Tom Bricker Archive

Magic Kingdom Update – April 2019

Magic Kingdom’s next up for our April 2019 Walt Disney World construction updates & photo reports. In this post, we’ll look at the drained moat around Cinderella Castle, new on-ride Haunted Mansion photo, Adventureland changes, new merchandise, and more. It’s been a busy few weeks at Magic Kingdom, with spring break followed by Easter resulting

Star Wars Land Info & Galaxy’s Edge Guide

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens soon at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This guide details what we know, with speculative tips for visiting, avoiding crowds, and basic info about Star Wars Land in both California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For starters, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has not yet even started soft openings or paid previews,

New Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside

Port Orleans Riverside has resumed its refurbishment in Alligator Bayou, and we just had the chance to stay in one of the new rooms! In this post, we’ll share photos and thoughts on the updated Walt Disney World hotel rooms. These ‘refreshed rooms’ at Riverside are very similar to the refurbished rooms at Port Orleans

New Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Coming to Disney California Adventure!

Disneyland Resort has announced a new event coming this September and October: Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park. This separate-ticket party will feature the new World of Color – ­Villainous!, Frightfully Fun Parade, a Descendants dance party, Mickey Mouse stage show, mysterious walk-through, and more! Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Review

Mama Melrose’s is an Italian restaurant in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. This dining review features food photos, thoughts on the quality, our experiences here, value for money, and how Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano compares to other themed table service options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In terms of basic background info, Mama Melrose’s participates

New Starbucks Been There Disney World Mugs

Starbucks has released its new “Been There” series of mugs for Walt Disney World, with designs for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. In this post, we visit each of the coffee shops selling the cups, share photos, and offer thoughts as compared to the previous “You Are Here” series of Disney Starbucks