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Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay is here to stay!

On May 25th the geography of Universal Orlando will change.  Along with 2 theme parks, there will be the new water park, Volcano Bay.  The philosophy celebrated at this new water park is “Water is
watLife. Life is Joy”.  It’s the carefree attitude that the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony.

Made up of multiple immersive areas, this is going to be a water themed park like no other.  There are a whopping 18 attractions as well as lush views and private cabanas.

A big part of what makes this park so innovative is the “Tapu Tapu”.  At Volcano Bay every guest is granted the powers of the this magical, tapuwaterproof wrist band. With just a touch of your wrist you’ll be able to hold your place in a Virtual Line at the rides and discover wondrous surprises.  As you wonder though the park, look for the sign of the Waturi.  Tap with your band and it will give you a time to return to that attraction.  When it’s your ride time, just go back and touch your band to the totem.  If you get busy, your Tapu will remind you that it’s time for you to head to the attraction.

volAt the heart of the island stands Krakatau:  the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the  volcano, there are a variety of heart-pounding water slides.

Looking for family adventure?  Try the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. These four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a  waterfall.  Another great family ride, Maku Puihi Rafts, drops you into a deep gorge before spinning you around a bowl-like formation.  This one is not for the faint at heart!krak

If relaxing in a warm pool is your idea of a good day, then you will love Waturi Beach.  The gentle waves will help you to shake off the stress.  At least until some brave soul comes flying through the clear plexie tube of the  Ko’kiri Body Plunge.

The little ones will love River Village.  At the Tot Tiki Reef, little ones  can splash in the shallows, play among the splashy slides, and run through the riverspraying fountains. The Runamukka Reef has bubbling geysers, water guns, slides and dumping cups.  You will find shaded bamboo sea creatures and waving seaweed.

Best of all, Volcano Bay is located in the middle of the Universal fun!  So you’re close to all 5 resorts, 2 great parks and City Walk restaurants and shops.  So you can enjoy Volcano Bay in the morning and early afternoon, head back to your resort room for a nap, then either head back to Volcano Bay or elsewhere for some evening fun.

Finally, now that you are excited about all the fun, let the Travel Pixies at Our Laughing Place Travel help you plan the perfect vacation.  There are many different packages that are available and we’ll help you find the perfect one for you.  Just ask!

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Let’s Count the Reasons to visit WDW in 2017

hollywoodstIt’s 2017 and it’s a great year to visit WDW. Let me count the reasons. 1, 2, 3, 4 … 17.  There are 17 reasons!  Well, there are lots more than that, but we’ll just focus on these 17.   Continue reading Let’s Count the Reasons to visit WDW in 2017

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Disneyland Magic is Alive and Well!

sleeping-beauty-castle-1Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Disneyland for the first time in 20 years!  And I can honestly say I was in awe of the magic that abounds all throughout both Disneyland Park, Disney’s California Adventure Park, and the entire resort area. Continue reading Disneyland Magic is Alive and Well!

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Walt Disney World Current Specials

Would love to save some extra Disney dollars for your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World? Then I have some good news!! I have gathered a list of the specials  that are currently being offered.  Continue reading Walt Disney World Current Specials

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Discover Adventures By Disney!

abdWhen I mention Adventures By Disney, my responses are varied.  While some folks know exactly what I’m talking about, many think it’s in reference to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or even Disney Cruise Line and the adventures you have with those vacation destinations.  But nope!  Adventures By Disney is it’s own entity and has it’s own magic that is unlike anything you’ve ever done before. Continue reading Discover Adventures By Disney!

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Disney Cruise Line 2018 Itineraries!

It’s never too early to start planning a cruise, right?  That’s especially true with a  Disney Cruise.  Disney has become so popular with cruisers that the cabins book several months dcand even years in advance.  Believe it or not, the itinerary for early 2018 have already been released!  So, start planning your DREAM and get ready to set sail for exciting cruises to incredible ports!
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Disney’s Aulani: A Hawaiian Dream Come True!

moanaWith the upcoming release of Disney’s newest animated masterpiece, Moana, I suspect that there will be a lot of interest in Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa.  There are a lot of folks out there who still don’t know that Disney has a wonderful vacation destination in Hawaii.  And if you’re one of those folks, don’t worry!  I’m here to help!  Since I know Moana will put Hawaii in your heart, let me share with you just a bit about the amazing vacation destination. Continue reading Disney’s Aulani: A Hawaiian Dream Come True!

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