Commentary Archive

When Will Disney Park Pass Reservations End?

“When will Walt Disney World stop requiring Park Pass reservations?” is a common question among guests frustrated about the extra step to visit Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom–or with problems when fully booked. This post addresses the issues with reservations, including the newly-filed lawsuit by passholders, reasons for reservations, and crowd control

Is Disney Ruining Its Reputation?

It’s been a rough few years for the Walt Disney Company and fans. It’s pretty wild to now think of 2019 as the halcyon days of Walt Disney World and Disneyland, but with the benefit of hindsight, they were. This post takes a look at what’s happened since, negative views of the brand as captured

Airing of Grievances About Disney World

Happy Festivus! In the spirit of this glorious holiday, we’re going to embrace its most time-honored tradition: The Airing of Grievances. People have a lot of problems with Walt Disney World, and now you’re gonna hear about it! Readers tell me this company stinks! (Updated December 23, 2022.) Really though, Walt Disney World fans do

5 Businesses Disney Should Buy or Sell

Since Disney’s Bob Swap–firing Chapek and rehiring Iger–new details and rumors have emerged about what led to the CEO change and the board’s goals for Bob Iger in the next two years as CEO. This post delves into one such topic, which has been mergers & acquisitions, and the business units and companies that Disney

Cheap Prices At Disney’s Best Parks?!

When it comes to planning for Walt Disney World or Disneyland, price increases have become a fact of life for the last decade. That has been exacerbated in the last year-plus, with ticket costs going up twice annually. Adding insult to injury, free FastPass+ was replaced by paid the Genie+ service–and recently switched to date-based