The “Real” Old Town in Kissimmee
Many visitors will no doubt have sampled the many delights of “Old Town” Kissimmee, the amusement, shopping and dining area, which can be found on the 192 near mile marker 9. This charming area is themed to resemble “Old Town America” and is a great ...
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Florida place names and their origins
As you make your way around Florida I’m sure you will wonder where some of the interesting and unusual names for towns and cities came from. I finally got around to doing some research of my own and have discovered that many of them come from the Nat...
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More than theme parks
I love Florida. Of course we all know about Disney and Universal etc. etc. My favourite park is Seaworld and the pirate show, so clever and so funny, but I’m sure that the Magic Kingdom is a firm favourite with the kiddies. Meeting Mickey Mouse and f...
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Christmas Memories 2
A Thousand and some LightsReturning after dark to sample the delights of “The Park by Night” was a wonderful time. This visit we took the ferry over the lake to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom. It was the best way to go as from the ...
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Christmas Memories.
First ImpressionsA year ago today we made the trip to Florida for our first Floridian Christmas. The family was split up as we could not all get seats on the same flight. Both flights were to arrive at Orlando International Airport wi...
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Security & Child Safety
When you think of Florida you think of happy times, magical memories, great thrill rides and what to do next. You hardly ever think of the usual precautions you may take when travelling in Europe for instance. However, unfortunately in Florid...
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Refuelling your vehicle
Getting fuel in the US is different to the UK and can be quite fraught. Firstly petrol is referred to as gas. One good thing, it is almost impossible to accidentally fuel with diesel as they rarely have it on gas pumps, it is usually separate and use...
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A New Event at Old Town, Kissimmee
A new attraction at Old Town, Kissimmee. What a great evening out, until December 2007, Thursday night is now Bike night down at Old Town, located along the 192 East of Disney. You will also find Free parking and Free admission to this evening of fan...
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Making your villa vacation more environmentally sound
Renting a vacation villa is a great way to enjoy your holiday, with plenty of space to relax and enjoy good times with your family and friends. Some features that are normal in villas, however, can be very different from your own home, so how do you ...
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Entertainment and shopping in Orlando.
Thought it would be useful to share our thoughts on things to do/see whilst in Orlando, we have excluded the main theme parks, as a million words have already ben written about these. Kennedy spacecenter. Don't go home without giving Kennedy ...
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Fantasy of Flight (7)
Aviation nowadays is taken for granted, most of us have, at one time or another, stepped into an aircraft, sat in a ‘comfy’ seat, watched a movie or two then stepped off at your location. All this probably without a thought for the pioneers of those ...
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T Minus 10
I don’t know about you but ever since I was a small child I have always watched the launches from Cape Canaveral and vowed one day to be there to witness the raw power and the spectacle for myself. I used to be green as a Martian with envy wa...
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DO NOT join a guaranteed rental scheme!
In this article I shall try and warn any owners away from joining a guaranteed rental scheme. Like most people when they first make a villa purchase this sounds like a great idea and getting those 25 weeks a year is “easy”. Firstly yo...
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Basketball at the Amway Arena
Following our most enjoyable and entertaining evening watching Orlando Magic play Philadelphia 76ers during our last Florida holiday, we decided to repeat the experience during this year’s holiday. The Amway Arena is quite easy to find, locat...
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Ospreys in Florida
If you have ever peered through a powerful telescope at a solitary osprey sitting far away on its nest in Scotland or the Lake District, you will know what thrilling birds they are – and how difficult they are to see in the UK. Welcome to Flo...
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Aquatica (7)
Planned for 2008!Aquatica a whimsical one of a kind water park is currently under construction by SeaWorld. Due to open in March 2008, this is set to be an awesome experience for all age groups. Located on International Drive across f...
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Kissimmee Old Town (7)
Kissimmee Old Town is certainly worth a visit, lined with shops and bars there is something here for everyone to enjoy. At the head of the town is a small fun fair that has one of those rides that strap you in a harness, hoist you up to some ridiculo...
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Jet Ski Hire
If you enjoy jet skis, there is a place on the 192 up by the H27 end and tucked away behind a hotel, but clearly sign posted, where you can hire them, cost, around $75. Last year my eldest son and I tried it out. As my son was only sixteen at the tim...
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Halloween in Florida.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in a home in Florida during Halloween, this is my advice; stay home. Just turn on your porch lights and wait. And, if your sub-division is anything like ours, Sunridge Woods, you will enjoy one of the best shows ...
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Christmas day in Orlando
We have spent our family Christmas in Orlando and wanted to share our experience with you.First of all we had to decide what we wanted to do. The family were split between having a relaxing day at the villa, cooking our own Christmas dinner a...
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