FEB 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 30 FEATURE: FAMILY-FRIENDLY MEETINGS Valdosta, Ga. Valdosta, Georgia's James H. Rainwater Conference Center is a place where serious business gets done. But after the meeting is over, the city and surrounding parts of Lowndes County offer lots of fun places for family adventures. In addition to Wild Adventures Amusement Park, there is the more laid-back setting of Reed-Bingham State Park, where a 375-acre lake is popular with boaters, skiers and fishing enthusiasts. Families can rent canoes and kayaks to explore the lake or guided pontoon boat tours are sometimes of- fered during events. The beachside pavil- ion, picnic shelters and group shelters are scenic spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. The park's Coastal Plain Nature Trail features some of the most diverse habitat in the country. Orlando, Fla. It's hard to think of a place more family-oriented than Disney World, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, a premier meeting property at the resort, recently announced a way for meeting participants and their families to get easier ac- cess to the parks' attractions. Disney FastPass+ is a new benefit that lets hotel guests reserve entry times at some of the most pop- ular experiences within the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Hotel guests can now enjoy the exclusive benefit of being able to reserve up to 60 days in advance of their trip and choose from a broader array of options, including Dis- ney Character Greetings, fireworks and parade viewing areas, shows and spectaculars. Wild Adventures Amusement Park Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel

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