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Our Long Day at Hollywood Studios Part 2

We then wandered back down Sunset Boulevard and as we did outside the cinema we encountered a noisy crew making a film in the street. We joined the crowd which was gathering and spent about ten minutes laughing at the crew’s antics. Farth...
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Discovery Cove

When I went to America one time, one of the most memorable experiences that I ever had the pleasure to do, was Discovery cove. Discovery cove is a relaxed, tranquil, exotic, paradise. You book your swimming with dolphin encounter in advance s...
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Universal Studios Orlando

Universal is the main competitor to the Disney parks in Orlando and is split into three main areas – Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure & Universal Studios City Walk. City Walk is Universals version of Downtown Disney & has a w...
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A glimpse at Epcot theme park

EPCOT was opened in 1st Oct 1982. This park is divided into two sections, Future World and World Showcase. This offers visitors a look into technology. It presents a vision of tomorrow’s world - today and to celebrate the cultures of the World’s nati...
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Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios

This wonderful show takes place on Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheatre. We’ve been going to Disney for quite a few years now but only saw this show for the first time last year, it was a huge mistake to leave it so long! It...
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Universal's Islands Of Adventure

Islands of Adventure is the second of the Universal Studios Parks, reached, as is Universal Studios through Universal City Walk, which includes restaurants, clubs, shops & cinemas. It is quite a long way to the entrance to the parks fro...
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An Evening visit to the Flower and Garden Festival

We love visiting Epcot and although we only had a few hours to spare on the last night of our holiday we decided to spend those hours visiting their Flower and Garden Festival which we had not managed to go to on that particular holiday. br ...
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Weeki Wachee...from boom to bust.

Weeki Wachee Springs was named by the Native Americans known as the Seminoles. It means winding river. No wonder the Seminoles chose to settle here with its endless oportunities to fish and hunt. They lived happily here until the coming o...
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Wide World of Sport

You will find a vast new world of unparalleled sports excitement at Disney' s Wide World of Sports; it is the ultimate destination for athletes, fans, and anyone who loves sports. The 220-acre facility plays host to over 170 amateur and professional ...
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MGM becomes Hollywood Studios

Disneyworld Orlando, Florida’s Hollywood Studios opened on May 1st 1989 and stretches across 135 acres. Much of it is devoted to television and movie production, and this park has seen many attractions come and go, including the ‘Backlot Tour, ’ with...
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The Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom

The Haunted Mansion is one of the best-loved attractions at the Magic Kingdom. The attraction closed for several months for refurbishment and Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion re-opened with a new look in 2007 The Haunted Mansion is obviousl...
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Our 4th July Celebrations. Pt 2

As we approached Celebration via the I4 and World Drive, the roads were unusually quiet. With the excision of one notice, advertising the free park and ride from Celebration Place, there was nothing to indicate that the town would be busy or parking ...
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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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Annual Events at Universal Studios/Citywalk/IOA

Universal opened in 1990 and is a real working motion picture studio with a fantastic array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions from your favourite movies. Not everyone is aware that in addition to this Universal/Islands of Adventure/Citywalk...
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"Wishes" at the Magic Kingdom

We let the children have a restful morning and set off for the Magic Kingdom at around lunchtime. We were determined that the little ones would stay awake for the “Wishes” spectacular firework display that evening. It was a lovely day to be i...
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Streets of America - Hollywood Studios

When we first used to visit Hollywood Studios this area was known as New York Street as it was meant to be a typical cosmopolitan city. It was renamed the Streets of America in 2004 and is located behind Commissary Lane and toward the Backlot area of...
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness

If you thought that the attractions at Disney’s Fort Wilderness were just for the guests staying on site you couldn’t be further from the truth - anyone can enjoy the benefits. From horse riding to biking trails, from fishing to just sitting on the b...
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Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Disney has three water parks, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach and River County. All these are included in the Hopper Plus pass or you can pay for individual day's entry. If you are frequent Florida visitor, the annual pas...
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Birthday Treat

I have just and i mean just celebrated my 50th birthday, we had already booked flights last year to go to Florida in January, to get some lovely sun as we know that just after xmas its dull gloomy cold and usually raining at home. I had decided to go...
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Florida with an autistic Child

We have been travelling to Orlando with our autistic daughter for many years and find it a great place for all the family. The holiday starts at the airport. We let the airline know about our daughter’s needs before we go and they are alway...
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Cirque Du Soliel ~ La Nouba ~ Down Town Disney

La Nouba, Cirque Du Soliel's astonishing show, housed in it's own purpose built, multi million dollar theatre at Down Town Disney, is quite simply an un-missable and totally exhilarating experience for all the family. With a modern day comb...
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What’s so great about Universal Studios? Part 1

What’s so great about Universal Studios? Previously I have written a number of articles all relating to how wonderful the Disney parks are in Florida and I thought it was about time I wrote a little about the Universal studios theme parks...
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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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Disney Quest ~ Down Town Disney West Side

From the moment you step into the “magical” elevator that whisks you to the heart of Disney Quest, you know you are in for something very special. Always a popular choice with the kids and teenagers, Disney Quest at Down Town Disney is...
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A free day at Disney?

No it is not a catch. There really is a part of Disney World that you can go to completely free of charge. It is called Downtown Disney. It is split into three areas at the moment, Market Place, West Side and Pleasure Island. At the momen...
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