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THEME PARKS!
INSIDER TIP:  Most people turn RIGHT when they enter a theme park - turn left instead and see smaller lines throughout the day!  Parks are least busy when they first open in the morning, so if you can start your day early - you will get through the park faster.
 

The Magic Kingdom
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A firm favorite with young children - and adults too!! Follow your dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Create magical memories with beloved Characters and discover the fun where imagination reigns. Watch the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza.  Look for Captain Jack Sparrow at the new Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventure Land at the Magic Kingdom!
INSIDER TIP:  People flock to the afternoon parade's on main street every day - leaving much shorter lines at the rides!  So try the second parade or skip the parade to get through more rides at the park!
 

Epcot
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This park not only has fantastic rides located in Future World, but also has a lake surrounded by the World Showcase of eleven different countries each serving the cuisine of their particular country. Epcot is a great hit with all ages.  Look for Epcot's newest attractions:  Soaring, Test Track, Mission Space and Turtle Talk with Crush with Finding Nemo at the Living Seas attraction!
INSIDER TIP:  Two of the most popular attractions at Epcot are the "Test Track" (65 mph test dummy racing cars) and "Soaring" (virtual reality glider movie/ride) ... even fast passes run out early in the day - so head to these two attractions first to either ride or get your fast pass!
 

Disney-MGM
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This park has a range of superb rides and shows, 'Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular ' is a show not to be missed, as is the night-time firework extravaganza of 'Fantasmic', the most popular fireworks show at Walt Disney World!  At Disney-MGM studios you can see the Little Mermaid Live, Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror!
 

Animal Kingdom
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Try the Kilimanjaro safari in a jeep bumping along a mud track - the photo opportunities are endless and you really believe you are out on the savannah. Like the other Walt Disney World parks, there are other attractions like the 3D 'It's tough to be a bug', and there is an afternoon parade and other fun rides. Disney combines education and fun in this park - a great day out.  Be sure to check out the newest Disney roller coaster at Animal Kingdom, "Expedition Everest - The Legend of the Forbidden Mountain!"
INSIDER TIP:  Hop on the Kilimanjaro Safari tour in the morning!  By noon most of the animals (rhinos, okapis, giraffes, lions, elephants and zebras) run for cover in the shade!

The home of the Mouse
Click HERE for up-to-date information on all park opening and closing times, shows, parades, dining and much, much more.  Remember that every park has designated Character greeting and photo areas - so check your park map as soon as you get into the park or ask a Disney employee for tips!


Universal Studios
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Universal Studios This theme park has lots of amazing rides, from the rather tame, but very cute, 'ET Adventure' to the quite spectacular show 'Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time' and the ride 'Earthquake - The Big One'. Islands of Adventure The big rides in this park are not for the faint-hearted as there are some pretty scary white knuckle rides - a huge hit with teenagers. However attractions such as 'The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman', 'Jurassic Park Adventure' and the water rides are a huge hit with all ages. 'Seuss Landing' has lots of cute attractions for the little ones.
For up-to-date information on ticket prices, park times details of all the rides, visit the link above.
INSIDER TIP:  When shopping for souvenirs, request Universal's free concierge service, which brings your purchases to the front gate so you can pick them up on the way out instead of toting them around all day.
 
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The Islands of Adventure theme park is the spot for serious thrill seekers of all ages!  On five amazing islands - Marvel Super Hero Island®, The Lost Continent®, Jurassic Park® , Seuss Landing™, and Toon Lagoon® - you'll discover fantastic new worlds with something for everyone in the family.   As creative consultant Steven Spielberg makes sure you live, breathe and "feel" the adventure, including some of the most amazing roller coasters and rides in the universe.  Islands of Adventure gets your heart pumping like no place on Earth!
INSIDER TIP:  To get the most intense 3-D experience at the Spider Man ride, sit in the front row!
 
Sea World
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Sea World not only has killer whales, sharks, penguins, manatees, sea lions, otters and many other fabulous animals, it also has some good white-knuckle rides. Kracken is the tallest longest, fastest and only floorless rollercoaster in Orlando . On their website you will find details of dining, special packages on offer and descriptions of their rides. so if you like animals and rollercoaster rides, you might like to try Sea World.  For information on Sea World, visit the link above.  Great offer - buy any ticket and come and go for the duration of your vacation for no extra charge!
INSIDER TIP:  If you plan to ride Journey to Atlantis, avoid walking around in wet closing all day - bring a rain poncho or an extra T-shirt.

WATER PARKS!

Blizzard Beach
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An amazing water park designed to resemble a ski resort - there are ski lifts, a 'toboggan' run 'bobsled' rides - a really fun place for all age groups.

Typhoon Lagoon
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There are slides, pools, a slow river, a surf pool and a saltwater artificial coral reef with tropical fish that you can snorkel through.
 

Discovery Cove
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Just across the street from Sea World is its sister park Discovery Cove. This is a very different experience and is a great place to go to have a break from the hectic theme parks. It is a quiet and relaxing day - and you can even swim with a dolphin.  Visit the link above to find out more about the various packages on offer - it is expensive but a day to remember for ever.
INSIDER TIP:  As SOON as you plan your trip to Florida, make a reservation for Discovery Cove.  Walk-ins aren't allowed and some days sell out months in advance (but you can change your day once with no additional charge if space allows).


Aquatica by Sea World - NEW! OPENING IN MARCH 2008!
Introducing Aquatica - a whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park that's only in Orlando and could only come from SeaWorld!  Where one river floats you through an undersea world of colorful fish and another races you into rolling rapids.  Slides that spin and soak you, and our incredible signature ride - two awesome, enclosed tube slides that send you speeding through a lively lagoon filled with playful Commerson's dolphins.  Delight in the serene-to-extreme waters in the gigantic double wave pools and soak in the sun (or the cooling shade) on the white sand beach.  Aquatica is where the fun is as end as the sea itself!
 
 


 
 
 

Downtown Disney

Come together to indulge in big-city fun in an area alive with excitement, unique shops, restaurants and entertainment! Explore Downtown Disney® Marketplace, home to the largest Disney character store in the world; Downtown Disney West Side, with its top-notch restaurants, theaters, shows and amusement; and Pleasure Island, a partier's paradise of live performances and nightclubs.
 

The Florida Mall  (407) 851-6255
Conveniently located just minutes from Orlando International Airport, International Drive, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. Florida Mall is on the corner of South Orange Blossom Trail (17/92/441) and Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida.
 

The Mall at Millenia   (407) 363-3555
More than just the ultimate shopping destination, The Mall at Millenia treats guests to a sensory experience. Breathtaking architecture creates a distinct environment that exceeds all expectations. The latest runway fashions from NY, London, Paris and Milan are broadcast on LED screens atop 35-foot high masts. Amenities such as valet parking, multi-lingual guest services personnel, foreign currency exchange, and global shipping at a U.S. Post Office are offered to enhance the shopping experience.
 

Prime Outlets International   (407) 352-9600
Welcome to Orlando's newest kingdom, devoted to shopping! With over 125 of the hottest brands including new additions like HUGO BOSS Factory Store, Tourneau, Tumi, White House|Black Market, Converse, Espirit, Gymboree Outlet, ClarksBostonian Outlet and Central Florida's only Neiman Marcus LAST CALL, as well as favorites like Coach Factory, Gap Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Factory Store and The Children's Place... imagine finding everything you need or want in one unbelievable location. We are located at the North End of International Drive.

 

Orlando Premium Outlets  (407) 238-7787
110 Name Brand Outlet stores ... Ann Taylor, Barneys New York, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Fendi, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, MaxMara, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Salvatore Ferrangamo, Guess, and more!


Old Town, Kissimmee  (407) 396-4888
75 Specialty Shops, 8 Casual & Fast Food Restaurants, 18 Carnival Rides!  Free Parking, no admission (pay for rides as you go).  Cruisin' Nights with vintage car  parades weekly (pre-1972 on Saturdays starting at 1 p.m., 1973-1987 on Friday nights).  And Thursday night is bike night.  Great night or lazy afternoon for adults and kids of all ages!

 

 
Movie Theatres

407-298-4488
 

AMC Celebration 2 (closest theatre - plays mostly family-oriented releases)
407-566-1406


GOLF

All of these courses are within 30 minutes of less of Windsor Palms and/or Windsor Hills!  Click the logo to go to the course's website ...



Mystic Dunes Golf Club (located next to the Windsor Hills Resort)
Toll Free 866-311-1234
Phone 407-787-5678
 

Orange Lake Resort:  
Featuring The Legends, The Reserve, Crane's Bend, Legend's Walk
About 10 minutes from Windsor Hills



Highland's Reserve Golf Club
500 Highlands Reserve Boulevard
Davenport, FL 33897
Toll-Free: (877) 508-4653
Phone: (863) 420-1724
2888 Southern Dunes Blvd.
Haines City, 33844
863-421-4653


Legends Golf & Country Club
1700 Legendary Boulevard
Clermont, Florida 34711
For Tee Times Call (866) 678-6919
 

Falcon's Fire Golf Club
3200 Seralago Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34746
407-239-5445
 

Shingle Creek Gulf Club
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
Toll Free (866) 996-9933


               
Disney World Golf Courses: 
Palm, Magnolia, Bonnett Creek, Lake Buena Vista, Disney's
Oak Trail

For tee times, call 407-939-4653 between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm daily

 

 

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Feel like a Disney princess in this magical salon, which is owned by the Fairy Godmother and operated by Fairy Godmothers-in-training. Consider such entrancing options as hair styles, nail polish, make-up and a total package including Disney princess costume and photos.



La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
The show name La Nouba originates from the French phrase "faire la nouba," which means to party, to live it up. This creation is an unforgettable journey through our universe—at once threatening and exhilarating, frightening and familiar. La Nouba is the story of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep side by side. La Nouba is memory, individual and universal. It beckons to us, challenges us to uncover passions we thought we'd lost long ago. Here, anything is possible.  Call for Tickets:  (407) 939-7600  or Book online:  Click HERE.
 

 

GATORLAND!
   1-800-393-5297
Gatorland® is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland’s 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is located in Central Florida at the head of the Florida Everglades. Once you have experienced Gatorland, it will be hard to believe that it began in 1949 as a roadside attraction!


Harry P. Leu Gardens
    407-246-2620
features three miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through fifty acres of southern styled gardens including:
America's largest Camellia collection outside California; Three acres of idea gardens for weekend projects; The largest formal rose garden in Florida; A house museum dating from the 1880's; Two acre Tropical Stream Garden; Vegetable and Herb Garden; Butterfly Garden; Palm, bamboo and cycad gardensOpen daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas day. 
Leu House Museum tours from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every 30 minutes. The Leu House Museum is closed for repairs and inventory in July.



Busch Gardens

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A park which has both animal attractions and some of the countries best roller coaster rides!  Visit the link above to read about ticket prices, the attractions, the animals and birds in the park, dining and much more.



Kennedy Space Center
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An amazing place to visit: there are some awesome exhibits as well as IMAX shows, tours round Cape Canaveral and if you time it right, you might just be lucky enough to see a shuttle launch.  Visit the link above for full details.

SEASONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS!


Disney's Pirate and Princess Party
(CHECK BACK FOR 2009 SPRING DATES AS THIS SPECIAL EVENT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED)

Become a pirate or a princess in the place where dreams come true! Grab your adventure map and treasure pouch as you embark on a quest for treasure through Magic Kingdom® Park. Immerse yourself in pirate coves and princess courts. Be dazzled by Disney's Enchanted Adventures Parade. Experience the Magic, Music and Mayhem fireworks spectacular. If you wish, you can even come to the party dressed in your favorite pirate or princess costume*!  All of this, plus use of some of the most popular Magic Kingdom® attractions, will provide you with a night of adventure to remember and "treasure" forever.
INSIDER TIP:  Definitely get your tickets in advance because it sells out.   They don't sell as many tickets as they do for the day entrance, so you can get on a lot of rides in a little time ... lots of kids dress up so bring the pirate and princess costumes from home, and it's a late night too so plan a nap that day for little ones.  (407) WDW - AHOY (939-2469) Advance ticket purchase also gets a discount.  Limited dates - does not happen every night, and if you go into the park that day, you still have to exit and reenter with a separate ticket for the event.  
 

 

 
     

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