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Staff PicksBonnet Creek Hotel, Orlando

We’re excited to help you plan your upcoming retreat to Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. Check out our Staff Picks blog, where we highlight local attractions and exciting Orlando events.

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Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World Resort!

Are you looking for a full service resort close to Walt Disney World that gives you the luxuries of a Disney property but even more amenities and extra spending money for your vacation? We had a staycation at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World Resort this past weekend and it gave us all the magic we could possibly ask for!

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Top 8 family-friendly hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

It’s no surprise that family-friendly hotels abound in the areas that surround the theme parks in Orlando, especially in the Lake Buena Vista area. Offering close proximity to the parks and ample amenities, these resorts bring families in from around the world to enjoy a few days of fun in the sun, along with roller coasters, beloved characters, and sugary sweet treats. When it’s time to pick a hotel for your next trip to Orlando, consider one of these family-friendly locations in nearby Lake Buena Vista.

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Top 10 Things for Adults to Do at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Spring has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort and there are so many ways for adults to celebrate the season at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Check out the video below to preview our top 10 things for adults to do on their next visit to EPCOT.

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Orlando: Reimagined by Well Traveled Child

Are you ready to finally take that trip you’ve been putting off because of the pandemic? Orlando is the perfect destination for those of you experiencing itchy feet, and is one of our favorite cities that we return to every year!

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Disney Decks the Halls This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and when it comes to spending Christmas at Walt Disney World®, it’s also the most magical! 

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SeaWorld Gets a Little Spooky in September

Spooky-season is upon us. September is the start of all things fall-themed and fun. We love this season because it finally starts to feel like the beginning of the best time of year, aka the holiday season. We cannot get enough of the pumpkin spice lattes, festive decorations, and an overall cheery attitude that begins to develop all around town.

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Get Your Grub On at the Oneness World Food and Music Festival

The world is a big place with a lot of delicious food just waiting to be discovered and eaten. Traveling around the world is a great way to experience many different local cuisines, but since that option can get a little bit expensive, why not try an internationally-themed food festival instead?

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Flowers, Gardens, and More

When Spring rolls around, the flowers begin to bloom and a general sense of optimism fills the air. Spring may be a little less pronounced here in Florida, but that doesn’t mean it is any less important and magical. The perfect way to welcome spring is by paying a visit to the 2020 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival.

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A Different Kind of Fun at Disney Springs®

It’s no secret that a theme park or two is the main event of your trip to Orlando, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other fun around. Take some time out of your day or night to check out Disney Springs® and all of the shops, restaurants, and entertainment it has to offer.

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Party With the Whole Gang at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

With the holiday season in full swing, you naturally want to bring the whole family to a Christmas wonderland. If you thought this kind of place would be hard to find in Central Florida, think again. Magic Kingdom® is hosting its annual Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on 13 select (separately ticketed) days in December—and you’re invited!

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Festival of Trees

Everybody loves decorations around the holidays. You may be a wiz at setting up lights around the house and ornaments on the tree, but everyone can use some pointers from the professionals. This year, the Orlando Museum of Art will be transformed into a decoration lover's biggest dream with The Festival of Trees.

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A New Way to Trick-or-Treat

In a big city like Orlando, there’s plenty of family-friendly Halloween fun to go around. However, with so many options, picking the best way to spend Halloween night can seem daunting. We know your kids want the largest candy bars and best treats around, but we also know you may not want to want to wander around random neighborhoods in the hopes of finding a magic street. Luckily, there’s no need to. The Florida Mall will be hosting its annual Mall-O-Ween and you’re invited.

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Where else in the world, besides Epcot, can you pair authentic Japanese sake with fresh Mexican enchiladas and a French pastry for dessert? While such delicious combinations are available all year, from now until November 23, Epcot is kicking it into high-gear with its annual International Food and Wine Festival.

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It’s Time to Venture to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Between the annual sequels, origin stories, and stand-alone movies, Star Wars fans have been very spoiled lately. Don’t worry though, we’re nowhere near the peak of this rollercoaster ride. August 29 will mark the grand opening of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right here in our backyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

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Meet Some Florida Legends at Gatorland

No summer in Florida is complete without paying homage to the monsters that are ubiquitous as orange juice and sunshine. Take a close peak in almost any Florida lake and you have a decent chance of spotting a gator, but if you want to do a lot more than “see” and want to really get up close and personal, then there’s really only one place to go: Gatorland.

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Have Fun With the Darker Side of Disney World

This summer, Magic Kingdom is here to bring your favorite heroes to life while you enjoy all of your favorite attractions. However, the question is, why should they get all of the fun? When the sun goes down and the knights in shining armor go to sleep, it will be time for the night crew to come out and play. Disney Villains After Hours will be open on select nights this summer and is sure to make bad feel fun.

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Celebrate Summer with Disney H2O Glow Nights

It’s no doubt that Typhoon Lagoon is the most fun way to beat the summer heat, but did you know that the party doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down? From May 30 - August 24 (minus June 20), Typhoon Lagoon invites you to spend your Thursday/Saturday nights at an exclusive after-dark party that’s sure to be a ton of fun for the whole family.

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Marvel at Madame Tussauds Wax Sculptures

The various Madame Tussauds museums have attracted the awe of fascinated guests for almost 200 years. Specifically, these museums are home to hundreds of absurdly life-like wax sculptures of celebrities and other famous people or characters. There is something strangely alluring about gazing at these fake-yet-real people. Those wanting this experience first-hand won’t have to look any further as Orlando is the proud home of one of these museums.

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Harvest New Memories at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Spring is finally here and the flowers are in full bloom. Whether you want to see unique floral displays, marvel at world-class topiaries, or learn gardening tips from top experts, the 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be where you want to be. Swing on over to see, hear and smell the wonders of spring as live bands and world-class chefs decorate your garden viewing experience.

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Thornton Park

In the late 1900s, James Thornton began developing Orlando and the surrounding area began to grow. Thornton was thought to have lived on James Street, which was named for him in 1913. Soon after, other streets in the neighborhood would bear his surname with the advent of both Thornton Avenue and Thornton Lane. It was not until 1915 that the area became known to all as Thornton Park.

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Disney Springs

So you know where we are, but what is there to do? The answer: SO MUCH! But let’s just start with Disney Springs. Disney Springs was formerly known as Downtown Disney. Other than a few venues, everything has changed. And for the better. You still have your favorites—Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues and Rainforest Café—but now there are so many great additions. We are getting ahead of ourselves, so let’s start from the beginning.

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A One-of-a-Kind Celebration of Food, Art, & Fun

As a Disney Gateway Hotel, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek makes it so easy to experience the magic of Walt Disney World! And at the beginning of this new year, there’s a little extra magic to look forward to—the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

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