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    Nation’s Capital is Ready to Welcome you Back

    The Smithsonian and other Washington, D.C. museums are open right now, and our Nation’s Capital is looking forward to welcome visitors back. Here’s a list of the new hours and links to the websites for those that require advance ticketing. The Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the plaza and building remain closed. For more

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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    UPDATED 6/15/2021 — The COVID-19 novel coronavirus that began in Asia spread to America, and was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Now that most capacity and safety restrictions at theme parks have been rescinded, this will be the final update to The Unofficial Guides’ round-up of information about park closures, reopenings, and other effects of

  • DreamWorks Destination Dance Party Now Open at Universal Orlando

    DreamWorks Destination Dance Party Now Open at Universal Orlando

    In another sure sign that Universal Orlando is returning to full operations, a new DreamWorks Destination attraction recently opened at Universal Studios Florida’s Kidzone where fans of Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, Shrek, and Madagascar can dance and pose with some of their favorite characters.

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    Disney World Relaxes Social Distancing Restrictions

    After a year of enforcing strict COVID-19 safety protocols, Walt Disney World has recently begun relaxing its social distancing restrictions, and we’ve visited the theme parks to see what you need to know about Disney’s return to more “normal” operations.

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    Summer Disney Movie Giveaway

    In celebration of the three Academy Awards for Soul, a film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, we are having a Summer Disney Movie Giveaway.  Soul won Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score, and Best Sound, and—you guessed it—we are giving away a copy of the only picture that Disney has released exclusively on its streaming service Disney+ and