Let’s Take a Ride on Splash Mountain

It’s no secret on this blog that we LOVE Magic Kingdom’s signature flume ride. Splash Mountain is an absolute classic and one of the greatest theme park attractions in the world. The Magic Kingdom version is also significantly better than its original Disneyland counterpart with far better pacing and ride vehicles. We love Splash Mountain so much that it tops our list of the┬áTop 11 … Continue reading Let’s Take a Ride on Splash Mountain

Let’s Visit… Disney’s After Hours Event

“Disney After Hours” is an event currently taking place at Magic Kingdom 1-2 times a week. This will continue throughout the rest of the summer, with currently no dates scheduled for after September 20, 2018. This event has been running intermittently for the past few years and dates will likely be added to the current schedule at some point. The cost for the After Hours … Continue reading Let’s Visit… Disney’s After Hours Event

Christmas In July! Revisiting the 2017 “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade”

Let’s just get this out of the way up front. I LOVE Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year and there is no better place to get in the spirit then Walt Disney World. From the resort hotels to the parks, WDW is a wonderful place to spend time during the holiday season.   One of my favorite days every year is whichever day … Continue reading Christmas In July! Revisiting the 2017 “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade”

Why You Should Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Oh No! Not Another Upcharge Event!

One of the more controversial elements of the Disney parks over the┬ápast couple years has been the increase in upcharge events / experiences offered. The general hubbub when it comes to these upcharges is that it takes magic away from the common visitor in order to create a better experience for those who can afford to pay for it. This creates a form of class warfare in many’s eyes. While I suppose this is true to an extent, I think the impacts these experiences have on the common guest are way overblown. Most of these experiences are unobtrusive to the guest experience, and wouldn’t even be noticed by someone visiting who was unaware they existed.

The exceptions to that however, are the seasonal party events which close the park early (figure 6 or 7 pm) to all regular guests not attending the hard ticketed event. This seriously upsets a lot of people when they are planning their trips and can only find 2 or 3 nights of the week that Magic Kingdom is open past 7 pm. No in park dining reservations after 5:30, no fastpass after 6:00, no fireworks. I get why it gets folks upset. I am here to tell you its not all bad though. With a little proper planning its entirely possible to turn what looks to be a negative into a huge positive. This is my case as to why you should attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Continue reading “Why You Should Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”