Orlando Attraction Tips

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Live in the Orlando area or traveling there sometime soon? We have some great tips to save you money and add to your overall experience. As you likely know, there are plenty of Orlando attractions for the entire family, so deciding which to visit during your stay can be daunting. We’re here to help with tips for enjoying your favorite attractions and suggestions for excursions that are a little off the beaten path. If you’re planning to visit SeaWorld, we have some tips for maximizing your experience. If you're interested in a photo op with Shamu and friends, plan to be at the front of the park between 9 am or noon. Also, if you want a front row seat on Journey to Atlantis, we recommend waiting until the end of the day since you will get pretty wet. With so many famous attractions in Orlando, it’s very easy to miss the hidden gems, like Gatorland. The name of this … [Read more...]

Halloween in Orlando 2014

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It’s that time of year to get freaked or get freaky. If you live in the Orlando area or will be traveling there this Halloween, you’ll be excited to know that there is plenty to do to celebrate the holiday. In fact, in addition to some Halloween-exclusive events, Orlando attractions are joining in the festivities with some scary additions of their own. Read on to find out about some of the Halloween highlights happening in Orlando this year. Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular  October 25-26, 12 pm – 8 pm http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/spooktacular/ If you’re looking for a good time for adults and children alike, this is your ticket. At SeaWorld Orlando, kids get a chance to trick-or-treat, meet sea witches and other fun characters, and more, and you’ll love the Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch that includes a complimentary family … [Read more...]

Visit SeaWorld Orlando with Smart Destinations!

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SeaWorld Orlando is everyone’s favorite sea life park. With everything from awe-inspiring animal performances and informative exhibits to thrilling theme-park rides, SeaWorld is a must-visit Orlando attraction. Of course, SeaWorld is more than just an entertainment destination, it’s a leader in conservation and rehabilitation efforts for marine animals from around the world. With more than 50 years of responding to wildlife crises big and small, SeaWorld Orlando has been able to save the lives of thousands of injured or endangered creatures, including sea turtles, manatees, and many marine birds. With a visit to SeaWorld you’re not only given the opportunity to learn about these animal rescue efforts, but you’re actually contributing to the resources that allow SeaWorld Orlando to successfully rehabilitate so many creatures. Today SeaWorld visitors can enjoy everything the … [Read more...]

Orlando Vacation Tips

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Orlando has long been the place where special family vacations happen. Filled with great family-favorite attractions like SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, The Kennedy Space Center, WonderWorks, and more, Central Florida has so much to offer kids of all ages that it’s hard to decide what to do during your vacation. Of course, big-name attractions like theme parks often come with a hefty price tag, meaning that you’re likely to start crossing things off the list on the basis of price alone if you’re paying gate price for these attractions. Fortunately, with an Orlando Attractions Pass, you don’t have to worry about exceeding your budget or missing out on the stuff the kids really want to see. Choose from more than 30 top attractions and explore for 2, 3, 5, or 7 days over a two week period. There’s no need for either/or choices, and no paper tickets to keep track of.  … [Read more...]

Orlando Labor Day 2014 Attractions

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For those of us who relish in the summertime sun and beach vibe, the end of August doesn’t seem appealing. However, the end of the summer does bring something to look forward to: Labor Day weekend! The last holiday weekend of the summer is an opportunity for Americans to have one last hurrah before it’s back to the grind. Orlando is one of our favorite Labor Day weekend destinations because by this time of year, the summer tourist season is winding down, the weather is starting usually starting to get a bit more comfortable (though annual temperatures for September 1st still average in the upper 80s (Fahrenheit). Plus, there’s simply a lot to do in Orlando, and with three days to utilize an Orlando attractions pass, you can really get to know the area and have a lot of fun. One of the first things you’ll want to do is pick up your 3-day I-Ride trolley ticket, which gives you … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Ticket Discount

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When planning Orlando vacations, many tourists are looking for fun attractions their kids will love other than the giant theme parks. Whether you’re avoiding Disney World and its contemporaries because the prices are too high, the lines are too long, or the crowds are too dense, a solution to your itinerary woes is simple. A low-stress, entertaining, and educational trip to the Kennedy Space Center is an alternative that will impress the whole family. Every year, millions of visitors travel to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center, located on Merritt Island amid a huge wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan. You can plan to spend a whole day at KSC, encountering impressive history and fascinating new technology at every turn. When you opt for Kennedy Space Center discount tickets with a Go Orlando Card or Go Select Orlando pass, you’ll gain admission to … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Events 2014

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If you are familiar with Florida, then you are already probably aware of all the stellar Orlando Attractions that are basically open and available throughout the year. That said, summertime ups the ante a bit and there are even more Orlando Summer Events to enjoy during the warmest months of the year. On June 22nd, the CAHM Festival will be celebrating the culture of the Caribbean community from 12pm - 8pm. Festival attendees will have the chance to sample Trinidadian, Guyanese, Jamaican and Haitian food before rocking out to music from the islands of Grenada, St. Lucia and the Bahamas. The New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra will also be providing steel band music. For the 21-and-older crowd, there will be an opportunity to taste the fermented flavors of Caribbean beers like Prestige, Kalik, Red Stripe, Banks, Carib and Presidente. The Go Orlando Card attractions pass can get … [Read more...]

Orlando July 4th 2014 Attractions

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While it may seem early to be planning for the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US is only a month away. Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting places to be when the day arrives, as celebrations are plentiful and the spirit is jovial. From theme park extravaganzas to gazing at fireworks displays with your family, the mood is festive. Some of the most well-known Orlando attractions for the Fourth include Red Hot & Boom in Altamonte Springs, the raucous celebrations at Disney World, and the fireworks in downtown Orlando. Red Hot & Boom! is the most popular fireworks festival in the area, and it rocks central Florida annually on July 3rd—because Floridians need two days to celebrate. The event takes place in Crane’s Roost Park and features live music from entertainers of the local and global scale. Food and beverage vendors are aplenty, and sponsor XL 106.7 FM … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Discounts

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Summertime in Florida is hot, sunny and boy is it ever sweet! Enjoy everything that there is to offer in O-Town with a Go Orlando Card Attractions Pass from Smart Destinations and also make sure to take advantage of all the Orlando summer discounts that will be available in 2014. Coming up on June 6, several Orlando-area restaurants will be serving up Homer Simpson’s favorite non-alcoholic snack – donuts. National Donut Day will kickoff the weekend in a “holey” way and give local dessert connoisseurs the opportunity to indulge their sweet teeth on the cheap. Although purchasing items like a coffee or other beverage is required at some of these establishments, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Shipley Do-Nuts and LaMar’s Donuts are all offering free donut giveaways in one fashion or another. A similarly tasty promotion at will allow Wendy’s customers who purchase a Frosty … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than in the summer. It’s for this reason that summer has always been my favorite season. The weather is … [Read more...]