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    Tickets Now on Sale for 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties

    October 31st may still be over eleven months away, but it’s never too soon to start planning for the spooky season, because Walt Disney World has already announced dates and started ticket sales for the 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at the Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will take over Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for 36 nights between

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    Disneyland Park and Why You Should Plan a Visit for 2019

    In December we celebrated both Walt Disney’s birth (December 5, 1901) and his passing (December 15, 1966). Little did he know that when he opened Disneyland Park on July 17, 1955, that this, together with his film studios, was only the beginning of a legacy we still celebrate today. So why visit Disneyland in 2019? The answer seems easy. Star

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    Peek Inside the New Jaleo Restaurant at Disney Springs

    We’ve seen a lot of exciting changes in recent years at the Disney Springs shopping and dining complex in Walt Disney World, and the evolution of the area formerly known as Downtown Disney isn’t done yet. José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup recently unveiled a sneak peek at the striking design of Jaleo, the new Spanish restaurant that’s opening in 2019 on the

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    Universal Orlando Offers Discounted Tickets to Florida Residents through Mardi Gras

    Universal Orlando’s annual Mardi Gras event is just around the corner, and this year it’s a little easier for Florida residents to celebrate in Big Easy style, thanks to a new discounted ticket offer on 3-day admission. From now through April 4th, Florida residents can purchase three days of admission to Universal Orlando for $159.99 plus tax. This exclusive 2-Park,

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    Cruising with Kids is Great Fun for the Entire Family

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, talks to us about cruising with kids. Having traveled on several DCL cruises with her family, she knows! As parents, we know that one of the most difficult parts of planning a vacation with kids is ensuring that they stay entertained throughout the trip. For us, this usually means