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Tim Grassey

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Three months before being born, Tim enjoyed his first trip to Disney World. Ever since, frequent trips to Disney World and Disneyland have helped feed the obsession. Tim currently co-owns the Disney World Rumors and news site, WDWThemeParks.com. You can follow the site on Twitter @wdwthemeparks. In addition to contributing articles to MiceChat.com, Tim is also a co-host on the E-Ticket Report Podcast. The E-Ticket Report (@ETicketReport on Twitter) is a member of the Mice Pod podcasting network, and Tim along with fellow co-hosts Derek Burgan and Chris Wakefield discuss what pleases or displeases them about theme parks.
The most iconic scene in Pirates of the Caribbean will change next year and fans aren’t happy (Please see the MiceChat news from Thursday HERE). Since 1967, the famed Auctioneer has given the pirates' an opportunity to “Take a...
It’s no secret that Epcot needs help. I visited Disney World and Universal Orlando in January 2016 and Epcot was without question, the worst of the six parks I visited on that trip. At that time, there was no...
Disneyland Resort fans, I feel your pain. Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular is the best stage show Disney has ever produced. I watched it five times on my trip last month and I have never been more disappointed that...
On June 18th 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter changed the way that people think about theme parks. J.K. Rowling created a world that was all encompassing and Universal Creative reproduced it as an entire land devoted to...
My wife and I recently returned from a great trip to Central Florida, and while it’s late to the game, I wanted to share my general observations about MyMagic+. We had experienced pieces of it before but this was...
We all knew this was coming. The rumors trace back to last December. Epcot's Maelstrom attraction is being replaced by a Frozen attraction. While the rumor has existed for months, it  became real on Friday. Two Twitter hashtags have...
As fans of Walt Disney World, we have been among its many problems. While there is no shortage of complaining amongst us, that complaining doesn’t have the same leverage when we continue to support Walt Disney World with our...
Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney's now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on the wall and made changes,...
Tim Grassey returns with his thoughts on Disney World's MyMagic+. As you can gather from the title, this isn't a column the Disney suits are going to like. However, it's an important discussion as the new MyMagic+ fundamentally changes...
"We have known for a really long time that getting our visitors to Walt Disney World to make decisions about where they spend their time before they leave home is a powerful driver of visits per guest. When they...
For many people, the takeaway from the 2013 D23 Expo was the lack of real takeaways. There were no substantial announcements from the Studios or the Parks and Resorts which left some people underwhelmed. However, I had a great...
It’s not that I’m mad, I’m just disappointed. Disney used to be the leader. They used to pride themselves on besting their competition when in reality, there was no competition. Disney was Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky...
Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system as flawed, but not fundamentally...
The bar has been raised. The new level is: Gigantic fire breathing dragon on top of a tower. No word yet on whether or not said fire breathing dragon’s wing flap has a thrust equivalent to a 747 on...
Disney has a long standing reputation of accommodating families of all shapes and sizes. This reputation is largely based on their ability to create attractions that parents can enjoy with their children and grandparents can enjoy with their grandchildren....
Rumors about additions and changes to Hollywood Studios have existed for years. While many are figments of fan boys’ imaginations, usually where there’s smoke, there’s fire. A few months ago, Al Lutz reported that a version of Cars Land...
MiceAge contributor, Tim Grassy, shares an open letter to Disney today regarding concerns with MyMagic+. Read along and see if you agree. Dear Disney, The recent announcements of MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ have raised concerns in the fan community over Disney’s priorities....