ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Central Florida International Auto Show takes over Orlando with hundreds of new model vehicles Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) through Sunday, November 29. Follow the highway carpet through the Orange County Convention Center for an up-close look at the latest cars, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and all that is new in the automotive world. From the all-new Ford F-150 to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the auto show will feature all that is new in showrooms, as well as test drives, ultra-high-end exotics, alternative fuel options, fun for the little ones and more!
For four days, the auto show will transform the convention center into an auto mecca offering consumers the chance to compare hundreds of new models side by side, all under one roof. It’s a place for attendees to sit in the driver’s seats, inspect engines, kick tires, count cup holders, check trunk space, test drive vehicles and take in that new car smell. New models set to turn heads on the show floor include the Honda Civic Sedan, Nissan Titan XD, Buick Cascada, Chevrolet Camaro, Subaru WRX, Volvo XC90 and more.
Go green at the auto show and learn about the variety of fuel savings options available to drivers! From gas-electric hybrids to plug-in electric vehicles, the auto show is the place to ask questions about the latest alternative fuel choices including the hybrid-electric Chevrolet Volt; plug-in electric Volkswagen e-Golf; plug-in hybrid Ford CMAX Energi; and dozens of hybrid options.
Drivers are invited to take their auto show experience from the show floor to the road! Dozens of test drives will be available from 15 manufacturers including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Jeep®, KIA, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru and Toyota.
Festivals of Speed returns to the auto show with a rare collection of premier, high-end luxury vehicles and customized rides. Follow the smart phone snaps through the auto show to check out this dazzling collection of exotic rides.
Hometown Heroes will feature a collection of vehicles used by local emergency service professionals to keep locals safe from fire, accidents and natural disasters, as well as giveaways, demos and experiential simulators. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the vehicles up-close, and even snap a selfie! The display will feature a 1929 antique fire engine and ladder truck from the Winter Park Fire Department; a fire engine and fire/EMT ambulance from Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus; a Ford Explorer Raptor from the Winter Park Police Department; and more.
For the first time ever, the auto show welcomes Ace Café, the legendary London “petrolhead” hangout! Check out classic cars, vintage motorcycles and even purchase signature retail items from this pop-up store on the auto show floor!
The Dream Car Photo Contest returns to the auto show! Showgoers are encouraged to snap a selfie next to their dream car at the auto show, and then post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #OrlandoAutoShow. Participants will be automatically entered to win a gift card!
The auto show will also offer a wealth of activities for the little ones to enjoy! At the Kids Autobahn & Fun Zone, children are invited to hop into mini-electric vehicles and go for a spin on a mini-test track inside the auto show, as well as jump around in the Monster Spider Jump! Kids will also enjoy face painting and balloon art on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5p.m.
On Family Day, Sunday, November 29, all children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and education of wildlife and the natural world, will make an appearance on this special day, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a few of their favorite animals including lizards, owls and snakes. Families are invited to stop by to see, touch and learn about these amazing creatures!
The SPCA of Central Florida Mobile cruises into the auto show for on-site pet adoptions on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and visit the four-legged friends looking for forever homes!
The Central Florida International Auto Show will be open to the public Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) through Sunday, November 29, at the Orange County Convention Center (North Concourse Building), located at 9400 Universal Boulevard, in Orlando. Show hours are Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (62 and older), military (w/any DOD ID) and students (under 21 w/school ID) and $3 for children (ages 7-12). Children 6 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Family Day is Sunday, November 29 and all children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. All attendees will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend magazine with each online ticket order or box office purchase. For additional information, visit www.AutoShowOrlando.com or follow www.facebook.com/OrlandoAutoShow, @OrlandoAutoShow on Twitter and @OrlandoAutoShow on Instagram. Hashtag: #OrlandoAutoShow.