Author Archives: Jamie Sylvester

Win a Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Loungefly Bag

Join Disney Tips as we celebrate all things Mickey Mouse! One lucky reader has a chance to win the now SOLD-OUT Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Loungefly Mini Backpack. Why Steamboat Willie? Why is Steamboat Willie such a popular pick among Disney fans? Steamboat Willie is a 1928 animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the first ...

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Magic Kingdom’s Most Underrated Restaurant

Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle in the evening

We’re letting you in on the best-kept secret at Magic Kingdom… the most underrated restaurant that should land at the top of your list. Magic Kingdom Restaurants Whether you’re looking for a quick-service restaurant, table-service restaurant, or a delicious snack kiosk, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park in Florida has a plethora of enticing options. Credit: Disney RELATED: This ...

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Popular Disney Attraction Gets Dropped from Individual Lightning Lane Status


Disney has revealed the big news that Genie+, the upcharge line-skipping service, has raised its price at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. In addition to the price hike, the rate will “vary by date” which makes the already complicated system even more mind-scratching. And with the news of the Disney Genie+ price increase, Disney has also revealed ...

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Disney Genie+ Price to Now “Vary By Date,” Making It Even More Complicated


Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have announced changes on the way at both Disney Resorts. Now, the line-skipping upcharge service known as Disney Genie+ (formerly the complimentary FastPass+ system) will have pricing that will “vary by date.” We previously shared the news that reports were flooding in that Disney Genie+ at Disneyland Resort has increased from $20 to ...

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VIDEO: Flavor Flav Raps During Mickey & Minnie Meet and Greet


The six-time Grammy Award-nominee and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (known by his stage name, Flavor Flav), recently visited Walt Disney World and decided to take to social media to share his excitement. The well-known American rap and hip hop artist was a founding member of the rap group Public Enemy. Flavor Flav has ...

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Disney Park Quietly Increases Genie+ Cost


On the morning of October 11, 2022, Disneyland Resort quietly made a price adjustment to the once former complimentary line-skipping service, now the upcharge known as Disney Genie+. When Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort began phased reopening after COVID-19 closures, Disney quickly announced the former complimentary FastPass+ and MaxPass services would no longer be offered. These services allowed ...

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Final Goodbyes to EPCOT’s Iconic Future World


Walt Disney said it best… “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” As a Disney Park fan, however, change can be difficult! Walt Disney World Resort is amidst its massive overhaul of the beloved EPCOT theme park. The Disney Park is undergoing a multi-year transformation, ...

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Hurricane Ian Makes Disney Park “Ritual Behavior” Disappear


Hurricane Ian left a significant impact on Florida as it tore through the Sunshine State at the end of September 2022. Walt Disney World Resort closed its Park gates as the storm drifted through Orlando. While damage was reported at Universal Orland Resort and surrounding areas, despite some flooding Disney’s damage seemed minimal… except for one Disney Park “ritual behavior” ...

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Indefinite Closure Coming for Disney’s Iconic ‘Indiana Jones’ Attraction


It looks like Disney is pausing the iconic fast-paced thrill ride in search of Indiana Jones. That’s right, the fan-favorite Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park is seemingly closing soon for an indefinite amount of time. We’ve recently seen closures at Walt Disney World Resort, including The American Adventure show in EPOCT, restaurants on the BoardWalk, and shop closures. As ...

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Disney Genie+ Finally Gets an Updated Perk


The former complimentary FastPass and MaxPass system that allowed Disney Park Guests to skip the standby line on select attractions is long gone. Disney has rolled out the welcome mat for Disney Genie+, the new upcharge service now comes at a cost. Credit: Disney RELATED: Is Disney Genie+ Too Complicated to Be Worth the Cost? While we groan over the ...

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