December 23, 2016 Weekly Roundup

Here's a roundup of the top stories of the week.


Annual Passholders Get Dedicated Entrance Lanes. I've had horrible experiences at park open with lines, but never any other time.

Alcohol Service in Magic Kingdom Expands beyond Be Our Guest. Alcohol at the most kid-friendly park, yay or nay? I'll admit that I wish I could have it for walking around, but table service will have to do.

New Park Hopping Bus Service Reviewed. It'll be interesting to see if this becomes a permanent feature. Seems a bit awkward as it stands, and I don't expect to use it on my upcoming trip, but we'll see.

Travel and Points


States Where You'll Need Passports to Fly. This is really important for anyone flying into MCO from one of these airports!!

Point Conversion Between Virgin and Alaska. The details of the big merger start to take shape.

Would 100 Nights in the Swan & Dolphin Be Worth It? Starwood redemptions are a sort of hidden gem at WDW, maybe they can get you on your way to some perks!

The Future of Travel? CNN is a pretty cheesy source for travel news, but this was a funnish story.