Author Archives: Kaitlin Morelli

A Disney World Guest since before she could walk, Kaitlin is a Jersey girl and former Virginia Tech Hokie. When she's not listening to the 'Moana' soundtrack on repeat with her baby daughter, she's writing, singing, and strumming the ukulele. Kaitlin is passionate about finding the best Disney Park tips n' tricks and moments when pop culture and Disney collide. She's looking forward to eventually taking her first Disney trip with her favorite fan in the making: her daughter.

Oscar Winners and a 94% Score on Rotten Tomatoes: The New Disney+ Series to Watch

American Born Chinese

Disney may be chiseling away at Disney Plus’s entertainment library, but one bold story based on an acclaimed novel might compensate for lost content. An enthralling telling of a teen boy swimming upstream in a culture that never felt like home, the new Disney Plus series features Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh, who enchanted audiences in the Oscar-winning film Everything ...

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The 7 Most Iconic Disney Villains That We Love to Loathe

Disney Villains

Disney princesses and their sidekicks tend to get all the spotlight in our favorite Disney movies. The triumphant story of Mulan defying the odds, the charming musical stylings of the Caribbean crab Sebastian, and the hilarious plight of Pumba have delivered the songs and quotes that have altered the brain chemistry of Disney fans for decades. But the unsung anti-heroes ...

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“You’ve Got to Have Growth”: Original Ariel Defends the New ‘Little Mermaid’

Original Ariel

After months of heated discourse about a reimagined classic, The Little Mermaid, we’re finally two days away from the film’s world premiere on May 26. While the film’s star, Halle Bailey, has reeled in some rave reviews from critics and dazzled on blue carpets for exclusive premieres, some critics have slammed the soundtrack released on May 19. Despite breathtaking performances ...

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Human Bones and a Racy Shop on Main Street: 3 Weird Disney Facts Revealed

Pirates of the Caribbean

In 67 years of optical illusions, secret tunnels, and seamless Disney character transformations, it’s hard even to scratch the surface of all the secrets behind the Disney Resort’s turnstiles. While Disney fans hunt for Haunted Mansion Easter eggs and scour the Walt Disney World Resort for hidden Mickey Mouse ears, there are many more weird Disney facts to discover. Disney ...

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The ‘Moana’ Theory: Fans Make a Dwayne Johnson Accusation Around the Live-Action Remake

Maui Moana

Just six and a half years after Moana sailed into Disney fans’ hearts, Dwayne Johnson released the news of a live-action remake. While the announcement landed well with die-hard Moana fans, it almost equally received criticism for how close the remake would be released to the original film. In contrast to the 6.5-year gap between the original and the remake, the ...

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Two Classic Universal Attractions Are Permanently Closing in 2023

Universal Closures

With Gru’s tiny, yellow employees claiming more real estate in Minion Park, certified classic attractions are getting the boot from Universal’s Park maps. Nestled between Minion Park and Jurassic Park is a fiery Hollywood show that’s been put on the back burner for three years—and it’s on the chopping block. Based on Ron Howard’s 1991 film, Universal Studios Japan’s Backdraft ...

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“We Live Here”: Austrian Town Builds Blockade to Keep Disney Fans out of ‘Frozen’ Village

Elsa Hallstatt Austria

An Austrian town is icing Disney out. We all know good fences make good neighbors, but will a blockade keep out crazed tourists? The residents of the scenic town in Austria, Hallstatt, have had to ask that question for years. With just 750 permanent residents living in the picturesque town punctuated by the Dachstein Mountains, it’s hard to picture how ...

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