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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...
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Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is situated in Downtown Disney, you cannot miss the huge white top as you drive down to it. Parking is ample and if you have a blue disabled UK parking badge please bring it as it recognised there and might save you a long walk from ...
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Magic Kingdom with Toddlers

The great thing about all of the Disney theme parks is that there really is something for everyone. We often feel that once we have paid our day’s admission, we need to get our money’s worth and hit absolutely every attraction there is! Well, this wo...
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Christmas at Epcot – You need to book early

If you wish to see Orlando at Christmas you will need to book early as these weeks get booked up way in advance. If you are planning a holiday over or near the Christmas period, do go and see the Walt Disney World, Epcot Theme Park. There t...
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‘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. ...
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Dinner Shows

While you are on holiday in Florida a good way to spend an evening is to experience one of the Dinner shows. There are several to pick from and are located around Orlando. Some are more suitable for children and often get them to interact and join in...
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Best Steaks in Orlando

Well this is a bit of an offbeat topic for a Florida guide but it is a question I get asked quite a lot by potential visitors to our Vacation home in Orlando Florida First I will say that I am not a steak expert in any way I am not a butcher...
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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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Discovery Cove with Elderly Relatives

It was in 2004 that we last visited Discovery Cove when my niece was six. In 2015 we were visiting Florida in September where we were due to celebrate her eighteenth birthday and she was given the choice of where she wanted a day out. Her response wa...
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Going with the Flow – Lazy Rivers Part 1

Lazy Rivers Part 1 Aquatica I consider myself to be rather an expert on lazy rivers in Orlando. This is mainly because I am such a wimp that this is one of the only things I am brave enough to experience at the wonderful water parks in Orlando...
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Historic Bok Sanctuary – The Singing Tower

Arguably the most prominent feature of the Historic Bok Sanctuary is the bell tower, which sits on the highest point in Florida, at the top of Iron Mountain near Lake Wales and can be seen for many miles around. The tower was commissioned and...
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Homeland Heritage Park Bartow

When a Reporter for a Local Polk newspaper was attending a meeting of the school board -he noticed an item on the agenda that caused him concern. The old Homeland school was to be disposed of as it was no longer needed as a functioning school. ...
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Shrek 4D

What can I say? Are there any superlatives to describe this wonderful attraction? Apart from the fact that it was horrendously crowded, (well it WAS August) and there was no express pass, and we had to stand outside in the blistering sunshine for ...
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MANTA - Seaworld, Orlando

MAMTA first opened in 2009 at Seaworld, Orlando to accompany KRACKEN as their flagship rollercoaster. Wanting to design something different the ride is based on a flying Manta Ray that faces the riders horizontal unlike the conventional rollercoaster...
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What’s so great about Universal Studios? Islands of Adventure 1

What’s so great about Universal Studios? Islands of Adventure 1 Previously I have written a number of articles all relating to how wonderful the Disney parks are ion Florida and I thought it was about time I wrote a more about the Univ...
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The Journey into Imagination Pavilion - Epcot

This Pavilion, which is sponsored by Kodak, has been a part of Epcot since it originally opened and I can remember going to it with my family for the first time in the late 1980s. I find over the years it has probably changed more than any o...
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The Escape Lounge - Terminal 2 Manchester Airport

Are you looking for an oasis of peace and relaxation before your flight to the magical world of Disney World? Well, if you are flying from Manchester Terminal 2 then look no further than The Escape Lounge. We always book this executive lo...
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RocknRoller Coaster - Hollywood Studios

The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios which stars Aerosmith opened in 1999 and is a Fast pass ride. It is located on the left near the end of Sunset Boulevard, just before you reach the Hollywood Tower Hotel. This is a great attrac...
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Magic Kingdom Dining Experiences

Character Dining : Once Upon A Time Breakfast (Cinderella’s Royal Table) : There can be no better way to start your Disney day than being greeted by Cinderella in the glorious dining room of her magical castle, to enjoy a pr...
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Eco Safaris:the coach tour.

So, we have come to our fourth and final Ecosafari at Forever Florida. And this is the coach safari. First I am going to tell you a little bit about the coach. It is nothing like your up to date charabanc that you have occasional day trip...
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Our 4th July Celebrations. Pt 4

By this time we had resigned ourselves to being inside the restaurant when the fireworks display began, but in the hope that we get seated early and have finished our meal, we arrived at the restaurant some 10 - 15 minutes before our scheduled time. ...
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Unsung Heroes #2

In the first of these two loosely linked articles I extolled the virtues of the Java Hut Café on the A1A between Flagler and St Augustine. Our second delightful, , , , , but unexpected, encounter happened on the other side of the state. T...
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Universal Studios - Part 1

A fan of the movies? Then you will just love Universal Studios Orlando. From the second you drive in, you are welcomed by Movie Characters. The Car Parks are named after movie characters making it easier to remember where you left your car. Ev...
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Disney Rides With Height And Age Restrictions

Although Disney has less of the “white knuckle” rides there are still some rides with height requirements – a few rides are kept exclusively for smaller guests, which helps even things up a little! Magic Kingdom Big...
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What is a Disney Fastpass and how does it work?

A Disney Fastpass is available for the most popular attractions and rides at all four Disney parks. They do not cost anything and are included in your park admission ticket. As you collect your park map make sure you look for the rides with the Fastp...
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