Like many visitors to Orlando we always want to try new restaurants as well as return to some family favourites. The latest one for us to try is Disney’s Ragland Road Irish pub and restaurant at Downtown Disney. This restaurant, which is owne... Viewed 5563 times.
Having had recommendations from guests who had stayed at our villa we decided to spend a few hours at Downtown Disney to go on the new Characters of Flight balloon ride and then have a meal. It has been variously advertised as a bird’s eye vi... Viewed 5275 times.
Fastpasses are great if you use them well but you really do need to put some thought into when and where you will use them before you get to the Parks. Disney first introduced FastPass in 1999 and it was welcomed as a brilliant innovation to ... Viewed 4541 times.
Here are some interesting Disney facts that we have found out over the years that we have been visiting Orlando. MAGIC KINGDOM When you walk through the Magic Kingdom you are actually walking on the 2nd floor, the first floor is... Viewed 4358 times.
Typhoon Lagoon has undergone a refurbishment and reopened in time for Easter. If you have not been to Typhoon Lagoon you will find it based around Mount Mayday, which at its base boasts a 2. 75 million gallon wave pool. On top of its peak, is... Viewed 4893 times.
Disney introduced this new attraction in the summer of 2009 originally for it to run through the summer school holidays but it must have been successful because they have now extended it until the end of the December 2009. Guests at our villa during ... Viewed 4480 times.
This is without doubt one of my favourite attractions my wife thinks I am potty but I think it' s a little bit like Monty Python you either love it or hate it! there no in between and I simply love it, now that' s not to say that it' s not suitable f... Viewed 4945 times.
If you want to experience the magic of Christmas in Orlando at your leisure and without the crowds early December is a great time to go. At this time of year the weather is usually lovely and the air fares are at their cheapest. Once about 18th Decem... Viewed 4191 times.
EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2009 My parents absolutely love this event and if ever they are over at the villa when it takes place they always visit it at least once. This seven week Festival has fabulous food from countries on 6 cont... Viewed 3816 times.
I bet even the oldest of us ladies has, at some time, had a sneaking desire to be a princess. Well, if you now have little girls whose only wish is to be Cinderella, or Snow White then you can make her dream come true at the Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boutiqu... Viewed 4739 times.
Disney’s imaginers have done it again! In the tropical state of Florida the last thing you would expect to come across is a ski resort, but this is exactly what has been created at Blizzard Beach. Legend has it that during a freak winter storm, snow ... Viewed 6164 times.
This seventeen minute, elaborate stage show is sure to delight both adults and children alike. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid premiered on January 7, 1992 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and runs continually throughout the day. Amazing puppetry, wat... Viewed 5419 times.
There are so many things you can collect to remind you of the magic when you are on holiday at Disney and I will try and list some of them here. Firstly most holiday makers send postcards home. Rather than buy individual ones you can buy a pa... Viewed 6346 times.
The car parks at Downtown Disney are vast so do make sure you can remember where you parked your car! After several hours shopping and maybe even having a meal it is easy to forget – a good tip is to put your location in your mobile phone. S... Viewed 5660 times.
Richard Petty is a seven times NASCAR champion and his ‘Driving Experience’ has evolved to what it is today from very humble beginnings back in 1994. At that time he had just a handful of cars in Charlotte, North Carolina and offered the ultimate sto... Viewed 5366 times.
Typhoon Lagoon is part of the Walt Disney World theme parks and can be included on your 5, 7 or 10 day theme park tickets. We visited Typhoon lagoon back In 2007 and must say we were very impressed with the general overall feel of the place. Normally... Viewed 9712 times.
The Disney theme parks, and the Orlando area, are not just for children or families – it can also be a romantic vacation destination for couples, with some even choosing to have their honeymoon there: you can see them walking round the parks with the... Viewed 4686 times.
Next time you visit Disney in Orlando, Florida, look up in the sky – you may well see the latest attraction based at Downtown Disney Waterside – a giant helium balloon which will take you soaring above the park to a height of 400 ft, in absolute sile... Viewed 5528 times.
One of the things we love most about coming to Florida is the sunshine and the warm weather, but if you visit during the winter period it is possible that you may occassionally experience a few colder days, and in the summer there are likely to be tr... Viewed 4914 times.
From April 2009 you can enjoy a new and exciting new thrill at Downtown Disney Waterside – not a roller coaster or simulator but the chance to fly high above the park to get a breathtaking view of Disney and the surrounding area. Called ‘Char... Viewed 6216 times.
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