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    We Have a Date: Toy Story Land Opens June 30th!

    Today, Disney announced June 30th as the official opening day for the highly anticipated Toy Story Land. In 2016, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure; Streets of America; and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant closed to make room for the long-awaited park makeover. The 11-acre Toy Story Land will transport guests into Andy’s

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    Top 8 Attractions of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Here are our top eight things to do at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From attractions to shows and meals, these are our favorites. The Animal Kingdom has enough attractions to fill an entire day, but we  recommend that you enjoy your vacation and make sure you take a break, return to the hotel for a nap, and get some pool time.

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    Live Entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Seth Kubersky, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, tells us all about the live entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood. The theater attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood operate according to the entertainment schedule available with handout park maps. The number of daily performances of each show varies from as few as 3 a day during less busy times of year to

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    Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and there are many ways to have a romantic time at Walt Disney World. You can even do so without visiting the parks. Here’s how! Start your day with the exclusive Valentine’s Day “Part of Your World” massage package. For the price of $340 (plus tax) for 50 minutes and $450 (plus tax) for 80 minutes, enjoy

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    Coco—A Moving Tribute to Mexican Culture

    Pixar’s Coco did what no animated feature since Bambi has done—made me cry! This child-friendly approach to the importance of family, life, and death is for me the best movie Pixar Animation Studio has ever produced. The movie was first released in Mexico on October 27th, the weekend before Día de los Muertos, and instantly became Mexico’s highest-grossing animated movie ever. The Palacio