Disney World’s Animal Kingdom – 2TravelDads

Author: , August 8th, 2019

Disney Animal Kingdom

As you know, Walt Disney World is huge and truly is a lot to take in. We have demystified the process of planning a Disney World trip and understanding the layout of the full resort, but it’s now time to dig deeper into the Parks. This is our plan for a one-day Disney’s Animal Kingdom itinerary and includes everything you need to know to have a roaring good time.

Upon our first visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all we really knew was that there was some sort of zoo situation that was really remarkable and that there was a section that was the real life Pandora from Avatar. We didn’t know that the whole park was going to feel like and that it was going to be just as magical as the Magic Kingdom.

Within Disney’s Animal Kingdom you’ll find the following lands: Africa, Asia, Discovery Island and the Tree of Life, DinoLand USA, and Pandora. Each area is very different and offers unique experiences, including surprising character meet & greets and dance party. The park is centered around the Tree of Life, so if at any time you feel lost or confused, just find the tree and you’ll be good to go. By the end of one day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll know the park like the back of your hand and you’ll love it!

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Xcaret On the Mayan Riviera – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , March 28th, 2018

Xcaret - Mayan Riviera - Keep Calm and Wander

I am not a theme park person. But, if the ticket is offered free, why not go, right? And you know, I’ve never been to an “eco-archaeological theme park” before, so Xcaret in the Mayan Riviera in Mexico was my first one. This is a 250-acre theme park that brings you from jungle to sea.

How to go there. If you’re buying your ticket in one of the hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, transport is already included. If not, you can either hire an Uber or take a public transport called “shared taxi/van.” Ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance of Xcaret, along the national highway. And from there, you can walk.

Get a brochure/map of the park right after you buy the ticket. Sit down and talk about it with your companions on what to do and see first and last. Every free activities (included in your ticket) here are worth trying. Take note that there are paid activities here. Before buying the ticket, inquire what are included (especially the lunch buffet) and excluded. Take note of the time and places of the live performances you want to see.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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The Nomadic Boys Hulk Out at Universal Orlando

Author: , August 11th, 2017

Universal Orlando - Stefan and Sebastien

Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan, Simpsons geek, or you love good old fashioned wild rollercoaster rides, Universal Studios in Orlando will completely rock your world.

This was one of our highlights from our trip in Florida, especially the life size recreation of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all those Marvel fantasies brought to life. Universal is simply overwhelming, exciting and completely magical!

This is our 5 favourite rides at Universal Studios in Orlando, which we loved so much, we went on each of them at least 2/3 times.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter fans will be blown away the moment they step into Diagon Alley at Universal Studios for their first time. The immense detail that has gone into recreating everything is simply astonishing, from the Butterbear stands, the dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank and the many different wizarding shops where you can buy souvenirs, wands and more.

On the other side of the Wizarding World, which is located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you can visit Hogwarts school and take the Forbidden Journey. This is a motion-based dark ride through Hogwarts and its impressive grounds with Harry and Ron leading the way. It’s so lifelike that you really feel like you’re flying on a broomstick through a Quidditch match. A must for all Harry Potter fans.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Six Exciting New Amusement Park Rides

Author: , February 12th, 2015

Thunderbird-SizedAlong with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical Batman, here are six new rides we’re looking forward to in 2015.

Best Steel-on-Wood Hybrid: Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain (California): The iconic Colossus, a behemoth wooden roller coaster, takes on a new steel track when it reopens as Twisted Colossus. Patrons will recognize the ride’s classic, white wood structure, but don’t expect the old same up-and-down circuit. Two trains will race each other on dueling tracks that twist around one another through multiple flips.

Most Dizzying: Laff Trakk at Hershey Park (Pennsylvania): A throwback to the park’s funhouses of yesteryear, Hershey Park will debut the first “indoor, spinning, glow-coaster” in the United States. Laff Trakk’s four-person cars spin horizontally along a curvy track, whizzing by neon characters and a hall of mirrors, set to the soundtrack of a cackling clown. Good luck stomaching this one.

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Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia Two Months Early This Year

Author: , March 26th, 2014

Rainbow Days - Six Flags Over GeorgiaRainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia will be held at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on a day significant for our community.

This date will honor and be a tribute to the Stonewall riots of 1970 in New York, one of the beginnings of the modern gay pride movement – and this is the only Pride event in Atlanta in June.

A production of Atlanta Premier Events Group, this annual “gay day of fun” expects to attract some 3,000 or more from Greater Atlanta and beyond.

This year, events include mini-speed dating; rainbow “wedding” ceremonies; special performances on the Main Stage and guest DJs. A Pre-Party Friday night and an After Party on Saturday night are planned.

Also new this year will be free HIV/AIDS testing in the park.

There will be several levels of sponsorship, beginning with Presenting Sponsor to Bronze, Silver and Gold, and all levels are being sold now. Vendor tables this year will be $300 for companies and organizations that cannot afford a full sponsorship. Past sponsors include Coca-Cola, LivingSocial, Monster Energy Drink, Gayborhood App and others.

Admission to the all-day event is available in packages from $24.99 to $49.99 which can include parking, park rides, evening buffet and live stage entertainment. The prices are significantly less expensive than purchasing the amenities separately.

Prior to the event, T-shirts will be available for $12 on our web site. If any shirts are left, they will be sold at the gate on Saturday.

Tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.rainbowdaysatsixflags.com/.

The buffet picnic-style meal includes chicken filet sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, ice cream bars and Coca-Cola fountain beverages. The meal and DJ entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at the Peachtree Pavilion.

This event has grown by leaps and bounds every year, beginning with just 200 attendees four years ago.

Atlanta Premier Events Group LLC is an event production and management organization that conceives and stages events in Greater Atlanta including celebrity entertainment, concert bookings, award shows, corporate meetings and other special events. It is the producer of Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Wildwood, New Jersey’s Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks

Author: , March 24th, 2014

Morey's PiersMove over Disney! Morey’s Piers, located in Wildwood, NJ on the infamous Jersey Shore, is a magical, affordable, safe destination worthy of some serious applause!

Morey’s Piers is a true classic seaside amusement park and I have fallen hard for it. The excitement of the three amusement piers, two waterparks and bustling boardwalk transported me back to when I was a young girl.

I remember that feeling of “butterflies” as we approached our local seaside amusement park here in Rhode Island. There was nothing more exciting than pulling up to that huge welcome sign and catching a glimpse of the park.

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