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    Celebrating the Season at Universal Orlando

    The Christmas Season starts November 17th at Universal Orlando, and festivities run through January 6th. Here are the highlights! Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade, as well as London and Diagon Alley, put on festive decor. Inspired by the stores of the Wizarding World, the decorations are intricate but still very

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    Caribbean Carnaval: The Taste and Sound of the Caribbean

    For an evening with the tastes and sounds of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad, try the Caribbean Carnaval dinner show at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Together with a friend, I did so during my last trip to Orlando, and I highly recommend it. The Tastes A selection of organic greens topped with a Grilled Pineapple Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Pinto Bean and Shrimp

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    Aventura Hotel is Perfect for Families Visiting Universal Orlando

    The stylish, brand-new Aventura Hotel is simply perfect for families visiting Universal Orlando. Here’s why! Kids Suites The 575-square-foot suites features three separate sleeping areas, each with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. Suites in the top floors have sweeping views of Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal’s Volcano Bay water park.   The largest room comes with a king bed, minifridge, TV, desk,

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    Marvel Character Dinner—Fun for All Ages

    If you ever dreamed of dining with Captain America, then check out Universal Orlando’s Marvel Character Dinner at Cafe 4 at Islands of Adventure. Together with Seth Kubersky, the coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, I recently experienced the dinner and enjoyed the interaction with the Marvel characters even though we had no kids in tow. Marvel superheroes, including Captain

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    Taking Kids to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

    There is no doubt that The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is the best deluxe resort in the area. A stay at the Spanish Revival-inspired resort comes with on-site recreation facilities that will leave the entire family happy and ready to book a return visit. Rooms Designed with Families in Mind Go for a park view room