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Calmative Christmas in Orlando

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A December 2003 trip to Orlando by smileygirl

Summer Bay Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida More Photos
Quote: Orlando is a magical place that comes to life right before Christmas. The crowds are scarce, the lines are gone, and the weather is a bit cooler. You know what? We wouldn't have it any other way. . .

Calmative Christmas in Orlando

Overview

Mickey  Very Merry Christmas Party Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Our most memorable moment experienced in Orlando was taking part of "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" at Magic Kingdom. Seeing (fake) snowfall on Main Street with the brightly lit Cinderella's castle in the background is a memory that will be forever etched into our hearts. Imagine if you will, Christmas melodies being played in the foreground, the weather being just right, (not too cold nor too hot), the warmth of hot cocoa in one hand, and a nice sugary cookie in the other. Imagine if you will, no crowds, no lines, calmness, yet excitement. . . "Welcome To Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party." Quick Tips: After being in Orlando and Disney two times pr...Read More
Summer Bay Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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It was love at first site!! We fell completely and hopelessly in love with our three-bedroom pool home. Well, the guys weren't too fond of the pink walls, but hey, this is Florida. Thankfully, RCI made it possible for us to exchange into the Summer Bay Resort. We surely wouldn't have been able to afford their accommodations otherwise. Oh, don't get me wrong. The expense is well worth the costs, but for a family that is on a tight budget, this was a dream come true. Summer Bay Resort has exceeded our expectations with their staff's friendliness, the decor, grounds, housekeeping, and most of all, their houses. For more information on our stay with the Summer Bay Resort and the beautiful pool ho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2004

Summer Bay Resort
17805 U.S. Highway 192
Kissimmee, Florida 34711
352/242-1100

Downtown Disney

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Attraction | "Downtown Disney Marketplace"

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On a spur of the moment decision, we decided to go to Downtown Disney. This was on THE day where we spent the whole day at Magic Kingdom--right from when the park first opened until the stroke of 11pm, concluding our visit at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. What were we thinking at the time? I have no earthly idea. However, we were determined to squeeze this "new" adventure in right before Mickey's party. After all, we've been to Orlando twice before and never could make Downtown Disney visit possible. Now was the time to "make this happen". If I had known then what I know now, I would have done things a little differently. I didn't know you were to leave the park entirely. I didn't k...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2004

Downtown Disney
Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32821
+1 407 828 3056

Walt Disney World

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Attraction | "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party"

Walt Disney World Photo, Orlando, Florida
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We've made sure to purchase our MVMCP tickets four months in advance online at disney.com. After all we've heard, we certainly didn't want to arrive at the gate with them being sold out. My advice. Buy the tickets in advance to assure you and your family a party of a lifetime. This event is well worth the expense. *Tidbit Info* If you have Park Hopper Passes, don't use them on the day you go to MVMCP. Save them. You will have more than enough time to ride the rides, enjoy the firework shows, parades, eat, and whatever else your heart desires. If you are already inside the park and have tickets for the MVMCP event, you will be ushered into a certain area of the par...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2004

Walt Disney World
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 934 7639

Sterling Casino Cruise

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Attraction | "Sterling Casino Cruise- Las Vegas Style!"

Sterling Casino Cruise Photo, Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Since this was our third trip to Orlando, we've decided to spruce things up by doing different amenities, yet make it more relaxing and calming. Our past two visits were hectic, stressful and simply too much crammed into too little. For those who has been to Orlando, I'm sure you understand this comment only too well. For an adult's night out, we've opted to book a tour on the Sterling Casino Cruise. Our stay with the Summer Bay Resort made this getaway so convenient and worry-free. We booked this tour through them and they took care of the rest. The bus transportation to and from Port Canaveral was free, by the way. Sterling Casino Cruise sails twice daily at 11am and 7pm, seve...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Sterling Casino Cruise
Cape Canaveral
Cape Canaveral, Florida