Archives for December 2012

Living with the land ride at Disney’s Epcot

Living with the land ride at Epcot!

Living with the Land is one of the coolest and most exciting experiences at Disney World. This 14-minute boat ride explores agricultural advances in the rain forest and Africa.

Located within The Land pavilion at Disney’s Epcot theme park, it begins with an introduction of the land before humans came along. This one-of-a-kind attraction was originally called Listen to the Land and sailed through different environments.

Anyone who has ever been to Florida has probably visited Epcot Center, which was originally intended to be a futuristic model community. The Land, one of the most popular attractions at Epcot Park, is centered on agriculture and food.
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Planning the Perfect Reunion Resort Vacation

Reunion resort home rentals

If you are traveling with the family, with a large group or perhaps you are organizing a business conference that you want to combine with a few rounds on the golf course.

The Reunion Resort is a great place to stay, it hits the right balance of fun activities combined with fantastic villa accommodation.

The luxury villas at the Reunion Resort really deliver in terms of space and style. They are packed full of features and they are sure to provide all of the comforts of home and then some.

It is at the Reunion Resort that you will find the biggest villas available for rent in Orlando, and you will be impressed by the standard of the extra little (and not so little), luxuries that are available.
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Organizing an Orlando Vacation for Large Groups

Orlando vacations

The idea of gathering up all of your nearest and dearest and jetting off on vacation together is probably both appealing and terrifying in equal measures. With so many people to organise the potential stress factor is high.

There are so many things to think about: where will we stay? Where will we eat? How is it possible for everyone to enjoy themselves in big busy theme parks without losing people or having to compromise on activities that people want to do?

The truth is, there is a lot to think about but at the same time, a big group vacation can be great fun and even enhanced by having lots of people around you. There are some great tips and ideas that make the whole thing a lot easier to handle.
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Merry Madagascar on ICE! at Gaylord Palms

Gaylord palms ICE! show 2012

If you love ice sculptures, Dreamworks’ Madagascar, or just plain old family fun, then you will want to bring your family to Gaylord Palms for this year’s ICE! show featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar presented by Coca-Cola.

This is a one-of-a-kind event that will thrill and awe children of any age with the artistry and imagination it takes to produce these incredible ice sculptures.

The scene is laid out on 20,000 square feet of space, featuring hand-carved ice sculptures including two-story tall ice slides and a tribute to DreamWorks’ animated Merry Madagascar and all the fun and charismatic characters that you have come to love.
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New Years Eve Party at Disney Quest 2012

New years party at Disney Quest 2012

New Year’s Eve Party at DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park

Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? The New Year’s Eve party at DisneyQuest has become an annual tradition for many families. Take your friends and celebrate this special event in the Downtown Disney Area.

The party will start at 8 pm and end at 1 am. This fun filled event includes two DJ dance parties, meet-and-greets with your favorite Disney characters, delicious food, and access to all DisneyQuest attractions.

The last day of the year is approaching, so it’s time to decide what you are going to do. There are several events going on around Central Florida, including the famous New Year’s Eve Party at DisneyQuest.
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Tom Sawyer Island at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Disney's Tom Sawyer island

Tom Sawyer Island is an unexplored attraction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Located across the Rivers of America in Frontierland, this giant-sized playground is inspired by the famous works of writer Mark Twain.

The island is accessible only by raft, featuring great oaks, elms, red maples, and pines. It has a cave, a pioneer stockade, a windmill, and hills to climb. Visiting this place is a must for families with children ages 5 to 15.

Tom’s sign welcomes park guests to the island. The map of the island shows the bridges, buildings, paths and other things that can be seen here. This is a great place to let your children burn off some energy while you slow down a bit.

The area opened in 1956 and provides interactive, climbing, and scenic opportunities. Many visitors say that this is a piece of Disney perfection, offering a chance for kids to enjoy some old fashioned fun and use their imagination.

Tom Sawyer Island has bouncy bridges to cross, forts to play in, and caves to explore. Where else can you ride a log raft over to an island that boasts spooky caves, trails, walking paths, and an underground escape tunnel?

Based on Mark Twain’s famous novel, this artificial island has everything that a child could want, including a grist mill, forests, forge rugged trails and other attractions.

Once you get on the island, you can visit Smuggler’s Cove, go to the Dead Man’s Grotto, or explore the Captain’s Treasure. At Castle Rock, guests have access to stationary telescopes offering breathtaking views.

Other popular attractions on Tom Sawyer Island include Pirate’s Den, Tom & Huck’s Tree House, Fort Wilderness, the Pontoon Bridge, and the Bone Cage. If you can visit this place before or after most of the crowds, you will have a great time exploring the island and running free.

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