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Universal Orlando Calling – Very Cool $569 3N Pre-Summer Vacation Deal

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Omni Resort At Champions Gate, Orlando, Florida

With two championship golf courses and the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in its backyard, you might think that the Omni Orlando Resort caters to the adult professional crowd. Indeed it does, and the Omni’s lower floors teem with busy meeting space. But something interesting is happening at this property, even...

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Star Trekking: Funny Guy Jon Stewart & Family in Orlando

We all love Jon Stewart on his Emmy-Awarding winning TV show, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He is well-known for making America laugh on the hit, self-titled Comedy Central show because he's so good at turning current events into laughable matters. What we might not realize is that Jon Stewart is also a family man. According to sources at Wikipedia, Stewart and his wife, the...

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Michael Jackson Is Disney’s Captain EO

After more than a decade, a classic Disney 3D show has returned to Disney themeparks to thrill a new generation of Michael Jackson and ride fans.Given the resurgent interest in Michael Jackson after his untimely death from a drug overdose in 2009, the Disney Company has resurrected his legacy for a new generation. And having worked with the pop icon 25 years ago, they had all...

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The Harry Potter Bachelorette Party

Writer, with girlfriends in tow, heads to Universal Orlando to explore the latest addition to the theme park: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.It wasn’t a typical Bachelorette Party with strippers, partying and the usual frisky accouterments. Instead, our small group of ladies in their mid-20s headed to Orlando, Florida with wholesome visions of butterbeer, wands, spells and...

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