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    Universal Orlando’s Funny Jabs at the Mouse House Down the Street

    There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, and, outside the theme park world, we’ve seen plenty of examples of the No. 2 brand poking a little fun at the No. 1 brand. Pepsi and Coke, Marvel and DC, Burger King and McDonald’s, and . . . Universal and Disney? That’s right. While you won’t find any references to Universal

  • The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2019 is Here!

    Plan your next cruise vacation with The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2019! We are celebrating the release of the 2019 edition with a GIVEAWAY, but first read on and find out what’s new in the 2019 edition. The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2019 is your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney vacations at sea. Whether you’re planning a family

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    Holiday Festivities & Santa Return to Swan & Dolphin

    Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied their elf, Kandy Kane, have arrived at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for their annual vacation. Kandy Cane, Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus greet guests at the Tiki hut, which is decorated for the holidays in true Florida style with palm trees and flamingos. Make sure to bring your camera for fun

  • Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in the New Year with EVE

    If you are looking to ring in the New Year Hollywood-style, check out EVE, the second-annual celebration inviting guests to party all night long at Universal Studios Hollywood. Welcome 2019 with live music, fireworks, and much more. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission ($124 plus tax; $119 plus tax for California residents), and guests are invited to

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    Christmas Celebrations in Our Nation’s Capital

    There are countless holiday markets and one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays not to be missed when visiting Washington, D.C., during the Christmas season. Here are our favorites. The National Christmas Tree, located in President’s Park on the White House Ellipse, is an absolute must-see. Did you know that the tree is surrounded by smaller trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 U.S.