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    Film Review: Rise of Skywalker Gives the Star Wars Saga a Satisfying Send-off

    Between the grand opening of Galaxy’s Edge at the Disney theme parks and the debut of The Mandalorian on Disney+, 2019 was already the most momentous year in the history of George Lucas’ sci-fi franchise. But the release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in cinemas this week tops them all, bringing the saga that defined a generation to

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    The Unofficial Guide to Christmas at Universal Orlando

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, celebrated Christmas at Universal Orlando. Here is her report. Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s is no doubt the star of Yuletide festivities at Universal Studios. Held nightly now through January 5th, the parade brings elements of Macy’s famous New York parade down to Orlando. The parade includes 15

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    Santa and Mrs. Claus Chill Out at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

    Every year, ahead of Christmas Eve, Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their elf Candy Kane, take a relaxing vacation at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Even though this is their annual vacation, they make time to meet with guests. Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, caught up with the merry couple

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    Disney’s Hollywood Studios Welcomes Christmas with a Flurry of Fun Retro Decor

    Right now, guests are lining up daily before dawn for a chance to ride Walt Disney World’s new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, but that attraction is far from the only reason to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios this month. Each of the Orlando resort’s four theme parks celebrates the season in its own style, from the Magic Kingdom’s traditional

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    Riviera Resort Opens at Walt Disney World

    Located smack between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, Disney’s 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort, opened today at Walt Disney World. The resort offers deluxe accommodations inspired by Walt and Lillian Disney’s trips to Europe’s Mediterranean Coast.  We are celebrating the opening of the Riviera Resort with a GIVEAWAY. One lucky winner will receive a Riviera Resort-themed autograph