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Great Day for a Visit to Wet ‘n Wild

This coming Saturday is a great day to attend the Wet ‘n Wild water park in Orlando. Not only is the weather looking great, the air will also be filled with music! This Saturday, May 2, 2015 is the seventh annual Waves of Glory concert event. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a battle of the bands will take place and after the battle headlining artist will perform until 6:30 p.m.

The Waves of Glory concert event is for Christian music groups. Regional musical groups of all ages will compete in gospel, rock, hip-hop, praise bands and more inspirational music. The bands will be competing for a $2,000 prize, plus a matching donation to a charity of their choice. The winners will also perform at Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe music festival which takes place in September.

Waves of Glory Christian Concert

Nationally know Christian artists Plumb and Tim Timmons will also perform live at Waves of Glory after the battle of the bands is decided. Tim Timmons will perform tracks from his album “Cast My Cares.” After Tim Timmons, Plumb will finish out the afternoon performing releases from her new album “Exhale.” You might know a few of her songs, such as “Need You Now” and “Drifting” which have helped her sell more than half a million albums and over two million singles worldwide.

Music artist PlumbThe following schedule is anticipated for Saturday:

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Katie Danielle
  • Tim Serdynski
  • Daniel
  • We are Vessel
  • The Band Justus
  • Nightshift
  • My Savior Story
  • 7th Surrender

HEADLINERS: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Tim Timmons
  • Plumb

The best part about the music this weekend is you’ll feel safe letting the little ones listen to it. Plus, the concert is included in the price of general admission! ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you have a group of 10 or more, you can receive discounted tickets. Bring your youth group or group of friends and enjoy a day on the water rides singing along to some awesome music. Contact Group Sales at 407-354-2084 or e-mail wavesofglory@wetnwildorlando.com.

For more information about this great day for a visit to Wet ‘n Wild, visit visit wetnwildorlando.com. It is sure to be a fun-filled spiritual day. Enjoy the fun, faith and fellowship!

Orlando Vacations May Include Events at the Amway Center

Fans enjoy an Orlando Magic basketball game.

Any Orlando attraction planning, in which vacationers are fans to any the Orlando Magic games or concerts available there, should include the Amway Center.”

This Orlando attraction is a sports and entertainment venue. It is part of the Downtown Orlando Master plan 3 and located in downtown Orlando. The Master Plan 3 also includes improvements to the performing arts center and the Citrus Bowl.

Opening on October 1, 2010, it had been discussed ten years prior to approval in 2006. The newly technologically designed sports and entertainment venue became a consideration after its predecessor, the Amway Arena was built in haste in 1989. While quickly constructed, new technology quickly made it become the oldest arena in basketball leagues.

Amway billionaire presented the new Orlando attraction design to Orlando mayor who later approved its construction, design, and costs; which recently declared creditors could seek bankruptcy relief in a few years in way of repossession if relief was not made soon, which also states would not disrupt any “Magic’s” venue rights.

With all history aside, what are some experiences to expect while visiting this fabulously new Orlando attraction? It is home to all the Orlando Magic games for the NBA, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, and the Orlando Predators of the AFL. As of November 12, 2012, the Amway Center was granted access to host second and third round games of the NCAA Division/Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014. New announcement on January 14, 2013 include the Board of Directors voting to award Arena Bowl XXVI to Orlando in the summer of 2013, per a Wikipedia site.

Games are not the only thing bringing people to this Orlando attraction. Concerts of all music variations are held in this arena also. RUSH, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and KISS are some of the recent upcoming concerts to be held in this spectacular arena. Conducting a search online for your favorite artist will tell you if you can look forward to seeing them at the Amway Center soon, or even later.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: When purchasing concert tickets, be sure to check out the seating maps/charts. Most concerts base their ticket price on the best seats. Sometimes, the upper levels just to the edge of the stage are less expensive, yet your view is still pretty good. However, if it is one of your all-time favorite artists, spring for the best seats in the house and have a memory of a lifetime at a concert in a great venue.

What makes this Orlando attraction sports and entertainment center different from so many others is what indemnities it offers its visitors. Aside from it being over 500,000 square feet larger than its predecessor; therefore, allowing more spectators to view games and concerts, it also provides several different restaurants and bars throughout the arena.

One restaurant, Jernigan’s, is an exclusive Club level restaurant. Reservations need to be made and are limited to ticketed guests only. Being able to eat exquisite food while having an astounding view which overlooks the arena bowl during Orlando Magic games is to die for. Dining is also available before many other events and concerts.

Other restaurants and bars are located throughout. ATM’s, phone charging docks, and a child play area are also located inside. This Orlando attraction is the fantasy of other venues of its kind. The Amway Center has paved the way to experience games, concerts, and events, while offering technological conveniences everyone wishes they had at one time or another, for other places to follow.


House of Blues: Concerts and Food with Closeness

If you’ve planned your vacation to Orlando and want to attend a concert, definitely check out what is going on at the famous “House of Blues.” The “House of Blues” is located in Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney, in Orlando, FL. If you are a concert enthusiast, this is a great Orlando attraction to experience.

This venue-type Orlando attraction is relatively small as far as concert venues go. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you have a favorite band coming to concert here, get your tickets immediately. Due to the limited seating, ticket prices are all general admission and whichever seat you find yourself in will be great to see your favorite performer. Do try to arrive early if possible though, because it is known; even though all seats are great, the best ones are down below, closer to the stage.

This two-level building not only provides concerts, it is also a restaurant and bar. The prices range in the same amount as all the surrounding Disney attractions, yet many have reported the wait for food, or drink, is remarkably fast.

An Orlando attraction that, not only, has security guards for their guest’s safety but also uses metal detectors before any concert or event. This concept should be explored at all concert venues worldwide. Come prepared for the scan and leave questionable items at home or in your hotel room.

House of Blues - Gospel BrunchSome upcoming concerts include: Anthrax for the Metal Alliance Tour, Sister Hazel, and Hysteria: A Def Leppard Tribute. There are many more upcoming concerts so conducting a search for artists in concert at this Orlando attraction should be done.

Along with concerts there are also event nights that are held weekly. On Sunday night is “Service Industry Night”; entry with a valid service industry ID is required. Every Tuesday is the “Latin Service Industry” night. Shake it Tuesday’s music is provided by DJ Anthony. This Orlando attraction is featuring an upcoming “FX Orlando TEEN NIGHT”; admission is only available with a valid ID as proof of being of an age ending in “teen.”

Being able to experience a concert up close as this Orlando attraction concert and event venue allows a person to be is remarkable. Although the summer hours create the heat to rise inside, and one can become hot and stuffy, the closeness to the stage and artist make it worthwhile in the end.

Another great event to attend at the “House of Blues” is the Gospel Brunch. A buffet-style food line is served and visitors are seated in a “family style” seating environment. The closeness sets the mood to experience Gospel Singers serenading you while you eat your brunch. A moving experience one will not soon forget. A must attend for anyone that loves Gospel music, and food of course.

Many people return year after year to attend concerts and eat a good meal at this Orlando attraction. The “House of Blues” concerts are like no other. The closeness of artist to fan is extraordinary for everyone in the audience. Sometimes, if the timing is right, many have been known to be able to meet and mingle with the favorite starts before and after the concert due to the quaintness it provides. Arrive early and see the stars!

Get your Velvet Sessions Season Pass Now

Every month, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando features Velvet Sessions, a rockin’ cocktail party held the last Thursday of every month*. Each “session” combines creative cocktails with live music from some of the hottest rock bands. Typically, admission is $29 online, $35 at the door, $50 for VIP** and includes FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes, starting at 6:30pm; Cash Bars and Band from 8:30pm and onwards.

Right now, thru February 22nd, you can save some money on this event by purchasing a season pass for $250. (Passes ARE transferrable, so that is good news.) The first act performing for 2011 will be the Little River Band on January 27th. Some of the past performers include: The Romantics, Joan Jett, Eddie Money, The Tubes, The Fixx, ABC, Foreigner and more.

Go to the website to find out who will be playing and learn about other upcoming special events! You can request an online invitation as well.

*November & December are excluded
**September and October price varies