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    Tour the Tastes of California Outside Disneyland at the Anaheim Packing House

    The Disneyland Resort has its fair share of fine dining spots, with price tags to match. But if you’re looking for an overwhelming array of creative, high-quality eats at affordable prices, a true foodies’ Fantasyland is found a few miles up the road at the Anaheim Packing House, which you can sample from home with our video highlights tour.

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    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020

    It’s been a quarter century since Universal Orlando began hosting its popular Mardi Gras parties, and this weekend Universal Studios Florida kicked off its 25th annual Big Easy bacchanalia, featuring parade floats, food, and music direct from New Orleans. This year, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 celebration runs nightly from February 1 through April 2, and you can “let the

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    The Unofficial Guide to Rope Dropping Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida

    Since opening earlier this year, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has received much media attention for the morning crowds it draws daily to Islands of Adventure, but it isn’t the only Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando worth waking up early for. The early wizard gets the Gringotts gold, so we’ve got an exclusive video demonstrating how to rope drop

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    Get High in Las Vegas at The LINQ’s High Roller or Planet 13

    Today, we continue our look at out-of-the-box Sin City attractions with two unique ways to get high in Las Vegas: one mechanical and one botanical. The LINQ’s High Roller Observation Wheel and the Planet 13 Cannabis Superstore are two of the town’s top draws for tourists seeking elevation away from the casino floors, so we’re virtually pairing them through our

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    Surf’s Up at Universal’s Surfside Inn & Suites

    The Endless Summer Resort is Universal’s latest hotel complex featuring two hotel towers of which Surfside Inn & Suites opened in 2019. It is Universal’s first value resort with 750 rooms, including 390 family suites.    Standard rooms are 313-square-foot with two queen-size beds, a coffee maker, a 43-inch TV, and a mini-fridge. The 440-square-foot family suites accommodate a total of