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DVC Restaurants and Refurb Updates

August 30, 2021
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A buffet is back, a steakhouse is coming, and California Grill gets fancy – well, fancier – for Walt Disney World’s birthday. Also, we know more about refurbs coming soon at Disney Vacation Club resorts. Let’s talk about what’s happening! Jambo House Favorites Return Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas has missed two of its best amenities […]

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Let’s Talk Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours

August 27, 2021
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We know more about Extended Evening Hours and Early Entry at Walt Disney World. I’ll talk you through everything in today’s park update. Early Entry at Walt Disney World Disney bummed out many of its loyal fans when it confirmed that Extra Magic Hours weren’t returning. Formerly, guests staying at official Disney resorts got to […]

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Grand Californian Finally Has a Spa Again

August 18, 2021
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A DVC hotel just remembered that it has Spa in its name. So I’ll bring you up to speed on that, some restaurants, the new Disney Cruise Line rules, and more. DVC Availability I’ll start with something a bit random but vital for DVC members. Have you spent time daydreaming about Walt Disney World on/around […]

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Disneyland (Sort of) Brings Back Annual Passes

August 05, 2021
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Yes, the rumors are true! Annual passes are out at Disneyland! In their place, the Happiest Place on Earth just announced the Magic Key program. Here’s everything you need to know. Are These Annual Passes? Yes, please don’t let the new terminology fool you. When you buy a Magic Key, you’re purchasing theme park access […]

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More Beloved Disney Restaurants Reopening Soon

August 01, 2021
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Disney just confirmed the near-immediate returns of several popular restaurants. But, alas, one other change will make it harder for DVC members to eat cheap on vacation. Allow me to explain. A Perishable Goods Policy Change Last Friday, July 23rd, Disney quietly altered a longstanding policy involving resort split stays. Before then, guests could easily […]

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Find Your ‘Happily Ever After’ Before It’s Gone

July 22, 2021
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We already knew that two new nighttime presentations were coming to Walt Disney World this October. However, Disney had one more surprise up its sleeve.

Let’s talk about that and the return of several attractions you’ve missed! Plus, we’ve got some news about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, too.

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Fireworks are back at Walt Disney World!

July 02, 2021
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For the first time in more than 15 months, Walt Disney World is hosting nighttime presentations again. Also, Single Rider and mini-golf are back, while an ironically named hurricane is trending toward Central Florida. Let’s talk about what’s happening! Fireworks Are Back! When we look back at the past crazy year at Walt Disney World, […]

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Disneyland Drops Mask Mandate Almost Everywhere

June 15, 2021
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This past weekend, Walt Disney World dropped its face mask mandate for most areas. At the time, California had already declared that vaccinated residents no longer needed face masks as of June 15th, the state’s official reopening date. Putting two and two together, Disneyland appeared likely to alter its face mask policy soon. But, alas, I waited as long as I could before writing the Saturday update
I knew this was coming, but Disneyland didn’t announce anything…until this afternoon! Yes, the Happiest Place on Earth just updated its face-covering policy. Here are the details.

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Let’s Talk about Avengers Campus

June 07, 2021
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On June 23rd, 2018, Pixar Pier opened at Disney California Adventure (DCA). Since that date, we’ve all awaited its sibling, a Marvel themed land. When Disney unveiled Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in 2017, it committed to a new vision for DCA. Half the park would celebrate Pixar, while the other half would […]

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Boo Bash Dates and Pricing Announced

June 02, 2021
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Two weeks ago, Walt Disney World revealed its Halloween party plans for the year.  To the surprise of few, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is off the menu due to lingering COVID-19-related safety concerns. Disney lined up a more than adequate replacement, though. In 2021, Disney After Hours – Boo Bash will earn a spot […]

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