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Universal Orlando Reveals New Water Park, Volcano Bay

On May 25th, 2017, Florida’s Universal Orlando will be unveiling its latest attraction, a water park called Volcano Bay. This immersive theme park will be the third in the Universal Orlando complex. Universal Creative, the same team behind the Islands of Adventure park, traveled through the South Pacific for inspiration...

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You’ll Strike Gold in Northern California

In Northern California's gold country, the western frontier and gateway to the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tuolumne County came to be in 1850, the same year California achieved statehood. With the arrival of the thousands of prospectors, a few sophisticated but mostly lawless settlements sprung up. These pioneers were later joined by ranchers, loggers and frontier families that...

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The Latest News on Disney Price Increases

On its opening day in 1955, Disneyland opened its doors to families willing to pay just $1 for adults and $0.50 for children to create their first magical memories and recreate storybook fun. It's easy to get nostalgic about the good old days where you just needed loose change to get into Disney....

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CityPASS Key to the City that Fits in Your Wallet!

Remember when someone did something heroic or amazing, they would be honored with a parade and the mayor handing them a Key to the City, an oversized novelty which made for great photo ops and not much else.  Well, stow your cape, because your key to the city is as easy as a click away at

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Who Says Las Vegas Isn’t For Kids? On Strip Activities For Your Family

"In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them" - Kevin Heath How true are those words? Think of your own childhood, you remember the memories made and the time well spent as a family more so than any lavish toys you had. Most people think Las Vegas isn't the place for kids but as someone who grew up in...

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Students Can Learn from Disneyland’s Storybook Adventures

A Disney vacation will always be something that is somewhat of an heirloom, being handed down generation to generation, no matter the age when you first visit. It's a family vacation we save for, spend time planning out to every last detail, and one we want our children to remember for the rest of their lives. I'm going to help you maximize the magic and warm memories from this vacation,...

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Illuminates the Imagination

I have a confession to make. I had never been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom until I stepped through the park gates as dusk approached to check-out their new evening initiatives. I was expecting a pleasant evening of animal viewing and light shows, but was dazzled by lights soaring across riverways, sunset safaris and high-energy. It was so much more than I expected. Over the years, I had...

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Head to the Tropics and Visit Flamingo Gardens This Summer

Inspired by the tropics? Pack-up the kids and plan a trip to Flamingo Gardens, also known as the Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Fort Lauderdale area, the attraction is situated on 60-acres of gardens and...

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Disney Springs Celebrates a New Era of Family Magic

If you haven't been to Downtown Disney for awhile, newly renamed Disney Springs, you're in for a big surprise. The area was once home to Pleasure Island with friendly nightclubs, comedy acts and lounges drawing in adults and parents weary after a day at the theme parks. A New Era for Disney Commerce Today, the area has rapidly transformed into a premiere destination...

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Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category. Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare. The...

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Rainy Day Activities in Orlando

Hitting the Orlando theme parks may conjure up images of sunshine and blue skies, but especially in summer, families often encounter an overcast and damp day. You can still enjoy everything from Disney to Universal in the rain, though little and big kids alike may not find it the adventure they were hoping for. If your plans are flexible, venture past the theme parks and find something fun...

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New Marvels Aboard the Disney Magic

The Disney Magic lives up to its name. My Daughter Daelyn and I had the opportunity to experience a little bit of the Disney Magic cruise ship while it was at port in New York City. During the time between arrival and the next departure, we were able to experience what fun, food and entertainment will be available to travelers on the ship in 2017. We were also lucky enough,...

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