29 May 2015, 12:28 pm
Top Places to Make Children Smile at Walt Disney World
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a frown on your next trip to Walt Disney World. It is after all, “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” But not all Disney rides, shows and attractions are created equal. Some induce bigger smiles than others, leaving parents secretly high-fiving each other behind their children’s backs. Here are those places:
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular – Ok, so this is technically not a place per se, but the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is, well, so spectacular we had to include it on this list. This incredible show includes Jiminy Cricket, the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Ariel, Peter Pan and Genie as they celebrate the power of believing. As they sing and the fireworks explode take a peek at your child’s face. They actually might not even be able to smile because they’ll be in such awe!
The Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream – This old-fashioned soda shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort serves up some of the tastiest ice cream concoctions in all of Disney, especially the famous Kitchen Sink treat. More than just ice cream, this sweet dairy treat is an experience. With chocolate fudge, butterscotch, peanut butter, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, two scoops of chocolate ice cream, two scoops of strawberry ice cream, one scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, pineapple topping, strawberry topping, a banana, muffin, can of whipped cream, brownie, angel food cake, Milky Way bar, four Oreos, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, marshmallow topping and Maraschino Cherries on top, this bad boy will put a smile on anybody’s face.
Kilimanjaro Safari – Kids love animals; they usually light up at the site of a dog or cat, so when you let them experience up-close views of giraffes, rhinos and more on the Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, make sure you have your camera ready!
Cinderella’s Royal Table – For the princess in your group, make sure you book a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. This enchanted dining option lets you dine like royalty inside the castle. As you enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, your favorite Disney Princesses will visit you. It’s the ultimate experience for your own little princess.
To see the biggest smile on your child’s face make sure you visit one or all of these attractions and restaurants with discounted Walt Disney World tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
28 May 2015, 11:31 am
Food For Thought El Potro Mexican Restaurant
Authentic quality ingredients, a wide variety of selections, a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a great atmosphere—Is there anything else you can ask for in a restaurant? How about an authentic Mexican meal made to order? That’s what El Potro is serving up and if you haven’t yet been to the Mexican restaurant near Universal Orlando make it your next post theme park stop.
At the heart of El Potro are the restaurant’s fresh ingredients. They pride themselves on quality and make sure to only use the finest and freshest foods. This commitment to quality is evident in all of their dishes from the homemade salsas to the real steak, vegetarian beans and Mexican cheese. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites:
El Potro’s chips and salsa and guacamole are one of the best, but before you go filling up on this classic Mexican appetizer you have to try some of El Porto’s other main dishes including a wide variety of tacos like Tacos El Pastor, pork loin marinated in special seasonings served on soft corn tortillas with cilantro, onions and salsa verde; and Carne Asada taco, perfectly seasoned steak served on a soft corn tortilla with cilantro, onions and salsa verde.
The Mexican restaurant also has their fare share of classics including Enchiladas Rancheras, cheese enchiladas topped with carnitas, enchilada sauce and cheese; Burrito Grande, a 12” flour tortilla stuffed with steak or chicken fajitas, with rice, beans, sour cream, lettuce and guacamole and topped with cheese sauce; Chimichangas, soft or crispy flour tortillas stuffed with beef tips topped with red onion sauce and cheese dip served with beans and a salad; Quesadilla Supreme, a flour tortilla grilled and stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, refried beans and chopped beef served with rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo sauce.
El Potro also offers vegetarian dishes including bean burritos, cheese enchiladas, cheese quesadillas, mushrooms quesadillas, chalupas, spinach quesadillas, and much more. The kids can also enjoy their own perfectly sized Mexican portion at El Porto. The Kids Menu serves up one taco, rice & Beans; one enchilada, rice & beans; one mini burrito, rice & beans; one cheese quesadilla, rice & beans; chicken nuggets and fries and cheeseburger and fries.
For a sweet ending to a delicious meal try El Potro’s many desserts like the Banana Chimichanga, a deep fried tortilla filled with a banana and topped with honey, strawberry, cinnamon sugar, whipped cream and served with ice cream. And speaking of ice cream, don’t leave El Porto without indulging in the Fried Ice Cream. El Porto does an excellent job perfectly crisping up vanilla ice cream and topping it with honey, strawberry, cinnamon sugar and whipped cream.
26 May 2015, 10:08 am
Inside Hard Knocks Orlando
You’ve played laser tag, but you’ve never played laser tag with a handgun, inside a house on a secret mission. That’s exactly what you get to experience at Hard Knocks Orlando, the nation’s first indoor Combat Sports facility. Hard Knocks isn’t just a place for the kiddos to run around and let off steam. It’s a full on combat zone with armory, arenas, and missions you have to complete in order to move on. It’s intense and one of the most fun experiences you’ll ever have playing laser tag.
Orlando guests can now choose from two different locations to engage in combat - Hard Knocks in East Orlando near University of Central Florida, which is the flagship location, and the new Hard Knocks Pointe Orlando location. The East Orlando location features 36,000 square-feet of indoor attractions including Florida’s largest, most advanced gaming lounge with multiple virtual combat simulators, video gaming and more but make no mistake, it’s the laser tag that guests can’t get enough of.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, can be one of over 85 that offer the ultimate in laser tag challenges. Combatants will embark on missions that include such scenarios as protecting a VIP, rescuing hostages, defusing bombs and discovering the mole on your team. The missions all take place inside one of four different themed areas including “The Office,” “The House,” “The Warehouse” and “The Coliseum.” Each arena comes equipped with military grade Combat Simulators otherwise known as models of real weapons.
Laser tag guests will be able to equip themselves with a realistic weapon that best suits their play style. The military-style guns are made of metal and are so life-like you’ll feel like you’re actually out on a secret mission. Choose from your favorites including handguns, shotguns, Mac-10’s, P-90’s, Carbine, Pulse Assault, M-4’s, M-16’s, AWP’s, MP5’s, Glock and M-4’s. Besides looking and even feeling like a real weapon, these guns take it one step further and sound like them making blasting noises when you shoot. As real as they look and sound you can rest assured they are anything but. The only shoot infrared beams but they do have one other unique factor – they record your hits.
For the laser tag experience unlike any other make sure you check out one of Hard Knocks Orlando locations. You can find discounted tickets to the entertainment complex right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.