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    Animal Kingdom Shows

    Two of the best live shows at Disney World are held several times daily at the Animal Kingdom. The park is in the southwest corner of Walt Disney World and is not too far from the Coronado Springs Resort, which is host to many conventions. If you are a visitor with limited time, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a perfect choice. You

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    The Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure

    The Lost Continent was once among Islands of Adventure’s largest areas, until its medieval Merlinwood section was repurposed into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter–Hogsmeade, leaving only the Arabian and Ancient Greek portions intact. What’s left of Lost Continent is extremely well themed and features the park’s only attractions that aren’t tied to a licensed intellectual property. Lost Continent can

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    Frozen Fever at Disney’s California Adventure

    No land nor world escapes from  Frozen fever, and if you have Anna and Elsa fans in your party here is what you can do to meet the characters and get some warm hugs. Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome After coping with overwhelming crowds at their tiny Fantasyland meet-and-greet cottage for over a year, Disney relocated the insanely popular ladies

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    Beyond Disney soon available!

    If you think that central Florida consists only of Walt Disney World, you’re wrong. What’s more, you’re passing up some great fun and amazing sights. And though it may sound blasphemous to suggest a whole vacation in central Florida without setting foot on Disney property, it’s not only possible but also in many ways a fresh and appealing idea. For

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    The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

    The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando opened in late 2014 and debuts in the #2 spot of our Orlando spa ratings. Like the Grand Floridian’s Senses spa, the Four Seasons’ spa has all the bells and whistles (or, if you prefer, all the candles and soft lighting) you could hope for. Our reviewers tend to prefer the Grand Floridian’s