Author Archive: Thommy Sandvick

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Guest Assistance Cards Vs. FastPass+: Let the Battle Begin

Guest Assistance Cards Vs. FastPass+: Let the Battle Begin

| January 16, 2013 | 57 Replies

As many know, Disney’s FastPass+ system has been under testing for several months at Walt Disney World.  As a result of this new initiative, which allows guests to book attraction times in advance of their trip, we’ve seen some changes in the current FastPass system, not the least of which is the requirement to return within the [...]

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Executive Changes Abound at Disney Parks and Resorts

Executive Changes Abound at Disney Parks and Resorts

| January 10, 2013 | 3 Replies

As I’ve said many times, it’s amazing how a relatively quiet day can be suddenly blown up by the Disney news wire. Several Disney executives are being moved around effective February 1st. Read on after the break to find out who’s moving where and what it could mean for Walt Disney World.

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Rumor Mill: Holiday Comedy Edition

Rumor Mill: Holiday Comedy Edition

| November 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

After the last rumors segment of the DIS Unplugged Podcast, I really didn’t know what to write about.  How can you possibly top a Star Wars buyout?  Luckily, once the initial shock wore off, the rumor mill continued to churn on!  Continue after the break to see how my Christmas wish is at least partially [...]

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Review of the Disney Dream Remy Brunch Experience

Review of the Disney Dream Remy Brunch Experience

| November 1, 2012 | 1 Reply

My husband and I love to eat at nice restaurants, so when we booked our cruise on the Disney Dream, I knew we would end up in Palo, but Remy seemed a little out of reach. I was surprised to learn there is a Remy brunch option available at a reduced price. Read on for [...]

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Disney Transportation Improvements on the Horizon

Disney Transportation Improvements on the Horizon

| October 28, 2012 | 3 Replies

A recent blog created a great discussion on the DISUnplugged boards about Disney Transportation. I took a minute to chime in with my thoughts on watercraft and monorails, but without a doubt, the majority of the conversation was dominated by discussion of the bus system. Some good news is coming our way with all 3 [...]

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Rumor Mill: The Executive, Avatar, and Downtown Disney Shuffle

Rumor Mill: The Executive, Avatar, and Downtown Disney Shuffle

| October 5, 2012 | 1 Reply

The interesting thing about the rumor mill is that it gets really lively, dies off, then repeats.  Read on to discover which executives are slated to move around, the latest state of Avatarland, and what’s hot in the rumor mill at Downtown Disney.  

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The “Evolution” of Disney Cruise Line Nightlife

The “Evolution” of Disney Cruise Line Nightlife

| September 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

Burned out from the the grind of life in the IT world, plus summer in Florida characterized by busy theme parks, “surface of the sun” hot weather, and daily rainstorms, I was in desperate need of a vacation. So, when I had the opportunity to jump on a FL resident rate on the August 24th [...]

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