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    Enjoying Shows at Walt Disney World with an Autistic Child

    Maureen Deal, founder of, shares with us her recommendations for enjoying shows at Walt Disney World when visiting with an autistic child. Before seeing a show at Walt Disney World with your autistic child, be aware that a number of factors can affect his or her enjoyment, ranging from waiting in the queue to the sensory impact of a show.

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    The Palms Resort Las Vegas: A Review

    Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, reviews the Palms. The resort has been re-energized with contemporary nightlife spaces and culinary spots, an expanded pool complex, a reconfigured casino, and upgraded guest rooms. The resort where trendy and affluent Gen X and Y guests partied 12 years ago has matured, and so have the guests, with all

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    Kilimanjaro Safaris: A Must-See Attraction

    Animal Kingdom’s premier zoological attraction, Kilimanjaro Safaris offers an exceptionally realistic, albeit brief, imitation of an actual African photo safari. Thirty-two guests at a time board tall, open safari vehicles and are dispatched into a simulated African veldt habitat. Animals, such as zebras, wildebeests, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles, giraffes, and even rhinos roam apparently free. Predators, such as lions, as well as potentially dangerous large animals like

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    Fantasyland for Families with Very Young Children

    Fantasyland is the heart of the Magic Kingdom—a truly enchanting place spread gracefully like a miniature alpine village beneath the steepled towers of Cinderella Castle. It is a perfect place for families with very young children. Fantasyland is divided into three distinct sections. Directly behind Cinderella Castle and set on a snowcapped mountain is Beast’s Castle, part of a Beauty and

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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 is now open 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