Best Non -Theme Park Family Activities in Orlando

Orlando, Florida is well known as the location of two mega theme parks – Disney World and Universal Orlando. However, the city has so much more to offer to families than just parks. So, when the theme parks get too repetitive, parents should consider trying one of Best non-theme park Family  Activities on our list…. Read More

Fourteen Tips for Preventing Sensory Meltdowns at Disney World

Disney World with its five parks is vast, and there’s so much to experience. No parent wants to deal with a meltdown on vacation, let alone at Disney World where admission tickets are so pricey. In reality, chances are the intense activities of theme parks might kids with autism into sensory overload. To help parents mitigate such… Read More

Clothing Tips for Taking Kids with Autism to Disney World

Unknown to many, clothing choices can be quite important for a theme park visit. For those who deal with sensory issues, clothing can make a day visit unpleasant and lead to meltdowns. Here are our tips for making good clothing choices for Walt Disney World. Shoes Visiting Walt Disney World involves a lot of walking… Read More

Our Family Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian

When visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, families have many options for lodgings. For the most elaborate and luxurious  experience, we suggest staying at The Grand Floridian. This elegant resort is surprisingly family friendly, with plenty of activities for kids and parents alike to enjoy. What Makes it Family Worthy? This hotel is opulent with… Read More

Navigating Universal Studios Orlando with Autism

Originally opened at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida as a single theme park in June of 1990, the famous Universal Studios Orlando still flourishes. Islands of Adventure was added later, and together these movie-inspired theme parks draw almost 30 million visitors per year.For visitors who have autism, visiting a theme park can be fun but… Read More

Our Family Stay at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel

When our family went on the Harmony of the Seas inaugural cruise, we chose to spend the night before the cruise at the W Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Located on 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, this hotel proved to be a great stay for our family despite the fact it typically caters to couples…. Read More

Five Family Friendly Fort Lauderdale Experiences

Full of wildlife and vegetation, history and art, Fort Lauderdale is an exciting destination. Sometimes referred to as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale in the state of Florida is surrounded by beaches, swamp land and nightlife. With constant warm weather throughout the year, this city is a lovely vacationing area that all families can… Read More

Taking Kids to the Hemingway Home Museum

Key West is known for its quirky atmosphere. However, it was also the home of writer Ernest Hemingway. Built in 1851, and then occupied by Ernest Hemingway and his family in 1930’s, many of the original furnishings and collectibles from the Hemingway estate still decorate the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. For any Hemingway fan,… Read More

Family Friendly Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Walt Disney World is a magical place to bring families together. This year, when my family visited Walt Disney World, we decided to stay on a non-Disney property to see how it compared to staying at a Disney resort. Facing Crescent Lake, the Swan Hotel, with its 1509 rooms, is located at 1200 Epcot Resorts… Read More

Orlando Hard Rock Café Behind the Scenes Tour

The Hard Rock Cafe is a global restaurant chain known for preserving artifacts of notable musicians and performers. The Orlando location at Universal City Walk (right across from the theme park) is one of the chain’s larger venues. In fact, it can accommodate up to 1300 patrons at a time. The location boasts multiple rooms and… Read More

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