Commentary Archive

Harmonious Review: Epcot’s Spiritual Successor to IllumiNations?

Harmonious is the new nighttime spectacular at Epcot for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, and the long-term replacement for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. This fireworks review shares photos of the show, plus how it compares to its predecessor, other blockbuster nighttime spectaculars, and whether Harmonious is worth its blockbuster budget and daytime visual blight. Before

When Will FastPass Return to Disney World?

Wondering when FastPass+ will come back at Walt Disney World or if it’ll be replaced by a paid ride reservation system? This post covers dates free FastPasses could return, how virtual queues reduce park capacity, and the possibility of Premier Access, MaxPass, and the Genie app as replacements that will cost money. (Updated August 12,

When Will Disney Park Pass Reservations End?

“When will Walt Disney World stop requiring Park Pass reservations?” has been a common question as frustration grows about difficulties visiting Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom when the parks are fully booked. This post tries to answer that question, covering statements made by Disney leaders, similar systems in use elsewhere, and long-term