Orlando News: Aquatica, Legoland, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Orlando Science Center, Plaza Theatre
Aquatica will open a new water slide in March 2010. The slide, called Omaka Rocka, is a high-speed tube ride with near-vertical thrills, which will give riders a sense of weightlessness.
Legoland, a brand new theme park owned by Merlin Entertainments Group,will be coming to Central Florida in 2011. The park will open at the former Cypress Gardens site. Legoland Florida will be the world’s largest and include 40-50 main attractions. Several Cypress Gardens attractions, including the historical gardens, will be integrated into the theme.
Mount Dora Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit, “A Textured Sense of Time,” by painter Arthur Natale through Feb. 8, 2010. Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 10 – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Orlando Science Center presents The Festival of Chocolate weekend March 6 – 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature chocolate tastings, a creative workshop for kids, educational chocolate museum and more. Admission is included in Orlando Science Center ticket price, which is $17 for adults and $12 for children.
The Plaza Theatre will be featuring the following concerts in February:
•Al Di Meola – Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.; tickets range from $29 – $47.50
•The Robert Cray Band – Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.; tickets range from $32.50 – $42.50