Category: Things to do in Orlando

Diagon Alley Walking Tour | Universal Studios Orlando

Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida

Back in February 2015 we got the chance to visit the brand new Diagon Alley section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Unfortunately it was a little rainy and overcast but actually kind of looks how I imagine the real Diagon Alley would look so pretty cool.

Here is a video walking tour of Diagon Alley showing you the layout and as you can see the detail is incredible, now I will admit I am now a massive Harry Potter fan but after seeing this it made me really want to get in to it. As you walk around you see people dressed as Harry and various other characters and these are not people who work in Diagon Alley these are fans that love it!

For the full blog post with lots more details, photos and videos please click on the link below.

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Downtown Disney / Disney Springs Update 2015 | New Boathouse Restaurant

Boathouse Restaurant at Disney Springs in Orlando FloridaLast night we went for a stroll round Downtown Disney to see how they are getting on with the transformation into Disney Springs, it’s completion is not due for another year (Spring 2016). I’m pleased to report that the main multi-storey car park was open, we parked on the 4th floor in the hope of a view, but there wasn’t much of one!

Amphicars at Disney Springs in Orlando FloridaThe roads in are complete, but we were guided out past Cirque du Soleil, which added a few minutes onto the journey, as the way out hasn’t been finished yet. The walkways into Downtown Disney aren’t complete yet either with long billboards sectioning off areas whilst the building work continues.

Source: Downtown Disney / Disney Springs Update April 2015 | New Boathouse Restaurant

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney SpringsThe Downtown Disney redevelopment into Disney Springs is really taking shape, and extremely exciting to see. It’s a huge project for Disney with the addition of many more restaurants and shops to the area.

Inside the Jock Lindsey Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Last week we checked out the latest addition, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, it must be one of the smallest bar’s Disney has, but it’s packed with goodies.

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The Retreat at Champions Gate / Oasis Clubhouse | Luxury Orlando Vacation Rentals with Resort Style Facilities

The Retreat at Champions Gate in Orlando Florida

We recently visited the Brand new Oasis Clubhouse which is part of the Champions Gate community in Orlando Florida. The Champions Gate community is made up of a number of smaller communities which are zoned for different types of residents.

The Oasis Clubhouse Pool at Champions Gate in Orlando Florida

The Retreat at Champions Gate is zoned as the short term vacation section or holiday homes for the UK market, this is where we have all our luxury Orlando villas.

Source: The Retreat at Champions Gate / Oasis Clubhouse | Luxury Orlando Vacation Rentals with Resort Style Facilities

Ovation Bistro & Bar | #1 Casual Dining Restaurant in Davenport

Ovation Bistro and Bar in Davenport, Florida

Ovation is a smokehouse who smokes their own meats in house daily. Ovation Bistro also cuts their meats daily ensuring that the food and meat is the freshest that it can be. They operate a full bar that does great happy hour specials all day, every day.

Source: Ovation Bistro & Bar | #1 Casual Dining Restaurant in Davenport