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A travel journal to Orlando by Meggysmum

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Quote: Orlando is famed for its theme parks but there are other things to explore and even the themeparks occasionally have a surprise up their sleeve!

Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf

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Attraction | "Christmas in the Summer?"

Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Family miniature golf courses are a popular form of entertainment around Orlando Florida and as you would expect Disney has some brilliant examples to keep the family entertained. One of these golf centres is the Winter Summerland course which is located next door to Blizzard Beach Water Park.The course is not signposted until you actually reach the car park so follow the Disney signs to Blizzard Beach. The free car park is very small but extra parking is available at the water park and there is a short footpath from there is the entrance.The story of the courses is that Santa had his elves help build fun golf courses for them to play and since some of them loved the Florida ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2011

Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf

Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 560-3000

Boggy Creek Ride

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Attraction | "Beware of the Alligators"

Boggy Creek Ride Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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I have always had a yearning to visit the Florida Everglades and travel on an airboat. However as my family and I are Theme Park addicts we never seemed to have been able to afford the time for the journey to the Everglades. However before our last trip I read a guidebook which said that Boggy Creek Airboats were as good an experience as the Everglades. I don't know if this is true but I can give you a review of our trip. There are quite a lot of Airboat companies operating around the Orlando area. I did some research before we travelled and I found the best recommendations, especially for safety, were for the Boggy Creek Company so that was where we headed. The Bog...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2009

Boggy Creek Ride
2001 E. Southport Rd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
(407) 344-9550

Kennedy Space Center

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Attraction | "Doing the Tour"

Kennedy Space Center Photo, Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Kennedy Space Centre is located on the East coast of Florida on Merritt Island and is an easy one hour drive from the tourist centre of Orlando. The current admission price is $41/ £25 and a ticket gives an additional days entry within a 7 day period and it also gives admission to the Astronauts Hall of Fame which is a separate attraction a few miles away from the main centre on the route back to Orlando. This is government property and they are strict on security. Large bags are not allowed to be brought in and all bags are given a thorough search and you also have to go through a metal detector the same as you do at airports.One of the newest additions to the Space Centre is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2010

Kennedy Space Center
NASA Parkway East State Road 405
Orlando, Florida 32899
(321) 452 2121

Walt Disney World Resort Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

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Attraction | "Miniature Golf with Mickey!"

Photo of Walt Disney World Resort Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
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Disney offer four miniature golf courses and two those can be found at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course.Fantasia Gardens is located near the Swan and Dolphin hotels near EPCOT and it has a free car park. It is open every day from 10 in the morning until 11 at night so it is a nice way to round off a busy theme park day. It was $12 (2010) when we visited and if you buy one round you can keep your receipt and claim 50% off another round here or at Winter Summerland within a short time (24 hours I think).The helpful staff gave us our clubs, balls and score sheet and then we were sent on the course. We visited on an exceptionally hot day and there was no-one else ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2011

Walt Disney World Resort Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 560-8760

Cap'n Jack's Marina

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Attraction | "Water Fun"

Cap'n jacks Marina Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Downtown Disney offers something a little bit different by the way of Cap’n Jacks Marina. Here you are able to rent a variety of boats to enjoy exploring the enormous lake between Downtown Disney and some of the rest of the resort. You can take boats out for single people right up to larger vessels for 10 people. You can take them out for half an hour or a full hour.The marina opens from 10am until 7.00pm but tends to be busiest in the late afternoon and evening.You need to be over 18 to rent a boat but obviously adults can take children out with them. You need to have either resort ID for WDW or a driving license or passport.Prices start at about $25....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2011

Cap'n Jack's Marina
Downtown Disney Marketplace
Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party!"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held on selected nights from September to the end of October at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This is a separate ticketed event which means that even if you have a park entry ticket for the day you will need to leave the park by 7pm and will only be allowed to stay if you have purchased the extra ticket. If you don’t have a normal park ticket for that day you are usually allowed park entry from about 4.30 with your Halloween ticket.On arrival you are issued with a coloured wristband to prove that you are a party guest, if you are already in the park you get one of these wristbands by showing your party ticket to a cast member at the Stitch a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2011

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

Finding Your Way

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As a British tourist in Orlando it can be quite tricky to find your way around as we are not used to the road systems and it seems difficult to get your bearings. Your best bet is to invest in a good map before you go. We have worked our way through several maps over the years but we find most of them lack enough detail as we are only interested in quite a small area so before purchasing a map it is best to make sure that it is particularly relevant to the themepark cente of the world! An orlando tourist map is your best bet and some of them are coated so that they are a little tougher and withstand a lot of use. One of the best map companies now offers an iPhone app as well which I haven't tried ...Read More