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Adventure Island water park in Tampa will increase its thrills with the opening of not one but two new water slides - Wahoo Remix and Rapids Racer.
Rapids Racer & Wahoo Remix Open at Adventure Island Water Park

Adventure Island water park in Tampa will increase its thrills with the opening of not one but two new water slides - Wahoo Remix and Rapids Racer.

There’s nothing quite like meeting your favorite characters at a Disney park! While character interactions have looked a little different for guests over the past few years, we’re starting to see the return of some character experiences around Walt Disney
All About Character Meet & Greets at Walt Disney World

There’s nothing quite like meeting your favorite characters at a Disney park! While character interactions have looked a little different for guests over the past few years, we’re starting to see the return of some character experiences around Walt Disney World resort.

Happy May the 4th! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the special Star Wars-themed day, look no further than Walt Disney World.
May the Forth be with You! Star Wars Day at Walt Disney World

Happy May the 4th! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the special Star Wars-themed day, look no further than Walt Disney World.

Upgrade your Discovery Cove experience for mom this Mother’s Day with intimate animal experiences and amentities at Discovery Cove.
Indulge Mom at Discovery Cove with these Upgrades

May 8th is Mother’s Day and if you’ve given your mom enough bouquets, manicures, and massages to last her a lifetime, why not shake things up this year and treat mom to something a little different; something a little more tropical?

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom through July 4, 2022, and here’s a few special Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots you can do till then.
5 Magic Shots to Do at EPCOT - Flower & Garden Festival

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom through July 4, 2022, and here’s a few special Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots you can do till then.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on April 22, 1998, which means we’re celebrating the 24th anniversary of the park this year and Earth Day!
24th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom & Earth Day Celebration

Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on April 22, 1998, which means we’re celebrating the 24th anniversary of the park this year and Earth Day!

Every location in Disney World where you can find a delicious Dole Whip.
Everywhere You Can Find Dole Whip at Walt Disney World

Every location in Disney World where you can find a delicious Dole Whip.

Everything Earth Day to Eat at Walt Disney World 2022
Everything Earth Day to Eat at Walt Disney World 2022

Happy Earth Week! Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s anniversary AND Earth Day are April 22, 2022, so today we’re sharing all of the limited time treats and more.

Ultimate Guide to Easter Eats at Walt Disney World Resort 2022
Ultimate Guide to Easter Eats at Walt Disney World Resort 2022

Spring has sprung, and Easter at Walt Disney World never disappoints when it comes to festive treats, decor, and celebration.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Everything We Know So Far
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Everything We Know So Far

With this family-friendly coaster’s debut right around the corner, we’re sharing everything we know about it so far.

Guide to EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2022
Guide to EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2022

Spring is here and this fan-favorite festival kicked off and will run through July 4, 2022. With so much time to enjoy the food, flower, and fun.

All About Peppa the Pig Theme Park Florida
All About Peppa the Pig Theme Park Florida

Calling all Peppa the Pig fans! All you need to know about Peppa the Pig Theme Park Florida with LEGOLAND Florida combo tickets.

Best Tips for this beloved Walt Disney World parade that features state-of-the-art floats, original music, and some of your favorite Disney characters.
Top Tips for Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom

Best Tips for this beloved Walt Disney World parade that features state-of-the-art floats, original music, and some of your favorite Disney characters.

24 Milestones for Disney's Animal Kingdom 24th Anniversary
24 Milestones for 24 Years of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened its gates 24 years ago on April 22, 1998. Let’s take a look back at some of the park’s most memorable moments.  

Top Ways To ‘Celebrate HER Story’ for Women’s History Month at Walt Disney World
Top Ways To ‘Celebrate HER Story’ for Women’s History Month at Walt Disney World

March is Women’s History Month and at Walt Disney World resort there are plenty of ways to ‘Celebrate HER Story.’

The Ultimate EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Foodie Guide
The Ultimate EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Foodie Guide

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is here from March 2, 2022 through July 4, 2022. This year’s festival features almost 20 Outdoor Kitchens and we’re sharing the menus with you!

Eating Green at Walt Disney World for St. Patrick's Day
Eating Green at Walt Disney World for St. Patrick's Day

Get your just “Desserts” GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World.

All the ways to Disney PhotoPass! A guide to Walt Disney World’s PhotoPass service. What kind of shots are available, Tips &Tricks, and More!
Five Ways To Make The Most of Disney PhotoPass

All the ways to Disney PhotoPass! A guide to Walt Disney World’s PhotoPass service. What kind of shots are available, Tips &Tricks, and More!

Aquatica Orlando celebrates the grand opening of Reef Plunge on March 14. Guests plunge through clear fiberglass tube to see Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and a variety of other cold-water fish.
New Reef Plunge Water Slide at Aquatica Orlando!

Aquatica Orlando celebrates the grand opening of Reef Plunge on March 14. Guests plunge through clear fiberglass tube to see Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and a variety of other cold-water fish.

All-New Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade Parades down Magic Kingdom
All-New Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade Parades down Magic Kingdom

Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom features Moana, Miguel from “Coco,” Clarabelle Cow, Baloo and King Louie, Mulan, Elena, José Carioca, Panchito, Stitch, and many more.

Best Shows at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom - Epcot - Animal Kingdom - Hollywood Studios
Best Shows at Walt Disney World

From classics to new shows to returning shows, here’s your guide to shows at Walt Disney World.

Kennedy Space Center Rocket Launch Schedule
Kennedy Space Center Rocket Launch Schedule

Rockets are going up into space. If you haven’t seen this first-hand, it’s really a once-in-a-life-time opportunity.

Nine Must-Try Margaritas at Walt Disney World - Avocado Margarita
9 Must-Try Margaritas at Walt Disney World

While Walt Disney World offers endless margarita options across property, we wanted to narrow the list down to our top nine.

SeaWorld Orlando - Seven Seas Food Festival, Vanilla Ice & More!
SeaWorld Orlando - Seven Seas Food Festival, Vanilla Ice & More!

From now through May 8, SeaWorld Orlando invites guests to enjoy eats and sips inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas, plus concerts includeing Vanilla Ice and More!

5 Days at Universal Orlando - What to Do!
5 Days at Universal Orlando - What to Do!

What’s better than 1 day at Universal Orlando Resort? How about 5 days? This itinerary allows guests to enjoy everything from the 3 Universal parks to CityWalk’s popular dining and entertainment, and everything in between.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Harmonious Show at Epcot
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Harmonious Show at Epcot

Here are five things you might not know about Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious”.

Guide to Valentine’s Day Treats Around Walt Disney World Resort - Engagement Ring Cake (Photo: DisneyParks Blog)
Guide to Valentine’s Day Treats Around Walt Disney World Resort

Love is in the air at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and to celebrate there’s an array of limited-time treats to try around Walt Disney World resort!

Guide to Disney KiteTails Show
Guide to Disney KiteTails Show

Disney KiteTails is a unique show experience featuring larger-than-life kites themed to two Disney animated classics. Shows take place daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater near Dinoland U.S.A.

Iron Gwazi Coaster Opens March 11 at Busch Gardens Tampa
Iron Gwazi Coaster Opens March 11 at Busch Gardens Tampa

Roller coaster fans get ready. It’s finally time. After 2-long years, Busch Gardens Tampa will welcome its 10th coaster and North America’s tallest hybrid coaster.

Guide To EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2022
Guide To EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2022

The first EPCOT festival of 2022 is here, and it’s an artful experience for guests of all ages! EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is going on now through February 21, 2022.

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Diana Ross, Khalid & More Headline Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Florida’s biggest party - Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando -  returns February 5 through April 24 with even more beads, bands and beignets than before.

Guide to Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane at Disney World
Guide to Disney Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane at Disney World

Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Lightning Lane are built right into the My Disney Experience app. They vary in functionality, so we’re going to share a quick guide to these three new systems to prepare for an upcoming Disney vacation!

Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras & Music Series with All-4-One
Busch Gardens Tampa Mardi Gras Feast, Plus R&B Beats of All-4-One

Now through March 6, Busch Gardens Tamp is letting the good times roll with a fun-filled Mardi Gras celebration. And if you like live music with your Mardi Gras fun, don’t miss a concert series with such popular acts as All-4-One.

Top 5 Reasons Why to Water Park in Winter in Orlando
Top 5 Reasons Why to Water Park in Winter in Orlando

The thought might sound ludacris (and chilly) but hear us out. Heated pools, lower wait times, 70 degree weather. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Those are just a few of the reasons why hopping in a pool in winter in Orlando is an excellent idea.

Top 5 New Orlando Roller Coasters Opening in 2022
Top 5 New Orlando Roller Coasters Opening in 2022

Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and LEGOLAND Florida are kicking off the New Year with some big thrills. From dark coasters to revamping old favorites, there will be lots to scream about in the New Year. Here are the top 5 new roller coasters opening in Orlando in 2022.

What’s Coming to Disney World in 2022
What’s Coming to Disney World in 2022

Walt Disney World has some exciting plans for the New Year and beyond. From the return of popular parades to a new out of this world resort and more, 2022 promises to be a thrilling one at the Orlando theme park. Let’s take a look at what’s coming (and returning) to the park: