Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Golf at Walt Disney World

When you visit Central Florida and you are on par for running the circuit of theme parks remember that there are world class golf courses here as well.  For example, the Walt Disney World complex plays host to four golf courses and one miniature gold course. Here we'll take a look at those.

First there is the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course located in the Disney Springs Resort Area. Having hosted the PGA, LPGA, and USGA golf tours, it is a well established landmark and well-known in the golf community. Although this golf course is of professional caliber, it plays host to teenagers and adults nicely.  The course is available to all so if you're not too proud of your handicap or are a scratch golfer, this course is for everybody.

Like most golf courses there is a dress code.  The fairways and holes are immaculately maintained and all conceivable amenities are available. Tee times can be made at (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653).

If you travel from Disney Springs to the Magic Kingdom there are three equally great golf courses located near the grounds of the Grand Floridian Hotel. The Disney Magnolia Golf Course has everything a golfer could want. So does the Disney palm Golf Course and the Disney Oak Trail Golf Course. These courses, while good for the experienced golfer or the pro, are also geared for family members.  In fact, the Disney Oak Trail Golf Course is specially welcoming to the younger novices and preschoolers

All the courses have par courses and golf carts complete with GPS.  Coolers are not allowed but each cart has a cooler and they can be stocked with ice, beer, cold drinks, or whatever you want.  Pairing is standard as they like to send groups of four but more or less can be accommodated, especially if the group is a family.

Disney has thought of everything when it comes  to their guests including golfers. Not everybody goes to the parks every day and when you're on vacation, the idea is to relax and do what you want to do. This is Florida.  We're ready for you.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Theme Park Security

In the wake of the tragic Pulse Night Club shooting 2 months ago the Orlando area theme parks have heightened security measures such as metal detectors and additional personnel. The new security measures are designed to make large crowds safer while doing everything to not hinder the pleasure of the visitors on which Orlando relies so heavily.

In conjunction with the Orange and Osceola County Sheriffs, Fish & Wildlife Commission, and various emergency response agencies that are accustomed to processing large amounts of guests every effort is being made to guarantee a happy and memorable vacation for the millions of people around the world who choose to visit our great state.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong on-ride footage at Universal Orlando

Skull Island Reign of Kong opened in 2016 as Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure as it's newest and most promising attraction in some time. Skull Island is the remastered product of Universal engineering that replaces the old King Kong ride at Universal Studios that closed some years ago. It's popularity brought it back with modern day technology. Watch and see!