Author Archives: Krysten Swensen

Here’s How to Bake Merida’s Gingersnap Cookies


When you think of famous Disney and Pixar movie food, you might think of the Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast, beignets from The Princess and the Frog, and even ratatouille made from scratch by a rat called Remy in Ratatouille. You may not think of things like haggis, blood sausage, or Scotch eggs. While the 2012 Disney/Pixar film Brave does not focus ...

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Disney Jacks Up Lightning Lane Cost As Holiday Crowds Surge

Radiator Springs Racers

When Disney announced its new paid-for Lightning Lane (formerly FastPass) service called Disney Genie, they also announced that some of the most popular rides would not be a part of Disney Genie, but would in fact charge Guests a separate fee if they wanted to skip the line. These rides would be considered “individual attraction selections” and there are currently ...

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Universal Orlando Now Requiring Masks At All Indoor Locations

Universal Orlando

Back in July, Disney announced that masks would be required at all indoor locations — including indoor ride queues — regardless of Guests’ vaccination status. This change in face mask policy came after recommendations from Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings as well as the Centers For Disease Control. Since it was only a recommendation, theme parks were not required to ...

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Living Near Disney World Just Got A Lot More Expensive

Living near Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the dream for many people who just love and can’t get enough of the Most Magical Place on Earth. How amazing would it be to just pop over to EPCOT for dinner or to the Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks? However, for those considering moving to the Sunshine State to ...

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Disney Snags 29 Annie Award Nominations

There are certain award shows that pretty much everyone knows about — ceremonies like the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys. However, there are a number of other awards that people within the industry look forward to and hold in high regard, and one of those is the Annie Awards. The Annie Awards are accolades given out every year by ...

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Disney Announces All-Star Sports Reopening Date!

When Walt Disney World Resort opened after a months-long closure, there were many experiences, dining locations, and even hotels that did not open with the Resort. Slowly things have been returning to normal with more dining locations opening, tours like the Wild Africa Trek returning, and a number of hotels completing their phased reopening. However, one hotel has remained closed ...

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What Is Happening to Ariel On Her Undersea Adventure?

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is The Little Mermaid — a story that tells the tale of a mermaid named Ariel and her desire to become a part of the human world and marry Prince Eric. The movie was released in 1989 and became an instant classic, with Ariel becoming one of Disney’s most well-known ...

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Multiple Disney Broadway Productions Shut Down Due to COVID

When the first wave of the COVID-19 swept across the country and the world, many businesses, like Disney theme parks, were forced to shut down. Among those businesses was the entirety of Broadway. Theaters dimmed the lights, promising to come back bigger and better than ever when it was safe to do so. More than a year later, the curtains ...

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