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/
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Grab your lantern and your map and get ready to hold on! It’s time to go deep and ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine” on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Magic Your Way
“Frozen” Fun Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Summer!
This summer the world of Disney’s instant classic “Frozen,” takes center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, coming to life like never before in a full range of all-new, immersive experiences through the park.
From July 5-Sept 1, 2014, your Clients can enjoy “Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios” daily. And, most activities are included in regular theme park admission.
For the first time in forever, some of your friends from Walt Disney Animation
Studios’ Frozen are taking Disney’s Hollywood Studios® by snowstorm during our
live Frozen Summer Fun experience, July 5 through September 1, 2014! Not only
will you discover Frozen décor and entertainment throughout the Park, you’ll also
hear from everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman, Olaf, who’s enjoying a
warm and wonderful vacation! Be sure to be there as Queen Elsa and Princess
Anna make their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh during
the coolest procession of summer, complete with skaters, skiers, ice cutters and
Kristoff––the “official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer.” Join in a story- and
music-filled Frozen sing-along with Elsa and Anna at the Premiere Theater.
Enjoy wintertime activities at Oaken’s Frozen Funland. And stick around till the
sun goes down for a Frozen fireworks display, complete with cool Character
appearances and an explosive soundtrack to cap off the night. It’s a flurry of
Frozen fun for everyone, July 5 through September 1, 2014 at Disney’s
Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, your Clients can pick up their very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join them on their summer vacation. And, when your Clients share their photos with Olaf on social media and tag them with #OlafSummerVacation, they may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11 a.m. each day, Anna and Elsa arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Your Clients can cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.” Guests will be invited to join in special sing-along moments from the film’s chart-topping soundtrack
Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
“Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ and live band. The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”
-This summer, Disney's Animal Kingdom will offer a series of special ticketed Saturday evening events called "Harambe Nights." The evenings will include a presentation of "The Lion King Concert in the Wild," a 55-minute version of the Lion King story accompanied by a live orchestra and choir and narrated by such actors as Joe Morton (from ABC-TV's "Scandal"). Harambe Nights will begin with a reception, complete with appetizers, beer and wine, in Animal Kingdom's Harambe Village, followed by the stage show in the new Harambe Theatre. The evening will conclude with a street party and buffet stations throughout that area of the park. General admission tickets for Harambe Nights run $119 ages 10 and up; $79 ages 9 and under. Premium floor seating tickets run $134 ages 10 and up; $94 ages 9 and under. The event runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m., and parking is complimentary.
A fun place to take the children!!
SeaWorld® Orlando now Caring for Orphaned Manatee Calf Rescued from Indian River
(July 21, 2014) Orlando, Fla. – An orphaned manatee calf was rescued today from the Indian River in Port St. John, Fla., near the FPL power plant, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The estimated two-week-old female was spotted swimming alone by members of the FPL power plant, who contacted the FWC.
The calf, which weighs 48 pounds and measures 48 inches in length, was transported by the FWC to SeaWorld Orlando, where the SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team and veterinary staff performed a complete health exam, took blood samples and began providing an antibiotic treatment. The calf will receive around-the-clock care, including regular tube feedings, and her health will continue to be monitored.
The calf joined three other orphans, who are also receiving rehabilitative care at the park. Manatee calves normally nurse for one to two years. They depend on their mothers not only for nutrition, but also for learning about feeding and resting areas. SeaWorld Orlando uses a special formula created by the park’s animal care team specifically for manatee calves to ensure they are receiving proper nutrition.
So far in 2014, SeaWorld has rescued 8 and returned 7 manatees back to their natural environment. In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 23,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than four decades.
SeaWorld & Aquatica 2014 early Entry Dates for our Guests at the Blue Heron
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.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (June 17, 2014) – As days get longer this summer, new elements of fun and discovery come to life at SeaWorld® Orlando. Two new shows, Generation Nature LIVE™ and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night, make a visit to SeaWorld this summer a must.
The all-new nighttime show, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night, starts June 21, and is a high-energy show featuring new, original music and production elements, as well as new killer whale behaviors. Shamu Stadium is transformed with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a social and celebratory atmosphere, guided by a host each night, and ending with a fireworks finale.
Also on June 21, the new weekend daytime show, Generation Nature LIVE, connects guests with animals, explores nature and helps guests discover how they can protect wildlife and their habitats. During each show, guests will have the opportunity to meet the SeaWorld leaders in animal rescue, rehabilitation and preservation as they share their unique stories about a variety of rescued animals they care for. The Generation Nature program is all about inspiring kids to be Game Changers for nature. After the show, guests can meet animals up close at the all-new SEA Garden.
In addition to the new shows and amazing savings offered this summer at SeaWorld, there are many favorites not to miss, including:
The thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® where families explore a massive penguin colony of more than 250 penguins in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins’ icy, 32-degree world. Antarctica is a family-ride that combines up-close animal connections with state-of-the-art interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time.
Guests can kick back and have a hearty laugh with comedic duo, Clyde and Seamore, at Sea Lions Tonite. Hilarious hijinks ensue as SeaWorld’s popular pair of sea lions, otters and walrus parody other favorite daytime SeaWorld shows and attractions.
For the more adventurous guests, climb aboard and ride Manta®, a facedown, headfirst roller coaster where riders can skim, glide and fly like a manta ray. The only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world, Manta tops the list of don’t-miss theme park attractions, especially at night.
When the sun goes down, join Shamu’s Dance Party with Shamu & Friends at the Village Square located at the front of the park. The party begins every night one hour prior to park closing and continues 30 minutes afterwards. With countless bubbles floating overhead and crazy lights illuminating the square, this summer’s celebration is sure to provide non-stop fun for all ages.
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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