Florida Attraction Guide - Miscellaneous - Page 1

Christmas in Orlando
If you are about to spend Christmas in Orlando, there are a few tips I can offer you. First, do not be surprised if people wish you happy holiday, they are not commenting on your trip to America, but wishing you Merry Christmas, they just seem to hav...
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People of Florida
People of Florida Recently I wrote an article on what I thought was the very best thing about Florida I have to say I had to think long and hard to come up with the weather as the number one thing it was a close run race but the second best ...
Viewed 2632 times since 1 August 2012.

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 3027 times since 22 June 2012.

Vista del Lago - A Great Location
When searching for a home that we could spend 6 months a year, one of the main priorities, as every home owner is aware, was the location. We knew that the west US-192 around the Formosa Gardens area at mile marker 4 ticked off most, if not all the r...
Viewed 2561 times since 30 May 2012.

Estate homes at Celebration
Many people visit Celebration just to look around the shops. Some make a trip to the town to visit one of the many well know restaurants that are on Front Street which is in the town centre and borders on a large lake. While both activiti...
Viewed 2976 times since 25 February 2012.

Universal V Disney?
Universal versus Disney? Naturally you would like to do both but you do not have the time so which to plump for? LET US TAKE IT POINT BY POINT: Roller Coasters: well I think that Universal come out tops here; Duelling Dragons a...
Viewed 3323 times since 5 March 2011.

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...
Viewed 3060 times since 13 January 2011.

Unsung Heroes #1
I was unsure as to whether to title this article ‘Hidden Gems’ or “Unsung Heroes”, but as the two businesses I am going to tell you about are on main thoroughfares then to call them “Hidden” seems slightly inappropriate! Our first unexpec...
Viewed 12348 times since 13 January 2011.

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...
Viewed 2925 times since 13 October 2010.

Lake County
Lake County, often not thought of as a short term rental area but it now has some of the newest of the holiday rental homes in the Disney area. Most are within a twenty minute drive of Disney while remaining a largely undeveloped area. Lake C...
Viewed 3193 times since 5 February 2010.

Roller Coaster Design
Having written about a number of the roller coasters I have ridden, it dawned on me that much about the engineering and design of these sophisticated structures is very much taken for granted by all of us. As a result I decided to produce this small ...
Viewed 4272 times since 11 April 2009.

First Day in Orlando
On our recent holiday at our villa my Mother and I as usual woke about 4.30. Normally when this has happened in the past we sit and drink coffee and delight in being back at the villa and talk about how we want to spend our holiday. Last time...
Viewed 3784 times since 3 January 2009.

Park Tickets- save a few bucks!
When is the best time to book park and attraction tickets? Well there are many ways to do this but some of them are more fraught with danger than others. When I first travelled to Orlando back in 1994 there was a lot of small kiosk building s...
Viewed 4443 times since 1 September 2008.

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