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    Kilimanjaro Safaris: A Must-See Attraction

    Animal Kingdom’s premier zoological attraction, Kilimanjaro Safaris offers an exceptionally realistic, albeit brief, imitation of an actual African photo safari. Thirty-two guests at a time board tall, open safari vehicles and are dispatched into a simulated African veldt habitat. Animals, such as zebras, wildebeests, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles, giraffes, and even rhinos roam apparently free. Predators, such as lions, as well as potentially dangerous large animals like

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    Fantasyland for Families with Very Young Children

    Fantasyland is the heart of the Magic Kingdom—a truly enchanting place spread gracefully like a miniature alpine village beneath the steepled towers of Cinderella Castle. It is a perfect place for families with very young children. Fantasyland is divided into three distinct sections. Directly behind Cinderella Castle and set on a snowcapped mountain is Beast’s Castle, part of a Beauty and

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    Fast & Furious—Supercharged: Now Open at Universal Studios Orlando

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, reviews Fast & Furious—Supercharged, which is now open at Universal Studios Orlando. Universal Studios Hollywood added a new finale to its classic back lot tram tour in 2015, incorporating the cast and plot of the long-running Fast & Furious franchise. That finale is now a stand-alone attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Guests enter the

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    SeaWorld Orlando is Fun for the Entire Family

    Combining unique opportunities to see live animals, marine-life exhibits, and great shows, SeaWorld Orlando is a perfect park for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to being entertaining, the park is also educational. Here are some of the top exhibits. At Dolphin Cove, one of the largest interactive dolphin pools in the world, you can see dolphins play and jump

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    Tropicana Las Vegas, a Review

    In today’s post, Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, reviews the Tropicana. The southernmost hotel on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard South, the reestablished new Tropicana is well located at the busy intersection of Tropicana Avenue and the Strip, across from the MGM Grand, New York–New York, and the Excalibur. Once the “Tiffany of the Strip,” the