Tag Archives: Travel

LEGOLAND Florida Resort – Where Everything is Awesome

legoland-Fl-gatesFor the better part of least the last 35 years my family has been venturing to the theme parks of Central Florida. As the father of two Lego-obsessed boys ages 3 and soon to be 7 who loved the Yonkers New York LEGOLAND Discovery Center we were excited to check out LEGOLAND Florida Resort for the first time for Dada Rocks. ...  [ read more ]

Two Major Announcements From LEGOLAND Florida!

2014-01-15-LEGOLANDFLORIDARESORT-HOTEL-08LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is officially opening May 15, 2015! The announcement came today from General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, during a press event at the Hotel site, located just steps away from the theme park entrance.  LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones also announced Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO® Friends line of toys, is opening this summer. ...  [ read more ]

Sesame Place what a great place for kids of all ages! Ticket Giveaway

This past weekend we took Marc to Sesame Place this was our first trip with him.  It was well under a two hour drive from New York City out to Langhorne, PA home of sesame place.  The ride was mainly uneventful other then a pit stop at a roadside Starbucks (truly the only drug of choice of my family). We arrived at the Courtyard Marriott Langhorne (the hotel and sesame place tickets were my birthday gift from my sister and father) checked in received our tickets to sesame place and waited all of 10 minutes for the next free shuttle bus to sesame place. Marc couldnt stop saying ELMO it was every 3 word out of his mouth it didnt help that the hotel lobby had a elmo cardboard cut out; that you could tell had been battered by the many kids that just came running up to it trying to give him a hug (yes, Marc was completely in that group too). ...  [ read more ]

Sesame Place what great memories – Family 4 Pack of tickets giveaway

I have very fond memories of going to Sesame Place as a kid – its right there with Disney world but we went to Sesame Place more times growing up.  There were a couple of reasons my sister and I loved it as kids.  My mom and dad’s very good college friends lived en-route to the park and their kids were the same age so we had insta-buddies to play with while at Sesame Place. ...  [ read more ]

Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Our first time as a family

We did it! We survived it! It was totally worth it!

Disney world’s Magic Kingdom is an awesome place it for me brings memories of my childhood as I imagine many of you.  Yet, 20 years later its still amazing and awe-inspiring.

We stayed at the DoubleTree which was on Disney World property which included bus service to and from the park.  If I had to do it again I would have driven to the park. The bus service came once an hour some where between 30-45 after the hour, it would stop at 5 other hotels before our and then head right to the park. Going to the park via the bus was OK, but it was getting home at night that was terrible! First they take you from magic kingdom to another property (say Epcot) then to the first 5 hotels about an hour later you get back to the hotel (uggg). Lesson learned pay the $15 and park using the shuttle bus service (which is SUPER SUPER FAST!). ...  [ read more ]