What could you do with a $250 Disney Gift Card?

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The final hours are fast approaching! The last chance to enter for your chance to win a $250 Disney Gift Card or other cool prizes.

There are so many things that you could do with the gift card if you won it.

What would you do?

Place a deposit for your next Walt Disney World Vacation?

Go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?

Get a spa treatment on the Disney Dream?

Buy the new Vera Bradley Disney Collection Hand Bag?

Splurge on matching T-shirts for the whole family?

You can share the post for an additional 10 entries each day

Enter for a chance to win here!!

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Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando wait times rival Anna & Elsa

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It is no surprise that the new Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando is already a huge hit. Due to the first days of demand, USO execs opened up the park at 5:45am to start allowing guests to line up inside the park vs outside. That helped keep the crowd tame and the line moving. With wait times for Gringotts being an estimated 7.5 hours, USO employees were handing out return passes so guests could enjoy other attractions through out the park.

One great way to get ahead of the crowd is to book a Universal Vacation Package. It allows you to enter the park one hour prior to opening so you are able to get ahead of most of the crowds. If you stay at one of the three Deluxe resorts at Universal Orlando resort (Hard Rock Resort, Lowe’s Royal Pacific or Lowe’s Portofino Bay) you are given an Express Pass which will allow you to skip most of the wait times for attractions one time per day. It is included in your resort stay.

If you aren’t staying at Universal Orlando Resort, you can purchase the Express Pass starting at an additional $39.99 per day per ticket. Pricing is based on the day you visit and the crowd levels expected. The more crowded it is expected… the more expensive the ticket.

Universal Studios Florida®
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®
Universal Horror Make-Up Show
TERMINATOR 2®: 3-D
Animal Actors on Location!SM
A Day In The Park with Barney™
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster®
E.T. Adventure®
MEN IN BLACK ™ Alien Attack™
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue™
TWISTER…Ride It Out®
Revenge of the Mummy®
Shrek 4-D
Fear Factor Live
Disaster!SM A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring YOU
The Simpsons Ride™
Transformers: The Ride- 3D
Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

The Cat In The Hat™
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™
Caro-Seuss-el™
Poseidon’s Fury®
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad®
Dragon Challenge™
Jurassic Park River Adventure®
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®
Storm Force Accelatron®
The Incredible Hulk Coaster®
Flight of the Hippogriff™
NOT AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTIONS:
Universal Studios Florida
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™
Hogwarts™ Express
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
Hogwarts™ Express
Pteranodon Flyers®
RESTRICTIONS:

Date selection is required before entering ticket quantity
There are only a limited number of passes available for sale for each date.
Not valid for separately ticketed events, such as Halloween Horror Nights or Rock the Universe.
Limit eight (8) tickets per transaction.
Your ticket may not be copied, transferred, or resold.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Parking is not included.
NOTE: Applicable sales tax will be added to all ticket products.

 

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$375 in Disney Gift Cards & other cool prizes giveaway

 

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Mouze Kateerz has teamed with an awesome travel agency to bring you a very special giveaway! You could win a $250 Disney Gift Card or a $125 Disney Gift Card or a Sword & the Stone Blu Ray/DVD, or a Cinderella Blu Ray/DVD or a Jungle Book Blu Ray/DVD or a Frozen Blu Ray/DVD or a Minnie Chunkie necklace or a set of Chewie and Yoda Plush (AKA Stitch & Goofy). Entering is easy. Just click on the link below. Make sure you earn an easy 10 points by allowing Magical Vacations by Me to give you a complimentary quote at info@magicalvacationsbyme.com

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN HERE

 

Giveaway Details

The Giveaway begins at 12:15AM on Tuesday, July 9, 2014, and continues until 11:59PM on Sunday, July 13, 2014.  The winners will be selected from all the eligible entries on Monday, July 14, 2014, and will be notified via email to the email address specified in their entry information.  The winners will have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to them to claim their prize, and if they fail to do so, another winner will be chosen.  The winners may also be notified via social media avenues, but they must claim their prize via email.

The giveaway is only open to people aged 18 years of age or older living in the United States only.  To enter, complete the entry details you find in the Rafflecopter widget , and good luck everyone!  There are entries for every day of the giveaway, so keep coming back to get your maximum number of entries!

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Pictures of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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The long journey for completion of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride for the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resorts Magic Kingdom is just around the corner. Here are some amazing pics of the ride by Mouze Kateerz’s very own Denny Miller. Please enjoy.

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This is a picture of part of the que for the new ride. Lines are expected to exceed 4 hours this summer.

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This is part of the que. Disney is great with details.

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This will be one of the iconic photos that will last forever. You are looking over the track. In the middle is the entrance to the new Fantasyland expansion with Cinderella’s Castle beautifully in the background.

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Runaway cart?

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A little piece of history. You may remember these guys from the end of the old Snow White ride.

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Safety first! Cast Members are pushing the cart to make sure that no ones fingers will hit anything before they place guests on the ride.

 

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Things said to a Travel Agent #2

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By Frances

By popular demand, here is a second installment of Things Said to a Travel Agent. As a travel professional, I pride myself on knowing details about a destination and lot of ins & out. These are some more comments or questions that have taken me off guard in my years in the travel business. You can imagine my responses. Please enjoy with a great sense of humor. EPCOT Flowers

~ I would like to stay at a clothing optional resort at Walt Disney World. (I did giggle a little when asked this)

~ Client:  I would like my 9 year old to have charging capabilities on his Magic Band. I would like for him to be able to purchase things when I’m not with him and to able to use the dining plan. Me: {knowing it’s a single dad and only his son on this trip} Oh! Will another family be joining you? Client: No, I will find a good spot to sit and let him do all of the rides by himself. I would prefer to read my book and people watch than to ride rides.

~ I can’t afford to pay off my trip. My kids are super excited. Can you pay the balance and I can pay you back with my tax returns?

~ Client: Could you please tell me some of the best places to hide and smoke at the parks? Me: You don’t have to hide, there are designated smoking areas at each resort and at all of the theme parks. Client: They let you smoke pot at Disney?

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Seven Seas Lagoon

~ I would like the garden view room at the Contemporary please. I will then find something wrong during my stay and raise hell. They will upgrade me then to an atrium room and I won’t have to pay for it.

~ Client: How many bottles of water can I take into the parks? Me: I don’t believe there is a limit on how many bottles you can take as long as you can comfortably carry them. Client: So you don’t think 6 – 24 ounce bottles is too many? Me: For the 4 of you, I think that would be fine but you can get free refills of water at any restaurant. Client: Oh, they won’t be filled with water. I’m filling them with vodka.

~ {A woman} I will go into the men’s restroom with my 5 year old son. I don’t want him to feel uncomfortable going into one with out me?  Me: The men’s restroom?  Client: Yes Ma’am!

~ I know Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club is only for their resort guests but can you tell me how to sneak in there?

~ Can you please tell me how to cheat the magic bands? I want my friends staying at the Hilton to use our passes too.

 

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The Disney Magic Cancels First Sailing & Pictures

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The Disney Magic has been going through an extensive refurbishment on a very tight schedule in dry dock for the last 5 weeks. The weather has not been great in Spain and has caused Disney to cancel the first October sailing. It is still on schedule for the October 25, 2013 sailing.

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Guests on the canceled sailing will receive a full refund as well as reimbursement of airline change fees.  Plus passengers also are being offered a complimentary sailing on the Disney Magic between now and May, 2014. If passengers would rather sail on another Disney ship, the will receive a 35% discount on any future Disney cruise in the Bahamas or Caribbean, taken within two years and excluding holiday sail dates, in lieu of the free Disney Magic sailing.

USA Today has great videos of the refurbishment for you to enjoy.

CLICK HERE FOR USA ARTICLE & VIDEO

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Remodeled Spa Area

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New Pixie Hollow

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Oceaneers Lab on the Magic

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The Disney Magic It’s a small world nursery.

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Reimagined Cabanas on the Magic

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Marvel is a welcomed addition on the Disney Magic in the Oceaneers Lab.

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The atrium. We can say a collective AAAHHHHHHH.

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Two story slink slide in the Oceaneers Club.

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AquaLab on the Disney Magic!

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Disney Visa Promo has been released + $500 Disney Gift Card entry

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Disney Visa customers can get in on a special promo before a new promo is released to the general public. If you book with Magical Vacations by Me you will also be entered into a special $500 Disney Gift Card giveaway that is special for their clients.

Here are the details:

Stay/Play/Dine – Discounted rate when you purchase room, tickets and dining plan in your package.

Adult tickets and dining prices are the same as kids 3-9.

Travel dates January 5, 2014 – March 5, 2014Snow white parade evil queen villian

Excludes: ALL of Art of Animation Resort, Campsites, Villas at Grand Floridian and 3-bedroom Villas

MUST BOOK: Minimum 3 night stay, Minimum 2 Day ticket.

Room Only Discount -

Travel dates January 5, 2014 -April 12, 2014

The week of March 6 – March 13 (discount is 5% less than what is listed below)

All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century – 20%

Art of Animation Family Suites – 15% (Little Mermaid Rooms excluded)

All Star Movies – 5%

Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach Resort, Port Orleans Riverside, Cabins – 25%

Port Orleans French Quarter, Junior Suites at Coronado Springs – 5%

Bay Lake Tower PoolWilderness Lodge (Standard and Woods View), Animal Kingdom Lodge (Standard and Pool View), Beach/Yacht Club, Boardwalk Inn, Polynesian, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary – 35%

Wilderness Lodge (Club Level and Courtyard View), Animal Kingdom Lodge (Club and Savanna View) – 25%

Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Boardwalk Villas, Beach/Yacht Club Villas – 35%

Bay Lake Tower – 5%

Deluxe Suites – 5%

Excludes – Campsites and Villas at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Unofficial Changes to the Guest Assistance Card

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Here is some unofficial information about the new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) that will replace the current Guest Assistance Card (GAC) on October 9, 2013.

My son is autistic so the GAC has been a huge part of our trips to Disney. No one will deny that changes needed to be made to the old beourguestrosewindowsystem. The abuse was crazy. I think that the new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) is a great start and knowing Disney, it will be tweaked as they see fit in the future.  This is a change that has not been taken lightly by Disney and it has been awhile in the making.

The new Disability Access Service Card (DAS) will start on October 9th.

Disney worked closely with AustimSpeaks, park leaders from both coasts, and other disability advocacy groups. It will be used the same at The Disneyland Resort and The Walt Disney World Resort. Its sole purpose is to create a consistent similar experience for all guests from the average guest to one with an extreme disability.

DAS Card Description

  • A photo of DAS cardholder will be on the front along with name, date, location issued, and # of guests in the party.
  • The guest or guardian must also sign a terms and conditions on the DAS card that says they understand how it works, that they won’t abuse it, use it for commercial gain, or give it to someone else. If they breach this contract, it can be revoked and they can be asked to leave the park immediately.
  • The DAS cards can only be issued for up to a 7 day period or until the return time slots are filled up, including for pass holders.
  • On the back of the cards are lots of return time slots. No more different stamps.
  • The card will be paper and slightly larger than the existing GAC card.
  • Make-a-Wish and Give Kids the World guests will not use DAS. They will have a separate lanyard issues prior to their visit that will allow expedited waits. Nothing changes for these folks on how they access the attractions, only what they will use.
  • Guests with a stroller being used a wheelchair sticker will not need a DAS unless they have other needs that warrant it. Attraction based procedures will used to accommodate these guests.
  • Guests needing Front Row Seating will not need a DAS. Attraction based procedures and accommodation will be used.
  • Guests who only have mobility issues will not need DAS. Attraction based procedures and accommodation will be used.
  • The card also has a QR code making it easy for Guest Relations to reprint new ones with the information ready to go if needed.
  • It is still limited to only 6 guests per card including the one it’s issued for.

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After getting a DAS card, guests will approach the attraction they wish to visit. Each attraction will have a cast member at the entrance to assist you. (Not a kiosk as first reported)

  • If the wait is less than 10 minutes, they are admitted through an alternate entrance or Fastpass queue.
  • If the wait is more than 10 minutes, they are issued a return time on their DAS card. The return times will be based on the current posted wait time minus 10 minutes.
  • Only 1 (one) active return time can be written on a DAS card placing you in a virtual standby queue. Just like a regular guest in a standby queue, you can’t be in multiple lines at once. You are free to go stand in line for another attraction, go shopping or eat.
  • The DAS card holder (photo and name) does not need to be present to receive a return time which allows families with children with autism a chance to stay clear of the attraction while a member gets the return time to avoid potential meltdowns by not getting to ride right away.
  • Once the return time has arrived, you will arrive to the attractions alternate entrance or Fastpass line to redeem.
  • Once a return time has been redeemed it is crossed off and no longer active allowing you get a new return time.
  • Crossing off a return time also voids or cancels it to the equivalent of getting out of line.
  • Fastpass & Fastpass+ are not tied to this program and can be used in conjunction. So you can technically be standing in two lines at once.

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DAS Return Times have the same policy as a Fastpass when it comes to early arrivals, but they do not expire at a certain time of that day allowing those with special needs to not be restricted to returning back by a specific time if it doesn’t work for them. The catch however is that it will still remain active and additional return times can’t be gotten until it is used.

  • The DAS card holder (photo and name) must be present and experiencing the attraction in order to use the return time. If the person isn’t present or choose to sit out and let their family ride, they will be turned away and potentially have their card revoked. After all, the card is designed to assist the card holder and a few other companions or family members, but it is not designed to solely assist the family or companions when the card holder chooses not to or can’t ride.
  • If an attraction is broken, they can’t give you a return time. If you return and it’s broken, they will accommodate you by giving you a Fastpass to come back later and clearing your DAS return time to allow you to get another.
  • If all your return slots get filled, you have to return to Guest Relations for a new one. This would likely only fill up for someone that is staying on property for all 7 days.

Additional Procedures

  • Attractions that are not fully accessible through the standby queue may also have return cards. These are only for guests with wheelchairs, scooters, & strollers acting as wheelchairs who do not have a DAS card. Space Mountain is an example of a place that already does this, but additional attractions will soon be getting a similar procedure. The return times for these are just like DAS, but because they are attraction specific cards verses a global DAS card, you are able to grab multiple at once if you visit attractions that require it. Not all attractions will have this.

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$500 Disney Gift Card Giveaway and current Fall Promotions for WDW

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Magical Vacations by Me is becoming one of the top go to travel agencies to plan your magical vacation. They have a team of Disney specialists ready to serve you. They are offering a chance to win special give away of a $500 Disney Gift Card just by becoming one of their clients. So you could get Free Dining & a $500 Disney Gift Card.

Here’s how …

Book your New Disney 4 night or longer vacation package with a Magical Vacations by Me Disney specialist and travel before December 31, 2014 . You will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $500 Disney Gift Card.  (See below for official rules.) PLUS you will Mickey Gift Cardreceive the best promotion available for you. If you book a vacation package before a promotion is out, then we will automatically update your confirmation when the new promotion is released and send you an updated confirmation.

Here are the current Fall Promotions!

Disney’s Free Dining official dates:

•September 29 to October 2, 2013
•October 18 to November 2, 2013
•November 11 to November 23, 2013
•December 12 to December 22, 2013

Excluded
•Campsites
•3-Bedroom Villas
•Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
•Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
•Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
•The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

You must book by Sept 15th!

Minimum vacation package is required. Pricing and availability is limited and subject to change without notice.

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Save up to 30% on stays at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights:

  • September 29 through November 9, 2013—book by September 15, 2013
  • November 10 through November 22, 2013* and November 30 through December 23, 2013—book by November 3, 2013
Resort Category Savings
Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
   30%
Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
   30%
Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
   20%
Select Disney Value Resort Hotels
   15%
The number of rooms allocated for all offers are very limited. The savings is based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply.
Offer valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites for stays the following nights: September 29 to October 5, 2013, October 20 to November 2, 2013, November 10 to November 22, 2013 and December 15 to December 23, 2013.
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$500 Gift Card Giveaway
Official Rules:
To Enter:
You must book a new 4 night or longer * Disney vacation package with Magical Vacations by Me  August 1, 2013 (12:01am EST) – December 31, 2013 (11:59pm EST). You must begin your travel no later than December 31, 2014. You will receive one entry per vacation package booked. Additional entries can be received by attending Magical Vacation by Me events, referring clients that also book a 4 night or longer Disney Vacation Package and at the discretion of Magical Vacation by Me management.SELECTION OF WINNER AND ELIGIBILITY: All entries will be combined.  Winner will be selected in a random drawing by the staff of Magical Vacations by Me from all correct eligible entries on January 2, 2014 and will be notified by phone and/or mail and/or at the email address provided by winner.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules, or the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, whose decisions are binding and final.

1 (one) prize will be awarded in the form of a $500 Disney Gift Card. The Gift Card will be delivered with final vacation documents or by January 31, 2014 whichever is later. If the winner should decide to no longer use Magical Vacations by Me, their winning entry will become void and another Magical Vacations By Me client will be chosen at that time.

DISCLAIMER: Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by his or her participation in the sweepstakes and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize, and release Magical Vacations by Me,LLC their respective officers, directors, and employees, from any such liability.  Sponsor(s) and its respective officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries and affiliates assume(s) no responsibility for any injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical or computer failures of any kind, for inaccurate transcription of entry information, errors in any promotional or marketing materials, errors in these rules, for any human or electronic error, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, lost, late, damaged, or postage due. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name, city, state, likeness and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation. Entrants using electronic entry must be the registered subscriber of the email account from which the entry is made.  Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.

ADDITIONAL RULES: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received (estimated at 1:1,000). This sweepstakes is sponsored by Magical Vacations by Me, LLC. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Winner will be announced at (location) on January 2, 2014 12:00 pm est.   For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by 1/2/2014 to Magical Vacations by Me: 3620 Westminster Way, Marietta, GA 30066

* A Disney Vacation Package is a 4 night or longer stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or the Disneyland resort in California including parks tickets and room booked through the Walt Disney Travel Company by Magical Vacations by Me. It also includes any 4 night or longer cruise on the Disney Cruise Line or any Adventures by Disney vacation.

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Traveling EPCOT through Pictures

Here is are some special pictures of EPCOT for your Wednesday! Please Enjoy!

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EPCOT Flowers

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Epcot Mission Space

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