WDW Something Diffrent

Jan 7th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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WDW Something Diffrent

Hello All,
Heading down to Walt Disney World first week of Feburary. We've been many times over the years and are looking for something diffrent to do both in and out of the parks. Any suggestions for two 40+ couple to do?

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Jan 7th, 2009, 04:55 PM
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I like to eat at the Boston Lobster Feast while in Orlando! Can't beat all you can eat lobster!
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Jan 7th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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Outside the park - there is one of those wind tunnels that simulate sky diving. Might be fun. The Sea Word "beach" park Discovery Cove is very nice and has an interesting aviary.
Have you eaten at Jiko at the Animal Kingdom and/or Calif Grill at the Contemporary? If you've never "done" tea at Grand Floridian, that's fun, too.
You could visit one of the nice spas at either The Ritz/GW or Canyon Ranch at Gaylord.
Try a new (to you) sport... golf? horseback riding? kayaking?
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Jan 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Take one of the Backstage Tours. YOu can read about them on AllEarsNet.com
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Jan 7th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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Each park has different "backstage" tours available, I think they're called "Behind the Magic." The one I'd like to take is the steam train program at MK.

Outside WDW you could take a day in Winter Park, Fla. (search the forum, it's been discussed recently), or an airboat ride, or visit Sea World, or Kennedy Space Center, or a number of central Fla. attractions/sites.
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Jan 8th, 2009, 03:07 AM
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Go see the manatees in their natural setting at Blue Springs Park in Orange City. The exit for it off of I-4 is about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando.
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Jan 8th, 2009, 03:07 AM
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Have you ever done a Segway Tour at Epcot? That was the most fun we've ever had at WDW.
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Jan 8th, 2009, 03:09 AM
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Should also suggest Leu Gardens in Orlando. See - www.leugardens.org. Just gorgeous!
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Jan 8th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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bnbtraveler, are the manatees there year-round? Or do they "go south" in cooler months?
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Jan 8th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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I don't mean to steal bnbtraveler's thunder, but the answer to your question is that they are there during the cooler winter months only.

When the water temperature of the St. John's river gets too cool, they migrate to the Blue Spring run where the temps remain a constant 72 degrees.
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Jan 8th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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You could combine a trip to Leu Gardens with a day in Winter Park (Leu Gardens is beautiful in February - the camellias and roses particularly). Don't miss the Morse Museum in Winter Park (www.morsemuseum.org), and the boat tour of the lakes in WP is also fun and interesting.

If you're still in the area on February 12th, the space shuttle is scheduled to launch that day.
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Jan 9th, 2009, 03:35 AM
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The big manatee festival is 1/24-25 so they are there now, and stay until it gets warmer in the ocean. So, of course, it depends on the weather but I feel confident they will still be there for your February trip. Thanks OrlandoVic...you didn't steal my thunder. We are all here to help with what we know...
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Jan 9th, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Thanks, Vic and bnb, we need to check out the manatees sometime.
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Jan 9th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Do you dive? They take scuba divers into the reef at Epcot. It was very cool.

http://www.epcotdivequest.com/overview.htm
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Jan 11th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Thanks to all for some great ideas and links.
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