Halloween Happenings for October

October   2011                                                                                                                Issue 36

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                      All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them” –Walt Disney
 

                                              Disney Tips 

Many people concentrate on the cost of visiting Disney World. But there is another important factor to consider — your time. Veteran visitors to the parks advise hitting the most popular attractions first. Save the places where lines are likely to be manageable for later in the day. It will take some discipline to walk past the near-empty areas, but your reward will be less time in line and more value for your travel dollar.

 Be sure to look at the online Disney planning guide to see if the discounts and packages offered could be of benefit in your situation. Calculate the costs of bundling hotel and park admissions or park hopping. Keep in mind that the longer you stay the cheaper your daily costs. If you can commit to an entire week, your daily costs over a one-day visit will be cut in half. There is also a Disney Dining Package in which you prepay for various kinds of meals and receive discounts of up to 30 percent. But these packages are designed to keep as much of your money inside their parks as possible, so be careful not to get too carried away with the promised discounts.

  Some people complain about Disney food, but it’s possible to enjoy a very nicely prepared meal in many of the restaurants here. Epcot’s France and Italy venues are blessed with some excellent restaurants for celebrating special occasions. Expect to pay $25-$30 per person at those places. Naturally, there are far less expensive venues that are similar to fast food restaurants. They serve chicken nuggets or hamburgers for several dollars more per person than you would expect to pay outside the parks. When you consider the expense of bringing in food and hiring people to serve large numbers of hungry visitors quickly, it is perhaps unfair to say Disney cuisine is overpriced. But there is no doubt you can eat food of similar quality for much less outside the parks. Eat a hearty breakfast at your hotel, snack at Disney and perhaps have a late dinner after you’ve left in the evening. It won’t work for every itinerary, but it’s worth considering.

Most of us are not interested in every attraction, and there are some you might not reach in the time you have to spend here. So decide before arrival on the “must see” attractions and also list a few that could be missed without any regrets. This is time well spent, because you will want to map out the best route to your preferred attractions, and dress accordingly for those that might splash you. Guidebooks such as The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World will give you strategy suggestions, but a visit to Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks web section should provide the information necessary to make these decisions. Your plan should also include sunscreen, rain gear and a note about where you parked.

                                                

              Opening October 15, 2011- Hours in Oct. 10am to 5pm

                                                   LEGOLAND® Florida, a playful World of LEGO® adventures. 

Opening October 15, 2011, this 150- acre family theme park, located in Winter Haven, will offer more than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for families with children ages 2 to 12.  

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              

SeaWorld® Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular

Create family memories during SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, the ultimate family-friendly event featuring an ocean of Halloween fun where children can trick-or-treat, dance with whimsical sea creatures, catch silly and spooky shows and create sea-themed arts and crafts.  SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place every weekend in October: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23,  and 28-30. This daytime event runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for the fun-filled activities.

                                                                                                            

   2011 Halloween Horror Nights  

    Universal Studios Florida® & Islands of Adventure®,    

September 23-24 & 29-30, October 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-23, 26-31, 2011

Purchase tickets now for the Halloween Horror Nights 21, which will take place at Universal Orlando Resort on select dates during September and October 2011. Known as the nation’s “Most Frightening Halloween Event,” Halloween Horror Nights 2011 will feature new haunted houses, scarezones, hundreds of frightening “scareactors” and live shows. Because of the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance. Advance tickets for Halloween Horror Nights 21 are now on sale for $81.99 plus tax. For more information about 2011 Halloween Horror Nights, check out the official Halloween Horror Nights website at www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/index.html.

                                 2011 Southern Women’s Show  

Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida
October 13-16, 2011

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  2011 Biketoberfest                                                                   

Downton Daytona Beach, Florida                                                             
October 13-16, 2011
1-866-296-8970

Motorcycle races at Daytona International Speedway, live entertainment, shows and expos, street festivals, demo rides and plenty of opportunities to party draw thousands of bikers to Daytona Beach for the award-winning Biketoberfest, a celebration of the joy of motorcycling.
2011 Biketoberfest will boast more than 5,000 vendors, 200,000 bikes and hundreds of events and activities throughout the Daytona Beach area

                                                                                    Note: Admission is charged to certain events.

 

  October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm,

 Sunday at 2pm Admission:           Adult $21.00   Seniors $18.00    Students $15.00

Enjoy a poignant story of Don Quixote, a “mad” knight, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Osceola Center for the Arts,2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744

 

 

Celebration Kicks Off Fourth Annual Oktoberfest with Falling Leaves

On October 8th and 9th, Celebration Town Center transforms before your very eyes as the falling leaves of the season drop on Market Street in the all new Fall Festival known as Oktoberfest. Listen for the rustling of leaves, relax by the lakeside and rock your troubles away, or enjoy the live music with family and friends in this one-of-a-kind themed extravaganza.

On Friday October 8th Oktoberfest will be celebrated in the old-world German tradition featuring the sounds of Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten. Come join in on the interactive live show featuring everything from yodeling to crowd sing-a-long fun. Then, come back on October 9th as Celebration Town Center welcomes Central Florida’s premier party band Kattyshack. Kattyshack has been featured in both local and national media and was named one of Florida’s top young artists by one prominent local newspaper. “They play an incredible array of 1980’s music; it was almost like being back at my high school prom, only better!” one listener wrote. Hop on a hayride, dance to terrific live music, paint a pumpkin, or just stroll and enjoy the crisp fall air and enjoy the great savings at the lakeside promenade.

                                                                              Leaves fall daily at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM.

                                                                                     Parking and Admission are FREE!
                                                Shuttle Bus service from 215 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

                                     Come early, Stay Late, and have fun at Celebration’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest!!!!             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                               

Gold Diamond National Exposure Tournaments OCT 07 – OCT 09  

 

Games begin Friday at 3pm, Team times will vary. Admission: Daily Pass $8.00,

Tournament Pass $25.00. Games will be held at Osceola County Softball Complex, 3000 N John Young Parkway, Kissimmee 34741 or Fortune Road Complex, 2500 Fortune Road, Kissimmee 34744. Catch this 5 game schedule as teams play on perfectly maintained fields. The college coaches will be observing teams while scouting for prospects.

                               

                                                                                     

   Repticon Show OCT 22 – OCT 23

                                                              
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults $15.00, Children ages 5-12 $5.00. The entire family can enjoy fun-filled activities, exhibits and educational seminars featuring reptiles and amphibians. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808

 

Orlando Home Show OCT 07 – OCT 09                                            
Admission: Adults $10.00, Children ages 13-18 $5.00                   
starts at 10am

Catch some of the new products and service for home remodeling and interior décor. Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be the spokesperson. There will be experts to talk with, instructional how-to seminars, giveaways, contests and more than 600 exhibits with the industry’s latest products.
Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd, North Building Hall NB
Orlando, FL 32819

Fall Festival and Oktoberfest – OCT 08          

Starting at 5pm           Admission: Free

The 19th Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival presents great German and American food, a variety of beer, kid’s Halloween costume exchange, pumpkin sales and decorating, “Minute to Win It games, a scarecrow contest, food, prizes, and exceptional entertainment to dance the night away.  The Fall Festival is a great family event! St. Cloud Civic Center, 3001 17th Street,
St. Cloud, FL 34769

 

 

 

     Viva Osceola-OCT 8th  Starting at 11am Admission is free

 Enjoy well-known cultural musicians and artists, as well as an array of tempting Spanish cuisine.  

           Valencia  Community College, 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 

Disney Cup Fall Nationals BMX PRO Series OCT 21 – OCT 23

Admission: $8.00
Friday-Race starts 3pm
Saturday-Race starts 11:30 am                                                           
Sunday-Race starts 8am

Cheer on BMX riders as they earn points from each day of the Fall Nationals. The rider with the most points is the Disney Cup Champion in each age class.

 ORL BMX
4801 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32808

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  Don’t forget to stop by our office at 2914 Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 to purchase all your entertainment tickets!

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  

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