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    The Unofficial Guide to the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT

    Hallo und guten Tag! Today we take a look at EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion. Join me on a tour of the pavilion offering architecture from a cross section of Germany’s regions. The pavilion, which opened with the park on October 1, 1982, is located between China and Italy. The main square is lined with cobblestones. Its centerpiece is a fountain topped

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    Disney vs. Disney: Peter Pan’s Flight

    Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the foundational Disney dark rides, with a version found in nearly every Magic Kingdom-style park around the world, but sharing the same name on the marquee doesn’t mean they offer the same experiences inside. Today’s Disney vs. Disney takes off for Neverland with a side-by-side comparison of Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland in California

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    Candlewood Suites Lake Buena Vista: A Review

    Locating a hotel is critical to planning for any Walt Disney World vacation. The basic question is whether to stay at a hotel located inside Disney World (“on-site”) or not (“off-site”). Today we are looking at Candlewood Suites Lake Buena Vista, an off-site property 4 miles away from all four Walt Disney World parks. Meals are less expensive, and rooming

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    Disney vs. Disney: Finding Nemo Rides

    Get immersed in the Big Blue World with the Unofficial Guide’s ongoing Disney vs. Disney series as we take a deep dive into the differences between the Finding Nemo rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s EPCOT.

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    Preparing Kids for the Scary Stuff at Walt Disney World

    Disney Attractions, both rides and shows, are adventures, and they focus on themes common to adventures: good and evil, life and death, beauty and the grotesque, fellowship, and enmity. In this blog we explore how to prepare your kids for the scary stuff at Walt Disney World. As you sample the attractions at Walt Disney World, you transcend the spinning