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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Announces a New Drop Tower in 2014

by Tad on June 11, 2013
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Announces a New Drop Tower in 2014

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has been teasing some big news for the last few weeks, specifically mentioning "dropping BIG news." Today, the park announced that it is adding a Drop Tower in spring 2014! With Falcon's Fury, guests will rise 300 feet into the air before diving like a bird...

Ready for Universal's Coasters? First, You Have to Learn How to Use the Ride Lockers

by Tad on June 6, 2013
Ready for Universal's Coasters? First, You Have to Learn How to Use the Ride Lockers

As we get closer and closer to the busy summer months, I thought it was a most excellent time to review how the lockers work at Universal Orlando. Unlike at the Walt Disney World Resort, where you can take your bags with you on all of the rides, Universal requires...

Top 5 Things We're Most Looking Forward to at Antarctica

by Tad on May 22, 2013
 Top 5 Things We're Most Looking Forward to at Antarctica

As you might imagine, we've had a ton of fun preparing for SeaWorld Week here at the Frog Pond, and we're super excited about finally getting to experience Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at its grand opening! I have hardly been able to contain myself and have been counting the...

Universal Announces Transformers Grand Opening June 20

by Tad on May 2, 2013
Universal Announces Transformers Grand Opening June 20

After months of anticipation -- and possibly the shortest ride construction in Orlando theme park history -- Universal has announced the grand opening of Transformers: The Ride-3D on June 20. This flight simulation attraction is expected to be a near clone of the Tranformers rides at Universal’s theme parks in...

Making Every Day Magical: What Is Your Dream Disney Job?

by Tad on April 9, 2013
Making Every Day Magical: What Is Your Dream Disney Job?

Mommy Frog usually likes to write the Making Every Day Magical posts, but this time it's my turn! One of my favorite things to do when I'm not at the Walt Disney World Resort is to reminisce about all the fun I had while I was there. Maybe that's why...

A Kid's-Eye View of Epcot Flower & Garden Festival (Video + Tips)

by Tad on March 21, 2013
A Kid's-Eye View of Epcot Flower & Garden Festival (Video + Tips)

Epcot®'s International Flower & Garden Festival is one of Mommy Frog's very favorite events. She loves looking at the topiaries and all the pretty flowers. Plus, she gets more ideas for decorating our pond. So I knew it wouldn't take that much convincing to get her to agree to "hop"...

Our Favorite SeaWorld Orlando Rides

by Tad on February 26, 2013
Our Favorite SeaWorld Orlando Rides

Given that we're a family of frogs, it's easy to understand our affinity for SeaWorld, with its conservation message, environmental action and animal rescue efforts. And while we love the aquariums, exhibits and animal shows, SeaWorld's thrill rides are truly one of a kind. With the opening of Antarctica on...

What Opened at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando in 2013

by Tad on February 7, 2013
What Opened at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando in 2013

Updated: December 24, 2013 It's hard to keep up with all of the new things that opened at Disney World in 2013, let alone what's opened at SeaWorld, Universal and all the other Orlando theme parks, but while they were fresh in my mind, I decided to write them all...

SeaWorld Orlando's TurtleTrek = Awesome ... A Review By Tad

by Tad on October 25, 2012
SeaWorld Orlando's TurtleTrek = Awesome ... A Review By Tad

Ever since SeaWorld Orlando opened its newest attraction, TurtleTrek, a combination aquarium exhibit and 3D experience from a turtle's point of view, I have been counting the days until I could check it out. After all, how many times in your life do you get to be a turtle --...

Taking Walt Disney World By (In, On or Near) Water

by Tad on August 21, 2012
Taking Walt Disney World By (In, On or Near) Water

As much as my family and I love the theme parks, we have a special affinity for water — we are frogs after all! It’s hard to believe, but you could almost spend your entire Disney vacation in, on or near water and never run out of things to do....

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