About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh and I'm a lifelong Disney fanatic. From my first trip to Disney World as a kid (in the late '80s) up to the present day, Disney continues to fascinate and inspire me like nowhere else on Earth. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to write for MagicGuides.com and to share my love of Disney's theme parks, restaurants, and hotels. I hope my articles will help you get the most out of your Disney World experience so that your vacation is memorable and magical!

When is the cheapest time to go to Disney World?

The biggest drawback to a Disney World vacation is the cost. That's why it's important to know if there are less expensive times to go. Early January through Presidents’ Day weekend is the cheapest time to go to Disney World. Next would be late August through early September and non-holiday weekdays during October, November, [...]

By |2020-09-29T14:17:53+00:00September 28th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costumes Allowed at Magic Kingdom for Fall 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Disney parks this year. After closing down the resort for several months, Disney World is now back in business, albeit with reduced capacity, reduced operating hours, and enhanced public health and safety measures. And, after Disney canceled its annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020, many were [...]

Disney Executives Get Paychecks Restored While Many Cast Members Remain on Furlough 

We some good news - and some not so good news - on the job front at Disney. Disney Executives get their Paychecks Restored According to Deadline, The Walt Disney Company has restored paychecks to its executives as of August 23rd. This comes after temporary salary reductions were introduced amidst the pandemic. These reductions, [...]

Disney Cast Members Receive Indefinite Furlough Notice

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of Disney Cast Members to be furloughed, it was expected that they would return to work within 6 months of April. Unfortunately, Disney recently scaled back its park hours because attendance just wasn't bouncing back as anticipated.  Additionally, the virus concerns still linger with no immediate resolution in [...]

Universal Orlando Attendance Rebounding Faster than Disney World

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closures of theme parks around the country. As of July, Florida's two largest theme parks - Walt Disney World and Universal  Orlando Resort - have since reopened but to greatly diminished capacity. However, one theme park seems to be rebounding faster than the other. According to a new Deutsche [...]

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