Friday, June 29, 2012

Independence Day celebrations in Orlando 2012

Here are a few events that are happening around the Orlando area for 4th July 2012

Downtown Orlando is holding ‘Fireworks at the Fountain’. At Lake Eola park, there will be entertainment, food, fun and music, starting at 4pm on July 4th, fireworks at 9.30pm.

In Kissimmee at Lakefront park there will be live music and entertainment, festivities begin at 5.00pm until 9.00pm. Ending with a firework display.

At the City of Celebration through the day their will be parades, entertainment, costume contests, music, food. Fireworks at 9.30 pm.

At the theme parks

The Magic Kingdom has ‘Celebrate America’ with fireworks at 9pm.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has a party atmosphere starting at 6.00pm with music and fun for all ending with fireworks with a rock and roll soundtrack at 9.45 pm.

Epcot’s IllumiNations:‘Reflections of Earth’ will end with a patriotic finale. Performance begins 10pm.

Universal Resort Orlando has it’s ‘Cinesphere’ show which begins at 9.00pm. which has a patriotic ending for Independence Day.


Have a Happy Independence Day Everyone!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SeaWorld Orlando Experiences Behind the Scenes

At SeaWorld Orlando there are many attractions to keep you enthralled on your visit, but did you know there are Exclusive Tours to view behind the scenes?

These include:

Dolphins Up Close Tour

Sea Lions Up Close Tour

Marine Mammal Keeper Experience

Family Fun Tour

Behind The Scenes Tour

Beluga Interaction Program

Wild Arctic Up-Close Experience

Family Fun at Christmas Tour

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration VIP Tour

Private VIP Tour

Summer Nights VIP Tour

This information was found on The SeaWorld web-site…

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Friday, June 22, 2012

A list of Height Restrictions at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida

Following the response from our blog a few days ago on this subject here is a more detailed list of height requirements.

Any attractions not listed do not require a minimum height to ride.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

- Space Mountain - 44 inches (112cm)

- Splash Mountain – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Big Thunder Mountain – 40 inches (102 cm)

- The Barnstormer – 35 inches (89 cm)

- Tomorrowland Speedway – 32 inches (80 cm)


- Soarin’ – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Test Track – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Mission: SPACE – 44 inches (112 cm)

Hollywood Studios

- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Star Tours – 40 inches (102 cm)

- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40 inches (102 cm)

Animal Kingdom

- Expedition Everest – 44 inches (112 cm)

- Kali River Rapids – 38 inches (97 cm)

- DINOSAUR – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Primeval Whirl – 48 inches (122 cm)

Blizzard Beach

- Summit Plummet – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Ski Patrol Training Camp – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Tike’s Peak – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Chair Lift – 32 inches (80 cm)

- Downhill Double Dipper – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Slush Gusher – 48 inches (122 cm)

Typhoon Lagoon

- Crush ‘n’ Gusher – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Ketchakiddee Creek – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Humunga Kowabunga – 48 inches (122 cm)

All information has been gathered from the Walt Disney World website.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida

- Revenge of the Mummy – 48 inches

- Men in Black: Alien Attack – 42 inches. Children between 42-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – 36 inches. Children between 40–48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – 51 inches

- E.T. Adventure – 34 inches. Children between 34–38 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

Islands of Adventure

- Jurassic Park River Adventure – 42 inches. Children between 42–48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Pteranodon Flyers – 36-56 inches. Adults must be accompanied by a child of these heights to ride.

- Dragon Challenge – 54 inches

- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls – 44 inches. Children between 44-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – 42 inches. Children between 42-48 inches must be accompanied by and adult.

- Doctor Doom’s Fearfall – 52 inches.

- The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! – 34 inches. Children between 34-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – 48 inches.

- Flight of the Hippogriff – 36 inches. 36-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

All information has been gathered from the Universal Orlando Studios website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to find the Height Requirements for Theme Parks in Orlando.

Finding out height requirements when planning a vacation to Florida’s theme parks can be a little daunting if you don’t know where to look, however it is a good idea to have this information so that disappointments can be avoided if you have small children who are eager to try the exciting rides and attractions that are on offer.

Universal Orlando Resort

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Click on the attraction you require and it takes you to the information for that ride.

Disney’s Epcot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Water Parks

SeaWorld Orlando 

Have fun planning!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dumbo Adventure at WDW Florida

At Walt Disney World Florida’s Magic Kingdom the new Dumbo ride has a way to cut down on waiting, by having an interactive play experience in an air conditioned Circus tent, where guests will be given a pager and called when it’s their turn, this should keep the children amused and happy making the visit to Dumbo a very exciting and pleasant experience. Due to open July 2012.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Live Music at Universal Studios Orlando for the 2012 Summer Concert Series.

The event begins June 9th through to July 14th 2012 at the Music Plaza Stage, Universal Studios Florida.

Artists such as Al Green, Josh Turner, ZZ Top & 3 Doors Down, plus more well known acts will be performing live on Saturday nights.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

New Themed Accommodation Resort Opened At Walt Disney World Florida.

Disney have recently opened The Art of Animation Resort with ‘Finding Nemo’ Family Suites now available, ‘Cars’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ rooms will be opening through the summer of 2012.

The resort is situated near to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, this themed family accommodation offers a vacation to remember, where you can be engrossed in the world of Walt Disney and Disney/Pixar films whilst enjoying the splendour of the d├ęcor that surrounds you along with the charm and imagination that Disney is famous for.

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