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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    UPDATED 2/26/2021 — 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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    SeaWorld Orlando Expands 2021 Seven Seas Food Festival with 200+ Flavors

    SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival has returned for its fifth year, and the Unofficial Guide recently got a preview of the best new dishes among the more than 200 bites and beverages being offered.

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    Raglan Road Announces Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival—Unplugged!

    Bookings are now available for the annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, which runs March 12-17. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be a festival like no other, with live bands from Ireland and the famous Raglan Road Irish Dancers house troupe. But it would not be an Irish festival without authentic Irish food and drinks. For starters, try the Scallop

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    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2021 International Flavors of Carnival

    COVID-19 has canceled this year’s traditional Fat Tuesday festivities in New Orleans and other cities around the world, but Universal Studios Florida is still letting the good times roll with a new socially distanced International Flavors of Carnival event, so we’ve got your Unofficial Guide to all the food and fun at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2021 celebration.

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    “Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show” Now Open at LEGOLAND Florida

    A time-honored tradition has returned to the site of Central Florida’s oldest themed attraction with the recent debut of Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show at LEGOLAND Florida, and the Unofficial Guide has your in-depth look and this latest incarnation of the Winter Haven park’s waterskiing spectacular.

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    Honoring Presidents’ Day 2021: What’s Open in Washington, D.C.

    Renee Sklarew, author of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., has some suggestions on how to celebrate Presidents’ Day 2021 in our nation’s capital or from the safety of your home. Most museums in Washington, D.C., offer virtual tours of exhibits via their websites. While some attractions remain closed in Washington, D.C., the National Mall with its memorials and monuments