COBRA'S CURSE, COMING THIS SUMMER TO BUSCH GARDENS

I can't wait for this ride, it looks AMAZING

The start of the ride is a vertical lift which takes you almost 70 feet in the air and gives riders a fantastic view over the park

The track design was inspired by the shape the cobra makes as it propels itself forward.

There can be 8 cars on the track at any one time and the cars have a new feature in that they spin as you ride

Watch the video, it's going to be a fantastic addition to Busch Gardens

seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/cobras-curse

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DISNEY'S TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK

DISNEY'S TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK

One of our favourite days out is a water park, there's something for everyone.

If you want a relaxing day you can just sit on your lounger and take in the sights and sounds or soak up the Florida sunshine.

For the more adventurous there are fantastic water slides, some are quite tame but there are some white knuckle rides too

We love the lazy river and float around and around

For water park information see:- disneyworld.disney.go.com/search/?searchQuery=water+parks&autoSuggestedQuery=

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Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Florida Federal wildlife officials have reclassified the species as threatened although that won't change much in terms of regulations in Florida.

It came into effect on April 5th 2016 said Kate Brogan, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Green turtles have been protected under as an Endangered Species since 1978

Read about it here:- www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=conservation-efforts-for-florida-pacific-coast-green-sea-turtles-w&_ID=35542

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5 STAR REVIEW

5 STAR REVIEW

I just got the most wonderful review for the villa:-

You just have to read the other reviews, every one gives this villa full marks, and I totally understand why.

This was our 6th visit to Orlando, and without doubt this has been the best villa we have stayed in.

From the moment we first entered the villa you could just feel comfort and cleanliness. It had everything you could ask for, ipod docks, , xbox, DVD player and movies, and a great selection of tv chanels, as well as a great games room. The whole villa was tastefully decorated, and the rooms spacious. There was 2 unsuite bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each.

The pool area was lovely, with sun shine all day long. We said this year we would stay in the villa more, instead of going out every day, and it was lovely for us all to congregate and just chill by the pool with a few beers, and a couple of times I put the BBQ on. Even though there was 8 of us there, the place seemed spacious, but my favourite spot was the settee in the front room of the house, where you could get away from all the madness, and just keep up to date with whats going on in the world.

This Villa is in Highgate Park on Highway 27 about a mile from Highway 192 towards Haines City, and its a gated community which also gives you peace of mind.

Dealing with the owner was a pleasure, and any queries where dealt with inside a couple of hours. I loved the nice wee touch of leaving my granddaughter a Disney passport cover. Its these simple things that makes us want to come back here, and we will.

We go to Orlando every 2 years or so, and this villa will be our first port of call. The whole experience from first finding this villa, to booking it, to the payments, to deposit being returned promptly has been first class.

Garth & Family, Belfast, N. Ireland

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WE HAVE A OPENING DATE FOR MAKO AT SEAWORLD

WE HAVE A OPENING DATE FOR MAKO AT SEAWORLD

June 10th see's Seaworld's newest roller coaster MAKO open to the public

Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako, will be Orlando’s tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster.

Read all about it and watch the trailer here:- seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/mako/ride

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SOFT OPENINGS OF NEW STAR WARS SHOWS AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

SOFT OPENINGS OF NEW STAR WARS SHOWS AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Sunday saw the soft opening of two new Star Wars entertainment offerings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The first show features Captain Phasma leading a battalion of First Order Stormtroopers through the park, leading them to the Center Stage for a short show and although the show is quite short it is very well put together and sure to delight fans of The Force Awakens.

There's also a sneak peek at Then there is Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

For more information on the new shows see:- disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/hollywood-studios/star-wars/

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LIGHTS, MOTORS, ACTION CLOSED TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

LIGHTS, MOTORS, ACTION CLOSED TODAY AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

The much loved show had it's last performance today.

Disney said:-

Our expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will bring new, spectacular experiences to the park, including entire lands inspired by the blockbuster Star Wars and Toy Story films.

In order to bring our new lands to life, the first steps of the expansion we wanted to let you know that Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and nearby locations around Streets of America will close

Many people will be dissapointed by it's closing but we will all look forward to see what new things come to Hollywood Studios

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SUNSET FROM NAPLES PIER

SUNSET FROM NAPLES PIER

The pier at Naples on the Gulf Coast of Florida is a fantastic place anytime of day but sunset is stunning

We were lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins along with tiny silver fish in schools of thousands all around the pier with pelicans waiting for their fishy dinner

It's a beautiful sunset as you can see from our photo

For information on the pier see:- www.explorenaples.com/naples-municipal-beach-fishing-pier.phtml

#florida #naples #naplespier #pier #beaches #gulfcoast #vacation

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