Nov 222015

Bass Pro OrlandoThe holiday magic is returning to Bass Pro Shops as it transforms into Santa’s Wonderland. Now through December 24, 2014, you can take a free 4×6 studio-quality photo with Santa, play games, fun activities, create crafts and more. The best part is all of it is free. Monday through Friday the store is giving away a free outdoor plush toy with a new character featured each week. Check out Bass Pro Orlando’s schedule of holiday events here.

Bass Pro Shops
5156 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819


Nov 212015

Light Up UCFBack for its eighth season, Light Up UCF “50 Nights of Music, Lights and Ice”, provides Central Florida families and residents with an affordable place to celebrate the holidays. Running from November 13 through January 3 outside CFE Arena, Light Up UCF has become a holiday tradition. The Holiday Film Festival features a lineup of family favorites on an outdoor screen. Bring your blanket, chairs and snacks for this free nightly actvitity. You can also enjoy the Holiday Light Show featuring “snow” every evening, an outdoor ice-skating rink, rides and holiday attractions.

Nov 112015

SeaWorld OrlandoIt’s the most wonderful time of the year with waves of holiday spirit, seas of trees and twinkling lights during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

Select dates starting November 21, guests will enjoy this wintery, watery wonderland and entertainment inspired by the natural world and holiday cheer. Guests can journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience where they can meet the jolly Santa Claus. With holiday treats from Santa to Shamu®, presents to penguins, and elves to Elmo, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration™ is where holiday memories are made. The best way for Florida Residents to experience this special event is with a Florida Resident 1-park annual pass. Prices start at $129 and include parking, 10% off food and beverages and more perks.

The Christmas celebration takes place Nov. 21-22, 27-29, and Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-31.

SeaWorld’s holiday-themed shows and festivities include:

  • Shamu® Christmas Miracles – Experience the power and beauty of the Shamu family in this nighttime holiday show. Set to majestic seasonal music, the show features killer whales in a story of peace, friendship and the everyday miracles that surround us all year long.
  • O Wondrous Night – Hear the classic Christmas story as told through the eyes of the animals. With more than 30 carols, life-size puppets and a live nativity, this show will charm, entertain and delight. This must-see show has become a family holiday classic for all of our guests.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience – Now boarding! It’s a wondrous journey to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS. The beloved holiday classic comes to life as you and your family are immersed in the heart-warming story of a young boy’s thrilling ride into an enchanted world. The sights, sounds, and scents of the season surround you. From the moment the conductor calls “all aboard” to your arrival at the North Pole (where you’ll meet Santa Claus himself), THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience promises to create an unforgettable holiday memory.
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish – Sesame Street® friends have come to SeaWorld® Orlando for a festive holiday musical celebration.  Join Rosita, Grover, Zoe, and Cookie Monster as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice – Christmas glistens on a stage of ice, jewels and light as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice-skating extravaganza. In addition to graceful skaters, the show also features towering fountains of water and a sea of lighted trees sparkling over the lake. It’s a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that will take your breath away.
  • Sea of Trees – Take a walk through our wintery, watery wonderland. This glistening forest of more than 100 Christmas trees sparkles to music and lights up the water.
  • The Christmas Village – Artisans, festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights create a bustling market that lines Bayside Pathway. Guests can discover one-of-a-kind gifts, enjoy scrumptious holiday treats, encounter playful elves and holiday characters, sing-a-long with musicians, and marvel at a charming model train village. It also is the perfect spot to view the Sea of Trees display, relaxing near the warm glow of the fire pit and sipping a holiday craft brew.
Nov 042015

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 7.30.21 PMIt’s the first weekend of the month, and that means Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers can visit museums for free in Orlando through the bank’s Museums On Us  program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card Saturday or Sunday and you’ll get free admission to more than 150 museums and attractions in cities across the United States.

In Orlando, enjoy free admission to these museums:

If you’re traveling, you can also get free entry to other Florida museums in Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Oct 052015

Halloween costumesHalloween will be here before you know it. Looking for an inexpensive costume? With a little bit of creativity and supplies, you can pull off a great Halloween costume on a budget. Try one of these 97 cheap and easy Halloween costumes from our sister site, Living on the Cheap. The costumes are organized by themes and individual or group options.

We hope this helps you find the perfect DIY Halloween costume idea! Let us know what you decide to be for Halloween in the comment section below.

Sep 112015

Legoland Florida HotelFlorida Residents are invited to stay at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on select dates beginning in September to enjoy discounted room rates. Book now and save 35% on select mid-week (Sun-Thurs) dates September 1- December 17, 2015.

Guests must show proof of Florida residency upon check-in. Offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

Sep 072015

Orange County History CenterThe Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando has reduced its admission prices to continue its commitment to serve the community and make it accessible to as many people as possible. Under the museum’s previous admission-fee structure, a family of four would pay $42 for a visit. With the new admission fees, the cost for the same family of four will be $28.

As of September 5, 2015, the History Center is also offering free admission for all Florida teachers, as well as free admission for Orange County employees and their families on the second weekend of each month.

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic five-story 1927 county courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features four floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

New prices:
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+): $7
Students & Military: $7 (with valid ID)
Children (Ages 5-12): $6
Children (Ages 4 and under): Free
Members: Free
Orange County employees: Free
Florida Teachers: Free
AAA/CAA Members: $2 off regular admission

Sep 032015

Seaworld OrlandoSeaWorld® Orlando and Busch Gardens® Tampa are honoring Florida first responders through September. From Sept. 1-30, first responders will receive free admission to both Florida parks, and a special offer for additional tickets.

In addition to complimentary admission, qualified first responders receive up to four discounted tickets per park for friends and family for just $50 per ticket, a savings of 48 percent off general admission.

Qualifying first responders should visit SeaWorld® Orlando and Busch Gardens® Tampa for more information and to register, using the verification system. Tickets must be used by Sept. 30, 2015. Restrictions apply.

Sep 012015

Discovery CoveDiscovery Cove is offering Florida residents a special ticket discount through December 2015. The all-inclusive offer provides Florida locals a reduced Dolphin Swim Experience package starting at $219 plus tax and Day Resort package (sans dolphin swim) for $149 plus tax. Additionally, residents will receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ – beginning on the date of their reservation through Jan. 31, 2016.

For an additional $49, guests can enhance their day by adding SeaVenture to their admission, an underwater walking tour featuring hands-on encounters with schools of fish, velvety rays, tropical sea life, and an eye-to-eye view of sharks through underwater panoramic viewing windows.

As part of the unlimited admission to the SeaWorld® parks through the year end, guests can enjoy upcoming family-friendly events including:

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular® – It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts and up-close animal encounters in a family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular® is included with park admission and runs weekends October 3-25, andSaturday, October 31.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® – In this celebration of the Christmas spirit, carols fill the air, a sparkling Sea Of Trees lights up the water and world-famous skaters dance on ice. With everything from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. The event takes place select nights starting Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 and is included with park admission.

Reservations are subject to limited availability and must be booked by Dec. 31, 2015, to qualify. Proof of valid Florida residency is required. Some age restrictions apply. Prices do not include tax. Parking at SeaWorld and Aquatica not included.

Aug 182015

La Nouba Cirque Du  SoleilTreat yourself to an evening like none other at Cirque du Soleil in Orlando with a mesmerizing ticket discount. Ticket prices start at $49 now through December 18, 2015 for category 3 seating. Valid for performances Tuesday through Saturday. In order to get this deal, you must be a Florida Resident or Cirque Club Member.

La Nouba™ transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Behold a stunning performance designed to stimulate your imagination and senses with daring acrobatics, dazzling choreography and unique characters.

For tickets, call 407-939-7328.

Downtown Disney
1780 East Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Aug 142015

Magic Kingdom If you are a Florida Resident, now is the time to visit Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando. Florida Residents can save big with the 3-Day Disney Ticket. With this Florida Resident discount, you can enjoy 3 days at Walt Disney World theme parks for a total of $189 ($176 ages 3-9) with an expiration of 6 months after first use or December 14, 2016 – whichever comes first. Full priced day tickets are $105 for adults at Magic Kingdom. The best part is you can use the pass on non-consecutive days (block-out dates apply), apply the cost to upgrade to an Annual Pass before expiration, or add on a 4th day to the pass for $20. The 3-Day Disney Ticket gives you access to these Disney Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.