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How to do Disney in the time of COVID-19

Disney theme parks have now reopened following lockdown, but with some new procedures and rules in place.  We talk you through what you need to do now to enjoy some Disney magic.   The main difference you’ll notice at the Disney parks is the lack of the usual crowds.  Disney has put in place some strict social distancing measures that limit the number of guests.   Regulations affect: the total...

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Christmas in Orlando

Spend the most magical time of year in the most magical place on earth.  Disney World isn’t the only attraction in Central Florida that puts on a show at Christmas.  Here’s our pick of the best attractions this Christmas in Orlando.   You can celebrate the holidays in all four of the Disney World Parks. There are also plenty of special events at Universal’s two Orlando Parks. Read on for...

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It Was All Started by a Mouse

Mickey Mouse has been a prominent feature in the Walt Disney company’s Orlando theme parks since they first opened in the 1970s.  Here are some of our favourite Mouse facts. Walt Disney famously commented, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” Today, Walt Disney World is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with average annual...

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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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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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A Pokémon Go Quest at Disney Springs

Have you tried Pokémon Go! yet? I have to admit an interest here: I’m slightly addicted! For me, the opportunity to go hunting Pokémon somewhere new has put a whole new spin on vacations… Here’s what happened when the Ellis team ventured out to Disney Springs, phone in hand… It started out as a new way to get myself moving. Walking around hunting Pokémon surely has to be a low-impact,...

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10 Top Events In and Around Orlando this July

July 2016 is a great month to… 1. Celebrate Independence Day by seeing the fireworks   They say that you see the true measure of a person’s character in times of need.  If that’s so, this last month has shown just what an amazing city Orlando is.  Which is all the more reason to celebrate this great nation on the Fourth of July.  There are events all over Central Florida...

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10 great events in and around Orlando this May

1  Taste at i-Drive 360 Fancy tasting the best of no less than nine Orlando restaurants underneath the impressive vistas of the Orlando Eye?  Taste at the Eye is an opportunity to do just that while raising money for a good cause.  Tickets cost $40 on the door and doors open at 2pm this Sunday, May 1.  As well as tastings from 9 restaurants ticketholders also get discounts on attractions:...

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