Sesame Street Comes to Seaworld

Sesame Street Comes to Seaworld

It’s been announced that Sesame Street is opening at Seaworld Orlando on 27th March 2019.

You can explore the inside of Hooper’s Store and then head for storytime at Big Bird’s Nest, imagine how enraptured your child will be listening to Big Bird tell them a story, how cool will that be?

It’s been created so that it will be  exactly as you imagined from when you have watched the tv show except you get even more as there are lots of attractions and an award-winning parade, this will be the first ever parade at Seaworld, it’s going to be a spectacular new event.

Just imagine being able to meet and play with your favourite characters such as Elmo,  Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Abby and all the gang and have your photo’s taken with them to create precious memories.

There’s also an  area with interactive play with lots of games where you use your body and mind, it’s a great  learning enironment which is also fun

For lots of information on the attractions and entertainment that awaits you see the website here:- Sesame Street at Seaworld Orlando

MegaCon Orlando

MegaCon Orlando

Mega Con will come to Orlando this May at the Convention Centre on International Drive and this is the largest sci-fi, horror, anime, comic and gaming event with over 100,000 fans expected to attend over the 4 day period.

And……  the first time ever, Michael J. Fox and the cast of Back to the Future including Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson and James Tolkan are there.

You Back To The Future fans  had better get yourselves ready  because this is about to get very real for you, it’s rare for the  Back To The Future Cast to reunite and there’s various packages available where you can choose from special presentations, autograph signings, photo opportunities and much more all on the evening of May 17th 2019 at 7PM, tickets start at $20 for adults
The convention runs from the 16th to the 19th May with lots of special guests from many of your favourite TV programmes and movies.  There’s over 400,000 sq feet of space to shop until you drop for that special gidt or you can spend time taking photo’s with your favourite costumed character
For a list of celebrities and details about ticket prices see the website:- MegaConOrlando

Hang Glide Orlando

Hang Glide Orlando

I know Hang Gliding might not be people’s first thought when they think of something to do on their Florida holiday but for some adrenalin junkies it will be right up their street.

Wallaby Ranch is just off the US27 in Deen Still Road (less than 10 minutes from our home) it was founded in 1991 and it’s founder Malcolm is by far the most experienced tandem hang gliding pilot in the world, and has more than 30,000 incident-free tandem flights under his belt.

The ranch is set in beautiful secluded location, surrounded by natural Florida woodlands, home to many different species of wildlife, from deer, migrating birds, various reptiles and amphibians to the occasional sighting of the very rare and endangered Florida Panther.

The ranch itself is not shared with anyone else nor is the  100-acre take-off and landing field so you don’t have to worry about any other aircraft of any type anywhere near your flight and the landing field is so big that it allows take-offs and landings in any direction.

Anyone can fly as long as you are over 18 years old and weigh under 240 lbs . They are  tandem flights where you have an instructor with you the whole time, you can only have 2 people in the aircraft, this means you get one on one instruction and are able to take the controls if you feel confident enough to do so.  What a fantastic experience.

For pricing and further information see their website:- Hang Glide Orlando

Florida Blueberry Festival

Florida Blueberry Festival

Kissimmee is hosting it’s very first Blueberry Festival from Thursday March 28th through to Sunday March  31st in a brand new Event Centre in Formosa Gardens

It is a four-day festival with a  small entrance fee. The festival provides free music on its amphitheater grounds including some great tribute acts including Michael Jackson, The Blues Brothers,   Prince  and Frankie Valli .  On the Sunday you can see Grammy Winner Chubby Carrier

There’s lots to keep the whole family entertained.  For adults there is a Wine Bar presented by the recently opened Island Grove Wine Company, a Beer Garden with both craft and domestic choices, a Festival Fare Food court with 20 food concessionaries with an adjoining large picnic table dining area with umbrellas for shade from the Florida sunshine.

There is space for 120 Craft stalls and of course there is a designated area for the sale of Fresh Florida BlueberriesFresh Blueberry PiesBlueberry Plants and many other blueberry products.

The festival is fun for all the family, your little ones can enjoy The Blueberry Patch Kids Zone which will be filled with outdoor inflatable bouncers, bungee jumping, rock climbing and lots of other fun activities  to keep your little one’s entertained.

For full infromation take a look at the website:- Official Florida Blueberry Festival

 

 

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works

I’m a member of many Orlando Facebook groups and one shop gets a mention at least once a week and that shop is Bath & Body Works, us Brits absolutley love it in there and bring home copious amounts of their lotions and potions and home goods (and their poor husbands who are usually shopped out) spend a lot of time mooching around the shop (they are in many places not just Orlando)

The tiny hand sanitizers are extremely popular and my friends often ask me to get them for them (luckily they are tiny and not heavy at all so they don’t really impact on my weight limit coming back to the UK)   You can get 5 for $6 and they have little holders for them so you cn clip them on to your jeans loop or your handbag.

Persoally I have a few home favoutites including the foaming hand wash.  I have the Black Cherry Merlot in my bathroom (in the photo)  and the Eucalyptus Mint in my kitchen.  The fragrance is strong and lasts for a long time after you’ve washed your hands.

I also love their 3 wick candles and have 2 at the moment (I’d have more but they are heavy to bring back.  They fill my lounge with gorgeous fragrance.   I absolutely love lilac and you don’t see it often as it’s quite a old fashioned flower so when I spotted this I was delighted.  I also have the lilac spray air freshners.

My car even gets a look in with a Scentportable, it clips on to my sun visor and you can get lots of different refills with loads of choice of fragrance, I currently have the Endless Weekend in mine.  The holders are plentiful, I have quoite a plain one but some are fancy and some are bling.

They don’t just do things for the home they have body lotions, body sprays, soaps, so many personal items to make you smell gorgeous as well as your home smelling gorgeous.

So, there’s some of my favourites, I could go on and on but lets hear what you love from this shop – do you have a personal favourite?

Pop over to their website and sign up to their email club as they send special offer coupons etc.  It’s worth looking at their website just to see the gorgeous pictures, they sure do know how make make things look pretty:-  Bath & Body Works

If this is all new to you and you’ve never visited this store and you now decide to visit  when you are in Orlando then do pop back and comment on my post to let me know what you bought.

Happy shopping guys

 

 

What to do in Orlando – Zoo / Aquarium – WILD FLORIDA

What to do in Orlando – Zoo / Aquarium – WILD FLORIDA

WILD FLORIDA

From 1st June 2017 through to end of December Wild Florida are offering all visitors FREE ADMISSION to their Gator and Wildlife Park

This is to celebrate their 7th year od being open.

For details please see their website here:- wildfloridairboats.com/gator-and-wildlife-park/?hsCtaTracking=3add80a4-08d0-4cdc-af5c-e77366cd7b74%7Cdf747bcd-0074-4cf8-809c-091b46040486

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What to do in Florida – Beach days – A Day at the Beach

What to do in Florida – Beach days – A Day at the Beach

Sunset at St Pete’s Beach

We stopped off at Bongo’s Beach Bar :- www.grandplazaflorida.com/dining/bongos for dinner and were lucky enough to be there for sunset.

There are so many beautiful Gulf Coast beaches just over an hour’s drive from Arkvilla

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What to do in Orlando – Day trips – Mount Dora Food Tour

What to do in Orlando – Day trips – Mount Dora Food Tour

I cannot wait to do this food tour next time I visit Florida.

We have done Food Tours in New Orleans and St Augustine and now Mount Dora offer one.

They are fantastic, you learn the history of the place and eat as you go – what’s not to love!!

For information on the tour see the website:- www.mountdoratasteofourtown.com/

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What to do in Orlando – Family days out – Orange Blossom Cannonball Express

What to do in Orlando – Family days out – Orange Blossom Cannonball Express

*On July 16th Take this Train of the Wild West and enjoy a Cowboy Shootout Show*

You can journey back to the days of the Old West by taking this train from Tavares

The Orange Blossom Cannonball heads into no man’s land where danger lurks around every curve.

Climb aboard the famous movie train to journey back to a time of cowboys and desperados, and the lawmen that try to keep them both in line.

This is a 40-minute roundtrip with a show that features a 1907 Wood Burning Steam engine that has been used in such movies as “3:10 to Yuma” and “True Grit.”

*Warning: Passengers may encounter robbers and gunfire along the way. Be careful with your valuables*

See the website for full details:- www.orangeblossomcannonball.com/theme-rides/

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What to do in Orlando – Beach days – Captiva Island

What to do in Orlando – Beach days – Captiva Island

Captiva Island, is situated over a small bridge from the larger Sanibel Island.

The bridge crosses at Turner Beach which is a 5 miles beach full of beautiful shells which these islands are famous for.

We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins one evening when we stopped off to watch the sunset and we also spotted this creature in the shallows (photo attached)

Many people visit for the shells which are in abundance, read all about shelling here:- www.captivaisland.com/shelling.html

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