Universal Studios CityWalk in Orlando is now fully open. The 30-acre entertainment complex features nightclubs and themed restaurants such as Emeril's Restaurant Orlando, Motown Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Latin Quarter, NASCAR Cafe, NBA Restaurant, and a 20-screen, 5,000-seat movie theater. For special meeting locations, planners can buy out individual venues, part of a venue, or even the entire complex. Universal Studios CityWalk Party Passes, which provide admission to all of the venues, are also available for groups. (407) 363-8000

Among the big happenings at Walt Disney World: The launch of Disney's second cruise ship, the Wonder, which debuted in August; the recent opening of Asia, the newest section of Disney's Animal Kingdom; the summer opening of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios; and the opening of Test Track, a high-speed attraction at Epcot. (407) 824-4321

Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando opened in May. Themes are based on Marvel comic heroes, Jurassic Park, Dr. Seuss characters, and others. Planners can reserve all islands, or just the one that fits their needs. (407) 363-8000