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New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)

Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List

We are joining our colleagues at Family Travel Forum to recommend getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some “we” time with loved ones, we hope you’ll find this roundup of the top adventure, beach, resort, cruise, festival, city, historical and international short breaks a helpful starting point. more
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Special “Teacher Appreciation Rates” at the Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels

For teachers looking for a quick getaway this summer, there is still time to take advantage of the special “Teacher Appreciation Rates” that are being offered by the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels more
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From Chicago to Missouri: the New Branson Ferris Wheel!

The Branson Ferris Wheel
The newly opened Branson Ferris Wheel (Branson, MO) was formerly Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, ridden by nearly 17 million people from 1995 to 2015. more
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Wizarding World Comes to Life at Universal Studios Hollywood

Hogwarts Express
On a recent visit to “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.,” WWoHP was packed with wizards, witches, muggles and humans alike. 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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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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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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