Resorts

Mears Raises Prices In Less Than a Month

For those that may not know, Disney has cancelled its FREE shuttle service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) earlier this month. The service was replaced by several third-party vendors, the largest being Mears Connect. Mears offered an “Express Connect” service for up to 4 people for the price of $200, each way. As of this

Disney’s Magical Express Coming to an End

Disney has begun to remove signage at the Walt Disney Resorts for “Disney’s Magical Express” which was a FREE shuttle service for guests from Orlando International Airport and each Walt Disney Resort. The free service which started in 2005 will come to an end on January 1, 2022. It is assumed that the signage within

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Welcome Video

Disney has sent a welcome video to those that have paid reservations to the controversial “Galactic StarCruiser” hotel located at Disney World in Florida. This long awaited addition to the Star Wars family in the Disney Park has been ridiculed and mocked by some of the most hard-core Disney fans.

Masks Required Indoor at ALL Disney World Rides, Shows, Restaurants…

Disney World is now requiring that ALL guests, whether vaccinated or not MUST wear masks indoors for ALL Disney World attractions, restaurants, etc.  Outdoor common areas masks are still recommended, but not required. As of the time of this post, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have not made any announcements regarding mandatory mask wearing

Changes in Disney World Food Options and Quality

In this series of posts, we will be discussing the changes that Disney has made due to the worldwide pandemic from Covid-19 and some other changes that have been made that have nothing to do with the pandemic. This post will focus on how food is served at Disney World and if the quality of

Disney World Has Changed… Quite a Bit

The title is right, Disney World has changed.  Disney World is much different than it was the last time that my family visited the parks.  Yes, I do understand that there has been a pandemic going on (Trust my, I know.  Our latest trip was postponed 15 months due to Covid.).  But the changes that

Disney Guests Will No Longer Receive Magical Express Confirmations

Beginning on July 1, 2021, Disney Guests that opt to use the Disney Magical Express will no longer be mailed confirmations.  Instead, they will need to use either their Magic Bands or the MagicMobile App to check in at Orlando International Airport. If a Guest does not have either, they will be checked in manually

Planning a Disney World Trip – Third Time is the Charm (hopefully)

It has to happen this time, it just has to.  For the third time we are attempting to book our family vacation to Disney World to celebrate our oldest daughter’s graduation from high school. Our first attempt was for April, 2020.  We were able to book all of the bells and whistles for this trip

Is This the Final Straw for Disney Fans? Disney Cancels the Magical Express

Did Disney just push loyal fans to the breaking point? Could this be the final straw that deters loyal fans from visiting the Disney World Resort in Orlando? Disney announced yesterday that they would no longer be offering the Magical Express in 2022 for those visitors that stay at one of the Disney World Resorts. 

So Much Less for So Much More

Prices have been the biggest complaint about a Disney World vacation in recent memory.  We have all seen the complaints when yearly (sometimes twice a year) Disney will raise prices on Park Tickets, Hotels, Food, etc.  But in most of those cases, Disney was still providing a full entertainment package for the prices.  There was

Walkway between Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian is Open

After about a year of construction and a new bridge, the pathway from Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and the entrance of Magic Kingdom has opened. Guest will no longer have to take a bus, boat or monorail to and from Magic Kingdom.  The pathway is hoped to aliviate some of the congestion that occurs when

Disney Vacation Cancelled… AGAIN

In the fifteen plus years that my family has been going to Disney World we have never had such a heart-wrenching year as this year.  For the second time this year, we have cancelled reservations to Disney World. Our first trip was planed for the week of April 15th and Covid-19 obliterated those plans, not

Will It Be Disney World or a VERY Expensive Six Flags?

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate

Disney Sends Email to Guests with Resort Reservations

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to customers that have active reservations at Disney Resorts.

Disney Parks Start Opening on July 11

It is the announcement that we have been waiting to hear since March 13th… The Disney World Theme Parks are reopening. Disney World announced today and released plans to Orange County’s economic recovery task force regarding the reopening of all four Disney Theme Parks. In this presentation, Disney announced that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

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