Author Archives: Jill Bivins

More Information About Disney’s Hurricane Ian Closure

Disney Hurricane Ian

Earlier today we reported that Walt Disney World would be closing for two days due to Hurricane Ian. Now we have more details on the closure. This evening more information was released on what the closure will look like throughout the storm. While storms like this are unpredictable, all evidence currently points to the threat being severe, and as such, ...

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Hurricane Ian Forces Disney World Parks to Close

Hurricane Ian

Walt Disney World has informed Cast Members that all theme parks and water parks will close ahead of Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29, 2022.  Disney Springs will be closed on Wednesday, with a decision to be made for Thursday later today.  At this time, there is no information on whether the Parks will remain closed ...

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Disney After Hours Events Are Coming Back! Find Out When

Disney After Hours

Disney After Hours Events are some of the most popular events at Walt Disney World, and for good reason! We love these specail njght time events here at Disney Dining. After all, who doesn’t love lower crowds and more time in their favorite Disney park?!?  Last year we saw the return of special After Hours Events to replace holiday-themed parties ...

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BIG Changes to Disney Cruiseline’s Vaccination Policy Coming Next Month:

Disney Cruise vaccination requirements

Disney Cruiseline’s vaccination policy is changing! A policy eagerly awaited by many and dreaded by others is finally here: beginning next month, vaccination requirements will be dropped for most ships. By November, all ships will have dropped vaccination requirements.  Beginning October 14, 2022, guests aboard  Disney Wish, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, and Disney Wonder will be able to sail, vaccinated ...

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What Happens When There is a Hurricane at Disney World?

Hurricane disney

Walt Disney World is located right in hurricane territory.  Florida is the number one state impacted by hurricanes in the United States by a large margin, with 102 hurricanes since 1882 (Texas is number two with 64 storms, and North Carolina is number three with 55.)  Hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1 to November 30. Most hurricanes ...

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A Portion of Popular Hollywood Studios Store Collapsed Today!


Disney’s Hollywood Studios was a chaotic scene today when a portion of popular store Keystone Clothiers collapsed. The collapse happened this morning when a part of the wall around the building’s door fell off, as seen in the photo below. Additionally, some of the wall facade around the side, as well as a light fixture, also came tumbling down. The ...

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Disney Only Won Two Golden Ticket Awards This Year

Disney Enchantment

The Golden Ticket Awards are a series of prestigious accolades presented by Amusement Today to theme parks around the world. Disney usually dominates the awards taking many categories and rarely losing when nominated. This year, however, they just barely made the cut, scoring only two (and both were at Walt Disney World in Florida). Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ...

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Celebrate EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary in Style With BRAND NEW Merch!

Epcot merchandise

EPCOT is celebrating its 40th birthday soon, and we can’t wait. From exclusive food items to limited-time merchandise, it’s going to be a celebration to remember. Recently we wrote about the Figment Sponge Cake coming to EPCOT. Now, we’re bringing the deets on the merchandise as well. Spoiler alert: Figment features prominently here too! We’re in love.  Speaking of our ...

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Belle Was Changed to be More Relatable


Belle is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful Disney Princesses. Did you know, however, that she initially looked much different? In her book, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara by Emily Zemler, she describes Belle’s original concept art as being extremely glamorous. The Princess was changed because animators , including James Baxter and Mark Hennquickly, decided she was “too ...

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