Universal's Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval is less than 30 days away, and Keri's ready to stuff her face with beignets. Starting February 4, this celebration will run until April 16, 2023. This year, the party doesn't stop at Universal Studios Florida. Guests will experience the energy throughout CityWalk Orlando, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal's Volcano Bay. So join us as we break down our top tips to party all the way to your car.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (January 11, 2023) – This winter season, lifestyle hotel brand B Hotels & Resorts is giving travelers a way to seek refuge from dropping temperatures and enjoy the warm winter fun in Florida with its Winter Escapes* promotion. Sunbathers and thrill seekers can save up to 20% on stays of two nights or more before April 16, 2023, at the brand’s collection of resorts in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and the Florida Keys. Travelers can book this great deal using promo code BWINTER before March 19.
Multiple exciting announcements arrived for theme park fans from Walt Disney World, including the TRON Lightcycle Run opening date at Magic Kingdom (April 4, 2023) as well as the return of the “Happily Ever After” (April 3, 2023) Let's dive into all the latest information about Walt Disney World. Join us as we look at a few changes Disney has made to improve the guest experience.
Per Bloomberg, Universal Parks & Resorts(UPR) is planning two all-new regional concepts. Announced today(01/22/23), Plans on opening an all-new family-themed park in Frisco, Texas. Universal aims for the resort to be a family-focused resort created specifically for younger kids. Universal acquired 97 acres of land in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, for this project. The project is supposed to include rides, shows and a hotel, as well as character meet and greets with Universal and DreamWorks characters like Minions and Shrek. "The property is to have a different look and feel than Universal's existing parks in Orlando and Hollywood. According to KDAF CW33, Universal stated,
B Resort & Spa is making this New Year’s Eve one to remember by rolling out a special four-course dinner menu at its signature restaurant, American Kitchen Bar & Grill. Known for its modern amenities and chic sophistication, B Resort & Spa is a family-friendly destination for all. Available on December 31, the resort’s special dinner menu includes:
Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2023 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration featuring music entertainment, a brilliant fireworks display and access to select rides and attractions, on Saturday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m.
Included in the price of theme park admission, EVE is the ultimate way to bid farewell to 2022 and usher in 2023 that begins with a full day of fun, enjoying popular and award-winning rides and attractions, before transitioning to the new year in a park-wide celebration and special midnight countdown.
On Friday, February 17, 2023, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, an innovative, immersive, and highly-anticipated themed land, officially opens at Universal Studios Hollywood.
This all-new land will be filled with vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will feature the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride. Guests will also find many interactive activities designed to include the entire family. Along with themed dining at the Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.
*Disclaimer* Performance Hospitality Management invited the team to spend one (1) night at Holiday Inn and Suites Across From Universal.
As we start our coverage of hotels off-site but nearby Universal Orlando, we made our way to Holiday Inn and Suites. The official title of this hotel is the Holiday Inn and Suites Across From Univeral Orlando. As the name indicates, this hotel resides within a reasonable walking distance. This Holiday Inn classifies as a small to mid-sized hotel with 390 rooms. The hotel has a modern look and feel. Also, the hotel has a unique feature, being connected via an indoor walkway to a TGI Friday. We’ll talk about that more soon. In addition, this Holiday Inn and Suites offers 13,000 square feet of event space for around 400 eventgoers.
âGuests must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
We are into week three of Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Orlando. We can't wait to experience The Weeknd house again. This year, Universal has incorporated most of the food booths into the storylines for the houses or scare zones. The efforts of Universal's Culinary Team will fully immerse guests into the storytelling of the Universal Creative Team. Join us as we talk about the best eats at Halloween Horror Nights 31. â
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