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Disney World Celebrates Star Wars Weekends During May And June

If your kids want to meet a Wookie or a Jedi, why not plan an Orlando family vacation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring for the annual Star Wars Weekends. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for an expanded five week period (from May 16 to June 15), Walt Disney World's movie-themed park celebrates the Star Wars film saga, the hit animated television series Star...

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Among The Relaxed On Pine Island

I was cursing the high-season traffic along Florida’s Gulf Coast until we made a right turn off grid-locked Cape Coral onto Pine Island.  Then I remembered the travel truism:  The best places are usually the hardest to get to.The Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida is a perfect example.  Pine Island is Among My Family’s Best PlacesWhat’s...

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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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Walt Disney World Rocks Its Grandparents Side

In a welcome new spin on Disney’s laudable efforts to make themepark vacations available to everyone, of every ability, of every culture, of every age, Walt Disney World in Orlando is rolling out new value lodging and lift ticket packages that honor the multigenerational traveler.Having just returned from the...

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Family Outfest In Orlando, This July

Starting July 1, 2014, Family Outfest in Orlando will celebrate families of same-sex couples with children with a weeklong series of events. Family Outfest includes family-friendly activities where gay and lesbian families share moments with relatives and kids. Other events are designed for mingling with people from around...

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10 Tips To Get The Most Bang for Your Orlando Buck

Orlando is such a popular place for little ones that families on a budget should heed these tips to make the most of their vacation.Planning ahead and taking advantage of insider tips can not only help vacationers find the best deals, but ensure the most enjoyable vacation for the entire family.Planning on visiting Walt Disney World Resort? The Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau...

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Doing Disney Justice

We were a family with a mission. Two adults, three children, three days. Would the two older children (8 and 11) be bored with their third trip to Orlando? Wisely, the family put their Florida itinerary in my hands. What follows is an aggressive plan for the Disney parks that works, but feel free to mix and match for your family's individual needs. FridayLate arrival....

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Disney World Joins 50-Somethings: Grown-Up Attractions

If you’ve got kids, you probably recall that Disney’s “Happiest Celebration on Earth" was a much publicized company-wide initiative marking the 50th birthday of the original Disneyland. Disney showed us this was one aging Boomer who’s not ready to retire: from several new attractions, to a wall decorated with commemorative tiles created by past visitors, new guest service initiatives,...

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Taking The Grandchildren To Orlando

What could be more daunting for senior travelers than facing the prospect of a week at Orlando, Florida's many theme parks with hyperactive grandchildren? Where could we find other things to do in Orlando? Where would be the cheapest Disney World tickets? Even more fear factors plagued two healthy, 70-something grandparents:      ?•  Could we keep up with...

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Star Trekking: Vanessa Hudgens Visits Disney World in Orlando

Vanessa Hudgens, the star of Disney’s High School Musical series, spent time in Florida this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The actress and singer was doing a press visit for her new upcoming film Beastly, a modern-day retelling of the classic Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.Vanessa was certainly the Belle of the park too as she posed for photos...

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