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7 Reasons To Love Fall in Orlando

7 Reasons To Love Fall in Orlando

Fall in Orlando

Fall in Orlando is a little different than the rest of the country. While we may not have a lot of changing leaves, we also don’t have to spend our weekends raking our lawns either. That means more time to enjoy the beautiful weather and all of these great activities that Fall in Orlando has to offer! Magical Dining Every September, restaurants around Orlando participate in Magical Dining month, where guests can enjoy a 3 course meal from the finest restaurants in Orlando for $33 a person. Magical Dining is a great time to try out the amazing restaurants around town.

Movies In The Park Fall is the best time to pack a picnic dinner and some lawn chairs and enjoy a movie outdoors. Many locations around Orlando host “Movies In The Park” events for free, or for less than the price of a movie theater ticket. Click here for a complete list of Orlando movies in the park events. 

UCF Football Games & Tailgating Everyone knows that fall is football season, but did you know that some of the best tailgating in the country happens right here in Orlando? Before every home game, UCF fans go all out with their tailgate set ups at the foot of Brighthouse Stadium. If you’re looking for a great Fall activity, spend the day tailgating and cheering on the home team!

Beach Days A major perk of living in Central Florida is that beach days aren’t just for summer vacations. In fact, the best beach days are in the Fall when the tourists have all gone home, the water is still warm from summer, the humidity is lower, and the air temperatures stay around 75-80 degrees.

Theme Parks With less tourists, better weather, and special events like Halloween Horror Nights and Epcot Food and Wine Festival, locals know that Fall is the best time to get to the theme parks.

Biketoberfest Every October, Orlando gets a little bit louder with the roar of motorcyclists headed to Daytona’s Biketoberfest. Our Fall temperatures make for great riding weather!

Festivals Local neighborhoods and towns host festivals during the Fall when the weather starts to cool down. Whether it’s music, art, food, or crafts, you can find festivals all around Orlando!

Here’s just a handful of festival events held annually in the Fall:

Winter Garden MusicFest Orlando’s Fiesta In The Park Ocoee Founders Day Altamonte’s Art, Craft and Wine Festival Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

What’s your favorite thing about Fall in Orlando?

A Complete List of Orlando Movies In The Park Events

A Complete List of Orlando Movies In The Park Events

ORLANDO MOVIES IN THE PARK

Being in the video production industry, of course one of our favorite things to do is to watch a good movie. And with the beautiful fall weather in Orlando, the best place to watch a movie is outside! To make it easy for you to find an Orlando movies in the park event, we have put together a list of all of the events hosted around the Orlando area, along with the website & contact information.

If you plan on going to an Orlando movies in the park event, call or check the Facebook page for the event before you leave to make sure that it isn’t cancelled due to weather.

Leu Gardens Date Night Movies In The Park

Orlando Movies In The Park Leu Gardens Date Night Movie

First Friday of the month

1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL 407-246-2620

Website / Facebook Page

Winter Park Popcorn Flicks In The Park

Once a month, visit website for date and time

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251 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 407-599-3334

Website / Facebook Page

Enzian Wednesday Night Pitcher Show

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On the lawn of the Enzian most Wednesdays

1300 South Orlando Avenue Maitland, FL 407-629-0054

Website / Facebook Page

Casselberry Family Fun Night Movies In The Park

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First Friday of the month

95 Triplet Lake Drive Casselberry, FL 407-262-7700

Website

Crane’s Roost Sunset Cinema

altamonte springs movies in the park

Once a month, visit website for date and time

274 Cranes Roost Blvd. Altamonte Springs, FL

Website / Facebook Page

Ocoee Food Truck Fridays & Movie In The Park

ocoee movies in the park

Third Friday of the month

150 N Lakeshore Drive Ocoee, FL

Website / Facebook Page

Avalon Park Movie Under The Stars

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Once a month, visit website for date and time

13001 Founders Square Dr. Orlando, FL

Facebook Page

Maitland Movies In The Park

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Once a month, visit website for date and time

345 South Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL 407-539-6268

Website / Facebook Page

15 Restaurants Within Walking Distance of SunRail

15 Restaurants Within Walking Distance of SunRail

15 restaurants within walking distance of sunrail

The big news in the Orlando business community this month is the start of SunRail service, the long awaited option to the dreaded I-4 commute.

To entice passengers to travel on SunRail for their daily commute, trains will have Wi-Fi, power outlets, comfortable seating, restrooms, and bike racks.

SunRail stops in several locations along the I-4 corridor, many with great restaurants within walking distance of sunrail stations. If you’re looking for an excuse to try it out, why not take the train to one of the tasty local restaurants along the route?

Here are 15 great restaurants within walking distance of SunRail:

Lake Mary SunRail Station

Dalli’s Pizzeria - 5 minute walk dallispizzeria.com Italian What to try: Pizza! They also offer a Gluten Free pie.

Krazy Greek Kitchen - 7 minute walk krazygreekkitchen.com Greek What to try: Hummus Platter and Gyro Dinner.

Altamonte SunRail Station

Joann’s Kitchen - 2 minute walk Facebook.com/joannskitchenorl Latin American What to try: The Mofongo or the empanadas.

Maitland SunRail Station

Seoul Garden Restaurant & Grill - 12 minute walk Facebook.com/pages/Seoul-Gardens-Restaurant Korean What to try: Bibimbap and the Cinnamon Tea

Winter Park SunRail Station

The Coop - 7 minute walk asouthernaffair.com Southern What to try: Southern Fried Chicken or Low Country Shrimp and Grits

Luma on Park - 3 minute walk lumaonpark.com New American What to Try: Snake River Farms Flank Steak

Prato - 1 minute walk prato-wp.com Italian What to try: Laughing Bird Shrimp Ravioli

Florida Hospital Health Village SunRail Station

White Wolf Cafe - 10 minute walk Facebook.com/pages/White-Wolf-Cafe New American What to try: The Cinnamon Bun or one of the Eggs Benedict options.

Lynx Central SunRail Station

Citrus Restaurant - 13 minute walk citrusorlando.com New American What to try: The Daily Feature

Church Street SunRail Station

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant - 5 minute walk ceviche.com Spanish Tapas What to try: Patatas Bravas and Sangria

Amura Japanese Restaurant - 5 minute walk amura.com Sushi What to try: The Volcano roll or The Rolls Royce roll

Kres Chophouse - 5 minute walk kresrestaurant.com Steakhouse What to try: The Deer River Ranch Elk Loin and Bread Pudding

Orlando Health/Amtrak SunRail Station

Orlando Brewing - 3 minute walk orlandobrewing.com Brewery What to try: The Miami Weiss beer. They don’t serve food, but you can have food delivered from a number of local restaurants!

Brick & Fire Pizza - 12 minute walk brickandfire.com Pizza What to try: The van Gogh pizza or the C’est la Vie pizza

Sand Lake SunRail Station

Bauern-Stube Authentic German Restaurant - 5 minute walk bauern-stube.com German What to try: An authentic German beer and the Sampler Platter

 

The current SunRail service schedule runs regularly during rush hours and there is no service on the weekends. Not ideal for dining, but hopefully that will change as the SunRail becomes a more widely used transportation option for Orlando locals.

So hop on the train during the free SunRail service May 1 to May 16th and try one of these great local restaurants. Which one are you most looking forward to trying?

Orlando, You Don't Know The Half Of It

Orlando, You Don't Know The Half Of It

Orlando you don't know the half of it

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission officially revealed their new Orlando marketing initiative at the 2014 Orange County Economic Summit on Tuesday.

The main tagline for the new branding is:

“Orlando. You Don’t Know The Half Of It.”

The campaign will capitalize on the world’s familiarity with Orlando as a tourist destination, but ask them to expand their view of the city to recognize its vibrant metro area, growing business sector, and exceptional quality of life.

“Orlando’s brand isn’t about who we are going to be, but who we are right now” said Mayor Jacobs during her presentation at the Summit.

Among the target audience for this new branding are key decision makers involved in business relocation initiatives. But Mayor Jacobs and the EDC also have organic growth in mind. She's hoping the new brand will develop a deeper sense of pride & ownership among Orlando residents so that they will help spread the word about how great it is to live & do business in Orlando, Florida.

Mayor Jacobs also highlighted their focus on entrepreneurship and small business, and encouraged business leaders to share their stories of innovation and success in the Orlando area.

The initiative is the culmination of an 18 month research and creative process by the Regional Branding Committee, with the help of Winter Park advertising agency Anson Stoner. The Metro Orlando EDC has high hopes for the impact the new branding will have on the local economy. They project that the average Orlando area wage will increase 20% in 5 yrs, and that there will be a $162 return for the community on each $1 invested in marketing campaign.

For more on Orlando’s new branding initiative, visit Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission website: http://www.orlandoedc.com/

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