Monday, March 30, 2009

Universal Orlando Resort Media Site - News Releases

Add a little touch of Hawaii to your Orlando vacation at Universal Orlando Resorts Lowes Royal Pacific. Found at Universal Orlando News Releases 

Universal Orlando Resort Media Site - News Releases

March 29 – Disney increases Fantasmic performances - DoingFlorida

Found at Doing Florida Forums. Fantasmic gets an extra show over Easter 2009

March 29 – Disney increases Fantasmic performances - DoingFlorida

North to the Future – Alaska with Denali Tours

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Travel the Alaskan Wilderness by car, rail or motor coach on guided tours that will show you the heart stopping scenery of this majestic natural wonderland.
Their Back Country Adventure, the Lodge and Cabins are a treat for all visitors.
Tours and Cruises to all of Alaska's National Parks are also offered.
Come to Alaska with Denali Tours.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easter in Orlando

If you are lucky enough to be in Orlando at the Spring break and Easter, here are a few Orlando Area Easter Events that are taking place.

Flamingo Gardens is holding an orchid show and sale, Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th 2009 at the 60 acre botanical gardens. There are native wildlife exhibits with panthers, bobcats, otters, and alligators. An aviary, with birds of prey, golden and bald eagles. Don’t forget your camera because the Easter bunny will be there.

More info at

At Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival they are holding many events and activities including, discovering how you can create an easy environmentally friendly garden. ‘Green Garden’ found adjacent to the Morocco Pavilion.

March 18, 2009-May31, 2009

More information at


Some of the Disney hotels offer egg hunts, etc to their guests. If you are staying at a Disney hotel, enquire at the front desk when you arrive.

Religious services are held on Easter Sunday in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass is held at 8:00 am and 10:15 am. A Protestant service is held at 9:00 am.

You are not allowed to park at the Contemporary for these services.

You need to either take a monorail or a boat to the Contemporary Resort.

Some Hotels will be laying on special Easter egg events, check with your Hotel for information.

The Nickelodeon Family Suites is holding an EGGstravaganza in the Mall with Nickelodeon Characters giving out candy and toy-filled Easter Eggs. It is free and open to the public.
Happening on April 12, 2009.

More info at

If you want to spend time at the beach, just a short drive away is the wonderful Cocoa beach where ‘Ron Jon Surf Shop’ has an annual Easter tradition where some of the world’s best surfers compete at the Cocoa Beach Pier. This year’s festival features prizes from all ages and genders, including a $5,000 Men’s Longboard Pro/Am, Women’s $1,000 Longboard Pro/Am and a $500 Amateur Shortboard Competition for both boys and girls.

More info at

Look out for Easter Bunnies in Shopping Malls although the Malls may be closed Easter Sunday.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Orlando Weather update…

Check out the latest Orlando Weather Information Post on our Orlando Weather Blog…

Thinking about Australia…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Space Shuttle STS-119 date set…

A date is set for Discovery to set sail as STS-119 to the International Space Station.
More here at our Orlando Space Blog -

Monday, March 9, 2009

It is a great time to buy a home in Orlando!

The Barnes Team are here to help walk you through the home buying process.
Thinking about selling? There is a lot of information about the housing market. Allow us to provide you a local perspective of the housing market in your area.
Whether buying or selling, we look forward to making your dreams a reality!
Vanessa and Jaime Barnes, Realtors
Keller Williams Realty

Sunday, March 8, 2009

US Daylight Saving begins

ujackThe second Sunday in March 2009 has happened so, in the US, clocks have sprung forward by 1 Earth hour. More info over on the British Visitor Blog -

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Space Shuttle delays

Space Shuttle STS-119 Flow Control Valves woes.
If you want to see the valves that all this kerfuffle is about… Check out this page - Second item.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009



Here are a few music events that are happening around the Orlando area

VENUE: House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

EVENT: Willie Nelson with Jamey Johnson

DATE: 13th March 2009



VENUE: Orange County Convention Centre

EVENT: National Philharmonic of Russia

DATE: 4th April 2009



VENUE: The Hard Rock Café Universal Drive

EVENT: Cheech and Chong




VENUE: Tiedtke Concert Hall

EVENT: Carnival of the Animals /Fred Rogers Family Series

DATE: 25th April 2009



VENUE: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

EVENT: Orlando Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet / With Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

DATE: Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd 2009