Mark Plante

EPCOT Closing Early, Harmonious Cancelled

EPCOT will be closing at 8PM on Sunday, June 5, 2022. EPCOT’s hours will be 8:00 AM to 8:00PM. Because the park will be closing before sunset (8:21PM), it will not be dark enough for the park to perform Harmonious. So there will be no performance on this date.

Disney Changes Genie+ Purchase Options

Beginning June 8, 2022 visitors of Disney World will no longer be able to purchase the Genie+ option in advance. Disney announced that as of that date, all Genie+ purchases must be on the day of the guest’s park reservation and visit. Here is the official announcement from Disney: With the launch of new bookings, we

Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind… IT’S SHOWTIME!!!

The long awaited previews of the newest Disney World attraction is here. Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind has opened for Castmember and Annual Passholder previews.  DVC member preview is scheduled for May 9, 2022. Over two years in the making and the closure of a very popular EPCOT attraction (Ellen’s Energy Adventure). This interactive

Character Meet and Greets Are Back

Starting on April 18, 2022, Disney Meet and Greets are back. You are now able to interact get autographs and hugs from your favorite characters again in all theme parks. This news is not just Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios but for Disneyworld in California, Disney Cruise Lines and Aulani as well.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Opening Date

Disney has announce the long awaited opening date of their newest rollercoaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Construction and demolition of the former Ellen’s Energy Adventure was halted due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic and was slowed for months, but Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is finished and ready to open. Guardians of

Disney’s All-Star Resorts Reopened

After a two plus year closure, the Disney All-Star Resort has now re-opened.  This is a milestone as the Disney All-Star Resort was the last of the Disney World Resort Hotels to still be closed due to the pandemic. Disney started welcoming guests back on March 30, 2022.

Minnie Vans are Returning

There is no official announcement, but Disney’s Tic Tok account is saying that the Minnie Vans will be running again this summer. @disneyparks It really works! Minnie Vans connected by @Lyft are rolling back in this #Summer at #DisneyWorld 🚗 #Disney #DisneyParks #MinnieMouse #ToyCars #MinnieVan #CarTok #Water #Lyft ♬ original sound – Disney Parks

Facemasks Are No Longer Required on Some Disney Transportation

As of March 16th, face masks are no longer required on the Disney Skyliner for fully vaccinated guests. This is also the same option for the Galactic Starcruiser. Although masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, they are still strongly recommended for everyone. Masks are still required on Disney Buses and the Disney

Disney Parks SOLD OUT This Week

As of this morning, Disney has stopped selling individual day tickets for all four theme parks due to all reservations have now been exhausted. With Spring Break now in full swing Disney is currently unable to accommodate the swell of crowds that have migrated toward the Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. There

Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade HAS RETURNED!!!

After an almost two year suspension, Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade has returned to Magic Kingdom in Disney World. This is the first time that the parade has been seen since March of 2020!!! As listed on disney.com, the parade is scheduled to run daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

Traditional Meet and Greets Returning to Parks Soon

Disney CFO Christine McCarthy mentioned that the park experiences are still not quite up to pre-pandemic expectations, but they are getting there. She talked about how Disney has announced the return of nighttime entertainment and that daytime parades would soon be returning. McCarthy also noted that the “traditional meet and greets” would be returning soon.

Disney World Raised Prices… ON EVERYTHING

Disney World has announced that it will be raising ticket prices on multi-day tickets. Disney has also implemented price increased on food throughout the parks, resorts and restaurants as much at 30%. Be ready, usually when Disney makes ticket price changes, the other Orlando area parks are not that far behind. As always, follow Theme

Major Construction Coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is about to undergo a major refurbishment and addition to the DVC sections of the property. The construction at the Grand Floridian is expected to last well into 2023. Here is the announcement from Disney As we previously shared, we are working on our grand plans to expand and enhance The Villas at

Disney Changes Mask Policy

Disney has announced that as of February 17, 2022 they will no longer be requiring FULLY vaccinated guests to we masks in the parks. All guests will still be required to wear masks on all Disney transportation, this includes Disney Skyliner, Monorail, and buses.

Almost 3 Hour Wait for Rise of the Resistance

At this time, there is currently in almost 3 hour standby wait for Star Wars – rise of the resistance.

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