Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year
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Visiting Universal Orlando as it celebrates its 25th year

The shop windows are full of surprises, like the self-knitting needles. There’s the towering dragon that breathes fire, the Escape from Gringotts ride through the Gringotts vaults and the chance to chat up the Knight Bus conductor and the shrunken head hanging from the rearview mirror

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There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents
One of the two new Dumbo rides at Magic Kingdom

There’s plenty in Orlando for even the smallest park goers and their parents

There’s no need to wait until kids are in elementary school to bring them to Orlando—not when every park has plenty to wow the littlest park goers and their parents, including big, interactive play areas designed just for them.

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Combining a Royal Caribbean Cruise and a visit to Universal Orlando
At Loews Royal Pacific

Combining a Royal Caribbean Cruise and a visit to Universal Orlando

Taking the Kids contributor Allison Tibaldi reports on a two-for-one holiday with her son on a Royal Caribbean cruise along with a visit to Universal Orlando Resort.

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How to save time and avoid stress at the theme parks
Hannah measures herself for another ride

How to save time and avoid stress at the theme parks

I had another ace up my sleeve. We’d arranged a VIP tour guide for part of the day. Our guide could lead the way, taking us through the park in a way that we would maximize our time, answering the most arcane questions, knowing where the bathrooms were and having ponchos on hand for the water rides.

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Better, healthier food choices are flouishing at Orlando’s theme parks
Emerils TChoup Chop at Universaly Orlando

Better, healthier food choices are flouishing at Orlando’s theme parks

If you think all Orlando food is turkey legs, burgers and churros, think again. Sure you can get all that but you have plenty more choices—and healthier options—for the kids as well as the adults

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Touring Universal Orlando like a VIP with a guide
Water taxi from Loews to the parks

Touring Universal Orlando like a VIP with a guide

Because we’re staying on property at the wonderful Loews Portifino Bay Hotel, just a short water taxi ride from both parks and CityWalk shopping and entertainment area, we could have entered the park an hour before opening to avoid the mad crush. But I had another ace up my sleeve.

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