Florida Tourist Information
Epcot is a two-part educational and cultural attraction designed to challenge the mind and satisfy the senses. Here, you can sample a warm croissant at a bakery in France, tap your foot to an authentic oom-pah band in Germany, learn about the age of dinosaurs, and take an exhilarating trip through the human body all in one day! Disney MGM Studios allows visitors to see Disney animators creating wonderful characters and explains movie-making on an entertaining backlot tour.
Universal Studios Florida shares the movie- making theme of Disney-MGM Studios, but attractions are presented quite differently here.
Universal, promoters say you can "ride the movies." Some rides
provide an entertaining look at famous movies of the past, such as "Kongfrontation," where
guests meet King Kong on the New York subway. Jaws, Earthquake,
Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time and the works of Hitchcock
are among the
perk's other movie attractions. Twister, a technological marvel,
invites guests to experience the awesome live spectacle and destructive
nature of an actual tornado, a mere 20 feet away.
Visitors to Central Florida will want to explore natural attractions as well as fantastical ones, and SeaWorld is a wonderful place to start. Now guests can be Trainer for a Day, working alongside real SeaWorld animal trainers to learn training techniques, feeding, and show preparation. Attractions include the "Pacific Point Preserve," a sea lion and seal habitat which mimics the rocky, northern Pacific coastline; and "Manatees: The Last Generation?" an up-close look at the endangered sea cow.
newest attraction is Wild Arctic, which takes visitors on a chilling
adventure to experience the natural beauty of the artic Visitors
come face to face with real polar bears, walruses, harbor seals
and beluga whales. The highlight of a visit to SeaWorld is the "Shamu:
New Visions" show during which killer whales interact with trainers,
defy gravity in breathtaking leaps; and make a big splash (and
a wet audience !) with a flick of the tall and 52-degree water.
Street Station in downtown Orlando is a nighttime smorgasbord
of activities and eateries, hosting a variety of different clubs
and restaurants. Universal Studios CityWalk is a colossal 80-acre
entertainment mecca, where themed restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas,
live entertainment, and shopping abound.
Water fun is everywhere in Central Florida, though it's not a beach destination. Wet 'n Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are water parks where visitors can beat the Florida heat & and have a slipping, sliding, good time of it! The newest, Disney's Blizzard Beach combines water with "snow" from a "freak Florida snowstorm," creating snowy slopes.
Botanical beauty flourishes in several parks, which offer breathtaking displays of lush plant life. Cypress Gardens, a short distance from Orlando in,shows off stunning outdoor floral displays as well as world-class water-ski shows daily. Bok Tower Gardens is a serene sanctuary abounding with azaleas, camellias and magnolias. A World of Orchids displays thousands of rare end exotic examples that flourish in a state-of-the-art air conditioned, tropical rain forest garden showcase.
exudes an air of relaxed sophistication. Long considered the cultural
capital of Florida, the Ringlings and other wealthy
With a cultural calendar that rivals that of any metropolis, Sarasota boasts several world-class museums and arts venues. A beautiful Italian Renaissance villa-turned-art-museum, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Baroque paintings, plus exquisite 17th-century tapestries.
Displays at the Mote Marine Aquarium are a means to explain the work of Mote scientists to visitors and to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the aquatic environment. The lab is world renowned for its scientific research, particularly research on sharks and the assessment of environmental pollutants. The Gulf Coast Heritage Trail, the state's first ecotourism trail, winds through Sarasota County.
Siesta Key is renowned for its ribbon of sugary beaches, the widest and most popular in the country. Since the 1987 "Great International White Sand Challenge," the sugar fine sand here has been officially top rated every year. Independent judges selected Siesta Key's sand over 29 other entries, including the Bahamas and Grand Cayman, as
the whitest and most powdery sand in the world
Besides sparkling beaches, Lido Key also boasts St. Armands Circle, a European-flavored Outdoor shopping area. Here more than 145 exclusive shops and boutiques carry quality merchandise from Mondi, Tiffany & Co. and Tommy Bahama. Several fine restaurants and ice cream parlors also line the circle. A horse-drawn carriage ride around the circle is the perfect evening treat.
For the more active visitor, Sarasota offers watersports, fishing and tennis galore, along with many excellent golf courses. A municipal baseball stadium is used for spring training by the Cincinnati Reds. Nearby Myakka River State Park, Florida's largest, offers sun-dappled rivers and cypress-studded paths for hikers and bicyclists.
So just kick back, relax and let your cares dissolve in Florida's premier west coast paradise.
cigar makers demonstrate their ancestors' craft. At night, La Septima
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is listed among the nation's top four zoos. Besides exotic animals, Busch Gardens also features live shows and a variety of thrilling rides including their newest attraction Gwazi the Southeast's largest double wooden roller coaster. The water park Adventure island offers breathtaking flumes and slides us well as a leisurely tubing trail. For more family fun, stop by Lowry Park Zoo or the Museum of Science and Industry, which offers interactive educational exhibits as well as an IMAX theater.
district and mall. Tampa is surrounded by several notable communities including Dover, Hamilton, Plant City, Riverview, Ruakin, Apollo Beach and Thonotasassa.
© Copyright 2004 Stand-By Golf
E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 92264
Site by DPD