Monday, July 09, 2012

July Blasts Off In Orlando

There's an explosion of events going on in Orlando this month. Here's our top picks.

Ascendio 2012
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Universal Orlando
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando FL 32819
July 12-15

Calling all Harry Potter fans! This is a symposium you won't want to miss. Geared toward adults, this week-end long event features presentations, arts, crafts, meetups, and so much more. For ticketing and programming information, call 55-WIZARD-10 or click here to go to the official website.

20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games
The Amway Center
400 Church Street
Orlando FL 32801
July 20-21

Mascots from all genres of sports teams, including NHL, NBA, MLB, and Arena Football, journey from across the country to compete in this series of Gladiator-style games. Choose from three fantastic shows and help a great cause while having a hilariously good time. Benefits from the event will go to New Hope For Kids, a non-profit organization helping children with life-threatening diseases as well as children who have lost a loved one. Call 800-745-3000 or click here for more information.

Game Warp: Arcade, Pinball, and Console Gaming Show
International Palms Resort
6515 International Drive
Orlando FL 32819
July 27-29

Whether you miss the arcades of yore or are hooked on modern-day gaming, this 2nd annual Game Warp show is the place to be. Admission includes unlimited play on the over 100 different games available. Panels and special guest speakers will be featured as well as vendors and dealers. There will also be tournaments for acrade games and pinball (separate admission fee applies). For admission information and more, click here to be taken to the official website.

Chris Tucker at Hard Rock Live
Universal Studios Citywalk
6050 Universal Boulevard
Orlando FL 32819
July 27

Whether it was Rush Hour, Fifth Element, or another movie, Chris Tucker has captured the funnybone of many. Now's your chance to see him perform live at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Ticket prices for this one-night-only show range from $45-75. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 800-351-5483 or click here to be taken to the Hard Rock website.


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