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.
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 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.
- I would not be surprised if it was extended again, too. ↩
With the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride (hopefully) only a couple of months away, Nick at Theme Park Tourist has put together a nice preview of what to expect.
After all this time, I cannot be more excited to try this ride out.
Over at Touring Plans, Daisy Lauren gives an excellent recap (including photos and video) of what New Year’s Eve night is like at Epcot. If you are at all interested in seeing what the crowd levels are like on the busiest day of the year, than I highly recommend giving it a looks.
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
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.
- Now all we need is for Princess Leia to be get her coronation. ↩