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    Christmas Time at the Magic Kingdom

    With more than 1,300 decorated trees and 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World, it is not difficult to get into the spirit of the season at the Kingdom of the Mouse. There is so much to see! Christmas experiences await at every park and resort. In a series of posts, Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to

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    Guided Christmas Tours at Walt Disney World

    Walt Disney World goes all out to decorate the parks and resorts for the Christmas Season. Have you ever wondered what logistics are involved transforming parks and hotels nearly overnight into a winter wonderland? Find out when you take one of the guided Christmas tours—an unforgettable experience. Disney currently offers two tours. Here is what you need to know. Disney’s

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Review

    In today’s post, we share Seth Kubersky’s review of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Disney’s California Adventure. Seth is the coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. In 2017 Rod Serling was evicted from the abbreviated adaptation of Walt Disney World’s terrific Twilight Zone attraction when Disney gave the once-stately Tower of Terror a gaudy cyberpunk makeover, turning

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    New Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

    The International Festival of the Holidays Kicked Off the Epcot Yuletide Season on November 19th. My favorite park to visit during the holidays has always been Epcot, and this year the park will be even more special. New this year is the International Festival of the Holidays. A total of 15 kiosks will serve up seasonal food and beverage specialties from the

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    Navigating the Las Vegas Strip Without a Car

    Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is awful, especially if you’re traveling during rush hour or attempting to navigate the Strip on a weekend evening. Here are our recommendations on navigating the Strip without a car. Yes, Uber and Lyft are options, but make sure you check traffic conditions before you hop in a cab—if the Strip is gridlocked, which