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Orlando — There's more to Orlando than Mickey Mouse. While its theme-park thrills and character encounters appeal to children of all ages, its abundant nightlife, lakeside parks, and shopping options make grown-up wishes come true, too. To experience the city behind the artifice, allow time for neighborhoods beyond the attractions, particularly downtown residential areas and Winter Park; that's where you'll discover the one-of-a-kind bistros, shops, and museums equally beloved by locals and visitors. For information on the Disney theme parks, see our Walt Disney World Travel Guide.

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8 Pro Tips for Walt Disney World Souvenir Shopping

February 24, 2015 by Christine Dayao

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Tickets to Disney World Now $101 More Than When the Resort First Opened

February 23, 2015 by Christine Dayao

It's gettingmore expensive to get into the four parks at Walt Disney World. One-day tickets for the Magic Kingdom are now going for $105 each, before taxes, for ... Read More »


Haute Hot Chocolate

February 11, 2015 by Kimberly Button

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Believe It or Not: Snow & Ice Holiday Fun in Orlando

December 12, 2014 by Kimberly Button

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The 5 Best Theme Parks That Transform for Winter

December 04, 2014 by Zachary Laks

Shorts and sunscreen have been replaced with jackets and scarves, and theme parks across the country have suited up to take the winter weather in stride. The ... Read More »

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