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Orange Blossom Cannonball

305 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778-3829
+1 352-742-7200
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Mrs.

We took our friends who were visiting from out of town on a ride on the Orange Blossom Cannon Ball... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Rae Lynn D
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Tavares, Florida
via mobile
Great attraction leaving the tracks

my friends and I did the Land, Sea, Air excursion. It was the best. We started with the boat ride... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
karenT7139ZR
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Longwood, Florida
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible20%
22 Dec 2016
“Somewhat Disappointing”
16 Nov 2016
“This UK visitor was bored”
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305 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778-3829
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We took our friends who were visiting from out of town on a ride on the Orange Blossom Cannon Ball. What a huge disappointment! We were hoping to see some beautiful Florida countryside and lakes. Instead it was an overpriced tour of a bunch of...More

Thank Rae Lynn D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

my friends and I did the Land, Sea, Air excursion. It was the best. We started with the boat ride on the lakes - wonderful....highly recommend. Then we were dropped off to take the sea plane ride - fabulous and exciting...and ending with a ride...More

2  Thank karenT7139ZR
Cannonball1907, Guest Relations Manager at Orange Blossom Cannonball, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your Land, Sea & Air excursion. It's a lot of fun and a great value. We are going to miss all of our guests and friends in Central Florida. Thanks for your support.

Reviewed 22 January 2017

A fun family trip. The ride is approximately 35 minutes on this quaint, historical train and you can travel from Mount Dora to Tavares or vice versa. You pass beautiful views of Lake Dora and the surrounding houses. Tavares is great for a family with...More

Thank Marina E
Cannonball1907, Guest Relations Manager at Orange Blossom Cannonball, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It's always fun to ride on trains and it's rare to find a 100-year old train still in daily service. We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was the most disappointing thing I have ever experienced. there were 9 of us so that means we spent over 250 dollars for basically nothing. Train moved about 2 miles then stopped, sat for about 5 minutes then went back to the station. There...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I never write bad reviews but we were in the back of the train when it hit a truck. 2 hours on the train with only one announcement of what was happening without updates from there. No offer of refund or voucher as only went...More

Thank cindymay
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Anyone who attempts to keep the memory of train travel alive for younger generations deserves credit for the attempt. We take our visitors here, paying an exorbitant price for an abbreviated experience because we want to nourish the concept. It is a very short trip...More

1  Thank Busy-retired
Reviewed 22 December 2016

So over priced. My 4 year old granddaughter loved it.....but definitely not worth the money. The cold apple cider was warm....the cookies were awful. They went 4 miles going backwards then went 4 miles forward. Santa....was sweating so bad that it was dripping all over....More

Thank vacationer0610
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

12/18/16 Huge disappointment! Would not recommend even if I had children. After reading a response from Customer Relations Management to another disappointed patron compelled me to write. Apparently some changes were forced due to copyright issue and some other stuff No excuse for substandard product....More

Thank bcdg1rl
Reviewed 10 December 2016

So disappointed in the Santa train ride tonight. We previously took the ride in 2012, 2013, and it was great. In 2014 it changed and was not as good. We skipped 2015. Decided to try it again tonight and it was nothing like before. It...More

Thank janetroberts2016
Cannonball1907, Guest Relations Manager at Orange Blossom Cannonball, responded to this review

Hello Jane, As I said when you e-mailed us, a lot of the things that were in the previous years we are prevented from using as they were too close to the "Polar Express" and we don't have the license to use them.  Once we...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We are in no way a family of geeks, but we have done steam train in the U.K. Before, so I think we had very high standards and this one one really let us down. You get your ticket from an office that looks like...More

1  Thank Tracey J
Cannonball1907, Guest Relations Manager at Orange Blossom Cannonball, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am a bit confused however about the comment that the ticket office looks like a pre-fab. If you purchased your tickets in Mount Dora, then you should have been in our 1930's era train car and if you purchased...More

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Vanessa A
Is this still in operation? I am trying to find the schedule on the train but can't seem to get the info. I keep only finding Land, Sea and Air.
11 February 2017|
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Response from Cannonball1907 | Property representative |
The Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad - which included the Orange Blossom Cannonball and the Lake Dora Limited - ceased operations as of January 29, 2017. Thank you for your interest and for almost 6 years of fond memories.
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passportticketmoney
What is address
6 September 2016|
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Response from Rory M | Property representative |
305 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778
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tobeygeorge
Do they still serve dinner on the train? Or lunch?
31 August 2016|
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Response from Cannonball1907 | Property representative |
Years ago there was a dinner train that ran in the Eustis, Mount Dora area. Sadly it is no longer operating.
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