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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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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DVC Loses Its Shadow. You Can Help Get It Back.

Would Disney ever fire a dog? The answer may surprise you… Yes, I’m click-baiting today, but it’s because loyal fans of a specific Disney resort are livid…and you can help. In better news, Disney has brought back another character greeting, and two DVC resorts are officially in holiday mode. Disney Fired Shadow. Yes, I’m Serious. […]

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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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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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Disney Genie Debuts on October 19th

Walt Disney World just announced that Disney Genie will debut to the public on October 19th. So, we’re only ten days away from the next generation of theme park visits. Here’s everything we just learned. Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ Start Soon   Disney announced this program will begin a week from Tuesday. Based on […]

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Walt Disney World Unveils Two New Performances

After years of hype, EPCOT finally unveiled its new nighttime presentation, Harmonious. Meanwhile, after weeks of less hype, Disney’s Animal Kingdom revealed its new daily performance. Both went about how you’d expect. Let’s talk about the two new presentations at Walt Disney World. Harmonious World Showcase Lagoon has spent most of 2021 preparing for this […]

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What’s Coming to Disney World This Week

This week, Walt Disney World turns 50 years old. Disney officials would never allow this milestone to pass without acknowledgment. As such, the parks will spend the next 18 months celebrating Disney’s 50th (and 51st!) anniversary. Plenty of changes are in the offing. So, let’s talk about everything coming to Walt Disney World this week. […]

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