January 17, 2020

So, you’re hoping to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance on your next Disney trip, huh? If you’ve taken to Twitter recently, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion about the ever-evolving boarding pass system Disney has implemented for this ride. Many guests are angry about not getting in the virtual queue and are confused by all the changes constantly being made to the system. 

Although frustrating, Disney has worked out a lot of the bugs of the boarding pass system over the past few weeks. We are here to break down how the system currently works and to give you tips on how to better your chances of getting on this amazing new ride.

Inside Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance | © Evelyn Morehead

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At this time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World is utilizing a virtual queue in its every day operation. In order to join the virtual queue, guests must be scanned into the park (meaning they have gone through the touchpoints and activated their park tick...

October 12, 2019

 Screencap | © Disney

Grab your khaki shorts and your paddle, because this Friday Disney has released the first full trailer for the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” movie. After being in various forms of development limbo for over a decade, we’ll finally see the beloved opening day attraction brought to the big screen in July 2020.

The trailer, clocking in at just over 2 minutes, sets up the core plot points of the film: Emily Blunt is some kind of khaki-clad researcher and/or adventurer, who steals a priceless artifact that will help her find a tree with healing powers in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In her attempts to make her way to the tree she hires the Rock, Amazon river guide and general flim-flam artist (likely with a heart of gold), to take her down the river. Adventure and jokes ensue in the form of waterfalls, magic, and almost certain doom. 

It’s clear from the start that Emily Blunt is a natural in an action film. The trailer opens with her brandishing a spear, falling out a...

September 30, 2019

This past week I rode the new Walt Disney World Skyliner service as part of Cast Member previews. The Disney Skyliner opened Sunday, Sept. 29, and will transport guests from Epcot International Gateway to Disney’s Riviera Resort (opening this December) to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. From Caribbean Beach, guests can transfer either to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or to the station connecting Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner station | © Evelyn Morehead

Route Details

I began my ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios station and rode to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. This resort features the main hub for the Skyliner in which guests can choose one of three lines to ride on. From here, I rode to Epcot International Gateway which passes through Disney’s Riviera Resort (but does not stop there for now). I did not end up riding to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, but it appears to be a quick and...

September 17, 2019

Halloween Time has just begun at the Disneyland Resort and we're so excited. It’s never too early to celebrate the spookiest season of the year, right?

August 17, 2019

We’re back with another merchandise update at the Disney Parks! Only this time, it’s spooky. Grab your hot cocoa and candy corn. It's about to get Halloween-y.

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