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    Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

    Seth Kubersky, author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, shares with us his review of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This new family-friendly thrill ride, which replaced the Dragon Challenge twin roller coasters, is also a coaster, but it’s a highly themed one without huge hills or upside-down loops. Instead, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure focuses on thrilling launches

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    Dealing with Dietary Restrictions & Allergies at Walt Disney World

    Walt Disney World restaurants work hard to accommodate guests’ special dietary needs. When you make a dining reservation online or by phone, you’ll be asked about food allergies and the like. When you arrive at table-service restaurants and buffets, alert the host or hostess and your server. Almost all Walt Disney World restaurants have dedicated allergy-friendly menus available; ask any

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    The Complete Unofficial Guide to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Finally Open — Now What? Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the eagerly awaited and most detailed and immersive land that Disney has ever created, is finally open at Disneyland. Opening hours, access, and Fastpass/MaxPass procedures for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are likely to change over the coming months. Check back regularly as we will update all

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    Whispering Canyon Café: Fun for the Entire Family

    Jeanine Pipe, mom of Unofficial Guide Kid Felicity, shares with us her family’s experience dining at The Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  One of my most favorite places to visit in all of Walt Disney World is Wilderness Lodge, and it will come as little surprise to learn just how much we enjoyed our first visit to The

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    The Unofficial Guide to Galaxy’s Edge: Batuu 101

    Batuu, the Star Wars-inspired land, is a collection of squat, sand-colored buildings set amid rock outcroppings and surrounded by a green forest. In addition to the two main rides, of which right now only one is open, the land has several shops and eateries. But what would a land be without a backstory? So here we go. The location, which