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  • All-Day Park Hopping at Walt Disney World

    The Unofficial Guide to All-Day Park Hopping at Walt Disney World

    All-day park hopping has returned to Walt Disney World for the first time since before the pandemic, and the Unofficial Guides team has all the tips and tricks you need to take full advantage of this perk.

  • What's New at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras 2024

    What’s New at Universal Orlando’s 2024 Mardi Gras Celebration

    Universal Orlando’s annual extended celebration of Fat Tuesday is once again letting the good times roll, and we survived the opening weekend festivities to bring you today’s Unofficial Guide to the updates and additions at Universal Studios Florida’s 2024 Mardi Gras event.

  • Universal Orlando Unveils Epic Universe

    Universal Orlando Unveils Details of New Epic Universe Theme Park

    Universal Orlando finally revealed details about its upcoming Epic Universe theme park on January 30th, but readers of the latest Unofficial Guide already know all about this game-changing new expansion, thanks to our contributor Alicia Stella of Theme Park Stop. There’s still more than a year to go until guests get to enter the new attraction, but we’ve already got

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    10 Things to Do on Embarkation Day for Your Disney Cruise

    Embarkation Day is a super-busy time for cruisers! It’s good to go in there with a plan. Our Disney Cruise Line expert tells us about 10 things that will happen that day. 1. Arrive – You’ve chosen a port arrival time by now. For the last few years, Disney has enforced port arrival times for the most part. If you arrive early, there’s

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    Meet the Hatbox Ghost, the Haunted Mansion’s Most Famous Resident, & Enter Our Giveaway

    We’re celebrating the Hatbox Ghost, also known as Alistair Crump, and the Haunted Mansion with a giveaway of a Haunted Mansion board game. But first, here’s some information about the Hatbox Ghost and the Haunted Mansion ride. ABOUT THE HATBOX GHOST In 1969, when Disneyland opened, the iconic Hatbox Ghost first appeared at the park’s Haunted Mansion. However, the original