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    Fast & Furious—Supercharged: Now Open at Universal Studios Orlando

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, reviews Fast & Furious—Supercharged, which officially opened today at Universal Studios Orlando. Universal Studios Hollywood added a new finale to its classic back lot tram tour in 2015, incorporating the cast and plot of the long-running Fast & Furious franchise. That finale is now a stand-alone attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Guests enter the

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    SeaWorld Orlando is Fun for the Entire Family

    Combining unique opportunities to see live animals, marine-life exhibits, and great shows, SeaWorld Orlando is a perfect park for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to being entertaining, the park is also educational. Here are some of the top exhibits. At Dolphin Cove, one of the largest interactive dolphin pools in the world, you can see dolphins play and jump

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    Tropicana Las Vegas, a Review

    In today’s post, Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, reviews the Tropicana. The southernmost hotel on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard South, the reestablished new Tropicana is well located at the busy intersection of Tropicana Avenue and the Strip, across from the MGM Grand, New York–New York, and the Excalibur. Once the “Tiffany of the Strip,” the

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    Universal Orlando Fun Facts

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, went on a discovery mission and shares with us Universal Orlando fun facts. Film locations, fictional and real, are recognized in the facades in the New York section of the park. Some fictional film locations include Hudson Street Home for Girls (Annie), Embryo Books (Funny Face), Macy’s (Miracle on

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    Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, a Review

    Known primarily for its high-altitude thrill rides at the top of the “tallest (1,149 feet) free-standing observation tower in the United States,” the Stratosphere has decanted money into its guest rooms and casino and emerges crisp, bright, and a more significant player in the mid-priced competition for tourists. The main entrance has been moved directly onto the Strip, xeriscape landscaping