40 inches—the perfect “age” for Universal Orlando Resort

40 inches—the perfect “age” for Universal Orlando Resort

August 4, 2020 By: Megan Kline One of the most common questions I get is, “What is the perfect age for Universal Orlando?” The best answer I can give you is 40 inches. If everyone in your party is at least 40 inches you will be able to ride most of the popular attractions at both dry parks. My daughter was exactly 40 inches on her first trip to Universal Orlando Resort and we were able to ride several rides as a family of four....

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Top 5 Honeymoon Suites in the Caribbean

Top 5 Honeymoon Suites in the Caribbean

August 1, 2020 by Vanessa, Sandals Wedding Blog Your Facebook status has officially changed to “engaged” –  Hooray! The upcoming months of planning your wedding and honeymoon are going to be thrilling, as you explore all of the ideas saved for some time in your secret Pinterest boards! Now you can make these dreams a reality, and what better way to start than with planning your honeymoon! Therefore, to help jump start your...

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5 Essential Items You Never Knew You Needed For Your Disney Cruise!

5 Essential Items You Never Knew You Needed For Your Disney Cruise!

July 30, 2020 By: Christina Szewczuk Well, now that you’ve booked your fabulous Disney Cruise vacation with your Travel Professional, it’s time to start planning and packing! So, what do you need? Here is a good place to start! Check out this list for some things you may not have thought you needed. Some of these apply to other cruise lines as well, but make sure to double check with your Travel Professional to be sure before making...

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What To Do With All Those Vacation Photos

What To Do With All Those Vacation Photos

July 28, 2020 By Caitlin White, Vacation Experience Architect Do you come home with hundreds of new photos your trip and no idea what to do with them all?  I always post my favorites on social media and print a few to frame, but that leaves out so many great photos. Universal Orlando offers a service called My Universal Photos where professional photographers are stationed around the park to take your photo at attractions or with...

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How to Plan the Perfect Vacation Proposal

How to Plan the Perfect Vacation Proposal

July 27, 2020 You and the love of your life are enjoying a dreamy sunset on a Caribbean beach or trekking through a tropical rainforest, and despite enjoying sensory overload in every delicious way, the only thing you can really think about is how lucky you are to be in love. There’s nothing quite as romantic as getting away and exploring a new place together – except, that is, for proposing while on vacation. And then in the...

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The Bourne Stuntacular is Now Open

7/18/2020 by Hailey Fitch, Public Relations Representative for Universal Orlando EDITOR’S NOTE: The imagery shown throughout this blog post does not represent current operational and safety guidelines at Universal Orlando Resort.  Please refer to our safety guidelines here.  “HOLY SMOKES! How did they do that AND can I see it again?!” – Me, during my first time seeing The Bourne Stuntacular. Walking in, I knew there was going to be...

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RunDisney and RunUniversal (QandA)

RunDisney and RunUniversal (QandA)

Carrie Fulton7.23.20 With running season being the only sports season still open, many are looking at planning some bucket list trips to for destination races.  While some may feel that exercising on vacation is torture, doing a destination race is actually pretty amazing and certainly helps offset any extra pounds I can find while away from home. I’ll be answering some questions I’ve gotten over the years about my RunDisney and...

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Planning with a Special Needs Mom: Planning Together

Planning with a Special Needs Mom: Planning Together

Annette Miller7/21/20 In my house, there is a fine line between allowing the kids to feel prepared and comfortable with our vacation plans and pulling my hair out. If I tell them about the trip too early, they bombard me daily with questions. How many more days until we leave? How many days will we be there? You get the idea. As a result, I have worked with them to develop a planning timeline that allows them to build excitement and feel...

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Travel Insurance: yes or no?

Travel Insurance: yes or no?

Anna Trosper7.16.20 Travel Insurance, do you buy it when you travel? I always get it for our trips, I feel it is a good investment on a costly vacation. We have saved up for our trip and let’s face it, vacations are not cheap. I can’t afford not to get insurance. Travel insurance is designed to cover financial losses if you must cancel or interrupt a trip. Some policies cover the loss or delay of baggage. They also may cover any...

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The Top 10 things you must experience on your Universal Orlando Resort Vacation

The Top 10 things you must experience on your Universal Orlando Resort Vacation

Megan Kline 7.14.20 We recently visited Universal Orlando Resort for the first time as a family. My children are seven and five and they had the best time! We packed everything in our three days at the both of the Universal dry parks.   You have to visit Diagon Alley—once you find the secret entrance of course. While in Diagon Alley be sure to find the Wizard stops along the way. They show you the places you can perform magic with your...

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Disney Parks Commitment to Health & Safety Measures

by Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer As we continue the phased reopenings of our parks and resorts across the world, promoting health and safety for our guests, cast members, and the larger community is a responsibility we take very seriously. On Saturday, we will continue the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, marking the first of our domestic theme parks to welcome guests back to the magic. While we await...

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Aruba’s Semi-Submarine is Fully Amazing!

Aruba’s Semi-Submarine is Fully Amazing!

Christina Szewczuk 7.9.20 When I first heard you could ride in a submarine to explore the Arashi Reef and one of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean, I was all in! Well, I was kind of in… I was a little concerned about being fully submerged in the water with no way out; plus it was kind of pricey. With a family of 4, we were a little priced out of that experience. Then I came across this option for a semi-submarine! The pricing was more...

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