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Fantasy of Flight Reopens Plus Other Museum-like Discounts

Between Orlando and Tampa is a museum created especially for plane-lovers and those who are interested in all things flight related. Some Florida residents and tourists were lucky enough to see the Central Florida museum prior to the closing last year in April. Fantasy of Flight is now back open, albeit a smaller attraction.

Gone are several of the fun things to do (especially for the young ones), such as the ropes course and immersion environments. Also kept on hold are the restoration tours, aircraft-of-the-day events and the restaurant. The attraction now consists of what most true museums feature and that is a display. In this case, some of a plane enthusiasts favorite aircraft, including the 1945 North American P-51D Mustang, 1944 B-24J Liberator and 1945 Grumman Duck.

If you want to go for a bi-plane ride, Waldo Wrights Flying Service will be offering flights for an additional fee. A Boeing Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 will provide rides between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended, and the cost will run around $239 for approximately 30 minutes for a non-aerobatic flight. Be sure to have your photo taken as it can be a great souvenir or Facebook profile picture! Take your camera with you on the flight, but make sure it has a strap!

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Thrilling rides are available for an additional cost.

Fantasy of Flight’s general admission rate is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and over) and $8 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. It is located off I-4 exit 44. For more information, go to www.fantasyofflight.comORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Be sure to call their number (863) 984-3500 prior to driving out to see the museum. Operating hours and dates are subject to change. Currently the museum will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday on these dates:

  • January 30th – April 26th (excluding April 11th for a private event)
  • June 19th – August 2nd
  • November 20th – April 10th, 2016

Florida Resident Discount at WonderWorks

WonderWorks BuildingAnother museum-like attraction open year-round on International Drive in Orlando is offering a discount to Florida residents. Through the month of February, just say “locals save” and with proof of residency, your admission will be lowered Sunday through Thursday from $25.99 to $17.99. Ages 4-12 will receive discount tickets of $14.99, down from $19.99.

This smaller attraction in Orlando is much like a museum with 35,000 square feet of “edutainment” exhibits which children and adults alike can enjoy. Replicate hurricane-force winds; control a NASA spacecraft; see what it feels like to ride a 360-degree roller coaster – these are just a few of the fun things to do at this Orlando attraction. Then, there is the opportunity to lie on a bed of nails – not so fun, but something many tourist try! WonderWorks is open from 9 a.m. to midnight. For more information, go to wonderworksorlando.com.

Forever Florida Offers Specials

Coach Safari at Forever FloridaNow through February 28, 2015 Forever Florida is offering two different Sweetheart Specials. Choose the Zipline, Horseback or Thrill Pack and only pay $89.99 for 2 people. You must use a special code to receive the discount and the discounts cannot be combined with any other offer or group. The normal price for the horseback adventure and thrill pack is $69.99 for one person. The zipline course is $79.99. If you’re looking for a little less thrills, but a great way to see the sites, two people can take the coach adventure, a two-hour ride through the 4,700-acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area, for $19.99. Normal price is $25.99 per person.

Reservations are required. For more information or to get the discount code, go to foreverflorida.com. You may also call 407-957-9794.

Nature-lovers and Thrill-seekers Vacation Destination

There has always been confusion over a great attraction located about an hour southeast of Orlando. For years, it was a conservation area known as Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area. The land is 4,700 acres in Osceola County and offers nature-lovers a look at Florida as it was and has been for decades.

The attraction began to offer Florida EcoSafaris which promoted the “theme park” in this manner. Horseback rides were the draw and the adventure began. Then in 2009 thrill-seekers were targeted with the addition of zip lines. These weren’t your ordinary zip lines – they were the first zip lines developed for flat lands in the entire world! Zipline Adventure included seven zip stretches and three sky bridges.

Forever Florida – Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild

So, is it a nature park? A zip line adventure? A conservation nature park? It is all of these and more. This spring, the various names we’ve been calling this Orlando attraction have been clarified into a new name for all of the offerings: Forever Florida – Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild. Not only will this help the attraction strengthen its brand, it will also help visitors to this area realize all of the opportunities offered there.

You will still be able to explore the conservation area with a two-hour Wild Coach Adventure tour. If you’d rather explore by horseback, sign up for the Horseback Adventure. Perhaps these are not enough to get your heart racing. If that is the case, go for the new Zipline Adventure Thrill Pack. You’ll get to experience four of the wildest ziplines:

  • The Rattlesnake: the only zipline roller coaster in the USA
  • The Peregrine Plunge: the longest single straightaway zipline in Florida
  • The Panther Pounce: a 68-foot-high challenge tower that delivers a harrowing controlled fall
  • The Swooping Crane: an extreme, free-fall swing where guests are released from a height of 55 feet.

Forever Florida Thrill Pack

Florida Resident Special

Of course there are those that are nature-lovers and thrill-seekers, so a special promotion for Florida residents is being offered. Choose two of the three adventures and save $45. This limited time offer costs $85 and lets you experience the Thrill Pack, Zipline Adventure or Horseback Adventure if you are at least 8 years old and weigh between 55 and 265 pounds.

While the name has not been clear for several years, what should be clear now is that this Central Florida attraction has a lot to offer. It may be off the beaten path, but this only makes it better for the nature-lover in most all of us who wants to get away from it all, yet still need a thrill every once-in-a-while. A trip to Forever Florida – Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild offers the best of a great vacation destination.

For more information, visit ForeverFlorida.com or call 407-957-9794.