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Going to Florida in October-HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEAS?

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Looking for things to do ,places to stay and tickets to buy. Have you been,share your experience with me please :)

Thanks
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#2
natversion1
Dolphin Cove?


lol its called discovery cove, brilliant experience, especially if u have kids, i went when i was really young, thoroughly enjoyed it!
edit: oops obvs nat is talkin bout sumfin else
#3
a little off topic but im going to crete(greece) and does any1 know if they sell absinth
#4
i would recommend all of the theme parks, minus epcot and wet n wild. typhoon laguun was an amazing themepark, massive wavepool! try out blizzard beach also, freefall slide one of the scariest ive ever been on, was at the very top for about 10minutes with my mum deciding whether or not to do it lol......defo go universal studies, "the hulk" ride is voted n01 in the world, also the spiderman 3d ride is quality!......america is my best holiday so far without a doubt.
#5
we had great time - loved all of it went down creeks on those hover thingys - brilliant - loved epcot centre - and the restaurants - i could live for a week on their portions
have a super time:thumbsup:
#6
Going end of September...heard that a mouse called mickey might be worth a visit!!!!

Also my boys can't wiait to go to Kennedy Space Center, shuttle luanch on 8th Oct if you are around.
#7
Plan carefully before you go.

Spend 2 days at theme parks then 1 day somewhere else (e.g. swimming, shopping, Cape Canaveral), then 2 days at theme parks etc etc

The theme parks are great & the queueing is much better than here as they make it into an experience in itself; however you'll get over-tired of the parks & the rides which is why I suggest you take a break.

Go to DisneyWorld, Universal Studios, the water parks, & take time to do a bit of shopping!
#8
October is a lovely time to go, weather nice for little ones as its not too hot.

this company is good for tickets, they are competative, free delivery to the uk and they are real tickets not vouchers that you have to collect :thumbsup:

Discovery cove is fantastic but if its your first trip save it for next time, there is too much to cram in! If its your first time, visit i would visit all the Disney parks (magic kingdom,epcot, mgm, animal kingdom) If you have older children Universal is great but there is not many rides for toddlers. If you like designer clothes and shopping then prime outlets is great especially as the dollar is so good, i always take an extra suitcase :whistling:

My little ones love Dennys for breakfast, we have not been this year as we have a newborn and the only thing my eldest complained about is not having a Dennys breakfast :?

Like someone else said it is a tiring holiday and if you don't have breaks; by the time you get home you will need another holiday :thumbsup: We do 2/3 days parks 1 day waterpark/pool/shopping.


Have fun, i am so-ooo jealous
#9
ideas eh?....
well thaks to Sean Locke on 8 out of 10 cats last week, i'm currently working on a prototype for his idea of a talking cat that knows secrets.........



oh - you meant ideas for things to do in Florida - didn't you! - As above - do the theme parks - Aerosmith Rock and Rollercoaster, Incredible Hulk and Twilight Zone tower of terror are absolute musts. Do breakfast at one of the Ponderosa restaurants - they're fab!

No one steal my thunder with the talking cat idea now!
#10
jayhab
ideas eh?....
well thaks to Sean Locke on 8 out of 10 cats last week, i'm currently working on a prototype for his idea of a talking cat that knows secrets.........



oh - you meant ideas for things to do in Florida - didn't you! - As above - do the theme parks - Aerosmith Rock and Rollercoaster, Incredible Hulk and Twilight Zone tower of terror are absolute musts. Do breakfast at one of the Ponderosa restaurants - they're fab!

No one steal my thunder with the talking cat idea now!


A talking cat you say? hmmm.....:idea:
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bigbob909
a little off topic but im going to crete(greece) and does any1 know if they sell absinth


Yes i am pretty sure they do, i preferred the local drink Ouzo though, it was a bit easy to drink than Absynthe! What part are you going to? I was in a little village near Hersonissos called Piskpiano a few years back. Really enjoyed it, it's a beautiful country.
#12
looking into visiting bush gardens, go on shikera! its fantastic
#13
biff
Yes i am pretty sure they do, i preferred the local drink Ouzo though, it was a bit easy to drink than Absynthe! What part are you going to? I was in a little village near Hersonissos called Piskpiano a few years back. Really enjoyed it, it's a beautiful country.


dont know where im going in crete

the absinth is to bring back over here cos i dont think i will be drinking that with my parents around
#14
If you have girls who like the Princesses make sure you book a meal (before you go) at Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. We went in April and it is a truly magical experience. Also, I think Universal is good if you have boys, we went with my sister and her 2 boys age 9 & 12 and they absolutely loved it yet our girls ages 3 and 7 weren't that fussed and even myself and hubby said we probably wouldn't go again so in my opinion depends on who is in your family.

We stayed at Hawthorn Suites in Lake Buena Vista and I can thoroughly recommend it, also agree that if you are only planning to go once then Discovery Cove is a must, but get it booked now as you might still have a problem getting in as it books up really quick.

You'll have a great time, as mentioned before though, try and do a couple of days in the parks and then have a day by the pool or swimming, especially Typhoon Lagoon, as you and the kids will be absolutely pooped.

Oh, and don't expect to come back from holiday all refreshed, you'll probably feel more exhausted than when you went but you'll have had the best time!!!
#15
natversion1;2489858
A talking cat you say? hmmm.....:idea:

yes..... that also knows secrets! :thumbsup:
#16
jayhab
yes..... that also knows secrets! :thumbsup:


Ok just finished a prototype one off to dragons den now! :whistling:
#17
Thanks Alot For All Your Help :)
#18
natversion1;2490015
Ok just finished a prototype one off to dragons den now! :whistling:

You finished the prototype - get real - you can't have even started the R&D yet? :x
#19
mitchdeals1;2490018
Thanks Alot For All Your Help :)

No problem but keep away from MY talking cat idea - same goes for you Nat!
#20
jayhab
No problem but keep away from MY talking cat idea - same goes for you Nat!


ur idea

i think you will find i told sean locke about it and he stole it from me
#21
bigbob909;2490079
your idea?

i think you will find i told sean locke about it and he stole it from me


ahhhh! - but I now own the patent! :whistling:
#22
we went to Aquatica, the new water park, and it was amazing, much much better than the disney water parks,
which I think have started to become a bit shabby?
Try if you can to have dinner with the sharks at seaworld, we booked the day we were there and had no problem. the kids loved it, massive potions of food and quite reasonable.
One thing I did notice was when you eat at the resorts where the menu/buffet is fixed price children over the age of 9yrs get charged adult price, and still are given the childrens menu?
If you are able to pass your child off as 9yrs I doubt anyone will question that. ( obviously must be close to 9 yrs, I don't mean 15yr olds)
Have a fab time, try and get hold of the brit guide to orlando, book by simon & susan veness, lots of helpfull tips and advice.
#23
jayhab
ahhhh! - but I now own the patent! :whistling:


I'll just develop a talking dog which we all know is the next step up from a cat, mwahahahahahaha :w00t:
#24
natversion1;2490227
I'll just develop a talking dog which we all know is the next step up from a cat, mwahahahahahaha :w00t:

A talking Dog! - I like it! - make sure it can whisper though - otherwise the secrets will be heard by everyone!
#25
jayhab
A talking Dog! - I like it! - make sure it can whisper though - otherwise the secrets will be heard by everyone!


Project Scooby is underway :thumbsup:
#26
we went 2 years ago and going again in October too! Staying in a villa near Kissimee.
OH loved Kennedy but wasnt my cup of tea to be honest, Busch gardens, Universal, Islands of Adventure were all amazing and make sure you have an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at the Ponderosa, amazing value for money!
#27
if you get the time stay at coco beach for a few days it's only a short drive from the Kennedy space center
and it's great place to relax or go wild whatever you fancy.
#28
Join The Dibb forums. It's a great place for Florida related info.

Personally, I always shop around for the best ticket prices before buying from Attraction Tickets Direct using their pricematch policy.
We were there in April and are going back in October. Can't wait.:)
#29
When I was there a (good) few years ago we went somewhere that was like a mini New Orleans, I'm sure it was called Rose St but I can't find any mention of it so it can't be that. It was more for adults with the bars and musoc etc. There is one bar thats apparently famous were you get a cocktail that is set alight and if you can drink it you get to keep the glass with the name of the bar on it. Really great carnival atmosphere there,

Learnt how to water ski there and OMG the buffets are out of this world!!!
#30
I think you're thinking of church street station (or something like that) in dowontown orlando. We went to it in 1989 but on more recent visits including April this year, there's no mention of it so I'm wondering if it's closed down.
1 Like #31
without a doubt the most amazing holiday...
UNiversal flexiticket for around £120 (£99 for child) get you unlimited access to universal.seaworld,aquatica,islands of adventure ( and for an extra £20 it gets you free transportation and entry into busch gardens in tampa)

Disney do a 14 day all park pass for about £170 (150 child) wich includes all their parks and water parks so you can visit as many as you like in one day.

if you dont have car hire stay on international drive as it is easy to get around using the i-ride trolley and the Lynx bus can get you to disney or the Florida mall.

youve got to eat at the Olive Garden if you get a chance .....outstanding!!!

anyhoo....have fun
#32
Annie1508
I think you're thinking of church street station (or something like that) in dowontown orlando. We went to it in 1989 but on more recent visits including April this year, there's no mention of it so I'm wondering if it's closed down.


That was it, thanks for that. Such a shame if it's not there now.

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