Author Archives: Jill Bivins

Disney Celebrates Princess Week With a New Princess!

Raya and the last dragon

It’s International Princess Week, and is there a new princess in town!  Raya, the titular character from Raya and the Last Dragon, will officially be crowned as a Disney Princess as part of the weeks celebrations.  Raya and the Last Dragon was a 2021 Disney film that celebrated the princess’s love for her people, family, and free spirit (following in ...

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Check Out This Year’s Spooktacular MNSSHP Magic Shots

Disney magic shots

It’s that time of year again! A chill is in the air, the leaves begin to change, and oh my gourd, do I get crazy with the Halloween puns! This year we’re celebrating the season with the return of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and all of the frightfully fun festivities that go with it! My favorite? The Magic ...

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NBA Star Brook Lopez Pops the Question at Animal Kingdom

Brook Lopez engaged

We’re Disney fans, so of course, we love a good happy-ending story, and that’s precisely what NBA player Brook Lopez has brought us this week.  This long-time Disney enthusiast spends as many milestones at Walt Disney World as he can (we can relate).  It only makes sense then that when it was time to pop the question, he chose to ...

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The Show Must Go On: Frozen Sing Along Refurb Appears to be Canceled

Frozen sing-along

It’s always a bit disappointing to go to Walt Disney World and discover your favorite attraction is closed, especially if you’ve been looking forward to it for a long time! Refurbishments are a necessary evil, though. They keep the show and attractions in tip-top shape. Seeing the Parks in their very best light is part of what makes Disney World ...

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How to Get Your Hands on This Exclusive New Loungefly Bag

DIA de los Muertos Loungefly

I have a confession to make: I maaaaaay have a slight addiction to Disney Loungefly bags. It all started with the Cinderella Castle bag, and since then, I just haven’t been able to stop buying them. I have one for every occasion and can match my bag to nearly any Disney Park. My next confession? I’m not going to stop ...

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Disney Makes a BIG Change to Hotel Room Bookings

Disney hotels

Disney has made a BIG change to room-only bookings. In the past, guests were able to book their hotel room 500 days in advance. According to the Disney Travel Agents site, as of August 19, 2022, that will no longer be an option.  This change means guests will only be able to book a room-only hotel reservation during the same ...

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Remembering Alex Stromski- A True Disney Legend

Alex Stromski

Disney Cast Members are a truly special bunch. Every so often, though, one stands out above the crowd. Alex Stromski is one of those people. His career was remarkable, as was his love for those around him. Enlisting in the Navy at the end of WWII,  Stromski was no stranger to hard work. The Navy became his career. He even ...

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Disney Cast Members Help Teachers This Back-To-School Season

Disney back to school drive

It’s back to school time, and Disney’s VoluntEARS program has teamed up with the nonprofit organization “A Gift For Teaching” to help provide school supplies to students in need. VoluntEARS is a charitable organization made up of Disney cast members who donate their time to helping charities and service organizations in their communities around the world. It is part of ...

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Texas Representative Worries Companies Like Disney Are Creating Hostile Work Environments For Women

Disney maternity leave

With the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade, many companies have come out in support of abortion rights. Disney is one of those companies. They have vowed to help women travel to access abortions.  Representative Michael Cloud, R-Texas, however, worries this could have an unintended consequence. He sent letters to companies, including Disney, where he expressed concern that these statements ...

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