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

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

Reopening news you need for summer vacations.

Walt Disney World Reservations Cleans The Slate To Move Forward

Walt Disney World Reservations Cleans The Slate To Move Forward

Major changes in the Disney reservation systems operations.

Top Mask Wearing Tips For A Disney Summer

Top Mask Wearing Tips For A Disney Summer

Tips for wearing a face mask in the summer heat.

July 11th Reopening Proposed For Florida Disney Parks

July 11th Reopening Proposed For Florida Disney Parks

Walt Disney World proposes protocols for reopening theme parks.

Disney To Present Reopening Plans For Walt Disney World Today

Disney To Present Reopening Plans For Walt Disney World Today

Big news about the reopening of Disney Parks.

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New Parade Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios; “Block Party Bash” to End January 1

Disney's "Block Party Bash," which has been running since 2008, will end on January 1st. Not to worry, though, Disney is set to introduce a brand new parade. The new parade has yet to be named " but will feature some of Disney-Pixar's most famous characters. Remy and Emile from "Ratatoille" and Carl and Russel from "Up" will be part of the production.

Disney Cast Members Raise $36K for Make-A-Wish Foundation

In true Disney spirit, five hundred cast members and volunteers recently participated in the "Encore! Cast and Orchestra" program donated over 47,000 hours to put together "Dream Our Dreams, A Musical Tribute to the Legacy of Disney." The program was held at EPCOT center's "World Showplace" in early August, and raised over $37K for the "Make-A-Wish Foundation."

Walt Disney World’s “Art of Animation” Resort Set to Open in Summer 2012

It's hard to think of Disney and not think "animation." You may think of some of your favorite movies, Finding Nemo or the Lion King, for example. Some of Disney-Pixar's famous movies are currently being incorporated into the "Art of Animation" Resort, which is slated to open during the Summer of 2012. The Lion King, the Little Mermaid and Cars will also make an appearance. Imagine the chance to experience elements of some of your favorite Disney films first-hand!

Winnie the Pooh Attraction Loses FASTPASS Option Temporarily

Oh Bother. The Winnie the Pooh attraction at Walt Disney World will be temporarily closed to FASTPASS users from September 17 until mid-November due to construction.

The large tree that was a part of "Pooh's Playful Spot" playground has been temporarily relocated to a home at "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." There are a variety of other signs of construction in the area that may deter some Disney fans. Not to worry, though, the attraction will remain open until October 25th.

Beginning on October 25 the ride will close until November 15th for refurbishments.

2011 Disney World Mom's Panel Selection Opens

Want to be a part of the magic? The Walt Disney World Moms Panel is now open for applications. The Moms Panel isn't just for Moms (Dad's and those without children can also apply)" but it is for true Disney World and Disney Vacation experts.

The process of joining the Moms Panel includes an online application and phone interview. The Panel has grown in popularity and credibility over the past several years and now receives tens of thousands of applications every year.

Florida Resident "La Nouba" Discount

If you're a Florida resident and want to see Cique Du Soleil's "La Nouba" show in Downtown Disney, now is your chance! Between now and October 23 Disney will be offering category two seats for $50, with a limit of six tickets per purchase. But the discounts don't stop there. Florida residents are also eligible for an additional 15 % discount in the "La Nouba" boutique located on the plaza level of the theater.

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Kodak to End Imagination! Pavilion Sponsorship

The relationship between Walt Disney parks and Eastman Kodak is soon to end after over a half-century long run. The partnership started in 1955, when Disneyland originally opened, and at present there are over 50 Kodak picture spots in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Although Kodak will not disappear completely from Disney parks, the presence will be slightly decreased.

Kodak has provided corporate sponsorship for Mickey's Philharmagic in the Magic Kingdom and the Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot. Support for the Imagination! Pavilion and Tomorowland theater will end as a result.

Benefit Sale Coming in November to Downtown Disney

If you're a fan of shopping and all things Disney, you'll want to take part in Disney's November Benefit Sale " slated to take place on November 6 from 5:30-9:30am. The one-day sale will be located at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney, and offer large discounts on selected Disney merchandise. Not only will shoppers be able to take advantage of great deals they will also be supporting the Heart of Florida United Way.

Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland Hotel

If you're planning on visiting Disneyland, you may be interested in checking out the Mickey Mouse Penthouse, located at the Disneyland Hotel. The hotel is located just past the Downtown Disney District and has access to a nearby monorail station. The suite has everything that you would expect from one of Disney's signature suites.

Floor-to-ceiling windows afford amazing views of Disneyland Park, Disney Califronia Adventure and Downtown Disney. The suite itself is full of playful cutouts, decor and tiles that both blatantly and subtly remind us of Walt's best buddy.

"Kids Sail Free" on Disney Cruise Line in 2011

Disney Cruise Line is offering specials on their Castaway Cay on all sailings. A magical private island full of Disney related surprises is a great way to spend your next vacation. Stops include St Maarten, St Thomas/St John, Key West, Grand Cayman and Cosumel.