Well 2016 has come and gone and what a year it was for Florida theme parks. Both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld premiered outstanding coasters for their parks. Universal Orlando managed to bring Kong back home, but to incredibly mixed reviews. And Disney was all over the place with new shows at almost every park (some good, some awful), a new and revamped E-Ticket attraction for Epcot, an attempt to make Animal Kingdom a night time park, and new Star Wars offerings at Hollywood Studios including an incredibly impressive fireworks spectacular!
Now, with 2017 here, we have a number of things to anticipate at locations across Florida! Ranging from VR roller coasters to new attractions and technologically advanced lands to an entire water park, this coming year should be quite exciting. So here is our count down of what we’re most looking forward to seeing in 2017! Read the rest of this entry
Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, Frozen Ever After and its adjoining area, Royal Summerhus, recently opened in Epcot’s World Showcase Norway (Arendelle?) pavilion. When Disney announced the changing of the Maelstrom to Frozen Ever After, it was highly controversial. I recently wrote an article about why it still it is, but also why I think it’s exactly what Epcot needed. Imagine, if you will, Epcot evolving to include more Disney characters throughout its park; not only in Future World like we’ve seen with The Seas with Nemo & Friends, but also adding other new rides throughout Future World and the World Showcase! It’s a pretty wild idea if you consider what the original intentions of Epcot were all about.
Currently, there are 18 ride and show attractions at Epcot, plus multiple character meet & greets and live entertainment located throughout the park. 12 of those attractions have FastPass+ availability, with 5 being in Tier 1 of the grouping (meaning Guests can only select 1 attraction from this tier) and the rest in Tier 2. This isn’t a terrible thing when you compare it to Hollywood Studios, which has the same amount of attractions for each Tier. However, there is a problem that exists at Epcot specifically. For most of the time throughout the year, extremely busy days being the exception, half of these FastPass+ attractions do not actually need a FastPass to ride/experience in a timely manner. And that number increases if you go to a few other of these attractions at certain times of the day, making you wonder why they even offer FastPasses for these attractions. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been running this blog for just over a year now and have decided to finally start writing a new type of articles: lists! Everyone loves a good list of things. Whether its restaurants to sample, rides to try, the best drinks to buy, hidden gems you may not know about, or even things you may NOT want to do. One of the best things at Walt Disney World is its food offerings. From full service restaurants, whether they be over-the-top theming or signature dining, to quick service restaurants, and from lounges to food carts, everyone has a favorite! I have multiple in many locations. I can’t think of a better way to start these new articles than to list my picks for Magic Kingdom’s Top 5 table service restaurants! Read the rest of this entry