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Best Place for a Christmas Card Photo at Disney World

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

A Disney World Christmas vacation is not complete without a handful of photos to relive those wonderful moments. One of the most important companions for any couple or family preparing to visit Disney World Resort is the digital camera, and if possible, a mini video recorder.

New technology has made it possible for you to return home to your family, friends, and colleagues with a complete picture narrative of the attractions, rides, and events you encountered at the resort. Disney has some of the best spots which make for great photo backgrounds you can only imagine. Here are a few places you might want to check out for a great backdrop of Disney World.

- Disney Castle. No picture album from Disney World is complete without a picture in front of the famous castle. Standing at the edge of the curb with you looking directly up Main Street is a great way to capture that moment. Another fascinating style will be to snap the picture when the fireworks show is going on in the evening.
- Sorcerer’s Hat. The Sorcerer’s Hat conjures an extraordinary backdrop to your entrance at Hollywood Studios. To get this great Hollywood Studios sight in your picture, snap away while looking up Hollywood Boulevard.
- Spaceship Earth. This landmark is one of the popular spots for pictures especially at nights with all the glittering around it. There are many ways to get great shots from the edifice, just be creative.
- The Tree of Life. This location offers you a fantastic backdrop of the Animal Kingdom. Snap from the bridge or the Oasis or Safari Village and mesmerize you viewers.
- World Showcase. As you go through different pavilions and countries, make it a point of duty to snap in front of miniature landmarks representing these countries. It is a great way to actually feel the country in question.

Wherever you go in Disney World, you will surely come across one fascinating place or another that will serve as a great backdrop for your Christmas card photos. So get the camera out and click away!

If you are desiring to visit Disney World during Christmas and you want to stay in one of our Disney World vacation pool homes you need to make a reservation soon. Our homes tend to sell out very quickly.


Tips for seeing EPCOT in one day

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A visit to Disney World is not complete without visiting the EPCOT theme park. This is perhaps the most amazing theme park in the whole world. Built with state of the art equipment and designed for total fun, the EPCOT rides will take your breath away. Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) is Disney World Park’s largest in terms of land mass coverage and will require some bit of planning and intelligence to see all of it in one day.

Not so much for the size, but for the fun the different themes offer, you are spoiled with choices; and if you do not properly plan the trip, you might just probably waste the whole day confused and wandering about instead of enjoying your time at this great park.

The first thing to do is to go through Disney World website and read up all about EPCOT and what the different segments offer. Next, secure your tickets for each ride and event long before you leave your house to avoid the long queues that build at the ticket booths.If you are renting a vacation home or a Disney World condo from us then you will be pleased to know that we offer extremely good discounts on Disney World tickets. Try not to line up on queues that look too long, like the Spaceship Earth, instead, visit other parts of the park like the Future World that are not crowded and come back later to the initial ones. Do not leave the park to eat, rather, buy your meals and eat them on the go or at counter service restaurants.

Be sure to carry along some rain gear so you don’t need to stop your tour even when it’s raining. Rain is a common occurrence in central Florida. Plan your shopping towards the end of your tour or just before the park closes as this is when the shops are lease busy.

Most importantly, be time conscious and well prepared. Know exactly what you want to see and how long it will take you to do so.


Tips for renting a Disney World vacation pool home

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

One of the best alternatives to staying in a hotel when visiting Disney World is to rent a vacation home. Some of the best and affordable vacation homes are located around the Kissimmee area. There are different sizes of houses and Disney condos available for rent all year round. These short-term rental homes come in different packages and their prices depend on many factors, most importantly, the time of the year you are visiting. You may choose from a 3-bedroom flat or a 6-bedroom villas which can accommodate up to 12 adults.

First tip is to consider the number of people staying in the house and for how long. This first step determines the outlook of every other thing. Go online and find the right home for your Disney vacation and get in contact with the owner or caretaker via phone or e-mail. Compare the price of the house to other such facilities in the area to be sure you are not being ripped off.

Request for a formal contract detailing the dates the deposits and balances are to be made; find out if there is a cancellation policy; and buy travel insurance just in case, so that any loss you might incur is well covered. Get the full name and right contacts of the owner and be sure the owner is reachable on the phone by calling him a couple of times before you actually head out on your vacation.

Keep in mind that you may not be the only one seeking to rent the same house, so whatever you do, try to wrap up the deal as soon as possible. After you bargain and you have reached a conclusion, pay for the house online, using preferably, a credit card so that the records are well secured. Be sure to print that receipt before heading out to Disney World.


Tips for Visiting Magic Kingdom in One Day

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

What is the Best Strategy for Doing Magic Kingdom in One Day?

Maybe you wonder how you can see the best of Magic Kingdom in one day with your kids tagging along; getting maximum fun out of Magic Kingdom requires planning. From the day you conceive the idea of spending time with your loved ones at the park, you must put plans into motion.
To save valuable time on the morning of the tour, purchase your tickets online prior to your arrival. Arrive early to the venue; one hour ahead of opening time is just ideal. Picking the right day and season will go a long way in determining how much fun you can savor. Off-season tours are known to be more fun because there are fewer people on the queues waiting; early spring or fall is just ideal. If you are staying a Disney World hotel or a vacation home near Disney World, take advantage of their special ‘one hour ahead’ of other off-site guests.
If you take a look at your Magic Kingdom map, you can see the whole park is laid out in a circle, so as you enter the main gate, turn left towards Adventure Land as other would most certainly turn right to Tomorrow Land. This gives you a head start and would allow you see more and ride more.
Plan your itinerary with the ages of your kids in mind. This is quite important as kids of certain ages may not be allowed to embark on some rides. Utilize FASTPASS creatively. Some FASTPASS attractions get longer lines than others, making their FASTPASS worth more than others. In the Magic Kingdom, getting a FASTPASS for Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight will save you the most time.
Pack your bag with all the drinks and snacks you will need so you don’t stop the tour when you are hungry. Plan to leave late in the day so you can do some shopping on Main Street and other shops after the park has closed.
A good understanding of the major attractions in each segment will save you enormous time as you might not necessarily need to see all eventually.