Theme Parks

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Best Rides at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Studios

My family and I take regular vacations to Universal Orlando in Florida. I've ridden every ride in the park and seen every attraction. Here's a ranking of the rides from my point of view.

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Great Adventure Six Flags Safari Drive-Thru: A New Jersey Family Outing

The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure boasts more than 1,200 animals that you can see as you drive through the park in the comfort and safety of your vehicle.

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Top 12 Things to Do and See in VGP Universal Kingdom, Snow Kingdom, and Marine Kingdom

VGP Universal Kingdom is a family amusement park in Chennai. There are two more attractions on the same campus—the Snow Kingdom and Marine Kingdom.

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November Is the Best Time to Visit Disney (Here's Why!)

While there is never a bad time to go to Disney, November has to be one of the best times to visit the parks!

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The 5 Best Things to Do for Free at Disney World

Disney World is a truly magical place to spend a family vacation, but it can also be expensive! But here are five amazing things you can do at Disney on your next vacation for free!

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4 Reasons You Should Spend a Full Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is the largest Walt Disney Park, but it often doesn't get the credit it deserves as a full-day park. Here are four reasons you and your family should dedicate the right amount of time to exploring this extraordinary theme park.

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8 Free Services at Magic Kingdom That Make Life Easier for Parents

Walt Disney World isn't known for handing out a lot of things for free, but there are a number of free services and offerings at the Magic Kingdom that make life just a little easier for potentially stressed parents.

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Top 10 Accessories Every Parent Should Have for Walt Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World as a parent is a magical time, but it can also be a little stressful. You can ease that pressure by being prepared with these 10 key accessories every parent should bring with them to the parks.

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How to Get Unlimited Fastpasses at Disneyland

We have all craved for more fastpasses to skip the grueling and patience-testing waiting times in Disneyland. Luckily, by using a few loopholes in the fastpass system, we are able to essentially get unlimited fastpasses. Say goodbye to waiting times!

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Three Things to Do in Orlando's ICON Park

ICON Park is an exciting stop along your journey through Orlando—one that definitely should not be missed.

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Seven Reasons I Loved Disney's Polynesian Resort

Last summer one of my dreams came true! Our family had the opportunity to stay at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Here are some of the reasons I fell in love with this resort.

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7 Tips for Visiting Disneyland That I Wish I Knew Beforehand

My family and I recently took a wonderful vacation to Disneyland. But after we returned, I started thinking about some things I wish I'd known when we went and how we can use that information to make our next trip better. Here are seven things I wish I knew before going to Disneyland.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg: A Theme Park for All Seasons

Busch Gardens Williamsburg—also known as Busch Gardens, The Old Country—is close to the city of Williamsburg, Virginia. No matter the season, it is a fun place to visit, but it's especially magical during the holidays.

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Disney Disasters: 15 Accidents and Incidents That Prove Disneyland Is Not Perfect

Disneyland has a reputation for being clean and immaculate, but it has had its fair share of disasters. Here are 15 un-Disneylike mishaps and incidents that occurred at Disneyland, exposing the "man behind the curtain" and showing the fallible humanity behind the mouse.

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Experience Walt Disney World as a “Kid at Heart “at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Who says Disney is just for kids? People of all ages can and do experience the magic of this enchanted place which is much more than just an amusement park. Here’s a look at how to enjoy Disney’s Hollywood Studios as a kid at heart.

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Experience Walt Disney World as a “Kid at Heart” at Animal Kingdom

Disney is definitely not just for kids! My husband and I are proof positive that people of all ages can get caught up in the magic of this enchanted place. Find out how we got the most out of our Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom visit last January.

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Experience Walt Disney World as a “Kid at Heart” at Epcot

You’re never too old to experience Disney magic, something my husband and I discovered in January of 2018, when we took an anniversary trip to the largest theme park in the world. Here's everything you need to know about making the most of Epcot regardless of your age!

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Experience Walt Disney World as a “Kid at Heart” at Magic Kingdom

You’re never too old to experience Disney magic, something my husband and I discovered in January 2018, when we took an anniversary trip to the largest theme park in the world.

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Disney World Vs. Disneyland: Which Park Is the Best?

Located on opposite sides of the United States, many potential visitors to the Disney parks ask the question: Which park is better? There are differences in the size, type of planning required, and the amount of time needed for each park.

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25 Cool Activities for Teens at Disney World

Disney World offers many unique experiences for teenagers. Try your hand at archery, horseback riding, or driving a motor boat on Bay Lake for a one-of-a-kind Disney experience!

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Twelve Tips to Avoid Waiting in Line at Disney World

Use secret strategies to avoid waiting in long lines at the Disney World Theme Park, including the single rider line, the use of Extra Magic Hours, and more!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio

If you are planning a visit to the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, then check out this list of mistakes that we made on our trip this past summer. We had a terrific time, but it would have been that much better if we had done a little research first.

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10 Awesome Bathrooms in Disney World

If you are looking for the most awesome restrooms that can be found at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, then check out this handy list. Everybody has to go sometime, and during a long day at the parks, it's nice to know which ones are good to use.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid at Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in Orlando

If you are planning to stay at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, here are five mistakes not to make while you're there.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

If you are planning a visit to "the most magical place on earth," make sure you avoid some of the mistakes we made on our recent trip. In this article, you'll find lots of handy tips and a few highlights to help you make the most of your time at Disney World.

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Sorting Out Your Priorities: A Breakdown of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There's nothing more embarrassing than looking like a total muggle in Diagon Alley, but don't worry; this comprehensive guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has you covered.

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Preventing Sore Feet and Staying Healthy on Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Here are some tips for staying comfortable and healthy on your vacation to Walt Disney World, including what to pack for your day in the park, where to find free water in the Disney Parks, and how to take care of sore feet from walking long distances and standing in line.

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The History of Disney World's Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is one of Walt Disney World's most beloved attractions. But where did the Imagineers get the idea? How did they build Spaceship Earth? This is a history of Spaceship Earth and how its design has changed over the years.

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Stay out of the Marsh: A Brief History of Monster Mansion

Monster Mansion is one of the most iconic rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has been since it opened as Monster Plantation in 1981.

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We'll Be Shark Bait in Ten Minutes! A Brief History of Jaws, the Ride

Jaws the Ride was one of the most iconic attractions featured at Universal Studios Orlando before its closure in January 2012.

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Best Activities in Epcot With Kids

Discover the best things to do in Epcot with small children. While Epcot is often thought of as a theme park suited better to adults than children, the park offers a wide variety of rides, shows, and activities for kids of all ages.

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How to Survive Disneyland With Small Children

Thinking of taking your little ones to Disneyland but worried that you'll go bonkers? Here are some tips that'll help you survive that first trip to the Magic Kingdom and keep your sanity intact.

Splashtown San Antonio Cabanas and Price Comparisons: The Best Value for Summer Fun

In this article, I will compare cabana prices at various San Antonio water parks to show you why Splashtown has the best rates and value.

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The Food of Disney's Pandora

When creating the food and drinks for Pandora, Disney wanted to relay a feeling of otherworldliness. They succeeded. Each item is familiar, yet different, and helps to blur the lines of reality.

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Disney World Daily Budget and Dining Reservations

Key tips and tricks to consider when planning your Disney World vacation (and you really should plan)!

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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2017: Mazes Ranked

Halloween Horror Nights, 2017 : The year of the horror maze reboot. All mazes and the terror tram at Universal Studios, Hollywood ranked from worst to best.

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Top 6 Closed Disney World Attractions

Countdown of six beloved past attractions throughout Disney World's history.

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Seven Reasons I Loved Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Our first experience staying in a Disney resort hotel was at the Wilderness Lodge. I can't imagine finding another resort I liked better! And here are a few reasons why...

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A firsthand look at the strengths and weaknesses of the insanely popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with emphasis on Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

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The Complete Guide to Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a magical place. But planning your first visit can be overwhelming. Follow these tips, tricks, and secrets to make the most of your experience.

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Planning a Disney World Trip in 3 Months or Less

I was overwhelmed from all my research seeing that so many plan their Disney trips a year in advance! But there is hope for those like me who aren't such organized, advance planners!

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How to Make Your Disneyland Trip More Enjoyable

Disneyland can be overwhelming if you don't plan accordingly. These essential tips will help you get the most out of your Disney experience!

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20 California Adventure Secrets You Don't Know

Here are 20 secrets that you do not know about Disney's California Adventure with of course a few bonus secrets along the way!

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Legoland Hotel: Is It Worth $500 per Night?

$500 a night for a hotel themed after plastic bricks.

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The 10 Best Snacks at Disneyland

Here are the 10 best snacks at Disneyland, at least in my opinion. I love a good snack when I'm inside the park! Don't you?

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Differences Between the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort

Comparing and contrasting The Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

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How to Do Disney World for Free (or Very Little Money)

Tips and ideas for enjoying activities at Disney World without spending all of your money.

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Universal Orlando Florida: What to Do With Younger Kids

The Universal theme park in Orlando, Florida has supplanted Disney World as the premier destination for many theme park enthusiasts. Here's a review of my experiences there with young children.

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LEGOLAND, Florida Vacations: What to Do With Your 3- to 5-Year-Old Children

Our family planned our first vacation to Orlando and we visited LEGOLAND. Here are some of our experiences and the best ways to spend time with your young children. A review.

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Grown Ups Guide to Disney World: The Ultimate Packing List

A complete guide to packing for a trip to Walt Disney World for adults.