Local Area Information

The community of Sandy Ridge is one of the best kept secrets in Orlando! The subdivision was completed in 2009 so there is no building work to disturb you.

Local shops just minutes away - Publix supermarket, shops, and restaurants, call or email Jenny for more information. Champions Gate: 2 petrol stations, RBC Bank (drive through) Medical centre, and much more.

Champions Gate: RBC Bank (drive through) Medical centre, and much more.

We are approximately 15 minutes from the Walt Disney Parks.

Welcome to the Vacation Capital of the World!

 

Walt Disney World®

Walt Disney World Resort is made up of FOUR major Theme Parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly named Disney-MGM Studios) and Animal Kingdom.

In addition, Disney offers other attractions in the Orlando, Kissimmee, and Lake Buena Vista area including Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Wide World of Sports, Disney's Boardwalk, DisneyQuest, and Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island and Downtown Disney West Side).

Also, don't miss Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, City Walk, Seaworld and Aquatica!

With over 47 Square Miles of Disney attractions, adventure and fun things to do that you won't find anywhere else on the planet, the Walt Disney World Resort complex is what helps to make Orlando and Kissimmee the Vacation Capital of the World.

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom®

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is truly one of the most magical places on earth, and offers something for everyone. As you walk down Main Street, or visit one of the Lands that make up the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, you'll be enchanted (or enchanted again) at the wonderful imagination of Disney. Attractions in the Magic Kingdom include classics like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, The Hall of Presidents, It's A Small World, Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride and the incredible Mickey's PhilharMagic Experience!


Disney's EPCOT®

Originally planned as "Experimental Prototype: City Of Tomorrow", EPCOT was to be a place where people lived and worked using the most modern and experimental environments. Now, EPCOT has become one of the most fascinating, and "fun while educational" theme parks that Disney offers. From the Living Seas, where you can interact with Crush from "Finding Nemo", to the hydroponics gardens in The Land, you'll learn as you enjoy. PLUS, you can experience thrills a second at Mission Space and at Test Track. Then, travel the world around EPCOT's International Lagoon and watch Ben Franklin and Mark Twain in the American Experience.


Disney's Hollywood Studios®

Hooray for Hollywood! Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney MGM Studios) not only offers a day of movie classics (Enjoy the Great Movie Ride and see everything from Bogie in Casablanca to the new technology Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz), but also thrills and chills in the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. With FOUR different ways for the Terror to scare you, you can ride again and again and get a different thrill each time. Don't miss Rock'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3D, Toy Story Mania! or the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. End your day with Fantasmic!, one of the most popular shows that Disney has ever created with Mickey Mouse battling all the great Disney villains!


Disney's Animal Kingdom®

Enjoy a day on safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Kilimanjaro Safaris, one of the most popular attractions, takes you on a tour of "Africa" where you'll see the wildlife...and it looks and feels and smells just like a real safari! The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail leads to a close-up encounter with some Gorillas, then visit with the hippopotami! The Tree Of Life, the park icon, is a 145' creation that stands in the middle of the park, and you'll be amazed at the animals you see in its trunk. Underneath the Tree of Life, visit "It's Tough to Be A Bug" for a fun comedy-fest with Flik, Hopper and a cast of millions. DinoLand USA lets you dig for fossils, and don't miss Festival of the Lion King!


Universal Studios Florida®

Universal's family of theme parks, hotels, and entertainment complexes has developed into a truly first rate destination with 2 amazing theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure® which now includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

At Universal Studios go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. At this real, working film and TV production facility you'll find an amazing array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions that put you right in the picture.


Islands of Adventure®

Billed as a theme park for the 21st century Universal's Islands of Adventure is a big hit! Younger children and adults will have a fine time and the great news for parents is that the park is very geared toward pre-teens and teens. It's a brilliant mix of myth, technology, fantasy and fiction centered around 5 very unique islands where the theming and special effects are outstanding.

At Universal's Islands of Adventure® you can join the battle of good versus evil above the streets of Marvel Super Hero Lagoon®. Get splash happy with your favorite cartoon characters in the water rides of Toon Lagoon®. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park®. Venture through the mists of time as you experience the epic adventures of The Lost Continent®. And step right into the pages of the children's books of Dr. Seuss in Seuss Landing™. Islands of Adventure is the stuff legends are made of.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Islands of Adventure. Pass through the towering Hogwarts™ castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. Visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, including Honeydukes™, Zonko's Joke Shop, Ollivanders™ and more. Dine at the Three Broomsticks™. Plus experience new pulse-pounding rides including Dragon Challenge™, Flight of the Hippogriff™ and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, a state-of-the-art attraction that brings the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter™ to life in ways never before imagined.


SeaWorld®

For years small children have been chanting Shamu, Shamu, Shamu at the very mention of SeaWorld® Adventure Park. Well, the killer whales are still there, along with polar bears, birds of all shapes and sizes and some amazingly friendly dolphins. For those seeking a little more active stimulation the park has spent the last few years adding some truly incredible thrill rides.


Aquatica®

Aquatica blends up-close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrills and wide, sandy beaches. "SeaWorld is famous for immersing guests in the mystery of the sea and its animals", said Jim Atchison, executive vice president and general manager of SeaWorld Orlando. "Aquatica takes this immersion to a new level, inviting guests to play in, over, and under the water itself."  Aquatica features tube slides, body slides, raft slides, bowl rides, mat-racing slides, family raft rides, wave pools, activity pools, both lazy and action rivers, live animals, interactive water play center, and play areas for younger kids.


Disney Springs®

Come together to indulge in big-city fun in an area alive with excitement, unique shops, restaurants and entertainment! Explore Disney Springs Marketplace, home to the largest Disney character store in the world; cruise the lake in an American Amphicar in The Landing; explore top-notch restaurants and shops in the Town Center; or enjoy bowling at Splitsville, an interactive indoor theme park or a paradise of live performances on the West Side.


Universal City Walk®

Following in the very successful footsteps of the original in California comes this eclectic collection of top notch eateries including Cowfish® and the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe®, themed bars, a movie theater, performances by Blue Man Group, a movie themed mini golf course, shopping at a variety of unique shops and boutiques and exciting nightlife including live music, nightclubs and a karaoke club.