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Eighth grader answers a fair question: Is a Disney cruise just for little kids?


The water slide that swung out over the sea, a deck dance party, lots of food and ice cream and this club area just for teens called Vibe. So I felt pretty good about taking my first cruise on a Disney ship for three days. more
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First time cruiser family checks out the Disney Dream


AquaDuck water slide loops around deck swimming pools and over the edge of the ship
We liked the Disney Dream for our first family cruise because of Disney’s reputation for customer service, the ship’s dedicated teen entertainment area called Vibe and a short three-day Bahamian sail more
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Disney Resort Hosts Family Easter Celebration


Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel will be treated to a special PEEPtastic Easter celebration April 16-23. more
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A Taste of MyMagic+ at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival


Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida
I’s hard not to have a great time when it’s fall and you’re attending the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year, we also had the opportunity to test out Disney’s new vacation planning tool called MyMagic+. more
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10 ways to kick-start family Halloween outings during October


Vampires stalk potential victims at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Kids don’t have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky corn mazes, special shows and as many treats as parents will permit. Orlando alone offers more than 80 Halloween events in the six weeks leading up to Halloween and showcases Halloween happenings all throughout October. more
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Chicago Museum exhibits Treasures of Walt Disney Archive


Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, the new at exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) encompasses nearly 300 artifacts from 90 years of Disney history. Opening on the actual 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, October 16, 2013, a visit on opening day is an opportunity to experience the magic of Disney on one of the empire’s most significant days. more
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How to save time and avoid stress at the theme parks


Hannah measures herself for another ride
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. more
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End of summer value rates at seven Disney hotels in Florida


Seven downtown Disney Resort area hotels in Central Florida are offering “End of Summer Value Rates” that make for a great way to enjoy upcoming Disney World events including Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. more
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What to do when it rains on your family’s long-awaited vacation


Guests Strike Up Fun at Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Sometimes when the weather interferes with your plans, it’s best to move on to Plan B. Rain has sent us racing to the nearest B-and-B when we were camping in New Hampshire. (A hot shower never felt so good!) We literally flew to Oahu when the forecast was better there than the continued wet weather we were experiencing on Kauai. more
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What if it rains when you’re in Orlando? No worries.


Making the most of it in the rain at Downtown Disney
This was supposed to be our day to hang at the pool. In fact, we chose the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando because it’s got a new water play area—big new water slide and 1500 acres with put-put golf, tennis, sandy beach with paddle boats, smores pit…the list goes on and on. But Tropical Storm Andrea put a wrench in our plan. more
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