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    Overview of Universal Hollywood’s Wizarding World

    Universal Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a close copy of the original “land” at Orlando’s Islands of Adventure with some subtle upgrades, is an amalgamation of landmarks, creatures, and themes that are faithful to the films and books. You access the area through its main entrance, an imposing gate adjacent to the DreamWorks Theatre that leads to The Wizarding

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    Blue Man Group Serves Up Stunning Show

    Blue Man Group gives Las Vegas its first large-scale introduction to that nebulous genre called “performance art.” If the designation “performance art” confuses you, relax—it won’t hurt a bit. Blue Man Group serves up a stunning show that all kinds of folks ages 8–80 can appreciate. The three blue men are just that—blue—and bald and mute. Wearing black clothing and

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    Frozen Fever at Walt Disney World

    There is no denying it, Frozen fever is upon us; with a movie sequel in the works, the Frozen gals are here to stay. The Arendelle Queen and her sister, Princess Anna, have taken the Magic Kingdom by storm. Families with young princesses of their own are going on a pilgrimage of all things Frozen. Here are my recommendations on how to

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    Family Fun at Disney Springs

    There is plenty of family fun to be had at Disney Springs without shopping. Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex along the banks of Village Lake; after a major overhaul, Disney Springs has become a destination in its very own right. Families can have fun all day without shopping, and here’s how. If

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    New Discovery Cove Experiences

    So many wonderful Discovery Cove experiences await you at this intimate, SeaWorld-owned resort. You probably know that you can swim with dolphins here, but now you can also swim with sharks and feed stingrays! Swim with an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin This is, of course, the main draw at Discovery Cove. The 50-minute experience begins with an orientation led by trainers and includes