Posts by David Mumpower

A Few Things We All Miss at Disney

The Walt Disney Company spent the body of 2020 and 2021 reopening beloved attractions and amenities. Most of what we adore at Walt Disney has returned, but some features aren’t back yet. In fact, we wonder whether some of them are coming back at all. Today, I’m going to list a few things I hope […]

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DVC Direct Ownership Prices Going Up. Again.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Disney Vacation Club is raising the price of direct purchase for several sold-out DVC resorts. Yup, it’s true. Here’s what you need to know. Four More Price Increases Starting on January 20th – yes, next week – four DVC properties will go up in cost again. […]

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Ratatouille Makes a Big Change

The next time you visit EPCOT, you’ll have a much better chance of riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Also, we have an interesting change at an All-Star Resort to discuss in today’s DVC update. Ratatouille Switches to Standby In late September, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios dropped its Boarding Group system. […]

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The Night the Lights Went Out at Disney

Guests at the Polynesian this week will have plenty of stories to tell their friends. They’re having quite the strange vacation. Allow me to explain. Power Outage A few nights ago, I read a social media post that swore the power was out at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The same individual claimed that the Transportation […]

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DVC Questions We Will Need Answered in 2022

As we enter 2022, Disney Vacation Club fans are wondering about many unknowns.  The Walt Disney Company hasn’t acted as transparently with its announcements lately. So, we’re all left guessing about some significant issues. Here are some DVC questions we will need to be answered in 2022.  When Will the Disney Dining Plan Return? During […]

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Recent Park Changes That Are Here to Stay

We’ve entered the final week of 2021, which means we’re looking back as we prepare to move forward.  For Disney fans, the past 18 months have come with plenty of confusion as longstanding policies suddenly collapsed.  Then, new ones arrived, and nobody’s quite sure which ones are temporary vs. permanent.  So, let’s talk about the […]

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Holiday Week News and Notes

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope that you’re among loved ones and savoring the best moments in life! Alas, Disney news never stops. So, I’ve got a few updates to provide you a distraction in between eggnog and gift wrapping. A Disney Genie+ Surprise This week, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom has […]

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The Latest Virtual Queue at Disney Is…DVC?

First responders have lodged a worrisome complaint about Disney. Meanwhile, DVC members are just trying to visit We’ve got some more unexpected developments at Disney this week. The Latest Virtual Queue at Disney Is… Have you tried to log on Disney Vacation Club’s membership website lately? Most of the time, it’s not a problem. Unfortunately, […]

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Everything you need to know about returning attractions and Magic Key Lawsuit

Hello everyone! We’ve got plenty happening and in and around the parks. Here’s what Disney Vacation Club fans need to know about returning attractions and *sigh* COVID in Orange County, Florida. The New Indiana Jones Quick! Name the oldest attraction still remaining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Technically, this one’s something of a trick question at […]

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Cinderella Castle Caught Fire and Disneyland Lost Power

Cinderella Castle caught fire, and people got trapped on several Disneyland attractions. So, it’s been a rough 24 hours for Disney. I’ll explain. A Small Fire One of the open secrets at Magic Kingdom involves Cinderella Castle. Due to the logistics here, it’s one of the most flammable places at the park. Now, you needn’t […]

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