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  • Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in the New Year with EVE

    If you are looking to ring in the New Year Hollywood-style, check out EVE, the second-annual celebration inviting guests to party all night long at Universal Studios Hollywood. Welcome 2019 with live music, fireworks, and much more. EVE is included in the price of theme park admission ($124 plus tax; $119 plus tax for California residents), and guests are invited to

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    Christmas Celebrations in Our Nation’s Capital

    There are countless holiday markets and one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays not to be missed when visiting Washington, D.C., during the Christmas season. Here are our favorites. The National Christmas Tree, located in President’s Park on the White House Ellipse, is an absolute must-see. Did you know that the tree is surrounded by smaller trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 U.S.

  • Bringing a Service Dog to a Disney Theme Park

    In today’s post, Emily Cline, with CertaPet, shares with us all you need to know if you are taking your service dog to a Disney Theme Park. A trip to Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida is a magical vacation for kids and grown-ups alike, but what about visiting with a service dog? Are they permitted in

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    Celebrate the Season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios conveys the holiday spirit with beautiful seasonal decor, a snowfall on Sunset Boulevard, and two shows. Santa himself takes up residence for a meet-and-greet at the Once Upon at Time shop from November 9th to December 24th. On December 25th, Santa Goofy takes over the duties through December 31st. From November 8, 2018, through January 6, 2019, the Sunset Seasons Greeting

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    What’s New in The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019

    Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based on decades of research from the experts behind the best-selling Unofficial Guide series, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider tips on how best to tour Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley attractions.