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(Two-finger) Point - Counterpoint

Point/Counterpoint with guest contributor Bob Chapek: Should Disney stop overcharging their guests?

(Two-finger) Point/Counterpoint is a recurring feature where we normally debate with ourselves about current theme park news -- but this time we have a special guest taking the Counterpoint: Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek! TODAY'S TOPIC: "Nickel-and-diming" Disney guests SUBMITTED: Disney is going down the wrong path by charging guests for "extras" that used to be free. They should stop.  POINT - Marty: Walt Disney had a dream, a dream of a magical place were parents and children could play and laugh together. So he ... Read more
It has a Mickey on it! We'll pay!! Photo by Jrobertiko [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Chapek: pay toilets coming soon to Disney parks

Looks like we can unlock the stalls with our Magic Bands! BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney Grand Pooh-bah Bob "Bob" Chapek has found a new way to gouge guests raise revenue and please shareholders. "Some of our executives thought we were running out of ways to bilk our... I mean, encourage spending in Disney parks," Chapek told Uncle Walt's Insider in an interview that we totally did not make up. "We've taken away free MagicBands, Fastpasses, luggage pickup and delivery, airline check-in and ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: Will Walt Disney World ever pass on savings from all of the cutbacks to their guests?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: I'm planning a trip to Walt Disney World, and I'm amazed at the number of free services for resort guests that Disney has discontinued or started charging for, like resort parking, MagicBands, Fastpasses, luggage pickup and delivery, airline check-in ... Read more
We'd watch one of these. Photos © Disney & by Hedgehog83 [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Animal Kingdom replaces kite show with more popular “Guy Doing Animal Hand Shadows”

It is a step up. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Money Printing Press is celebrating its 50th year of existence, along with its first year of really gouging guests for every shiny dime they have. Guests brave enough to pay all of Disney's new extra fees to actually get in the parks have expected dazzling new entertainment to go with the upcharges. Instead, the popular "Happily Ever After" projection and fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, which ... Read more
Little-Known Facts about Lightning Lanes

Top 10 little-known facts about Lightning Lanes!

Our little-known facts series continues (in spite of underwhelming demand)! Fastpass, Fastpass+, MaxPass, MaxiPass, and extra-absorbent MaxiPass are all no more (except, of course, at the Disney Yesterland Theme Park and Spa). They've been replaced by something called Genie+ and "Lightning Lanes." But do you know everything there is to know about Lightning Lanes? Of course you don't. They're brand new. But we at Uncle Walt's Insider know everything about them, or at least as much as we know about anything. So read on ... Read more