Including real-life reviews of MagicBand+, Genie+ and more Disney travel news
A detailed trip report for Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, August 2022. A look at MagicBand+ in action, Disney Genie+, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, what's wrong with Bay Lake Tower and what's right with Disney Vero Beach.
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The Good and the Bad from our Most Recent Trip to Disney's Vero Beach and Walt Disney World in August 2022
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Still one of the best hidden gems among Disney resort properties in Florida. The property and Cast Members at Disney's Vero Beach Resort are warm and welcoming.
With a perfect mix of low key Disney magic, in this episode we cover the latest beach changes, campfire show updates, local dining choices and more activities inside and outside of Disney's Vero Beach Resort.
Walt Disney World Resort
At Walt Disney World, we share issues with Bay Lake Tower that you need to know, a review of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022 (it had a rough start but a good finish), the current state of EPCOT construction, the latest reviews on Whispering Canyon Cafe and the Grand Floridian Cafe, plus the Wicked Wind Down at the Top of the World Villains Lair, Genie+ and Lightning Lane, MagicBand+ and much more.
In other Disney travel News...
Disney Skyliner will be closed for routine maintenance Jan. 22-29, 2023.
Three Popular Tours are Returning to EPCOT in October 2022
EPCOT celebrates its 40th anniversary on October 1, 2022 and these tours will be back as of October 2, 2022.
Behind the Seeds is a one-hour walking tour that gives you an up-close and personal view of plants, insects and fish throughout EPCOT's four state-of-the-art greenhouses.
With EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest, you'll once again be able to dive into the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank and immerse yourself into the sea life surrounding the coral reef. This experience offers SCUBA-certified guests guaranteed calm seas, unlimited visibility, no rip currents and great marine life.
With the return of EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth, you can meet bottlenose dolphins at The Seas and learn about their undersea behavior from the experts who work with them every day.
All three tours return on October 2 and are on sale now at DisneyWorld.com or the My Disney Experience app. Advance bookings are highly recommended. Please note the Behind the Seeds experience requires a valid theme park admission and reservation.
Disney Aulani Pool Refurbishment
The Wailana Pool at Disney Aulani will be unavailable from September 26 – 30, 2022.
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Mike Belobradic is the founder of the 1923 Main Street® Disney Travel Podcast and the Luxury Disney Travel Blog.