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    What’s New in The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019

    Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based on decades of research from the experts behind the best-selling Unofficial Guide series, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider tips on how best to tour Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley attractions.

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    Saratoga Springs Resort—A Disney Deluxe Resort

    Saratoga Springs, a Disney Deluxe Villa resort, has a theme described by Disney as recalling a late-1800s, Victorian-style, upstate New York retreat. It consists of 1,260 studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas across the lake from Disney Springs. Housed in 18 buildings, most accommodations are of recent vintage, while the fitness center and check-in building are retooled vestiges of

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    Celebrating Christmas at the Magic Kingdom

    There is always much to do at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but Christmas brings a flurry of additional activities celebrating the happiest time of the year. You’re sure to keep busy from morning till night. If 1,300 decorated trees and 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World don’t get you into the spirit of the season, we don’t know what

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    Epcot Beckons with Yuletide Tales and Holiday Kitchens

    At Epcot, the International Festival of the Holidays kicks off on November 18th. Because there is so much to see and do, we recommend you arm yourselves with the special holiday park map and the Times Guide as soon as you arrive at the park. In the Times Guide you will find a list of all the performance times for the

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    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—Looking Ahead

    Join us as we take a look ahead to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Star Wars has legions of fans, and quite a few Unofficial Guides team members are among them. Let us indulge you in our musing. In the decade or so they’ve been open, Universal’s two Harry Potter-themed lands have been the standard against which all other immersive theme park