Tuesday 19 July 2016

A Double Dose of Fun in Orlando and Cape Canaveral for 2018

Book your Florida holidays 2018 and enjoy the world famous attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios. But there is another place, close by, where history has been made. Cape Canaveral, Florida is home to the space shuttle launches. Combine these two places for a memory-making vacation.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is an active station. Launches from this pad have made history, and brought misery. Challenger, the doomed space shuttle of 1986, was launched from Cape Canaveral. 73 seconds later, it exploded over the ocean as all America watched in horror. Today, visitors can see the rockets like the SpaceX Falcon, Dragon, which will launch on June 26th, to take supplies to the International Space Station. The launches can be seen as far away as Cocoa Beach and Orlando.

The Kennedy Space Center, also located in Cape Canaveral, has a visitor complex where people can meet astronauts like Wendy Lawrence, who has gone into space four times. A question and answer session is held to inspire people about the space programs. An astronaut is available every day of the year for visitors.

The Kennedy Space Center also holds events like Fly With An Astronaut. Enjoy a catered lunch overlooking the launch pads. Tour the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Pass the vehicle assembly building where the rockets are made. The Shuttle Launch Experience will have you in simulated flight with an astronaut. These events have limited space. VIP tickets are available and the knowledgeable agents at Charter Travel know how to get them.

Orlando, the more well-known of the Florida cities, holds theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. Visit Epcot and see Mexico, Asia, the new Frozen exhibit, Sommerhus, (coming soon), and more. Head over to Disney World to enjoy characters like Snow White in the character’s parade. Watch the nightly fireworks display over Cinderella’s castle. Take a safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Kilimanjaro Safari’s will have you rolling past lions, giraffes and elephants. Coming soon, the Safari will hold nightly rides that showcase nocturnal animals.

Universal Studios will soon open Skull Island with the Kong ride. See the 800-lb ape. Hear the audio-animatronics. Cling to your seat as the open-sided vehicle takes you through this thrill ride. Volcano Bay Waterpark is in the works too, and it promises to be a real ‘splash’ with kiddie rides, slides and more.

As 2018 is over 18 months away you can book now knowing you can save and look forward to this magical experience with friends and family.