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    New Discovery Cove Experiences

    So many wonderful Discovery Cove experiences await you at this intimate, SeaWorld-owned resort. You probably know that you can swim with dolphins here, but now you can also swim with sharks and feed stingrays! Swim with an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin This is, of course, the main draw at Discovery Cove. The 50-minute experience begins with an orientation led by trainers and includes

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    T-Mobile Arena: Las Vegas’ Entertainment Complex

    The Strip’s newest entertainment-and-sports complex is the majestic gold-and-copper-hued T-Mobile Arena, strategically holding court on 16 acres between the New York–New York and Monte Carlo (soon to be Park MGM) resorts. Major stars like Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, and Carrie Underwood are performing at the T-Mobile Arena. The venue also holds events like the PBR World Finals, boxing, and

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    Post-Hurricane Irma Theme Park Operating Hours

    While Hurricane Irma has impacted the vacations of many visitors, we want to give a shout-out to all the cast members at all parks and the cleanup crews for doing a great job throughout Hurricane Irma and for getting the parks operational again. Here are the latest updates. If you are not sure about operating hours or any reservations you have made,

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    Hurricane Irma Impacts Orlando-Area Theme Parks

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by Hurricane Irma. Orlando International Airport All commercial operations at MCO will cease Saturday, September 9th, with a last departure at 5 p.m. Please check with your airline directly about your upcoming departure flight. Follow the airport’s Twitter account for regular updates. UPDATE: MCO continues to be closed and all Florida airports are

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    Disney Caramel Apples for All Occasions

    Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids shares with us her love for Disney’s caramel apples. Have you ever been tempted by any of the delicious themed caramel apples at Main Street Confectionery, the Big Top Treats, the Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs, Karamell-Küche at Epcot, or Beverly Sunset at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I