Disney Golf Villa – Areas of Interest

Walt Disney World Florida

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Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are all within 20-30 minutes drive of the villa and are located off the I4. Whether it’s Theme Parks, water thrills or the technology shown at Epcot, all are within easy reach of the Villa.

www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks

Universal Studios

universal-island-of-adventureWhether it’s Universal Studios or the connecting park at Islands of Adventure, both are only a 40 minute drive from the Villa at the Northern end of I Drive.

www.universalorlando.com/Theme-Parks/Universal-Studios-Florida.aspx

Sea World & Discovery Cove

sea-world-discovery-coveClose by are Sea World and the opportunity to swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, Universal’s 2 water parks at Wet and Wild and Aquatica are also within a 30 minute drive of the villa.

www.seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando

www.discoverycove.com

Lego Land

lego-landNo more than 15 minutes from the Villa south off Highway 27 at Winter Haven was Florida’s latest theme park at Legoland.

www.florida.legoland.com

Fantasy of Flight

fantasy-of-flightFurther afield along the I4 towards Tampa is a plane enthusiasts pleasure at Fantasy of Flight with more than 100 rare and vintage aircraft on display.

www.fantasyofflight.com

The Kennedy Space Centre

ksc-logoThe Kennedy Space Centre on the East Coast is approximately an hours drive and now features the Space Shuttle Atlantis amongst the displays.

www.kennedyspacecenter.com

Celebration

celebration-floridaCelebration which is a Dickens style town which has some unique shops, restaurants and large lake which you can fish from.

www.celebration.fl.us

Disney Water Parks

typhoon-laggon-blizzard-beachDisney water parks are Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach and Downtown Disney for shops and eating places. There is a new bowling alley called Splitsville Luxury Lanes on the westside of Downtown Disney.

www.downtowndisney.com

Booking of park Ticket’s

Tickets can be obtained before you leave, or you can book them via kgstickets.com and collect from their office at celebration.

Boggy Creek Airboat Ride

boggy-creek-logoGlide through the wetlands viewing Florida’s native wildlife. Start with a leisurely idle down our natural canal and experience the excitement of viewing exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator in their own natural environment.

www.bcairboats.com

Indoor Sky Diving

sky-divingiFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving… They make the dream of flight a reality by giving our customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

www.iflyworld.com/find-a-tunnel

Water Skiing

owcThe Orlando Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing, kneeboarding and waterskiing.

www.orlandowatersports.com

Further Afield…

Florida is not just Disney, there are numerous places of interest.

Wineries

There are local wineries in the area which are a pleasant way to spend and afternoon:

Lake Ridge Winery – (Clemont)

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For more information… www.lakeridgewinery.com

Hen Scratch Farms Vineyards & Winery – (Lake Placid)

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For more information… www.henscratchfarms.com

Grapes of Kath Vineyards – (Sebring)

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For more information… www.grapesofkath.com

The Vineyard – (4848 Sapoka Vineland RD Orlando 32819)

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For more information… www.thevineyardwinebarorlando.com

Shopping

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Shopping is a must while in Florida. There are the Prime Outlets in Vineland and at the top of International drive:

  • The Florida Mall
  • The Mall at The Millennia
  • Ponsner Park (on the way to the villa off the I-4 onto the 27 highway)

Ponsner Park stores including:

  • Dick’s Sports
  • Michaels Crafts
  • Target
  • JC Penny’s
  • Pet’s at Home…

Places To Visit…

Tampa

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Tampa Bay Rays – Baseball Team(Tropicana field St Petersburg).
www.tampabay.rays.mlb.com

Silver Springs
Travel on the glass bottom boat and see the relics which have been used in the James Bond films.
www.silversprings.com

Crystal River
Swim with the manatees at the gem of Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast – Crystal River.
www.crystalriverfl.org

Beaches (Both Coasts)
Picturesque scenery and an average of 361 days of sunshine each year… perfect taking your time to experience the beauty of Tampa Bay’s beaches.
www.visittampabay.com

Daytona Racing
Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500.
www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Horse World
A good horse beneath you. A blue sky above. And hundreds of acres to explore on horseback.
www.horseworldstables.com

Places to eat out local and idrive

Mannies
(5 min drive from Southern Dunes)

Southern Dunes Golf Club

Dennies Diner
(10 min walk from the villa)

Harbourside in Winter Haven
www.harborsidefl.com
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Take aways

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Cracker barrel

Celebration also has very good restaurants for fine dinning.

Our personal favourites are

Downtown Disney:-

  • House of Blues,
  • Fultons fish restaurant

On I drive:-

  • Texas de Brazil
  • Charley’s steak house