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    Universal Orlando CityWalk Reopened with Social Distancing

    One of Central Florida’s major resorts is once again welcoming guests for the first time since the COVID-19 coronavirus closed down the country in mid-March, and an Unofficial Guides team member was there on reopening day to show you how social distancing has changed the experience of visiting Universal Orlando’s CityWalk.

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    Pandora Drummers and Exo-Suit Rangers: Animal Kingdom’s Avatar Entertainment

    Ever since the 2017 debut of Pandora — The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, the big buzz has been all about the Flight of Passage simulator, but the land is also home to two unheralded street shows that guests shouldn’t overlook. Today, we’re paying tribute to the Pandora Drummers and Exo-Suit Rangers, performers who provided some

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    Universal Orlando CityWalk Starts Limited Reopening on May 14

    Days after Walt Disney World announced that the Disney Springs dining and shopping district would partially reopen on May 20, Universal Orlando has confirmed that its CityWalk district will emerge from the COVID-19 closure and resume limited operations as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. The reopening of Universal Orlando’s CityWalk will start on May 14 with a select

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    Spreading Joy and Giving a Helping Hand: Actions That Touched my Heart

    Throughout the past months as we all hunkered down safe at home, we have written about the attractions and food we miss, we even have told you how the Unofficial authors became theme park fans, and soon we will share what our favorite Disney movies are. Today, however, I want to take a moment and tell you about actions the

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    Disney Springs Begins Phased Reopening on May 20

    More than two months after shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, signs of life are starting to return to Walt Disney World, which will begin the phased reopening of its Disney Springs shopping and dining district on May 20, 2020.