Theme Parks & Local Attractions in Florida

Theme Park Tickets

We use either or for our park tickets. We buy online before travelling. [More]

Getting Around

Sat nav is the easy answer but it can be expensive to hire. You can buy a sat nav for the USA online and that may work out cheaper. If you have no sat nav and you are going to the main attractions there are countless maps available which will make getting around easy. However, if you want to travel a bit further you may need some help. Click on 'Visit' to link to a website that will assist you in obtaining directions. You will require the following information - The house address is 320 North Hampton Drive. The City is Davenport. The State is 'Fl' and the Zip Code is 33897. Once you have your step by step directions and your map you can print them off. Please note that you have to be very specific about your exact destination.  [More]

Walt Disney World Resort  

Disney Magic Kingdom Theme ParkDisney Epcot Theme ParkDisney Hollywood Studios Theme ParkDisney Animal Kingdom Theme ParkDisney Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Magic Kingdom – A favourite with both young and young-at-heart. Over 40 amazing attractions in 7 lands. Meet all your favourite characters, watch the shows, enjoy the thrill of the 3 famous mountains – Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space mountain, and much more. Complete a wonderful day by watching the stunning firework display against the backdrop of the castle. [More]
  • Epcot – This park not only has fantastic rides located in Future World, with the ever popular Test Track, but some newer thrills like Mission: Space and Soarin’. Wander around the lake and you can sample cultures from 11 countries in the World Showcase. Before leaving watch the spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. [More]
  • Disney's Holywood Studios – Just a fantastic day out. So many thrilling rides, Broadway style shows, and backstage action. A must see is the new Lights, Motors Action Extreme Stunt Show, and the Fantasmic firework extravaganza. [More]
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 5 lands containing over 20 attractions, including the Kilimanjaro Safari, live entertainment, Disney characters, and much more.  [More]
  • Disney’s Water Parks – From the sedate to the extreme adrenaline rush. The 2 very different parks Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon have something for everyone. Or just relax and sunbathe.
  • Downtown Disney – Something a little different. Shops, entertainment and many restaurants and attractions. Party at night and watch the incredible feats performed at the Cirque du Soleil show, La Nouba. [More]

Universal Orlando Resort  

Comprising 2 amazing theme parks connected by a dining and entertainment complex. Leave your car in one of the multi-story car parks and a series of walkways and escalators takes you to the entrance area.

  • Universal Orlando ResortCity Walk – With themed restaurants, night clubs, live entertainment, bars, and unique shops. Sample the atmosphere of the world’s largest Hard Rock Café. This area allows easy access to the 2 theme parks adjoining. [More]
  • Universal’s Island of Adventure – Full of thrills and excitement. Take a journey through the 5 uniquely-themed islands. There is something for all ages from white knuckle rides for the teenagers to the more gentle attractions of “Seuss Landing” for the little ones. [More]
  • Universal Studios – Jump right into the action. Experience at first hand the thrills and spills of all of your favourite movies.  [More]

Seaworld Orlando 

SeaWorld Orlando Theme ParkA day is never going to be enough. Feed and touch the dolphins. Count the teeth on a shark, and come face-to-face with polar bears. Get absolutely drenched by Shamu the killer whale, and sit with awe watching the creatures perform live shows. Try the Kraken if you dare. [More]

Discovery Cove 

Discovery Cove Orlando Theme ParkDiscovery Cove is just across the street from Seaworld. An altogether different experience. Relaxed. Indulgent. No crowds, No barriers, No queues. Swim with dolphins, wade with rays, snorkel with tropical fish and come eye-to-eye with sharks and barracudas. Relax and sunbathe. A day truly in paradise. You even get a gourmet meal. [More]

Wet’n Wild 

Wet 'n Wild OrlandoNow Closed. [More]

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 

Busch Gardens ParkThis is well worth the effort of driving to the west coast of Florida. After you’ve been once you’ll want to come back time and time again. Features an unparalleled combination of world-class thrill rides, including Sheikra - a vertical drop roller coaster, scenic animal habitats and highly acclaimed shows. [More]

Kennedy Space Centre 

NASA LogoAn amazing place to visit. Awesome exhibits, IMAX shows, tours around Cape Canaveral, and even dine with the atronauts. Not so much a park as an experience. [More]


If you like shopping then Orlando is the place to be. From small exclusive shops to large shopping malls. Try the Premium Outlets at Lake Buena Vista, or a wide selection of designer shops along International Drive. Even the large supermarkets like Wal-Mart have an extensive range of clothes and other articles.

Aquatica Water Park

Situated on the other side of International Drive from Seaworld. It can be as relaxing or fun filled as you want it to be. [More]

Guide to Floridas Golf Courses

Florida is said by many to be the golfing capital of the world with the ability to play fantastic courses in great weather 52 weeks of the year. This link will allow you to search for the courses of your choice and give you a map to find them. You will be able to view course websites and plan your golfing itinerary. [More]

Ten Best

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Wildlife and Countryside 

If you want a break from the theme parks then why not try out one of the Florida State Parks. Some are within an hours drive of the villa and several are just over an hour away. The parks are great for walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving etc and many have organised tours. Click on 'More' for an insight into some of the fantastic state parks that Florida has to offer. [More]

Florida Weather Reports 

Weather Data, weather forecast maps, and satellite weather views are Updated Every 8 Minutes. Florida live weather cams, every 2 Minutes. [More]

There are many other attractions and activities which are worth considering. Together this destination provides something for everybody. We wish you an enjoyable holiday. An experience of a lifetime, one which will urge you to want to come back, time and time again.  

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  • Sleeps up to 10 people
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Fully Air Conditioned
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  We have just returned home having had a wonderful holiday and celebrating my birthday. The villa is fantastic and was the perfect base for 6 adults and 2 children. Nothing was too much trouble for Derek and Karen before and during our stay. Looking forward to the next visit.

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