5 small things that Disney World should emulate from the new California Adventure
James Grosch | June 21, 2012
Last week, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort finished a 5 year, 1.2 billion dollar reimagining that transformed DCA into a park that’s truly worthy of bearing the Disney name. I was able to visit the park this week, and I am beyond impressed. The empty, poorly themed park that opened in 2001 is Read More
Celebrate Epcot’s 30th Anniversary with D23.
James Grosch | June 13, 2012
On October 1, 1982, EPCOT Center opened to the public. In the three decades since, Epcot has been visited by millions upon millions of guests, and it has been heralded by some as the greatest theme park on the planet. This October, Epcot turns 30. While most would wonder if turning 30 means they’re getting Read More
Two ways to be Brave at Epcot and Magic Kingdom.
James Grosch | June 4, 2012
Brave, Disney/Pixar’s highly-anticipated fantasy adventure film set in Scotland, is set to debut in theatres across the country on June 22. Disney’s promotion for Brave is in full swing, with trailers and billboards for the movie popping up almost everywhere. If your kids can’t wait for Pixar’s next film, Walt Disney World has a couple Read More
Disney World ticket prices increase June 3rd.
James Grosch | June 1, 2012
As we predicted last week, Walt Disney World is following in Disneyland’s footsteps and increasing ticket prices. While the price hike at Disney World is not as steep as Disneyland, which saw up to 30% increases, a price increase is never good news. Tickets from a single day single park pass (was $85, is now Read More
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Reopens
James Grosch | May 29, 2012
Hang on to your hats, because this here’s the wildest news update in the wilderness. Memorial Day guests found that Magic Kingdom regained an iconic mountain yesterday. After being closed since early January this year for refurbishment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reopened to Disney World guests, complete with a few changes. The queue area of Read More
Three reasons I wish I was in Orlando for Star Wars Weekends
James Grosch | May 24, 2012
I am not ashamed to admit that I am a huge Star Wars fan. I grew up loving the original trilogy, and I had a closet full of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader action figures to prove it. While not every thing that George Lucas created in Star Wars is a gem (I’m Read More
Disneyland tickets jump in price. What does this mean for WDW?
James Grosch | May 22, 2012
Guests in Southern California have been abuzz the past few days since Disneyland Resort announced a significant increase in price that took effect Sunday, May 20th. The price-hikes range from a significant $7 boost to the One-Day One-Park ticket (now $87) to a staggering $150 to the Premium Annual Passport (now $649). So far, the Read More
New Fantasyland model now featured at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream in DHS
James Grosch | May 18, 2012
I used to tour the parks at Walt Disney World only seeking out thrills. I would run from fastpass to fastpass, trying to ride the most rides, and usually ending up exhausted at the end of the day. While I still like to have days where I run around to experience the best rides WDW Read More
New Fantasyland rollout continues this July and Holiday 2012
James Grosch | May 4, 2012
After opening a small portion of Storybook Circus last month, the Magic Kingdom’s largest expansion continues its debut this year with a few major attractions opening this year in two phases. The first phase will be in July when Storybook Circus will be completed with the opening of the second Dumbo spinner, and interactive Dumbo Read More
Step into The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
James Grosch | May 4, 2012
Earlier this week, Disney Parks Blog announced the long rumored replacement for the Prince Caspian exhibit at Hollywood Studios: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow. Opening Fall 2012, this exhibit will take Disney World guests into the world of the four Pirates of the Caribbean films. But what makes this different than your run of Read More