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Old 01-16-2015, 08:44 AM
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We have family coming for the first time since we bought our home here. There are two children (and I'm needing help with what to do and how to do it. Do we have any discounts for Disney now that we own a home in Florida or The Villages and how do I get passes to the Rec centers for them to be able to use the family pool.

Where would I call to get information? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:54 AM
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You can go to a rec center for passes........Disney does offer discounts for residents only, so if your family are not residents they will not be eligible for the discounts. Not sure how you could get around this but maybe go to a vacation planner.
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Go to AAA. They are safe and dependable. Don't fall into any scams for "cheaper" tickets. It's simply VERY expensive to say the least. Then, there's also parking to be paid for. $17
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:15 AM
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Are you a AAA member? Go to the AAA office and they'll help you with Disney tickets and discounts.
Before you go to a Regional rec ctr for passes, make sure you have all their addresses and birth dates.
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Take them over to Hommosassa to swim with the manatee.
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oh wow..........they'd love the swimming with manatee's. Would I call the Chamber of commerce to find out how to do that? I didn't know you could do that. Thank you and also thanks for the AAA advice we do have it. THANK YOU ALL!
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We have family coming for the first time since we bought our home here. There are two children (and I'm needing help with what to do and how to do it. Do we have any discounts for Disney now that we own a home in Florida or The Villages and how do I get passes to the Rec centers for them to be able to use the family pool.

Where would I call to get information? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Google Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Sky Zone in Clermont

Depending on age...Ocala..Canyon Zip Lines

Airboat Ride
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oh wow..........they'd love the swimming with manatee's. Would I call the Chamber of commerce to find out how to do that? I didn't know you could do that. Thank you and also thanks for the AAA advice we do have it. THANK YOU ALL!
Crystal River at Homasassa(Three Sister Springs) is a great place to see manatees. The springs are a constant 72 degrees which is mighty chilly water. Google Manatee Tours - Homasassa for specific tour companies. Also, Homasassa Springs State Park is a great place to see Florida native animals in a nice zoo area. There is even a hippo that is a Florida native. You have to go there for the story of that.
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There are local Air boat rides, lots of fun, at Silver springs there are zip lines and boats rides if you are into drag racing, the Don Garlit's museum is jut north along rt 301, and of course there are lots of entertainment in Orlando.
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If your grandkids are on the younger side, golf cart rides, dancing in the town squares, the boat ride at LSL are all great fun. Disney, if course, is almost mandatory if under twelve. Over twelve or serious coaster freaks, you might consider Marine World or Universal instead. Don't try to schedule non-stop activities.

Definitely go to AAA for discount tickets and info.

Have a great time and enjoy their visit. Be prepared to take a week after they leave to recover.
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Depending on their ages, they might like Lego Land.
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Try Uncle Donald's Farm
It is close by on Griffin Ave. in Lady Lake

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If you are a resident of Florida, you AND your grandchildren will get a discount for Disney tickets. We went twice with our grandchildren before a Disney employee said, "For future reference, you and your grandkids are elligible for a discount". We had gotten the discount just for ourselves.
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