The Frog Family is headed toWalt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld to check out many of the fun activities that we mentioned were happening this month. Our bags are packed, and the tadpoles are literally jumping for joy right now! Do you have specific event questions? Let us know — we’ll do our best to find the answers while we are there! Do you have tips or experiences that you want to share with us? We love hearing from you, and it always makes our travels that much better!
Leap and I are looking forward to having the living daylights scared out of us, so of course we are headed to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. We’re most excited to see the Penn & Teller and Walking Dead houses. This is an adults-only event, so we’ve hired a sitter service for the evening. Of course, we took advantage of the great deal Undercover Tourist is offering on the Halloween Horror Nights plus 2 Day Park-to-Park ticket, so we saved $68 off of gate prices per ticket.
The next day, we’ll be hitting up the opening of the Epcot® International Wine & Food Festival. Perhaps I’ve mentioned a time or two, but I am looking forward to sampling one of this year’s new experiences – a look at chocolate from bean to bar. We will also be using Theme Park Foodie’s 5 tips for enjoying the festival.
At Lily’s urging, we’re headed back for another night at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is Tad and Lily’s favorite holiday, and it’s a perennial favorite in no small part because of all the candy and character encounters! Happy HalloWishes is also one of the best fireworks shows — some argue the very best — at Walt Disney World.
On Saturday, we head to Islands of Adventure, mostly because we love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (and Butterbeer!) and riding The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man (in 3D!). We’ll take in the sights and sounds of Downtown Disney that night. Tad loves the LEGO Imagination Center (it’s one of our favorite FREE things to do at Disney), so I am sure he will insist we stop by and at least take a picture or two among the creations outside.
On Sunday, we’re hitting SeaWorld. No visit would be complete without riding Manta and experiencing 3D Turtle Trek, which opened this past spring. Tad is hoping to get a look at all of the construction going on for the new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin ride/exhibit that promises to be absolutely amazing when it opens next year. We’re all looking forward to ending our day at Dine With Shamu, probably no one more so than Lily, who absolutely loves to watch the killer whales. Lucky for us, SeaWorld has a special going on, so children (and frogs) under 10 eat for free.
Of course, we look forward to sharing our experiences here on the blog, and we hope you will do the same!