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    Epcot Beckons with Yuletide Tales and Holiday Kitchens

    At Epcot, the International Festival of the Holidays kicks off on November 18th. Because there is so much to see and do, we recommend you arm yourselves with the special holiday park map and the Times Guide as soon as you arrive at the park. In the Times Guide you will find a list of all the performance times for the

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    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—Looking Ahead

    Join us as we take a look ahead to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Star Wars has legions of fans, and quite a few Unofficial Guides team members are among them. Let us indulge you in our musing. In the decade or so that they’ve been open, Universal’s two Harry Potter-themed lands have been the standard against which all other immersive theme

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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, Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids did so during her last trip to Orlando, and she highly recommends it. The Tastes A selection

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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,