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Forgetting Disney’s Newest Requirement Could Ruin Your Vacation but There’s Hope!

Forgot park reservations

You’ve saved for months. You’ve planned and dreamed and now it’s finally here! YOU’RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!  This is a moment many look forward to for years. Planning a Walt Disney World vacation isn’t exactly simple though, and it’s gotten even more complicated post-Pandemic. There are so many things to remember that it’s easy for things to get forgotten.  ...

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Headed to Disney This Summer? We’ve Got Good News!

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If you’ve tried to fly since Memorial Day you’ve probably noticed something: flights were being canceled. Thousands of Disney vacationers found themselves stranded. The airline industry was in chaos for the first half of the summer leaving many without a way to or from their travel destinations. Pilot shortages were a large part of the problem, but there was plenty ...

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Is It the End for This Beloved EPCOT Restaurant?

Restaurant marrakesh

The Moroccan pavilion was once home to some of the most vibrant experiences at EPCOT. It fell on hard times, however, in 2020 and hasn’t been able to bounce back from the Covid-19 closures. The pavilions restaurants took out a PPP loan to stay afloat but that didn’t seem to be enough to help the struggling restaurant group. In fact, ...

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Are Disney Injury Reports Inadequate? You Decide

Disney injury reports

Disney Parks are some of the safest theme parks in the world. Imagineers work extremely hard to make sure the rides they build are safe and tested regularly. Injuries are rare, serious injuries are even more rare, but they do happen. It’s those rare times when they happen that have Orlando Sentinel writer Scott Maxwell upset.  In an OP-ED piece, ...

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A Building Demolished and a New Restaurant for Boardwalk Inn

BoardWalk

I don’t know about you, but I love a good sandwich. On a hot summer day, nothing beats a quality deli sandwich, and that’s exactly what Disney’s Boardwalk Inn will be serving up when Boardwalk Deli opens later this summer. This comes as part of the previously announced revitalization of the iconic hotel. New shops and restaurants are coming and ...

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Instagram Worthy Photo Ops Have Arrived for Food and Wine

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EPCOT’S International Food and Wine Festival is here and there are so many things to be excited about! The food, the music, the …photo ops? The unique Photo opportunities available during the festival are fan favorite year after year! This year they’re back and just as fun as ever! Ready to be #instafamous? Get your camera ready for these adorable ...

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Looking For FuelRod Locations at Walt Disney World in 2022?

Fuelrod locations

Disney’s New in app park “helper” Genie+ is here and looks like it’s here to stay. Mobile ordering is still required at many Disney quick service locations. The MyDisneyExperience app has the ability to replace your Magic Band entirely, serving as your park ticket, room key, lightning lane admission, and payment method. This means you’re spending more time than ever ...

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Adorable Cast Members Get a Magical Visit

Disney K-9

If you’re having a “ruff” day, here’s some news guaranteed to lift your spirits! Disney’s most adorable cast members are in the spotlight today! Disney security’s K-9 team (and their handlers) were surprised with some paw-sitively awesome treats!  Recently Disney cast members have been surprised by a blue cart roaming the halls of “Cast only areas”. This blue cart is ...

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OpEd: A Defense of Characters in EPCOT’s World Showcase

World Showcase

Quick! Think about the World Showcase. Did booze-filled evenings of “drinking around the world” come to mind? You’re probably not alone. That is the reputation the World Showcase has gotten, but that is not my World Showcase. My World Showcase is a trip around the world in just a few hours. A place where I can take in the sights, ...

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