Legoland Florida ~ Some initial thoughts


I have just returned home from my first full day spent at Legoland Florida, Central Florida’s newest theme park, which opens to the public on Saturday, October 15. I have tons of information to share with Theme Park Mom readers, but I thought I would start with putting some of my initial thoughts about the […]

Final, golden brick placed at Legoland Florida


Something as big as a theme park deserves to be officially opened with at least a little ceremony, right? A Legoland tradition came to Central Florida on Friday, Oct. 14, as the “50 millionth Lego brick” was placed on a model at Legoland Florida. General Manager Adrian Jones placed the golden brick on the tentacle […]

Legoland Florida grand opening merchandise

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Central Florida’s newest theme park officially opens tomorrow, and those headed to the park to celebrate the grand opening tomorrow may want to bring home a few souvenirs. Here’s some Legoland Florida Grand Opening merchandise we spotted for sale at the park today: First up is the grand opening Tee, and a blue hat. The […]

How to get from Disney World to Legoland Florida

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A lot of vacationers staying at or near Disney World resort will want to make the trip over to Legoland Florida, which is now open in Central Florida. What you might not know is that Legoland Florida is in Winter Haven, and is not all that close to the Disney World area. If you drove […]

SeaWorld Orlando launches mobile app for Halloween Spooktacular scavenger hunt

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular is about to become even more exciting! During the park’s family-friendly Halloween event, guests can play SCVNGR, a free mobile app game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location, like SeaWorld […]

Deployed airman reunites with family at Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Airman reunites with family

For the Hill children – 6-year-old Chrislyn, 4-year-old Christopher and 1-year-old Christian – the “A is for Africa” show at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun recently featured a surprise ending that was many months in the making. The children’s father, Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Hill, had been deployed to Zabul Providence, Afghanistan […]

Eyewitness video footage confirms Kraken is alive and well at SeaWorld Orlando


According to Fox News Channel and other sources, there is a lot of “scientific buzz” going around that the lair of the ancient Kraken has possibly been discovered. However, many in the scientific community still refuse to believe that the Kraken existed and suggest there needs to be more direct evidence found to support the […]

Hilton ‘treasure hunt’ offers free hotel nights as prizes

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Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 hotel brands, is activating what it calls the world’s largest global social media treasure hunt this week to celebrate its “Fast Ways to Free Stays” global promotion. Over five consecutive days, HHonors will give away 100 free hotel nights in five different cities around the world. […]

Disney Princess hair tutorial for Halloween

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OK, moms out there, this is genius. This YouTube video from Zoeebella shows how to get a great Disney Princess bun using a child’s sock. That’s right, a sock. I love this for Halloween and every day.

Statler and Waldorf’s guide to going to the movies

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With Disney’s “The Muppets” coming out in theaters soon, Statler and Waldorf offer unsolicited advice and a whole lot of laughs about what to watch for at the theater. STATLER:      When going to see a movie starring the Muppets, always get a good seat… WALDORF:    …one that doesn’t face the screen!   WALDORF:    If you arrive […]