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  • Posted by Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 02 PM
    Dinosaur World is the world’s largest outside Dinosaur Park where visitors can see up close and life size the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth. Dinosaur World displays more dinosaurs than any other, over 150 spread across 12 acres, many of impressive scale and workmanship.

    The impressive attraction is the work of a Swedish businessman, Christer Svensson, who made his mark making dinosaurs in Australia and Japan. The dinosaurs are manufactured in Sweden and then shipped over here to their new home in Plant City, Florida.

    As you take a step back in time life sized models of dinosaurs welcome families and classes to learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals.

    The dinosaur models are up to eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, are made of fiberglass, steel, and concrete. The dinosaurs are arranged in groups of as many as eleven of a single species, in a variety of settings throughout the park. The statues are placed among native vegetation or water features to simulate animals in a wild environment. The dinosaurs are so believable that some visitors claim to see them moving!
    There is a plaque that identifies each dinosaur and its habits. So your children won't even realize they are learning. One of the more popular attractions is the "Fossil Dig" where kids can dig at a sand table for real fossils and my take home their favorite three in a small plastic bag.

    Unlike most other theme parks in Orlando, parking is free and there is no food served within the park. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic and enjoy it in the various designated picnic areas nestled among the natural marshes of cypress and gum trees.

    Dinosaur World is conveniently located at 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City Florida, 33565. They are open 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm (with the exception of November, December & January they close at 5pm). You can visit their website

    Through Monday, Sept. 2 Florida residents pay just $10.95 for tickets for both children ages 3 -12 and adults. Children under age 3 are always admitted free.

    Regular admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 3 - 12 and $12.95 for seniors over age 60. Proof of residency is required for each adult. All ticket rates are plus tax.
    Check availability.
  • Posted by Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 10 AM

    Goeldi Monkey Born

    A Goeldi monkey has been born at the Palm Beach Zoo and you have been asked to help name the new-born baby. The baby can be seen at the Zoo clutching on to proud mummy as she swings and climbs the trees at the Zoo.

    The mom of the baby is called Patricia and is approximately 11 years old. She has proven to be a good mum to her new-born and has kept her close since being born almost a month ago.

    The father of the baby is a 6 year old called Pipoca. The zoo currently holds other family members such as Pipoca, its 2 year old sister, Peanut and other family members. The zoo will soon take the baby so that they can find out what sex it is.
    This is a first that the public are been given the opportunity to name the baby, this can be done by voting on PalmBeachZoo.org.

    The newborn can be seen at exhibit #27 at the zoo, make sure you look closely though, as the fur is black and is camouflaged very well with mommy. Goeldi's marmoset was first described in 1904, making Callimico one of the more recent monkey genera to be described. In older classification schemes it was sometimes placed in its own family Callimiconidae and sometimes along with the marmosets and tamarins in the subfamily Callitrichinae in the family Cebidae.

    Jan Steele who is general curator for the zoo stated “Its small size can also make it difficult to spot -- even when they're fully grown, Goeldi's monkeys are only about 11-inches long and weigh about a pound.”
  • Posted by admin on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 09 AM

    Florida's Kennedy Space Center

    The night-time launch last week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida was a great success. The lucky visitors had the opportunity to witness a night launch of a Delta 4 Rocket.

    Those who bought tickets to visit the center August 7th could view the launch which took place between 8.30 and 9.20 p.m local time.

    According to a statement from the center, the rocket, 200 feet tall with four solid-rocket boosters, launched a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to aid U.S. military communications.

    There is so much to do at the center and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever made, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand face-to-face with Atlantis – all in the same day.

    Tuscana is ideally located near the Kennedy Space Center Complex, for more information on Tuscana or The Kennedy Space Center contact us today.
  • Posted by admin on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 @ 09 AM

    Its Heating Up!!

    The summer is heating up at Orlando, Florida and crowds are flocking to the number one theme park destination in the world. During the Summer Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando have all extended their opening hours. Here’s a brief list of what’s to come this summer.
    The geodesic dome of Spaceship Earth is always visible and lit up at night. Make sure to check out the fountain show on your way to the World Showcase, it’s amazing. Also there is plenty to see in Epcot and it gives the illusion of being in a different county like Italy or France.
    Disney’s Hollywood Studios:Be sure to check out the night shows that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to offer. Shows such as Fantasmic are shown twice a night, at 9 pm and 10 pm most nights. It consists of 30 minutes of lasers, water and fireworks with Mickey Mouse as your very own guide.
    Universal Studios:Witness the flashing lights of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster which can be seen lightening up the park for miles around.
    SeaWorld OrlandoSeaWorld begins its summer nights from the month of June straight through to August. Roller coasters, though, offer a great visual experience of the park after dark.

    All the Theme Parks have something to offer the visitor who can’t bear the heat during the day. For information on tickets and itinerary’s Contact a member of Tuscana today!

  • Posted by admin on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 03 PM
    For the third consecutive year, I am pleased to announce that Tuscana Resort has been selected for the 2013 Best of Davenport Award in the Hotels & Motels category by the US Commerce Association (USCA).

    The team at Tuscana Resort are absolutely delighted to receive this award again, and would like to thank each and every customer who has visited the resort this year. We pride ourselves on the magical experience that our guests receive from the minute they arrive at our resort.

    Nationally, fewer than 1% (1 in 120) of the 2013 Awards were certified as Three-Time awardees. For most companies, this recognition is a result of dedication and efforts as well as the work of others in the organization that have helped build the business. Our team is now a part of an exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved this selection. We feel that it is down to our highly experienced and hard-working staff and would like to stress how much we value and appreciate their level of commitment.

    Each year, across the greater Davenport area, the US Commerce Association chooses only the best local businesses. They focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.
    The team at Tuscan Resort are ecstatic that our efforts have been recognises and accept this award with sincere gratitude from the US Commerce Association.

    A big thanks once again to our amazing staff in every department and each and every customer that has walked through our doors.