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Destination: Family Adventure

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Family-friendly day trips that offer something for everyone. Read More  Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando March 2017

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Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in March Read More  Read More

Sun-Kissed Adventures

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Visitors and residents alike find much to love about life in Kissimmee. Read More  Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando February 2017

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Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in February Read More  Read More

February 2017 Featured Event: Mount Dora Arts Festival

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Our pick for the top Greater Orlando event happening in February Read More  Read More

Out & About in Orlando

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October events you won’t want to miss. Read More  Read More

Best of the Beach: 6 Outstanding Central Florida Beaches

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Pity Orlando—the largest city in Florida without immediate access to a beach. If you ask us, though, our geographic reality is as much a benefit as it is an inconvenience. After all, if we didn’t need to leave town to visit the shore, chances are we’d be less likely to travel to the many amazing beaches that are just a relatively short drive from our hometown. And when we... Read More

Park It and Ride

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One of the most unique benefits of Greater Orlando living is year-round access to the world’s best theme and amusement parks. Of course, being able to visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom or Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter any time we like could easily lead to a sense of jadedness—if the parks weren’t always cooking up something fresh. SeaWorld Orlando’s... Read More

Time Out for Fun: 6 Easy Family Road Trips From Orlando

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When it comes to family fun in Greater Orlando, do you feel like you’ve been there, done that? Well, maybe you just need to drive a little further. From historical forts and beaches to marine discovery centers and museums, Orlandoans have access to adventure from coast to coast. Ready to start exploring some fantastic spots? Consider these cool day-trip destinations, most of which... Read More

A New Spring in Disney’s Step

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In September 2015, something happened to the local attraction formerly known as Downtown Disney: It transformed into Disney Springs, ushering in a new era for the shopping, dining and entertainment destination. While much remains familiar, Disney Springs will more than double the size of its predecessor by the time it’s complete, and the existing additions and improvements are... Read More

Nighttime Family Adventures

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Heat up family fun when the sun goes down! Classic nighttime entertainment can always be found at arcades, bowling alleys, community theatres, and miniature golf courses, but we’re shining light on some other attractions & adventures that are best enjoyed after dark! Bioluminescent Boating During the cool months, bioluminescent comb jellyfish (which do not sting) congregate... Read More

Halloween Happenings 2015

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HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 25 Universal Studios The legendary Jack the Clown makes his triumphant (and twisted) return to present the biggest and scariest Halloween Horror Nights® ever. Now in its 25th year at Universal Orlando® Resort, the nation’s premier Halloween event puts you right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history. On select nights from Sep 18th... Read More

American Ghost Adventures

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In the middle of Orlando’s attraction area lays a hotel that is home to not only tourists, but “friendly” ghosts as well. Orlando Family Magazine’s staff was invited to participate in an American Ghost Adventures tour in preparation for one of our favorite holidays: Halloween! Our team opted for the Monumental Hotel tour, one of seven choices offered by American Ghost Tours.... Read More

Pirate Paradise: Walk the Florida Planks

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Ahoy, mateys! Pirate talk is hard to resist and, in Florida, swashbucklers are a family draw, whether at the theme parks or aboard an authentic pirate ship in the ocean. The Sunshine State is full of tales of pirates plundering for booty, and many sites off our coast boast shipwrecks that only add to the mystery of a time when peg legs and eye patches were commonplace. Central Florida... Read More

Push The Pedal To The Metal And Experience A Nascar Thrill of a Lifetime …For The Entire Family!

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For more than a decade, Richard Petty Driving Experience, located just outside the Magic Kingdom, has offered adults the stimulation of roaring around the track at speeds of up to 120 MPH. Kiddos were left to cheer from the grandstands or pit road while their parents pushed fun into high gear. Well there’s no more ‘putting the brakes’ on broods! Richard Petty Driving Experience... Read More

Be a Tourist in your Own Town!

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Enjoy belly-buster fun at Dave & Buster’s and turn red with laughter with Blue Man Group! AAA, the Auto Club Group specializing in travel, recently announced their ‘Top Summer Land Vacation Destinations.’ And guess which city topped the list…Orlando, of course! This town is truly packed with entertaining attractions that millions of tourists enjoy each year. You can... Read More

Roughing It…Without The “Rough” Part

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You’ve put your closed-toe shoes and long-sleeve shirts away, signaling the end of Florida’s winter. Perhaps you would love to spend some time outdoors with your family, but roughing it isn’t exactly your style… Well, have no fear, because the Central Florida area offers some amazing family-friendly getaways that do not require the purchase of a snakebite kit, hiking boots,... Read More

Unleash Your Imagination at WonderWorks!

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A wondrous place where mind meets adventure Looking for a fun place to entertain your entire family during the cooler, winter months?  How does an upside down house with over 100 hands-on exhibits sound? Even your older children will enjoy the many adventures awaiting inside WonderWorks Orlando, starting with the inversion tunnel that will turn them “right side up” to begin... Read More

A Winter Waterland For Family Wonders

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Central Floridians can add mermaids to their visions of sugar plum fairies this holiday season, thanks to the annual Winter Waterland Show at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. This unique seasonal performance spreads holiday cheer through underwater choreography synchronized to an eclectic mix of modern and traditional holiday tunes. The environment may be a bit different from the... Read More

Titanic: The Experience

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Titanic sets sail again for its 100th Year Voyage!  Step aboard the most famous, exquisite ship in history and experience the voyage of a lifetime. —————————- Titanic: The Experience, located on International Drive in Orlando, is a first class attraction acquired by RMS Titanic, Inc. in 2011 and completely redesigned in January... Read More

A Legoland Adventure

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Brick by brick, your family will be amazed at these architectural wonders. And when they are done LEGO gazing, there are roller coasters, shows, a water adventure park, and lots more. It was 1932 in Denmark when Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his small workshop he named “LEGO.” In his wildest dreams, he probably never imagined that his passion would turn... Read More