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Fun Spot Orlando Great Deals – $13 for unlimited Go-Kart and Thrill Rides!

Had to let you know about a really good discount deal on 11th June at Fun Spot amusement park next to Old Town – for ONE DAY only –  $13 armbands for ALL DAY riding privileges on 4 Go-Kart tracks, 7 Thrill Rides and 7 Kid Spot Rides (normally priced $34.95!!!)  Tickets must be purchased on that day between 10am and noon to get the deal.

I went there this week and have some pictures and video for you to take a look at which I will be adding shortly but check out the video below to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Crazy / Mini Golf Courses in Orlando

Although classed as a smaller attraction compared with the major theme parks, the mini adventure golf courses in Orlando are really popular. Very different to anything you might experience in the UK, these courses are spectacularly designed and are lots of fun for all the family – challenging mini golfers with putt-through’s designed in logs, hills, waterfalls, caves and tunnels. Great if you want to play a game in the sun, or as your evening’s entertainment under the stars. We’ve put together a list of the good ones and links to their website so you can have all the info on prices, opening times and directions. Pick up your putter and away you play!

Congo River mini golf on International Drive and Kissimmee hosts an African explorer themed adventure golf course in a tropical rainforest setting with waterfalls and caves. Look out for the live gator feeding exhibits here too.

Pirates Cove mini golf on International Drive takes you back to the 18th Century on a pirates adventure while you play amongst cascading waterfalls, sunken ships and dreaded pirate dungeons!

Hawaiian Rumble mini golf on International Drive and Lake Buena Vista both sites feature a Hawaiian themed 50 foot volcano with fire and lava, lush tropical palms setting and rhythmic calypso beats to entertain you during your game.

Disney Fantasia Gardens mini golf – Disney’s own take on miniature golf located at Epcot has 2 courses: Fantasia Gardens and Fantasia Fairways. These are inspired by the animated Fantasia film and during your 36 hole game you’ll see characters from the movie like the dancing hippos and the marching broomsticks!

Disney Winter Summerland mini golf – another Disney offering of miniature golf outside Blizzard Beach, these are Santa Claus themed courses: the ‘Snow’ course – put your way to the 18th ‘North Hole’!! and in contrast the ‘Sand’ course,  is beach-themed with 18 holes to play amongst sandcastles and surfboards.

Discount vouchers are available for most of the mini golf courses (excluding Disney) in the local coupon/tourist/attraction books that you can get in entrance to most supermarkets, restaurants and tourist information booths.

Nearly all of the mini golf courses are located less than 15-20 minutes from all our Orlando vacation rentals on HWY192, International Drive or just off Interstate 4 (I4) in the main tourist areas.

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Cinemas in Orlando, Films and Showtimes

Looking to take in a film during your vacation in Orlando, Florida? Here’s the local cinema details for you in one handy post. Nearly all of our Florida Villas are within 20 minutes drive from them, so great for your self-catering holiday in Florida.

Downtown Disney Cinema:

Located at Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney is the AMC Theatre multiplex cinema – its modern in design, inspired by an Art Deco style; and comfortable high-backed rocking seating along with THX Surround and Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. Its a fantastic movie experience on a weekend evening or rainy day. Downtown Disney is an attraction itself – along the scenic walkway you’ll find lots of dining, entertainment and shopping for the whole family. Closest parking for the cinema are Lots J & K, 1500 Buena Vista Drive.

Click here for showtimes at AMC Downtown Disney 24

Pointe Orlando & IMAX Cinema:

Pointe Orlando is a big hit for cinema goers in Orlando, with the popular IMAX experience available on varying blockbuster films. In an IMAX theatre, the projected images are extended to create the illusion that the screen’s boundaries have disappeared and the viewer has a more ‘immersive’ experience of the film.  Pointe Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive – opposite the Orange County Convention Center. Again you’ll find diverse dining, specialty shopping and entertainment here. You will have to pay for parking, but you can get your ticket validated at the cinema.

Click here for showtimes at Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX

Universal CityWalk Cinema:

Take your pick of the latest movies at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 and IMAX. Featuring 20 screens, stadium style, plush rocker back chairs, its another premier movie showplace along with the CityWalk’s great dining, bars, clubs and music entertainment. A general parking rebate is offered at the box office with a movie ticket purchase.  To get here take the I-4 – if you’re heading Eastbound take exit 75A, or if your heading Westbound take exit 74B – follow the signpost to Universal Orlando’s main parking garage.

Click here for showtimes at Universal Orlando Cineplex 20 & IMAX

The Loop Kissimmee Cinema:

Regal cinemas ‘The Loop’ cinema complex at The Loop and West’  shopping centre is located at the junction of John Young Parkway and Osceola Parkway; and has 16 cinema screens and stadium seating to enhance your viewing experience.

Click here for showtimes at The Loop Kissimmee Cinema

IMAX – Monsters Vs Aliens 3D

Looking for something different to do…. Check out the IMAX at Pointe Orlando, International Drive, currently showing Monsters Vs Aliens in 3D – something for all the family. A cinema scene 10 times the size of a normal screen, so we recommend sitting right at the back! Tickets are $15 for adults in the IMAX.


Soon to be showing Harry Potter and Star Trek.

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From you villa take the I4, take the 528 Toll exit, you wont pass any booths so its free travel the short distance, follow the road round to the right, take the first exit for International Drive, take a right onto I-Drive, you will pass the Convention Centre, Pointe Orlando will be in your right.

You need to take a ticket to park, but they will validate it on leaving the cinema so you don’t need to pay.

Discovery Cove at Sea World

Dolphin Kiss at Discovery Cove
Dolphin Kiss at Discovery Cove

Here are some photos of Discovery Cove at Sea World in Orlando Florida, this is a great day and well worth the price tag, but the water is cold!!

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