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    Opening of Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood Might Take a While

    On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom laid out a plan on how to gradually modify the stay-at-home order and allow certain businesses and schools to reopen. Joined by the Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sonia Angeli, he called for a slow reopening, in stages. The main take from this plan is that the opening of Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood

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    COVID-19 and Theme Parks: Latest Updates

    The COVID-19 novel coronavirus that began in Asia has spread to America, and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Obviously, there are more critical public health concerns right now than theme parks. However, for the millions of guests who were planning on visiting attractions this season, not to mention the employees who depend on

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    Preliminary Road Map to Opening Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Announced

    The Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force has laid out preliminary plans for eventually reopening the Orlando area attractions, hotels, and businesses, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. While the stay-at-home orders expire this Thursday, there will be phased openings that MAY begin as early as May 11. However, that date is not confirmed.  These are initial guidelines from

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    Take a Virtual Tour of Washington, D.C.’s Most Popular Landmarks

    Renee Sklarew, author of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., takes us on a virtual tour of D.C.’s most popular landmarks. Currently, most museums and landmarks are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We at The Unofficial Guides hope all our readers and their loved ones, remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue

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    Enjoy a Virtual Walk Through Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    If you joined us for our recent ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris, you’re probably eager for an even closer look at the amazing creatures spotted along Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s most expansive attraction. You’re in luck— because today we’re taking a virtual walk through Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, which is the safari ride’s self-guided sister attraction.