Tag: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Are you Ready to Conquer the Tower of Terror?

Are you Ready to Conquer the Tower of Terror?

| August 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Don’t look now, but we’ve turned the calendar to August.  That means the fall season at Walt Disney World is just around the corner.  This year the folks at runDisney are giving us a treat, or a scare.  I’m not sure which, but it may be a little of both.  This September 29th runDisney is [...]

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School Days: Grab Your Pencils & Books! It’s Time to Go Back to School – Disney Style!

School Days: Grab Your Pencils & Books! It’s Time to Go Back to School – Disney Style!

| July 23, 2012 | 3 Replies

Fall is right around the corner and you know what that means! It’s almost back to school time! Pretty soon the leaves will be changing colors, school buses rolling down the streets, and children back in busy classrooms. And before all of that happens, there’s one of my favorite fall activities: school supplies shopping! Let’s [...]

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Resort Hopping 101: The Art of Carpetbagging Around the World

Resort Hopping 101: The Art of Carpetbagging Around the World

| July 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

Breathtaking views, comforting ammenities, and amazing locations. All of these attributes make staying at a Walt Disney World resort a special part of your vacation. Whether you celebrate Disney classics over at the Art of Animation Resort or spend your time observing zebras at Animal Kingdom Lodge, you are sure to feel immersed in the [...]

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Restored Faith in Disney Merchandise: A Look at What’s New in the Parks

Restored Faith in Disney Merchandise: A Look at What’s New in the Parks

| July 15, 2012 | 6 Replies

I have to admit: shopping is definitely my thing. I scour online and print ads looking for sales. I track trends. I have even been known to wait outside of stores at 2 am for Black Friday markdowns. However, when it comes to Disney shopping, I tend to relax a bit and study the merchandise [...]

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2011 Theme Park Attendance Report

2011 Theme Park Attendance Report

| July 1, 2012 | Reply

Every year the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) publishes a report on attendance at theme parks worldwide. This year the report is published in conjunction with AECOM. The report for 2011 came out recently. Here is a link to the full 2011 report.

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Smartphones in Theme Parks

Smartphones in Theme Parks

| June 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

With so many pathways, lines, and spaces at Walt Disney World it’s very easy to come into close contact with several other guests.  Heck!  It’s become common to simply bump into other people.  An accidental bump is understandable, but what if the person you run into has their head buried in their iPhone or other [...]

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Extra Magic Hours: Pixie Dust or Bust?

Extra Magic Hours: Pixie Dust or Bust?

| June 4, 2012 | 2 Replies

One of the perks Walt Disney World resort guests receive is the option of utilizing the Extra Magic Hours (EMH) program. Originating in 2005, EMH gives park goers staying at Disney hotels (or residents of Golden Oak, Disney’s luxury home community) a chance to visit the theme parks either one hour before official opening time or [...]

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