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BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Extends Closures

This evening, after the stock market closed, the @DisneyParksNews twitter account released a statement that the Walt Disney World and Disneyland closures would be extended until further notice and Disney cast members (not including operating partners) would be paid through April 18, 2020.

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Walt Disney World Reservations Cleans The Slate To Move Forward

Walt Disney World Reservations put out some pretty heavy information last night laying out the beginnings of their plans to move Parks and Resorts forward with a brand new reservations system. As a result of the COVID-19 impact they have had to re-evaluate a slew of existing operational systems including hotel packages, park ticket sales, advanced dining and experience reservations, fastpass+ systems, and extra magic hours.

July 11th Reopening Proposed For Florida Disney Parks

The Walt Disney Company submitted its reopening proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force this morning laying out the process for moving forward. Jim McPhee, Senior Vice President of Operations Walt Disney World, made the presentation of guidelines and protocols that was required by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis before reopening could occur.

Take A Look At Disney Springs New Health and Safety Measures

Disney Springs re-opened this week and we sent Katie V. over to check things out. Be sure to read our previous article Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs for specific details, but for now take a look at the new health & safety measures.

Before You Head Back Read Disney's COVID-19 Disclaimer

In today's society the sad fact is that people will sue for just about anything. Taking a beat before Walt Disney World's phased reopening period, The Walt Disney Company has published a disclaimer reminding us all that safety is never 100% guaranteed and that viruses are going to do, what viruses are going to do.

Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs

Disney fans are looking forward to the reopening of Disney Springs beginning on May 20th, 2020 with many of the third-party operating participants. Then on May 27, three of the Disney-owned and -operated stores and venues will reopen. Safety and well-being for all is chief in the minds of The Walt Disney Company, so as this is exciting news there are some very important new procedures for cast members and guests that you should know about.

May 20th Begins The Phased Reopening Of Disney Springs

As the State of Florida loosens restrictions on stay-at-home orders businesses are keen to reopen and get back to a little bit of normalcy. The Disney Parks Blog announced that Disney Springs will begin to reopen a limited number of third party stores and restaurants on May 20, 2020.

Updates On Disney Parks From Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel

Yesterday Disney Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel shared a message regarding our plans in consideration as The Walt Disney Company prepares to reopening parks and resorts and stores. The company is consulting with experts around the world to come up with plans that put safety of Cast Members and Guests at the forefront of operations.

What's Been Going On In The Vacation Kingdom

The Walt Disney Company, like companies all around the world right now, is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of its business. The truth is that there isn't a lot anyone knows for sure when it comes to re-opening the Disney Parks. Until then though, I've rounded up a few reliable articles that offer a glimpse into what's been going on down at our beloved Vacation Kingdom.

Updating Your Walt Disney World Travel Plans? Read This First!

Walt Disney World closures continue to change to suit the recommendations of government and health officials. With an eye towards the safety of both guests and employees Disney theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs remain closed until further notice. If you need to update your Walt Disney World Travel Plans. Read This First!

Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Florida state health officials had announced 50 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County which along with Osceola County is the home of Walt Disney World. With this announcement all Orange & Osceola county residents to shelter in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.