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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins Who would have imagined that you could visit Antarctica, in perhaps one of the warmest places in the world? Well, prepare yourself because SeaWorld Orlando, brought the ice to Florida!! SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins is an amazing adventure for every member of the family.

The ride offers options: Wild or mild? Going wild is probably OK for most people. Don’t expect high speeds or to travel upside down, even though you’re theoretically at the bottom of the world. And if you’ve had motion-simulator sickness in the past, keep in mind that you won’t be in tight quarters on this SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins ride. There’s room to breathe. We’ve ridden both options and think the mild version is extremely tame.

After the ride is over guests are directed to where the actual penguins are. They are just 10ft away and are playing and swimming behind glass. These wonderful creatures are just out of arms reach and will splash you so watch out and keep those electronics covered.

Summertime will never feel the same again, when you enjoy SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. This adventure of a lifetime will allow you a wonderful, rarely seen glimpse into one of the most beautiful, inspiring, continents in the world. Antarctica is an experience that most of us will never get a chance to entertain; it is a location that is so immense and unfamiliar, that for SeaWorld Orlando to meticulously recreate it is an amazing feat!!

For visitors to become acclimated with the differences in temperature, they have designed a sophisticated system that pulls the moisture from the air and cools the space. That way when they are finally introduced to the extreme, icy, conditions there will be very little discernment! Beside you will be having so much fun you will probably not even notice!

You will enjoy Antarctica’s Empire of the Penguins by looking through the eyes of Puck the Penguin, as you are taken on an invigorating, one of a kind ride through the largest colony of Penguins outside of Antarctica! Just watching these amazing animals will put a smile on your face and give you memories that you will not soon forget.

Even though penguins look a little awkward on land, when they enter the water, it’s a whole other story! It is here they look like little black and white torpedoes shooting to and fro.

You can also listen them conversing with each other, and it has been said that each species has a different voice! Some squeak, some chatter, you might hear honks and squeals, but whatever it is, the noise is fascinating. They are very curious animals and you might even find them coming right up to you to see what you are all about!

People usually have to travel to faraway places to see such exotic animals in their own surroundings, but SeaWorld Orlando has it, so buy your tickets here!

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February 14 is the day for lovers and what better way to show that special someone how much you care than spending a romantic fun time at the Theme Parks and Dinner Shows! Just because you are in the midst of turkey legs, throngs of tourists, daunting queues and double-wide→ Read more

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Orlando Theme Park Choices for Younger Kids

 

Orlando’s famous theme parks have always been a popular, with exciting rides and exceptional entertainment there’s no place better for a family vacation. But if you have younger children, lets, say five years old, however, finding the right park can be tricky. Let’s takes a look at some of Central Florida Theme Parks and highlight a few of the best Orlando Theme Park Choices for Younger Kids.

Orlando Theme Parks SeaWorld Orlando

First up on the list is one of the area’s most educational offerings, SeaWorld Orlando. While it does have amazing thrill rides, it still offers up an excellent blend for young children. SeaWorld Orlando offers a wide range of impressive and colorful marine life. There’s also a number of ‘hands on’ experiences young children can take part in, such as the stingray pools and moving water exhibits. The park’s live shows also provide some fantastic entertainment for the young. Any age group able to appreciate the antics of the park’s sea lions and the impressive killer whale displays.

Legoland Florida

If you’re after something a little more light-hearted, the amazing Legoland Florida Park is well worth a visit. A trip to the park is like taking your child right into the heart of their Lego Play Set. The park’s many Lego displays really sparking the imagination. Attractions for youngsters in the park include the spectacular Miniland USA. Here is  where you can see a wide variety of famous landmarks recreated in Legos. The Duplo Farm is where children can enjoy a variety of rides.  Kids can also enjoy Duplo Playtown; and the fantastic medieval themed Forestman’s Hideout. There is see so much that 5 year-olds and younger can see and do in Legoland.  It makes it one of Orlando’s best choices.

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The popular Disney Magic Kingdom is one of the worlds most famous theme parks. It has something for every age group but a wonderful choice for younger children. Fantasyland is based on Disney’s classic animated films and is the place where children of all ages can step right into a fairy tale. Many of the rides in Fantasyland enjoy no height restrictions and are suitable for younger children. Both the Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan rides being great choices. The park is also famous for its impressive displays, with live parades and evening fireworks proving particular highlights.

Universal Orlando

While Universal Orlando is geared more toward teens and adults there are some really great additions that will attract the younger crowd. If you’re old enough to have fun, you’re old enough for the kids’ adventures at Universal Orlando Resort. You’ll find a number of rides and attractions just right for our younger visitors. At Universal Studios® you’ll find several attractions that bring your children’s favorite films and TV shows to life. They can fly across the stars on the E.T. Adventure®. Crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride™. They can go positively nutty on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster®, a gentle roller coaster perfect for little thrill seekers.

This is just a taste of some of the great parks suitable for young children in Orlando. There are many more to discover. So, next time you’re looking for a family holiday for all ages, make it an Orlando holiday. Make sure to purchase ALL your Discount Theme Park & Attraction Tickets here!

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Universal Orlando Resort has revealed that “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” will officially open on April 6 in Universal Studios Florida. Jimmy himself announce it on his show, that The Tonight Show will be taping here from April 3–6.→ Read more

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In early summer 2017, a first-of-its-kind water theme park will erupt Universal Orlando's Newest Water Park-Volcano Bay. It will be an innovative experience filled with incredible thrills and perfected relaxation.The new water park will be located south of Universal Cabana Bay Resort. The new attraction is scheduled to open May→ Read more

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A world of taste awaits at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Scheduled for this spring and running for an extended nine weeks of chart-topping artists and culinary masterpieces; the popular Tampa Bay food and wine festival returns for it's 3rd year. It is included with any daily admission to→ Read more

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From January 13 through February 20, Epcot is hosting the most colorful, delicious, musical celebration for the arts ever! The Epcot® International Festival of the Arts is everything guests love about the park, rolled into one spectacular event. It will combine visual, culinary and performing arts for six vibrant weekends.→ Read more

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Be a part of Harry Potter™ when Universal Orlando Celebrates Harry Potter 2017.  It’s the only official event where you can celebrate your love for Harry Potter™ and discover more about the Wizarding World. Take part in film talent Q&A sessions, access special panels and demonstrations, and discover many more surprises.

Universal Orlando Celebrates Harry Potter 2017 returns, January 27-29, 2017 for another successful weekend of enjoying everything about the Harry Potter universe. It’s the only official event where you can celebrate your love for Harry Potter™ and discover more about the Wizarding World.

The past few years, fans could experience Q&A’s Sessions with film talent like Michael Gambon, James and Oliver Phelps, and Evanna Lynch.

According to the Universal Orlando website, two of the special guests expected at the celebration are Harry Potter actors Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Warwick Davis (Griphook, Flitwick).

The websites announcement reads:

“At A Celebration of Harry Potter™, you’ll have the chance to see some of your favorite actors from the Harry Potter™ films. Plus, enjoy interactive question and answer sessions with select film talent to discover what it was like to work on one of the most successful franchises in history.

“Creative talent also set to appear at the event includes Nick Dudman, make-up and creature effects designer for the Harry Potter films; Pierre Bohanna, head prop-maker on all of the Harry Potter films; Paul Harris, the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer; Mary GrandPre, famed illustrator for the Harry Potter books; and designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films and of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Set against the backdrop of Universal Orlando’s amazing theme parks, you’ll explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida™. With park-to-park admission, you can even ride the Hogwarts™ Express to travel between both lands.

Dine at the Leaky Cauldron™ and the Three Broomsticks™, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders™, then experience Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and other thrilling attractions.

A Celebration of Harry Potter™ is an unforgettable event where the magic of Harry Potter™ continues, and it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Disney World’s Rope Drop is a famous event that happens each and every single day of the year across the four Disney World theme parks. It is the earliest time of the day that you can get into the parks and gives park guests the opportunity to enter the turnstiles→ Read more

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New Star Wars-Inspired Additions – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Beginning this month, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will have even more to celebrate as favorite Star Wars experiences are updated and new experiences begin in 2017:

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: AWR (Advanced Weapons Research) Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will debut during a new scene in the existing Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away daytime show. AWR Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam.

Star Wars Launch Bay: This location will feature new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Making-of footage can be seen in the attraction’s behind-the-scenes film, “Meet the Makers.” Similar updates can also be found at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland® Park in California.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Voyage changes are coming starting in mid-December, switching back to randomized beginnings (instead of starting each journey on the planet of Jakku) and final destinations.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: This spectacular show will return nightly beginning Dec. 16, 2016 in celebration of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, joining “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” as a second nightly fireworks spectacular at the park through Dec. 31, 2016.

Star Wars Guided Tour: Beginning in 2017, this seven-hour guided tour will be led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide. Guests will blast off on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, get an in-depth, insider’s tour around Launch Bay, and enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items at Backlot Express. 

Plus, Guests age 4-12 will have an opportunity to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. And, the finale of this unforgettable day includes themed sweets and specialty beverages at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which also includes reserved viewing for the show.