Author Archive: Aaron DelPrince

Originally from Northeast Ohio and currently living in Central Indiana, Aaron DelPrince (ADP) is a 20 year theme park veteran who often visits the Central Florida attractions with his beautiful wife and daughter Kim & Anna. From dining, attractions, special events, and even runDisney races Aaron covers all aspects of the theme park and resort experience. In his free time Aaron enjoys working out and spending time with his family. You can follow along by friending Aaron on Facebook or reading more articles on our blog. I hope to see you in the parks!

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Disney’s Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent’s & Teacher’s Perspective

Disney’s Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent’s & Teacher’s Perspective

and | July 20, 2014 | 22 Replies

If you are a frequent traveler to the Walt Disney World Resort, you probably are very familiar with Disney’s Magical Express.  The complimentary shuttle service takes you from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World resort hotel.  It’s a very convenient service that makes your visit more care-free and relaxing. Recently, Walt Disney World announced that the [...]

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Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

There once was a day when Universal Studios Florida was just an ordinary movie theme park.  I still recall walking into what is now the back of Universal Studios Florida to enter the theme park.  Now we have Universal Orlando, which includes 2 theme parks and a shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  Let’s not forget [...]

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A Theme Park Pet Peeve

A Theme Park Pet Peeve

| May 15, 2014 | 37 Replies

It was a summer afternoon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The heat index had me wondering why on earth we visited this park on that specific day.  It was a very hot 105 degrees.  It would have been 100 degrees, but because it was the Animal Kingdom, add an extra 5 degrees on to the heat [...]

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A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

| May 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

I make no bones about it- I love Universal Orlando.  I pay a visit to the theme park resort every time I visit Central Florida.  Something else I really love is visiting brand new theme park resort hotels.  It’s very much like opening a Christmas or birthday present.  You don’t know what to expect until [...]

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Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | 7 Replies

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

| March 28, 2014 | Reply

You’re in luck!  Despite the pesky rain outside that won’t seem to quit, you’re at one of the best places for a rainy day theme park experience – Universal Orlando, a place where the majority of the attractions are covered or are in buildings.  In fact, probably the most exposure you’ll have to the rainy [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 29 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

| February 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Choices, choices, choices!  It’s what makes our day inside a theme park exciting.  It’s our choices throughout the day that turns our day into an adventure.  As guests walk through the turnstiles at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure they meander through the Port of Entry, the land specifically designed as the gateway to the six [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

| January 17, 2014 | 1 Reply

This year’s edition of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend saw runners from all 50 states and 32 countries try and tackle distances they never thought possible.  For some runners it may have been a 5k (3.1 miles).  For others it may have been their first marathon (26.2 miles), but some runners were looking for [...]

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