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Long Before Elsa, This Icy Princess Nearly Reigned Over Fantasyland in Her Own Frozen Boat Ride...

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a beautiful queen born with the magic of ice and snow... No, not that one. For Disney Parks history buffs, the only thing more interesting than the real-life stories of beloved and lost theme park attractions are the stories of those that never got

7 Things You 100% Will Take a Picture of at Walt Disney World

It doesn’t matter that it’s one of the most photographed locations on planet earth, nor does it matter that many of the pictures you take have also been taken by thousands of people before you. Having a camera out and snapping photos is part of the magic when you’re at Walt Disney World — in part because it’s such a rich environment, and in part because it’s fun to play the, “Yes, I was really there” game.

Disney Debate: Admission Tickets vs. Annual Passes

As a Disney evangelist, I frequently get friends hooked on theme park vacations. I’m like the pusher who sells happiness like a drug. And a Walt Disney World vacation costs about as much as illicit drugs, so the metaphor holds! One of the questions that I get asked the most is what kind of ticket a

6 Things You Might Go to Disney 100 Times and Never Do

The Vacation Kingdom isn’t just great because of the awesome experiences it offers up — it’s also great because of just how many of those experiences there are in the first place. Even if you went every year for 100 years, you couldn’t see and do everything.

7 Things That ONLY Disney Parks Fans Understand (And That Leave First-Timers Confused)

If you’ve been a Disney Parks fan for long enough, there are certain things that are just facts; there are deeply layered reasons and nuances to explain why things are the way that they are. And because frequent visitors come to understand the methods behind the madness, we become blind to… well… weird things.

The Mount Rushmore of Universal Studios Rides

I recently discussed the Mount Rushmore of Walt Disney World attractions. That debate requires numerous ride exclusions due to the sheer volume of iconic Disney attractions. But how would we evaluate the other beloved theme park that competes with Disney? Here’s what I would place on Mount Rushmore

5 Holiday Events in Orlando that Aren’t at a Theme Park

You can only go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party so many times. The gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is wonderful, but it’s a brief diversion. If you’re in Orlando for an extended period of time and you’re looking for some off-property holiday attractions, don’t worry — Central Florida is as Christmasy as it gets.

Behind the Ride: The Seas with Nemo & Friends

In the earliest days of Epcot, The Living Seas embodied all that elevated Imagineers above ordinary theme park designers. While it wasn’t quite what initial blueprints had suggested, this pavilion garnered lavish praise when it opened. But it became a standard aquarium over time, losing traffic

Turning Point: Disney Embraces the Force

With Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance open, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has finally become what Disney had promised in 2015. A Galaxy far, far away is officially the present and the future at Disney’s American theme parks. How smoothly have the parks transitioned to these unprecedented Star Wars Lands

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