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Tips and Articles in Orlando

If you’re too pale to tan and too hungry to binge drink, there’s basically nowhere for you to have a bachelorette party. Think about it. Miami? Too sunny. Nevada? Too much clubbing. New York? Expensive, cold, and I already live there. Which raises...
For decades, a Disney World vacation worked this way: you bought tickets with money and then you rode things. Simple. This year, though, the Orlando-area Disney resort has adorned the classic amusement formula with a new, high-concept accessory: M...
Sorry, mouse fans: if you’ve ever been to a Disney Park, chances are you missed a lot. See more Disney travel tips “Disneyland was designed so that you really couldn’t see everything in a single visit,” says Paula Sigman Lowery, a consu...
Mary Waring had just quit her marketing job in San Diego in 2001, so saving money on her upcoming trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL, was a high priority. She found lots of resources online and posted links to coupons on a website. Her brother, a...
See more Disney travel tips Do Go easy on the extras when purchasing Walt Disney World tickets (407/934-7639; waltdisneyworld.com; one-day, one-park pass for adults $71, kids $60). There are four Disney theme parks to tackle: Magic Kingdom (kidd...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
Coming to an airport near you: Travel + Leisure’s new retail stores. First up is Vancouver International Airport (yvr.ca), where you’ll find a well-curated range of luggage lines like Tumi, T-Tech, and Samsonite, as well as a selection of products...
Plus: 12-Year-Old Lily Erlinger's Account of Her Trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Its New Lodge When Disney recently opened its 1,293-room Animal Kingdom Lodge, members of the human kingdom rejoiced. Finally, a chance to go on a state-of-the...
With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly report on the markets with the biggest hotel discounts. At press time, the top 10 North American c...
It's a sunshiny day at Disney's Epcot this May. A camera-wielding mother watches her six-year-old nuzzle in the bosom of Minnie Mouse, who is crouching on the sidewalk in a way that ordinary mice cannot. "Look at the camera, Shannon!" Mom trills. ...
Going to Disney's Animal Kingdom and its new lodge with my parents and sisters sounded like a great privilege, but there was a hitch: I had to work. My father is a photographer, you see, and he needed my twin sisters and mother and me to be his mo...
Every year, visitors to Florida's Walt Disney World devour more than 7 million burgers, 5 million hot dogs, and 5 million pounds of french fries. But don't be fooled by those statistics. Six years ago, Disney launched an ambitious program to upgra...
Four ways to run wild and unwind this spring: Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark (888/800-5447; aquaticabyseaworld.com) has a centerpiece slide that plunges riders through a dolphin lagoon. The Simpsons attraction at Universal Orlando (407/363-8000; ...
Los Angeles (%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34 Anaheim–Santa Ana (%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38 San Diego (%) Hotel Price Drop: -9.9%($) Average Room Rate: $118.54 Phoenix (%) Hotel Price D...
Just where Concourse A meets Concourse B, or across from the W. H. Smith's at Terminal Z, a brilliant notion has taken flight: Why not give kids something to do, something to make their airport time constructive and fun?The indoor playgrounds crop...