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OpEd: Paying for Disney Genie+ is Completely Unnecessary

Disney Genie Plus Lightning Lane

Readers, when it comes to utilizing Disney’s Genie+ and the Lightning Lane systems, my advice is simply this: Don’t do it. Sure, lines at Disney World can be insane. There is something satisfying about being able to skip the line in any respect, and we want to be able to sneak in as many rides and attractions in a day ...

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OpEd: It’s Way Too Early for Halloween at Disney World!

Halloween Disney World

We are still only in the first full week of August, and Halloween decorations are already going up at  The Walt Disney World Resort. We at Disney Fanatic shared the news just a short time ago before the publishing of this OpEd, along with some of the semi-familiar decorations that are starting to pop up as the first night of ...

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Three Surprising Ways Disney Trips Prepare You for Traveling Abroad

Disney International Travel

I just got back from my latest visit to Europe, and as I walked through the crowded streets of foreign countries, I could not help but realize that my days spent in the Theme Parks actually helped prepare me for cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, or even cities Stateside like New York. Sure, Disney World and Europe seem like polar opposites. ...

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OpEd: Disney World’s TRON Better be Amazing

Tron Disney World

Whenever a new ride is announced for the Walt Disney World Resort or any of the Disney Parks around the world, it sparks emotional excitement among the would-be Guests eager to experience a new kind of magic. Construction sites arguably become more popular focal points than their Parks’ own official icons and help boost the excitement as Guests tolerate the ...

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OpEd: I Don’t Think We are Actually Mad at Bob Chapek

Bob Chapek

Just in the past few months, the name “Bob Chapek” has almost become a trigger word among Disney Fanatics. No matter what camp you find yourself in, whether it is the group chanting “Go Woke Go Broke,” the masses demanding a return of Annual Passholders, or the fans frustrated with the quality found in new movies and Park experiences. I ...

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OpEd: Disney was Right to not Cast Tim Allen as Buzz in ‘Lightyear’

Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear

Over the past few days, it seems that social media is still up in arms about the casting choice for Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear. Tim Allen, the legendary actor/comedian, brought everybody’s favorite Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear, to life in Pixar’s first computer-animated feature film, Toy Story, and he has been the voice of Buzz in all subsequent movie appearances. That is, until now. For ...

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OpEd: After ‘Guardians,’ I Am Ready for a Space Mountain Revamp

Space Mountain

To quote one wise Disney monkey, “It is time.” Space Mountain is a Disney Parks icon. Pioneering the roller coaster industry like the Matterhorn before it, the indoor roller coaster is an Imagineering marvel. But it is time to bring the ride of the future into the 21st century. On May 9, I got to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: ...

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OpEd: Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Best Disney World Park

Starlight Safari

One can never go too long in a conversation with another Disney Fanatic when this all-important question comes up: “Which Park is your favorite?” For me, that Park is Disney’s Animal Kingdom. While the Magic Kingdom will always hold a place of honor above the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort, nothing at Disney World–or Disneyland, for that matter–can ...

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Prediction: ‘Lightyear’ will be Pixar’s First PG-13 Movie

Buzz Lightyear Movie

I understand that I am not the first person to write about this. But the more I think about it, the more I am starting to become convinced that this summer could see Pixar Animation Studios’s first PG-13 animated movie hit the silver screen, and here’s why: 1. The Level of Perilous Action From the trailers alone, we can tell ...

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OpEd: Disney World Caught in Florida’s Fight Against Hollywood’s Agenda

DeSantis Disney Fight

On April 19, the news broke that Governor Ron DeSantis would extend the special session of Florida’s state congress to discuss terminating all special districts created before 1968, which most notably includes Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID). This is just the latest update in what is being constructed narratively as an all-out feud between DeSantis’ Republican-majority government and the ...

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