inline imageUniversal Orlando Resort's newest Prime Value hotel, Universal's Aventura Hotel is now open to guests. Staying in the heart of Universal Orlando, guests at Universal’s Aventura Hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits and hotel amenities at a price perfect for value-savvy travellers.

Universal Orlando's sixth hotel features a rooftop bar and grill, modern food hall, a resort-style pool, and exclusive theme park benefits.

The sleek and stylish hotel offers contemporary guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and unique dining options such as the destination’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill and a modern food hall. The 600 room hotel is the destination’s sixth property in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co., giving guests the extraordinary experience they have come to expect at a Universal Orlando hotel.

Guests of Universal’s Aventura Hotel can stay in simplified style while experiencing exceptional amenities and benefits including:

  • Exclusive theme park benefits – Guests who stay at Universal’s Aventura Hotel receive exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay, charging privileges with their room key, and more
  • Bar 17 Bistro – At Universal Orlando’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill, guests can enjoy cocktails and small plates inspired by global cuisine. The venue will also feature stunning views of all three Universal Orlando theme parks – including the 200 ft. centre piece of Volcano Bay, Krakatau as it spews blue lava at night
  • Urban Pantry – Universal’s Aventura Hotel introduces something new and different to Orlando’s theme park food scene. Urban Pantry is a modern food hall where guests can enjoy diverse flavours, fresh ingredients and globally-inspired dishes such as teriyaki stir fry and smoked salmon pizza
  • Tech savvy accommodation – Universal’s Aventura Hotel offers tech-savvy accommodation, including in-room tablets that allow guests to order pizza to their rooms in addition to controlling many of the rooms’ features like the TV and room temperature controls. The hotel also includes a virtual reality game room
  • Prime location – Universal’s Aventura Hotel is just steps away from all three Universal Orlando theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. A walking path connects the hotel directly to Universal’s Volcano Bay, and complimentary shuttle buses are available for resort-wide transportation



















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inline imageBusch Gardens Tampa is preparing for a Halloween season of nightmares at Howl-O-Scream 2018. One of central Florida's premier scare events, Howl-O-Scream is not for the faint of heart.

Fear returns to Tampa Bay for 19 menacing nights with new haunted houses, including a new intense experience recommended for those aged 17 and over. From terrifying scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park until there is nowhere to hide.

This year, there are new experiences designed to terrify, including:

Insomnia
Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Have your fears turn into fate as this reality comes to life. Patients will be forced to stay awake as they receive twisted treatments from demented doctors. There are no cures for the curses inside this hospital from hell.

Simon’s Slaughterhouse
recommended for those aged 17 and over
By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market, where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d'oeuvres.

As well as the haunted houses, scares can be found throughout Busch Gardens as creatures of the night roam the park. Not a soul is safe as Howl-O-Scream’s scare zones strike fear into the hearts of all who pass through.

Camp D.O.A
A night at this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s rest at this haunted marsh.

Deadly Toys
Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.

Hell on Wheels
Attempting to approach this apocalyptic stronghold? Think again, as this nefarious motorcycle gang is willing to do the unspeakable to protect their survival supplies. With this gruesome gang in charge, your path to survival is looks grim.

Maniac Midway
Join Sparky and his carnie crew as you step into the center ring at the scariest show on earth. Clowns have overtaken the midway looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.

Día de los Muertos

Also known as the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos will join the Howl-O-Scream event this year. This mysterious realm includes a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and a parade to honor those who have gone before us.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs on select nights from 21 September to 28 October from 7:30pm to 1am.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 is a separately ticketed event. Visit www.HowlOScream.com for prices and to book.














inline imageNew Dining at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

When the reimagining of Old Port Royale is complete, the former Shutters table service restaurant will open in an all new location as Sebastian's Bistro.

Located along the Old Port Royale waterfront, Sebastian's Bistro will feature beautiful views, warm island hospitality and a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavors from market fresh ingredients.




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inline imageJust in time for National Rollercoaster Day on 16 August, SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a two-week 'Thrill Fest', culminating in extended park hours on 'Thrill Fest Ride Night' to experience coasters until midnight.

Guests can take the rollercoaster challenge and ride all of their favourite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis.

During the day, rollercoaster enthusiasts can go behind-the-scenes and experience an exclusive Tech Talk with operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta ‘coaster house’.

Over at Busch Gardens Tampa, thrill seekers can take National Roller Coaster Day to new heights with a private tour of three major coasters, including a trip to the top of SheiKra.

Get an insider look and stand inches away from one of the main launches of Cheetah Hunt. Finish it off with a tour of the control room and ride Cobra’s Curse - all before the park opens.

The two-hour tour of three major attractions will include behind-the-scenes views of maintenance areas, control panels and more.












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inline image32 musical acts will perform during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018. These performers represent a diverse collection of hitmakers from pop to country to R&B and more.

The concert series packs a powerful lineup ready to rock the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. Eat to the Beat welcomes nine new-to-the-festival bands including MercyMe, Sheila E and Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts, who join 23 returning acts.

The lineup (included in Epcot admission and subject to change) includes the following artists, best known for these popular songs:

  • Aug. 30-31 Blue October – "Into the Ocean"
  • Sept. 1-3 Tiffany – "I Think We’re Alone Now"
  • Sept. 4-5 MercyMe – "I Can Only Imagine"
  • Sept. 6-7 Glass Tiger – "Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)"
  • Sept. 8-9 Tauren Wells – "Hills and Valleys"
  • Sept. 10-11 Postmodern Jukebox – Known for vintage-style covers of modern hits
  • Sept. 12-13 Vertical Horizon – "Everything You Want"
  • Sept. 14-16 Baha Men – "Who Let the Dogs Out"
  • Sept. 17-19 Plain White T’s – "Hey There Delilah"
  • Sept. 20-21 Living Colour – "Cult of Personality"
  • Sept. 22-23 Sheila E – "The Glamorous Life"
  • Sept. 24-26 Sugar Ray – "Every Morning"
  • Sept. 27-28 David Cook – "Light On"
  • Sept. 29-30 Jeffrey Osborne – "On the Wings of Love"
  • Oct. 1-2 Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts – Known for their soulful rhythm & blues covers
  • Oct. 3-4 Everclear – "Santa Monica"
  • Oct. 5-7 Mark Wills – "19 Something"
  • Oct. 8-10 Air Supply – "All Out of Love"
  • Oct. 11-12 Anderson East – "All on My Mind"
  • Oct. 13-14 Smash Mouth – "All Star"
  • Oct. 15-16 98 Degrees – "Give Me Just One Night"
  • Oct. 17-18 38 Special – "Hold On Loosely"
  • Oct. 19-21 The Devon Allman Project – "Ragged and Dirty"
  • Oct. 22-23 Kenny G – "Songbird"
  • Oct. 24-25 Billy Ocean – "Get Outta My Dreams"
  • Oct. 26-28 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – "We Built this City"
  • Oct. 29-31 Hanson – "MMMBop"
  • Nov. 1-2 High Valley – "She’s with Me."
  • Nov. 3-4 Taylor Dayne – "Prove Your Love"
  • Nov. 5-7 Boyz II Men – "End of the Road"
  • Nov. 8-9 The Hooters – "And We Danced"
  • Nov. 10-12 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – "Go Daddy-O"

inline imageDue to the new Tron coaster-style attraction that will occupy an entirely new area next to the Tomorrowland's Space Mountain, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction kicks into gear.

First, the Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, guests will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction our guests know and love in the summer of 2019.

Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (pictured above). This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.

inline imageSeaWorld and Busch Gardens are celebrating a range of new events featuring the best ales, stouts and lagers, including the new SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival starting in November.

Free beer at SeaWorld until 2nd September
Free brews will be available all summer long from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Each guest aged 21 and over can claim two complimentary domestic and seasonal beers on the house. Plus, make the most of Happy Hour at SeaWorld, starting daily at 4p.m. You will find buy one, get one free offers on all drinks and select food, including domestic and craft beer, mixed drinks and sharable appetisers.

NEW - Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa
Under an hour away from SeaWorld is another food and beer festival to toast. Bier Fest is an all-new event at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, running every weekend from August 25 to September 16. Blending local craft ale and American cuisine with Florida’s best thrill rides, Bier Fest creates a unique food and beer celebration.

More than 100 beers from 60 different breweries from central Florida and beyond will rotate through the four-weekend festival. As well as food and drink, there will be live entertainment on offer in the park.

NEW - SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival, first two weekends of November
It’s summer all year-round in Orlando. November’s SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft from breweries across Florida, plus domestic and international craft favourites. The festival will feature more than 20 unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.












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WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
8:00am
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12:00am
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
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9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
9:30pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:30pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
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6:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
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9:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
9:00am
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9:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
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9:30pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
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8:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
9:00am
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6:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
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7:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
10:30am
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6:00pm
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Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site Hotel Guests.
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Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
11:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
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10:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
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Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
11:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
8:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
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CaxtonFX  $1.2457
Covent Garden FX  $1.2601
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John Lewis  $1.2531
M&S  $1.2238
Post Office  $1.2459
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TESCO  $1.2508
Travelex  $1.2410
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CaxtonFX  €1.0895
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FAIRFX  €1.0920
John Lewis  €1.1013
M&S  €1.0744
Post Office  €1.0936
Sainsburys  €1.0921
TESCO  €1.0979
Travelex  €1.0900
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