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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kevin Yee

Walt Disney World – Gondolas, Guardians, and Goodies, Oh My

Things are moving and shaking at Walt Disney World. You've got Rivers of Light that just opened (see below), and a continuing stream of new tenants in the bustling Disney Springs. The Hall of...

Kevin Yee: Is Disneyland’s 21 Royal Street Worth $15,000?

"Add a zero." In my mind's eye, that's how the conversation ended between high-ranking Disney executives, when trying to decide if they have pushed the boundary far enough, if they have TRULY tested charging "what...

Kevin Yee: Whale of a Tale

It's been ages since I've taken up the theme of SeaWorld here in this space, so an update is long overdue. Where do we stand? What's the State of the Oceanic Union? Turns out,...

It’s the Capacity, Stupid

Back in his first Presidential run, Bill Clinton caught fire with voters partly for identifying what actually mattered to the voter rather than his opponent's narrative, and the phrase "it's the economy, stupid" would...

Kevin Yee – Testing Walt Disney’s Cocktail Party Theory Today

A short time before he died, Walt Disney was given a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean ride, moving at the desired ride speed through the sets. The designers were apologetic...

Kevin Yee: Drinking Around the Magic Kingdom

It's finally happened! The news has slipped out that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando (though not YET Disneyland in Anaheim) is following the other theme parks into the NeverNever Land of serving alcoholic beverages....

Kevin Yee: Universal vs. Disney – The Theme Park Deathmatch

If you can find time to pause your 12,758th replay of the song "We Know the Way" (is it just me, or is the Moana soundtrack the most catchy thing ever?!), you only need...

Kevin Yee – The Big Disney World Upsell

Last week, Disney announced a new upcoming service: you can parkhop from Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom straight to, say, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at DHS. Since the bus service would use backstage areas and...

Kevin Yee: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The traditional folk wisdom about brides and weddings ("something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue") applies in a weird way to the two newest offerings at Disney's Hollywood Studios: PizzeRizzo and "Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!"...

Disney Springs Lottery – Who Will Be the First To Leave?

I'm actually a really big supporter of the Disney Springs expansion. You'll find many critics, especially online, but in general I like what they've done with the former Downtown Disney. That said, they've expanded...

Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who REALLY Loses?

On the face of it, there are nothing but positives associated with this week's announcement that Epcot is expanding its holiday food and drink services come the holiday season. They are adding even more...

Kevin Yee: Declining by Degrees – An Update on the Magic Kingdom

About ten years ago, I wrote an article in this space with an idea called "Declining by Degrees." Since it's been a couple years since I've written about it, a fresh look is warranted...

Star Wars Land at DHS – Fitting the Puzzle Together

Kevin Yee returns with a look at the upcoming Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. There's a fun bit of speculation involved in this discussion and we'd love to hear your thoughts on...

Kevin Yee: Holding for Further Traffic Clearance

I'm back! For those who remember me, I last wrote in this space more than two years ago, with a veiled "goodbye" article about gnashers and foamers. The truth was, I was taking a breather....