- Created on Thursday, 06 June 2013 02:58
Orlando’s newest attraction is not a theme park—but it is huuuge!
Fun Spot America near International Drive is celebrating their two new roller coasters, which is one of several new attractions in the Fun Spot’s planned $25-million expansion.
The Fun Spot’s new roller coasters—the White Lightning and the Freedom Flyer—are already drawing the attention of families seeking to spend a “day at the park” but without spending “theme park prices”. This is exactly what Fun Spot America, which is located near the intersection of International Drive and Kirkman Road, has aimed to do by providing an entertainment venue with fun rides, fun food and lots of fun all around.
The first of these two new roller coasters at the Fun Spot is the White Lightning, an old-style wooden roller coaster that gives guests the thrill of yesteryear’s coasters—complete with sound and the jerky movement typical of these rides. The second one is the Sky Coaster, which is a modern hanging roller coaster with a faster and smoother ride, but still full of thrills thanks to its twists and turns. Together, these two roller coasters have become the star attractions of the little giant that is Fun Spot America.
The best part is that Fun Spot America is located just over 3 miles from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium and since it is open from 10 am to midnight, it is a perfect entertainment venue for both families on vacation or convention attendees—particularly those looking for an affordable thrill park where you can spend several hours having fun. And you can have all that fun for under $50 per person, so be sure to ask the staff at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium about getting tickets for Fun Spot America.
If you are planning your next Orlando vacation at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, be sure to ask us about Fun Spot America and any other local attractions that can be a great alternative to the larger theme parks.
- Created on Thursday, 06 June 2013 02:46
We may not have beaches in Orlando—but the Surf Expo is already causing waves in Central Florida
The world of surfing, watersports and beach lifestyle is about to converge at the Orange County Convention Center, September 6-8, 2013, bringing people from all over the globe to the vacation heartland of International Drive in Orlando.
The surf expo is held twice a year—usually in January and September—and it attracts thousands of surf products and brands, as well as over 20,000 beach lifestyle enthusiasts who trade a day in the sand and waves to see the latest trends in the watersport world. Since the mid 70’s, the beach lifestyle has become a reason to live and work for millions of people from all walks of life. In fact, the beach lifestyle and watersports trend is expected to continue growing as new generations of surfers, body-boarders and water-skiers seek new thrills under the sun.
As a niche market event, the Surf Expo is endorsed by several surf industry associations and covers a wide number of board sport categories, including surfing, skating, wakeboard, waterski, paddle board, and lifestyle products ranging from energy bars to sports drinks. Add to that the countless brands of apparels, accessories and other related goods that make the beach lifestyle one of the hottest trends in the sports world—and with a coastline of more than 1,000 miles, Florida is one of the top beach lifestyle territories in the planet.
The Orange County Convention Center where the Surf Expo will be held is just around the corner from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, adding to the convenience of staying close to not just the event, but a wide variety of entertainment and nightlife. With quick access to Point Orlando, the I-Drive tourist corridor and a myriad of restaurants, bars and lounges, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is the place where you can ‘Hang Ten’ during your Orlando visit for the Surf Expo.
There is no better place to stay than Vista Cay Resort by Millenium and we invite you to book your next trip to Orlando, whether on business or leisure, at our little gem in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive tourist district.
- Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:50
2013 Zumba Instructor Convention Comes to Orlando, Florida
The 2013 Zumba Instructor Convention is one of the hottest events to be held at the Orange County Convention Center and other International Drive venues.
Attendees of this convention will learn about Flavors, Updated Training, and Learning Capsules, as well as interact with top Zumba instructors from all over the world for two whole days. The 2013 Zumba Instructor Convention will be held August 15-18, 2013 and will gather some of the best Zumba instructors and presenters to ensure that attendees experience an high-energy convention that helps them become better in their training.
An army of presenters will be on hand to teach, inspire and interact with attendees, who are instructors leading their own Zumba classes at studios, gyms and health clubs across the country and in many cases in other countries around the world. This aerobic dance style is followed largely by women, who feel empowered to take control of their lives with the intense cardiomoves and Latin-inspired music of Zumba.
Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready for your visit during 2013 Zumba Instructor Convention, offering you exceptional accommodations within a mile of the convention venues. Call us today at 1-888-297-8081 or book online your Orlando vacation at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium—we’re ready for you!
- Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:56
Orlando After Dark: Halloween Horror Nights XXIII at Universal Orlando this Fall
While Orlando is certainly one of the happiest vacation locations in the world—and the number one travel destination for families—it promised to be a dark and exciting place this Fall 2013
For the past 23 years, Universal Orlando has been bringing the scariest Halloween experience to guests by closing down the park and reopening it soon after with a complete makeover of its attractions, guest areas and restaurants. While the official word from Universal Studios has yet to confirm its horrific haunted houses and themed areas, the following dates have been released for Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) XXIII in Orlando:
» September 20-21, 2013
» September 26-29, 2013
» October 3-6, 2013
» October 10-13, 2013
» October 16-20, 2013
» October 23-27, 2013
» October 31, 2013
» November 2, 2013
While dates and other specifics are subject to change by Universal Studios, the event is a staple of its theme parks that attracts adult guests (sorry, this event can be too intense for children) on select nights during Orlando’s slower fall season. HHN XXIII will also feature haunted houses based on both classic and new horror movies, with unique twists and surprises that will keep you screaming for hours in the dark of the night.
Another highly anticipated element of Halloween Horror Nights is its scare zones, where ghouls, ghosts and other creatures lurk in the dark—waiting for unsuspecting guests to scare and torment. You will not be able to rest during your visit to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights as a good scare is always around the corner of the park.
You may not know this, but the event was originally called “Fright Nights” but was soon renamed to Halloween Horror Nights as a title with wider appeal. Over the years, many of its characters—such as The Storyteller, The Caretaker, The Crypt Keeper, and Jack the Clown—make recurring appearances that keep the screaming going for another season of HHN’s nighttime mayhem.
Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready for your visit during Halloween Horror Nights XXIII, offering you exceptional accommodations only five miles from Universal Studios Florida. Call us today at 1-888-297-8081 or book online your Orlando vacation at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium—we’re ready for you!
- Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:43
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opens at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando gets a cold snap—just in time for the hot Summer Season—as it launches its newest attraction with South Pole theme and lots of feathered friends in classy black and white wardrobe
Without question, 2013 is already marking the beginning of an exciting streak of theme park additions—including Disney’s new Fantasyland and Universal’s Transformer 3D attraction. And if you’ve visited SeaWorld Orlando in prior years, you may recall that the Penguin Encounter exhibit was closed in January 2012 to prepare for the development of a “secret” new attraction in its place.
The “old” Penguin Encounter exhibit featured a people-mover that took guests from one end of the artificial habitat made to resemble a South Pole landscape, complete with frozen water on which penguins would swim and play—not much of an exciting attraction for some, but little did we know that this was but the first phase of a much bigger and colder second phase that is now finally ready to open at SeaWorld.
On May 24th, 2013 SeaWorld Orlando opened the newest attraction in its almost 40 year-old park (in case you didn’t know the park first opened on December 15, 1973) with the epic title of “Antarctica” Empire of the Penguin”. This new penguin-themed experience will take guests beyond an exhibit seen through thick glass and instead transport them into the cold world where penguins live, play and thrive.
Featuring a colony of lively penguins that include Gentoos, Rockhoppers, Adélies and Kings—all living in a make-belief habitat resembling their South Pole Home—Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will feature a slippery ride through ice-solid waters that culminates with coming face-to-face with the penguins in an exciting and educative attraction like no other at SeaWorld Orlando.
SeaWorld’s new penguin attraction has been a long-expected addition to the park—which is visited by people from every corner of the world every year—and it plans to give it a boost in park attendance and merchandising sales throughout the hot Florida summer. As parks enhance their attractions, guests can expect more modern rides and exhibits that put to good use the latest technologies available to create new worlds of excitement.
If you are a die-hard SeaWorld Orlando fan and have been counting down to the grand opening of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin—then it is time to get to Orlando and see it first hand, before you hear about it from your friends and family. This new attraction appeals to people of all ages and the opportunity to rediscover SeaWorld Orlando is a plus when you bring your family to Orlando.
Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready for your next Orlando adventure, offering exceptional accommodations in a beautiful family vacation setting that is also three miles from SeaWorld Orlando. Call us today at 1-888-297-8081 or book online your Orlando vacation at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium —we’re ready for you!