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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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10 Disney World Superlatives, Fun Facts, and Other Surprising Tidbits

July 23, 2014 by Christine Dayao

Clearly, Disney World offers a travel experience that you can’t exactly replicate anywhere else. From its signature rides to its extravagant parades and ... Read More »

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Disney’s "Frozen" Inspires Travel Offerings in the Parks, at Sea, and Abroad

July 15, 2014 by Christine Dayao

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Disney’s animated film Frozen has become a global sensation since its release last year. It’s currently the ... Read More »

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Disney Lingo to Know Before You Go

July 10, 2014 by Christine Dayao

Disney World clearly covers all the bases when it comes to creating a whimsical atmosphere, from naming the rides, to piping the scent of freshly baked cookies ... Read More »

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5 Things to Do at the New Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

July 01, 2014 by Christine Dayao

Get ready to apparate over to Universal Orlando this summer as the theme park resort officially opens its highly-anticipated Harry Potter addition, Diagon ... Read More »

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Southwest Goes International -- and Gives You a Great Deal

July 01, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Southwest Airlines have been a major player in the U.S. market over the past few decades, but today it takes its first step into the big, wide world. As of July ... Read More »

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“Take advantage of overbooked flights. If you're not on a tight schedule, accept airlines' offers of bonus miles and cash in exchange for taking a later flight.”

Jim Sherman Founder and Chairman

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