Commentary Archive

Pent-Up Demand Fueling Florida Travel

With spring break season nearly over and summer fast approaching, it’s time to return to one of our favorite topics: “Revenge Travel” at Walt Disney World in 2021. This isn’t the first…second…or even third time we’ve broached the subject, which has significant implications for crowds, attendance, and pricing for travel to Orlando later this year.

Inconsistent Bus Wait Times at Disney World

We have a love-hate relationship with Walt Disney World transportation. When it’s firing on all cylinders, the system of monorails, boats, gondolas, and even buses is unparalleled–the best exemplar of mass transit of any major “city” in the United States. In the past, we’ve gone entire trips with only great experiences from start to finish,

When Will FastPass+ Return to Disney World?

Wondering when FastPass+ will come back at Walt Disney World or if it’ll be replaced by another ride reservation system? This post covers dates FastPass could return, how virtual queues create “ghost guests” and reduce park capacity, and the possibility of Disney Genie as a long term replacement. (Updated March 12, 2021.) For those who

Is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Overhyped?

Excitement has been building for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure for years. Walt Disney World fans are anxiously awaiting the first major addition of EPCOT’s overhaul, and World Showcase is starved for attractions. So it makes sense. But with opening delayed for over a year after being first announced 5 years ago, does the hype exceed what

When Will Disney Park Pass Reservations End?

“When will Walt Disney World stop requiring theme park reservations?” and “will the Park Pass system end early?” have been common questions in response to our park reports for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom. This post tries to answer that question, touching upon similar systems in use elsewhere and long-term goals. (Updated February 16,