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Pirate Cove Adventure Golf

Ahoy there!! Yo ho me hearties!! Shiver me timbers!! Visit the Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf on International Drive or at Lake Buena Vista for a fun filled activity, in swashbuckling surroundings. It is an excellent way for the whole family to spend a...
Viewed 3410 times since 1 September 2008.

Winter Park Farmers' Market

If you are looking for some different to do, as a break from the excitement of all the theme parks and attractions of Orlando, then you might like to visit Winter Park’s Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning. Winter Park is situated about five miles ...
Viewed 4024 times since 1 September 2008.

A visit to Celebration

Something that we do on most of our visits to the Disney area is to spend a half day visiting the Disney Celebration community. If you are in the general area of the Disney Main Entrance on Route 192 then you are only a short distance away from this ...
Viewed 3358 times since 1 September 2008.

ICE! - How they do it

This article is the third in a series and should be read in conjunction with the others which give details of the location and the scenes you will see inside. First let’s look at the raw figures to see what it takes to create this display. It ...
Viewed 4512 times since 1 September 2008.

ICE! 2005

This article is the second in a series and should be read in conjunction with the others which give details of the location and how this amazing attraction is constructed. This year, ICE! will feature several new or updated scenes these will i...
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ICE! in Florida :- A general overview

This article is the first in a series and should be read in conjunction with the others which give details of the actual scenes and how this amazing attraction is constructed. If you are in Florida any time around Christmas then this is the pl...
Viewed 3589 times since 1 September 2008.

Space Shuttle Launch

Where and how do you get to see a Space Shuttle or unmanned space launch while on holiday in Florida? Well to get to see a space shuttle launch in Florida you need to have a great deal of luck and be in the right place at the right time, so of...
Viewed 4494 times since 1 September 2008.

Wishes Cruise

As a bit of a surprise for our kids having done most of Disney over the last ten years we decided to try the Wishes cruise. This leaves from the Marina at Contemporary Resort and goes out onto Bay Lake and Seven seas Lagoon which is the large lake yo...
Viewed 4255 times since 1 September 2008.

Spa Treatments

So you have spent a week or two at the theme parks and now you are feeling slightly weary after the constant walking and standing in line. Your muscles are stiff, your feet ache and you would definitely feel the benefit from a bit of pampering. There...
Viewed 4312 times since 1 September 2008.

Choose your Cruise…… Magic or Wonder?

Do you love Disney, but you want a different type of vacation, maybe one a bit more relaxing than the hustle and bustle of the theme parks? Have you ever considered a cruise or have you been put off by the fear that it might be too formal or even too...
Viewed 3739 times since 1 September 2008.

Florida Sailing

If you think that Florida has nothing more to offer than theme parks and Mickey Mouse, you could not be more wrong! Florida offers a return to nature in many ways, none more so than using the lakes, rivers and coastline for a wide variety of boating ...
Viewed 4306 times since 1 September 2008.

Review on Pleasure Flight - A Unique Experience

Earlier this year whilst vacationing in Florida my Niece came to stay with us for a few weeks, and offered to take my friend and me on a pleasure flight to Venice Beach. My niece is a qualified pilot and had been itching to take us on a flight. Viewed 4048 times since 1 September 2008.

Balloon Ride over Orlando

I must admit, I was quite apprehensive about flying in a hot air balloon, with no parachute and nothing between the balloon and land but a big drop! It took a lot of convincing from my family that I’d enjoy the ride and had nothing to worry about. Viewed 7721 times since 1 September 2008.

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park is located 3 miles west of Flagler beach. It is a glimpse of life in a 19th century sugar mill and plantation. Although the mill is in ruins it is still atmospheric and you can still see the foundations, ...
Viewed 4221 times since 1 September 2008.

Lake Kissimme State Park

This wonderful natural State Park is found off the S.R.60, 15 miles west of Lake Wales. There are 3 lakes on this park; Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie. It was formerly a cow camp dating back to 1876 and indeed on Saturdays, Sundays and holid...
Viewed 3499 times since 1 September 2008.

Gatorland-2

When we first drove by the entrance to Gatorland, we weren’t impressed! There is a huge green plaster alligator’s mouth surrounding the entrance to the attraction that you walk through to gain access to the store and ticket booths. But the kids wante...
Viewed 2442 times since 1 September 2008.

Boggy Creek

Boggy Creek - it’s not a very inspiring name is it? But don’t be put off by this! It is actually one of our favourite places to visit when we are in Orlando. You’d think we’d be fed up with it by now, but we keep coming back for more and a visit to O...
Viewed 4744 times since 1 September 2008.

Florida Strawberry Festival

If you are in Florida in early March and feel the need to get away from the parks for a day, while at the same time sampling a slice of pure Americana that owes much to rural UK life, then why not visit the Florida Strawberry Festival. It does what i...
Viewed 4618 times since 1 September 2008.

Try a baseball game!

As well as visiting the many theme attractions Central Florida has to offer we decided we’d like to watch a baseball game – a traditional American game. We found out that the Tampa Rays played at Tropicana Field, St Petersburg and that t...
Viewed 4147 times since 1 September 2008.

A trip to the beach (Gulf Coast near Bradenton)

Having experienced the wonders and thrill of the theme parks, we decided to take it easy and head off to the warm waters of the Gulf Coast. We packed the maps, bags; surfboards and the all-important cool box and started our journey. Our destination w...
Viewed 3272 times since 1 September 2008.

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