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    What Kids Like Best at Walt Disney World

    When it comes to Walt Disney World, what kids like best is often different from what parents want, and so it is not surprising that children prefer vastly different attractions in Disney’s theme parks.  Since 2015, Elon University has offered a psychology class called “The Science of Happiness at Disney,” taught by Alexis Franzese, PhD. Each student chooses a research

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    Las Vegas’ Neon Museum is a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Unofficial Guides researcher Darcie Vance recently visited the Las Vegas Neon Museum; here is her report. The opulent, 2.27-acre outdoor collection of more than 200 vintage neon signs celebrates Las Vegas’s small-town, bright-lights era. Signs are stacked along pathways winding through a maze of metal sculpture, huge panels of lightbulbs, and yards of glass tubing. Among the huge classic structures are

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    Tips on How to Save Money During a Disney Vacation

    While fun, a Disney vacation does not come cheap. Here are some tips on how to save more than $600. For each of these tips, assume a family of four traveling for a one-week (six-day, seven-night) vacation. Our sample family includes two adults and two children ages 3 and 9.  TIP #1: DITCH DAILY HOUSEKEEPING  Disney will credit you $10

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    Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Top 6 Differences between Disneyland and Walt Disney World

    It wasn’t very long ago that we first set foot inside Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, and now we have returned to a galaxy far, far away as Disney debuts its second eagerly awaited Star Wars expansion on the East Coast. Having thoroughly explored Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland during its preview and grand opening period, we are excited

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    The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2020 Giveaway

    The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas emphasizes how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today’s Vegas. In celebration of the upcoming release of the 2020 edition we are having a GIVEAWAY. One lucky winner will not only receive a copy of the 2020 guide, but also a 1-year online subscription to the Las Vegas Advisor. With