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 :
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
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/
Don your favorite costume and get ready to trick-or-treat at this Halloween-themed event in Magic Kingdom park—select nights from 7:00 PM to midnight, September 1 to October 31, 2014!
Trick-or-Treat Fun for Everyone
Dress up in your favorite costume and collect delicious candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. Read More
Dress up in your favorite costume and collect delicious candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. You’ll soon discover all the boo-tiful ways that the spirits of the season have transformed the park into a happy haunted hallows—that includes seeing many favorite Disney Characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is held on select nights from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, September 1 to October 31, 2014. And since the tone of this event is “not-so-scary,” that means children of all ages can enjoy all the fun!
For the safest and best possible Guest experience, please choose costumes that are not obstructive or offensive.
Hear the night howling with excitement at this spook-tacular party for all little ghouls and boys. Read More
Hear the night howling with excitement at this spook-tacular party for all little ghouls and boys. From chills to the thrills, you’re invited to unearth all the festive entertainment that awaits you at this ghastly bash:
Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
The grandmaster of this bone-rattling parade has truly lost his head! A hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman himself begins the festivities, followed by a collection of frightful floats featuring Disney Characters in Halloween costumes. Prepare yourself for the grave diggers—the Haunted Mansion stars in this delightful parade. It's really not so scary… just fiendish fun!
The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion welcomes you to "drop in" as Disney Villains tear up the night with fireworks and wicked remixes of their theme songs. Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie are just some of the scoundrels who croon their spooky tunes. Shiver in anticipation as creepy colors crawl over Cinderella Castle—complete with a finale that casts a spell you won’t soon forget!
Villains Castle Show
Soak up the sights and sounds as some of your favorite baddies from Disney films rock you with an unforgettable opening number, taking place during a showcase set directly in front of a ghostly Cinderella Castle.
Venture into Frontierland where you might even meet a barbershop quartet of dead cowboys who sing songs in the style of the Dapper Dans. They like "axing" Guests questions and answering with puns as part of their "dead pan" humor.
Between your tricks and treats, set out on a series of Halloween adventures aboard select attractions! Read More
Between your tricks and treats, set out on a series of Halloween adventures aboard select attractions!
Many of your favorite Magic Kingdom experiences will be available each night at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—just a few of the exciting attractions you can expect to enjoy include:
Buy Tickets Early and Save
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party requires a separate ticket for admission—purchase your tickets in advance and receive a discount on select nights!
Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle
Join Lady Tremaine and her villainous friends at the witching hour for the season’s most decadent dessert party. Read More
Join Lady Tremaine and her villainous friends at the witching hour for the season’s most decadent dessert party. Taking place during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party, it’s the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle!
Set within the majestic halls of Cinderella’s Royal Table, don’t miss your chance to meet a menagerie of malevolent special guests—all while you indulge in devilish desserts and wicked entertainment.
As the evening continues, follow fellow Guests to the dining room, where the surroundings have transformed into an upscale, villainous atmosphere. Inside, enjoy the eerie entertainment as a piano player provides live music, accompanied by a few haunting solos from Lady Tremaine herself.
By purchasing a ticket to both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle, you’ll receive preferred viewing for the 8:15 performance of Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, as well preferred viewing for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular.
Plus, you’ll be treated to the Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Table—a delightful affair where you can feast your senses on Lady Tremaine’s eerie musical talents, over-the-top desserts and specialty non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll even receive an autograph card and a souvenir Maleficent dragon cup!
- Admission to the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle is available for $99 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).
- Please be aware that admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price.
- In addition, be aware that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event and is not included with admission to Magic Kingdom park.
- Online booking is not available for the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle. To make a reservation, please call (407) 939-5262. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
- Reservations are highly recommended for the Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table, taking place at both 10:15 PM and 11:45 PM on each night of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
- To check in for the event, visit the Will Call booth outside the main entrance of Magic Kingdom park from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Starting at 7:30 PM, you may check in at the parade and fireworks viewing area in the central plaza by the Castle Forecourt Stage.
- Once you have checked in, you’ll receive a credential, which must be presented to enter the preferred viewing areas and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
- If you choose not to participate in the preferred parade or fireworks viewing, you can check in at Cinderella’s Royal Table at your designated seating time.
- Entertainment and character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
- Reserved viewing for Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade is for the 8:15PM performance only.
- Credentials are non-transferrable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
- Please be advised that seating is not provided at the preferred parade or fireworks viewing. Wheelchairs and Electronic Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) can be accommodated in the viewing areas and at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
- Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.
- Offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
- There are a limited number of tickets available for this event.
Mickey's Spooktacular Celebration
Make your visit during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party memorable when you reserve Mickey's Spooktacular Celebration! Read More
Magic Your Way
A fun place to take the children!!
SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR® FEATURES AN OCEAN OF HALLOWEEN FUN
ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 5, 2014) – Join SeaWorld Orlando weekends in October for silly and spooky fun at Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater "fantasea" filled with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts and up-close amazing animal SeaWorld is known for.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place from 12 to 8 p.m. October: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for all of the fun-filled activities. Like all special events at SeaWorld, Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission or any Pass product.
Spooktacular Highlights Include:
Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun
Offering many kinds of sweet treats, costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat “under the sea.” Each sea-themed trick-or-treat station features an assortment of ghoulish goodies, including Tootsie Roll, jelly beans, Airheads and other candy favorites.
Penelope’s Party Zone
Located at SeaWorld’s Bayside area, this dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life each weekend with a live DJ encouraging kids to dance and sing along, a variety of interactive crafts for the kids to choose from, countless bubbles floating overhead and colorful pumpkin fish and other sea-themed characters gliding around for great photo opportunities!
Spooktacular Dance Party
End each weekend with Princess Penelope and her undersea friends as they invite guests to join the Spooktacular Dance Party, where children (and adults, too) can dance along to a Spooktacular mix of line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air. The party will kick off at the Village Square in the front of the park every event night an hour before park closing.
Sweet Treat Decorating
Kids and parents alike can have a "splash" creating their own sweet treats at the cookie decorating station. Kids will be able to decorate and devour their spooky cookie when they purchase a kit that comes equipped with a cookie, frosting and toppings. Nominal fee.
December 27, 30
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)
OPEN : Ihu’s Breakaway Falls
Our new ride will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States!
At nearly 80 feet tall, thrill seekers will face their fears…and each other. After stepping into one of three clear “breakaway boxes,” they’ll watch each other fall one-by-one as the floor underneath them disappears. They’ll never know who’s going to breakaway first – and the anticipation of who drops next is part of the wild ride! Once the floor drops, riders will drop 20-24 feet per second!
Those who dare to brave our new ride will experience an almost vertical drop for nearly 40 feet! That’s the steepest drop in the southern United States!
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the only high-speed water thrill slide in the world that propels guests through four, 360-degree spirals.
MICHAEL MYERS COMES TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS:
For the first time ever at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, guests will face the legendary horror icon Michael Myers as John Carpenter’s classic horror film comes to life.
THREE ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL HOUSES UNVEILED
The twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Team have created three original concept haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights. Guests will “die laughing” in Giggles & Gore Inc., experience the terror of a community in cannibalistic turmoil in Roanoke – Cannibal Colony and face the horrors that exist in Dollhouse of the Damned.
LATEST HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT: DRACULA UNTOLD
Universal Orlando breathes new life into history’s most notorious vampire in a terrifying new Halloween Horror Nights house where guests will be immersed in a living preview of the upcoming Universal Pictures’ film, Dracula Untold.
Rock the Universe® – Universal Studios Florida®
Join in Florida's biggest Christian music festival, Rock the Universe®, where the biggest names in Christian rock take the stage at Universal Studios®.
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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