The Future of Innoventions

The Future of Innoventions at Epcot

There are many things happening across Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom is still working on projects green lit some time ago such as the Central Plaza expansion. Construction on Avatar is looking impressive. And lots of rumors exist about Disney’s Hollywood Studios with respect to the additions expected to go in there. But what about Epcot? … Read more

Disney Studio Backlot Tour Closing Permanently

Big Changes for Disney’s Hollywood Studios–Let the Makeover Begin! The Studio Backlot TourDisney has announced that Disney’s long-heralded attraction, The Studio Backlot Tour, will close permanently on September 27, 2014. This attraction will be really the biggest closure of any park attraction ever at Walt Disney World. Up until Kilimanjaro Safaris, no attraction took up more space. And … Read more

More MyMagic+ Coming

In the recent third quarter report for 2014, Bob Iger discussed MyMagic+, mentioning that “half of the guests now use Magic Bands, and 90% rate it as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.” First of all, I always tell my clients that ‘very good’ means ‘very little’. The only data that is worthwhile is ‘excellent’. That’s because when … Read more

Big Walt Disney World Attraction Changes Ahead

New and Revised Attractions Involving Frozen, Toy Story, Soarin’, Indiana Jones, & Star Wars This morning, my article on MousePlanet.com supports the claim that Frozen is indeed coming to Maelstrom. My sources have indicated that this is indeed well underway. I’m not exactly sure as to when, or to what degree it will replace Maelstrom, but … Read more

A Disney Frozen One-Two Punch to Diagon Alley

It’s the summer of 2014, the summer the theme park aficionados have  been waiting for. This morning, Universal Studios Florida will formally open their new Harry Potter experience for all its guests. Based on the advanced press coverage, there’s little doubt that Diagon Alley will be a home run for Universal Studios Florida. That’s good news as … Read more

Soarin’ and Toy Story Midway Mania Slated For Changes

What do you do with decreasing the wait times for your two most popular attractions at Walt Disney World? Guests know not only how quickly FastPass+ options run out for Soarin’ and Toy Story Midway Mania, but that waiting in the standby line can be grueling with waits on any day usually passing the 60 … Read more

American Idol and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Closing

This week, Laughing Place and Orlando Attractions Magazine reported that American Idol was closing at the end of the year. In the case of the latter, a statement was posted between the Walt Disney World Company, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment: “After more than five successful years, The American Idol Experience will be coming to a close … Read more

How Well is Disney’s MyMagic+ Doing?

The other day I asked the question, “How well is Disney doing?” Today I ask the question, “How well is Disney’s MyMagic+ doing?” From the conference call Bob Iger and Jay Rasulo hosted last week for the 1st quarter results, we have a very interesting response to that question. The question posed was: “Can you … Read more

Navigating FastPass+

I wrote an article this week in MousePlanet that focuses on the new FastPass+ system. If you’re not familiar with FastPass+, it’s Disney’s recent effort to make waiting in line for an attraction more hassle-free. Waiting in line is the biggest frustration guests have with staying at Disney. The article is especially targeted to those … Read more