Central Florida Events
December 16 - February 23, 2019
Enjoy reduced admission at the Orlando Science Center’s Crosby Observatory on select evenings. Use a 10” Byers refracting telescope to scan the skies for popular constellations including Orion and Cassiopeia. Your admission also includes a movie in the Digital Adventure Theater.
January 22 - February 10, 2019
Treat yourself to a performance of Hamilton in Orlando. This beloved Broadway musical tells the tale of founding father Alexander Hamilton through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular score that features hip-hop, jazz, rap, and blues.
Orlando Citrus Parade
December 29 - December 29, 2018
Get ready for 2019 at the Orlando Citrus Parade. This local tradition features floats made entirely of citrus as well as some of the best high school and college marching bands in the nation. Purchase seats in the TV Performance Zone or enjoy free curbside viewing along the parade route.
December 15 - December 16, 2018
Watch as Central Florida Ballet brings the magic of The Nutcracker to life. This production of the holiday classic is inspired by theme park magic and uses pyrotechnics and aerial arts to tell the story of Maria and her nutcracker prince.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
December 18 - December 23, 2018
Enjoy a night at the theater with the family. Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby Irving Berlin’s White Christmas features the classic songs you love including “Happy Holiday”, “Snow”, and of course, “White Christmas”.
Now Snowing at Celebration
November 25 - December 31, 2018
Enjoy nightly snowfalls in the picturesque town of Celebration, with snow falls happening at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. this holiday season. Charles Dickens Carolers, photos with Santa, and horse drawn carriages add to the winter wonderland fun. A special Radio Disney concert will take place on December 9th as well as a “Countdown to Christmas” concert on December 16th.
Season of the Force
January 1 - December 31, 2019
Season of the Force
A Galaxy Far, Far Away…Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The
blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at Walt
Disney World® Resort! Embark on Star Wars adventures, visit Star Wars locations, meet Star Wars characters, view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise.
It’s all here for you to explore alongside your favorite Star Wars fans!
Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek of what’s to come in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan.
Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—come face-to-face and encounter the dark warrior, Kylo Ren, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer!
Plus, join the Star Wars action when you play the latest version of the popular Disney Infinity video game—Disney
Infinity 3.0 Edition—which features an exclusive Toy Box built just for Star Wars Launch Bay. Location: Animation Courtyard
As good as ever.
It is difficult to think of something that I haven’t already said about this Rosen hotel. It is incredible value for money, and the staff are great. It is nice to see so many familiar faces each time we come. They have a good shop, so if you have forgotten anything, you can usually find it there. The fitness suite is as good as any I have used, and is well maintained. We still have not used the Shogun Japanese restaurant, but I’m determined to do so one day, as the smells wafting around outside are delicious. The bar area is good too, with a large seating area outside. We were put in the West Block for the first time, and it is fine. The room seemed slightly smaller than in the main tower block, but one thing we preferred was that there were sliding doors to shut off the wash basin area for privacy. All the usual suspects were in the Palms restaurant, providing their customary excellent service, so a big shout out as always to Joan, Luiz and Margaret.
We stayed here for 1 week. The position is perfect for Universal Studios, and the International Drive area. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the staff were always helpful and friendly. The hotel does a regular free bus service to Universal Studios, but if you want to you can walk in about 30 minutes. For shopping, there are I-Ride stops directly outside the hotel, and places that sell the tickets are within a few minutes walk. We really enjoyed our stay here and we will certainly be returning.