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Articles: 2016

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Tom Sawyer Island

by Tad on November 14, 2016

Let's leap into the world of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn! During this secret history of Tom Sawyer Island, we'll take an adventure much like Tom and Huck took in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Disney's Tom Sawyer Island is filled with mysteries and quests to be uncovered...

Universal Orlando to Open Sixth Hotel in Summer 2018

by Mommy Frog on November 11, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks. Here are this week’s theme park highlights: The Universal Orlando Resort confirmed it was planning a sixth hotel, Universal's Aventura...

'Once Upon a Time' Castle Show Debuts Tonight in Magic Kingdom

by Mommy Frog on November 4, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks. Here are this week’s theme park highlights: Hoppy news for those of you who will be visiting Disney World this...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: DINOSAUR

by Tad on October 31, 2016

Ever wondered what it'd be like to roam the earth with dinosaurs? Me too! Luckily for us, we can get a glimpse of this on Disney's Animal Kingdom's DINOSAUR ride. Did you know DINOSAUR was originally called Countdown to Extinction? Let's hop on a CTX Time Rover and explore the...

Universal Orlando Adds Halloween Horror Dates in November

by Mommy Frog on October 28, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks. Here are this week’s theme park highlights: Additional dates have been added to this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal...

What Opened at Disney World and Universal in 2016

by Tad on October 27, 2016

Welcome to Tad's totally awesome list of what arrived at Disney World and Universal Orlando in 2016. As the keeper of all things cool (and head Frog Family videographer), I have put together a running list of all the attractions and experiences that have popped up in Orlando theme parks...

Disneyland Paris Announces Plans for its 25th Anniversary in 2017

by Mommy Frog on October 21, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks. Here are this week’s theme park highlights: Hard to believe, but Disneyland Paris will be celebrating 25 years in 2017....

Hopping Through Epcot's World Showcase Using a Passport

by Tad on October 20, 2016

World Showcase at Epcot is a wonderful place, with different countries and cultures to discover and explore. Sometimes you may be tempted you want to just hop right past some countries—well, don’t! Every country has something different to offer, and each has some amazing things to see! Of course, when...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Tomorrowland Speedway

by Tad on October 17, 2016

Ready for the race of a lifetime? At Tomorrowland Speedway, you can live out your dreams of becoming a race car driver! It wasn't always known under this name, though; during the grand opening of Magic Kingdom Park, this Disney ride opened as Grand Prix Raceway. We'll explore this and...

Dreaming Big for Your Big Day? You Can Rent Magic Kingdom After Hours

by Mommy Frog on October 14, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks. Here are this week’s theme park highlights: For those of you who are dreaming big—really big—for your wedding day, you've...

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