Tim Jones

Tim lives just down the road from the #1 family travel destination, Walt Disney World. Although he, his wife, and two kids visit this area quite often, they’ve also traveled to Peru, Costa Rica, on an 8,600 mile road trip around the US (yes, two kids and parents in a car for 8,600 miles!), and cruises through the Caribbean. Tim has worked in the travel industry for 17 years and is currently planning his next adventure! You can follow Tim and all of his travel adventures on Jones Family Travels.

How to Make Butterbeer at Home

“A little bit like less sickly butterscotch.” That’s how J.K. Rowling describes Butterbeer. Others probably describe it with a bit more zeal. Heavenly. Scrumptious. Delicious. Mouth-watering. Delectable, even! It’s the must-have drink when traveling to any of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter parks in Orlando or Hollywood. Now, you don’t have to be at one of the parks to enjoy your own Butterbeer at home. There are a ton of Butterbeer recipes online for you to enjoy when you get home from your Harry Potter vacation or for a Harry Potter party.  Only a few live up to the real thing that you...

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Why The Disney After Hours Event Is A Great Deal

Do you want to visit Disney after hours? Imagine. No crowds. No lines. Free Mickey ice cream. Now you can enjoy Magic Kingdom virtually all to yourself now that Walt Disney World has introduced Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event (cost separate from normal hours park admission) that opens the Magic Kingdom to a small, select group of guests after the park officially closes. Disney After Hours Currently, this special event will only take place on seven select nights from April 14 through May 19, 2016. The remaining nights are May 5, 8, 12, and 19, 2016. Officially, the hours for Disney After Hours run...

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The Traveling Dad Guide to Interactive Wand Spells at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando

This video and guide will walk you through the spells that you can perform with special interactive wands at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando. Throughout Diagon Alley, you will find 16 interactive wand spell locations. Eleven in the greater Diagon Alley area and 5 in Knockturn Alley. Hogsmeade has 9 interactive spell locations. You can follow along with my family in the video as we try each of these spell locations at both Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and Wizarding World...

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