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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Disney World Hotel Categories: A Crash Course in Value, Moderate and Deluxe Accommodations

So, you've decided to stay on-site at Walt Disney World.  Now comes the fun part (for some of you)...where to stay?  There are three levels of resort at Walt Disney World, with the deluxe...

Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Construction Photos

Let's do something a little bit different today. Let's just step in the time machine and look at OLD photos. I'm going to bring you a a photo essay of the construction of Expedition...

Wakefield Report Episode 41 – Star Wars and Imagination

Welcome back to the podcast that gives you Theme Park News With an Attitude! I am truly astonished and overwhelmed by the amount of new listeners to the show and the huge amount of...

Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview Part 2!

We go back to the home of Walt Disney Imagineering genius (and soon to be Disney Legend), Tony Baxter, for an E-TICKET Podcast.  Discussion on the quirky side of Disneyland, the one price ticket system,...

Imagination Pavilion Rumors and Future World News

Epcot rumors! Let's take a look at the park we all love and see if there's anything to rumors about the Imagination pavilion at Epcot, as well as the current state of the attraction,...

Ten Years of Price Increases at Walt Disney World

I moved to the East Coast (North Carolina) in 2002 and to Orlando in 2004. I was at WDW at least every couple of months starting in 2002, so I've been a local for...

Wakefield Report Podcast Episode 40

Welcome back for another fun edition of the Wakefield Report Podcast! This weeks show is a little different from what you have heard so far. I am on vacation this week in beautiful Indianapolis,...

Throwing in the Towel

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,...

Dateline Disney World: Magic Kingdom On A Rainy Day

Let's take a soggy trip through a rain soaked Magic Kingdom to find the latest news and construction in the park. Along the way, we'll see what's going on with FastPass+, what's new with...

Paying the $3 Billion Price Tag for FASTPASS+

The latest test of MyMagic+ (and its FASTPASS cousin, FP+) will start next week, involving guests at Bay Lake Tower--in other words, the DVC crowd. Disney may well get different feedback from this population...

Welcome to the Wakefield Report

Welcome to the Wakefield Report, from Chris Wakefield, the newest member of the MicePod. We think you'll agree that this show is a very fresh take on the Disney parks. Give the show a...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

This week, we'll look at what's going on over at Epcot. Construction, obstructions and refurbishments! About 50 photos for you, so let's get started! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com...

Two Myths about World Showcase at Epcot

Disney hasn’t added any countries to World Showcase at Epcot since Norway in 1988—that was 25 years ago. On the Internet, two...

Walt Disney World for Grownups

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hopped a plane from the Sooner State for a week of kid-free fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth?  Well, it turned out to be...

Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

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...

Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We'll show you what's going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you'd like...

Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic...

Disney Military-Style

Do you do Disney military-style? No, I don’t mean morphing into a theme park commando. Disney Parks offer some great perks for our women and men currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well...

SpectroMagic Destroyed and Other Disney World News

Kevin Yee brings another update from Walt Disney World, where there's good news and shocking news to share. First Test of FASTPASS+ Successful Last weekend, Disney World conducted a test of the MagicBands, that crucial piece...

Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,...