Commentary Archive

Epcot Forever Review: You Can’t Go Home Again

Epcot Forever is Walt Disney World’s newest nighttime spectacular, temporarily bridging the gap between IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and HarmonioUS, which will debut in 2020. This review of the new show will take a long and rambling path that discusses the past, present, and my personal ruminations on EPCOT Center. It’s always interesting to look

Download Your Free WDW Christmas Guide!

We’re proud to announce that the our free downloadable PDF guide to the holidays at Walt Disney World, titled Vacation Kingdom at Christmas, is available for you to enjoy! Please note that new editions of Vacation Kingdom at Christmas are released at the start of each holiday season, after we’ve had the chance to experience new offerings

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. (Last updated August 23, 2019.) In August 2019,

The Essence of the Disney Parks’ Magic

Now that I’ve “Aired My Disney Parks Grievances,” I figure it’s time to show the other side of the coin and share why I enjoy the Disney theme parks so much. Frankly, there’s a lot more that makes Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the other parks special places imbued with a sense of magic than there are mild

Fight Back Against Hotel Resort Fees

Resort fees are a scourge that has spread from Las Vegas and infected other popular tourist destinations, namely areas in Orlando and Anaheim near the Disney Parks. Once seldom found outside of Vegas and Hawaii, resort fees have proliferated in the last few years at off-site hotels near Walt Disney World and Disneyland. These fees

Soft Openings for Star Wars Land at Disney World

“When will Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have soft opening previews at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?” That’s become an increasingly common question, as Walt Disney World fans want to beat the crowds and be among the first to experience this new land with minimal waits. There has been much speculation about paid special events, Annual Passholder early