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  • Posted on 05/21/2015

Visiting Orlando With Toddlers Tips: Am I Tall Enough?

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Often to the dismay of families traveling with little ones, there are height restrictions for most theme park rides. But in Orlando, the "You must be taller than" sign can actually be a milestone moment with all of the theme park rides designed just for toddlers in mind. Family travel expert Kendra Thornton shares some great tips that will answer that most anticipated question, "Am I tall enough?"


  • Posted on 05/18/2015

Top 8 Ways to Use the Force at Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends


Blast off for some out-of-this-universe fun when stars from another galaxy invade Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends. Feel the power of the force with a variety of special shows, celebrities and characters photo ops and autograph signings. The event runs each Friday to Sunday, May 15 - June 14, and is included with Disney's Hollywood Studios park admission.


  • Posted on 05/13/2015

New Gator Spot Attraction Opens at Fun Spot America and It’s Jawsome!

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Nothing says welcome to Orlando like a friendly smile from one of over 100 American alligators. Fun Spot America has brought a slice of Orlando's historical Gatorland attraction to the heart of International Drive where visitors can now get jaw to jaw with these huge prehistoric-looking reptiles at a new attraction called Gator Spot.


  • Posted on 05/12/2015

Visiting Orlando With Toddlers Tips: Don’t Over Plan

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In Orlando, there's so much to see and do that has been created with young children in mind. From live entertainment, fun family rides to colorful fireworks, families traveling in Orlando with little ones can have the time of their lives. Family travel expert Kendra Thornton shares some great tips on how to properly plan ahead and to make the most out of your visit to Orlando with your toddler.


  • Posted on 05/07/2015

Universal Orlando Announces Epic King Kong Attraction in 2016 and New Nintendo Partnership

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"Imagine if you will, an uncharted island only thought to exist in myth - Skull Island." This week Universal Orlando announced that in 2016 they will bring the adventurous story of King Kong to life to thrill guests at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando. This news was then followed by an announcement to create all new Nintendo themed attractions at Universal theme parks.


  • Posted on 05/06/2015

Top 7 Tips for the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World


Packed with pixie dust and magical family fun, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is never short on cool things to do and see. And with the addition of new attractions, dining and entertainment the vacation kingdom is set to have the coolest summer ever.


  • Posted on 05/03/2015

Visiting Orlando With Toddlers Tips: A Time for Firsts

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Vacationing with young children is all about experiencing those priceless firsts and visiting Orlando can be a time filled with dreams and wonder. Family travel expert Kendra Thornton shares her tips on how to make the most of your visit to Orlando with toddlers, including a new bonus tip at Walt Disney World's  Magic Kingdom Park.


  • Posted on 04/29/2015

King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda Sets New Record atop The Orlando Eye

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Arriving into Orlando's tourism corridor visitors are now welcomed by a new, larger-than-life icon - The Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360. It's the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast of the United States and today a new world record was set with a death-defying feat by Nik Wallenda.


  • Posted on 04/28/2015

It’s All About the Music at SeaWorld Orlando’s Viva La Musica Festival

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Every Saturday through May 16, 2015, Sea World Orlando brings Latin culture alive during their annual Viva La Musica Festival. Now in its ninth year, this fun, family-friendly event is a place where guests can savor authentic Latin food, see and buy local art and dance to the hottest Latin bands.


  • Posted on 04/24/2015

SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Roller Coaster Coming in 2016

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Just when you thought it was safe to assume that roller coasters in Orlando couldn't get any more exciting, SeaWorld Orlando announces a new 200-foot-tall coaster opening in 2016. A quick search of the hashstag, #NothingFaster will result in frenzy of activity ...a "sharknado," if you will... around this new thrill ride reported today by the marine-life park.



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