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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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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Best Places to View EPCOT’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

Best Places to View EPCOT’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

| December 5, 2013 | 12 Replies

Often considered the best nighttime show among guests at Walt Disney World, Illuminations:  Reflections of Earth packs them in each and every night around the World Showcase Lagoon inside EPCOT.  Since it’s the Christmas season at Walt Disney World guests get a bonus holiday tag after the regular Illuminations show.  This draws even more guests [...]

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Universal Orlando Update – Looking to the Future

Universal Orlando Update – Looking to the Future

| November 16, 2013 | Reply

It’s time again to visit Orlando’s other theme park resort – Universal Orlando.   The activity is abundant around property as the resort continues a modest transformation and brush-up of its existing theme park infrastructure.  With a few projects complete, like the new Simpsons Springfield addition, more is on the horizon.  Let’s take a look at [...]

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5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| October 28, 2013 | 15 Replies

Whether you agree or disagree about the implementation of AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are advantages for theme park fans.  Anytime Disney puts a little TLC into its theme parks we reap the benefits.   I’ve seen the movie AVATAR and I’m just as shocked as most to see Disney implement this world into [...]

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runDisney Offers Challenges and a Progression Style Program

runDisney Offers Challenges and a Progression Style Program

| October 19, 2013 | Reply

The runDisney brand has added several races over the past 3 years for runners of all different levels.   Like a puzzle, runDisney has filled in the gaps of the various distances runners enjoy to tackle.   What used to be just 5ks, half, and full marathons runDisney now offers up a portfolio of 10 milers, 10ks, and several [...]

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