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    The Unofficial Guide to the 2019 Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure

    All Hallows’ Eve is rapidly approaching, but there’s still time left to experience the tricks and treats of Oogie Boogie Bash, this year’s brand-new after-hours Halloween event at Disney California Adventure. For many years, the Disneyland Resort held its Halloween parties inside the original Disneyland Park. But, in 2019, the spooky celebration has been shifted across the esplanade, gaining all-new

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    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando’s Endless Summer Resort

    For anyone who fondly remembers the eponymous seminal 1966 surfing documentary, the phrase “Endless Summer” conjures images of pristine oceans, epic waves, and limitless freedom. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, a 2,800-room complex of value-priced rooms that will be completed in 2020, is built along an inland lake that was previously home to the Wet ’n Wild water park, so the

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    Exploring the secrets of Savi’s Workshop at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has now launched at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, and fans are exploring Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost on both coasts. Wait times for the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride are typically hovering under an hour, and even the popular Oga’s Cantina often has same-day availability at the bar, but one super-exclusive attraction still only accommodates

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    Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground: A Review and Video Tour

    The brand-new 2020 edition of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland is hitting store shelves now, and one of the most exciting changes to the new volume is a top-to-bottom revamp of our hotel and motel reviews. To celebrate, we’ll be sharing some of our new hotels reviews—complete with video tours of the properties—starting with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel &

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    Character Dining at Disney’s Grand California Hotel

    Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel offers two character dining options. Check out our review and find out which one is for you! Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. until noon, the Napa Rose is home to the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures. Six to eight Disney Princesses, including Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Belle, and Princess Tiana, are on hand for pictures, storytelling,