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Find out what is happening at Orlando attractions including Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and International Drive.

Downtown Disney New Years Eve Celebration Featuring DisneyQuest for NYE 2015

If you’d rather bring in the new year with confetti at Disney World instead of fireworks, DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney offers a family-friendly New Years Eve Party for an affordable price. Downtown Disney New Years Eve Downtown Disney used to celebrate … Continue reading

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Attending the Disney World Christmas Day Parade Taping with 2014 Dates

When it comes to holiday parades, Thanksgiving Day may belong to Macy’s in New York City but Christmas day belongs to Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. While the Thanksgiving Day Parade is filmed live on Thanksgiving day, … Continue reading

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom Celebrates the Holidays with Characters, Parades, and Fireworks in 2015

Beginning on select nights in the early part of November and continuing through December 18th, 2015, Disney World offers a separate-ticketed Christmas party at the Magic Kingdom called Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. With fireworks, stage shows, parades, holiday character … Continue reading

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Voices of Liberty Christmas Caroling at Epcot in Disney World

One of Disney World’s hidden gems during the Christmas Season is the Voices of Liberty Christmas Caroling that takes place from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December. A Capella Christmas Caroling Before there were popular television A … Continue reading

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A Guide to Spending the Christmas Holidays at the Gaylord Palms Resort in 2015

During the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and the weeks in-between, the Gaylord Palms Resort resembles an Orlando attraction more than it does a fancy resort (which it is). With breakfast experiences with Shrek, Cirque performances, Dreamworks Animation … Continue reading

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2014 Hollywood Studios Christmas Lights Featuring the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Disney World meets Clark Griswold with their Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Spectacle of Lights is the ultimate dancing lights Christmas Show that is themed to music that may very well be the best light show … Continue reading

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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert Lineup

Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, the Pointer Sisters, Billy Ocean, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy highlight the Eat to the Beat Concert Series for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert … Continue reading

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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is Orlando’s Best Annual Food Event

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is Disney World’s annual culinary event that provides sample size portions of cuisines, wine, and beer from close to 30 different countries around the World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot and is the city of … Continue reading

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Planning a SeaWorld Parks Multi-Day Vacation including Discovery Cove and Aquatica

When thinking about multi-day resort theme park vacations in Orlando, Disney World and Universal Orlando may be the first parks that come to mind when planning a vacation but SeaWorld offers an enticing experience as well with the original SeaWorld … Continue reading

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2014 Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend Car Show on June 14th and 15th featuring Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile

Downtown Disney will be having their second annual Car Masters Weekend on Saturday June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, 2014 with the stars of the “Cars” films including Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile taking center stage with over 150 classic, muscle, … Continue reading

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Spending Fathers Day at Disney World featuring Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Golf, and Restaurant Recommendations

Disney World is all about the kids but there is one day out of the year that the focus should shift over to dad. Whether your kids are younger and you want to experience some of the more jaw-dropping rides together … Continue reading

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A Positive Review of MyMagic+, Fastpass+, and Magic Bands at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is implementing one of their boldest technical advances and implementations at their theme parks this year and it’s not even anything that you can ride or watch. As our society has grown very dependent on our smart … Continue reading

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2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Featuring Disney’s Topiary Displays March 4th through May 27th

Topiary Displays and Disney World have always gone hand in hand as Walt Disney, the person, got the idea of creating Disney character inspired topiary displays by seeing traditional topiary gardens in Europe. In 1963, Disney asked his landscaping team to create the now famous … Continue reading

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Downtown Disney Art Festival 2013 Festival of the Masters in November at Disney World

The Festival of the Masters is Disney’s large annual art festival held at Downtown Disney in November each year that features over 150 award-winning artists. Festival of the Masters Participating artists in the Festival of the Masters must be award … Continue reading

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2013 Ripley’s Believe It or Not Oddtoberfest Free Event on October 12th

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium on International Drive will help celebrate Halloween a little bit early in the month of October with a free event on October 12th, 2013 called Oddtoberfest from 12 pm until 5 pm. The Oddtoberfest event … Continue reading

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Hollywood Character Dance Jam at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There is a new character dance party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that runs from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm that features many classic characters and ones not often seen at the parks that dance with guests in front of Mickey’s … Continue reading

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Kings Bowl Orlando is a Great Place for Married Couples to Spend Time with Their Single Friends on International Drive

There comes a point in everyone’s lives, between their mid 20’s and mid 30’s, where individuals enter that transition period with their friends and future spouses when the weekly bar crawl in Downtown Orlando is traded-in for Pampered Chef parties … Continue reading

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2013 Orlando Water Park Passes to Beat the Summer Heat including Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica, and Wet n Wild

There is no way around it – Orlando is hot during the summer! To survive the season, water is a must for summer plans. Each of the big three amusement parks in Orlando have water parks that are a great … Continue reading

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Best Places to View Manatees in Orlando featuring SeaWorld and Blue Spring State Park

On February 6th, 2013, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team transported “Slip” the Manatee from it’s park in Orlando to Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida in the northern part of Orlando. After being rescued by SeaWorld’s team on … Continue reading

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The Caricature Sketches of Jack’s Place Restaurant at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive

In 2007, my wife and I visited New York City for the first time ever during Thanksgiving and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Spending a week in the big apple, we wanted to take in the classic, historical experience and … Continue reading

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A Guide to Spending the Christmas Holidays at Disney World Including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

Visiting Disney World during the Christmas Holiday each year is one of the best times to visit the parks as special holiday shows, lights, and fireworks are on display each year as Disney celebrates the season and rings in the … Continue reading

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“Celebrate the Season” Christmas Stage Show at the Magic Kingdom

Part of the main allure of any Disney vacation for children at Disney World is watching the classic Disney Characters perform on stage in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. During the Christmas Season, the characters put on … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes Fireworks Show at the Magic Kingdom

Disney World has two great fireworks shows to celebrate the season with a holiday tag to it’s Illuminations show at Epcot and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at the Magic Kingdom. Whereas the Illuminations edition is a … Continue reading

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Gaylord Palms Christmas Caroling and Stage Shows featuring Luminescence, Christmas Wonders, and Family Traditions

The Gaylord Palms resort has several shows and activities to celebrate the Christmas season in the months of November and December and a highlight of those events is Christmas Caroling in the main atrium of the resort. The highlight of … Continue reading

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