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    What to do at Universal Orlando on Arrival and Departure Days

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando shares his tips for arrival- and departure-day activities. Guests staying at Universal’s on-site resorts can take advantage of all provided theme park perks—including early admission and Express Passes—from dawn on their arrival day until midnight on their day of departure. However, that requires using a full day’s park admission for

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    Breakfast with Minions and Other Gru Family Members

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, recently enjoyed breakfast with Minions. Here is her report! I strongly agree with Robert A. Heinlein, who said, “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” If, in addition to food, you get to meet with Minions, what could be better?

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    At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, A Royal Treatment Awaits

    For today’s post, we welcome guest blogger Jeanine Pipe, who shares with us her daughter Felicity’s experience during a recent visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Jeanine lives in the United Kingdom and visits Walt Disney World often with her family. To celebrate her first post for The Unofficial Guides we have a GIVEAWAY for our United Kingdom fans and one for our

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    Lincoln Memorial, A Most Inspiring Monument

    Anchoring the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and inspiring monuments in the United States. It attracts more than 5 million visitors per year. When thinking of the memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., “classic Greek temple” may not be what immediately comes to mind. However, the Lincoln Memorial and

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    Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package—Fit for Royalty

    If you’re looking for a memorable meal, Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the place to go. Rightfully regarded as Walt Disney World’s best theme park restaurant, Tiffins for lunch or dinner is guaranteed to impress. Add to this priority seating at the Festival of the Lion King show and a more personalized version of the safari tour, and you