Top 5 Spring Festivals at Orlando Theme Parks

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Spring is almost here! There is no better way to embrace the new season than with a fun festival. Many of Orlando’s theme parks are presenting excellent festivals this season that will delight the whole family. Here’s a roundup of five to check out this spring!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Now in its 25th year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns to Walt Disney World Resort March 6 to June 3. Welcome spring with a multi-sensory selection of brilliant gardens, unique topiary exhibits and dozens of sculptures of Disney characters. Experience the freshest flavors as the garden comes to your table at event-exclusive Outdoor Kitchens—and sample a variety of delicious dishes and desserts. Connect with nature as you and your family wander through a variety of play areas, gardens and exhibits designed especially for children. Save on tickets!

Garden Rocks Concert Series
The musical component of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is must-see for fans of live entertainment. Get ready to rock this spring when this popular concert series returns to the American Gardens Theatre – for 90 straight nights! Expanded to 7 days a week from March 6 through June 3, featuring an amazing 270 concerts, the Garden Rocks Concert Series is going to be more spectacular than ever!

Universal’s Mardi Gras
The annual celebration brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans’ biggest party to Orlando. Already in full swing and available until April 4, you can enjoy nightly parades with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads flying through the air. Relax at the French Quarter Courtyard for delicious Cajun dishes as you  enjoy the sounds of sweet Southern music, and let the good times roll. The chefs are whipping up the finest authentic Cajun cuisine. Indulge in Big Easy favorites like spicy jambalaya, beignets, crab etouffee and crawfish! On select nights, catch performances from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage. Here are 7 Can’t Miss Experience at Universal’s Mardi Gras

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
It’s time once again to set your compass for a taste adventure at SeaWorld Orlando. Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions and enjoy live performances. Savor over 180 mouthwatering food options, and enjoy their largest collection of beer, wines, and spirits. Sample from more culinary markets than ever before, including vegan and Caribbean offerings and delectable sweets. And to top it all off, you can enjoy a diverse lineup of live performances – featuring rock, country, Latin, Christian and more! Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays through May 5. Save up to 45%

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
One of Tampa Bay’s favorite Spring festivals returns! On weekends from March 16 to April 28, tempt your taste buds like never before at the fifth annual Food & Wine Festival. New for 2019 are the Food & Wine Cabins; each cabin will feature expertly-crafted dishes inspired by a specific region of the country. And with more than 100 fine wines, craft brews and featured cocktails to choose from throughout the festival, the pairings are endless. There’s also plenty of music on the schedule. The festival brings together the best in pop, rock, Latin, indie, country and alternative music. Some of the biggest acts in musical entertainment will take the stage every weekend on Gwazi Field. Save up to 45%

Visit TicketsatWork.com today for special ticket prices to all the theme parks. Get ready for springtime adventures in Orlando!

By Jeff Hyatt

7 Can’t-Miss Experiences at Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019

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Are you ready to join the fun at Florida’s biggest party? Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 is in full swing, offering unforgettable springtime entertainment for everyone now until April 4 at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios recreates the feel of the popular New Orleans street party with a dazzling parade, colorful street performers and authentic Cajun food, plus live concerts from popular artists.

Let’s take a closer at look at seven of the many awesome experiences you can enjoy this spring at Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019:

The French Quarter Courtyard
Open daily at 4 p.m., Universal Studios’ New York area transforms into New Orleans. Sit down with sizzling Cajun food and enjoy the sounds of sweet Southern music.

Cajun Cuisine
The aforementioned Courtyard features a culinary twist this year. All food and drinks are served in tasting sizes. Enjoy a variety of Cajun and Creole cuisine during your visit. Prepare for the bayou’s best dishes: jambalaya, beignets, crab etouffee, crawfish, and more! Look for the signature Mardi Gras cocktail, plus craft beer and more tasty beverages.

Parade
The nightly parade is back with stilt walkers, dancers and street performers. This year’s theme is Party Animals! The 12 floats are designed around creatures from the jungle, Arctic, swamp, ocean and sky. Confetti will fly as countless strands of beads are tossed into the crowd at this wild and wonderful event.

Just for Kids
Speaking of the parade…. the Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop offers an unobstructed view for the kids. Access is available beginning one hour before the parade starts.

New Orleans Music
With a rich history of soulful performers, New Orleans is often considered to be the birthplace of true American music. Experience the city’s signature sound with performances by real Louisiana jazz, blues and zydeco bands.

  • Feb. 28–Mar. 18: Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister
  • Mar. 19–Apr. 4: New Breed Brass Band

Bayou Boil
You’ll love this exclusive Mardi Gras dining experience. On select nights, gather for an all-you-can-enjoy Louisiana-style boil featuring crawfish, shrimp, potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. There’s also chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya on request. Come parade time, you’ll have the best view from Pantages Theatre Courtyard, where you’ll be treated to King Cake, beignets, sparkling wine and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Available Nights: Mar. 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

In Concert
This year’s event features a sensational concert line-up, performing at the Music Plaza Stage. Three must-see shows include

  • Mar. 16 – Steve Miller Band
  • Mar. 17 – Ziggy Marley
  • Mar. 24 – Pitbull

By Jeff Hyatt

New Details Announced for Harry Potter Coaster at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter Coaster at Universal Orlando

Big news for Harry Potter fans! OK – big news for roller coaster fans too.

Universal Orlando Resort has named its new adventure coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. The all-new thrill ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, will open June 13 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

According to Universal Orlando, the ride will give guests the exciting opportunity to fly with Hagrid on a thrilling roller coaster that plunges into the path of some of the Wizarding World’s rarest magical creatures.

This is exciting news, and you can start planning your getaway to Universal Orlando on TicketsatWork.com. You’ll find big savings on a variety of great ticket packages.

Make plans to check out the new ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer with ticket specials from TicketsatWork.com.

By Jeff Hyatt

10 Memorable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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We’ve dusted off our copy of Barry White’s Greatest Hits in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s just a few days away – time to start making plans!

Whether it’s a fun outing with the family or a romantic getaway for two, TicketsatWork.com has designed a lovely collection of Valentine’s Day ideas, complete with big savings up to 50%.

So get ready for fun, because Cupid is coming to town!

GIFTS

Movie Tickets
This is a real treat for movie fans. Save on tickets for 15 separate movie theaters around the country, from AMC and Regal to Edwards and more. Save 30%

Fabletics
Hip fitness clothes from actress Kate Hudson makes a nice gift for the athletic type, who likes to look sporty! The brand combines fitness and fashion to make women feel confident at – and beyond – the gym by offering premium quality activewear. 2 Leggings for $24 + A Free Sports Bra

1800Flowers.com
Valentine’s Day was made for flowers! Spoil someone with a truly original arrangement from 1800Flowers.com. Pick your gift from the highest quality blooms and the most talented florists who can create exactly what you order. Save 20% off sitewide

WSJwine Club
Wine can always make a nice addition to a Valentine’s Day celebration – or any celebration, really! Enjoy15 exceptional wines for only $4.67 a bottle. Enjoy gold-medal California Cabernet, acclaimed Argentine Malbec, fine French Pinot Noir and more. 15 Bottles of Wine for $69.99

Gift Cards
Simple and quite perfect in most cases. Gift cards just work! Ask anybody. We are offering eGift cards for more than 50 popular merchants and retail brands, from apparel, beauty and spa to travel, restaurants and sporting goods. Send an eGift card and the recipient will receive it via email.

GETAWAYS

OUE Skyspace LA
Looking for something cool to do in Los Angeles? The Skyspace experience, which is nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles in the iconic US Bank Tower, boasts entertainment and excitement for the whole family. Prepare for unobstructed 360-degree views and two open-air observation terraces showcasing scenic landscapes from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Save over 40% for tickets

Key West
We have a tasty assortment of attractions/savings for visitors to the tropics island city. Here are two good ones:

Key West Aquarium – Located in famous Mallory Square, the Key West Aquarium is one of the island’s most popular and historic attractions for people of all ages. Home to alligators, jellyfish, sharks and many other marine animals, guests can enjoy interactive conservation talks as well as animal feedings. Save over 20%

Conch Tour Train Key West  – For a historic adventure through Key West, take a ride on board Key West’s original sightseeing tour. Save over 20%

New York Craft Cocktail Tour
An evening of delicious cocktails in the Big Apple can spice up your V-Day plans. This Happy Hour tour will bring you to the center of New York’s booming cocktail culture as you visit some of the best cocktail bars in the city. Save 30%

Monuments at Night
If you’re in the nation’s capital, why not see Washington D.C. in a whole new light! Hop aboard an open-air electric vehicle for an enlightening journey through the most iconic monuments and memorials by night. Take in the Washington Monument, Lincoln, FDR and Jefferson Memorials, plus many more. Save 30%

Atlanta Ballet presents La Sylphide
Ah, the romance of the ballet. Set to run February 15-23, 2019, the Atlanta Ballet presents one of the oldest surviving classical masterpieces and August Bournonville’s most lasting contributions to dance. La Sylphide is a magical story of forbidden love and heartbreak. Save up to 40%

By Jeff Hyatt