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Day 1 After a very comfortable sleep and delightful breakfast at the hotel, we made our way to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) where we explored the Complex freely, taking some epic photographs of sights such as the Rocket Garden which I had heard about beforehand but was amazed to see up close and personal.  Next… Continue reading Out-Of-This-World: Our Experience at Kennedy Space Center

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Brightline unveiled its Orlando Station on April 20th at the Orlando International Airport. Starting next month, tickets for the new train will be available for purchase with prices starting at $79 for a one-way trip. Family bundles for four will be less than $200 each way. The exact start date of the train route has… Continue reading Orlando to Miami Train

Calling all dreamers and believers. The destination born of impossible dreams is about to host The World’s Most Magical Celebration. A stunning EARidescent extravaganza unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Or will ever see again. It’s the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. And you, your friends and your family are all… Continue reading A Magical Offer for the World’s Most Magical Celebration

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™, encounter Illumination’s mischievous Minions, crash through Krustyland with The SimpsonsTM and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action. Here’s your handy guide… Continue reading Universal Studios Florida

Journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Islands of Adventure. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM – HogsmeadeTM, where you can join HagridTM as you fly deep into the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride to discover the rarest magical creatures. Come face to… Continue reading Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Bring Your Friends and You Might Survive. You never feel more alive than when you’re scared to death at Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, The World’s Premier Halloween Event*. Face 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainmentandsome of Universal Studios’ most exhilarating attractions. Tickets on sale now! *Named Best Halloween Event… Continue reading Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights

Welcome to the center of the action. Universal CityWalk is the perfect combination of crave-able restaurants, eateries and special levels of entertainment. Here, lunch and dinners are always delicious, but the desserts will blow your mind. Just want to get away? The latest movies are playing. Mini-golf is swinging. And there’s always music in the… Continue reading Universal CityWalk

UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY WATER THEME PARK A spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. Volcano Bay is the only water theme park that gives you the freedom to spend more time with… Continue reading Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park to park access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. Plus, with this ticket you can board the HogwartsTM Express and travel between King’s Cross Station… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort Attractions

The beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater are just a short drive from Orlando and they are the perfect beach getaway after a busy week or two in the theme parks.

Kissimmee, Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination.

There are lots of perks you can take advantage when staying at a Walt Disney World hotel! Firstly, when you arrive in Orlando you are greeted by a complimentary “Magical Express” transfer from Orlando’s International Airport that will take you and your luggage straight to your Disney hotel room. With this service, you are saving approximately $100 before your holiday even begins!

Not too far from Orlando, in the Southwest of Florida, you will find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, exciting outdoor adventures, and a relaxed island paradise in Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida.

Orlando holidays are action-packed and always full of fun! Perfect for families, couples and the young at heart, Orlando, also known as the theme park capital of the world captures everyone’s heart the minute they arrive.

Orlando is one of the best destinations for reinventing the wheel. In the past few weeks and over the coming months, there are so many amazing new attractions coming to the destination.

Orlando is one of the best destinations for reinventing the wheel. In the past few weeks and over the coming months, there are so many amazing new attractions coming to the destination.

Time flies when you’re having sun and in Florida, this statement couldn’t be truer! Florida has so much to offer everyone who visits.

Thrilling theme parks, family friendly attractions, white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine are the ingredients for the perfect Florida family holiday.

Miami is home to miles of white sandy coastlines you could only dream of.

Have you always dreamed of being an astronaut? Well now is your chance to see if you have what it takes

LEGOland is a family-friendly theme park located just a short hour’s drive from Orlando and is the perfect addition to your Orlando holiday

Are you planning your next Disney holiday but your not too sure how to fit in all your favourite rides, events and character meet and greets into your precious holiday time!

Stretching 126 miles south towards Cuba, the stunning Florida Keys is a perfect escape for couples and families.

Stretching 126 miles south towards Cuba, the stunning Florida Keys is a perfect escape for couples and families.

Endless fun awaits the whole family in the wonderful destinations of St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida!

Miami, home to one of the world’s busiest cruise ports, is a beautiful city with so much to enjoy! From relaxing on the pristine beaches, to enjoying delicious cuisine, adrenaline pumping speedboat rides, historic homes and so much more, it will surprise you, every moment of every day.

Orlando the theme park capital of the world is a destination that’s loved by all who visit. Packed with so much to enjoy, see and do, it’s easy to see why.

Walt Disney World in Orlando is the best destination for fun and excitement. Whether it’s your first time visiting or it’s practically your second home, we have the perfect guide for your next Disney experience.

10 new attractions coming to Walt Disney World Florida

Universal Orlando’s third park has risen in the form of Volcano Bay and this brand new water theme park has been thrilling guests since it opened in May. With a carefree vibe, many thrilling rides and excellent food, the park offers a lot to those who visit.

Kennedy Space Center is a unique attraction that’s located just a short hour’s drive from Orlando and it’s a must while in Florida.

If you are an adventure loving traveller and you’re looking for a sun holiday with a difference, look no further than St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida.

Spending time with the family has never been more fun! With renowned beaches, exciting attractions and a selection of family-focused accommodation options, St. Pete/Clearwater is the perfect destination when travelling with children.

With 35 miles of spectacular award-winning white-sand beaches and an average 361 days of sunshine per year, you are sure to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun whenever you visit St. Pete/Clearwater.

Thrilling, exciting and one of a kind are just some of the words that describe Universal Orlando Resort.

Outside of its thrilling theme parks, Orlando is a mecca for shopping. With fantastic outlets, high end malls and numerous souvenir shops, it’s hard not to hit the shops on your Orlando holiday.

Orlando is one of those fantastic destinations that you can visit again and again and there will always be something new!

With the exciting news that Aer Lingus will be offering a direct flight to Miami International Airport from Dublin commencing September this year, we thought there would be no better time to do a bucket list post on Miami!

Feeling brave? Want the scare of your life? Heading to Orlando in the next few weeks?

The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands located in Southern Florida. Stretching approximately 120 miles, the Keys are home to incredible beaches, excellent water sports and stunning sunsets.

Florida is one of the greatest holiday destinations for just about everyone and there are so many places to visit that hitting the open road is the best way to see it all! If you love your holiday at your own pace, then a fly drive is for you!

Walt Disney World isn’t just a Summer holiday destination. From mouth watering food, to festive parades and brand new entertainment, Autumn and Winter are magical times to visit Disney.

The Orlando Theme Parks are busy year round and if you don’t have a plan before you visit, you may miss out on an amazing ride or show. This can be easily avoided and you can have the best time ever by following some simple tips.

Planning a day in Walt Disney World can be a task in itself but planning with young children can be even more tricky. We’ve got a quick and easy guide for you to make your day at Disney, as magical as possible!

So you’ve booked your holiday, you’ve got your Disney park passes, but now you’re wondering what the Memory Maker is? Memory Maker is now complimentary with your Disney tickets and we’ve put together a simple guide to how the Memory Maker can add so much more magic to your holiday photos!

Daytona Beach Florida is known as the World’s Most Famous Beach and for good reason! This sun-soaked destination is packed full of fun and is perfect for visiting with your little ones.

Everybody who visits the theme parks of Orlando falls in love with how incredibly fun they are and we here at Tour America are no different!

Orlando is a great value US destination to visit. But sometimes, because the length of stay is longer there, spending money can go quickly. If you are planning a holiday to Orlando and you are pocket conscious, here are some tips for visiting Orlando on a budget.

There are so many new attractions coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years and here’s just a taster of what’s to come.

Orlando is one of the best places to go on holidays! With parks around every corner, amazing shopping and countless places to eat and drink, you’ll want more hours in every day to fit everything in!

Winter is always a magical time with warm fires, Christmas and even New Years Eve. What could make it more magical? Only Walt Disney World! When the cold weather sets in, Walt Disney World pull out all the stops to make your holiday as magical as can be. Towering christmas trees, festive decorations and yuletide events fill Walt Disney World! Here’s a handy guide on what events are happening this Winter at the home of Mickey Mouse.

Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination and after a busy few days in the parks of Orlando, a relaxing beach-side stay is a must. The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel offer a relaxed, laid back environment for families with kiddies and teens of all ages to enjoy. Sun, sand, sea and buckets full of fun await you in this wonderful part of Florida! The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are unspoilt and untouched and many of the activities in the area revolve around being outdoors.

Florida is an incredibly diverse holiday destination that offers something for everyone. With exciting theme parks, stunning unspoilt beaches, amazing shopping and all the in-between, a holiday to Florida will be like no other!

Florida is a state full of culture and activities for thrill seekers, nature lovers, food lovers and just about everybody! There are so many popular attractions that are a must see and there are also attractions that you wouldn’t think of looking for! We’ve put together a handy guide of attractions and activities for you to do all across Florida! Take a look!

With so much to do and see, there’s no better way to experience Florida than on a fly/drive holiday. From beaches and cities, to theme parks and islands, we’ve made a guide to help you plan your next Florida Fly/Drive holiday.

Here at Tour America we just love the Orlando theme parks and one of our favourite things about the parks is the thrill rides! The feeling of a corkscrew or sudden drop is a feeling like no other! If like us you love an adrenaline rush, then keep on reading because we’ve put together some of the most exciting rides you can go on in Orlando!

Whether you’ve just booked your Orlando holiday package or if you are just thinking about an Orlando holiday, you have to pre-plan how you will spend your time while there before you travel. There is so much to see and do in Orlando so to help you plan, we’ve made a list of ten of the best things to do in Orlando that will ensure you have the time of your life!

LEGOLAND Florida is only a 45 minute drive from International Drive in Orlando and is definitely worth the visit if you are planning a trip to the empire of fun! LEGOLAND is the ideal place for families with children aged between 2 and 12 but like most who visit this part of the world, the inner child surfaces in all of us so everyone in the family is sure to have an amazing time here!

Hi everyone, Veronica here! While we were on our family holiday in Orlando, we visited the brand new I-Drive 360 entertainment complex on International Drive and we had an absolute ball! The I-Drive 360 is centrally located on International Drive and you can reach it easily by foot, the I Ride Trolley or by car. We pre-booked our tickets with Tour America before we traveled and we made a huge saving of over $100 which really helped our budget.

Hi everyone! Veronica from Tour America here. I’m just back from a fantastic trip to Orlando with my family and while we were there, we tried out the Fun Spot America theme park that’s located on International Drive. I’ve been to Orlando a lot and I’m amazed that I’ve never been to Fun Spot America! What a brilliant theme park for some family fun!

The temperatures in Orlando are starting to heat up and with so many of you heading out to Orlando on your summer holidays we thought we would compile a list of the top ways to stay cool while you are in the theme parks.

Walt Disney World in Orlando is a magical place. If you are going during the Summer this year you are in for some exciting events. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or you love singing along to Frozen, there’s something for everyone!

If you are going on a family holiday to Orlando and you feel you might need a holiday after the holiday, we really recommend a stay along Florida’s West Coast at the end of your trip! Just a short two hour drive from Orlando you will find St Pete Beach and Clearwater.

Florida is one of the top destinations for a great family holiday. The great weather and the number of amazing attractions make it a non stop fun fest! But after all the theme parks and adventures, it’s nice to just lie back and relax at the beach.

International Drive, also known as I-Drive, is home to many of Orlando’s attractions, dining accommodation, shopping and more! From top to bottom, I-Drive has something for everyone to enjoy! We have made a list of 6 things to keep the whole family entertained during your stay in Orlando!

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I think that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Island’s of Adventure in Orlando is one of my favorite places in the whole world! Walking through Hogsmeade and then the actual Hogwarts Castle for the first time was a total dream come true for me! I was like a kid at Christmas with my head in the clouds and the magic around me.

There are many things I love about the States but one of my favourite things is the food. I suppose wherever you go the service is outstanding, but to top it off, there is amazing value for money when you dine out.

This ticket is a must if you are heading to Orlando anytime soon. You will tick all your entertainment boxes with access to 6 of the best parks in Florida with just one ticket. Universal and SeaWorld have joined forces on this one and have included their best parks in Florida on the one ticket. For non stop fun at great value, this is the best option!

Just back from a whistle stop trip to Orlando and to say I zipped straight back to my youth is an understatement. There are loads of waterparks in the area but Aquatica was just amazing. It is part of the Orlando Flexticket which brings SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens and Wet n’ Wild all under the one umbrella.

Just back from a ‘Whistle-Stop’ tour of Orlando staying in the newly opened 3-star Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort and I am feeling great. What a super addition to the Universal network of parks and hotels, which is definitely priced in the affordable category.

A day or two at SeaWorld, Orlando is a sure way to wind down after a hard few days in other parks around the Orlando area. Start your day by getting your hands on a park map. These are located at the main gate of the park and can be found at a number of locations around the park. Make a plan of what side of the park to start in and then off you go!

If you are planning your ultimate holiday to Orlando and can’t get your head around how long you need to go for or what you should not miss, well read on. Having been to Florida in every capacity, single with pals, with partner, and with family, I can tell you it is for everyone. Your budget will dictate how long you can go for but you can have a blast in 7 days, but 14 days is certainly not too long.

For many Irish holiday goers, Orlando is high on the bucket list of places to visit. But with Orlando being so big and with so much to do and be located near, the choice of accommodation can be overwhelming for first time visitors.

It certainly is travel season with schools almost done for the summer and the sun splitting the stones. Whether you are travelling to the Cape, Florida or taking a Mediterranean Cruise some of the travel tips below may be worth considering. There is no point spoiling your well-earned break by tripping up on some minor preparation issues.

You know that summer is just around the corner when one of the best waterpark’s in Florida opens yet another mind-blowing ride. Aquatica Water Park, one of SeaWorld’s many parks, is once again ready to take you on another thrill of your lifetime.

Did you hear the news? Universal Orlando Resort revealed details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the revolutionary attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The Grand Opening date for the spectacularly themed environment will be announced at a later date.

Hey everyone, Kathleen here! I absolutely love everything about Orlando; the parks, the shopping, the excitement, the weather! For me the list just goes on and on! On my last trip to Orlando in November we decided to do something a little different. We decided we would take an airboat ride around a swap and see some of the incredible wild life Florida has to offer!

Miami and the Everglades from Orlando – Hey everyone Kathleen here! I wanted to tell you about a great day trip we did from Orlando that took us to the South of Florida to Miami and the Everglades! If like us you need a day away from the theme parks this is a great excursion.

Leslie here from Tour America in Cork and I’m just back from a wet and wild adventure at one of the most amazing places on earth, SeaWorld Orlando. I know a lot of people have already been to Orlando and probably very familiar with the SeaWorld parks but for those of you that are not familiar you may find this helpful.

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