New and Upcoming

Visit Orlando's Global Communications Team compiles a "Weekly What's New" list using information provided by partners and destination press releases to keep you up-to-date on Orlando happenings.

 

ATTRACTIONS

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has announced that its newest land, THE LEGO® MOVIETM WORLD, will open on March 27. This is the largest addition to the park to date, with three new kid-friendly rides, along with new dining and character interaction experiences.
legoland.com  | 863-318-5463 (media) | 877-350-5346 (public)

 

 

DINING

American Social Bar & Kitchen is a new gastrobar and sports pub set to open in the Rialto Plaza in Dr. Phillips. It is planned to open in early May, as the first location in Central Florida. Three other locations currently operate in Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
americansocialbar.com | 813-605-3333 (media & public)

Black Bean Deli is entering a period of transformation. The popular Cuban eatery's location on East Colonial Drive in the Mills50 District is transitioning into a catering kitchen, while the Winter Park location will be moving to a new spot at 1346 North Orange Ave.  This new location is set to open in late spring.
blackbeandeli.com | 407-628-0294 (media & public)

Domu, the cult-classic Orlando ramen bar, is opening its second location at the end of this summer, serving quality cocktails and bowls of ramen to patrons in the Dr. Phillips area.
domufl.com | 407-960-1228 (media & public)  

 

 

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

The Amway Center has announced that English indie rock band Florence + the Machine will bring their "High as Hope" tour to Orlando on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
Amwaycenter.com  | 407-440-7020 (media) | 407-440-7900 (public)

The Amway Center has announced that Pentatonix, the three-time Grammy Award-winning group, will perform on Saturday, June 1. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 12 p.m.
Amwaycenter.com  | 407-440-7020 (media) | 407-440-7900 (public)

The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort announced the return of the Food & Wine Classic for its 10th year on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. This street party festival includes unlimited food tastings, themed areas - including a beer garden - and a variety of hands-on seminars. Tickets are now on sale.
SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com | 407-977-5004 (media) | 407-934-4000 (public)

 

 

SHOPPING

The Florida Mall announced the opening of a new MORPHE retail store. MORPHE is known for its range of cosmetics, including beauty tools and makeup. The store opened Feb. 1.
Simon.com| 407-851-7234 (media & public)

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

WestJet announced new flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Orlando (MCO), from once to twice weekly. WestJet will also be extending its weekly flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Orlando.
westjet.com | 1-888-937-8538 (media & public)

 

 

  

 

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  ACCOMMODATIONS

LEGOLAND Florida Resort released details surrounding its new resort opening in spring 2020. The five-story Pirate Island Hotel will feature a pirate-themed restaurant, Lego play pits, an entertainment area for kid-friendly night activities and a lobby bar for adult buccaneers.
legoland.com | 888-690-5346 (media & public)

 

Universal's Dockside Inn and Suites is now accepting reservations. The coastal-themed hotel, part of the overall Endless Summer Resort, opens in May 2020. It joins the first half of the property coming this summer, Surfside Inn and Suites, in the value hotel category. Rates start at $76 per night. 
universalorlando.com | 407-363-8220 (media) 407-363-8000 (public)

 

 

EVENTS & FESTIVALS 

Orlando Wine Festival returns to Orange County History Center Park on Feb. 16. This year it features food trucks, live music, a make your own sangria station called "Build-A-Gria", cheese-pairing stations and over 70 wines to choose from.  The event will run from 3-7 p.m. and those with VIP tickets get early access beginning at 2 p.m. 
orlandowinefestival.com | 352-359-7584 (media & public)

 

 

SHOPPING

Orlando International Premium Outlets announced the addition of a brand-new H&M store. The space is set to open summer 2019. The 25,000-square-foot H&M will be located next to the Nike store at the outlet mall.   
premiumoutlets.com | 347-803-5391 (media) 407-352-9611 (public)

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Spirit Airlines is launching nonstop daily flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Orlando (MCO). The new flights begin May 2, 2019.
Spirit.com | 305-916-6065 (media) | 801-401-2222 (public)