About the Author

Rain Blanken


Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding managing editor for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Chat with Rain on Instagram

2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Canceled

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

With Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party already ghosting us, we knew this was coming: All 2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) dates have been canceled. But like Halloween, we’re going to figure out how to do this in a socially-distanced and festive way! Remember, we’re all in this together, so here on the … Read More

First Look: The New Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

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WDW Swan Reserve Top Off - Area GM Sean Verney signs beam

Keep next summer in mind when planning your next Disney World vacation, because the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will be open. The hotly-anticipated addition to the Swan and Dolphin resort hit a construction milestone… the 14th-story construction beam was put into place, marking the completion of the structure’s top floor.  In the construction industry, … Read More

Free: Print Our Taste of EPCOT Passport

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Taste of Epcot menu Passport print menu

This year, Taste of EPCOT opened in July. A strange hybrid of Food & Wine and Flower and Garden, the festival has it all… except one thing. No passport? We totally get why the passport didn’t happen this year.  Digital menus brought the QR code back to life this summer in an effort to reduce … Read More