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Disney World Fall Festivities

There is nowhere better to spend the brisk days of fall than Disney World.  Of course, in Florida, some days may not be exactly brisk!  Disney has planned a full line up for the Autumn months. Continue reading Disney World Fall Festivities

Orlando, More Than A Theme Park

baseballClients of all ages ask me “What else can I do in Orlando?”.  Of course there are several theme parks and adventures, but what about something for those that want some down time?  Orlando has that too.

One of the most exciting events to come to the city will be the Pro Bowl.  After years of the best players basking in the Hawaiian sun in Honolulu, they will now be headed to the Mouse-town.  The NFL has agreed on a three-year deal for the Pro Bowl to be played at Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl.

la noubaIf theater is your thing, Orlando has plenty of choices.  The La Nouba, Cirque de Soleil at Disney Springs is a breathtaking, colorful show that can’t really be put in one specific category.  It’s circus meets acrobats, meets magic!  This is a must do for the whole family.

blueUniversal is home to the famous Blue Man Group.  Their show is full of awesome music,  art, technology, science and laughs!  It’s amazing to see what these colorful guys can use to make music!

Bring along your investigative skills and your appetite, and be prepared to laugh your way through the evening at Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Shows in Orlando, Florida.   This interactive show will keep you on the edge of your seat!  Pay close attention and see if you can solve the crime.

You’re an animal lover, you say?  Well, Orlando has plenty of placesdiscovery to see nature at it’s best.   Discovery Cove, is a one-of-a kind experience where you can swim with dolphins, feed tropical birds,
play inches from a family of otters, and take a break on the lazy river.  Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments.

slothHave you ever wanted to hug a sloth or hold a lemur?  You can do that and more at Exotic Animal Experience.  This is a special place where you can have a personal experience with animals that enjoy a “hands on” crowd.

If you’re like me, you love to shop!  Orlando has some serious retail therapy! Of course, Disney Springs is one of the top shopping stops in the area.  With all of the new stores, it’s not just about a Mouse and Princesses.  The Springs offers 87 stores and boutiques.  Of course, if you are searching for great souvenirs, The World of Disney is the stop for you!springs

If you’re looking for some great prices, look no further than Orlando’s 3 outlets.  Orlando International Premium, Orlando Premium and Lake Buena Visa Factory Stores are all within 30 miles of each other.

So, you say that sports is your thing?  Head over to ESPN Wide World of Sports and you can see an event any time of the year!  The Braves spend the spring in Orlando.  Several cheer competitions, youth soccer tourneys and gymnastic events are held throughout the year.

Orlando is home to  the NBA team Magic.  They play in the Amway Center, in downtown Orlando.  Maybe you’ve heard of Shaquille O’Neal?

 Orlando eyeOf course, no visit to O-Town is complete without a spin on the
Orlando Eye.  The 400 foot observation wheel provides breathtaking views of Central Florida.  On a clear day, you will be able to see Cape Canaveral.  Visit the Eye at night for an extra special treat.  The city lights up the evening sky!

If you would like more information on the exciting offerings of Florida’s belly button, just contact one of the Travel Pixies at          Our Laughing Place Travel.  We will be more than happy to to help plan all sorts of fun for your next vacation!

Disney Springs: Disney Parking 2.0

Disney-Springs-Boat-HouseDowntown Disney has officially been renamed Disney Springs and upon it’s completion in 2016, will consist of several different neighborhoods, featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment locations. The neighborhoods will be named The Town Center, The Landing, The West Side, and The Marketplace. Each neighborhood will have a distinct feel, with the current West Side and Marketplace basically retaining their current layouts. When fully completed, Disney Springs will be roughly double the size of the existing area, with more dining, more shopping and more entertainment options. There will even be more parking, with the construction of two new parking garages, making total vehicle capacity around 6000. Goodbye Downtown Disney. Hello Disney Springs!

DisneySprings5-jpg-jpgAs Disney tradition goes, the area will have a back story reflecting turn-of-the-century Florida. The idea is that the town grew up around a spring. You will be able to see the evolution in the environment as the town has grown and changed. This spring is what will connect the neighborhoods along the waterfront. Continue reading Disney Springs: Disney Parking 2.0

Disney News ~ Downtown Disney Springs!

Disney News Disney SpringsEveryone has been waiting for Disney to do something with the Downtown Disney area in Walt Disney World.  The announcement came today!  Disney Springs is coming to Walt Disney World!  The remodeled shopping venue will be a celebration of the way Florida was at the turn of the century.  Small lakeside towns were the norm at that time.  Disney will have lots of surprises incorporated into Disney Springs.  They will use sights, sounds and aromas to create a timeless shopping experience.  This will be a completely new Downtown Disney for guests to enjoy.  Disney is creating a story around the 30 year old Downtown Disney.  The story will center around Disney Springs.  It starts at the Town Center which is pictured here. Continue reading Disney News ~ Downtown Disney Springs!