Make Some Magic At Disney World

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In November of 1963, Walt Disney began scouting for new areas to build another theme park, purchased 22,443 acres of land near Orlando, Florida, and began developing what would become Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World’s opening day was October 1, 1971; five years after lung cancer took Walt’s life. During the opening ceremony, Walt’s brother Roy O. Disney is quoted as saying, “Everyone has heard of Ford cars. But have they all heard of Henry Ford, who started it all? Walt Disney World is in memory of the man who started it all, so people will know his name as long as Walt Disney World is here.”

Since the launch of Walt Disney World, it has been visited by millions of families, each looking to share in Walt’s special brand of magic. The resort is comprised of many lodges, spas, and resorts, and even boasts a wedding pavilion for a truly special wedding everyone will remember.

When visiting the Magic Kingdom theme park, a person can choose from several areas of fun; Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Main Street, U.S.A., and Tomorrowland. Within these areas visitors can experience attractions such as the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster, Jungle Cruise, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It’s A Small World, and the Mad Tea Party, Splash Mountain, the Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted Mansion. And Disney World tickets can be booked in advance in the UK before you go on your trip.

Dining options include restaurants such as Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, and Pinocchio Village Haus.

Not to be missed at Epcot is the World Showcase. Featured countries include Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Other attractions include the Test Track racecars, the Seas with Nemo and Friends, Soarin’, and Mission: Space.

Dining options include Les Chefs de France, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Sunshine Season Food Fair, Liberty Inn, and Restaurant Marrakesh.

Movie buffs will love Disney’s Hollywood Studios and attractions like Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” movie set adventure.

Dining options include Pizza Planet, Starring Rolls Cafe, 50′s Prime Time Cafe, and Hollywood & Vine.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is another large park within the resort featuring separate adventure areas including: Africa, Asia, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Dinoland, U.S.A., Discovery Island, Oasis, and Rafiki’s Planet Watch. (Remember you gain access to all this when you book Orlando attraction tickets online before you go, meaning it is great value for money.)

Must see attractions include, the Affection Section petting zoo, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Maharaja Jungle Trek, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, and the Tree of Life.

For dining, the park offers a wide array of choices including Flame Tree Barbeque, Pizzafari, Yak & Yeti Forest Foods Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, and Tusker House Restaurant.

The resort also boasts two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Both parks offer lots of activities for families who want to get wet and wild while on vacation. There are waterslides, surf pools with six-foot waves, snorkeling with real sharks, toboggan rides, and raft rides.

Visiting Hong Kong & Singapore

Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-09-2011

Hong Kong
Located along the coastline of Southern China, the city-state of Hong Kong is one of the most populated locales in the world. Additional land, known as Hong Kong island, is separated from the mainland by Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong is renowned for its memorable skyline. Hot and humid summer months give way to mild winters. Local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Chinese and English are spoken throughout the area.

As of September 2011, visitors do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (discoverhongkong.com) has additional information on entry requirements. Guests are reminded that a separate visa is required for travel into mainland China so keep that in mind when you are booking Hong Kong holidays.

Visitors enjoy numerous festivals, plentiful beaches and access to well-maintained, public swimming pools. Additional popular outdoor activities include sailing, hiking and camping. Victoria Peak offers expansive city views. Mahjong, horse racing and football betting can always be found. Ocean Park, well-known historical sites and shopping centers are located on Hong Kong island.

For a memorable experience, book a room at the Peninsula Hong Kong. The oldest surviving hotel in the area has a retail center featuring goods from Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Specially designed Rolls Royce vehicles stand ready to transport hotel guests.

Singapore
A total of 63 islands make up the city-state of Singapore, situated in the Southern region of the Malay Peninsula. Five million people reside in the area, with a little over half being natives. As of September 2011, visas are not required for entry. The Singapore Tourism Board (your singapore.com) lists additional requirements. Local currency is the Singapore dollar (SGD). English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil and spoken all over. Local foods have an international flair.

Constant tropical temperatures allow visitors to enjoy surfing and scuba diving, but ice skating and snow skiing are also available in an indoor snow center. A large number of golf courses are available in the area. Gambling and mahjong are popular pastimes, with multiple venues available for legal betting. Large cinemas are available for movie viewing, but take note of rating system differences. R21 features are strictly for people over 21 years of age. Open-air, public swimming pools are popular with locals and visitors, providing ample opportunities for socializing. Some are part of sports complexes equipped with tennis courts and gyms. Spas have become increasingly popular in the area.

Popular sites include historical buildings in the Bras Basah area. Wildlife attractions include the Singapore Zoo and Bukit Tamah Nature Reserve. Shopping malls provide plentiful shopping opportunities if you are booking holidays to Singapore.

For an unforgettable experience, book a stay at Raffles Singapore Hotel (raffles.com). Equipped with a spa and shopping area, Raffles has been mentioned in works written by Rudyard Kipling. Guests are in close proximity to the financial districts and Singapore Convention Center.