ORLANDO, Fla. — You bought the tickets, you made the reservations, you traveled to Orlando. Now what?
WHAS11 has compiled all bowl-related events Kentucky fans will want to attend, as well as attractions to visit while in the Orlando area.
Bowl-related events to attend:
Magic Kingdom Parade Performance — December 30 (8:30 p.m.)
The UK Marching Band will perform during the Magic Kingdom Parade at Disney World. The parade is expected to start at around 8:30 p.m. Theme park admission is required.
UK Alumni Association Service Opportunity — December 31 (9-11 a.m.)
The UK and Penn State Alumni Associations are teaming up to assist with a project at Clean the World in Orlando. Details are available here. The band and cheerleaders from both schools will also be part of the event, and the first 60 to sign up will receive a free Cats for a Cause t-shirt.
Citrus Bowl Pep Rally — December 31 (4:45 p.m.)
A pep rally featuring full band, cheerleaders and mascots will be held at Pointe Orlando, an outdoor shopping center 16 minutes outside of Camping World Stadium. Coach Mark Stoops will address the crowd.
Pregame FanFest — Game Day (9 a.m.)
Fans can find food and drink, interactive events and kids games at the official pregame FanFest at Tinker Field. Starting four hours before kickoff, fans can also watch performances from UK and Penn State marching bands and cheerleading or dance teams.
Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando Hospitality Pavilion — Game Day (10 a.m.)
VIP fans can enjoy the hospitality pavilion with all-inclusive food and beverages three hours before kickoff. Tickets are $85.
Kentucky Wildcats Cat Walk — Game Day (10 a.m.)
Like they do at every home game, the Kentucky Wildcats will walk the "Cat Walk" when they arrive at Camping World Stadium. The walk will take place at GATE C in the southeast corner.
Citrus Bowl — Game Day (1 p.m.)
Tickets for the higher sections of the Citrus Bowl are still available starting at $25 on the official Citrus Bowl website.
Local attractions and entertainment options:
Orlando Magic Home Game — December 30 (3:30 p.m.)
The Orlando Magic, a professional basketball team playing in Orlando, will host the Detroit Pistons at home on Sunday, December 30. The Magic are 15-19 on the season. Tickets are still available starting at $26. For more information, visit their site.
Walt Disney World — Open all days (8 a.m. to 1 a.m.)
The entertainment complex holds four theme parks, two water parks and plenty of food and drink options. Entry into Disney Springs is free. Water park passes start at $65, and one-day theme park passes start at $109. For more information, visit their site.
Universal Orlando Resort — Open all days (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
The resort features two theme parks and one water park filled with rides, attractions and dining. Entry into Universal Studios City Walk is free. One day park passes start at $114, while water park passes start at $80. For more information, visit their site.
Gatorland — Open all days (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The "alligator capital of the world" offers opportunities to see alligators, crocodiles and more up-close during zip-lines, off-road adventures and shows. Single day park passes start at $29.99. For more information, visit their site.
LEGOLAND Theme Park — Open all days (10 a.m. to 8 p.m, closes at 6 p.m. any day after January 1)
LEGOLAND is filled with LEGO game, movie and show-related rides and attractions, as well as casual dining options. One day passes start at $81. For more information, visit their site.
SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove — Open all days (various hours)
SeaWorld Orlando offers three parks filled with rides, shows and animal experiences like swimming with dolphins or feeding sea lions. Single park tickets start at $79.99. For more information, visit their site.
TopGolf Orlando — Open all days (various hours)
The entertainment venue heading to Louisville offers a high-tech driving range with food and drinks. Bays are rented by the hour. For more information, visit their site.
The Mall at Millenia — Open all days (various hours)
This indoor shopping mall offers stores ranging from American Eagle Outfitters to Prada. Casual and finer dining options are also located in the mall. For more information, visit their site.
Pointe Orlando — Open all days (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Located on I-Drive, Pointe Orlando is an outdoor shopping center featuring easy parking, comedy clubs, movie theaters and various shops and restaurants. For more information, visit their site.
For those staying at home, the game will be aired on WHAS11 at 1 p.m, with pre- and postgame specials airing before and after the game. WHAS11 will also be livestreaming the marching band performances and other events throughout the day on our Facebook page.
Kent Spencer and Whitney Harding previewed the game, taking a look at opponent Penn State's strengths and weaknesses and discussing with the Wildcats need to do to come out on top on the WHAS11 Sports Podcast. You can listen to the episode below, on YouTube or the WHAS11 Podcasts site.
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