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Florida Residents Get Much More Than Just All That Sunshine

Florida has long been the hot spot for tourism.  In the early days, only wealthy and famous people could afford to vacation there.  By 1890, the railways were completed and travel to Florida was made easy for people as far away as New York.  Thousands began flooding to the Sunshine state.  Many even decided to build winter homes there.

Florida Residents Get Much More Than Just All That Sunshine

When Americans began to purchase automobiles it offered opportunity for even the average folk to head to the sandy beaches.  Many slept in their own cars and prepared their meals in tin cans, these travelers became known as the “tin-can” tourist.

In the 1930’s, air travel opened the doors to the big boom of visitors to the Miami Beaches. Then in the 1970’s a whole new world opened up when one of the largest resorts in the world opened , Walt Disney World Resort.  Many others followed, such as Universal Studios, Sea World and Cypress Gardens making Florida now one of the most popular Family Destinations in the world.

Florida Residents Get Much More Than Just All That Sunshine

Floridians love tourist and the tourism industry, not only because it is the driving force of their economy, but, because they benefit too!  Many hotels, cruise lines, theme parks offer exceptional savings for Florida residents to help fill up resorts, hotels or ships.  It also gives them the opportunity to give back.  These deals are often last minute, within a few months or weeks of travel, and are at a significant discount.  Theme parks will have Florida resident tickets that may have some block out dates, but still give you a wide range of opportunity to take advantage of the savings.

Florida Residents Get Much More Than Just All That Sunshine

If you live in Florida and ever feel like a weekend get away, maybe on a 3 or 4  night cruise or a few nights at a favorite hotel or theme park —  make sure you always check out our Florida Resident Specials page or just ask one of our Kingdom Magic Travel Planners and they will search out your best deal.

** Remember, you have to be able to prove residency upon check in.

Disney Cruise Line Takes Top Honors at 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Decked out with these spiffy amenities like a four-story water slide, lots of kids’ programming and a private island, Disney’s newest cruise ships took top honors at the 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, the website announced Wednesday.

Disney tops cruise ship rankings

“Disney has done a great job at expanding without losing what makes it unique: characters and Disney-style entertainment,” says Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor of, a popular website for cruising aficionados. “You can have multi-generational groups because they’re providing something for every generation.”

The Disney Fantasy trounced the competition in the best large ship category, winning for best overall ship, best cabins, best entertainment, best public rooms and best service. The Fantasy’s maiden voyage was in March of last year.

The Disney Dream, which first sailed in 2011, won for best shore excursions in the large ship category. Large ships carry at least 2,000 passengers.

Disney tops cruise ship rankings

The new Disney ships feature almost Michelin-level fine dining, elegant on-board spa services, and adult-only tours, says Brown. The “fantastic kids program” is spread over almost an entire deck of space and includes animation projects, princess and hero dress up, Disney movies, outdoor fun and other activities. The children are divided by age to ensure toddlers and teens have different activities.

Congratulations to Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream for winning this prestigious award!

If you would like to have this award winning level of experience, please contact one of our travel planners today at 1-866-972-6244 or you can Request a Quote right away!

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