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    The Unofficial Guide to the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

    It’s time for lovers of the performing, visual, and culinary arts to shake off the post-New Year’s blues and rejoice: The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned for a fourth year! Although Epcot’s arts event is the park’s newest and briefest—running only from Jan. 17 to Feb. 24—it has become one of our favorite seasonal events at

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    Three New Films Now Open at Epcot

    In addition to kicking off the 2020 International Festival of the Arts, January 17 also saw the debut of three brand-new films around Epcot at Walt Disney World. We were there on opening day to bring you a first look at these fresh new attractions. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 Replacing the former O Canada film with Martin

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    Jaleo, a Perfect Tribute to Spanish Cuisine

    Celebrity Chef Jose Andrés’ Jaleo might be the newest kid on the blog at Disney Springs’ West Side, but will it pass the test of time? It has been more than 8 months now since its much-anticipated opening, and after several visits, Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids and contributor to The Unofficial

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    BLVD Hotel Near Universal Studios Hollywood: A Review and Video Tour

    There’s plenty of information available online for tourists seeking a hotel room near the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, or Universal Orlando in Florida, but details on lodging around Universal Studios Hollywood can be hard to come by. If you’re staying overnight near Los Angeles’s original movie-themed attraction, consider this review (direct from the new Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2020) of

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    Universal Orlando Announces 2020 Mardi Gras Concert Lineup with Marshmello and TLC

    Universal Studios Florida is celebrating a quarter century of Mardi Gras parties this spring, and today Universal Orlando has officially announced that top musical acts like Marshmello and TLC will headline the 2020 Mardi Gras concert series.