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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    UPDATED 4/7/2021 — The COVID-19 novel coronavirus that began in Asia has spread to America, and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Obviously, there are more critical public health concerns right now than theme parks. However, for the millions of guests who were planning on visiting attractions this season, not to mention the employees

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    Savor the Sights and Sounds of the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

    It’s been several weeks since we brought you our original Unofficial Guide to the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, but there’s far more to experience at this event than can fit into a single visit, so today we’re diving back in for a closer look at the special decorative displays and live entertainment currently on offer.

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    Huge New Universal Studios Store Now Open at CityWalk Orlando

    A major retail construction project recently wrapped up at Universal Orlando Resort, and we’ve got your complete Unofficial Guide to the massive new Universal Studios Store now open at CityWalk.

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    Irish Tomato Bisque with a Dash of Gin

    One of Raglan Road’s most popular starters is its Irish Tomato Bisque. Warm and creamy tomato soup is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and a grilled cheese sandwich makes the perfect pairing. Sometimes fresh tomato soups can be too harsh or sour. A pinch of baking soda not only neutralizes the acid, but it also helps prevent curdling when the cream

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    The Unofficial Guide to Afternoon Arrival at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Would you believe that it’s possible to roll into Walt Disney World’s hottest theme park at midday during the busiest travel season since the pandemic started, and still experience all of its top attractions before closing time? The impossible is now achievable with the help of our new Unofficial Guide to Afternoon Arrival at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which allowed us

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    Walt Disney World Tests MagicMobile and Facial Recognition for Theme Park Entry

    Walt Disney World’s theme parks have begun experimenting with new high-tech features intended to improve their visitors’ entry experiences, and the Unofficial Guides were among the first guests to test the new MagicMobile Pass and Facial Recognition options at the Magic Kingdom.