In this edition of the Orlando Media Newsletter, discover some of the newcomers joining Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining and explore ways adults can immerse themselves in the destination. 

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  • Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns Aug. 18 through Oct. 1, with more than 118 of Orlando’s best restaurants serving up three-course prix-fixe menus for either $40 or $60, as part of a new tiered menu system. With the new tiered concept, one dollar from each $40 meal and two dollars from each $60 meal will be donated to this year’s charity recipient, The Lifeboat Project, an organization raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking. Check out the official press release to learn more. 

  • While the destination offers plenty for families to enjoy, here are some ways adults can experience the best of Orlando:

    • For a relaxing escape, adults can unwind at one of Orlando's resort pools, like Hilton Orlando's "Adult Pool" with private whirlpools and cabanas, the adults-only pool and cabanas at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa, and "The Oasis" at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, featuring underwater audio and a Jacuzzi. 

    • Orlando's nightlife scene offers endless options – from entertainment districts like Universal CityWalk, Pointe Orlando, ICON Park and Disney Springs, to upscale speakeasies like The BANDBOX and Hanson’s Shoe Repair, to themed bars like Alice in Wonderland-inspired HighT and the horror-themed Cocktails & Screams. Downtown Orlando’s Wall Street Plaza and Orange Avenue offer bar-hopping opportunities while venues like AC Sky Bar boast stunning city views, and spots like Mathers Social Gathering offer aesthetic atmosphere to sip cocktails with friends. 

    • Beer and wine enthusiasts will find joy in Orlando's brewery and winery scene. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. in Ivanhoe Village, Motorworks Brewing in downtown Orlando, Park Pizza and Brewing Co. in Lake Nona, and Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden are just a few destinations offering unique craft beer experiences. Wine lovers can sip boutique wines and craft beers at The Imperial in Ivanhoe Village or visit Quantum Leap Winery and Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards for tastings and tours. 

    • To learn more about Orlando’s incredible offerings for adults, check out our Orlando For Adults page

  • Ranked by WalletHub as one of the country's best cities for soccer fans, Orlando has plenty to cheer about with Major League Soccer’s (MLS’) Orlando City Soccer Club and the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL’s) Orlando Pride — including Orlando City’s first match against international soccer star Lionel Messi when they take on Inter Miami CF on Sept. 24. We’re headed into extra time this summer by hosting Fulham FC vs. Aston Villa FC as part of the Premier League Summer Series on July 26, and Juventus vs. Real Madrid in the Soccer Champions Tour on Aug. 2. Learn more about all the ways to get in the game this summer in Orlando.


What’s New and Upcoming Around Orlando 

  • SeaWorld Orlando opened its all-new Coral Rescue Center to park guests. The center provides an important way to view living corals up close, learn more about conservation and understand the steps everyone can take to make a difference in ocean health.  

  • Escapology Orlando opened a new location at the Promenade at Sunset Walk. The attraction features immersive escape games including Batman: The Dark Knight Challenge, Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Castle Adventure, A Pirate’s Curse and Who Stole Mona? 

  • Schmankerl Stub’n, a new German restaurant, will open in downtown Orlando. The German Scratch Kitchen will feature German classics and modern dishes. 

  • A new Walt Disney World Resort nighttime holiday party, Jollywood Nights, will debut this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The separately ticketed event, happening select nights Nov. 11 - Dec. 20, will feature sparkling décor, modern beats derived from holiday classics, craft cocktails, decadent dishes and the return of the nighttime fireworks spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!. 

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Did You Know? 

Orlando is one of the most sought-after destinations for summer travel. In fact, Orlando ranked No. 1 on the list of the top U.S. summer travel destinations by Allianz Partners, and No. 8 on the list of best summer travel destination by personal finance outlet