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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
If your looking to get to Europe for the holiday season on the Dreamliner cheap, this deal is too good to pass up. From Brussels, it's normally pretty cheap to get to Paris,London or Amsterdam.
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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
Great price! Even for a week long getaway.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

GarryRF ·
The Harry Potter collection has also boosted the number of younger folks that are reading books. That's got to be a bonus ! Kids here in the UK say there's so much more detail in the books than the films. Got to be better than "Blob dodging" on a computer screen !
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
I agree...and I thank you for a wonderful phrase and image: "blob dodging!"
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Re: Behind the Rides: Orlando leads U.S. in visits and low-wage jobs

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not sure if an employee working in tourism in NYC would have a higher quality of life even if paid more. Orlando at least is cheap. Also many folks in the tourist trade make a lot of their earnings from tips which rarely are fully reported as income. So I never know what to make of studies like this
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Re: Megabus adds new Orlando routes...and $1 fare for 1st 2 weeks

Travel Rob ·
The Florida routes are now quite popular so thanks for the heads up on the opening prices. Really glad to see Tallahassee and Miami added.
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting piece, Paul. I believe that both are actually drawing more people than Paris (France) is as well. I don't see much of an overlap in the target populations these cities draw from. Orlando is very clearly family-oriented, with multiple theme parks. More of a budget destination, although with admissions at the parks being what they are, not that cheap anymore. New York City a big cosmopolitan attraction. Most folks would consider it too expensive for "family travel".
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
I think Orlando is a big pull for overseas travelers as well, which bodes well for them. Length of stay is an issue, especially, for New York; I think we get people on a shorter stay because of the cost. For overseas travelers, I think NY and Orlando are often both on the agenda, based on the questions I used to see on other boards!
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Emirates adds Orlando; more fuel on Open Skies fire?

PHeymont ·
Emirates, the largest of the Gulf carriers, has announced it will start a daily flight between Dubai and Orlando, starting September 1, using a B777.   The expansion comes at a time U.S. carriers are lobbying hard for limits on expansion into the...
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Orlando Breaks 62 Million Visitor Mark

Travel Rob ·
            Wikimedia Commons: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida/Author Visitor7   Visit Orlando, announced today that Orlando  ,had more than 62 million visitors in 2014....
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JetBlue's boutique hotel: Sorry! No vacancy for you!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue, which has its training center ("JetBlue University") in Orlando, along with some operations and maintenance centers, has now opened its own 196-room boutique hotel with all the amenities, from pool to gym to good food.   But it's not...
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It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

PHeymont ·
The extended Harry Potter theme park Universal opened in Orlando last summer has boosted Universal's take on the park business by 38%. When the new attraction opened, lines up to 7 hours long waited for their turn.  MORE
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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Universal Studios Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares a fun visit to Orlando's Universal Studios, proving it's not just for kids!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 12, 2013: Disney MGM Studios, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
 Walt Disney was an amazing genius!  Among his many great creations -- Mickey Mouse, family oriented entertainment, theme parks -- he'll likely be most remembered for his films.  Among the earliest and best of these was "Fantasia",...
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Orlando gets ready for even more visitors

PHeymont ·
Orlando's preparing for the ever-proliferating line of visitors to the ever-proliferating line of theme parks and other attractions in the area—the board of Orlando International has voted on a nearly $2 billion plan to add a new south terminal...
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Hi-speed rail to connect Miami, Orlando

PHeymont ·
With stations already under construction, a new rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando is on track for a 2017 launch, with trains that will provide airline-style amenities without the airport hassle.   The new...
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Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
  The Flight Deal Website  posted a great deal from Miami to Brussels round trip for $324 on JetAirFly. The price is also good for Orlando to Brussels for some dates in November and December.This flight includes meals and 20kg of luggage....
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Dec. 4, 2017: Epcot, Walt Disney World

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us Disney's beautiful Epcot
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Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
Samantha takes a luxurious break at a resort hotel.
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Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
New York City hit a record high of over 54 million visitors last year—but it wasn't enough to keep Mickey's hometown of Orlando from becoming the No. 1-visited U.S. city with 4 million more. New York has a lot of attractions, but lacks...
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Megabus adds new Orlando routes...and $1 fare for 1st 2 weeks

PHeymont ·
Megabus is expanding its Florida coverage with routes that connect Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa to Orlando. The low-cost bus carrier already has Orlando routes to Gainesville, Jacksonville and Atlanta.   Fare on the new routes will be $1+$1.50...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
    Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, is a fun and exciting family destination; However, although Universal Studios does offer activities for children of all ages, it is my opinion that the majority of this vacation destination caters to...
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Behind the Rides: Orlando leads U.S. in visits and low-wage jobs

PHeymont ·
Orlando last year passed New York as the world's and nation's top tourist city, but it also has the lowest median pay of the top 50 U.S. cities, with many of the theme park employees among those living at or below the poverty line, according to...
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Where Canadians Travel Most

PHeymont ·
REPAIRED LINK! A new Hotels.com ranking shows London and Paris have pushed former #3 vacation spot Orlando down to #5. New York and Las Vegas swapped spots at the top, with NY #1 again. See the rest of the list HERE  
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How to get to the theme parks of Orlando

Bob Jam ·
The first part of your plan for your vacation in Orlando that will occupy your mind is transportation. How to get to Disney, how to get to Universal Studios or any other park within the incredible world of existing parks in Orlando, is what we will explain in this article. Orlando, the city of fun Florida is one of the most complete states in the USA. No, it is not a cliché to say that there are few things you cannot find in Florida if you come looking for relaxation, beach tourism and fun...
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What Does Tomorrowland Hold for Disney World Workers?

PHeymont ·
That's a question playing out in Orlando, where contracts for 36,000 workers in six union locals expire in October. The last round of contracts was negotiated at the bottom of the recession, and with Disney park division profits sliding; since then,...
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February 29, 2016 : A Potpourri of Gators

DrFumblefinger ·
A few shots of the equally fascinating and repulsive alligator.
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Gatorland, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Florida is home to lots of alligators, and there's probably no better place to see your fill of them in one day than at Gatorland, near Orlando
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A Few Signs of Gatorland

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently we featured the old-fashioned family park, Gatorland .  The park has a number of clever signs posted around it's grounds, such as the ones you see above and below this paragraph. My favorites of the bunch were two signs that were about 10 feet apart.  Here's the first: And here's the second: Smile!  It's a joke.
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Re: Gatorland, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
Your post and awesome photos brought back so many memories from a trip I took to Florida in the 80s...good times with my children -- all adults now!
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Re: Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

GarryRF ·
The 32-story, 1641-room hotel was originally constructed in 1986 as The Peabody Orlando. I remember well when all traffic stopped on International Drive to allow the Ducks the time to cross the street safely - then enter the Duck pond inside the Hotel.
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Re: Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
HI Garry, thanks for the comment. I can imagine what a scene I-Drive must have been. I'd have loved watching those cute ducks cross the street, however annoying it was to traffic Thanks for sharing.
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Gators at Gatorland in Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Gators at Gatorland in Orlando
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Wrestling a gator in Gatorland, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Wrestling a gator in Gatorland, Orlando
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Alligator, Gatorland in Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Alligator, Gatorland in Orlando
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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

DrFumblefinger ·
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
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