Disney Reports Massive Park Gains

The Walt Disney Company announced its revenue for the fiscal second quarter of 2022. In this financial statement and the accompanying earnings call, we discovered a great deal about the status of the parks. Here’s what we learned. The Parks Are Making More Money Than Ever I don’t need to tell you about Disney’s financial […]

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The Disneyland Hotel Expansion Gets a Name & More Disney News

Today’s update represents more of a hodgepodge of significant stories that I haven’t covered yet. However, there’s one headliner here. Read on to learn the name of the 16th Disney Vacation Club resort! What’s in a Name? Okay, there’s not much to this conversation, but it’s still important. The Disneyland tower expansion has a confirmed […]

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Downtown Disney and Paradise Pier Changing

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock just revealed several impending changes at Downtown Disney and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. It’s…a lot. Let’s talk about the impending hotel re-theming and the new amenities coming to Downtown Disney. The Paradise Pier Re-Theme In 2018, Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure switched to a Pixar theme. Disney introduced four […]

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Did Disney Steal the Tenaya Stone?

Expedition Everest has returned, and an international theme park will reopen soon! However, we’re losing a mini-golf park for a while, and a DVC resort may be in possession of stolen goods from Yosemite National Park. One of today’s updates is weird, my friends. Did Disney Commit a Crime? Let’s start with a strange story […]

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Early Registration for Cosmic Rewind Comes and Goes

Disney has screwed up again, and this one will bum you out if you’re visiting the parks in May. So, through clenched teeth, I’ll explain what has happened. Cosmic Rewind Previews Sell Out Yesterday, a weird rumor circulated. It seemed so unlikely that even the most respected name in DVC news didn’t trust the story. […]

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Disney and the CDC Roll Back Some Pandemic Policies

Disney and the CDC both just delivered good news to theme park and cruises fans. Behold the happiness! Cruises Are Safe Again! Two years ago, nothing encapsulated the terrifying danger of COVID-19 more than the Diamond Princess, a “modern-day plague ship.” The catastrophic events on that vessel caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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DVC Resorts with the Best Logistics

Let’s admit the truth. Nobody likes riding the buses at Disney theme parks. They’re mercurial at best and infuriating at worst. You simply cannot count on the buses in a do-or-die situation. Of course, that’s a problem now that you’re paying for Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane reservations. So, you should start getting ahead of […]

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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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