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Disney World & Orlando--Where the fun nevers stops

A March 2001 trip to Orlando by Houdini2

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando Photo, Orlando, Florida More Photos
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Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:Walt Disney World. Universal Studios. Holy Land, The Experience. Sea World. Restaurants and shopping.Best Things About the Resort:Has everything for a family to have a great vacation.Resort Experience:Sheraton's Vistana Resort, an RCI Gold Crown Resort, is an incredible place to spend a week on vacation. To take a virtual tour of Vistana, click here Vistana Resort . This gated resort has as many amenities as any other I have come across (e.g. seven pools, seven recreation centers, six cafes, tennis, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, fitness trail, mini-golf, bi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
8800 Vistana Centre Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 239-3100

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Restaurant | "Kobe Japanese Steakhouse"

Kobe Japanese Steak House Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Whether or not you have ever experienced a Japanese steak house where the table-side chef prepares your food as entertainment "right before your eyes," you will want to try this one. The food was excellent and the chef was not only gifted at his trade, but also a riot!

We went for the early-bird menu, so it made the great experience very affordable. Everyone enjoyed their food very much and still talks about the evening.

To learn more about Kobe Steakhouse in the comfort of your home, click on this link: I'm hungry--let's go out to Kobe's!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Kobe Japanese Steak House
8460 Palm Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32836
(407) 239-1119

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Disney World - Magic Kingdom"

The Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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The Magic Kingdom offers a wide range of things to see and do. To begin your exploration of the Magic Kingdom online, click here: Take me to the Kingdom. One tip is to use the "Fast Pass" system to get on some of the marquee events, which tend to have longer lines. Plan out your route and try to stick with it. That will ensure you get to see and do what is most interesting to you. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open, so as not to miss all the many intricate details on the rides. There are so many wonderful and creative "props." The music can only bring back fond mem...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Universal Studios Orlando"

Universal Studios Florida Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Universal Studios finds a good balance between an amusement park and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at movie making. The pace of the day is up to you and what all you want to see. A good way to plan your time at Universal Studios Orlando is to spend some time on its website. To begin your time of fun, click here!! The marquee attractions are certainly worth seeing and waiting in line for, but walking through some of the set areas also gives you a rush. Some of the rides we enjoyed most were: Men in Black, Jaws, Twister, Earthquake, Kongfrontation, Back to the Future, Alf...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

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Attraction | "Epcot"

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Epcot provides a different experience than the other Disney Parks. Epcot gives you a glimpse of other cultures (e.g. dress, food, music, history), all in a setting that engages your senses and imagination.You will want to give yourself most of a full day to experience all that Epcot has to offer. As you leisurely stroll about the grounds, be sure to look all about and enjoy the vegetation, plants, flowers, and music.I'd suggest you just walk around "the lagoon" and experience each country as you come to it.Canada: O'Canada the 360 degree Circle Vision Show is worth seeing.United Kingdom: Fish-n-Chips at Rose and Crown Pub is pleasing to the taste buds. Fr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2003

Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park

Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach

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Attraction | "Blizzard Beach"

Summit Plummet Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Blizzard Beach brings out the "kid" that is in all of us. What could be better? The sun is shining, the water is cool and refreshing, there are rides for all tastes and fear levels, sand, lounge chairs, food - everything! I would suggest you bring as little extra clothing as possible. As soon as you are in the gate, secure a convenient locker to put your valuables and dry clothes in. Next on the list is to secure a lounge chair or spot on the beach, claimed by your towel. We had no trouble leaving our towels out as everyone seemed to honor this practice.The marquee events have the longest lines, so I would suggest you ride them first: Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher, provided y...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2003

Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach
1534 W Buena Vista Dr
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 560-3400

WonderWorks

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WonderWorks Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Wonderworks is a great alternative for those days when you don't want the hustle or bustle of the main parks in the Orlando area, or you are looking for something to do on a rainy day. The attraction is not hard to spot, as it is the only upside down building in the City! If you drive along Intern'l Drive, you can't miss it. But just to be sure you can find it and what it has to offer, click on this link: Woderworks. The best place to park is in the adjacent parking garage. It's an hourly rate thing, but worth it for the convenience.The interactive games are a riot, especially Lazer Tag. When we played, and they posted the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 24, 2003

WonderWorks
9067 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
+1 407 351 8800