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Stay Away! Disney Is About To Be Overrun by Teenagers

The entrance of Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort

It takes a certain kind of person to spend their days surrounded by teenagers voluntarily. I’m looking at you, high school teachers. If you’ve never had that experience before, it can be a bit overwhelming and occasionally scary, especially if a massive group of teenagers descends on you all at once. Suppose you have never experienced large groups of teenagers ...

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‘Emergency’ Shuts Down Frontierland in Magic Kingdom

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Guests at Magic Kingdom were greeted with an unexpected “event” on Sunday, May 12. An unforeseen problem shut down a large portion of Frontierland for a few hours on Mother’s Day. In the early afternoon, Disney World engineers started popping open manhole covers near the Frontier Trading Post and the home of the Country Bear Jamboree. Shortly after the manhole ...

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Disney Fans Have Had Enough of Merchandise Resellers

Haunted Mansion Sipper Resellers

No one does merchandise quite like Walt Disney World. For every special event or holiday, Disney World always has something new for guests to pick up and enjoy. Despite Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom having great merchandise, there is nothing quite like what Hollywood Studios does for its Star Wars celebration on ...

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Guests Furious Over Disney World’s Upcoming Policy Change

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Last month, when the Walt Disney Company announced that it was utterly revamping the Disability Access Service Program at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, the blowback from those who had previously used the DAS system was brutal. Some created petitions to return the old system, while others threatened Disney with Federal Lawsuits for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Despite ...

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The Most Hated Park Behavior Is Okay, According to “Disney Expert”

Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom

Going on a trip to Walt Disney World is a personal experience that most people share with a few friends or family members, but every Disney World trip has a communal aspect. We all share spaces and experiences with complete strangers, and sometimes Disney fans have great conversations or moments with someone they’ve never met before. However, in that communal ...

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Family Asks To See the Manager After Interaction With Disney’s Transgender Evil Queen

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Disney is facing even more backlash for its decision to include characters at meet-and-greets whose biological sex does not match that of the traditional character. That backlash took off this week after a video surfaced from a family’s trip to the Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge within Walt Disney World Resort. Related: Transgender Evil Queen ...

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Disney Accused of Backdoor Dealings in Passing Florida Law Impacting Cast Members’ Rights

Walt Disney Castle

Florida can get hot. As global warming worsens, Florida will experience even more extreme weather conditions, including hurricanes and drastic heat and humidity. However, during this legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed a law stripping workers of protection from extreme heat, including mandatory water breaks and other basic protections from the Florida heat. House Bill 433 prohibits local governments from ...

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Disney World Credit Card Charges May Surge as Partnership Between Banks and DeSantis Develops

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Florida saw a pretty big battle this legislative session that went unnoticed. It did not produce a controversial law, but it could affect everyone planning a future trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. The Florida Legislature was considering a law that would have allowed credit card companies to continue charging higher fees to vendors every time a customer charges ...

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