Sunday, September 30, 2012
There are also shows starring all the Sesame Street characters and kids can be selected to be part of the show. Children's costumes are encouraged so dress them up and their photo can be part of the virtual costume parade at the Bayside Theater.
It's not Halloween without trick-or-treat. Throughout the park are 15 or more trick-or-treat stations where kids can safely enjoy the traditional candy grab we all grew up on. There is a lot of strolling entertainment such as characters, gifts, and places to eat. It's a great alternative to walking around the neighborhood! If you really want to bump up your experience for additional prices you may consider Count Von Count's Spooktacular breakfast, the Family Fun Tour, or the Halloween Sleepover for kids Kindergarten - 5th Grade.
Check out www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for park hours and pricing as they tend to change. Our kids love it and we think you will too. Mine are a little older now so we go to other venues but this one is a lot of fun.
(NOTE: The above image is courtesy of www.SeaWorldOrlando.com)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Six stories tall with an observatory on top the themes of the different floors changes periodically. Dino Digs and Lights & Lasers are two of the exhibition themes where kids can do hands on exploration with physics and chemistry. They can also visit the lab and look at things under microscopes. There are also electrical and water experiments with which they can amuse themselves.
My favorite exhibit is the Dino Digs. Dozens of fossils behind glass are displayed in this room. There are employees and volunteers all over who are there to speak with visitors and to discuss or explain the science and history of the dinosaur periods.
Also check for admission and pricing. If you're from the area the best price is the annual family pass for $135/year. This price includes a free parking garage and discounts at the gift shop and cafe.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The girls at the reception desk are quite nice and hospitable. We arrived early and were seated right away. The food was perfect and we loved the atmosphere. Unfortunately, our server wasn't the best and, while she was pleasant, was not very helpful. Other servers paid more attention to us so it was still a nice dinner.
Dinner was perfect in every way. We started with a potato ball with meat stuffing appetizer. Cuban fried rice and fried pulled pork were also delicious. The drinks were awesome and the children's menu had a good variety. I recommend the pollo with yellow rice or the fried pulled beef which is a great choice every time.
The dining room is typically bustly and it's a little hard to hear everybody but not annoying. The bar area is nice although we visited the dining room and entertainment on weekends is worth filming. There is a small gift shop attached if you're a souvenir hunter. It's often too hot but this time of year you can sit outside and eat as well as on the balcony overlooking the sidewalk at Disney Village. At night when the street music is playing and the street is lit the feeling is awesome and you never want to leave.
I give the experience an "A" although our server left something to be desired. Everything else was great for us so we recommend this as a dining experience and hope to return as soon as we can.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Dinner shows are made by reservation at MedievalTimes.com. You don't have to have them but I always recommend them. Arrive 1 hour before show and mingle. They have an open court area, a bar, gift shop, and a medieval-era village you can
visit. You're seated in one of 6 color-coded areas which corresponds with one of the 6 knights. He's yours to cheer for. The show starts with demonstrations of horsemanship, jousting, lance charges, etc. The knights periodically throw flowers to the ladies as you can see by my daughter's smile. She caught one. Yes, that's my son who also loves the camera!
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Have fun and thanks for reading.