Posts by David Mumpower

The Next Phase of Welcome Home

The phrase, “Welcome home,” takes on an entirely new meaning this week, as The Walt Disney Company announces its next big project. Coming Soon: Storyliving by Disney The pandemic caused any number of surprising disruptions in society and corporate America. Perhaps the oddest one involves the lucrative real estate market. When the pandemic started, real […]

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Lightning Lane Is a Huge Success

Last week, The Walt Disney Company performed its scheduled fiscal earnings report for the first quarter of 2022. If you watched the stock immediately afterward, you know the results. Disney crushed it across the board, especially at the parks. In fact, Disney’s vaunted parks division reported its second-best quarter ever! During the accompanying earnings call, […]

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Disney Parks Drop Face Mask Requirements

Walt Disney World just updated its face-covering rules again…and you’re gonna like the news! Here’s what just happened. The New Rules Okay, let’s start with the headline. Walt Disney World has ended its indoor face mask requirement for vaccinated guests. Disney still expects unvaccinated park visitors to wear face masks for their own protection. Enforcement […]

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California Dropping Mask Requirement. Is Disneyland Next?

California is ending its indoor mask mandate. Is Disneyland Resort next? We’ll discuss what’s in play along with other developments at the Happiest Place on Earth. California Changing Mask Requirements Much can change in a few weeks. At the start of 2022, the Omicron outbreak had devastated many of the country’s most populated areas. Los […]

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What Are the Benefits of Using DVC Points?

Since Disney ended the Magical Express program, you may wonder about the remaining benefits of using DVC Points. I’m happy to tell you that extra benefits remain plentiful. Here are several huge positives that come from using DVC Points. Early Theme Park Entry The Walt Disney Company wants to reward its most loyal guests. For […]

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Disney Won’t Grant Wish for Six More Weeks

No, the news didn’t happen on Groundhog Day, but it had the same effect. Disney Cruise Line just announced that the Disney Wish must wait another six weeks for its inaugural voyage. I guess the groundhog saw its shadow. Anyway, here’s why Disney cannot make its deadline for the next luxury cruise ship. The Announcement […]

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Extended Evening Hours Added at Hollywood Studios

Okay, I don’t want to get your hopes up, but Disney’s at least tinkering with an update to Extended Evening Hours. We’ll talk about that, the latest Star Wars Hotel criticism, and Disney Genie+ additions in today’s update. A Third Park? A Third Park!!! Disney Vacation Club points users adore Extended Evening Hours. This amenity […]

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Disney Increases Food Prices Again

Walt Disney World has performed its annual batch of food price increases again. Let’s talk about how this will impact your next trip. Pandemic Pricing Is a Thing I’ve ordered the same meal at Five Guys for the past several years. Unfortunately, it costs about 35 percent or $10 more than in 2017. I can […]

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Two New Toy Story Land Play Sets Are Coming

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will add two new Play Sets at Toy Story Land. Also, some wonderful character greetings are returning to the parks. We’ve overflowing with good news in the latest DVC update! Enhancements Coming to Toy Story Land At the start of 2022, I discussed the arrival of several new park attractions. One of […]

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People Really Want That Figment Popcorn Bucket

After only a few days, the 2022 International Festival of the Arts already qualifies as the most headline-generating event to date. EPCOT hosted this event for the first time in 2017. Somehow, the sixth iteration of this festival has gained more attention than any previous one. What’s the big deal this time? I cannot believe […]

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