Mardi Gras 2017

Join in the Mardi Gras fun at Universal Studios Orlando!  Florida’s biggest party doesn’t stop and runs every night from February 4 through March 25, 2017. This year’s Mardi Gras will have 12 amazing concerts, millions of beads and one over the top parade, and great Cajun food for you to enjoy!

The concert series runs on weekends throughout the whole event. Concert dates include:

Saturday February 4th: Trace Adkins
Saturday February 11th: Ne-Yo
Saturday February 18th: Collective Soul
Sunday February 19th: X Ambassadors
Saturday February 25th: Fifth Harmony

Saturday March 4th: Kool & The Gang
Sunday March 5th: Olivia Newton-John
Saturday March 11th: UB40
Sunday March 12th: Toby Keith
Saturday March 18th: Jason Derulo
Sunday March 19th: Earth, Wind & Fire
Saturday March 25th:The All-American Rejects

Enjoy authentic Cajun food including jambalaya, Creole gumbo, Andouille sausage, red beans & rice and beignets. While strolling through the courtyard with your mouth-watering food, you can listen to musicians straight from the streets of New Orleans.

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Gather around the streets for a view of the parade running every night at select times. The whole family will be awed by the over the top floats, stilt walker, and performers. Little ones will have their own viewing area so they are sure to see everything! The Little Jester’s Parade viewing area is right in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop.

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Halloween Magic

September and October are great months to visit Orlando. There are plenty of fun holiday events to choose from ranging from family friendly to downright terrifying. Dress up as your favorite character and trick or treat through the theme parks this fall!

If you’re looking for a family friendly event, Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect option for you running select nights from September 2 through October 31. The kids will love seeing special character appearances from Jack Skellington and Sally, Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil, and many more rarely seen characters! There won’t be a dull moment all evening with villainous entertainment to choose from. The Boo-to-You Halloween Parade is a highlight every year with the Headless Horseman kicking off the festivities, Haunted Mansion dancing characters, and frightening floats to thrill you!

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SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is another fantastic family friendly Halloween event that runs from October 1 through the 30. Little ones can spend the day trick or treating throughout the park, be fully immersed in a sea of fun, create fun arts and crafts together, and experience animal encounters all while having access to the full park. Special Halloween shows and dining options are available including Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween, a Meet and Greet with Cookie Monster or Dine with Shamu for brunch.

Horror lovers will die for Halloween Horror Nights. Scream through six different haunted houses including Texas Chainsaw Massacre, American Horror Story, Halloween, Krampus and more! Wander through scare zones around the park, experience live shows and ride the best attractions Universal Studios Orlando has to offer. This horrifying special event runs from September 16 through October 31. Be warned, this special event may be too intense for young children and is not meant for guests under the age of 13.

If you’re looking for another special event option geared to frighten, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream is a great alternative. Experience a truly horrifying experience with seven different haunted houses to choose from. Walk through scare zones and escape the roaming hordes. You can also be entertained by scary shows and ride the best of roller coasters in the evening! This event runs on select nights from September 23 through October 30.

Plan a fall getaway to the theme park capital and visit the Halloween special events throughout the parks. Our reservations team is here to assist you in finding the vacation home of your dreams for your upcoming getaway! One of our newest luxury villas has availability through September and October and would be perfect for your family.

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Florida’s Biggest Party

Mardi Gras isn’t just for New Orleans. Universal Studios is the home of Orlando’s biggest and best Mardi Gras party. The party is so big, it doesn’t just last one night. On select dates guests can enjoy live music, Cajun style food, a dazzling parade with street performers, incredible floats and more beads than you can imagine.

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Head over to Universal Studios starting February 6th through April 16, 2016 to listen to the biggest names in music. Performers include artists such as Hunter Hayes, Diana Ross, Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, REO Speedwagon, T-Pain and many more. See the full lineup below:

Concert Dates:

Saturday February 6th: Hunter Hayes
Saturday February 13th: Diana Ross
Sunday February 14th: Barenaked Ladies
Saturday February 27th: Fall Out Boy

Saturday March 5th: Kool & The Gang
Saturday March 12th: The Fray
Sunday March 13th: Adam Lambert
Saturday March 19th: Shawn Mendes
Sunday March 20th: 3 Doors Down
Saturday March 26th: REO Speedwagon

Saturday April 2nd: T-Pain
Saturday April 9th: Jessie J
Saturday April 16th: Yandel

Mardi Gras is a great event for the whole family and has something for everyone to delight in. There is an even a special parade viewing area just for the little ones! Be sure to visit the French Quarter Courtyard to grab a plate of authentic Cajun and Creole food available for purchase. Regular park admission includes the Mari Gras concerts, parade and French Quarter music.

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Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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Harry Potter Magic

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a real wizard? Attend A Celebration of Harry Potter this January 29- 31 and be fully immersed in the Wizarding World! The event offers all-new experiences, demonstrations, a special expo, and you can even attend Q&A sessions with your favorite actors including Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis and more!

Not only can you attend the special events, you can also join Harry Potter while he escapes from Gringotts or dodges dementors in the Forbidden Journey. Dine at the Leaky Cauldron or ride the Hogwarts Express between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Your family can also venture through the rest of the thrilling rides in the parks.

If you haven’t visited Diagon Alley or ridden the Hogwarts Express from Kings Cross to Hogwarts, you haven’t lived in the magic yet! Plan a fun filled family vacation and create memories with your kids to last a true lifetime. Carry the magic of Harry Potter back to your vacation home when you reserve Magical Luxury!

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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Christmas Celebrations

This Holiday Season give your family a gift they will never forget. Take part in the holiday festivities at the theme parks, while spending quality time with your loved ones. Plan the vacation of a lifetime in sunny Orlando, Florida this December and truly make this Christmas a memorable holiday.

Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios all have amazing holiday events this Christmas. The special events at each park are unique and something everyone will enjoy. We recommend planning to visit all three parks to truly get in the holiday spirit!

Enjoy the winter celebration with Santa at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Live entertainment including A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and spectacular Christmas fireworks await you! This special holiday event runs from November 8 through December 18.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is sure to be a splash hit with the whole family! SeaWorld has plenty to offer for everyone. Holiday events range from Elmo’s Christmas Wish, Winter Wonderland on Ice, the breathtaking Sea of Trees, and the special Shamu Christmas Miracles. These wonderful shows are held on select dates from November 21 through December 31.

Celebrate the holidays like never before at Universal Orlando’s Oh What Fun It Is. Your family will love watching the Macy’s Holiday Parade and eating breakfast with The Grinch. Mannheim Steamroller, the best-selling holiday artist, will also be playing live on select nights during the event. Holiday events at Universal Studios begin December 5 and end on January 2.

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Celebrating 25 Years

Join us in celebrating 25 years of fun, entertainment, and thrills with Universal Orlando this November. You can spend your weekends dancing the night away whilst watching live performances from your favorite artists. While at Universal Studios for the concert series, you can also enjoy your favorite rides and attractions.

On November 14, Jason Derulo will kick off the festivities showcasing his amazing dance movies and catchy songs. Colbie Caillat, known for her popular “Bubbly” and “Realize” singles, will hit the stage next on November 21. Following Colbie Caillat is Flo Rida, a native Floridan, on November 22. Carly Rae Jepsen will perform live on November 27 and finishing the event on November 28 is Daughtry. All of these fantastic artists are sure to offer a performance that you will never forget during the 25th Anniversary Concert Series.

Plan a trip to Orlando this November to see today’s most popular artists and spend a week of fun at the theme parks. Let Magical Vacation Homes help you find the vacation home of your dreams so you can relax during your getaway. Why not stay in one of our newest Villas known as Muirfield Magic where true fun and luxury come together. Our reservations team is available 7 days a week or you can view our live calendars online 24/7 to help you find the perfect vacation villa!

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