Theme Parks

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 […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: July 19, 2021

In this series of posts, we will be discussing the changes that Disney has made due to the worldwide pandemic from Covid-19 and some other changes that have been made that have nothing to do with the pandemic. This post will focus on how food is served at Disney World and if the quality of […]

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The title is right, Disney World has changed.  Disney World is much different than it was the last time that my family visited the parks.  Yes, I do understand that there has been a pandemic going on (Trust my, I know.  Our latest trip was postponed 15 months due to Covid.).  But the changes that […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 30, 2021

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 21, 2021

A Kiss Goodnight is a presentation in Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida that happens roughly an hour after official park closing.  It is a sweat show that is about 10 minutes and thanks guests for visiting the park.   “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, on behalf of everyone here at the Magic Kingdom, […]

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: June 15, 2021

Disney announced today that both Magic Kingdom and Epcot will be resuming fireworks on July 1, 2021

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 15, 2021

Disney has announced that the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will start on July 15th.  Featuring many returning favorites from Canada, Greece, Germany and more. There are many family-oriented events to partake in including Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak which will send you on a scavenger hunt to find Remy statuettes that are […]

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: April 6, 2021

Starting on Thursday, April 8th, guests will be allowed to take socially distanced photo pass photos without a mask on… more info to come

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: February 8, 2021

Originally aired on NBC on October 29, 1971.  The official Opening Special for Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL Watch this video on YouTubeDisneyDawgs Vlog

Are FastPasses the Next To Be Cancelled?
Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 19, 2021

When the pandemic started in March, 2020 all US Disney Parks along with most other Amusement Parks were shut down. When Disney World in Florida reopened, it did so with some major changes. One of those changes was the discontinuation of Disney’s Fast Pass in the parks. For those that may not know what FastPass […]

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 […]

After about a year of construction and a new bridge, the pathway from Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and the entrance of Magic Kingdom has opened. Guest will no longer have to take a bus, boat or monorail to and from Magic Kingdom.  The pathway is hoped to aliviate some of the congestion that occurs when […]

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