Follow Your Dreams to Orlando in Central Florida, by Ted Cookson

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by Ted Cookson
Published in November 2006
The Voices of Liberty singers at Walk Disney World's U. S. Pavillion, 131-second video clip
Sharks in SeaWorld Orlando aquarium, 36-second video clip
Emperor penguins at SeaWorld Orlando, 56-second video clip
Manatees at Seaworld Orlando, 32-second video clip
Manatee swimming underwater at SeaWorld Orlando, 85-second video clip

Follow your dreams to Orlando in Central Florida.  Now a world-class destination suitable for the entire family, Orlando offers a wide range of fun and interesting activities.  With a combination of world-renowned theme parks, museums and entertainment plus blockbuster rides, it is said that a visitor would need more than two months to experience all of the entertainment on offer in Orlando.

Walt Disney World, which opened in 1971, remains Orlando's major attraction.  In the Magic Kingdom, classic Disney characters and stories come to life as visitors travel through seven fantastic lands.  At Epcot there is a focus on the real world, and new discoveries are showcased.  At Disney-MGM Studios visitors experience a day filled with the magic of the movies, television and Broadway.  At Disney's Animal Kingdom, visitors become immersed in exciting adventures and expeditions, and they are exposed to many fascinating creatures.

In addition to these four core theme parks, Disney also operates two first-class water parks, Blizzard beach and Typhoon Lagoon.  These water wonderlands are a tropical paradise for thrill-seekers.  Disney's Wide World of Sports is the home of outstanding amateur and professional sports.  The Sports Experience challenges visitors to the major American sports of baseball, football, basketball and soccer.  Downtown Disney features over 70 options for shopping, dining and entertainment.  The night clubs at Pleasure Island allow for a long evening of party hopping for those who still have energy left after a day of sightseeing. 

Other attractions such as Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the nearby Kennedy Space Center also help to make Orlando an entertainment giant that just has to be experienced!


ABOUT TED COOKSON:  Egypt's most widely-traveled travel agent, Ted has been to every country in the world!  He has also visited 307 of the 315 destinations on the list of the Travelers' Century Club (visit and refer to World Travel Club).  A travel agent in Cairo since 1986, Ted manages EGYPT PANORAMA TOURS, a full-service travel agency, at 4 Road 79 (between Roads 9 and 10, near the "El Maadi" metro station) in Maadi.  Contact Egypt Panorama Tours (open 7 days a week 9 AM-5 PM) at:  Tels. 2359-0200, 2358-5880, 2359-1301.  Fax 2359-1199.  E-mail:  Web site:

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