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Our Staff Picks

We’re excited to help you plan your upcoming retreat to Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. Check out our Staff Picks blog, where we highlight local attractions and exciting Orlando events.

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It’s Time to Venture to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Between the annual sequels, origin stories, and stand-alone movies, Star Wars fans have been very spoiled lately. Don’t worry though, we’re nowhere near the peak of this rollercoaster ride. August 29 will mark the grand opening of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right here in our backyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

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Meet Some Florida Legends at Gatorland

No summer in Florida is complete without paying homage to the monsters that are ubiquitous as orange juice and sunshine. Take a close peak in almost any Florida lake and you have a decent chance of spotting a gator, but if you want to do a lot more than “see” and want to really get up close and personal, then there’s really only one place to go: Gatorland.

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Have Fun With the Darker Side of Disney World


This summer, Magic Kingdom is here to bring your favorite heroes to life while you enjoy all of your favorite attractions. However, the question is, why should they get all of the fun? When the sun goes down and the knights in shining armor go to sleep, it will be time for the night crew to come out and play. Disney Villains After Hours will be open on select nights this summer and is sure to make bad feel fun.

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Celebrate Summer with Disney H2O Glow Nights

It’s no doubt that Typhoon Lagoon is the most fun way to beat the summer heat, but did you know that the party doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down? From May 30 - August 24 (minus June 20), Typhoon Lagoon invites you to spend your Thursday/Saturday nights at an exclusive after-dark party that’s sure to be a ton of fun for the whole family.

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Marvel at Madame Tussauds Wax Sculptures

The various Madame Tussauds museums have attracted the awe of fascinated guests for almost 200 years. Specifically, these museums are home to hundreds of absurdly life-like wax sculptures of celebrities and other famous people or characters. There is something strangely alluring about gazing at these fake-yet-real people. Those wanting this experience first-hand won’t have to look any further as Orlando is the proud home of one of these museums.

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Harvest New Memories at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Spring is finally here and the flowers are in full bloom. Whether you want to see unique floral displays, marvel at world-class topiaries, or learn gardening tips from top experts, the 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be where you want to be. Swing on over to see, hear and smell the wonders of spring as live bands and world-class chefs decorate your garden viewing experience.

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Thornton Park

In the late 1900s, James Thornton began developing Orlando and the surrounding area began to grow. Thornton was thought to have lived on James Street, which was named for him in 1913. Soon after, other streets in the neighborhood would bear his surname with the advent of both Thornton Avenue and Thornton Lane. It was not until 1915 that the area became known to all as Thornton Park.

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Disney Springs

So you know where we are, but what is there to do? The answer: SO MUCH! But let’s just start with Disney Springs. Disney Springs was formerly known as Downtown Disney. Other than a few venues, everything has changed. And for the better. You still have your favorites—Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues and Rainforest Café—but now there are so many great additions. We are getting ahead of ourselves, so let’s start from the beginning.

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A One-of-a-Kind Celebration of Food, Art, & Fun

As a Disney Gateway Hotel, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek makes it so easy to experience the magic of Walt Disney World! And at the beginning of this new year, there’s a little extra magic to look forward to—the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

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