Today’s post comes courtesy of David Elliott who is a freelance writer who loves to travel, especially in Europe and Turkey. He’s spent most of his adult life in a state of restless excitement but recently decided to settle in North London. He gets away whenever he can to immerse himself in foreign cultures and lap up the history of great cities. David writes about his experience of a holiday in Florida a place where I would love to take the kids before they get too big to believe….
Drive to Walt Disney World, Florida
Cheap car rental is the perfect solution to that perennial problem of where to take the kids this year, and you can’t do them a bigger favour than head out for Walt Disney World in Florida, where dreams come true whilst they’re still young enough to have them.
Hiring a car for driving tours in Florida will also allow you to do some of the other things like discovering a few of the state’s best-kept secrets, and get you off the heavily beaten track of this most popular of US destinations. There are plenty of small rural towns in the area surrounding the Orlando theme parks that haven’t changed much in decades and where you can stop off for a break on the drive to Disney World whichever direction you’re coming from.
The designated highways throughout Florida have been designed to showcase the state’s fascinating historical and natural heritage, and there are lots of official camping and picnic sites along the way.
The backbone of the Walt Disney World resort is its theme parks. Walt Disney is responsible for transforming through these parks the sleepy little town into the huge international commercial hub that we see today.
Here you can take a ride around the world in miniature at Epcot or travel on a spaceship to Mars, take great rides around Disney Hollywood Studios and spend an eventful and exciting day in Animal Kingdom.
The Magic Kingdom theme park lies at the centre of this phantasmagorical complex spun from dreams and capitalism, although the others too are of a high standard, and the staff have unrivalled experience of dealing with demanding guests.
There are two fabulous water parks here, and the kids could not be entertained any better. Adults too are well catered for, with plenty of areas to relax and eat, and everything necessary to sustain life and sanity are built in with expert precision.
The original park here was the Magic Kingdom, and it really pulled in the crowds when it opened in October 1971, and has continued to do so ever since. It’s the complex’s number one attraction and usually constitutes the first port of call on any visit here.
For the adults, but also for the kids, Epcot is a must-see. This is the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a futuristic landscape of innovative and cutting-edge technology and architecture that provides an exciting glimpse into how people may be living in the not too distant future.
The Animal Kingdom theme park is simply stunning by any standards. In fact it’s a cross between a zoo and a theme park and stages some of Disney World’s most impressive live shows. The Lion King is truly spectacular and there are also some brilliant rides for the whole family to enjoy together.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach is a fully functioning ski resort in the heart of sunny and famously hot Florida, and there’s also the brilliant Typhoon Lagoon which contains a range of water slides and where visitors can really swim with the sharks.
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