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    New Oogie Boogie Bash Coming to Disney California Adventure

    Disney California Adventure will be Halloween central when the new Oogie Boogie Bash takes place on select nights in September and October.  Replacing Mickey’s Halloween Party, the new event is inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. In addition to a new name, Disney also gives the spooky event a new home, moving the event from Disneyland Park to

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    Golden Nugget, a Hotel Smack in the Middle of Glitter Gulch

    The undisputed flagship of the Downtown hotels and one of the most meticulously maintained and managed properties in Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget is smack in the middle of Glitter Gulch. The hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms, a showroom, lounge entertainment, excellent restaurants, a large pool, a first-rate spa, a shopping arcade, a workout room, two on-site Starbucks, and a

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    Getting Drenched at Islands of Adventure

    The roller coasters at Universal are serious with a capital S; in fact, six of the top eight attractions at IOA are thrill rides. Of these, three will not only scare the heck out of you but will also drench you with water. But there is more, as even a ride as harmless as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue

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    Family Fun at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival 

    Larger-than-life topiaries, vibrant flowerbeds, and stunning gardens are the hallmark of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival, but will kids enjoy the visit? You bet, and here are six reasons why.  Topiaries Shaped Like Beloved Disney Characters On display throughout Epcot, the topiaries are excellent conversation starters about the movies your kids love best. They also offer a playful opportunity

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    Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World

    Historically, the best time to visit Walt Disney World is from after Labor Day through the beginning of October. The next slowest is mid-January, after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, through Presidents’ Day in February (except when the Walt Disney World Marathon is held after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day). The weeks after Thanksgiving and before Christmas