Category Archives: Editorial

Disney To Close Studio Backlot Tour And How To #SaveWDW

On September 19, 2014 Cast Members at the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios were  told that the attraction will be closing on September 27, 2014 and some will be assigned new roles within the company as a result. Even though it has gone through some major changes/neutering over the years, this was one

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Top 4 Misconceptions About Frozen Replacing Maelstrom At Epcot

If there is one thing the internet has taught me this past week, it’s that celebrities sure do like taking naked selfies. A close second lesson is that Disney theme park fans sure are passionate about the attractions and ideals they hold near and dear to their hearts. With the recent official announcement from the

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Should Disney World Bring Back Robin Williams Attractions?

After Robin Williams passing, should Disney bring back his attractions to Walt Disney World? We take a critical look.

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Guests Rate MagicBands at 90% Satisfaction Rating

The Walt Disney Company had a conference call about their third quarter earnings for 2014 on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Most theme park/Disney blogs are picking up on one comment Bob Iger made early on in the call, saying that Star Wars will have an increased presence in the parks. The reality is, this isn’t the

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Clarification on the Recent Soarin Standby Return Test

It seems my trip to Epcot a few days ago caused quite a stir within the Disney fan community. Mind you, no one (and I mean literally no one) responded to the story on my website. However, thousands of people either shared the story on Facebook or various message boards and as a result, thousands

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Disney’s FastPass Plus: Pros and Cons

After reading over a dozen fan-based websites and hundreds of nauseating message board posts, there seems to be a lot of confusion on Disney’s new FastPass Plus system. As part of my research, I went back to messages posted on sites like MiceAge and Jim Hill Media that simply speculated what the final roll out

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When Will Disney World Add Marvel Attractions?

A Theme Park University reader recently wrote in to ask, “Hey Josh, when does the Marvel contract expire for Islands of Adventure so Disney World can start building its own Avengers attractions?” To answer your question quite bluntly: probably never. Very few people have access to the real contract between Marvel and Universal (formerly MCA

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TPU Review: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor & The Giggle Gang

I’ve just returned from a rare 3-day sojourn into the hot, wet & crowded ‘Belly of the Beast’: WDW in July. My purpose was twofold; first, to escort the Fabulous Feeney Family of New Jersey on the occasion of their summer visit… and second, to assess the State of Comedy in our parks. I have

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Our Online Role as Magic Makers…

Are negative posts and “Me, too!” thinking tainting vacation magic? Ron Schneider examines the role Disney bloggers play in their guests’ good times…

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