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We tell you what we REALLY think about Disney and Universal. Pirates & Princesses is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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We tell you what we REALLY think about Disney and Universal. Pirates & Princesses is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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Disney Fans are Disappointed with the Epcot Overhaul...

6/20/2024
Disney fans are voicing their disappointment with the multi-year Epcot overhaul, citing Communicore Hall as a prime example of Disney cheaping out. Will their refurbishments in Animal Kingdom go better? Will a fifth gate be announced at D23, and how many years will it take to get it? Let's talk about this and more Disney and Universal theme park news this week on the Pirates & Princesses podcast! Pirates & Princesses (TM) (Also stylized as P&P, PNP or Pirates ‘N Princesses) is an independent, opinionated Disney Podcast and News and Information site focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Our news staff includes former Disney employees, journalists and dedicated pop culture and theme park enthusiasts. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of this site, our affiliates or our sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:38:25

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Disney is Building a Fifth Theme Park? Cryptic D23 Announcement...

6/13/2024
Could Josh D'Amaro be getting ready to announce a firth Disney theme park in Walt Disney World, or is it something else? Then we talk about Epcot getting roasted over the new Communicore building, more Tiana's Bayou Adventure backlash, Marvel and Star Wars news and more. Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:48

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Tiana's Bayou MISAdventure? Splash Mountain Re-theme Fails to Impress Disney Fans!

6/5/2024
The long-awaited retheme of Splash Mountain is almost open, and the previews aren't impressing many longtime Disney fans. People are complaining that it looks like it was done on the cheap, the attraction is still breaking down, and many people are wondering why Dr. Facilier wasn't in the ride. Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:51

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Disney Animation Legend: Disney Needs a 'Course Correction'

5/29/2024
Disney animator John Musker (director of The Little Mermaid) says that Disney needs a "course correction" and needs to stop putting political messaging above characters and story. Musical legend Richard Sherman passes away at age 95, Dug (from Up) gets a voice, a bootleg Bluey experience gets a cease and desist and more Disney and Universal theme park news for this week. Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:05

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Disney Disability Pass Drama! Pixar Layoffs! Country Bears GLOW UP?!

5/22/2024
In this episode, we talk about the controversy around Disney's Disability Access Service (DAS) changes, the Country Bear Jamboree singers getting a "glow up," massive layoffs at Pixar, the first houses being announced for Halloween Horror Nights and grandma grabbing Goofy's butt. Yeah, you heard me right. Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:06

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Disney Burnt $150 Million on Willow and More Disney News

5/15/2024
Willow, the Lucasfilm Disney Plus disaster that became a tax write-off, cost WAY more than we thought. Then we take you on a whirlwind tour of other Disney and Universal theme park news, Marvel news, and Disney animation news. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:23

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Disney Stock DROPS After Q2 Earnings Call!

5/8/2024
Disney's stock plummeted almost immediately after their Q2 earnings report, despite better-than-anticipated results. Why? Well, it's clear that Q3 isn't looking too good and going forward, Disney's movie slate is pretty lackluster. Then we talk about other Disney news and rumors such as the president of ABC News getting ousted, Bob Iger wanting more sequels and more. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:25

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Disney BANS Crocs on Escalators?! Never Do THIS in Animal Kingdom!

5/1/2024
A viral video by a former Disney Cast Member is telling guests what NOT to do in Animal Kingdom. Crocs officially get BANNED on EPCOT escalators after a series of accidents. Then we talk about other news including the Mufasa trailer landing with a thud, the opening date for Dreamworks Land in Universal and their new Mega Movie parade. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:49

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EPCOT Food & Wine is Starting LATE This Year?

4/24/2024
The 2024 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is starting later than it has in recent years, returning to its pre-pandemic window of August through November. But why? Then we talk about more Disney and Universal theme park news and rumors, including new Smellephants, a Space Mountain movie, Disneyland cast members unionize, the possible end of the Rip Ride Rockit coaster in Universal Orlando and a tram crash in California. Plus, is this the END of Bluey forever?! About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: www.piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:48

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Something Smells at Disney World...

4/17/2024
More Disney news and rumors coming at you this week! We talk about the rumored expansion coming to Magic Kingdom and the possibility of Radiator Springs Racers being what's "beyond Thunder Mountain." Then we talk about Disney giving away Disney+ for free to Verizon customers, Star Wars NOT being profitable and... unique Disney World smells?! About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: www.piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:37

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Free Disney Dining Returns! Tiana's Bayou Adventure Animatronics Revealed!

4/10/2024
This week we have a TON of Disney news! We talk about the return of Free Dining, changes to the DAS passes in Walt Disney World, rumors of Robert Downey Jr. returning to the MCU, Halloween Horror Nights 2024 news, and the result of Disney's proxy battle with the Trian Group. Also, we got our first look at the animatronics for the rethemed Splash Mountain, and they look pretty dang good! About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://www.piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:11

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Disney Just Got Beaten by DeSantis?

4/3/2024
In this week's episode, we talk about Disney World news and rumors including Disney settling its dispute with the state of Florida, some lackluster new attraction announcements, the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser being sold for parts (cocktail drinks) and the upcoming Disney proxy battle against Nelson Peltz and Trian. We also talk about the rumored dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2024, Disney movie news and more. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:24

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Is Disney Ripping You Off?

3/27/2024
This week talk about accusations of Disney gouging its customers. We talk about viral reports of family trips costing over $13,000, reports of the $200 lightsabers from Galaxy's Edge breaking down, and the usual grousing about Genie Plus and upcharges. In other news, we talk about the Disney Proxy Battle, Joe Rohde possibly returning to Imagineering, Frozen voice actor Josh Gad getting social media blowback and... the Easter Bunny coming to Magic Kingdom. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:42

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Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde is a Disney Legend! George Lucas BACKS Bob Iger?!

3/20/2024
Fan favorite Disney Imagineering legend Joe Rohde is finally getting recognized by the Walt Disney Company as, well, a Disney Legend. In a shock move, Star Wars creator George Lucas issues a public statement siding with Bob Iger in the proxy battle against Nelson Peltz. More news and rumors for the week include a merging of two theme park giants and Disney's SMELLY new attraction in the Magic Kingdom. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:56

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Disney Starts Mudslinging in New Anti-Trian Ad?!

3/13/2024
Disney has released a new ad targeting Nelson Peltz, Ike Perlmutter and Jay Rasulo... and it's UGLY. It sounds very much like a political ad. Will Trian get its board seats and upset the Disney status quo? And another Disney Imagineering exec "gets gone" under mysterious circumstances. Then we talk about other Disney news and rumors for the second week of March 2024. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC d/b/a WebReef Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:40

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The EPCOT Festivals, Ranked

3/6/2024
The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival returns for 2024, and we've decided to rank our favorite EPCOT festivals. Then we talk about Disney and Universal news and rumors for this week, including a breakdown at the Carousel of Progress, Bluey being put on hiatus for a spicy adult cartoon and the Disney Proxy War heating up. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated podcast focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC d/b/a WebReef Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:17

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The Utter State of Disney Right Now...

2/28/2024
Disney is not in a good place right now. It doesn't matter who you ask or what publications you read, The Mouse House has seen better days. Pirates & Princesses returns to discuss where the company is currently at, the proxy battle with Nelson Peltz, and the impending competition for Walt Disney World from Epic Universe and Super Nintendo World. This plus news and rumors for the week of 2/27/24. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt.Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC d/b/a WebReef Media" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:22

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Universal Could BEAT Disney at Theme Parks? Super Nintendo World is OPEN in California! (Disney News for 2/21/23)

2/23/2023
Move over Mickey Mouse, here comes Mario! With Super Nintendo World now open in Universal Studios Hollywood and Epic Universe in Orlando right around the corner, it appears that Disney is in very real danger of being overtaken as the theme park industry leader for the first time in its history. We talk about this, Ant-Man 3's box office performance and other Disney and Universal theme park news and rumors on this episode of PNP. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC d/b/a WebReef Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:04

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Disney LOSES Reedy Creek to the State of Florida? 7,000 Jobs Cut After Q1 Earnings Call! (Disney News for 2/9/23)

2/9/2023
Disney is on the verge of losing control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District after former CEO Bob Chapek got into a political battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Disney's Q1 2023 earnings call is a wake-up call for the company. 7,000 jobs will be cut, Disney+ subscribers are down 2.4 million and the company needs to save over $5 billion. A lot of that money will come from a cut in content spend... which means a lot of CHEAP shows? We talk about Disney parading out several sequels to established franchises, announcing Frozen 3, Toy Story 5 and Zootopia 2. Then we have an update on Jeremy Renner. About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC d/b/a WebReef Media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:47

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The Galactic Starcruiser is FAILING! Journey Into Imagination REFURB Coming? (Disney News for 1/24/23)

1/24/2023
Disney's Galactic Starcruiser is in BIG trouble, as Disney is now cancelling some voyages. Then we talk about the possibility of a Journey Into Imagination refurb being right around the corner, Disney boardroom drama, Tron 3 being greenlight, Jeremy Renner recovering and more. All this and more and more in this week's Disney news roundup! About PNP: Everything Disney and Universal! Pirates & Princesses (TM) is an independent, opinionated focused on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort and other themed entertainment and travel destinations. Hosted by Thom and Kambrea Pratt. On the web: http://piratesandprincesses.net Pirates & Princesses (TM) is a registered trademark of Clownfish Studios LLC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:35