Let's spin through this week at Central Florida's theme parks and attractions.
+ You might need a change of clothing for the first event. One More Disney Day is a play on leap day, the "extra" day we get in leap years. For this event, Disney World is leaving the Magic Kingdom open for 24 consecutive hours for the first time in its 40-year history. The theme park will open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and remain open until 6 a.m. Thursday, March 1. There will be a dusting of special activities, Disney officials say, but for the most part they want folks to make their own memories. Sunrise over Space Mountain, anyone? Click here for more information about One More Disney Day at Magic Kingdom.
Busch Gardens with the Ventures having three concerts per day, from Wednesday through Saturday. More information: www.buschgardens.com/bgt
+ Fantasy of Flight, the aviation-themed attraction in Polk County, will salute the women pilots of World War II with a forum in its Legends & Legacies series on Friday and Saturday. On hand will be Barry Smith, a Women Airforce Service Pilot (a.k.a. WASP); Norma Catherine Tucci of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Donaldean "Donna" Hooker, who was, as FoF says, a "real-life Rosie the Riveter." More info: www.fantasyofflight.com.
+ It's the final weekend of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew & BBQ fest. The final two concerts will be by country stars Sara Evans (Saturday) and Scotty McCreery, the current "American Idol" champion (Sunday). Show times are 4 p.m. both days. The performances at Bayside Stadium are included in regular theme-park admission. More info: www.seaworldorlando.com.
+ Goo Goo Dolls will be the musical guests Saturday at Universal Studios' ongoing Mardi Gras celebration. The traditional parade is at 7:30 p.m. with Goo x 2 going on at 8:30 at Music Plaza. More info: www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
+ The Busch Gardens' edition of Bands, Brew & BBQ wraps up Sunday, featuring REO Speedwagon at 3 p.m. Take it on the run, babies. More info: www.buschgardens.com/bgt.
This week: Magic Kingdom marathon, Goo Goo Dolls, Scotty McCreery
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