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 Holiday Lights

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A warm-weather winter may seem unconventional to some, but it is certainly not overrated. Image you and your family enjoying the holidays among palm trees and swimming pools, visiting the top attractions in sunny style – sans the heavy winter jacket! Orlando offers a bounty of mesmerizing holiday light displays to provide you with all the seasonal charm, without the seasonal weather. So where should you go to experience the optimal holiday lights? SeaWorld To see a real dazzling display this holiday, head over to SeaWorld Orlando! You’ll see soaring fountains, twinkling lights, and festive fireworks choreographed to the tune of some of your favorite holiday songs. The park offers a bevy of seasonal performances: O Wondrous Night – the story of Christmas told with over 30 carols, live animals, life size puppets, and incredible special effects! This new addition to … [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. "Having the Air Titan at each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend allows us to meet a very important goal set … [Read more...]

Top 5 Orlando Holiday Attractions

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When you think of the holiday season, palm trees and beaches probably aren’t the first things to come to mind. However, wouldn’t it be nice to spend the holidays vacationing in a place where you don’t have to be constantly bundled up and never have to worry about shoveling snow or driving on icy roads? Orlando can offer you all that and a surplus of holiday attractions and events so you won’t miss out on any of the holiday cheer. If you’re looking for some seasonal Orlando attractions to include in your itinerary, start with here with our list of the most fun and festive holiday attractions.   Light-up UCF Every year, the University of Central Florida leads the way in holiday cheer with its presentation of Light Up UFC: “50 Days of Music, Lights, and Ice.” This attraction is our number one because it runs every night from November 15th through January … [Read more...]

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

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Each year, the holiday season offers the opportunity to create another bout of memories to be cherished by you and your family for years to come. This year, celebrate the holidays in Orlando SeaWorld style during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! With a splashing series of events taking place from November 23rd until December 31st, your visit to SeaWorld Orlando provides a wintery, watery wonderland! Enjoy the timeless sounds of Christmas Carols filling the air, enjoy stellar performances by a bevy of familiar characters, marvel at the dazzling Sea of Trees lighting up the water, and so much more! Each area of the park is bustling with celebration and spirit. Village Square: Riddled with towering, illuminated trees shining brightly, it’s impossible to miss the gorgeous Village Square display. Dotted with picturesque bakery and candy shops that grace the air with a sweet, … [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 Angry Birds Space Encounter and the center’s Twin IMAX 3-D Film Theaters. Guests of the Kennedy … [Read more...]

Orlando Gay Pride Month

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A highly anticipated time of the year for members and supporters of the LGBTQ community – Pride Month is kicking off in beautiful Orlando! Last year’s Come Out With Pride celebration was attended by more than 100,000 visitors, and even more are expected to turn out this year for the festivities to support the movement of increased solidarity and awareness. While the entire month hosts a bevy of Pride events, the official Come Out with Pride day is October 5th – making it the most action-packed weekend to provide the optimal Pride experience! The entire first week will feature a special Come Out With Pride beer garden at Lake Eola, where barricades allow for attendees to walk around the lake, enjoy the festival and entertainment with a cocktail in-hand! Here’s just a taste of the line-up:   Thursday, October 3rd Opening Ceremony: Pride Takes Center Stage! 6:30pm @ … [Read more...]

5 Best School Field Trips in the U.S.

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What’s the best part about going back to school? For kids of all ages, field trips are an exciting break from the daily grind, and they motivate students to take learning outside the classroom. Whether your kids are at public school, private school, or are home schooled, educational trips can be planned to coordinate with school curriculum. All over the country, there are many destinations ideal for field trips, whether you have a whole weekend to spend or just an afternoon. Get inspired for adventure by the 5 best school trips in the United States   San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Students (and adults!) of all ages can’t get enough of the animals at these top San Diego attractions—the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Featuring species from every kingdom, these parks bring you up close to animals in habits that are built to replicate their natural … [Read more...]

Labor Day in Orlando

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If you find yourself winding down the summer in Florida, there are definitely a lot of worse places you could be. Lots of people will probably be spending Labor Day weekend in Miami, but there’s a town a little north of there, Orlando, which also is a great place to end your vacation. There are plenty of great Orlando Attractions and options to choose from. Fans of history and Hollywood blockbusters might enjoy spending some time at Titanic: The Experience. After being redesigned and re-opened in 2012, Titanic: The Experience now features an interactive museum with 20,000 square feet of exhibitions spread out over 17 galleries and hundreds of artifacts that have been recovered from the infamous ship. Trained actors in period dress who are portraying real people who were actually on the boat will take you on a guided tour of everything that Titanic: The Experience has to … [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...]