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Old 08-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #21
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Depends on timing obviously, but going to the Orlando City soccer games are a lot of fun, and you can usually find pretty cheap tickets.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:50 PM   #22
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Discovery Cove. This high end, all inclusive water park / animal sanctuary is expensive and lived up to the price. Those who try it consistently say it is the best experience in Orlando.

Disclaimer: I havenít talked DH into Discovery Cove yet, so this is coming from some decidedly not-theme-park people friends.

The Orlando eye is fun. Night views are prettier than day views and can be park of a trip to international drive, home of a metric ton of restaurants & bars.

At WDW, donít forget top of the world for a night. Itís easy & fun to explore the resorts, with fort wilderness, AKL and WL topping the list for me. We e also rented a pontoon a few times at MK resorts. That is relaxing and a great way to see MK parks and resorts from a slightly different point of view.
Discovery cove is on our to do list for the next trip. Has anyone on MO been there? would love some feedback....
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:18 PM   #23
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I second Kennedy Space Center - <snip> Our space program was absolutely astounding and to see these famous sites first hand can send chills down your back.

It is mind-boggling to think about what it took to put a man on the moon, and that they did it with nuts and bolts and computers weaker than the first iPhone. Again, just astounding, and they do a great job of telling that story.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:29 PM   #24
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Adding some "up-votes" for activities previously posted.

Kennedy Space is a solid day and plan ahead to take the bus tour so you can get out to the launch pads, these are timed so factor and book in advance if possible.

Discovery Cove - worth every penny and you can spend the day in the all-inclusive package. They are currently running an 18th birthday special but it does not include the extra day(s) at Sea World. We are going in November and will spend a day at DC and then SW.

Top of the World Lounge - Plan drinks/apps around fireworks or even just a sunset.

Head to Animal Kingdom Lodge to see the animals from the lobby, walk out in to the savannah area, have a drink, etc.

Disney Springs for shopping but honestly it is an overcrowded outdoor mall if you ask me.

Fantasia Golf is a lot of fun and challenging for adults and all.

Outlets (Disney Outlet is worth the trip)

Boardwalk area to walk around/shop/drink.
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There's the Disney Wilderness Preserve. It's not at all fun and exciting (although we did see the largest alligator we'd seen in the Orlando area) and it's free. We enjoyed it, but we love nature. It's only about 30 minutes from WDW.
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Yuengling brewery has a tour they request you wear sneakers or closed toe shoes.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #27
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Not exactly in Orlando, but well worth the trip...

https://www.gatorworldparks.com/
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:31 PM   #28
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Discovery Cove. This high end, all inclusive water park / animal sanctuary is expensive and lived up to the price. Those who try it consistently say it is the best experience in Orlando.

Disclaimer: I havenít talked DH into Discovery Cove yet, so this is coming from some decidedly not-theme-park people friends.

The Orlando eye is fun. Night views are prettier than day views and can be park of a trip to international drive, home of a metric ton of restaurants & bars.

At WDW, donít forget top of the world for a night. Itís easy & fun to explore the resorts, with fort wilderness, AKL and WL topping the list for me. We e also rented a pontoon a few times at MK resorts. That is relaxing and a great way to see MK parks and resorts from a slightly different point of view.
We did DH a few years ago. Now we just started talking about going back.
Yes it is expensive, but you do get a whole lot of bang for your buck. I just looked real fast and it looks like the price went down. We paid almost $300 with the dolphin swim, would have been 200 without.

If I can remember correctly, all we needed was a change of clothes for when we left. They provided vests, snorkels, special sunscreen, all day food and drinks(alcohol if you wanted) and a ticket for either Busch gardens or seaworld. Steep price up front but well worth it in the end.
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:36 PM   #29
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Yuengling brewery has a tour they request you wear sneakers or closed toe shoes.
That I will have to check out
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:51 PM   #30
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Yuengling brewery has a tour they request you wear sneakers or closed toe shoes.
I've never met a brewery tour that I haven't liked.

Samuel Adams
Alexander Keith
Guinness
Carlsberg
Kona Brewing Company
(probably forgetting 1 or 2)

Many, many more wineries and distilleries...scant few breweries, but all quite good.

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