Unique photo opportunities at museum’s new holiday event

If you come home and find your elf on the shelf isn’t where you left them, you might want to see if they made their way to Museum of Illusions at ICON Park. The mischievous elves are up to their usual tricks and exploring the exciting exhibits at Museum of Illusions this holiday season. 

Museum of Illusions will put a twist on the classic holiday tradition of “Elf on the Shelf” and host “Elves Off the Shelf Fridays.” For the price of regular admission, guests will be able to explore the museum’s exhibits and take photos with elves on select dates and times this December.

Dinner show to feature holiday twist from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Santa’s sleigh brought him all the way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure! If you’re looking for a new tradition the whole family will love, get ready for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure.  

Starting Nov. 25, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be spreading Christmas cheer with special holiday offerings through Dec. 31. Guests can experience the action, romance and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show.

A collection of four resort hotels at Walt Disney World® Resort’s FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season, adding magical moments for overnight guests to enjoy from Nov. 11 through Jan. 2. The inaugural holiday festivities are being created exclusively for guests of the Homewood Suites by Hilton at FLAMINGO CROSSING Town Center, Home2 Suites by Hilton at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, Residence Inn by Marriott at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, all conveniently flocked together at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS, just five minutes from Walt Disney World’s western entrance.

 ICON Park is taking family fun to the max with a new attraction coming this fall – Max Action Arena!

Max Action Arena is the place for high-intensity, engaging fun. The 8,000-square-foot entertainment center will feature a variety of experiences including:

Zero Latency VR: Rather than playing the game, you’re IN the game with Zero Latency VR. Reality blends with the virtual world as you’re dropped into a huge arena to battle or explore with up to eight guests. With Zero Latency VR, you can roam freely in open space, moving however and wherever you want.

Adventure Rooms: The countdown is on and it’s up to you to save the day in Max Action Arena’s Adventure Rooms. You'll race against the clock to accomplish the goals like solving a crime with CSI, unraveling puzzles in a medieval world, dealing with alien abductions or surviving a creepy, cursed room.

Axe Throwing: Sharpen your skills and challenge your friends to an Axe Throwing session. You don’t have to be a lumberjack to enjoy throwing axes at a wood target for points. It’s like darts – but with axes!

Escape Room: Escape from Planet Obscura transports you to a distant alien planet as you try and repair your damaged space craft. Can you get your engine repaired and activate the launch sequence before you find yourself stranded in space forever?

Here is a list of places to celebrate Thanksgiving around Orlando.

Caribe Royale Orlando

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, Caribe Royale Orlando will be offering a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner to guests:

  • Brunch will be offered at Tropicale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including multiple stations carrying crepes, omelets, roasted meats, sushi, seafood, bruschetta, desserts, candies and more. See the full menu and make a reservation by calling 407-238-8000. $75 for adults & $25 for children, per person, plus tax.

  • Dinner will be offered at the resort’s newly relaunched AAA Four Diamond restaurant, The Venetian Chop House, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring a five-course menu, with amuse-bouche, a pumpkin bisque soup, seasonal salad, choice of citrus brined slow roasted turkey breast or a broiled applewood smoked bacon wrapped  filet mignon and dessert. Guests may add a wine pairing for $40. See the full menu, and make a reservation by calling 407-238-8060. $120 for adults & $60 for children, per person, plus tax.