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    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Review

    Although the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are inside the World and Disney handles their reservations, they’re owned by Sheraton (Dolphin) and Westin (Swan) and can be booked directly through their parent companies too. Both are served by Disney transportation to the theme parks and participate in Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+, but neither offers Disney’s Magical Express bus

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    Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment at Disney Springs

    Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex along the banks of Village Lake that has undergone a major overhaul to become a destination unto itself. And while The LEGO store, Ghiradelli’s, Raglan Road Irish Pub, and The Earl of Sandwich were not put on the chopping block, much has changed at Disney Springs. There

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    Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

    In today’s blog post, Len Testa, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, shares with us an overview of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Wilderness Lodge resort is inspired by national-park lodges of the early 20th century. The Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, along with Wilderness Lodge and Boulder Ridge, ranks with Animal Kingdom

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    Searching for the Old Las Vegas

    In today’s post, Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, tells us where to find the old Las Vegas, at least what is left of it. It is common for friends to ask where to get a taste of “old Las Vegas.” Unfortunately, old Las Vegas exists primarily as an artifact. Today’s sin city doesn’t comport with

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    Disney’s Old Key West Resort—A Review

    Although Old Key West is a time-share property, units not being used by owners are rented on a nightly basis. The resort is huge, with 49 (three-story) villa buildings reminiscent of the Florida Keys.  It is the least Disney-esque of all Disney properties. The buildings with pastel facades, white trim, and shuttered windows are arranged in small neighborhood-like clusters around a golf course and along