Visit Orlando's Magical Dining officially kicks off today and runs through Oct.1! With more than 130 restaurants, including 21 new to the program and eight MICHELIN Guide restaurants, diners have more options than ever before.
We've made Visit Orlando's Magical Dining one of the best yet with the debut of a tiered menu system. Our restaurant partners are offering three-course, prix-fixe menus at $40 or $60.
The beauty of Visit Orlando's Magical Dining is that it not only supports our culinary businesses by encouraging residents and visitors to dine out, but it also makes an important impact on our community. One dollar from each $40 menu and two dollars from each $60 menu goes directly to local charities.
This year's main recipient, The Lifeboat Project, is a Central Florida nonprofit organization that continuously raises awareness of the issue of human trafficking and has provided care and resources to more than 250 survivors.
Since 2009, Visit Orlando's Magical Dining has raised more than $2.2 million for local organizations. This year we're also donating $2,000 to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County's six commission districts that provide services and resources to survivors of abuse in Central Florida. These organizations include Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Nuevo Sendero, One Heart for Women and Children, Salvation Army Orlando, Samaritan Village and Wake Up Mentoring.
The Visit Orlando team has been raising awareness of the charity and program through earned media, securing coverage with more than 35 media outlets appearing in top local, national and international publications, including MSN, Yahoo! News, Food & Wine, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Date Night Guide, Panrotas and more.
Please help us spread the word about Magical Dining to your friends, family and colleagues. Go to OrlandoMagicalDining.com to make reservations, sort through menus or even plan a fun staycation with Visit Orlando's Magical Nights.
If you're active on social media, you can share your dining experiences and look for new animated Visit Orlando Magical Dining stickers to add even more flavor to your posts.