Another round of Fastpass+ testing has begun and thanks to Gary Hall of the WDWKingdomcast Podcast I’ve been able to play around on the site. In this round, the newest option is that Hollywood Studios is now available as a Fastpass+ park in addition to the Magic Kingdom. Their Fastpass+ day was for today, December [...]
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Back in May, I outlined some of my concerns with the Fastpass+ system in this article. As the next wave of testing is underway I’ve acquired access to the reservation system. Guests were randomly chosen by Disney based on their existing on site reservations. These guests were contacted by Disney and instructed to visit the [...]
On this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys Podcast we discuss some of the smaller issues with the parks that drive fans crazy. From rides cut without a replacement, to broken or dormant effects, to offerings being cut entirely, we discuss everything that we can recall. Micechat.com: How RFID is being used at Disney [...]
On this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys podcast we share our thoughts on the Fastpass+ system. Fastpass+ is a system that has been rumored and tested and we dive into the ramifications of what this change may mean to us fans.
A few months ago we spoke with friend of the show, Jim Hill about some of the Next Gen projects going on at Walt Disney World. One of the main topics that we discussed was a new attraction reservation system that at the time was referred to as xPass and is now referred to as [...]
On this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys Podcast, we’re joined by Jim Hill of JimHillMedia.com. Together we discuss many aspects of Next Gen including what to expect from xPass, other changes to the way guests tour the parks and we recieve an update on World of Avatar.
For the past few months there have been rumblings that the Fastpass system at Walt Disney World would be changing. Those changes came into focus today as a variety of fan communities caught wind that effective March 7th, Fastpass return times would be “strictly” enforced. To further clarify, the apparent new policy will be to [...]
On this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys Podcast we welcome author Leonard Kinsey on to the show to discuss his book The Dark Side of Disney. Together we discuss some of the scams, tricks, tips, shenanigans and more that are outlined in his book. A word of warning though, this touches about some things that aren’t exactly ethical behavior for the parks. We had to eliminate some of the content but it will all be released on the October 1st Uncensored Show.
We arrived at the studios at around 10:30, and we could already tell it was more crowded than normal. We met Zack and Brett at the entrance and immediately went over to Toy Story Mania. By the time we arrived, all of the Fastpasses had been distributed for the day. This was ESPN the weekend, [...]
Back at the D23 Expo in September of 2009, then President of Parks and Resorts, Jay Rasulo revealed some exciting new plans to expand Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The announcement came on the heels of some blueprints that leaked over the summer, and Rasulo even made reference to those leaked blueprints in his [...]
After finally resting up and drying my tears at being missed by the other Fan Boys, I finally get to relay my trip report. I arrived at Downtown Disney late Thursday morning, on the hunt for a Full Montague. After feeding the need, Tim texted me saying they were picking up their rental and heading to [...]
Now this is what I’m talking about… a full day at the Animal Kingdom without listening to Paul and Brett making fun of me. OK, so that really didn’t happen but we did go back to the Animal Kingdom today. The excitement began at the bag check, where the guy in front of us had [...]
Today was the day that we bid Brett adieu. Brett stayed with us until around 12:30 – 1:00 before making the trek back to Naples, he wasn’t happy to leave but sometimes life and other obligations take precedence. As much as we joke around at Brett’s expense we were all sad to see him go, [...]
Our full EPCOT day finally arrived and we headed out for a late morning drive into the park, where we met Lou Mongello a second time. We made the walk straight into Spaceship Earth for an early morning wake up. Naturally, Tim wanted Soarin’ Fastpasses, so Marie left to retrieve the passes while we designed [...]
Early as the morning broke, we arose to the gentle rush of the soft Florida breeze and the harsher rush of Brett brushing off Illuminations grime in the shower. We began the day at about 10 in the Magic Kingdom, the handsome parent to the red-headed step-child known as the Animal Kingdom. After connecting with [...]
We’ve arrived, we’re past the awkward greetings, and we’ve moved onto reminding Brett he’s in a public place. After a brief detour on our way to the airport, Brett and I picked up Paul and Ashley while Marie got the condo ready. Marie and I were unable to apply both our 7 day passes and [...]
On this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys Podcast, Tim, Paul and Brett have the first in what will undoubtedly be many episodes full of Disney Tips and Tricks. We also introduce our first listener contest, as well as an additional Facebook contest courtesy of our sponsor, Pixie Vacations. Details for both can be seen below.
In this week’s episode of the WDW Fan Boys podcast, we discuss Tim’s recent trip report to Disneyland. More importantly, we compare many elements of Disneyland to Disney World.
Our last day of the trip, and we knew we didn’t want spend too much time fighting the crowds in Disneyland. We went there first thing to grab Space Mountain Fastpasses, but much to our dismay both Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure were down. I had wanted to go on Star Tours so I [...]