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The Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center has to be one of the most famous places in the world and to be so close and not pay it a visit would be criminal! It is only about one to one and a half hours drive away from Orlando so can be a fascinating day trip. It m...
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A Few Do’s And Don’t’s On Your Trip To Florida

It may be obvious but there are lot things you can and can not take or do in Florida. First of all we all now know the restrictions for security of things you can not take onto the aeroplane but not every one is aware of the restrictions that you can...
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The Country Bears Jamboree

If you are starting to wilt from all the walking round The Magic Kingdom in Disney World, it is always a good idea to stop for a break at a café or snack point for an ice cream or a box of pop corn. Alternatively, why not go to one of the man...
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Highlands Reserve

Highlands Reserve is an executive villa community set within a championship 18 hole golf course. Surrounded by pine trees and a nature preserve it offer s beautiful relaxing base for your holiday. Villas range from 3 beds to 6 beds and are well sprea...
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Jack Hanna at Busch Gardens.

You all know who Jack Hanna is, don' t you? He is a World expert on wildlife who has made award winning television programmes. You will probably remember Jack Hanna Into the Wild. Well, if you are a fan, you are in for a treat with 2 differe...
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Walt Disney World – Tips - Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom covers over 500 Acres – so make sure those shoes are comfy! For an insiders look at Disney's Animal Kingdom, check out the "Wild By Design" and "Backstage Safari" tours. Check the tip board on Disc...
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Our Long Day at Hollywood Studios Part 5

The girls were slightly disappointed that we were not going to the Starring Rolls Café as they wanted one of their famous cup cakes however we said if they didn’t have a dessert at the Brown Derby they could have one later. We were all ve...
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Penguins at Seaworld.

Antartica-Empire of the Penguins is a brand new ride at Seaworld that has literally just opened. Seaworld is often overlooked in favour of it' s bigger and brasher neighbours but a lot of my guests vote it their favourite and I am inclined to agree. ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of the Caribbean is located in Adventureland, in the Caribbean Plaza of the Magic Kingdom and opened on December 15, 1973. Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirates Life for Me! This is the song that is sung throughout the attraction, and your kids wil...
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Why holiday in Orlando?

Why not Spend your next family holiday in Florida' s theme park capital. There are a variety of exciting attractions and fun things to do in Orlando, Florida. An array of world famous theme parks, restaurants, shops and attractions offer hours of fam...
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Character Breakfast at Animal Kingdom

Its amazing how early the children get up when you are on Orlando! With this in mind we decided as a treat for one of the girls birthdays we would take them to the character breakfast at Animal Kingdom. Priority seating is recommended and t...
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Hotel Boardwalk

This little gem is tucked around Crescent Lake between Hollywood Studios and Epcot theme parks. It echoes the Atlantic New England Resorts from the bygone era of the 40’s with it’s charming clapperboard style buildings and pretty ice cream colours an...
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Morroco Pavilion - Epcot

Epcot's Morocco pavilion is located between France and Japan and from across the World Showcase Lagoon you can see its Prayer Tower. Morocco is the only country in World Showcase sponsored by the government and not a corporation. When the pav...
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Eating Options at Seaworld

You really are spoilt for choice for eating options when you visit Seaworld. When the girls were younger we treated them to Dine with Shamu on the last day of our holiday. We did not tell them we were going until they got to the entrance gates. br...
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The State Nicknames – Part 8

Collecting state number plates has become quite a hobby for us when we visit Orlando, and it is amazing how many you can see, from all over the USA. Each number plate has a state nickname which reflects its own particular character. Massachus...
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Mamas Greek Cuisine in Florida (yes, really!)

Are you planning to visit Tarpon Springs during your Florida holiday ? If the answer is yes, then I can recommend eating at ' Mamas Greek Cuisine' The ' Mama' from the restaurants name was born in Greece but came to Tarpon Springs in 1961. Na...
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Epcot – IllumiNations Reflections of Earth

This is surely one of Disney’s most spectacular shows, thunderous fireworks and brilliant lasers fill the skies above the World Showcase Lagoon. Amazing video images from around the World are displayed across a giant sphere in the middle of the la...
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The new Arctic experience at Seaworld

This new Arctic ride is a ' visit the South Pole experience' and is part of a large area which has been made to give the feel of being in a large cold place. As usual, leave strollers outside. There are is a cafe. shop...
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Information for Visiting Old Town

When you are traveling along the 192 if you pass Old Town you cannot miss it, you will be very aware of the giant Ferris Wheel. You can see the Bunjee Jumping from other roads miles away. It is like an old fashioned fair and is a combination ...
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Cirque Du Soleil (3)

What can I saw about this show that hasn’t been said already? We first experienced this evening of magic several years ago. We were extremely keen to see it again, and one evening during our visit in July this year, we managed to offload ...
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Splitsville

This is a heads up on an exciting new venue at Walt Disney World. This is called Splitsville and will be yet another one of a succesful chain of bowling alleys. However, forget all about your vision of a downmarket scruffy bow...
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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

If you fancy a meal with a difference and an atmosphere to really enjoy be sure to visit Raglan Road Pub and Restaurant in Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney. We first found it when we visited Cooke' s of Dublin which is a counter service locatio...
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Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney legend tells the tale of a freak winter storm that dropped snow all over the western side of the WDW resort! And as temperatures soared back the usual Orlando temps and the snow began to melt, great slides etc wer...
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Disney's Animal Kingdom Tours

Backstage Safari : A unique opportunity to step “backstage” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see how the specialist keepers and veterinarians face the daily challenge of keeping all of the Kingdom’s animals fit and healthy, as well as...
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But I Don't Like Theme Parks

“But I don’t like theme parks”, said sister-in-law. Brother-in-law said, “been there once, seen it all”. These are the responses we got when we offered our families a special rate if they wanted to go to our recently purchased Florida villa. W...
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