Kennedy Space Center: What You Need to Know

Kennedy Space Center: What You Need to Know

By State, Florida
The John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida is full of science, imagination and history. I've been to the Kennedy Space Center on two very different trips: as part of a family vacation and for an Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show with my then nine-year-old son. Each visit was unique. And with everything offered at the Kennedy Space Center, it's sure to have something for everyone, young and old. Here's what you need to know about visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Explore the Visitor's Complex After parking and getting your admission into the Kennedy Space Center, explore the visitors complex. You'll find special exhibits related to the space program - like a model of a Mars rover or a mock-up of the Orion space capsule that will take…
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Best Rides at Walt Disney World

Best Rides at Walt Disney World

By State, Disney Parks, Disney World, Florida
Walt Disney World is massive. There are four theme parks, two water parks, shopping and countless hotels. With so many options, it's hard to know what to visit. Here are the best rides among the four theme parks - according to a nine-year-old boy who loved exploring everything inside Walt Disney World. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Starring Aerosmith I placed this at the top of the list because it was my favorite ride among all four parks. After waiting in line, we found ourselves in the sound studio with Aerosmith. But before we could watch them perform, they were whisked away to their concert. Lucky for us, they invited us to follow them through the streets of Los Angeles in a stretched limo. Shortly after, we boarded the stretched limo…
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7 Fun Things to Do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks

7 Fun Things to Do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks

By State, Florida
If you're planning a trip to Orlando, you're probably heading there for Sea World, Universal Studios or the Disney World Resort. Orlando has so much more to offer the entire family besides expensive theme parks.┬áThe best part: Many of these activities are open late, so you can eat a relaxing dinner before going out for a night on the town. Here are seven things you can do along International Drive, and a few tips to save you a little money on tickets, too. Take a Ride on ICON Orlando Orlando is pretty flat terrain. So getting 400 feet into the air allows you to see everything Orlando and central Florida have to offer. Once on-board for the 25-minute ride around the largest Ferris Wheel in the east coast, you can…
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How to Get the Most Our of Your Walt Disney World Vacation

How to Get the Most Our of Your Walt Disney World Vacation

By State, Disney Parks, Disney World, Florida
The Walt Disney World resort is massive! You could probably spend a few weeks there and still not be able to take advantage of everything it has to offer. I've been to Walt Disney World resort in varying capacities and share a few pointers to get the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation - and save you some money as well. Stay in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel It may seem counter-intuitive to encourage people to stay in an actual resort hotel while visiting Disney World. Granted, you may pay a little more for the resort hotel than ones that are off site, but admittedly, I loved staying just across the lake from the Magic Kingdom. We stayed at the Polynesian Village Resort during our first family…
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Chocolate Kingdom Orlando: Family-Friendly Factory Tours

Chocolate Kingdom Orlando: Family-Friendly Factory Tours

By State, Florida
Chocolate lovers are going to love a visit to the Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour in Orlando, Florida. It's a sweet tour of everything chocolate, with a few samples along the way. Here's what you can expect on your tour of the Chocolate Kingdom. "Welcome my friends. Welcome to my chocolate factory." While the outside of the building may not look like much, there is a family-friendly, interactive tour just inside its doors. The main lobby features a full assortment of chocolate treats, along with a gift shop with stuffed animals, souvenirs and all things chocolate. A small greenhouse is home to a few cocoa trees so visitors can see what the actual tree looks like. The tour begins with a short display of trivia questions all about chocolate. Can…
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