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Shopping in Publix

While you are enjoying staying in your lovely Florida home you are sure to visit a Publix for those essential supplies. Publix are all nice supermarkets that are well laid out with a clean, fresh feel. They have everything you may nee...
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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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Blizzard Beach

I’ve been visiting Orlando for longer than I care to remember and honestly believed I’d find nothing much to do at a water park. When I finally visited my first one last year I learned how wrong I could be! The whole family, who I must admit enjoy sw...
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Sharks Underwater Grill at Seaworld

Sharks Underwater Grill at Sea World is full-service restaurant where you literally dine underwater amongst sharks and other sea life – a different and enjoyable dining experience. Located at the park's Shark Encounter attraction it h...
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Busch Gardens.....Something for Everyone

If you haven’t visited Busch Gardens before, then you must try it on your next trip. The drive to Tampa is approximately one and a half hour from Kissimmee, but as driving in Orlando is easy you really won’t have any problems getting there. O...
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Hiring a boat on Seven Seas Lagoon Bay Lake.

Many people never seem to have time to experience anything other than the fantastic Theme Parks but on our recent holiday we had stayed for our first night at one of Disney’s Deluxe Resorts before heading down to the Gulf Coast for a week of pure rel...
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Disney Quest - Great Fun

It’s raining in the Sunshine State and you ask yourself what you’re going to do with the family all day. The answer is, go to Disney Quest in Downtown Disney! We visited Disney Quest for the first time this year. I had no idea what to...
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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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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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Spiderman the Ride

Spiderman the ride is located In the Islands of Adventure theme park, next door to Universal. The park is made up of different themed areas, each one called a different name. The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman ride is located in Super Hero Island. ...
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Tips for Eating Out in Orlando

Whilst in Orlando you are likely to eat out more than usual so I thought I would list a few of the tips we have picked up in the twenty years we have been visiting Florida. There are many discount offers for visitors eating out and they c...
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Sea Screamer – The Trip

No sooner had we left the quay than the crew spotted two female dolphins with their young so we spent some thirty minutes circling in the harbour waiting for them all appear. We were rewarded a view of them on a number of occasions. We were told by t...
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Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

This is Disney’s first and for me the best of Disney’s three Water Parks. I have two favourite parts of the park the first being the Storm Slides, three body slides which have you twisting and turning through tunnels, caves and waterfalls...
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China Pavilion - Epcot

After a long day at Magic Kingdom mostly spent in Fantasyland we decided to spend a few evening hours at Epcot where we had parked our car at the beginning of the day. When we went to get the Monorail back to the Transportation Centre it had temporar...
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The Hulk Rollercoaster

When visiting Orlando there are many different parks to visit. One of my favourite is Islands Of Adventure, next to Universal studios. There are many rides at this park and the best bit is they are aimed at rollercoaster junkies. The theme of the par...
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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...
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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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La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil

An evening at Cirque du Soleil I had heard much about La Nouba but despite several trips to Orlando had never found the time to go amongst everything else there is to do in Florida. This year as a Christmas/New Year treat I thought it would be...
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Finding Nemo - The Musical

Animal Kingdom has not been the most popular of parks, although it is our favourite. I think it is the variety of things to do that makes it our number one park, but now it has an added attraction, the new ‘Finding Nemo’ musical show, which we think ...
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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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Sea World - Dine with Shamu

Dine with Shamu is a delicious buffet dinner at Shamu’s training pool and you get to be up close to Shamu and his friends and their trainers! We have been twice and both occasions saw different presentations. ...
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Aquatica - The Water Park Near Sea World

Aquatica is Seaworld’s new Water Park and it opened in March 2008. If you like Water Parks you will love this one it has a dolphin plunge, lazy river rides, racing slides, interactive play areas and as many as 36 slides! There is fun for all the fami...
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Disney Hollywood Studios - Fun Facts

Hollywood Studios home to Disneys biggest building – but which one – read on to find that information and more… • Disney Hollywood Studios, the third theme park opened its doors in April 1989 and cost more than $500 million. It covers 231 acre...
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Gatorland from the forties to the present day.

Gatorland was a long time from inception in Frank Godwins back garden to the beginnings of the park as we know it today but by 1962 Frank had travelled the world in search of an exotic addition to his park and he came back with some zebras. ...
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Epcot - Fun Facts

Epcot was Disney Worlds second theme park to be opened. The park is split into two parts, the Future World Pavilions and the World Showcase. Here are some little fun facts. • Epcot was opened 1st October 1982 after three years of construction...
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