Planning an Orlando trip

What to wear in Orlando theme parks

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If you spend a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you’ll see at least one woman in high heels. This article isn’t for her because I suspect she can’t give up fashion for comfort. For the rest of you, think of theme parking as a rigorous physical challenge – it actually is for most – and […] Read more...


Review: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

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July 2012: Disney’s newest resort debuted, and it comes with one important note: It’s an economy resort. That’s not a criticism, it’s a reality check: You won’t get the same amenities and service you can expect at upscale resorts on Disney property. However, if you compare it to Disney’s other economy resorts (The All-Star resorts), […] Read more...

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How-to guide: Orlando theme park tickets

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definition essay success July 2012: Buying theme park tickets should be simple – “I want to spend three days at Disney” – but it’s not. The parks’ pricing system is designed to keep you away from the competition. By making it extremely cheap to spend one more day at Universal, for example, guests, by default, […] Read more...


SeaWorld: Dine With Shamu

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SeaWorld Orlando brought back “Dine with Shamu,” an educational (don’t tell kids) and unique meal that takes place beside the giant orca’s tank. It’s not included with regular park admission, but it offers a close view of the killer whale in an atmosphere that’s a lot more relaxed than orca show viewed by most guests […] Read more...

News, Tips: Save money – beat crowds

SeaWorld increases ticket prices

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how to write a cause and effect essay July 2012: It’s almost tradition: SeaWorld Orlando raised its ticket prices shortly after Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando boosted their prices. And, while the amount of the increase was similar, SeaWorld continues another tradition: It keeps its daily park ticket costs a few dollars below its […] Read more...


Orlando: New attractions for 2012

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July 2012: First-time Orlando guests want to see everything. Returning Orlando guests want to see what’s new – and then see everything again. For those seeking the fresh thrills, here’s a crib sheet of new attractions appearing in Orlando’s major theme parks this year: Disney World Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland expands with new sections opening in […] Read more...

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Orlando for adults: An overview

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I have three kids, so this post is not anti-kid – but it is. In short: Adults traveling without children should visit Orlando (duh) when children aren’t here. The absolute best times: End of May/beginning of June and early September when parents hate to pull their kids out of school because the year just started […] Read more...

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Disney, Universal prices go up

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buy essays for college In a bizarre price competition, Orlando’s two entertainment giants – Walt Disney World and Universal Studios – raised daily admission prices, but instead of trying to undercut each other to attract more tourists, it seems as if the highest priced one wins. Disney’s one-day ticket price hike of 4.7% – from […] Read more...

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Park Guides: A touring plan for Orlando theme parks

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professional resume writers reviews All-in-one-place park guides Looking for need-to-know Orlando theme park info organized by park? Click on your destination below. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Disney’s Epcot Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney’s Animal Kingdom Universal Studios Orlando Universal’s Islands of Adventure Sea World Orlando Each park guide has an overview, and information on dining, surviving, and […] Read more...

Planning an Orlando trip, Tips: Save money – beat crowds

FAQOrlando Park Guides: How to use them

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Each FAQOrlando park guide organizes need-to-know park info (Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom; Universal Orlando’s Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure; and SeaWorld Orlando) in a single location. Each has five sections: • Park overview: Looking at seven Orlando parks and wondering which ones to attend? Or which one to avoid […] Read more...