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A quick guide to eat, shop and play in Orlando

Let's go to Orlando! Who doesn’t want Gucci or Prada at discount prices. Here is a quickie to get you jet setting. Travel and exposure are key ...well at least that sounds good. Orlando has Mickey yeah yeah, we know that, however did you know you can eat, shop and stay in Orlando any day and have an amazing time. Here is a plan to make this central Florida gem a pin on your global travel schedule.


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Location, location, location! The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is located in a PERFECT spot to stroll or boat to the Walt Disney World EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Boardwalk Entertainment areas it’s an awesome place for lodging during your journey to Orlando. More affordable than many other Disney resorts, you will get the perks of extra magic hours in and out of the parks. This hotel is a true resort with pools, spas and you won’t need to lift a finger during your stay. Relax or play, it’s your stay! The Swan and Dolphin is a Marriott-operated resort with 2,267 spacious rooms and sparkles after the completion of a $140 Million overhaul, including all guestrooms, lobby(s) and meeting spaces. Architecturally executed to perfection this hotel is built in a wave pattern throughout, teasing your eyes with soft blues, grays and silvers with crisp white bedding equaling a sleep sound.


While you are staying at the Swan and Dolphin, you can choose from 17 restaurants and lounges from walk-up, pool side service, casual dining or elegant sit-down dining options. The Todd English Blue Zoo is one of our favorite options hence we are sharing the details with you.

Todd English Blue Zoo

The Dining room and Lounge: Designed by renowned Jeffrey Beers is elegantly appointed with precision lighting to accompany the architecture through and accessorized with hand blown glass creations. This dining experience is unique and a true end-to-end dining experience.

The Menu:An elegant surf and turf experience to the palate with an exceptional drink and wine selection. Fresh, creative and visually stimulating.

Hours of Operation - Lounge 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hours of Operation - Restaurant 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Whose ready to swipe the credit card or break out the cash. Orlando shopping is no snooze fest. Giorgio Armani, Boss, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Levi, Gap, Saks and Neiman Marcus are just a few to name drop. However, you will have to make the journey you have the information. Knowing is half the battle. We know by now your mouth is drooling for a fantastic fashion find. Tell the outlets Patrick T Cooper sent you and you will be welcomed with open arms.


One of the country’s most upscale outlet centers with 160 designers, you can expect to save 25% to 65% all the time and even more during the clearance season! When you are in Orlando, this place is a must shop location to take home some memories of your trip. Open each day until 11pm, there is plenty of time to shop after dinner, which is cooler and quieter during the peak shopping times.


SeaWorld is a blast! Check out the amazing Mako rollercoaster for the avid amusement park fan. Get ready to scream.

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