Orlando Water Parks

Soak up some famous Florida sunshine this summer in Orlando! Enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and keep cool at the same time at some of the area’s best water parks – conveniently located near our magical rental homes. Keep reading for useful info on the best water parks around.

Walt Disney World is home to two award-winning water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Both offer a unique theme and exciting experiences the whole family can enjoy.

Blizzard Beach

As legend has it, one year a freak snow storm came to Florida. A ski resort popped up for all of the tourists to enjoy the slopes, but when all of the snow melted, Blizzard Beach water park made its debut! This ski-resort themed water park is home to the thrilling Summit Plummet – a 12 story free-fall body slide. If sliding down one of the highest and fastest water slides on Earth isn’t your thing – no worries! A leisurely lazy river winds through the park for total relaxation, as well as a whole kiddie section named Tike’s Peak, full of fun for the little ones.

Typhoon Lagoon

The other Disney water park is Typhoon Lagoon, themed as a tropical paradise after a crazy typhoon-storm. The centerpiece of this park is one of the largest wave pools in the world. This park also features plenty of places to relax along artificial white sandy beaches, and family attractions like the Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster and Mayday Falls raft ride. This summer, the park is debuting H2O Glow Nights, staying open at night, for the first time in the 29 years since opening, for a nighttime party with the Toy Story characters.

Volcano Bay

Universal Studios Orlando debuted its new park in 2017 with the opening of Volcano Bay. The water park is themed around a 200 foot tall volcano named “Krakatau” and features a technology driven experience with a wearable wristband called TapuTapu. The TapuTapu wristband holds your place in line so you can relax and enjoy the park instead of waiting in long lines for popular attractions. There’s a great balance for relaxation and thrills at this gorgeous Polynesian themed park.

Aquatica

SeaWorld Orlando’s water park continues SeaWorld’s themes of animal education and conservation. The most popular slide in the park takes a plunge through the dolphin pool, and the new Ray Rush family slide promises a thrilling slide, splash and soar with the whole family.

LEGOLAND Water Park

Slide, splash and build all day at the LEGOLAND Water Park! There’s some fun for everyone with attractions and slides to the all-new Creative Cove, where you can build and race your own LEGO boat! Beat the heat and still spend some quality time with the whole family at the LEGOLAND Water Park!

Reunion Resort Water Park

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You don’t even have to go far from your gorgeous vacation rental home to experience a great Florida water park experience! The Reunion Resort Water Park is 5 acres of tropical Florida fun, with three water slides, a lazy river and a kids play park. In order to spend time at this park, please be sure to register in advance as a Reunion Resort House Guest if the option is available for your rental home – if you have any questions about this, please be sure to reach out to our Care Team and they will happily answer any questions you may have to ensure your vacation is magical!

Your Magical Vacation Home

Sometimes, you don’t even have to leave your backyard to stay cool and have fun in the sun with your whole family! Relax in privacy with your own backyard pool, soak up some Florida sunshine and spend quality time with your loved ones.

This beautiful Reunion home, Designed for Vacations, even has a waterslide in this infinity pool with a spillover spa. Get details and check availability HERE

Looking for some privacy and relaxation? Stay at The White House at Reunion to enjoy the LARGEST infinity pool in Reunion. To add to the ultimate relaxation, the property is bordering a nature conservation which adds to the feeling of privacy, and has a private sauna  Learn more about this beautiful villa HERE

Hope you’re ready to splash your way through the summer at some of Orlando’s finest waterparks! If you’re looking for tickets to these exciting experiences, check out this website for some great deals!

Book your dream vacation with confidence now at MagicalVacationHomes.com!

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a magical day!

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Host Your Next Corporate Retreat in a Luxury Villa

Planning your company’s corporate retreat? Instead of booking a block of hotel rooms and a conference room, consider renting a luxury home to bring your team closer together. Form genuine bonds and increase productivity while enjoying a comfortable, private and luxurious setting.

 

 

Our properties are the perfect location to combine work, relaxation and fun. Our rentals provide space and privacy, as well as essentials including WiFi, SMART TVs, comfortable rooms and large meeting spaces equipped to accommodate your whole team.

Feel at Home with casual meeting spaces. Leverage your corporate retreat space to build lasting and quality relationships with the people who truly become a second family. A casual meeting atmosphere can inspire attendees to feel more comfortable when sharing thoughts and ideas. Sitting around a large kitchen table or a luxurious living space breaks up the monotony of boardroom meetings and can bring fresh new ideas.

Inspire Your Team by balancing working meetings and leisure time in luxurious accommodations. Studies have shown that employee productivity significantly increases after a successful retreat. Boost morale with uninterrupted team bonding time and see positive results once you’re back at the office.

Room for Relaxation at your own luxury mansion. Soak up some Florida sun during leisure time at your own private pool, without worrying about crowds or children. Many of our corporate properties boast state-of-the-art game rooms and home theaters, as well as luxurious private accommodations for employees to retreat to at the end of the day.

 

 

See all of our Elite Series Homes and pick the perfect rental to suit your needs. Pictured in this article is the ultimate luxury Isolé Villa and the beautiful one-of-a-kind Fairway Hall.

Watch the video tour of one of these luxury villas.

Have more questions before booking your corporate retreat? Contact our local team today, and we’ll assist you in planning your luxury retreat!

Summer 2018 at the Theme Parks

It’s going to be another exciting summer for theme parks here in Orlando! Earlier this month, Visit Orlando announced a record setting 72 million visitors to Orlando, who came to see all of the new attractions and events. Here’s an inside look at new happenings this summer:

Walt Disney World

Toy Story Land opens June 30th, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Check out our blog post for more details on the new land!

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be open for select nights for H2O Glow Nights, inviting guests to join the Toy Story crew for an electric glow party celebration with character meet and greets and exclusive dining offerings. Get your tickets for this special nighttime event by calling (407) 939-1872.

Universal Studios 

The world of underground racing made its debut at Universal Studios earlier this month with the opening of Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Guests tour through the Fast & Furious headquarters, past vehicles and artifacts that were used in the films, before ending up in a high-speed race themselves.

A long-awaited new nighttime show is set to premiere this summer to replace Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular. While very little has been revealed about the show, it will feature animated characters, a new storyline, lighting and special effects.

Sea World

Sea World Orlando is home to both exciting thrill rides as well as educational experiences. This summer, the all-new family attraction Infinity Falls seeks to combine both experiences with the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride while spreading the message of conservation and connection to the world’s rivers.

Over at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, Ray Rush opened in mid-May to excited reviews. This 60-foot tall family raft ride promises multiple ways to slide, splash and soar like never before.

It’s not too late to book your Orlando summer vacation! Contact us to book your dream vacation with confidence today.

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical day!

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Countdown to Toy Story Land

Walt Disney World’s highly anticipated Toy Story Land is opening up this summer at Hollywood Studios. Beginning June 30th, 2018, guests are invited to shrink down to toys and play in Andy’s backyard with two new attractions, Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers, in addition to Woody’s Lunch Box, a delicious new dining location.

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Toy Story Land, Opening June 30th, 2018 at Hollywood Studios

The Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that will take you up, down and twisting all around the new land. Alien Swirling Saucers promises an out-of-this-world interstellar spin in a toy rocket with the little green aliens. These new attractions join the fan-favorite Midway Mania ride, a 4D “Ride ‘n’ Blast” shootin’ game.

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Toy Story Midway Mania. Photographer: Cynthia Perez

After all of these exciting rides, have a bite to eat at Woody’s Lunch Box, a quick-service dining location serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The menu features classic comfort food with a twist, including S’mores French Toast, “Totchos” (Chili Cheese Tater Tot Nachos), Soda Floats and Lunch Box Tarts for dessert.

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A themed kids room featuring a slide and ball pit in Windsor Hills Resort

Keep the fun going all vacation by staying in one of our custom built themed rooms, like this one in a beautiful 5 bedroom Windsor Hills Resort home, with a ball pit, slide and TVs in the bunk beds!

If you’re thinking of booking your Orlando vacation and have some questions, please contact our team today. We also have our concierge team ready to help with additional assistance.

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical Day!

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Magical Dining 2017

The city of Orlando is known for the theme parks and family fun but there is more that the city offers. Enjoy the night out with your loved ones with the Magical Dining Month which begins on August 25th, 2017 until October 1st, 2017 where you have over 100 restaurant options which offer three-course, prix fixe dinners for just $35 USD. Choose from some of the finest restaurants in Orlando such as The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Urbain 40, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, STK, and much more. You can view all the participating restaurants to make your selection. We recommend to call your restaurant of choice and make a reservation for your special night.

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This event can be a great way to spend with your family while conversating over dinner of your favorite time during your vacation. Not only will you have a great time with your family but you can also save on fine dining. This year the Magical Dining event support Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundations and all the participating restaurant will donate $1 USD from each meal. Not only are you spending quality time with your family but you are giving back to a great cause.

If looking for a vacation home to experience Magical Dining Month, look no further. Magical Vacation Homes offers 2-14 bedroom homes to choose from. Our newest villa, The Magic Villa at Reunion features a lazy river, private pool and spa, games room, theater room, secret playroom, fun kids bedrooms, and more. You and your family will enjoy every moment during your next vacation. Our reservations team is available 7 days a week to help you plan your vacation, you can also check out our website with live calendars available.

 

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical Day!

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SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

Electric Ocean is a new SeaWorld summer event running from June 17 through August 5, 2017. This event is included in regular park admission and features spectacular shows, fireworks, live entertainment, and glowing sea creatures.

Let the rhythm take you away with a DJ and live performers inspired by sea creatures at Club Sea Glow. All ages will enjoy dancing the night away. Be sure to see POP, a unique show that brings you world-renowned bubble masters, lights, lasers, music and bubbles perfect for the whole family!

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Shamu’s Celebration: Light up the Night, is a crowd favorite incorporating Shamu, music, and production elements. Head over to Sea Lions Tonite to see your favorite sea lions in a night time parody of SeaWorld’s best shows and attractions.

End the night with Ignite, a firework display that is sure to WOW! The bright colors of the sea will fall down around in this nighttime show.

Plan your summer vacation to Orlando and stay in some of the best vacation rentals while visiting world class theme parks. Continue the underwater theme with this 8 bed vacation rental located in Champions Gate.

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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Traveling on a Budget

Traveling as a family on a budget? When traveling with family, expenses can reach ultimate high prices. According to Forbes, Orlando is the most affordable destination in the U.S. The warm weather, theme parks, water parks, and resorts make Orlando a perfect vacation destination for a family getaway.

When traveling on a budget, we have a few tips to help you stay on track. First, we recommend planning your travels ahead of time. Typically, during the summer season, you can expect the flight prices to be high. If you can travel during the off-season, spring or fall, you can see instant savings. Secondly, decide which attractions is most important for your family to visit. If traveling with children, it is likely Walt Disney World will be first on the list. Many attractions offer special offers for Canadian guests. Walt Disney World is offering a Special Ticket Pricing from now through May 20th, 2017 for Canadian Residents. There are more attractions that offer discounts just for Canadians, such as, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, and more! We also recommend Kissimmee Guest Services to our guests looking for discounted park tickets.

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When looking for accommodations, private vacation rentals offer the most for families on a budget. Vacation homes offer extra amenities, a full kitchen allowing you to prepare meals, and provides more space and privacy that you just can’t get while staying in hotels. With all of these key features, your family will save money enjoying the amenities in the home, the full kitchen allows you to prepare meals in the home so you can avoid eating out, and there is no need to reserve multiple hotel rooms to accommodate the whole family.

Here at Magical Vacation Homes, we specialize in 2 to 14 vacation rentals with hotel style amenities located just minutes away from major theme parks. Our newest villa located in Reunion Resort can accommodate up to 14 guests and was created with guest feedback in mind. Designed for Vacation is a 3,330-sq. ft. pool villa full of fun for all with theme bedrooms, a retro games room, movie room, extended deck with fire pit, and more.

Save up to 40% on a last minute getaway now through the end of May! Let us help you plan your next vacation with our reservations team available 7 days a week or check out our website with live calendars.

Remember, Orlando is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world and has something for everyone to enjoy.

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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