Jungle Cruise ride updates

Yesterday, Disney announced that its beloved Jungle Cruise ride would be undergoing some updates. Naturally, speculation arose that some of those updates might involve adding depictions of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the stars of the studio’s upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise film – but in a new interview, an Imagineer executive threw cold water on those assumptions. Read More »

disney world's magical express

On January 1, 2022, the western world will turn the page on a new calendar year. But for visitors to Walt Disney World, that date will also mark a significant change: the official shutting down of Disney’s Magical Express. Could that date mark be the end of the so-called “Disney bubble” for good? Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 5 Minutes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel for kids attempts to tell the story of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in just five minutes. Plus, see what a casino boss thinks about gambling scenes in movies like Casino Royale, The Hangover, Rounders, and more. And finally, get in the holiday spirit with an epic Christmas fireworks show hosted by Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World. Read More »

Star Wars hotel photos

A virtual edition of IAAPA, a global theme park expo, kicked off today, and several new photos and videos have emerged showcasing some of the most highly anticipated new rides and hotels which will soon be unveiled at Disney parks. See the first Star Wars hotel photos below, along with video of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster and photos of the new Spider-Man ride vehicle. Read More »

polynesian resort

Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, one of the best and most popular hotels in the Disney stable, was slated to reopen this October. But now Disney says the resort is staying shuttered until next summer, and it’s all because of Moana.
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Disney World Reopening Video

It’s a small world after all, and getting only smaller if you don’t wear your masks at Disney World. The recently reopened theme park had required masks of its guests, but until now, that requirement was lifted when guests were eating and drinking — which became a problem when guests would eat and walk around the park. But now Walt Disney World has closed that loophole, banning the consumption of food and drink while on the move.

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Rise of the Resistance virtual queue

When Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens at Walt Disney World in Florida on July 15, the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue will work a little bit differently than frequent guests are used to. Read More »

Disney World Reopening Video

Florida had 9,989 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 8, and just a few days ago, the state hit a new record high with nearly 11,500 new cases in a single day. That means there’s no better time for Walt Disney World to be reopening!

That’s right, despite being one of the states with the worst COVID-19 statistics right now, Disney World is still on track to reopen this weekend. To welcome back people who are crazy enough to go to a theme park in the state where someone under the influence of alcohol or crystal meth always does something stupid with an alligator, an old Camaro, and fireworks, Disney World has released a new video showing how they’re preparing for your arrival and the imminent death of many more people. Read More »

Disney parks coronavirus updates

The Walt Disney Company is losing millions of dollars every day that its theme parks are closed, and the company has encountered a few roadblocks along its path toward reopening. Amid a record number of coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World still aims to reopen in July, and a new report has a list of the attractions that should be open and available to guests who choose to go back as soon as the gates open back up. Meanwhile, over in California’s Disneyland, Disney has reached a new agreement with one of its biggest unions about health and safety protocols that will be implemented for workers at the park.
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Disney World reservations

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World, things are about to get a bit more complicated than they’ve been in the past. The company has announced details of its new reservation system, which it has implemented in the era of COVID-19 in an effort to better control park attendance. Find out what you need to know about Disney World reservations below, and learn why this might be the beginning of the end for the park’s MagicBands. Read More »