Disney World, Tips: Save money – beat crowds, Travel Guide
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Animal Kingdom survival guide

April 2012: In the Magic Kingdom, the Jungle Cruise has fake animals. But in Walt Disney’s first blueprint, he penciled in live animals. Ride planners convinced him to change course, however, because real, living mammals can be finicky, and riders between noon and 5 p.m. could end up seeing only the business end of a […] Read more...

Disney World, Movement and scare guides, Travel Guide
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Scare Guide: Animal Kingdom

Some rides scare children, either because of the movement or the scenes along the way. Animal Kingdom rides are listed clockwise here as “None” (not scary to the typical five-year old), “Some” (scary to a sensitive five-year-old) and “Lots” (bad choice for all five-year olds due to movement or scenes). Some faster rides have height […] Read more...

Disney World, Movement and scare guides, Travel Guide
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Movement Guide: Animal Kingdom

Scared of the coasters? You can’t always tell from the front of the ride. Animal Kingdom rides are listed here clockwise as “None” (slow, even movement or none at all), “Some” (not a coaster, but a hill or other jerky movement) and “Lots” (a coaster or its equivalent). Further explanation is given if necessary. Discovery […] Read more...

Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World
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Universal Studios Orlando

January 2012: Universal had a name problem for a while. The movie production place in Hollywood, Universal Studios, opened its doors one day to tourists, and the name stayed. In Orlando, the company simply used the same moniker and stuck “Orlando” behind it. Then it grew. Suddenly, “Universal Studios Orlando” was both a park and a […] Read more...

Tips: Save money – beat crowds, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World
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Universal Studios Orlando survival guide

January 2012: Many people opt for a two-park pass, meaning they can tour Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure on the same day. (Note: The two-park/one-day pass is substantially more expensive than a one-park/one-day pass.) Since Islands of Adventure has a lot of water rides, guests once toured Universal Studios in the morning during warm […] Read more...

Movement and scare guides, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World
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Scare Guide: Universal Studios Orlando

Some rides scare children, either because of the movement or the scenes along the way. Universal Studios rides are listed clockwise here as “None” (not scary to the typical five-year old), “Some” (scary to a sensitive five-year-old) and “Lots” (bad choice for all five-year olds due to movement or scenes). Some faster rides have height […] Read more...

Movement and scare guides, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World
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Movement Guide: Universal Studios Orlando

Scared of the coasters? You can’t always tell from the front of the ride. Universal Studios rides are listed here clockwise as “None” (slow, even movement or none at all), “Some” (not a coaster, but a hill or other jerky movement) and “Lots” (a coaster or its equivalent). Further explanation is given if necessary. Production […] Read more...

Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Universal’s Islands of Adventure

January 2012: If Universal Orlando compares to Disney Hollywood Studios, then Islands of Adventure must be awkwardly compared to the Magic Kingdom. The park has six lands – seven if you count the shops around the entrance – themed to different concepts. And, like the Magic Kingdom, the theme in at least three lands is […] Read more...

Tips: Save money – beat crowds, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World, Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Islands of Adventure survival guide

January 2012: People opting for a two-park pass to Universal Studio’s two parks once headed to Universal Studios before Islands of Adventure. That changed, however, when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter debuted. Minus the magical boy’s appeal, however, Islands of Adventure appeals a bit more to younger vacationers. Expect a lot of teens and […] Read more...

Movement and scare guides, Travel Guide, Universal Studios/Sea World
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Scare Guide: Islands of Adventure

Some rides scare children, either because of the movement or the scenes along the way. Islands of Adventure rides are listed clockwise here as “None” (not scary to the typical five-year old), “Some” (scary to a sensitive five-year-old) and “Lots” (bad choice for all five-year olds due to movement or scenes). Some faster rides have […] Read more...