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10 Must-Try Universal Orlando Hacks

If you are planning a trip to Universal Studios Orlando during your stay in Florida, you need to read these 10 Universal Orlando tips before you go. We’ve pulled together some amazing hacks for you. Universal Orlando features three amazing theme parks — Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Volcano Bay water theme park — it offers days and nights of endless fun for every member of...

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Vacation Home versus Hotel?

There are so many reasons for choosing to stay at your own vacation home instead of an expensive resort hotel… here are some of our favourites! The pool doesn’t close No need to rush back from the park… the pool isn’t going to close. We don’t have a dress code Whatever you’re up to, you can relax in comfort!  Read the story of our guests who ran ToughMudder here. So...

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Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2017 Menus

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know how highly I rate Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival – a not-to-be-missed event if you are staying in or around Orlando between September and November. This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever – as we can see from the new menus Disney has recently released. Beginning on August 31 and running until...

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Off to the Beach

Florida’s beaches are consistently named among the best in the world.  Although there are no beaches in landlocked Orlando, it is easily possible to make a day trip to either the Atlantic coast or the more sheltered Gulf Coast.   Atlantic Coast Beaches The Atlantic Coast beaches are the closest to Orlando, at just over an hour’s drive away.  The wide stretches of sand buffeted by Atlantic waves might not...

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What is Coming in 2017

We look forward to what is coming our way in Orlando and its theme parks in 2017. 2016 was a phenomenally exciting year in the Orlando theme parks. Big new launches included: • the superfast and twisty Mako rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando • Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure • A spellbinding new Frozen Ever After ride at Disney’s Epcot World Showcase’s Norwegian Pavilion (complete with...

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Disney on Wheels

We are incredibly lucky here at Ellis Exclusive Villas to work with such a fantastic bunch of home owners. In this week’s blog, we speak with Pierre, one of the home owners to most recently join us. How did you end up buying a property in Orlando? We first went to Florida in 2001. We were living in Canada at the time and a friend lent us his house in Kissimmee....

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Our Favourite Holiday Celebrations in Orlando

Nowhere beats Orlando for Holiday fun.  Here’s the Ellis Exclusive Villas list of three of our favourite Orlando Christmas institutions. Now Snowing at Celebration Those who read this blog regularly will know that I’m a big fan of the pretty town of Celebration. It is a really attractive town to wander around all year round, but it really goes the extra mile during the Holidays. You can have your photo...

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When is the best month to visit Orlando? Delightful December

The holidays are here!  What a wonderful time of year!  And, for Disney fans, there is nowhere better to celebrate the holidays than Walt Disney World Orlando. There are plenty of other wonderful events happening across the Central Florida area too, so don’t think it is all mouse ears… you can seek out Christmas carollers and even snow in Florida if you know where to look! Here’s the Ellis Exclusive...

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A Day Out at Gatorland

Fresh from our day out at Mount Dora, the Ellis team has been investigating other great value days out in the Orlando area. One of our favourite day trips is Gatorland – a park dedicated to one of Florida’s most famous natives. At just $27 for an adult ticket, during a day at Gatorland you can be sure of getting a lot of fun for your dollar. Getting there Gatorland...

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Tickets for Volcano Bay on Sale Now

Universal Orlando has just released a new preview of its forthcoming Volcano Bay water park, due to open in Summer 2017, timed to coincide with tickets going on sale. The park is still being built, so the film is CGI but does give some clear ideas about what guests can expect from visits to the park when it opens in June 2017. As well as the towering 200ft-tall “volcano” that...

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