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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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    Turn your House into Hogwarts with Harry Potter At Home

    The Wizarding Worlds at Universal’s theme parks may be closed right now, but you can bring some of their magic into your own house with J. K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter At Home initiative, which provides free digital copies of her first book and more.

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    Major Las Vegas Casinos to Reopen on June 4

    Much as Orlando’s theme parks have announced their planned emergence from COVID-19 quarantine closures, Sin City’s famous Strip is starting to come back to life, as several major Las Vegas casinos have announced that they will reopen on June 4.

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    SeaWorld Orlando Plans June 11 Reopening

    During the same meeting where Walt Disney Word announced intentions to begin reopening its theme parks starting on July 11, SeaWorld Orlando announced its intention to welcome guests back inside its gates on June 11, a full month ahead of the Mouse.

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    Walt Disney World Proposes Phased Reopening of Theme Parks Starting July 11

    One week after Universal Orlando announced plans to reopen its theme parks on June 5, Walt Disney World has proposed a phased reopening of its attractions, beginning with the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11, and expanding to Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.

  • Disney Recipes to Try at Home

    One of the results of staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic is that more and more families are cooking in their kitchens. And, of course, Disney recipes from the theme parks have made their appearance on social media. Here are three of my favorite dishes.  Currently, all theme parks, cruise lines, and other attractions are closed due to the