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Jodi Benson Panel

We had the honor of seeing a panel with Jodi Benson, who is the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She shared lots of memories and stories and even ended the panel by singing Part of Your World. She gave a little of her background. At 14, she was a janitor and would sing around the house. She sang ...

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Pictures of Select Fab 50 Character Collection Statues at Magic Kingdom

We were at Magic Kingdom and saw that there had been a few Fab 50 Character Collections statues put on display already. You can see all of these statues near the front of the Park. Lady and the Tramp, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Dumbo, Tinkerbell, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, ...

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Sneak Peek of New Creations Shop Sign

A huge thanks to Imagineer Zach Riddley for posting on Instagram the brand new Creations Shop sign at EPCOT which opens on September 15th, 2021. He said: “This morning we installed the very first of our five marquees that will welcome Guests to our new Creations Shop at EPCOT, opening on September 15! These marquees leverage World Bold font, further ...

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Tinkerbell Announce as the Final Character for the Fab 50

Today on FreeformTV‘s Twitter, Yara Shahidi Announced that Tinkerbell would be the final character for the Fab 50 Character Collection. You will be able to find Tinkerbell on display at Magic Kingdom. Here’s the announcement: “Who better to reveal Tinker Bell than Tinker Bell? Yara Shahidi unveiled the final #DisneyWorld50 sculpture, which is part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection.”  ...

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Kali River Rapids Closing for Refurbishment in November

Walt Disney World announced that Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would be closing on November 1st, 2021, for refurbishment. It makes sense that it will be that time of year to do any refurbishment that may be needed in the winter months. Although it doesn’t get as cold in Central Florida as other parts of the country during those months, ...

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Expedition Everest Will Be Closed for Three Months in 2022

Today it was announced that Expedition Everest would be closed for refurbishment on January 4th, 2022. It will then remain closed for three months and open again in Mid-April. It is said that the refurbishment will be addressing the ride system, and there is no word of plans for repairs for the Yeti animatronic.  A little back story on Expedition Everest. It opened on ...

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Bonus Reservations for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders

When Walt Disney World announced that there would be a new reservation system, they said there was the possibility of bonus reservations. If you look at the calendar, you will see that a green dot means full availability. A grey circle with a line means no availability, and half a green dot means partial availability. An example of this is October 1st, 2021 ...

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Annual Passes Officially on Sale Again

If you’ve been waiting to buy an Annual Pass to Walt Disney World your wait is over. Today September 8th, 2021, Walt Disney World is officially selling Annual Passes again. Since the closure due to COVID-19, Walt Disney World temporarily put a hold on selling Annual Passes. If you currently have an Annual Pass from earlier when you renew, it will be to one ...

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New Disney Vacation Club Senior VP and General Manager

Bill Diercksen is the new Disney Vacation Club Senior VP and General Manager. Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences, gave the announcement in an email to Disney Vacation Club Members. Bill Diercksen is replacing Terry Schultz, who is moving to senior vice president of commercial strategy for all Disney Signature Experiences. Here’s what the email to Disney Vacation Club ...

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Beacons of Magic Lights on Spaceship Earth Being Tested

Over at EPCOT, they are testing the lights for Beacons of Magic. This will be another addition to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World starting on October 1st, 2021. Guests have seen Spaceship Earth lighting up and changing color. The lights are changing from green to blue to white to red which looks like Spaceship Earth is changing. Although we are not officially able to ...

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