Friday, December 30, 2011

New Years Eve in OrlandoTheme Parks.

Fireworks, Partying, and Theme park fun will be happening at The Walt Disney World Parks, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld on New Years Eve.

All parks are staying open until late to join in the festivities and give visitors a spectacular and memorable way to say goodbye to 2011 and say hello to 2012.

Wishing all our readers a very happy and enjoyable New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Orlando Florida Holiday Planning for 2012.

If you are looking for information on a family vacation in Orlando Florida with its Theme Parks and wonderful weather.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Electronic New Years Eve Party at Disney Quest.

At Disney’s indoor interactive theme park which is situated in the Downtown Disney area of Walt Disney World there will be a New Years Eve party with a difference, guests will have access to all the Disney Quest attractions including video games, virtual technology interaction, music, dancing, food, and a countdown to the New Year with a confetti drop at the strike of twelve.

The festivities start at 8.00pm. December 31st 2011 until 1.00am January 1st 2012.


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Hollywood Studios WDW Florida at Christmas 2011.

Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s theme park is once again holding ‘The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights,’ this seasonal glittering display of lights together with synchronized music is a perfect way to add to the enjoyment of this festive time.

The story behind the show, is that a family from Arkansas called Osborne had an annual display of Christmas lights which grew each year and became so big and elaborate that they shared their idea with Walt Disney Resort who decided to house the event and share the delightful array.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Legoland Florida Christmas 2011.

Legoland Florida celebrates its first Christmas by displaying a huge Christmas tree made from 270,000 ‘Lego’ and ‘Duplo’ bricks. Join in the festive sights and sounds that the park offers for the holiday season and catch a glimpse of Santa when he makes a daily appearance.

Visit the many attractions at the park including, more than 50 rides, shows and experiences for families with children from 2-12years or for anyone that loves ‘Lego’.

On New Years Eve. There will be fireworks at the earlier time of 7pm for children to celebrate the coming of the New Year.

You can find Legoland at Winter Haven in Florida approx. 45minutes drive away from the Orlando theme parks.

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Epcot World Showcase WDW Florida.

For the Christmas season at Epcot Theme Park Florida, Disney is holding their annual ‘Holidays Around the World’ festive showcase, where you can explore Christmas traditions from around the World, there will be story tellers wandering through the park telling tales of seasonal customs, spectacular decorations, music and entertainment, traditional costumes worn, and a chance to meet and greet with Santa Claus in the American Adventure. On selected nights the Candlelight Procession is held adding to this Yuletide extravagance.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Lake Buena Vista Orlando.

Lake Buena Vista is an area very close to Walt Disney World Florida, stay in one of the many hotels here and be in the heart of the magic. It is approximately 30 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport, 5 minutes from WDW and Downtown Disney, SeaWorld is 10-15 minutes away and Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure only 15-20 minutes away.

There are plenty of family restaurants to choose from and for something a little more special there is ‘refined’ dining at the Venetian Rooms, inside the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel, and the Victoria and Albert’s restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Lake Buena Vista also has several golf courses to choose from, a list can be found at -

Commonly referred to as LBV, the area can be found easily having immediate access to Interstate 4.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Christmas Holiday Festivities at Universal Florida.

Christmas at Universal Orlando begins December 3rd 2011, here you will find exciting Christmas entertainment for all the family, with festive events happening throughout the two parks right through to January 1st 2012.

At Universal Studios see the 10th Anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade, with marching bands, colourful floats and of course Santa, visit the holiday village for crafts, gifts and tasty Christmas treats.

And at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, walk into a musical wintery wonderland of ‘Grinchmas’ at Seuss Landing, see the Grinch live show and immerse yourself in the holiday festivities.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Kennedy Space Center Florida-Next Stop Mars! Become an Astronaut of the Future.

After the successful launch of the rocket to Mars mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week, youngsters may be interested in finding out more about becoming an astronaut at ‘Camp Kennedy Space Center’ they can have this opportunity, taught by specially trained and certified teachers.

The week long summer day camp programme offers:- meeting and talking to astronauts, touring the Kennedy space Center, experiencing, imagining and interacting with teams to investigate space travel in the future, design space exploration vehicles, take part in space shuttle mission simulations and learn the challenges faced with space exploration.

Ages 8-14

Open June To August 2012.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Payment in advance: $295 per week.

Friday, November 25, 2011

I-Ride Trolley.

For getting around the International Drive area in Orlando Florida there is a transport system called the I-Ride Trolley. It gives guests easy access to the attractions and theme parks in the neighbourhood.

This highly successful transport system has been operating since 1997 and used by thousands of vacationers every year.

It operates daily from 8am.-10.30pm every 20-30minutes.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Family Events at the Orange County History Center Orlando.

Wednesday 30th November 2011. The festive lighting of Heritage Square at 6.15 pm with musical performances, refreshments, crafts, explore the museum and have a visit with Santa.

Saturday December 10th 2011. Family Adventure Day: Drop and Shop.    Leave the children with museum staff chaperones to have an afternoon of craft making and watching movies. Whilst the grown ups do their Christmas shopping.                                 Register and book beforehand.

Sunday December 11th 2011. The museum will be holding ‘The Serious Art of Make-Believe Exhibition’  where the Universal Orlando Resort design team are holding a Meet and Greet session and talking about their exciting art and design work.

The History Center is situated on Central Blvd. Orlando.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

International Drive Orlando.

International Drive is a very popular choice for families on vacation, it has many hotels to choose from and has easy access to the main area attractions Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Walt Disney World a short distance away. It is about 30 minutes form Orlando airport.

If you choose to stay and don’t have a car you can use the I-Ride trolley bus service which will take you to brand name Outlet stores, entertainment complexes and cinemas, eating at the many restaurants and don’t forget to spend some time at Wet’nWild Water Park. International Drive also has a large convention centre. often hosting trade shows and conventions.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving meals at Orlando restaurants.

If you are on vacation in Orlando for Thanksgiving and want to find a restaurant to celebrate. Disney have a list of Restaurants at WDW.

Reservations are suggested.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Entertainment Events at UCF Arena Orlando.

For festive fun and entertainment visit ‘Light Up UCF’ at Knights Plaza where you will find Ice skating, Santa’s workshop, a free holiday film festival and pictures with Santa!    

Operating from November 11th 2011- January 1st 2012.


At the UCF Arena Orlando Paul Simon is appearing in concert on December 4th. 2011, he will share the stage with guests The Wild Feathers.

The concert begins at 7.30pm.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Parade in Orlando.

Today is Veterans Day in the United States of America, a day when thoughts are turned to the men and women in the armed forces that have bravely fought around the world past and present.

As a tribute to them there will be a parade on Saturday 12th 2011 at 11.00 a.m. In Downtown Orlando.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

At Typhoon Lagoon you will find water fun for all the family, with a white sandy beach for sunbathing or relaxing on a hammock. There are fun water slides, a tube ride that lasts 45 minutes travelling through a rainforest and caves. Raft over rapids, try the ‘Crush ‘n’ Gusher’ water coaster with its twists and turns. You can also swim with sharks and tropical fish [with provided equipment and training], there is a surf pool where big waves come every 90 seconds and for thrill seekers you can plunge 65metres down ‘Mount Mayday’! Not forgetting the smaller members of the family who can have fun with water slides and activities at ‘Ketchakiddee Creek’.

The water park is situated at Walt Disney World Florida close to the Downtown Disney area.

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Art Festival at Downtown Disney.

News of Disney’s art show from the Disney Parks Blog….

Disney Art Wallpapers Offer Early Taste of Festival of the Masters « Disney Parks Blog

Friday, November 04, 2011

Downtown Kissimmee’s Festival of Light Parade December 2011.

Kissimmee Florida will be holding the ‘Festival of Lights Holiday Parade’ on Saturday 10th December, bringing the community together, inviting groups, citizens and businesses to take part.

There will be floats decorated with the theme ‘Santa’s Workshop’ street performers, costumes and an evening planned with fun filled activities.

The parade begins at 6.00pm.

Clocks go back in the USA. November 6th 2011.

In Orlando and the rest of the United States the clocks go back an hour to Standard time this week-end. Sunday November 6th at 2 a.m. in the morning.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Driving Routes from Orlando Sanford Airport.

Landing at Orlando Sanford Airport and need a route to the Main Gate areas of Kissimmee, International Drive, or the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando?

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Handy Storage Lockers for Numerous Vacations in Orlando Florida.

If you have a timeshare or go to Walt Disney World or Universal a couple of times a year and stay in self catering accommodation there is a company that have lockers for your vacation stuff to be stored safely and conveniently, for more information go to………

Monday, October 31, 2011

Some of the Halloween events happening today in Orlando.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Music Festival Week-End at Citrus Bowl Orlando Florida.

A music festival will be held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Florida this coming November. ‘Orlando calling’, the launch of this new event will be drawing in headliners such as Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers, The Pixies, The Roots and many more well known artists playing R&B, Country, Rock, Alternative, Folk etc.

The dates for this weekend music celebration are November 12th 2011 to November 13th 2011.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Horror Make Up Show at Universal Florida.

On the theme of Halloween why not take a look at Universal Orlando’s Horror Make up Show, where you can see how the special effects artists create outrageous make up from the movies with creatures and spine tingling scenes in their demonstration show, you will also be shown movie clips and props up close.

It is an indoor show located in the Hollywood back lot area.

Parents beware, there may be scary scenes, but no height restriction.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hotel and Resort Hopping at Walt Disney World.

If you want to do something a little different on your vacation, why not spend some time visiting the many different Resorts Hotels.

On a recent trip we stopped off at a few of Disney’s on site resort hotels, the first being Animal Kingdom Lodge, we had a look around the amazingly decorated lobby and went outside for a short walk, we saw giraffes and African wildlife as if we were in African Wildlife reserve park.

Another day, that we allocated for Hollywood studios we parked the car and went to the landing stage for a boat ride to the Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel, to me it had a wonderful, exclusive, expensive feel [I wished I had been dressed a little smarter] very lavish and tastefully decorated.

We then walked along the Disney Boardwalk, it was early and very peaceful. We sat on the wicker sun lounges of the Disney’s Boardwalk Inn drinking in its beauty.

Further around we found Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, with a New England Yacht Club theme, there is a small beach area in front for visitors to relax and various nautical activities behind for paying quests staying at the Hotel. We then boarded the boat back for a fun filled day at Hollywood Studios.

Next day we drove to the Grand Floridian Resort, we parked in the car park, walked up to the Grand entrance to be greeted by a costumed concierge who was very friendly and took our photo as we posed in front of an old Victorian classic car. As we walked into the lobby I was awestruck at how everything was decorated so beautifully and grandeur. We walked outside to the jetty and saw in the distance the wedding pavilion. We continued our tour and found a café type restaurant and sat outside in a peaceful and opulent setting.

From here we boarded the mono-rail to the Polynesian Resort, again decorated tastefully in a Hawaiian theme, with sandy beaches outside and lush tropical gardens.

We again boarded the mono-rail going through Disney’s Contemporary Resort on the way back to the Grand Floridian.

We then drove to The Caribbean Beach Resort, I couldn’t believe how big the area was, it covers 200 acres and has five island villages around the shores of a huge lake, it really does have the atmosphere of being in the Caribbean.

Last but not least on this trip, my favourite of the resorts we visited is Disney’s Fort Wilderness. Which is situated in a ‘forest’ with it’s rustic cabins for accommodation or campout at one of the campgrounds, there are horse back and carriage rides, forest walks, water craft rental at the ‘beach’ Segways to ride, tennis and of course wildlife.

Here I have covered just a few of the Disney Resort Hotels, it seems that whatever theme you desire for your vacation Disney can accommodate your wishes.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Legoland opening in Florida.

A reminder that the new ‘Legoland Florida’ will be opening 15th October 2011.

It is located at Winter Haven Florida, which is 45 minutes away from The Orlando theme parks or from Tampa.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Today is World Smile Day. Friday October 7th 2011.

In downtown Orlando in front of The Orange County History Center, Free snow cones will be given out to make you SMILE.

Friday October 7th. 2011  from 11.30am to 2.00pm

Monday, October 03, 2011

Orlando MCO to Quality Inn International.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday WDW.

You may be interested in this timeline created by The Disney Parks Blog.

Timeline: Celebrating 40 Years at Walt Disney World « Disney Parks Blog

Halloween in Orlando Florida 2011.

To celebrate Halloween in Orlando Florida there is fun for all ages, here is information on a few venues……..

Disney’s Magic Kingdom will be holding it’s ‘Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’ this after hours party will take place on 23 selected nights from September13th to November 1st. 2011.

All the Disney parks will have a Halloween theme with special events and decorations throughout.

At Disney’s Fort Wilderness you can ride in a horse driven haunted carriage whilst listening to the ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ [Booking is advised, price is $60 per carriage.]

SeaWorld is attracting families to come and join in their Halloween events with sea themed games and art activities, ‘spooky shows’, and sea creature characters. SeaWorlds Spooktacular runs each weekend in October from 12.00-8.00pm.

Green Meadows Petting Farm in Kissimmee has a special ‘Fall’ theme, where children can pick their own pumpkin.

And not for young children or for the faint hearted…..Universal Studios is holding its annual ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ the event runs on selected nights through October. [Booking is advised].

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

‘Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival’ at Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex will be hosting the ‘Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival’ on Saturday 15th October 2011. The event begins at 8.00am.until 4.30pm.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Kim Possible Adventure at Epcot.

During a recent visit to Epcot in Walt Disney World Florida, my daughter’s and I decided to try the ‘Kim Possible Adventure’ although we are all adults it was one of the highlights of our trip, I would recommend it to any age, particularly families with children, it’s a great way to visit the different Pavilions, adding more interest to your World Showcase experience. It is easy to follow once you have picked up your ‘Kimmunicator’ which will show you areas and objects you probably wouldn’t have been aware of before, whilst solving your secret mission!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Disney’s Annual Food and Wine Festival 2011.

At Epcot Walt Disney World Florida the annual ‘International Food and Wine Festival’ will be commencing on September 30th 2011 until November 13th.

It is a great opportunity to experience culinary produce from all around the globe. The event takes place at the ‘World Showcase at Epcot,’

There will be seminars, food tasting, demonstrations, wine tasting, food purchasing, merchandise, dining in the parks restaurants [although pre-booking is advised]. Many tempting ideas and culinary experiences for all the family.


‘The Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon’ event will be held on September 30th 2011. This night time race will run through the Disney theme parks and afterwards there will be an ‘extra hours’ event exclusive party for competitors and spectators.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Legoland Florida 2011

A reminder that the new Legoland Florida is due to open on October 15th 2011.

Reported to be the largest Legoland park in the world, this interactive theme park offers rides, attractions and shows suitable for all the family, it is to be found in Central Florida between Tampa and Orlando where Disney and Universal are situated, there will be a shuttle service which will depart from Orlando Premium Outlets-Vineland Ave daily from 9.00am. [arrive 30mins before] and return in the evening after the park closes. It is recommended that your book a seat in advance.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Labour Day September 5th 2011.

Labour Day is on Monday September 5th 2011. It is the time when workers in the United States celebrate a long week-end as an end to summer.

Families go for picnics, have barbecues, visit the outdoors, go to the theme parks and beaches, or go shopping. Some sporting events are also held to celebrate the start of the football season.

Government offices and some businesses close and the public transport system may have altered time tables.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Orlando Route:- MCO to IPG Welcome Centre

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Celebration Town Segway Tours.

Segway tours are becoming more popular at vacation destinations as an added leisure pursuit. At the Town of Celebration, Orlando, Florida you can try this fun and eco friendly way to get around, choose a short ‘ride around’ or book a tour to glide and explore the community and its nature trails in this picturesque town with it’s unique atmosphere.

It is recommended that you book in advance and arrive a little early for safety training at the beginning of your tour. The following web site will give you all the information needed for your Segway experience

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tropical Storm Season in Florida.

There is a warning out for a tropical storm that maybe heading towards Florida towards the end of the week, as it is the season for storms I thought it might be an idea to write about how to be prepared if you are on vacation and a storm hits.

Keep checking media coverage and tropical storm tracker sites on the internet.

Follow the guidelines set by your hotel or accommodation.

Keep your mobile phone charged.

Make sure your car gas tank is full.

Have extra food supplies if self catering, bearing in mind there may be power cuts.

Stock up on water.

Make sure you have access to cash in case ATM’s are out of order.

In the event you have to evacuate have a handy bag with toiletries, medications needed, and drinking water.

Be prepared for closures at the theme parks if a severe storm warning has been issued.

If severe stay indoors and wait.

Listen and adhere to what the authorities say.

Use common sense.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bike Trails and Bike Hire in Orlando Florida.

There are several bike trails in the Orlando area for a more outward bound aspect to your vacation where you can get back to nature and see Florida’s wildlife up close.

You can hire bikes by the hour and have them delivered to your Hotel.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Tinker Bell Meet and Greet at Magic Kingdom WDW Florida.

In Adventureland at The Magic Kingdom Park Walt Disney World there is a new meet and greet area called ‘Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook.’ Walk inside this magical place which is filled with glittering fairy like decorations and pictures of Tinker bell and her friends, go further to immerse yourself and imagine you are in Fairyland where you can meet and have photos with your favourite fairy friends.

To find information and fairy visiting times look in the park times guide so as not to miss out.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lilly the baby Gorilla at Animal Kingdom Florida.

If you are visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Florida, one of the many attractions is a baby gorilla who was born February 2010. You can see the Western Lowland Gorilla named Lilly and her family at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. She began her life with speculation as she seemed slow in developing in the expected way but she has caught up and is thriving well.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Orlando Route: Sanford International Airport Florida to Windsor Hills, Kissimmee.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Farmers Markets within easy reach of Walt Disney World Area Orlando Florida.

Vacationers who are staying in self catering accommodation may like to take the opportunity of buying food from one of the farmers markets in and around Orlando.

In Orlando itself at Lake Eola the farmers market has been flourishing since 1987, it is held every Sunday 10am-4pm and has turned into a meeting place for locals and visitors, with live entertainment, food, wine and beer garden, it encourages families and pets.

The town of Celebration also has a smaller farmers market on a Sunday morning, worth a visit as you can also look around the rest of Celebration and visit the towns restaurants and shops or go for a walk along the picturesque waterfront and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the town.

The Osceola Flea and Farmers Market offers a wide range of goods including fresh fruit vegetables and plants. Located at E.Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

At Toho Square Kissimmee there is a year round farmers market which is open every Thursday from 7.00am to 1.00pm.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Celebrity Mascot Charity Event at Orlando’s Amway Center Florida.

In Orlando there is a charity event at the Amway Center Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th. It starts at the Stetson University on Thursday July 28th, and is called the Celebrity Mascot Games it is an annual event where 30 sports mascots ranging from American Football League and League Baseball gather from around the country to compete in gladiator type games. Proceeds will go to the charity ‘New Hope For Kids’ which is based in Orlando.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Finding Orlando Vacation Routes.

If you need help finding a route in the Orlando area here is an example of one of the services we provide. One of our readers e.mailed us with this Question…

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If you are a First Time USA Driver, I would recommend continuing on to Celebration Avenue and avoiding all left turns except for the last onto Siesta Lago Drive.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Orlando Route: MCO to Walt Disney World General

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Monday, July 04, 2011

American Independence Day Celebration Wishes.

‘Happy July 4th’to all our American readers.

To our other readers visiting, have a great day and enjoy the fireworks!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Events and Fireworks in the Kissimmee and Orlando Area for American Independence Day 2011.

There is a choice of fourth of July celebrations to take part in around the Orlando Florida area 2011.

At the Disney theme parks, special presentations and performances will take place with a patriotic feel; The Magic Kingdom is presenting ‘Disney's Celebrate America. A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.’ Beginning at 9.00pm

Disney’s Hollywood studios will be celebrating Independence Day with a Rock and Roll feel, the show begins at 9.45pm.

At Epcot ‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ will have a traditional American sentiment added to the usual nightly firework spectacular event, called ‘The Heartbeat of Freedom.’ Starting at 10pm.

The town of Celebration is holding an evening of re-living the 1980’s, with music and dressing up in the 80’s style. Fireworks will begin at 9.30pm.

At Universal Orlando a special patriotic ending will be added to their firework park ending show called ‘Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular.’

Downtown Orlando’s festivities start at 4.00pm, where you will find food, entertainment and fireworks at Lake Eola Park from 9.30pm.

The City of Kissimmee are holding a free concert at Lakefront Park with arts and crafts, live entertainment and a water ski show, festivities begin at 5.00pm and fireworks to complete the evening at 9.30pm.

Have a great day.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Music, Shows and Family Evening Entertainment at Summer Nights SeaWorld.

To end one of the days of your holiday of a life time, why not visit SeaWorld’s Summer Nights Spectacular. Running from June 18th to August 14th 2011.

You can ride roller coasters as the sun sets, with the background music and festivities going on all around you including a water spectacular show called Shamu Rocks. There will be a family party atmosphere with D.J’s playing music and live bands at weekends, fireworks end the evenings entertainment with an amazing fountain finale.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Kennedy Space Center, Star Trek Exhibition.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is holding a Star Trek exhibition for the summer of 2011.

Star Trek enthusiasts and anyone interested in space will find this appealing as there will be lots to see and do on the subject of space fiction and non fiction.

Visit a recreation of the bridge from the U.S.S.Enterprise and quests can even sit in the Captains chair! On show will be the original costumes and props from the TV series and films. The exhibit is open until September 2011.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Orlando Route: MCO to Indian Pointe Subdivision

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Flights from Paris to Orlando now in service.

There is now an air France flight service from Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport to Orlando MCO Airport.

For pictures of the arrival and a water salute to celebrate the first flight landing, go to the press release from Orlando International web site….

MCO to Disney's Port Orleans Resort, Walt Disney World.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Help in Planning a Vacation to Universal Orlando Florida.

For help in planning a trip to Universal studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Citywalk. The Universal Orlando Resort web-site have provided virtual pictures of the attractions entrances so that you can get a feel for the area you want to visit go to…..

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fathers Day Ideas in Orlando Florida.

With Fathers Day on the Horizon, June 19th 2011 why not plan a treat at one of the locations listed below and make it a family day out to remember.

Rent a ‘Harley’ or ‘Honda’ motorcycle from EagleRider of Orlando……

Try out indoor skydiving, where no experience is required, at iFly Orlando……


Go to Gatorland for thrills and wildlife adventure involving all the family……

‘Funspot’ provides multi level Go-Kart tracks, thrill rides and smaller rides for the younger children……

At ‘Paradise Cove Buena Vista Watersports’ make it a water fun filled day......

If fishing is your Dads sport he could go ‘freshwater’ fishing in one of Kissimmee’s lakes,

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For an airboat ride and a feeling of being close to nature, a day at Cypress Airboat Tours might be the fathers day solution for you.….

For fathers day Weekend visit Old Town Kissimmee and join in the fun filled atmosphere of the Friday and Saturday night ‘Cruise’ of American Classic cars, during the day there are more fun activities and rides to enjoy……

Another fun but also very interesting place to visit is The Kennedy Space Center a great and informative day out…….

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Make the day special and have a lovely day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Florida’s Legoland Preferred Hotels

Legoland Florida will be opening in October 2011 about 45 minutes drive from Orlando, several well known Hotels in the Central Florida area have been chosen and are being advertised as ‘Bed & Brick Legoland Preferred Hotels’. A list of them can be found on the Legoland web-site…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Orlando Science Center/National Guitar Museum Exhibition.

The Orlando Science Center is holding a showcase called “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World” the latest venue for the touring exhibition by the National Guitar Museum.

Starting June 11th 2011 through to September 11th 2011.

It will be held in 5,000 square feet and the exhibit covers history, the science, sound and cultural influences of the guitar, the collection includes lutes and lyres to modern day instruments.

There will be demonstrations interactive events, educational displays, videos, posters and guitars on loan from famous stars!

The general admission to the Science Centre is $17 for adults and $12 for children, The Guitar exhibit is included.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Route from Orlando International Airport MCO To Celebration Suites at Old Town

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WDW Star Tours - Runways opening to the public

The 20th May 2011 means one thing. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is opening, with brand new journeys, and including the 21st century technology of 3D.
After being closed for 6 months, the newly renovated motion simulator ride will finally be able to open its doors and take the public on a series of new adventures.
New planets will be explored, as well as new characters being introduced, making this a truly exciting and new addition to the previous Star Tours experience.

Downtown Disney Orlando new AMC Dine-in Theatre

Food served to your seat when you watch a movie has just become an option at Downtown Disney Orlando.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

STS-134 ready to Rock n’ Roll

Space Shuttle Endeavour is all fuelled and ready to go as STS-134. Her final journey into space. This mission is the USA’s penultimate servicing flight to the ISS.

Launch is at 08:56 EDT (13:56 BST). Fox News should have coverage.

Gods speed Endeavour.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kennedy Space Center Florida/Shuttle Endeavour Launch.

NASA have announced that the delayed launch of the space shuttle Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center Florida, has been re-scheduled to Monday May 16th 2011. The engineers have been working on the problem which caused the delay and are happy with their results.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Locations Offering Free Wifi Access in Kissimmee Florida.

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Obtained from the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Butterfly Garden For Mothers Day Treat, Leu Gardens Orlando.

For a different treat on Mothers day, this coming Sunday May 8th 2011. Why not go to Leu Gardens in Orlando, walk around the peaceful gardens, visit the museum, and wander through the beautiful butterfly garden.

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1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida.3280

Monday, May 02, 2011

STS-134 delayed again by an electrical fault in the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Endeavour’s launch has been delayed now until at least 8th May 2011 an avionics box in the engine compartment is the source of the fault the launch date though is not confirmed as of yet.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Expected Shuttle Launch on Friday 29th April 2011.

News from NASA’s web site about the upcoming Launch.

NASA - Space Shuttle

Epcot Beatles Tribute band is leaving.

The popular Beatles tribute band ‘The British Invasion’ will be leaving Epcot after performing at the United Kingdom Pavilion for 15years. New performers will be replacing them as soon as bookings are confirmed.


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Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Walt Disney World Hotel Florida.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is putting on an event for the British Royal Wedding. Guests and visitors can watch the wedding broadcast live on screens in the lobby of the Hotel. The event begins at 5.00am and the ceremony at 6.00am [11.00am London time]on display will be a replica of the engagement ring and a royal tiara both made from sugar. A special English style breakfast will also be available.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day in Orlando.

Earth day Celebrations in Orlando include ‘Party for the planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’ April 22nd 9am to 3pm.

At Universal Orlando special events with the theme of conserving the environment will be held around the park through the week starting 17th April 2011 to April 24th 2011.

At Lake Eola Orlando ‘Central Florida Earth Day’ will be an organised free event on April 23rd 2011.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Events at Walt Disney World Florida.

Disney Parks Blog has a great article on what is happening at the Magic Kingdom for the Easter celebrations.

Easter Bunny Hops Into Town April 17 at Magic Kingdom « Disney Parks Blog

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Kennedy Space Center will keep Atlantis.

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be building a new exhibit to house the space shuttle  ‘Atlantis’ when the shuttles retire. The announcement was given earlier this week.
The exhibit should open in 2013 at The Cape Canaveral location.
The remaining shuttles will go to museums in Washington and California. The prototype will be exhibited in New York.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On site Hotels at Universal Orlando Florida.

If you want to stay at a lavish hotel and be in walking distance of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal City Walk there is a choice of three outstanding AAA Four Diamond Award hotels.

The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel…With an Italian theme, based on the seaside village of Portofino, its outdoor cafe’s and cobbled streets create an Italian Riviera feel.

The Hard Rock Hotel…Is in the style of a Californian Mansion with the theme of Rock and Roll, stay here and pretend you are a Rock and Roll celebrity and be surrounded by memorabilia.

The Loews Royal Pacific Resort Hotel…Feel like you are staying on an Island in the South Seas when you reside at this tropical themed hotel were you can sit on it’s white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees.

Each hotel has its own complimentary water taxi or shuttle bus service and you can enjoy access to the attractions all through the day by showing your hotel room key at each express entrance.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

‘The Great American Pie Festival’ will be once again held in Celebration Florida on April 9th and 10th 2011.

Pie lovers will gather from around the country to bake, compete and taste award winning treats, children can also take part in activities and competitions.

It is a free event, but if you want to enjoy The Never Ending Buffet there will be a charge of $10 for adults $5 for children.

The Location is Lakeside Park, Celebration.

Opening times

11.00am-7.00pm on Saturday April 9th 2011

12.00pm-5.00pm on Sunday April 10th 2011

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So much to do at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Close to the entrance is ‘The Oasis’ an African themed tropical garden area with pathways where you can see, Tree Kangaroos, Chinese deer, Giant Ant Eaters, birds streams and waterfalls.

‘Discovery Island Trails’ offers a wonderful atmosphere to walk on jungle pathways surrounded by exotic wildlife, with a chance to observe and take photos.

Experience a real safari without the danger, by going on ‘Kilimanjaro Safaris’ where you can see African wildlife close up and pretend you are really there.

‘Pangani Forest Exploration Trail’ is a tropical walkway with gorillas, exotic birds hippos, and other wildlife.

The Conservation Station, is where you can learn about animal care and conservation from the animal handlers as they go about their work.

There is also fun for children at the petting zoo, with friendly domesticated animals.

At ‘Rafiki’s’ planet you can watch the Tamarin monkeys play, as you walk the adventure trail.

The ‘Wildlife Express Train’ which is at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, is an African train that takes you through areas where the animals live and are cared for. The journey is 1-2 miles. Suitable for all ages.

Visit the tiger’s compound at ‘Maharajah Jungle trek’ with exotic birds and animals in an atmospheric Asian land.

‘Expedition Everest’ can also be found at ‘Asia’ a thrill ride for older kids and adults.

If you want cooling down, there is water ride called ‘Kali River Rapids’ for older children and adults. Not just a ride but a scenic adventure raft experience.

At ‘Dinoland USA’. The ‘Cretaceous Trail’ will take you to a fossil dig site where you can learn about animals that have been around since prehistoric times. View ‘Dino-Sue’ a replica of a dinosaur found in South Dakota from 67million years ago. There is an outdoor area for fun and games with the dinosaur theme and a children’s playground called the ‘Boneyard’ with a maze, tunnels and sand for excavating fossils.

For the older kids and adults there is the thrill ride ‘Dinosaur’ also ‘Primeval Whirl’ which is a wild ride of fun fair style. ‘TriceraTop Spin’ another ride for smaller kids in mind but fun for all ages to fly on a dinosaur.

You can’t miss the ‘Tree of Life’ at the heart of Animal Kingdom. It has pathways to wander around it and look up at its splendour. Look closely at the tree to spot many animals delicately carved into it.

This is just a few of the amazing attractions on offer at Animal Kingdom. There is a lot more to do, there are shows, exploring clubs, greeting trails with Mickey and Minnie mouse and there are Disney characters scattered around the park to make your day complete.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Orlando Legoland October 2011

Legoland Florida is due to open in Winter Haven in October this year. (2011)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amtrak Station in Kissimmee near Walt Disney World

Kissimmee Florida has a quaint Amtrak station amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Kissimmee. It is on the Silver Service and Palmetto line travelling from New York to Florida.

From here you can get a taxi to take you to Walt Disney World approx. 15miles away and there are many hotels in the area.

Kissimmee is a vibrant shopping and recreational city.

The station is on East Dakin Street Kissimmee, it is open 10.00am-6.15pm daily and has an enclosed waiting area and rest rooms.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ride Re-opens after New years day fire at Universal Orlando Florida.

A ride has been re-opened at Universal Islands of Adventure after closure due to a fire on New Years day.

The water flume ride, Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, is now operating again after it was evacuated due to a fire.

The Orlando Fire Dept. made the area safe and there were no injuries.

After two months maintenance work on the ride it is now safely up and running again.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival 2011

The International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV is now being held at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Florida until May 15 2011.

There will be themed weekends, presentations from gardening experts and a Flower Power concert series, with live music hosting artists from the 1960s and 1970s including Davy Jones and The Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Toy Story 3 will be included in the topiary section which has 100 topiaries throughout Epcot, depicting Disney’s favourite characters. There will also be special events laid on for children including a bee scavenger hunt and Bambi’s butterfly house with gardening workshops etc.

Disney horticulturists will be holding seminars for those seeking garden advice and ideas.

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival 2011

The International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV is now being held at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Florida until May 15 2011.

There will be themed weekends, presentations from gardening experts and a Flower Power concert series, with live music hosting artists from the 1960s and 1970s including Davy Jones and The Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Toy Story 3 will be included in the topiary section which has 100 topiaries throughout Epcot, depicting Disney’s favourite characters. There will also be special events laid on for children including a bee scavenger hunt and Bambi’s butterfly house with gardening workshops etc.

Disney horticulturists will be holding seminars for those seeking garden advice and ideas.

Monday, March 07, 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation Info.

When visiting Florida you can check beforehand if there are any  transportation projects coming up, traffic alerts, lane closures and other information needed when driving.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Orlando Routes: MCO to Buenaventura Lakes Subdivision

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Mardi Gras in Florida at Universal.

‘Mardi Gras’ is underway at Universal Studios Florida, it started February 12th and continues until April 23rd 2011. Every Saturday and selected nights there will be big name bands performing, surrounded by a New Orleans feel, with parades, costumes, stilt walkers, lots of Creole and Cajun food. A colourful, musical, and feast delight.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Toontown Closes at WDW Florida

Toontown Fair will close February 12th 2011 due to a big expansion which is underway in the Magic Kingdom WDW Florida, but don’t worry you can still meet Mickey and Minnie throughout the magic Kingdom and from spring 2011 at the Town Square Exposition Hall. Toontown station will close but the Walt Disney World Railroad will stay open.

Orlando Routes: MCO to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Entertainment Near Orlando Theme Parks

If you want a taste of something other than the Theme Parks near Orlando there is a lot of entertainment on offer, at Universal City Walk for instance, you will find shops, restaurants, cinemas, concert venues, street performers, nightclubs:-

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Live

Nascar sports Grille

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Restaurant and Market

Red Coconut Club

Emeril’s restaurant Orlando


Pat O’Brien’s

Latin Quarter

Jimmy Buffet’s Margritaville

The Grove

NBA City

Citywalk’s Rising Star

AMC Universal Cineplex 20

Bob Marley-A tribute to Freedom

Blue Man Group


Downtown Disney has entertainment of all kinds for the family

House of Blues

Cirque du Solell’s La Nouba

AMC 24 Theatres Complex

DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme park

Wolfgang Puck Café

Bongo’s Cuban Café

Planet Hollywood

Raglan Road-Irish Pub

Characters in Flight-Balloon

Lego Imagination Centre

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique-Princess Makeovers

World of Disney- Disney Merchandise

Once Upon a Toy

T-Rex- Eating, Shopping and Family Interactive Adventure


And at Disney Boardwalk, shopping music, dancing and even an art gallery…..

Atlantic Dance Hall-Nightclub for over 21’s

Big River Grille and Brewing Works

Flying Fish Café-Watch the meal being prepared

Jelly Rolls –Piano bar, over 21’s

Screen Door General Stores- Souvenirs and Goods

Boardwalk Character Carnival-Disney Houseware Merchandise

Wyland Galleries-Art Gallery

Thimbles and Threads-Clothes

ESPN Club Entertainment Dining and Store-Eat, Shop and Watch Sport.

Don’t forget Golf, Miniature Golf, Water parks, Horse riding, Tennis, Water sports, Spa’s, Museums.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Orlando Routes: MCO to Best Western Lakeside

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Orlando Routes: SFB to Bahama Bay Resort

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Disney Cruise Line new ship – Disney Dream

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the new Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Dream.

It looks like another fantastic way to have a great cruise with that Disney service.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Miniature Golf Courses in Kissimmee

There are several miniature crazy golf courses around the Kissimmee area for a fun family pastime when taking a break away from the theme parks. Most of them have a theme as their name suggests

River Adventure Golf, Found at West Irlo Bronson Highway.

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, also West Irlo Bronson Highway.

Bonanza Golf & Gift Shop, West Irlo Bronson Highway.

Pirate's Cove, Lake Buena Vista.

Million Dollar Mulligan, Kissimmee old town.

Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Fantasia Fairways. Two courses near the Epcot area with the theme of the film Fantasia.

Disney's Winter/Summerland Miniature Golf Course, next to blizzard beach.

Pirate’s Cove, International drive and Lake Buena Vista.

Congo River, two courses on International Drive.

Putting Edge, glow in the dark, also International Drive.

Hawaiian Rumble, International drive with a tropical setting.

Tiki Island, International drive. With it’s volcanic atmosphere.

This activity can be a fun outlet to your holiday with a competitive edge. Have fun.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Orlando Holiday with the Family

At this time of the year most of us are planning a holiday, if there are children involved I highly recommend going to Orlando Florida.
There is a lot to do for every age range, including parents.

The place has been transformed into a huge vacation area, but in the very best way.
A lot of planning has gone into making sure that the vacationer has everything they need to have the best holiday ever.
You have a choice of :-
Disney Theme parks.
Universal Studios.
International Drive.
Swimming. Golfing.
Horse Riding, Sporting and outdoor pursuits.
Visiting the Kennedy Space Centre.
Beaches a few hours drive away.

High class accommodation with a variety of choices and prices.

And warm sunny weather.

Our web-site gives in-depth information about the area, 

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Orlando Theme Parks

An overview of the theme parks entertainment in Orlando can be found at these e-mail addresses   

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Florida

I guess quite a few households over Christmas received some thing to do with Toy Story, did you know there is an area at Disney’s Hollywood studios with interactive fun for all the family with the Toy story theme? It is an area with a ride suitable for all ages featuring the characters of the Disney Pixar Toy Story films.