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    UP! A Great Bird Adventure Review

    Julia Mascardo from Touring Plans reviewed the newly opened UP! A Great Bird Adventure. Here is her take on the revamped Flights of Wonder bird show. One of the hidden gems of Animal Kingdom was the Flights of Wonder bird show. Recently, in Disney’s move to tie everything to an intellectual property, this show was revamped as UP! A Great

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    Donald’s Dino-Bash! Now Open at DinoLand U.S.A.

    On May 25th DinoLand U.S.A. became home of what Disney has dubbed Donald’s Dino-Bash!, a celebration where Donald Duck takes over DinoLand U.S.A. to celebrate his recent discovery that ducks are descendants of dinosaurs. Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge McDuck, and even Chip ’n Dale join in the daily event. What is Donald’s Dino-Bash! and How Can You Participate?

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    Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

    In today’s post, Seth Kubersky, author of  The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, takes us on a visit to the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. Looming across the CityWalk lagoon like Willy Wonka’s summer home, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (Toothsome to its fans) is an original concept from Universal Creative that draws heavily on both Roald Dahl’s crazed confectioner (closer

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    Disneyland: A Dream Comes True for Walt Disney

    In the 1950s, when Walt Disney began designing what would become Disneyland, not even he could have foreseen that by 2016 there would be 12 Disney theme parks worldwide. As a young man, Walter Elias Disney, born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois (on the northwest side of Chicago), set out as a commercial artist. From 1919 through 1923, Walt

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    Orlando, Home of the Biggest Hard Rock Café in the World

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, takes us on a tour of the Hard Rock Café. This is the biggest Hard Rock Café in the world (or in the Universe, as they like to say in this part of town). Shaped like the Roman Coliseum, the two-story dining room is a massive museum of rock art