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New neighborhood will be built in the Walt Disney World Resort Disney’s Golden Oaks Unit

For those who dream of more than a Orlando vacation rentals, in late April began the sales of the last lots available in Golden Oak, the only home condo in Walt Disney World Resort. The construction of the new neighborhood, Kingswell, will be soon and the value of homes already completed, starts at $ 3 million.

The houses of Kingswell, all tailored to the preferences of buyers, will be inspired by the architecture and European design, with influences from the Caribbean, and will have between 460 and 650m². In all, 53 new lots for sale, many with a beautiful view of the lake.

“Golden Oak offers its residents the very best in luxury experiences and a unique opportunity to live in Walt Disney World Resort,” said vice president of Disney Resort Real Estate Development in disclosure to the press. “We will be very happy to receive the future residents of the brand new Kingswell, a place where families can enjoy unforgettable moments for generations,” he added.

In the new district is also planned to build a park with a green area that will be open to all residents. Next to the park, will be a bronze sculpture of Pinocchio, a new acquisition of the collection of sculptures present in the common areas of Golden Oak, which features sophisticated interpretations of classic Disney.

Following the tradition of always having a history as a backdrop, the choice of name for the new area was because it was called Kingswell the street that Walt and Roy Disney created their first studio in Hollywood – the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio – where in 1924, they produced Alice Comedies, a series that mixes animation and live-action.

Like all other owners, the future residents of Kingswell will become members of the Golden Oak Club, which offers many benefits and facilities such as access to Summerhouse, a private club that offers modern gym and fitness area, pool and the amazing Markham’s , considered one of Disney’s best restaurants complex.

Those who buy a home in Disney can also take advantage of the services offered by the Resident Services team, which includes, among other things, a concierge available to help with anything you need: from transportation to the parks to reservations in spas, restaurants or special events.

Kingswell is the sixth district to be built in Golden Oak since the project was announced in 2010. Two years later, the community began to receive its first residents and, in 2015, announced the start of sales of the Four Seasons Private Residences.

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5 Travel tips in Orlando to relax out of the theme parks

Who said that Orlando is only theme Parks, like Disney and Universal? The city keeps amazing places for those who want to escape from this busy route. Tourists seeking quiet and different locations can choose the city as a destination and might have an unforgettable trip. Bellow are some tips for those who plan to rent a vacation house in Orlando and put those places on the schedule to check closely.

Airboat tour

The tour takes tourists to the flooded areas of Lake Kissimmee, south of Orlando. The place is the natural habitat of many species of fish and birds, and alligators. The boat with huge turbines take tourists for an unforgettable adventure.

True Blue Winery

The winery located in Davenport, southwest of Orlando, is a great choice for those seeking a more romantic walk. In addition, visitors will experience the wine production process and to enjoy a taste of this wonderful drink.

Bok Tower Gardens

This beautiful garden is located in Lake Wales, between Tampa and Orlando, home to hundreds of species of plants worldwide. Founded by Dutch immigrant Edward W. Bok, in 1929, the place also has a huge tower with his name – Bok Tower – which, despite being closed to visitors, in some late moments visitors can listen to the music emitted by their bells. Perfect for those seeking peace and serenity. Ideal for meditation.

Balloon Ride

Flying above Orlando in a balloon and enjoying the landscape and Florida’s sunrise, it’s probably one of the most romantic and unforgettable tours of the trip. The one-hour flight over the forests, lakes and wetlands will provide magical moments. Just wake up early and get carried away by the wind direction. Two local companies promote the ride.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Near the head of the Wekiwa River, one hour from Orlando, the beautiful view in this park worth the ride. Relax, enjoy a picnic, the park offers visitors the opportunity to spend the day in a quiet environment, or walk its trails, biking or horseback riding. Canoes and kayaks are available for those more adventurous. A complete area with facilities for camping can also be an option to enjoy longer period at the place.

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Florida beats the record of 105 million tourists in 2015

You, who had rent a Disney vacation home in Orlando last year, are part of a record. Last February 18th, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida broke the record of 105 million tourists in 2015. According to Visit Florida, this is the fifth consecutive year that the state reaches the record in tourism, surpassing the number of 2014 is 98.5 million.

The average number of jobs related to tourism in 2015 also reached its record with 1,199,200 employed people – 4.7 percent higher than the same period last year. “Tourism plays an important role in supporting our economy, and we will continue to make strategic investments in the sector to keep Florida on the right track in order to make the state better,” said Scott Governor speaking at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

“As tourism record for five consecutive years, it is time to set an even higher goal, and I look forward to receive 115 million visitors to the Sunshine State this year,” added the governor. Visit Florida estimates that a record 89.8 million domestic visitors who traveled to Florida in 2015 are a reflection of the increase of 8% in 2014.

Total shipments in the 18 airports in Florida in 2015 increased 8.2% over the previous year, representing a number of 6.1 million passengers more than in 2014. Estimates also show that 11.2 million foreign visitors and 4 million Canadians came to the state of Florida last year.

Will Seccombe, President and CEO of Visit Florida, believes that five years of visitation record does not just happen. “It is the direct result of an overall marketing strategy focused on maximizing the Florida tourism. Today’s announcement shows tourism marketing jobs and have to thank Scott, Governor and Florida Legislature for their leadership and support incomparable to put the State of Florida on track to become the destination number 1 for world turism. ”

Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said: “As we are home to the most popular theme park in the world, we are delighted to contribute to the record number of visitors in Florida – and the jobs and economic opportunities that tourism helps to create.”

Taxable sales of tourism and entertainment for Florida increased each month and year, from January to November 2015 (month last record reported), an increase of 8.6% over the same period in 2014. For 2015, the average daily rate ( ADR) rose 5.9% and the number of rooms booked increased 4.5% compared to 2014.

The average occupancy rate of Florida for 2015 was 3.2% of 2014 to 72% in 2015. This is a record year for the occupancy rate, surpassing the previous which was up 69.8%.

John Tomlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Visit Florida, adds: “Achieving record visitation for five years, including 105 million visitors in 2015, is a testament to the strong industry alignment with our marketing and tourism partners. Thanks to the visionary support of Scott governor, we have built a solid foundation that will achieve our goal of generating $ 100 billion in tourism in 2020. ”

For the fourth quarter of 2015, estimates show a record thata 25.2 million people visited the state of Florida. This represents the largest fourth quarter of visitation that Florida has ever seen and reflects an increase of 6.7% over the same period in 2014.

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4 nice suburban towns around Orlando to visit this spring

Orlando attractions and rides are not limited only to Disney parks. The region has a lot of sights, leisure and entertainment spread everywhere , including in neighboring towns. If you plan to stay in an Orlando vocation home rental, it’s worth paying attention and taking the time, or even stretch the trip, to visit them. Are tours that will enrich the trip and make it more complete and diversified. Let’s see some of them below?

Celebration

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Celebration is a small district close to Orlando, opened in 1996 and originally belonged to the Walt Disney Company, before becoming independent. A place of dreams, well organized, very charming, full of trees with beautiful colonial-style houses, restaurants, cafes, shops, a lake and a beautiful square center, delicious to take a walk on a beautiful afternoon. A winter is famous to receive the northern residents of the United States. The region there is also some of the country’s best golf courses.

Winter Park

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A typical American community , Winter Park is located in north of Downtown Orlando. On Saturdays the famous fair, Farmer ‘s Market, welcomes locals to buy fruits, vegetables and flowers, and take their pets to a walk. The entire region has pleasant places to see, which are worth the visit. Ideal for families with children.

Cocoa Beach

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Less than an hour from Orlando, the beautiful beach with its own waves to practice surf receive a lot of surfers from all the United States. It’s an excellent choice to spend a different day, and also, after the beach, visit a lot of shops with a big variety of cool items.

St. Petersburg

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Another city that is worth visiting, close to Orlando, is St. Petersburg. Besides the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, the Salvador Dali Museum is a special attraction for tourists. Located by the sea, it’s the second largest collection of the surrealist painter. The location is ideal to spend the day and indicated for a more adult audience.

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How to spend less money on a Disney trip; from orlando vacation rentals to tickets

Despite ticket prices of Orlando theme parks are a bit salty, travelers who are planning the Disney trip don’t need to change the fate cause of the tight budget. Some tips on how to spend less on a trip to Orlando can be very valuable to reduce the cost of the dream to meet the Mickey Mouse’s kingdom. Among them – arrange the trip in low season, think about the possibility of Orlando vacation rentals, make food at home, avoid purchases in the theme parks, and others.

To start, choose to travel in a low season. Orlando is very crowded in December and January, and between June and August. If you choose between these months, you will find a better city where you might enjoy the weather, it’s less crowded and the prices are much better also.

Many items are much cheaper in Orlando than in other cities in America, such as Miami, Los Angeles and New York, including hosting. There are many options, for example, the visitor renting a property, whether with the family or with a group of friends. In addition, money that you spend on shopping and dining can be reduced if well planned.

It’s very simple. Make a good buy in the local supermarket and always take your snack to the rides and parks. There is a lot of frozen options and prepackaged foods that will make life easier in the kitchen. Orlando supermarkets sell everything from food to home appliances. Walmart is always a deal, with very cool prices. For those who want to eat out, the best option are always the fast food chains that have Dollar Menu, like McDonald’s or Burger King. Of course this is not such a healthy choice, but for those who want to save is a great choice.

Also avoid buying in the shops of the parks, they are very expensive. Let to buy in department stores and supermarkets. They are crammed with souvenirs and items of Disney, with much lower prices. Take a shopping list and put a limit to these expenses.

Be careful to not get carried away of Orlando outlets. They are the greatest temptation to bust the budget. Do not forget to use coupons while shopping. Try to cast doubt on this issue even before the trip. Download the apps that will be used during the trip on your phone or tablet.

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Orlando vacation rentals are a better option for all budgets

You have seen here the reasons to stay at Orlando vacation rentals and know there is benefit of space, safety, organization for large groups and many other things. But, perhaps, what matters most this time of the year is the price. And in this aspect, Orlando vacation rentals are much better than hotels because, besides being cheaper, has options to suit every single budget.

In a Orlando vacation homes there are three standard houses: Stand, Deluxe and Premium. What differentiates them are the sizes, the condo and location. But what you need to know is that you will find all those houses in good locations, in great neighborhoods very close to the Disney World and all the attractions, such as fine restaurants and theme parks.

So after you understand the differences between these three types of home, we will use as an example for a group of 8 adults and 2 children.

If this group choose a type of Standard house with 4 bedroom, 3 full baths, 1 suite with king bed, 1 bedroom with queen bed and 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. Besides condo with closed gate, collective pool and playground. Everything from $ 118 per night (divided between 10, would come out at around US $ 11.80 per person!).

Luxury option in this same group could be quite similar to Standard above, but with attractive guaranteed to have fun in a private pool in the backyard. The advantage adds little to the budget, and the house runs from $ 135 per day (again, dividing between 10, would come into around $ 13.50 per person. Still, super cheap!).

If he chose a Premium home, the group would have a Orlando vacation rentals with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and one half bath, 2 suites with king size bed and 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. In the private backyard, a pool to also enjoy the moments outside the parks, and condo with closed gate, collective pool, playground for children and a beautiful lake. A home in this format, you can pay around US $ 158 per day (divided between 10, about US $ 15.80 per person. Even cheaper than a hotel).

You can find even lower values ​​than those, depending on the location of the property. The important thing is to check with your group what best fits in everyone’s pocket. But the fact is that there will always be a best option than a hotel room.

And if your group is large, do not worry, in Orlando, you can also find rental options for all sizes of groups, with between 2 and 6 bedrooms. In addition to the Super Homes, which are mansions that bring up to 14 rooms.

For groups, Orlando vacation rentals has numerous advantages. Balanceie the pros and cons with your priorities and, at the end, you will see that Disney rentals are the best choise; the posibility of do your laundry anytime you want, make food whenever you want and have more security are things that ensure advantages in overall.

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5 reasons to exchange the hotels for Orlando vacation rentals

Talking to a friend who was planning his next Disney vacation, but did not decide if he would stay in a Orlando vacation rentals or stay in a hotel with his family. For this, I’ve tried to list the benefits – beyond cost savings – so i could convince him to stay in one of the Orlando Vacation Rentals Vip with his family. Bellow, I bring you my arguments to indicate this type of hosting. Check it out!

It is cheaper!

Imagine being able to pay less than $ 20 dollars per person, daily in a super house with pool, fully equipped kitchen, tv in bedrooms, bathrooms and all the comforts that only American homes offer? Yeah. I doubt that you can find a hotel at this price and convenience and that houses the whole family in the same price. Next topic!

Private Pool in Orlando Vacation homes

It has a private pool! Want to enjoy the Florida sun, but having to share the pool with a lot of people you do not know, it’s not good. Orlando vacation rentals with swimming pool enables you to enjoy with friends and family in peace, with all the privacy in the world! Not worth it?

You can take little clothing and reserve space in the suitcase to shop

Yes, it’s impossible to arrive in Orlando and not want to buy everything we see ahead! Therefore, it’s cool allow enough space in your suitcase. The cool to stay in a vacation home is that you can take only a few clothes to wash and go on the trip. All houses are equipped with washing machines and tumble drier. A cinch!

Internet released

Many hotels in the United States charge guests for the daily use of Wi-Fi. The cool thing to stay in a house that is the broadband connection is released and you can enjoy at will. How about while enjoying a nice drink on the edge of your pool?

Freedom and privacy

This thing you have time for coffee, or what time it is boring, right? If you are staying in Orlando vacation rentals, with your friends and family, you will have more freedom to make your own schedule without worries; like to use the pool anytime or stay up late chatting on the porch.

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5 reasons to stay in Orlando Vacation Homes during your holidays

Talking with some friends, who were planing their next Disney vacation Orlando, but they did not know if they should stay in Orlando vacation homes or should be staying in a hotel, I tried to list the benefits beyond cost savings that Orlando vacation homes had the better offers to travelers. Since I convinced her that Orlando vacation homes of VIP Homes would be the best for her and specially with her 8 members party. I’ll bring to you my arguments to refer this type of hosting.

It’s cheaper!

Imagine being able to pay less than $ 20 dollars per person in a daily rate in a super Orlando vacation homes with pools, fully equipped kitchen, TV’s in all the bedrooms, more than 1 bathroom and all the comforts that Orlando vacation rentals offers. And Yeah I doubt that you can find a hotel at this price and convenience that accommodates your whole family in the same place.

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It has a private pool

Your dream to enjoy the Florida sun in your own private pool (no sharing with people you don’t know). Orlando vacation rentals with swimming pool enables you to enjoy with friends and family in peace, with all the privacy in the world! Not worth it?

You can take little clothing and reserve space in the suitcase

Yes, it is impossible to arrive in Orlando and not want to buy everything we see! Therefore, it is cool allow enough space in the suitcase. The cool about staying in Orlando vacation homes is that you can take few clothes wash it and enjoy the rest of your trip. All houses are equipped with washing machines and driers.

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Free Wi-Fi

Many hotels in the United States charge guests for the daily use of Wi-Fi. The cool about Orlando vacation homes of Vip Homes is that the broadband connection is free and you can enjoy without paying extra. How about being connected while enjoying a nice drink on the edge of your pool?

Freedom and privacy

If you are staying at Orlando vacation homes of Vip Homes, with your friends and family you will have more freedom to make your own schedule without worries; being able to use the pool anytime or either staying up chatting on the porch until late.

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