Category: Attractions

I Survived Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando #HHN24 #FacingFearsTogether

When I was ten years old, I attended a friend’s birthday party where she had selected two horror movies to watch. I sat through Friday the 13th getting more and more anxious with each passing scene. While the second movie played, I enjoyed a game of Monopoly in the kitchen with my friend’s Mom. For the next three decades I would still have nightmares about Friday the 13th and I avoided all horror movies, and then The Walking Dead came into my life. My husband started watching The Walking Dead on Netflix and I set up my computer screen...

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Find Fun & Wonder at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Over a year ago I was in Toronto for an event and I discovered that something exciting was being built. Construction walls hid the work being done and they were cleverly painted with promotions for the new aquarium that they were building. Ever since I saw those first promotions for the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada I have been anxious to visit. I finally got my chance a couple of weeks ago when The Eaton Chelsea hosted my family and several other travel writers and took us to the Aquarium. My oldest son and his girlfriend had already visited the...

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Universal Studios Orlando: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Universal Studios Orlando has been the home to my all time favourite ride, Harry Potter in the Forbidden Journey. Located in the Islands of Adventure, this fantastic ride is set in Hogwart’s Castle, inside of Hogsmeade. Universal may have just topped this incredible ride with their new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The multi-dimensional, multi-sensory attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, will revolutionize theme park entertainment. This next generation thrill ride seamlessly integrates a compilation of the most innovative technology ever created, 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, state-of-the-art 3-D Infitec projection systems...

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Skiing with the Family for the First Time {Guest Post}

You may have been lucky enough, in your youth, to give skiing a go and you may have enjoyed it so much that you pretty much mastered the moves. All of a sudden, you’re flung into the world of responsibility, with the prospect of a career and family life emerging. The chances of care-free skiing would have been put on hold for a while but as soon as your kids are old enough to don the skis themselves, there’s no reason why you can’t get back on the slopes. Sure, the concept of safety and the prevention of broken...

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North America’s Top Amusement Parks

I love amusement parks and roller coasters, and I am blessed with at least one child who loves them too. Avery is a bit of a daredevil. She’s not quite 9 years old yet and she will ride any roller coaster that she is tall enough to get on…and she puts her hands up in the air when she’s on them! She’s such a thin little thing that I always worry she’s going to fly right out of the ride, so I wish she would at least hold on! Canada’s Wonderland is the closest amusement park to us, and...

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Spot the differences in the Disney Photo

There are ten differences between these two photos. Can you spot them? You can click the image to bring it up in a different window if that makes it easier to look at (you will have to click it a second time to be able to zoom in and out), and the answers can be found here: Disney Princess Photo Answers. Please don’t give away the answers in the comments, but I would love to hear from you if you enjoyed the puzzle! Disclaimer: This photo was taken by me (Sheri McDonald) at Disney World in December 2011 and...

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