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Fantasy of Flight

We have often passed by the sign on I4 for Flight of Fantasy its about half way between Tampa and Orlando in Polk City and really never gone in but last time in Florida we decided to give it a go and what a success. We did think that it would...
Viewed 3563 times since 1 September 2008.

Farmers' Market at Celebration

We have only just discovered the Farmers’ Market held at Celebration each Sunday morning. It is now going to be a regular visit for us the first Sunday we visit. It operates October though May from 9 am to 3 pm. The main road down to the lake...
Viewed 3555 times since 1 September 2008.

Silver Spurs Rodeo (2)

Billed as the biggest rodeo east of the Mississippi this rodeo is just one attraction you just will not want to miss. It first started way back in 1941 with very humble beginnings as the Silver Spurs Riding club but gradually over the years it’s popu...
Viewed 3427 times since 1 September 2008.

ICE 1st January 2007

We had pre booked tickets for this years ICE at Gaylord Palms. ICE is an amazing display of sculptures of many varying shapes and sizes plus two huge ice slides, which are really great fun. The first sculptures to greet us this year were a 7-...
Viewed 3502 times since 1 September 2008.

Hot Air Balloon Experience

If you are looking for a very different and thoroughly enjoyable way to experience Orlando then we can't recommend enough taking in a hot air balloon experience. It is definitely worth the early start - we started off by meeting up before daw...
Viewed 3089 times since 1 September 2008.

Medieval Times

After many trips to Florida over the years, we are always looking for something new and different to try. Despite passing by many times and wondering what it would be like we had never sampled a dinner show, so last time we decided to tick it off our...
Viewed 3525 times since 1 September 2008.

Where to watch a shuttle launch

If you are fortunate enough to be in Orlando when a shuttle launch is imminent, then do take the opportunity to go and watch it. I am sure you will not be disappointed, as it is an amazing sight. There are many viewpoints in the area, and of ...
Viewed 3942 times since 1 September 2008.

CHAMPION'S GATE GATOR FESTIVAL

The first Champions Gate gator festival was held in May 2006 at, of course, Champions Gate in Davenport, which was very handy as it was near our villa at Windwood Bay and also all the other nearby villa communities on the CR54 and US27. It was...
Viewed 2939 times since 1 September 2008.

WHAT SHALL WE DO TONIGHT?

Well it is another million-dollar question and who has the answer? I don’t claim to have it but here is a small list of suggested places to fill your evenings. The Orlando night time scene does cater for adults and children alike and ma...
Viewed 4756 times since 1 September 2008.

Championsgate Clubhouse Grille

Championsgate clubhouse grille is not to be mixed up with the championsgate golfclub bar, this one is actually inside the fabulous Omni resort which is an upscale golf themed resort which opened it’s doors in October 2004.The sixteen story Mediterran...
Viewed 3747 times since 1 September 2008.

Alternative Orlando

Orlando is known for its theme parks and attractions, but there is so much more to explore. The only question is how do you fit it all in? Away from the parks there are more than 2000 named lakes, rivers and springs where you can fish for bass...
Viewed 3666 times since 1 September 2008.

ICE at Gaylord Palms Hotel

Having, for the last few years intended to visit this annual festive season exhibition at Gaylord Palms but never quite managing to fit it in to the hectic Xmas schedule we always seem to have, but during a month’s holiday at our villa last December ...
Viewed 3843 times since 1 September 2008.

Parasailing at theContemporary Resort

Friends of ours, who I must admit are dare devils, went to the Contemporary Resort and came back full of enthusiasm for their parasailing experience. At the Contemporary dock area there is a small hut where you can sign up for all the water sp...
Viewed 3227 times since 1 September 2008.

The National course at Championsgate

Championsgate golf complex is situated just 10 minutes from the Disney theme parks off the US27.It was designed by Greg Norman and is the home of the world famous David leadbetter Golf Academy. The complex offers two championship golf courses and ext...
Viewed 2657 times since 1 September 2008.

The Launch of Atlantis, September 9th, 2006

It had long been our dream to see the launch of a shuttle at Cape Kennedy, but despite numerous visits to our beautiful villa in Orlando, it was not until September 2006 that we finally realised our dream. At home in the UK in August, we watc...
Viewed 2975 times since 1 September 2008.

After Ice

If you have been to visit ICE you might as well make the most of your visit and enjoy everything else that is on offer on the site. We would strongly recommend that you combine your visit with a meal at the Villa de Flora. Our excuse is that you then...
Viewed 3698 times since 1 September 2008.

Want to go somewhere different? - try Amercian Football!

When it was suggested that we go and see an American football match - our first thoughts were 'where, who and how' and then 'will we understand the game?' The 'where' was the Citrus Bowl close to the junction of the Orange Blossom Trail and Highway 4...
Viewed 2903 times since 1 September 2008.

Wonderworks

If you are looking to spend a few hours doing something a little bit different, then you may want to consider a visit to Wonderworks which can be found along I-Drive and is easily spotted due to the fact that it is the only large upside-down building...
Viewed 3518 times since 1 September 2008.

American Football - Miami Dolphins VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Have you heard of the book with the title along the lines of “1000 things to do before you die”? I have to confess I haven’t read it but if watching an American football match isn’t on that list then it should be. Doing this was a vague idea o...
Viewed 3721 times since 1 September 2008.

Hot Air Ballooning

Its something that we’ve dreamed of doing for the longest time. So on our last trip to Orlando we decided this was the time. We booked our trip before we left the UK so we knew we were guaranteed a place on the day we wanted it. We spoke to th...
Viewed 2897 times since 1 September 2008.

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