Disneyland and Walt Disney World Trip Reports

This page lists our trip reports to Disneyland and Walt Disney World (and occasionally other theme parks), starting with the most recent. First, we have an introduction to our trip reports. If you want to skip this and hop straight to the latest reports, click here.

What is a trip report?

A trip report is a series of blog posts documenting a recent visit to the Disney parks. Below, you’ll see titles of trip reports, brief descriptions, and then a carrousel of posts in the trip report (use the top right arrows to navigate each carrousel).

Why do you have trip reports?

Two reasons. First, we have lots of Disneyland and Walt Disney World content, and the parks are always changing. Whether it’s a refurbishment, a new minor attraction, or a new operating procedure, lots of small changes come and go.

We don’t have the resources to update all of our content every time a small change occurs. Trip reports allow us to collect recent changes in a single collection of posts that are clearly not permanent. We always also try to make major updates to our “permanent” content as necessary.

Second, we want to demonstrate how our strategies are working. It’s silly just to post a FastPass+ strategy and then never test it. So this is us, out in the parks, testing the things we tell you to do.

Anything else?

We pretty casually write our trip reports. We might give a few more off-the-cuff thoughts than other pieces of content. We also might not pack every single day with rides, but we always try to clarify whether this was a decision or necessitated by something like crowd levels.

Disney World Galaxy’s Edge Opening Trip Report (In Progress)

This trip report covers an August / September 2019 visit to Walt Disney World for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It will also cover Extra Extra Magic Hours and how they impact visits from August 29 through November 2.

Universal Orlando Summer 2019 Trip Report

Not a Disney destination, but we have a trip report from an August 2019 visit to Universal Orlando Resort. This report covers both theme parks, but not Volcano Bay. It also has three visits to Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, including two rope drops to the ride! Click here to start with part 1 of the report, or scroll through the posts below to find what interests you!

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Boarding Pass (Mid Summer 2019) Trip Report

This trip report covers a late-June visit to Disneyland resort for the start of the “boarding pass” phase at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This report, along with the previous report, is good for helping to plan summer 2019 visits. Click here to start with Part 1 of the trip report, or scroll through the below posts.

Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge Reservation (Early Summer 2019) Trip Report

This trip report covers our late-May / early-June visit to Disneyland Resort for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Click here to start with Part 1 of the trip report, or scroll through the below posts.

Walt Disney World Early Summer 2019 Trip Report

This trip report covers a May 2019 visit to Walt Disney World. It includes essentially one day at each part and focuses heavily on Extra Magic Hours. It should be useful for all trips occurring in summer 2019 prior to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on August 29. Click here to start with Part 1 of the trip report, or scroll through the below posts.