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Turkey talk at the theme parks

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From a safe distance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel.

Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from his portion of the feast and popped it into a trash can.

This fair-haired British family of five was consuming, for the first time, the ubiquitous

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Do you want good food; head to the theme parks

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Some people love theme parks for the rides. Some for the shows. And while you can lay down some serious cash for not-so-haute cuisine like churros and turkey legs, there are some who love the parks for the food, and some of the best in Central Florida can be found around the attractions. Using a scooter by Scootarama can help you navigate the theme parks you’re not physically capable of doing so alone.

The Orlando Sentinel recently came out with their ...

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Construction reroutes daily parade in Magic Kingdom

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The Fantasyland expansion is in full swing — the forlorn Dumbo sign could still be seen in the ride’s former location behind a construction fence.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is also closed for a long rehab; you can see it encased in scaffolding. And buildings in Frontierland and on Main Street are being worked on. The ground appears to be being resurfaced in Frontierland in big patches, too.

The Frontierland work means the parade can’t get through — so a modified version ...

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How to pass the time while waiting in theme park lines

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It’s inevitable that a trip to Disney World or Universal Studios will involve spending time waiting in lines. With a little preparation for the younger travelers in your group, you can avoid the incessant complaining and subsequent meltdowns.

It’s really tough for kids to wait in line for 45 minutes or an hour, even if the reward is the thing they want most, such as meeting a favorite princess or riding the most-anticipated ride.

To help pass the time, try these tips:

— Use the ...

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Ground broken on Disney World’s Four Seasons hotel

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In a ceremony attended by about 50 representatives of its various partners, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts broke ground last week on its new resort at Disney World.

The 444-room hotel, being built as part of Disney World’s posh Golden Oak residential subdivision, is scheduled to open in 2014. Amenities will include a rooftop restaurant with views of the Magic Kingdom, a 14,000-square-foot spa, three pools and ...

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Disney World confirm the Grand Floridian DVC project

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Disney have today confirmed that the construction taking place between the Wedding Pavilion and Grand Floridian Resort is indeed for a Disney Vacation Club property. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the expansion will add 147 time-share units ready to open in late 2013.

“We continually look for ways to expand Disney Vacation Club by creating resort experiences that our members will love,” Claire Bilby, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club, said in a prepared statement. “With the ...

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