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    Characters Galore at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Rarely seen characters are one of the highlights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and this year is no different. Long lines form early for the stars of the party, such as Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs (holding court inside the tent of Pete’s Silly Show) and Jack Skellington and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas (Liberty Square). Mickey shows off his

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    Bob and Len’s Favorite Roller Coasters

    In our previous blog post about Central Florida’s Roller Coasters, Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa, authors of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, promised to reveal their 17 favorite Central Florida roller coasters. Without further ado, here they are! MANTA, SEAWORLD An inverted flying steel coaster, Manta gently lowers you into a suspended Superman position and you, well, fly.

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    No Need to Be Irish to Enjoy Raglan’s Great Irish Hooley

    This Labor Day weekend, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is home to the 7th annual Great Irish Hooley. The mission of an Irish Hooley is to promote Irish music and culture, and Raglan certainly excels in doing so. Nine Irish bands and the new Raglan Road Irish Dance Troupe will provide traditional Irish entertainment on different stages. All weekend long,

  • Central Florida Roller Coasters Quick Guide

    In this week’s post, Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa, authors of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, discuss the many wild and amazing Central Florida Roller Coasters. If you go to a party where folks are discussing Immelmanns, heartline rolls, dive loops, and LIM launchers, don’t mistake the guests for fighter pilots. Rather, you’ll be among the intelligentsia of

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    Touring Walt Disney World Like a Pro

    Touring Walt Disney World requires lots of research. Bob Sehlinger, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, shares with us his tips and suggestions. Many visitors don’t have six days to devote to Disney. Some are en route to other destinations or may wish to sample additional Central Florida attractions. For these visitors, efficient touring is a must.