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Disney World: Top 5 nightlife options adults can still enjoy

Walt Disney World Resort has long been a place associated with children. Families take their vacations to Magic Kingdom, field trips flood the parks, and spring break is heralded by thousands of teenagers and 20-somethings escaping school. There is, of course, nothing wrong with this. But I have always believed that Disney Magic is for […]

Universal Orlando’s hotels: How the reopening works

5 secrets of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade first opened in 2010 to record-breaking crowds and brilliant fanfare, bringing with it a next-generation of theming and land immersion and an overall revitalization of Universal Orlando Resort. Since then, it has grown exponentially, expanding to the sister parks of Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood, as […]

Universal Orlando’s hotels: How the reopening works

Disney’s Animal Kingdom trip report – April 2014 (FastPass+ progress, World of Avatar construction & best tips for touring)

For this month’s Walt Disney World trip report, I spent a “wild” day at Animal Kingdom this past weekend. The weather was beautiful, with temperatures in the low 80s, a calming breeze, and plenty of sunshine. Upon entering the park this visit, I noticed the FastPass+ kiosk lines were dramatically shorter than my visit in […]

THE BIG 5: Top five best ways to find romance at Universal Orlando on Valentine’s Day

When thinking about Universal Orlando and its theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, one might not think of much in the way of romance. But the resort does have quite the romantic side (don’t we all?). With Valentine’s Day upon us again today, we thought we’d take this opportunity to present our […]

Universal Orlando’s hotels: How the reopening works

Countdown to Diagon Alley: Top five vacation planning tips for visiting the Harry Potter expansion at Universal Orlando

If you’re reading this page, you likely know that Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort, scheduled to open summer 2014, will be one of the biggest things to happen in Orlando this decade. You probably know, too, that it will have the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Bank, King’s Cross Station, and the Hogwarts Express (among other […]

THE BIG 5: Toast the end of CityWalk as we know it with our top five favorite drink deals

To some guests, Universal CityWalk may just be that one place standing between their parking space and the rides at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. But to me and many other highly enlightened guests, CityWalk serves a greater purpose: it’s the perfect destination for good times with friends and a wide selection of […]

THE BIG 5: Top five “hot spots” for an evening of entertainment on I-Drive

I-Drive, more formally known as International Drive, is a fantastic destination for Orlando visitors looking get away from the theme park routine during their Disney & Universal vacations. If you are looking for somewhere that might help you stop singing “It’s a small world” in your sleep, the I-Drive tourist corridor (anchored roughly on the […]