Travel Blogs from Mount Dora
The first four days in Florida were really relaxing. Well not that relaxing but relaxing. During the first few days, we saw our grandma and grandpa’s new lot. A lot is a piece of land that is undeveloped and is just grass and trees. But because our grandma and grandpa have already bought it, they have planted fruit trees. The lot already had orange trees there, so we picked about ten and ...
... Outlets, doh. But there was some good news, when we got off the bus, right before us was Outback restaurant and they had a special on, a Sirloin Steak, side dish and unlimited Shrimp (That's king prawns to us English folk!) for just $14.99/£10 each and it was bloody delicious! A happy mistake if ever I saw one.
Thankfully our error in going in the wrong direction had only taken us 5 mins back the other way, so it was a hop back on the bus and time for bed!
Did you know that Disney's Hollywood Studios (or Disney MGM as was) originally started out as an idea for a pavilion at Epcot? Well, you do now, and to the Hollywood that never was, and always will be is where me and my intrepid band of mouse fans were headed on this fine day. Let's face it, it's pretty much always a fine day in Orlando. The first business of the day was to get fastpasses for Toy Story Midway Mania, which were already ...
... alligators swam away!
We went zooming all the way to another lake, and I was amazed at how many different birds we saw. They were: the Bald Eagle, Blue Herron, Sandhill Crane, Common Morrhen, Barred Owl and Wood Duck.
Grandpa also mentioned to me some other birds that we have seen on land throughout the trip like: the Wood Stork, Black Vulture, White Ibis, Anhinga and Green Herron. The Green Herron flew across the water ...
... program). We then all went on a virtual magic carpet ride adventure (although Lara sulked and refused to actually participate) and a human pinball game (where none of us had the least clue what we were doing but Gareth won and Lara and Duncan came joint second - which restored Lara's good humour!)
We finished up with a quick race track game (where Lara and I managed ...
Other places to stay in Mount Dora
16630 US 441 W., Mount Dora | 2 star hotelfrom $80
19700 Highway 441, Mount Dora | 2 star hotelfrom $108
100 N. Alexander St., Mount Dora | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- Not worth it!
- Once Is Enough
- Somewhere in time
18730 US Hwy 441, Mount Dora | Hotelfrom $54