July 9, 2010
Beat the heat during summer 2010 and cool off at one of the Orlando area’s state-of-the-art water parks, where you can barrel down a thrilling waterslide, take a whitewater rafting adventure, snorkel through a colorful reef full of exotic fish, body surf in one of the world’s largest wave pools and interact with dolphins, sharks and stingrays.
Billed as the “ Coolest Water Park in Central Florida,” Disney’s Blizzard Beach boasts nearly two dozen waterslides – all centered around 220-foot-tall Mount Gushmore! Highlights of Disney’s Blizzard Beach include the twisting flumes of the Runoff Rapids tube run, Snow Stormers racing slides, Cross Country Creek river ride, Melt-Away Bay wave pool, Downhill Double Dipper racing slides, Summit Plummet free-fall slide, Teamboat Springs raft ride, Mount Gushmore Chair Lift, Tike’s Peak children’s water play area and Ski Patrol Training Camp.
According to Disney World legend, a freak storm dumped a ship high atop Mount Mayday and created Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in the process! In addition to a Shark Reef, Surf Pool and Humunga Kowabunga speed slides, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon features the Ketchakiddee Creek children’s water play area; Storm Slides; Keelhaul Falls, Gangplank Falls and Mayday Falls tube runs; Castaway Creek lazy river ride; and a Sandy White Beach, the perfect spot to enjoy some relaxation in the sun.
From thrilling waterslides to relaxing river rides to children’s water play areas, Wet ‘n Wild Water Park has something for everyone! Nestled in the heart of world-famous International Drive, Wet ‘n Wild is known as “ America’s most exhilarating water park.” The truly adventurous will want to experience Wet ‘n Wild’s “extreme slides” such as “The Blast,” “Der Stuka” and “The Storm,” as well as “Brain Wash” (which features a 53-foot vertical drop) and the Disco H20 raft adventure.
Spend a day in a tropical paradise at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld Orlando’s sister theme park, which allows visitors to interact with bottlenose dolphins, sharks, barracuda and stingrays, as well as snorkel through a colorful reef full of exotic fish. Float down a river through waterfalls and lush landscaping, feed hundreds of tropical birds and relax on a white-sand beach overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Attendance at Discovery Cove is limited to 1,000 guests a day, so it is never crowded. Note: Reservations are required for Discovery Cove.
In addition, SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica opened along International Drive in the spring of 2008. The sister theme park of SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove, SeaWorld Aquatica boasts 36 thrilling waterslides, side-by-side wave pools, raft rides, more than 80,000 square feet of white-sand beach, and six rivers and lagoons. SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica’s signature attraction is the 300-foot-long waterslide, which features a clear tube that will plunge riders down a 42-foot drop and through a crystal-clear lagoon full of black-and-white Commerson’s Dolphins.
With state-of-the-art water parks and world-class theme parks, Orlando is the ideal destination for family vacations this summer. And if you are seeking great deals on comfortable accommodations that provide convenient access to world-class theme parks and attractions, check out Westgate Resorts, which offers a variety of Orlando area properties, including Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Palace, Westgate Towers, Westgate Palace, Westgate Town Center and Westgate Leisure Resort. For more information about Westgate Resorts, call (800) 864-1645 or visit www.westgatedestinations.com.
April 29, 2010
Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is a lush, tropical lakefront paradise that lies just 2 miles from Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld®, and 8 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort. Onsite amenities at Westgate Lakes include the award-winning Westgate Smokehouse Grill, the world-class Serenity Spa by Westgate, seven heated swimming pools, fitness center, children’s wading pools and hot tubs, lakeside marina and dock, Sid’s Deli and Pizza Hut Express , 24-hour front desk & security and business center. For more information about Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, visit www.wglakes.com.
April 16, 2010
February 24, 2010
SeaWorld Orlando has released its concert schedule for 2010 Viva La Musica, which will feature “Hot, Latin Music and Authentic Cuisine!” Entertainers scheduled to appear at 2010 Viva La Musica are Victor Manuelle (Saturday, March 6, 2010), Oscar D’Leon (Saturday, March 13, 2010), Sergio Vargas (Saturday, March 20, 2010) and Grupomania (Saturday, March 27, 2010). The festival starts at 12 PM and the concerts begin at 4 PM. 2010 Viva La Musica is included with theme park admission. Don’t miss it!
February 1, 2010
The 2010 Bands, Brew & BBQ Music Festival will take place at SeaWorld Orlando in February featuring great food, ice-cold beer and a stellar lineup of entertainment that includes LeAnn Rimes (February 6), Montgomery Gentry (February 13), John Rich of Big and Rich (February 20) and Yes (February 27). The festival starts at 11:30 AM and concerts start at 4 PM. The Bands, Brew & BBQ Music Festival is included with park admission.
January 27, 2010
Omaka Rocka, a new high-speed tube ride with near-vertical thrills, will make its debut at Aquatica in March 2010. The half-pipe element of Omaka Rocka will provide near weightlessness, according to reports. There will be no height restriction for Omaka Rocka.
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