Author Archives: Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who has worked at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Adventures by Disney! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her husband, an Air Force pilot. Find her children's book at

The Weird Bob Chapek Curse of the Haunted Mansion


“We have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for a thousand. Any volunteers?” Inspiring spooky merchandise, Halloween parades, movies (starring Eddie Murphy and soon Owen Wilson), and The Muppets Haunted Mansion Disney+ show, the Disney attraction Haunted Mansion features a ride-through tour from a Ghost Host in Omnimover vehicles called a Doom Buggy. But the popular Disney Park ride and its ghosts may ...

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Is This The REAL Reason Bob Iger Is Back At Disney?


It’s a move that has shocked the entertainment world. Bob Iger, one of the most successful CEOs in the history of The Walt Disney Company, is returning to once again head the Disney empire. The beloved former CEO of the Walt Disney Company has been reinstated by the Board of Directors, replacing Bob Chapek. Weirdly, Chapek lasted a spooky 999 days ...

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The Hotel at Walt Disney World You May Never Have Heard Of


You may think you know every piece of Disney Park history, but this hotel’s story may surprise you. There is one hotel at the Lake Buena Vista Resort that many cannot access – Shades of Green Resort. This hotel on Disney property charges Guests based on their pay grade and offers those in the United States Armed Forces a cheaper ...

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The Little-Known Government Vote Affecting Walt Disney World


When you think of United States voting, you may think of mid-term elections or a new president, but a Disney attraction might not be what comes to mind. Of course, recent events involving Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Reedy Creek have brought Disney and politics together in a significant way, but there was actually a government vote that directly impacted ...

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How Problematic Was Splash Mountain?


It’s one of Disney’s – and the world’s – most iconic theme park attractions. With its crazy drop, incredible theming, and iconic soundtrack, Splash Mountain has become a Disney Park fan-favorite water ride. Disney fans, however, are currently divided over the iconic Splash Mountain attraction at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort being transformed into a new ride. ...

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The Weirdest Jobs at Walt Disney World


The Walt Disney World Resort is full of world-famous Guest service, incredible Imagineering details, delicious dining, and exciting attractions and entertainment. One thing that glues this Disney Park magic together and makes our Disney World vacations so special is Disney’s array of Cast Members, with their two-fingered Disney Points, show-worthy costumes, and great customer service. We recently revealed the training ...

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The New Disney Experience You’re Going to Wish Was for Adults


There are plenty of experiences at Disney Parks that are aimed at younger Guests. From “it’s a small world” and TriceratopSpin to Alien Swirling Saucers and Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Walt Disney World is filled with magic for young children. No rides at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, however, are designed so that only children can ...

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The Disney Halloween Costume That Is Sure To Get You Noticed


Halloween – it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Ghosts and ghouls have returned to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom,  with Halloween finally bringing all its spooky glory to Disney Parks this trick-or-treat season. Fan-favorite Halloween after-hours party Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Walt Disney World back in August, while Oogie Boogie Bash is ...

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The Crazy Price Hikes That Are Shutting Out Disney’s Loyal Guests

It’s no surprise that the big talking point lately surrounding Disney vacation planning is price. Costs are ever-increasing at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, with Disney only this week announcing further price hikes on food, Resort stays, merchandise, Park tickets, and Disney Genie. And with these continued price rises becoming more prominent, it seems that loyal Disney Guests are ...

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