No visit to central Florida is complete without a journey through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The twin lands, which include Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, have grown into some of central Florida’s most beloved theme park attractions. We have a look at the best Wizarding World dining at Universal Orlando, from snacks and beverages to entrees and desserts. Come hungry, because there’s a lot of magical goodness here!read more
Visiting Walt Disney World for the first time in forever? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the planning process. While it’s true that a lot of planning goes into a visit to Walt Disney World, we think we can simplify things for you just a little bit. Check out our seven easy steps to planning your Walt Disney World visit!
If you love roller coasters, cutting-edge technology, thrilling shows, and the wonder of the undersea world, you probably already love SeaWorld Orlando. Now, it’s about to get even better – with new shows, attractions and a roller coaster upgrade never before seen in Florida.read more
Taking the kids to Gatlinburg? This mountain town is perfect for all ages! Your family’s toughest decisions will be what to do next, with countless attractions that let visitors discover natural wonders, soar over mountainsides, and explore their playful sides.read more
Going to Walt Disney World isn’t just about rides, characters, and fireworks. It’s also about the food! Frequent Disney visitors know that the World is full of amazing treats – from hand-pressed ice cream sandwiches, to soft hot pretzels (Mickey-Mouse-shaped, of course). Here, in no particular order (because who could choose?) are our top ten favorite treats at Walt Disney World.
Gatlinburg loves Halloween. Is it the mist drifting through the autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains? The old Cherokee legends of woodland spirits? Whatever the reason, we’re not complaining now that the most frightful time of year is upon us – and we have a few ideas to add some ghoulish delights to your Gatlinburg visit.read more
Will you be celebrating the holiday season in Central Florida? You might be surprised! If you’re visiting Orlando’s theme parks anytime between November 1st and New Year’s Day, you’ll probably find them decked out for the holidays. So celebrate the season in shorts and sandals! We have a lot of fun planned.read more
Need a break from the miles of walking and massive scale of Orlando’s theme parks? Consider these comparatively petite attractions. Right in Kissimmee, you and your family can ride some roller coasters, get in touch with nature, or take a trip back in time.read more
Branson, Missouri is best known for its live shows, but did you know it’s a nature-lovers’ paradise as well? In fact, some of Branson’s best-known attractions got their start as tours of natural wonders. Here are five natural adventures you won’t want to miss on your next trip to Branson.read more
Visiting a theme park with your family? We have the tips you need to pack a theme park bag with essentials for the perfect day. The good news: you don’t need much to have a great day in the parks.read more
In Branson’s own Silver Dollar City theme park, live music and entertainers are the cornerstones of the park’s popular series of festivals. Get the details on the fall festivals delighting guests at Silver Dollar City this year, and start planning your family’s vacation now!read more
Get swept away! Remember the wonder you felt the first time you saw the world under the sea? The sparkle of clear water, the shimmer of brightly colored fins, the familiar “smile” on a dolphin’s face: underwater life brings out the child in all of us. On your next family vacation, take some time to embrace your inner child. Visit an aquarium. We’ve made a list of some of the best aquariums to visit in the U.S., all within easy reach of our Exploria Resorts and Affiliated properties.read more