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Characters in Galaxies Edge

Today we will be taking this opportunity to talk about all of the amazing character experiences you can have in Galaxy's Edge at Hollywood Studios! Keep in mind, most of these are not your traditional "Meet and Greet" style meetings that are common in all other areas of the parks. These are "real" experiences and… Continue reading Characters in Galaxies Edge

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Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Park: Epcot Cost: $6.99 plus tax Mission: To find every Remy statue hidden around the World Showcase in Epcot Description: To get started with the scavenger hunt you have to go to one of the many Disney gift shops selling the maps. They will have a sign in front of the store signaling that they… Continue reading Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt

DAK Ride Reviews

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Griffin Guide Rating: 4/5 Scary Scale: 0/5 Fast Pass: Recommended, this ride is very popular especially with families so the line gets extremely long. Park: Animal Kingdom Land: Africa Background: This ride is a large part of what makes Animal Kingdom the biggest Disney Park in the WORLD! When Animal Kingdom was being built, it… Continue reading Kilimanjaro Safaris

Epcot Ride Reviews

Spaceship Earth

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Scary Scale: 1/5 Fast Pass: Not recommended most of the year, however it may be necessary during VERY busy times such as holidays. Park: Epcot Land: Future World Background: Spaceship Earth is housed in the large golf ball like structure and is Epcot's "icon" attraction. This means that it is the… Continue reading Spaceship Earth

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Overall Rating: 5/5 Food Rating: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5 Park: Magic Kingdom Cost: The cost varies based on the date (the closer to Halloween, the more expensive), but is around $85-$120 Dates: Select weeks from August to Halloween Times: From 7:00pm to midnight, although guests are allowed in as early as 4:00pm Overview: Mickey's Not So… Continue reading Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

MK Ride Reviews

Tomorrowland Speedway

Griffin Guide Rating: 2/5 Scary Scale Rating: 1/5 Fast Pass: Fast Pass needed during peak times Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Tomorrowland Background: This iconic race car attraction has had three names since the park opened in 1971. It was originally sponsored by Goodyear and called the Grand Prix Raceway. In 1994 the name was changed… Continue reading Tomorrowland Speedway

Disney Springs

The Edison

Ratings: Food: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5 Experience: 5/5 Overall: 5/5 Location: Disney Springs Link to Menu: Lunch Menu Price Range: $$ Atmosphere: The Edison has SUCH a cool atmosphere! Its themed as a 1920's speakeasy, with many cool steampunk elements. You'll walk in and immediately see a giant clock made out of iron and gold detailing.… Continue reading The Edison

MK Food Reviews

Be Our Guest

Ratings: Food: 3/5 Atmosphere: 5/5 Experience: 4/5 Overall: 4/5 Location: Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Fantasyland Link to Menu: Breakfast Menu Price Range: $$-$$$$ (quick service during breakfast and lunch, table service for dinner) Atmosphere: Be Our Guest restaurant is set in Beast's castle. The walkway to the castle is a bridge flanked by gargoyles. There… Continue reading Be Our Guest

MK Ride Reviews

Haunted Mansion

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Scary Scale: 4/5 Fast Pass: Recommended during the day, during/after the fireworks the lines are pretty manageable and you shouldn't need one Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Liberty Square Background: The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World was one of the park's opening attractions. When planning the Disney World version, Imagineers decided… Continue reading Haunted Mansion

Value Resorts

Pop Century Resort

Ratings: Transportation Rating: 5/5 Food Rating: 3/5 Room Rating: 4/5 Overall Rating: 4:5 Location: Hotel Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Resort Area Hotel Class: Value Transportation: Magical Express to/from MCO airport Buses to/from the Parks and Disney Springs Food: Quick Service food court offerings, with easy grab and go food and decent prepared food.… Continue reading Pop Century Resort