Author Archives: Mike Hughes



Give Kids The World Introduces ‘Behind the Themes’ Tour Series

Give Kids The World is giving people the chance to explore the art and technology behind some of the world’s most exciting attractions through the new “Behind the Themes” tour series. The tours will give guests an exclusive look at how some of their favorite rides were created and the cutting-edge technology that makes theme […]


4 Walt Disney World Lands That Need a Signature Dining Restaurant

The recent announcement of a new signature dining restaurant coming to the Japan pavilion in Epcot came as a pleasant surprise to me — probably because I never expected Japan would get ANOTHER restaurant. One of the best food destinations in Disney World, Japan already has amazing restaurants like Katsura Grill, Tokyo Dining and Teppan […]


New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Merchandise Developed for Disney Parks

In honor of the next installment of the rapidly expanding Star Wars franchise, the Disney Parks merchandise team has developed a slew of Parks-specific products for guests to add to their collections. New Solo: A Star Wars Story merchandise will be available at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, complete with clothing, pins, […]


The Highly Anticipated Wine Bar George Set To Open May 19th

Wine Bar George, the highly anticipated wine bar owned by Florida’s only Master Sommelier George Miliotes, will have its grand opening on May 19th at 5 p.m. On May 20th, the latest addition to Disney Springs will start its normal daily service hours from 11 am. – 2 a.m. Wine Bar George will give Florida […]


Disneyland Resort Expands Halloween Time Dates to September 7th

Between September 7th and October 31st, Halloween Time will return to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. The fun begins a week earlier in 2018! This festival is jam packed with spooky decor, seasonal merchandise and fun character encounters that celebrate the Halloween season. In Disneyland Park, Main Street, U.S.A. will welcome guests to the […]


Two Disney Vacation Club Member Cruises Will Sail in 2019

Disney Cruise Line will be sending two “Member-ships” for Disney Vacation Club members and their guests in 2019. There will be one voyage on each U.S. coast that will take the Member Cruise tradition to new levels and destinations. From May 15th to May 20th, the Disney Wonder will take DVC members from San Diego, […]


Disney Parks Take Top Three Spots in Theme Park Attendance for 2017

The Themed Entertainment Association released its Theme Index today, which publishes the official attendance of Disney and Universal theme parks in relation to past years and other theme parks around the world. Here are the major takeaways: The Walt Disney Company’s global theme parks saw a 6.8% increase in attendance with about 150,014,000 visitors in […]


SeaWorld Orlando Offering Free Beer on Fridays This Summer

Starting May 18th, SeaWorld Orlando will be serving free beer to guests during Fridays this summer. Between 10:30 a.m. and one hour before park close, Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio will offer up to two 7-ounce beers for free. Guests can choose from Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light and SeaWorld’s Mako Red Ale. In addition […]


Disney Cruise Line Evaluates Guest Safety on Tortola Before Sending Ships Back

Disney Cruise Line and representatives were recently on site in Tortola to evaluate the island’s recovery efforts after last Fall’s Hurricane Irma, which forced DCL to cancel multiple stops, including Tortola. At the moment, DCL is concerned with the island’s ability to accept cruise ship passengers and keep them safe. DCL’s Director of Port Operations […]


Why Can’t I Get Myself To Care About Toy Story Land?

The brand new Toy Story Land is opening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30th, and for the last three years, details have emerged about the new highly immersive area that will shrink guests to toy size and transport them into Andy’s backyard with Woody and friends. I’m a fan of the Toy Story movies […]