Top Ten Things to do at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Top Ten Things to do at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Corrie Krpejs 11.15.18 Diagon Alley, located in Universal Studios Florida, is an immersive experience that you will not want to miss. It’s a must-see for Harry Potter fans! Want to get a head start on your adventure? Stay at a Universal Orlando Resort on-site hotel and get into Diagon Alley one hour before the park opens. Dine at the Leaky Cauldron The theming is fantastic here and is modeled after the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter...

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12 Things I’ve Learned From 12 Years of Cruising With Disney

12 Things I’ve Learned From 12 Years of Cruising With Disney

by Melanie Curtsinger, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line In August of 2006, I somehow convinced three friends who didn’t even live in the state of Florida and didn’t have kids to travel to the Sunshine State and go with me on my very first Disney cruise. Now, by the title of this blog, you can probably guess how the story goes from here – but what you don’t know is that in those 12 years, I have gone on 21 Disney cruises,...

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I love Dole Whip!

I love Dole Whip!

Leslie Bowman 11.13.18 Dole Whip is my favorite Disney snack! I admit that one of the things I love about visiting Walt Disney World is being able to enjoy a Dole Whip anytime I want. It tastes like “summer” to me. I actually stood outside in 30-degree weather at the Magic Kingdom this past January enjoying a Dole Whip! So, what is a Dole Whip? It is a non-dairy, pineapple-flavored soft serve dessert. It is typically served in a cup but can...

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Take the Chance

Take the Chance

Tiffany Morse 11.8.18 I typically like to plan each trip, pouring over every detail.  I think about how things will go and how to make them better. I love to look at pictures of where we are staying and think about how we can best pack to fit the room.  I love almost any type of travel.   So, when the chance to take an unexpected, but wonderful trip became available, I couldn’t resist.   As I started planning, I ran into a few hiccups and...

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4 European Cruise Ports You Have to See to Believe

NORWEGIAN’S OFFICIAL TRAVEL BLOG   Taking a European cruise vacation gives you the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and scenic places in the world. You can visit multiple amazing destinations — all in a single trip. Are you looking for a more unusual travel destination for your next vacation? Soak up Europe’s most unforgettable scenery and experiences with Norwegian. Marvel at staggering views of the Alps....

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Guilt Free Parents Night out at Pixar PlayZone!

Guilt Free Parents Night out at Pixar PlayZone!

Lindsay Bakken 11.6.18 Just because you are at Disney World doesn’t mean you can’t have a parents night out. But what do you do with your kids? Disney’s newest addition; Pixar PlayZone at the Contemporary Resort is a great new option! This was one of my kids’ favorite thing they did on the whole trip. When we went to pick them up they asked if they could go back every night! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. First, we were asked...

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Celebrating the Holidays at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Celebrating the Holidays at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Shaina Brainard 11.1.18 Let it snow! Holidays at Walt Disney World are one of the most magical times of the year, featuring the truly festive Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, being held at Magic Kingdom on select nights in November and December. This ticketed event allows guests to enjoy the most festive of holiday activities, with unique character meet and greets, and extra time to enjoy the park attractions.   One of the highlights...

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The Quirkiest Bars in The Caribbean

The Quirkiest Bars in The Caribbean

By Kylie Morrow When it comes to great Caribbean bars, a come-as-you-are vibe and ice-cold drinks trump air-conditioning and fancy fittings every time. Sure, a waterfront or hilltop location is a big part of the allure, but it’s the warm welcome and barefoot-casual atmosphere that brings party-hearty patrons back. So next time you’re in the mood for a beer minus the brouhaha, check out some of our favorite quirky Caribbean beach bars, no...

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A Refreshing Treat at Disneyland!

A Refreshing Treat at Disneyland!

Sarah McClure 10.30.18 The Mint Julep at Disneyland. Have you heard of it? I have, and it’s been on my Disney bucket list for some time. However, every time I have passed the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square, there has been a long line and I have passed it up. I am sure you have seen the lines as well. On a hot day, they can stretch the length of the New Orleans train station! So, what is all the hype, you ask. The Mint Julep Bar is...

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Top 5 Reasons to Spend a Whole Day at Animal Kingdom

Top 5 Reasons to Spend a Whole Day at Animal Kingdom

Rebecca Jones 10.25.18 Not too long ago, I would have told you that Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World was a half-day park. Well, as of summer 2017, that is no longer true! Below, you will find my Top 5 reasons that you should plan to spend an entire day at Animal Kingdom. 5 Kilimanjaro Safaris – This oldie but goodie still brings fascination and excitement to every guest. The drive-through adventure brings you up close and...

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8 Things to Know Before You Visit Castaway Cay

8 Things to Know Before You Visit Castaway Cay

by Jonathan Frontado, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club Do you have Instagram Envy every time you see your friends brag about their day at Castaway Cay? Lucky for you, most of our cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean stop there, which means you, too, can flaunt your pics of our gorgeous private island. No filter required! Once you choose your tropical getaway to Castaway Cay, read up...

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Dining At Tiana’s Place Aboard the Disney Wonder

Dining At Tiana’s Place Aboard the Disney Wonder

Juli Russ 10.23.18 Tiana’s Place is a restaurant exclusive to the Disney Wonder and is included in the ship’s rotational dining. The Princess and the Frog inspired restaurant opened in 2016 as part of the Wonder’s refurbishment. As soon as I heard about this new restaurant aboard the Wonder, I was very excited to try it as I love New Orleans, jazz and Cajun cuisine. The minute you walk into the restaurant you feel as though you have...

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