Universal’s Express Pass v. Lightning Lanes & Genie+ at Disney World

Since Genie+ replaced free FastPass at Walt Disney World, we’ve received questions asking about comparisons between Lighting Lanes and Express Pass at Universal Studios Florida & Islands of Adventure. In short, both line-skipping services offer lower wait times, but with different tradeoffs. This article covers Lighting Lane v. Express Pass: benefits & downsides, pros &

Mickey’s Toontown Reopening Date & Details!

Disney has shared more concept art & info about the reopening Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland. This post shares dates & details, plus our commentary about the changes and upcoming additions debuting shortly after the start of Disney100, the company’s 100th Anniversary celebration that centers around the California parks. Disneyland has already announced that the festivities

Top 10 Rare Characters We Wish Would Return

Whether you’re a character hunter or ride diehard who has never done a dedicated meet & greet, I think we all can agree that seeing Minnie & Mickey Mouse or other beloved furry friends at Walt Disney World is exciting. That’s doubly true when they’re rare characters who seldom make appearances. Ever since Disney announced that Figment

Guide to Disneyland Magic Key Pass: 2022-2023 Prices, Perks, Blockout Dates & Discounts

Magic Key is the reservations-based Annual Passholder program at Disneyland & Disney California Adventure. This guide covers pricing, blockout dates, renewals, discounts, and perks. Plus, comparisons to APs and everything you need to know! (Updated November 18, 2022.) With a Magic Key Pass, you can make theme park reservations for ongoing visits and hold more

Affordable Housing Coming to Disney World

Walt Disney World has announced that it’s earmarking nearly 80 acres of land for a new affordable housing development in Central Florida. This post will share details about the plan, plus our commentary about Orlando’s housing crisis, skyrocketing shelter inflation, and (some of) what’s causing this. (Updated November 16, 2022.) “We are invested in working

Best Disney World Hotels for 2023

With the holiday season comes family gatherings and planning 2023 Walt Disney World vacations. With dozens of resorts from which to choose, picking the best hotel for your Walt Disney World vacation can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve assembled this list of the top 5 hotels for 2023, which covers the hot accommodations next