We continue from *checks watch* Part One, Part Two, and Part Three, as we ideally finish up another Animal Kingdom series. I know there is some frustration with the lack of future guidance, but there is not much the website can do before Genie+ goes live and we see what kind of Lightning Lane adoption rates we’re looking at, what priority boarding will do to increase wait times, what effect early and late entry to the Parks will have on crowd flow, how much the Individual Lightning Lane Attraction selections cost, what the rides will even be, or when any of that will actually debut.
Disney likely wanted to show off the Genie’s capabilities at this weekend’s 50th anniversary media/travel agent extravaganza that’s only costing you money while no-names dine on shrimp and watch the one time Harmonious actually worked from their private walled off vantage points. Those “straight on” views are not a coincidence as “media” set up their point and shoots and try to figure out how to set it to video mode.
We continue from Part One, where we reacquainted ourselves with what to expect from Early Entry, and the 50th Most Magical Legacy Celebration Marvel The Mandalorian Pixar Soul Disney World Anniversary. That isn’t the name of the celebration, but I have 18 months to get it right, and I plan to take each and every day to get one step closer. Actually, we’re probably here from Part Two.
Here’s a handy banner reminder of the actual name:
That doesn’t seem that difficult to remember, so we may be able to get it right in a mere 12-14 months. But we both know you still call it MGM Studios and Downtown Disney, so cut me a little slack here. I am one of you after all.
We continue from Part One of this series, where we reacquainted ourselves with what to expect from Disney’s 50 Year Happiest Magical Legacy Celebration Brought to You By Lyft, or whatever they are calling the 50th Anniversary based on where the darts lodged into the board this time around. I’m partial to Disney’s 50-Year Marvel Pixar Star Wars Empty Your Wallet Live Action Remake Spectacular 2, but for some reason they voted me off the Board of Directors during the last fiscal year. But I’ll make my triumphant return, even if it is via hostile takeover that has absolutely nothing to do with stock options. This isn’t a threat of violence. I’m just going to ask nicely and flash my Pixie Dust Pass. “I’m an Annual Passholder!”
Fortunately, we’re afforded an opportunity to enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the same time, although perhaps less so here in Windtraders in Pandora, where you’ll only find about a third of the merchandise as you might have seen when the new Land opened. On the plus side, the pathway to the exit is far more open.
All signs “literally” point to “Walt Disney World 50 The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning in just over a week and potentially continuing until the 100th anniversary. While we can’t do much on the specific touring timing front, given current low crowd levels and the lack of the Genie app, we can consider how we might go about the day and enjoy a walk around the Park.
One key to future touring is Early Theme Park Entry, which does have a specific start date of October 1st. We’ve gone over this several times, but here’s the current list of eligible resorts:
Nothing in focus. Very artsy.
- Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese – $4.75
- Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde – $6.25
- Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with Green Onions and Peanuts – $7
- Crispy Pig Ear Salad with Fire Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn Salsa, and Avocado Cream $5.25