Orlando

One Reason to Visit Epcot ASAP

After this summer Epcot will never be the same. Epcot will soon be full of attractions based on Disney and Marvel characters. The days of Epcot teeming with scientific and cultural experiences are fading. One remnant of Epcot's former glory is its current nighttime finale: IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth. After this summer this fireworks… Continue reading One Reason to Visit Epcot ASAP

Florida Life

The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

In two weeks we will celebrate six years since my very first post on ThisFloridaLife. On 7/7/2012 I hit 'publish' on my little blog. What started as a fun way to do something I love: write, has become a way for me to connect with others and share the joys of life, and specifically the… Continue reading The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

Orlando

Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

The time has finally arrived. My little son is old enough to start venturing out with us for a few hours on weekends; we couldn't wait to take him to his first theme park. And while we have access to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, we knew his first one had to be… Continue reading Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

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The best way to experience STK Orlando

Disney Springs is alive with fantastic shopping and incredible dining. Just a stroll through The Landing section is enough to make anyone's mouth water. Welcoming guests at the edge of The Landing, STK Orlando stands proud, ready to provide a modern, contemporary steak house experience. With modern decor, lounge like lighting and music, and a… Continue reading The best way to experience STK Orlando

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Ron Schneider, EPCOT Center’s Original Dreamfinder, Cast as Walt Disney’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Comedy Feature

"The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head" is a quirky comedy filmed without permission at Walt Disney World. Actor Ron Schneider has been cast in the indie comedy "The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head", playing the title role of Walt. Schneider is known for his long history performing and writing for theme parks across America, including Disneyland, Magic… Continue reading Ron Schneider, EPCOT Center’s Original Dreamfinder, Cast as Walt Disney’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Comedy Feature

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Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

About six months ago I learned about a new restaurant coming to Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). There's been a plethora of new restaurants coming to this reborn area, but this one in particular has already stolen my heart. Chef Art Smith is a Florida Native like me and I am so excited… Continue reading Chef Art Smith to open a Florida themed restaurant at Disney Springs

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The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

Today marks three years since my very first blog post at OrlandoInformer.com! When I started ThisFloridaLife back in July 2012 I hoped to simply share my love of my homestate of Florida and use it as a vehicle for me to explore more of this great state. After a few months of writing under my… Continue reading The best of my OrlandoInformer.com blog posts

The Beach

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Tips and Full Review (TouringPlans.com)

Before being known for theme parks and other attractions, Florida was a vacation destination for enjoying warm weather, sandy beaches, and other beautiful scenery. Although Walt Disney World is the undisputed champion of having changed Florida’s tourism scene forever, Disney is responsible for a resort that honors and celebrates Florida; the Florida before Disney. Whenever I visit… Continue reading Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Tips and Full Review (TouringPlans.com)

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Saying Farewell to the Osborne Lights (TouringPlans.com)

By now we’ve all heard the news that this is the last year for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This popular dazzling light display has been a favorite among Disney guests for 20 years. It’s hard to part ways with this festive frolic of millions of lights (over 5 million in fact).

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5 Must-Do Activities During the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World (TouringPlans.com)

The holiday season is upon us here in Orlando! Walt Disney World is always the first of the major theme parks to kick off their festivities. The green light to start getting into the holiday spirit is shining bright, so let's talk about the holiday festivities at Walt Disney World that need to be on your must-do list this year.