Tom Bricker Archive

Hong Kong Disneyland Re-Reopening

After re-closing two months ago as a precautionary measure during a mild spike in the city, Hong Kong Disneyland is reopening again on September 25, 2020. In this post, we’ll cover the details, policies, and more. For starters, ‘spike’ is a relative term. During what was actually Hong Kong’s third wave, new cases peaked at

L’Artisan des Glaces Ice Cream Review

L’Artisan des Glaces is an ice cream & sorbet shop in EPCOT’s France pavilion at Walt Disney World, with hand-crafted desserts. This WDW dining review features snack photos and tips, including our take on some of the specialty treats and seasonal favorites. (Updated September 21, 2020.) Honestly, I don’t even know why I’m reviewing this

Disney World Early December 2020 Park Hours

Walt Disney World has released its early December 2020 calendar for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios, while extending September and October hours at some parks on weekends. In this post, we’ll share details, cover why this is happening, and offer commentary on what to expect going forward. Let’s start with a brief

Is Disney World’s On-Site Advantage Disappearing?

For years, the benefits of staying on-site at Walt Disney World–Extra Magic Hours, ‘free’ transportation, expanded FastPass+ booking windows, and more–justified the higher price of hotels. In this post, we’ll take a fresh look at those perks and whether they’re worth the cost. (Updated September 17, 2020.) I’ll preface this by saying that while we’ve