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    Isla Nu-Bar Recipes from Universal Studios Hollywood

    While Universal CityWalk is open on a limited basis, the famed Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios, remains closed. Only last July the reimagined Jurassic World—The Ride opened. Check out The Making of Jurassic World—The Ride here. And for those a little timid to face the dinosaurs, Universal Studios also opened the walk-up Isla Nu-Bar.  The thatched-roof bar serves a variety of

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    The Unofficial Guide to a Socially Distanced Universal Orlando: Volcano Bay

    Today, we conclude our Unofficial Guide to a Socially Distanced Universal Orlando by diving into Volcano Bay for a look at how Universal’s water theme park is welcoming guests with new safety precautions.

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    Universal’s Canceled Halloween Horror Nights Lives On in HHN Tribute Store

    Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled on both coasts, joining the long list of 2020 events felled by COVID. But while Universal Orlando’s eagerly anticipated HHN 30 event may be deceased, its spirit lives on inside the newly reopened Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida.

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    A Dream Day at Walt Disney World

    A.J. is one of our kid contributors to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids. He loves Walt Disney World! While he is not able to visit right now, he knows exactly what he would like to do once he gets back to the Kingdom of the Mouse. So, without further ado, here is A.J.’s dream day at Walt Disney

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    A Day in the Park with Barney Tribute

    Today is the last chance for guests to experience A Day in the Park with Barney, as the show is closing temporarily. Here is a tribute to the Dino-star who for 25 years has brought much joy to the youngest of Universal Studios visitors. When I think of A Day in the Park with Barney, the last thing that comes