My Review of the Orlando Eye Attraction in Orlando

ferris wheel orlando eyeToday, I would like to share with you my review of the Orlando eye attraction that I went to a couple of weeks ago. A huge 400 foot tall observation wheel lifted us off the ground effortlessly, in spacious air conditioned capsules, each holding at least 12 people if not more.

Initially I  was concerned about getting on because the wheel never stops moving. But because it moves so slowly we had ample time to board. Even wheel chair assists have plenty of time. Only one chair per capsule though. The wheel only goes around once, however it takes about twenty minutes or longer to make a full turn, allowing you plenty of time to view the entire city!

We were able to see breathtaking views of Orlando’s landscaping, lush countryside and even parts of our fabulous theme parks. The first thing we did was see a preflight 4D cinema experience. I had not expected this and was delighted. The whole experience was conveniently timed and took no longer than 45 minutes.

This was a great show starter for our fun filled evening on the town. Some visitors were perfectly content to turn the Orlando eye into a luxurious evening under the stars. You can picnic on the grounds, tour Madam Tussauds wax museum and visit a sea aquarium. These are all located  in the complex. So check out the link below and visit the Orlando Eye’s website today!

The Orlando Eye Observation Wheel
Orlando Eye


Miami-The Soul of Florida


One of the exciting places to visit in Florida is Miami. Miami is the soul of Florida and has a number of interesting activities for those who choose to visit. From the adjoining art deco hotels in Miami Beach to those that are in Coconut Grove.

• You will learn what some of the hot spots and things to see in Miami and why you should visit.
• You learn about natural areas as well as festivals that take advantage of when you visit the area.

There are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of when you choose to visit the tropical paradise that is Miami. Miami has great weather and tropical weather that feeds the beat of the city all year long. Miami has a bit of everything for the individual and those who plan a short visit will be glad they took the time to visit. Some of the various activities that individuals can enjoy in Miami would include some of the locations in and close to the city. The types of things that encompass this city are some of the things that visitors will go back to Miami time and time again.
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Florida summer sun equals sunburns!

Florida summer sunburns

Now that it’s summertime in Orlando Florida people are flocking to the beaches and spending more time outside. One thing most forget about is just how hot and intense the Florida sun is.

Since most are tourist from other places and countries they often have no idea that it’s easier to get a sunburn in Florida during the summer than where they are from. It can only take 10 minutes in the sun to get a nice red glow!

Florida has a more direct and closer distance to the sun than other places, thanks to being closer to the equator. Summer also puts it closer to the sun, plus most days are very sunny and cloud free.
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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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All the Enjoyment of a Holiday in Orlando

Diisney's Cinderella's castle

There are a number of top destinations for a holiday in the sun. However, little can beat all the city of Orlando has to offer. With theme parks, shopping malls, golf courses, museums and more, any visitors to the city will be spoilt for choice.

Holidays in the Sun
Especially for those living in less balmy climates, little can surpass a holiday spent in the sunshine. Fortunately the world is dotted with destinations offering top vacation opportunities in warm temperatures, ranging from the active to the luxurious.

As such, there is a holiday in the sun to suit everyone. Families can relax on the beaches of the Caribbean whilst walking holidays in Spain are an ideal choice for fans of activity breaks. The world is also dotted with many fantastic cities offering visitors a taste of urban life in more tropical climes.
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Biketoberfest at Daytona Beach, Florida 2012

Biketoberfest at Daytona Beach, 2012

Biketoberfest is an international award-winning event that attracts bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts to the Daytona Beach area in Florida. The 20th Annual Biketoberfest will be held on October 18th to October 21st 2012.

Attendants can enjoy live music, contests, motorcycle racing, organized rides, bike shows, and great food. This special event attracts more than 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts every year.

Biketoberfest brings the sound of the thundering motorcycles to Florida. The weather is just perfect for bikers to crank it up during this annual festival.
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Boggy Creek Airboat rides in Florida

Boggy Creek airboat rides

A trip to Florida is not complete without exploring the Everglades and swamps by airboat. Take your family and friends and try out Boggy Creek Airboat Rides – Central Florida’s original and official airboat rides.

This attraction is ideal for those who want to take a break from the hustle of the theme parks and experience the wild and natural side of Orlando. Explore the breathtaking beauty of fauna, flora, exotic birds, turtles, alligators and other animals in their natural environment! Bring your entire family to enjoy the real Florida!

Nature lovers and adventure seekers alike will be delighted to take a 30-minute airboat ride. Tourists can opt for roundtrip transportation from Orlando hotels. These thrilling airboat rides are a great way to discover the wildlife of the Central Florida swamps and see the unspoiled natural wetlands. If you have children, bring them too. They will surely enjoy the “wow” factor of riding an airboat.
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My own Orlando vacation family tips

Orlando family vacations

I talk a lot about the theme parks and give general tips here. But I bet a lot would like to know just what I personally would do if I was on a vacation in Orlando, Florida. Well, this fall my mom and sister will be coming down.

It will be the first time they have come down here together, for my mom it will be her first time in Florida. So I’ve been thinking about what to do and where to go once they are here.

Now they can only stay about a full week, which is about the amount of time many spend on a Orlando vacation. So what do you do in a week for someone who has never been down here before?
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Orlando; The ideal change from family holidays in the UK

Great Orlando Florida holidays

Although everyone automatically thinks of the famous theme parks when they hear the word “Orlando” there is more on offer than you may realize.

Orlando seems to have it all; beautiful weather, a bustling tourism industry and some of the world’s biggest theme parks. There is also plenty to do outside the theme parks, including relaxing family activities and a wealth of art, culture and history to explore. Those used to family holidays in the UK will be blown away with the sheer scale of activity on offer.
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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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Hurricane season in Orlando, Florida 2012

Hurricane season

Today is the start of hurricane season for Orlando, Florida. So I thought I’d give some information and tips about them, plus dispel a lot of mis-information you often get.

Often when people outside Florida hear that a hurricane has hit a part of Florida, they imagine the whole state feeling the effects of it. This is very false. For all the years I’ve lived in Orlando I STILL have not been in one!

Orlando Florida is basically in the center of the state, around 70 miles from the eastern seaboard and around 120 miles from the western seaboard, or rather the Gulf of Mexico.
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