Celebration Summer Breakout 2012

Celebration’s Summer Breakout Camp is in full swing. This camp runs for 10 weeks from June 11- August 17 8:30am-6pm. The camp features a different theme every week and is run by Celebration Parks and Recreation Department and is located in the South Village at Heritage Hall. They have everything from “Prince & Princess” week to “Breakout Olympics”. There is something that surely every child would like. Every week includes different crafts, playground/pool time, and loads of games. Many weeks are still open for registration, so if you’re interested, sign up today.

The camp is for children aged 6-12. You can find get more information by contacting Celebration Parks and Recreation Department at 407-566-1200.

Universal Studios & Sea World Kick Off New Offerings

As we head into the busy tourist months, Universal Studios and Sea World Orlando are unveiling new features to attract patrons their way. Universal Studios announced this past week that they will open their new 3-D simulator ride called “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” on July 2nd. The ride is based on the 2010 movie “Despicable Me”, and during the attraction riders will be transformed into yellow goggle-wearing “minions”. The new ride joins a new parade and the evening lagoon show.

Sea World also announced on Wednesday that they will now offer a new week-day only pass to their 4-year old water park, Aquatica. This pass will cost $59.99 plus tax each and are good every weekday through the rest of 2012. Purchasers can also opt to add a weekend day for $15 by showing their Weekday Pass at the front gate on a Saturday or Sunday.

With so many things to do throughout the year, Central Florida is a great place to vacation, split time, or call home. When you are ready to own a little piece of Florida, a Nectar professional is ready to help you.

A Flashback 4th of July

With the 4th of July right around the corner, make time to swing by downtown Celebration for some classic family fun. Every year, we celebrate a different era or nostalgic theme for the 4th of July Festival, and this year is no different.

The theme for this year is “An All-American Salute to Cinema”.  There will be live music, bounce houses and games for the kids, multiple food and drink booths, and a costume contest.  Come dressed as your favorite movie character for a chance to win the prize money.  Admission to this event is free.  Parking is limited in downtown, so follow the signs for the free park & ride.

Here is the full schedule of events:

9:00 AM– July 4th Parade through Celebration Town Center

5:00 PM– Park and Ride Service Begins (bus pickup point: TBA)

5:30 PM– Event Opens (DJ Tami Begins)

6:00 PM-10:00 PM– Mo Geetz Performs

8:15 PM– Costume Contest (come dressed as your favorite movie character for a chance to win prize money)

9:25 PM– National Anthem Sung

9:30 PM- Fireworks!!!!

10:30 PM– Event Ends

Sweet Escape Bakery Newest Additon to Celebration

This past Thursday, Sweet Escape Bakery had its soft opening. This much-anticpated new eatery was very busy on its first day, even at 8pm when I stopped by to sample the menu.

Located at the top of Market Street next to the post office, Sweet Escape is sure to get noticed. They are filling the much needed void in the restaurant scene here in Celebration, which is a quick-stop casual dining option. They have tables inside and out, great for all seasons here in FL.

Everything off the menu is easy to eat-in or take with you depending on your preference. They have lots of baked goods, flavored coffees, and deli sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head meat. The reasonable prices, convenient location, and tasty food are sure to make this place a hit.

Stop by for a chocolate chip scone. They are yummy!