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Fastpass+ at Magic Kingdom

FastPass+ at Magic Kingdom (A Beginners Guide)


The biggest question I get about visiting Walt Disney World is usually how to make FastPass+ reservations. If it is your first visit, planning FastPass+ at Magic Kingdom can seem like a secret code that you will never figure out. FastPass+ is basically a reservations system for the attractions or entertainment options your family wants to do when visiting a Walt Disney…

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Family Fun at Kennywood

Family Fun at Kennywood Amusement Park


Kennywood amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a glimpse back to the old days of amusement parks as well as cutting edge attractions that are great for the entire family. Opening in 1898 Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in the USA. It’s nostalgic charm makes Kennywood great for families. With so many fun attractions this is our can’t…

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Orlando Family Itinerary for School Age Children

6 Day Orlando Itinerary for Families


In early March we spent a week in Orlando. Orlando is my happy place because I love theme parks. I love the excellent entertainment and attractions. I always end up packing a lot of fun into the trip and this visit was no different. We stayed at 3 hotels, hung out at 3 pools and visited 3 theme parks. It was busy…

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Unique Photo-Ops at Universal Orlando Resort

10 Unique Photo-Ops at Universal Orlando Resort


Are you looking to find the best places to take photos at Universal Orlando? Universal Orlando has so many awesome places to pose for pictures. On our last visit we tried to do them all but I am sure there are many more I need to add to our next visit. I came up with 10 unique photo-ops at Universal…

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Characters at Universal Orlando

Characters at Universal Orlando: Everything You Need to Know


Universal Orlando Resort is a great place for thrills and attractions but you can also meet fun characters for all ages. The characters are engaging and you can often meet them without a long wait. They have family favorites for young and old. We had a blast meeting all the charcters. If you are planning a visit to Universal Orlando be sure to…

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LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel: 10 Amazing Reasons to Stay & Play


We were so excited to stay at the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel on our last two visits to Florida. It is about a 45 minute drive from Orlando but we always make the drive because we love the park and the hotel. The minute you pull into the resort you can’t help but be excited. With its bright color exterior and dragon at…

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Ultimate 2017 Family Theme Park Bucket List


Every year I am excited for what new attractions will be at my favorite theme parks. This year we are planning a few visits to Orlando, Florida and I wanted to share my 2017 theme park bucket list. Some of these attractions have already opened and others will be opening later this year.

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On-Site Walt Disney World

7 Magical Reasons to Stay On-Site at Walt Disney World


If you ask people their opinion on staying on-site at Walt Disney World or off-site you will get a dozen different  opinions. Some think it is too expensive. Some think it is too much Disney. I think it is the perfect choice for your family if you are spending most of your vacation at the parks. The perks of staying on-site…

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Jedi Training Academy

Jedi Training at Walt Disney World: What You Need to Know


On our last visit to Walt Disney World we had the opportunity to participate in the Jedi Training Academy at Disney Hollywood Studios. It is open to all visitors at Disney Hollywood Studios with an admission ticket. This was one of my kids favorite activities from our visit to Disney World and they are still talking about it. If you…

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Hersheypark for the Holidays


Hershey Park Christmas Candylane is a MUST DO if you live within 4-6 hours of Hershey, PA. Even if you don’t you should add it to you bucket list!  We went in November of 2015 and it was a great way to welcome in the holidays.    About a month before Christmas we packed in the car and drove the 4 hours to…

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Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida Guide for Your First Visit


The kids(and I!) were so excited to go to LEGOLAND Florida in late February 2016. We are a Lego family. We love building them and watching the movies and shows. When they built a Legoland in Florida we knew we had to go the next time we were in Orlando. (They are building one in New York and we are…

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Hershey Chocolate World

Visiting Hershey Chocolate World


Hershey Chocolate World is a visitors center next to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. It is about a four hour car ride from Rochester, NY. My husband and I had visited Hersheypark and Hershey Chocolate World before we had kids and decided to take them at the end of last year(2015) for Hershey Christmas Time. This is a wonderful special event…

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first walt disney world visit

6 Must-Read Tips to Prepare for Your First Walt Disney World Visit


Planning your first Walt Disney World visit can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made and dates to remember. I actually love the planning part but it takes a lot of research. For me planning a Walt Disney World vacation is part of the fun of going on a Walt Disney World vacation. Even with all the planning…

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