A late pandemic trip to Walt Disney World

A late pandemic trip to Walt Disney World

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Take your pick — Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Stitch, the Mandalorian, Star Wars Stormtroopers, Disney princesses, etc. No, we’re not talking about where you might see your favorite characters and at which attractions at Walt...
To Orlando this spring — safely

To Orlando this spring — safely

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No one was the least bit concerned. When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of...
As Orlando Reopens, Safety First at Theme Parks

As Orlando Reopens, Safety First at Theme Parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No Instagram worthy hugs with your favorite characters. No princess makeovers, nighttime “spectaculars” or parades. Just to enter, you’ll need an advance reservation, temperature screening and a mask. Welcome to the New Normal...
To a galaxy far, far away

To a galaxy far, far away

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kevin Gerber isn’t even a “Star Wars” fan, but he had happily just spent $100 to build a droid with his 5-year-old son at Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’s Droid Depot. The two had chosen pieces off of a conveyor belt to...
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad

Eileen interviews Walt Disney World’s Imagineering Creative Director Kevin Rafferty, who is overseeing the development of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad, opening March 2020. Imagine being inside a Mickey Mouse cartoon short, because anything can...