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Four New Ways to Run Wild in Orlando

Universal Studios channels the cobble-stoned streets, cafés, and gelaterie of Italy. Family suites come with bunk-bedded kids’ quarters that connect to Mama and Papa’s domain. Best of all, your key card works as a skip-the-line pass to Universal’s rides—speedily reached from the hotel not by gondola, alas, but free water taxi.

Photo: Courtesy of Portofino Bay Hotel

New Mouse-less playland diversions include a slide that plunges riders through a dolphin lagoon, stepping into the world of The Simpsons, a "Chardonnay" for all ages, and whimsical Dr. Seuss-themed suites.

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Destinations: Orlando · Downtown Orlando

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    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

    A re-creation of the exclusive Italian fishing village, right down to the jut of its ferry dock and the rusty hue of the buildings, Portofino Bay h

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    Portobello

    Located in Downtown Disney, Portobello is an Italian trattoria under the direction of chef Steven Richard, who started his career at the Wolfgang P

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    SeaWorld Orlando

    Mellower than other Orlando theme parks—though it has several rides, including Kraken, a thrilling, floorless coaster—SeaWorld is noted for its ros

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    Universal Studios Florida ®

    The thrill factor is in full effect at this park—with attractions like Disaster (which simulates an 8.0-scale earthquake), Revenge of the Mummy (an

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