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    Lincoln Memorial, A Most Inspiring Monument

    Anchoring the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and inspiring monuments in the United States. It attracts more than 5 million visitors per year. When thinking of the memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., “classic Greek temple” may not be what immediately comes to mind. However, the Lincoln Memorial and

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    Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package—Fit for Royalty

    If you’re looking for a memorable meal, Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the place to go. Rightfully regarded as Walt Disney World’s best theme park restaurant, Tiffins for lunch or dinner is guaranteed to impress. Add to this priority seating at the Festival of the Lion King show and a more personalized version of the safari tour, and you

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    Is the Disney Dining Plan for You?

    A Disney dining plan is offered to accompany its ticket system. The plan is available to all Disney resort guests, except those staying at the Swan, the Dolphin, the hotels of the Disney Springs Resort Area, and Shades of Green. Guests must also purchase a Magic Your Way package from Disney (not through an online reseller), have Annual Passes, or

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    Walt Disney World Restaurants — What to Expect

    In general, food and beverage offerings at Walt Disney World restaurants are defined by service, price, and convenience. Find out what to expect. FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS Full-service restaurants are in all Disney resorts (except the All-Star Resorts, Art of Animation, Port Orleans French Quarter, and Pop Century), all major theme parks, and Disney Springs (Marketplace, The Landing, Town Center, and West

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    Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival Offers Fun for Kids of All Ages

    The 23rd edition of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing, and it is the perfect place for a family to spend a day filled with fun culinary experiences. Nothing is better than the outdoor kitchen to introduce children to the cuisines of other nations. Prices for the small plates range $4-$8; if you are on the Disney