Friday, September 20, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights Wandering Souls - Universal Studios Orlando

                                                 (courtesy of Universal Studios)

Tonight begins the six week odyssey of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida.  We've been going for several years and, while I can say all other Halloween celebrations are great, nobody can scare you like the people who make the movies.  Check out the web site for tickets and times.  Florida residents look for special pricing. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fun Spot Attractions - Orlando & Kissimmee

A good vacation day aside from all the mega theme parks is Fun Spot, a smaller amusement park with two locations:  International Drive across the highway from Universal Studios or on US Hwy 192 in Kissimmee. For $39.95 you can ride all the rides all day from 10:00 AM until midnight.  Since parking and entrance is free you can spend some time, go somewhere for lunch or dinner. and return to enjoy yourself until the park closes.

Fun Spot is more like a permanent county fair.  It has multiple roller coasters and midway rides. It also has several go kart courses that all ages can enjoy.  You'll notice right away that the park is clean - actually spotless- and the staff is very friendly and professional.  They have several concession stands that have great park style food and the prices aren't too extreme.  
The only ride that isn't included in the general pass is the Sky Coaster which is a two hundred fifty drop from the top of the structure you see above.  If you get the all day arm band it costs $25.00 each but if you come to the park just for the Coaster they charge $40.00.  My kids went on it and had a great experience.  I got some great shots of them flying through the air but it's not something I'm interested in.
This place is fun and affordable.  They have a nice family atmosphere there and the staff is nice to talk to.  We enjoyed it there and look forward to going back soon.  Visit their website for pricing and deals. You can save a few dollars by purchasing your tickets online and printing them before arriving.