The Best Free Things to Do in Orlando

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When you visit Orlando, FL, spending money on theme parks and food can be expensive. But, did you know there are plenty of things you can do that are completely free? Absolutely true. In partnership with From gator feedings to birding and artsy tours, here are 14 free things to do in Orlando and vicinity!   I’m like most travelers to the Orlando area: give me all the theme parks! But when you want a day off from them and want to save some cash, where do you go?…

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17 Things to Order on Amazon for Your Next Disney World Trip

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“What should I pack for Disney World?” is a question we all ask when planning a visit. A great place to fill in the gaps is Amazon compliments of affordability and speed of shipping. Add in some Disney touches and it’s a no brainer. Here are 17 super useful things to order on Amazon for your next Disney World trip, all highly rated and affordable!   Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission at no…

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Which Disney Character Warehouse Is Better?

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For guests visiting Walt Disney World, shopping goes right along with dining and attractions. And when it comes to Disney shopping, I know it can put a dent in your wallet. But for those of us that have done a little digging, there are two places to score some major deals for officially licensed Disney products: Disney Character Warehouses. But which Disney Character Warehouse is better? Here’s the information to help you decide.    Disney Character Warehouse Locations There are two locations for Disney Character Warehouses (DCW), both only a…

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Best Free Things at Disney Springs in 2021

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If you’re planning a visit to Walt Disney World, saving money by looking for freebies is a great way to cut costs. And when it comes to Disney Springs, finding free stuff is easy to do if you know where to look. From staying hydrated to photo ops, here’s what’s free at Disney Springs in 2021! Last year, Walt Disney World opted to take out a few of the hands-on activities like The sandbox at T-Rex Cafe and the Splash Pad in The Marketplace. When they come back, I’ll be…

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New Restaurants Coming to HersheyPark ChocolateTown in 2021

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Recently announced, Hersheypark is ramping up the foodie offerings at its theme park this year. for Hersheypark Chocolatetown restaurants, the new dining/shopping area opened in 2020, two new places to eat at give us fans another reason to visit the park. Here’s the “scoop” on when they open and what you can expect.  I’ve been to Hersheypark a few times and with each visit I dive more into its dining options. I’ve test driven the all-day dining plan (worth it!) and have tasted the famous snacks. This year, i’m happy…

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Blizzard Beach Reopened: Your Top Questions Answered

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Blizzard Beach reopened last weekend and I was nearly crying happy tears. Ok, I did get a little misty when I walked through the turnstiles and saw all of the castmembers clapping and cheering. Happily, I know there are plenty of Walt Disney World Waterparks lovers that are as excited as I am to take a spin on the lazy river. And I also know I had questions about the reopening. So, to make things easier for you, here are the answers to your top questions about Blizzard Beach reopening. …

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Should You Stay at a Rosen Hotel? A Full Rosen Hotel Review

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There are 8 Rosen properties in the Orlando area, many of which you may not have heard about. Spanning from the Universal Orlando to Walt Disney World areas, the properties tend to be highly rated. But, are they worth staying at? Should you stay at a Rosen Hotel? Here’s my Rosen Hotel review.  I adore hotel and resort hopping when I’m in the Orlando area. Not only does it give me a chance to check out the benefits of each property, it allows me to get the fell of each…

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Fun & Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls USA

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Who says that visiting Niagara Falls has to be super expensive? This girl certainly doesn’t! Niagara Falls, NY, is one of my favorite destinations to tour and for good reason: there are plenty of free things to do. In partnership with, I’m happy to share my must-dos. From scenic walks to gorgeous places to picnic, here are the best fun & free things to do in Niagara Falls USA!   Illuminating Views Each night, Niagara Falls is lit up with colored lights, showcasing the beauty of the rushing water.…

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Everything You Need to Know about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary, aka “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”,  details were just released and I’m very excited to share with you all of them. From merchandise to decorations to park celebrations, here’s everything you need know about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. When Will the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Start?   The celebration at Magic Kingdom officially kicks off on October 1, 2021 – exactly 50 years since the park opened. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will last for 18 months, so you’ll have plenty…

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How to Get Empty Diagon Alley Photos

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There’s something particularly magical about empty theme park photos. Not only do they give you a true look at the park’s details, they’re nearly impossible to score. But this gal? I was able to take an empty Diagon Alley photo in Universal Orlando twice. Here are my tips for getting them.   Sure, the hustle and bustle of Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley definitely makes the land seem more real. But on the super rare occasion that you can walk into the area and find it calm and…

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