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Our 4th July Celebrations. Pt 1
This was the second time we had been in the US for Independence Day celebrations. On the previous occasion, having visited Boston just a few days earlier, visiting Independence Hall and taking in the history of the War of Independence, we expected gr...
Viewed 2871 times since 7 August 2012.

The Cracker people of Florida.
When you visit Florida, you are sure to wonder about Cracker homes and Cracker people mentioned. Well, what are they? Cracker people were the true pioneers of Florida, self reliant and resourceful. They spoke in a patois of Ol...
Viewed 3958 times since 29 January 2011.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2012
Epcot’s Annual Flower and Garden Festival 2012 I went to take a sneak preview at the 2012 Annual International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, just before it officially opened This is the first time that my stay had coincide...
Viewed 3825 times since 16 March 2012.

Around the World at Epcot -Segway Tour
For years now I have seen Disney staff whizzing along on Segways and often thought to myself that it looks like great fun and how could I possibly have a go on one? Also, how do they manage to stay upright on them? Well, imagine how excited I was whe...
Viewed 5460 times since 1 September 2008.

East Coast Beaches
If you are staying in Orlando for long enough to have a few rest days from all the hustle and bustle of the theme parks then why not try a day at the beach. Orlando is close to both the coasts but the East coast is slightly closer. There are two main...
Viewed 4371 times since 2 February 2011.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
For someone who has a fear of lifts this ride is something that you would never dream to go on. Why would I subject myself to a ride that 13 stories tall and the lifts plunge at varying stages? We have been visiting Florida since the children...
Viewed 4684 times since 6 June 2010.

A horse riding experience!
Florida EcoSafaris is located at Forever Florida in St Cloud. It is a cliche to say that here is where you find ' the real Florida' but it is! A good way to explore the 4700 acres of wilderness here is by horseback and you can. b...
Viewed 3495 times since 31 May 2012.

Kilimanjaro Safari Ride, Animal Kingdom
Kilimanjaro Safari is one of our favourite rides, but it is very popular, so go straight there when you arrive, or use your Fast Pass. Situated at the far left hand end of the park, in Africa, it is a long torturous walk, round bends and turns, to...
Viewed 5207 times since 1 September 2008.

Mall at Millenia for Shopping
If you love shopping then there is no better place to go than the Mall at Millenia in Orlando. It is reached via International 4 (I4) and exited at the Conroy Road turn-off. Follow the signs for Mall at Millenia and then you will be confronted with o...
Viewed 4124 times since 10 January 2011.

Manta - SeaWorld
Another hot spring day as we approach Sea World probably our favorite theme park in Orlando. Through the picturesque entrance we make our way through the busy turnstiles and head towards the attractions. Looming large and impressive is a mass...
Viewed 4911 times since 6 June 2010.

Tony Roma's
Every time I visit Orlando I like to try a new restaurant, not necessarily new, but new to me. This trip it was Tony Roma’s. It is situated on International Drive, opposite where the Mecado used to be and just a bit before Pointe Orlando on t...
Viewed 4871 times since 1 September 2008.

Halloween… for teenagers and adults
The parks offer many options for Halloween. If you are looking for something a little ‘scary’ check out Halloween at Universal Studio’s Horror Nights. This is definitely for older children/teenagers and adults – not for the faint hearted. In fact loo...
Viewed 3187 times since 14 April 2013.

Swimming with Manatees
I have recently being looking at a Swimming with the Manatees Tour, my niece is longing to do this and as it is her birthday soon I have thought of taking her next time we go to our villa in Orlando. She loves these gentle giants and I think ...
Viewed 4320 times since 16 October 2010.

‘Must do’s’ at Animal Kingdom
As villa owners our guests often ask us what are the ‘must do’ attractions at each of the parks. Obviously this does depend on the age and make up of your party however these are our ‘must do’ rides and attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ...
Viewed 5975 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Evening Visit to Bubba Gump
On our last visit to Universal Studios as we got off the walk way at the start of the paths to Universal and Islands of Adventure we passed the Bubba Gump restaurant we took a vote and unanimously decided this is where we were to eat that night. b...
Viewed 3913 times since 2 November 2011.

Eating at the Magic Kingdom
If you are going to one of theme parks for the whole day and evening, which is quite possible in the peak season months, then you will be eating at least two meals and several snacks out. . I know a lot of people who stock up on a very large breakfas...
Viewed 4773 times since 21 December 2010.

Seaworld – Halloween Spooktacular
Our whole family loves Seaworld and we try to visit at least once during our stay in Florida. Purely by chance on our trip in October 03 (covering the school half term), we decided to visit Seaworld on a weekend. When we arrived we found that for ...
Viewed 5092 times since 1 September 2008.

Disney Pirate and Princess Party
Most trips to Orlando will include a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It is the theme park where dreams are made and the most famous of all Disney parks. As seasoned travellers to Florida we have visited Magic Kingdom many times and although it is al...
Viewed 5257 times since 1 September 2008.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – (part 2) The Village
After our Hippogriff ride, we double checked the queue for The Forbidden Journey and decided to abandon the thought of sampling the ride that morning, as the queue size had trebled and the ride had still not opened. This was a real disappointment, bu...
Viewed 4437 times since 28 November 2010.

Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom
This was my first opportunity to sample the new ride in Animal Kingdom since its opening just a couple of months or so earlier. Many of the guests during my visit, it seemed, were like-minded and although I arrived at 10.30am the stand-by wai...
Viewed 4481 times since 1 September 2008.

Ride Guide - Turtle Talk with Crush
Ride Guide – Turtle Talk with Crush Definitely more of a show or attraction than a ride, however, still worth a guide of its own. Turtle Talk with Crush is part of the “The Seas with Nemo & Friends” pavilion at Epcot and really worth t...
Viewed 6151 times since 2 December 2011.

Rainforest cafe
There are two of these wonderfully themed restaurants in the Orlando area, the first is at the Marketplace in Downtown Disney and the second is just outside the entrance to Animal Kingdom. Both restaurants offer diners the chance to experienc...
Viewed 5397 times since 28 September 2008.

Soarin Pt 1 Preparing to ride
Epcot’s newest attraction, Soarin’, opened in May 2005 but is still hugely popular and attracts large numbers of visitors to it’s location inside The Land pavilion. There is always a line for this ride, even early in the day there is often in excess ...
Viewed 3940 times since 18 July 2010.

A Visit To Islands of Adventure
Having spent nearly a full day exploring the Harry Potter area of Islands of Adventure, we had a little time left to look at the rest of the park. To be honest you do need more than one day to see and experience everything this park has to offer. br...
Viewed 4505 times since 9 December 2010.

How many people visit the parks?
When you see the visitors pouring through the gates of the theme parks in Orlando, do you ever wonder how many visitors each park attracts in a year? Well I certainly have and I made it my business to find out and I would like to share i...
Viewed 3961 times since 22 June 2012.

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