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  What’s Happening in Orlando and The Blue Heron

      We now have Blue Heron rain ponchos available to our guests at $3.00!!

      Kid's  Ponchos have arrived. Only $3.00!!                           

                                         Check out our new book and game lending library in the main lobby. 

       NON-PROFITS we support:

      By working with e non-profit organizations, we are able to achieve more, and help them achieve more. We have worked with the following organizations :

      Base Camp Children's Cancer Foundation-An American Childhood Cancer Organization ...because kids can't fight cancer alone. BASE Camp provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.  We serve not only the children who are patients, but their brothers and sisters too.

      Clean the World-Clean the World distributes hygiene products to impoverished people in the United States and developing countries through NGO partnerships, such as World Vision, Feeding America, Harvest Time International, Children’s International and The Floating Doctors

      Toys For Tots-The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the    future.

      Give Kids The World- Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.

      Adopt-A-School-The CFHLA Adopt-A-School program began in 2002 with the mission to identify, develop and promote positive community partnerships between every public school in Central Florida and CFHLA Membership.  
      Since that time, over 70 partnerships have flourished under this program in cooperation with Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County School Districts.  

      The intention of the Adopt-A-School Program is to utilize the assets of the hospitality industry to support one of our most valuable resources— OUR CHILDREN!

      Harbor House- Harbor House provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emotional support, and legal advocacy for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year.

      A Taste of Compassion- A benefit for two incredible downtown organizations-Central Care Mission and Compassion Corner Ministry

      Making Strides For Breast Cancer- Making Strides for Breast Cancer ia a non-profit community 5k that supports breast cancer through The American Cancer Society.

      Blue Line Charity -Defending The Blue Line® actively works to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. WSo far we have helped over 10,000 military families keep or start their kids in hockey

      The Childrens Advocacy Center- The Children's Advocacy Center is committed to providing quality forensic, therapeutic and prevention services to all child abuse and sexual assault victims in a gentle and professional manner.

      Special Olympics Florida -Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries.  Here in Florida, we are serving over 25,000 athletes with the help of nearly 1,600 coaches and over 15,000 dedicated volunteers.

      Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment – on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

       Rotary Club- We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

      Camp Boggy Crreek-To foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their familie

       

                                                Some Great Rainy Day Activities !!

         Kings Bowl Orlando is a 30,000-square-foot entertainment venue featuring:

      • 22 Ten Pin Bowling Lanes
      • Four Full-Size billiards tables
      • Regulation size, outdoor Bocce ball court
      • Full-service, executive chef driven restaurant serving award-winning food
      • Two premium bars serving fun and innovative cocktails
      • Customizable private space for parties of 10-900 people including corporate/team-building events, birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, kids parties and more
      • Over 60 giant HDTV’s and HD projector screens
      • Industry best sound, lighting and music environment
      • Regulation Shuffleboard Table

      Kings is the perfect place to eat, bowl, or lounge in a comfortable, fun and luxurious environment. Whether you are looking for a memorable place to host an event, a fun and unique date spot, or a cool place to hang out and catch some sports, Kings has you covered.

      Check their website http://kingsbowlamerica.com/orlando/

      8255 South International Drive, Suite 120  Orlando, FL 32819

      Museum of Military History

      The Museum is an excellent way to spend the day educating your loved ones about the history of our Military.  The Museum offers a wide array of exhibits spanning time.

      The mission of the Museum of Military History, Inc. is to educate,
      increase awareness, build knowledge and understanding of the American military experience through interactive, interpretive exhibits designed for visitors of all ages. Come and Visit us!

      Admissions: Adult $7, Seniors $6, Students $5, Under 5, no charge, Active Duty Member, no charge, 100% Disabled $4, Veterans and Retired $5.  For Groups call in advance for rates or send us an email.

      Check their website http://museumofmilitaryhistory.com/

      5210 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, FL 34746. (407) 507-3894

       Walt Disney World®

      Candlelight Processional

      Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

      Showtimes take place each day of the event at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM, except on December 7, 2014 when showtimes take place at 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM only.
      Mexican-style sun face made of yellow paved stones surrounded by red stones

      Celebrity Narrators

      Each night, a celebrity narrator recounts the biblical account of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the production as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.

      This year, an exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few all-new to the Candlelight Processional—are set to lend their voices, including:

      • Jodi Benson – November 28 - 29, 2014
      • Neil Patrick Harris – November 30 - December 2, 2014
      • Jonathan Groff (NEW!) – December 3 - 4, 2014
      • Whoopi Goldberg – December 5 - 6, 2014
      • Levar Burton – December 7 - 9, 2014
      • Edward James Olmos – December 10 - 11, 2014
      • Joe Morton – December 12 - 14, 2014
      • Chita Rivera – December 15 - 17, 2014
      • Ana Gasteyer (NEW!) – December 18 - 20, 2014
      • Marlee Matlin – December 21 - 23, 2014
      • Isabella Rossellini – December 24 - 25, 2014
      • Blair Underwood – December 26 - 27, 2014
      • Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 - 30, 2014

      Please note that sign language interpretation will be performed at each show. All celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.

      Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

      Enjoy live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and an oh-so-jolly holiday parade at this festive winter celebration.

      Mickey dressed in seasonal holiday clothing dancing in formation between two life-size nutcrackers

      Here Come Mickey and Santa!

      Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family, friends and familiar Disney faces! Read More

      Start planning for a marvelous gathering with family, friends and familiar Disney faces! Held select nights at Magic Kingdom park, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all.

      Delight in the lights shimmering like ice on Cinderella Castle! And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!

      Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 7:00 PM to midnight, on November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21 and 30; and December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 19, 2014.

       


      SeaWorlSeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration Splashes into Town in Two Weeks

      There's only two weeks left until Christmas takes over SeaWorld Orlando and it's transformed into a wintery, watery wonderland of stunning live shows inspired by the natural world. With everything from Santa to Shamu, presents to penguins, and elves to Elmo, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. The celebration takes place on select dates November 22 through December 31 and is included with park admission, annual pass and Fun Card.

      Start your enchanting night with a cup of our amazing hot chocolate and ooey, gooey s’mores (a personal favorite!) as you prepare for your journey to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience. From the moment the conductor calls “all aboard” to your arrival at the North Pole, THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience is fun for the whole family. Fun fact: Santa Claus himself is on site to greet guests! Be sure to get your happy faces on and your gift requests ready!

      After your trip to the North Pole, head over to Nautilus theater for the amazing O Wondrous Night show. This is where you'll learn about the greatest story never told, with more than 30 carols based upon The Christmas Story and told through the eyes of a variety of live animals. Insider Tip – guarantee your seat at this most popular show with our all-new Christmas Show Seating Packages.

      Your next stop should be Shamu’s Christmas Miracles where you can experience the grace and beauty of our Shamu family in this incredible nighttime show where whales soar through the air in a story of reflection and understanding; of peace and friendship; of the everyday miracles that surround us all year long.

      After the spiritual Shamu show, it's time to head back to Bayside Pathway to witness the beautiful Sea of Trees, a dramatic display of 100 massive trees around the center lake, sparkling, lighted and "dancing" to classic holiday tunes.

      To end your night, be sure to catch Winter Wonderland on Ice. This ice skating extravaganza features amazing skaters decked out in beautiful holiday (and sparkly) costumes dancing to holiday tunes while towering fountains of water add to the performance

      March 28, 31

      April 4, 7, 11

      June 20, 23, 27, 30

      July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

      Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15

      Dec 26, 29


      Early entry for SeaWorld is 8 am for all days listed

      Early entry is 30 minutes prior to opening at Aquatica(8:30 am for all days except Dec. 27 & 30 ( 9:30 for both of these)

       

       UNIVERSAL

      What is All The Excitement?
      Macy’s Holiday Parade™ and Much More

      Universal Studios Florida® comes alive during the holidays with balloons and floats beyond your imagination, marching bands, Santa, and seasonal sing-alongs for the little ones.

      A Barney™ Holiday
      Join Barney™ and his friends for a magical musical show full of songs at A Day In The Park With Barney"! Located inside Universal Studios Florida®.
      The Blues Brothers® Holiday Show
      Grab your sunglasses and get ready to rock and roll. Jake and Elwood perform festive favorites like "Santa Claus is Coming To Town," "Blue Christmas," and more with snow on Delancey Street in Universal Studios® at the end of each show.The fun continues with Grinchmas™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, featuring the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.

      Stay in the heart of the holidays at one of our spectacular on-site hotels. From special holiday buffets to visits from Santa and everything in between, there’s something cheerful for everyone to enjoy. Plus, on-site hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits that are sure to make your visit a merry one.
      Celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando® Resort December 6, 2014–January 3, 2015. At Universal Studios Florida®, the joy and wonder of the Macy’s Holiday Parade® fills the streets with floats and more. Plus, enjoy incredible live performances by the award-winning Mannheim Steamroller on select nights.

      LEGOLAND Florida - LEGOLAND

      A fun place to take the children!!

      SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

      AAA Rates/Senior/Florida Resident : Effective June 7, 2013  you will receive a 15% discount off the best available rate

      Call 888-258-3684 to check on rate and availability.


      Effective January 1, 2014  we are changing our cancellation policy to 48 hours prior to the arrival date. Any cancellations after the 48 hours prior to arrival date will be subject to a one night's room and tax.

      Internet availability in our units. WiFi is available in our main lobby and poolside.

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