Experience the Excitement of the Florida Classic in Orlando

See the nation's largest HBCU sports & entertainment event in Orlando.

Fans of college football can catch the Florida Blue Florida Classic this November in Orlando. The eagerly awaited game will feature the reigning champions B-CU Wildcats taking on the hungry challengers, the FAMU Rattlers, in a game that will be a genuine O-town Showdown. The Wildcats are in a four-year winning streak, having won the game every year since 2011. The Rattlers are anxious to break this winning streak in a game between two fierce historic rivals, Florida A & M University and Bethune-Cookman University.

Football - Referee Thumbs UpOrlando Citrus Bowl Stadium
Florida Classic
November 21, 2015

This is the kind of college football Orlando is famous for. These two teams will be meeting on the gridiron for the 36th time since 1979. The nation's most popular black college football game, a million and a half fans have been attending since 1978.

Events leading up to the big game include the Kickoff Luncheon and the Battle of the Bands.  For more details on all of the events surrounding the big game, visit the Florida Classic website

If you're going to be in town for the big game, you should reserve a room at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando SeaWorld. In addition to being close to the Orlando theme parks, our hotel is a short drive to Citrus Bowl Stadium where you can watch the big game. Make your after-party location one of our onsite restaurants like The Crazy Squirrel, Sonoma Lobby Bar or the Barefoot Bar where you can enjoy cocktails with friends and relive some of the most exciting moments of the game.

Experience Halloween Horror Nights® 25 in Florida

Universal Orlando® Halloween events bring terror to the famous park.

Hollywood's scariest films will be making an appearance at this year's Halloween Horror Nights event. Get tickets to become a part of the most heart-thumping moments in scary movie history.

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights® 25
September 18 – November 1
6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

HOLIDAYS_HALLOWEEN_zombie-outside-window-spiderwebs-filthWith spooky scenes and characters that transport you into your scariest nightmares, Halloween Horror Nights® is a frightening and memorable event. Buy tickets to walk through nine fearsome haunted houses based on Hollywood's scariest movies, or plan your evening around one of the event's gruesome shows. Steel your nerves to stroll through one of the celebration's scare zones, and don't forget to scream your head off on all of Universal's renowned roller coasters.

This year's haunted houses include scenes that range from The Walking Dead to the cursed summer camp that goes by the name Camp Crystal Lake. During the Halloween Horror Nights® event, the streets at Universal Studios fill with monsters, spooks and scary mutants. The event's scare zones include:  Psychoscareapy Unleashed,  Scary Tales Screampunk, Evil's Roots and All Nite Die-In Double Feature

From satire to gore, Universal's Halloween-themed shows are sure to shock and awe you. Take a break from the park chaos and settle in to watch "Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" or "The Carnage Returns."

Once you've experienced the shows of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights®, head to the rides. Buckle up for safety to enjoy rides like:  Transformers: The Ride 3-D, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, The Simpsons Ride and more!

Consider making overnight accommodations for HHN25 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld. Our hotel offers a convenient locale to the best attractions and a comfortable place to stay. Located just 5 miles from Universal Orlando®, our hotel is the perfect place to relax after a night of terrors at the theme park.

The Orlando Science Center Celebrates 60 Years!

Experience the wonder of a premier science museum in Orlando

If you're in search of great ideas for things to do with family in Orlando, then take the kids to the Orlando Science Center. This well-established venue is home to an observatory, and the staff hosts many interesting child-friendly exhibits and events annually.

Robot scienceKids Town is one of the most popular ongoing exhibits at the science center, and it offers your children the opportunity to kick-start their imaginations with simulation technology. They'll have the chance to learn about science in a hands-on, interactive way.

Several of the upcoming events on the calendar are sure to catch your eye as visitors and local Floridians alike can all make good use of these Orlando museum events. The Orlando Maker Faire is a celebration of hands-on crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Otronicon is an educational, geek-friendly technology expo held in Orlando. The adult swim is an opportunity for a fun night out with fellow science enthusiasts. Pirate week offers kids the chance to learn about pirates, and they can even meet one in person. They're also able to hear pirate stories, and they can learn how to make their own eye patches as part of one of the sessions. The Neanderthal ball is a cocktail party for adults, which includes a cosmic golf challenge that golfers will surely want to check out.

Science enthusiasts are always welcome at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. If you're in need of accommodations in the Orlando area, we hope you'll consider booking your stay with us. Visit us online to check out all that we have to offer and book your stay.

Woman's U.S. National Soccer Team Is Hosting Brazil in Orlando!

Citrus Bowl Stadium soccer events spark interest worldwide in preparation of a 10-week victory tour.

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will be playing a much-anticipated match against Brazil in Orlando on October 25. The event is part of a 10-week victory tour in relation to the team's recent World Cup win against Japan.

SPORTS_SOCCER_Sports-fans-support-their-teamThe World Cup resulted in 25.4 million people tuning in to watch as the Woman's U.S. National Soccer Team bested Japan. The event was the single highest viewed game in U.S. history. It even surpassed the U.S. men's World Cup against Portugal that brought in 24.7 million viewers.

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is currently ranked number one, and Brazil has a ranking of sixth in the world. The game against Brazil is set to kick off at 3 p.m. The last time Orlando hosted the women's national team was in November 2013, and it resulted in the highest-attended game for the U.S. women's team that year. History is being made in Orlando, and there is speculation that the city may start its own women's professional team. Given the success of the women's national team, it's expected that the victory tour will result in a massive turnout from soccer fans. Visit the Citrus Bowl Stadium website to find out more about the Woman's National Soccer Team event.

Fans who want to attend the game should start thinking about their hotel accommodations now. At Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, we're excited to host soccer fans as they celebrate with the women's team and cheer them on to victory. Our hotel is just a short drive from Orlando soccer events at the Citrus Bowl, and our prime location offers guests areas to relax after the game with fellow fans. Browse our website to find out about our amenities and book your room for this exciting weekend.

Don't Miss the Fun at the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular®!

The whole family can enjoy Halloween events at SeaWorld.

If you are looking for a way to celebrate Halloween in Orlando with kids, check out the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular®. You can enjoy the spooky fun during every weekend in October 2015.

Halloween KidsChildren can enjoy trick or treating at a number of candy stations along special pathways throughout the park. Friendly sea witches and other sea creatures will interact with SeaWorld visitors during this family-friendly Halloween event. Small children can also take a ride on the thrilling Seven Seas Railway.

Penelope's Party Zone will provide fun for children of all ages. They can hear scary stories and listen to live music. Dancing to the music, making crafts with a sea theme and playing games are some of the ways visitors can join in the fun. If you want your Halloween adventure in Orlando to include time with Shamu, eat at a poolside table while you enjoy the Dine With Shamu experience. You and your family can watch the whales interact with their trainers while you eat. Halloween treats during this adventure include a complimentary photograph in a special Halloween frame.

Also, the Muppets will perform at the Seaport Theater during SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular® celebration. Children can dance and sing along to some of their favorite songs from Sesame Street during this Countdown to Halloween.

If you want to make a short vacation out of this trip, visit the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld website to learn about how we can complement your SeaWorld visit.

You'll be Spellbound by Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular is one of the highlights of Disney’s 2015 Halloween festivities.

This year’s annual Disney Halloween celebration is set to be fun for the whole family. It may even be the best year yet for exciting and magical events occurring in the Disney parks. Magic Kingdom will come alive with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on selected evenings beginning September 15. 

Halloween - Happy Halloween written on a pumpkinJoin your favorite characters in their spooky holiday finery by dressing up the whole family to attend all-ages events where surprises and treats are hidden around every corner. You can stop by for Happy HalloWishes from the ghost host at the Haunted Mansion, and then wet your whistle at Frontierland where you might even be serenaded by the haunting sounds of its inhabitants.

You'll also be led into the spirit of the occasion by following the Headless Horsemen as he ushers in a flotilla of floats filled with costume-clad characters in Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade. Capped off by a fantastic fireworks display over Cinderella Castle, it's sure to fill one and all with the magic of the evening.

The 2015 celebrations also herald the return of your favorite trio of witches in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, new this year. The Sanderson sisters will be joined for magic and mayhem by special guests like Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent for song and danced-filled frights and fun at the Magic Kingdom Park.

If you’re planning to check out the fun-filled events, Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld welcomes you to stay close to all the action. Our comfortable rooms will give your ghouls and goblins a place to rest up before joining in for more fun.

Halloween Horror Nights 25 Come Alive This October 2015!

Halloween horror nights at Universal Orlando will have you screaming for more.

HOLIDAYS_HALLOWEEN_Scary-HalloweenWhat are you doing this Halloween 2015? Get your scream on at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 25. You don't even have to wait until Halloween to feel those chills down your arms. This yearly event is open on select nights between September 18 and November 1, 2015.

As one of the most successful movie studios in industry history, Universal puts on all the glitz as they create some of the most frightening scare zones in the nation. There are five scare zones that give you the willies each time you walk through. Hold onto your loved ones tightly because creatures can appear from almost anywhere. This annual Halloween event in Orlando get even better with nearly 10 haunted houses. Be careful when you explore these houses because you never know what might be around the corner.

Visitors might want a break from all the frights, so Universal makes sure that all your favorite rides are still open for those ultimate thrills. Some rides may even have some fun Halloween decorations to get you in the spirit. Admission to the Horror Nights also includes the entire theme park experience, so hold onto your shoes for an exciting night of exploration and fun-filled adventures.

People flock to Halloween Horror Nights from around the nation, so you can expect hotel rooms to book up fast. Visit the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld website to get your Halloween experience started. Prepare yourself for a scare and get out your most ghoulish makeup for the fun night of horror festivities that await you in Orlando.

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in Orlando and Save!

We have special hotel discounts for guests who are staying in Orlando over Labor Day weekend.

HOLIDAYS_PATRIOTIC_Labor-DayEnd the summer on a high note by booking a Labor Day weekend getaway at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. Whether you’re a visitor from out of town, a Florida resident or a member of the Armed Forces, we have great deals to help you save money on your next vacation.

Salute to the Heroes
We’re paying tribute to the brave men and women who protect us this Labor Day weekend by offering the Salute to the Heroes special offer. Are you an active-duty, reservist or retired law enforcement officer, firefighter or Armed Forces service member? Get some well-deserved rest and relaxation by taking advantage of the special rates we’re offering our heroes this Labor Day weekend.

Leisure Escapes
Book a Leisure Escape in Orlando package this Labor Day weekend and you’ll receive a $50 resort credit that you can use for dining, shopping and spa treatments once you arrive. With so many dining options and activities at our resort, the Leisure Escapes package is hugely popular and in limited supply, so you’ll want to act fast.

Florida Resident Special
Sometimes, a vacation in your home state can be much more fun and relaxing than flying halfway around the world. For our fellow Floridians who book a two-night stay, we are offering Florida resident special offers. Simply present your Florida ID when you check in to get a $25 resort credit that can be used for spa treatments, golfing or dining at one of our restaurants.

Spending Labor Day weekend at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is a great way to celebrate the end of summer. Before the kids head back to school and the weather starts to cool down, plan one last vacation with our Labor Day weekend hotel packages in Orlando.

Enjoy a Family Breakfast with Shamu in Orlando!

Meet Shamu at our character breakfast each Sunday this summer 2015!

If you've ever wanted to meet an orca up close, a Breakfast with Shamu in Orlando is the perfect event for family fun! Delight the kids with a personalized meeting with the most famous killer whale around as you enjoy a delicious breakfast. Shamu cannot be at every hotel, but he stops by the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld every Sunday!

DT Orlando Shamu Character Breakfast
Don't worry about making another breakfast reservation or increasing your vacation budget, because the Shamu Character breakfast is included with our Sunday Breakfast Buffet. Plan to dine at the Laguna restaurant on Sunday between 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Kids and adults alike will love having their picture taken as they eat a delicious meal or work the buffet line.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then head out to the hotel pool where guests can work off all the eggs, waffles and sausage! Kids can talk about their experience with Shamu and look at all the photos they took. Meeting this whale only gets them more excited about taking off to Sea World for more memorable and exciting experiences.

The Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is proud to a theme park partner hotel, so make your reservation today and get ready to enjoy exciting character breakfasts. Our property is perfectly situated near all the SeaWorld properties, including Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Make your vacation a wet and wild one with great exhibits for marine science. After being delighted by experiences with Shamu, your kids just might grow up to be marine biologists. Experience orcas at breakfast and at the theme park for a vacation of a lifetime!

EPCOT® Food & Wine Festival Tempts Your Taste Buds!

Culinary events around Orlando are defined by EPCOT®'s masterful service and cooking expertise.

DINING_WINE_Wine-grapes-and-cheeseAs summer sets in Florida, autumn fun awaits at the EPCOT® Food & Wine Festival. Between September 25 and November 16, 2015, explore the world's finest wines and foods at Disney's EPCOT® World Showcase. The seminars and demonstrations are almost countless, so make your plans today as this event slowly fills up with excited attendees.

Are you curious about specialized cooking techniques you've seen on TV? Join some of the most decorated chefs in the world at this event to learn about their insider tips on food preparation, chemistry and presentation. Just chopping up vegetables can be entertainment at one of these professional seminars!

Take in a wine tasting experience or join a hands-on class for mixing old-fashioned drinks during the Epcot® Food & Wine Festival. Bring back the classy past decades where a mixed drink was normal at family gatherings. If drinking isn't your type of fun, follow the smell of cheese as you learn all about this wondrous delicacy. From aging strategies to tasting tips, cheese experts are on-hand to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Learn the subtle art of matching wines with foods at this Orlando food and wine festival. You'll notice that food tastes different when you add a particular wine to the culinary experience. As you finish up your tasting adventure for the day, take a moment to enjoy your room at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. Take advantage of our waterfall pool or even lay out in our swinging hammocks to unwind. Because the festival covers several weeks, we'd be happy to accommodate you for as long as your vacation lasts.