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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    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 who depend on

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    The Unofficial Guide to a Socially Distanced Universal Orlando: Volcano Bay

    Today, we conclude our Unofficial Guide to a Socially Distanced Universal Orlando by diving into Volcano Bay for a look at how Universal’s water theme park is welcoming guests with new safety precautions.

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    Universal’s Canceled Halloween Horror Nights Lives On in HHN Tribute Store

    Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled on both coasts, joining the long list of 2020 events felled by COVID. But while Universal Orlando’s eagerly anticipated HHN 30 event may be deceased, its spirit lives on inside the newly reopened Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida.

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    A Dream Day at Walt Disney World

    T.J. is one of our kid contributors to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids. He loves Walt Disney World! While he is not able to visit right now, he knows exactly what he would like to do once he gets back to the Kingdom of the Mouse. So, without further adieu, here is T.J.’s dream day at Walt Disney

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    A Day in the Park with Barney Tribute

    Today is the last chance for guests to experience A Day in the Park with Barney, as the show is closing temporarily. Here is a tribute to the Dino-star who for 25 years has brought much joy to the youngest of Universal Studios visitors. When I think of A Day in the Park with Barney, the last thing that comes

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    Halloween Party Giveaway and Crafting Ideas

    Sadly, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the annual extra-ticketed, after-hours Halloween party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, has been canceled for the 2020 season.  The hallmarks of the event, such as stage shows, trick-or-treating, character meet-and-greets with villains, parades, and holiday-themed-fireworks can’t take place due to this year’s pandemic, as it would be difficult to ensure proper social distancing. We are still