Three Summer Family Travel Tips to Explore

Are you counting down the days until your family vacation begins? Are you still searching for fun getaways, which everyone can enjoy?

Here are a few family travel tips to explore:

New Summer One World Ticket for Walt Disney World Resort

Summer 2019 will be an amazing time to visit Walt Disney World, with new experiences at all four theme parks:

  • Anything can happen during Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park, including the new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party,” featuring those true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Pixar pals party with guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the park’s 30th anniversary year, featuring The Incredibles; Mike and Sulley from Disney and Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”; Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang at the new Toy Story Land; and the new Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy that takes guests into the world of Cars.
  • Pandora – The World of Avatar comes to life each night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with bioluminescent fauna and flora. Evenings in the park are even more special since this month’s debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” introducing additional stunning imagery and familiar animal characters to the popular nighttime show on Discovery River. Also beginning May 24, the Tree of Life will awaken in a whole new way to honor the 25th anniversary of “The Lion King,” with beautiful projections on the iconic tree featuring music and animation paying tribute to the classic film.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” will return to Epcot this summer. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy films will take guests on a musical journey through the cosmos, showcasing hits from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix tapes. Live shows will take place daily from June 14 through Aug. 18.

Starting June 4, guests may purchase the Summer One World Ticket at, through the Disney Reservation Center or authorized travel professionals and ticket sellers. More information on the Walt Disney World room offer is available at

Cutback Water Coaster™: First RocketBLAST® Coaster on the East Coast and in Virginia

Water Country USA® has opened Cutback Water Coaster™, the first RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and a first for Virginia.

Cutback Water Coaster™, the first RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and a first for Virginia, made a splash during the grand opening this month.

Aboard a four-person raft, Cutback Water Coaster‘s riders speed along an 856-foot slide, jet through tunnels and slide onto the wide-open space of five massive saucer-shaped features. Cutback’s saucers and water jet propulsion system create the sensation of a roller coaster, moving riders up long, steep inclines and through lightning-fast drops at thrilling speeds of 35 feet per second.

Guests can enjoy Cutback Water Coaster, and all of Water Country USA’s fantastic thrill slides, with a membership. Opportunities are available to make unlimited visits to Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg throughout the year.

SeaWorld San Diego’s Dueling Roller Coaster “Tidal Twister”

SeaWorld San Diego guests are feeling the power of the ocean this summer with the launch of the park’s all-new Tidal Twister roller coaster. This horizontal, figure-8, dueling coaster—the first of its kind in the world—opened the public on May 24.

SeaWorld San Diego guests recently launched the park’s all-new Tidal Twister roller coaster.  This horizontal, figure-8, dueling coaster is the first of its kind in the world.

As Tidal Twister accelerates to 30 miles per hour, riders will twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight, figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains holding 16 passengers each load at opposite ends of the  figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A lower-height requirement of 48 inches makes this attraction a perfect ride for younger guests and families.

Tidal Twister, elevated 16 feet off the ground, is adjacent to the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium, the perfect location to spotlight SeaWorld’s continuing commitment to conservation awareness and action, focusing on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.

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