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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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50% of Guests Use Disney’s Genie+. We Did the Math, Thats A LOT of Money

Disney's Genie+

Disney’s Genie+ may have been one of the least popular changes in recent Disney history, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t using it. In a recent earnings call, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek credited the new paid service, which replaced FastPass, with being partially responsible for the massive increase in revenue for the company’s Parks and Experiences arm. Later ...

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Disney Parks and Experiences See Dramatic Revenue Increase

CASTLES DISNEY PARKS

Disney shared their third-quarter earnings report today, and the news for Parks and Experiences looks promising. Revenue has risen 70% since the third quarter of last year. The pandemic travel slump is clearly over. Disney partially attributes the increase in revenue to the launch of Genie and Lightning Lane and denies that it is solely due to “pent-up demand” due ...

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You Can Now Get a Snack To Match Your Mood at This Disney Destination

Inside out dessert

A snack that matches my mood? Yes, please! These new treats on the Disney Wish are like a mood ring for your mouth! The brand-new specialty dessert shop, Inside Out: Joyful Sweets, features the characters from Pixar’s “Inside Out” that we all know and love. Walking in the doors, you’re immediately hit with the mouth-wateringly sweet aroma of freshly made ...

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