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    Marvel Character Dinner—Fun for All Ages

    If you ever dreamed of dining with Captain America, then check out Universal Orlando’s Marvel Character Dinner at Cafe 4 at Islands of Adventure. Together with Seth Kubersky, the coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, I recently experienced the dinner and enjoyed the interaction with the Marvel characters even though we had no kids in tow. Marvel superheroes, including Captain

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    Taking Kids to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

    There is no doubt that The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is the best deluxe resort in the area. A stay at the Spanish Revival-inspired resort comes with on-site recreation facilities that will leave the entire family happy and ready to book a return visit. Rooms Designed with Families in Mind Go for a park view room

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    What to do at Universal Orlando on Arrival and Departure Days

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando shares his tips for arrival- and departure-day activities. Guests staying at Universal’s on-site resorts can take advantage of all provided theme park perks—including early admission and Express Passes—from dawn on their arrival day until midnight on their day of departure. However, that requires using a full day’s park admission for

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    Breakfast with Minions and Other Gru Family Members

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, recently enjoyed breakfast with Minions. Here is her report! I strongly agree with Robert A. Heinlein, who said, “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” If, in addition to food, you get to meet with Minions, what could be better?

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    At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, A Royal Treatment Awaits

    For today’s post, we welcome guest blogger Jeanine Pipe, who shares with us her daughter Felicity’s experience during a recent visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Jeanine lives in the United Kingdom and visits Walt Disney World often with her family. Walt Disney World, for me, is a truly magical place. As I wander through Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom with Felicity, we