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    Welcome the Holidays with Christmas Ornaments

    A stunning display of holiday decorations greets guests at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks. It is the season to be jolly, and the parks convey the holiday spirit with bounteous decor—and plenty of Christmas merchandise. Holiday snacks and seasonal desserts are tempting, but nothing says Christmas better than the beautiful ornaments available everywhere.  The First Christmas Ornaments The origin

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    The Importance of Being Goofy: Part II

    Bob Sehlinger, founder of the Unofficial Guides Series, shares with us his sense of humor in every Unofficial Guide. Today he delivers his second installment of The Importance of Being Goofy, which has been a staple in The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World over the years. You see, what really makes writing about Walt Disney World fun is that the Disney people

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    The Unofficial Guide to Rope Drop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Walt Disney World has reawakened from its pandemic slumber, and the crowds have returned to Orlando’s theme parks. A lot of things have changed since we first covered the reopening of Walt Disney World, especially at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so we recently made a morning visit to DHS in order to update you on “rope drop” procedures at what has

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    The 2020 Christmas Ornament Giveaway

    Whether you are planning your vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando or not, we are ready to start the holiday season with our  Christmas ornament GIVEAWAY. Read on to find out how to enter and discover what Christmas celebrations are happening at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. At Walt Disney World the festive season starts November 6

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    Growing Crowds and Gray Skies at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Orlando’s weather is cooling off, and the crowds are coming back to Walt Disney World! This week was full of rain, but we didn’t let a few storm clouds scare us away from a recent afternoon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where we saw first-hand just how the growing attendance is affecting the theme parks.