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    Meeting Disney Characters at Walt Disney World

    Disney characters are in high demand in all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Today, Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, talks to us about the characters she loves to visit. Guests can see lots of Disney characters in live shows and parades, but most visitors to Walt Disney World’s theme parks love

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    Valentine’s Day at Discovery Cove

    Love is in the air! This year, instead of dinner reservations, roses, and chocolate, why not opt for a day of romance and relaxation at Orlando’s Discovery Cove? The all-inclusive day resort offers secluded pristine white sand beaches, winding rivers, tropical reefs, and a lush landscape reminiscent of an island paradise far away. Imagine partaking in once-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming

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    A Review of the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Where can you get a behind-the-scenes studio tour of movie and TV productions and take in several experiences in one ride? At Universal Studios Hollywood, of course! All Aboard the Studio Tour There is a queue, but, fear not—trams leave continuously, and each tram carries 192 people. The trams take guests past working soundstages and parts of the back lot. It

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    8 Unofficial Tips for Visiting Epcot’s 2019 Festival of the Arts

    Hold onto your black berets because Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is back, and we’ve got some Unofficial advice for enjoying Walt Disney World’s newest annual festival.

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    Tickets Now on Sale for 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties

    October 31st may still be over 11 months away, but it’s never too soon to start planning for the spooky season because Walt Disney World has already announced dates and started ticket sales for the 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at the Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will take over Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for 36 nights between