Jun 23 2015

SeaWorld Orlando’s NEW Mako Ride Is More than Just a Screaming Delight

Sink your teeth into SeaWorld’s unrivaled new coaster, Mako™. Arriving summer 2016

Sink your teeth into SeaWorld’s unrivaled new coaster, Mako™. Arriving summer 2016

It seems there is no end to the amount of thrills we can have as a theme park fan. And when it comes to the world-famous rides in Orlando, Florida, the thrill gets even more aggressive and inspiring with every new addition to the list here. The coming of the all new Mako Coaster is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated theme park offerings in this regard. The one-of-a-kind shark-inspired coaster at the Florida SeaWorld Park definitely takes our excitement to the next level.

Whether it’s the hills so tall or the jaw-dropping fall, the new Ride surely justifies the fancies of all thrill lovers from across the globe. Opens in the summer of 2016, the Mako brings to life the tallest, fastest and longest ride experience ever in Central Florida. Indeed it takes guests through a 200-foot-tall hyper-coaster that drops at a speed of about 73 mph and runs along a daring 4,760 feet of steel track that features multiple tall hills and never-ending air-time.

Inspired by the fastest living shark of all times, the new Ride is seen as a unique mix of fear, thrills and fun. Like the apex predator from the ocean, guests onboard the unique coaster will surge through the water at top speed with extreme jumps and deep drops like never before. And to top up all that is the unique 48,000-watt surround-sound system with its awesome score that keeps changing as the coaster dives you around. Right from the station to up the lift hill till the end, the music makes the ride even more special as it follows you throughout the most daring coaster-tracks that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer.

The Mako Shark is one of the deadliest breed of sharks that terrorizes the oceans. They are known for their aggressive hunting skills powered with an unmatched speed and the ability to change course in no time. It’s this uniquely agile and daring nature of the marine predator that forms the core of the new Ride. Once onboard you go chasing prey like the killer shark himself. From the coral reef and out to the open ocean, it’s truly a daunting ride adventure only SeaWorld Orlando can offer.

Unlike many other great rides there is no such up-side down element on the new Ride. Nor are there any inverted twists where the legs keep dangling from the coaster cars. In fact it’s all about speed and relentless airtime that will unleash the disastrous Mako in you. For all the coaster enthusiasts out there, I think the Mako is a perfect opportunity to experience the extremes of weightlessness like never before.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

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May 29 2015

Disney World Accommodations: On-Site Vs Off-Site

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

There are preferences and there are needs specific to individuals and families that determine whether a particular choice is better over the other. I think the same is true to the Disney World Lodging options as well. For some guests the decision of staying at an on-site property is more convenient, others think the off-site lodging alternatives make much better vacation deals. Either of the choice has its own advantages and disadvantages. So it’s recommended to plan out accordingly and choose the one that meets your specific vacation needs.

I’m a great fan of WDW (Walt Disney World) Resort, and it would be really special for me if I can enjoy the place in accordance with my specific vacation needs. I know that planning is essential, and along with tickets and transportation, accommodation plays an important role in deciding the fate of a Disney World Vacation. In deed it’s our choice of stay (On-Site or Off-Site, at a Disney owned property or at a hotel or villa outside the Resort) that determines the kind of vacation experience we are going to have.

Often the word convenient is associated with all the decisions taken in favor of on-site lodgings at Walt Disney World today. In fact guests staying at an on-site hotel have the advantage of extra perks, such as the Magical Express that takes care of your Airport to Disney World resort or hotel transportations, the Extra Magic Hours (that offers exclusive park hours for resort staying guests only), including Free Transportation facilities between the Parks and WDW hotels. Moreover, being a part of the Resort itself, the on-site (Disney owned and operated) lodging options seem to score an edge over their off-site counterparts when it comes to proximity, themes and the favorite dining plans as well.

On the other hand, the off-site accommodations – be it a luxurious hotel, villa or a vacation home for that matter can be very handy in many special ways. First they are mostly cheaper than a Disney owned hotel room or suite and as such help you save more on your vacation. Also staying at an off-site property is seen as a great opportunity, especially if it is not only the WDW that you are looking for. Unlike the on-site lodgings, the hotels and vacation homes outside the Resort offer much better access to other Orlando attractions as well. In fact the prospects of including Universal Studios or the SeaWorld Parks in the vacation will only doubles-up the excitement.

Whether it’s on-site or off-site, choosing the right vacation-stay is important. Families with special interest need to analyze certain factors prior to finalizing their choice of hotel. Specific vacation essentials such as the size of your budget, the total number of members and kids included in your family, hotel amenities you are looking for and more are to be considered when deciding the hotel or lodging facility.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

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May 10 2015

A Special Disney Tour Can Change Our Life as a Theme Park Fan For Sure

See firsthand how thousands of dedicated Cast Members make magic happen every day at Walt Disney World Resort.

See firsthand how thousands of dedicated Cast Members make magic happen every day at Walt Disney World Resort.

Visiting the WDW (Walt Disney World) Parks in Florida is a dream come true experience for many. But what if the world-famous rides, attractions and shows are just not enough for you? You might have seen most of them already in your earlier trips. And now as a returning visitor you will be looking for something new, something more special and unique. Never mind! The excitement at WDW is always new and refreshing. In fact the fun takes the most unusual leap whenever you set onboard a special WDW trip. Truly, the unique Disney World Tours or Behind-the-Scene Tours are just the right alternatives in taking your Disney Experience to the next level. It seems as if you are in a different Disney World altogether. And after you have taken a tour, your views about the Parks will never be the same any more.

Whether it’s all about discovering the secrets behind the Magic or getting more friendly and intimate with the favorite attractions, joining the crew and cast members right on the sets or learning the truth about the various surprising aspects, the Special Tours are meant to experience the Mouse in a completely different format. There are tours that are very specific such as The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour or something broad, such as the Backstage Magic Tour that takes you all across the Disney property and enlightens you about the Company’s rich heritage and cast-member roles. There are some that give rare access, such as the Wild Africa Trek Tour that enables you to explore the most remote reaches of the Animal Kingdom Park and more.

I think it’s worth spending a little extra for your favorite Disney Tour. All that you need to do is a little research before choosing the right one for your family. It’s to be noted that specific Tour has specific requirements, including age restrictions and more. Also reservation is mandatory to avail most of the Tours and the same can be done by a phone call to 1-407-WDW-TOUR (1-407-939-8687).

The Special Tours are also seen as great marketing opportunities by many theme park businesses today, especially in spreading the message with a more personal touch. And indeed how inspiring it’s to hear such wonderful things straight from the mouth of those passionate and knowledgeable keepers (from Imaginneers to Disney Historians to Animal Experts) of the Magic. Thanks to all the exclusive WDW undertakings in making our life as a theme-park visitor so special.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center.

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May 01 2015

Fort Wilderness Resort – A Camping Experience Unlike Any Other

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Camp Amid the Magic of the Great Outdoors

If you are a Disney camper, the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is the place that you must consider. I think it’s more than just a unique camping delight, nestled amidst acres of awe-inspiring woodlands, dotted with pine and cypress greens on the bank of a lake so scenic and so serene. Away from the theme park fun and fantasies, the Fort is a great relaxing alternative for Disney vacationers. Whether it’s the pristine landscapes or the awe-inspiring campsites, the unique boat rides or the trips to neighboring theme parks, staying at the Fort is always a special treat for all.

Imagine taking a soothing motor launch from the beautiful boat docks to the Magic Kingdom with the sun rising over a misty Bay Lake. Imagine eating lunch on the sunny deck or just think about cozying up in your bunk bed. Imagine enjoying the great water slide at the Meadows Pool or go zipping in and out of the lovely woods onboard the golf carts so peaceful and look so cute. I think the Fort is a great way to experience the Mouse in its rustic best. It brings to you the authentic Florida on a platter- both relaxing and entertaining right in the middle of world’s most coveted nature.

Since the beginning of the WDW (Walt Disney World), the Fort has been a special choice for fans who visited the Resort and want to explore the great Florida Outdoors without missing the Disney experience. There are also many different reasons as to why the Place has been so close to the heart of many. Some say it’s the rich storied history associated with it, others believe the attractions and the activities it offers are just amazing. I think the Fort is a great place to create memories that never perish.

WDW is definitely known for its magical rides and attractions, but there are also other things outside the parks that equally inspire us. And the Fort is one such destination that we must try. Where else one can have such diverse relaxing options then what the rustic woodland has to offer. Where else one can go biking day or night, or enjoy a horse ride or a wagon ride for that matter. I just wonder how it feels like watching the herons fly across the lagoon or the sights of those mysterious little islands. And as the canoe passes through those tall cypress trees how inspiring it’s getting lost in the quiet old days of a Florida and a Vacation Kingdom that keeps visiting us in memories since long.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets or other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center. Need inside information about the parks or could use a hand in creating an itinerary? Then check out our friends over at http://www.getdowntodisness.com/ for a helping hand in planning your vacation to the Disney theme parks!

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Apr 24 2015

Star Wars Weekends Keep Growing In Popularity Every Year

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Feel the Force at Hollywood Studios

The Star Wars Weekends Event is the most anticipated festive offering in honor of America’s greatest space franchise ever. Nowhere in the world fans celebrate Star Wars in such grand style as they did during the special Weekends at the Hollywood Studios Theme Park of the WDW (Walt Disney World) Resort. With such incredible array of fun and adventures, including star-studded parades, tours, multitude of rare characters, celebrity appearances and lot more, it’s truly a celebration that brings to life the amazing world of the galaxies like never before. Thanks to Star Wars Weekends in keeping alive the legacy of a fascinating culture that a mysterious galaxy has to offer.

Being one of the most celebrated WDW Events, Star Wars Weekends popularity continues to grow with time. Every year (from May through June), the month- long Event is a great opportunity to experience the incredible creations of an extraordinary franchise that had inspired millions over generations. Moreover, with new developments around such as the advent of The Force Awakens make the Event even more exciting for us to celebrate.

When it comes to character appearances, the Event is packed with as many alien inhabitants from the alternate world. And it’s exciting to know that along with characters from the main movies, the Event also pulls out favorites from the popular Clone Wars and television shows. Action lovers can also try a hand learning the ways of Jedi at his popular Academy. The special firework spectacular show Symphony in the Stars with a Star Wars inspired score is another fun attraction to look for during the occasion.

Another highlight is the Character Dining option and The Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine is one of the crowd favorites. Dining with Disney characters, all dressed in their Star Wars best is definitely a dream come true experience. On the other hand if you are interested in dealing with characters from the dark side of the space, you can choose to have the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast. To be able to enjoy your special meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater with the likes of Darth VaderStormtroopersGreedoJawasBoba Fett and more is a rare treat.

Again if you are someone, who love Star Wars merchandise then Darth’s Mall is the perfect place to look for. It’s one of the most favorite spot during the Event- the center of merchandising universe for everything Star Wars. Moreover, the Event also offers premium packages for fans who want to spend some extra dollars. Special offerings like The Ultimate Day VIP Package or Feel the Force premium packages take the experience to the next level for sure.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center.

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Apr 10 2015

Epcot Blooms with Magical Freshness Every Spring

Flowers, Food and Wine! Oh! My!

Flowers, Food and Wine! Oh! My!

Imagine you, your family and the most magical combination of topiaries, food and the Florida sun. Imagine the experience of enjoying amidst an incredible array of refreshing greens with ample options for fun. Imagine that time of the year when the world’s happiest landscape gets even more fresh and impressive in the eye of Disney fans and theme park vacationers from everywhere.

Spring is one of the most wonderful times of the year, and what better way to celebrate the same at the Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. The world-famous WDW (Walt Disney World) Park is at its blooming best during the season. Every spring the Park transforms into an ever refreshing sea of blooms and greens. Moreover, the special spring festival here brings to life a never-ending saga of freshness and delights. Packed with an amazing array of exhibits, workshops, marketplaces and live entertainments it tends to inspire guests since inception. In fact the festival is one of the most anticipated events of its kind that WDW has to offer. Thanks to The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival that brings to life the most magical spring celebration ever.

The one of a kind spring event keeps getting bigger and more exciting every year. In fact there is a whole new experience waiting for you every time you visit the event. Whether it’s the ever-increasing and incredible topiaries or those exciting seminars and exhibits on gardening, the mind-blowing concerts and live music shows or the outdoor kitchens and more, the atmosphere at the Fest is just awesome.

The topiaries are among the main highlights of the Event. From top to toe they are the true examples of exquisite sculpting. And I think the act of showcasing nature in such amazing detail is just magical. For the eye of the beholder, they are the most fascinating treats ever. The more you wonder at these extraordinary creations the more you get attracted by them. Each one of them exhibits its own unique appeal. Also it’s exciting to have Anna and Elsa, including Chip and Dale staring the list of Disney topiaries for the first time this year.

When it comes to gardening, the Festival is by far the most suitable occasion to learn and get educated about the various secrets of gardening. Whether it’s about water conservation or information about organic gardening techniques, cues to attract birds and butterflies or more, it’s all available out there at the various workshops and seminars hosted by celebrity experts.

The magical and interactive garden exhibits, including Illuminated GardensButterflies on the Go and Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden make the ultimate setting to celebrate the season at the Festival. Even the food and drink exhibits have taken the center-stage at the Event in recent years. A visit to any of the favorite Outdoor Kitchen here is like treating your senses with fresh seasonal flavors.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

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Mar 16 2015

The Avatar Land That Disney Promises

Disney Animal Kingdom Tickets

Disney Animal Kingdom Tickets

Expected to open in the year 2017, the Avatar Land is undoubtedly among the most anticipated theme park initiatives that Disney World Orlando has to offer. Whether it’s the magnificent floating mountains or the interactive bioluminescent forest, the soaring banshees or the glorifying hues of blue, the Avatar Land once completed is sure to change the way we see Animal Kingdom Park today. And as the dream world of the Navis is taking shape out there (right in the middle of the world’s most fascinating wilds), there is only one thing that comes to our mind – Blue Is the New Green. In deed the lush green landscapes of Animal Kingdom will become even more special with the addition of this extraordinary world from James Cameron’s blockbuster movie.

Being able to step inside and explore the wonders of this one of a kind themed land is a dream come true experience for any. I think even the thought of Pandora as a real place for guests to see, hear and touch is enough to invoke fans’ response like never before. And the excitement is only growing since the Team (Disney & Lightstorm Entertainment) broke ground first. Today while the extraordinary Land is still under construction, people across the globe already started believing that they had visited the amazing world of Pandora.

The Avartar Project is the largest expansion to Animal Kingdom till date. Ever since the Project took off, it tends to be a topic of great interest among fans. And once completed guests will be able to experience the wonders of Pandora when they fly with banshees and explore a rich natural environment with mountains that float and interactive plants that glow at night. The concept artworks and videos released by officials as part of the project plans offer ample evidences in this regard.

Truly, it’s something that can transcend the boundaries of possibility. In the history of theme park fantasies there is hardly anything like this ever created. I think the Avatar Project at Animal Kingdom Park is if anything is the next big revolution in the theme park Industry today. If the world of Pandora comes to life as Disney promises, probably we can have something that is not less than what Harry Potter World did at Universal Orlando.

Avatar is an epic fantasy – adventure that inspires fans since the day when it hit the screens first. And its evolution as a Disney attraction today seems to bring a new kind of experience in the history of theme park entertainments today. Thanks to Disney and the team Lightstorm in bringing to life the imaginary world that had inspired millions.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

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Feb 25 2015

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

Refresh your sense of spring at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival—with fresh seasonal dishes, enchanting Disney character topiaries, complimentary presentations and more!

Discover dazzling gardens, seasonal cooking and high-energy entertainment at this spectacular springtime event. Sprouting once again in March, the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be budding with fresh experiences for every age and interest.

A few highlights coming into bloom include:

  • Locally grown topiaries featuring Disney characters
  • Outdoor Kitchens with spring-inspired dishes
  • A variety of vibrant entertainment offerings
  • Freshly picked music at the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series
  • Opportunities to learn how to bring spring at Epcot home

Plus, with so much to see and do, you can return again and again, and find something new every time… ‘cause in 2015, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is so much more than flower and gardens! Read more »

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Feb 25 2015

King Kong Comes Back to Orlando

Kong Comes Back to Life at Universal Orlando

Kong Comes Back to Life at Universal Orlando

Quick Update ~ Last week I tipped my hat that Universal Orlando Resort was going to bring back a very popular attraction that was lost over a decade ago. Universal Orlando it seems has confirmed that Kong will be brought back to life. It is not yet confirmed where the attraction is going to be, but my guess is over at Islands of Adventure next to Jurassic Park. I was over there about four months ago and construction was already underway. You would think that maybe it would segue into the new Jurassic Park movie coming out but your guess is as good as mine. Let’s just hope that it is themed after the Peter Jackson version of King Kong and maybe a tour around Skull Island.

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Feb 01 2015

How to Surprise Your Family with Orlando Theme Park Tickets

Surprising your family with Orlando theme park tickets can provide an amazing, joyful experience that you and your kids will never forget.  Some parents report that surprising their kids is often just as fun as the trip itself, as many kids are so excited at the prospect of visiting the theme parks that they’ve always dreamed of.  Keep reading for our pro tips on pulling off the ultimate Orlando vacation surprise with your family.

One of the most common ways to surprise kids with a trip to Orlando is to wrap up some theme park tickets in a gift basket on their birthday, Christmas or Chanukah.  If you really want to dazzle the recipient, include some fun travel extras, including good sunblock, a fuzzy beach towel, a new bathing suit and some travel games.  This is a fun way to give a big gift within a gift, and it’s sure to help conceal the surprise until the gift is given.

Don’t have any birthdays or holidays coming up?  No problem!  You can always reveal the big vacation surprise by buying some stuffed animals or other gear, such as Disney plush toys if you will be visiting the Disney resort, and leaving it on the child’s bed with a note announcing the trip.  Another option is to tell the kid’s you are going one place, such as a local park or entertainment venue and then surprise them once you are on the way to the airport.  This can a be a bit risky with older kids who aren’t prepared to hop on a plane at a moment’s notice, so be sure that your surprise doesn’t end up being an inconvenience.

No matter how you do it, you won’t believe how excited your family is when they realize what you are giving them.  A trip to Orlando isn’t just fun for the whole family, but it provides a great opportunity to create some amazing memories that will last for a lifetime.  See for yourself by planning your family trip today!

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