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12 fun things to do on your “non-park” Disney days

A long day at any Disney theme park, especially on a hot & humid summer day, can be quite exhausting. In fact, I’m often completely overheated & drained, with tired aching feet by the end of the day. Realistically, most of us probably put in over 10 miles each park day! That’s likely way more […]

Attraction of the Week: Icon Park in Orlando

A rather new attraction, Icon Park which opened in May of 2015, is a great addition to your non-theme park Orlando itinerary. Featuring a 400 foot Ferris Wheel, a wax museum, an aquarium, and numerous restaurants and shops, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy here for an entire afternoon. On hot summer days, […]

The best things to do in Orlando when it’s TOO hot!

It’s hot, muggy, and sunny pretty much the entire year in Orlando, with the exception of a handful of months. While the theme park water rides, afternoon thunderstorms, cool treats, and air conditioned line queues & shops can help a bit, sometimes it’s just too hot to have much fun. In fact, I’ve found myself […]

Orlando on the Cheap: 20 Easy Ways to Save on your Orlando Vacation

Let’s face it – when you add up hotel & transportation costs, dining out, and theme parks, an Orlando vacation is about as pricey as it gets. Severals days at the theme parks alone can add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you figure a week or more at a hotel, $100+ per […]

The Best Themed Restaurants in Orlando

Themed restaurants – they tend to be touristy, overpriced, and the food is never as authentic as that which you find at a great local restaurant. However, for most of us on vacation, a fun atmosphere and fantastic service typically overrides quality food and value. From Disney Springs, to Universal CityWalk, to International Drive, and […]

Christmas at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Christmas is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year at Walt Disney World. Despite the unseasonably warm and humid weather all too common in Florida this time of year, the theme parks and resorts are totally decked out in holiday cheer. So, while it may not look a lot like Christmas […]

First Timers Guide to Visiting Universal Studios Orlando

Move over Disney! With 2 jam packed theme parks, Universal offers the same level of excitement as Disney. No trip to Orlando would be complete without a day or 2 at Universal Studios. Universal adds exciting rides to their lineup every year, so you can always expect something new. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter […]

Top 15 rides in Orlando

After visiting the Orlando theme parks countless times, I have noticed that I gravitate towards the same rides again and again. With so much to see and do within a limited time frame, you will want to know which rides are the best-of-the-best. Below is a handy guide of the top rides to put on […]

7 Fun & Affordable Daytrips Less than 2 Hours from Orlando

As exciting and jam packed with over-the-top entertainment an Orlando vacation can be, it’s also often an overwhelming, expensive, & tiresome experience. As a popular sign in Universal park states, “I’m going to need a vacation from this vacation!” Planning a few non-theme park days in between all those crazy theme park days can really […]

10 Best Free Things to do in (and near) Orlando

Orlando is probably the furthest you can get from a budget friendly tourist destination. In fact, the average 7 day Disney vacation can easily run you thousands of dollars. With expensive flights, overpriced resorts, sky high theme park tickets, and pricey restaurants…budget and Orlando just do not mix. On the bright side, there are numerous […]