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 … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Tourism

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For an out-of-this-world experience in Central Florida, blast off with a tour of the Kennedy Space Center while you are visiting either Orlando or Miami. Since 1968, every single human space flight from the United States has launched from the Kennedy Space Center, a phenomena that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida. The first thing guests will want to experience at the Kennedy Space Center is the Shuttle Launch Experience. The SLE provides a realistic simulation of a space shuttle’s 8 1/12 minutes ascent into orbit by using HD audiovisual effects and realistic seating effects that help wannabe astronauts experience what it would really be like to blast off from Earth at 17,500 mph and then look down to see the planet far below. The KSC also gives … [Read more...]

NASCAR 2014 Florida Travel Tips

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Start your engines - NASCAR has announced a string of 2014 Sprint Cup events that will bring the legendary racing series back to the Sunshine State beginning in February. Although the races will be going down in Daytona, racing fans might want to head to nearby O-Town to check out some Orlando Attractions while they are in the area. As a new twist for the 2014 slate of NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Daytona International Speedway, fans should be glad to hear that there will now be an Air Titan track-drying system at every Sprint Cup race weekend. "This season has delivered plenty of drama and excitement, and we're anticipating even more for our fans in 2014 now that the Gen-6 car has competed at every track,” said NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations Steve O’Donnell. … [Read more...]

Best Places for School Trips in Orlando

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Kids in the Orlando metro area are in luck when it comes to school field trips. There are plenty of outstanding Orlando Attractions that will make for great destinations to go for a day outside of the classroom. The Kennedy Space Center has to be near the top of any list of the best places to go on school trips in Orlando. Known as the “greatest space adventure on Earth,” the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex gives its guest the opportunity to walk under the largest rocket ever made (it’s supposed to be good luck), meet an actual NASA astronaut who has been in space (and made it back) and touch a rock from the moon. In addition to those special treats, admission to the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to experience Space Shuttle Atlantis, a Shuttle Launch Experience, the … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions to Keep You Cool

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While Orlando in the summer is full of excitement and energy, the notoriously hot and humid weather can make you feel a little sluggish—especially if you’re not used to the intensity of the Florida sun. However, this can be avoided by interspersing your itinerary with these five Orlando attractions to keep you cool. So pack your hat, your bathing suit, and sunblock and get ready for a lively day that won’t drain you. SeaWorld Orlando This Orlando theme park is perfect for the warm summer weather, as there’s no shortage of splashes and aquatic fun. When enjoying One Ocean, the all new Shamu show, make sure you sit in the Soak Zone, where you’ll really feel like part of the action while keeping cool. Also, make sure to take advantage of the many top-of-the-line indoor … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Discount Tickets

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One of the highlights of any trip to Orlando is a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests have the opportunity to stand under the massive rockets that first put NASA astronauts into space and have a shuttle launch experience of their own. Lucky visitors who time things right even have the chance to meet an astronaut. Save on admission to the Kennedy Space Center and other Florida attractions and tours with a Go Orlando Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines! For those who want go on a tour while at the Kennedy Space Center, bus tours are included with admission and they depart every 15 minutes. Since the tour is self-guided, guests can get on and off the bus as much as they like and spend an unlimited amount of time at … [Read more...]

Things to do in Orlando 4th of July

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Florida and the summer sun go together about as well as peas and carrots. It’s no surprise that many people find themselves heading south for vacation once the weather starts heating up. If you are considering a Florida vacation, think about putting a 4th of July trip to Orlando on the calendar. There are plenty of Orlando Attractions that the whole family can enjoy while celebrating the holiday. One of the Orlando Attractions that you might want to visit is Kennedy Space Center. If you do end up going for Independence Day, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane. Guests of the Kennedy Space Center have the opportunity to come face-to-face with a real astronaut every day of the year during a half-hour, interactive Q&A-oriented program designed to appeal … [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 … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center on “Top Ten Spots Every Kid Should See”

The folks at Shermans Travel have come up with a fun top ten list of "Spots Every Kid Should See." We're not the only ones who liked this idea: the MSNBC used a similar approach in a piece it did a couple of weeks ago. For those keeping score, Central Florida came out on top by taking two of the top ten on the Shermans Travel list. The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral came in at number five while Orlando's own Walt Disney World took the number eight position. In noting the many great activities and learning opportunities at Kennedy Space Center (as well as fact that the last Shuttle launch is coming up), Shermans said "this one small step for the little ones is sure to guarantee one giant memory to last a lifetime." The top three on the list were (in order) the … [Read more...]

Shuttle Launch Experience Video

We've posted a new video of the Shuttle Launch Experience. The Shuttle Launch is part of your admission package at the Kennedy Space Center. "It's not a thrill ride," said Dan LeBlanc, chief operating officer of the Visitor Complex. "You won't be dodging asteroids or battling any aliens. We have worked hard to ensure that it is as close as you can be to simulating the reality of a Space Shuttle launch within the confines of Earth's gravity." See all Smart Destinations Video's on YouTube … [Read more...]