Park Inn by Radisson

Park Inn by Radisson

By Angie Roberts Harris

My family recently stayed at the Park Inn on Maingate Lane in Orlando, Florida and had an awesome visit! If you are considering Orlando as a vacation destination and looking for a great place to stay, Park Inn offers outstanding amenities.

Location

Location is absolutely the greatest benefit of Park Inn! The resort and conference center is less than 5 miles from the entrance to Disney World, 11 miles from Sea World, and 15 miles from Universal Studios. There is also a variety of restaurants within walking distance such as IHOP, McDonalds, Ponderosa, and Burger King as well as shopping areas. Enjoy a leisurely stroll as the area is flat with sidewalks.

The beautiful Park Inn by Radisson on Maingate puts you right in the middle of Orlando's best attractions!

The beautiful Park Inn by Radisson on Maingate puts you right in the middle of Orlando’s best attractions!

Transportation

Park Inn provides a scheduled free shuttle service to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Sea World, and Universal Studios. We took the shuttle to Epcot Center and were dropped off very close to the entrance.

The free shuttle makes getting to your favorite park or shopping quick and stress-free

The free shuttle makes getting to your favorite park or shopping quick and stress-free

The view

The window of our room faced the Walt Disney properties. At night, we settled in to an amazing view of dazzling fireworks from several of the parks. The hotel is tucked in behind the street with a clear view. Animal Kingdom is the closest park and the fireworks are beautiful!

Enjoy spectacular views in the comfort of your room

Enjoy spectacular views in the comfort of your room

The room

Room prices vary, of course, but the rates are reasonable! Our room was clean, had a refrigerator, and included free wireless Internet access. The large garden tub was comforting after a tiring day of walking in the park and the tile floors added a nice touch.

Park Inn rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with conveniences you'll appreciate!

Park Inn rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with conveniences you’ll appreciate!

Gift Shop

The gift shop is family friendly and stocks common forgotten items, microwaveable food and snacks, Disney and Florida souvenirs, swim suits, flip flops, and toys.

Forget something? They've got you covered!

Forget something? They’ve got you covered!

Events

The conference center features 30k square feet of flexible meeting space. Park Inn can accommodate up to 1,300 attendees with a full service sales and catering team on property.

The Park Inn will host your group in style with a full service sales and catering team

The Park Inn will host your group in style with a full service sales and catering team

Restaurant

Savannah Bar and Grill serves convenient and delicious food at affordable prices. Room service is available and cocktails can be ordered at the Poolside Sand Bar.

Relax and enjoy a tasty bite at the Savannah Bar and Grill or Poolside Sand Bar

Relax and enjoy a tasty bite at the Savannah Bar and Grill or Poolside Sand Bar

Sports Groups

Park Inn has sports approved status with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and a proven track record of catering to the unique needs of sport teams. The resort and conference center offers:

 

  • Team breakfast options
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Special recognition upon arrival
  • Special recognition for coach or team manager
  • Pre-keyed and pre-blocked group rooms
  • Complimentary meeting space for team meetings
  • Directions to fields, sports complexes, etc.
  • Discount coupons for on-property restaurant
  • Internal ‘Sports Group Resume’ prepared and shared with staff
The Park Inn knows how to expertly handle the unique needs of your sports group

The Park Inn knows how to expertly handle the unique needs of your sports group

How to schedule your group:

Park Inn is located at the center of all the Orlando excitement in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Superb for groups!

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Disney Grad Nite H2O

Disney Grad Nite H2O

By Angie Roberts Harris

One of the hardest things about high school graduation is leaving the security of home and school and going in a different direction than your friends. Disney World has created a spectacular island party, Disney Grad Nite H2O, which will send you and your classmates off with a splash!

Text your besties for an epic night at Disney's Grad Nite H2O!

Text your besties for an epic night at Disney’s Grad Nite H2O!

Paradise

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will host the first ever Disney Grad Nite H20 2017. The attraction is the second most visited water park in the world and Disney turns on the magic to create the beach party of a lifetime! Pass through thundering waterfalls, tube down Mayday Falls, slide under bridges and through caves, or experience a Hawaiian roller coaster ride in North America’s largest wave pool, Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool.

Surf's up! Grab your BFF and ride the impressive waves at the massive Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Surf’s up! Grab your BFF and ride the impressive waves at the massive Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Exclusive

The Typhoon Lagoon experience is exclusive to groups of ten or more high school graduating seniors and their chaperones. This party is sure to go down in “history, history, history… of course.”

Typhoon Lagoon hosts the ultimate party for graduating seniors and their chaperones

Typhoon Lagoon hosts the ultimate party for graduating seniors and their chaperones

When does the party start?
This once-in-a-lifetime incredible party will be held on April 7, 21 and 28, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The celebration begins after normal park hours as high school seniors converge on the incredible island of paradise! A special ticket is required for this event.

Hang with old friends or make some new ones- just don't forget your ticket!

Hang with old friends or make some new ones- just don’t forget your ticket!

Event Includes:

ï    DJ dance parties

ï    Disney character meet-and-greets

ï    Food and a commemorative souvenir  mug with unlimited drinks

ï    Option to purchase a specially priced Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket

ï    Splash Back bonus visit—a complimentary return to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park one day over the next year!

Unlimited drinks, dancing, Disney character meet and greets- Awesome!

Unlimited drinks, dancing, Disney character meet and greets- Awesome!

Bonus

Complete the Disney celebration and add a special Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket.

Keep the fun going all summer long!

Keep the fun going all summer long!

 

Tickets

Order your Disney Grad Nite H2O tickets online at Group Travel Odyssey offers a direct link for the best priced tickets in every location.  Adventures make the best gifts!    www.GroupTravelOdyssey.com

 

“We’re always looking for ways to help guests celebrate their special milestones, and we know our guests like to celebrate their high-school graduation at Walt Disney World Resort,” said Andrea Finger, a Walt Disney World spokeswoman. “With this in mind, we are reimagining this special event and introducing a new way for high school seniors to celebrate their achievements with friends and classmates.”

For more on this story, link to the Orlando Sentinel

 

New York Group Travel

Have you been considering taking a group to the town that never sleeps?  Group Travel Odyssey has created a site to get group quotes the fastest way possible.  Simply go to the site and choose New York as your destination then browse itinerary options.  Click the ‘get quote’ button on everything you are interested in  then set back and wait for the quotes to come to you.  Here are some great examples of exciting New York venues.

AUTOBAHN INDOOR SPEEDWAY – NEW YORK

Speed-lovers, be prepared for the newest attraction taking over locations across the country: European-style indoor go-karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Their state-of-the-art electric indoor go-kart racing experience offers perfect racing conditions every day. Change Your Speed at our Grand Prix style tracks with our unique, electric Italian go-karts reaching speeds up to 50 MPH.

Calling all thrill seekers! Autobahn Indoor Speedway offers fast paced twists and turns with NO SPEED LIMIT!

HARD ROCK CAFE – NEW YORK

Located in the center of the city, heart of Times Square, the new Hard Rock Cafe New York will rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks and an awe-inspiring rock memorabilia collection. As one of the city’s largest entertainment destinations, Hard Rock Cafe New York features a 708-seat restaurant, a recently opened 1,800 square-foot Rock Shop with authentic Hard Rock merchandise and a Hard Rock Live concert venue for performances and special events. Furthermore, the cafe boasts a unique outdoor space above the building’s historic marquee, where guests can host private parties amid the lights and excitement of Times Square.

If it's too loud, you're too...hungry! Satisfy your inner rock star with an epic menu and world-class rock-and-roll memorabilia

If it’s too loud, you’re too…hungry! Satisfy your inner rock star with an epic menu and world-class rock-and-roll memorabilia

HB BURGER

HB Burger is the only full-service burger-oriented restaurant in the Times Square area. It features comfortable and spacious seating, wrought-iron chandeliers and a compelling menu with homemade sodas.

Enjoy a mouthwatering American classic with a unique twist! Wash it all down with a refreshing homemade soda- Yum!

HEARTLAND BREWERY & ROTISSERIE

Heartland is an established pioneer of the craft beer movement in New York City. The restaurant’s well-prepared food and carefully designed, homey setting won accolades as well. Heartland was named Best Brewpub by New York magazine in 1996 and 1997. Since then, Heartland has grown into the largest group of brewpubs in the region. Their Empire State Building location houses New York’s number one brewery, with 6 classic beers on tap.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a craft beer, sophisticated menu and stellar service!

I LOVE GROUPS

I LOVE GROUPS represents some of the best companies in the United States and Canada. They provide companies with the best equipment, service, ricing and practices for group ground transportation.

They are a one stop shop for sourcing, negotiations, bookings, reconfirmations and compliance for all destinations in North America. They can arrange anything from simple airport transfers to multi-day multi-bus movements.

Experience, expert personal service and high professional standards are the hallmarks of this travel industry leader

Experience, expert personal service and high professional standards are the hallmarks of this travel industry leader

LUNA PARK IN CONEY ISLAND

Luna Park is New York City’s largest amusement located right in the iconic Coney Island. Aside from over 50 attractions, Luna Park offers tours within the park. It is the ideal destination to host your next group outing. Whether it’s an educational group or a professional association or anything in between, contact Luna Park!

Experience the best time ever with all the rides, attractions, and excitement all to yourself! The possibilities are endless with delicious food, thrills, and more!

Luna Park can accommodate a wide range of group sizes and budgets.

Luna Park at Coney Island is a New York Treasure.

MACY’S GROUP PROGRAMS

Built in 1902, Macy’s Herald Square was the first building to have the modern-day escalator, and it has continued to be a trendsetter. Today, “America’s Largest Department Store” covers an entire city block with 11 levels of the latest fashions for you and your home. Macy’s offers a full-service Visitor Center on the Mezzanine Level, plus restaurants throughout the store and exciting events almost every day.  Choose special tours such as the; Historic Tour, Fashion Tour, Modern Man Tour, and Cosmetic Master Class.

Get your shopping on at the iconic Macy’s at Herald Square

NEW YORK’S HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA

Great midtown Manhattan Location with lots of multiple bedded rooms New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is located across the street form Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. They are one block away from Macy’s and the Empire State Building, in walking distance to Theatre District, Times Square and Jacob Javits Convention Center. We offer unbeatable prices and unsurpassed Value. Wifi, Breakfast, refrigerators, fitness center available.

Hotel Pennsylvania is uniquely situated just steps from top tourist attractions like Times Square and Macy’s

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is proud to have been surprising and entertaining NYC visitors as one of the top Times Square attractions since the doors first opened to the public in 1939.Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square invites guest of all ages to experience the unbelievable mysteries of our world. Home to rare artifacts and thrilling interactive exhibits, our one-of-a-kind attraction in NYC is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected and the unbelievable. They offer Group-Friendly Tours, and Education / Music Workshops.

Strange, interactive and truly unbelievable… undeniably entertaining!

THE RIDE

The Ride is a 75-minute production with pick up and return at 42nd street and 8th Avenue in New York City. Guests enjoy everything on board from trivia to karaoke between viewing 5-7 live street performances per show. Professional singers, dancers, and comedians paired with unsuspecting passers-by show guests a dazzling side of New York City that can’t be experienced anywhere else!

The Ride is an interactive entertainment experience- Where the streets of NYC are the stage. They offer Group-Friendly Tours.

Experience NYC in a whole new way as you take the ride of your life! A MUST DO!

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