Universal Studios Announces Enhancements to the The Incredible Hulk Coaster

On its Close Up blog, Universal Orlando announced that The Incredible Hulk coaster will be closed from September 8 of this year through the summer for some enhancements:

I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at plans for The Incredible Hulk Coaster, and I can tell you the overall experience is going to feel more immersive and high-tech.

As always, I prefer announcements that actually outline what “enhancements” an attraction is going to be getting. I guess we are going to have to wait for that, however.

Frozen Meet and Greet Now Opens at 9am

Now, instead of trying to line up at 10:30am for the 11:00m am entry, you can just go there directly at rope drop. Unfortunately, if you want to meet Anna and Elsa without having to wait 2 hours, you should plan on making them your first stop.

Magic Kingdom goes Fastpass+ Only

Len Testa at Touring Plans explains that, starting Tuesday, January 14th, the Magic Kingdom will be joining the Animal Kingdom in removing paper Fastpass machines and going Fastpass+ only.

I have to admit, I am surprised. I thought for sure that Magic Kingdom would be the last park to go through route.

The Top 5 Mistakes that Walt Disney World Guests Make

Over at MousePlante, Chris Barry has a list of the top 5 mistakes that guests make when visiting the World. The major take away from the list is how important it is to arrive at the park an hour to 45 minutes before the park opens. That early arrival time allows for a few hours of touring without any waits, as well making it much easier to take advantage of an afternoon break.

As Dutch Lomborowski of Mighty Men of Mouse says, “rope drop matters people!”

The Frozen Meet and Greet at the Norway Pavilion Extended until January 31st

The meet and greet was originally supposed to go through January 4th, but has now been extended to last until January 31st1.

For anyone who wants to meet Anna and Elsa, I highly recommend being in line at 10:30am (for the 11:00am meeting session.) The amount of people that can be admitted for a given session is very short, so if you miss this first session, it could be a very, very long wait.


  1. I would not be surprised if it was extended again, too. 

Inside the Magic’s 10 Most Popular Disney Videos from 2013

Inside the Magic has posted a listing of their 10 Most Popular Disney Videos from the past year. Some of my favorites include:

  • The Frozen World of Color segment from Disneyland;

  • The Transformers walking around during the Transformers ride opening; and

  • Merida officially becoming a Disney Princess.1

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p>Take some time this New Year’s Eve to watch a couple of these videos remember all the cool things that happened the past year.


  1. Now all we need is for Princess Leia to be get her coronation.