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Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer
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Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer

It’s theme park season and that can mean spending big money. But there are some ways to save on theme parks this summer. Disney has raised its ticket prices, and… Read More…

New Theme Park Rides for Summer 2014
Summer / Theme Parks

New Theme Park Rides for Summer 2014

Summer theme park season is nearly here, and the big parks across the country have once again created a number of new rides and attractions. Two of the biggest and… Read More…

Disney Lawsuit: Frivolous Claims or Discrimination?
Travel News / Family/Kids Travel / Accessible Travel / Theme Parks

Disney Lawsuit: Frivolous Claims or Discrimination?

Sixteen families with autistic children have filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The reaction online has been divisive, to say the least. Is this a frivolous lawsuit… Read More…

Disney Lawsuit: Families With Autism Claim ADA Violation
Travel News / Accessible Travel / Theme Parks

Disney Lawsuit: Families With Autism Claim ADA Violation

Sixteen families with autistic children have filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, based on its new policies for disabled guests. Last… Read More…

The Best Theme Park Christmas Events for 2013
Christmas / Theme Parks

The Best Theme Park Christmas Events for 2013

It’s time to deck the halls! All around the country major theme parks are celebrating the holidays with their own twist. Whether you’re heading to a park in Florida, California,… Read More…

Grumpy Cat Went to Disneyland and Your Cat Can Too
Travel with Pets / Pop Culture Travel / Theme Parks

Grumpy Cat Went to Disneyland and Your Cat Can Too

This week everyone’s favorite Grumpy Cat took a trip to Disneyland. Needless to say, she was not amused. She and Grumpy, the dwarf, seemed to agree that the park’s reputation… Read More…

Disney Cracks Down on Disability Pass Abuse
Travel News / Theme Parks

Disney Cracks Down on Disability Pass Abuse

Guests with special needs will no longer be able to skip all lines because of changes to the Disney disability pass program.

How Safe is That Roller Coaster? Amusement Park Regulation Debated
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How Safe is That Roller Coaster? Amusement Park Regulation Debated

Last week, roller-coaster patron Rosy Esparza fell to her death on Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. Many are speculating over what caused this accident. Some sources agree that… Read More…

6 Ways to Save Money & Find the Most Value at the Theme Park
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6 Ways to Save Money & Find the Most Value at the Theme Park

It’s no secret that a day at Disneyland, Six Flags or Universal can easily empty your pocket books. If you plan ahead and do your research there are lots of… Read More…

Travel Tip: When is a Theme Park VIP Pass Worth It?
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Travel Tip: When is a Theme Park VIP Pass Worth It?

Come summer, theme parks and attractions are—well, zoos. But there are ways you can beat the crowds. Avoiding long waits is why Disney has its FastPass option, which lets you… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Theme Park Attractions for Summer 2013
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Travel Tip: New Theme Park Attractions for Summer 2013

As summer approaches, it’s time to think about how to keep the kids entertained. And some of the big theme parks are coming up with creative ways to get your… Read More…

The Dirty Secret to Cutting Walt Disney World Lines
Travel News / Theme Parks

The Dirty Secret to Cutting Walt Disney World Lines

A trip to Walt Disney World is a rite of passage for most families, but the three-hour Disney lines might not be for everyone. Wealthy and competitive moms have come… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Crowds at Major Attractions
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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Crowds at Major Attractions

Here’s a scenario…you go to a major attraction on a weekday morning to avoid the crowds. But guess what? That’s prime time for school groups, and the place is more… Read More…

Legoland or Bust(ed):  A Green Road Trip to the Theme Park
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Legoland or Bust(ed): A Green Road Trip to the Theme Park

With Halloween at the end of the month, theme parks are ramping up their scary offerings. Legoland outside San Diego is no exception with its month-long Brick or Treat events…. Read More…

Best Roller Coasters of Summer 2012: A CBS This Morning Report
Videos / Family/Kids Travel / CBS News / Theme Parks / USA

Best Roller Coasters of Summer 2012: A CBS This Morning Report

Summer isn’t over and there is fun to be had after Labor Day even at the theme parks. If you’re looking for the best end-of-summer thrills, there are a few… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Fireworks
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Slideshow: The Best Places for Fireworks

Next Wednesday is July 4, which means barbecues, beach time and, of course, fireworks! The Best Places for Everything, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and your local bookstore,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Fantasy Literary Travel Tours
Travel Tips / Family/Kids Travel / Pop Culture Travel / Theme Parks

Travel Tip: Fantasy Literary Travel Tours

In the past few years, we’ve seen movies like Twilight and The Hunger Games create some unexpected tourist attractions. So what’s next for pop culture tourism? This year it’s all… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places to Ride Roller Coasters
Festivals / Slideshow / The Best Places / Theme Parks

Slideshow: The Best Places to Ride Roller Coasters

Memorial Day is here and so is the start of the summer travel season. And nothing says summer like roller coasters. This week’s Best Places for Everything slideshow will help… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Top 20 Summer Family Activities
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Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Top 20 Summer Family Activities

School is almost out, so parents, now is the time to start planning your summer family outings. Window Seat or Aisle Seat columnist Kerri Zane put together this summer’s top… Read More…