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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

Enjoy the Epcot Food & Wine Festival later in the day with the new Mid-Day Magic ticket (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Enjoy Walt Disney World After 12 p.m. with the New Mid-Day Ticket

Enjoy your morning then hit the parks later with this new pass

Experience the new NBA interactive experience at Disney Springs (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
All-New NBA Experience Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Disney Springs

Play like a professional in this new experience

Go on a pirates journey for treasure in Magic Kingdom's iconic Pirates of the Caribbean ride (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
5 Adventurous Facts About Pirates of the Caribbean

Yo Ho Yo Ho a pirates life for me

Have your worst nightmares come to life in this new cinematic show at HHN29 (Photo: Universal Orlando)
5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to See ‘Halloween Marathon of Mayhem’ at HHN29

This new show will be as horrifying as the houses

Pods of Orca can be found all over the world (Photo: iStock)
Animals Around the Globe: 10 Fun Facts About a Pod of Orca

Did you know that orcas are actually in the dolphin family?

Watch Epcot's newest show, Epcot Forever in a whole new way with this ultimate holiday package (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Book the Ultimate Holiday Getaway at Walt Disney World Resort 2019

Spend the holidays with an added sprinkling of pixie dust

Take a ride on one of Fun Spots thrilling roller coasters (Photo: Fun Spot America)
Back to School: 7 Must-Do Experiences Before Summer Ends

From water parks to interactive experiences

The last horror house has been announced, meaning the terror is just around the corner (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Final House Revealed for Halloween Horror Nights: House of 1000 Corpses

With the last horror announced, halloween is getting close than ever

Disney adds to the magic by hosting the 2022 Special Olympic USA games (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Walt Disney World to Serve as Official Host of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2020 Special Olympics is getting an extra burst of magic

Venturing into this graveyard just may stir up revengeful spirits (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Don't miss your chance to see IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth before it ends at the end of September (Photo: iStock)
5 Fun Facts About IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Say farewell to this magnificent show with these fun facts

Get ready for five of the scariest scare zones yet (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Your Disney experience isn't complete without this twilight zone magic shot (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Tower of Terror Magic Shot Now Available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Commemorate your trip to the Twilight Zone with this magic shot

Head to a character dining or an indoor attraction during a rainy day at the most magical place on earth (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
10 Things to Do When It Rains at Walt Disney World

These experiences are perfect for a rainy day

Walt Disney stands in front of the old Disney skyliner during the opening in 1956 (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Disney Rewind: The Original Disney Skyway

Building the future with iconic rides from the past

Come face to face with your own doppelganger in this twisted new house (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Celebrate the Haunted Mansion with new mickey ears and festive photo shots (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Celebrate All Things Haunted Mansion Today at Walt Disney World

The grim-grinning ghosts have come out to socialize

Celebrate Christmastime with a little more magic this year with Ton'y Most Merriest Town Square Party (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party Returns to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Add a little more holiday magic with this returning event

Trick-or-treat, dance and celebrate with all new Disney characters in the new Boo-To-You Halloween Parade (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Take a ride on the wildest ride in the wilderness at Disney's Magic Kingdom (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
5 Wild Wilderness Facts about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Which named thunder mountain train will you ride in?

The newest Universal theme park is to be the best
Everything We Know About Universal Orlando’s Fourth Theme Park

Universal has announced the grandest theme park yet

Celebrate the ending of summer and the beginning of fall with Busch Garden's Bier Fest (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)
Go on a thrilling adventure in a galaxy far far away on Star Tours- The Adventure Continues (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
The Ultimate Day Guide to Star Wars Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Prepare for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with these experiences

Trick or treat and have a spooktacular time with host Jack Skellington and Sally (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
The Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 2019

Have a spooktacular time with all-new characters, shows and more

Celebrate Mickey and Minnie's 90th Birthday this summer before it ends (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Every Special Walt Disney World Experience to do This Summer

These summer experiences are ending soon

Watch the new water show, Rivers of Light: We Are One at Disney's Animal Kingdom (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
A Florida Residents Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Experience Animal Kingdom like a local

Pop some champagne and watch the fireworks from these magnificent Disney locations (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Ring in 2020 with These New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Walt Disney World

Pop some bubbly at the Most Magical Place on Earth

Enjoy this special perk of being a DVC member with nighttime experiences, shorter ride times and more (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Quick Tips for First Timers at Disney’s Moonlight Magic

meet-and-greets, shorter wait times, after dark and more

Watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks without leaving your Walt Disney World resort (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
5 Things to Do On Your Arrival Day at Walt Disney World

Relax, shop and more on your arrival day

These cute creatures are some of the most active and abundant animals in the African Desert (Photo: iStock)
Animals Around the Globe: 10 Furry Facts About Meerkats

Visit these cute furry friends at the Edge of Africa

For an exhilarating ride, head down Volcano Bay's Ko'okiri Body Plunge (Photo: Universal Orlando)
The Best Orlando Water Park Rides- Ranked

Come to a splashdown on the best water rides in Orlando

Take a ride on Disney's new Skyliner from Epcot to Hollywood Studios and several resorts (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
Disney Skyliner Set to Take Flight on September 29, 2019

Ride with the Disney gang up in the sky

See everything that is new this year at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Spooktacular New Details About Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019

From new haunted houses to a brand-new Halloween event

Show off your wicked moves at Disney Villains After Hours event at Magic Kingdom (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
It’s Good to be Bad at Disney’s Villains After Hours Event

Embrace your wicked side with these Disney villains

Don't follow the sweet scents of carnival fare, or else you may end up the tasty snack of a klown from outer space (Photo: Universal Orlando)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 29

Don’t get tempted with the sweet smells that lead to horror

Head to the Star Wars Launch Bay for a multi-sensory galactic experience (Photo: Walt Disney World News)
5 Ways to Celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Right Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Get ready for the opening with these galactic activities