Posts by David Mumpower

Bob Chapek Discusses Disney Genie+ Sales

The Walt Disney Company held its quarterly and annual earnings reports yesterday. After Disney posted its financials, CEO Bob Chapek and CFO Christine McCarthy answered questions from various financial analysts. Along the way, we learned several newsworthy items about the parks, including the popularity (or lack thereof) of Disney Genie+. Here’s what we found out. […]

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Disney Wins in Court and One Ride Drops Its Virtual Queue

Disney just won in court, changed the rules for a new ride, and brought back some character meetings at the parks. Here’s what’s going on. One Less Boarding Group WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure only opened a few months ago. On June 4th, social media was awash with images of mobs trying to enter Avengers […]

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DVC 2022 Annual Dues and Membership Card Changes

DVC just provided details about expected annual dues for 2022. Also, the company just changed its policy on membership cards. I’ll explain what you need to know in today’s DVC update. DVC Suggested Annual Dues for 2022 I recently discussed that DVC would finalize annual dues during the 2021 Condo Association Meeting next month. However, […]

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What You Need to Know about Destination D23

The Destination D23 event is less than two weeks from its start, and Disney just revealed the itinerary. Suffice to say that this exhibition is one Disney fans won’t want to miss. Coming on November 19th… In 2019, Disney held its D23 event at the Anaheim Convention Center. What no one could have possibly realized […]

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The Jingle Cruise Holiday Overlay Is Here

Jingle Cruise is back, and we have a Gingerbread Carousel spinning at a DVC resort! Welcome to the 2021 holiday season, everyone! Holiday Decorations and Ride Overlays Are Back! Every year, Disneyland gets a head start on Walt Disney World. Haunted Mansion Holiday, the combo Halloween/Christmas overlay, goes live in August. Then, on November 1st, […]

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An Easier Airport Experience and Other DVC Notes

You can make your next stop at Orlando International Airport easier. I’ll explain and toss in some other DVC updates you need to know. Scheduled Security Checks Here’s an idea I never knew I needed until the first time I heard it. Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) official Twitter account recently posted this: Families & Single […]

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Disneyland Raises Prices…Again

Fans lament that The Happiest Place on Earth is turning into the Most Expensive Place on Earth. Well, those complaints will only grow louder, as Disneyland Resort just raised its prices again. So you…might want to stay off social media for a couple of days. Why Does Disneyland Raise Prices So Often? In February of […]

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Lightning Lane Suffers a Shaky Start

Disney wants you to pay up to $15 for its new service, and I don’t mean Disney Genie+. Lightning Lane represents a return to 1955-style Disney pricing. Guests must pay to experience eight different attractions at Walt Disney World. This service has operated for a couple of days now, and it hasn’t gone smoothly. Let’s […]

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How to Use Disney Genie+ for the First Time

Disney Genie+ debuted on Tuesday, October 19th. The Orlando Sentinel described the reception to this new service as “mixed.” Let’s quickly discuss how to use Disney Genie+ for the first time and help you avoid some of the problems other users have faced. Starting Disney Genie+ The next time you load My Disney Experience, it’ll […]

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Five Things to Know about Disney Genie

This week represents the dawn of a new era at Walt Disney World. Disney Genie has arrived, signaling the start of the next generation of Disney theme park visits. Here are five things you need to know about Disney Genie. What Is Disney Genie? You can think of Disney Genie as the theme park equivalent […]

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