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    Universal Orlando Offers Discounted Tickets to Florida Residents through Mardi Gras

    Universal Orlando’s annual Mardi Gras event is just around the corner, and this year it’s a little easier for Florida residents to celebrate in Big Easy style, thanks to a new discounted ticket offer on 3-day admission. From now through April 4th, Florida residents can purchase three days of admission to Universal Orlando for $159.99 plus tax. This exclusive 2-Park,

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    Cruising with Kids is Great Fun for the Entire Family

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, talks to us about cruising with kids. Having traveled on several DCL cruises with her family, she knows! As parents, we know that one of the most difficult parts of planning a vacation with kids is ensuring that they stay entertained throughout the trip. For us, this usually means

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    Top Buffets to Enjoy in Las Vegas

    Join Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, in the discovery of some of Las Vegas’ top buffets. What used to be considered a cost-effective and valuable way to feed guests looking more for a filling meal than a dining experience has evolved into something that satisfies both those who care only about stuffing their bellies and

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    Unsung Disney: The Disney Wilderness Preserve

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, reports on her visit to a little-known attraction, The Disney Wilderness Preserve. The 11,500-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve is part of critical conservation lands supporting an array of wildlife, including the gopher tortoise, the Florida scrub jay, crested caracaras, sandhill cranes, and the Florida panther. How It All Started A unique

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    Norwegian Culture Meets Mickey

    Showcasing Norway’s culture for 30 years, the Norway pavilion continues to attract crowds. Located between Mexico and China inside Epcot’s World Showcase, it is the only pavilion open to guests 2 hours before all the other lands open. How it All Began—The History of the Norwegian Pavilion at Epcot On June 3, 1988, in a ceremony that was broadcast live