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    Basic Steps for Finding and Booking Hotels

    When booking a hotel, proximity to the theme parks is usually the most important consideration. However, booking hotels with a direct gondola, shuttle, or monorail connection is often worth the extra cost. Here are some basic steps for finding and booking a hotel that is perfect for you and your family. 1. Start With Google Maps On Google Maps, search for

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    The 2020 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World Giveaway

    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2020 is here! To celebrate the new issue of the best-selling independent guide to Walt Disney World we have a GIVEAWAY. One lucky winner will receive a copy of the 2020 guide AND a special edition of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge “First Order” Backpack. Read on and enter the giveaway at the

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    Thinking About Visiting Vegas? Find out When To Go

    Bob Sehlinger, the author of The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, tells us what to consider when visiting Las Vegas. When is the best time to go? Read on to find out. Spring and fall, when the weather is pleasant, are without doubt the best times to visit Las Vegas. If you plan to spend most of your time indoors,

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    A Sweet Tour Around Epcot’s World Showcase

    We’ve read about the infamous drinking tours around Epcot’s World Showcase, but a family-friendly—and equally entertaining—time can be had discovering the many traditional sweets from the nations represented around World Showcase. So, take your children by the hand and mix culture with fun. At each of the 11 lands, visit the Kidcot Fun Stops to learn about the destinations, collect

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    A Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Opening hours, access, and Fastpass procedures for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are likely to change over the coming months. Check back regularly, as we will update all of our information as it becomes available. On August 29th the eagerly awaited 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to two main rides, the land has several shops and