While Universal is known for its thrill rides and experiences like Halloween Horror Nights, there are plenty of ways to interact with characters from franchises like Illumination Studios, DreamWorks, and—of course—Universal at the theme parks. However, finding where to meet characters at Universal Studios Orlando can be tricky, as many characters don’t have set appearance times and roam around Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. That’s why we created the guide for finding the best places to meet characters at Universal in 2023!
Since character experiences returned to Disney parks last year, many returning favorites and new character encounters have made daily appearances. Meeting characters is always a fun-filled experience and will surely be one of the highlights of your trip. Whether you have preschoolers who can’t wait to hug their favorite character or you want to fill your Instagram feed with character selfies, here are the best spots where you can meet characters at Walt Disney World in 2023!
Sandals’ newest location in the Caribbean opened this week! Sandals Dunn’s River is the resort brand’s 17th all-inclusive destination in the Caribbean and the third in the Ocho Rios area of Jamaica. Check out the highlights of this new resort here!
Many resorts call themselves all-inclusive, but after some research, you may discover the resort isn’t as “all-inclusive” as it appears. How do you determine what all-inclusive means when offerings vary so drastically? Below, we break down what all-inclusive resorts typically include and what to look for when choosing the right one for you.
When Icon of the Seas has its inaugural sailing next January, it will be the largest cruise ship in the world. This ship is packed with wow-worthy amenities and activities, making it one of the most anticipated cruise ships of the Royal Caribbean fleet. Icon of the Seas promises to be the ultimate place for family fun at sea. Here are the top things families can look forward to on the Icon.
The Disney Wish is the newest member of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, having its inaugural sailing in the summer of 2022. The Wish brings Disney cruising to the next level with many awe-inspiring, brand-new experiences onboard. As the largest DCL ship and the first of the Wish Class, the Disney Wish sets a new standard for Disney Cruise Line. Here are some of the can’t-miss experiences on the Disney Wish!
Thinking of staying at a Universal Orlando hotel? There’s never been a better time! With a wide range of perks like Early Park Admission and free transportation at Universal’s eight on-site hotels, there’s something for everyone! Universal hotels are divided into four pricing tiers: Value, Prime Value, Preferred, and Premier. Below, we provide our picks for the top Universal hotels in each category.
Spring break is one of the most popular times to visit theme parks like Disney and Universal, and it’s easy to see why. Typically dry weather with low humidity and mild temperatures makes Orlando a great place to escape wintery weather and trade it for sunny skies. Plus, with the kids out of school for a whole week, it’s a great time to go on an adventure with your family. Spring break season in Orlando typically starts at the beginning of March and runs through Easter. Here are some tips to maximize your Disney or Universal spring break vacation during this busy season.
Virgin Voyages, a new cruise line from the Virgin Group (founded by billionaire Richard Branson), is making waves and revolutionizing how people think of cruising. Virgin Voyages is the world’s first adults-only cruise line, specifically catering to guests 18 and over (however, sailors over 21 will have the most fun). Since its first sailing in 2021, Virgin Voyages has continuously set itself apart from traditional cruises. Here’s what you need to know about one of the cruise industry’s newest fleets.
Genie+ is an add-on service that allows guests to skip the standby lines at many popular attractions at Disney theme parks. Since it first premiered at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in October 2021, Genie+ has become an integral part of planning a Disney vacation, whether you choose to utilize the service or not. Below, we discuss how Genie+ works, what’s included, and whether it’s a worthwhile expense to budget for during your Disney vacation.
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