Planning an Orlando trip
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Driving safely in Orlando

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May 2012: In most larger U.S. cities, a handful of drivers make it tough on everybody else – and Orlando is no exception. However, it gets worse around the theme parks. Imagine a good driver who is A) stressed because he’s out of his comfort zone, B) not sure where he’s going, and C) scared […] Read more...

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SeaWorld, Disney announce attraction opening dates

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best essay writing service April 2012: SeaWorld Orlando opened one of its new attractions – TurtleTrek – which uses technology in a different way, and Disney World announced opening dates for its upgraded Fantasyland section, which will come online step-by-step over the next two years. Now open at SeaWorld Orlando In TurtleTrek, SeaWorld uses 3-D […] Read more...

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Disney upgrades hotel rooms

April 2012: Kudos to the Walt Disney Company on this one: They constantly survey guests, ask what would make them happy, and attempt to make it happen. Critics say it’s a way to make more money because it is. But while most company’s mission statements say something like, “Put the customer first,” Disney actually does […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip, Tips: Save money – beat crowds
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12 Orlando vacation discounts

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April 2012: Orlando’s major theme parks – Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World – offer a handful of small discounts that vary by season. But Orlando’s smaller parks, hotels, rental cars, etc., offer larger discounts if you know where to look. Since guests arrive in Central Florida to see Mickey Mouse or Harry Potter, smaller […] Read more...

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Disney’s Fantasyland expansion debuts

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best writing service Walt Disney World opened the first new section of its massive Fantasyland expansion with little fanfare, probably because it’s not much to look at … yet. An existing roller coaster was re-themed, a new Dumbo ride added, and a new train station opened. Guests must pass a stark wall of unexciting plywood […] Read more...

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Universal Orlando to debut parade and show

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March 2012: This summer, tourists have a reason to stay late at Universal Studios Orlando. The previously announced parade and nighttime show – free with paid admission to the park – debut on May 8, 2012. Orlando visitors will have a new attraction, and Universal will sell more food and souvenirs to guests who stay […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip
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Avoiding Orlando vacation crowds

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March 2012: Orlando has busy seasons (Christmas, Easter, and mid-June to August), but that doesn’t mean the theme park crowds are thinner at other times. There is no rule of thumb for “the best time to visit Orlando.” Many times, convention crowds can fill theme parks even during traditionally slow times. To avoid heavy convention […] Read more...

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Orlando’s single rider lines

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Many Orlando theme park attractions have three separate lines: The normal one where you stand and wait; the special line where Disney visitors have Fast Passes and Universal visitors have Express Pass; and the single-rider line that promises a shorter wait if you’re willing to split your family up and ride in separate cars. Families […] Read more...

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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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purchase adobe acrobat x pro full version March 2012: Disney World’s second park celebrates the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 7 to May 20. It’s a goldmine for people who love to shove their hands through dirt and watch flowers burst into bloom, but it also boosts the park’s appearance for tourists who […] Read more...

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FTC and Florida shut down vacation scam

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March 2012: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Florida’s Attorney General have stopped the operators of an alleged vacation fraud scheme from doing business. According to a release from Attorney General Pam Bondi, the companies told people they could win a vacation prize worth thousands of dollars if they called a toll-free phone number […] Read more...