Meet the Raptors Inside the Jurassic World VelociCoaster

Meet the Raptors Inside the Jurassic World VelociCoaster

By Denielle Ricci – Associate Editor, Discover Universal Blog In Jurassic Park, Velociraptors were intimidating, kinda scary, and definitely fascinating in the way they interacted and hunted as a pack (that kitchen scene, am I right?). Fast forward to Jurassic World, where we then got to see Velociraptors in a different way, sharing pack mentality with humans. And now, with the new Jurassic World...

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First Look Inside a Reimagined Guest Room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

First Look Inside a Reimagined Guest Room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

by Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations When Walt and Roy Disney dreamed of a magical new future at Walt Disney World Resort, part of that vision became reality with Disney’s Contemporary Resort. With the Monorail running right through its A-frame tower, the resort was an instant icon at The Most Magical Place on Earth – a tribute to the future of imagination and progress. As...

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Six Ways To Get From Miami to Nassau, The Bahamas

Six Ways To Get From Miami to Nassau, The Bahamas

By Kylie Morrow – Writer for Hello Paradise, Sandals Resorts Blog Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is located on New Providence Island and a top choice for visitors who are looking for a dream getaway to the Caribbean. Nassau is one of those international island destinations you can easily get to from U.S. cities like Miami, and as such, it is one of those places that simply must be checked off any wanderlust hot list. There...

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True Social Distancing on Vacation

True Social Distancing on Vacation

July 13, 2021By Anna Trosper What a ride this last year has been and it really is not over yet when it comes to traveling. There are still many restrictions that can vary from destination to destination.  This does not mean travel is not do able, it just means you must know what to expect and be ok with the restrictions at your destination. I have traveled a lot during COVID and to many different destinations – all have had their...

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DREAMING OF A POST-COVID ESCAPE? TRY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DREAMING OF A POST-COVID ESCAPE? TRY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

July 12, 2021By DOSE Even though trips abroad might not be possible right now, we’re planning our ultimate escape for when travel can resume. One destination we’ve bookmarked is a Caribbean escape to the Dominican Republic: offering everything from white-sand beaches to ecotourism to colonial city charm, it’s got something for everyone. Here’s our pick of places to stay. HOLIDAYS TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2021 CASAS...

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Your Guide to the Details Fans Will Appreciate About Gringotts Bank in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Your Guide to the Details Fans Will Appreciate About Gringotts Bank in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Denielle Ricci – Associate Editor, Discover Universal Blog There are a lot of memorable scenes from the Harry Potter films, but some of the most fascinating ones to me are when you get to see Gringotts bank and the vaults within. Not to mention being introduced to the bank’s protectors, the goblins, and the different levels of security one would expect from the safest place in the world. You truly get to see what it’s like...

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Chef Mickey is Still Cooking Up Fun

Chef Mickey is Still Cooking Up Fun

July 8, 2021By Maggie Ballantyne Since the reopening of Walt Disney World, slowly but surely, character meals are making their ways back into our Disney-loving lives (and stomachs). Post-Covid, I have experienced Topolino’s at the Rivera Resort, Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studio. During my February 2021 trip to Disney, I added Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to...

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All Aboard the Grand Canyon Railway

All Aboard the Grand Canyon Railway

July 6, 2021By Rebecca Jones The Grand Canyon Railway is an interesting and unique way to visit this national park while relaxing and enjoying the journey. My family experienced this over spring break 2021, and I definitely recommend it. The trip begins at the depot in Williams, Arizona. We purchased our tickets ahead of time and were able to pick them up at the depot about an hour before departure. We then went into the Fred Harvey...

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Two New Nighttime Spectaculars and Much More Will Debut Oct. 1 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

Two New Nighttime Spectaculars and Much More Will Debut Oct. 1 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

by Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations Beginning Oct. 1, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honors the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, and, wow, do I have some great new details to share with you about this incredible 18-month event. A new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will help kick off the 50th anniversary festivities when it...

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Disney’s Riviera Resort Review

July 1, 2021By Kelly Rodriguez My first impression of Disney’s Riviera Resort happened when we arrived on Disney’s Magical Express – “wow, this is GORGEOUS!” The small details – like hidden Mickeys on the balconies – were impressive. The entire atmosphere at Disney’s Riviera resort is SO well done. The lobby was stunning. There is a sitting area overlooking the pool, where we sat and took in views of the pool,...

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A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

A Landlubber’s Guide to Avoiding Seasickness

June 29, 2021By Annette Miller Motion sickness is a fact of life for me. This was the major factor that kept me from cruising. Experienced cruisers told me that you generally don’t feel the ship moving, but I couldn’t imagine spending money on a vacation where I spent my time feeling terrible. I finally decided to give it a try – choosing the shortest cruise possible until I knew how I would feel. In preparation for my first...

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Learning Journeys: Building Blocks of the New World

Learning Journeys: Building Blocks of the New World

June 28, 2021By David Cogswell Everything is opening, almost all at once. I see flashy banners on restaurants saying, “We are open!”—which didn’t used to be a big thing. Now it’s huge. It’s great news. The great pleasure of being able to get out among people again is gushing out all over. It’s a vast explosion of joy. But… well. It’s complicated. There is an underlying uneasiness. We were all holed up for a year, living...

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