It’s Florida. Whoever thought you could have a snow day in FLORIDA?! Well you can, this Thursday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Titanic, The Experience on International Drive. Beat the heat at the “Titanic Melt” where you can see real snow and ice carvers in the parking lot. If that isn’t enough “chill” for you, purchase tickets to come inside the attraction to view an iceberg on display.
“Titanic Melt” will be hosted in the parking lot of Titanic The Experience. Tickets to the exhibit may be purchased at the exhibition office, online at http://tickets.prxi.com/orlando or by calling 407-248-1166.
Address: 7324 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
The exhibition is located between Sea World and Universal Studios on International Drive
Sure you could take Dear Old Mom out for brunch for Mother’s Day… and she’d love it. The most important part of the day is spending it with her family, right? But what if you could do something really unusual? What about getting her a “big” surprise? Better yet — a “Titanic” one?!
Titanic The Experience on International Drive is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Mom will be the guest of honor, as will Captain E.J. Smith, Margaret “Molly” Brown, and others notables. Your family will enjoy a buffet-style meal with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and other sumptuous options, although (thankfully) the menu will not be identical to that served on Titanic for breakfast, April 11, 1912. No, there will be no grilled mutton kidneys, lamb collops (whatever those are) or stewed prunes. It will be a first-class affair, however, with a decidedly Edwardian flair.
Will Mom get a meal at the “usual” spot for this special day? Or one with live entertainment from famous passengers and crew, singing, dancing, fun and interaction that will be a memory your family will hold dear for years to come?
Tickets may be purchased at the Exhibition Box Office, by calling 407-248-1166, or online at titanictheexperience.com. The cost is $45 for adults and $35 for children.
Titanic The Experience is located between Sea World and Universal Studios at 7324 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Titanic… The Experience, located on International Drive, Orlando, has over 400 unique pieces of Titanic memorabilia and 100 authentic artifacts recovered from the ill-fated liner. Visitors can take a guided tour, led by talented actors in period costume, through 17 galleries of the 20,000 square ft. interactive museum. Of special note is the “little big piece,” a 3-ton piece of Titanic’s hull, on display for the first time.
Visitors can view the full-scale recreations of Titanic’s Grand Staircase, a first class cabin, the Verandah Café and the Promenade deck. In addition, they have the opportunity to stand on a mock ship’s bow in front of a green screen for their very own “King of the World” re-creation.
As a follower to “all things Titanic,” I visited “The Experience” with great anticipation. I’ve been to exhibitions in Vegas, Orlando (the previous one at Mercado) and St. Petersburg (more than once!). We even hosted a “Titanic History Day” on the 100th anniversary of the sinking for friends and family where we dressed in period costume and had age-appropriate learning stations. (*Read about our big day here.)
The tour took about an hour, although for those with serious interest might feel a bit rushed. (I have a collection of… oh maybe 50 Titanic well-read books as well as a dozen or so videos/DVDs, so I wanted to read every placard.) Most everyone I spoke with, however, felt they saw plenty. We all enjoyed seeing the artifacts and getting a “glimpse” of what it may have been that fateful night 100 years ago.
If you’re into history with a side of spooky, Titanic… The Experience offers ghost tours most Thursdays (check their website for exact times and dates). Paranormal experts believe spirits attach themselves to objects they last touched, or ones nearby where there was intense emotion at time of death. Either theory may explain the “activity” experienced on site. For a less “haunting” event, attend the dinner shows where a cast of 6-8 entertains and educates while you dine.
I recommend Titanic… The Experience for history buffs, Titanic aficionados, and those who know only what they saw in the blockbuster film. It’s a beautiful museum with a personal touch.