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Ride Guide – Space Mountain

One of the three mountains in the Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain is a great fun roller-coaster in the Tomorrowland area of the park. As one of the major attractions in the park, you will definitely want to either do this ride early, or get a FastPass,...
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Shark Deep Dive at SeaWorld – Part I

I always look forward to going somewhere or doing something new each time we visit Florida. Our last holiday was no exception and in fact I was probably looking forward to it more than at any time. The reason; I had celebrated my 60th birthday only a...
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Packing for your holiday!

I want to talk about packing for your vacation. You have got your flights, bought your theme park tickets, booked your villa and finally there are only days to go before you depart. Now this sounds obvious, but make a list. Think of what ...
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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...
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Boggy Creek

For a thrilling adventure that is a little different to the usual parks in Orlando why not try Boggy creek airboat rides. Easily reached from anywhere around the Orlando areas, if you travel down the US192 east to Poinciana blvd between marke...
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My trip to the Florida Keys

Islamorada is one of the Upper Keys, this island is known as the sporting fishing capital of the world. There have been more record-breaking fish caught here more than anywhere in the world. Islamorada consists of a clutch of small islands wi...
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Old Town

Old Town is located at mile marker 9 on Highway 192 If you are like all our family (motor mad) you will certainly enjoy a night at old town . there are various evenings going on at old Town. Thursday evening has a themed night of all m...
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Downtown Disney - West Side

Downtown Disney is set into three sections and is a free area which gives you a taste of what is to come when you hit the parks. The three sections are, Market Place, Pleasure Island (about to be refurbished) and West Side. WEST SIDE W...
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Riding Sheikra - Busch Gardens

The sun is shining and we are enjoying another barmy Floridian Day, heading west down Interstate 4 towards Tampa. The kids are looking forward to a day at Busch Gardens and their favorite roller coaster Sheikra. Since they have been tall enough to ri...
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The State Nicknames Part 4

In the USA, each state has a different license plate, and on this is a state motto or nickname. They provide a fascinating insight into the state’s history, people or animals. Here are some more of these state nicknames, for Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,...
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Going with the Flow – Lazy Rivers Part 2 Typhoon Lagoon

Lazy Rivers Part 2 Typhoon Lagoon. Being a total wimp as far as water slides and chutes go, I have become somewhat of an expert at lazy rivers. My children can’t wait to slide down near vertical tubes or along crazy flumes at the water parks,...
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Seaworld - Part 1

Antarctica – The World of the Penguins Antarctica is Seaworld’s newest attraction. You will enter an area surrounded by high cliffs of “ice” and then enter the penguin enclosure itself. The ride to see the penguins is a on either a hig...
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Fast Pass at Disney

All Disney parks now operate a FastPass system which is FREE OF CHARGE to use and we highly recommend taking advantage of this. The more popular attractions have the FastPass option and you will find a list of thes...
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Westgate Rodeo

3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, Florida 33867 Never having been to a rodeo we really did not know what to expect. We saw this ranch held a rodeo every Saturday night at 7. 30pm and although about an hour away from the homes on CR54 we d...
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Gatorland - A Great Half Day Out

Alligators! Is there anyone who doesn’t find these scaly, prehistoric looking creatures from the deep fascinating? Most people and I include myself as one of them just cannot get enough of them. If you stay in a villa ...
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Exploring Disneys Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened in 1989 although in those days it was named MGM Studios. It is not only the third and smallest theme park in Walt Disney World Resort, but also it is a fully fledged working TV production facility although most of it...
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Virgin Upper Class

Virgin Upper Class. I couldn’t believe my luck. We hadn’t planned on going over to our villa this year as a holiday, so, because my wife works at a school and she can’t take advantage of cheaper air fares, I went for just a week in March....
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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...
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Our favourite places to eat in Orlando area

Our favourite places to eat in Orlando area When you visit Florida for the first time it can be very daunting trying to choose a place to eat, with so many restaurants everywhere you look and lots of unfamiliar chain restaurants (for us Br...
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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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Facts about Walt Disney World - Landscaping

If you have ever visited Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida you will, I am sure, have been impressed by the wonderful landscaping which you see everywhere. Our favourite park has to be Epcot which has some wonderful floral displays, particu...
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Downtown Disney (3)

If you want to experience the magic of Disney, even without visiting any of the parks, then Downtown Disney is the place for you. Visit day or night and you will find something that takes your fancy. For great entertainment, take in a show at...
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Review of Aquatica – Seaworld’s water park

Review of Aquatica – Seaworld’s water park Whilst me, my sister, my Nanna and my mum were in Orlando America one of our theme park choices was Aquatica. Aquatica is just around the corner from Sea World. First we parked the car, it cost $1...
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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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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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