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Drive in Movie.

If you are the same vintage as me, your teenage years would have been informed by American films. And a big part of American films was the drive in movie. Do you agree? Well I am pleased to tell you that it is not too late to visit one...
Viewed 2045 times since 31 May 2012.

Hrd Rock Live.

I am sure you knew about The Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, but did you know about The Hard Rock Live? This venue is located right next to The Hard Rock Cafe in Universal Boulevard and displays an awesome range of Rock memorabilia. Indeed, if...
Viewed 2184 times since 24 April 2012.

Zipline tour for thrillseekers

On our last trip to Orlando in February this year (2012) we decided to try something a little bit different and I plucked up the courage to book a zipline experience at Zip Orlando. I have to admit to being frightened of heights so you might think th...
Viewed 2228 times since 9 April 2012.

The Imax in Fort Lauderdale

So I promised you that I would cover some sections of this exciting museum in more depth so here goes. Let us start with the IMAX. This is a separately ticketed event and if you have not been to anything like this before, it will blow you...
Viewed 2496 times since 7 January 2012.

Alternatives to theme parks

As villa owners who travel to Florida every year, it is often a challenge to find something new to do. However, Orlando never disappoints and here are a few ideas you may like to try. Hot air balloon ride. There is nothing quite...
Viewed 3185 times since 25 December 2011.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

If you chose which wildlife parks to visit based on how cute the name sounds then Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge would be one of your first stops. However, alliteration is not the only reason to visit Ding Darling; this refuge boasts a spectacular arra...
Viewed 2906 times since 16 December 2011.

Pleasure Island Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World are taking the Downtown Disney experience to the next level. They are doing this through enhancements to existing Downtown Disney locations. Extraordinary new shopping, dining and other experiences including a completely re-im...
Viewed 3267 times since 4 November 2011.

Try a day at the beach for a change

If you would like to try something different from theme parks while you are in Florida, why not try a day at the coast. There are many areas to choose from and all about one and a half hours drive from Orlando. As someone once said, “There is more to...
Viewed 2636 times since 7 August 2011.

The Reptile Discovery Centre

If you are in the Daytona area and want to visit somewhere slightly different consider going to Reptile Discovery Center which is located just 15 minutes from Daytona Beach. The address for the Center is 2710 Big John Drive (U. S. Hwy 92). Viewed 3076 times since 12 April 2011.

Exciting news from Gatorland.

If you are visiting Orlando this siummer I have some exciting news for you! Gatorland are opening a zip line experience. This zip line will carry you soaring over alligators and crocodiles with a truly birds eye view of the whole park. ...
Viewed 2704 times since 12 April 2011.

Airboat Ride in Sanford.

Central Florida Airboat Tours is primarily located in Jolly Gators Fish Camp which is on the 46, East of Sanford at the Geneva Bridge. Want to get up close to an alligator in its natural habitat or see a bald eagle soaring in the sky? wel...
Viewed 3681 times since 5 March 2011.

Strawberry Festival

For a nice alternative to a day at one of the famous Orlando attraction, a visit to the annual Strawberry festival in Plant City is a must. This year the Florida Strawberry Festival is being held from March 03rd through March 13th 2011. T...
Viewed 3275 times since 3 March 2011.

Ice Skating in Kissimmee

If you fancy a day away from the parks, but are not sure what to do, why not visit the Ice Factory and participate in an Ice skating session. The Ice Factory is an Olympic-class skating and hockey rink located near the Disney Epcot/Universa...
Viewed 3852 times since 21 February 2011.

Apart from the theme parks

Apart from the theme parks, why else would you go to Orlando. One of my favourite reasons is the wide and varied choice of restaurants offering everything from cheap burgers to high class fine dining and everything in between. It is possible to stay ...
Viewed 3329 times since 12 February 2011.

Theme park alternatives

Downtown Orlando. Not many people realise it but just twenty minutes from the tourist area of the theme parks, is Downtown Orlando. It is a vibrant and bustling area which has some of the best bars and restaurants around, plus some beautifu...
Viewed 3003 times since 31 January 2011.

Unusual things to see in Orlando

Apart from all the usual holiday attractions on offer in Orlando there are some amazing sights which will have you holding your breath in awe. Some of the most spectacular are at Sea World in the Shark Encounter. Apart from sharks there are...
Viewed 3819 times since 30 January 2011.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum’s New Exhibit

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Orlando can be found on International Drive. It has a collection of extraordinary and bizarre exhibits, and you can’t miss it if you drive north along International Drive. For a start, the building looks as if it ...
Viewed 2440 times since 21 January 2011.

My Favourite Things to do in Florida

There are many many things I like to do in Florida but thought I would try and share the best of these with you. Breathing in the Florida air as you leave the airport terminal and cross the road to get your car – you really know you have ...
Viewed 2494 times since 7 January 2011.

Bass Pro Shop at Festival Bay Mall

If you have any interested in fishing, boating, shooting, or hunting then you will be fascinated by the Bass Pro Shop at Festival Bay Mall. Not only will all your equipment needs be met but you can also buy appropriate clothing and shoes. Viewed 3377 times since 31 December 2010.

Waterskiing.

Water Skiing Anyone who has the waterskiing bug knows that in the UK it consists of dry suits or wet suits, and a lot of praying for fine weather. It isn’t a recreation that anyone thinks of learning in the UK. Not so in sunny Orlando! Viewed 3315 times since 27 November 2010.

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