Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” films, the long-awaited Toy Story Land officially opened this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Toy Story fun is shared throughout the park with the new H2O Glow nighttime pool party at Typhoon Lagoon, Pixar Play at the Contemporary Resort and “The Music of Pixar Live! Show.”
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Singer Ricky Martin meets his double at Madame Tussauds in Orlando, FL
Take flight high above Orlando; dive deep into three oceans; or take a selfie with famous stars. Merlin Entertainments, the second largest attraction operator in the world, is bringing three of its best-known attractions to Orlando: The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium
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Orlando offers some great eats outside the theme parks
You’ll find yourself surrounded by a Caribbean atmosphere both inside and outside in the tropical bar. In addition–the food is great! Try the Coconut Shrimp appetizer (their most popular). It’s also available as a dinner entree. The seafood chowder is also amazing, as are the other seafood dishes. For desert try their famous Rebecca’s Key Lime Pie. There are two restaurant locations in the Orlando area.
Bananas Modern American Diner
A great local’s favorite, Bananas is a fun place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s located downtown Orlando near the cluster of museums (See Florida-Orlando-What to do), and is a great place for lunch instead of the fast food places at the museums. The kid’s will love the menu–especially the surprise treat at the end of their meal. Bananas makes amazing milkshakes (try the Funky Monkey) and big juicy hamburgers– the Maui Wowie with grilled pinapple, applewood smoked bacon is my favorite. As an appetizer I highly recommend the Funkey Monkey Fried Goat Cheese. Yum!
The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf is a Jack Nicholas-designed 21-acre facility dedicated just to teaching the game of golf. It has been named a “Top 25 Golf School in America” by GOLF Magazine, and provides a comprehensive learning experience for players of all levels.
I recently visited their golf school, had my swing analyzed by the most up-to-date technology and chatted with the academy’s director, Fred Griffin. Here’s what he had to say:
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You can also stay right on site at the The Villas of Grand Cypress. This Mediterranean-style complex offers a choice of luxury accommodations including Club suites and one-, two-, three-and-four bedroom Villas. The resort also has pet-friendly units.