Disney Parks News

Coming Soon: Group Photos at Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

Disney has announced a new photo opportunity coming soon to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Much like other in-ride photos, the picture will be snapped during the ride and available to purchase and download after the ride through Disney PhotoPass. According to Disney, the picture will be snapped between the haunted grotto and Golden Age of Piracy segments of the ride.


Some of Your Favorite Disneyland Attractions Will Reopen this Summer

Word came yesterday that a number of Disneyland attractions that have been closed for some time, will reopen this summer. With construction of Star Wars land proving to be more invasive at Disneyland than its sister project at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, more park features and attractions needed to be closed and tweaked to accommodate construction.


Reservations Now Open for Disney World 2017 Halloween and Christmas Dessert Parties

Disney announced today that reservations are now open for dessert parties at both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The dessert parties take place at the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and offer a wonderful combination of great views of the holiday fireworks shows, as well as, some amazing holiday treats to much on.


Disney File Lawsuits Over Disney World Property Tax Assessments

Disney is taking Orange County to court over property tax assessments for a number of Disney World properties. Disney is arguing that the 2016 assessments, made by the county in order to calculate property tax owed, were too high and were subject to unjust increases. Some of the properties in question are the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as, a number of Disney World resorts.




Big Changes Could be on the Horizon for Epcot

A few weeks back, I wrote about rumors that were swirling about possible changes coming to Epcot’s Universe of Energy pavilion after Disney filed for a permit to remove a drainage canal behind it. Today, we hear more about that and a number of other potential Epcot changes.



Disney Cruises Now Go to Aruba!

Two of my absolute favorite things in the world, Disney and Aruba, just combined forces for an amazing new adventure. Starting next week, Disney will be offering cruises on the Disney Fantasy into the south end of the Caribbean into Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts and Tortola. The new cruises will be 10- and 11- night excursions from Port Canaveral.




Cinderella’s Carriage Strollers Now Available at Disney World

Little princesses have a fun, new way to get around Walt Disney World this summer – in Strollers that look like Cinderella’s Carriage.

Much like most Disney World stroller rentals, the new carriage-looking versions are offered through a third party: the appropriately named Princess Carriage Rentals. Unlike many of the other stroller vendors that usually leave your stroller with the resort concierge, Princess Carriage Rentals offer a red carpet experiences that includes a chauffeured limo trip to the park.




The Big Thunder Trail at Disneyland is Back Open!

After a year+ closure, Disneyland’s Big Thunder Trail reopened this morning. The path, which connects Fantasyland and Frontierland was closed in January 2016 as part of the Star Wars Land construction project.