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

If the dark side is calling you, explore Knockturn Alley for dark magic and potions (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Top Hidden Places to Explore in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

These magical places are sure spots for a great find

Plan a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for a unique experience (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney’s Magical Moments: A Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Spend a day in Africa at this Disney Resort

Check out Rhinos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in the Serengeti Plain (Photo: iStock)
Animals Around the Globe: 10 Fun Facts About a Crash of Rhinos

Did you know a female rhino is called a cow?

Don't miss your chance to see Disney on Broadway during the Epcot Festival of the Arts (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Celebrate with Elmo at SeaWorld Orlando for Elmo's Birthday Celebration (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando)
What’s New in January 2020: Festival of the Arts, Rock the Universe, Elmo’s Birthday & More!

Music festivals, meet-and-greets, birthday celebrations and more

Head to Busch Gardens for a once-in-a-lifetime experience getting up close with giraffes (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
5 Must-Try Experiences at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 2020

From up-close animal encounters to the best roller coasters in Florida

See famed artists Marshmellow, Luis Fonsi and TLC in concert at Universal's Mardi Gras 2020 (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Universal Orlando Announces Mardi Gras 2020 Concert Lineup

Celebrate 25 years of the Big Easy with this fantastic concert lineup

For a stay that feels like home, book a stay at Disney's Bay Lake Tower Hotel (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney’s Magical Moments: A Day at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower

This Disney hotel is just a walk away from the Happiest Place on Earth

Build your very own lightsaber at Savi's Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Go on an adventure into the wilderness at Disney's Fort Wilderness campgrounds (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Top 5 Disney Resorts for the Perfect Staycation at Walt Disney World

These Disney resorts are perfect for relaxing and unique out-of-park activities

Celebrate 15 years of Disney PhotoPass with these limited time photo opportunities (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Today is the Last Day to Enjoy 15 Years of Disney PhotoPass

Happy 15th Anniversary Disney PhotoPass!

Check in for a stay with nature at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney’s Magical Moments: A Day at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Feel one with nature at this Disney resort hotel

See the new Orca Encounter show at SeaWorld Orlando (Photo: SeaWorld Parks & Resorts)
New Orca Encounter Show Debuts at SeaWorld Orlando

Learn all about the conservation of orcas in this new show

Watch the fireworks explode and sparkle over Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Where to Ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World

Welcome in 2020 at the Disney parks and resort hotels

Disney is keeping the holiday magic alive with Disney Spring's Christmas Tree Trail (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
4 Reasons to Still Visit the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs This Year

Keep the holiday magic alive with Disney Spring’s Christmas Tree Trail

View New Year's Eve from high above at these viewing locations in Orlando (Photo: iStock)
Best Orlando Views for Watching New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Watch the fireworks go off in the best places in Orlando

Support local artists during Epcot's Festival of the Arts (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Top 10 Tips for Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts

Get the most of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts with these top tips

Stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for a one-of-a-kind experience (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney’s Magical Moments: A Day at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Walk into a fusion of cultures in this Disney resort hotel

Start heading to Dockside Inn & Suites starting March 2020 (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Head to one of these Disney establishments for a happy New Year's Celebration (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
A Complete List of New Year’s Eve 2019 Events Around Walt Disney World

Pop the bubbly because these locations are the place to be this New Year’s

Spend your holidays with life-sized LEGO characters and more at LEGOLAND Florida (Photo: LEGOLAND Florida)
Top 10 Orlando Attractions to Do This Holiday Season

Holiday shows, events, readings and more

Snag these super cute festive gear and souvenirs at Epcot's Festival of the Holidays (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Top 10 Tips for Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays 2019

Spend the holidays surrounded by festive magic and more at Epcot this year

Relax on the Caribbean in this Disney resort hotel (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney’s Magical Moments: A Day at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Spend a day with the pirates at this Disney resort

Sip hot cocoa and walk around the beautiful Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa this holiday season (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
Epcot's newest shows included nation-themed spectacles and a sing-a-long (Photo: Walt Disney World Resort)
New Shows at Walt Disney World for 2020

From Cirque du Soleil to sing-a-longs 

Have a Happy Grinchmas this holiday season before watching the famed Macy's Parade at Universal Orlando (Photo: Universal Orlando)
What’s New in December 2019: Epcot Festival of the Holidays, Grinchmas & More!

The City Beautiful has transformed for the holidays

Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open for passengers in a galaxy far far away (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Raises the Bar for Theme Park Attractions

“The greatest theme park attraction of all time” is officially open for passengers

Enjoy the festive Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
8 Reasons to Attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

From sorcerer cards to festive overlays, holiday treats and more

Get excited because new rides and restaurants are coming to Walt Disney World (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Celebrate the holiday season with LEGO characters, a sleigh ride and more at LEGOLAND Florida (Photo: LEGOLAND Florida)
5 Top Tips for Celebrating the Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

From Christmas LEGO characters to holidays shows

Rock out this holiday to Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort: The Complete Schedule

Your Christmas will be merry and bright with these festive events

Spend a relaxing day at Senses Spa in Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Enjoy a peaceful and beautiful view from one of Disney's Old Key West rooms (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando with these awesome Pre-Black Friday Deals (Photo: Ali Beemer)
Top Orlando Deals for Your Pre-Black Friday Shopping

Enjoy your Black Friday with these amazing deals

Watch as jellyfish float and wander around at SeaWorld Orlando (Photo: iStock)
Animals Around the Globe: 10 Bioluminescent Facts About Jellyfish

Did you know that jellyfish come in a rainbow of colors?

Experience the icy thrills of Ice Breaker in this elegantly chilly new cart train (Photo: Alicia Stella)
SeaWorld Orlando Reveals Coaster Train for Ice Breaker Opening Spring 2020

Experience this new icy thrill ride in Spring 2020