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

Free: Print Our Taste of EPCOT Passport

Rain BlankenBlog, EPCOT, Food

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

Here’s Why a $30 Mulan Home Viewing is Worth It

Rain BlankenBlog, News

Mulan Live Action

Yesterday, Disney announced that it will release Mulan on Disney Plus on September 4th to the tune of a $30 upcharge. Yes, that’s in addition to the regular subscriber fee. But here’s why it’s worth it. Safety First Okay, well, here’s the obvious one. Some movie theaters had the option to open this summer, but … Read More

Updated: Disney World Mask Rules Change Again

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disney world mask rules

Disney World is again tightening up its mask policies after further review of guest activity. With so many evolutions of the rules, we thought you could use an easy run-down for face-covering regulations. We will update as the mask regulations continue to develop. 1. No Gaiters Masks can not be gaiter-type scarves or bandannas. Face … Read More

Disney World Changes Reopening Dates for Four Resorts

Rain BlankenBlog, News

Polynesian Resort Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World recently announced reopening dates for resorts, but a few of those dates have changed due to the developing COVID-19 pandemic. Four Deluxe Resorts have been affected: Oct. 4:  Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (was August 12) Nov. 1: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (was Aug 12th) TBD: Disney’s Beach Club Resort (was Aug 24th) … Read More