Disney 14 Day’s For The Price Of 7 2012 Offer Run’s Out On 20th November

Hi all,

There are only 10 days left to bag yourself a Disney bargain, on the 20th November 2011, the 2012 Disney 7 Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 14 offer run’s out…

At present you can purchase the Disney 7 Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 14 for use in 2012 for only

£235.00 per adult

£215.00 per child.

The Disney 14-Day Ultimate Ticket gives 14 consecutive days access to:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Epcot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks
  • Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex
  • DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – tee time reservations are required and subject to availability.

To book please contact our reservations department on 0845 226 8523.

regards,

James

2010 Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Following on from yesterdays 2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance I thought I’d share with you the 2010 Worldwide theme park attendance figures.

Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Tokyo DisneySea
  5. Epcot
  6. Disneyland Paris
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  9. Universal Studios Japan
  10. Everland, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  11. Disney California Adventure
  12. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  13. Universal Studios Florida
  14. Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
  15. Hong Kong Disneyland
  16. SeaWorld Orlando
  17. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
  18. Universal Studios Hollywood
  19. Walt Disney Studios Paris
  20. Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwana, Japan
  21. Europa Park
  22. Busch Gardens Tampa
  23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama, Japan
  24. De Eftleing
  25. SeaWorld San Diego

Amazing to see how dominate Disney still remain, the Potter factor has obviously helped Universal in 2010 but how long can it continue?

What are your thoughts?

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve just returned from a great trip to Orlando, where I got exclusive access to some of the greatest parks and rides in Florida, I will be blogging about that later, however while I was away the 2010 USA theme park attendance results were posted.

U.S. Top 20 for 2010:

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, 16.92 million, -1.5%
  2. Disneyland, 15.98 million, +0.5%
  3. Epcot, 10.83 million, -1.5%
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 9.69 million, +1.0%, up one position
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 9.60 million, -1.0%, down one position
  6. Disney California Adventure, 6.28 million, +3.0%
  7. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, 5.95 million, +30.2%, up two positions
  8. Universal Studios Florida, 5.93 million, +6.1%
  9. SeaWorld Orlando, 5.10 million, -12.1%, down two positions
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood, 5.04 million, +26.0%
  11. Busch Gardens Tampa, 4.20 million, +2.4%, up one position
  12. SeaWorld San Diego, 3.80 million, -9.5%, down one position
  13. Knott’s Berry Farm, 3.60 million, +8.0%
  14. Canada’s Wonderland, 3.38 million, +7.0%
  15. Kings Island, 3.11 million, +3.7%
  16. Cedar Point, 3.05 million, +3.7%
  17. Hersheypark, 2.89 million, +3.0%, up one position
  18. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 2.80 million, -3.4%, down one position
  19. Six Flags Great Adventure, 2.70 million, +2.5%
  20. Six Flags Great America, 2.70 million, +10.2%

Having a quick look at these attendance figures the most striking statistic is the huge popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has helped Universal Islands of Adventure increase attendance by 30.2% to 5.95 Million.

Regards,

James,

 Florida car hire

How Do eTickets Work At Disney?

Hi all,

To complete the series on how eTicket’s work, which have included Universal and SeaWorld, I will finish on how Disney’s vouchers work.

  • Once the customer completes the purchase of their required Disney Ticket, they will receive an email containing a Disney voucher.
  • Simply print this off and take it with you.
  • Upon arrival you can pick up your ticket order by presenting the eTicket along with a valid
    Photo ID at one of the Guest Relations or Vacation Planning windows at any of the following parks:
    Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or the Ticket &
    Transportation Center at the Magic Kingdom Park.
  • The whole process takes literally minutes.

The advantage of taking a voucher is obvious, if you lose your voucher, you simply print off another copy.

If you lose hard tickets, you have to purchase new replacements!! Which can obviously effect your holiday budget.

Have you had any experiences of  Disney eTickets, if so please share them below?

regards,

James,

 Florida car hire

Where To Find Free WiFi In Orlando

Hi all,

With smart phones on the rise and the popularity of such app’s as theusrentacar.co.uk voucher app ;-) I thought it might be handy to list some locations that offer free WiFi connection.

Hotels

Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld/International Center – Orlando, FL
11000 Westwood Blvd, (407) 313-3600 - Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld/International Center is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Marriott Cypress Harbour – Orlando, FL
11251 Harbour Villa Rd, (407) 238-1300 - Marriott Cypress Harbour is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Orlando, FL
11450 Marbella Palm Ct, (407) 465-0075 - Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Residence Inn Orlando East/UCF – Orlando, FL
11651 University Blvd, (407) 513-9000 - Residence Inn Orlando East/UCF is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

TownePlace Suites Orlando East/UCF – Orlando, FL
11801 High Tech Ave, (407) 243-6100 - Marriott’s mid-priced, extended-stay brand that provides all the conveniences of home in a residential atmosphere. Stay connected to friends, family and the office with free high-speed Internet. Take advantage of lower rates for long stays – exactly what you’ve always wanted from long term stay hotels. Cook dinner just the way you like it in your own full-sized kitchen.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando UCF – Orlando, FL
11805 Research Pkwy, (407) 737-6075 - La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando UCF is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Courtyard Marriott Orlando East/UCF – Orlando, FL
12000 Collegiate Way, (407) 277-7676 - “As one of Marriott’s premier East Orlando locations, Courtyard by Marriott @ UCF surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel a breeze. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our 123 spacious guest rooms with FREE high-speed Internet access available. While staying at our hotel, enjoy our reasonably priced all-you-can-eat breakfast, or relax in our …

Comfort Suites UCF/Research Park – Orlando, FL
12101 Challenger Pkwy, (407) 737-7303 - When you’re traveling for business or pleasure Comfort Suites gives you plenty of space to relax and regroup. Free high speed Internet access. Spread out in oversized rooms with separate areas for working, sleeping and relaxing. Free hot breakfast buffet featuring eggs, sausage or bacon, fresh fruit, toast, danish, juice and more.

Holiday Inn Ucf At University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
12125 High Tech Ave - Located within walking distance of the University of Central Florida, our hotel offers guests convenient access to UCF, businesses and attractions around Orlando.

Floridays Orlando Resort – Orlando, FL
12562 International Dr, (407) 238-7700 - Floridays Orlando Resort is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Lake Buena Vista – Orlando, FL
13351 State Rd 535, (877) 863-4780 - This resort is located at exit 68 off I-4 and has 507 spacious rooms. KidSuites sleep 2-4 kids. All accommodations include a refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea maker.
The resort offers family entertainment in the Castle Movie Theatre where family movies are played continuously throughout the day.

Radisson University a First Class Hotel – Orlando, FL
1724 N Alafaya Trl, (407) 658-9008 - Radisson University a First Class Hotel is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Courtyard Marriott Orlando Altamonte Springs/Maitland – Orlando, FL
1750 Pembrook Dr, (407) 659-9100 - “Located in the heart of Maitland, the Courtyard by Marriott offers an excellent location convenient to area businesses, Downtown Orlando, and I-4. Our hotel offers transportation to area businesses, restaurant and shops Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet for only $8.95 in the morning and our room service in the evening provided by Sam Snead’s Tavern.


Holiday Inn Select – Orlando, FL
1853 McCoy Rd, (407) 851-6400 - Holiday Inn Select is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando East/UCF – Orlando, FL
1959 N Alafaya Trl, (407) 992-5000 - Hilton Garden Inn Orlando East/UCF is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Best Western Orlando West – Orlando, FL
2014 W Colonial Dr, (407) 841-8600 - Best Western Orlando West is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Comfort Suites Downtown – Orlando, FL
2416 N Orange Ave, (407) 228-4007 - When you’re traveling for business or pleasure Comfort Suites gives you plenty of space to relax and regroup. Free high speed Internet access. Spread out in oversized rooms with separate areas for working, sleeping and relaxing. Free hot breakfast buffet featuring eggs, sausage or bacon, fresh fruit, toast, danish, juice and more.

Omni Hotel – Orlando, FL
293 Masters Blvd, (407) 390-6664 - “As a member of our Select Guest program, you will receive free high-speed access throughout the hotel, and wireless Internet access your guest room. If you are not a Select Guest member, sign up is free. if you are not a Select Guest member, you can still stay connected while in your guest room with our Internet access for a nominal $9.95 per day plus tax.”

Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area – Orlando, FL
3028 N Alafaya Trl, (407) 282-0067 - For your next extended stay, Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotels. Large and comfortable suites for long term hotel stays and temporary housing needs with kitchen, work area, free internet and more.

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando-East-Univ – Orlando, FL
3450 Quadrangle Blvd, (407) 282-0029 - If you’re looking for a comfortable Orlando hotel while you’re here on business or that well-deserved vacation, look no further than the Hampton Inn & Suites® Orlando-East/Univ. of Central Fla. Area hotel. We’re conveniently located on the east side of Orlando, two blocks from the University of Central Florida and within walking distance of many great shops and restaurants.

Orlando Marriott Downtown – Orlando, FL
400 W Livingston St, (407) 843-6664 - Orlando Marriott Downtown is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes – Orlando, FL
4040 Central Florida Pkwy, (407) 206-2300 - JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes is a free wifi hotel / motel / resort located in Orlando FL.

Fast Food

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
10026 Curry Ford Rd, (407) 382-5720 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
11250 E Colonial Dr, (407) 273-3413 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
11382 US Hwy 441, (407) 240-7594 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
12300 Lake Underhill Rd, (407) 382-4490 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
12305 University Blvd, (407) 658-0579 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
1411 S Hiawassee Rd, (407) 298-9366 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
16920 E Colonial, (407) 568-5085 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
2504 S Orange Ave, (407) 841-9472 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
2944 S Kirkman Rd, (407) 296-6265 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
3005 W Colonial Dr, (407) 294-7120 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
3713 Mc Coy Rd, (407) 859-0431 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
3800 Lb McLeod Rd, (407) 426-9898 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
4004 Lake Underhill Rd, (407) 841-9472 - McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. McDonald’s primarily sells hamburgers (Big Mac), cheeseburgers, chicken products, french fries, breakfast items, milkshakes and some healthier alternatives such as salads and wraps.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
401 S Avalon Park Blvd, (407) 382-6133 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
4075 Millenia Blvd, (407) 226-1622 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

Subway – Orlando, FL
4851 New Broad St, (407) 897-8600 - Subway is an American fast food franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs), salads, and personal pizzas. The 2009 Zagat Fast-Food Survey rated Subway as the best provider of “Healthy Options” in the Mega Chain category. Subway was also first in the “Best Service” and “Most Popular” categories.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
5107 S John Young Pkwy, (407) 851-5699 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
5218 Silver Star Rd, (407) 298-5950 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

McDonald’s – Orlando, FL
5400 Kirkman Rd, (407) 352-1528 - McDonald’s restaurants are one of the easiest spots to find free WiFi, with over 11,000 McDonald’s free wifi hotspots. Free means free, you do not need to make a purchase to get connected at participating McDonald’s.

Disney

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex offers FREE Wi-Fi. You usually have to pay admission to get into the complex, but the Official All-Star Cafe and some other areas near the main entrance (such as the gift shops) do have coverage and can be accessed without buying admission.

If you can think of any others please feel free to add by commenting below.

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

7 Reason’s To Pick Alamo Rent A Car with usrentacar.co.uk

Hi all,

To end the series on “which supplier to pick on usrentacar.co.uk“ and alamo rent a carfollowing on from Dollar Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car we give you Alamo Rent A Car.

About Alamo Rent A Car

Alamo Rent a Car started in 1974 with four locations in Florida, pioneering the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Immediately carving its niche in the leisure car rental industry, Alamo Rent A Car focused its mission on providing a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience to family and leisure travelers.

Alamo Rent A Car quickly became one of the country’s largest vacation rental providers with programs to accommodate and encourage leisure travel. To facilitate the increase in leisure travelers, Alamo Rent A Car constructed state-of-the art rental plazas geared to serve hundreds of customers per hour in a modern, ultra-spacious environment. The first rental plaza opened in Tampa, Fla., in 1982, with more following in other major leisure destinations including Orlando, Fla., home of the world’s largest rental facility. In 1985, Alamo Rent A Car introduced a new customized rental agreement the size of an airline ticket, and Instant Alamo Rent A Car, a program that stored a traveler’s individual rental information for instant reference.

Reason’s to pick Alamo Rent A Car on usrentacar.co.uk

  • Alamo Choice Product – Alamo are the originators of the choice product, allowing customers to select their make and model from the category they have booked. Participating locations in the Alamo choice product can be found here.
  • Orlando Car Hire Locations – Alamo boast some great exclusive Orlando collection points, for example Disney Car Care and the Disney Dolphin location.
  • Pre Registration - Alamo Rent A Car offer usrentacar.co.uk customers a way to speed up their USA car hire locally by allowing a speedy check in service at participating locations, check out our pre-registration page.
  • Largest Fleet – When peak season hits (Summer and Christmas) availability can run short. Out of all the suppliers Alamo boast the largest and youngest fleet in the U.S.
  • Use a Visa Debit - Upon arrival you will be expected to leave a card as a deposit, for a long time suppliers have stipulated this must be a credit card, however Alamo will now accept a Visa Debit Card.
  • Young Drivers Package – Alamo Rent A Car offer some great deals for drivers under 25 in Florida, California and most of the USA through usrentacar.co.uk. Check our our Young Drivers page.
  • Voucherless - Oh no, you’ve lost your car hire voucher! Don’t fear with usrentacar.co.uk through Alamo Rent A Car, you don’t even need your voucher to collect your vehicle.

What is your opinion of Alamo Rent A Car?

Who is your favourite USA car rental company?

regards,

James

 car hire USA

Disney To Raise Cost Of Attraction Tickets

Hi all,

Last night Disney confirmed via their blog that the cost of entering their parks will increase. The increase will come in to effect as of the 05/08/10 (Thursday).Disney

A single day entry locally will now cost $82.00 an increase of 3.8%. Additional ticket costs can be found on Disneys blog by clicking here.

How this will effect UK tickets is yet to be confirmed, but I would imagine an increase is inevitable. Will Universal follow suit and issue an increase?

Kind regards,

James,

U.S. Rent A Car.co.uk

 Florida car hire

Meet The U.S. Rent A Car Staff – Kelly Morris

Name: Kelly Morris

Position: Customer Care Representativetinkerbell

Years Served: Just over 3 years

Biog (what do you do here): I deal with customer service queries before and after the client has travelled, answer calls to help customer’s with queries and also answer emails.

Area of Expertise: Customer service is my main role so I aim to keep customer’s happy. Am fun and Cheerful on the telephone and customer’s are comfortable speaking with me (as far as I am aware anyway).

Favourite USA Location: Orlando, Florida (the kiddy place as I’m a big kid at heart)

Ideal Road Trip Companion (not your partner): Wenthworth Miller……. he is a little bit too old for me but a girl can dream, and he looks younger than he is.

Favourite Car: A convertible of any type, I’m liking the Peugeot 306 convertible in Black (very sophisticated) and wouldn’t say no to a Mustang

If you were a Disney Character or Character that appears at Universal who would you be?: I would go for Tinkerbell as she reminds me alot of myself.

Over 50 theme parks and attractions ideas in Florida

Adventure Landing – Jacksonville
Take the plunge into an exciting water park or play arcade games and ride go-karts.

 

Arabian Nights – Orlando
Sixty prized horses from around the world are joined by expert riders to entertain guests at this local dinner show attraction.

 

Atlantic Antique Mall & U. S. Military Museum Exhibit – Delray Beach
Delray Beach shops feature unique concept in antique marketing, plus one of the largest private collections of U.S. Military memorabilia.

 

Bok Sanctuary: Gardens, Belltower and Estate – Lake Wales
The historic Bok Tower is set amid beautiful gardens on Central Florida’s highest point in Lake Wales, Florida. The carillon tower is among the finest belltowers in the world and can be heard daily throughout the sanctuary.

 

Buccaneer Bay – Weeki Wachee
Take a refreshing dip in the cool crystal-clear waters of Weeki Wachee Spring or challenge the exciting flumes and waterslides.

 

Butterfly World – Fort Lauderdale
Stroll through a tropical rain forest while exotic butterflies fly overhead and all around you feeding on the blossoms near the path.

 

Caribbean GardensNaples
Wildlife zoo set amist tropical gardens featuring big cats, primate expedition cruises, safari canyon and an alligator bay.

 

Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba – Downtown Disney – Orlando
The Circus of the Sun brings shares its ‘Party’, La Nouba with Central Florida’s visitors.

 

Cypress Gardens Adventure ParkWinter Haven
Stroll through the gardens ablaze year round and enjoy action-packed ski shows or serene lake cruises and now there’s plenty of thrill rides too!

 

Daytona Lagoon
Daytona Lagoon is an adventure park in Daytona Beach, Florida that provides water play, go karts, laser tag, an arcade and much more!

 

DAYTONA 500 Experience
One-of-a-kind interactive motor sports attraction which offers plenty of hands-on experiences. It the official attraction of NASCAR and is a high-energy experience designed to appeal to all ages.

 

Dinosaur World
A review of the roadside attraction, Dinosaur World in Plant City, featuring life-size dinosaur replicas in a natural setting along with a museum and hands-on experiences.

 

Dinosaur World Photo Tour
The roadside attraction, Dinosaur World in Plant City, features life-size dinosaur replicas in a natural setting along with a museum and hands-on experiences.

 

Discovery Cove – Orlando
A day of adventure brings a lifetime of memories as you swim with the dolphins, snorkel through coral reefs, and glide among stingrays.

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando
Explore the unpredictable world of animals on safari, in a prehistoric world, and at stage shows as only Disney can do them!

 

Disney’s Magic KingdomOrlando
The Magic Kingdom, Disney World’s first theme park transports imaginations into worlds of fantasy, adventure and wonder.

 

Disney-MGM Studios – Orlando
It’s on with the show at Disney-MGM Studios where guests can enter the world of the glitz, glamour and excitement of show business.

 

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede – Orlando
Come hungry and ready for plenty of foot-stompin’ fun when you take in Dolly’s version of dinner theatre. There’s 32 horses and dozens of cast members to entertain while you eat a meal as big as the show!

 

Edison-Ford Winter Estates – Fort Myers
Experience the “time of their lives” in sunny Fort Myers. Tours include the winter homes of both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, an artifact museum, and Edison’s laboratory.

 

Epcot – Orlando
An amazing array of attractions and live performances to put you in touch with the future and allow you to travel the world!

 

Fantasy of Flight – Lakeland
Fantasy of Flight is not just an aviation museum, it’s a hands-on experience with adventure biplane and balloon flights available for an additional charge.

 

Flamingo GardensDavie
An eco-experience showcasing lush gardens, a free-flight aviary, alligator lagoon and flamingo island.

 

Florida‘s Gulfarium – Fort Walton Beach
Second oldest marine show aquarium in the world, featuring live performances with dolphins, sea lions, and a scuba diver.

 

Gatorland – Kissimmee
Fifty years of “great tales” has made this attraction the alligator capital of the world!

 

Green Meadows Farm – Kissimmee
An ideal country setting for the entire family to enjoy that includes live animals to touch and see along with pony rides, hayride and more!

 

Hemingway Home & Museum – Key West
This Spanish Colonial style house belonging to Ernest Hemingway boasts the first swimming pool built in Key West and is listed as a registered National Historic Landmark that is open daily for tours.

 

Holy Land Experience – Orlando
This Orlando theme park is a living Biblical history museum recreating in authentic detail the city of Jerusalem and its religious importance. It is a total sensory experience that is educational, historical, theatrical, inspirational, and evangelistic, blending sights, sounds, and tastes that transport guests 7,000 miles away and 3,000 years back in time. A wholesome Christian family experience.

 

Kennedy Space Center
Freelance travel writer Tony Conboy III says the sights and sounds are not much different, but a trip to Kennedy Space Center takes on new meaning since the Columbia tragedy. He offers an in-depth look at the complex, including how the Columbia crew is being remembered and what has been recently been added to give visitors a unique experience.

 

Lion Country Safari – Loxahatchee
World famous as “America’s first drive-through ‘cageless’ zoo”!

 

 

Lowry Park Zoo – Tampa
Take a walk on the wild side and explore Tampa’s best kept secret.

 

Miami Seaquarium – Miami
Get splashed by a killer whale and up close and personal with the manatees at South Florida’s premier family attraction!

 

Monkey Jungle – Miami
This primate “biopark” allows you to get an up-close view of natural habits via screen-protected path reviewed by About Miami Guide, Renee Chapple.

 

Parrot Jungle IslandMiami
One of Miami’s oldest and greatest attractions Parrot Jungle Island where the jungle comes alive!

 

Rapids Water ParkWest Palm Beach
Getting wet is half the fun. The other half is the splishing and splashing entry to this website giving you a preview of the fun you can experience in person.

 

Ringling Museums – Sarasota
The Ringling Museum of Art house John Ringling’s extensive art collection. His mansion, Ca da zan, has recently had its 32 rooms and 15 baths restored. The Museum of the Circus houses artifacts from the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

 

Sarasota Jungle GardensSarasota
A tropical adventure with lush gardens, tropical birds, and Florida’s wildest of wildlife – alligators!

 

Scott’s Corn Maze – Mt. Dora
Corn Maze at Scott’s Farm in Mt. Dora is open October 1 through November 30 each year. Tuesday through Friday are reserved for large groups of 20 or more. In addition to the corn maze, you can pack a lunch and enjoy picnic area, hayrides and farm tours.

 

SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando
The world’s premier marine adventure park with world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.

 

Shell Factory – Fort Myers
This North Fort Myers landmark has the world’s largest collection of rare sea shells, sponges, coral, fossils and sea life specimens. Truly a unique Florida shopping experience with gifts from every exotic shore as well as wildlife exhibits, aquariums and alligators. Spend an hour or a day.

 

Shipwreck IslandPanama City Beach
Get “double parked” as you splash all day at the many water attractions and scream all night at the wildest amusement park.

 

Silver Springs – Ocala
Home of the world-famous glass-bottomed boats! This is where the first six “Tarzan” movies and more than 100 episodes of “Sea Hunt” were filmed.

 

Spook Hill – Lake Wales
The Legand of Spook Hill generated thousands of tourists to come to see this optical illusion that causes vehicles to seemingly coast uphill.

 

Sunken GardensSt. Petersburg
At this St. Petersburg landmark you’ll enjoy the lush tropical gardens along with tropical bird shows.

 

The Florida Aquarium – Tampa
Encounter the wonders of Florida sea life while visiting the Tampa Bay area.

 

Titanic The Expereince – Orlando
The World’s first permanent Titanic exhibit is located in Orlando. Recreations of actual rooms from the ship allow you to climb the staircase, stroll among costumed passengers, and view priceless artifacts and treasures.

 

Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios theme park was once only a one-day destination for visitors to Orlando. Now, Universal Orlando is a destination resort in its own right with two theme parks, an entertainment district and three luxury on-site hotels.

 

Wannado City – Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale
Wannado City at Sawgrass Mills in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a trend-setting new children’s attraction. It’s America’s first indoor role-playing theme park for kids offers entertaining lessons in real-life responsibility.

 

Water Mania – Kissimmee
Have a splashing good time on a variety of rides, slides and flumes.

 

Weeki Wachee Springs
Weeki Wachee Springs is the home to the famous underwater mermaid shows.

 

Wet’n Wild Orlando – Orlando
How do you keep tiny tots and testy teenagers happy on a hot day? Take them to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando! You’ll see why it is consistently voted one of America’s number one water parks!

 

Wild Waters – Silver Springs – Ocala
Soak up the sun or relax in the shade of the giant oaks. Of course there is plenty of wild, wooly and wonderful water play available.

 

World Golf Hall of Fame – St. Augustine
Through a combination of both traditional and interactive exhibit areas, the World Golf Hall of Fame educates and entertains while paying homage to the game’s greatest players and contributors. If you love golf, it’s worth the visit!

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Theme Park Attendances for 2009

Even in a global recession Theme Parks seem to have done ok.

Here are the Top 20 United States theme parks for 2009:

1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: 17.2 million +1.0%
2. Disneyland: 15.9 million +8.0%
3. Epcot: 11.0 million +0.5%
4. Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9.7 million +1.0%
5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9.6 million +0.5%
6. Disney’s California Adventure: 6.1 million +9.5%
7. SeaWorld Orlando: 5.8 million -6.8%
8. Universal Studios Florida: 5.4 million -12.0%
9. Islands of Adventure: 4.5 million -13.8%
10. Universal Studios Hollywood: 4.3 million -6.0%
11. SeaWorld San Diego: 4.2 million -12.6%
12. Busch Gardens Tampa: 4.1 million -12.3%
13. Knott’s Berry Farm: 3.3 million -6.5%
14. Canada’s Wonderland: 3.2 million -6.5%
15. Kings Island: 3.0 million -4.0%
16. Cedar Point : 2.9 million -8.0%
17. Busch Gardens Williamsburg: 2.9 million +3.7%
18. Hersheypark: 2.8 million -1.2%
19. Six Flags Great Adventure: 2.6 million -4.6%
20. Six Flags Magic Mountain: 2.5 million -2.5%
(tie) Six Flags Great America: 2.5 million -6.3%

And the Top 20 theme park worldwide:

1. Magic Kingdom
2. Disneyland
3. Tokyo Disneyland: 13.6 million -4.5%
4. Disneyland Paris: 12.7 million +0.4%
5. Tokyo DisneySea: 12 million -4.0%
6. Epcot
7. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
8. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
9. Universal Studios Japan: 8.0 million -3.6%
10. Everland (South Korea): 6.2 million -6.5%
11. Disney’s California Adventure
12. SeaWorld Orlando
13. Universal Studios Florida
14. Ocean Park (Hong Kong): 4.8 million -4.6%
15. Nagashima Spa Land (Japan): 4.7 million +1.1%
16. Hong Kong Disneyland: 4.6 million +2.0%
17. Islands of Adventure
(tie) Yokohama Hakkeijima Spa Paradise: 4.5 million -0.7%
19. Universal Studios Hollywood
20. Lotte World (South Korea): 4.3 million +0.6%


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