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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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Free Travel Fun In Disney World

Walt Disney World will most likely leave you breathless: its gigantic size, the magic, the shining eyes of children and yes, the prices. Yet it is possible to enjoy many of Disney’s wonders without paying for the privilege. Actually, during our last visit, our favorite experiences were on the house. Have a Disney Day without Buying a Park Hopper Pass

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Making Walt Disney World with Kids Easy

Frommer's Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids is the perfect family vacation companion for that magical kingdom of crowds and confusion.Although not the flashiest guidebook out there, the 854-page The Unofficial Guide...

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Disney Cruise Ships Sail New Seas: Mickey Waves To New York, Seattle, Galveston

Disney Cruise ships will be sailing new high seas for 2012.  In an exciting event at New York's waterfront Chelsea Piers, Captain Mickey and assembled Disney Cruise Line team members unveiled the company's first-ever, far and wide sailing schedule for Disney cruise ships.Following the unprecedented success of the new Disney Dream (

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Top 10 Orlando Vacation Attractions

Does Orlando equal Disney World? Not completely -- there are so many different and varied experiences to be had.  Here's information for those seeking even more themepark pleasures at Universal Orlando's "Universal Studios" and "Islands of Adventure" as well as at SeaWorld. In addition, your family can explore the Everglades by boat, see wildlife, go fishing, swim with dolphins, enjoy free...

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