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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

Why Are Star Wars Land Crowds So Low?

It’s been almost a month since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened, and we’re back with crowd observations and predictions for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We’ll talk about the phenomenon of low attendance and wait times in California, whether that trend is likely to continue, and how likely it is to repeat itself in