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Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoDisney World, Welcome in Florida

The Tropical Paradise team went to Florida for a short vacation this month (February 2007).

Judd, Tal and I shown in the photo on the right hand side working on the laptops in the Peurto Rico airport. Christina, Judd's wife also joined us for the Florida vacation.

Judd and his wife went to go see the Daytona 500 which is also known as the great American race. They had an amazing time and can't wait to see next years race.

Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoWe were not able to go kitesurfing while we were in Florida as the water was too cold and our schedules were very tight with all our planned adventures.

Disney World's Magic Kingdom was absolutely amazing.

It has often been said that the true essence of Disney magic can be experienced simply by stepping foot inside the Magic Kingdom. Opened in 1971, the venerable theme park has withstood more than three decades of changing cultures, a constantly shifting social climate, and an explosion of technology that has left lesser places outdated and obsolete.

Yet, somehow, the Magic Kingdom continues to remain the undisputed king of Theme Parks, drawing more yearly visitors than any other.

How the Magic Kingdom has managed to maintain its charm and appeal over the years is a lesson in simplicity. It has stayed true to its original vision, a place where families could gather in a clean and safe environment to enjoy the time they spend together.

Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoNo trip to Disney World is complete without visiting the Magic Kingdom. For veteran visitors to Walt Disney World, visiting the Magic Kingdom is like visiting an old friend. To first time visitors, they find themselves quickly, and almost helplessly, transported back to their childhood.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into five distinct areas (lands), arranged in a spoke-like formation, all meeting at the top of Main Street USA right in front of Cinderella Castle. The five lands consist of Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Each land is themed to its appropriate title and maintaining that theme is paramount to the parks operation. A vast network of underground tunnels connect all sections of the Magic Kingdom, thus preventing guests from seeing any of the necessary "behind the scenes" operations, and preventing cast members from one land from having to walk through another. Well, that was the original idea anyway - recent changes to park policy now allow cast members to walk freely through the park in whatever outfit they happen to be wearing.

Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoThe Magic Kingdom contains some real "don't miss" attractions, depending on what age bracket you fall in. One of this parks strengths is the cross-generational appeal of many of it's better attractions. Splash Mountain is a good example. It's not unusual to see three generations of family members riding together. Other favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and Haunted Mansion offer similar appeal to a wide range of visitors.

We also were fortunate enough to

Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 1982. It was conceived by Walt Disney to "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry."

This concept is best exemplified by Spaceship Earth, the glistening geosphere that has become Epcot's icon.

Epcot consists of two themed areas, Future World and World Showcase. Future World features attractions that focus on energy, communication, health, the land and our environment, the ocean, imagination, transportation and space exploration. "Spaceship Earth" traces the history of communication as it evolved over the centuries. The "Universe of Energy" humorously transports you back to prehistoric times to find the origin of energy as we know it today.

Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoWe also visited Universal Studios

Universal Studios Florida is located in the Universal Orlando Resort, on the southeast side of Orlando, 10 minutes north of Walt Disney World. Take I-4 to the Universal Orlando exit, then follow the signs to the parking structure. From there, you will walk through Universal's CityWalk shopping and dining complex, bearing right to enter Universal Studios Florida.

Jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios Florida®, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. It's the only place where you can put yourself to the test at the most extreme audience participation show ever--Fear Factor Live. Plunge into darkness on the psychological thrill ride, Revenge of the Mummy.

Disney World, Tropical Paradise found NemoSee, hear and feel the action through the miracle of OgreVision in Shrek 4-D™. Save the earth from aliens on the interactive ride MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™. Soar through time and space on Back to the Future the Ride®. Help save the future of mankind in the action-packed TERMINATOR 2: 3-D™. AND HAVE A BALL IN Woody Woodpecker's KidZone®.

All in all it was an amazing trips with the team and we look forward to planning our next tropical paradise vacation.

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