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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

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    June Updates for the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021

    Say “welcome” to DreamWorks Destination and “farewell” to face masks in our June 2021 monthly updates for the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando.

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    Apple Crumble Tart from Epcot’s Upcoming Food & Wine Festival

    As the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival winds down, Disney now teases us with a yummy Apple Crumble Tart recipe from the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This next festival starts July 15 and runs through November 20. Admission to the festival and the Eat to the Beat concerts is included in your park ticket. 

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    2021 Unofficial Guide to Single Rider Lines at Universal Orlando

    Single Rider Lines have long been among our favorite time-saving secrets at the Universal Orlando Resort, and now that this queue-skipping shortcut has returned to select rides at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, we’ve updated our Unofficial Guide to taking advantage of Universal’s single rider options.