Daily Archives: April 12, 2018
Downtown Disney is the premiere shopping and nighttime entertainment complex located inside Walt Disney World. There is no admission fee for entering Downtown Disney, and many families use Downtown Disney on their final day in Orlando as a chance to pick up last minute souvenirs and their last bit of Disney magic before heading home. Downtown Disney is split up into three sections: The Marketplace, Pleasure Island and The West Side.
Most of Downtown Disney’s stores are located in the Marketplace, an outdoor shopping mall. The main attraction is the World of Disney store, the largest Disney store in the world with over 50,000 square feet of merchandise. Almost every souvenir sold at Walt Disney World is found inside, besides those related to specific theme parks and rides. In the various rooms the magic of Disney is represented through huge sculptures, giant screens and even Audio-Animatronics. World of Disney is also home to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a magical salon for girls wishing to become Disney princesses.
Inside the salon girls can receive a complete makeover from a “fairy godmother in training.” If you are on a budget, keep in mind that packages range from $45-$180. Booking in advance is essential to ensure an appointment. The reservation number is 407-939-7895. You will be asked to provide a credit card as a guarantee you will show up for your appointment. If you didn’t get your Disney fix through World of Disney, there are many other Disney stores to visit as well. Disney’s Days of Christmas celebrates yuletide all year long and sells ornaments, stockings, plush and other seasonal decorations. Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories is a great place for scrapbook makers, with a large supply of craft related souvenirs, frames and books. This location is also the only …
Nakuru, Baringo, Bogoria and the Kerio Valley in the Central Rift are packed with rich natural and cultural attractions to thrill any holidaymaker. Nakuru is arguably the cheapest town among the six leading urban centers in Kenya in terms of food and accommodation. The most prominent feature there is the Lake Nakuru National Park, 5km from the town centre to the south. Water birds, especially the flamingo, congregate along the shores in their thousands. Nakuru was described as the most fabulous ornithological site on earth in the early 60s and it must still be holding on to this prestigious title notwithstanding a few conservation challenges that have seen a reduction in flamingo population. The park also has an array of large mammals, including large herds of buffalo, impala, zebra, and the rare white rhino and Baringo giraffe, which are easily seen during a game drive. The park also has lions and leopards but you require a lot of patience to see these.
There are two lodges within the park – Lake Nakuru Lodge and Sarova’s Lion Hill Lodge. Advance booking to theses lodges is advisable, especially during the holiday season, not to mention that they are slightly pricey. There are also public and special campsites. For special campsites, advance booking is necessary. Other interests in Nakuru include the Meneganai Crater, which is accessible by a murram track, 5km north of the town. Menengai is billed as the second biggest crater in the world and it offers a vintage point to view of Nakuru town and the lake as well as Laikipia highlands and the agricultural settlements of Subukia and Dundori. The crater is a perfect place for a picnic, photography and outdoor meals and drinks.
There is the Hyrax prehistoric site just near the town and the Lord Egerton Castle …