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Visit Orlando's Global Communications Team compiles a "Weekly What's New" list using information provided by partners and destination press releases to keep you up-to-date on Orlando happenings.




Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all-new Future Rock Star Suites that feature a stagewith liquid flooring and lights, a starlight canopy over its beds and new HardRock memorabilia. Each two-bedroom suite consists of a king room that connectsthrough a "stage door" to a room with two twin beds and roadie case-inspiredfurniture.;407-503-9090 (media); (407) 224-4233 (public) accommodations



The StarFlyer has anexpected opening date of May 11. The upcoming International Drive attractionwill be the centerpiece of the Vue at 360 entertainment center located next toI-Drive 360. When completed, StarFlyer will stand at 450-feet tall, roughly 50feet taller than the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.



Victoria& Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spawas awarded the AAA Five Diamond award for the 18th year in a rowand the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for the first time. Therestaurant was recognized for its elegant American cuisine, polished ambianceand exceptional service. 
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BeOur Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park will replace its à lacarte dinner menu with a new prix-fixe, three-course menu this July, givingguests the chance to choose from several options for each course. The menu is$55 for guests ages 10 and older and $35 for diners ages 9 and under. Therestaurant's breakfast and lunch menus will remain à la carte for now.
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Disney Springs now offerslate-night options to guests from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday andSaturday evenings. Late-night dining, hand-crafted cocktails and entertainmentwill be available at The Boathouse, The Edison, Enzo's Hideaway, Jock Lindsey'sHangar Bar, Paradiso 37, Morimoto Asia, Raglan Road Orlando and STK.; 407-566-6397(media); 407-939-6244 (public)

Voodoo Doughnut is set toopen at Universal CityWalk this spring. Loved for its sinfully deliciouscreations, Voodoo Doughnut Orlando will feature signature originals andone-of-a-kind delectables such as the Dirt Doughnut, the Bacon Maple Bar, GrapeApe and Voodoo Doll doughnuts.;407-363-8220 (media); 407-224-4233 (public)



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Disney's Hollywood Studios will officially inaugurate Toy Story Land on June 30. The expansion will feature two new attractions - Alien Swirling Saucers and Slinky Dog Dash - as well as a new quick-service restaurant, Woody's Lunch Box. 
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Harry P. Leu Gardens' newest exhibit, Nature Connects Art with Lego Bricks, is an art installation spread throughout the 50 acres of the botanical gardens. The exhibit, which continues through April 22, features more than 450,000 Lego bricks in 16 sculptures of animals and plants made by New York artist Sean Kenney.; 407-246-3622 (media); 407-246-2620 (public)

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has announced Friday, March 23 as the grand opening date for its newest attraction, The Great LEGO® Race. It's the first virtual reality (VR) roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigure characters have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.; 863-318-5463 (media); 877-350-5346 (public)

Madame Tussauds Orlando is featuring the Selena Quintanilla wax figure through April 8. The museum worked with the Quintanilla family and the Selena Museum to replicate the pose, expressions, makeup and recognizable styling from her 1993 concert performance in Corpus Christi, Texas.; 718-473-2744 (media); 866-630-8315 (public) 


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hotel in the Best Hotels in Orlando category, and No. 2 for Best Hotel in Florida. Four Seasons Resort Orlando also remains the first and only property within Central Florida to hold the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award.; 407-313-6741 (media); 407-313-7777 (public)

Orlando ranked the No. 3 Top Valentine's Day Destination, per bookings on The data was taken from cities that received the most bookings and are considered diverse in entertainment and romanticism.



Wine Bar George, a new wine experience coming to Disney Springs, will open this spring. The Master Sommelier-led, two-story bar will feature wine education in an approachable, fun manner, and host special events and visits from renowned winemakers.; 573-356-0087 (media & public)