Disney News

MagicBand+ What is it?

Disney has announced another option that will be available for purchase during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Magic Kingdom. MagicBand+ is basically a MagicBand on steroids.  It will allow you to play bounty hunter in the Black Spire Outpost in “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge“.  You will also be able to interact with all of the […]

Harmonious… Meh.

Disney premiered the new nighttime show at Epcot, “Harmonious”.  Harmonious replaces “Epcot Forever” which was supposed to be a temporary show that was for the gap between “Illuminations” and “Harmonious”, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.   When first announce, Harmonious looked to be a very impressive nighttime show, but as with everything else, due to […]

Why Are Crowds So Low Right Now?

In case you haven’t noticed, the parks do not seem that crowded right now.  I know that kids are back in school and most vacations have already been taken, but even with that, there are not as many people in the parks as there were two years ago. There are also a HUGE amount less […]

Harmonious Premiere Date Announced

Disney has announced that “Harmonious”, the nighttime spectacular show will be premiering in Epcot on October 1, 2021. This show which is set to Disney music has been in planning for over 2 years and was delayed when the parks shut down in 2020 due to the Covid Pandemic.

Dates and Time Released for “Disney KiteTails” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced that “KiteTails” will be debuting on October 1st at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. KiteTales will use the same amphitheater that the previous “Rivers of Light” show was performed in the Asia section of the park. The new show will used kites shaped like “The Little Mermaid”, “Finding Nemo” and other Disney Characters propelled […]

Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue Ending…

Rumors are swirling that the Virtual Queue for Rise of the Resistance attraction in the new Galaxy’s Edge land in Hollywood Studios at Disney World and Disneyland will be discontinued shortly. The Virtual Queue will be replaced with a standard “Standby Entrance”. This means that you will no longer need to have a reservation, that […]

Disney World’s NEW Annual Passholder Plans

Watch this video on YouTubeDisney World brings back a new Annual Passholder System. Disney World in Florida has introduced a NEW Annual Passholder system for guests of the Orlando Parks. Disney discontinued new sales of its Annual Passes at the start of the Covid Pandemic back in 2020. The new Annual Passholder tiers are close […]

Disney Introduces Genie+… RIP FastPass+

For almost two decades Disney World offered FastPass® for no additional cost to its visitors. FastPass® allowed visitor to select up to three rides per day in advance where they would has a one hour window, chosen by them, to skip the lines and access a ride in a fraction of the time they would […]

Masks Required Indoor at ALL Disney World Rides, Shows, Restaurants…

Disney World is now requiring that ALL guests, whether vaccinated or not MUST wear masks indoors for ALL Disney World attractions, restaurants, etc.  Outdoor common areas masks are still recommended, but not required. As of the time of this post, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have not made any announcements regarding mandatory mask wearing […]

Trying to Get Boarding Passes For “Rise of the Resistance”? Let us show you.

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 […]

Fireworks Announcement Changed… “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” Has Been Removed.

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.

The Kiss Goodnight is Back?

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

Disney Guests Will No Longer Receive Magical Express Confirmations

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 […]

Is FastPass+ Coming Back???

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?

Disney World Parks Extend Summer Hours.

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 […]

All Disney Parks World-wide Are Now Open

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 […]

Disney After Hours BOO BASH

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.

Animal Kingdom Welcomes Baby Mandrill

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 […]

The Magic is Back! Sort of…

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 […]

Is This the Final Straw for Disney Fans? Disney Cancels the Magical Express

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.  […]

So Much Less for So Much More

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 […]

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