Disney Announces Lightning Lane Pricing for Cosmic Rewind

By the time you read this, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will likely be up and running at EPCOT! So, we’ve got a few new details about how Disney’s latest roller coaster will work. Read on to learn more… Lightning Lane Pricing We had expected the Lightning Lane price for Cosmic Rewind to cost […]

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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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Disney Unveils MagicBand+

Disney theme parks don’t often experience merchandising snafus, but we witnessed a huge, hilarious one last week. Yes, Disney has unveiled MagicBand+…a few days after some of them went on sale at various theme park stores. About MagicBand+ During a media day event this week, park officials revealed the next generation of MagicBands, the wearables […]

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Connections Café Opens and Disney Pushes Back on Reedy Creek

A new restaurant has opened, an airport terminal is opening soon, and Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris just showed us the future. Some of it’s good, and some isn’t. Here’s what you need to know. Now Serving Starbucks Again! Back when Disney announced the changes coming to EPCOT, we knew that Starbucks would reside in […]

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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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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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Walt Disney World Updates Lightning Lane and Disney Genie+

Over the past few days, Disney has changed several integral aspects of its still-new Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane programs. Here’s what you need to know. The Changes Over the holidays, Disney removed four Lightning Lane attractions from its menu. The rides in question all switched to Disney Genie+. At the time, I stated that […]

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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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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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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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