I usually tend to comment on the positives of Walt Disney World, but a few recent announcements and rumors have led to this slightly less than positive post.
The first bit of news is that almost the entire summer is blacked out for Cast Members to use their guest passes in Magic Kingdom. My cousin told me about this since he is heading there this summer and now won’t be able to get into the Magic Kingdom with his mom’s guest passes. Magic Kingdom is the main park that people go to Florida to see! I understand blacking out some dates in the summer because it does get crowded, but the ENTIRE summer?
The next bit of news is a rumor. I repeat it is a RUMOR and has not been confirmed or commented on by the Walt Disney Company yet. Supposedly Extra Magic Hours might be coming to an end in the near future. Extra Magic Hours are one of the main benefits of staying on Walt Disney World property. You can enter a certain park early or stay at a certain park late each day while anyone who is not a resort guest, cannot do this. Since my family are DVC members, we likely would not switch to staying off property if they took this benefit away. However, I would be really upset if they did. I love going to Magic Kingdom and going on rides until 2am!
And finally, the most shocking news of all is that the penny press machines are going to become digital! Are you kidding me?! Please don’t do this Disney. I really enjoy seeing my penny get pressed right in front of me and although I don’t get pennies pressed as much as I did when I was a kid, it is still fun to watch the actual pressing occur.
C’mon Disney what’s going on?