Monday 2 November 2015

Holidays to Las Vegas and Orlando in 2017

If a holiday filled with flashing lights, flashy costumes and gambling combines with a few days of theme parks, great restaurants and gators what do you get? You get a twin centre holiday to Las Vegas and Orlando

A Las Vegas 2017 holiday, in the Nevada desert, is the place where luck rolls with the dice and the lights never go out. Energy vibrates from this place of casinos, opulent hotels, restaurants and people. Come and see the Bellagio with its lush conservatory garden, huge work-out area, and soothing spa all speaking of high-end luxury.

The Vegas Strip is the place for exploring and people-watching. See pirate ships, fountains, knights jousting, huge marquees and celebrities all crowding the streets. The hotel resorts here are a whole Vegas experience in themselves. Elaborate dining, shows, casinos and suites with incredible views are enough to keep you in one spot…but don’t do that!

Make time during your Las Vegas stop for at least one show. Comedians like Carrot Top, singing from the Jersey Boys and acts like Michael Jackson’s ONE are a phenomenal way to experience true Vegas culture.

The Mob Museum explores the foundations of Vegas…and its founders. Stroll through this 3-story building packed with artifacts, recordings and pictures of famous mobsters. See the loaded dice, the dinner jackets of famous Mobsters and guns. The words of John Ghotti are on the wall “Don’t ever say anything you don’t want played back to you someday.” Pretty good advice.

Las Vegas is home to some of the most celebrated chefs in the world. The food here is as varied as the people. Chef Mario Batali runs the Carnevino at the Palazzo, which is in the super classy Venetian hotel. This places is famous for being the best steakhouse in all of America. Besides a steak that is aged 240-days for succulent steaky-ness, there are also octopus tentacles, braised and served with greens, lamb chops, fantastic desserts and a magnificent wine list.

Before leaving the gaming tables and shows of Las Vegas, take a trip to the Grand Canyon for a walk on the Skywalk, a glass-bottom walkway which extends out over the deep canyon. The views are stunning and the walk is heart-stopping for even the best thrill-seeker.

Orlando is waiting with its own pomp and flair when you get ready to leave Las Vegas. Come from the lights of the Strip to the lights of Disney World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Epcot Center and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park have weeks of fun waiting for all Florida 2017 holiday makers.

Blizzard Beach is home to the Downhill Double Dipper waterslide, the wave pool, The Slush Gusher and other thrilling rides. Little ones will enjoy Tike’s Peak and toboggan racers. This water wonderland will put the chill in your hot Orlando Vacation!

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is full of the wonder of Disney characters. Come and see the parade of characters as they march through the streets. Watch as fireworks explode over Cinderella’s Palace. Hear the roar and chatter of monkeys and lions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Take the safari to feel truly in the wilds. Have dinner with your favorite characters at the Epcot Center. So much to do and see…

German restaurants like the Biergarten Restaurant or the Norwegian Akershus Royal Banquet Hall along with American, French and Italian cuisine cover the flavors of the world. Try some Gelati or a candle-light dinner and everything in between.

The Disney hotels give guests perks like early FastPass access, free transportation, and extended park hours. Accommodations range from standard rooms to deluxe suites to villas and even campgrounds. Any size group can find what they need, in their price range. The hotels offer free Wi-fi, pools, fun decorations and access to the parks.

as Vegas and Orlando- a twin centre vacation that will satisfy every vacation bucket-list. Come and experience Las Vegas and Orlando today.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Disney Springs Replacing Downtown Disney

Change is inevitable, however, change can also be fun. If theme parks didn’t change and update often, visitors would tire of the same-old-same-old and look for newer, more exciting ventures. That's why your Florida holidays 2017 will be full of change and nobody understands this more than Disney World. For that very reason, Downtown Disney is changing. It will transform into Disney Springs.

Not just an overhaul of the same-old-same-old, this venue is bringing new shopping and dining, and entertainments. Two new pedestrian bridges will allow visitors access from the parking lots and partner resorts to Disney Springs. No more ducking and dodging traffic and waiting for the lights to change. Just take the short walk across the bridge.

The Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, with its Indiana Jones style, will be a new bar where adults can relax and have a cool drink on a hot day. Reggie, Jock’s old boat, is dry-docked outside and will provide outdoor seating for the bar, which will hold 150 guests at a time. Rolling Boulder Meatballs and pretzels with beer cheese will be served as small plates along with drinks like the Hovito Mojito.

Upscale dining can be found at The Boathouse. This restaurant will feature antique mahogany boats, Italian water taxis and waterfront dining. The Boathouse will offer diners seafood, American food and steakhouse-style entrees. A 40-ft boat will hold champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Classy dining for Disney Springs visitors.

For great Pan-Asian food, the Iron Chef himself, Masaharu Morimoto, will be inspiring dishes in his restaurant, Morimoto Asia. This two-story structure will have private rooms, a cocktail lounge, a grand hall and beautiful terraces that open to the waterfront. Visitors can be sure that real Asian flavors will abound in this new Disney Springs restaurant.

The WonderGround Gallery is now open in the Market Co-op. Here, Disney art lovers can stroll through, looking at Mickey, Magic Mountain, and more. Those looking for a great piece of art can purchase these works by Jerrod Maruyama and other Disney artist.

Of course, things had to be torn down or replaced in Disney Springs. United World Soccer is gone, but if rumors are true, a new Marvel store is coming. Timing will coincide with the new Avengers movie. Guests will be able to purchase t-shirts, mugs, and more…if the current talk is fact rather than fiction.

The Marketplace Margarita Bar has been torn down. Things change. These changes are for the better, though. The Marketplace Margarita Bar has been rebuilt, bigger and better. Everything is ready for this bar to start serving drinks, although a grand-opening probably won’t be held until fall.

When everything is completed in 2016/2017, Disney Springs will have 150 shops, restaurants and entertainments for visitors. The whole place will have the feel of a lakeside town at the turn-of-the-century. Disney Springs will be divided into four ‘neighborhoods’, including The Landing and Town Center.

With all of the talk going around, Disney Springs is going to a real delight for guest to enjoy. Make your vacation plans today.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Florida holidays 2017

Florida 2017 - What Are They Up to Now?

In a changing world, technology, new thrills and different scenes are necessary to keep up- especially in the theme park world. Disney and Universal understand this and thrive to keep their parks thrilling and fun.

So, what are they up to now? Well, let’s start with Disney World. Can you imagine the difference millions of dollars can make to a park? Imagine hundreds of millions of dollars and the difference that will make to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Florida holidays 2017 offer, a floating mountain will rival the Tree of Life in size and beauty. Paths will lead guests along Pandora- The World of Avatar, where they can see creatures and exotic plants. Like Kilimanjaro and Rivers of Light, this attraction will be completely lit up at night, just like planet Pandora. An overhead flight, a boat ride, great audio-animatronics and bioluminescent lights will have Avatar fans making plans now for this coming attraction.

Anna and Elsa will welcome Epcot guests in the new building called Royal Sommerhus, which will be located right beside the Mexico exhibit. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the new Frozen boat ride attraction in the Norway Pavilion. The digital projection effects and enhanced animatronics will make Frozen Ever After a thrilling new ride.

Star Wars Land will be coming in 2018 or 2019. “…a far greater Star Wars presence” could include an advanced Jedi Training Center, complete with audio-animatronics and a new restaurant called the Mos Eisley Cantina. The experience will focus on upcoming Star Wars movies. A solid announcement on attractions will be coming in 2015.

Universal Orlando Resort also has some exciting changes coming for visitors. Skull Island: Reign of Kong will be completed in 2016. This thrill ride has brand new, never-before-seen-in-theme-parks special effects, an 800-lb King Kong and maybe a trackless navigation system? We shall see!

2017 will bring Volcano Bay Waterpark to Universal Orlando Resort. The volcano icon is said to be over 200-ft tall. It’s been hinted that a water ride could be hidden inside the volcano. The permits seem to hint that some kiddie attractions will also be within the waterpark. And, could there be as many as 13 new attractions opening on the same day? It kind of looks that way. Visitors will have to wait and see!

Nintendo Land plans are being kept hush-hush but Universal and Nintendo have entered into a licensing agreement. Where and when the attractions will appear is a mystery. What characters will be used? Nobody is telling. But this is sure to be a great way to push into the future with, maybe, Mario Karts? Luigi rides? Who knows?

But we all know secrets can’t be kept forever. Disney and Universal may be tight-lipped at the moment, but permits hint at what coming attractions will be. Exciting news can’t be kept forever. Someone will talk and when they do, we will do our best to let guests in on the secrets.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Florida Keys holidays in 2016

Іf уоu stаrt trаvеllіng down sоuth оf Міаmі оn U.Ѕ. 1 hіghwау, уоu wіll nоtісе а sеrіеs оf іslаnds runnіng соntіnuоuslу аlоng thе соаstlіnе fоr аррrохіmаtеlу 110 mіlеs, аnd thеу аrе соnnесtеd wіth еасh оthеr vіа brіdgеs. Тhе еntіrе strеtсh оf соаstаl іslаnds іs соllесtіvеlу knоwn аs thе "Flоrіdа Κеуs", оnе оf thе mоst рорulаr tоurіst dеstіnаtіоns nоt оnlу іn U.Ѕ., but оn thе еntіrе glоbе!

Flоrіdа Κеуs holidays, wіth іts dаzzlіng sunshіnе, сlеаr grеу-bluе skу, turquоіsе-соlоrеd sеа wаtеr, аnd lоng rоws оf раlm trееs рrоvіdе аn іdеаl, trорісаl vасаtіоn sроt tо wоrldwіdе tоurіsts. Vіsіtоrs whо аrе еsресіаllу fоnd оf wаtеr sроrts wіll lоsе thеіr mіnd, trуіng tо dесіdе whісh sроrtіng асtіvіtу tо рursuе bесаusе thе Κеуs оffеr аnуthіng аnd еvеrуthіng frоm snоrkеllіng аnd dіvіng tо bоаtіng, fіshіng, аnd kауаkіng.

Оn thе Κеуs, thе tоurіsts аrе fасеd wіth а nеvеr-еndіng sеrіеs оf еntеrtаіnmеnt орtіоns: hіstоrісаl sіtе-sееіng, а tаstе оf Саrіbbеаn аnd Ѕраnіsh сulturеs, musеums, аrt gаllеrіеs, shорріng сеntеrs, еthnіс аnd sеаfооd rеstаurаnts, рubs, саfеs, wаtеr tоurs, аnd nаturе tоurs аll оf whісh саn еаsіlу lеаvе trаvеllеrs аmаzеd аnd ехhаustеd!

Visit Тhе Flоrіdа Κеуs in 2016 for your holiday and explore fіvе mаіn іslаnds, whеrе реорlе асtuаllу flосk tо vіеw Florida keys аttrасtіоns, аnd thеsе аrе:

  • Κеу Lаrgо, Тhе Νоrthеrn-mоst аnd thе lаrgеst оf аll іslаnds, Κеу Lаrgо оffеrs thе bеst іn sсubа dіvіng аnd snоrkеllіng. Тhе рrіdе оf thіs іslаnd іs Јоhn Реnnеkаmр Соrаl Rееf Ѕtаtе Раrk , fеаturіng Аmеrіса's оnlу undеrsеа, lіvіng соrаl rееf аnd а mаrіnе sаnсtuаrу, аbundаntlу rісh іn trорісаl wеаlth. Κеу Lаrgо tоur ореrаtоrs rеgulаrlу tаkе vіsіtоrs оn nаturе wаlks, guіdеd tоurs оf lосаl mаrіnе wеаlth, аnd vіsіts tо shір-wrесkеd musеums. Аll thеsе trірs аrе fаsсіnаtіng іn tеrms оf thеіr lеаrnіng соntеnt аnd rісh, еntеrtаіnmеnt vаluе.
  • Іslаmоrаdа, sіtuаtеd sоuth оf Κеу Lаrgо, іs fаmоus fоr іts fіshіng асtіvіtіеs. Frеquеnt fіshіng tоurnаmеnts аnd оffshоrе fіshіng аrе hаllmаrks оf thіs рlасе.
  • Маrаthоn stаnds mіdwау оn thе Κеуs аnd іs соnsіdеrеd thе "hеаrt". Тhіs рlасе іs quіеtеr аnd оffеrs mаnу rеsоrts tо stау аnd rеlах.
  • Duсk Κеу іs іn thе mіddlе оf thе Flоrіdа Κеуs, hаlfwау bеtwееn thе mаіnlаnd аnd Κеу Wеst.
  • Κеу Wеst, thе Ѕоuthеrnmоst аnd smаllеst оf аll thе іslаnds оn thе Κеуs, оffеrs а рhеnоmеnаl vаrіеtу оf tоurіst асtіvіtіеs іnсludіng hіstоrіс tоurs, musеums, gаllеrіеs, nаturе trаіls аnd раrks, wоndеrful rееfs, shорріng аrсаdеs, аnd sроrts асtіvіtіеs.

Ѕоuth Веасh, Міаmі

Ѕоuth Веасh Міаmі, fоndlу саllеd аs ЅоВе, іs а sесtіоn оf thе Міаmі Веасh, Flоrіdа, іn thе lоwеr раrt оf thе реnіnsulа, еnсоmраssіng аррrохіmаtеlу 23 blосks оf thе mаіn bаrrіеr іslаnd whісh sераrаtеs thе Аtlаntіс Осеаn аnd Віsсауnе Вау. Тhіs wаs thе fіrst sесtіоn оf Міаmі Веасh thаt stаrtеd tо dеvеlор іn 1910 knоwn аs Ѕоuth Веасh Міаmі.

Ѕоuth Веасh Міаmі іs соnsіdеrеd tо bе оnе оf thе mоst рорulаr tоurіst hоtsроts іn thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеs duе tо thе wіdе vаrіеtу оf lеіsurе асtіvіtіеs thаt іt оffеrs. Ѕоuth Веасh Міаmі hаs mоst thіngs whісh а tоurіst соuld hоре fоr іn а bеасh dеstіnаtіоn, wіth а nісе sunnу bеасh, рlеntу оf еаtіng оutlеts оffеrіng а wіdе vаrіеtу оf fооd, еntеrtаіnmеnt орtіоns, mаnу wеll mаіntаіnеd раrks, shорріng орроrtunіtіеs, nіght lіfе, аnd а сhоісе оf соmfоrtаblе аnd соnvеnіеntlу lосаtеd hоtеls tо stау іn. Іt іs nоt surрrіsіng thаt Ѕоuth Веасh Міаmі іs а fаvоrіtе wіth tоurіsts frоm аll раrts оf thе wоrld. Іt іs еsресіаllу а hіt wіth tоurіsts frоm Еurоре аnd thаt rеflесts іn thе fоrеіgn lаnguаgеs lіkе Ѕраnіsh аnd Gеrmаn thаt аrе оftеn sроkеn оn thе strееts.

Friday 6 June 2014

2015 Disney Florida holiday at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

Looking to book your 2015 Florida holiday? Walt Disney World Florida Port Orleans Resorts is unique as it offers up two distinct resort choices with two very distinct themes. If you are a fan of the Mardi Gras, you should head to the Riverside section but if you want to things easy in the style of the Louisiana Bayou, you will want to make your way to the French Quarter.

There are plenty of great attractions in these resorts for all of the family, including some stunning water attractions, but it would be fair to say that these resorts are still slightly calmer and quieter than other Walt Disney World resorts. However, you are never far away from where you want to be in Walt Disney World and with guests benefitting from the magical extra time, you should be able to see what you want and need to see during your stay.

Tips for Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

You have to visit the Riverside Port Orleans Resort and see the gracious Southern style that is still on offer in this part of the world. You can take a ferry boat directly to Downtown Disney or if you are feeling adventurous, there is the chance to hire a watercraft and get out into the water for yourself. If you prefer to get exercise while staying on land, you can hire a bike and explore the stylish surroundings.

If you are in the mood for some live music, you should head to the Scat Cat’s Club where the sound of cool jazz, encapsulating the spirit and style of New Orleans, can be found. The New Orleans french quarter of the Port Orleans resort offers up a great range of jazz tinged escapades and environments.

You can venture out into Orlando

One thing that is important to remember about a Walt Disney World resort holiday is that you are not limited to only visiting Walt Disney locations and attractions. There are so many great Disney attractions you can see why you would spend most of your time there but Orlando has so much more to offer. Many couples or families look into taking a split break or at least devoting some holiday time to seeing what else Florida has to offer. Even venturing out to the Universal Parks can provide a great deal of fun, and it will ensure you get to see all of your film and cartoon characters in one trip.

Whether you want action and adventure or calm and tranquillity, Orlando is a holiday destination that has something for everyone. There are plenty of great reasons to spend most of your time within the Walt Disney World resort but equally, there are plenty of great reasons to explore.

Dine in style at this resort

One reason to stay close to the Port Orleans Resort comes with the Disney Dining Plan benefits. There are fantastic meals on offer at the Boatwright Dining hall and at the Riverside Mill. There is also the chance to have pizza delivered straight to your guestroom at this resort so no matter what dining experience you are looking for, Walt Disney World is able to serve it up with great style.

If you are looking for a fantastic break in March but you don’t want to get caught up in St Patrick’s Day full-on partying or pre-Spring Break revelry, the Port Orleans Resort is the ideal place to visit. This is a calmer and more tranquil take on the Walt Disney World experience and if you are flying from the United Kingdom, there are some great deals on offer. March usually falls before the Easter holidays, which means it can be cheaper and there are lots of flights on offer from United Airlines. Whether you are planning on a split vacation or you want to explore a little more, this is the airline that will ensure you get to join up your journeys for an affordable price.

The Port Orleans Resort still contains the magic you want from Disney but it presents it in a more laid back and care free fashion.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Holiday

Florida Disney holidays offer many elements to the magic of Disney and it is easy to see that different people will be captivated by different parts of the Disney experience. For some people, it is the storylines that provide so much fun and entertainment. For other people, it is the characters that are so believable and inspiration. There is also the fact that so much of the magic of Disney is wrapped up in the theme tunes and the songs of so many of the most famous films and cartoons. Of course, no matter what a person truly loves about the world of Disney, its the animation that pulls it all together.

This is why Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is such a brilliant and vibrant place to stay in Walt Disney World. The magic and excitement of animation is brought to life in this hotel and resort, making it the ideal place to stay for families that love the animation of Disney. There are many special attractions to be found at this resort, including some exclusive features so if you want to have a brilliant time, this should be the hotel you check out. There are more than 1,000 family suites and many more guestrooms so there is plenty of space for everyone to come along and enjoy the fun at the Art of Animation Resort.

All of the resort is open to you

When you visit Walt Disney World, you can check out all of the resorts, so you don’t have to miss out on anything but there is a lot to be said for creating a warm and welcoming base to return to. As you would expect from a resort based on the animation of Disney, this is an extremely bright and colourful place to be, making it the perfect destination to stay in for while out on your Florida holidays 2015 packages. Taking a trip to Florida can be the perfect start to the year and making this resort your home destination will ensure that you add some colour and sunshine to your life, which is crucial at this time of year. Staying here ensures you get more time to enjoy the full range of Disney parks. You are located in the heart of the action at the Walt Disney World resort , so you can save time in checking out the different places but you also get access to Disney’s extra magic hours, which ensure that you have even more time to see all of your favourite Disney characters and exhibits.

Tips for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

You will definitely want to check out the Big Blue Pool, and be sure to listen out for the voices of the characters of one of the best films of recent years, Finding Nemo. You’ll hear the voices of Crush, Dory and Nemo in the pool, adding another element to the fun.
You will also find that there is complimentary Wi-Fi available all around the resort so if you need to get online or you want to share your latest pictures with your friends and family back home, there is no need to wait, you can live in the moment during your break.

Dine around your schedule with Walt Disney World

Dining with Disney is also a pleasure and you can fit it around your timetable of activities. Disney knows that families like to have freedom and with the Disney Dine Plan, parents and families have the flexibility they need to ensure everyone is properly fed and watered at all times. With so much to do in the resort, it is important to keep energy levels high and this is where having access to so many great dining options will be of tremendous value. An added benefit of using this style of dining plan is the fact that you don’t need to carry too much money around with you.

Getting to Walt Disney World has never been simpler, even in January from the United Kingdom. There is a range of flight options and with different flight operators flying from around the UK; you can find a Florida flight that is perfect for your needs. One of the operators that help families to experience the holiday of a lifetime is Virgin Atlantic and January is a month where the flight operator provides affordable prices. If you are flexible enough to take a Florida trip at the start of the year, you should find that you can make a great saving without compromising on quality or comfort.

Disney All Star Resort Florida holiday in 2015

When it comes to making the most of your trip to Orlando and Walt Disney World resort, you want to find value for money. There is no doubt that this sort of holiday can be expensive, especially if you travel during Easter 2015 and the school holidays, but it is a trip that can be a once in a lifetime activity. There is also the fact that if you know where to look you can get fantastic value for money.

When it comes to having a brilliant time with Disney, the All Star Resorts serve up brilliant value and a whole lot of fun for all of the family. Whether your kids love music, movies, sports or pop culture, there will be something for everyone. There is also the fact that these resorts are so close to each other, you can mix and match your activities. It is good to have a base that you can call home for your stay but there is an opportunity to see everything that is on offer in these Value Resorts. No matter what venue you opt for, you’ll find that your accommodation is bright and welcoming. There will also be a theme relating to the style of resort you have selected, so there will be plenty to make you smile as soon you step out of your door. All of the rooms have your favourite Disney shows on offer, and you’ll find plenty of amenities that offer the comfort of home. It is even possible to have a pizza delivered direct to your room if you want a cosy night in.

Tips for Disney’s All Star Resorts

Every resort in the All Star range has two pools, so make sure you have your swimming costume or shorts in your suitcase for when you come. All of the resorts have a very strong theme but there is a great deal of fun on offer in every resort, so no matter where you choose, there will be plenty to enjoy. All of the resorts are located close to other Disney attractions, including the Animal Kingdom. You can gain access to this resort and with the extra Disney hours on offer to residents, you get the chance to enjoy your stay and make the most of your time seeing all of the different Disney attractions.

Dine in a way that suits you

There is a sense of freedom with respect to the dining opportunities on offer at Walt Disney World and this is definitely the case with the Disney Dining Plan. No matter how you and your family prefer to eat, you’ll find that the points system allows you to choose the dining option that is right for you. It also means you can mix it up and if you are out and about one day, you can enjoy a big feast the following day. The fact that you don’t need to carry cash around to gain access to a wide selection of food is a great comfort for most people.

If you’re keen to book 2015 Florida holidays this Easter, you will want to find the best value possible. Given that many families are in a position to make the journey due to the school holidays, April is a busy month with respect to heading to Disney and this can push the prices up. However, it is possible to find affordable flights from the United Kingdom and booking with US Airways will give you a chance to make the most of your trip. Whether you are looking to enjoy a split vacation or you want to have flexibility in how you get to Florida, US Airways provide a range of April flights to Florida.

These resorts offer the magic of Disney but with great value so if you are keen to make the most of your break, make sure you head to the All Star Resorts at Walt Disney World.