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    A Review of Disney’s Polynesian Bungalows

    Len Testa, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, reviews the Polynesian Bungalows. The Polynesian’s two-bedroom Pago Pago bungalows sit in front of the Hawaii, Tokelau, and Moorea buildings. They’re connected to land by a wooden walkway. The bungalows offer stunning views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks and of Seven Seas Lagoon and its nightly Electrical Water Pageant.

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    Dining on the Disney River Cruises

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, just returned from her second Disney river cruise, this time on the beautiful AmaKristina sailing the Rhine River. Rather than working through the oceangoing Disney Cruise Line, Disney river cruises are run by the smaller Adventures by Disney luxury travel arm of the company, using vessels contracted through river cruise

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    All You Need to Know About Extra Magic Hours

    Extra Magic Hours (EMH) is a perk for families staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels, including Swan, Dolphin, Shades of Green, and the independent hotels of the Disney Springs Resort Area (confirmed for all of 2018 but not, as of yet, for 2019). On selected days of the week, Disney resort guests will be able to enter a Disney

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    Disney River Cruise with Adventures by Disney

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, just returned from an Adventures by Disney river cruise on the Rhine River. She took a week-long voyage with her college-age daughter and packed a lot into a seven-night sailing trip. Here is her report! A Disney river cruise can be a great alternative to ocean cruising for travelers who

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    Remembering your Disney Trip

    Here are some tips on how to remember your Disney trip. Remember, these are just tips. First and foremost, you are on vacation, so enjoy! Purchase a notebook for each child and spend time each evening recording the day’s events. If your children have trouble getting motivated or don’t know what to write about, start a discussion; otherwise, let them