Review of best restaurants and shopping in Orlando.
Here are some hopeful saving tips as you plan your vacation.
Just back from a visit to the villa. We have made significant improvements to the layout and amenities in the villa - some seen, others not as conspicuous. Overall, we seek to provide a relaxing atmosphere for our guests – a retreat after long, hectic days at Disney parks and attractions. Enjoy!!
Ever wonder how Orlando tourism is faring, given the global turmoil? Not bad actually.
VisitorOrlando reports arrivals (both business and leisure) continue to grow. While there is some decline in arrivals from Europe, Canada and the rest of the world have made up the difference.
Orlando leads when it comes to the global attractions market. Merlin group (operating LegoLand parks) and Universal are on a tear, experiencing phenomenal growth. While Disney attractions lead by volume, The Isle of Adventure achieved annual growth at 29%, driven by the Harry Potter opening. The new LegoLand Florida which opened May 2012 in Winter Haven is targeted to families with small children (under 10).
If you live for the thrills at water parks, Orlando has the top four water parks on the top 20 list for North America. For more details, please see the 2011 Theme Index published by Theme Entertainment Association.
Plan your day at the parks by reviewing or ordering free customized maps of Disney attractions.
So much to do....so little time. Here is the latest ranking on attractions in Orlando. For a more detailed list, please go to http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/os-bestbets-2012,0,7762037.htmlstory
When traffic is backed up on hwy192 going to Disney parks, take this little known shortcut using Sherbeth Road.
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