Author Archives: Becky Burkett

First Estimates are in on Hurricane Ian’s Damage, and the Numbers are Staggering

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Hurricane Ian barreled into Florida on Wednesday with damaging winds, devastating storm surge, and catastrophic flooding. Hurricanes are known for being completely unpredictable, and Ian was no exception. Over the course of several days of forecasts, data models projected different points of landfall, as well as differing wind speeds, resulting in various forecasts related to which Category Ian would ultimately ...

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You’ve been duped: Yesterday’s Disney World “Tornado” WAS NOT actually a tornado

On Thursday, the internet nearly broke in half as Disney adults (and non-Disney adults) were drawn to a photo of a tornado near Spaceship Earth, as though they were tiny moths mesmerized by the proverbial flame. But truth be told, that “tornado” wasn’t a tornado at all. Yesterday’s so-called “tornado” at EPCOT seems to prove that Mother Nature has a ...

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Disney World announces the PERMANENT closure of Guest-favorite attraction at Animal Kingdom

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On Wednesday morning, Disney World announced plans to close a popular attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we’re sad to see the hilarious show spread its wings and fly away, if we’re honest. Disney’s KiteTails joined the line-up of attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the central Florida Disney Parks ...

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Disney Cruise Line releases the name of its newest ship

Disney Cruise Line has just announced the name of its newest ship–the sixth one to join the fleet, and the new beauty will feature things never before seen or experienced on a Disney Cruise Line craft. RELATED: Lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line may not hold, well, water On Sunday morning at the 2022 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, President of ...

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Disney announces a new “Encanto”-themed attraction coming to Magic Kingdom

President of Disney Parks, Products and Experiences announced today, alongside Disney’s Chris Beatty and Disney Animation’s Jennifer Lee, that Magic Kingdom will soon welcome an Encanto-themed attraction. Disney’s Encanto is Walt Disney Animation’s 60th full-length animated feature film. It opened at the box office during the week of Thanksgiving in 2021, and then it debuted on the Disney+ streaming platform ...

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TRON Coaster Opening Date announced at D23 Expo

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If you’re among the Disney Parks fans who’ve waited five long years for the announcement that Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction is opening, wait no more! Today at the D23 Expo, Fans have waited five long years for Disney Parks to announce the opening date for Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle Run. The new attraction will open Spring 2023! It’s ...

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Figment is coming back to EPCOT!

A beloved character is coming back to his home at EPCOT, and we are thrilled to share the news with you! The lovable purple dragon, Figment, is returning to Walt Disney World’s second park, and we couldn’t be more excited. Diehard old school fans remember seeing Figment at EPCOT. (Many of us remember seeing him with his friend, Dreamfinder, from ...

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If Disney doesn’t announce a new park today at D23, I’ll eat my hat (and turn in my mouse ears for good)

We are live at the 2022 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, and the excitement is palpable. Thousands upon thousands of eager, diehard Disney fans have gathered to be the first to hear the most recent reveals about Disney Parks and attractions–some costumed, some not, and some ticketed with reservations and others ticketed with only aspirations about getting into ...

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