Tuesday, 24 November 2009

‘Thanksgiving Day’ November 26th 2009

To all our readers,

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day in the USA.

On Saturday November 14th 10am-12pm there will be a Parade in Downtown Orlando to commemorate this day. The parade and Gasparilla floats will feature members of active military and will start from Orange Ave. and Livingston Street. It is hosted by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayors Veterans advisory council.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Festival of Trees

The Orlando Museum of Art will be holding its annual ‘Festival of Trees’.

From November 14th 2009-November 22nd 2009.

Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Why not get the feel for Christmas? Here you will find an amazing display of decorated trees, maybe even buy one and take it home! There will be shopping, choral singing, orchestras, dancing, ballet performances, luscious food, and refreshments.

General admission
$10 Adult
$6 Child

Friday, 23 October 2009

Halloween Celebrations in Orlando

Here are a few events happening in Orlando for Halloween.

Starting with scary fun and frolics for older children and grown ups. Universal is holding it’s ‘Halloween Horror' nights for excitement, shock and horror. http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/eventinfo.html 

Or for a milder scare the Disney way, check out http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdwi/en_GB/parks/specialEvents?id=MickeysNotSoScaryHalloweenPartySpecialEventPage  for spooky costumes, trick or treat, Mickey Mouse fun and fireworks.

SeaWorld also has seasonal events for all the family.  http://www.seaworldspooktacular.com/swfspook.html

Green Meadows petting farm in Kissimmee has a special ‘fall’ theme, where children can pick their own pumpkin. http://www.greenmeadowsfarm.com/

Monday, 21 September 2009

Guide lines on safe driving

The Interstate 4 Information Office offer safety tips found at……http://enews.global-5.com/T4Article.aspx?AID=12659

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A Dream Wedding

If you or a member of your family is planning a romantic wedding, have you considered a ‘Disney Wedding’?

On offer is the expertise, the style, the weather, the perfect location.

Couples could have the day of their dreams, with the whole family enjoying a vacation of ‘their’ dreams.

All the planning will be looked after and taken care of by the company that excels in making peoples dreams come true.

Monday, 31 August 2009

A New Highway Law

A new law has been passed called the ‘Move over Law’ to keep law enforcement officers and emergency responders safe on the highways of Florida

read more………..


Friday, 28 August 2009

Donald Duck unveils start of the building of cruise ships in Germany.


In Germany Disney have made public the first part of the construction of one of the two new cruise ships scheduled to be ready to sail in 2011 and 2012.

More information and a video can be found at: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/20571110/detail.html

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

A year in Provence? Mallemort is Provence…

mallemort Well you don’t need a year in Provence but a vacation in this truly beautiful location is highly recommended. The ancient town of Mallemort is located on the banks of the river Durance just 50 miles from the Camargue National Park and 40 from Marseilles. Frances third, and arguable most diverse, city.

Staying in a Private Holiday Home (or gîte) is definitely the best base from which to see the region. Luxurious Mallemort is everything that Provence promises.

The French tradition of gîte self catering holidays in Mallemort en Provence is such a part of French life that quality is guaranteed.

Beach holidays in Provence, stunning scenery, fabulous foods and sunshine days. I can personally recommend a self catering escape to the heart of Provence.

Marllemort is located just a few miles from the A7 Autoroute, also known as ‘l'autoroute du Soleil’, Frances main highway to the South.

More great France Breaks here…

Monday, 17 August 2009

Cruising with babies

If you are choosing to go on a Disney Cruise ship for your holiday and have little ones, it seems that Disney yet again are trying to make your vacation that much more special by catering for your needs and giving you the ability to order baby supplies and equipment in advance, and deliver it to your room.

For more info go to…… http://www.disneycruisenews.com/ContentDrillDown.aspx?DisplayItem=c8cdfd61-7a9b-4f45-b07e-f9e667047be7

Monday, 10 August 2009

Sleepovers at Sea World

Sea World are offering family sleepovers on a few selected nights in the coming autumn season.

Pizza dinner and continental breakfast are included, the fun starts at 6pm until 9am the next day.

For information on prices and dates go to:-


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

A sightseeing tour around Orlando

If you want something more serene than the hustle and bustle of the theme parks on your vacation, why not go on a City of Orlando Bus Tour. You will see Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola, stop off at Winter Park for a boat ride, shop at Park avenue and experience the unique City of Celebration.

Operates on Sunday and has commentary giving you lots of details about the area.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando

If you want active, thrilling and water orientated excitement go to Wet ‘n Wild.

Lots of family fun can be had there.

From May to Sep. 2009 visitors can take part and try their hand at waterskiing. They will be attached to a special cable, which will pull them along holding them safely, on a specially constructed half-mile lake.

For more information go to...


Friday, 24 July 2009

Kim Possible Adventure at Epcot

A good way of visiting The World Showcase at Epcot is to involve the family in the Kim Possible Adventure, where you can pick up clues from the different countries and use a ‘Kimmunicator,’ becoming Secret Agents for the day!

The kids can immerse themselves in this fun activity whilst being educated.

Just go up to a ‘Kim Possible’ kiosk and ask a cast member to show you how to begin your adventure.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Do you have any Questions about Orlando Florida?

Whether it’s about :

Magic Kingdom,
MGM Studios,
Disney's Animal Kingdom,
Universal Studios Florida,
Universal's Islands of Adventure,
Kennedy Space Centre,
Theme park tickets,
International Drive,
Car Hire,
Maps of the area,
What to do,

We will endeavour to find out the answer for you as soon as possible.

Please click on our Q&A page and ask away. http://orlandoqna.blogspot.com/

Friday, 17 July 2009

Baby Dolphins at Discovery Cove

If you were thinking about a trip to Discovery Cove to swim and interact with the dolphins, now would be a great time to visit and see the new baby calf's born recently.

Within the last month four babies have been born, what a wonderful experience to add to your holiday.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

STS-117 – aaargh!!!

Yet again the weather leads to a scrubbing of launch attempt number 5.

Next try, the sixth launch attempt, Wednesday at 18:03:10. EDT
God’s Speed Endeavour again…

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NASA TV - http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Wearing seat belts law

A new law has come into place in Florida for police to give tickets to a driver, if him or his passenger are not wearing a seat belt.

The law came into effect June 30th2009.

Any passengers under 18 years must also wear a seat belt anywhere in the vehicle. Children 4 to 5 years must be in a suitable seat with seat belt, 3 years and younger must be in an approved device.

Safe driving and ‘Buckle Up’.

Monday, 13 July 2009

STS-117… Will it ever launch?

Delayed again due to bad weather rolling in from Orlando. Not so much a problem for the launch but if Endeavour needed to return to KSC, that part was unacceptable.

Next launch opportunity is at 18:51:24 today with a 60 percent chance of acceptable weather today or tomorrow.

Endeavour must make the leap by Tuesday or the flight will be delayed to July 27. A high-priority Russian Progress resupply mission launches July 24. Gods Speed Endeavour…

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Sunday, 12 July 2009

STS-117… Try again at 7.13pm today

Liftoff is targeted for 7:13:55p.m today after lightening prevented last evenings countdown from completing.

If at first you don’t succeed…

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Friday, 10 July 2009

STS-127 flight crew, Endeavour and the launch team are ready to go…

‘Currently’ all systems are go for the countdown for a launch attempt at 7:39:35 p.m. EST Saturday, with a possible 5 minute extension inside the launch window.

More info at the wonderful CBS news site -

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Princess Diana Exhibition


‘The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation, inc.’ is holding

an exhibition on the life of Princess Diana.

Opening July 2009 at Downtown Disney.

For more information go to http://ow.ly/eEnP


Monday, 6 July 2009

The Re-opening of the Hall of Presidents

Walt Disney World has re-opened the Hall of Presidents, having been closed for a short while to get ready to welcome ‘President Barack Obama’, this amazing robotic exhibition was launched on July 4th 2009.

It has a lifelike Audio-Animatronics figures of all U.S presidents.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Independence Day.

*Happy July 4th*to all our American readers.

To our other readers visiting, have a great day and enjoy the fireworks!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

July 4th Celebrations

There will be many Celebrations in Orlando on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

Below are just a few.

The City of Kissimmee is holding a free party at Lakefront Park from 5.00 to 9.30pm.

More information can be found at http://www.kissimmee.org/ch_dept_parks.aspx?id=412

At the Theme Parks:-

Disney’s Magic Kingdom…A special “Concert in the Sky” at 9.oopm followed by the nightime parade “SpectroMagic” at 10.30pm.

Epcot….A special holiday inspired theme will be running through the day, and there will be added extras to the illuminations ‘Reflections of the Earth’.

Hollywood Studios….will have a special American feel to it during the day and at night there will be special fireworks at 9.00pm.

Downtown Disney....Fireworks at 10.30pm.

Universal. ...are hosting a 4th July special Cinesphere show starting at 10pm. The park has an extended opening until 11.00pm.

CityWalk…Has an American theme running through the day, with a barbecue at 5pm to 9pm. An all American Celebration.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

STS-127 launch abandoned until July 11 at earliest…

The same gaseous hydrogen leak has resurfaced during fuelling of Endeavour. Launch scrubbed until at least 11th July 2009.

CBS News Space Place - Space Shuttle Status Report (STS-127)

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

STS-127 ‘good to go’ Wednesday 17th June 2009

NASA have re-jigged the launce schedules and moved the departure of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter  to June 18th.

Endeavour will now fly as STS-127 at 5:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

With sunrise on Wednesday at 06:28 am it should be a spectacular dawn launch.

More from CBS News here…

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Music Events

A few music events that are happening in Orlando for the summer months.

Velvet Sessions Cocktail Party.

The Hard Rock Hotel on Universal Drive will be holding monthly ‘Rock n Roll’ Cocktail Party’s, on the last Thursdays of the month. June 25th July 30th, and August 27th 2009


Universal Summer Concert Series.

At the Music Plaza, artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks, LL Cool J, and more will be performing through the summer for the ‘Summer Concert Series 2009’.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is holding ‘Harbor Nights Wine Tasting and Jazz Event.’ At Universal Orlando.

Friday July 3rd 2009.


Sounds like summer.

Disney’s Epcot will also be holding summer concerts at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot’s showcase. From June 15th to August 9th 2009.

Tribute bands called

Stayin’ Alive [tribute to the Bee Gees] June 15thto June 21st

Hotel California [tribute to the Eagles] June 22nd to June28th

Slippery When Wet [tribute to Bon Jovi] June 29 - July 8

52nd Street [tribute to Billy Joel] July 9 - July 17

Sounds of the Supremes [tribute to The Supremes] July 18 - July 26

2U [tribute to U2] July 27 - August 2

Petty Theft [tribute to Tom Petty] August 3 - August 9

Dates could be subject to change.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Cheap flights to Orlando and all destinations

Making the best from your holiday is as much about saving money as any other thing. Cheap flights to Orlando (and everywhere else) are essential . You have to get here to enjoy this place so why not get your airline tickets at the best possible prices? Your flight is apart of your vacation experience so ensure the best deals and the best service from http://www.lowfares.com/

Search, Compare and Book from a selection of leaders in the travel industry with the best Discounted Rates available. Not just cheap Airline Tickets but Hotel Accommodations, Car Rental and entire Vacation Packages.

Not just Orlando but anywhere in the world – fly, stay, drive with http://www.lowfares.com

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Looking good for Space Shuttle STS-127

There is an 80% chance of acceptable weather on all three possible launch days Saturday June 13th 2009, Sunday and Monday at 07:17 EST. Endeavour will carry a 7 person crew for a 16-day five-spacewalk mission servicing the International Space Station on ISS Assembly Flight 2J/A.

STS-127 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Walt Disney World Signage - Road Traffic Sign displays

This image shows the Walt Disney World Signage - Road Traffic Sign displays that guide you around Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney World Signage
The signs are uniform throughout the Disney

property. The land area of Walt Disney World is truly vast and routes from one location can take you on a long journey.

If you get lost trying to find your Hotel, not all are signposted at every sign. Best thing is to head for the nearest Hotel name that you see. Ask at the Security Checkpoint at it’s entrance and they will point you in the right direction. As a last resort, head for Downtown Disney. When you see the huge Car Parking Lot with Cirque du Soleil on the left or you get to the entrance to Typhoon Lagoon (on your right). Make a ‘U’ turn and all Walt Disney World area locations will be on the signs that you approach.

Friday, 29 May 2009


Only at SeaWorld Orlando.

A lot of people have been waiting for the new thrilling roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando.

It is now open!

Go and enjoy!

More information can be found at http://www.seaworld.com/orlando/

Theme Park Tickets available from our page - http://www.orlando-maps.info/tickets/orderform.htm

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Bad weather driving in Orlando.

Visitors take care. Especially Brits.

During the current heavy rain (at at all other times) be careful when driving. Torrential downpours can be truly astounding.

Hard rain can be very tricky in a car you are not used to. Check you know how to switch your wipers on in your Orlando Rental Car. Usually the left stalk.

Take care and slow down enough to be safe...

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Memorial Day 25th May 2009

May 25th 2009 is Memorial Day in the United States.
Memorial Day commemorates U.S. service men and women who died while in the military service throughout history.

If you witness a Flag Ceremony during Memorial Day (or at any time, such as daily Walt Disney World Flag Retreat Ceremony in Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom). You should stop, bring yourself to attention, gentleman remove hats and all place your hands by your side. Observe the ceremony in silence and appreciate the sacrifice that is and was given for our freedom.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Star Wars Weekends At Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida are holding special Star Wars Weekends.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays  May 22-June 14, 2009.

‘Stars’ and celebrities will be appearing at some events for photo opportunities and autograph signing.

Many Star Wars activities will be taking place. including ‘Jedi training’

Look for further information on planning your activities at:- http://ow.ly/6Ubw

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Visit Florida’s Music Festival 2009

Orlando is holding the 8th annual ‘Florida Music Festival’ on May 13th to 16th 2009.

Many artists will be performing from all around the country.

A music conference also runs in conjunction with the festival.

Held at downtown Orlando.

More info. Can be found at…http://www.floridamusicfestival.com/the-festival/

Friday, 17 April 2009

Do You Orlando: New I-4 intersection designs previewed

Here is how the future of I-4 will look. FDOT announce the future of I-4 intersections…

Do You Orlando: New I-4 intersection designs previewed

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Florida’s Parks Are Still Popular For Vacationers

It’s comforting to know that in these hard times of recession, holidaymakers are still flocking to Walt Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld Florida.

Over the Easter period crowds of people are reported to have visited the parks. Normally this is the busiest time but under these economic circumstances one would have thought the numbers would be down!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Orlando Florida

When you’re in Orlando and you want to do something a little bit different, why not book to go on a hot air balloon ride?

There are trips 7days a week around the Disney area by an established company and experienced balloon pilot.

Could be quite an experience?

For more information:-http://www.thompsonaire.com/

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Easter in Orlando

If you are lucky enough to be in Orlando at the Spring break, here are a few Easter events that are taking place.

Flamingo Gardens is holding an orchid show and sale, Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th 2009 at the 60 acre botanical gardens. There are native wildlife exhibits with panthers, bobcats, otters, and alligators. An aviary, with birds of prey, golden and bald eagles. Don’t forget your camera because the Easter bunny will be there.

More info at http://www.flamingogardens.org/events.htm

At Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival they are holding many events and activities including, discovering how you can create an easy environmentally friendly garden. ‘Green Garden’ found adjacent to the Morocco Pavilion.

March 18, 2009-May31, 2009

More information at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/

And http://allears.net/tp/ep/flogar.htm

Some of the Disney hotels offer egg hunts, etc to their guests. If you are staying at a Disney hotel, enquire at the front desk when you arrive.

Religious services are held on Easter Sunday in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass is held at 8:00 am and 10:15 am. A Protestant service is held at 9:00 am.

You are not allowed to park at the Contemporary for these services.

You need to either take a monorail or a boat to the Contemporary Resort.

Some Hotels will be laying on special Easter egg events, check with your Hotel for information.

The Nickelodeon Family Suites is holding an EGGstravaganza in the Mall with

Nickelodeon Characters giving out candy and toy-filled Easter Eggs. It’s free and open to the public, happening on April 12, 2009.

More info at http://www.nickhotel.com/nick_hotel_events/index.cfm

If you want to spend time at the beach, just a short drive away is the wonderful Cocoa beach where ‘Ron Jon Surf Shop’ has an annual Easter tradition where some of the world’s best surfers compete at the Cocoa Beach Pier. This year’s festival features prizes from all ages and genders, including a $5,000 Men’s Longboard Pro/Am, Women’s $1,000 Longboard Pro/Am and a $500 Amateur Shortboard Competition for both boys and girls.

More info at http://www.eastersurffest.com/

Look out for Easter bunnies in shopping malls although the Malls may be closed Easter Sunday.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Orlando Weather update…

Check out the latest Orlando Weather Information Post on our Orlando Weather Blog…

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Disney Cruise Ships

Why not look into a vacation on a cruise ship.  Disney do various trips, from three nights starting at Port Canaveral with stops at Nassau, Castaway Cay. To seven nights starting in Walt Disney World Resort with stops in Port Canaveral, Nassau. For more information got to: http://disneycruise.disney.go.com

Monday, 9 March 2009

It is a great time to buy a home in Orlando!

The Barnes Team are here to help walk you through the home buying process.
Thinking about selling? There is a lot of information about the housing market. Allow us to provide you a local perspective of the housing market in your area.
Whether buying or selling, we look forward to making your dreams a reality!
Vanessa and Jaime Barnes, Realtors
Keller Williams Realty


Space Shuttle STS-119 date set…

A date is set for Discovery to set sail as STS-119 to the International Space Station.
More here at our Orlando Space Blog - http://orlandospace.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 8 March 2009

US Daylight Saving begins

The second Sunday in March 2009 has happened so, in the US, clocks have sprung forward by 1 Earth hour. British visitors have two weeks where you will arrive 1 hour earlier… or is that 1 hour later. Answers on a Post Card to the usual address.

British Visitors pages - - http://kissimmee-us192.com/british/default.htm

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Space Shuttle delays

Space Shuttle STS-119 Flow Control Valves woes.
If you want to see the valves that all this kerfuffle is about… Check out this page - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html Second item.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Music Events in Orlando

Here are a few music events that are happening around the Orlando area…

VENUE: House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

EVENT: Willie Nelson with Jamey Johnson

DATE: 13th March 2009

INFORMATION: http://www.hob.com/tickets/ 

VENUE: Orange County Convention Centre

EVENT: National Philharmonic of Russia

DATE: 4th April 2009

INFORMATION: http://www.festivaloforchestras.org/season/ 

VENUE: The Hard Rock Café Universal Drive

EVENT: Cheech and Chong


INFORMATION: http://www.hardrock.com/live2/live.asp 

VENUE: Tiedtke Concert Hall

EVENT: Carnival of the Animals /Fred Rogers Family Series

DATE: 25th April 2009

INFORMATION: http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org/ 

VENUE: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

EVENT: Orlando Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet / With Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

DATE: Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd 2009               
INFORMATION: http://orlandoballet.org

Monday, 2 March 2009

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend

A half marathon will be taking place at Disney’s World of Sports on March 6-8 2009.

It’s called the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend and presented by Lady Foot Locker. Women of all ages can take part. Fun for the rest of the family all weekend.

More info:- http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/events/eventDetail/detail?name=PrincessHalfMarathonDetailPage

Monday, 23 February 2009

Expected Launch Of Space Shuttle

The space shuttle Discovery is due to launch on Feb.27th,  at Kennedy Space Centre on it’s mission to The International Space Station.

It has been delayed, but hopefully this launch will take place.

More info:-http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

American Idol Experience: Along The 'Blue Carpet'

Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts the Grand Opening of The American Idol Experience.

Found at WESH.com here…

NASA delays launch of Discovery yet again

From Orlando Sentinel

STS-119 has been delayed again with fuel valve problems.

More from the Orlando Sentinel here…

Monday, 16 February 2009

ESPN The Weekend

From February 27th to March1st 2009. Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting an event called ESPN The Weekend, Sports stars will be attending and mixing with the crowd, and to add to the fun there will be an interactive sports zone and of course your favourite Disney Characters.

For more information go to -http://espn.go.com/espntheweekend/

Friday, 13 February 2009

Golfing Event Being Held for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research Centre.

Universal Orlando Resort presents a Celebrity Golfing event at Orlando's Mystic Dunes Golf Club on Monday March 16th.
A total of 32 teams will compete in the tournament.
Former MLB, NFL players will take part in the event.
Celebrities Derrick Brooks, Phil Niekro, Bill "Maz" Mazeroski, Jim McMahon and others will be participating.

On Sunday, March 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be a welcome reception and pairing party held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

The event will raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, cancer research centre.

Information found at :- http://orlando.golfersguide.com/orlando-golf/golf-news/former-mlb-nfl-players-to-participate-in-inaugural-celebrity-shootout-at-mystic-dunes-golf-club.html

Friday, 6 February 2009

Sport Events

If you require sport event information in Orlando, here is a taste of what’s on offer in February:-

Wednesday Feb. 11th 2009
Sport: Basketball. Magic vs. Denver
Place: Amway Arena
Time: 1 day
More Info: www.orlandomagic.com

Friday Feb. 13th 2009
Sport: Baseball. USSSA Presidents Day Challenge III
Place: Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex 
Time: 3 days
More Info: www.orlandosports.org

Friday Feb. 13th 2009
Sport: Auto Racing. NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck race
Place:Daytona International Speedway
Time: for 1 day
More info: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Saturday  Feb. 14th.2009
Sport: Baseball. USSSA 1st Annual President's Day Games
Place:Seminole County Softball Complex
Time: 2 days
More info: www.orlandosports.org 

Sunday Feb. 15th 2009
Sport: Triathlon. Florida's Great Escape Triathlon
Place: Lake Louisa State Park
Time:1 day
More info: www.orlandosports.org 

Saturday Feb. 14th 2009
Sport:Soccer.Disney's President's Day Soccer Festival
Place: Disney’s Wide World of Sports
Time:2 days
More info: http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com

If you want more information on specific events, click on Question and Answers http://orlandoqna.blogspot.com/

Music Events

Here are a few music events that are happening around the Orlando area
VENUE: Performing Arts Centre Livingston St.Orlando,
EVENT: The Festival of Orchestras: The Boston Pops, Conductor Keith Lockhart
Date: March 8th 2009
Information: http://www.festivaloforchestras.org/season/

VENUE: House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando
EVENT: Orlando Rocks: Javier Productions Presents, Puerto Rican Power Con Invitado Especial, Ismael, Miranda and Tony Tun Tun.
Date: February 13th 2009
Information: http://www.hob.com/tickets/

VENUE: The Hard Rock Café Universal Drive
EVENT: Gypsy Kings
Date: 11th February 2009
EVENT: Morrisey
Date: 1st March 2009
Information: http://www.hardrock.com/live2/live.asp

VENUE: Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
EVENT: Rossini Weekend. The Bach Festival Society and Orlando Opera are performing.
Date: 21st February
Information: http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org/

VENUE: Amway Arena Florida
EVENT: An evening with Fleetwood Mac  [More info: http://www.fleetwoodmac.com/ ]
Date: 20th April 2009
Information: http://orlandovenues.net/

Monday, 2 February 2009

Orlando Weather - February 2009

The weather prediction for the next 10 days seems to be mainly sunny with a few clouds, although today rain is expected.
Monday February 2nd- rain, chance of thunder. high 66F low 50F

Tuesday February 3rd- sunny, high 60F low 37F

Wednesday February 4th- sunny/cloudy, high 53F low 32F

Thursday February 5th- sunny, high 57F low 40F

Friday February 6th- sunny, high 67F low 45F

Saturday February 7th- early fog, sunny/cloudy, high 71F low 51F

Sunday February 8th- sunny, high 68F low 56F

Monday February 9th- sunny, high 73F low 55F

Tuesday February 10th- partly sunny, high 78F 60F

Wednesday February 11th- sun/showers, high 78F low 57F

Archive suggests:-
Expected high –76F
Expected low-56 F

Expected high-81 F
Expected low-63 F

From our Orlando Weather Blog.

More archive and weather information can be found on our web-site:-

Monday, 26 January 2009

Orlando is the place to make dreams happen.

A Contestant on the B.B.C. National Lottery show ‘In It to Win It’ called Toni Cox, had Britain glued to the TV on Saturday night. He answered all the correct answers and won ‘one hundred thousand pounds’.

Before his last question,  he stated that his ten grandchildren would be sitting in front of their TV’s at home willing him to win so they could all go to Orlando for a holiday.

More dreams fulfilled.!!

Monday, 19 January 2009


If you require sport event information in Orlando, here is a taste of what’s on offer for January:-

Thursday Jan. 22nd, 2009
Sport: Basketball Orlando Magic v.s Boston Celtics
Place: Amway Arena.
Time: 8.00 PM
More info: : www.orlandomagic.com

Friday Jan. 23rd 2009
Sport: Fishing Crappie Masters Tournament
Place: Hickory Point
Time: for 2 days
More info: www.orlandosports.org

Friday Jan. 23rd 2009
Sport: Baseball
Place: Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex
Time: for 3 days
More info: www.orlandosports.org

Friday 30th Jan. 2009
Sport: Lacrosse
Place: Disney’s Wide World of Sports
Time: January 30th – February 1st
More info: www.uslacrosse.org/events

January 30th
Sport:: Dance  National Dance Team Championships
Place: Disney’s Wide World of Sports
Time: January 30th-February 1st
More info: www.uda.varsity.com

If you want more information on specific events, click on Question and Answers http://orlandoqna.blogspot.com/

Friday, 16 January 2009

Orlando Weather – January 2009

The weather prediction for the rest of January 2009 seems to be a mixture of cloudy and sunny days.

Expected highs - mid 70's F
Expected lows - 40 to mid 50’s F

There is a good chance of sun and high 70’s on 27th,28th,29th,30th.

Archive suggests:-
Expected high-72 F
Expected low-54 F
Expected high –76
Expected low-56 F
Expected high-81 F
Expected low-63 F

From our new Orlando Weather Blog.

More archive and weather information can be found on our web-site:-

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Urgent - Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

If you are planning a trip to the US for pleasure or temporary business you will now require an ESTA before boarding a plane, this ruling was implemented Jan. 12th 2009.

For more information go to

To apply, fill in an application on-line at : https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

Monday, 12 January 2009

Plan Ahead

If you are planning a trip in the near future to one of the Disney Parks and certain rides are a must for you, check for operational updates on http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/calendar/refurbishmentslisting/index? 

sometimes they refurbish the ride that you want to go on, so save disappointment and plan ahead.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Find your Way At MCO

At Orlando International airport they have produced a very informative ‘Wayfinder’ map to help you find your way around. 

Check it out at: http://www.orlandoairports.net/ops/term.htm

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Visual Art Exhibition

At the Orange County Regional History Centre Orlando, there is a photograph exhibition of a 70-year-old community of trailer homes on public land in Winter Garden, Florida

It Finishes on 18th January 2009.

More info. At http://www.thehistorycenter.org

Monday, 5 January 2009

Here are a few music events that are happening around the Orlando area

VENUE: Performing Arts Centre Livingston St.Orlando,
EVENT: The Festival of Orchestras: Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Date: 10th January 2009
Information: http://www.festivaloforchestras.org/season/

VENUE: House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando
EVENT: Orlando Rocks: with Gargamel, Black in the Mind, Mr. Bella, After Glow Radio and 7 Blue Skies
Date: 17th January 2009
Information: http://www.hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=55747

VENUE: The Hard Rock Café Universal Drive
EVENT: Hard Rock Live K92 FM All Star Acoustic Jam
Date; 18th January 2009
Information: http://www.hardrock.com/live2/live.asp

VENUE: Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
EVENT: Soprano Monica Yunus performs at Tiedtke Concert Hall
Date: 23rd January 2009
Information: http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org/