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    Kids Activities at Mall of America

    Plenty of Kids Activities at Mall of America Smart marketers have realized that the best way to draw the parent crowd is to provide kids activities for the youngsters. Books are best (we know that for a fact), and Barnes & Noble scored one of the best locations in the mall. The huge store is located on Level 1, right off the

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    The New Disney Springs

    Springs have Sprung at New Disney Springs The new Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex along the banks of Village Lake that has seen a major overhaul in the past three years. As Disney puts the finishing touches on the four distinct areas, let’s explore this complex that, upon completion, will have twice as

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    Washington, D.C., in Pictures

    Washington, D.C., is a more international city than an American one, housing as it does the scores of embassies and consulates, the headquarters of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the organization of American States, and so on. And, of course, repeated waves of immigration have made it, if not the melting pot of America, a sizable and simmering

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    Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

    How to Have a Great Experience at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a hugely popular after-hours event at the Magic Kingdom; it runs from 7 p.m. till midnight on select nights from mid-September through October 31st. Good to know Even though Disney does not officially announce it, guests with valid Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be let into the park as early

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    SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America

    SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America Offers Great Opportunities for Learning Much like Mall of America’s theme park, the SEA LIFE aquarium has gone through a number of transitions. A few years after opening, in 1996, the first Mall of America aquarium opened as Underwater World. Four years later the name changed to Underwater Adventures Aquarium. Finally, in 2011, the now Merlin