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Aquatica Orlando COVID-19 Reopening Review

The Disney Water Parks have been closed since March, so we recently decided to see how other local water parks are handling the new normal with COVID-19. We spent the day at Aquatica Orlando, which is SeaWorld’s water park. Here is what we noticed during our day.    You are required to have a reservation to enter, which they were ...

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Celebrating a Quarantined Disney Birthday

Spending my birthday at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite traditions. I enjoy picking the park weeks in advance, seeing what I can get for FastPass+ reservations, and finding the perfect place to dine. Even before we moved to Florida, my family and I would head to a local theme park for the day each year when my ...

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10 Things We Miss the Most About Walt Disney World

This was a hard list to come up with. We could name 1,000 things that we miss about Walt Disney World, and the list still would not be complete. That said, we tried to cover a little bit of everything here. What would you add to the list? Feel free to add what you are missing the most in the ...

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My Orlando Informer Meetup Experience

Update: The May Orlando Informer Event has been rescheduled. The new dates are December 5-6 and December 11-12.   Orlando Informer is, according to their website, a ” vacation planning resource”. They have strong ties to Universal Orlando Resort. From time to time they hold an Orlando Informer Meetup. My daughter and I attended the event on Friday, February 28. ...

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Masquerade at The Edison in Walt Disney World

When some people think of Walt Disney World, often they will assume that it is just for families with children. They incorrectly decide that there is nothing for the 21 and up crowd, especially since Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island has been gone for years. While Walt Disney World is one of the top family vacation destinations in the country, there ...

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Estefan Kitchen at Sunset Walk

Bongos Cuban Cafe opened in 1997 at Downtown Disney (later renamed Disney Springs). The driving force behind the eatery was celebrity couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The restaurant featured Cuban favorites, live music, and portraits of Gloria Estefan. Last August, Bongos closed its doors forever. The good news is that we can still enjoy much of what Bongos had to ...

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