Friday, 28 November 2008

Festival of the Seasons.

From November 28th 2008 to December 24th 2008 Downtown Disney is a great place to shop for Christmas, it has a wonderful atmosphere with a sparkling array of lights, window displays to feast the eye, great restaurants, music and entertainment throughout, carol singers creating the sounds and aura of Christmas.

More information can be found at

Sunday, 23 November 2008

The ‘Now Snowing Event’ returns to Downtown Celebration

This is a Wonderfully Magical Event…

I saw it for myself last year and, well, it just makes you cry. If Disney brings out the kid in you and makes you smile so much - then this is even, even better.

Running from 11/29/08 to 12/31/08 with 10 minute shows at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm.

Go with kids or grown ups (?) for a snowy old time.

Covered in this article from the Gaylord Palms site…

Now Snowing in Downtown Celebration - Christmas in Orlando

A House Sales boost for Orlando and Kissimmee.

If you have spare cash or are looking for an investment that will surely hold up in an always developing area. Now is the time to buy in the Orlando area, as told in this following news item from the Orlando Sentinel.

On our web sites, our Associate Realtors, Jaime and Vanessa Barnes, are very likable people and effective in analysing what you may need. Visit them here…

Foreclosed houses boost existing-home sales in Orlando area --

Friday, 21 November 2008

Disney cruise ships are updating their on board theatres.

The cruise ships will be featuring 3-D movies and plan to add lasers, and new effects with the latest technology. Orlando Sentinel has more information in the following news item…

Orlando Sentinel - Disney cruise ships will feature 3D movies on Tourism Central Florida

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Today is the 80th birthday of the most famous mouse ever, well done Walt Disney, did you ever have a good idea.

News story found at WDW News Today.

Happy 80th Birthday Mickey!!! | WDW News Today

Monday, 17 November 2008

Looping bike trail flows from St. Johns River to the sea

This could be a great boost for tourists who enjoy cycling, due to open in 2013 a cycle trail which involves a seven day journey through 260 miles of Florida Counties.

Story found at

Looping bike trail flows from St. Johns River to the sea --

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Happy birthday, young Lancelot and Guinevere

Medieval Times have a great idea for a children's birthday party. A Right Royal Occasion is guaranteed for all with feastin and joustin…

Story found at Orlando Sentinel

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Monday, 10 November 2008

A readers suggestions…

As my children were growing up my Husband and I enjoyed going to Disneyland Paris.

We had wonderful family holidays.

Eventually we could afford to go to Disney World Florida and found that to have the ultimate holiday and Disney experience it was better to plan the trip thoroughly, mainly because of fatigue the weather and the time.

We would start at the park fairly early before the crowds arrived, then early afternoon, have a break, either back to the Hotel or accommodation, chill out in the pool or have a nap. Go back to the park for more fun and excitement, rides for all ages, music and dancing, meeting characters from Disney films, shows, adventure areas, fantastic detailed scenery, a lovely atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff creating a feeling of warmth and security with happy smiling faces.

As the evening draws in the crowds begin to disappear, now is the time to go on your favourite rides.

Make sure you check out the times of the shows and parades, when you’re tired it’s great to watch one of the fabulous music extravaganza shows, or we always find the train that goes around the park is a lovely relaxing thing to do. The children are happy because they are on a train and you get to see the whole of the park.

There is so much to see and worth doing a little research before you go, talk to friends who have been, also I recommend the informative web-sites- and

Walt Disney World is an amazing place to visit, it caters for all, with its four parks i.e. Magic Kingdom, MGM, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT.

Go and have the time of your life!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Christmas Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey’s Christmas Party with special parade, stage shows, fireworks and much more.

November 10th to December 19th 2008

For more information see here…

Monday, 3 November 2008

Disney's Hall of Presidents prepares for its new arrival

The only downside to this election is that the Hall of Presidents closes for an extended period while new audio animatronics figure is added.

Story found at Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel - Disney's Hall of Presidents prepares for new arrival on Tourism Central Florida

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Olympic diver Tom Daley in SeaWorld


Fourteen-year-old British diver Tom Daley will be making an appearance Wednesday, Oct. 22, at SeaWorld Orlando. Daley, who finished seventh in the 10-meter platform competition of the Beijing Olympics this summer, will be performing several of his dives in a special exhibition before the last performance of the park's "Blue Horizons" show.

Theme-park visitors will be allowed into the Whale & Dolphin Theatre at 5 p.m. for the 5:15 appearance. "Blue Horizons" begins at 5:30

Orlando Sentinel - Olympic diver Tom Daley to jump in before SeaWorld show by

Neals' "Complete Walt Disney World" wins book award.

Julie and Mike Neal residents of Celebration, have just won a Writers Digest international award for nonfiction.

Orlando Sentinel - Neals' "Complete Walt Disney World" wins book award on Tourism Central Florida

Monday, 20 October 2008

SeaWorld Halloween

SeaWorld have a Halloween theme, events running from Oct.4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 24-26 and 31.

More information found on SeaWorld website and article from:

Theme Park Rangers

10 October 2008, 15:13:44 | Dewayne Bevil

The Orange County Regional History Center - Events - Calendar of Events

From their web site -

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

This will be a safe happy Halloween activity for the kids.

The Orange County Regional History Center - Events - Calendar of Events

Friday, 17 October 2008

Disney site features virtual tour of Bay Lake Tower

Story found at Orlando Sentinel -16 October 2008

Disney Vacation Club has launched a new promotional website to fuel sales in the Bay Lake Tower at its Contemporary Resort. [more…]

More on the Orlando Hotels Blog

Bonnet Creek to create 75-acre nature preserve

Story found at Orlando Sentinel - 16 October 2008

The developers of Bonnet Creek resort said Wednesday that they will include a private nature preserve as part of the 482-acre resort. [more…]

More on the Green Orlando Blog

Parking, car-renting, cabs to get more expensive at MCO on Tourism Central Florida

Looks like prices are`rising at Orlando International Airport (OIA)…

Orlando Sentinel - Parking, car-renting, cabs to will get more expensive at OIA on Tourism Central Florida

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

T-Rex Cafe now greeting customers at Downtown Disney

The T-Rex Cafe opened today at Downtown Disney, likened to The Rainforest Cafe. Landry's Restaurants Inc. is behind both Rainforest and T-Rex.


Orlando Sentinel - T-Rex Cafe now greeting customers at Downtown Disney by

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This  much awaited attraction is due to open  at  Universal’s Island of Adventure in 2010

Story found at-

Orlando Sentinel - Theme Park Rangers: Wizarding World of Harry Potter archives by

Friday, 19 September 2008

Free admission to Walt Disney World on your birthday.

Next Year you can get into Walt Disney World ‘free’ on your birthday

Orlando Sentinel - Free admission to WDW on your birthday by

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Titanic exhibit moving back to I-Drive Florida


The Famous Ship is sailing back to International Drive, with plans for new additions and renovations.

Sentinel - Titanic moving back to I-Drive on Tourism Central Florida