iFly Indoor Skydiving in Orlando

iFly Indoor Skydiving in Orlando  |  Orlando, Florida  |  Indoor skydiving is as close as you can get to skydiving without actually jumping out of an airplane. It is so realistic that professional skydivers practice their moves in the tunnel, but safe enough for virtually everyone — from three-year olds to adults of any age. I have done real skydiving in the past, and saving the differences, you will get the same feeling of freedom and the adrenaline.

Round one was pretty interesting. After a 10 minutes quick training and getting all my skydiving gear, I was ready to take my flights. No experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and an attitude for fun. The wind tunnel is 12 feet in diameter and over 50 feet high. When you enter the flight chamber, you are lifted up by winds of up to 145 miles per hour. You are flying from the instant you enter the flight chamber and as you work one-on-one with your instructor you experience all of the sensations of free falling in the safety of controlled flight conditions. Totally out of context, I must mention that all the instructors, specially mine were very very handsome, just extra motivation to try.

Round two was much better and easier as you can see on the video above. Each rotation in the tunnel is a full minute, so two one-minute flight rotations in the tunnel equals the free fall time in about three skydives. And that’s all air time – the good stuff – no jumping from an airplane or hard landing! Prices and packages from USD 60 per person on. For more information www.iFlyorlando.com. Have a great flight. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Downtown Disney Villa

Downtown Disney Villa  |  Orlando, Florida  |  A fun way to end your evening while in Orlando, is to visit the Downtown Disney Villa, featuring multiple entertainment and gourmet options. Pleasure Island, Planet Hollywood, live music and performances, all happen at this villa.

The Christmas Spirit is already falling over and building up at the Disney Villa, with live music an a very peculiar Mickey Mouse shaped Xmas Tree.
I recommend saving one night to visit the Villa, and enjoy the more adult side of the Disney franchise. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando

Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando  |  Orlando, Florida  | In the magical heart of Orlando is Marriott’s Grande Vista, offering spacious villas and guestrooms just minutes from Orlando’s most famous attractions I have been for the last 3 nights at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando. I came to visit my family, who have a global timeshare and every time we come to the area of Florida, it is with Marriott properties.
This time I am happily surprised. We got a huge villa on the top 5th floor, overlooking the pond with a fountain in the center, all surrounded by lush vegetation and palm trees, although being located quite urban close to SeaWorld and International Dr. One master suite with king-size bed, private bathroom and jacuzzi. Direct access to the unit’s balcony.
A second bedroom with two twin beds and again a private bathroom. Each room hast its own flat TVs, and a good closet space. This villa also has and adjoining studio unit, which by a private foyer becomes one, allowing families or big groups to have up to 6 people in one villa.
Villas feature separate living/dining areas and fully equipped kitchens with cookware and tableware. Also includes full laundry room.
The gym at the hotel is very good.Free weights and Cardiovascular equipment. Complimentary fitness classes. There are also tennis courts, volleyball, and golf courses. Fitness centers are a very important amenity in a hotel for me, and here I must say I feel very happy with it. Fully equipped, overlooking the marina.

The outdoor pool area is also quite big with two pools one for swimming and one for relaxing and playing. Also three heated whirlpools.

If you are planning to spend a few days in Orlando, and want to be away from the hustle and bustle from the parks and the Disney Villa, but still close to everything, then Marriott Vista Grande is a great four stars option to do so, at least it worked out pretty well for us, allowing us to be all together in the same villa, but still each have its own space and privacy. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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GPS Carlos Melia at Orlando Florida

GPS Carlos Melia at Orlando Florida  |  Orlando, Florida  |  Reporting from Orlando, the land of Mickey Mouse. I will be here for a whole week. Main reason? doing all the Disney World Parks, God NO ha ha ha, been there done that many times already. I am here for a family reunion. Came to see my parents, whom are vacationing for a month, here in Florida. I must be fully honest, not quite one of my favorite destinations in the world, actually it used to be when I was a kid, but unfortunately that is long gone. I have been to Disney World over 15 tines, EPCOT Center over 10 times, Universal Studios and SeaWorld practically the same. Who knows, I might find something that quite strikes me this time. If not I will happy enough with spending some quality time with Mom and Dad. Any ideas or suggestions ? I am all big ears, same as Mickey Mouse.
Staying at the Marriott ‘s Grande Vista Rersort close to SeaWorld. A classic Florida massive resort,  signature of Marriott. Of course lots of kids everywhere. To my great satisfaction being 5 people in our group, we where given a huge suite with 3 bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom. There is a common living area with a big kitchen, including also a full laundry room. The resort has a fantastic gym.
So Welcome everyone to Orlando, Florida. I will be here till November 8th, when I will head back to New York City, to spend 4 days and get ready for my next adventure, which this time will take me to Peru. Now time to relax, enjoy Mom and Dad, after all we all still carry a kid inside, and Orlando, like it or not, is the best place on earth to get it out of you. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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