Orlando Halloween Celebration Guide

For the residents of Orlando, Halloween is basically Christmas. We do not experience the Winter Wonderland that our friends to the north get to enjoy. So we go all out in the Fall, and have a spook-tacular time. Read on for our guide to Halloween in Orlando.

Halloween Horror Nights
If this were a rock show, Halloween Horror Nights would be the headliner. It is not just one of the best events in Orlando, this is one of the scariest, most exciting, and most buzzworthy events in the entire country. Head on down to Universal Studios between September 15th and November 4th for one of the creepiest times you will ever have.

Not only is this horrifying, this is recognizable horror. All of your favorite films come to life, and all of the bad guys are headed straight at you. Among this year’s villains are Jigsaw from the Saw franchise, the horrors of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, and some of the worst purveyors of evil from American Horror Story. Some of the antagonists from Evil Dead, the Purge, and Insidious will also be on hand to scare you out of your wits.

Universal Studios has been known to go all out for these few weeks. There are live actors wandering around the park in terrifying makeup, and there is no shortage of scares. Diagon Alley will remain open throughout this event.

You may have already guessed this, but this is not for the little ones. Children under the age of 13 are strongly advised to stay away from the Halloween Horror Nights. Tickets will run you $59.99 for a single night, and there are packages as well. No masks or costumes are allowed.

Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
This one is a little bit more family friendly. There are events which celebrate the villains of Disney, and shows which explore magic and dark acts. A parade rolls through the grounds, including stars of the Haunted Mansion.

You can come dressed to this event, and trick or treat around the park. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks show. This is only happening on a few select nights, and tickets will cost $74 dollars each.

A Petrified Forest
If you are only seeing one haunted house this year, this one is the way to go. There are two trail rides this year, and they are bigger and better than ever. This has consistently been rated as one of the scariest and best Halloween events in Central Florida. You cannot miss this one.

This one has been rated PG-13. While children under the age of 12 can visit, they will need an adult with them. Opening night is October 6th, and it runs for a few weeks. You can check out their site for more information. Going toe to toe with maniacs, zombies, and ghouls of all sorts can be daunting, so only the very brave should attend this one.

Trick or Treating
There are many areas of the city to go trick or treating. Our personal favorite is Baldwin Park. When you are looking for good old-fashioned trick or treating, that is the place to go. Hundreds of parents and kids will be swarming the area. It will be safe, and very family friendly.

Halloween Bar Crawl
Get ready to party and join the 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Crawl around Downtown Orlando. Purchase a $24 ticket and gain free cover at every venue, exclusive drink specials and a Halloween t-shirt. Do not forget your costume, as there will be a contest with prizes. The event date is Friday, October 20.

If you have any questions about Halloween events in Orlando, contact us. We have our roots in the Orlando area, and will gladly help you with your transportation needs. Call us today. Limo Car Orlando can help you ride in style. A ride in a limo can make your Halloween night truly special.

Orlando Solar Eclipse Tips

On Monday, August 21st, the contiguous United States will experience a solar eclipse visible for the first time in 99 years. The sun, earth, and moon will perfectly align and it will be visible from the west to the east coast. A path of total eclipse will pass through 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina. If you are in Orlando, you will experience a partial solar eclipse from 1:19 p.m to 4:14 p.m. The best time to view the eclipse will be at 2:45 p.m. when the solar eclipse will be at 85% totality. This means that at this time, you can experience viewing the moon almost completely covering the sun! We have put together a few important tips to know about the solar eclipse.

Safety
Looking directly at the sun during the eclipse can cause serious long-term damage to your eyes and even blindness. Also, keep in mind that sunglasses will not be enough to protect your eyes. If you plan on viewing the eclipse, you need to buy ISO certified solar viewing glasses online or you can pick one up for free at your local public library. Pets will be safe as they are not accustomed to looking up at the sun. However, if you want to be extra safe, you could purchase a pair of glasses for your furry friend if you plan on taking your pet out for a walk during the eclipse. You can pick up a pair of glasses in one of 10 public libraries giving out free safe-viewing glasses, but only while supplies last! Many public libraries in the area are even holding solar eclipse viewing parties. Check out the list of public libraries giving out free-viewing glasses below.
www.ocls.info/solar-eclipse

Schools
Many parents are worried about their kid’s safety during the solar eclipse because it will be occurring in the afternoon right as kids are getting out of school. Since dismissal times in most schools in Orlando will remain the same, those kids walking or riding their bikes home must take the necessary precautions to stay safe. Take the time to talk to your kids about not looking up directly at the sun and contact their school to find out exactly what safety precautions will be in place at the school. Central Florida will be allowing kids to stay home from school on Monday. In Orange County specifically, early pickup will be excused with a note. Also, any outdoor activities happening that day will be moved indoors. For more information check out the link below.
www.wftv.com/news/local/solar-eclipse-central-florida-schools-take-measures-to-protect-students/591450148

Where to View
There will be viewing parties and events all over Central Florida. In Orange County, the Museum of Arts and Sciences will have a telescope with a solar filter that will allow guests to see a magnified view of the eclipse. Certain public libraries in the area will have arts and crafts, educational activities, and viewing parties. If you are interested, make sure to register in advance! For a list of events happening in the Central Florida area, check out the link below.
www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/os-bz-eclipse-viewing-orlando-events-20170817-story.html

Walt Disney World
There is no official word on whether Walt Disney World theme parks will be holding special solar eclipse events on this day or how this will affect guests visiting the parks. However, certain changes to a few outdoor rides have already been announced. Keep an eye out for any official announcements in the coming days. For information on what we know so far, check out the link below.
www.chipandco.com/walt-disney-worlds-plans-solar-eclipse-279062/

At Limo Car Orlando we want to make sure our guests enjoy this extraordinary event and do so safely. If you are traveling in the city on Monday during the eclipse, ride in style in one of our luxury limos and cars. Contact us today!

5 Best Venues to Host Your Orlando Convention

Orlando is known for being an ideal location to host meetings and conventions. It is no surprise it was named the #1 meetings destination in the country. There are over 450 hotels and resorts in the city to choose from. To ensure the success of your convention, finding the right venue is key. Here are the top 5 venues to host your Orlando convention:

The Orange County Convention Center

The second largest convention center in the country is just 15 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport. Along with many awards, this facility won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2017. With 2.1 million square feet of space, the OCCC features general assembly areas, exhibition spaces, and business centers. For any type of event, the OCCC is sure not to disappoint.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Part of CVENT’s top 100 Meeting Hotels, this resort offers 65,000 square feet of meeting space. The Grand Cypress is equipped with golf courses, tennis facilities, and pools. This hotel has the perfect set up for team building and recreational activities for you and your guests. Let the event planning and catering experts in the hotel take care of all the planning for your convention.

The Ritz-Carlton Orland, Grande Lakes

This luxury Orlando resort is sure to impress your guests. It has over 50,000 square feet of event space and is close to the major Orlando theme parks. The staff is devoted to providing you with the best experience by offering audio-visual and other meeting services. After the meeting, you and your team can play golf on the course designed by Greg Norman, the legendary Australian golfer. If you worked up an appetite, there offer several dining options to choose from. One of the best places to eat at this hotel is Chef Norman’s New World Cuisine.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

This Hilton hotel has several spacious ballrooms, meeting, and boardrooms to choose from for conventions large and small. If you want to enjoy the beautiful gardens outdoors, the Hilton has a covered outdoor venue. This hotel also has professionals ready to help you customize your next convention to fit all your needs.  They provide award-winning catering and logistical expertise.

Loews Portfolio Bay Hotel at University Orlando

Lowes is located inside the Universal Orlando Resort. This means you and your guests are just minutes away from Universal Orlando theme parks and City Walk. Loews offers theme park benefits so that your guests can have a blast at Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. If you want a more relaxing experience, your guests can be pampered at the on-site Mandara Spa. Loews offers stylish conference rooms and unique meeting spaces with state-of-the-art A/V services. The hotel staff is sure to provide top-notch service for your next event.

At Limo Car Orlando we offer the best limousine buses, hummer limos, and chauffeur services for you and your guests.  Our local, experienced drivers will make your next convention in the magical city of Orlando an unforgettable experience. Call today.

Top Orlando Restaurants for Brazilian Tourists

Bem-vindo ao Orlando! Orlando is one of the most popular destination for Brazilian tourists. In fact, about 35% of tourists that travel to the U.S head to Orlando. For two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, Orlando received more visitors from Brazil than any other country in the world. These tourists visit Orlando to go to the world-famous theme parks and enjoy a fun-filled vacation with their loved ones. If you are a Brazilian tourist in Orlando and are craving a popular dish from your home country, check out our list of the top Brazilian restaurants in the city.

Giraffas
Giraffas Brazilian Grill is a popular Brazilian restaurant that serves grill-to-order, all-natural meals. This restaurant is perfect if you are tired of eating junk food on the go. Giraffas offers tasty lunch and dinner dishes for guests. You can order picanha steak, contra filet or pork picanha, accompanied by rice and beans. If you are in the mood for a refreshing drink, try the Caipiraffa, Giraffa’s version of the classic Brazilian caipirinha drink.

Pao Gostoso
One must-go-to restaurant in Orlando before heading to the parks is Pao Gostoso. Pao Gostoso is a great place to enjoy an authentic Brazilian breakfast. This bakery specializes in baked goods and savory pastries. Pao Gostoso makes everything from scratch, meaning all pastries are fresh and preserve their unique taste. Savor delicious sweets, traditional Brazilian cheese bread and mouthwatering coconut cakes accompanied by a hot cup of coffee. The bakery also offers Free Wifi which the tourists love to connect and share their Orlando travels.

Camila’s Restaurant
If you worked up an appetite after the parks, check out Camila’s Restaurant for a wide variety of food in an affordable self-serve style buffet. Camila’s has been in Orlando since 1994 and won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014. They have a wide selection of meats including churrasco, picanha, and chicken. Accompany your choice of meat with a range of pasta selections, or appetizing rice and beans.

Gilson’s Brazilian Restaurant
This Brazilian restaurant is an all-you-can-eat buffet where you can choose from all types of tasty Brazilian food and desserts. Meat selections include chicken, beef, and fish. They also have soup, salads, and rice and beans. For dessert, choose from fresh fruit, caramel pudding and much more! With friendly staff that speaks Portuguese, a trip to this restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

Café Mineiro Restaurant
We know running around the park and going on rides is bound to make you very hungry. For the ultimate family-friendly dining experience, check out Café Mineiro at the heart of all the city’s main attractions. This restaurant is a buffet where you can enjoy eating up to 12 different cuts of meats for lunch or dinner. They also offer gourmet salads, pasta, and rice. Don’t forget to try their famous “Feijao” made on the house. Café Mineiro offers quality food at a great price.

At Limo Car Orlando we are devoted to offering the best experience to tourists visiting this magical city. Cruise Orlando with your family in one of our luxury cars or limos with experienced and local chauffeurs. Make unforgettable memories and ride in style with Limo Car Orlando. Call today to have us take care of your transportation needs!

What You Should Know about the New Universal Studios Water Park

Universal Studios has recently opened Volcano Bay, a 30-acre water park designed to thrill and excite guests as they play around in the H20. The park has a Polynesian theme. Krakatau, a great volcano that gives the park its name, goes from a waterfall to a fire fall, to a lava flow within the same day. Before you jump in, you should know a few things about the park:

1. TapuTapu Is Your Friend

Universal Studios did a lot of extensive research when designing the park, and it absolutely shows. Their efforts have culminated into a nifty little wristwatch called TapuTapu. With this device, you can do basically anything: rent a locker, get souvenirs, and pay for meals.
The biggest advantage of TapuTapu is that you can virtually wait in line. Just pick out which ride you want to go on, and queue up. That is right, you can have a relaxing trip to the lazy river or grab a bite to eat while your little buddy waits in line for you. The best part is that you do not have to go immediately. Unfortunately, you will have to give TapuTapu back at the end of the day.

2. Arrive Early

Tourists hear this advice all the time. That makes sense because it is good advice. As the latest attraction, it is absolutely swarming with people. Early birds will find shorter lines to the hottest rides, and more space, so you can find the best spot.

3. Do Not Bring Anything More Than What You Need

You are going to get wet here. This seems pretty obvious since you want to get wet. But you do not want your camera, or your clothes to get wet. As mentioned above, you can rent out a locker, but the lockers are not Hermione’s bag, which can hold anything. Some rides will not let you ride in flip-flops. The top of Krakatau might as well be the highest point in Florida, and you do not want to lug anything up there just to be told that you cannot ride with it. This park favors those who come to it light.

4. Park at City Walk

Universal charges $12 a day if you are staying at one of their hotels. If you are not staying at one of the hotels around the park, parking is going to get really pricey in a hurry. Leaving your car at CityWalk, and then taking one of Universal’s buses is going to save you money and hassle. Make sure you get here as early as you can, as parking fills up fast.

5. Do Not Worry about the Rain

In Florida, we have a joke: “If you do not like the weather, that is ok. All you have to do is wait 30 minutes.” There is a lot of truth to the aphorism. Many will feel tempted to pack up and leave when the sky darkens, but wise tourists will simply head under an overhang or into a restaurant. The rain usually passes fairly quickly.

If you want to ride to Volcano Bay in style, do not hesitate to contact us today. At Limo Car Orlando, our friendly, professional, and local staff will help you in any way they can.

5 Ideas For An Awesome Bachelorette Party

Drees To Impress

It’s a party after all! Let everyone know why you and your friends are out and about the town!

Keep Your Phone Handy

Take pictures throughou the night and post them on Facebook to let everyone else know how much fun you are having!

Don’t Stick To Just One Place

Keep alternating between one party place to another. See everything and get as much out of the night as you can.

In-Depth People Analysis

Come up with a fun contest that everyone will enjoy and hand out bachelorette party related gifts to the winners!

Ride In Style!

Nothing says class, luxury and the ultimate party on wheels like a limousine! Renting one will sure make your event unforgettable!

5 Romantic Getaways In Orlando


1. Lake Eola Park
This pristine park is located in the heart of downtown Orlando.
You can enjoy a romantic walk around the lake or take a swan paddle boat to explore the beauty of the lake.

2. Leu Gardens
This 50-acre botanical garden is Orlando’s one of the hottest date spots at night. You can make the trip memorable by hiring a chauffeured limousine to take you to the park.

3. Stage-Play Show
Classic date ideas will never disappoint you! Plan a stage-play show of your favorite genre followed by a candle-lit romantic dinner with your loved one. Make it more sophisticated by adding a limo car service to the equation.

4. Enjoy Kayaking On An Eco-Tour
Orlando offers plenty of water sport options for adventurous couples. And kayaking should be at the top of your list.

5. A Romantic Balloon Ride
Take a ride over Orlando in a hot air balloon because this is the only way you both can truly enjoy Orlando’s finest in peace.

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New Year Party At Orlando In Limousine

New Year party in limousine at or Orlando may be an experience unmatched. And this is something that comes after 365 nights!

Celebration on wheels escalates when you are on the roll with partying friends, spilling toasts with adrenalin taking space, ecstatic music pushed to play and Orlando night view catching the very glimpse. And all this coupled with our world class hospitality that comes as a package with great fleet of our Limousines. A DJ can spin the disk to your excitement but we chose to be slightly different – we spin wheels that drive our limo and your excitement as well.

Touted as one of kind experience, partying in rented Limo maybe once in a lifetime experience that anyone can have (and regular if our service impresses you – we hope we will!). Getting high with party mood and welcoming New Year while on the breezy move will make memories that one can cherish forever. The chauffer driven service will ensure you make the most out of this gala event.

Say New Year Party – Say Orlando Limousine Service. We will be more than happy to see the New Year day with entertaining you as our party guest!

We wish you a very Happy New Year !

Visiting Orlando During the Winter Months Offers Guests Unique Benefits

Many people, especially families with kids heading to Disney World, try to arrange trips to Orlando during summer months or over spring breaks that fall sometime in March or April since those times align with school break schedules. However, if you don’t have kids and just need some sunshine, or your kids can afford a few extra days away from classes, visiting Orlando during the winter months is jam-packed with benefits.

Take Advantage of the Low Season in Orlando

Whether you are planning to visit to get the full Disney experience, or you simply need a natural dose of vitamin D in January, you will discovery plenty of unique benefits available that make it more than worth fleeing the daily grind during “low season” months that fall between November to early December and January. While not slow during this time, you will find booking the most convenient and affordable flights, cozy hotels and high-quality limousines for easy transportation easier and less time-consuming.

Special Events You Can Enjoy During the Winter Months in Orlando

Even if your itinerary set for your visit to Orlando, you might consider squeezing in some time of the following notable events during your winter stay:

  • Parades Galore. For a December visit, you can experience a few different holiday-themed parades. The Macy’s Holiday Parade in December offers floats, Santa and sing along opportunities while the Florida Citrus Parade — also held in December — celebrates the holidays and two football games.
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations. The theme parks in Orlando always offer a sense of whimsy and magic, but never more so than during that time before the holidays when each park decks its halls, trims its trees and turns on all the lights.

Christmas Night, Limousines & Party Time

Christmas – Party – Extravaganza – Family or Friends – City Ride – Limousine Party Bus

Do you see and six degree connection above?

No.

You won’t – because with us, this is pretty obvious!

Come this Christmas, we are equally braced up to the holy excitements you do ! The joy festive occasion may well multiply if you are looking up for a party moment on a rented Limo. We are more than happy to make it available when you want to enjoy the gala day on wheels !

With the good fleet of spacious limousine party bus that also doubles up as party pool for any given occasion, our chauffeurs will be equally zealous to open the doors for you. Seeing a party animal in you, we also have a good arrangement of party materials that will complement the festive mood of Christmas along with your family and friends.

You in Limo surrounded with friends, catchy cuisines, beverage filled glasses, great ambient music and a smooth ride is what catches every party goers fancy – and we thrive to let that happen to your festive delight !

Raising the toast for a happy Christmas ride in our limousine that is well available for rent.

Let us be your Santa Claus this time. Christmas Party & Limousine service can’t get any better !

Merry Christmas & Happy partying all night around.

Did we forget to say that we have limousine party buses too …

Vroooommmmm !