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Welcome to the FloridaTix Blog, here we'll keep you up to date on our latest offers, news on attractions like Disney Florida, Universal Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Busch Gardens, plus advice and tips for making the most of your holiday to Florida!

Why Discovery Cove is Officially the Best Amusement Park in the World!

Posted by Farrah on 24 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Discovery Cove has been voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” on Tripadvisor. We asked you why it’s so amazing, and here are your top reasons!

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What’s the Difference Between the Two Universal Orlando Parks?

Posted by Michelle Ordever on 21 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Wondering which Universal Orlando park to visit first? Michelle Ordever explains the difference between Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure

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Best Rides for Under 5s in Orlando

Posted by Janine Pipe on 18 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Which Florida theme park rides should you head for when you’ve got a little one in tow? These are the rides which come with the toddler seal of approval!

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Eat like a Wizard! Food & Drink at Universal’s Diagon Alley

Posted by Sam on 15 July 2014 with 0 Comments

The new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is officially open! Check out this guide to find the best places you can eat and drink like a Wizard.

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Win 4 Tickets to Disney On Ice!

Posted by Farrah on 11 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Disney On Ice is celebrating 100 Years of Magic. Find out how you could win 4 tickets to join the celebrations!

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10 Things you didn’t know about SeaWorld Orlando

Posted by Kasey Knows Orlando on 9 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Guest blogger Kasey Knows Orlando gives us her insider tips on the bits of SeaWorld the most visitors don’t get to see!

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Can you help us to win a British Travel Award?

Posted by FloridaTix on 7 July 2014 with 1 Comments

We’ve been nominated for a British Travel Award! And we’d love you to get involved with helping us win….

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How to choose your Perfect Wand at Diagon Alley

Posted by Farrah on 6 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Universal’s new Diagon Alley Area will feature a brand-new Ollivanders Wand Shop with NEW wands! Read this guide to find out which wand you should buy.

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What not to miss at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Posted by Kate Daniel on 2 July 2014 with 0 Comments

Your guide of what not to miss on your visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida.

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9 Days at Disney World for the Price of 7 – Offer Extended!

Posted by Sam on 30 June 2014 with 0 Comments

Book your Disney World Florida Tickets before the 11th August and you'll get 9 days for the price of 2 with our extended special offer!

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Do you Really Need a Car in Orlando?

Posted by Farrah on 25 June 2014 with 0 Comments

About to visit Orlando for the first time and wondering whether you should hire a car or just take public transport? We got both sides of the debate.

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A First Look at Universal’s New Diagon Alley Area!

Posted by Paul on 23 June 2014 with 0 Comments

We attended the Exclusive VIP Preview of the new Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and have brought all the juicy details back for you!

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Dolphins, Turtles and more at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Posted by Susan Barnes on 18 June 2014 with 0 Comments

Clearwater Aquarium in Florida is home to lots of rescued sea creatures, including the famous Winter the Dolphin! Find out more about what animals you could see there.

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Fun Facts about Walt Disney World

Posted by Nick on 13 June 2014 with 0 Comments

Find out some fun and fascinating facts about Walt Disney World Florida, just some of the numbers that go into making the Disney parks so amazing!

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Free Feast Dining Card with all Florida Combo Tickets Booked in June

Posted by Phillipa on 11 June 2014 with 0 Comments

Book a Florida Combo Ticket in the month of June and you’ll get a FREE Orlando Feast Dining Card worth £59!

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Free Activities for Kids at Walt Disney World

Posted by Sam Weatherley on 9 June 2014 with 0 Comments

You don’t need to spend an extra penny for the kids to have fun at Disney World, with lots of free activities that many people aren’t even aware of!

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Get ready for the VIP Preview of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando!

Posted by Farrah on 6 June 2014 with 0 Comments

We're going to the VIP Preview of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And we'll be bringing back all the juicy details for you!

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Down South: Taking Time Out in Miami & The Everglades

Posted by Sophie Smith on 3 June 2014 with 0 Comments

It can be easy to forget that there’s a lot more to Florida than Disney. But if you want to explore Florida outside of Orlando, head south to Miami & The Everglades Continue reading >

Top 10 ways to do Disney World on a Budget

Posted by Laura Asbury on 28 May 2014 with 0 Comments

Find out how you can dream big on your Walt Disney World holiday without feeling like you’ve just taken a mortgage out on Cinderella’s Castle! Continue reading >

Being a Vegetarian in Orlando

Posted by Janine Pipe on 22 May 2014 with 2 Comments

It’s totally possible to stick to a vegetarian diet when you’re on holiday in the land of Surf n' Turf! Strict veggie Janine Pipe gives her tips on where to eat. Continue reading >

Fear the Falls… Fun Facts about Aquatica’s Towering New Ride

Posted by Nick on 20 May 2014 with 0 Comments

What YOU need to know about Ihu’s Breakaway Falls - the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando, now open at Aquatica! Continue reading >

Everything you need to know about Disney’s MyMagic+

Posted by Farrah on 17 May 2014 with 2 Comments

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World Florida, make sure you get the full benefit of Disney’s new MyMagic+ with our comprehensive guide!

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First Details Revealed about Universal’s Newest Harry Potter Attraction!

Posted by Farrah on 14 May 2014 with 0 Comments

Universal Orlando Resort have revealed the first ever details about the revolutionary new attraction “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” Continue reading >

A Guide to Downtown Disney

Posted by Kate Daniel on 13 May 2014 with 1 Comments

Your guide to some of the best things to do at Downtown Disney while you’re visiting Disney World in Florida! Continue reading >

How to Enjoy Orlando Without the Queues

Posted by Craig Williams on 6 May 2014 with 2 Comments

You might be surprised to hear that there are lots of things to do in Orlando that DON'T involve queueing! Continue reading >

A Guide to the Wizarding Words of Harry Potter!

Posted by Phillipa on 3 May 2014 with 0 Comments

Prepare for your visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this guide to the wizarding jargon used in the Harry Potter series! Continue reading >

Orlando for Grown-ups: an Adult’s Guide to a Children’s Paradise

Posted by Brooke Crow on 29 April 2014 with 0 Comments

The theme parks of Orlando are definitely a child's dream come true, but there are plenty of more grown-up ways to experience this fabulous place Continue reading >

Legoland Florida celebrates Earth Day by running on renewable energy!

Posted by Farrah on 25 April 2014 with 0 Comments

It takes a lot of energy to power a theme park, but Legoland Florida managed to run completely on renewable energy to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Continue reading >

The Dos & Don’ts of Enjoying Florida like a Local

Posted by Anna Nash on 22 April 2014 with 0 Comments

If you want to make the most out of Florida, make sure you get some tips from the ultimate experts – the locals! Long-time Orlando resident Anna Nash shares her secrets….. Continue reading >

A Sea of Surprises at SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration

Posted by Farrah on 17 April 2014 with 0 Comments

SeaWorld Orlando’s 50th anniversary celebration reveals more new shows, animal connections and fabulous surprises as the Sea of Surprises continues! Continue reading >

A Honeymoon at Disney World

Posted by Sophie Smith on 14 April 2014 with 0 Comments

Thinking about having your honeymoon at Disney World? Guest Blogger Sophie Smith tells us why you really should…. Continue reading >

Don’t look down – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica is almost complete!

Posted by Farrah on 11 April 2014 with 0 Comments

Workers have just finished installing the final slide section of Aquatica Orlando’s newest attraction, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls! Continue reading >

The Best Rides for Teenagers at Universal Orlando

Posted by Michelle Ordever on 8 April 2014 with 0 Comments

Universal Orlando Resort is packed with rides that are just perfect for teens! Find out which ones teenagers definitely shouldn’t miss. Continue reading >

The Best Beaches in Florida

Posted by Farrah on 5 April 2014 with 0 Comments

We've asked a few trusted Florida experts and locals to tell us about their favourite beach - and why they love it! Continue reading >

Legoland Re-opens its Famous 1950s Florida-Shaped Pool

Posted by Farrah on 2 April 2014 with 0 Comments

LEGOLAND Florida have re-opened the Florida-shaped pool that was famously featured in the 1953 Esther Williams movie "Easy to Love" Continue reading >

How to Keep Your Child Entertained on the Flight to Florida

Posted by Janine Pipe on 31 March 2014 with 2 Comments

Florida expert blogger Janine Pipe has put together her top tips for keeping young kids entertained on the flight to Florida Continue reading >

Is caring for baby Manatees the mother of all jobs?

Posted by Phillipa on 28 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Most mums deserve a well earned rest this Mother’s Day, but spare a thought for SeaWorld Orlando’s Dr Lara Croft who is responsible for looking after ill or orphaned baby animals rescued by the park. Continue reading >

Rest Days in Orlando (away from the parks)

Posted by Farrah on 23 March 2014 with 0 Comments

“Rest Days” in Orlando let you relax and rejuvenate ready for the next round of theme park action! Here’s a few ideas how you can spend your day off Continue reading >

Universal Orlando reveals Exclusive new info about Hogwarts Express!

Posted by Farrah on 21 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Universal Orlando Resort have revealed some never-before-released details about their new Hogwarts Express experience at Diagon Alley – the all-new Harry Potter themed land opening this summer! Continue reading >

How to spend your evenings in Orlando

Posted by Scarlet Wonderland on 18 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Orlando is packed with fabulous, family-friendly things to do in the evenings - here are our top picks! Continue reading >

Sneak Peek - Disney World’s New 7 Dwarfs Ride

Posted by Phillipa on 17 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Get a sneak peek at the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride – Disney World’s latest addition to the Magic Kingdom Fantasyland! Continue reading >

We couldn’t be prouder - FloridaTix wins Gold!

Posted by Phillipa on 13 March 2014 with 0 Comments

We don’t like to boast, but we’re VERY excited to announce that we have been awarded Feefo’s Gold Merchant Award for achieving excellent customer feedback in 2013 Continue reading >

My Top 10 Walt Disney World Photos

Posted by Robert Larouche on 11 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Disney World is full of opportunities to get amazing photos you’ll treasure forever! Guest blogger Robert Larouche talks us through his favourites. Continue reading >

Don’t Miss Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!

Posted by Phillipa on 9 March 2014 with 0 Comments

If you’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort in the next few months, don't miss this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations! Continue reading >

The best places for shopping near Orlando’s theme parks

Posted by Kasey Knows Orlando on 6 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Bag some bargains while you’re in Florida! Guest blogger Kasey Knows Orlando recommends the best places for shopping near the Orlando theme parks Continue reading >

Florida’s Best Animal Experiences

Posted by Simon on 4 March 2014 with 0 Comments

Animals are everywhere in Florida, and there are countless opportunities to meet creatures of all species and sizes from across the globe. These are just some of the animal interactions you definitely don’t want to miss. Continue reading >

Every Mile is Magic at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Posted by Amanda Tinney on 27 February 2014 with 0 Comments

Have you ever thought about running a 5k, 10k, or even a half marathon? Guest blogger Amanda Tinney tells us how you can complete that goal at the Disney Parks! Continue reading >

Faces of Florida: We Meet LEGOLAND Master Builder Jason

Posted by Farrah on 25 February 2014 with 0 Comments

We were VERY excited to chat with Jason, a Master Builder at LEGOLAND Florida, and discover some of the secrets behind the park's amazing LEGO models. Continue reading >

How to enjoy the Orlando Parks with a Toddler

Posted by Janine Pipe on 20 February 2014 with 10 Comments

When you have a little one in tow, the idea of visiting Orlando’s huge theme parks can be more stressful than exciting – but not if you do it like the experts! Mum and theme park addict Janine Pipe shows us what to do Continue reading >

Review of Mucky Ducks - A Driving Experience like No Other!

Posted by FloridaTix on 18 February 2014 with 0 Comments

Find out what happened when we tested our the Mucky Ducks, Florida’s most exciting amphibious driving experience! Continue reading >

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