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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    The COVID-19 novel coronavirus that began in Asia has spread to America, and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Obviously, there are more critical public health concerns right now than theme parks. However, for the millions of guests who were planning on visiting attractions this season, not to mention the employees who depend on

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    Waiting-Line Strategies for Adults with Young Children

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, shares with us waiting-line strategies for adults with young children.  Children hold up better through the day if you minimize the time they spend in lines. Arriving early, booking Fastpass+ for headliners, and using our touring plans greatly reduce wait times. Here are other ways to lower

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    Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    On Wednesday, March 4, Walt Disney World welcomed guests into the first-ever dark ride devoted to the Mouse who started it all, and we were there on opening day to bring you this full review of the brand-new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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    Welcome to the Nation’s Capital, My Hometown

    Renee Sklarew, author of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., welcomes you to Washington, D.C., and shares why she loves her hometown.  I’ve always been proud of living in the Nation’s Capital and have called the region my home for most of my life. When I was a kid, I thought everyone had museums that looked like palaces, where you