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Hit the Beach at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Florida


LEGOland bungalow
There’s a lighthouse just a stone’s throw from Orlando that’s calling your name. LEGOLAND Florida’s new Beach Retreat is a beacon for weary families looking for a place to unwind more
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Disney transformative? Try new Pandora at WDW and Guardians at DisneyLand this summer


Navi River Journey at Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Often families head to Disney because they want to escape the real world. With the opening next month of Pandora-The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, a visit can be a transformative adventure more
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March is pricey in Orlando, but there are savings to be had


March is typically the highest month for hotel occupancy rates in Orlando. However, visitors can still capitalize on savings during spring break more
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March is spring break month – some last-minute ideas


Barbara Dane, Vietnam Protest, 1964, to be featured in On the Road to the Summer of Love on view at the California Historical Society beginning May 12, 2017
Who says spring break is just for college kids? Certainly not the families impatiently waiting in line at Orlando theme parks, but at least it’s not as hot as in midsummer! more
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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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