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Welcome to Rosen Inn’s Orlando Travel Tips blogs. This is where you’ll find blogs on upcoming events in Orlando, the latest news about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, and just about anything else that’s on our minds.
Ice Skating in Orlando
Whether you glide on ice with strength and grace or waddle awkwardly about like a penguin, there is no doubt about it – ice skating is fun. If you were worried you might miss out on ice skating while vacationing in sunny Florida, fear not. It may be warm outside but there are plenty of indoor and outdoor opportunities for ice skating in Orlando. Check out some of our favorite spots to enjoy this classic winter pastime all year long.
4 Ways to Find the Perfect Halloween Costume in Orlando
The spooky season is almost here — do you have your Halloween costume yet?
Here are four tips for putting together an unforgettable Halloween costume during your Orlando vacation.
Your Hotel for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando
Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando is one of the world’s best Halloween events for those looking for thrills and frights. This year, the annual event runs on select nights from Friday, September 1, to Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
A Taste of the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
If you’re headed to Walt Disney World this summer or fall, bring your appetite. From July 27 to November 18, 2023, the International Food & Wine Festival will bring worldly cuisine, live music, and family-friendly activities to EPCOT.
4 Big Differences Between Japanese and Western Sushi
Sushi has been around for a long time — likely since the fourth century.
But it wasn’t until the 1960s that sushi took off in California, and it would take another two decades for it to catch on across the United States. To give the dish broader appeal, the first generation of American sushi chefs made some changes. Gradually, chefs across the Western Hemisphere followed suit.
Here are four ways in which Western sushi differs from traditional Japanese sushi.
Independence Day Fireworks in Orlando
When it comes to fireworks celebrations, Central Florida shines bright. Almost every night the skies light up with multiple firework displays at world-famous theme parks. On July 4th you can expect even more dazzling displays as Orlando celebrates America’s independence. Check out our list of the many firework shows in Orlando for Independence Day.
EPCOT Unveils New Parking Lot Names in 2023
Earlier this year, EPCOT debuted new names for its parking lots. While it’s a small change, it has caused a lot of excitement. Here’s what you need to know about EPCOT’s parking lot rebrand before you hit the road for Walt Disney World Resort.
4th of July Celebrations in Kissimmee
No Fourth of July celebration is truly complete without fireworks. Luckily, there are fireworks throughout the Kissimmee, Florida area on Independence Day 2023. Many of these celebrations are free.
Pet Friendly Hotel in Orlando
Posted On: April 22, 2022
They’re family. Sometimes you get along with them better than your blood relatives and other human beings. They get you and they complete you. I’m talking about our beloved pets.
Ranking 6 Orlando Water Rides: How Wet Do You Get?
Summer is here, the season of longer days, cookouts, and blockbuster movies. But it’s also the season of sweltering heat, especially in Orlando. Luckily, the city’s world-famous theme parks are home to many refreshing and reinvigorating water rides. We’ve ranked them by how wet you’ll get, from a small splash to a super soaking.
Orlando’s Must-Have Souvenirs
When visiting Orlando, one can spot dozens of souvenir shops all along International Drive, within theme parks, and inside hotels. Walls lined with plushy Mickey Mouse dolls, racks of Spider-Man tees, buckets of decorative pens for autograph books, magnets…
Orlando’s Best Barbecue
Anyone even remotely familiar with American barbecue as a cuisine knows that there are several distinct regional styles. The competition between these regions for the best barbecue has been and always will be intense. Traditionally, barbecue hotspots have been places like Texas, St. Louis, Kentucky, Alabama, and the Carolinas. As the city of Orlando grows in size, so too does its presence in the world of barbecue, with several new entries to the local scene over the past few years.
Taco Bell Cantina Coming to Orlando
The fast food innovators at Taco Bell have come up with another exciting creation, and it’s come to Orlando as of late September. This time, it’s not a unique menu item like the Crunchwrap or Doritos® Locos Tacos, but a new restaurant concept: Taco Bell Cantina.
Kids Eat Free at These 7 Tasty Orlando Restaurants
It’s no secret that family vacations can get expensive. Once your flights to Orlando, hotel, and theme park tickets are all booked, there’s still the matter of meals. The average family of four spends about $132 on food per day during vacation per Credit Donkey’s 2022 review of vacation costs — and that’s not counting snacks for the kids or any unique cocktails you may want to try.
The Lost Rides of Universal Studios™
Universal Studios™ Orlando is nearly three decades old, and in that time, many things have changed. Only two attractions from the park’s opening remain, which are E.T. Adventure and The Lost Rides of Universal StudiosUniversal’s Horror Make Up Show.
Country Kicks Cancer with Walker Hayes at Orlando Amphitheater
This October, country music stars will come together in Orlando at the inaugural Country Kicks Cancer benefit concert. The show raises money and awareness about cancer so we can one day give it the boot.
Bad Bunny Brings the Heat to Camping World Stadium in August 2022
The “Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour” will kick off in Orlando on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Camping World Stadium.
Hard Rock Live Orlando Concerts in July 2022
Hard Rock Live Orlando, located in Universal CityWalk, has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. From homegrown musical talent to some of the world’s top drag performers, the venue’s July 2022 lineup has something for everyone.
Night of A Million Lights at Give Kids the World Village
In its debut year 2020 (during the pandemic, nonetheless), the event brought in 92,000 guests and quickly captured the number one spot on USA Today’s list of the “Best Things to Do in December in Orlando.”
Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Hard Rock Live OrlandoHousehold name and “Cash Cab” star Ben Bailey is coming to the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Buckle up for an evening that will have you laughing so hard that you’ll want to pump the brakes just to catch your breath.
Chris Tucker at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Posted On: June 15, 2020
One of the most successful comedic entertainers in the world — whose films have, to date, collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide — is returning to his roots by stepping back into stand-up comedy. On Saturday, July 25, at 8 p.m., actor and comedian Chris Tucker is scheduled to take the stage at Hard Rock Live Orlando with a set that is sure to knock the laughs out of everyone.