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    The Leaky Cauldron a Must for Harry Potter Fans

    Join Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, in a visit to the Leaky Cauldron at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Diagon Alley. Nicely themed and modeled after the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter books and films, this table-service restaurant is the flagship diner of Diagon Alley. A haunt of wizards, Leaky Cauldron was located outside The Wizarding

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    Planning your Day at Disney Water Parks

    Disney water parks are almost as large and elaborate as the major theme parks. You must be prepared for a lot of walking, exercise, sun, and jostling crowds. If your group really loves the water, schedule your visit early in your vacation. If you go at the beginning of your stay, you’ll have more flexibility if you want to return.

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    A Review of the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas

    Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, shares with us his review of the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas. Wynn launched construction on a second hotel on the first anniversary of the opening of Wynn Las Vegas. This 2,034-suite hotel, called Wynn Encore, is similar in size and design to the original hotel. More than an expansion of

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    Enjoying Shows at Walt Disney World with an Autistic Child

    Maureen Deal, founder of, shares with us her recommendations for enjoying shows at Walt Disney World when visiting with an autistic child. Before seeing a show at Walt Disney World with your autistic child, be aware that a number of factors can affect his or her enjoyment, ranging from waiting in the queue to the sensory impact of a show.

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    The Palms Resort Las Vegas: A Review

    Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, reviews the Palms. The resort has been re-energized with contemporary nightlife spaces and culinary spots, an expanded pool complex, a reconfigured casino, and upgraded guest rooms. The resort where trendy and affluent Gen X and Y guests partied 12 years ago has matured, and so have the guests, with all