Universal Orlando Resort is the second largest theme park in Orlando after Disney World. The resort has a few hotels and two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Universal... more
If you have young kids you may want to familarize them with some of the Disney songs before visiting the park this will substantially add to their enjoyment.
A complete list is available at the... more
You will be thrilled to the max at the three watery attractions that will get you wet and wild in Orlando. A roller coaster will surprise you into a dark and watery passageways through the sunken city... more
Perhaps the most unexciting attraction in the whole WDW Empire, Living With the Land offers certain advantages including a slow airconditioned ride of 14 minutes duration with essentially no wait... more
From the beginning of September to beginning of November, Disney World has select nights where they celebrate Halloween with fireworks, parade, trick-or-treating, and to ride the rides in Magic... more
One of Disney World's most popular attractions, with waits to match, is based on the 1946 Disney movie Song of the South and recounts the adventures of B'rer Rabbit and his search for the 'laughing... more
pictured is the launch of space shuttle atlantis after it has dropped it's booster rockets and is down range. it only takes this vehicle several minutes to cover the distance between florida and... more
Military UNFRIENDLY - http://www.gatorland.com/blogs/specials - is the location as of 02/03/2011 - they do NOT honor the military coupon posted to their own website. The coupon is out of date (june... more
You have to know ahead of time to enjoy this park as being someone who is disabled or with MS.
Tower of Terror: Rode it twice...fantastic ride! You have to transfer from your scooter to a wheelchair.... more
This theme park is popularly known as Universal Orlando. You will experience here the two main parks. As they say, you can jump into the action with the movies at the Universal Studios and head on to... more
Downtown Orlando has always attracted visitors to its lovely Lake Eola and surrounds. In the center of the lake is a large fountain which is lit up at night and can be seen from the surrounding... more
Universal CityWalk - Nightly at Sunset (8:30p during summer, 6:30p during winter) - "Music of the Night" at the Harborside Piazza of the Portofino Bay Resort.
CityWalk parking after 6pm goes down to... more
Test Track was awesome! The ride simulates that of a crash test dummy. You are the dummy and get strapped into a car and go through the different tests that an automobile goes through, steering,... more
If you're looking for some shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Old Town is a good place to go. There are a lot of cool shops and fun rides for kids. Admission is free and parking is... more
To begin your journey to the works of wonder, you have to survive the upside down building of Wonderworks. Thrilling walk as you pass the lobby with the screeching sound as if its gonna fall.
As you... more
Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum showcases the most weird and unthinkable individuals, animals, life stories and work of art.
The building which they call the ODDitorium is a treat itself because... more
Taking an airboat around the waterways of the Everglades is a wonderful experience. We spent just over an hour on the lake and saw a lot of different birds including herons, kites and eagles.
This, I thought, was actually one of the better parks at Disneyworld, especially for an older audience. Most Disney parks and attractions are definitely geared towards kids, but I would say Hollywood... more
Hi! I just (may 8th 2012) bought tickets for La Nouba at Disney Orlando for novembre 30th 2012. The date was a mistake. I called 407-566-4985 option 4, and they changed the date with no problem at all... more
Typhoon Lagoon was 1 of the 2 water themeparks of Disneyworld. It's a very nice place for family to visit after a sweaty day in other Disney themeparks. You can only do so if you purchase a ticket... more
Henry P. Leu Gardens
Looking for a sedate escape from the theme parks? Not far from downtown Orlando, the Henry P. Leu Gardens offers a serene and scenic departure from the typical Orlando vacation.... more
If you like waterslides then this is the plce for you. From thrill rides like the bomb bay and mach5 to more sedate family rides like the surge and the black hole, there is bound to be something to... more
A fun evening can be had in the recently opened Splitsville, which is in Downtown Disney. Splitsville is 2 floor, upscale bowling center / restaurant area / bar area with tons of TV monitors and free... more
I had been to Church street station before so after our visit to Seaworld I thought it would be nice to eat something over here.
We arrived there and parked (for a flat fee) and walked into the area.... more
The Discovery Cove Resort is an inclusive park that will give you a chance to snorkel through stunning coral reefs and exotic fish. You can hold on to the dolphins and play with them and have a ride... more
orlando florida is named after orlando reeves, a U.S. soldier killed in 1837 during the second seminole war. orlando was incorporated in 1875. from 1875 to 1895 orlando was the hub of florida's citrus...
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Disney World ~ 2006
"Year of a Million Dreams"
I understand from another VT member that Disney World is not technically located in Orlando, but actually...