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Disney Springs Closes Early Due To Curfew And A Message From Disney Leaders

Civil unrest occurring across the nation has prompted action from Disney as Orlando and Orange County institute a curfew following nights of rioting over the death of George Floyd. Disney Springs will be closing early until further notice to allow guests and cast members the ability to make it home in time. Disney Company leadership CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Bob Iger, and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latondra Newton also released a joint statement to Cast Members regarding this time of civil unrest.

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.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date

Details are trickling out about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion. Read on to discover why this new attraction is seriously ambitious, and worth every moment of anticipation as it readies to open on December 5th, 2019.

Disney News Round-Up: Planet Hollywood Observatory Opening Soon, MagicBand 2 News, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have a bit of news to share today including an update on the opening day for Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and some news about the new MagicBand 2. Let's check out today's news.

Ring in the New Year at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're planning on celebrating New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort several of the theme parks have special events planned for Saturday night. Guests at the Magic Kingdom can celebrate on Friday and Saturday night.

Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Vera Bradley Designs, New Popcorn Flavors, and More

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! The Magic Kingdom was recently named the #3 amusement park in the country in Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Disney's Hollywood Studios was #6 on the list, and Disney's Animal Kingdom was #10.

Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing for a Refurbishment

The Jedi Training Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios is reportedly closing on October 4 for a brief refurbishment. The popular attraction is scheduled to reopen later this year with a new name: Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

Possible Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan

It's been a busy weekend full of possible news and even some rumors when it comes to changes that might be happening with the Disney Dining Plan. We've been hearing quite a few different reports and wanted to make our readers aware of changes that are possible.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop No Longer Selling Products with Peanut Butter

The next time you're craving a peanut butter and chocolate sundae at the Walt Disney World Resort you'll find one less place to indulge. The Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney has stopped using peanut butter as an ingredient in sundaes, chocolates, or as a topping.

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Walt Disney World News Round-up For Monday June 1, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis has approved Disney World's proposal which means that, Disney will officially reopen July 11th. Disney World's reopening is coming with a lot of new health and safety measures that range from social distancing to serious operational changes at the Parks. There was a lot of information that came out over the past week so let's take a look at some of the important Walt Disney World news you need.

Top Mask Wearing Tips For A Disney Summer

Face masks are a barricade to particles released into the environment, and during the current health environment they are a requirement for both guests and cast members returning to the Walt Disney World Resort. While wearing a mask in the Florida sun may sound like a difficult prospect it is not an impossible one. This important piece of safety equipment is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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.

A Look Back: Central Florida 1977

My first trip to Walt Disney World was in March 1977 when I was 8. My family flew non-stop from Pittsburgh to Orlando on Eastern Airlines (round trip airfare for the five of us was $711.00). We stayed at Quality Inn in Orlando ($39.52 per night for 2 people + $10 each additional). The hotel rate included park tickets and breakfast.

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.

3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home

COVID-19 has Disney families that were looking forward to SPring Break with a serious case of the blues. If you're next Disney vacation has been sidelined by the pandemic I want you to know you don't have to live without the magic. Here are the top 3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home!

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Parks Closed Through End of March

It a press release just distributed by the Walt Disney Company to it's Cast Members, Partners, and Guests the company confirmed that all of the Disney Parks around the world, and the Disney Cruise Line will temporarily close due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Plant-based Cuisine Sprouts Up Across Walt Disney World

Hundreds of plant-based dishes are sprouting up all over the Walt Disney World Resort. Exciting news for our foodie fans that follow a vegan lifestyle and those that want healthier options for their vacation meals. Guests are now able to more easily identify plant-based dishes with the introduction of a new green leaf menu icon that will make it easier than ever to find this delicious cuisine at both quick service and table service locations.

2020 Flower and Garden Festival Dates Announced

Grab your calendars and look forward to springtime travel, because the 27th Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be happening March 4 through June 1, 2020. 90 days of everything blooming and bright will return with specially Themed Gardens, How To Garden Seminars, Outdoor Kitchens, the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and the famous Disney topiaries.

A New Route For The 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon

Disney has a few fun changes in store for the runners of the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events, presented by Cigna. More than 100,000 runners and spectators are expected to participate during the annual five-day event happening January 8th through 12th, 2020.