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    May Updates for the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021

    A major rollback of social distancing restrictions and a rapturous reception for the new VelociCoaster lead our May 2021 monthly updates to the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando.

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    An E-Ticket Evening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom often awakens each morning before the rest of Walt Disney World’s attractions, and it offers encounters with nature that go far beyond any roller-coaster. But as you’ll discover in today’s article, the park can also be a paradise for thrill-seeking late arrivers who want to enjoy an evening experiencing the Animal Kingdom’s E-Ticket adventures with minimal waits.

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    Celebration of Festival of The Lion King Show Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Walt Disney World’s highest rated live show has returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom after more than a year’s hiatus, and the Unofficial Guide has taken an in-depth look at the new socially distanced Celebration of Festival of The Lion King to tell you if it was worth the wait.

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    Remembering the First Walt Disney World Trip

    Bob Jacobs, a fan of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, recalls his first visit to Walt Disney World. Let’s join him on his journey back in time. I’m sure you have memories of your first trip to Walt Disney World. Who doesn’t? BUT…do you have memories about the first time you used the Unofficial Guide? I do: it was

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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    UPDATED 5/7/2021 — 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 planning on visiting attractions this season, not to mention the employees who depend