Posts by David Mumpower

Signs of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Everywhere

Disney’s 50th anniversary is right around the corner, and the parks already show signs of this hallmark event! Let’s talk about what’s already visible! Happy Birthday, Disney! On October 1st, Walt Disney World turns 50 years old. On this momentous occasion, park officials will throw a party that lasts for 18 months. As Disney Vacation […]

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Just Changed Again. Here’s What Happened

Boarding Groups are dead, Mickey’s the Very Merriest, and candy stores just entered the digital age. I’ve got a LOT of park news for you today! Say Good-Bye to Boarding Groups Okay, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance fans. The day you have anticipated is coming soon. This is NOT a drill! Disney recently adjusted […]

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The Next Generation of EPCOT Just Started

Remember how Imagineers wanted to reinvent EPCOT for a new generation? Then, the pandemic struck, and many of those plans suffered delays. Well, we have finally reached a point where some of this stuff has either opened or will debut soon. Yes, the next generation of EPCOT just began. So let’s talk about what’s new. […]

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Annual Passes Now on Sale

After a prolonged absence, Walt Disney World has started selling annual passes again. Meanwhile, some rides are undergoing refurbishment, and new character meetings are available at the Happiest Place on Earth. Here’s what we know. Annual Passes Return I previously discussed the impending return of annual passes at Walt Disney World. As you may recall, […]

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DVC Members Have Ridden Ratatouille

Lightning Lane signage has appeared at the parks. Also, an old high touch play area has finally reopened, and Boarding Groups are suddenly attainable. I’ll explain everything and also discuss the grand opening of EPCOT’s most anticipated new attraction of 2021. Lightning Lane Is Almost Here All four Walt Disney World theme parks have started […]

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Annual Passes Just Changed. Here’s What You Need to Know

During the pandemic, Disney Vacation Club members possessed the ability to renew their annual passes. However, Disney didn’t go out of its way to emphasize this ability. Instead, the company moved forward with its plan to modify the program. The same thing recently happened at Disneyland, where management introduced the Magic Key program. Today, Walt […]

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A Quick Guide to Lightning Lane

Disney just ended the FastPass program after 22 years of high-quality service. Now, the company wants you to pay for something that was previously free. You must wonder what is going on, which is totally understandable. Here’s what Lightning Lane is and why it might not be as bad as you fear. MaxPass by a […]

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A Quick Guide to Disney Genie

At the 2019 D23 Expo, future Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced Disney Genie. Back then, the Parks Blog referred to it as: “Disney Genie is being designed to help you make the most out of your visit, whether you’re a first-time guest or a seasoned pro.” This week, Disney confirmed that Disney Genie will debut […]

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Space 220 and Drawn to Life Open While Something Stays Closed

NBA Experience is dead, while Space 220 and Drawn to Life are finally ready to live. Here are some Disney updates you should know. What’s the Opposite of Surprised? When Disney killed DisneyQuest, some deemed the decision merciful. After all, the place got pretty run down those last few years. I say that as one […]

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Disney Announces Very Merriest Event

The Walt Disney Company just finalized its plans for the holiday season, and we’ve got the details! Mickey Mouse and friends will return to Magic Kingdom in a Very Merry celebration, just not the one you know. Let’s talk about Disney Very Merriest After Hours, the latest ticketed event. What is Very Merriest? Think of […]

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