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


Happy 4th of July in Orlando, Florida!

4th of July in Orlando

Happy 4th of July everyone! It’s time to celebrate independence day with BBQ’s, outdoor fun and of course great fireworks. Here in Orlando we have lots of local firework displays to choose from.

Plus you can see unique displays at the local theme parks. Some of the most well known local fireworks are the Cranes Roost Park “Red, Hot and Boom” show at Altamonte Springs. This show was last night, the 3rd.

At downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park there will be a big party and fireworks show tonight. Activities start at 4 PM and go on until 10 PM. Fireworks start at 9:10 PM.
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Orlando Theme park water ride tips

Theme park water rides

Summer is here in Orlando, Florida, which means all the kids want to go on the theme park water rides! I’m always surprised to see parents acting shocked when they go on a water ride and get a lot more wet then they think they will.

I guess a lot of folks think that the theme parks would not dare to get them too wet. HA ha ha! Yes they will, and they do. Some water rides get you more wet than others of course. But basically if you go on a water ride, expect and dress as if someone is going to throw a 5 gallon bucket of water over you.

I’m not talking about water parks or kiddie water play areas. All the theme parks have at least one real ride that involves water, lots of it! The whole point is to get you wet, so expect to do so.
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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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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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SeaWorld Orlando breeding rare Leafy Sea Dragons

SeaWorld breeds leafy sea dragons

I decided to check out the latest news with SeaWorld today. Seems like they are having a bit of success breeding a rare type of Seahorse called the leafy sea dragon.

What’s interesting is that the hatchlings, about 40 of them now, are floating in the big aquarium right in the Manta roller coaster ride. SeaWorld is only the sixth aquarium in the world to successfully breed leafy sea dragons.

These funny looking creatures look like twigs and leaves, great for camouflage in the ocean. They are found only off the southern and eastern coasts of Australia.
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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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Some memorable Tips for Your Orlando Disney Vacation

Disney holiday vacations

A trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, can be an unforgettable experience for any family. This is the original Disney World and while most will argue that it is also the best, there are many ways in which you can make your trip all the more memorable.

Plan your rides
For many families, the best part of their whole Disney World experience is the great choice of theme parks and rides on offer, but queuing to get onto to them is an unavoidable part of this trip. Their immense popularity means that you may have to wait some time, but naturally, your patience will undoubtedly be rewarded.

In order to avoid any kind of disappointment, find a schedule of rides before you travel and decide between yourselves which are the ones that you have to experience at all costs. You should be able to take in all that you want, but planning ahead is a necessary task.
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Orlando, Florida home of cheap holiday prices

Find cheap Florida holidays in Orlando!

Very soon it will be summer and thoughts go to taking that summer vacation with the kids once school is out. These days with the high gas prices and economy in the dumps everyone wants to save money. Surprisingly some of the most popular holiday destinations can also be some of the most affordable. That happens to include vacations in the Orlando, Florida area.

The reason is very simple. Since Orlando is a popular family vacation location with Disney, theme parks and the nearby beach, Many different companies compete with each other for your tourist dollars. That makes Cheap Family Holidays a dream come true in Orlando. When many companies compete with each other, it drives down the cost of everything.

In Orlando that includes hotels, rental cars, restaurants, shopping malls, taxi, airfares and all the many attractions. They all want your business so they all try to give the best deals for your money. That adds up to big savings for you, even during the popular busy summer holiday season. Sure you can spend a lot, but you don’t have to.
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