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Disney’s Message Seems Clear: Annual Passholders NOT Welcome

Disney Annual Pass

Disney World Annual Passholders hoping to hear news of Annual pass sales coming back were disappointed Wednesday after the company’s quarterly earnings call. No such announcement was made. Hints were dropped about the program’s future. The Walt Disney Companies Parks and Entertainment division was the clear standout from the call. Disney World and Disneyland raked in 5.4 billion dollars in ...

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Food Pantry For Disney Cast Members Faces Crisis As Donations Dwindle

The cast member pantry

In 2020 a nonprofit food bank, The Cast Member Pantry, was created to help Disney Cast Members who had been furloughed. Since then, it has continued to operate, helping underpaid or struggling Cast Members with groceries in a time that has seen record inflation.  Despite a historic minimum wage increase to $15/hr for Cast Members, Union representatives say that the ...

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RECIPE: Bring a Taste of Pandora Home

I’m a “rope drop to park close” kinda girl. My Disney day doesn’t stop till I drop, which means I’ve gotten very well acquainted  with the vast array of quick service food options available to me in the Parks. My favorite? Satu’li Bowls. The delicious and heavily customizable dish is so different from your typical theme park fare. You truly ...

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That Time The Simpsons Riffed on One of Disney’s Darkest Moments

The Simpsons

The Simpsons has a habit of poking the bear, so to speak.  No one is immune: governments, celebrities, and religions have all felt the sting of the cartoons’ mockery. Disney is no exception. Admittedly,  it was worse before The House of Mouse owned the Simpsons, but Fox’s new ownership hasn’t earned them any slack either.  One time in particular, though, ...

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The Best Magic Kingdom Resturant You’ve Probably Never Been To

Diamond horseshoe

Located between Frontierland and Liberty Square in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you’ll find one of the Parks most underappreciated restaurants: The Diamond Horseshoe.  This all-you-can-eat table service venue features hearty American fare at a pretty reasonable price, ya know, for Disney. Despite this, it’s one of the least talked about restaurants in the Park.  I credit this restaurant’s lack of popularity ...

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Disney Mandela Effects That Will Make You Question Everything

Disney Mandela effects

The Mandela effect is a mass psychological phenomenon where a large number of people either misremember an event or remember an event that never happened. The Mandela Effect gets its name from Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. However, many people seem to recall him dying in prison in the 1980s. Some of them are easily explainable, but some will ...

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You Can Now Make Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Reservations- But Dont Get Excited Just Yet

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has been in the news quite a bit recently. First was the exciting news that they were finally re-opening after a 2-year-long closure, then came the news that the makeover specialists would be getting a name change- no longer Fairy Godmothers in Training but Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices in order to be more gender inclusive. NOW, however, we ...

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“Bluey” Inspires Me To Be A Better Parent

Bluey

Bluey season 3 has hit Disney+, and parents are just as excited about it as kids! In our house, we maaaaay have watched the first 15 episodes (of 25) in one sitting. This is absolutely the best season yet! Not only does it have all of its absurd charm, but it also continues to inspire me to be a better ...

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A Confusing Change to Lightning Lane Demystified

Disney Genie

Park hopping with Genie+ just got more complicated. As any new product will, Genie+/ Lightning Lane has experienced some tweaks and changes since it launched at Walt Disney World on October 19, 2021. While we’ve loved some of the changes, others not so much. This one, however, is just confusing.  As of today, it’s being reported that you can no ...

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Disney Weddings Are More Affordable Than We Thought

Disney wedding

Picture it, all of your friends and family gathered together, and the music starts to play when Cinderella’s coach suddenly appears and out steps…you. Is that not the stuff dreams are made of? Disney Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons can turn that dream into a reality!  When Disney fans start thinking of their wedding, a Disney wedding is one of the ...

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