SeaWorld Orlando’s new Antarctica Realm land opening next year

New SeaWorld realm land opening next year

The latest and biggest news over at SeaWorld Orlando is that they are in the process of making a new “land” over there. SeaWorld’s Antarctica ‘realm’ land will be themed as a visit to Antarctica, complete with penguins!

The making of a themed “land” inside SeaWorld Orlando is a bit different for them. Right now they do have different “sections” of the park for different types of animals and marine life.

But the new Antarctica Realm land seems to be the first where a whole part of the park will immerse the guest totally into a new land, like the Harry Potter land at Universal.
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Orlando airport flight prices up sharply this summer

Orlando airline prices up this summer

With summer just a few months away it looks like airline flights coming into and out of the Orlando, Florida area will be up sharply this summer. Higher fuel prices are making the cost of flying go up this year.

For instance some of the more popular Orlando flights are up $50.00 to $70.00 above what they were last year. That’s not too much if it’s a single person. But since Orlando is home to Disney most flying in are families.

So when you take a family of four into consideration that higher price for each one can really hurt. It’s too early to say just how high Orlando airline prices will go, if they go higher.
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SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew and BBQ concerts, shows 2012

SeaWorld's Bands, Bew and BBQ shows for 2012

SeaWorld in Orlando has hit a major homerun with this event – Bands, Brew, and BBQ. Three of America’s favorites – what’s not to love? The fun starts on February 12, 2012, and takes place every Saturday and Sunday from then through March 4.

Listening to the live performances is even better when it’s accompanied by tasty food and great beer, and SeaWorld has taken care of these details. Scores of beers from some twenty international and American breweries will keep everyone’s thirst quenched.

And as for food, it’s all about barbecue and items hot off the grill. Guests can travel from tent to tent sampling the offerings, or they can relax in the beer garden. The BBQ will be prepared by some of the best grillmasters in the area, along with some of SeaWorld’s own skilled chefs.
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Happy Holidays from Orlando Inside!

Holiday greetings from Orlando Inside!

Well today is the 25th, so I wanted to say Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! :) I hope those that celebrate today have a good time with your friends and family.

I will be keeping it simple myself. All my family lives up north in Vermont. So I will just go over to a friend’s house, exchange a few gifts, then relax the rest of the day, maybe even do a little work!

Anything Disney and all the theme parks and Orlando attractions will be very, very busy today. Christmas day is a very popular day to spend at a Disney park, the Magic Kingdom being the most popular of all.
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Car driving tips and advice for Orlando, Florida

Car driving tips in the Orlando, Florida area

Visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a popular vacation for many. However driving in a strange city and even a different country if your from outside the USA can present challenges. Here’s some driving advice for the Orlando, Florida area.

If you decide to get a USA car hire and do your own driving on your Disney vacation there are some things you should know. First of course is that everyone drives on the right hand side of the road. If your from a place where you drive on the left it will take a little getting use to, however you quickly learn it.

Remember that you will be in a tourist area, which means many other people are driving around on vacation and don’t know where they are going. Watch for other cars making sudden lane changes and turns as they come up to exits too fast. Or cars braking suddenly as they see their exit and they are in the wrong lane.
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Disney and Orlando theme park summer tips and tricks

Theme park tips for summer time

It’s the middle of the summer season here in Orlando, Florida. Summer is the busiest time of the year for Walt Disney world, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Heck for everything down here.

So I thought I’d give you some tips and tricks you can use if your visiting the theme parks this summer in Orlando. It’s the hottest time of the year with temperatures in the 90’s each and every day.

Because of that make sure you put on plenty of sunscreen. Even cloudy days will give you a sunburn that will surprise you. Put it on your face, arms and shoulders if nothing else.
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Magical Midway thrill park in Orlando on International drive

Magical Midway thrill park in Orlando on International drive

Magical Midway is a thrill park located in Orlando right on International drive. The park includes go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, a space shot, a sling shot, a star flyer, a jumping castle, bungee trampolines, hair braiding, character art, and a carousel.

There’s also a great arcade that has Harley Davidson motorcycles, air hockey, billiards, Daytona racecars, basketball hoops, and more.

Among the most popular attractions at Magical Midway are the go-Karts. They have EXTREME go-kart tracks, with lots of twists and turns and plenty of speed. Go-kart drivers have to be at least twelve years old and 58 inches tall.
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Orlando Lake Eola fountain show and fireworks on 4th of July


I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend here in Orlando! I went to Orlando’s Lake Eola park and saw the fireworks there. I also wanted to see how the lake Eola fountain looks now and the show it put on.

As most know, the Orlando lake Eola water fountain was struck by lighting a long time ago and got knocked out. After lots of decisions from the city a private contractor was hired to fix it.

It was fixed just in time for the 4th of July and made it’s big debut that night. I must say they did a good job. It has many different lights that change colors as well as several different water jets.
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Cafe Tu Tu Tango restaurant in Orlando

cafe tu tu tango in Orlando

From the first moment you enter, you can notice that CAFÉ TU TU TANGO is a place like no other. Set in a Spanish Artist’s loft, this venue serves pizza, soups, fritangas, and finger-food staples, mostly in appetizer sizes to share. For adults the atmosphere is free and easy as you and your family or friends can relax and enjoy the artistic surroundings.

The variety of food offerings is unique, including such selections as hummus and bread served on a painter’s palette, Mango Duck Quesadilla, Baked Artichoke and Crabmeat Dip for chips, and Dijon Chicken Skewers.

In addition to the great food, if you stick around until about 8pm the music is replaced by a selection of dancers. Also, there are a few areas set up where the artists work in-house.
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Orlando Premium Outlets Shopping

Shopping in Orlando Disney area

One thing everyone should do once they get to Orlando is visit some of the great shopping malls and outlets here. Orlando Premium Outlets is located minutes from Walt Disney World.

Described as the largest collection of the world’s finest designer brand outlets in Orlando, this mall works with more than 500 different brands and has hand selected 150 of their most popular to be represented in their Orlando Outlet. They have every store you could ever want and more for a fraction of the cost.

It’s impossible not to be amazed by the prime selection of stores located inside Orlando Premium Outlets. Armani Exchange, Adidas, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Diesel, Fendi, French Connection, Guess, Hugo Boss, Hurley, Levi’s Outlet Store, Lacoste, MaxMara and other popular brands- they are all in here.
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Beware of high gas station prices close to Orlando International airport

Gas stations in Orlando

I thought I’d give all the tourist a heads up today on a subject that has been in the local news here. When people rent a car at the Orlando airport, it’s only natural that they stop at a gas station close by before taking it back.

However if you do that, don’t pick a gas station very close to the airport, at least not on route 436, otherwise known as Semoran Blvd. which is just north of the airport.

The reason is that some gas stations close by the airport will charge much more per gallon than other gas stations. They know that it will be mostly tourist in a hurry to get back to the rental car place.
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Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando this weekend

star wars

As usual I’m late in getting this out, but hopefully some will find it useful. This weekend, from August 12-15, at the Orange county convention center on International drive in Orlando is Star Wars Celebration V!

It’s going to be a very big convention for Star Wars lovers, with lots going on and things to see. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will be there, and George Lucas will be interviewed by Jon Stewart onstage Saturday morning. Errr, that’s today, sorry!

I always like the sexy babes that show up at these shows wearing Star Wars themed outfits. That means lots of Princess Leia outfits, including that steel bondage getup she was in with Jabba the Hut!
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