Archives for February 2010

Disney Dream cruise ship vacations

Walt Disney World cruise ship Dream

Are you looking for an unforgettable cruise adventure? Do you want to spend your holiday next to your kids? Then you should think about taking a cruise with the Walt Disney World cruise ship, Disney Dream. The newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet features a sophisticated lounge where the sun sets over the skyline of a different world-famous city each night, a huge water coaster, an animated turtle that teaches children about ocean life and much more.

The Disney Dream is built on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Scheduled for completion in early 2011, the new cruise ship will feature state-of-the-art technology and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts. Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will have a design evocative of classic 1930’s ocean liners, offering a prime selection of entertainment options for the whole family.

Disney Dream staterooms are designed with comfort, style and a dash of Disney magic. There are 500 connecting doors adjoining stateroom to accommodate larger families and groups traveling together. What’s so unique about this new ship is that it features a Virtual Porthole that provides guests with a real-time view outside the ship.
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Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios 2010 youtube video

Well everyone, I took a cool video of the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios Orlando this past weekend. In fact it’s my very first video with my new camcorder. I think it came out well, although night videos with a standard camcorder is not that great.

But I got all the floats and dancers, plus all the music and people yelling! I can see I need to zoom in a bit more on big objects like the floats to see the details. But again, being at night did not help.

Also I got to Universal Studios during the day when it was warm and just had on my T shirt. By the time the Mardi Gras parade started at 8:00 PM it was cold! So I was shivering like crazy, I really tested out the ant-shake device in the camera, lol!

It seems to work good since you can’t see too much shake. The microphone works pretty good too. I will go back during the day and take videos of all the Mardi Gras characters they have walking around during the daytime. Anyway I hope you enjoy this Mardi Gras parade youtube video I made at Universal Studios!

Universal Harry Potter vacations packages May 28th

Universal offering harry potter vacation packages May 28th!

Harry Potter fans have been keeping a close eye on when Universal Studios will open up the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter land. They have been tight-lipped about telling when it will open. But now we have a much closer open date!

That’s because Universal Studios has been starting to offer new vacation packages tied in to the Harry Potter attraction. The new deals are good starting May 28th. So, if they give vacation packages upselling how you will see the Harry Potter attraction, then it’s clear it will be open at least by May 28th!

But they always have a “soft” opening before that, so they can work the bugs out of the new rides and so on. They want to be sure everything is working good before they invite guest to stay and see the Harry Potter attraction.
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Daytona Beach Bike Week 2010 pictures and video

Soon it will be bike week at Daytona Beach and you’ll see motorcycles all over the Orlando area. Bike week is from Feb. 26th to March 7th this year. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s a giant gathering of Motorcycles from all over the world.

Not just your hardcore bikers, but families, weekend bikers, newbies and everyone in between. You can find full time bikers next to a doctor on his custom bike taking videos of his kids.

So there is something for everyone at bike week. Of course you can find wet Tshirt contest and coleslaw babe wrestling contest if you look for them. But the main events are clean and suitable for most people.
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192 Flea Market in Kissimmee next to Disney

192 flea market in Kissimmee

192 flea market in Kissimmee

A short visit to Orlando’s best flea markets might make you feel better than a walk at Disney World. 192 Flea Market has more than 400 dealer booths for you to choose from. The best is that you can find hundreds of bargains under one roof! This is the most popular flea market in the area, and you can get quite inexpensive Orlando and Disney souvenirs.

There are claims of prices being up to 70% cheaper than malls, so it’s practically impossible not to find something suitable for your budget. 192 Flea Market features an incredible diversity of items ranging from jewelry to toys.

Come here for custom license plates, electronics, shoes, gifts, Disney souvenirs, Florida T-shirts, posters and endless other things you can find at prices three times less than what you will find at the malls. You will save 45% to 75% compared to shopping other places.
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Tom and Jerrys Florida airboat rides by Walt Disney World

Tom and Jerrys airboat rides in Florida close to Disney

Tom and Jerry’s airboat rides

Orlando offers plenty of attractions, including the opportunity to explore Florida’s wetlands and wildlife. If you’re looking for thrills and excitement with your family, look no further.

Tom & Jerrys Airboat Rides take you through some of the roughest swamplands there is to offer in Florida. Enjoy unique Alligator sightings and take endangered wildlife sightseeing tours. Tom & Jerrys Airboat Rides is the closest airboat operator to the Walt Disney World resort area.

Close up views of alligators, snakes, frogs, turtles and bald eagles make this airboat ride an unforgettable one. The tours offered by Tom & Jerry’s Airboat Rides are not only entertaining and challenging, but also educational. You will learn about Florida’s wildlife and have fun at the same time.
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Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs resort hotel in Orlando

Disney's Coronado Springs resort hotel
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Each of the Disney resorts has a different theme. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is inspired by the beauty of Mexico and the American Southwest and features a five-story Mayan temple, Spanish-style haciendas and palm-shaded courtyards.

Although it has the largest convention center on Disney property, this resort is perfect for an extended family holiday. It is among the least expensive of Disney’s resort properties, yet still a 4 star hotel!

The resort has 1,915 rooms including 46 suites, one large pool, three quiet pools, a formal dinner restaurant, a cafeteria-style restaurant, fitness center, an arcade, a dance club and a gift shop from where you can buy unique souvenirs. The pool area, inspired by the Mayan ruins of Mexico, features a spectacular Mayan temple with a twisting water slide and cascading water!
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New Orlando youtube channel for my tourist site!

Click here for my Orlando tourist youtube channel!

Well everyone I’m really excited about the past few days. I got myself a cool new camcorder! I’ve been meaning to get one for a long time, and finally got one. It’s nothing fancy, a Panasonic SDR-S26. But it’s great for youtube videos, with a 70X zoom on it!

I also just opened up my own youtube video channel, click the link to see it and all my videos so far. Right now I just have some picture slide show videos I made. But very soon I’ll be taking a lot of videos of Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World and so much more here in Orlando.

In fact next Sat. I’m going to Universal Studios Mardi Gras and take a nice video of that parade. Plus bike week in Daytona is almost here and I’ll take a lot up there. I can see how I’ll be spending more time in the theme parks taking videos of the rides!
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Daytona 500 NASCAR races at Daytona Beach 2010

Daytona 500 NASCAR races at Daytona Beach 2010

On Feb. 14th it will be time for the Daytona 500 NASCAR races! That kind of slipped up on me as I don’t follow NASCAR that much. I’ve never gone and seen a NASCAR race, but I’ve driven by the Daytona 500 race track while the races were on. Trust me, traffic is a mess!

Those who love NASCAR, which includes my 78 yr. old mom, dream of being able to attend the Daytona 500 races. They have lots of shops that set up in front of the track, as well as all around the area for miles. You can find everything from NASCAR T shirts to full race car hoods painted with your favorite driver on it!

If you have an RV or camper there is a big field next to the track that fills up with thousands of all types of RV’s. They park bumper to bumper in long lines. I guess if you need to leave before everyone else your out of luck as they can’t go anywhere!
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Walt Disney World area Florist in time for Valentine’s day

Walt Disney World area florist for Valentine's day

Disney Floral and gifts

Well soon it will be Valentine’s day, and if your on an Orlando vacation or here to see Disney World you what to know where a good florist shop is. Are you looking for a special gift? Do you want to express your feelings in a unique manner? Then you must take a look at Disney Floral & Gifts, which offers a wide array of flower arrangements and gift baskets for delivery to Walt Disney World Resorts. Give a piece of Disney magic to the ones you love!

A Disney Florist sales specialist can design your gift. From engagements, birthdays, anniversaries to special occasions, Disney Dream Makers are ready to help you offer the perfect gift. They also create custom floral bouquets for weddings and events. Let your child know how much you support him or her with a gift basket from the Walt Disney World Florist & Gift Baskets Team.
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Orlando outdoor world Bass Pro shop sporting goods store

Orlando Bass Pro outdoor world shopping store

Besides all the theme parks and fancy shopping places you can find in Orlando, there also is a huge sporting goods store here. Are you crazy about fishing, hunting, boating and watersports? Then you must visit and buy something from Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

Bass Pro Shops is known for its huge selection of watersports equipment, camping gear, and outdoor apparel. This store features a large number of house brands including Johnny Morris Reels, Worldwide Sportsman, XPS, Redhead, Offshore Angler, Natural Reflections and Bass Pro Shops.

The place is huge. It is even bigger than the Vegas store. They have everything you could ever want for outdoor sports. This store has all of the supplies and equipment for each sport, and much more. You even need a map to locate the different areas of the store!
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Curious George play area for little kids at Universal Studios

Curious George play area at Universal Studios for little kids

Universal Studios is well known for their extreme rides that are suitable for teens. But they also have some spots made just for the little kids and toddlers. Inside Universal Orlando, which is the “old” park, is a place called Curious George play area. It’s suitable for toddlers and kids up to around 10 years or or so.

Curious George play area at Universal Orlando is made to look like that misfit monkey Curious George has let out all the animals from the zoo! There are buildings you can go in and let the kids push buttons, levers and handles that spray and shoot water at different things.
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