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One More Disney Day February 29th 2012 Updated

To celebrate the leap year in 2012 Walt Disney World, Florida will be open for 24hrs from 6am on the 29th February.  Why not make a day of it and see if you can last the whole 1440 minutes at the park. Take this rare opportunity to explore the park at your leisure and enjoy everything the Magic Kingdom has to offer.

If you manage to go and last the 24hrs please let me know what is was like on the comment section below.

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Downtown Disney Orlando

Downtown Disney equals lots of entertainment and nightlife all in one Disney hotspot. Situated on Buena Vista Drive, follow the signs for Walt Disney World and then you’ll see signs for Downtown Disney, taking you to the free parking lots. The majority of our Florida villas to rent are within a 20 minute drive away.  You can stroll along the scenic walkway of the 3 distinct sections, all bordering the village waterfront and experience the dining, shopping and entertainment on offer. On the West side – you can take in a live theatrical show of breathtaking acrobatics at the Cirque du Soleil theatre – tickets can be purchased at the box office in the theatre or by calling 407-WDW-SEAT. Or perhaps see the latest Hollywood movie at the AMC Pleasure Island 24 screen cinema – we have a handy post on our Florida Villas blog for film showtimes. Soak up the party atmosphere on Pleasure Island with the bars, discos and eateries. You’ll also find the very best Disney souvenirs and gifts for friends and family at the World of Disney store (largest Disney character store in the world) in the shopping hub of Downtown Disney Marketplace on the East side. Featured in the store is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique salon for girls and boys who want the ultimate princess and knight fairytale makeovers. This is extremely popular with young children over 3 years and we would advise calling in advance to make reservations. Makeover package prices vary.  The marketplace also has a fine art gallery which is fun to browse called The Art of Disney.  There are an abundance of themed restaurants for the family – the Rainforest Cafe has casual dining in an amazing tropical rainforest setting. For an unforgettable experience, try the T-Rex Cafe – a prehistoric adventure where you can eat, shop and gaze at the moving T-Rex dinosaur.

For music lovers, back on the west side, the House of Blues offers southern-inspired food along with live music from Rock ‘n’ Roll to R&B in their Music Hall adjacent to the diner. Once you visit, you’ll be coming back again and again. Check out Leona Lewis below…..

Why not try a 400ft balloon ride in the Characters in Flight open everyday.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is on until 15th May!

If your taking your Orlando holiday anytime from now until 15th May you might want to bookmark this special spring event to take your family or party to. Held in Epcot, Walt Disney World Orlando, at the Epcot International Flower & Garden festival you’ll see over 75 Disney character topiaries and as a first for this annual event Disney are including famous Pixar characters – including Buzz, Woody and Lotso from Toy Story 3! Standard Epcot admission ticket will be required.

Download the Festival guide here with highlights, map and events calendar

Walt Disney World – Epcot in Orlando Florida

Disney’s Epcot theme park is different from the rest as it features a number of different areas where you can experience the food, drink and culture from countries all over the World. They have mini versions of the UK, France, China, Canada, Japan, Morrocco, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Norway and of course the USA.

At over 300 acres Epcot is the largest of all the Disney theme parks and you can easierly spend a whole day and night there so make sure you take a change of clothes if visiting in the winter as it can get cold in the evening and a wear some comfortable shoes.

They have a nightly firework show currently called Illuminations: Reflections of Earth which can’t be missed but check time guide to see when it’s on as weather can effect the show times.

Here are a few photos I took when we went to the Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.

Below is a list of the countries and links to there rides and more information:

Epcot also has loads of really good rides like Mission Space, Test Track and the brand new Soarin plus many more.

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Walt Disney World – Epcot