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Did you know that there are plenty of fun things to do on Walt Disney World property without having a park ticket? Whether you want to explore the many fun things that Disney Springs has to offer, watch a movie under the stars, or even eat a meal with Mickey and his pals- there is something fun for everyone. Here are 10 fun things that you can do at Walt Disney World without having to a ticket to the four main parks.

Up, up and away!

At Disney Springs, guests of all ages can board the Disney Aerophile Balloon for a breathtaking view of the Walt Disney World property. This unique experience allows guests to float above Disney Springs in the world’s largest tethered helium balloon. Once you take your place on gondola of the enormous…

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Known for its picturesque hills and shimmering lakes, Clermont is easily one of the fastest growing cities in central Florida and that isn’t showing signs of slowing.

Where is it?

Located 30 minutes west of downtown Orlando, Clermont was established in the late 1800’s as a thriving citrus community thanks to its convenient location on a chain of lakes. Today it’s home to over 40,000 residents, nearly a quarter of which being added within the last 10 years. Read along to find out why people from all over the country are flocking to this Orlando suburb with a small town feel and a great deal to explore.

What is there to do?

The recent rise in interest in Clermont has led to a massive rebirth of the downtown area, if not the…

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What’s Pig Floyd’s?

BBQ or Asian food for dinner tonight? Well, how about a little of both? Everyone loves duality, especially when it comes to inviting comfort food. Take a drive down Mills Ave to Pig Floyd’s right across the way from the Quantum Leap Winery and indulge in the epic BBQ Asian fusion that Thomas Ward, founder and food genius has to offer. Ward has devoted almost a decade into perfecting the concept and culture of what is now Pig Floyd’s. There are no limitations here! (Well, Besides how many orders of their Mexican street fries you can eat!) Remember to save room, there’s more!

Mouth Watering Brisket!

You can choose to sit inside or outside depending on how mother nature chooses to rule the day…

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When you think of Universal Orlando, its easy to imagine it being a place for teenagers and adults because of all of their thrilling attractions. In reality, there is actually quite a few fun things for babies and toddlers to do there too! Here is a list of everything that you and your little one can do together in Universal Orlando!

Seuss Landing

This adorable, colorful and fun land is themed after Dr. Seuss stories and is perfect for all ages. You can find this kid-friendly land in the Islands of Adventure side of Universal Orlando. There are four baby/toddler friendly rides here, character meet and greets and lots of fun shows.


This fun and unique take on a carousel features Dr Seuss characters to ride upon rather…

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If you’ve ever visited Orlando you know that it’s one of the most instagrammable places in the world. If you’re looking for the best spots in the area to show off on your socials, join us as we countdown the top 7 spots in Orlando.

Wall Crawl

Wall Crawl in downtown Orlando is a great spot with 20+ walls that are made just for taking incredible photos. Take a photo in a bathtub surrounded by rubber ducks or in a decadent pink living room. You have plenty of options for the perfect photo op!

Wall Crawl Hot Air Balloons

Kings Landing

Picture it, it’s a beautiful day in Apopka, merely 30 minutes from Orlando, you’re enveloped by a lush green escape riddled with adventure! You must be picturing Kings Landing. During your journey, you’ll have…

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Orlando’s Growth and Medical Needs

According to the Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando has seen an increased population growth of almost 22% over the past decade. In fact, in 2019, Orlando grew by 2.4 percent to reach a population of just above 2.5 million people. That’s four times the growth rate of the United States, and the second fastest growth rate of the 30 largest cities in America. With a massive increase in population over the past decade, Orlando is experiencing some growing pains. With new people moving to the area it needs more homes, more schools, more everything. Enter the hospital system market share wars. 

Big Business for the area’s health systems

The opportunity for growth hasn’t gone unnoticed for the area’s big…

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Orlando is home to a wealth of incredible food options but I can’t think of a more beloved food than Tacos. With 100’s of Mexican restaurants in Orlando, where do you start? We’ve got a list of some of our favorite Taco spots to make it a little easier for you.

Tin & Taco

Location: 5 Locations Throughout Orlando

If you’re looking for some interesting and adventurous tacos, look for Tin & Taco. All of their tacos come on the tastiest tortillas you’ll ever have! They’re baked with cheese to give a pop of flavor. You also have to try the Taco Bomb and the Notorious P.I.G! With a nice selection of craft beers, craft soda, and delicious tacos, it has never disappointed.

MX Taco

Location: The Milk District

For high end and…

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The feeling you get when you bite into a donut is unlike anything else. Your teeth sink into the glazed outer coating as you bite down into a fluffy cakey center. But what’s the best donut? Do you like a traditional glazed or do you prefer something a little more over the top? We’ve put together a list of some of the best donut shops in Orlando so you can sink your teeth into something delicious when you visit.

Donut King

Location: Winter Park

Donut king is a no frills, get down to business, good old fashioned donut shop with one of the most delicious glazed donuts I’ve ever had. They’ve got all the classics plus a ton of fun specialty donuts that will have you coming back for more.

Voodoo Donuts

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The Walt Disney Company is relocating 2,000 jobs from California to Lake Nona in Florida. It was just announced that Disney is investing a whopping $864 million into the new Lake Nona campus. Many of the employees relocating from California will be for jobs in finance, digital technology and product development. Josh D’Amaro, the Disney Parks chairman, said that the selected employees will have about 18 months to relocate. 

The proximity to the parks was just one of the many incentives in selecting the Lake Nona location. Disney has also been approved for a capital investment tax credit though the state of Florida. Florida does not have a state income tax which is said to have been another big incentive for the move. Lake Nona has a lot of…

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Disney recently announced that they would begin to sell Annual Passes again, but everything you knew about their Annual Pass system before has completely changed. The new system is divided into tiers and many things that were once included, will now be considered an “add-on” (meaning it will be an additional price). The new system will now include four passes: the Incredi-Pass, the Sorcerer Pass, the Pirate Pass and the Pixie Dust Pass. Here is a complete breakdown of all of the new passes and what is included and will now cost you extra.

The Incredi-Pass

Much like the old Platinum Plus Annual Pass, the Incredi-Pass is the most expensive option of all of the passes. This pass will cost you $1299 plus tax! If you are a Florida resident, you…

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