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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

Is There an Off-Season at Disney World?

For ages, people have been saying, “there’s no off-season at Walt Disney World anymore.” It’s true that almost every year for just under a decade, annual attendance has increased. In most cases, this has been 1% to 5% bumps (per TEA reports), but it’s still noticeable–especially in aggregate. (Last updated February 4, 2019.)  During our

Inside the Reimagined World of Disney Stores

We’ve had a chance to visit the re-imagined World of Disney stores at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and thought we’d share some thoughts on the presentation and style of these retail environments, along with photos of new Christmas merchandise and other assorted souvenirs that caught our eyes. I’m not sure if I posted criticism