Preferred Guest Resorts (PGR) knows that vacationing is more than just time off work—it’s a state of mind! It’s a chance to get away from the daily grind, recharge your batteries, improve your health and wellness with exciting activities, do exciting things you have never done before, and enjoy tremendous, irreplaceable bonding time with family. Orlando is one of the top family-fun destinations in the world, and PGR’s Best Vacations Ever helps bring that magical vacation to life, traveling tens of thousands of families per year with its promotional packages that save a family hundreds of dollars with free accommodations and other possible incentives to enhance the family travel and bonding experience. So pack your bags, because there couldn’t be a better time to visit Orlando. Here are a few of the exciting new adventures that have just opened up in Orlando that you don’t want to miss:
Transformers: The Ride 3-D at Universal Studios® Florida
Perhaps the biggest talk and most recent opening in Orlando on July 20, 2013. Based on the famous Transformers movie series, visitors jump into a 3-D Transformer simulator and your narrator, and get ready for the biggest battle between fiction and reality. Led by the ruthless Megatron, Decepticons have brought the war to the streets as they try to take possession of the AllSpark and enslave humanity. As an N.E.S.T. recruit, you’ll join the new Transformer EVAC, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the other Autobots in a 3-D ride to defeat Megatron and his Decepticons. The ride houses 14 custom-built screens towering up to 60 feet tall. Riders wear state-of-the-art 3-D glasses that are far superior to traditional movie-theater glasses. You’ll race along along 2,000 feet of ride track at perceived speeds of up to 60 mph. The unique combination of state-of-the-art 3-D projection, motion simulation, and intense battle sequences may be frightening to some children, so parents must be the judge given three’s no actual high-speed movement in the simulator ride and the storyline follows the Transformers movies. It is the most popular ride at Universal Studios, so you’ll get plenty of time to visit the spectacular Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the exciting Forbidden Journey simulator ride.
SeaWorld’s Antarctica™ Empire of the Penguins
Come to SeaWorld Orlando® to explore the biggest and most mega-expansive attraction in the theme park’s history. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is an epic and unique combination of animal encounters with an exciting, first-of-its-kind family ride guided through the eyes of SeaWorld’s new iconic hero, a penguin named Puck™, for a one-of-a-kind family-fun experience. You’ll be transported into to the icy and majestic South Pole wonderland and see it through the penguins’ eyes, then step out and explore the cool extremes as you catch a glimpse of the South Pole. It’s an amazing adventure that will thrill everyone in the family. Of course, while you’re there you also have more thrills and chills with the park’s marine-life and -animal-based excitement, like Shamu, spectacular stage shows and chilling rides.
New Thrill Rides at Fun Spot Orlando
When you’re ready to save some money but still have the same thrills and chills of some of the bigger name parks, stop by Fun Spot Orlando — just off the legendary International Drive corridor — which recently debuted a variety of new attractions, towering rides and Orlando’s only wooden roller coaster. Fun Spot offers “HUGE” fun for the whole family with roller coasters, go-kart racing on four tracks, arcade games and thrill rides. Check out everything from its KidSpot and two stories of more than 100 arcade games to the world’s tallest SkyCoaster at 250 feet. Fun Spot is the perfect place for a full or half day, with a variety of pricing packages, for a fun day of alternative, anytime, wallet-padding good times. You can also visit its Kissimmee location.
What’s to Come and How to Get Here
If that’s not enough to get your blood pumping, Universal Studios Orlando has announced its plan for a major renovation to bring Harry Potter’s Daigon Alley and the Hogwarts Express train to life vaguely in 2014. While that’s way down line, look for the “Springfield: renovation planned for Universal Studios Orlando this summer, the hometown of the famous Simpson family. Anchored by the Simpsons Ride, the new area will contain multiple restaurants, Duff Beer and loads of family fun with one of America’s most loveable yet dysfunctional families.
Let just say, if you can dream it, we can book it! Plan your next family trip to Orlando today with PGR’s personal and customizing Travel Concierge—pixie dust and all! Call Best Vacations Ever at 407-656-2780 to book your family-fun vacation with all the fresh, new and exciting adventures added this year and for years to come that make each and every time feel like the very first time!
Old, new, to come….What is your favorite attraction or activity in Orlando?