Monday, April 03, 2023

3 NEW Spring Activities Around Orlando

Here are three new fun events in Orlando happening now:

Spring is in the air at Gatorland® with three new baby goats – Salt, Pepper and Nutmeg – born a month ago to new Moms Gertrude and Charlotte.  Already running, jumping everywhere and on everything, the adorable baby goats are a foot tall and weigh 10 lbs. In a year, they will weigh close to 60 lbs.

Salt and Pepper, born to Gertrude, and Nutmeg, born to Charlotte, are very playful.  Nutmeg is already doing goat yoga on top of new playmate, Kendrick, the Sulcata Tortoise.  Guests can come see Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, Kendrick and all their friends daily at Gatorland’s own Petting Zoo, Allie’s Barnyard & Feeding.

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando® 2022 and 2021 Readers’ Poll named Gatorland the Best Attraction That’s Not A Theme Park and Best Zip Line or Ropes Course for Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.  Gatorland has also been named by the Orlando Weekly Readers’ Poll in 2022 among the Top 3 Best Local Animal Rescue and Best Place For Family Fun and by Watermark Magazine’s 2023 Wave Awards as Orlando’s Best Hidden Gem.


Dezerland Action Park Orlando is redefining the breakfast buffet. Visitors can now go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, enjoy the breakfast of champions or have a bite of something magically delicious any time of the day. The Orlando attraction announced that MILK The House of Cereal is now open for an all-you-can-eat cereal experience.

Created by owner Kadeem Wright, MILK offers guests the opportunity to dish up a custom bowl of cereal for only $5. Guests begin by choosing a cereal base—and with over 100 cereals to choose from, including some options no longer sold in stores, the combinations are nearly endless. Then guests can add a variety of toppings, including marshmallows, M&Ms, chocolate chips, sprinkles and more. And what’s cereal without milk? Guests can choose from several different flavored syrups and shake up their own milk before adding it to their creation.

There are also options for guests with certain dietary restrictions, like gluten-free cereals and nondairy milk options, so everyone in the family can enjoy for a low price.

Entrance to Dezerland Action Park is always free, and guests can load credits onto a Play Card to access many of the entertainment center’s attractions. 

Tip: I also suggest checking Groupon for a Jump Pass or Bowling card for more fun at Dezerland and other activities around Orlando. 


If you’ve always wondered what secrets lie under the sea, all will be revealed in a limited-time revelation of the mermaid story from Pirates Dinner Adventure.  From March 9 to April 16, Pirates Dinner Adventure will host Mermaid Tales, a new adaptation of the famous show featuring a deep dive into the legend of the magical mermaids. 

Guests will witness the enchanting mermaids’ amazing ability to walk with legs on land and swim with their tails in the sea. Mermaids are sacred holders of the secrets of the deep and keepers of the "Serpent's Eye” – a cursed necklace that possesses the power to control the dreaded Leviathan – and now, their stories will come to light. 

Throughout the run of Mermaid Tales, guests also have the opportunity to take part in a unique meet and greet with the mermaids and take home a photo as a souvenir from their journey into the deep. There will also be limited-time, specialty beverages and merchandise during the event. 

“Whether you’re a fan of our classic pirate story or you’re new to the world of Pirates Dinner Adventure, now’s the perfect time to visit and meet our mermaids,” said Nick Kroger, director of the show. “You won’t want to miss the chance to see their amazing aerial tricks and dive into the stories that lie beneath the surface!” 

Pirates Dinner Adventure’s general admission includes a three-course dinner with unlimited soft drinks. Ticket prices for Mermaid Tales are $67.95 for adults and $41.95 for children three to 10. Kids two and under are free. Call 407-206-5102 or click here to book.