Author Archives: Jacob Vander Loop


Theming! Theming! Read all About it! – Quick Service Restaurants

Theming is how Walt Disney World separates itself from the competition. It is an integral part of connecting guests to a story that an everyday amusement park back home maybe cannot. Quick-service restaurants are those that serve your food over the counter rather than at your table. Sometimes food offerings at quick-service locations can seem […]

The Charming Resort: Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter

When you think of staying on Walt Disney World property it’s hard not to immediately think of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It’s beautiful, luxurious, the closest resort to Magic Kingdom when boarding a monorail, and has been featured in Walt Disney World commercials. It’s safe to say that “The Grand”, as it’s commonly […]

FastPass+ and How to Make it Work for You

Fast passes have been around in Disney Parks since 1999. FastPasses act as a virtual reservation for an attraction. You are given a one hour window to use said FastPass (e.g. 10 am – 11 am). It reserves your spot in line, allowing you to take advantage of other activities like eating, shopping or visiting […]

The 5 Best and Worst FastPass+ Bypasses

FastPass+ is designed to significantly diminish one’s wait time for an attraction, but are all attraction FastPass+ bypasses created the same? What do I mean by that? I’m talking about where, in the attraction, the FastPass+ line meets up with the standby line, otherwise known as the merge point. FastPass+ guests are given priority access […]