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National Park Service Centennial Celebrated All Year-Long with Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Sep 24, 2016
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming,is celebrating the NPS Centennial all year long

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




Disney

Exploring history and viewing the modern at Disneyland


The Disneyland Hotel
Walt Disney was tapped out. The construction of Disneyland was taking nearly every penny he had. A kid-friendly, upscale hotel next to a theme park seems like a slam-dunk, but not in the early ’50s more
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Taking the Kids — to the new, enhanced Disney Springs in Orlando


World of Disney, Disney Springs
Book a $125 vintage Amphicar ride for the gang at the new Boathouse Restaurant at the newly imagined Disney Springs, which used to be Downtown Disney before its multi-year transformation. more
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lights Up for Evening Adventure


"Rivers of Light,"the majestic nighttime jewel at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Soaring lights dance across the evening sky at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, but it’s no longer just soft lights illuminating the closed park while the animals play. more
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Taking the kids on an adventure closer to home this summer


Innsbruck, petting zoo
Will we be safe? Everywhere I go people have the same question about travel this spring and summer. So what’s a travel-loving family to do this summer? more
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10 TIPS FOR FIRST TRIP TO DISNEY FROM A DISNEY EXPERT


Disney characters up close and personal
Congratulations! You’re taking your first trip to Walt Disney World. Now comes the hard part— the planning! Everyone has advice—different advice, of course. There’s so much research out there you feel overwhelmed and maybe intimidated. more
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Taking the stroller set to Disney World and Orlando


A hug from Cinderella
Who knew that Walt Disney World had so many attractions for the littlest park goers not yet in kindergarten — 80, with more coming this summer when the much-anticipated “Frozen Ever After” family adventure opens in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. more
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10 ways to save money on spring break


In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves
on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour. more
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Disney Springs (nee Downtown Disney) rolls out fab family dining, shopping and entertainment


Portobello Restautant at Disney Springs in Orlando
What was once called Downtown Disney has just been renamed Disney Springs with new restaurants like the Boathouse, new shopping outlets (ready for some custom painted Tom’s sandals?) and new acts at Cirque du Soleil. more
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What’s new for kids at Walt Disney World


National polka-dot day at Walt Disney World
One in five grandparent surveyed by Disney reported they’d taken a Disney vacation with their children and grandchildren and that certainly seemed evident here in Orlando. more
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Taking the Kids to a galaxy far, far away … with Disney


Eileen and Darth Vader
I’m speechless. You would be too with a menacing Darth Vader haranguing you behind his black helmet and costume. But then I laugh and we pose for a picture. This is Disneyland, after all, at its immersive best. more
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