Blog Category Archives: Orlando Attractions

Orlando's Iconic Theme Parks

 Wednesday, October 27, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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Theme Parks in Orlando

Orlando is known for it’s many iconic theme parks! You’re never going to have a boring day when you’re visiting Orlando, Florida. From the magic of Walt Disney World, to the movie magic of Universal Studios, and the underwater adventures of Sea World, we know you’re trip will be a memorable one.

It’s important to also know what COVID-19 protocols are required for each park, or any place that you’re planning on visiting or of you’re taking a cruise. Each park and each cruise line has their own set of protocols. It’s recommended that you to check some of them out before booking.

As far as our car service goes, we don’t require you to be vaccinated or wear a mask, we leave that up to you. Our vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after every trip, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Walt Disney World

It’s time to meet all your favourite Disney characters at one of the many Walt Disney World theme parks. There are a lot of parks to choose from such as, the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Each park has a lot to offer, from amazing food at Epcot to the magic of Hollywood studios. There really is something fro everyone here, plus the water parks off a relief from the hot Florida sunshine. Now all you have to do is choose which park you want to visit!

SeeWorld Orlando

SeaWorld has been around for more than 50 years, offering a thrilling adventure and learning experience. You’ll have to chance to see some of these amazing animals up close and also try out some of their thrilling rides!

“From habitat protection to rescue and rehabilitation efforts, SeaWorld supports conservation projects across the globe.” Knowing that you can see how these animals got to the park and how being there has helped save them.

There’s a something for everyone at SeaWorld, take the kids to Sesame Street Land and try out some of the kid friendly rides and meet some characters. They have award winning parade and attractions.

Universal Studios Orlando Resort

Where the movie magic happens, of course that’s at Universal Studios Orlando Resorts. There was a recent message from them, due to COVID-19 space at the park has been limited. Make sure you’re up to date with all protocols.

“Due to increased demand while Universal Orlando Resort limits attendance as part of their enhanced procedures, parks may reach capacity more quickly at times throughout the year and entry to the parks may be limited or unavailable for the day of visit at times throughout the year.” As we mentioned above, it’s smart to contact the parks in advance to make sure that there aren’t any protocols you’re unaware of.

Within Universal Orlando there are three parks that you can visit, Universal Studios Florida, Universals Island Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Each of these parks offers something a bit different, from the movie magic to the trills of the water park at Volcano Bay.

Luxury Private Transportation to Theme Parks

When it comes to getting to the theme parks we know that this can be a challenge for some groups. Not knowing the area very well can add stress navigating around. Thankfully we have professional drivers and private luxury cars that will eliminate this stress.

We offer a private luxury theme park transportation service with a variety of luxury vehicles ranging from sedans to coach buses. That means we can accommodate most groups very easily. You can make your reservation with us online at anytime or by phone and email. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Orlando!

Disney Cruise Line’s Entertainment

 Thursday, October 14, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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Disney Cruise Line

Since Disney Cruise Line set sail on August 9th it’s been so exciting and there’s so much to do and see. Disney has decided to add some new entertainment on all of their ships. Which is a great reason to start planning your most magical vacation.

We’re going to talk about some of the entertainment that you can look forward to. From meeting your favourite characters and enjoying some amazing musical entertainment, there will be something for everyone. When you’re on a Disney Cruise Line every day is magical, you will enjoy so much with so many memories to be made.

At Orlando Airport Transportation we provide a private luxury ground transportation service to and from your cruise port. This way your Disney vacation starts the moment your land in Orlando. Our service is provided from all the major airports in the area and we offer a wide selection of vehicles, this way we can accommodate most group sizes.

We also suggest that you arrive a day or two ahead of your cruise, so that you have time before your cruise to see some of the sites. The other benefit is that you and your family won’t be in a rush from the airport to the cruise port.

Entertainment and Disney Characters

The excitement beings the moment you’re on board the cruise line. Disney has introduced a new interactive musical featuring Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie. They will be welcoming guests to the ship in the most Disney way possible and we know the kids will love it.

Once you’re formally welcomed on board you will then have the opportunity to interact with Mickey and Minnie, in this interactive live musical. What a way to start a vacation, this is a moment that you and your family will never forget.

Next you will have the chance to experience and very unique dinner with all your favourite characters. This will be available in the Enchanted Garden and will be featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto.

To have dinner with the princesses, you can head over to the Royal Palace (Disney Dream) and Royal Court (Disney Fantasy). Here you can see select princesses as you’re entering the restaurants and then enjoy the live music while you eat. The whole experience will be incredible and a memory you’ll have for a long time.

While on board, guests will also be able to see some select characters throughout their time on the cruise. Meet Goofy at the Walt Disney Theatre, Disney Princesses welcoming you to the atrium. If you’re visiting Castaway Cay, you might even see some of your favourite Disney characters on the beach!

Orlando Airport Transportation

Getting to your cruise port can be a stressful experience if you’re new to the area, or in a rush. That’s where we come in, at Orlando Airport Transportation we office a luxury private car service to and from all the major airports in the Orlando and surrounding areas.

Making a reservation with us has never been easier, you’re able to make your reservation online 24/7 or give us a call. You’re also welcome to email us and you can find us on Facebook. We love heading from our guests and we love making sure you get to your cruise port stress free and on time.

If you have a questions or concerns please let us know. We also have COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of our drivers and passengers. Please see our blog about our protocols for more information.

October 2021 Events in Orlando

 Tuesday, September 21, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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October 2021 Events

October is right around the corner, can you believe it? In Orlando the Halloween season is getting ready to start and there are so many spooky events and places to visit. Disney World Orlando has stated that their Halloween event is sold out at this time, but don’t worry there are so many more happening. Universal Studio for example, has a great Halloween event you can check out and many more happening in the Orlando area.

We’ve made a short list of some of the Halloween events we thought you might be interested in! Getting to these events and attractions can be stressful if you’re unfamiliar with the area, that’s where we can help. Orlando Airport Transportation offers you a private and luxurious experience with professional drivers, but we’ll talk about that later! Now let’s look at some of these events!

A Petrified Forest

Location: 1360 1360 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL
When: Various days throughout October, starting October 1st.
About: The Petrified Forest is located about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. This is an annual night-time pop-up event, you and your friends will walk through the haunted forest and encounter spooks and monsters! The “Total Eclipse” night you must sign a waver and it’s for those 18 and up only.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resorts

Location: Universal Orlando Resorts
When: Starting October 9th until October 31st
About: Universal Orlando Resorts is celebrating the 30th year of this Halloween event. This event “bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations—every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.” This is an event you won’t want to miss if you love Halloween and scary movies! Also explore some haunted houses and get the thrills and scares of a lifetime!

Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld® Orlando

Location: SeaWorld® Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando FL
When: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
About: Prices for this event start at $31.99 USD, its good to plan ahead and make sure you have a ticket before arrival, in case an event is ever sold out. Howl-O-Scream as mentioned before is a ticketed event at SeaWorld Orlando, this event promises guests a night of fan favourite terrifying Halloween scares that include, haunted hisses, scare zones and terrifying shows!

The Haunted Road

Location: 15239 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando FL
When: Starting September 30th and running on various dates until November 1st.
About: Located on one of the most haunted roads in Florida, you can now experience this scary attraction from the comfort of your vehicle for this scary drive through attraction. You'll be going down this spooky road and we don't want to say too much, you'll just have to experience this one for yourself.

13 Films of Halloween

Location: 1300 Orlando Ave, Orlando FL
When: October, 2, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24, 26 and 30th.
About: Time to check out the 13 Films of Halloween! “Every October, Enzian showcases a series of scary movies and events so you can celebrate Halloween all month long. The lineup features programs for all ages and includes midnight films and cult classics.” This event also includes 13 Cocktails of Halloween that are available throughout October at Eden Bar and Eden Bar’s Halloween Party!

Getting to the Spooky Event with Orlando Airport Transportation 

As we mentioned above, we offer private ground transportation in luxury vehicles to your event but also to and from the airport. We also offer transportation to your cruise port, theme parks, resorts and more! You'll find that at Orlando Airport Transportation that we offer a wide selection of vehicles, you can read one of our past blogs that goes into greater detail about each one. 

You can contact us 24/7 online and also make your reservation online at anytime! Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are still making sure that all of our passengers are well taken care of and that we are cleaning each vehicle after each ride. We are aware that COVID-19 is an on going pandemic and we have taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our drivers and passengers. We previously wrote about our protocols that you can also review if you wish to do so. 

All of us at Orlando Airport Transportation are looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating this spooky season! Happy Halloween! 

Carnival Cruise Line’s COVID-19 Protocols

 Tuesday, September 14, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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New COVID-19 Requirements

Everyone has been starting to plan their vacations and this year things are a little bit different and this is due to the new COVID-19 protocols that have been put into place. Recently, Carnival Cruise Line has implemented new protocols to keep their guests and crew safe.

These new protocols will come into force on September 18th, 2021 that will require all passengers to have a vaccine passport and to be tested 3 days before embarkment. It will also be required that all passengers wear face masks in all indoor settings and enclosed spaces.

When it comes to unvaccinated passengers, they will need to have a negative test at the terminal and also be tested before boarding. Carnival will be setting up mobile testing stations to make this process easier for passengers.

Have Fun. Be Safe. COVID-19 Protocols

The “Have Fun. Be Safe.” COVID-19 protocols and procedures are how Carnival is working to make this experience an easy and fun vacation. For fully vaccinated passengers who have had their second dose in the last 14 days, will need to show proof of this upon barding.

Carnival will continue to monitor all CDC guidelines and make sure that their staff and crew are all fully vaccinated. Some of these requirements have been updated in regards to the Delta Variant.

Vaccinated and Testing Standards on Carnival

For trips departing through September 12th, fully vaccinated passengers must have been vaccinated 14 days prior to boarding, as we mentioned above. Guests are required to be tested 3 days before sailing and also at the terminal.

Vaccine proof must also be presented upon boarding, the names and dates on the vaccine record must match the passengers ID. Make sure you have these documents plus it’s recommended to have the contact information to the health unit or clinic that gave you the vaccine as well. We also say, it’s best to be fully prepared for whatever might come up. You don’t want to be ready to board and then be missing some important information. You can find all the information in greater detail on Carnivals website.

When it comes to types of vaccines it’s also important to make sure you meet the CDC requirements as well. “The CDC requires both vaccines in a 2-dose series to be of the same type. They also accept mixing mRNA vaccines only (Pfizer and Moderna). No other vaccine combination meets the criteria to be considered fully vaccinated.”

Unvaccinated Passengers

We do realize that there are reasons why some people are not vaccinated. Of course we respect all of our passengers here at Orlando Airport Transportation and we don’t require you to be fully vaccinated to ride with us. However, in some cases it’s good to know what will happen on a cruise or a vacation destination if you’re not.

When it comes to unvaccinated guest on Carnival, they have outlined it very clearly and that it’s limited to how many unvaccinated they can accommodate. It’s very important to be prepared for this and to know what you need to do in advance to boarding.

“Requirements for cruise ships to enter ports outside the U.S. continue to evolve and Carnival Cruise Line must operate in full compliance with these regulations. Vaccine exemptions for cruises to the Caribbean will be limited to a very small number of children under 12, and teens and adults with a medical condition who can provide written confirmation from their medical provider that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Our sailings from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Maryland will operate under these criteria until December 31, 2021 with the assumption that current and evolving restrictions imposed by destinations will remain in place.”

It’s also important to note that unvaccinated guests are not considered confirmed on Carnival unless you’ve received an approved exemption, this will be issued within 14 days of sailing. Also any unvaccinated guests whose exemptions that have been approved will be required to review and agree to all the restrictions and protocols listed on Carnivals website.

Transportation to Your Cruise Terminal

Now that we’ve reviewed some of the important information for your next vacation on a Carnival Cruise, you can start to plan your ground transportation to the terminal. Whether you’re being picked up at your hotel or the airport, we offer luxury transportation. Getting you where you need to go with professional drivers.

You’re able to make your reservation online at anytime and select from our list of vehicles. Our fleet ranges from sedans to coach buses, this is so we can accommodate small to large groups. We recommend you arrive a day or two before your cruise, but if you’re arrive the day of, we can make sure to deliver you to the terminal. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Where to Eat in Orlando

 Friday, August 13, 2021     Erin      Orlando Attractions

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Where to Eat First

Welcome to Orlando Florida! We know you’re probably planning you vacation and you need to know, where to eat. There are so many incredible places to try while you’re here that we know you’ll love.

First you need to think about what sort of food you’re in the mood for. With so many options, there are plenty of websites that break things down and offer long lists. In this blog, we give a little overview of some that we’ve selected. You can access the whole list here.

Restaurants You Need to Try

The Pub Orlando
Location: 910 International Drive
About: The Pub Orlando offers classic pub food with some British hospitality with some American flair. The menu incorporates amazing pub food and have a great drink list.

310 Park South
Location: 310 Park Avenue South
About: This great restaurant, 310 Park is open 7 days a week and offers award winning American cuisine with outside dining available.

A Lane Remembered
Location: 9939 Universal Boulevard
About: A Land Remembered is a AAA 4 diamond steakhouse with a variety of dishes and a wine list. This restaurant is located in the Golf Clubhouse and we definitely recommend this one if you love steakhouses.

Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille
Location: 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
About: This is where you go for good Italian food, they serve incredible dishes with the finest and fresh ingredients. Andiamo Italian Bistro & Grille is a authentic Italian experience and we know you’ll love it.

Bahama Breeze Island Grille
Location: 8735 Vineland Avenue
About: Experience the feeling of being in the Caribbean with this little escape while dining at Bahama Breeze Island Grille. They serve seafood, chicken, steal with colourful ingredients that are sure to have you coming back for another meal.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Location: 8046 Vista Dellagio Way
About: You’ll find award winning seafood when you visit Big Fin Seafood Kitchen. The menu also includes dishes such as steak and pasta. If you love seafood, then you’ll need to check this restaurant out soon.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Location: 8761 Vineland Avenue
About: Calling all our craft beer fans to BJ's Brewhouse, this is the place to go in Orlando for some great craft beer and food. The menu includes pizza, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak, ribs and more!

Getting You to/from The Restaurant & Airport

When it comes to figuring out how you and your party will get from your hotel, resort or rental to the restaurant we have the solution. At Orlando Airport Transportation, we offer a private and luxurious option for you. Plus, it’s so easy to make a reservation and it can be done online 24/7.

We also offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from, which is helpful when you’re planning your vacation. Our service can pick you up from the airport and get you to your next destination. Our vehicles are well maintained and cleaned after every trip. We’re looking forward to working with you soon and hearing about what restaurant you liked best!