If you really want to be intense about this (for your sanity and relaxation, don't), there are obsessive resources that go into granular detail. Disney can’t so much as polish a floor without these outlets catching it. My choices:

  • On YouTube, MickeyViews has amassed a following for extremely detailed and even-handed news updates, while TPMVids specializes in buoyant nostalgia and trivia. Yesterworld makes deep dives into attraction history.
  • AllEars.net offers encyclopedic compendiums of everything Disney, down to the menus, what's under renovation, and which rooms are best.
  • InsideUniversal.net and OrlandoInformer.com comprehensively report Universal, including deals.
  • WDW News Today (www.wdwnt.com), WDWmagic.com, and WDWinfo.com (and its DISBoards.com) host some of the most active message forums for news, but the tone of the later is defensively Disney-positive, even when criticism may be called for
  • The independently run PartyThroughTheParks.com rates drinking and nightlife and DisneyFoodBlog.com keeps track of meals.
  • MouseSavers.com and TheMouseForLess.com post current Disney deals

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.