Discovery Cove has always been one of the most exciting and popular attractions in Orlando and as we head into 2013 there are no signs of its popularity dipping! From the early data we have received from Discovery Cove the ‘peak dates’ are already starting to sell out – fast!
If you are travelling or planning to travel over April (Easter) June, July and August you should really consider getting your dates booked up NOW!
April and June are already almost 50% sold out!
You can secure your swims with a deposit!
Orlando Attraction Tickets can help you spread the cost of your Dolphin swims by allowing you to secure your booking with just a 25% deposit – the balance of your order will then be due 8 weeks before you travel. Please see this post for more details: Attraction Ticket Deposits
Remember: Discovery Cove only offers a limited number of entrants per day. Access is restricted to 1000 guests so booking early really is important.
2013 is almost upon us and its time to remember the past but look forward to the future, so what have the Orlando theme parks got planned for us.
Disneyland Orlando (Magic Kingdom)
Disney should complete the final stages of its much anticipated Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom in Florida, featuring a Seven Dwarves mine train coaster and the Princess Fairytale Hall meet-and-greet attraction should keep Disney as the number 1 theme park in the World.
Revealed last year by a host of cryptic messages Universal Orlando confirmed that the Transformers 3-D motion simulator dark ride will open at Universal Studios Orlando in 2013. Riders will join the heroic Autobots in an intergalactic battle against the villainous Decepticons.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will transform SeaWorld Orlando’s 24-year-old Penguin Encounter habitat into a new winter-themed land with 55-foot-tall glaciers in the shape of nuzzling penguins towering over shops, restaurants and a first-of-its-kind interactive dark ride offering varied adventures from a penguin’s point of view. Orlando Attraction Tickets will be there in 2013 so we’ll update you all on the attraction.
2013 should be a very exciting time for us, we’ve altered our shipping options to make us quicker, we should see a new look website launching in the 1st quarter of 2013 and we’ve also signed on some new suppliers to offer even more great attractions in Orlando.
Tis the season to be jolly… so I thought I’d be slightly self indulgent and post a few of the customer reviews we received over the past year.
Terry Wright, UK
Thanks very much for the excellent and fast delivery of our tickets. I thought I’d left it to late for delivery, so glad I called you guys.
Samantha Stevens, UK
Just got back from Orlando, so I thought I’d drop you a quick email. Thanks very much for the advice, you were correct our children loved Legoland it does offer more than the UK version and the water park is brilliant. Thanks again and I will be recommending your services to all our friends.
Francis Teller, Australia
Just received our tickets, thanks very much for all your hard work. The post office did have my tickets at our local branch just as you predicted, thanks for going that extra mile to chase them for us.
Tina Smith, UK
The Orlando PassPort was a right bargain, so glad I found you guys online.
Kat M, UK
We booked the Orlando Passport tickets for a bargain price of £400 each, which covers all of the major attractions, this was the cheapest by far that we found after searching so many different websites.
We booked them online on Friday 1st June and we received them on Thursday 7th June, we was surprised that they had arrived so quickly bearing in mind we had 2 bank holidays in this time. Def recommend Orlando Attraction Tickets.co.uk.
David James, UK
We booked the Orlando passport which gives you 14 day disney, universal studios and islands of adventure and also seaworld busch and aquatica for £400 a ticket. Booked on a Sunday and got the tickets by Wednesday so cant complain at all.
…..and that’s just a few of the reviews!
For 2013 we’ve got even more idea’s and deals in the pipeline, so stay tuned… remember with Orlando Attraction Tickets the Smiles are included…
Yesterday we hit the 200 posts mark, which we are all very happy about, this blog has performed quite a few pivots before landing on its current format and today while celebrating 200 posts we’ve also released a new design, as you’re reading this you can see the new design now.
The new design is much cleaner and fresher than the previous design and of course features our new smiley logo, we hope you like it.
Well that’s enough of me waffling, below are the top 10 most viewed posts out of the 200.
For the first time in 10 years Orlando was snubbed in the prestigious THEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Awards. The Thea awards are given to projects whose achievement has been determined to be of “outstanding” quality. The award is for people or parks in the themed entertainment industry, selected by people from the industry.
The Buzz Price Thea Award (formerly the Lifetime Achievement Award): Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering
Thea Classic Award: Puy du Fou: Le Grand Parc and Cinéscénie, Vendée, France
Attraction: Space Fantasy: The Ride at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan
Attraction on a Limited Budget: Barnas Brannstasjon (Children’s Fire Station) at Kongeparken, Ålgård, Norway
Attraction:Arthur, L’Aventure 4D at Futuroscope, Poitiers, France
Attraction Refresh:Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, USA
Museum Exhibit: NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, USA
Museum Exhibit:YOU! The Experience at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA
Science Center Attraction on a Limited Budget:The Changing Climate Show at Science North, Greater Sudbury, Canada
Cultural Heritage Attraction on a Limited Budget:Ghost of the Castle at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, USA
Show Spectacular:Crane Dance at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Show Spectacular:The Magic, The Memories and You at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, USA
Live Show Event Spectacular:Yo México, Celebration of the Century of the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City, Mexico
Live Show Spectacular:The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams, Macau
Themed Restaurant Experience: FoodLoop at Europa-Park, Rust, Germany
Ingenious Use of Technology:Animation Magic in the Animator’s Palate Restaurant aboard Disney Cruise Line’s ship Disney Fantasy
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the annual Themed Amusement Awards were given out during a short ceremony that took place inside the Orange County Convention Centre during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions conference.
So a bad year for Orlando in the awards but lets see what 2013 brings…