Commentary Archive

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,

Thank You & Optimism for 2021!

It’s time for our last blog post of the year! Of course, there’s the obligatory message of good riddance to 2020 and optimism for 2021. We also want to offer a sincere thank you for your support during this difficult year, and offer an update on an ongoing initiative that our readers helped make possible.

Snow White’s Not-So-Scary Ride Reimagining

Snow White’s Scary Adventures closed for refurbishment earlier this year, with the Fantasyland dark ride behind construction walls before the parks closed. Disneyland has since offered a preview of the park’s only ride-through princess attraction, which has been reimagined and renamed as Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. While Disneyland has been closed, Walt Disney Imagineering has

Disney Parks Pet Peeves

In the immortal words of Frank Costanza, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it! This blog is normally sunshine and rainbows, but it’s time for you to hear what I really think. It’s time for my proverbial “Airing of Disney Parks Grievances.” (Updated December 10, 2020.)

“Revenge Travel” at Disney World in 2021

Well, it’s another Halloween here in the Tainted Twenties. Everything is worse than ever now. And we’re mostly stuck around the house to prove it. Oh, and here’s something else that’s new. I just heard a new term today on the internet. (Updated November 30, 2020.) Fellow says, we’ve go something now called ‘revenge travel.’