Della’s Highlights- Villa of The Week

Introducing a charming looking, contemporary style home, our villa of the week is one to please various vacationers.

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Located in the exclusive Reunion Resort, bursting with amenities and top of the range villas, the home is only a mere 6 miles to Walt Disney world.

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Accommodating up to 12 guests, the adoring vacation rental is a place designed with space and freshness in mind.

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The open plan, ultra modern style lounge incorporates a living space and kitchen area. Involving a pop of rich fuchsia colored furnishings throughout, the boldness breaks up that simplistic appearance. Combining the kitchen with a lounge, it creates a comforting atmosphere, perfect to enter in the morning and enjoy a scrumptious meal at the breakfast bar.

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Boasting a fresh, clean design, comes a completely white colored kitchen. Made for the purpose of cooking up any dish you desire, the equipment available is all top of the range and even includes it’s own breakfast bar.

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Situated right next to the kitchen is the villa’s dining area. Involving a crystal clear table set amongst the bold colored decor, it presents a contrasting and sleek design.

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Consisting of five luxurious bedrooms within the home, this one in particular presents an indulgent look. Showcasing a vintage, feminine flair, the gorgeous bedding and surrounding detailing totals up to an utmost snug environment.

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To participate in an array of fun activities on your stay, this vacation rental features it’s very own movie theater. For that fun filled family night in, enjoy a thrilling movie marathon, watching any film you desire on the big screen! Once finished, there’s even a fooseball table to let your inner gamer out and challenge all your house guests.

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For even more gaming fun, a distinctively looking pool table is shown on the landing. With a taste of elegance to the space, it’s a calming setting to play.

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Covering outdoor activities, the pool on offer includes a luxurious spa. To either have a swim, take part in some water games or simply relax in the spa, it’s a versatile pool area surrounded by beautiful greenery.

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After an exciting swim, adjacent to the pool is a gray colored dining set and quaint summer kitchen. Either toast a drink or whip up a dinner to appreciate in the beaming sunshine.

For more information or to book this villa, click here

Lions Return to Orlando Citrus Bowl to Face Columbus Crew SC on Saturday

Orlando City SC will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time in two weeks for an Eastern Conference contest against second-place side Columbus Crew SC this Saturday.

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“We’ve had three great games against them (Columbus). They’ve all been hugely entertaining,” said head coach Adrian Heath. “There’s been sending offs in both games. There’s been lots of action and lots of goals, so I don’t’ anticipate anything different. We both like to play an open brand of football and get after it, so I don’t see anything different this weekend. Just the importance of it has ramped up a little bit – certainly for us after the results in the past few weeks.”

With both teams splitting three previous results earlier in the season (1-1-1), a budding rivalry has been brewing between both Clubs. After falling with 10 men at MAPFRE Stadium on April 18th, Orlando responded with a 2-2 draw against a 10-man Crew SC side at the Citrus Bowl, due to Pedro’s Ribeiro’s scintillating long-distance strike in the waning moments of the game.The match is set for Saturday, August 1. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets are still available for the match and can be purchased by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY. In addition, the game will broadcast live on FOX 35 and Sun Sports. The fixture will also be transmitted in English on Real Radio 104.1 FM and in Spanish on La Grande 1030 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orlando

With Orlando established as one of the world’s biggest tourist attractions, there’s millions of facts new visitors or even locals aren’t aware of.

To find out all the unknown information about Orlando, here’s the top ten points:

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1. With newly opening restaurants coming to Orlando practically every week, it’s predicted to take over 5 years to eat in every single one, even when going to a different place for each meal of the day.

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2. Orlando’s Citrus Bowl hosted five of 1994’s World Cup soccer matches and the 1st/2nd soccer rounds of the 1996 Olympic games.

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3. Orlando’s Orange county contained 80,000 acres of oranges in 1950, however nowadays it’s only ranked number 19 in the state of Florida for orange production.

4. Before being known for the famous Walt Disney World, Orlando’s land was used for cattle ranching.

5. Introducing the idea of water parks, Orlando’s Wet’N’Wild was the world’s first water park opened in 1977.

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6. Spanning across such a huge space of land, Walt Disney world is large enough to fit two of New York city’s Manhattans and the entire city of California’s San Francisco.

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7. Orlando boasts the largest library in the state of Florida, stretching over 290,000 square feet.

8. The Orlando Magic Basketball team was nearly going to be called ‘Orlando juice’. A contest was held in 1987,choosing the new name and finalists included ‘Heat’, ‘Tropics’, ‘Juice’and ‘Magic’.

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9. It’s estimated that it’ll take a full 67 days to experience all of Orlando.

10. In Orlando, there’s over 100 lakes, including Lake Eola in downtown Orlando which is a large sinkhole. The deepest point of the lake is 80 feet.

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SeaWorld’s Aquatica – One Of The Best Water Parks in Orlando

From high-speed water slides and wave pools to tranquil beaches and remarkable animal habitats – SeaWorld’s Aquatica is one of the best water parks in Orlando!

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This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons, and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures and through breathtaking animal exhibits.

TOP RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS:

  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls: Get ready to brave Orlando’s tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind. At nearly 80-feet tall, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is where you’ll face your fears and each other.
  • Dolphin PlungeShowcasing the park’s most distinctive animals, Dolphin Plunge takes riders down 250 feet of clear tubes, underwater, and through Aquatica Orlando’s beautiful Commerson’s dolphin habitat.
  • Omaka RockaRiders speed down flumes into massive funnels, sliding high up one side and then the other, rocking back and forth, feeling a sensation of near weightlessness.
  • Big Surf Shores & Cutback CoveGuests can catch a wave in the world’s only side-by-side wave pools capable of operating together or independently. Filled with a combined 860,000 gallons of water, these enormous wave pools deliver very different experiences.
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  • Roa’s Rapids: This adventure river zips guests through 1,500 feet of rapids, past geysers and through waterfalls at a speed three to four times faster than a typical waterpark river.
  • Loggerhead Lane: For a slower pace, this lazy river floats guests through a spectacular underwater view of the Commerson’s dolphins, past exotic birds and through a beautiful 10,000-gallon habitat of hundreds of exotic fish.
  • Taumata RacerFor those who prefer life in the fast lane, Taumata Racer speeds riders down a 300-foot slide, in and out of tunnels and around a 360-degree turn before racing them across the finish line.
  • Hooroo RunHooRoo Run rafters experience a sense of weightlessness as they soar down this 6-story, 250-foot, triple-drop water ride. The 7-foot-wide flume takes three riders at a time on a straight shot down – three times!
  • Walhalla WaveThis family raft ride splashes four guests at a time down six stories and through 600 feet of tunnels, twists and turns. The enclosed flume is on the same tower as HooRoo Run, but offers a slightly slower journey.
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LOCATION

  • 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, Florida, 32821

Across the street from SeaWorld Orlando, on International Drive. Near the intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway). Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark is approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Orlando and 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport.

PERFECT SETTING

South Seas-inspired flora features more than 100 species of trees and 250 species of shrubs, grasses, vines and flowers. In total, 60,000 plants cover the grounds of this lush park. Tranquil beaches provide the ultimate in guest comfort, the serene beaches are packed with more than 3 million pounds of soft white sand covering more than 80,000 square feet. Cabanas are available for rent starting at $49.00 a day (prices vary by season) for up to four people and a fee of $15-30 for each additional guest, maximum capacity is seven people.

DINING      

  • Waterstone Grill is a two-line restaurant serving an assortment of sandwiches and salads, desserts and drinks.
  • Mango Market is a grab-and-go restaurant serving picnic baskets full of tasty lunch items ideal for a picnic on the beach.
  • Banana Beach is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet featuring a variety of pizzas along with traditional hot dogs, pulled pork, baked chicken and classic side items and desserts.

All restaurants offer comfortable seating and indoor queues. For additional treats, there are six food carts located throughout the park.

SOUVENIRS:

Attention all shoppers – Kiwi Traders and Adaptations gift shops feature a variety of designer items, as well as stylish attire with Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark logos. Brand names include Hurley, Oakley and Quicksilver to name a few.

PARK HOURS: 

Aquatica is open year-round with varying hours. For specific hours of operation, please call 1-888-800-5447 or visit CLICK HERE