Wednesday 22 January 2014

Visit Universal Orlando Florida in 2014

There are not too many companies or organisations that can take on the might of Disney and come out a winner. There is no doubt that many people associate Orlando, Florida with Walt Disney World. However, there are more and more people nowadays who think of the Universal Orlando theme park when planning their visit to the top attractions in Florida. There is so much to see and do at Universal Studios and Universal Island of Adventure that no matter what age your children are, there is certainly going to be something that will give them a brilliant day out.

One of the big reasons for the success of the Universal Orlando theme parks is the fact that there is a great deal of evolution. There is a lot of money being put into ensuring that everyone has a great time at the park and that there are plenty of new things to see and do. This is not only the case for the rides; the accommodation on offer at the park is continually being improved.

In the first half of 2014, the Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort is scheduled to open at the Universal Orlando park and it is sure to be a very popular destination. This retro themed hotel will transport people back to the glory days of the 1950s and 1960s on their holiday. There is a big range of well prices family suites and rooms but the big attraction for plenty of families will be the entertainment on offer. There are two massive pools, a lazy river to soak and relax in and a bowling alley. With plenty of places to chat and catch up with friends, this part of the park provides the ideal resting point for people looking to experience the theme park and the bustling night life on offer at Universal Orlando.

When Cabana Bay opens up, join the three existing on site hotels available at Universal. Guests already get the choice to choose between Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and the Royal Pacific Resort, so having an additional option to choose from is tremendous news for everyone looking to make a family holiday to Orlando.

New rides increase the demand to visit the park

While the accommodation is always crucial, it is easy to see that many people will be looking forward to the new rides on offer at Universal. Thankfully, there is no let down in that aspect. Recently, the minions from the Despicable Me films have taken centre stage when it comes to offering humour and it will come as no surprise to learn that these will feature on a number of new attractions and rides at the park.

However, in addition to new favourites, there are plenty of traditional heroes on offer. With more than 20 years of hits and humour in the bag, it would be fair to say that The Simpsons are now part of cartoon and comic history. There is a huge range of Simpsons attractions at Universal Orlando with the dining experience having to be seen to be believed. If you ever wanted to eat at Krusty Burger or taste the world famous Lard Lad Donuts, you have the perfect opportunity to do so.

However, there is one returning hero that is likely to be bigger than everyone else. Be prepared for Harry Potter mania to sweep the world again as the Diagon Alley comes to life. This expands the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, creating for a more involved Harry experience. You can see so many of the sights of London and if you ever wanted to climb aboard the Hogwarts Express, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. With J K Rowling giving the new expansion her personal seal of approval, there is sure to be something for all Harry Potter fans, which is likely to keep the Universal Orlando theme park at the top of the list for families booking a major holiday.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Why Walt Disney World is still the Family Favourite Destination

Walt Disney World in Florida is still the number one family favourite destination in the world but a big reason for this comes in how hard the company works to ensure it maintains this reputation. You may think that Walt Disney World will sell itself and kids all over the world will harass and ask their parents to go there. There will always be children who love the magic of Disney but with so many options and alternatives for families these days, it is a wonder that Walt Disney World remains the number one attraction.

It is fair to say that the resort receives a considerable amount of promotion and advertising. This helps to keep it in the mind of families when planning their holiday. However, the biggest aspect comes with the fact that Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is continually evolving and offering more reasons to come along. It could be easy for the park organisers to rest on their laurels and assume that people will continue to come to see the characters and the world famous rides. They don’t settle for this though and millions of dollars are spent every year on creating new rides and ensuring that the park provides something of interest to every visitor. This helps in convincing families to return to the park but it also sends out the right signal that this is a park that works hard to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience for everyone that attends.

There are always new rides to look out for at Walt Disney World

The New Fantasyland, which opened in 2013, has helped revitalise the park, providing even more excitement for youngsters in the park. This area is expected to feature a number of new attractions in 2014 and there are even more attractions lined up for the resort. Avatar Land is expected to be opened in May of 2016, providing a major attraction for fans of the hugely successful movie. There is also a number of rumours about new attractions or park sections based upon Star Wars, which ties in with the Disney tie-in with the Star Wars franchise.

Other new rides lined up include a new Seven Dwarfs ride which is scheduled to open in May of 2014. On top of the investment in new rides and attractions there are almost continual updates for the park layout, the food and drink stalls and the accommodation. The Disney team are fully focused on providing the best overall service possible which means that no matter how often you visit the theme park or how long you stay, there is something of benefit. check out our Top 50 Things to do at Disney World Florida

This can also be seen in the increasing number of ticket options available. Some people will appreciate the 7 or 14 day ticket passes allowing them to make the most of a family stay. Other families will prefer the day pass or limited ticket options.

While Disneyworld is a tremendous place to base your entire Florida holiday on, there is a lot more to see and do in the state. It is possible for people to base themselves in an area like the Gulf Coast for most of their holiday but then head over to the theme park for a day or two.

And Finally Don't forget to look out for Walt Disney World Free Disney Dining Plans within the next couple of months for all dates , including our Disney Florida holidays in 2015, plus lets not forget all the extra evening entertainment and restaurants that Downtown Disney has to offer. No matter which Florida holiday option you choose, you'll find that there is something we can tailored to the needs of your family.