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Orlando is synonymous with family fun. So it makes sense that the Tom Joyner Family Reunion takes place in our beautiful, exciting destination every year.

Orlando has thrilling theme parks, 100 of some of the world’s most unique attractions, great restaurants, pulse-pounding nightlife. And we have culture.

Look just beyond the veil of Orlando’s world-class reputation for excitement, and you’ll find opportunities for your family to bond and experience journeys through the pages of Orlando’s rich African-American history.

While you’re at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, we’re quite sure you’ll be taking in some of the sights at our world-famous theme parks: Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. Orlando’s newest attraction, LEGOLAND® Florida, caters especially to families with children ages 2 to 12.

But we also have distinct nightlife experiences – from BB Kings Blues Club at Pointe Orlando to downtown Orlando, where nightclubs and lounges dot the main corridor along Orange Avenue. You’ll also find top-notch steakhouses, cozy dessert bars and enough entertainment options to fill your nights with fun.

And did we mention the shopping? Shopping in Orlando means endless options: from upscale malls, to open-air outlet centers and fanciful boutiques in quaint districts. Head out to quaint,downtown Winter Park, where you’ll find gourmet restaurants and shops filled with haute couture fashions.  

And if you’re looking for culture, we have plenty.

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is just steps away from Winter Park. Exhibitions, photographs and works of art at the center capture the lives of Winter Park’s close-knit, African-American community.  

To learn more about Orlando’s distinct African-American history, tour the Well’s Built Museum, once a famous hotel where Ray Charles and Count Basie stayed.  Learn about one of Orlando’s most famous writers, Zora Neale Hurston, at the museum that bears her name.

Looking for theater or live shows? We got that, too. Laugh the night away at the Orlando Improv, where comedians like Gary Owen and Tommy Davidson regularly perform. Be a part of the act during SAK Comedy Lab’s show, where comedian Wayne Brady got his start.

When you visit Orlando for the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, you’ll see why Orlando is the perfect place to strengthen family bonds and ties to your history.

Go to for a listing of events, things to do and tips during your stay.


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