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The World Premiere of ‘The Magic, the Memories and You’ at Walt Disney World

On January 18, 2011, I was lucky enough to be part of a select group of media to attend the world premiere of ‘The Magic, the Memories and You.’ Walt Disney World’s brand-new show is projected onto Cinderella Castle each night using up to 500 photos of guests taken in the parks on the same day.

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It’s Go Time for Presidents’ Day Weekend: Save 30% on Your Vacation

You know what would make old Washington proud? Celebrating his birthday by saving some greenbacks on your Presidents’ Day escape. Just look at the huge grin on his face!

How can you save on your long-weekend escape? Travelocity is offering up to 30% off hotel deals around the world. Even better, book with any American Express Card(R) and you can save an additional 10%.


Five Best Places to Sate Your Ski Slope Hunger

The second best part of skiing—the third best part is finally taking those ski boots off at the end of the day and the best, of course, is whooshing down the slopes at top speed—has to be the break you take in the middle of the day to refuel. Call me crazy, but food just tastes so much better halfway up a mountain when you’re cold and spent and exhausted. But where are the best places to grab a bite while you’re skiing? No sad $14 bowl of chili for you, buddy; here are some of my favorites:

* Chimney Corner Lounge at Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada: It’s cozy without being cutesy, the fire is always roaring, and the prime rib burger can’t help but hit the spot. Hey, you can eat three million calories if you’re going to be working it off in the afternoon, I swear.

Eight Tips for First-Time Cruisers

Today I’ll set sail on Disney’s newest and largest ship, the Disney Dream, for a quick two-night media cruise to get acquainted with the ship. Now, while this may be my first Disney cruise, this isn’t my first rodeo (rodeo = cruise in this case), so I know a bit about the ins and outs of a cruise vacation. If you’re considering a cruise (and why not, with prices now up to 65 percent off), there are a few tips first-timers need to know to make the most out of a vacation on the high seas. Keep in mind these are general guidelines and may not be applied across all cruise lines.

What Travelers Need to Know about Super Bowl Scams

Please join us in welcoming guest author Libby Zay, a travel writer and contributor to Aol Travel.

Looking to score big on a Super Bowl travel package? Be careful, because scam artists love to dream up new tricks for major sporting events. The American Society of Travel Agents says millions of dollars are defrauded out of sports fans each year, with the Super Bowl being the main event for swindlers.

“I’ve been in hotel lobbies and in the line at the game and seen people crying because they’ve spend $15,000 on tickets and are turned away,” says Chris Russo, President and Chair of the ASTA who has had the opportunity to attend four Super Bowls in the past.

Read the original story on Aol Travel for six tips on how to avoid Super Bowl Scams.