Disney News

So you’ve been trying to get in a boarding pass for the “Rise of the Resistance” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and have not had any luck. Don’t feel bad, many veteran Disney fans have not been able to get a boarding pass either, even though it has been months since the attraction opened to […]

Disney has removed the phrase “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” from the beginning of its fireworks announcement to align with other Diversity & Inclusion changes made throughout all of the Disney Parks. The Twitter Channel @Showcasewishes has posted a video on Twitter highlighting the changes that have been made.

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A post on Twitter is claiming that “The Kiss Goodnight” is again being shown after Magic Kingdom’s official closing time.  Slowly, but surely Disney is returning to Normal. The Kiss Goodnight has returned. — Disney Glimpses (@disneyglimpses) June 30, 2021

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 23, 2021

Beginning on July 1, 2021, Disney Guests that opt to use the Disney Magical Express will no longer be mailed confirmations.  Instead, they will need to use either their Magic Bands or the MagicMobile App to check in at Orlando International Airport. If a Guest does not have either, they will be checked in manually […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 20, 2021

Below is a screen print from MyDisney Experience at 9PM on June 20,  showing a greyed out icon for FastPass+ and text on the bottom stating “We cannot display FastPass+ details right now. Please check back later.” Could this mean that FastPasses will be returning very soon?

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With the return of nightly firework shows at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Disney has extended park hours at three of the four Disney World parks. Magic Kingdom June 27-30 Extended to 8am to 9pm (Originally 9am – 9pm) July 1 – 10 Extended to 9am to 11pm July 11 – 31. Extended to 9am to […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 18, 2021

For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started 19 months ago…  ALL Disney parks world-wide are now open!  It has been quite a while and we have had some openings and re-closings throughout that period, but as of right now, they are all currently open. Shanghai Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland Disney World Florida Disneyland […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 8, 2021

Disneyworld is currently promoting #HalfwaytoHalloween and has announced a new After-hours themed event coming to Magic Kingdom late this Summer. “Disney After Hours BOO BASH” will take place on select nights August 10th thru October 31 from 9PM to midnight. Halloween cavalcades, characters and performances by the Cadaver Dans. Tickets go on sale in June.

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 14, 2021

It’s a girl! Disney’s Animal Kingdom has announced that a female mandrill was born Saturday, April 10 to mom Hazel and dad Linus.  This is Hazel’s first baby and Animal Kingdom cast members have named her Ivy. Both mom and Ivy are healthy and have been spotted by guests roaming Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Ivy is still […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: March 17, 2021

This is the announcement that all West Coast Disney fans have been waiting to hear.  Disneyland in California has been closed since March, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has torn through the world.  Southern California was hit particularly hard by the virus and it caused the closure of pretty much all large-scale entertainment […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 12, 2021

Did Disney just push loyal fans to the breaking point? Could this be the final straw that deters loyal fans from visiting the Disney World Resort in Orlando? Disney announced yesterday that they would no longer be offering the Magical Express in 2022 for those visitors that stay at one of the Disney World Resorts.  […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 1, 2021

Prices have been the biggest complaint about a Disney World vacation in recent memory.  We have all seen the complaints when yearly (sometimes twice a year) Disney will raise prices on Park Tickets, Hotels, Food, etc.  But in most of those cases, Disney was still providing a full entertainment package for the prices.  There was […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 30, 2020

Disney has released a statement that the Blizzard Beach Water Park will resume operations on March 7, 2021.  Blizzard Beach has been closed since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic and its opening is a welcome sign that the parks may be starting to focus on returning to semi-normal operating conditions. Disney has released the […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 2, 2020

Disney has extended hours for all four theme parks for the month of December as well as extending closing times for New Year’s Eve: Magic Kingdom December 6, 11-13, 18-19 Now 8am to 9pm, was 9am to 9pm December 7-10, 14-17 Now 8am to 8pm was 9am to 8pm December 31 Now 8am to 11pm […]

Hong Kong Disneyland Closes for thrid time due to covid-19
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For a third time Hong Kong Disneyland has closed due to rising Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong. With 76 new cases on Monday and 115 cases on Sunday.  The Hong Kong government is calling this their 4th wave and are implementing preventive measures throughout the country, which include closing down the theme park. Although the […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: November 20, 2020

As Disney slowly reopens parks during this pandemic another park feature has been announced to return.  Park Hopping has been suspended since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Disney has announced that it will return on January 1, 2021.  Although it will be a little different at this point. With the Park Hopper Option […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 1, 2020

Disney has announced that it will be laying off 26,000+ employees due to the shutdown and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Of the 26,000 layoffs, 66% will be part-time employees.  Disney Parks and Experiences currently employs more than 100,000 US employees and is currently reeling from a 91% profit loss during the first three months […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: September 15, 2020

A little while ago we posted a list of, what we thought, were the top 5 Disney Vloggers on YouTube, Click Here to view that post.  To this day, that is our one singular most popular post (Thank You!!!). Overwhelmingly, most comments chose Tim Tracker as their most popular. Well, let’s take a look at […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: September 14, 2020

Cancelled!!! Disney has announced that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been cancelled for the 2020 Holiday season due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party started at the Magic Kingdom in 1983 and this will be the first year that the Special Ticketed Event will not be held. There Will Still be […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: August 31, 2020

On Sunday, August 30, Guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios reported that the My Disney Experience App unexpectedly “opened” before 9:30am although the app was not allowing anyone to join the queue. At 10am, when guest should have been able to sign in and join a queue, the app was still not allowing anyone to join. […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: July 7, 2020

Some crowds were gathered as they wait for the opportunity to enter the gates of Magic Kingdom for the first time since March.  Disney is opening the gates to the Magic Kingdom today to welcome home Annual Passholders for a preview of what it will be like to visit the”House of Mouse” for the foreseeable […]

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