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...]

Gatorland Discount Tickets

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Where can you find reptiles, zip lines, food, and fun? Gatorland! Follow the call of the wild to this 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve. Notorious for its teeming population of gators, so get to know the species in your Florida visit! With plenty of shows to choose from, you can experience the unforgettable thrills and chills of gators in action. Gatorland opened its doors in 1949, becoming the first major attraction in Central Florida. In its 60+ years of operation, Gatorland has maintained its flare for reptiles and family fun while adding new attractions and exhibits.   The Gator Jumparoo Show – Cheer on you favorite as dozens of lighting fast alligators compete for lunch – leaping to their meals hung high above the water. You’ll want to snap some photos are the gators spring above the water!   Gator Wrestlin’ Show – Witness Gatorland’s … [Read more...]

Orlando Baseball Spring Training

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Orlando in Spring makes us think of one thing - baseball! While many of us are still waiting for the snow to melt, Florida’s spring weather is an ideal setting for pre-season baseball warm-ups. Spring Training gives local Floridians and travelers alike an opportunity to see major league baseball teams at a very affordable price. The regimen includes exhibition games throughout the state of Florida as teams compete - scrimmage style! The pre-season games give teams a chance to limber up, and fans a chance to appreciate the sport before the pressure to win undoubtedly kicks in. Spring Training is the most experimental part of baseball – where new players get their sea legs and veterans try out new tactics. It's an excellent way for the whole family to size up the competition, and perhaps even see their favorite teams! If you’re lucky enough to be in the Orlando area, you’ll find … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions Discounts and Tips

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As the site of Sea World, Bush Gardens, and the infamous Everglades, Orlando is home to some of the most notorious attractions. But outside of those obvious marvels are some lesser known attractions to discover during your Florida stay. With the Kennedy Space Center lying just east of many Orlando destinations, a stay in Florida just isn’t complete until you make your way to this NASA launch headquarters. Learning of the great discoveries made through space exploration is enough to ignite the curiosity of all generations. With Smart Destinations' Go Orlando Card, you have the rare opportunity to tour launch areas, see giant rockets, explore the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, experience an IMAX space film, and even train in spaceflight simulators all while saving money! The month of March is the host to many exciting intergalactic events, so don’t pass up the chance to experience … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions for Sports Fans

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It's no surprise that there are plenty of Orlando attractions for sports fans; Florida's warm weather and leisurely attitude make it a perfect spot to practice your golf swing or take a spin around an outdoor race track. And speaking of race tracks, let's not forget that Florida is the headquarters of NASCAR. Here's a look at how you and your fellow sports fan can get the most out of your next Orlando vacation: Go Karts, Games, and the Great NASCAR Track Channel your favorite NASCAR driver at Fun Spot's two Florida locations in Kissimee and Orlando! Each Fun Spot Florida location offers its own unique Go-Kart tracks, with multilevel racing and track challenges like hairpin turns and 30 foot hills. The Vortex track at Fun Spot USA even has a 32 degree banking curve - steeper than any on the Daytona Speedway. Best of all, many of tracks feature double-seater go-karts so that you can … [Read more...]

International Drive 5K Run

The I-Drive 5K run will be held for the seventh time on May 9th to benefit the I Drive YMCA Aquatic and Family Center Scholarship Fund. Kids and families are able to take advantage of programs that teach swimming as an accessible and safe lifelong skill that is available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The 3.1 mile run/walk will draw 1,500 participants. The run began in 2002 and has grown significantly in sponsors and participants and has raised more than $50,000. It all starts at 7:30am with the 5K and then is followed up at 8:45 with the Kids dash. The Run starts at Pointe Orlando  and takes participant through the heart of the I Drive Resort Area. Each runner receives a T-shirt and a gift bag and special offers from the Orlando tourism community. One of the sponsors is the International Drive Resort Area who operated the I-Ride Trolley. The I Ride Trolley is … [Read more...]