Disney World’s Abandoned Attraction – The Discovery Island Still Reflects an Inspiring Past

A look at Disney's lost island

A look at Disney's lost island

The Official Ticket Center ~ Probably the story of Walt Disney World wouldn’t have been completed had Walt not spotted an inspiringly beautiful island in the Bay Lake long back. This little unspoiled looking island is considered to be the harbinger of the Disney World Project that tends to fascinate millions of theme park lovers today. The island itself being a natural gift had been a real source of inspiration for the Disney imaginers. It had played a unique role in the making of the greatest and happiest place on this Earth ever. Today while Discovery Island is no more a part of Disney attraction, its glorious past still inspires many Disney fans and visitors who had toured the island earlier.

The history of this abandoned Disney area narrates an interesting story which goes back to the time when it was known as Raz Island (between 1900 and 1937). From a great family living retreat and farming ground to favorite hunting retreat of a group of local business people, the Island had catered to different needs of its past owners. After Disney purchased the Island in 1965, it became the inspiration for the world’s largest and greatest theme park development initiative ever.

Map displaying Disney's Discovery Island

Map displaying Disney's Discovery Island

Being an unspoiled gift of Mother Nature, the Island occupied a unique place among all other man-made land-attractions as featured in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Discovery Island is intended as a nice and relaxing diversion for Disney World guests. Guests were transported to the Island by a boat ride from the Contemporary Resort or Fort Wilderness (the resort hotels along the Magic Kingdom Monorail Loop nearby).

During its twenty-five years of service as a nice little diversion attraction by Disney, it developed an unforgettable bond with its visitors and guests. From being a rather low-keyed and relaxing pirate themed-area called Treasure Island to a more rich and lush tropical Discovery Island and finally its abandonment in the year 1999, it’s a long long journey that was perished only to be remembered forever.

The original Discovery Island is closed for the public forever, but the very spirit it shared is still alive and actively practiced in Disney Animal Kingdom now. The emphasis on providing animals with the best of natural habitats and care is advocated in detail precision at Animal Kingdom today. There is also an exclusive Discovery Island Trail attraction that can be found at the Disney Park. Here one can discover the diverse botanical environment, including extensive habitat of wildlife and other secrets of nature the lost Discovery Island boasts of long before.

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Orlando’s New Springfield Expansion Takes Simpsons Experience to the Next Level

The New Simpsons Springfield USA Now Open

The New Simpsons Springfield USA Now Open

The Official Ticket Center ~ It seems Universal Studios Orlando is all set to hit new records every now and then. Achieving milestones one after another becomes a constant trend for the premier Theme Park today. After the much anticipated Transformers -The Ride 3D attraction with a whooping one million riders in just over a month since inception, it’s time again to win more laurels and visits with the new Springfield Area expansion program. While most of the new expansion features were already launched for the public, the Park is confident of bringing a new joy to generations of Simpsons’ fans.

For Universal guests and visitors the Simpsons Experience is not just the same old adventure-ride any more, it’s all about exploring the entire world of the Simpsons in real-time. For the first time ever, fans visiting this area will be able to live and breathe Springfield like the characters themselves. Thanks to Universal Orlando for bringing to life the experiences of America’s most favorite animated family show.

The new “Springfield USA” welcomes you to the bright and colorful city and the hometown of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson. Once inside, there lays a whole new world of iconic landmarks from the famous Simpsons Episodes; all ready to greet you like never before. Imagine walking in the streets of a dream town only seen on television until today. Imagine the sight of the statue of Jebediah Springfield as you approach the dream town, or having a seat at Moe’s Tavern or enjoying a Krusty Burger or go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, everything you encounter at the new Springfield will take your Simpsons experience to the next level.

The Simpsons Springfield Expansion is on the verge of completion and almost all of the features already opened to the public with the exception of the two upcoming attractions namely – Kang & Kodos’ and Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. It was just a couple of months earlier, as part of the expansion program we saw the opening of The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard that comprises of the Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern, Frying Dutchman, and Luigi’s Pizza. And later it was The Simpsons waterfront area that comes alive with the home to Lard Lad Donuts, Duff Gardens, Bumblebee Man’s Tacos and more.

Moreover, despite a couple of features still to open, the response to the new Springfield Expansions is tremendous. And it is good to know that the new Area is already being praised of as a win- win initiative by many. Truly, the Simpsons command’s the most lofted position in the list of Universal attractions now. A must visit themed-area that combines the best of America’s most ground-breaking and innovative entertainment franchise.

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Halloween Horror Nights Tickets:Where To Get Them at a Discount While Saving Time & Money

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2013

The Official Ticket Center ~ So it’s that time of the year again and Universal Studios Orlando is getting ready for their annual fright night event, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Orlando. If you have ever been to this event, you know that the line can be daunting. But have no fear, you can get your tickets to this event prior to arrival and even at a discount!

Why wait in line and pay full price when you can have them mailed for free to your house or delivered to your hotel room??? Well the answer is you don’t. The Official Ticket Center in Orlando has been in business for over 15 years and can get your discount Halloween Horror Nights Tickets to you so you don’t have to wait in any lines to purchase your tickets. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights tickets at the gate are $91.99 plus tax and plus a $2.02 processing fee. Now add $16.00 if you want it shipped and you now are way over $100.00 per ticket! OUCH!!!

Most people who are savvy to online discount sites know about our service and can save hundreds off of their Florida vacations. If you buy thru The Official Ticket Center, you can get the for $66 for the non-peak event and $93 for the peak night event. Remember that these price are tax included and with no hidden fees. Arrive in style and get your tickets in advance and SAVE!!! Call today toll free at 1-877-406-4836 or visit us on the web at http://www.officialticketcenter.com/Universal-Studios-Halloween-Horror-Nights-Tickets.aspx

Experiencing the NASA Kennedy Space Center with Your Family for Less

If you are looking for the ultimate Florida adventure for your family this year, the NASA Kennedy Space Center is the premier destination for all ages. You don’t have to pay full price for Kennedy Space Center tickets, however, as there are plenty of great deals out there that make it easy and affordable for you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of one of America’s most valuable and important pieces of history.

For less than the cost of tickets bought at the attraction, you and your family can embark on an adventure that you’ll never forget at the Kennedy Space Center. Watch a test rocket launching from the legendary Cape Canaveral, site of hundreds of launches, or take in the historical exhibits at the US Astronauts Hall of Fame. All it takes is a short, 45-minute drive from Orlando to gain access to a spectacular set of sights that the whole family will enjoy.

Getting discounted tickets to the famed Kennedy Space Center means that your family can see everything that this amazing attraction has to offer for less. While the details of each offer varies, discounted tickets typically include access to the new Space Shuttle Atlantic Exhibit, the Shuttle Launch Experience simulation adventure, the IMAX 3-D theater and the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. It’s an affordable way to see a different side of Florida that is outside of the usual theme park experience.

Looking for a break from the crowds at the larger parks? Just a short drive from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center offers a great family experience that will create lasting memories. The best part about seeing the space center for less is that you get an entire day’s worth of fun in one easy to find location. Offering a full range of tours, attractions and learning opportunities, the Kennedy Space Center is the perfect destination to add to your next Florida family vacation.