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Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia Coming to Disney Parks

by on March 2, 2016

Zootopia

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Are you excited about Zootopia? Well soon Guests will be able to see Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps at both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort in two unique experiences this spring.

For Guests visiting Disneyland, they will be able to find the duo on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney California Adventure.

At Walt Disney World, head to the Magic Kingdom where you’ll be able to catch the pair in the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party on Main Street U.S.A.

For those who are unaware, in the film Zootopia, Judy Hopps is a rookie rabbit police officer who is force to team up with the fast-talking con-artist fox Nick Wild. The two are attempting to crack a mysterious case that is affecting the citizens of their modern mammal metropolis.

Zootopia opens this Friday, March 4!

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Characters from Finding Dory to Appear in Turtle Talk with Crush

by on March 2, 2016

Turtle Talk with Crush

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Dude! Look at all the humans in the Human Tank! Soon, Crush won’t be the only sea creature from Finding Nemo to appear in the window of the Human Tank. Beginning in late spring, at Turtle Talk with Crush in both Epcot in The Seas with Nemo and Friends and in Disney California Adventure at the Animation Academy, Crush will be joined by some brand new friends from the upcoming film, Finding Dory.

Guests will soon be able to meet Destiny, the wale shark, Bailey, the beluga whale, and Hank the septopus. (Hank only has seven legs!) Guests will also be able to see some of their favorites from Finding Nemo too, including Squirt, Marlin, and even Nemo.

These new characters will be swimming into the attraction beginning early May. Finding Dory enters theaters on June 17, 2016.

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Seasonal Pricing Breakdown for Disneyland

by on February 28, 2016

As you may have seen in my blog post yesterday, Disney has moved to seasonal pricing for its one day tickets at Disneyland.

Going forward, each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days. The new system will work as follows: If you’re visiting in September, you’ll get to pay value pricing. If say, however, that you want to visit around the hectic holiday week during Christmas, you will pay peak pricing.

Seasonal pricing only impact 1 day tickets. Those who purchase multi-day tickets will not see seasonal pricing.

Here’s what this all means for Disneyland tickets.

 Disneyland Resort 1-Day 1-Park Tickets Main Entrance Price Ages 10 & Up Ages 3 – 9
Value Ticket
A 1-Day Value Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Value season date.
$95 $89
Regular Ticket
A 1-Day Regular Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Regular or Value season date.
$105 $99
Peak Ticket
A 1-Day Peak Ticket is valid for one admission to one theme park on any Peak, Regular or Value season date.
$119 $113

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Seasonal Pricing Coming to Disney Parks Starting Tomorrow

by on February 27, 2016

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This is not a drill! If you are planning to head to Walt Disney World or Disneyland soon, purchase your tickets now! Beginning tomorrow, Disney will be starting seasonal pricing (or tiered pricing) for 1 day tickets that are sold to their theme parks beginning February 28.

Here’s how it is slated to work. Each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days. If you plan to visit, say in the month of September, there will be a variety of ticket options to choose from, including value pricing. If say, however, that you want to visit around the busy Christmas days, you will pay more. (ie. peak pricing.) Guests who are looking to save and have flexibility will be able to do so by purchasing a 1-Day ticket during non-peak times of the year, purchasing a multi-day ticket, or purchasing an annual pass.

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Preparing for a Disney Ticket Price Increase

by on February 26, 2016

MYW_Ticket_LogoPrice increases are imminent; resistance is futile.

Okay, it’s not quite as bad as all that, but it has been over a year since Disney increased their regular ticket prices. Yes, they increased the cost of their Annual Passes in October, but it was February 22, 2015 the last time the regular tickets went up. History and our intuition indicates that will change any day now. So let’s take a quick look at what that may mean for you.

Tiered Ticket Pricing

In June of last year a Disney survey seemed to hint that they would eventually be implementing a tiered ticket system. This system would mean that guests would pay more–up to $125 for a single-day ticket–during times of peak attendance. There was no real indication when, or if, this system would ever come to be, but we suspect it will eventually be utilized. We have no evidence that this will be what Disney goes to on the next increase, but we wouldn’t be surprised either.

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – February 14 to 20, 2016

by on February 26, 2016

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

Last week, Disneyland Resort differed from the pattern we normally see in February. Usually we would expect to see a dip in crowds during the week but last week Wednesday was one of the busiest days of the week, even in spite of some rainy weather. Disney California Adventure dipped to a crowd level ‘5’ on Tuesday but otherwise both parks were a level ‘7’ or higher every day.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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New Concept Art for Star Wars Land

by on February 22, 2016

Last night was the Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 anniversary special and of course, the big topic of discussion was about what would be announced for Star Wars Land. We knew that Harrison Ford would be on hand to share some details about the land coming to both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and what we got was some fantastic concept art, with a few additional tidbits. (Keep in mind that these are screen shots from last night’s special.)

  • Imagine stepping on board the Millennium Falcon and actually piloting it; banking left, right and firing the laser cannons. You’ll be in complete control on board.

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Your Disney World Reverse Bucket List

by on February 19, 2016

Nearly everyone is familiar with the concept of a “Bucket List;” it’s a to-do list of things you want to accomplish before you die, or “kick the bucket.” A bucket list typically includes aspirational items (travel to Paris), completist tasks (visit every major league baseball park), physical challenges (run a marathon) or the like. These are positive goal-worthy items.

Is the Turkey Leg a must-do or a never-do for you?

Is the Turkey Leg a must-do or a never-do for you?

I’ve recently been introduced to the concept of the “Reverse Bucket List” – things you would “rather die than do,” negative items to be avoided at all costs. I’m a New Yorker, so my Reverse Bucket List at home includes items like driving in Manhattan (public transportation is my friend), posing with a Times Square Elmo (ick), or waiting in line for hours for a cronut (just why?). I never want to do any of those things.

Many Disney Parks fans (of which I am one) discuss their Disney bucket lists. Some things I’ve seen frequently mentioned include:

  • Staying at a Deluxe level resort suite
  • Visiting all the Disney theme parks worldwide
  • Dining at Victoria & Alberts
  • Touring with a VIP guide
  • Having a Disney wedding
  • Buying/using the Platinum Dining Plan

Those are all worthy ambitions. But what I want to know about here is your Disney Reverse Bucket List. What are the Disney things that you vow never to do, or never to do again, because they are too upsetting, expensive, scary, or otherwise yucky.

Please bear in mind that Bucket Lists and Reverse Bucket Lists are personal, reflecting your own background, interests, or fears. For example, I love a good Disney Parks turkey leg, but I know several people who would put that at the top of their Reverse List. Please be respectful of others’ opinions.

To get things started, I’ll offer up some of my Disney Reverse Bucket List items.

  • Spending New Years Eve in the Magic Kingdom (too much of a muchness for me)
  • Riding Mission Space Orange (I am queasy just thinking about it)
  • Eating cotton candy or anything cotton candy flavored
  • Spending $4.00 for a bottle of water
  • Waiting more than 30 minutes for any stand-by line that doesn’t have Neil Patrick Harris at the end of it.

So tell me, what’s on YOUR Disney World Reverse Bucket List? Where is your line is the sand? What do you vow to never do at a Disney park?

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Disneyland River Belle Terrace Review

by on February 17, 2016

01River Belle Terrace is a table service restaurant located in Disneyland’s Frontierland that specializes in Southern cuisine. The menu includes several barbecue staples like chicken, brisket, pulled pork, and even some BBQ Tofu for the vegetarians out there. River Belle Terrace has always been a quick service eatery, but Disney switched the restaurant over to table service after the closure of Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue. The restaurant has been the favorite breakfast spot of a lot of park guests over the years, with many of them enjoying a Mickey Pancake to start of their day, but now all breakfast items have been removed from the menu and lunch service doesn’t start until 11:30 AM. Luckily the same quick service breakfast menu items have been moved over to the nearby Rancho Del Zocalo. If you want to relive the days of enjoying breakfast at River Belle Terrace, you can pick up the food at Rancho Del Zocalo, and then walk over to the seating located outside of River Belle and Stage Door Cafe. Most of the outdoor seating remains open to all guests.

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – February 7 to 13, 2016

by on February 16, 2016

How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?

Last week we saw wait times at both Disneyland parks that matched closely what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted. Only on Tuesday did the Disneyland Crowd Calendar miss by more than one index point and that was entirely due to larger than expected waits at Disneyland Park. Disney California Adventure was a ‘3’ as predicted on Tuesday.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report:

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