Archives for June 2012

Orlando, Florida summer weather tips

Orlando, Florida weather tips

Well tropical storm Debbie has now left the state of Florida. Here in central Florida it did not do much damage. In fact we needed the rain here so it was nice. However I’m sorry about the flooding and damage it did elsewhere in the state.

I thought this would be a good time for some quick Florida summer weather tips. The weather in Florida is a bit strange to folks outside the state, just like most of the people who live here. 😀

Normally all summer long, day after day it’s the same thing. You wake up to a very still, hot and humid day with sunny skies. It stays that way until anywhere from 2:00 to say 5:00 PM.
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Orlando Florida Fourth of July 2012 events, theme park fireworks

Orlando area fourth of July events, Disney fireworks!

It’s almost time for this years fourth of July 2012 fireworks! There are lots of places that put on a great fireworks show in the Orlando area. In fact it can be confusing figuring out which shows to go to.

So I will just briefly list the most popular ones here and if one catches your eye you can do a closer search of the event or click the link if I have one for more info on it. Let’s start with the theme parks shall we?
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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights tickets out now for 2012!

Universal Studios halloween horror nights tickets for 2012

Very soon I will make a post outlining this years 2012 Universal Studios Halloween Horror nights events. But for now let me just announce that you can already buy tickets for this years horror-fest.

I must say however that the pricing structure seems rather complex. They must make a hell of a lot off this event to put so many different prices and nights together.

Basically they have an all around general admission ticket for the horror nights for $88.99. Then they have tickets good for both a full day in the park plus the nighttime horror nights events.
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Universal Studios Dispicable Me ride opens July 2nd!

Despicable me ride at Universal!

If you loved the animated movie Despicable Me, you’ll be happy to know Universal Studios will be opening a new ride based on it!

Despicable Me, Minion Mayhem ride will have it’s official opening July 2nd. It already is going through a “soft” opening. This is when they let guest on the ride at different times of the day.

It’s a time where they work all the bugs out of the ride and fine tune it. It can be open or closed at any time during the day during the soft opening.
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Going on my own vacation to Vermont!

Vermont vacation

Have you ever wondered what folks do that live in Orlando when they go on a vacation? Well I’m about to take off on one myself, about time! So where am I going to go on my vacation?

Since I’m from the state of Vermont that is where I’m going. My mom and family is up there so I’ll do the whole catching up on things up there. It will be cooler weather there and not as humid.

I got a non stop flight from Orlando International airport to Burlington Vermont. Only takes about 3 hours and it’s on Jet Blue. Got a deal on the price, only $265.00 round trip (of course)!
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Universal Studios Summer Concert Series shows 2012

Universal Studios summer concert series 2012

As always I’m a bit late with some event news, but better late than never right! I wanted to let you know about this years Universal Studios summer concert series bands and shows for 2012.

For those who don’t know what it is, Universal has top bands that play each Saturday night during the peak summer months. You do NOT need a special ticket to see them, it’s included with your normal theme park ticket.

However the bands always play in the Music Plaza stage, which is located in the Universal Orlando park, the “old” park. So if you buy tickets to get into that park your covered.
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Disney, Universal raise ticket prices again

Theme park tickets rasied again

One thing that I should include in my annual events section but don’t is the annual theme park ticket price raises. Just a day or two ago Universal Studios for the first time raised their ticket prices before Disney.

Normally they follow Disney once they raise ticket prices. Does that mean they are now equal to them, or as bad? Anyways yes, both Disney and Universal Studios have raised their base price ticket cost plus a few other types of tickets.

The cost now of an adult one-day, one-park ticket to one of the two Universal Studios parks is now $88.00. A few of the other types of tickets also jumped a bit at Universal.
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