Author: Rich

Escaping the Midday Crush at Magic Kingdom

If you’ve been visiting Magic Kingdom at Disney World for many years as I have, you know one thing is guaranteed: midday crowds are no fun. Guests are still arriving to fill in the Park and queues are filling up at even the least popular attractions. The sun is also high overhead beating down with that special kind of Florida heat. I learned early on how to avoid letting the midday crush from dampening my day. Many Disney World vacationers plan an all day Magic Kingdom marathon. They get up early with the goal of staying until fireworks shoot...

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How to Rope Drop Magic Kingdom at Disney World

If you’re planning your first Disney World vacation, then you’ve likely seen the term “rope drop” thrown around quite a bit. Rope drop refers to the literal dropping of the rope at entrances to Disney World’s theme parks at opening time. In most instances, cast members (Disney employees) walk along the entry paths with the rope to keep eager guests from racing to the rides. At Magic Kingdom, thought, it’s much more of an event. Now, whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned Disney World veteran like myself, you need know the new rope drop process at Magic...

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Tangled Themed Restaurant coming to the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Disney Cruise Line is rolling out something new for all member of the family. The most exciting is a Tangled themed family restaurant. While we haven’t seen pictures yet, one can just imagine what Disney Imagineers have cooked up. Younger kids will enjoy enhancements to the Oceaneer Club. For teens, the Vibe lounge is being refurbished into modern loft area. And, finally, the adults only Cove Cafe will serve coffee by day and cocktails by night alongside the quiet pool. Per Disney PR: Exciting new spaces and new experiences designed for guests of all ages are coming to the...

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Star Tours Debuts The Last Jedi Movie Update

This week the long running Star Tours attraction will receive yet another exciting update. The new segment is something we’ve seen in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailers, a starspeeder chase across the dessert planet of planet Crait. This parched scene will feature prominently for a battle in the new movie.  Expect at least one more scene to be added to Star Tours in the coming months. The new scene will debut at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland on November 17th.  ...

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New Holiday Decor and Shows Light Up Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios has been a bit of a downer for many Disney World fans since the Osborne Lights retired. Disney is finally making up for that loss this year with an amazing new projection show on the Tower of Terror. Here is a list of the new Holiday entertainment lineup along with a video preview at the end. Enjoy! Per Disney PR: A flurry of fun will greet Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season. Festivities will include an immersive new nighttime experience that wraps all of Sunset Boulevard in holiday magic with jolly decorations, merry treats and...

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2017

The ever popular Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns for its 22nd season in 2017. The Festival has expanded to a run of 75 days, more than double the original event. There will be 35 food kiosks to celebrate Epcot’s 35th anniversary. This is a Festival matched only by the beautiful Flower & Garden event during springtime and a wonderful time to plan a Disney World vacation; especially for foodies.   Per Disney PR: A record number of global food and wine marketplaces – 35 in all –will sizzle with new edible delights to celebrate 35 years of...

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates for 2017

One of the most unique festivals at Disney World returns again this …summer? Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, like many other WDW festivals, has once again increased in length to 32 days for 2017. The kickoff will be in August before many kids are even back in school. Below are the details for this year’s party. For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costume recommendations and tips on making the most of the night read here. Per Disney PR: With trick-or-treating throughout the park, bewitching  fireworks under a pumpkin moon, costumed characters on parade, a wickedly joyous Villain Spelltacular and much more,...

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Disney Vacation Planning Videos are Now Streaming

No more having to order and wait for the latest DVDs, the Disney vacation planning videos are now streaming online. Just follow the link below and all you need to do is sign into your Disney account or create a new one. From there select which vacations you are interested in, such as Disney World, Disney Cruises, or even Adventures by Disney. There are dozens of videos to help first timers prepare for a memorable vacation or for Disney veterans to find info on the latest additions. Click on the picture below to get started! The planning videos include:...

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