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    Are Disney After Hours Worth Your Money?

    The Ortiz family, contributors to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, recently decided to check out one of Disney’s offerings, the Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park. Disney’s slogan “More Excitement Awaits After We Close the Gates” had caught their attention. They were in town for only one day, so what could go wrong? Because they

  • Top Washington, D.C. Museums to Visit

    Washington, D.C. has an abundance of first-class museums, and many of them are free. Renee Sklarew, shares with us six Washington, D.C. museums that should be on your radar. Because they are supported by the federal government, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, the U.S. Capitol Museum and White House Visitor Center, can be affected during

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    Take a Hard-Hat Tour of Sesame Street Construction at SeaWorld Orlando

    We may be in the midst of a cold, gray winter, but sunny days will be sweeping the clouds away when Sesame Street opens this spring at SeaWorld Orlando! We recently took a hard-hat tour of the construction site to bring you the scoop on this exciting new expansion.

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    Enjoy Adults-Only Experiences on Disney Wonder

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, recently sailed with her family on the Disney Wonder. With all three of her daughters now over the age of 18, they for the first time enjoyed many adults-only experiences together. Here is her report! Disney Cruise Line ships are much lauded for their appeal for children, and rightfully so.

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    Six Suggestions for Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World

    Considering all the weddings and honeymoons that take place each year at Walt Disney World, it’s obvious that many people consider the Orlando vacation destination to be the most romantic place on earth. That naturally makes the Disney resort ground zero for great ways to spend Valentine’s Day, a.k.a. the most romantic day on the calendar. Here are six suggestions—out