Tom Bricker Archive

Magic Kingdom Report: Crowds & Decor Down

It’s time for our first Magic Kingdom park report of 2021! In this Walt Disney World update, we take a look at the cavalcades, character greetings, crowds, wait times, construction progress, and more. While this isn’t our first visit to Magic Kingdom of the year, it is since the Christmas decorations–and crowds–have gone down. Both

2021 Disney World Refurbishment Calendar

This Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar lists the schedule of ride closures for 2021 at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Attractions need to close for routine maintenance, safety upgrades, improvements, and reimaginings. (Updated January 20, 2021.) While no one wants attraction downtime during their trip to Walt Disney World, refurbishments are necessary

Ratatouille Area Starts Opening at EPCOT

Construction walls are down around the iconic Art Nouveau Métro marquee, and the first section of the France expansion leading to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is open at EPCOT. In this post, we’ll tour the Streets of Paris area, rate the restrooms, and offer speculation about a grand opening date for Walt Disney World’s rat ride.

Caribbean Beach v. Coronado Springs Resort

Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs are hotels at Walt Disney World that have similarities in dining, pools, and rooms–but huge differences in theme and transportation. As the only two Moderate Resorts open in 2021, vacation planners might wonder which they should pick, and this head-to-head smackdown helps answer that question. A choice between Caribbean Beach