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    Busch Gardens Offers Exclusive Park Experiences

    Busch Gardens offers a wide variety of exclusive park experiences, but many of them contain overlapping locations, so pick the one that is right for you. Though you can book all the tours listed below on the day of your visit at the Tours Information and Reservation Center near the main gate, the limited capacity of the tours causes them to sell out early most of

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    Watering Holes Galore at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

    New, Hip, and Fun Watering Holes Shine at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Liliane Opsomer, the coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, shares her favorite watering holes for mom and dad’s night out. This article was first published on The Mouse for Less blog. The magician-themed lounge AbracadaBAR at Disney’s BoardWalk is one of the newest watering holes to open at Walt Disney

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    Newseum—A Review of Modern News Reporting

    Newseum—A Museum dedicated to journalism, reporting, and the role of the press in society Reviewing the Newseum is essentially a review of modern news reporting: A core slice of it is excellent and reminds you that the Fourth Estate is vital to a functional democracy. The rest of it you’ve probably seen for free on the web. The Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages exhibit, on Level 6, is

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    Sapphire Falls Lures with Island Vibes

    Sapphire Falls—From Skull Island to Island Time This review of Sapphire Falls by Liliane Opsomer was first published on The Mouse for Less blog. Sapphire Falls is a different kind of island time. My home for two nights recently was at Sapphire Falls Resort, Loews fifth on-site hotel and the second resort aimed at the moderate market. My room offered a great view of the

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    Drones Spread Christmas Cheer at Disney Springs

    300 Drones Light Up the Sky Over Disney Springs A first not only for Disney but also in the United States is a new holiday experience featuring 300 show drones illuminating the night sky. Starbright Holiday—An Intel Collaboration takes place nightly at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. now through January 8th over Lake Buena Vista. The 5-minute choreographed aerial performance of 300 drones is