Theme Parks
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 […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 14, 2020

We have seen quite a few complaints lately that during this time of pandemic, Disney World has taken away a lot of the entertainment from the parks due to social distancing.  No longer do the parks have any parades, Character Meet and Greets or nightly firework shows.  There are no longer FastPass+ Selections or Extra […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 7, 2020

The Disney refurbishment calendar is showing the the popular attraction/ride “Frozen Ever After” that is located in the Norway Pavillion in Epcot is scheduled to be shut down on November 2, 2020 for a minor refurbishment.  The attraction is scheduled to reopen to guests on November 7. If your children (or you) need to get […]

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

With Magic Kingdom opening this morning for a Cast Member preview, below is a list of what attractions are currently open and those that are not. Astro Orbiter – OPEN The Barnstormer – OPEN Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – CLOSED Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – OPEN Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – OPEN Casey Jr. Splash […]

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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 […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 25, 2020

According to a post on the WESH news channel on Thursday, June 25 Disney Blog released the following quote: “In a statement posted to the Disney Parks Blog on Thursday, the company said, “the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 15, 2020
Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 8, 2020

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 29, 2020

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to customers that have active reservations at Disney Resorts.

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