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Sleeping Beauty Castle’s New Look

After months, the walls around Sleeping Beauty Castle have come down and the icon has emerged from behind construction scrims, revealing a new color scheme of blue and pink with a bit of pixie dust. In this post, I’ll share my photos of the new-look Sleeping Beauty Castle and offer thoughts on the final results

Difficult Dilemmas at Disney World

When planning for a Walt Disney World trip, you have to make tough choices: where to stay, how much to budget for dining versus hotels, which FastPasses to choose, etc. This post is a mixture of these real dilemmas you might face when preparing for a Walt Disney World vacation, and other ‘just for fun’

Disneyland Flex Annual Pass: Winners & Losers

Disneyland has announced the Disney Flex Passport, a new Annual Pass with both open admission and reservation-only days. Disney is billing the AP as being a way to deliver a world-class guest experience, while better distributing attendance throughout the year. The new Flex Pass will allow access to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park on

Star Wars Hotel in Disney World

A Star Wars Resort Hotel has been announced for Walt Disney World, which will offer an immersive visit that further enhances what guests experience in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Previously, Disney indicated that the Star Wars Starship Resort will “be seamlessly connected” to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Bob Chapek,

No Fifth Park at Disney World

Due to significant land purchases in the last couple months, rumors and speculation are flying about a fifth gate at Walt Disney World. I’ll make a not-so-bold prediction: this land won’t be used for a 5th theme park in Florida. Want a bolder prediction? No one reading this will see a fifth gate at Walt

Star Wars Day at Sea: Better Than Expected

Star Wars Day at Sea is Disney Cruise Line’s celebration of adventures and characters from the saga on special 7-night Disney Fantasy sailings, usually during historically off-season sailings. We just got back from a Eastern Caribbean DCL voyage, and thought we’d share thoughts on the experience from last week. Before we get to editorializing, let’s