By Suzannah Mitchell DiMarzio and Beci Mahnken
October is here and that means fall is in full swing. There is so much to do and see around Central Florida this time of year, it’s hard to find time to fit it all in. Here are some of our favorite finds:
SeaWorld Spooktacular – This family friendly event is included with SeaWorld’s regular admission and takes place on weekends in October – from 12 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. And right now Discovery Cove is offering savings available through Dec. 31, 2013, where Florida residents can enjoy a Dolphin Swim Day Resort package for $219 — a savings of up to $70 per person — and a Day Resort package, which includes a full day stay without the dolphin swim experience, for $149.
Florida Residents can enhance their day with an upgrade for $49 to experience SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where guests, wearing dive helmets, find up-close encounters with sharks, one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays.
Not only can Florida residents experience an unforgettable day at Discovery Cove swimming with dolphins, snorkeling among thousands of tropical fish and rays and encountering playful marmoset monkeys and Asian otters, Floridians also receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, where they can create even more memories at family-friendly events such as SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Valid through Jan. 31, 2014, after the date of your Discovery Cove visit.
If you’re looking for a wonderful place to stay that’s close to all the magic, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has recently opened a brand new pool area that you must see to believe. Whether it’s for a weekend getaway or a family vacation, you can experience the newly renovated pool area at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress with their exclusive Florida Resident rate. Endless family fun awaits at the resort’s signature lagoon pool with new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, Water Jet Splash Zone, children’s Rock Climbing Stations, and On The Rocks Pool Bar.
Of course there’s always something waiting for you at Walt Disney World Resort. Stay and experience the magic up close. Be close to the heart of all the magic, from the theme parks and entertainment to exciting nightlife, shopping and more. Save up to 30 percent* when you stay at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Save up to 15 percent – Select Value Resort Hotels
Save up to 20 percent – Select Moderate Resort Hotels
Save up to 30 percent – Select Deluxe and Villa Resort Hotels
*For stays most nights –
Nov 10 – Nov 22, 2013 and Nov 30 – Dec 23, 2013 — book by Nov 3, 2013
• Suzannah Mitchell DiMarzio and Beci Mahnken work for MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner featuring a team of more than 75 affiliate destination experts located across the U.S.A. They’ve been providing magical vacation experiences for over 12 years, specializing in vacation packages and cruises to all major vacation designations.
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