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    Hurricane Irma Impacts Orlando-Area Theme Parks

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by Hurricane Irma. Orlando International Airport All commercial operations at MCO will cease Saturday, September 9th, with a last departure at 5 p.m. Please check with your airline directly about your upcoming departure flight. Follow the airport’s Twitter account for regular updates. UPDATE: MCO continues to be closed and all Florida airports are

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    Disney Caramel Apples for All Occasions

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids shares with us her love for Disney’s caramel apples. Have you ever been tempted by any of the delicious themed caramel apples at Main Street Confectionery, the Big Top Treats, the Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs, Karamell-Küche at Epcot, or Beverly Sunset at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I

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    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 Is Out!

    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 has arrived in a store near you! The 2018 edition welcomes three new kids to the team and we are celebrating the release with a GIVEAWAY. But first, here’s more about the book. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 is jam-packed with useful information and great advice

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    Taking the Kids to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

    First Things First This year’s International Food and Wine Festival runs August 31st through November 13th—the longest festival ever, a record 75 days long! The event is included with your admission ticket to Epcot and features seminars, cooking demonstrations, free Eat to the Beat Concerts, and, of course, food booths. All of the food served is in small portions, priced

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    Review of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

    On the strip next to Bally’s and across from Bellagio, Paris trots out a French-Parisian theme in much the same way New York–New York caricatures the Big Apple. Paris has its own 50-story Eiffel Tower (with a restaurant halfway up) and an Arc de Triomphe. Thrown in for good measure are the Champs-Elysées, Parc Monceau, and the Palais Garnier. Like