Episode 209: Today we are discussing everything from summer discounts to the new additions coming to Hollywood Studios!

News Topics:

  • A variety of new discounts for this summer have been released
  • New Details in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Special treats menu has been released for the Disney Villains after hours event
  • Rumor: Disney may be planning an interchangeable “black box” type attraction
  • New table service restaurant is coming to Toy Story Land!

FYI News stories:

  • Special Star Wars activities planned for May 4th
  • Avengers End Game is breaking all kinds of box office records
  • Phantom Manor has finally re-opened
  • New Rule changes for Disney Parks are now in effect

Episode 199: Disney News

Here are the topics that we discussed

  • Disney Cruise Line finalizes the purchase of second private island
  • Mizner’s Lounge at the Grand Floridian is closing for an expansion
  • Disneyland Paris reports a profit for the first time in nearly a decade
  • False alarm causes minor panic at Disneyland Paris
  • NBA Experience set to open August 12th at Disney Springs
  • Casey Jr Splash & Soak station and Kali River Rapids have re-opened from refurbishment
  • Two separate lawsuits filed against Disney for incidents on the People Mover
  • Will Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway open before Galaxy’s Edge
  • Disney has pulled resort discounts from Summer/Fall

 

It’s the first news day of 2019! We start by talking Walt Disney World discounts! Disney just released some resort discounts for Spring & Summer as well as the free dinning offer much earlier this year than usual. We of course know that is because of Star Wars Galaxy’s edge opening in the Fall this year. There wasn’t a lot of other major news stories this week but we do discuss some minor things like…The Odyssey is now open again at Epcot, Walt Disney’s private plane has been gutted, and the rise of urban explorers on Disney Property. Finally we finish the episode by trying to predict the opening date for the major attractions coming to the Disney parks this year. Let’s see who is the best at guessing the opening dates!

Today I go over the basics of the Walt Disney World annual Pass! I start by going over the different types of passes and the current rates for those passes. I then talk about the process of activating your pass and how to get your passholder magic bands and magnets. I also, discuss the benefits of being a passholder including, discounts on hotels, merchandise, and dinning. I talk about what I think is the best benefit…the inclusion of memory maker and some of the other smaller benefits that I think are worth mentioning. I hope that this helps you determine if an annual pass is right for you.

Link to the passholder site

Today’s news topics are:

  • Ticket price increase at Walt Disney World
  • Hollywood Studios name will remain for the “Foreseeable Future”
  • New concept art for Toy Story land
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2019
  • Discounts for Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World
  • New details for Star Wars hotel

Picking the right Disney resort for your vacation can be a difficult task. Jon and I give our choices for the best Disney resort in some categories that we came up with. We also give our advice on how far out to book your resort and some ways to get a room discount. Let us know what resort is your favorite.