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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

Experience Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras with beads, floats and dancers (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
Dates Set for Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2019

It’s bead-throwing time because Universal Orlando has just announced Mardi Gras dates!

What Walt Disney World ticket is perfect for you and your family? (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Which Walt Disney World Ticket Should You Buy?

Walt Disney World gives ticket options for all families and all situations

It's your turn to find out what's on the other side of the TV in 'Poltergeist' (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
Universal Orlando Announces ‘Poltergeist’ for Seventh Haunted House at Halloween Horror Nights

The iconic 80’s paranormal haunt is back for Halloween Horror Nights

Test your thrills on Manta, the ride that actually goes upside down! (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando Blogs)
SeaWorld Orlando to Hold ‘Thrill Fest Ride Night’

Get your thrill-fest on with fast rides and thrilling adventures

Hidden Mickeys can be anywhere at Walt Disney World so always be on your guard! (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Top Tips for Hidden Mickey Hunting at Walt Disney World

This mischievous mouse is always hiding in plain sight

Humans are dead and the plants take hold in newest house Seeds of Extinction (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
Seeds of Extinction House Set for Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Try not to scream as the vines and man-eating plants take hold

The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort is one of several on-property hotel options at Disney Springs (Photo: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista)
How to Save on Your Next Stay for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Saving on your Disney stay is a magical thing

Disney’s Boardwalk is just one Disney property offering completely free activities (Photo: Walt Disney World)
10 Free Things to Do at Walt Disney World

Concerts, games, tours and more at Walt Disney World

A nice trip to take in St. Augustine is to go see the Lighthouse and Maritime Museum (Photo: iStock)
5 Best things to Do in St. Augustine

Being the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is nothing short of fascinating and full of culture

Taking the monorail is one of the most popular ways to getting from park to park and hotel to hotel (Photo: Heather Maguire/Unsplash)
Walt Disney World Guide: Navigating Parking and Transportation

Bus, ferry, monorail, express,van, so many ways of getting to The Happiest Place on Earth

What to do in August: Epcot Food & Wine, Electric Ocean, Bier Fest & More!

Summer is wrapping up but August is brining awesome events to you to start off the Fall season

Savor new flavors and more at this year’s festival (Photo: Walt Disney World)
5 New Things at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival 2018

From food to music to family fun at this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival

There is nothing better than free parking so don't miss your chance this August at LEGOLAND Florida (Photo: LEGOLAND Florida)
Enjoy Free Parking at LEGOLAND Florida This August

Everyone loves free, espcially free parking at theme parks

One of the best things to try at Busch Gardens Bier Fest are the soft pretzels and bacon cheese dip with a beer (Photo: Busch Gardens Bier Fest)
Cheers! Busch Gardens Hosts All-New Bier Fest

Enjoy a fun day at Busch Gardens during their new Bier Fest

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant has brought a new show to Disney Springs 'Rhythms of Raglan' (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
New ‘Rhythms of Raglan 2018’ Launches at Disney Springs

Your favorite Irish performers are coming back to Raglan Road Pub for a brand new show

There are so many fun and exciting things to do for five days at Universal Orlando (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
One of the best theme parks for all ages is Universal Studios watching the nighttime show of Hogwarts Castle (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group

Orlando has theme parks for everyone and has plenty of adventures for every age

Free Beer is here to stay for the month of August at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
Free Beer Extended at SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa

You heard that right, free beer is extended at both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa

Make the most of your time in Walt Disney World’s newest land (Photo: Walt Disney World)
Top Tips: Making the Most of Your Time in Toy Story Land

Check out these time-saving TSL tips

Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces is the newest original house to join the HHN28 line-up (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces Haunted House Announced at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Carnies and carnival ride torture devices await you at this new HHN haunted house

Find the best times to visit Universal Orlando to make your vacation that much more enjoyable (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Crowd Calendar: Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, the best seaonal times to visit theme parks

The best reason to go to Aquatica is to ride on the newest ride Ray Rush (Photo: SeaWorld Blog)
5 Reasons to Visit Aquatica, Nation’s Best Outdoor Water Park

Splash and have a blast at the nation’s best outdoor water park 

Enjoy nighttime fun at Typhoon Lagoon with Disney's H2O Glow Party Nights (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
5 Reasons to Join the H2O Glow Nights Party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

H2O Glow Nights is the hottest new party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Get your steps in by walking all over the Universal Orlando parks and hotels (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
How to Stay Healthy During Your Universal Orlando Vacation

Make your vacation a time of enjoyment, relaxation and exercise

Check out Universal Orlando's newest nighttime spectacular 'Cinematic Celebration' (Photo: Universal Orlando Blog)
Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Lagoon Show Now Open

Experience your favorite movies and characters in Universal’s newest show Cinematic Celebration

There are several locations to get married at Disney including the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Say ‘I Do’ in the Most Magical Place on Earth

There is nothing more romantic than saying ‘I Do’ at Walt Disney World

Celebrate Christmas in July this summer at Walt Disney World (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Christmas in July: Get a Jump Start on Planning Your Holiday Trip to Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is getting into the holiday spirit early this July

Brand-new rides like the Alien Swirling Saucers are among our top must-dos for Toy Story Land (Photo: Walt Disney World)
5 Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land

There’s so much to see and do as a new toy in Andy’s backyard

Meet Moonbean, one of the animals you might encounter at the Infinity Falls Basecamp (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando Blog)
Meet the Animals of Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando

Infinity Falls is the new water ride, but you also get to encounter animals on the journey

Irma the Red Morph Screech Owl at SeaWorld Orlando (Photo: Alicia Stella)
Irma the Red Morph Screech Owl at SeaWorld Orlando

Meet Irma the Red Morph Screech Owl at SeaWorld Orlando

Defeat the Omnidrone before it destroys the park at Incredible Summer Tomorrowland Expo (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
7 Incredible Summer Photo Ops at Walt Disney World

Incredible Summer is a huge hit at Disney, but their photo ops have stolen the show

Experience Disney in a whole new picture with Disney's Memory Maker (Photo: Walt Disney World)
The Disney Memory Maker and How it Enhances Your Disney Experience

The Disney Memory Maker is the perfect way to capture every moment of your Disney vacation

One of the fastest and tallest water slides in the world is at Universal's Volcano Bay (Photo: Universal's Volcano Bay)
Take the Plunge: Top Water Slides at Orlando Theme Parks

Hot Florida sun means a day at some of the best water parks in the country

Watch one of Disney's many magnificent firework spectaculars that happen every night (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
10 Best Fireworks & Nighttime Shows at Orlando Theme Parks

A firework spectacular is the perfect ending to a great day at one of Orlando’s many theme parks

One of the best things to do at LEGOLAND Florida as an adult is go on the rides with your kids (Photo: LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog)
The Grown-Up Guide to LEGOLAND Vacation for Adults

This adult guide to LEGOLAND Florida will make your lego-cation even more fantastic

A grand tea party at The Grand Floridian hotel at Walt Disney World (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
A Grand Tea Party at The Grand Floridian for Every Little Prince and Princess

Every little prince or priness needs a grand tea party