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Kevin Hart Coming to Mandalay Bay

Kevin Hart, Ride Along Red Carpet Premiere, Sydney AustraliaMandalay Bay Resort and Casino brings actor and comedian Kevin Hart to the Events Center Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets to the What Now tour go on sale shortly before the holidays, making a trip to The Strip the perfect stocking stuffer!

Tickets priced at $49, $79, $99  and $129, not including applicable tax and service fees, go on sale Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

In 2012, Kevin Hart’s comedy tour Let Me Explain took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa. Records have not withstood under his Let Me Explain tour, as Kevin became only the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Kevin also released a feature-film version of this comedy show to movie theatres across the country in 2013. Previously, his Laugh At My Pain tour was so successful, it catapulted Hart to 2011’s number one comedian on Ticketmaster. This led to the Laugh At My Pain DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month. With his passion for stand-up and entertainment, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

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Universal Orlando Extends its Military Offers

Universal Orlando?s fourth on-site hotel, Universal?s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is now open! The retro-inspired hotel features incredible amenities for endless family fun including a 10,000 sq. ft. zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, 10-lane bowling alley, the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, family suites that sleep up to six and much more. This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more family fun, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando?s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms. © Universal Orlando Resort. All Rights Reserved.Universal Orlando Resort has extended its ticket offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military with purchase available now through June 7, 2015. Military personnel can purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-night stay at the brand-new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

These all-new military offers are available with valid identification on participating bases at ITT or Leisure Travel Service Offices. For additional details on these offers, see below or visit www.universalorlando.com/military.

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Ruuxa Demonstrating Speed at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Ruuxa-san-diego-zoo-safari--parkA 7-month-old cheetah cub, Ruuxa, was full of energy as he sprinted and chased his puppy companion, Raina, during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier this week. Safari Park trainers observed the male cheetah playfully instigate a wrestling match and tackle Raina, a female Rhodesian ridgeback.

The cheetah and dog are often brought to an area at the Safari Park where they can play off-leash and reach full running speeds chasing each other around. These exercise sessions provide Ruxxa with the opportunity to thrive by expressing natural behaviors like sprinting and chasing. This is also an opportunity to help build his muscles and stamina, which will allow him to reach his running potential.

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One Direction TV Special From Universal Orlando Resort

One Direction: The TV Special - Season 2014NBC joins forces with multi-platinum band One Direction for One Direction: The TV Special, a primetime musical event set for Tuesday, Dec. 23 (8-9 p.m. ET).

One Direction’s first U.S. network special will offer a rare inside look at the wildly popular band through a combination of documentary material, comical stunts and musical performances. The special features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the South American leg of their 2014 Where We Are Tour and follows the band as they recorded their new #1 album, FOUR, on the road.  Viewers will also experience One Direction’s music as they stage a special intimate concert for lucky fans at Universal Orlando Resort, where the band performs a selection of songs from FOUR as well as some of the biggest hits off their three previous albums. The hour-long telecast also finds the boys giving unsuspecting fans the shock of their lives by introducing themselves in disguise at the theme parks, as well as the bandmates interviewing each other aboard a high-speed roller coaster.

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Diamond and Gold Lasagna – Portofino Las Vegas

Diamond and Gold Lasagna at Portofino Las VegasPortofino at The Mirage Hotel & Casino offers visitors and locals alike a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience with its exclusive Diamond and Gold Lasagna. Priced at $100 and featuring only the finest ingredients available, this luxurious dish is available throughout December.

The Diamond and Gold Lasagna will tantalize taste buds with layers of pasta stuffed with porcini mushrooms, Iberico ham and Prosciutto di Parma. A generous serving of 24-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, buffalo mozzarella and Kobe Bolognese is spread between each layer, making the dish melt in guests’ mouths. This luxurious creation is covered with “foiefredo” sauce, Alfredo sauce infused with decadent foie gras, leaving it dripping with flavor. White Diamond truffles shaved tableside adorn the dish, along with glittering 23-karat gold flakes for a finishing touch. Designed by Executive Chef Michael LaPlaca, this ultimate lasagna dish at Portofino boasts the authentic flavors of Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the highest-quality ingredients.

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The Cowfish Officially Opens at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Cowfish soft opening at CitywalkUniversal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, The Cowfish, officially opened this week, bringing the nation’s original Sushi Burger Bar to the heart of Universal Orlando’s entertainment complex. The Cowfish was first established in North Carolina and features an exciting menu that offers something for everyone, including innovative sushi rolls, unique craft burgers, and “Burgushi” – a cutting-edge fusion of burger and sushi that offers the best of both worlds. Burgushi items include sushi rolls created using burger components and pick-up style sandwiches created using sushi ingredients.

Universal Orlando worked closely with The Cowfish founders, Marcus Hall and Alan Springate, to bring this one-of-a-kind dining concept to Universal CityWalk. Guests visiting this eclectic, three-story restaurant can enjoy an innovative menu made from scratch with the freshest ingredients, outdoor seating with incredible views of CityWalk, colorful décor and custom artwork, vibrant music and more.

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Movie Night New Year’s Eve at Universal Hollywood

Movie Night offered at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve!The countdown to 2015 begins with Universal CityWalk’s all-new New Year’s Eve Movie Night celebration at the CityWalk AMC Theatres, featuring five of Universal Pictures’ most iconic films, including Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Back to the Future and a double feature of Dracula and Frankenstein.

The New Year’s Eve festivities will include a red carpet entry and live DJ dance party with appearances by such favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters as the Minions, Doc Brown, Dracula, Frankenstein and the quintessential Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe, in honor of the theme park’s 50th anniversary.

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Organic Juices Now Available at Bellagio Las Vegas

bellagio-organic-juicesBellagio Resort & Casino has added a delicious and healthy beverage selection to its award-winning food and beverage portfolio. Continuing to raise the bar on quality and freshness, the resort now serves USDA-Certified Organic, cold-pressed juices. Proudly displaying the USDA Organic seal on each label, the kale, beet and carrot juices are gluten-free and made from organic fruits and vegetables, allowing each juice to be power-packed with flavor and nutrients.

USDA Certified Organic is a global statement that elevates our commitment to organic agriculture,” said Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong. “We are passionate about offering the best products and this showcases our ongoing dedication to delivering our guests the best experience possible.”

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Downtown Disney Orlando Dining Offerings

amc-dine-in-wdwIn the midst of transforming Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, plenty of dining spots satisfy every sort of craving – add a side of fun with everything from bowling to live concerts.

AMC Dine-In Theatres, Downtown Disney West Side. Forget popcorn, try the blackened chicken Alfredo, fish and chips or a mushroom Swiss burger. Seat-side, table-top service and the latest movies.

Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, Downtown Disney West Side. Look for the 2-story pineapple and you’ll find Bongos, the creation of singer Gloria Estefan. The menu features Cuban classics from ceviche and Cuban sandwiches to ropa vieja and picadillo. Add a side of fried sweet plaintains or black beans. Some guests just sip a mojito on the outdoor patio.

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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

Character Topiaries at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Goofy, Donald and DaisySpring 2015 will bloom with a fresh take on lush gardens, inspired flavors and lively entertainment during the 75-day Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17 at Walt Disney World Resort. New Disney character topiaries, including a nod to the blockbuster animated film, “Frozen,” will offer colorful selfie and family photo ops. Outdoor Kitchens will serve a fresh take on sweet and savory noshes. And guests can get “hands-on” with festival fun during Disney-led gardening seminars.

“Frozen” will melt hearts in the park’s World Showcase: Disney’s first Anna and Elsa topiaries will appear in a scene from the Oscar-winning film’s finale. Other brand-new Disney character topiaries will be Chip and Dale taking a star turn in two whimsical front-entrance “Goofy About Spring” floral vignettes. Topiary Goofy and friends will be in on the fun.

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