Walk-up: 9.5/10 Queue and Pre-Show: 9.5/10 Locker Situation: 9.5/10 Coaster Rating: 9.5/10 Overdue Score Penalty: -0.5/10 Overall Rating: 9/10 As the Cast Member scanned my Annual Pass and I walked down the exclusive pathway between the Tomorrowland Speedway and the Space Mountain gift shop, the first thought that crossed my mind as I looked up at that vast white canopy ...Read More »
Author Archives: T.K. Bosacki
Are Robot Character Meet and Greets in Disney’s Future?
Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro gave the attendants of South by Southwest (SXSW 2023) a glimpse at the latest way Walt Disney Imagineering is able to bring characters to life, and one has to wonder what this new technology means for Cast Members. We recently shared a video of Mr. D’Amaro debuting a prototype android of what appears to be ...Read More »
Could TRON Virtual Queue will be Easier to Join in the Morning?
Attention all would-be Guests who have their eyes set on TRON Lightcycle/Run at the Walt Disney World Resort: The Tomorrowland entry point to the Grid will only be accessible via Virtual Queue and Individual Lightning Lane when it finally opens on April 4, 2023, but one aspect about this roller coaster makes me think that it won’t be as much ...Read More »
Does Disney Animators’ Union Plea Signal Incoming Layoffs?
Disney’s Animation Production workers have made it clear that they want to unionize and force Disney to recognize their integration into The Animators Guild. But something tells me that a much-needed shakeup is beginning to happen within the walls of the Walt Disney Animation Studios campus. I got a feeling that the artists on all levels–especially those behind much of ...Read More »
Bob Iger Discusses Direction of Disney Theme Park Expansion
The continued integration of Movie characters and stories into the Disney Theme Parks has been a topic of some debate among “Disney Adults,” with many seeing the lack of Park original rides and stories reminiscent of Disneyland glory days as a sign of creative laziness. But returning Disney CEO Bob Iger has made it clear he thinks otherwise. Speaking during ...Read More »
New Disney Cruise Line Private Island Gets Opening Date
Ahoy, Disney Cruise Line sailors! In just a short time, Castaway Cay will no longer be your only private island destination in the Caribbean! We have known for a while now that Disney Cruise Line was planning to build a second exclusive port of call in The Bahamas called “Lighthouse Point,” on the island of Eleuthera. And the launching of ...Read More »
First Disney World Project Canceled Since State Takeover
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officially scrapped a project intended to ease the flow of traffic into and out of Disney World property, seemingly the first tax-funded infrastructure project to be scrapped since the Reedy Creek Improvement District was taken over by the Florida State Government. According to Spectrum News 13, FDOT initially planned on installing a fly-over ramp ...Read More »
Disney World’s New Government Promises “Broader Representation”
When Florida state lawmakers terminated The Walt Disney Company’s special autonomy, they changed the name of The Reedy Creek Improvement District to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District for a very specific reason. From now on, the new Board of Supervisors will be tasked by the Governor–in this case, Governor Ron DeSantis–to make all decisions that appropriately fall to them ...Read More »
Could ‘Avatar’ Will Replace This Iconic Disney Park Area?
Walt Disney Imagineers announced that they are bringing Pandora: The World of Avatar to the Disneyland Resort, but where the heck are they going to put it? Disneyland Park arguably has little to no room for any outward expansion. Its acreage is essentially boxed in with many “backstage” buildings like the Casting office providing crucial burn blocking to I-5 and ...Read More »
Disney Guest Violates Restraining Order at Meet and Greet
It seems that grownups continue to find ways to make magical Disney Park character experiences increasingly problematic, and I mean that beyond simply the not-so-unique variety of one-liners dished out by creepy dads while their little kids visit princesses. Tens of thousands of Guests visit a single Disney Theme Park each day, with lines to meet “face characters” like the ...Read More »