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    What to Expect from a Visit to Castaway Cay

    Castaway Cay is likely to be your favorite island on your Bahamian or Caribbean cruise. The weather is almost always gorgeous; the shore excursions are reasonably priced (mostly); and, as is the case with Walt Disney World, there’s little of the “real world” to get in the way of a relaxing day. And that’s before the free food and (nonalcoholic) drinks. The sun and heat

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    Magic Kingdom Kodak Moments

    The Magic Kingdom has plenty of Kodak moments, but it is also one of the most difficult parks to photograph. The biggest problem is that the park is crowded shortly after it opens. Therefore, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to opening and immediately moving to the area you want to shoot is a must. The new opening ceremonies, now held at Cinderella’s

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    Margaritaville a Classic CityWalk Eatery in Orlando

    After a busy day at Universal’s theme parks, eating at the beach sounds like fun. While the beach isn’t exactly right around the corner, there is a beach-themed restaurant—with tropical sounds—outside Islands of Adventure! At Margaritaville, one can relax with a drink, listen to Jimmy Buffett covers, and enjoy great fare that combines the flavors of Key West and the Caribbean. Yes, the portions are a

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    Disneyland Parades on the Move

    On July 15, 2017, at D23 Expo, it was officially announced that the Paint the Night and the Pixar Play parades would be on the move, but a moving date was not announced! The Paint the Night Parade is moving from Disneyland to Disney California Adventure. The Paint the Night parade is patterned after the processional that debuted at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2014

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    D23 Expo: Highlights All Disney Fans Need to Know

    D23 Expo, the biennial meeting of The Official Disney Fan Club, concluded this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Major announcements were made for Disney parks worldwide. Star Wars lands under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland are opening in 2019. The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion “A Galaxy of Stories” provided a first-ever look at who will inhabit the land. The name