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    Universal Versus Disney

    Universal VS. Disney Universal Versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry is the latest addition to The Unofficial Guide Series. Written by Sam Gennawey, one of the most prolific historian of Walt Disney Company and theme parks currently writing, the Universal versus Disney book explains how Universal has finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company.

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    Mount Vernon Estate

    Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens If you have only a few days in our nation’s capital you may not have time to visit Mount Vernon. However if you have a spare day we recommend this historical site. Touring takes nearly a whole day. The 30-acre plantation includes a four-acre colonial-style farm site where visitors can view costumed interpreters using 18th-century

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    Venice Las Vegas Style

    Take a trip back to the world of the 16th Century Venice – Las Vegas Style The Venetian draws its theme from the plazas, architecture, and canals of Venice, Italy, bringing the icons of world travel to Las Vegas. Even if you do not stay at The Venetian, a visit is a must. While it is Venice Las Vegas Style

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    Celebrating Halloween with Mickey Mouse

    Celebrating Halloween with Mickey Mouse Now through November 1st thousands of families, dressed in their latest Halloween costumes, visit the Magic Kingdom. Celebrating Halloween with Mickey Mouse would not be complete without attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held on select nights. The event is a lot of fun but we do not recommend it for first time visitors to the Magic Kingdom. The

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    Arlington National Cemetery

    Arlington National Cemetery – A must for every first-time visitor to Washington D.C. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is an absolute must when in the nation’s capital.  However, the visit is not a mere sightseeing. As Americans, our lives are too intimately attached to the 200,000 men and women buried here. They include the famous, the obscure, and the unknown.