Thanksgiving in Florida 2014

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If you’re going to be in Florida for Thanksgiving weekend, we have one thing to say. Great idea! Being there during the off-peak season, you’re likely saving on airfare and avoiding crowds. This is to say nothing of the wonderful weather in Florida this time of the year. Now that you’re there, what should you do? We have some ideas we’d like to share with you. We’ll focus on Orlando and Miami attractions since they’re the two most visited cities in Florida. LEGOLAND Florida When you think of Orlando attractions, theme parks likely come to mind. With so many options, some are often overlooked. For instance, a great place to visit if you have kids is LEGOLAND. Less than an hour from both Orlando and Tampa, this elaborate theme park features over 50 rides, a waterpark, entertaining shows, a beautiful botanical garden, and, of course, Legos everywhere! The hands-on experiences … [Read more...]

Miami Summer Discounts

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The Go Miami Card Attractions Pass will get you into some of the top places in SouthBeach and beyond, but there are certainly other ways to have a fun and affordable time in Miami. There are lots of available Miami summer discounts that you may want to take advantage of in 2014. Coming up on Thursday, July 19, Sonic will be offering up half-price shakes in honor of the summer solstice. If it’s hot enough, start off the day with a fresh banana shake, have a peanut butter & jelly shake for lunch and enjoy a new chocolate-covered jalapeño shake for dinner. You can also get 50 percent off Sonic shakes after 8 p.m. every day. On the third Friday of every month this summer, Big Night in Little Haiti takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy music, art and food while spending a night celebrating the culture of Haiti. Parking at Big … [Read more...]

Top Orlando Winter Attractions

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Orlando, Florida is the go-to winter vacation destination for so many families because of its warm, sunny climate and the amazing variety of Orlando attractions. Of course, Orlando is home to many theme parks, which are fun for kids yet expensive and chaotic during the prime winter months. However, beyond Disney World, Orlando hosts numerous attractions that you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for, and there’s a good chance you and the kids will enjoy them just as much if not more than a over-crowded theme park. Just take a look at some of the many adventures upon which you can embark this winter, from feeding alligators and swimming with manatees to hopping on roller coasters at some of the smaller parks. LEGOLAND® Younger kids will go crazy for this unique theme park devoted to everyone’s favorite colored building blocks—but parents will likely be in awe as well when … [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 exhibits, including the all new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. Featuring four species of Penguins, … [Read more...]

World of Chima Exhibit at LEGOLAND Florida

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Good news for kids traveling to Southern Florida this summer! LEGOLAND® Florida just opened a one-of-a-kind LEGO® experience called “The World of Chima.” Fans of the popular LEGO adventure line will love the totally immersive experience this new exhibit provides. Watch as your LEGOS come to life! The World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network, is a new interactive experience that lets you walk amongst three-foot tall LEGO® models of characters from the new product line, LEGO® Legends of Chima. These new characters are members of the five Chima animal tribes, like the heroic Laval the Lion Prince, the quick-witted Eris the Eagle, and the devious Cragger the Crocodile King. Read up on their stories on the LEGO site, and even play games or solve puzzles on the same theme. If you love water slides, you're in luck. The centerpiece of LEGOLAND Florida's The World of Chima … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Florida Discount Tickets

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If you are hoping to put together an ideal Orlando vacation, there’s probably no better attraction to visit than Legoland Florida…get it? Located just 45 minutes from Orlando and downtown Tampa, Legoland Florida is spread out over 150 acres and is fully optimized for a two-day family theme park that children aged 2 to 12 will enjoy. Save on admission to Legoland Florida and other top Orlando attractions and tours with a Go Orlando Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines! Central Florida’s newest theme park, Legoland Florida offers guest the chance to explore their way through 10 zones that are each set up with a different theme and feel. Easily navigate your way through Miniland USA, the Land Of Adventure, the Imagination Zone, Pirates’ Cove and Lego City - a zone where youngsters can learn how to drive by freely navigating their own boats and Lego … [Read more...]

Special Edition Go Orlando Card – 2 New Attractions!

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Once again, we're excited to announce the release of a new product designed to make your vacation even better. With our Special Edition Go Orlando Card, available in 3, 5, and 7 day increments, Smart Destinations customers will now have access to two major theme parks: SeaWorld Orlando® and LEGOLAND FlORIDA®. With the addition of these two popular attractions, the Special Edition Go Orlando Card grants you admission into over 50 Orlando area attractions. Here's a preview of what to expect when you visit our two new partners. SeaWorld Orlando® SeaWorld Orlando® is Florida's premier marine-inspired theme park, complete with live animal shows, aquatic rides, roller coasters, and up-close encounters with dolphins, whales, manatees, and more. The park's most well-known attraction is the Shamu show, One Ocean. These enormous killer whales never fail to amaze and inspire … [Read more...]