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    Merchandise Galore at Toy Story Land

    A treasure trove of merchandise inspired by some of the most iconic toys in history greets guests in- and outside of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I usually do not get excited about merchandise, but anything that brings back renewed interest in toys such as Mr. Potato Head, Candyland games, the amazing Tinkertoys, and Slinky Dog in all

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    Is Disney Cruise Line Right for You?

    Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart discuss the pros and cons of taking a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Here is their take. Many travelers, particularly adults traveling without children, may wonder if they’ll enjoy a Disney Cruise Line vacation. It’s a legitimate question: Disney Cruise Line charges a premium for its voyages, particularly in the Caribbean, banking on brand

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    Woody’s Lunch Box Offers Nostalgia and So Much More

    In the newly opened Toy Story Land, you’ll find that the fun extends to food, as Woody’s Lunch Box serves up classic on-the-go menu items with a creative twist. The theming of the land, including the quick-service eatery, is neat—and there is, of course, a story to go along with the walk-up eatery. So here we go! Woody took a

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    Gwen Stefani Shines at Planet Hollywood

    Darcie Vance, a researcher at The Unofficial Guides to Las Vegas, recently saw the “Just a Girl” Gwen Stefani show at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Here is her review. Grammy award-winning singer Gwen Stefani began her residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater on June 27th. Her career spans decades, and her show encompasses the hits from her early days with No Doubt to

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    Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

    Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., takes us to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). It’s been more than two years since the long-awaited Smithsonian museum opened its doors, and the crowds keeping coming. Travelers visiting Washington, D.C., who want to tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)