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For fans of great barbecue and live music, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ BBQ and Blues Festival 2020 is the place to be. Over the course of three days, guests will be able to experience a wide range of fun and exciting activities, all while sampling some of the best barbecue and delicious foods that the surrounding Central Florida area has to offer. Here’s a sampling of what guests can expect at Lakeridge’s annual BBQ and Blues Festival. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ BBQ and Blues Festival 2020

BBQ and Blues Festival Details

Tickets for the BBQ and Blues Festival 2020 are $10 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under. The weekend event will be held from Friday, October 9, until Sunday, October 11, 2020. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 11.

BBQ and Blues Festival Highlights

  • Festival Food Court – Throughout the course of the festival, a wide selection of food and drink options will be sold. In addition to a variety of mouthwatering barbecue, options will include seafood, salads/wraps, and international cuisine such as Mexican, Greek, and American. Snacks including kettle corn, pretzels, and Twistee Treat ice cream will also be available.

 

  • Beer and Wine Bar – Drink-wise, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of beers, soft drinks, wine slushies, and Lakeridge’s wide selection of wines.

 

  • Cheese and Wine Bar – Throughout the course of the festival at Lakeridge’s upstairs Cheese and Wine Bar, guests will be able to purchase cheese spreads that pair perfectly with their wines and available beers. Enjoy these thoughtful pairings in the calm ambiance of the upstairs bar overlooking the rolling vineyard while listening to intimate performances by talented musicians.

 

  • Live Music – Over the course of the three-day event, some of the best blues bands from the surrounding area will perform live outside on the mainstage and upstairs in the Cheese and Wine Bar. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and set up near the mainstage to experience the to-be-determined bands in action.

 

  • Fun Festival Activities – Guests can also expect to experience fun game stations and an arts show in addition to all of the previously mentioned festivities. The large field will serve as the perfect place for attendees to participate in free and fun games such as corn hole and browse artwork from local artists.

 

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ BBQ and Blues Festival 2020

Wind Down at Rosen Inn

Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn is the perfect place to relax after an exciting and engaging day spent at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ BBQ and Blues Festival. Our affordable and luxurious rooms and amenities provide guests with the perfect opportunity to relax in comfort after experiencing an enjoyable and belly-filling day at one of the best festivals that Central Florida has to offer.

Given current travel concerns, we’ve taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of our guests and associates. We have implemented new cleaning procedures that utilize hospital-grade disinfectants to clean rooms and commonly touched surfaces. We also installed clear protective borders at the front desk, hand sanitizing stations around the hotel, and floor stickers that are properly spaced to promote social distancing.

After planning your visit to the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ BBQ and Blues Festival, you can plan your stay at the Rosen Inn by clicking “Check Room Availability” above or by giving us a call at 407-996-4444.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike AdventureIn early June 2020, all Universal Orlando Resort theme parks reopened after being closed nearly three months due to the pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of its guests and staff. Their care for their guests and staff hasn’t abated since opening. Rather, they’ve implemented many changes to the general operations of each parks to continue to comply with the latest Centers for Disease Control standards. This includes helping maintain social distance, requiring guests to wear masks, and adding hand sanitizers throughout the park to help guests maintain good hygiene practices.

With these cautionary procedures in place, guests have felt comfortable enough to return and spend an exciting and engaging day experiencing some of the best attractions Orlando has to offer. Finally, we can get back to some fun which includes one of the most popular and thrilling attractions to ever open at Universal Orlando Resort: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Facts About Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Located in the Hogsmeade area of Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, the attraction opened in June 2019 as a replacement for the dueling, inverted roller coaster attraction, Dragon Challenge. A highly themed experience, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes riders on an immersive journey through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with detailed set pieces and life-like animatronics. Here are six interesting facts about this impressively immersive rollercoaster.

  1. At almost a mile long, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the lengthiest roller coaster track in the state of Florida.
  2. The coaster includes a 17 foot “free-fall vertical drop,” the first of its kind in the United States.
  3. Riders are launched a record breaking seven times throughout the course of the coaster.
  4. Riders can expect to be launched vertically 65 feet “at a more than 70-degree angle” then fall back down facing upward.
  5. Ride vehicles can reach up to 50 mph during the course of the coaster.
  6. Costing about $300 million to manufacture, it has now taken the top spot on the list of highest costing roller coasters of all time.

Operational Adjustments for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure 

Now that the Harry Potter-themed rollercoaster has reopened, fans want to know if there are any limitations on ride capacity that could increase wait-times for the popular ride. Some of Universal Orlando’s operational changes and safety guidelines that will impact Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure include:

  1. Guests who wish to ride this coaster will have to reserve a specific ride time in a virtual que through the official Universal Orlando app.
  2. Ground markings placed throughout the park will remind guests to stand at least six feet away from other parties.
  3. Guests are expected to use hand sanitizer dispensers before riding the coaster.
  4. Face masks and coverings must be worn at all times throughout the park and on all attractions.
  5. Attractions now have limited ride capacity and staggered seating to promote social distancing between parties.
  6. Staff sanitizes and cleans vehicle seats and restraints between each ride to promote a healthy experience for guests.

A Safe Place to Stay in Orlando

Stay within walking distance to the Wizarding World by booking your room at the Rosen Inn, a Universal Partner Hotel. Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn provides affordable luxury, amenities, and convenient access to all Orlando has to offer. Like Universal, we are also dedicated to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for the well-being of our guests and associates.

Our total commitment includes new hotel features that include enhanced cleaning procedures. We now use hospital-grade disinfectants to clean rooms and commonly touched surface areas. Clear plexiglass protects our desk staff members and guests by creating a border between them, hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the hotel, and floor markers help remind guests to keep proper social distances from each other.

Our guests’ and associates’ safety is always our top priority. We’re continuing to adopt further upgrades to create a more contactless experience for our guest. Some of our hotels have remote check-in and check-out processes. We’re also slowly shifting to a more cashless operation. Stay tuned for future developments as we continue to change to meet the demands of today.

Let’s get back to your vacation for now. After planning your visit to any of the Universal theme parks, be sure to plan your stay at the Rosen Inn by clicking “Check Room Availability” above or by giving us a call at 407-996-4444. We’d be happy to serve you again.

With a range of talent for children, parents, teens, and adults to enjoy, the Dr. Phillips Center’s monthly lineups are never anything short of special. Take a look at the talented artists, musicians, and comedians scheduled to appear at Orlando’s premier performing arts center this September. The Dr. Phillips Center September Performances

Hatsune Miku – Friday, September 4

Holographic and digitally harmonized, Hatsune Miku is a computer-generated pop sensation with over 100,000 released tracks. Known for her lively 3D concerts, Miku is an out-of-this-world character with a completely digital voice and an endless wardrobe of stage outfits. This virtual artist plugs in at the Dr. Philips Center on Friday, September 8, at 8:00 p.m.

Eli Castro – Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12

Decorated comedian and former Orlando prosecutor, Eli Castro and his famous one-man comedy show are back. Castro’s hit solo routine, “Made in Puerto Rico,” first debuted in 2004 — and he’s continued to develop the act ever since. You’ll have two chances to judge Castro’s show, because he’s performing at the Dr. Phillips Center on both Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12.

Brian Regan – Friday, September 11

Seen on programs like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian Regan is a veteran comic and Florida native. Known for routines free of profanity and filled with physical humor, Regan and his clean-cut sets are polished enough for the whole family to enjoy. Laugh along with Regan on Friday, September 11, at 8:00 p.m.

Universal Funk Orchestra – Monday, September 14

Universal Funk Orchestra (UFO) packs all the punch of a full-sized symphony with energy and attitude that fans can’t get enough of. In fact, this Orlando local band has a reputation for delivering unique and unparalleled performances. Groove, jive, and jam to the eclectic electro-jazz vibes of UFO on Monday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m.

#IMOMSOHARD – Thursday, September 17

Comedy mom duo, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are #IMOMSOHARD. This adult-only comedy show is not only perfect for moms and moms-to-be, but it’s also a treat for anyone that enjoys a mixed bag of humor, improv, and crowd work. Spend a sidesplitting night out with #IMOMSOHARD on Thursday, September 17, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Your Cozy, Clean, Comfortable Stay

No matter where you’re coming from or who you’re coming to see at the Dr. Phillips Center, the Rosen Inn is dedicated to making your stay as clean and comfortable as possible. Our updated hotel features include clear protective borders at each front desk and additional hand sanitizer dispensers installed throughout the hotel.

Furthermore, we use hospital-grade disinfectants to properly sanitize every guest room and floor markers in common areas to help everyone consistently maintain social distance. To book your stay or learn more about Rosen’s Total Commitment, call the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

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.

From Friday to Payday
A dynamic comedian known for his rapid delivery and animated expressions, Chris Tucker began his career on the comedy stage and in supportive roles in films like House Party 3, Panther, and Dead Presidents. However, it was the iconic F. Gary Gray comedy, Friday, that put Tucker on Hollywood’s radar in 1995. As Smokey to Ice Cube’s Craig, Tucker made a name for himself as the go-to comedian for fast-talking comebacks and over-the-top antics.

In 1997, Tucker followed up his success in Friday with a string of memorable roles in several high-profile films.

  • Money Talks – In his first buddy comedy team-up with director Brett Ratner, Tucker plays a street-smart hustler alongside Charlie Sheen.
  • The Fifth Element – This Bruce Wills-starring, sci-fi, space epic from director Luc Besson allowed Tucker to reach new heights as the delightfully distressed diva Ruby Rhod.
  • Jackie Brown – Tucker’s impressive resume grew with a crucial role under the direction of Quentin Tarantino.

However, it wasn’t until Tucker paired up with Jackie Chan in 1998’s martial arts buddy comedy, Rush Hour, that he became a household name and global superstar. The popular Brett Ratner film series produced two sequels, Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007), which netted Tucker $20 million and $25 million paydays, respectively, to return as Detective James Carter. At the time, his deal made him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

Comedic Awards and Dramatic Credits

Throughout his acting career, Tucker received a variety of domestic and international entertainment awards from organizations such as Blockbuster Entertainment, Gold Derby, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice, and MTV. He was even named “Comedy Star of the Year” in 2002 from the ShoWest Convention. In recent years, Tucker has made the leap to supporting turns in more dramatic films such as the Academy award-winning Silver Linings Playbook co-starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk directed by Ang Lee.

Return to Stand-Up

After dedicating several years to traveling for humanitarian and philanthropic efforts through his Chris Tucker Foundation, Tucker returned to stand-up comedy in 2015 with his Netflix special, Chris Tucker Live. On his new international comedy tour coming to Hard Rock Live Orlando, Tucker reignites the same raw energy and dynamic personality that first drew audiences to him back when he came to prominence on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the early 90s. You’re just a ticket away from witnessing Tucker’s growth as a comedian as he proves that his ability to connect with audiences through endless laughter has only intensified over the years.

Getaway for the Weekend

After coming to Orlando to see Chris Tucker’s rescheduled Hard Rock Live Orlando performance, why not make it a weekend getaway with a stay at the Rosen Inn? As a Universal Studios Florida™ partner hotel, the Rosen Inn puts you close to all the local entertainment and restaurants of Universal CityWalk and International Drive. Plus, our clean rooms come complete with luxurious comfort and affordable amenities.

To ensure a safe and clean stay, the Rosen Inn has installed new safety features and upgraded sanitary policies. These precautions include clear protective borders between you and our front desk staff, more frequently cleaned common areas and touch points, more hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel, the use of hospital-grade disinfectants in all rooms, as well as floor markers to help everyone maintain proper social distancing in common areas.

To start planning your Orlando vacation, call 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

Walt Disney World® Resort offers an abundance of well-known rides, attractions, and experiences, but did you know that there are additional adventures you can book that take you behind the scenes and even under the sea? On your next Disney World outing, be sure to dive into these underwater experiences at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion located at Epcot.

Aqua Tour

A unique snorkeling experience for guests who are not SCUBA-certified, the two-hour Aqua Tour is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those who have always been curious about the thrill of scuba diving. A scuba-assisted snorkel makes it easy for you to stay afloat and have plenty of air to get an up-close view of the unbelievable marine life during your 30-minute dive with 65 different species and thousands of sea creatures inside the pavilion, including sea turtles, angelfish, and sharks.

DiveQuest

Experienced SCUBA-certified divers are invited to take a dip into the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with 6,000 sea creatures at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. A sparkling clear view and a current-free tank is the recipe for a breathtaking experience. Family and friends can watch you dive under from the giant glass windows, and you can even purchase a video of your dive. The three-hour DiveQuest is not only an unforgettable learning experience, but also one of the most immersive attractions at Walt Disney World®.

Dolphins in Depth

Interacting with dolphins is a memorable experience that you will treasure forever. At Epcot’s intimate, three-hour dolphin encounter, you can make a once-in-a-lifetime connection and learn and see for yourself just how majestic these creatures truly are. At Dolphins in Depth, you’ll experience a 30-minute, waist-deep personal dolphin interaction. Afterwards, you can be a part of a training and research session with marine mammal experts. After a day spent with dolphins, you’ll gain a better appreciation for these beautiful sea friends, an unforgettable memory, and a photograph to cherish.

Must-Sea Accommodations

Once you’ve come up for a breath of fresh air, dive into a comfortable room at the Rosen Inn. Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn offers affordable luxury as well as convenient accessibility to all of Orlando’s best restaurants and attractions. In these times, safety is a main concern. Our new hotel features help create a healthy space for guests and staff, such as clear protective borders between you and front desk staff, cleaning common areas and touch points more frequently, floor markers to help everyone maintain proper social distancing in common areas, use of hospital-grade disinfectants in rooms, as well as more hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel. To book your room call us today at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

Hands-on learning is incredibly important for educational growth. This summer at SeaWorld Orlando, kids from Pre-K to eighth grade are invited to learn directly from the professionals who care for the animals and teach them all their exciting tricks during Day Camps at SeaWorld Orlando. Running weekdays from June 1 – July 31, the immersive and accessible camps are like no other. Here is a list of all the 2020 SeaWorld Orlando summer day camps available to your child based on age group.

SeaWorld Orlando Pre-K Seafari Sea Camp

Preschool camps at SeaWorld bring mom or dad into the action. This camp offers opportunities to discover animals in a new way through crafts, animal visitations, and new friends. It also includes up-close animal encounters to get closer to the beautiful animals found throughout the park. Pre-K sea camp runs from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and includes daily snacks, a complimentary T-shirt, and a water bottle.

SeaWorld Orlando Grades K – 1 Day Camps

SeaWorld camps for kids in kindergarten and first grade give them the opportunity to uncover similarities between humans and ocean animals using their five senses. For example, they can find out how each of our senses compare to that of a shark or manatee and discover how important it is for the animals.
Day camps for grades K – 1 include:

  • Do You See What I Sea? Camp
  • Hideaway Camp
  • Secrets of the Sea Camp

SeaWorld Orlando Grades 2 – 3 Day Camps

Grade 2 and 3 day camps offer a week-long adventure into the lives of ocean animals. These camps allow kids to learn about animals in their own homes and what makes up their habitats. Whether it’s an icy glacier, sunny shoreline, or deep ocean, there is much to explore to preserve the safety of these homes and animals. Day camps for grades 2 and 3 include:

  • Animal Addresses Camp
  • What’s for Lunch? Camp
  • Ocean Detectives Camp

SeaWorld Orlando Grades 4 – 5 Day Camps

Fourth and fifth grade kids will gain a deeper understanding of animal behavioral training and see how animal shows are put together. They’ll also hear how trainers make strong connections with the animals they care for and learn the tricks of the trade at these select day camps:

  • Animal Antics Camp
  • Feeding Frenzy Camp
  • Ocean Trek Camp

SeaWorld Orlando Grades 6 – 8 Day Camps

Day camps for 6 through 8 graders will get kids’ feet wet in the study of marine biology. This camp offers the opportunity to grow their career interests by meeting animal training specialists and those in the rescue program. Students will also record animal observations and design model habitats. Grades 6 through 8 day camps include:

  • Zoo Careers Camp
  • Marine Biology 101 Camp
  • Thrill Seekers Camp

SeaWorld Orlando Grades 9 – 12 Marine Science Academy Day Camp

Ninth through twelfth grade students can take their passions for marine biology further at SeaWorld Orlando’s Marine Science Academy. This interactive and immersive camp will teach high school students about the field of marine science and new conservation initiatives from expert trainers and animal care specialists.

All grades K – 12 day camps run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and include up-close animal encounters, take-home crafts, and lunch and snacks each day.

Set Up Camp at the Rosen Inn

If you live further away from the SeaWorld Orlando camps, choose to stay close by booking your room at the Rosen Inn. Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn provides enticing amenities, affordable comfort, and convenient access to all of Orlando’s exciting attractions including SeaWorld. To book your stay in The City Beautiful, call the Rosen Inn at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

 

The competition is fierce, the action is intense, and the fun is unforgettable at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, where there is no limit to the amount of exciting gameplay on display. With more than 200 events taking place each year, this highly-acclaimed sports complex takes you to the next level. Here are some of the top events heading their way this June.

2020 Walt Disney World EGF High School National Championship

Get ready to get your game on. Under the Electronic Gaming Federation, the best high school e-sports teams from across the country will showcase their gaming skills in a competition to take home the championship. This competition is the e-sports program’s culmination of efforts to bring high school students together in collaborative environments in which they can gain value through leadership and teamwork. The exciting event, running from June 12 – June 14, will provide plenty of experiential learning opportunities while competitors battle for the title of National Champion.

AAU Boys’ Jr. National Volleyball Championships

Bump, serve, and spike your way through this exhilarating championship volleyball competition. The  AAU event brings together boys from age groups 14U – 18U to compete for the title, show off their volleyball skills, and have fun while doing it. The event runs June 16 – June 28.

AAU Girls’ Jr. National Volleyball Championships

AAU volleyball continues at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports during the 47th Girls’ Jr. event June 16 – June 28. Girls from age groups 10U – 18U will compete for the championship title. The event will include an opening ceremony and competitions throughout the duration of the championship.

AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals

From June 18 – June 24, AUU youth wrestlers will grapple their way to the top at the Wrestling Scholastic Duals. Boys in the youth age group will put their skills to the test for this competition, dueling against athletes from a variety of weight classes and divisions.

Stay Close to the Sports

If you’re looking for a hotel near ESPN Wide World of Sports, then book a room at the Rosen Inn. Located on International Drive, our hotel offers you an affordable, luxurious, and relaxing Orlando vacation with all the comforts of home. Plus, the Rosen Inn provides deluxe amenities and convenient access to Walt Disney World and all Orlando has to offer. To reserve your stay, call the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

Whether you are looking for a sweet date night, an exciting outing with friends, or a fun experience with your children, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will provide. This popular Orlando venue offers a variety of shows this June that will surely capture your interest and save you money.

Blippi the Musical

The immensely-popular, bespectacled, bow tied, children’s entertainer, Blippi is taking his YouTube series on the road this summer with a musical extravaganza that kids will love. Featuring engaging songs, lights, and confetti, the travelling show invites kids of all ages to sing and dance at the Walt Disney Theater when it rolls into Orlando on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m.

CNCO: Press Start 2020 Tour

With a mix of Spanish lyricism, trendy beats, and cool dance moves, the award-winning Latin American boy band CNCO is bringing their Press Start 2020 tour to the Walt Disney Theater on Sunday, June 7. The band is sure to draw a big crowd as they recently took New York and the rest of America by storm when they performed in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Since then, their popularity has continued to soar with invitations to sing on Good Morning America and the VMA’s. At the concert, listen for traces of music from artists Ariana Grande and J Balvin, who have joined them on their 7-track EP.

A.R. Rahman

Integrating Eastern classical music with electronic sounds to create genre-mixing orchestral arrangements, A.R. Rahman has a renowned talent for blending beautiful sounds into elaborate creations. Featured on movie soundtracks for “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours,” Rahman’s musical masterpieces include songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and English melded with elements from various genres. His immersive concert will be held on Wednesday, June 10 inside the Walt Disney Theater.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Follow the life of award-winning singer and songwriter Carole King in this inspiring true story. The musical will detail her rise to fame, her songwriting process, and the relationships she has made along the way. Featuring popular songs like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” and “Beautiful,” the musical —which won two 2014 Tony awards and a 2015 Grammy award — will run from Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14 in the Walt Disney Theater.

Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold

Grab your Scooby Snacks and get ready to join Scooby and the gang in solving the case of the Lost City of Gold. Children and adults alike will delight in the magic and mystery of this live entertainment show based on the iconic Hanna-Barbara characters. With cutting-edge puppetry, interactive videos, and exceptional music and dancing, this all-new show runs on Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25, at the Walt Disney Theater.

Enjoy a Stay After the Show

If you are looking for a hotel near the Dr. Phillips Center, book your room at the Rosen Inn. Located on International Drive, the Rosen Inn is close to all Orlando has to offer. Our hotel provides affordable luxury, amenities, and convenient access to all of Central Florida’s main attractions and festivities, so make it a stay to remember next time you’re in town. For a relaxing Orlando vacation with all the comforts of home, call the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444 or simply click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

Comic book geeks and anime fans alike are invited to choose their characters, assemble their costumes, and gather together in Orlando for the dressiest cosplay-fest of the year. On Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is hosting CosplayCon, an epic event where cosplayers can celebrate the inner “geek” that unites them.

What Is Cosplay?

Originally inspired by Japanese pop-culture in the 1990s, cosplay has since taken the Western world by storm. Cosplay is the combination of two words: costume and play. Conventional cosplay consists of dressing up like a fictional character from popular genres such as science fiction, anime, or steampunk, among others. Character inspiration can come from comic books, novels, video games, television, or film. Serious cosplayers invest in a full overhaul of makeup, face paint, and props to complete their intricately designed costumes. However, cosplay is only half the fun when you are by yourself.

CosplayCon Event Details

The fun and fandom of CosplayCon is courtesy of Cosplay Pros and Cons — a nationwide community of cosplayers who regularly unite online, at national conventions, or wherever their imagination leads. This cosplay community allows members to share their unique interests and collaborate annually at this special event. CosplayCon will feature exciting fan favorite games and interactive events such as:

  • Rock, Paper, and Scissors Tournament – At the event’s most hailed competition, players are expected to come prepared with their best battle strategy.
  • Costume Contest Award Ceremony – It wouldn’t be a true convention without a costume contest. The best cosplayers of the day at CosplayCon will be awarded each night.

At CosplayCon, you can also expect epic photo and video opportunities to capture you and your squad showing off your best cosplay.

A Cosplayer’s Dream at OCCC

The second largest convention in North America, Orlando’s OCCC is the perfect venue for cosplayers to have fun and geek-out. A proud host of regional, national, and international conventions, the award-winning facility also hosts eight food courts where cosplayers can dine and rest after walking the expansive convention center halls in character.

Book a Hotel Near CosplayCon

Spending a full day dressed in an impressive-but-heavy costume can wear you out, so plan ahead by reserving a room at the nearby Rosen Inn. Located mere minutes away from the contests and costumes of CosplayCon, the Rosen Inn offers relaxing, luxurious, and affordable amenities. To book a room and turn your cosplay weekend into a full Orlando getaway, call the Rosen Inn today at 407-996-4444 or click “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

Crowd at arena concertSince opening in 2010, the Amway Center has served as home to the Orlando Magic and the Orlando Solar Bears. It’s also hosted a few all-time greatest acts and musicians. Orlando loves the Amway Center and frequently fills its 18,500 seats to enjoy quality sports and entertainment. While you’re vacationing in Orlando, consider joining us at the Amway Center for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime concert or sporting event to your vacation schedule. Here we’ll focus on upcoming concerts at Amway Center this May. Some of these acts you do not want to miss.

Lauren Daigle

May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Kicking off the May concerts at Amway Center is Lauren Daigle, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter best known for her inspirational contemporary Christian songs. Originally from Louisiana, Lauren Daigle cites blues, zydeco, and Cajun music as influences for her unique sound. The Lauren Daigle World Tour marks her first time headlining arenas and will include songs from her award-winning third studio album Look Up Child. Tickets are on sale now but act quickly – every single one of Lauren Daigle’s shows have sold out.

Elton John

May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Elton John’s final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, is making a stop in Orlando this summer. Although the tour marks the end of an era, don’t expect a somber show. In true Elton John fashion, the tour showcases his most elaborate and high-tech performances ever and are sure to have you singing, dancing, and reminiscing over your favorite songs. The energetic, lively show features one hit after another with classic hits Bennie and the Jets, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and Crocodile Rock. The night will end appropriately with a final rendition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tickets are on sale now.

Dude Perfect

May 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Duce Perfect is embarking on their second live tour, and this time they’re coming to Orlando’s Amway Arena. Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, and twins Coby and Cory Cotton rose to fame with their popular YouTube video series of trick shots and good-natured competitions. The Dude Perfect 2020 Tour will offer you the chance to see their hilarious hijinks in action. Expect crazy stunts, epic battles, popular segments such as “Cool not Cool” and “Wheel Unfortunate,” and even some storytelling as the dudes relate some of their funniest (and most embarrassing) stories. Tickets and VIP upgrades, including meet and greet opportunities, are on sale now.

Stay near Orlando’s Amway Center

If you are visiting Orlando to attend one – or perhaps all three – of these shows, you’ll need a great hotel near the Amway Center. Rosen Inn offers a comfortable and affordable place to stay for families, couples, and solo travelers. Our convenient location on International Drive is near the Interstate 4 ramp which takes you directly to the Amway Center. To book your room, give us a call at 407-996-4444 or click on the orange button at the top of the page.

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