the Official Blog of the Unofficial Guides

  • EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2024

    Four New Things to Love at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2024

    Last year’s holiday decor has barely been put away, but EPCOT is already decked out again for the International Festival of the Arts 2024, which runs now through February 19th. We ended our Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with a moist-but-memorable visit to this year’s festival, and we came away with four new finds you won’t want to miss

  • Disney vs. Disney Kali River & Grizzly River

    Disney vs. Disney: Kali River Rapids & Grizzly River Run

    When you want to cool off on a warm day in a theme park—and the resort’s signature log flume is shut down for a major makeover—there’s nothing quite like a river rafting ride, and each of Disney’s domestic resorts is home to one of the world’s most elaborate examples of the genre. But is Kali River Rapids at Walt Disney

  • The Palm Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

    Dining Review: The Palm at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando

    For more than 20 years, the Hard Rock Hotel’s Palm Restaurant has been one of the top table-service spots at Universal Orlando Resort, but does this high-end steakhouse still live up to its reputation? Find out as we take a fresh look at The Palm, direct from the new Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2024.

  • Sleeping Beauty DL Banner

    Kids and Scary Stuff at Disneyland Resort

    Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure (DCA) are family theme parks. Yet some of the Disney adventure rides can be intimidating to small children. On certain rides, such as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and the roller coasters (Incredicoaster, Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), the ride itself may be frightening. On other rides, such as Haunted Mansion and

  • Unofficial Guide to EPCOT's Luminous

    The Unofficial Guide to EPCOT’s Luminous: The Symphony of Us

    The latest nighttime lagoon show has finally landed at Walt Disney World with a big bang, and we have your Unofficial Guide to experiencing EPCOT’s all-new Luminous: The Symphony of Us.