NEWS

There’s always something fun happening in Orlando no matter what time of year you visit. To keep up on all the exciting events and latest news around town, keep your eye on BestofOrlando.com. From special events at Walt Disney World to the latest shows by Cirque du Soleil, BestofOrlando.com has tickets to the city’s most popular activities. Want to check out Orlando’s newest theme park rides? BestofOrlando.com is your go-to resource. Find out about last-minute events, the newest concerts and the hottest restaurant openings. During the holidays, keep track of all the fun ways to celebrate the season, from light displays to New Year’s Eve fireworks. Check back often to see what’s happening in Orlando and have the chance to reserve the best discount tickets to your favorite events.

 


IN THE NEWS

Come celebrate with the gators at Gatorland for their 70th Anniversary (Photo: Gatorland)
One cool fact about opossums is that they are opportunist eaters, meaning they will eat anything they find (Photo: Alex Mateo)
SeaWorld Rescue: Journey the Virginia Opossum

Say hi to SeaWorld’s resident Virginia Opossum, Journey

Get ready for Halloween Horror Nights 2019, which will begin on September 6th (Photo: Universal Orlando Resort)
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Dates Announced

Prepare for scares sooner than ever at Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Aquatica is the first water park in the world to receive the certified autism center distinction (Photo: Aquatica Orlando)
Aquatica Becomes First Water Park to Be a Certified Autism Center

Aquatica now certified in autism sensitivity and awareness

‘Beauty and the Beast’ won’t be the only touch of Broadway at Disney World this January and February (Photo: Walt Disney World)
What You Need to Know About the 2019 Disney On Broadway Concert Series

Here’s all the Broadway stars performing at the Festival of the Arts this year

After Hours at Animal Kingdom could be just the ticket for your teen (Photo: Walt Disney World)
10 Tips for Navigating Walt Disney World with Teens

Here’s how to plan a trip that suits your teen’s tastes

Get ready to shake your tail feathers because the Move It! Shake! MousekeDance It! Street Party is starting soon (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party Begins January 18

Get your dancing shoes on because the Disney street party is starting!

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival isn’t your only chance to chow down at Disney this year (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Free 2019 Walt Disney World Summer Dining Plan Offer Announced

Get free dining with a stay at select resorts

Meet Merlin the Laughing Kookaburra the next time you visit SeaWorld Orlando (Photo: Alex Mateo)
SeaWorld Rescue: Merlin the Laughing Kookaburra

Meet the fascinating rescue Merlin the Laughing Kookaburra

Celebrate Busch Gardens 60th Anniversary with iconic Sesame Street characters (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
From Steamboat Willie through the Disney Renaissance, this new show has it all (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Wonderful World of Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Begins May 1

Disney’s new nighttime spectacular will celebrate its films

Watch as SeaWorld trainers take care of the animals and learn about their day-to-day activities (Photo: Lori Cherry/SeaWorld Orlando)
Experience SeaWorld Orlando’s Inside Look this January

Take a peak behind the curtain with SeaWorld’s new experience

Become a part of a masterpiece with the help of Figment the dragon (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019: A Quick Guide

January and February are artistic months at Epcot

Start off the new year with a RunDisney Marathon challenge (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Thanks for dropping in, from the Tower of Tower (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Every Walt Disney World Attraction That Features a Ride Photo

Strike a pose for these on-ride photo spots

Rick Springfield is among 27 acts, returning and new, now slated for Epcot’s Garden Rocks Concert Series (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Additional Music Acts Added to Epcot's Garden Rocks Concert Series

Get ready to rock out at Epcot with these new acts

The Christmas Tree Trail is just one festive Disney Springs tradition (Photo: Walt Disney World)
3 Ways to Celebrate the Season at Disney Springs

Get into the spirit of the season at Disney’s shopping and dining district

Don't miss your chance to see the beautiful Christmas trees at Walt Disney World with these holiday savings (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Last Chance for Holiday Deals in Orlando

This is it! Your final chance for awesome holiday discounts

Globus Mundi store is now open for all your wizarding travel needs (Photo: Universal Orlando)
New Globus Mundi Store Opens in the Wizarding World

No matter your travels, Globus Mundi has you covered

These gingerbread houses are a must-see whether you are visiting Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, Disney Cruise Line or Aluani (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas this year at Disney Springs (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
5 Ways to Save in Orlando During the Holidays

These big savings are the perfect holiday treat

Watch new and returning bands perform at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival during the Garden Rocks Concert Series (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to 7 Days a Week

Rock out in Spring style during Epcot’s Garden Rocks Concert Series

'Christmas on Ice' holiday show is a must-see at Busch Garden's Christmas Town (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
Busch Gardens Extends Christmas Town to January 6

The holiday season is shining bright at Christmas Town

Celebrate the holidays with a cooking class at Terralina Crafted Italian (Photo: Walt Disney World)
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5 Reasons to Enjoy ‘Flurry of Fun’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Enjoy the merriment of the season at this Disney holiday event

Pop champagne this New Year’s Eve at Disney Springs’ The Edison (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Edison in Disney Springs

Ring in the New Year and celebrate The Edison's one-year anniversary at this special event

See Olaf and Svenn during your 'Frozen'-Inspired Walt Disney World visit (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Icy Fun: A ‘Frozen’-Inspired Walt Disney World Itinerary

Make sure to give Olaf a warm hug during this ‘Frozen” itinerary

Make sure to get your photo with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Top 5 Holiday Photo Ops at Disney Springs

Grab your pals and say cheese

These holiday savings will really bring you some christmas cheer (Photo: Unsplash)
Whether it is a show or decorations, Hollywood Studios goes all-out for Christmas (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
5 Ways to Experience the Holiday Season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts the tinsel in Tinseltown

New Disney experiences everyone is excited for are the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party and the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Dance Party (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Walt Disney World to Debut New Experiences in 2019

Disney is always introducing new experiences and 2019 has the most yet

Spend the holidays at these festive events like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party or SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando Blog)
Soar above the Walt Disney World resort with the new Skyliner system (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Disney Skyliner Transportation System to Open Fall 2019

Get ready for Walt Disney World’s latest innovation

The sights and sounds of the season come to life at Epcot (Photo: Walt Disney World)
5 Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Epcot

Experience the holidays around the world 

The perfect place for animal lovers to celebrate the holidays is with elephants at ZooTampa at Lowry Park (Photo: ZooTampa at Lowry Park)
5 Ways Animal Lovers Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando

Happy Holidays to these animal lovers

One of the most exciting parts of the new Star Wars land is the Star Wars themed hotel (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney Announces Names of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions

It’s time to blast off to the Stars in Disney’s new land