ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2022) – The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world and Orlando residents don’t have to travel to Qatar to watch this year’s tournament. Dezerland Action Park Orlando on International Drive can be your hub for the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches.
During regular park hours from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, Dezerland will be showing the games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on televisions throughout the complex. The indoor attraction will be decorated with flags representing the different countries participating in the tournament to celebrate the international competition.
To get into the spirit for the global event, guests can enjoy cuisines from a variety of cultures in Dezerland’s food hall. If you’re cheering for the UK, visit Fish and Chips for a taste of the classic British comfort food with crispy cod or golden fried shrimp served with chips that can be customized with a variety of seasonings or toppings. Amigo Burrito serves Latin favorites like yucca fries, empanadas and churros for fans of Latin America’s teams.
Dezerland’s custom Volkswagen beer bus will be serving up fan’s favorite draft beers for guests to enjoy during the games. Celebrate your team’s win with a pint or a martini from the full-service 007 Fuego Bar or relax with a sweet treat from Glida where guests can create their own soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt masterpiece.
Once the games are over, visitors can explore Dezerland’s Orlando Auto Museum, which features more than 2,000 vehicles from around the world and take selfies with many vehicles made famous by television shows and movies like Scooby Doo, Batman, Spiderman, Ghostbusters, The Fast and the Furious, Mad Max, and James Bond. Guests can also take part in their own friendly competition at over 20 indoor attractions, including Dezerland’s boutique bowling alleys, the NERF Thunderfoam Arena, or on Florida’s longest indoor karting track with three skill and speed levels.
To learn more, visit https://dezerlandpark.com.
ICON Park to Host Veterans Day Celebration
ORLANDO, Fla. – ICON Park and its tenants are celebrating the brave men and women who protect our country this Veterans Day with a variety of discounts and a special event with the U.S. Army.
- Museum of Illusions Orlando – Military members can receive $21.99 admission, a $5 discount
- Madame Tussauds Orlando – Offers a 10 percent military discount all year long
- SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium – Offers a 10 percent military discount all year long
- Brother Jimmy’s – Offers 10 percent off for military members year round
- Sloppy Joe’s – Veterans can receive 20 percent off their final bill Nov. 11 to 13
- Buffalo Wild Wings – All veterans and active military members can redeem 10 free boneless wings and fries on Nov. 11 and a 10 percent military discount year round
- Ole Red – Offers 10 percent off for veterans and active military throughout the year (excludes alcoholic purchases)
- Tapa Toro – Military personnel receive 10 percent off food and beverage
- Tin Roof – Offers a 15 percent military discount all year long
- Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips – Offers 10 percent off for veterans and active military throughout the year (excludes alcoholic purchases)
- iCafe De Paris – BOGO alcoholic beverages and 15 percent discount on menu items for military personnel Nov. 11 to 13
- Shake Shack – Offers a 10 percent military discount
- Build-A-Bear Workshop – Veterans and active military receive 10 percent off purchases
Dezerland Action Park offers free entry to kids in costume to Orlando Auto Museum
Holiday Magic Has Arrived at Walt Disney World Resort for the 2021 Season
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – This holiday season marks the return of Candlelight Processional at EPCOT and a new holiday-themed after-hours event, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” at Magic Kingdom Park. As 2021 holiday festivities officially kick off Nov. 12 across Walt Disney World Resort, guests will discover a sleigh-full of festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, special merchandise and more. Here is a look at merrymaking that can be found this year during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort:
Magic Kingdom Park
- Main Street, U.S.A. is decked for the holidays with holly jolly seasonal décor and themed menu items at select locations.
- On select evenings, special holiday projections will beam onto Cinderella Castle, alternating periodically throughout the night with the Castle transforming into a Beacon of Magic as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
- “Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” a new specially ticketed event, began Nov. 8 and continues on select nights through Dec. 21, 2021. The four-hour experience features “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney character sightings, holiday music, complimentary treats, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” and a new show, “Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories,” which draws inspiration from classic Disney holiday stage shows. The event is open to a limited number of guests after regular park operating hours, with lower wait times on more than 20 available attractions. Tickets can be purchased online at Disneyworld.com/events
- Guests will have the opportunity to wave hello to Jolly Old St. Nick during special appearances through Dec. 24 of this year.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- The Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel twinkles anew at the end of Sunset Boulevard during Sunset Seasons Greetings. Projection effects magically transform the park icon into snowy Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” This holiday show also alternates with the tower’s nightly transformation into a Beacon of Magic.
- “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” features a festive finale starring Olaf.
- Santa Claus brings some North Pole cheer to a Merry Motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard through Dec. 24 of this year.
- Minnie Mouse hosts a meal at Hollywood & Vine, joined by her pals in their holiday finest – and Santa, too!
- Cheerful holiday décor throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios honors the spirit of the season.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Discovery Island springs to life with a Merry Menagerie of winter animals in the form of playful, life-sized artisan-sculpted puppets interacting with guests.
- The park’s centerpiece – The Tree of Life – becomes another Beacon of Magic most nights as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration. During the holiday season, there will be even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.
- Accompanied by joyful songs of the season, Disney characters set sail down Discovery River, including limited-time voyages featuring Santa Claus through Dec. 24 of this year.
- The Walt Disney World shopping, dining and entertainment district transforms into a winter wonderland, full of sparkling lights, enchanting décor and holiday surprises, offering a wide array of Disney holiday merchandise, including ornaments, matching family pajamas, Spirit Jerseys and more.
- The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth features 20 elaborately decorated themed trees, including some inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
- In the evening, guests visiting Town Center experience a magical snowfall, bringing the spirit of the North Pole to Central Florida.
- Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar becomes Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar with delightful décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
- Santa Claus will visit Disney Springs, where guests have the opportunity to wave hello and pose for a photo through Dec. 24 of this year.
Disney Resort Hotels
- Iconic trees and other seasonal touches turn Disney Resort hotels into holiday hideaways.
- Select resorts feature intricate gingerbread displays perfect for holiday photographs … and inspiration for holiday treats.
- Select resorts offer holiday menus at restaurants, as well as other specialty food and drinks.
- The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth will return Nov. 26 – Dec. 30 with special live entertainment, Holiday Kitchens around World Showcase, a Holiday Cookie Stroll and more.
- Candlelight Processional at EPCOT, a beloved holiday performance and Disney Parks tradition dating back to 1958 at Disneyland park, returns with a lineup of celebrity narrators telling the Christmas story, a choir of Disney Cast Members and a live orchestra.
- Guests of all ages can take part in Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt to search for holiday traditions Olaf has gathered from around the world – and lost along the way!
- A stirring and uplifting performance of music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa, “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” returns to the Showcase Plaza Stage.
- Holiday traditions of the world come to life once again around World Showcase with unique presentations such as Las Posadasat the Mexico pavilion, the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs in the Canada pavilion, a Chinese Lion Dance celebrating the new year in the China pavilion, a Hanukkah storyteller along the promenade and delightful holiday storytellers in France, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom.
- Santa Claus will appear at EPCOT through Dec. 24 of this year, giving guests the opportunity to wave hello and pose for a photo.
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