Category: Theme Parks

Two Fabulous Family Resorts at Universal Orlando Resort

Make the most of your Orlando getaway by booking the family for a fun-filled vacation at one of Universal Orlando Resort’s exciting hotels. Each resort has transportation to the Citywalk and the Universal parks and comes with perks for guests such as early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The two newest and most affordable resorts to join Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort are Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Within walking distance to the parks, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort looks and feels like an island paradise....

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Keep Disney World Magical with these Tips

I love a family trip to Disney World but it’s not always pixie dust and magic. Sometimes the kids won’t stop fighting, and no one can agree on what to do, and everyone is hungry… and Mama loses her cool. It happens to the best of us, but there are ways to avoid reaching this point. With some careful planning and preparation, you can really enjoy Disney World the way it is intended… as a memorable and happy family vacation. Here are my recommendations for keeping your cool as a parent at Disney World. Prioritize. Sit down with your family and...

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Planning Your Trip to the Orlando Theme Parks over Spring Break

Travel expert Ian Ford, CEO and president of Undercover Tourist, has several helpful recommendations for visitors navigating the Orlando theme parks for their spring break vacation. o   Book FastPass+ reservations before you arrive – As soon as you’re reservation window opens (60 days in advance of check-in for resort guests and 30 days in advance for non-resort guests), make sure to book FastPasses for the most popular attractions, such as Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Test Track and Soarin’ at Epcot, Elsa & Anna in Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom, and Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. o   Book your hotel –...

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Magic and Thrills at Universal Orlando Resort

When you have a family with vastly different interests, it can be a little challenging to find things to do that everyone enjoys. Universal Orlando is one of the places that works for my whole family. There are thrill rides and rides for the less adventurous. There are shows and characters and fun areas to visit, so we never run out of things to do. Even though I love to visit Universal Studios with my children, I also like to visit without the kids. My husband and I have escaped for a weekend of fun at Universal and recently...

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Calaway Park: Family Fun in Calgary

Canada has many tourist treasures, and Calgary is no exception to the rule. The Calgary Zoo, Hertiage Park, and the Calgary Tower are all excellent family getaways in Calgary, as is Calaway Park, Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. I love amusement parks, so this is one that I am especially interested in. Calaway Park is Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. The park opened its doors in 1982 and has grown from a small amusement park to one of Calgary and Western Canada’s best attractions and is now celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2010! The park...

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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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