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U.S. News & World Report’s top 12 sites in Orlando

miniature golf course Orlando

help me write my paper November 2011: There’s a danger with every list of top things to do in Orlando: One man’s treasure is another man’s junk. Got-to-see lists, by default, apply generally to everyone and specifically to no one. That’s true in U.S. News & World Report’s (a major U.S. news magazine) latest roster of 12 […] Read more...

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Ride Guide: Epcot

Epcot Living with the Land Disney Orlando

custom essay writing service reviews November 2011: The giant ball (Spaceship Earth) is front and center inside Epcot. After that, you stand in the middle of two semi-circular buildings that house Innoventions and in front of a large fountain. This Ride Guide is organized as if you took a right at the fountain through a […] Read more...

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SeaWorld expands to Antarctica

SeaWorld penguin exhibit before Antarctica

Thanks to Harry Potter’s success at Universal, Orlando theme parks no longer expand by adding one multi-million dollar ride – they expand by building a multi-multi-million dollar themed land, with at least one new ride. In the latest development, SeaWorld announced a new Antarctica area, which will feature “state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies.” (For the record, […] Read more...

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Is Tampa’s Busch Gardens worth a trip?

Busch Gardens Tampa kangaroo petting zoo

It’s tempting to ignore Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during a Central Florida vacation for three reasons: 1. It’s 1.5 hours from the Orlando area 2. It’s cheaper to buy another day at Disney or Universal 3. “I can see the same things in Orlando” Reason one is simple math, though it’s not an unpleasant drive […] Read more...

Disney World, Planning an Orlando trip, Quick Guides
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Ride Describe: Magic Kingdom

Cinderella's castle Disney Orlando Magic Kingdom

October 2011: This Magic Kingdom Ride Describe covers ride details and includes info that will ruin the fun for guests who want to be surprised. It’s ideal, however, for visitors who want a complete overview before deciding what to see – and what to avoid. For a quick ride overview without a description, go directly […] Read more...

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Ride Guide: Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Riverboat LIberty Belle rivers of America

need quick cash October 2011: Once inside the Magic Kingdom gates, all guests walk down Main Street USA. Once in front of the castle, turn a hard left into Adventureland to follow rides in order, though they’re also subdivided by themed area. If turning right into Tomorrowland, follow the Ride Guide in reverse. To reach […] Read more...

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Avatar versus Harry Potter

Avatar Pandora Disney World Animal Kingdom

October 2011: Disney announced a new land coming to Animal Kingdom based on the Avatar movie series, and comparisons to Universal’s “land” based on the Harry Potter movies began immediately. In most cases, the comments criticized Disney’s move, pointing out strength in the Harry Potter brand compared to the Avatar brand – Harry Potter is beloved not just […] Read more...

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The unspoken Legoland question: Will it survive?

Legoland Florida deserves success because it caters to kids more any other Orlando park. However, Orlando is a cutthroat town for theme parks, and “deserves success” doesn’t always mean “makes a profit.” Legoland replaces Cypress Gardens, which prospered until Disney arrived, but it failed in the shadow of the iconic mouse, as did the park […] Read more...

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New: cancellation fees for dining at Disney

The Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios is one of the few inside-the-park restaurants affected

October 2011: Walt Disney World instituted a cancellation fee for no-show guests who make a dinner reservation at one of its 20 of its top restaurants. Since it’s not exactly a warm, feel-good initiative, it arrived without fanfare. The impacted restaurants are mainly top-of-the-line or character dining (eating while meeting the Disney characters). While not […] Read more...

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SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular Orlando 2011

custom essay writer For many families, SeaWorld is the top choice for Halloween family fun for a simple reason that doesn’t make it onto billboards: It doesn’t cost anything beyond admission to the park. And while SeaWorld clearly gears the celebration to kids, adults get one perk they lost somewhere around the age of 10: […] Read more...