Welcome to the first post in a new series here at Orlando Everyday, Off Property. As you can tell, Orlando Everyday posts tend to focus on the region's main tourism attractions with an emphasis on Walt Disney World.
In this new series, Orlando Everyday will highlight the latest and greatest tourism news that happens outside the theme parks.
The holiday season is officially in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort with holiday offerings returning to Disney Springs today. In addition to the new seasonal food options (of which there are plenty and we say bring on the gingerbread), but we're happy to report some holiday favorites are returning this year.
That's right! The Christmas Tree Trail is back this year and bringing more holiday goodness with it.
What you're about to read is a new series for Orlando Everyday: New(ish).
There's never a lack of blog or media coverage when something new opens in this town. Everything from attractions to restaurants get a ton of press the days leading up to an opening and, somehow, even more when the doors officially open to the public.
Universal Orlando Resort is looking for volunteers to help pack 375,000 meals in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere.
For many in Central Florida, the name Feeding Children Everywhere should ring a bell. It's the organization that led efforts to pack 4.4 million meals for Puerto Rico last month at the Orange County Convention Center.
I guess you can put the kiss in Kissimmee.
The Gaylord Palms Resort is teaming up with Experience Kissimmee, Osceola County's tourism agency, to host "Kiss-Story in the Making," an event you will want to bring your lip balm for.
Walt Disney World leaders didn't skimp on the "snow" budget for the all-new Sunset Seasons Greetings holiday show at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The event, which transforms the park's Sunset Boulevard into a real life snow globe, kicks off Thursday and runs through Dec. 31.
The holiday shopping season is here and SeaWorld Orlando has announced the deals it will offer for this year's Blue Friday (think Black Friday, but channel the ocean?)
Universal Orlando Resort will expand with two new hotels, both being built on the former site of the Wet N' Wild.
The hotels will offer nightly rates starting less than $100, making them the most affordable hotels in their portfolio (and cheaper than Cabana Bay), according to Universal leaders.
Universal Orlando Resort leaders recently released new details about the all-new Fast & Furious -- Supercharged ride that's currently under construction.
The ride, located in Universal Studios, is being built where the Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue used to be. That attraction closed in January 2016 to make way for the new ride.
Lookin' good, Mickey.
Everyone's favorite mouse is turning the big 8-9 this month and Disney leaders plan to celebrate the big guy's birthday with celebrations around the world on Nov. 18.
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