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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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    Horror Lives as Universal Orlando Announces Daytime Halloween Experiences

    COVID-19 slew Universal Orlando’s 2020 Halloween Horror Nights celebrations like Jason and Freddy fillet frisky teens, but after weeks of rampaging rumors the fan-favorite event has risen from the dead. HHN 30 is still canceled, but Universal Studios Florida has announced a limited daytime Halloween experiences on select days through November 1, including two complete haunted houses. On Friday, September

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Now Open in Washington, D.C.

    After a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the formal dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, with the monument opening to the public the next day.  The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial honors the legacy of the World War II Supreme Allied Commander and the nation’s 34th President. As Commander of

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    Halloween 2020 Celebrations Have Started at the Magic Kingdom

    This year has already been scarier than any horror movie, but if you’re still in the mood to mark the spooky season, the Mouse House is happy to accommodate you with socially distanced Halloween events at Walt Disney World. We were there on September 15 as the first day of Halloween 2020 celebrations kicked off at the Magic Kingdom, and

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    Explore the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Today, we visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom and take a stroll through one of the park’s hidden gems: the Maharajah Jungle Trek, which features tigers, bats, and other amazing creatures from Asia.

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    Disney’s Riviera Resort Review

    Today we take a look at the newest Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s Riviera Resort. The 300-room resort is themed to reflect the beauty of the French and Italian Riviera. Riviera Resort introduces tower studios, a new room category just for couples. Other room configurations are deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas (both accommodating up to 5 guests), two-bedroom villas for up to 9