Category: Attractions

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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Universal Orlando Resort: A great family destination

Universal Orlando is one of my favourite places to visit. It is fun for all ages, and has some of the best rides I have ever been on in my life. If you haven’t been before, or you haven’t been recently, here’s some information to help you plan a trip! Tickets… You can get some incredible deals on tickets by purchasing multiple days at Universal. There is a fantastic deal on for Canadian and US residents right now, where you get your third day free when you buy the first two days. You can purchase tickets that let you...

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Tips for having a great time at Disney World

Disney World is an incredible place to visit, and you want to make the most of your visit when you go. My family and I just returned from a visit to Disney World, and my son and I had the opportunity to go to Disneyland in the summer. These, combined with our visit to Disney World last year and my brother’s excellent knowledge on the parks (I was picking his brain before we left this time), have given me some insight on how to make the most of your trip. Choosing your time to visit I prefer to visit...

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See great shows at SeaWorld!

One of the last things we did in California was visit SeaWorld. If you haven’t been to SeaWorld, I definitely recommend trying to get there. At SeaWorld, there are a lot of things to do! You can find all of these great things at SeaWorld: The One Ocean show with Shamu – it was beautiful and entertaining and very well done Rides – there were rides for extreme thrill seekers and for younger and more tame people too Beautiful sights – the skyride and the Sky Tower allowed us to see the entire park and the beautiful scenery around...

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