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Many of our guests come back year after year and it’s not just because they’re addicted to Mickey Mouse and his buddies, although of course many are! There are so many other wonderful places to visit within an hour or so of the theme parks so if you’re looking for something a little different to Disney and Universal… why not head out and try some of the following. All these attractions will have their own websites with addresses and booking details but why not take the stress out of your vacation planning and rent a sat nav from http://www. orlandovillas. com/car_hire. aspx and buy your tickets in advance from http://www. orlandovillas. com/tickets. aspx - you’ll get great prices and all the locations will be pre programmed into your sat nav!
Fantasy of Flight, Aviation buffs will enjoy viewing more than twenty vintage aircraft and realistic flight simulators including a recreation of a World War II bombing mission aboard a B17 Flying Fortress as well as backlot tours through the aircraft restoration area.
Historic Bok Sanctuary, A living gallery of natural nad man made beauty. The sanctuary’s 250 acres feature a tree canopied landscape, a wildlife refuge, gardens galore, a bell tower with a carillon of sixty bells and a Mediterranean revival mansion from the early 1930’s.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Experience the awe and excitement of America’s space programme. Enjoy a panoramic view of Kennedy Space Center and the Space Shuttle Launch Pads, relive the takeoff of the Saturn V rocket and watch as man lands on the moon. See the 3-D IMAX Space Station film, Astronaut Encounter Show, Mad Mission to Mars 20125 and Early Space Exploration as well as the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Green Meadows Farm, ever milked a cow? Now’s your chance! Get down with some three hundred critters from goats to ponies to cows to llamas and bison on this forty acre farm. Interactive opportunities for the wannabe farmer or just plain animal lover make this a fun place to spend the day. Don’t miss the tractor drawn hayride and train ride.
Gatorland is one hundred and ten acres of theme park with a fabulous nature preserve and combines old Florida charm with exciting exhibits and entertainment. Check out the families of gators, as well as the crocodiles, reptiles, birds and other animals. View the breeding marsh from its boardwalk and travel up the observation tower for a better view of the preserve. Gatorland is one of Florida’s oldest attractions dating back to the 1930’s but it appeals just as much to the kids of today.
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