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10/01 - How You Can Help Furloughed Disney Cast Members with 'The Cast Member Pantry' With all of the Walt Disney World cast members who are receiving layoff notices, we thought we'd share details on how you can help!
10/01 - Tickets on Sale Now for Night of a Million Lights Benefitting Give Kids the World! Help support Give Kids the World Village and savor holiday magic this winter at the Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular!
10/01 - Closing Time Extended at Disney Springs Through End of 2020 Beginning October 9th, the operating hours at Disney Springs have been extended by one hour at closing time on Fridays and Saturdays.
10/01 - Disney in a Pandemic: Part 2 - Mitigating Personal Risk at Disney World Based on 5 simple factors, here are my recommendations for mitigating your personal risk at Walt Disney World during the pandemic.
10/01 - DVC Fan: Disney Vacation Club Jobs Affected By Cast Member Layoffs Today in a WARN notice submitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, we've learned that 279 employees of Disney Vacation Development will be laid off beginning December 4th, 2020.
10/01 - DCL Fan: CDC Extends No-Sail Order In Last Hours Before Previous Order Expires The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the no-sail order for the U.S. cruise industry has been extended through October 31, 2020.
09/30 - DVC Fan: Verbiage Change Raises Eyebrows Regarding Future of Riviera Resale Restrictions A recent verbiage change in DVC resale documents today is raising some eyebrows regarding the future of the resale restrictions that plague Disney's Riviera Resort.
09/30 - Details Beginning to Surface on Massive Layoffs Coming to Disney Cast Members A new report that Disney filed with the State of Florida reveals additional details on the company's upcoming layoffs across several of their lines of business.
09/30 - A Review of Hollywood Studios' Special Halloween Snacks! I'll bring an appetite and an open mind to any treat, so stopping by Hollywood Studios to try a few of their Halloween snacks was high on my to-do list!
09/30 - Disney Confessional: A Series of Unpopular Opinions - Part One Today, we are going to air some of our dirty Disney laundry with a series of unpopular opinions that should never otherwise be admitted to out loud.
09/30 - DVC Fan: The Six Resort Split Stay - Disney's BoardWalk Villas Join Amy and Paul Krieger on part three of their six resort split stay as they check out Disney's BoardWalk Villas!
09/30 - Disney Cast Members from Polynesian Luau Included in Layoffs Among the 28,000 laid-off Disney cast members are the folks from the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show that takes place at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.
09/29 - DCL Fan: CDC Wants to Extend No Sail Order to Feb 2021, White House Says Oct 2020 The CDC argued today for an extension of the no sail order through February 2021, while Vice President Mike Pence favors a one-month extension.
09/29 - Walt Disney World Not Bringing Back Yehaa Bob to Port Orleans Riverside Bob Jackson, who performs as Yehaa Bob, announced on his Facebook page that he will not be returning to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.
09/29 - Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro Announces a Loss of 28,000 Jobs Josh D'Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, issued a statement today confirming a reduction in staff at the division, affecting 28,000 Cast Members.
09/29 - Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs Celebrates Five Year Anniversary with Special Deals Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is celebrating their fifth anniversary on Wednesday, September 30th with some $5 specials!
09/29 - State Legislators Send Letter to California Governor Asking Him to Reopen Theme Parks A group of 19 California legislators signed a letter that was sent to Governor Newsom asking that he issue guidelines that would allow theme parks
09/29 - Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins to Direct Sequel to Live-Action 'The Lion King' The Walt Disney Studios has brought in Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight') to direct a sequel to Jon Favreau's 2019 remake of The Lion King.
09/29 - A Few of My Favorite Coffee-Themed Disney Treats Tuesday is National Coffee Day and I thought we'd discuss some of my favorite ways to enjoy its deliciousness when I'm at Walt Disney World.
09/29 - Moving to Orlando: New Pottery Barn Line of Mickey Mouse-inspired Home Products Released! If you are looking to add some Disney touches to your home, you'll be happy to know that Pottery Barn just launched a line of home products inspired by Mickey's 1928 debut.
09/29 - Disney Rumor Round Up: September 2020! Welcome to the September edition of Disney Rumor Round Up! Grab your PSL and settle in for some rumor chat!
09/28 - D23 Expo Delayed Until September 2022 D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced that the next D23 Expo, which had been tentatively scheduled for 2021, will not be held until September 2022.
09/28 - UPDATE: Swan and Dolphin Resort Add Night to Sip, Savor & Stay Event The Swan and Dolphin Resort has extended their Sip, Savor & Stay event with an additional night on October 30th.
09/28 - Five Things I Cannot Miss at Disney's Magic Kingdom Disney fans always talk about that feeling you get when you first see Main Street, U.S.A. inside Magic Kingdom & I'm sharing the five things I cannot miss.
09/28 - DCL Fan: Disney Cruise Line Discounts & Special Offers Released the Week of Sept 28 This week's Disney Cruise Line discount update includes a new Eastern Caribbean sailing featuring Star Wars Day at Sea.
09/28 - Monday Merch Meeting: Kate Spade, Aulani, DCL, Funko, Rebecca Hook, Magic Bands & More! We've got a lot of new merch to get through today, like brand new Disney Christmas plaid pj's, so let's keep the chit chat to a minimum and dive straight in!
09/28 - DVC Show: Are the New DVC Promotions a Sign of Trouble? In this episode, the panel discusses the new DVC Magic Seeker Sweepstakes, the current direct purchase promotions and what all these incentives could mean.
09/27 - UPDATE: Walt Disney World Responds to Executive Order, No Changes Planned Walt Disney World says no immediate changes are planned in the wake of Gov. Desantis' latest executive order.
09/27 - Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Returns to Hollywood Studios on October 5 For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration will return to Disney's Hollywood Studios on October 5th.
09/27 - VIDEO: Disney (and Universal) News Roundup | 09/26/20 Aulani Resort has a reopening date, Annual Passholder extensions, Universal finally announces the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, and so much more!
09/26 - Last Day for The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is October 3 The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, which has been performing at Disney's Hollywood Studios recently, says their last performance will be October 3rd.
09/26 - VIDEO: Revenge of the Tooth Fairy Haunted House at Universal Orlando Revenge of the Tooth Fairy is one of two daytime haunted houses you can experience on select dates this fall at Universal Orlando Resort.
09/26 - New Pixar SparkShort 'Burrow' to Premier in Theaters Before 'Soul' Disney-Pixar has announced that their latest SparkShort, 'Burrow', will debut in theaters before 'Soul' on November 20th.
09/26 - UPDATE: Aulani Extends Booking Window for Fall Discount Offer Book through December 17th and save up to 35% on your stay at the Aulani Resort.
09/26 - DCL Fan: Popular Coral Reef Webcam Could Be the Victim of PortMiami Expansion Creators of the Coral City Camera have learned that they may be in the way of the MSC Cruises and Disney Cruise Line expansion that is coming to PortMiami.
09/26 - Saturday Snacks: Let's Make the Key Lime Pie from Olivia's Cafe! Today's Saturday Snacks classic recipe hails from Olivia's Cafe, the table service restaurant at Disney's Old Key West Resort. Let's get ready to bake!
09/25 - Universal Finally Announces the Jurrasic World VelociCoaster Universal has finally announced the name of the coaster they have been building in plain sight for months at Islands of Adventure.
09/25 - Five Things That Aren't Happening for the Holidays at Walt Disney World in 2020 Several of the beloved Christmas traditions we've all become accustomed to over the years will not be happening at Walt Disney World this holiday season.
09/25 - New Commercial Asks California Governor to Reopen Theme Parks The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce has released a commercial aimed directly at California Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to reopen the state's theme parks.
09/25 - Disney Shares News of Baby Giraffe on Premiere Day of the 'Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom' Today is debut day for the 'Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom' and a baby female Masai giraffe was born backstage at Disney's Animal Kingdom!
09/25 - DCL Fan: Disney Cruise Line Adjusts Final Payment Date & Cancellation Fee Through March Disney Cruise Line has again extended the adjustment to their final payment date and changed the cancellation fee schedule for guests on sailings through March 31st.
09/25 - Florida Governor Lifts Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, and Stores Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order today removing all remaining statewide restrictions on businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
09/25 - VIDEO: I Ate at Cosmic Ray's at Magic Kingdom and I Liked It!? Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe is one of the worst places you can find food at Magic Kingdom, but every now and then you'll find a surprise there.
09/25 - Five Things Walt Disney World Should Focus On During and After its Recovery Walt Disney World is going through a time of change due to the pandemic, but here are five key things they should focus on for a positive recovery.
09/24 - UPDATE: Disneyland President Expresses Frustration: 'We're In Limbo' Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock made his voice heard again, expressing his frustration on the lack of guidelines from the state.
09/24 - VIDEO: Cinderella Castle & Fall Decor at Magic Kingdom | Disney Park Bench 4K Take 5 minutes to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Magic Kingdom looking towards Cinderella Castle showcasing some of the Halloween/Fall decor.
09/24 - Aulani Resort to Begin a Phased Reopening on November 1 Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii is working toward a phased reopening on November 1st.
09/24 - New Chadwick Boseman Artwork on Display in Downtown Disney Artist Nikkolas Smith has shared artwork that is a tribute to the life of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, which is now on display in Downtown Disney.
09/24 - Disney Shares Concept Art Detailing Changes Coming to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort A new image and details have been shared that give an idea of what guests can expect to see when Disney's Polynesian Village Resort reopens next year.
09/24 - New Lawsuit Claims Disney Stole Evel Knievel Likeness for 'Toy Story 4' Film A new lawsuit against Disney and Pixar claims that the likeness of the late Evel Knievel was used in their Duke Caboom character in 'Toy Story 4' without permission.
09/24 - Where to Find Old Hollywood at the Walt Disney World Resort Old Hollywood, the world from which Disney emerged, is one which has been tastefully used by Imagineers across the globe.
09/23 - DVC Fan Rumor: Direct Minimum for DVC Perks Increasing to 125 Points October 19th Update: Disney Vacation Club direct ownership requirement for Membership Extras rumored to now be increasing to 125 points Monday, October 19th.
09/23 - New September 2021 Baja Sailings Added Aboard the Disney Wonder The Disney Wonder has rescheduled her September 2021 repositioning cruise and added four new sailings out of San Diego, California.
09/23 - Marvel Delays Release of 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals' Disney has once again made changes to the theatrical release dates of some of their upcoming slate of films, including Marvel's 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals.'
09/23 - Q & A Session On Upcoming 'Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom' Coming to Disney+ Friday Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is one of the most special places at the Walt Disney World Resort and a new series on Disney Plus provides an in-depth look!
09/23 - Here's Everything You Need to Know About Halloween 2020 at Walt Disney World While this Halloween season at Walt Disney World is different from prior years, there are still many spooky experiences to enjoy!
09/23 - Where Are Your Magic Moments Created? A DISer recently mentioned that they didn't mind waiting in line because that is where some of their best memories were made in the parks. She's so right.
09/23 - DVC Fan: Buying a Resale Contract During COVID-19: A Timeline Wonder how long buying a DVC resale contract takes? Contributor Lauren Hee tracks the process from contract offer to points in her account!
09/22 - Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro Says It's Time to Reopen Disneyland At press conference in which officials talked about how they are keeping guests safe, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro said "it's time" to reopen Disneyland.
09/22 - Walt Disney World Passholder Discount at shopDisney Returns Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders can again receive 30% off select purchases at the shopDisney website through October 11th.
09/22 - Would You Rather: Classic Attractions or Holiday Overlays? Today's Would You Rather is more of a conceptual one as we ask your preference on how you like your attractions.
09/22 - Walt Disney World & Princess Marathons Converted to Virtual Races runDisney will convert the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend to virtual events.
09/22 - Universal Fright Fix with Daytime Haunted Houses is Officially Happening Universal will continue to run the two haunted houses, specialty food and drinks, costumes, and more on select dates this fall!
09/22 - Even in the Fall Season, Don't Underestimate the Florida Sun No matter what time of year you visit Walt Disney World, you need to plan appropriately for the Florida sun.
09/22 - Disney in a Pandemic: Part 1 - Is Disney World Worth The Risk? Prior to my recent trip, I wanted to know if WDW was safe. I should have asked: "Is Disney World worth the risk?" That question is far more personal and nuanced.
09/22 - DINING REVIEW: Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom Barbecue at Walt Disney World has come a long way over the past five years and today, we're discussing the food at Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
09/22 - Hong Kong Disneyland Announces Reopening Date In line with guidance from health and government officials, a reopening date of September 25th has been announced by Hong Kong Disneyland.
09/21 - VIDEO: Gorilla Falls Walking Tour in Disney's Animal Kingdom Come along on a socially distanced relaxing walk at Gorilla falls at Disney's Animal Kingdom!
09/21 - DVC Fan: Reunion Station at Wilderness Lodge Now Closed Despite multiple attempts to reinvent itself, Reunion Station at Disney's Wilderness Lodge has now closed its doors.
09/21 - New Weekday Dining Discounts at Disney Springs Locations Guests at Disney Springs will find new discounts at 20 different food locations that could save them 20% off of select menu items weekdays through Oct. 29th.
09/21 - Was Universal's Halloween Seasonal Experience Testing a Success? Universal tested two haunted houses during the day this past weekend, but was the test a success?
09/21 - A Walk Through of The New Chef Mickey's Breakfast Experience With so much different regarding Disney dining, I thought I'd share our recent experience dining at Chef Mickey's without the company of the Disney characters.
09/21 - DCL Fan: Cruise Line Assoc Members Agree on Safety Protocols, No Word From CDC The Cruise Lines International Association, of which Disney Cruise Line is a member, announced a set of health protocols that they plan to put in place.
09/21 - Full POV Video of The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland All Beauty and the Beast fans are in for a real treat today as a brand new attraction has opened at Tokyo Disneyland.
09/21 - Moving to Orlando: Local Flavor - Wine Bar George Wine Bar George was dead last on my list. But, I really like my friends and they were the main attraction, so I went along. I'm so glad I did.
09/21 - Monday Merch Meeting - Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction, Dooney & Bourke, Funko & More! We've got a lot of new merch to get through today, so let's keep the chit chat to a minimum and dive straight in!
09/21 - DVC Show: Top 4 Ways You Are Wasting Your DVC Points In this episode, the panel discusses the top 4 ways you can spend your DVC points that are a complete waste!
09/20 - Marvel Studios Releases Official Trailer for WandaVision! During Sunday night's Emmy awards ceremony on ABC, the first official trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios series, WandaVision, debuted.
09/20 - New Aerial Images Give Detailed Views of EPCOT Construction Progress Thanks to Twitter user bioreconstruct, we have some new aerial images of EPCOT. Let's take a look around at the construction currently taking place in the park!
09/20 - Let's Play Love/Hate: Tower of Terror So, what are your feelings about the Tower? Is it a must-do attraction or does it get skipped every time?
09/20 - UPDATE: 'The Mandalorian' and NatGeo Take Home Additional Emmys on Night 5 On the last evening of the Creative Emmys, both 'The Mandalorian' (Disney+) and NatGeo were awarded additional Emmys.
09/19 - Let's Check Out the Current Dining Experience at EPCOT's Biergarten! While some of the WDW buffets might be temporarily sidelined, EPCOT's Biergarten has morphed into a new experience. Will it stack up to what it used to be?
09/19 - VIDEO: Disney News Roundup | 09/19/20 Here are some of the more interesting Disney news stories from the week of 09/13/20 - 09/19/20.
09/19 - VIDEO: How Good is Celebration Town Tavern? | Dining Review | Moving to Orlando Today join the team at Celebration Town Tavern, a New England themed restaurant in the heart of Celebration, FL!
09/19 - DVC Fan: When Will Aulani or Grand Californian Reopen? Six months. That is how long The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas in Ko Olino, Hawaii, have been closed.
09/19 - Saturday Snacks: 'Ratatouille'-inspired French Breakfast Muffins! This recipe uses fall spices, it goes together quickly, and, when it's done, you're left with warm, sugar & cinnamon-encrusted muffins. What could be better?!
09/18 - Epcot and Animal Kingdom Extend Operating Hours on Select Days Walt Disney World has updated their park hours once again and both Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom will be open an hour later on select days.
09/18 - Travel Restrictions Between U.S., Canada, and Mexico Extended Travel restrictions on the United States' shared borders with Canada and Mexico have been extended through October 21, 2020.
09/18 - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merchandise Heading to Disney Springs, shopDisney.com We have word that, for a limited time, merchandise from Batuu will also be available in Disney Springs and online at shopDisney.com.
09/18 - Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin to Lay Off More Than Eleven Hundred Employees The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced that they'll be implementing over eleven hundred job eliminations beginning on November 13, 2020.
09/18 - VIDEO: Is Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom Good BBQ? Flame Tree Barbecue used to be one of the go-to quick service locations at Disney's Animal Kingdom before Harambe Market and Satuli Canteen. Does it still hold up?
09/18 - Disney Table Service To Go Debuts in My Disney Experience App In the past, we've wished that guests could place takeout orders for Disney table service restaurants. Today, it seems that Disney is granting that wish.
09/18 - Expenses You May Forget to Add Into Your Disney Vacation Budget When it comes to planning your Walt Disney World vacation, there are always the usual expenses to take into consideration but what about the not-so-obvious ones?
09/18 - The Five Best Walt Disney World Attraction Scenes What is your favorite Walt Disney World scene? Here are my top 5 Walt Disney World scenes from all four parks!
09/17 - Walt Disney World Water Parks Closed Until at Least March 7, 2021 Walt Disney World has updated their website to indicate that they don't plan to open their water parks until March 7, 2021.
09/17 - Expansion at Tokyo Disneyland, With 2 New Attractions, Opens Sept 28 The Tokyo Disney Resort has announced that the largest expansion in the history of Tokyo Disneyland will officially open on September 28th.
09/17 - Would You Rather Finding Nemo or Beauty & The Beast? We are turning our eyes to entertainment today with a park vs park match up to see what our DIS community prefers.
09/17 - DVC Fan: Disney Vacation Club- Magic Seeker Sweepstakes Launched today alongside the Fall 2020 direct sales incentives and promos, Disney Vacation Club has released the "Magic Seeker" Sweepstakes!
09/17 - The Mandalorian, black-ish, and NatGeo Win Creative Arts Emmy Awards This year's Primetime Emmy Awards have been begun their multi-night event and Disney is already well-represented, including 5 trophies for The Mandalorian.
09/17 - UPDATE: Disneyland Cancels Resort Hotel Reservations Through Oct 3 Disneyland Resort Hotel guests with reservations through October 3rd are being told to modify or cancel. New reservations are available for October 16th and beyond.
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