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    Rock Star Suites Feature In-Room Stage, Lights and Memorabilia

    The newly-redesigned Rock Star Suites at Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel feature an in-room stage, lights and memorabilia sure to make the heart of any rock fan beat faster. Where else can guests perform under the lights on their very own stage complete with liquid flooring, lights, and a selection of Fender guitars? The Rock Star Suites are for tweens, teens and any

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    Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Welcomes Spring

    It’s the 25th edition of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and the park celebrates spring with vibrant flower beds, floating gardens, larger-than-life topiaries, culinary experiences, and Garden Rock Concerts. Topiary lovers will enjoy the many examples found throughout the park. Frozen fans will find Anna and Elsa topiaries at the Norway Pavilion, and Cars topiaries thrill children at the desert-themed interactive play garden

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    Seven Seas Food Festival Returns to SeaWorld

    Now through April 29th, mouth-watering culinary treats await guests at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival. Chef Héctor Colón and his team are the culinary masters behind this festival that brings unique eats from around the world to the theme park. Guests can sample Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian, and North Atlantic dishes and enjoy a wide array of wine, specialty cocktails, and

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    A Review of Celine Dion at Las Vegas’ Colosseum

    Bob Sehlinger, author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, shares with us his review of the Celine Dion show in Las Vegas. It takes a big voice and a bigger personality to fill the 4,300-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Celine Dion is blessed with both, which she amply demonstrates in her return to Las Vegas. She is emotional and

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    Fun Awaits at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras

    Now through April 7th, Universal Studios Orlando celebrates Mardi Gras, and the fun starts prior to the parade at the French Quarter Courtyard. New Orleans bands and mouthwatering Cajun-style bites— such as jambalaya, shrimp po’boys, gumbo, and beignets—tempt visitors as of 4 p.m. on each concert night. Before the parade starts, in the early evening, members of the festival Krewes come out to