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Things to do in Orlando near Disney

There is so much more to do in Orlando than going to the Theme Parks.

Tennis players did you know the USTA has moved to Orlando and they are building a 100+ court 60 million dollar Tennis Facility now open to the public. The following communities have tennis courts when you rent a pool home at MickeyHomes.com, Windsor Hills ResortWindsor Palms Resort,Emerald Island ResortHampton LakesHighlands ReserveIndian CreekSouthern Dunes, Solterra Resort, Champion's Gate, Westridge and Providence.

NASCAR Fans staying in Formosa Gardens Estates in Kissimmee, you are only 75 minutes away from Daytona International Speedway and only 7 minutes away from driving a stock car or exotic car yourself at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Resort ( Alan did it and it was an adrenaline rush. Thank you Charlese and EJ! ).

Universal Studios King Kong is here and is home to the Amazing Spiderman ride; HULK ride, the new Transformer the ride 3d and the despicable Me Minion Mayhem and when you're finished at Islands of Adventure hop over to the new Universal Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley and ride the Hogwarts Express Train after drinking a Butter Beer. Need discount tickets from an authorized seller just ask us? On your way out don't forget to have a picture taken with Homer and Bart Simpson, grab a burger at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville voted #1 burger by Orlando Magazine or have Alan and Jane's favorite Volcano Nachos which is enough for 4 people. Dine at Emeril’s Restaurant and have Jane’s favorite grilled pesto chicken blt. If you still have time take in the latest 3-D movie at the Cineplex, dance to live bands nightly, bar hop in Universal City Walk and don't miss the performance of the Blueman Group. The Hard Rock has many upcoming concerts for oct and nov 2014 such as foster the people, Melissa Etheridge and Judas Priest. Click on the link for more concerts and venues: http://www.hardrock.com/live/locations/orlando/calendar.aspx

Daytona Beach, World’s most famous beach. On your next anniversary wake up early one morning and drive your loved one to Daytona Beach for a Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean Breakfast, the same Day drive West on Interstate 4 to Tampa or Clearwater Beach for a Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico Dinner. One of the most famous beaches. Daytona Beach: One big thing that makes Daytona Beach stand out is our flair for festivals. Daytona Beach takes claim to the title of Festival Capital of Florida for good reason with festivals and events taking place here year round. Fall is our biggest season for festivals kicking off with the Daytona Blues FestivalBiketoberfest®, Daytona Beach Film Festival, Halifax Art Festival and Turkey Run. Each new year begins with a bang as Speedweeks roll into the Daytona International Speedway in February, followed by the World Famous Bike Week in March. In the summer, weekly live entertainment fills the historic Daytona Bandshell as their Summer Concert Series entertains with fireworks on Saturday evenings. And celebrating Independence Day is always popular with the fan favorite Coke Zero 400.

The Amway Center • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre • Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium • Tinker Field • Leu Gardens • Mennello Museum of American Art

Walt Disney World is the new home of Star Wars, Toy Story Land and Avatar.

The most comprehensive information available on the Amway Center, which serves as Central Florida’s premier sports and live entertainment venue. Home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears and the AFL’s Orlando Predators, the Amway Center is the newest property of Orlando Venues, the live entertainment complex owned and managed by the City of Orlando. Orlando Venues also operates the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Tinker Field, Harry P. Leu Gardens and the Mennello Museum of American Art. With a capacity of up to 20,000 patrons, Amway Center is one of the nation’s preeminent event centers, attracting the best international and national concerts, sports and family events touring today. The Amway Center also houses numerous amenities and cutting-edge technology accessible to all patrons in keeping with the building’s fundamental purpose of being a facility for, and by, the citizens of Central Florida.

From performing and visual arts at the historic Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to exciting outdoor sports at the Florida Citrus Bowl and Tinker Field, Orlando Venues provides the ideal downtown setting for the ultimate entertainment experience. Nestled just outside of downtown and located in the picturesque neighborhoods of Orlando, beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens features paved scenic walkways that take you through charming landscapes that include Florida’s largest formal rose garden. Located in nearby Loch Haven Park, the Mennello Museum of American Art enriches the Central Florida community through special exhibitions and programs that celebrate outstanding traditional and contemporary American artists. Only 35 Minutes from our rental homes in Reunion, Champions Gates.

NBA Fans, make sure you take in an Orlando Magic Game at the brand new Amway Arena in Downtown Orlando. After the Game the night just begins at

Downtown Orlando's Best Traditions! Church Street Station Pubs and Restaurants. For the best in night life that downtown Orlando has to offer, come to 33 West Church Street on historic Church Street in the Church Street District of downtown Orlando. No matter what kind of bar or club you're into you'll find it right here on Church Street! Chillers – Orlando’s Newly Renovated Original Party Bar – this is where the party begins. Select from one of our many Frozen Drinks, Ice Cold Beers, or our Full Liquor Bar to get your night of fun started. Upstairs above Chillers is Big Belly, another great bar with a totally different atmosphere. Big Belly Bar is the All-American beer lover’s bar and once upon a time it was an actualspeak easy during prohibition.  At Big Belly you'll find premium draft beers, craft beer bottles, premium liquors, wine, and MOONSHINE. Last but certainly not least is Latitudes, Downtown Orlando’s Premiere Rooftop Bar, where the sky is the ceiling and the skyscrapers are the walls. Latitudes is a must-see spot to have a drink and take in the beautiful surroundings of Orlando. You'll forget you're in the heart of downtown Orlando in this amazing getaway.  Amazing Restaurants, Kres Chophouse, and 23 Orlando, Schumann’s Jager Haus, Navtive Social Bar, Rok Room Ultra Lounge, The Rusty Spoon, Gitto’s Pizza Pasta Pub, Hourspower bar and Grill. All Restaurants about 35 minutes from our rental homes such as Windsor Hills, Windsor Palms, Emerald Island, Formosa Gardens, Champions Gate, Reunion, Solterra.

Soccer Fans Orlando has a Brand New MLS Pro Soccer Team with a New Stadium to be built in 2015; David Beckham's New Miami MLS Team will be a good rivalry.

Beach Bound Sun worshipers and surfers Cocoa Beach is only 50 minutes away from any of our Resorts in Kissimmee, rent a plank at Ron Jon’s Surf Shop and start raining on that wood. If you want to keep the sand in between your toes locally and your water controlled go to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park only 5 minutes away from Encantada Resort in Kissimmee, it's a flurry of fun with water slides and a 1 acre wave pool.

Golfers Orlando is the Golf Capital of the World, with over 170 Golf Courses and 20 Golf Academies no matter which MickeyHome you rent you are never further than 10 minutes away from Teeing off. Rent a MickeyHome in a Golf community, Highlands ReserveReunion Resort or Southern Dunes. Did you know Orlando has more current and retired PGA and WPGA players living in the area than anywhere else? Maybe you want to live next to Bubba Watson, he bought Tiger Woods home in Isleworth after the infamous crash, or we can show you the Estate for sale just down the Street from him, or the one around the corner from Brian Davis's home. Maybe a Lake Nona Estate Home where Pro Golfers Anika Sorrenstam, Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Ratief Goosen, Ernie Els and Ian Poulter live to name drop a few is a better fit for you because it's closer to the Orlando International Airport? Contact us and we'll email you what's for sale in those 2 beautiful communities. Maybe you are not in the Million Dollar Price Range but still want to own a vacation home in a golf community near Disney, let us show you homes in Reunion Resort, Champions Gate, Highland's Reserve or Southern Dunes.

NFL Fans, Disney's Wide World of Sports is the new host for the NFL practices that can be seen for free, the Pro-Bowl in downtown Orlando is a smash now that it is now in Orlando. Go see a game, some of the easiest best priced tickets to see an NFL game are in Jacksonville ( Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars ) and Tampa ( Home of the Tamba Bay Buccaneers )

Gamblers, the Hard Rock Casino is only a 40 minute drive from any of our MickeyHomes or take a 1 Day Cruise to gamble on a Victory Cruise Liner for as little as $10 per person just 75 minutes away at Cape Canaveral. 

Major League Baseball Fans, in the Summer time stay cool watching the Tampa Bay Rays in the air-conditioned dome at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg 65 minutes away. If you are here during March & April our weather is perfect to watch Major League Spring Training Games going on all over Florida, because there is still snow on the ground in the Northern US all of the teams come South to Florida or Arizona to get their teams in Shape, it's a lot of fun for the kids and kids at heart.

Car Enthusiasts and Collectors, every Friday and Saturday night Old Town Amusement Park has Car Cruise where locals bring their antiques, hot rods, classics and exotic cars to be judged. It's always free, live bands play and a lot of amusement rides for the kiddies. Old Town is less than 10 minutes away from any of our MickeyHomes. If you are here in April and would like to see thousands of Lamborginis, Ferraris, Rolls Royce and many many more exotic makes don't miss the Celebration Exotic Car Festival rated in the top 5 Exotic car shows in the world. The Little down town of Celebration is closed for through traffic as it is filled bumper to bumper with $100k -1 million dollar cars and it is free to the public. Less than 10 minutes from any of our MickeyHomes. Lastly for the serious of unique car lovers, collectors and enthusiasts if you can make it here for Thanksgiving go to the Turkey Run inside the track of Daytona International Speedway. It's a car lover’s dream, Hot Rods, Classics, Exotic, Tripped out, Chopped, Lifted 4x4s , Low Riders, Dragsters, Funny Cars, Clown Cars and custom vehicles you may never see anywhere else. This event brings thousands of show quality cars from all over the Country and Continent to display as well as for sale. If you haven't seen a certain car for years you will see one here, make sure your wife holds your wallet as it will take you all Day to see 3 quarters of the field; the cost is $15 per person and only 75 minutes away from any of our www.mickeyhomes.com .

Orlando Shopping, Orlando has it all, high end Malls like the Mall at Millennia hosting such stores as Jimmy Choo, Macey's, Prada, Gucci, Neiman Marcus and many many more brands. Looking for the deals on high end clothing and goods then head to the 2 Orlando Premium Outlet Malls where bargains are so amazing that it is considered the busiest malls in America.  

Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Join the festivities at an extraordinary after-hours street party where you can indulge your late-night cravings—an all-new experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! Bringing together the love of food with the love of music, it’s the perfect destination for a tasty final bite! Only 4.5 Miles from some of our rental homes such as Windsor Hills, Windsor Palms, Formosa Gardens, Champions Gate, New homes built by Lennar, Water Song, Providence, Solterra, new homes built by Dr. Horton.

Runners Run Disney!  Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Goofys Race and a Half Challenge 39.3 Miles of fun , Disney’s newest Marathon event the 10k, Dopey Challenge run 48.6 Miles of fun. Disney Castaway Cay Challenge January-11, 2015 this is a 5k. Pasta in the park party, scrumptious dinner and breathtaking light, laser and fireworks extravaganza. Join the cool down party and celebrate a race well run for more information click on this link: http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/ Stay in one of our renal homes and be 4.5 Miles to the run. Windsor Hills, Windsor palms, Sunset Lakes, Encantada or buy a vacation home with us.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Home to the Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Team sports & training games. Something magical occurs when ESPN innovation and entertainment join the magic and service of Walt Disney World® Resort. Since 1997, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has seen sports dreams come true for athletes and fans of all ages. Baseball Quadraplex, Champion Stadium, Espn Clubhouse Shop, ESPN Wide World of sports Grill, Hess Sports Fields. Hp Field House, Jostens Center, Softball Diamondplex, Tennis Complex, New Balance Track & Field Complex. Rent multiple homes from us for all your team sports. Stay 4.5 Miles from all these places at Windsor Hills, Windsor Palms, Encore Club, Reunion, Encantada, Emerald Island, Sunset Lakes, Oak Island, and Rolling Hills.

Rent a Vacation Home Near Disney World, Kissimmee, Davenport and Orlando Florida. We have 3 to 7 Bedroom Pool Home Rentals in Emerald Island, Windsor Hills, Wyndham Palms, Paradise Palms ,the Champion's Gate area and more.

This website is designed to be your information guide for Home Sales and Vacation Rentals near Disney World and all of Central Florida. Whether you are buying, selling or looking for a vacation rental home in Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont, Celebration or Orlando you will find this site helpful.  The MickeyHomes Team has 2 Seasoned Reputable Realtors who can take you from start to finish in Home Sales Near Disney, they are Foreign National Specialists, they work with top Financial Institutions so buyers can obtain Mortgages. Jane and Alan are Short Term Vacation Rental Experts who educate the Buyers how to market their new home or serving the seller to ease the complications of Selling their Vacation Rental Home.  Jane and Alan LaFrance have the answers you need, buying a New Build, Resale, Selling Your Home or Need Help Renting Your Lovely Short Term Rental Home Near Disney , they pride themselves on answering their phones and if they are busy with another client you can be sure they will get back to you in minutes.... so please leave a clear message.

MickeyHomes Rentals has expanded with many more choices, you can rent a town house in Paradise Palms  or a 6 Bedroom Pool Home in Emerald Island or a 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Pool Home in Windsor Hills or a 3 Bedroom Pool Home in Indian Creek.

Renting a MickeyHome Costs as Little as $20 Per Person a Night!

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If you are from England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland, check out our UK Resources page, we have a Currency Converter for you to use. Whether it's a south facing pool villa that is fully furnished in a gated community off of route 27 in Davenport, a new Townhome off of route 192 in Kissimmee or a Brand New Home in the Champion's Gate area we will show you the widest variety of Holiday homes /second home to rent out to vacationers if you choose to subsidize your operating expenses or even make an income. We Finally Have Finance!

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