Music and romance are centerpieces of activities this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a roundup:
is a doubleheader this weekend with
on Saturday and the group Boys Like Girls on Sunday. Both nights feature the Mardi Gras parade, Cajun cuisine and New Orleans musicians. It's included in regular park admission. More info: www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
+ Bands, Brew & BBQ continues at
with concerts by the
on Saturday and by
on Sunday. (Barbecue-eating tip: Can't find a table? Go into the Ports of Call area. Even if at first glance it's crowded, keep walking. There's a lot of seating back there.) The performances are included in regular park admission. More info: www.seaWorldorlando.com.
variety of Bands, Brew & BBQ features
on Sunday. The
park's Real Music Series spotlights Sha Na Na from Wednesday through Saturday. The concerts are included in Busch Gardens admission. More info: www.buschgardens.com/bgt.
+ Disney World's Limited Time Magic offering for the week is called True Love Week at Magic Kingdom. The park have been enhanced with romantic and heart-shaped decor for photo ops at
's Wishing Well and Glass Coach, plus the Rose Walk and other locations. In some instances, princes will escort their princesses to meet-and-greet areas. In addition,