This year, Visit Orlando's Magical Dining program raised $269,272 for Orange County charities—a 44% increase from 2022. We broke the news during Visit Orlando's Year End Celebration Luncheon at the Hilton Orlando, which gathered over 1,000 members, industry professionals and government officials.
A record-breaking 132 restaurants participated in this year's Visit Orlando's Magical Dining, including 22 new restaurants to the program. At today's event, we also recognized top performing restaurants based on donations raised for charity. Congratulations to:
- Seasons 52-Orlando - Top performing restaurant
- The Pinery - Top performing new restaurant: $40 menu
- Ava MediterrAegean - Top performing new restaurant: $60 menu
- The Nauti Lobstah - Largest increase from 2022 to 2023
Visit Orlando's Magical Dining has raised over $2.5 million for Orange County charities since 2009. The majority of this year's donation will benefit The Lifeboat Project, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking. A $2,000 donation will also be provided 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. They include Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Nuevo Sendero, One Heart for Women and Children, Salvation Army Orlando, Samaritan Village and Wake Up Mentoring.