. One if the fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsules is the perfect place to experience a Central Florida sunset. 

  • At Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures Sunset Tour, visitors can ride into the sunset on a U.S. Coast Guard approved airboat and see the beautiful view of the sun setting over the lake. They will also have a chance to see wildlife that come out during the day AND at night. 

  • At Disney Springs, guests seeking unique sunset experiences can soar up to 400 feet in an Aerophile Balloon Flight during an 8-minute tethered ride in the world’s largest hand painted helium balloon. Another option is to enjoy views of Lake Buena Vista while riding in a vintage Amphicar – a rare amphibious vehicle that can drive on land and float on water.  

Make a Splash: Orlando’s Thrilling Water Experiences 

From up-close shark encounters to the world’s tallest dueling race waterslide, Orlando offers visitors a variety of adrenaline-pumping attractions and experiences to keep cool. Thrill-seeking guests will not want to miss out on these unforgettable experiences:   

UP-CLOSE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS 

  • At Discovery Cove, guests seeking a thrilling underwater adventure can upgrade their experience and step into a shark habitat, complete with over 20 sharks, for an intimate shark training session with expert Aquarists. After the training, visitors can take the next step in a deep-water, free swim alongside blacktip reef, nurse, zebra, bonnethead sharks. 

WATERPARK THRILLS 

  • Aquatica Orlando’s newly opened Riptide Race, Florida’s first dueling waterslide, takes fearless guests on a side-by-side race at top speeds, navigating tight loops and accelerations through nearly 650 feet of splashing slides. 

  • Ko'kiri Body Plunge, a part of Volcano Bay water park, sends guests down a 70-degree fall through a drop door. This dizzying 125-foot descent ends with a watery tribute from the volcano god, Vol. 

  • Summit Plummet is the most extreme attraction at Blizzard Beach. The slide rockets guests down a sheer 120-foot slope. Riders plunge 12 stories at unbelievable speeds, hurtling through a dark end tunnel and then emerging in a massive spray of water. 

What’s New in Orlando this Month? 

Stay up to date on Orlando's most recent announcements and openings - from accommodations and attractions to restaurants and events - available here.  

Did You Know?  

Orlando is home to the largest Marriott hotel in the world, the Orlando World Center Marriott. The recently renovated 200-acre resort features over 2,000 guest rooms and suites, four swimming pools, including a 600,000 gallon freeform lagoon-shaped pool with waterfalls and a waterslide, 10 restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, along with Hawk's Landing, an 18-hole championship golf club and pro shop.