Theme Parks

Disney Closing Loophole in FastPass+ System

With every technology there are holes and backdoors that dishonest people try to take advantage of.  Disney’s FastPass+ app is no exception.  Disney has discovered that it is had been possible to book rides through the FastPass+ using an unused ticket or Magic Band. To most, this does not seem like a big deal, but […]


Hollywood Studios - The Great Movie Ride

Great Movie Ride Closing???

Rumors are swirling that the Great Movie Ride which is inside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Disney’s Hollywood Studios could be closing in the very near future. The Great Movie Ride is a dark tram ride that takes you through many scenes of Hollywood movie history that include “Wizard of Oz”, “Alien” and “Indiana Jones”. […]


Pandora Opening Weekend, Success or Fail?

The long-awaited “Pandora – The World of Avitar” opened to record crowds in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this weekend.  The floating islands and photoluminescent plants are now open to the public with hours from 8am – 11pm daily with Extra Magic Hours of 7am-8am and 11pm-1am. This new land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been long […]


Epcot - Ellen's Energy Adventure

Is Ellen’s Energy Adventure Closing?

Rumors are swirling that “Ellen’s Energy Adventure” in Disney World’s Epcot is getting ready to close.  Reports are that permits have been submitted with the Reedy Creek Improvement for work to be done on the wetlands and canal that are currently behind the building that houses “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”. Ellen’s Energy Adventure is currently a […]


Where is Paint the Night Going?

“Paint the Night”, which was the former nighttime parade at Disneyland in California before the “Main Street Electrical Parade” was brought back to California after a short stint in the Magic Kingdom in Florida, has been packed up and is ready to be shipped to another park, but where? “Paint the Night” is a brightly […]


Wishes, Thank You for the Memories

THE END OF AN ERA The “Wishes” nighttime fireworks spectacular debuted in Magic Kingdom in Florida on August 12, 2003.  After a truly spectacular 13 1/2 year run, the amazing “Wishes” display had it’s triumphant finalé last night to a crowd of nostalgic onlookers. My first view of “Wishes” was in April, 2005, when my wife […]


Day 1 of Our Disney World Vacation

Our Disney World Traditions The first day of our Disney World Vacation in Florida started on a very warm April, Florida Morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s, it was going to be a warm one. We start every Disney Vacation the same way.  On the first day, we try to get out of the […]


We Are Off To Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL

It is incredible how quickly a week’s vacation at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL can go by.  We had been so excited to go on this trip since it was booked on December 24, 2016 and now it is over. Our vacation started on April 18, 2017 with a 7PM flight on JetBlue […]


Wait, What? Magic Kingdom Airport???

Really?  Magic Kingdom has an airport?  Why have I been flying into MCO all of these years then? Not so fast, Magic Kingdom USED TO have an airport. More like a landing strip and it is still there, sort of. The Lake Buena Vista Airport (IATA:DWS) was built in 1971 as a STOLport for use […]


Minor Disappointment When Entering Disney World Property

One thing that is going to be a minor disappointment to this year’s trip to Disney World in Lak e Buena Vista, FL is that visitors are no longer able to drive under the Walt Disney World Properties sign to to a major road construction project in the area.  The highway that is driven as […]


Epcot’s Mission Space Closing for the Summer

It has been announced that Epcot’s Mission Space Attraction will be closing on June 5th for a refurbishment.  The ride is expected to reopen on August 1. No reason or details have been given for the refurb, but rumors are circulating that there are some minor tech updates to be done so that the ride […]


2017 Disney Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The annual Epcot “Flower & Garden Festival” is currently in full swing.  Beautiful gardens, butterfly exhibits and outdoor kitchens are throughout the park and will have all of your senses in overdrive. The “Flower and Garden Festival” began on March 1st, and runs daily through May 29th throughout Epcot. The Epcot “Flower and Garden Festival” began […]