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As part of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month, AdventHealth’s Pink on Parade 5K returns to Celebration for the seventh year in a row on October 13, 2019. In honor of the brave women who have battled or continue to fight breast cancer, this run is attended in droves and continues to raise money to fund cancer research. The family-friendly event brings life and light to everyone involved and is a special way to connect with the greater community. Here are some important details to know before the race begins.

Event Registration

Online registration is currently open and will close Tuesday, October 8. You can register here. Participation packets can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 10 and 11. Onsite registration will be first come, first serve at 6 a.m. on the morning of the race.

Race Details

The race will begin just outside of the AdventHealth Celebration Cancer Center. After some opening words, the runners will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the walkers starting just after. Using the hashtag #PinkonParade can help raise awareness and let you join the festivities on social media.

Stay Close to the Cause at Rosen Inn

There is no better place than the Rosen Inn to rest your head after a day of running. Located on International Drive, it is a short distance from both the Pink on Parade 5K as well as everything else Orlando has to offer. With comfortable and affordable lodging, you will be well prepared to show your support for those fighting bravely. To book a room call us at 407-996-4444 or click the link at the top of the page.

In Winter Haven, the season of fall brings candy and celebration to Legoland Florida Resort. The park’s annual Brick-or-Treat event spans all the weekends in October and offers a fun and non-scary environment for children to collect treats and enjoy Halloween. Perfect for families, the event features tons of exclusive events, special foods, and exciting shows to commemorate the holiday. Here are some of the special activities you can enjoy.

Halloween Activities

You can travel through the park along the Brick-or-Treat Trail and stop at all the candy stations where all sorts of tasty treats are waiting to be collected. Guests can then embark on the Brick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt and try to find the LEGO Candy Corn hidden all around the park. Make sure not to miss The Tale of Pirates’ Cove Fireworks Spectacular. A special firework show to close out the night, this LEGO-themed bash comes with special glasses to see exploding bricks and other exciting surprises in the sky above.

Exclusive Opportunities

During this event, there are some unique people to see and items to get. Special Halloween LEGO characters will be out and about to meet, including Lord Vampyre and Rockin’ Frankenstein. There will also be some limited-time snacks available, including pumpkin-spiced Granny’s Apples Fries and other seasonal treats. Halloween merchandise will also be available in the shops during this period.

Legoland Florida Attractions

Don’t forget about the rest of the activities at Legoland Florida! With all sorts of rides, shows, and experiences to visit, you will find something for every member of your family. As always, there are many exciting environments throughout the park where you can build and experiment with LEGO products.

Book a Room Nearby at Rosen Inn

When you want to bring the family to Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat, there is no better location to stay than the Rosen Inn on International Drive. Centrally located amongst many of Orlando’s big destinations, we have comfortable yet affordable rooms ready to accommodate your entire family. Contact us at 407-996-4444 to book your stay today.

Praise Wave Music Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

November in Florida brings mild, sunny weather, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. This is the perfect time to plan a theme park vacation, not only because of the weather, but also because several parks feature fun festivals during this time. SeaWorld Orlando is hosting Praise Wave this November. This family-friendly Christian music festival in Orlando is a great opportunity to enjoy music and fellowship.

2019 Praise Wave at SeaWorld

Back for its fourth year, SeaWorld has been hosting Praise Wave since 2015. The positive and uplifting song messages make this a fun experience for the whole family. Praise Wave attracts some of the biggest names in Christian music and is a great time to worship and enjoy fellowship with other Christian music fans. This year’s event takes place on Saturdays from November 2 to November 16. The musicians will perform in the Nautilus Theater, SeaWorld’s indoor, air conditioned theater.

The performers have not been announced yet, but check this blog and the SeaWorld website for more updates at the festival approaches. Past performers have included award-winning Christian artists such as Lecrae, TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Skillet. This year’s lineup is sure to include a mix of both established artists as well as newcomers who represent a range of genres including rap, country, and pop.

Explore SeaWorld Rides and Attractions

Since Praise Wave is included with regular admission, you’ll have access to SeaWorld’s attractions, shows, and restaurants during the festival. Between performances, we suggest checking out some of the parks signature attractions.

Next door to the Nautilus Theater is the Shark Encounter®. Here you can see sharks, stingrays, and other fish as you walk through some of the world’s largest underwater viewing tunnels. This exhibit is also home to the Sharks Underwater Grill, an indoor restaurant that offers close up views of the shark exhibit while you dine. A meal here is sure to make your weekend at Praise Wave extra special.

If you are bringing the kids, they’ll definitely want to visit Sesame Street Land. This brand new land is sure to keep the young ones entertained as they meet some of their favorite characters including Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Your Hotel near SeaWorld Orlando

Spend less time on the road and more time at the theme park by choosing an Orlando hotel close to SeaWorld. Rosen Inn is located on International Drive, just 5 miles away. Even better, we offer free scheduled shuttle service to SeaWorld Orlando so you can enjoy Praise Wave without spending extra money on rideshare or a rental car. To book your stay at Rosen Inn, give us a call at 407-996-4444 or click the orange button at the top of the page.

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is an annual experience that showcases Florida artists on the second weekend of October each year. Previous festivals have seen more than 40,000 people attend with similar attendance numbers expected over the October 12-13 weekend this year. It’s the only juried art show in the state to exclusively feature Florida artists. Hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, the event is focused on providing a memorable experience for the community in a Central Park sidewalk show that showcases live entertainment and high-quality visual art.

The Autumn Art Festival is a family-friendly affair, with free admission for all ages. Food and drinks from local vendors will be available throughout the festival, so you can get a taste of Orlando’s foodie scene as well. Even the kids can join the fun at the children’s art workshops held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both weekend days. VIP packages are available for purchase. The VIP package includes access to exclusive seating and tables, catered lunch, premium beverages, and the best views of any live entertainment. A schedule of music and entertainment has yet to be released, but stay tuned to this blog, as well as https://winterpark.org/autumn-art-festival, for updates as more information becomes available. The festival takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.

Are you looking to check out the local art scene during your Orlando vacation? Consider staying at Rosen Inn Closest to Universal, located just minutes away from Winter Park and the Autumn Art Festival via I-4. Book now by clicking the button in the upper-right of the page, or by calling (407) 996-4444.

After nearly 6 years, the Jonas Brothers have reunited and sound better than ever. Since revealing their reunion in late February, the news cycles can’t get enough of the Jonas Brothers’ flurry of announcements including new singles, a new album, and a world tour called Happiness Begins. Most recently, they announced additional concert dates for their tour, including a second show in Orlando this November. Whether you’re a fan from the early days or are now discovering their music in 2019, you don’t want to miss your chance to be part of this exciting comeback. Read on for more details on their Orlando show.

What to Expect at the Jonas Brothers Orlando Concert

The Happiness Begins tour will be the Jonas Brothers’ first world tour after nearly 10 years. The tour kicks off in Miami, then the Jonas Brothers head over to Orlando to perform the second show of the tour on August 9. From there, the tour will take the brothers across the U.S. and even to Canada before they return to Orlando for an encore on November 16.  Both Orlando concerts will feature accomplished singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, who released his debut solo single, as opening acts.

At the time of writing, the setlist for the show has not been released and will likely be kept as a surprise for opening night. Until then, fans are left to imagine which songs this new tour will feature. In addition to featuring new songs like Cool and Sucker, it’s fair to expect the brothers will also revisit some of their past hits such as Lovebug, Burnin’ Up, and Hold On. In addition to songs from the Jonas Brothers playbook, the tour might also include songs from the brothers’ side projects throughout the years, like Cake By the Ocean and Jealous.

Things to Bring to the Happiness Begins Tour at the Amway

Both Orlando shows will take place at the Amway Center, the city’s iconic arena and popular concert venue. At 875,000 square feet, the Amway Center can seat over 18,000 spectators depending on the event. Both Jonas Brothers shows are sure to be packed, so in order to ensure the lines move quickly, it’s a good idea to know which items are prohibited inside the arena.

Items prohibited at the Amway Center include:

  • Backpacks
  • Flashlights and laser pointers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Signs on sticks, signs larger than 2 ft. x 2 ft., and signs with indecent or derogatory language
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Pets (except service animals)

A full list of prohibited items can be found on their website. We recommend avoiding bringing a bag altogether but if you must, pick one that is smaller than 14 in. x 14 in. x 6 in. to make sure you are in compliance with the rules. It’s also a good idea to bring extra money for snacks, water, and merch. Of course, don’t forget your tickets. Most tickets should be available digitally on your phone but if you need to print them out you can visit the business center at your hotel.

Tickets for both performances are on sale now, so get them before they sell out.

Stay in the Heart of Orlando’s Tourist District

After the concert, rest up at Rosen Inn. We are located near the I-4 ramp making it simple to get to the Amway Center. Share your concert videos and selfies using our free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. To book your stay with us give us a call at 407-996-4444 or click on the button at the top of the screen.

September is a month of adjustment. Getting back into the swing of the school year and extracurricular schedules takes some time. Even the weather is beginning to transition towards something more bearable after the brutal summer months. During these times the sports world moves on as normal, with some leagues starting to heat up as the playoffs near while others are kicking off. To make sure that you don’t miss any of the excitement, here is a primer on what is happening this September in the world of sports.

Orlando City Revs Up

Running on a different timetable than other professional sports in the US, the MLS season begins in March and culminates in the fall. September will be a monumental time for the Lions as four of their last five games take place over those 30 days. Mark your calendars for two Saturdays in a row: September 7 and 14. On these days, Orlando City will take on the league leading LAFC before hosting the New England Revolution in what is sure to be a crucial conference match. Also be on the lookout for the final home game of the year and the final game of the regular season, taking place on Sunday, October 6 against the Chicago Fire.

Pride Take on Fresh Challenges

Also finishing up their 2019 season, the Orlando Pride have important games coming up in the month of September. They kick off the festivities a day early hosting the Washington Spirit on Saturday, August 31, followed by a home tilt against the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday, September 11.

Knights Begin Their Quest

After two seasons of unprecedented success and national attention, the UCF Knights embark on another season hoping to build off of their previous success. Their opener takes place on Thursday, August 29 against Florida A&M at Spectrum Stadium, with two more home games following in September. The UCF Knights will host the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday the 14, followed by the first American Athletic Conference game of the season when they welcome the UConn on Saturday, September 28.

Perfectly Located Lodging

With the sports seasons heating up and the weather cooling down, September is the perfect time to watch your favorite athletes in person. At the Rosen Inn, we offer luxurious rooms at an affordable price in the perfect location to reach any games that you need to catch. Click the orange button at the top of the page to reserve your room now, or call us at 407-996-4444.

After a run of almost 20 years, the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show at Disney’s Epcot park is coming to an end. The nightly spectacle, full of fireworks and gripping storytelling, is making way for an all new event entitled “Epcot Forever,” celebrating the past, present, and future of the park.

The Last Night of IllumiNations

A crowd favorite since the beginning, the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show is heading towards its last days at Disney’s Epcot. The nighttime spectacular first dazzled guests October of 1999 as a small portion of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration. IllumiNations featured a strong display of visual and audial storytelling, including a large globe out on the main lagoon, lasers, pyrotechnics, and a memorable original soundtrack. These innovative features made it a crowd-favorite for the entirety of its showing, continuing far longer than the Millennium Celebration it came with. The show will have its finale on September 30, 2019 after an impressive nearly 20 years run.

An All-New Evening Event

Immediately following the closing of IllumiNations, the brand new Epcot Forever show will debut on October 1, 2019. This show will honor the history of Epcot while looking towards the bright future ahead. It will celebrate the past 30 years with a display of fireworks, pyrotechnic technology, and new never-before-seen creative components. Epcot Forever will help usher in a new era for the treasured park with a new Guardians of the Galaxy themed roller coaster, a Ratatouille-inspired adventure, and a space-themed eatery on the horizon. With these upcoming additions, Epcot is primed to be a must-see destination on your next visit to Walt Disney World.

Prime Orlando Lodging

Only 15 minutes from Disney and about 5 minutes from Universal and the rest of the I-Drive district, the Rosen Inn is the perfect place to stay for all of your vacation desires. Our rooms are affordable for any budget and are spacious and comfortable. Reserve your room today online or by calling 407-996-4444.

Wine is typically paired with cheeses and other “fancy” foods, but on October 11-13, Lakeridge Winery pairs blues and barbecue at their BBQ & Blues Festival. Already known locally for their monthly outdoor festivals, the BBQ & Blues Festival brings all of your favorite Lakeridge Winery activities—live music, food & drink, a wine & cheese bar, and outdoor games like cornhole—with a major addition to the lineup: a rib-cooking competition featuring competitors from all over the country. Grill masters compete fiercely, especially when it comes to ribs. The field is sure to heat up like the grills and smokers come October.

The Competitors

Cowboys Barbeque & Rib Company (http://cowboysbbq.com/): The reigning champions make their return to the BBQ & Blues Festival this year bringing their signature Texas BBQ flavor along with a host of accolades from all across the nation. Will they once again be crowned champions, or will they be dethroned by a new challenger?

Carolina Rib King (https://carolinaribking.com/): Also boasting plenty of national awards for their BBQ, the Carolina Rib King comes to Central Florida in search of a brand new crown. This eatery makes so much food that they have to specially deliver their meats to each venue they pop up at—but can they deliver on their motto, “Grillin’ for a livin’”?

Johnson’s BBQ: This Virginia-based BBQ shop might not have much of an online appearance (only a Facebook page that was last updated in 2017), but Johnson’s makes appearances at festivals and cook-offs all across the southern U.S. to show off their world-class BBQ. This October, they’re coming to Lakeridge Winery to prove they can hang with and beat the best of the best.

Are you a barbecue connoisseur yourself travelling to Orlando for the BBQ & Blues Festival? Consider staying at Rosen Inn Closest to Universal—conveniently located close to Lakeridge Winery and several other Orlando attractions. Book today via the button in the upper-right corner or by calling (407) 996-4444.

Orlando’s thriving arts scene attracts hundreds of touring artists each year. Arenas, bars, and performing arts centers host everyone from musicians to comedians. These different venues offer the chance to enjoy your favorite artists possibly in an intimate setting as well as during their most popular tours. During your Orlando visit this fall, you’ll have the chance to see several performances from top artists. Check out who’s gracing the live performance scene in September.

Alan Jackson at the Amway Center

Catch Alan Jackson performing at the Amway Center on September 20. This is the second to last stop on his 2019 tour, so you won’t to miss this opportunity to hear some of your favorite songs performed live, including classics such as Gone Country, Here in the Real World, Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow, and Chattahoochee. A distinguished singer-songwriter, Jackson is one of the few singer-songwriters who have written and recorded more than 20 chart-topping singles. He is also a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Dane Cook at the Dr. Phillips Center

For an evening full of laughter and fun, head over to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on September 27 to see Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is. Famous for his observational and dark comedy standup routines, Cook has also been featured in several Comedy Central and HBO specials, and created multiple comedy albums. The Tell It Like It Is tour is his first full tour since Under Oath in 2013 and promises to deliver a hearty helping of chuckles and belly-laughs.

Adam Ant at the Hard Rock Live

Antpeople in Orlando will want to make their way over to the Hard Rock Live at Universal’s CityWalk to see Adam Ant perform on September 29. One of the most iconic artists of the early 1980s, Ant is famous for his eccentric glam-rock songs and flamboyant performances that are just as unique today as they were decades ago. The Friend or Foe tour features all songs from the 1982 Friend or Foe album as well as several other greatest hits.

Stay near the Fun at Rosen Inn

To maximize your concert and vacation budgets, we recommend choosing a centrally located hotel like Rosen Inn. The Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center, and Hard Rock Live are all within a short distance of Rosen Inn, which is located on International Drive. Whether you are driving or using rideshare, you’ll appreciate the added convenience of staying nearby. To book your stay at Rosen Inn, click the button at the top of the page or call 407-996-4444.

“Are we there yet?”

It’s the last thing you want to hear on your vacation. Fortunately, the majority of Orlando’s attractions are in the International Drive area. If you book a hotel nearby, you’ll avoid those long patience-trying commutes to the attractions. If you really want to minimize travel time during vacation, consider visiting these 12 popular attractions all within 15 minutes of your room at Rosen Inn (keep in mind traffic may affect travel time during busy hours).

Less than 1 Minute Away

All of these I-Drive attractions are less than a one minute drive from Rosen Inn and are all within a short walking distance.

WhirlyDome – 0.2 miles

Described as a combination of basketball, hockey, and jai-alai, WhirlyBall just might be Orlando’s most unique sport. You and your teammates each drive a WhirlyBug (similar to a bumper car) as you attempt to shoot the balls into the opponent’s goal.

Magical Midway Thrill Park – 0.4 miles

Some of the most exciting Orlando rides are right here on International Drive at Magical Midway. This thrill park is home to the tallest slingshot in the world. It sends you skyrocking 390 feet over Orlando. If you are looking for a bit milder fun, you can also enjoy go-karts, a starflyer, and an arcade.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – 0.5 miles

This Titanic-themed museum and dinner show offers plenty of interactive fun. Explore the museum on your own or attend the Titanic Gala Dinner on Friday or Saturday nights to enjoy a guided tour of the museum, dinner with Titanic captain Edward John Smith and other first class guest and a reenactment of the fateful events on April 14, 1912.

 

Less than 5 minutes away

These fun attractions are all still firmly within walking distance and only a 5 minute drive by car.

Universal Orlando ResortTM – 0.6 miles

You’ve seen the volcano peak rising in the distance, but did you realize Universal Orlando Resort was this close? Brush up on your magic skills at Hogwarts and hang out with your favorite characters at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando. You can also enjoy a tropical escape at Volcano Bay which features some of Orlando’s most thrilling waterslides.

The Escape Game – 1 mile

Put your teamwork skills to the test at The Escape Game. Perfect for teens and adults, this attraction puts you and your companions on the spot as you must work together to solve a mystery and successfully escape in 60 minutes or less. The Escape Game has several themed rooms Prison Break, Mission: Mars, and The Heist.

Mangos Tropical Cafe – 1 mile

Enjoy Orlando’s nightlife without having to drive downtown. Mango’s Tropical Café, one of Orlando’s most popular nightclubs, is located right here on International Drive. This tropical-themed restaurant and nightclub offers Caribbean-inspired dining, sequin-studded tributes to music icons like Selena and Celia Cruz, and large a dance floor where you can salsa the night away.

 

Less than 10 minutes away

Boutiques, thrill rides, and arcades are all less than a ten minute drive from your hotel room.

ICON Park – 1.8 miles

ICON Park is ideal for large groups. Thrill seekers will want to ride the new StarFlyer, pop culture fans won’t want to miss Madame Tussauds wax museum, and budding scientists will love exploring Skeletons and SEA Life Aquarium. Everyone can enjoy a ride on The Wheel which provides a bird’s eye view of International Drive and the surrounding areas.

Dave & Busters – 2 miles

Take a break from the heat at Dave & Busters while you play games and win prizes. Dave & Busters is an arcade plus sports bar, offering classic games like skee-ball and air hockey as well as newer virtual reality games. Over at the bar, you can catch sports games on the large HDTVs while sipping on premium cocktails, or enjoying chef-cooked entrees such as steak and wings.

Pointe Orlando – 2 miles

Like ICON Park, Pointe Orlando is an entertainment complex with a variety of activities that are sure to satisfy your family’s diverse interests. You’ll find boutique shops, food trucks, restaurants, and even a 4D movie theater. Check out the nightlife at Blue Martini and Cuba Libre, or make it a family night out at Wonderworks.

 

Less than 15 minutes away

 

Orlando International Premium Outlets – 2.1 miles

For over 773,586 square feet of brand name savings, head over to the Orlando International Premium Outlets. This outdoor shopping center features more than 180 stores, making it the perfect place to buy souvenirs that won’t break the bank. Save on brand name apparel, travel gears, and household goods from brands such as Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more.

The Mall at Millenia – 3.8 miles

If you are looking for a more upscale shopping experience, visit The Mall at Millenia. This luxury mall features glass elevators, fountains, and plenty of natural light. It is home to designer brands including Lilly Pulitzer, Chanel, and Emporio Armani, as well as department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The Mall at Millenia also has several specialty dining outlets including The Cheesecake Factory, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, and Brio Tuscan Grille.

SeaWorld Orlando – 5.3 miles

Learn about the world’s amazing sea creatures while you also enjoy thrill rides. Rollercoasters like Manta and Mako immerse you in the underwater world these creatures inhabit while animal exhibits offer a close up look at these amazing creatures and conservation efforts. You can also visit SeaWorld’s Aquatica and Discovery Cove, both minutes from SeaWorld Orlando.

 

Stay Near Orlando’s Best Attractions

With so many top attractions so close, Rosen Inn is an ideal choice for your Orlando stay. In addition to being within minutes of so many things to do, you’ll also enjoy excellent amenities and an affordable rate. Book your stay today by calling us at 407-996-4444 or by clicking the button at the top of the page.

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