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10/08/2014

Visit Orlando To Reach More UK Consumers Than Ever Before With Marketing Campaign Targeting Pre-Family Adults

ORLANDO, Fla. - Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the U.S., is launching one of its biggest UK campaigns to date. The new five-week marketing campaign, targeting pre-family adults, will launch on 13th October. Using the call-to-action, VisitOrlando.com/escape, the campaign's TV advertising will appear on more channels than ever before. The 30-second spot will air on ITV1, Channel 4, More4, E4 and Sky channels, all of which are popular with pre-family adults. Advertising will also run on ITV Breakfast to enhance Visit Orlando's collaboration with Good Morning Britain. The tourism association has teamed up with British Airways and celebrity Jack Osbourne to offer 50 viewers the chance to win a holiday to the theme park capital of the world. Digital ads will run on AOL, Channel 4 On Demand, Expedia and Secret Escapes to reach those who travel without children, as well as on new platforms that resonate strongly with this market, including Buzz Feed and ITV Player.

"By targeting the pre-family adult market, a more flexible segment of travelers, the new Visit Orlando advertising campaign aims to enhance the efforts of our travel trade partners to further drive off-peak bookings to Orlando," said Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer for Visit Orlando.

The campaign's call-to-action will continue to direct consumers to upcoming deals available at visitorlando.com/escape, benefiting industry operators and travel agents in driving sales. Campaign partners include: British Airways, Cosmos Holidays, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Virgin Holidays.

To ensure the travel trade has all the essential tools needed to help sell the destination to its fullest, Visit Orlando has enhanced its online training program, the Orlando Travel Academy: orlandotravelacademy.com, More information on specific resources for travel professionals, including collateral, sales aids and the Orlando Travel Academy online training tool can be found on Visit Orlando's travel trade site, VisitOrlando.com/trade.

 

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ABOUT VISIT ORLANDO
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States, with representation in more than a dozen countries around the world. Visit Orlando, together with its 1,200 member organisations, represent the area's leading industry.

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Editor's Note: For additional press information in multiple languages or high-resolution downloadable images, please visit VisitOrlando.com/media.

 



09/30/2014

Aubaines « conçues pour les Canadiens » vous permettant d'économiser jusqu'à 50 % partout à Orlando

Le temps s'annonçant plus froid au Canada, les visiteurs peuvent profiter du soleil grâce à 75 aubaines réparties dans toute la ville.

ORLANDO, Floride - Cet hiver, les visiteurs peuvent s'évader à Orlando grâce aux offres spéciales conçues exclusivement pour les Canadiens. Tandis que l'Almanach des fermiers prédit un temps plus froid que la normale dans l'Est du Canada cette année, Orlando offre du soleil et des températures chaudes pour ceux qui cherchent à se réchauffer. Le populaire programme d'aubaines conçues pour les Canadiens de Visit Orlando comprend également 75 offres réduites et des trousses d'information concernant notamment les parcs thématiques, les restaurants, les hôtels et les attractions qui se trouvent dans le centre de la Floride.

De la promenade à bord du Poudlard Express à l'exploration de la mine où « un million de diamants brillent », en passant par un plongeon dans l'une des glissades aquatiques les plus abruptes en Amérique, les visiteurs peuvent vivre une expérience inoubliable dans les plus récents parcs d'attractions thématiques cet hiver tout en profitant d'offres spéciales conçues exclusivement pour les Canadiens.

Vous pourrez trouver une liste complète des rabais offerts dans le cadre de la promotion Aubaines conçues pour les Canadiens de Visit Orlando en ligne, à l'adresse VisitOrlando.ca. Voici des exemples des offres proposées par quelques partenaires :

Parcs thématiques et attractions
• Cet automne, économisez jusqu'à 30 % sur l'hébergement dans les hôtels du Walt Disney World Resort sélectionnés
• Économisez jusqu'à 40 $ lorsque vous achetez un billet de jour de semaine pour SeaWorld Orlando
• Économisez 25 % sur les billets pour adultes et enfants à prix courant et partez à la découverte de DUPLO Valley, une attraction spéciale sous le thème de la ferme conçue spécifiquement pour les tout-petits qui se trouve sur le site de LEGOLAND Floride.
• Billets à partir de 54 $ pour les spectacles La Nouba du Cirque du Soleil

Hébergement
• Économisez 20 % sur le meilleur tarif offert par nuit au Nickelodeon Suites Resort, où les enfants seront inspirés à jouer, à explorer et à être recouverts de substance gluante.
• Profitez de tarifs à partir de 79 $ à l'hôtel Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City.
• Économisez 30 % sur le tarif courant des chambres à l'hôtel Orlando World Center Marriott; ce tarif comprend un déjeuner de type buffet pour deux adultes et deux enfants au restaurant Solaris.

Restaurants
• 50 % de rabais au restaurant Capone's Dinner & Show
• Achetez un article du menu et recevez-en un gratuitement chez Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
• Recevez des tapas gratuites au restaurant et bar à tapas Ceviche, dont le propriétaire-exploitant est Canadien.

En plus de ces offres, les visiteurs d'Orlando peuvent profiter des nouvelles attractions récemment ouvertes, notamment :
• Expansion de The Wizarding World of Harry Potter au Universal Orlando Resort, où les visiteurs peuvent se promener entre Pré-au-Lard et « Londres » à bord du Poudlard Express et où ils pourront vivre l'excitation du parcours multi-dimensionnel du manège « Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ».
• Lancement du Seven Dwarfs Mine Train au Walt Disney World Resort, un manège familial qui transporte les visiteurs dans une folle excursion à travers la mine où « un million de diamants brillent ».
• La glissade aquatique à chute libre la plus haute et la plus abrupte d'Orlando, Ihu's Breakaway Falls se trouve à Aquatica, le parc aquatique de SeaWorld.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements à propos des aubaines conçues pour les Canadiens ou des expériences de vacances à vivre à Orlando, les visiteurs peuvent se rendre sur le site Web officiel d'Orlando, VisitOrlando.ca, ou composer le 1 800 551-0181 (États-Unis et Canada) ou le 407 363-5872 pour parler à un conseiller en voyages officiel. Pour consulter des mises à jour en temps réel, suivez-nous sur Twitter au Twitter.com/VisitOrlando ou sur Facebook au Facebook.com/VisitOrlando. S'ils sont à Orlando, les visiteurs peuvent également passer au Centre officiel des visiteurs situé au 8723, International Drive.

 

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Note de l'éditeur : Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements de la presse en plusieurs langues ou des images haute résolution à télécharger, veuillez-vous rendre sur le VisitOrlando.com/media.

 

 



09/30/2014

‘Made for Canadians’ Deals Offer Savings Up To 50% Off Across Orlando

With Colder Weather Predicted in Canada, Visitors Can Enjoy the Sunshine with 75 Destination-Wide Deals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Visitors can escape to Orlando this winter with special savings designed exclusively for Canadians. While the Farmers’ Almanac forecasts colder-than-normal weather for eastern Canada this year, Orlando offers sunshine and warmer temperatures for those looking to thaw out. Visit Orlando’s popular Deals Made for Canadians program is also back with 75 discounted offers and packages on theme parks, dining, accommodations, attractions and more throughout the Central Florida area.

From climbing aboard the Hogwarts Express or exploring the mine where “a million diamonds shine,” to plummeting down one of the steepest waterslides in America, guests can experience the newest theme park attractions this winter while taking advantage of special discounts developed just for Canadians. A full list of discounts included in Visit Orlando’s Deals Made for Canadians promotion can be found online at VisitOrlando.ca. Sample offers from a few partners are outlined below: 

Theme Parks & Attractions

• Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for fall travel

• Save up to $40 when purchasing a SeaWorld Orlando Weekday Ticket

• Save 25% off regular priced adult and child tickets and explore DUPLO Valley, a special farm-themed attraction specially designed for little ones, at LEGOLAND Florida

• Tickets starting at $54 for performances by La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

Accommodations

• Save 20% off best available nightly room rate at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort where kids will be inspired to play, explore and get slimed

• Enjoy rates starting at $79 at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Hotel

• Save 30% off the regular room rate the Orlando World Center Marriott, including a breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids at the Solaris Restaurant

Dining

• 50% off at Capone’s Dinner & Show

• Buy one, get one free menu item at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

• Receive a complimentary tapas at Canadian-owned and operated Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

 In addition to these offers, visitors to Orlando can experience the latest openings including:

• Universal Orlando Resort’s expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where guests can journey between Hogsmeade and ‘London’ aboard the Hogwarts Express, and experience the multi-dimensional thrill ride “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts”

• Walt Disney World Resort’s debut of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a family-friendly rollercoaster that takes guests on a wild journey through the mine “where a million diamonds shine”

• Orlando’s tallest and steepest free-fall water slide, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, at Aquatica – SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

For more information about Deals Made for Canadians or vacation experiences in Orlando, visitors can log onto Orlando’s official website at VisitOrlando.ca, or call an Official Travel Counselor at 1-800-551-0181 (United States and Canada) or 407-363-5872. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/VisitOrlando or Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitOrlando. While in Orlando, visitors may stop by the Official Visitor Center located at 8723 International Drive.

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Editor’s Note: For additional press information in multiple languages or high-resolution downloadable images, please visit VisitOrlando.com/media.

 

 



09/29/2014

Visit Orlando Launches New Marketing Campaign Targeting Ontario and Quebec


ORLANDO, Fla. - Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the U.S., will launch a new integrated marketing campaign in Ontario and Quebec this fall. The multifaceted campaign will include television, digital, radio, out of home, print advertising, promotions, publicity and tour operator partnerships.

Historically, Visit Orlando campaigns have focused on the Ontario market, where a high percentage of Orlando's Canadian visitors reside. Recognizing the growth potential and interest from Quebec consumers, Visit Orlando will continue on its expansion from 2013 with a targeted advertising campaign in Quebec and will once again run French Canadian advertising on Quebec television, radio and online. The expanded efforts in Quebec are in addition to longstanding programs and partnerships with travel trade partners and publicity efforts that target the entire country.

"The expanded campaign will reinforce the appeal of Orlando as a travel destination for all Canadians and assist our trade partners with generating more business from our No. 1 international market," said Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer for Visit Orlando.

The Ontario campaign, beginning Oct. 20 and running through Dec. 28, will drive consumers to VisitOrlando.ca, offering detailed information for itinerary planning, links to tour operator partners and Deals Made for Canadians - offers developed specifically for the Canada market. The Quebec campaign, kicking off Oct. 20 and concluding Nov. 30 will drive to a refreshed French Canadian site VisitOrlando.com/quebec, offering tailored information for Quebec travelers.

To kick off the campaign, the Visit Orlando sales team will be traveling across the country to participate in a road show series called TravXchange, a national series of exclusive meeting and marketplaces for Top Canadian Travel Agents and Global Suppliers. Travel trade professionals can register to participate in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver, by visiting travxchange.com/ATTENDEES.html.

Travel agents seeking to expand their knowledge of the destination and enhance their ability to help their customer base should explore the Orlando Travel Academy, (orlandotravelacademy.com), an online tool that provides education on all aspects of Orlando. Upon completion of the program, Orlando Travel Academy graduates receive the designation of "Orlando Travel Expert," as well as a listing in the "Travel Agent Lookup" widget featured on Visit Orlando's consumer website (VisitOrlando.com) and can apply for agent-only exclusive deals offered in the Visit Orlando Travel Agent Passport. As an added bonus, the first 100 Canadian agents to become Orlando Travel Academy Graduates during the campaign receive a $15 Tim Card.

 

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Editor's Note: For additional press information or high-resolution downloadable images, please visit VisitOrlando.com/media.

 

 



09/29/2014

Discover the Tricks and Treats in Orlando this Halloween

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando is renowned for celebrating Halloween in style and this year is no exception. Whether it involves horrifying haunted houses or costume parties with your favourite characters, Orlando’s takes Halloween to a whole new level. This year guests can choose from more than 80 events leading up to the big day on 31st October and tickets can be purchased online at www.visitorlando.com/store

Theme Parks

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
4th–26th October, Saturdays and Sundays
Guests will invade LEGOLAND Florida for its third annual Brick-or-Treat this Halloween. The child-friendly, haunted adventure includes trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick building activities, the largest LEGO pumpkin in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with prizes featuring the LEGO Movie’s own Emmett. The scary adventures also include a LEGO Ghost Build, LEGO Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, dance parties and photo opportunities.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort
1st September – 31st October, Select Nights

After regular park hours, guests will be invited to dress up in their favourite costumes and collect sugary treats throughout Magic Kingdom. Attendees will see all of the boo-tiful ways that the park has been transformed into the happy haunted hallows. New this year is the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party in Tomorrowland featuring Monsters, Inc. characters. The Halloween party also includes Disney characters dressed up in their favourite costumes, a Villains Dance Mix and Mingle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, fireworks and much more.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando
Weekends in October

SeaWorld offers children a safe and exciting place to trick-or-treat. Fun-loving sea witches and over 35 other fanciful sea creatures greet, mingle, and play with guests as they make their way through the event. At Penelope’s Party Zone, guests can enjoy crafts, music, games and colourful characters. SeaWorld Orlando will also offer a new, immersive brunch experience - Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch.

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando Resort
19th September – 1st November, Select Nights

Universal Orlando Resort redefines Halloween entertainment with movie-quality haunted houses and “scare zones” that tap into humans’ deepest fears. On 28 select nights, guests will explore eight blood curdling haunted houses, navigate multiple spine-chilling street experiences with terrifying “scareactors,” enjoy two outrageous live shows and experience many of Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting rides and attractions. New horrifying experiences for 2014 include the largest maze in the history of Halloween Horror Nights inspired by the television series, “The Walking Dead,” plus other terrifying experiences based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture.

Events Across Central Florida

• Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a nightmare of paranormal terror. This year’s “cursed” theme will include a new haunted house, scare zones, thrilling shows, and bone-chilling roller coasters (26th September – 1st November, select nights).

• Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo is a favourite for young and old alike with a haunted hayride, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat stations, and face painting (18th-19th and 25th – 26th October).

• A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Spring’s haunted scare trail, features scare rooms, live music, food, laser tag, and a new laser maze (3rd October – 1st November), select nights).

• Spooky Empire is the largest horror convention in the nation with celebrity guests, live bands, tattoo artists, seminars, vendors, zombie walk and freak show film festival (Oct. 24th -26th October).

• Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to life on the Garden Theatre stage. This suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece tells the infamous tale of revenge by an unjustly exiled barber in 19th century London (12th September – 5th October).

Travel Packages

• Seven nights in Orlando with Magic Holidays (0207 580 5000; magicholidays.com) including scheduled flights with Monarch from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, seven nights’ accommodation at the three-star Quality Suites Universal Central on International Drive and airport transfers on a bed & breakfast basis from just £699. Price is per person, includes Two Park Tickets to Universal Orlando (including Halloween Horror Nights admission) and is based on at least two sharing a standard room including all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Price is based on a departure on 2 October 2014.

 

Note to Editors:

For more information about holiday experiences in Orlando, visitors can log onto Orlando’s official Web site at VisitOrlando.com/UK or call freephone 0800 018 67 60 to order a free holiday planning kit that includes a comprehensive Official Holiday Guide and Orlando Magicard™. For real time updates, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitOrlando or Facebook at facebook.com/VisitOrlando. While in Orlando, visitors can stop by the Official Visitor Centre located at 8723 International Drive, at the southeast corner of International Drive and Austrian Row. The Official Visitor Centre is open daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm (closes at 4pm on Thanksgiving, 24 December and 31 December and is closed 25 December). For additional press information or high-resolution downloadable images, please visit VisitOrlando.com/media.

 

 



09/22/2014

Orlando tem programação especial de Halloween nos parques temáticos

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando celebra o Halloween de forma especial, com eventos reconhecidos nacionalmente em alguns dos parques temáticos mais populares do mundo. Quer seja em casas assombradas aterrorizantes ou festas à fantasia com personagens simpáticos, os parques temáticos de Orlando levam o Halloween para um nível totalmente novo com mais de 80 eventos até 31 de Outubro.

O Visit Orlando é um vendedor oficial de ingressos para as atrações de Orlando, incluindo uma grande variedade de celebrações de Halloween. Os ingressos podem ser adquiridos através da loja on-line em http://tickets.visitorlando.com/store ou visitando o Official Visitor Center localizado na International Drive.

Parques temáticos

Brick-or-Treat no LEGOLAND Florida Resort                                                      De 4 a 26 de outubro, Sábados e domingos
Os visitantes vão invadir a LEGOLAND Florida Resort para a terceira edição anual Brick-or-Treat neste Halloween. A aventura mal-assombrada para crianças inclui doces ou travessuras ao longo da trilha-de-tijolos-ou-travessuras, as atividades do super edifício de tijolos, o maior LEGO Jack-O-Lantern no mundo, entretenimento de Halloween e um concurso de fantasias para crianças com prêmios entregues pelo próprio Emmett do filme LEGO. As aventuras assustadoras também incluem uma versão LEGO Fantasma, Lego caça Scavenger no Miniland, bailes e oportunidades para fotos.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween no Walt Disney World Resort                           1 de setembro a 31 de outubro, noites selecionadas
Depois do horário regular do parque, os hóspedes serão convidados a vestir suas fantasias favoritas e recolher doces em todo o Magic Kingdom. Os participantes irão ver todas as maneiras em que o parque foi transformado em uma feliz casa assombradoa. A novidade deste ano é a festa Monstrous Scream-O-Ween em Tomorrowland com personagens do filme Mostros S.A. A festa de Halloween também inclui personagens da Disney vestidos com suas fantasias favoritas, um mix de dança dos vilões e a parada de Halloween do Mickey, "Boo-to-You", com fogos de artifício e muito mais.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular no SeaWorld Orlando                                       Finais de semana de Outubro
SeaWorld oferece às crianças um lugar seguro e emocionante para brincar de trick-or-treat. Bruxas mar amantes da diversão e mais de 35 outras criaturas do mar cumprimentam, convivem e brincam com convidados através do evento. Na Penelope's Party Zone, os visitantes podem desfrutar de artesanato, música, jogos e personagens coloridos. O SeaWorld Orlando também irá oferecer uma nova e envolvente experiência de brunch - Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch.


Halloween Horror Nights no Universal Orlando Resort                             19 de setembro a 1 de Novembro, noites selecionadas
O Universal Orlando Resort redefine o entretenimento de Halloween com qualidade de cinema em casas assombradas e "zonas de intimidação" que despertam os medos mais profundos dos seres humanos. Em 28 noites selecionadas, os hóspedes poderão explorar oito horripilantes casas assombradas, navegar em múltiplas experiências arrepiantes de rua com terríveis atores de terror, desfrutar de dois shows ao vivo e experimentar muitos dos passeios mais emocionantes da Universal Studios Florida e suas atrações. Novas experiências terríveis para 2014 incluem o maior labirinto da história do Halloween Horror Nights inspirado na série de televisão "The Walking Dead", além de outras experiências assustadoras com base em alguns dos maiores nomes do horror e da cultura pop.


Eventos na Flórida Central

• Howl-O-Scream transforma o Busch Gardens Tampa Bay em um pesadelo de terror paranormal. O tema deste ano irá incluir uma nova casa assombrada, zonas assustadoras, shows emocionantes e montanhas-russas arrepiantes (26 setembro a 1 novembro, noites selecionadas).

• Zoo Boo Bash no Zoológico da Florida Central é um dos favoritos para jovens e adultos com uma carroça assombrada, remendo da abóbora, estações de doces ou travessuras, e pintura de rosto (18 a19 outubro e 25 a 26).

• Petrified Forest, trilha assombrada de Altamonte Spring, dispõe de salas de susto, música ao vivo, comida, laser tag, e um novo labirinto de lazer (De 3 outubro a 1 novembro, algumas noites).

• Spooky Empire é a maior convenção de horror no país com convidados famosos, bandas ao vivo, tatuadores, seminários, fornecedores, zombie walk e festival de cinema freak show (24 a 26 outubro).

• Sweeney Todd: O Barbeiro Demoníaco da Rua Fleet ganha vida no palco do Garden Theatre. Este obra de suspense narra o famoso conto de vingança de um barbeiro injustamente exilado no século 19 em Londres (12 de Setembro a 5 de outubro).

Para saber mais sobre as atrações de Halloween deste ano, acesse VisitOrlando.com/blog.

 

 



09/22/2014

Orlando le ofrece a sus visitantes más eventos de Halloween en sus parques temáticos que cualquier otra ciudad en Estados Unidos

 ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando celebra Halloween con eventos reconocidos a nivel nacional en algunos de los parques temáticos más populares del mundo. Aunque se trate de casas embrujadas o fiestas de disfraces con simpáticos personajes, los parques temáticos de Orlando llevan el Halloween a un nivel completamente nuevo con más de 80 eventos individuales en preparación para el 31 de octubre.

Visit Orlando es un vendedor oficial de entradas para las atracciones en Orlando, las cuales incluyen una amplia variedad de celebraciones de Halloween alrededor de la ciudad. Los boletos pueden ser adquiridos a través de la tienda en línea http://tickets.visitorlando.com/store o visitando el Official Visitor Center, ubicado en la International Drive.

Parques temáticos

Brick-or-Treat en LEGOLAND Florida Resort                                                                                       Oct. 4-26, sábados y domingos
Los visitantes invadirán LEGOLAND Florida Resort para el evento anual "Brick-or-Treat" por tercera vez este Halloween. Esta aventura embrujada es apta para los niños e incluye pedida de dulces (trick-or-treating) por el sendero "Brick-or-treat", construcción de edificios con súper ladrillos de Lego, el Jack-O-Lantern (Linterna de Jack) de Lego más grande del mundo, entretenimiento de Halloween y un concurso de disfraces para niños con premios presentados por el mismísimo Emmet de la película The Lego Movie (La gran aventura Lego). Las aventuras de miedo también incluyen la construcción de un fantasma en Lego, una terrorífica búsqueda del tesoro de Lego en Miniland, fiestas de baile y oportunidades para tomar fotografías.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party en Walt Disney World Resort                  Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, solo en noches selectas
Después de las horas regulares del parque, todos están invitados a ponerse su disfraz favorito y recolectar dulces por todo Magic Kingdom. Los visitantes podrán ver todas las maneras en las que el parque se ha transformado en un lugar felizmente embrujado. La novedad de este año es la monstruosa fiesta de baile "Scream-O-Ween" en Tomorrowland con los personajes de Monsters, Inc. La fiesta de Halloween también incluirá personajes de Disney en sus disfraces favoritos, un baile para compartir con los Villanos, el desfile de Halloween Mickey's "Boo-to-You", fuegos artificiales y mucho más.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular en SeaWorld Orlando                                                      Fines de semana en octubre
SeaWorld les ofrece a los niños un lugar seguro y emocionante para recolectar dulces en Halloween. Divertidas y cariñosas brujitas marinas y más de 35 fantásticas criaturas del mar saludarán, jugarán y se mezclarán con los visitantes durante el evento. En Penelope's Party Zone los asistentes podrán disfrutar de artesanías, música, juegos y coloridos personajes. SeaWorld Orlando también ofrecerá una nueva experiencia de brunch inmersiva - el "Spooktacular Halloween Brunch" con Shamu.

Halloween Horror Nights 24 en Universal Orlando Resort                                               Sept. 19- Nov. 1, solo en noches selectas
Universal Orlando Resort redefine el entretenimiento de Halloween con casas embrujadas de calidad cinematográfica y "zonas de susto" donde se aprovechan de los temores más profundos de los humanos. En 28 noches selectas, los visitantes podrán explorar ocho casas embrujadas que les helarán la sangre. También tendrán la oportunidad de pasear por múltiples experiencias callejeras escalofriantes con terroríficos "aterractores", disfrutar de dos espectáculos espeluznantes en vivo y experimentar muchas de las atracciones mecánicas más interesantes de Universal Studios Florida. Entre las nuevas experiencias horríficas para 2014 están el laberinto más grande de la historia de Halloween Horror Nights inspirado en la serie de televisión The Walking Dead, y otras experiencias aterradoras basadas en algunos de los mayores nombres de la cultura popular y del terror.

Eventos alrededor de la Florida Central

• Howl-O-Scream transforma a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay en una pesadilla de terror paranormal. "La maldición", el tema de este año, incluirá una nueva casa embrujada, zonas de susto, espectáculos emocionantes, y montañas rusas escalofriantes (septiembre 26 hasta noviembre 1, en noches selectas).

 Zoo Boo Bash en el Central Florida Zoo es un favorito para jóvenes y adultos por igual con un carro de heno embrujado, decoración de calabazas, estaciones para pedida de dulces y pintura para la cara (Oct. 18-19 y 25-26).

• A Petrified Forest, es un el aterrador sendero embrujado de Altamonte Spring, el cual cuenta con cuartos de susto, música en vivo, comida, y atracciones con láseres que incluye un laberinto de láser (3 octubre a 1 noviembre, en noches selectas).

• Spooky Empire es la mayor convención de terror en la nación con invitados famosos, bandas en vivo, artistas de tatuaje, seminarios, vendedores, paseo del zombi y festival de cine "freak show" (24-26 de octubre).

• Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd, el barbero demoníaco de la calle Fleet) cobra vida en el escenario del Garden Theater. Esta intrigante y espeluznante obra maestra cuenta la historia infame de venganza de un barbero injustamente desterrado en el siglo 19 en Londres (septiembre 12-05 de octubre).

Para obtener más información sobre los eventos de Halloween de este año, visita VisitOrlando.com/blog.

Para más información sobre vacaciones en Orlando, para ordenar un kit gratuito de planificación de vacaciones que incluye una guía general -Official Visitors Guide- y la Orlando Magicard® o para comprar boletos con descuentos para las atracciones, los visitantes pueden dirigirse a la página oficial de Orlando en internet VisitOrlando.com o llamar a un Asesor Oficial de Viajes por el 1-800-551-0181 (Estados Unidos y Canadá) o por el 407-363-5872. Para actualizaciones en tiempo real, síguenos en Twitter en Twitter.com/VisitOrlando o en Facebook en Facebook.com/VisitOrlando. Durante su estancia en Orlando los visitantes pueden acudir al Centro oficial de Visitantes (Official Visitor Center) localizado en el 8723 International Drive.

 

 

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09/17/2014

Orlando Treats Visitors To More Halloween Theme Park Events Than Any Other City in the Country

 

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando celebrates Halloween from every end of the spectrum with nationally recognized events at some of the world's most popular theme parks. Whether it involves horrifying haunted houses or costume parties with friendly characters, Orlando's theme parks bring Halloween to a whole new level with more than 80 individual events leading up to October 31.

Visit Orlando is an official seller of Orlando attraction tickets, including a wide variety of Orlando's Halloween celebrations. Tickets may be purchased through the online store at http://tickets.visitorlando.com/store/ or by visiting the Official Visitor Center located on International Drive.

Theme Parks

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida                                                                                             Oct. 4-26, Saturdays and Sundays
Guests will invade LEGOLAND Florida for its third annual Brick-or-Treat this Halloween. The kid-friendly, haunted adventure includes trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick building activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with prizes featuring the LEGO Movie's own Emmett. The scary adventures also include a LEGO Ghost Build, Lego Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, dance parties and photo opportunities.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort                                       Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, Select Nights
After regular park hours, guests will be invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and collect
candy throughout Magic Kingdom. Attendees will see all of the boo-tiful ways that the park has been transformed into the happy haunted hallows. New this year is the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party in Tomorrowland featuring Monsters, Inc. characters. The Halloween party also includes Disney characters dressed up in their favorite costumes, a Villains Dance Mix and Mingle, Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade, fireworks and much more.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld                                                                      Orlando Weekends in October
SeaWorld offers children a safe and exciting place to trick-or-treat. Fun-loving sea witches and over 35 other fanciful sea creatures greet, mingle, and play with guests as they make their way through the event. At Penelope's Party Zone, guests can enjoy crafts, music, games and colorful characters. SeaWorld Orlando will also offer a new, immersive brunch experience - Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch.


Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando Resort                                                           Sept. 19- Nov. 1, Select Nights
Universal Orlando Resort redefines Halloween entertainment with movie-quality haunted houses and "scare zones" that tap into humans' deepest fears. On 28 select nights, guests will explore eight blood curdling haunted houses, navigate multiple spine-chilling street experiences with terrifying "scareactors," enjoy two outrageous live shows and experience many of Universal Studios Florida's most exciting rides and attractions. New horrifying experiences for 2014 include the largest maze in the history of Halloween Horror Nights inspired by the television series, "The Walking Dead," plus other terrifying experiences based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture.

Events Across Central Florida

• Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a nightmare of paranormal terror. This year's "cursed" theme will include a new haunted house, scare zones, thrilling shows, and bone-chilling roller coasters (Sept. 26 - Nov. 1, select nights).

• Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo is a favorite for young and old alike with a haunted hayride, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat stations, and face painting (Oct. 18-19 and 25-26).

• A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Spring's haunted scare trail, features scare rooms, live music, food, laser tag, and a new lazer maze (Oct. 3 - Nov. 1, select nights).

• Spooky Empire is the largest horror convention in the nation with celebrity guests, live bands, tattoo artists, seminars, vendors, zombie walk and freak show film festival (Oct. 24-26).

• Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to life on the Garden Theatre stage. This suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece tells the infamous tale of revenge by an unjustly exiled barber in 19th century London (Sept. 12- Oct. 5).

To learn more about this year's Halloween events, check out VisitOrlando.com/blog.

For more information about vacation experiences in Orlando, to order a complimentary vacation planning kit that includes a comprehensive Official Visitors Guide and Orlando Magicard® or to purchase discount attraction tickets, visitors can log onto Orlando's official website at VisitOrlando.com or call an Official Travel Counselor at 1-800-551-0181 (United States and Canada) or 407-363-5872. For real time updates, follow us at Twitter.com/VisitOrlando and Facebook.com/VisitOrlando

 

 

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09/16/2014

ORLANDO, Florida - Mehr als 80 Halloween-Events verwandeln die Urlaubsmetropole Orlando in den kommenden Wochen in eine Hochburg für Gruselspaß. Von perfekt inszenierten Geisterhäusern, die selbst Hartgesottene das Fürchten lehren, bis hin zu harmlosen Kinder-Kostümpartys mit freundlichen Gespenstern bietet Orlando bis zum 31. Oktober eine einzigartige Bandbreite an schaurig-schönen Aktivitäten. Allein die Anzahl der Halloween-Events in den sieben großen Themenparks der Stadt übertrifft alles, was andere amerikanische Städte zu bieten haben und sorgt bei Gruselfans weltweit für Nervenkitzel.

Halloween in Orlandos Themenparks

Der blanke Horror erwartet ganz mutige Besucher im Universal Orlando Resort bei den weltweit gefürchteten Halloween Horror Nights. An 28 Nächten zwischen 19. September und 1. November werden Parkbesucher in einen realen Horrorfilm versetzt, der mit den tiefsten Ängsten der Menschen spielt. Filmreif gestaltete Geisterhäuser mit professionell geschminkten Zombies lassen Gästen das Blut in den Adern gefrieren, während draußen Monster mit blutigen Motorsägen die Verfolgung schreiender Passanten aufnehmen. Zwischendurch machen Gäste Bekanntschaft mit unliebsamen Figuren aus den bekanntesten Horrorfilmen. Neu in diesem Jahr ist ein gewaltiges Labyrinth, das Szenen aus der Fernsehserie „The Walking Dead" nachempfunden wurde. Neben Halloween Live-Shows sind an diesen Abenden in den Universal Studios Florida auch die furchterregendsten Achterbahnen und Attraktionen geöffnet.

Weniger gruselig geht es bei Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party im Walt Disney World Resort zu. An ausgewählten Abenden zwischen 1. September und 31. Oktober dürfen Besucher nach Schließung des Parks verkleidet in das herbstlich dekorierte Magic Kingdom kommen, um dort zwischen Kürbissen und Laternen Süßigkeiten zu sammeln. Auch die Disney Figuren tragen lustige Halloween-Kostüme, wenn sie mit Mickeys „Boo-to-You" Parade durch die Straßen ziehen. Bei der Tanzparty „Villains Dance Mix and Mingle" können Gäste die bekanntesten Disney Bösewichte persönlich kennenlernen, während beim „Monstrous Scream-O-Ween" Ball in diesem Jahr erstmals mit den Figuren aus dem Kinofilm Monsters, Inc. getanzt wird, bevor ein bombastisches Feuerwerk allem Spuk ein Ende bereitet.

In der spannenden Unterwasserwelt von SeaWorld Orlando sind selbst die Kleinsten vor allen bösen Geistern sicher. Bei SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular wird an allen Wochenenden im Oktober mit lustigen Seehexen und 35 weiteren Meeresbewohnern gefeiert. Dabei wird im Park nach Süßem oder Saurem gefischt oder in Penelope's Party Zone getanzt, gespielt, gebastelt und gestaunt. Neu im Halloween-Programm ist 2014 ein interaktives Frühstück mit Killerwal Shamu. Beim spuk-takulären „Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch" geht es jedoch nicht um Furcht, sondern um Ehrfurcht vor den gewaltigen Meeressäugern.

Brick-or-Treat heißt es an allen Wochenenden zwischen 4. und 26. Oktober im LEGOLAND Florida, wenn große und kleine Besucher auf der Jagd nach Süßem oder Saurem sprichwörtlich Bauklötze staunen. Geister aus LEGO Steinen, eine Schnitzeljagd im Miniland, Tanzpartys, Fotoaktionen und ein Kostümfest mit Emmet aus dem LEGO Movie als Preis sind nur einige der interaktiven Aktivitäten. Und über allem leuchtet die größte Kürbis-Laterne der Welt aus LEGO Steinen.

Halloween im Umkreis von Orlando

An bestimmten Nächten zwischen 26. September und 1. November macht Howl-O-Scream aus dem Themenpark Busch Gardens Tampa Bay einen Alptraum paranormaler Abenteuer. Zum diesjährigen Motto „Verflucht" gehören ein neues Geisterhaus, Panikzonen, Shows mit Nervenkitzel und Achterbahnfahrten im Dunkeln, bei denen Gästen der Atem stockt.

Der Central Florida Zoo lädt Jung und Alt an den Wochenenden 18./19. und 25./26. Oktober zum so genannten Zoo Boo Bash. Dazu gehören eine Fahrt mit dem Heuwagen, ein großes Kürbisfeld, Stationen mit Süßem und Saurem sowie Kinderschminken.

In Altamonte Springs gibt es einen verwunschenen Wald mit Namen A Petrified Forest. An ausgewählten Tagen zwischen 3. Oktober und 1. November können sich mutige Besucher auf verhexte Waldwege wagen, Panikräume besuchen und sich aus einem brandneuen Laser-Labyrinth befreien. Wer seine Angst im dunklen Wald bezwingt, wird mit Livemusik, Lasertag-Spielen, Speisen und Getränken belohnt.

Spooky Empire ist die größte Zusammenkunft von Horror-Fans in den USA. Von 24. bis 26. Oktober werden zahlreiche prominente Gäste, Live Bands, Tätowierer und Händler von Gruselartikeln erwartet. Neben Seminaren werden auch ein Zombie Walk sowie ein Freak Show Film Festival veranstaltet.

Im Garden Theatre wird vorbereitend auf Halloween vom 12. September bis 5. Oktober Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street aufgeführt. In dem erfolgreichen Meisterwerk geht es um einen unschuldig verurteilten Friseur im London des 19. Jahrhunderts, der auf erschreckende Weise Rache nimmt.

Interessierte finden weitere aktuelle Informationen über Halloween Events in Orlando auf VisitOrlando.com/blog. Tickets für Halloween Events gibt es im Visit Orlando Online Store unter http://tickets.visitorlando.com/store/ sowie im Official Visitor Center am International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

 


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08/29/2014

Orlando's Best Kept Tips And Tricks For Budget Travelers

20 Attractions Under $20 To Visit This Fall


ORLANDO, Fla. - As the heat of summer mellows into the fall, so do the crowds and prices for a wide array of attractions, dining and more. In fact, Visit Orlando is offering 30 days of savings up to 50 percent off during Magical Deal Month in September. Savvy vacation planners can take advantage of the fall season deals by using VisitOrlando.com/September as a one-stop shop for more than 150 theme park offers, discounted hotel rates, dining deals and more.

While September offers some of the best deals available all year, visitors might be surprised to learn there are even more ways to save year-round with affordable options for the entire family. From visiting a museum with the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world for less than $5 and viewing the biggest display of camellias outside of California for less than $10 to hands-on, interactive fun exploring the Orlando Science Center or Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium for less than $20, this list of 20 activities under $20 each* offers inexpensive options to explore while visiting Orlando:

$5 or less per person

1. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens houses the works of Albin Polasek, one of America's most prominent sculptors of the 20th century. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students (age 12 through college), free for children age 12 and under.
2. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art features the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his famed leaded-glass lamps. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $1 students, free for children under 12. Free admission 4-8 p.m. Fridays (November through April).
3. The Mennello Museum of American Art offers a diverse collection of sculptures and paintings, including contemporary American folk art and works by Earl Cunningham. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $1 students, $1 children age 6-18, free for children under 6. 

$10 or less per person

4. Kings Bowl Orlando is the perfect place to eat, bowl, or lounge in a comfortable, fun and luxurious environment. $5 before 6 p.m., $6 after 6 p.m., $7 Fri & Sat after 6 p.m. All prices are per person, per game. Shoe and sock rentals are $3 each.
5. Enzian, Central Florida's only full-time alternative cinema, presents independent and classic films as well as produces annual film festivals and a variety of community events. $10 general admission, $8 seniors/students, $8 matinee (before 6 p.m.).
6. Harry P. Leu Gardens hosts 3 miles of paved scenic walkways; a butterfly garden; bamboo and palm gardens; and 1880s house museum. $10 adults, $3 students ages 5-18. Free admission on first Monday of every month.
7. Orlando Museum of Art displays local, national and international art work. The museum also features two discovery centers for children, devoted to interactive activities and educational programs. $8 adults, $7 seniors/college students, $5 children ages 4-17.
8. West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. offers hourly, daily and weekly road bike rentals for visitors to explore Central Florida's scenic trails, including the 22-mile West Orange Trail. Rentals start at $6 per hour. Hotel delivery and group bike tours available at an additional cost.

$15 or less per person

9. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf offers two 18-hole miniature golf experiences in a pirate-themed setting (locations in the Lake Buena Vista and International Drive areas). $10.45 adults, $9.45 children ages 4-12 (Lake Buena Vista). $12.50 adults, $11.50 children (International Drive). Admission available for the 36-hole adventure at an additional cost.
10. Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, is nestled among 50 acres of picturesque gardens and hosts a 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower on its grounds. $12 adults, $3 children ages 5-12.
11. Orange County Regional History Center showcases a variety of exhibits and programs that explore Central Florida's history dating back 12,000 years. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 children ages 5-12.
12. AMC Dine-In Theaters, located at Downtown Disney, allow movie-goers to combine dinner and a movie with seat-side service. Ticket prices range from $11-15. Menus items range from $6.99-$14.99. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
13. Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour provides a relaxing narrated cruise through the lakes and canals of historic Winter Park, showcasing natural wildlife and mansions that line the waterways. $12 adults, $6 children ages 2-11.
14. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens includes hundreds of rare and endangered animals and 800 species of plants and flowers. $14.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $10.95 children ages 3-12.

15. SAK Comedy Lab volleys roaring laughs and hilarious improv sketches on select nights as the players take suggestions from the audience and create show-stopping scenes and songs. General Admission tickets range from $5-$12.

$20 or less per person

16. CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort offers day passes to its 54,000-square-foot water park that features 14 water slides and four pools. $17.95 weekday pass. Reservations are strongly recommended.
17. Orlando Repertory Theater, a professional theatre that caters to young audiences and families, presents performances based on classical and contemporary children's literature. $18 adults, $16 seniors/students, $12 children 17 and under.
18. Orlando Science Center is a hands-on science museum with educational exhibits, programs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. $19 adults, $17 seniors/students, $13 children ages 3-11.
19. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium houses artifacts, art and interactive exhibits in 16 galleries of the odd and unusual from around the world. $16.99 for adults, $10.99 for children ages 4-12.
20. Showcase of Citrus, a 2,500-acre working citrus and cattle ranch, produces more than 50 seasonal varieties of citrus, ripe for the picking. Enjoy a Swamp Safari & Eco Tour with zebra, Ankole-Watusi, alligators, exotic native birds & more. $20 adults, $10 children 4-12, 3 and under free.