For decades, Walt Disney World Resort has been comprised of four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT –, two water parks — Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach –, and a number of hotels for almost every budget. While those theme parks are all incredible in their own right, fans have also been begging Disney for ...Read More »
Author Archives: Krysten Swensen
Disney Investor Slams Company As He Fights to Join Board of Directors
On January 11, The Walt Disney Company announced another massive change to its leadership. Susan Arnold — Disney’s Chairperson of the Board of Directors — would be stepping down and board member Mark Parker, the former CEO of Nike, would be stepping in to take over as Chairman of the Board. The move was surprising on its face, but then ...Read More »
Complimentary PhotoPass Coming to Disney Genie+!
Last year, Disney introduced one of its most controversial decisions to Guests visiting both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort — Disney Genie+. Disney Genie+ replaced the incredibly popular — and free — FastPass system that had been in place at the theme parks for years. Disney Genie started out at one set price, but now the price varies ...Read More »
Disney Makes MASSIVE Change to Park Hopping Restrictions
For more than one year, Disneyland Resort’s gates remained closed as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe. Finally, in April 2021, The Happiest Place on Earth reopened once again, and magic made its way down Main Street, U.S.A. However, there were many changes in place, like mandatory mask mandates, theme park reservations, social distancing guidelines, and Park Hopping restrictions. ...Read More »
Major Character NOT Returning to ‘Inside Out 2’
In just over one year, Disney and Pixar fans will be brought back to the world of Riley’s mind. That’s right, on June 14, 2024, Disney will release a sequel to its hit 2015 film Inside Out. Inside Out tells the story of some of the emotions — Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear — that live inside a young ...Read More »
Is Disney World’s Skyliner Refurb Still Happening?
When visiting Walt Disney World Resort, no matter the time of year, you may notice that some rides and attractions are closed because Disney is refurbishing them. The rides and attractions at The Most Magical Place on Earth get so much daily use that refurbishment is critical to keep the rides looking and operating their best. Disney likes to keep ...Read More »
Disney FINALLY Announces TRON Opening Date!
After years of wishing and hoping and praying and planning, the time has finally come! Since 2017, Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort have watched as Imagineers and construction crews have worked on the Resort’s newest roller coaster, TRON Lightcycle/Run. TRON was first announced at Disney’s D23 Expo in 2017 and, back then, Disney officials said that they planned to ...Read More »
Disney Announces End Date For Harmonious and Return of Popular Show!
And just like that, we are nearing the end of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The party kicked off on October 1, 2020, with the introduction of new foods, new drinks, great merchandise, and two new nighttime spectaculars — Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom and Harmonious at EPCOT. While both shows were popular with fans, they weren’t as ...Read More »
Did Disney Just Tease An Official TRON Opening Date?!
It seems like it’s been forever and a day, but in just a few months, Walt Disney World Resort should be opening its newest roller coaster — TRON Lightcycle/Run at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. TRON was first announced at Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California all the way back in 2017. Then, in 2018, the Walt Disney World Railroad closed ...Read More »
Popular Disney Eatery Closes Its Doors, Effective Immediately
In 2001, a massive Disneyland Resort expansion was finally complete, and the Downtown Disney District was open for business. Downtown Disney is a great shopping and dining area that connects Disneyland Resort’s three hotels — the Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel (soon to be Pixar Place), and the Grand Californian — with Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. While a ...Read More »