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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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    Learn to Draw Disney Characters with Animal Kingdom’s Animation Experience

    Disney Animation fans itching for a creative outlet will want to grab a pencil, pad of paper, and pith helmet, because today The Unofficial Guide is taking you on a virtual safari to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where we’ll hop aboard the Wildlife Express train to Conservation Station and learn how to draw Disney characters with video lessons direct from the

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    Meet the Unofficial Guide Authors: Len Testa

    Len Testa, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and creator of Touring Plans, tells us about his very first visit to Walt Disney World and what led to a lifelong love for the theme parks. Currently, all theme parks, cruise lines, and other attractions are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We at The Unofficial Guides hope all our

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    Hop Back to the Magic Kingdom with Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny

    For the first time in memory, Walt Disney World will be empty of crowds this holiday weekend. Although the parks are shuttered, we still can “hop” back in time for a photographic visit with two of the Magic Kingdom’s rarest residents, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!

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    Felicity Pipe and her Mom Reflect on What Closing the Disney Parks Means to Them

    Felicity Pipe, also known as Tink, is one of our kid contributors to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids. Her mother, Jeanine, tells us how the current news about park closings has been so heartbreaking for the entire Pipe family. Currently, all theme parks, cruise lines, and other attractions are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We

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    Meet the Unofficial Guide Authors: Seth Kubersky

    We know you’ve enjoyed following the adventures of the Unofficial Guide authors through our books and blogs, but did you ever wonder what it takes to become a member of our team? While we are all cooped up inside waiting to get back to covering the attractions, we thought we’d share with you our “origin stories,” and today you’ll hear