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 Mouse Heads to Court: Disney is SUING DeSantis


The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney has now fully entered its Disney Hero versus Villain stage. It seems Mickey Mouse and the Florida Governor are headed to court, after Disney filed a lawsuit today, April 26, suing DeSantis, the board, and other state officials in federal court, claiming “a targeted campaign of government retaliation.” Amid a political boycott of ...

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’90s Time Capsule Unearthed at Animal Kingdom

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What do floppy disks and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have in common? The ’90s, of course! It’s been a busy year already for the Walt Disney World Resort, and this week, the Florida Disney Resort is celebrating yet another milestone. Opened on Earth Day, 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and as part of the festivities, ...

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The Weird Halloween Tip You’ll Want to Know At Disney World

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Are you ready for some ghoulish Walt Disney World tricks? After a long period of pandemic closures at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disneyland Resort theme parks, the fan-favorite Halloween after-hours party Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Walt Disney World in Florida, as well as the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The ...

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‘The Mandalorian’ Has Changed Disney Character Standards Overnight

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“The Mandalorian” has become a fan-favorite Star Wars show, with “Baby Yoda” taking over the internet, merchandise, and the Disney theme parks. And with the release of “The Mandalorian” season 3 finale this week on Disney+, it seems Disney has changed its character conventions overnight – so just how will this affect the Disney Parks? (Beware, if you haven’t seen the ...

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Walt Disney World’s Next Big Attraction: A Prison

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We have thrilling new attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and the recently-opened TRON Lightcycle / Run, but now it seems a different type of “attraction” will be coming to Orlando. The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is already home to some scary Disney Villains and Haunted Mansion ghosts but a different ...

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Disney Confirms That Fantasmic! Is CLOSING Soon

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It has only just reopened, but it seems even magic needs some maintenance. Fantasmic! is one of Disney’s most beloved shows, featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Maleficent, Pocahontas, Moana, and more in a journey through Mickey’s imagination. The popular Disney nighttime spectacular returned with new sequences after a long closure during the pandemic, returning May 28, 2022 to Disneyland Park and ...

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Bob Iger Talks Next Disney CEO In Big Time 100 Interview

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He’s always been a pretty big deal. Now, Time 100 has cemented The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger’s status as an influential leader. It was revealed today, April 13, that Iger has made the Time 100 list. Iger features in the “Innovator” category as one of the most influential people of 2023 and even made one of the highly-coveted ...

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Walt Disney World Set to Get Road Tolls Soon


The political fallout between Walt Disney World and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has become as notorious as Mickey Mouse himself. The Florida Republican has already signed a bill to dissolve the Lake Buena Vista Resort’s special treatment in the state after Disney opposed the state’s “Parental Rights in Education Bill” (otherwise known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its ...

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