Posts Tagged ‘Theme Parks’

postheadericon A’Lure, The Call of the Ocean @ SeaWorld Orlando

A'Lure Queen

A’Lure, The Call of the Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando is, by far, one of our favorite shows at the park!  The flying athletic acrobats, beautiful costumes, gravity-defying aerial tumblers, and fantastic special effects make us feel like we’ve just experienced an expensive Cirque du Soleil and we never miss it! 

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postheadericon Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hogwarts Castle at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Last month we spent a busy week in Orlando, Florida.  We visited several theme parks, but I would have to say the highlight of the trip was our long awaited day visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure!  We’ve seen all of the movies and read all of the books, but stepping into this replica village was an experience that won’t soon be forgotten! 

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postheadericon Shamu Rocks @ SeaWorld Orlando

Shamu Rocks

The nightly Shamu Rocks Rock ‘n’ Roll Show is a high energy, fun, lively, and entertaining show where the trainers and killer whales show off in a spectical of lights, music, and killer performances!  

It is the last show of the night and and one of the best at SeaWorld, you won’t want to miss it!

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postheadericon Busch Gardens, Tampa Wildlife Photos



One of our favorite parts of visiting Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay is seeing and learning about all of the different wildlife in the park.  After all, where else can you get up close with hippos, giraffe, cheetahs, lions, flamingos, bush babies all in the same day?! 

The parks overall African theme (formerly known as Busch Gardens Africa)  is divided into sections and each one has its own theme and animals living in large safe habitats mirroring their own natural habitat.  This provides the perfect setting to really get to know the animals.  

Serengeti Plain at Busch Gardens Tampa

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postheadericon Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays Event





Start a New Family Tradition This Season at Universal Orlando with Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade, The Holiday Village and Nightly Holiday Music


Enjoy the Timeless Classics by Holiday Music Masters Mannheim Steamroller as they Return for

Six Concerts on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18


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postheadericon SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is ranked among one of our favorite stops in Orlando. We’ve been Season Passholders for years and have been many, many times! Given the choice, this will almost always be the number 1 place to go when we visit Orlando! (It might take second place to its sister park-Aquatica)!  

At SeaWorld Orlando you will encounter animals large and small in every nook and cranny, many that you can get up close and personal with!  Our first stop is usually Stingray Lagoon where we buy a tray of fish ($4) and feed the rays. The girls love to pet them and watch them swim around and around!  Be careful…they like to splash! Then we head over to Dolphin Cove where you can grab a tray of food and feed the dolphins.  

The Dolphin Nursery is in a different location and you can get right up and see the babies swimming with their Mamas!  Don’t forget to stop by there, it’s so cute!

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postheadericon A Reflection of The Happiest Place on Earth – Disney’s Magic Kingdom


Growing up in Florida, Disney was a hop, skip, and jump away and I spent a lot of time there.  I have a lot of great memories of the park and now my girls do, too!  It’s A Small World is still a family favorite and my girls sing the song long after we’ve left the park.  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was replaced with the Hundred Acre Wood, but the rest of the staples still remain! Over the past seven years we’ve been numerous time and I want to reflect on some of our experiences and share some of the tips we’ve learned along the way.

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