Insider Tips to Family Forward Orlando Adventure

August 17, 2014

This is the week! If you haven't already, pack your bags and join us for the Family Forward retreat in beautiful Orlando, Florida. We have so many fun things planned for you and your family it is going to knock your socks off. 

 

 

Insiders Tips to Family Forward Orlando Adventure

 

Before you arrive, we wanted to share some insider tips to help you have a great time while you are at Universal. We have shared a lot of this information on our FAQ page on the Family Forward website, but here are a few tips we felt were worth pointing out. 

 

Becoming a Super Hero Family 

 

You and your family are not only coming to this retreat to enjoy the theme parks, but you are coming to connect and make your family stronger. Here are some ways you can do that.

 

  • Strengthen Your Cape - Super Hero families need to sharpen their powers and skills from time to time. Click here to find out how. 
  • Make New Friends - You will have the opportunity to meet other super families at the retreat. Here are a few tips on how you can connect with others and make a few new friends a long the way. 
  • Capture Memories - We all know there are lots of photo opps at Universal. Click here to get some tips for how to capture your memories in a meaningful way. if you would like more information about purchasing the Star Card Package (unlimited access to all your digital in-park and ride photos at the park), see detailed information on the FAQ page on the Family Forward website. 
  • Rain or Shine - Being a Super Hero means you can weather the storm. Let's face it, it can rain in Florida during this time of year. Our tip is to make the best of it. Pack a rain poncho in your bag and some water proof shoes and jump in a few puddles. If thunderstorms shut down the rides, you can either hunker down at the park for a bit or head back to the hotel. There are lots of fun things to do at Portofino Bay resort. Click here to see a list of activities available to you. 

 

Universal Orlando Resort's Roller Coasters, Rides and Attractions

 

When you go to a theme park, you can guarantee there are going to be amazing roller costers and rides. What are the best ones to go on?

 

  • The Best of the Best - Here are what we think are the Top 8 Thrill Rides at Universal Orlando® Resort

  • Awesome Show and Attractions - Universal is know for their fun shows and attractions. As part of the Family Forward retreat package you will be attending The Blue Man Group show and Diagon Alley. Here is what you can expect at Harry PotterTM world. It is an experience in and of itself. 

  • Height Requirements - If you have little ones and you want to know what rides they are able to go on, here is a great post by Things I Can't Say. It has a convient printable listing all the height requirements

 

Child Care Options

 

Long hours in the park can be exhausting for kids. You have several child care options available to you. 

 

  • Child Care Swap - If you want to go on the big kid rides, child care swap is a great option. There are signs around the park that tell you where child swap locations are available.  
  • Child Care at Loews - If you are looking for in-room baby sitting or activities for your kids to do at the hotel, click here to find out what options are available. 
  • Work Together - Hook up with other families at the retreat and help each other out. If you are dying to go on a ride but you have a little one, take turns watching each other kids so you don't have to miss out. Teamwork is a beautiful thing. 

 

Social Media Opportunites

 

We are so excited to partner with Universal for the Family Forward Orlando Adventure. We literally would not be able to pull this off without their help. We are also appreciative to our sponsors. Here are a few ways we can show our love to them. 

 

  • Participate in the Missions Possible Challenge - You will have the opportuniy to participate in a Mission Possible challenge while you are enjoying time at the park with your family. We encourage you to do this. It is a great way to connect with each of our sponsors and possible win some great prizes. More information to come at retreat. 
  • Tag Sponsor in Social Media Posts - Here is a list of all our social media information. A complete list of the sponsors hashtags and social media handles is available on the Family Forward website. We will also provide this information on your schedule you will receive at the retreat. 

 

Last tip... Have Fun! 

 

 

 

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