This is the second of several posts on our days in the parks of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. I'm doing a recap of each day, the park we visited, where and what we ate and drank, the very best parts of each, and what we'd do differently or skip altogether for next time.
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Universal is often dismissed as the non-Disney park and called things like "that other park in Orlando." While perhaps less popular than Disney, at first, Universal Studios is where the MAGIC of Harry Potter lives. I know dozens of adults who are "too cool" for Disney but will talk to you about Harry Potter for hours. I've been lucky to travel with people who agree with me that visiting Universal is equally as important ad Disney while spending time in Orlando.
During our recent trip, we spent our second day in Orlando at Universal Studios. Join us and relive the whole day!
Kennywood is a long standing amusement park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a local favorite for both children and adults alike. Now filled with roller coasters, water rides, restaurants, games, and a "land" just for kids, Kennywood began as a trolley/amusement park in 1898. That means even the Grandmas and "Paps", as we say in Pittsburgh, visited Kennywood during the summers of their childhood.
Pittsburghers my age spent the summers of the 1990's going to the park as many times as possible then proudly wearing all of the paper admission bracelets (like the ones you now expect to see in a beer garden or at an outdoor concert) as a badge of honor until our Moms finally cut them from our wrists!
Even if you didn't grow up in Pittsburgh you will LOVE Kennywood. It's located just under 30 minutes from downtown. Parking at the park is plentiful with options for either free and far away or $7 and much closer to the entry. Go for a day and see what our hometown gem is all about. Now there are a few things you should know before you go.
Kennywood is unlike any other amusement park
Kennywood is truly one of a kind and was, until very recently, a family owned park. Forget anything you may know about Disney parks, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, and Six Flags- the big guys. We're small and quaint and old. We've got an antique carousel, 100 year old wooden roller coasters, and hand cut French fries.
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