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    Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Review

    Cabana Bay is Universal’s first on-site hotel aimed at the value and moderate markets. The theme is mid-century modern, with lots of windows, bright colors, and period-appropriate lighting and furniture. We think the resort would be right at home in the deserts of Palm Springs or Las Vegas. Kids will love the two large and well-themed pools (one with a

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    Downtown Grand Las Vegas—A Review

    The original 1946 structure that housed the vintage Lady Luck hotel-casino for 35 years has morphed into the Downtown Grand hotel-casino and is the first new inner-city hotel in three decades. This bold industrial-chic property sits at the center of the Downtown 3rd redevelopment complex at 3rd Street and Ogden Avenue, one block north of the Fremont Street Experience. A

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    Santa & Mrs. Claus Stay at the Dolphin & Swan; So Should You!

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids recently stayed a the Dolphin resort and had a chance to ask Santa and Mrs. Claus about their favorite things to do during their annual vacation a the hotel. After undergoing a major $140,00,000, 3-year renovation, transforming every guest room, the Swan and Dolphin resorts are ready

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    The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2018

    Plan your next cruise vacation with The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2018! We are celebrating the release of the 2018 edition with a GIVEAWAY, but first read on and find out what’s new in the 2018 edition. This book is your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney’s cruise vacations. Whether you’re planning a family trip, taking your first cruise, or yearning

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    It’s Christmastime at Disneyland Resort

    Guy Selga Jr., coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, reports that Christmastime has arrived at Disneyland Resort and that both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are packed from top to bottom with special seasonal decorations, rides, performers, and festive food items. Join Guy on a photo tour of both parks! Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle features snow-covered spires and