Friday, June 22, 2012

WellsWorld on the Radio - Disney, summer and golf dealsFirst Coast Connect

Who needs parks with a pool like this?
Find Nemo and fun at Disney World's latest value resort
Where: Walt Disney World Art of Animation Resort Finding Nemo wing, Orlando, FL.

What: The latest Disney World value resort to open comes with a ginormous pool complete with underwater sound and characters from the movie, a tempting arcade with Wi-Fi-equipped sitting area for non-gamers, good and good-for-you meal choices in the design-your-own meal-style restaurant and unique family suites all in neon colors. 
 Guest services include
 Complimentary transportation within the park
 Self-service laundry facility
 Concierge desk

Cost: Family Suites priced at $249 a night mid-week come with
Queen-bedded en suite room.
Sleeper sofa in the living room.
Three separate sleeping areas - Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova TableBed,
Double-size sleeper sofa
Living room
2 bathrooms
Reading chair
Table and chairs
Flat-panel TV
In-room wall safe
Voice mail
Complimentary WiFi
Cable TV with Disney programming
Compact refrigerator
Iron and ironing board
Crib is available upon request
All rooms are non-smoking
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available
Views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool

To book:

• Cars Family Suites—Opening June 18, 2012Cars Family Suites—Opening June 18, 2012
• The Lion King Family Suites—Opening August 10, 2012
• The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms—Opening September 15, 2012


Free summer nights on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key

Where: Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and the Bradenton area. Located between St. Petersburg and Sarasota on Florida’s west coast, Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key, and their coastal companions, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, are known for Old Florida charm, breath-taking scenery, funky dining and shopping districts and 16 miles of sugar-white sands.

What: FREE nights at 10 properties.  As part of this new “Your Summer, Your Way” program,  other island and mainland accommodations are also offering a variety of discounts, including 25 percent off weekly rentals, Florida resident rates and even cash discounts. Free fun continues with several summer events and activities for the entire family, including a monthly ArtWalk in Bradenton’s Village
of the Arts and Snooty’s™ 64th birthday party at the South Florida Museum.

Third Night Free
Bridgewalk, A Landmark Resort
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
Wingate by Wyndham

Fourth Night Free
Tradewinds Resort
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort

 Fifth Night Free
An Island Getaway at Palm Tree Villas

Sixth and Seventh Nights Free
Florida Vacation Connection
A Tropical Breeze Beach Club On Anna Maria Island

Seventh Night Free
A Paradise Vacation Rentals

To Book:

BOGOs at Amelia Island, FL

What: Free Monday Night at Five Island Hotels.
Guests who book a Sunday night stay will receive a Monday night stay for free at these  participating properties.


• Amelia Hotel at the Beach
(877) 263-5428

• Days Inn & Suites at the Beach
(904) 277-2300

• Hampton Inn at Fernandina Beach 
(800) 426-7866

• Harbor Front Hampton Inn & Suites
(800) 426-7866

• Seaside Amelia Inn
(904) 206-5300

When: Through August, 2012

Details: Payment may be due at time of booking with no refunds, changes or cancellations allowed.  Some blackout dates or other restrictions may apply.  Offer may not be combined with any other offer.  Check with individual properties for terms and conditions before booking. Contact individual properties by phone to book this offer.

Brasstown Valley Lodge and 18th green.
Golf Your Way at Brasstown Valley Resort

Where: Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa is located in Young Harris, GA, at the foot of Brasstown Bald in the North Georgia mountains.

What: To celebrate new ratings, three sets of tees for women and four for men, to ensure a more enjoyable game for all skill levels at its course, Brasstown has a new golf package:

Sunday through Thursday stays from $264 per night, double occupancy, include a traditional Lodge guestroom, unlimited greens and cart fees and use of driving and practice ranges. On Friday and Saturday, the package includes the room, the practice ranges, cart and one round of golf (additional rounds are $25 each).

Other amenities include spa, pool and stables.

Book:, 706-379-9900.

Me with the Ferrari before the drive.
 Disney Dream Drive

Disney is all about dreams and if your dream is to drive a sports car at top speed, you can fulfill it.
Where: Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway.

What: Drive or be driven in a $295,000 Ferrari 458 italia, $243,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera or $220,000 Gallardo LP560-4, $150,000 Audi R8 or $99,900 Porsche 997 S around the road course. 

Costs: Be driven for two laps $99. Drive yourself (there will be a professional driver in the passenger seat) for seven laps for $169 to $419; Porsche's the least expensive, Ferrari the most. Photographs of you with and in the car and/or a tape of the experience (including your comments as you drive) are extra. 

Details: Your session begins with a classroom where the cars are described, tips are given and drivers are warned that they won't remember a thing once they get in the car. You might remember a few but they do tend to disappear with that first "Step on the gas" order. If you aren't among the first on the track you and friends/family will watch from small stands until it's your turn. When your name is called, you return to "pit row" where your head  is covered in a balaclava and helmet and your seat is adjusted for you. The seven laps will be up before you know it.
Tip: If you really want to achieve personal best speeds, be driven first then get in a car and do it yourself.Seeing how far the car could safely be pushed would have made a big difference.

On the track.

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