Talking Disney With Josh
We've got an exclusive one-on-one interview with Disney Parks' Josh D'Amaro, as Walt Disney World and Disneyland announce changes in an attempt to appeal to fans.
Disney dropped a ton of theme park news yesterday, as Disney Parks management looks to make nice with Disney fans in 2023. Let’s get into the details and hear directly from the head of the Disney theme parks on why the company is making these changes.
Disney World to Drop Reservation Requirement for Some Visitors: Walt Disney World annual passholders soon will no longer be required to make reservations to visit the theme parks in the afternoons and evenings on most days. And the detested hotel overnight parking fee is gone as of now.
Disneyland to Cut Ticket Prices on Some Dates: The Disneyland Resort will increase the number of days that it charges the lowest price for its one-day theme park tickets, as it also moves to make all on-ride photos free to park guests during the Disney100 celebration. Get the details.
Exclusive Interview With Josh D'Amaro on the Disney Changes: Josh sat down to talk with our Robert Niles about these changes - and more - in advance of Tuesday’s announcement. Read the full interview here.
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More Disney World News
Walt Disney World Reveals Opening Date for TRON Coaster: The 50th anniversary celebration closes at the end of March, but Disney is not taking a breather after that, announcing the grand opening of its newest roller coaster and the return of two nighttime spectaculars for the first week of April.
Walt Disney World Offers Florida Resident Ticket Deal: If you live in Florida, Disney is offering another seasonal ticket deal to entice you to visit the parks.
Walt Disney World Offers New $750 Dining Deal: And even if you don’t in Florida, Disney World now is offering the latest version of its old “free dining” deal for Disney hotel guests. No, the Dining Plans are not back, so this discount will come in the form of a gift card. But there are restrictions.
And Disneyland News, Too
Disneyland Shares First Look at New World of Color Show: The new World of Color show - debuting later this month at Disney California Adventure - will feature Star Wars and Avengers moments, in addition to favorites from Disney Animation and Pixar.
Earl of Sandwich to Take La Brea Bakery Spot at Disneyland: La Brea Bakery exits the restaurant business, clearing a space for the Earl’s return to Downtown Disney. But it will be yet a temporary home, as Porto’s debut looms.
What's the Best Type of Place to Eat in a Theme Park? Speaking of theme park food, for our Vote of the Week, we are asking which type of eating establishment you prefer when visiting the parks. Vote now!
More Theme Park News
Take Two on Super Nintendo World Preview Reservations: After a canceled first attempt at letting annual passholders reserve preview times for Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Hollywood tried again Monday morning, with success for many fans.
Universal Orlando Plans Regional Rail Station for Epic Universe: Universal has revealed more details about its plans to support a regional rail connection next to the Orange County Convention Center.
Legoland California Welcomes 2023 with Lego Ninjago Weekends: Let the “off season” festivals begin!
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The Disneyland Resort is offering a three-day ticket deal for Southern California residents, plus discounts on multi-day tickets for all. Get the tickets
Universal Orlando Resort is offering a two-days free deal on its theme park tickets. Get the tickets