If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.
Within the next two years Walt Disney World Resort will add two new rollercoasters to its parks. In Magic Kingdom, Tron Lightcycle Run is set to open in 2021. The new rollercoaster is set right next to the iconic Space Mountain and will be based off the Tron Lightcycle Power Run coaster at Shanghai Disney. The ride will put passengers on a motorbike-type seat designed after the vehicles from the Tron films.
The next coaster to hit Walt Disney World, replacing the Universe of Energy pavilion in EPCOT, is expected to be open sometime in 2021. The new rollercoaster will be based off the hit series Guardians of the Galaxy and will be called Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride will follow Peter Quill (Starlord) and the gang on an adventure to save the galaxy.
Although Universal has yet to officially announce the new rollercoaster coming to the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure, construction on the area began with some of the coaster’s track laid. The new coaster is rumored to be named Velocicoaster and is expected to be Universal’s most thrilling rollercoaster yet. The ride will feature a multi-launch and is designed to reach speeds of 70 mph.
Fall is in the air! Leaves are changing color and the weather is starting to get cooler. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I get to experience all four seasons and fall is easily my favorite. There is just something about all the colors and activities that come along with the season, especially in Pennsylvania.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
Most museums tend to be boring for children — they have to be quiet, they may not be interested in the exhibits and they can’t touch anything. At the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, kids are encouraged to run around, play and have fun while learning. The beloved museum will safely reopen in 2021 for kids and families to run, play and touch exhibits as they used to, and now is a great time to plan a visit next year.
In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!