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    The Unofficial Guide to a Socially Distanced Universal Orlando: Introduction

    Although the COVID-19 crisis is far from over, the Universal Orlando Resort is back in business, welcoming guests to its theme parks and hotels. But that doesn’t mean that things are back to business as usual; on the contrary, the current Universal Orlando experience is far different from previous vacations you may remember. We’ve spent the last few weeks exploring

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    Review: The Bourne Stuntacular at Universal Studios Florida is Orlando’s Newest Must-See Attraction

    Universal Orlando made headlines as Central Florida’s first major resort to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Universal has premiered the theme park industry’s first new post-quarantine attraction, as The Bourne Stuntacular has begun “technical rehearsal” previews at Universal Studios Florida. Does Matt Damon’s amnesiac super-spy have what it takes to top the Terminator? Read our first-look review based

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    How to Make the Strong Water Tavern Grog at Home

    My favorite watering hole at Universal Orlando is, without a doubt, Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. I love the drinks and the small plates, and nothing beats the Tavern Grog. Smooth, yet strong, the Tavern Grog is a great drink to enjoy while relaxing before dinner.  Located in the lobby, the tavern offers a one-of-a-kind cocktail journey

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    Disneyland Resort Begins Phased Reopening on July 9

    Two weeks after Walt Disney World unveiled its post-quarantine plans, the Disneyland Resort has announced a phased reopening of the Anaheim attraction, beginning with Downtown Disney on July 9, with the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks resuming operations on July 17, and select resort hotels reemerging on July 23.

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    Secrets of Universal Orlando: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon VIP Studio Tour

    Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon gives Universal Studios Florida guests a 3-D glimpse behind the curtain of The Tonight Show, but there’s a secret way to visit corners of the studio that even The Roots don’t get to see. Buckle up as we take the Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon VIP Studio Tour, and learn about