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Walt Disney World Reveals Plans To Reopen Theme Parks In July!

Walt Disney World Reveals Plans To Reopen Theme Parks In July!

The Walt Disney World Resort is getting ready to reopen!

The Walt Disney Company has submitted their plans to beginning opening up their parks and resort hotels in Orlando, Fla., beginning July 11th.

Upon government approval, the Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open on July 11th, with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15th.

Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen to Members and Guests on June 22nd, while Disney Vacation Club properties in Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, will be open the week before on June 15th.

Changes at the resort will include temperature checks upon arrival, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, hand-washing and sanitizing stations and “limited-contact enhancements,” such as contactless payments, mobile orders at restaurants, according to Disney World senior VP of operations Jim McPhee, via Variety.

According to the Walt Disney World website, some “attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.”

“Additionally, attractions, experiences, services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed,” they added.

For the latest, up to date info on traveling to the Walt Disney World resort, visit DisneyWorld.com!

The Disney Springs shopping center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, which is part of the resort, just recently began their phased reopening last week.

Universal Studios Orlando Sets Theme Park Re-Open Date Amid Pandemic

Universal Studios Orlando Sets Theme Park Re-Open Date Amid Pandemic

The Universal Studios Orlando theme park is set to re-open to the public in just a couple of weeks!

It was just announced that the park will open to employees on Monday, June 1st and the general public on Friday, June 5th, THR reports.

The park has been closed since mid-March when theme parks across the country all shut their doors.

Parts of the CityWalk area of the resort opened up earlier this month on May 14th, and now more parts of the resort will be open.

“The health and safety of our guests and team members remains our top priority and we are taking specific measures that include screening our guests and team members, social distancing and requiring everyone to wear a face covering,” the Universal Orlando website reads. We will also be limiting capacity at venues and increasing our already-aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures.”

For more from their new procedures, visit UniversalOrlando.com!

Find out about opening dates for another Orlando resort – Walt Disney World.

Shanghai Disneyland Getting Ready To Re-Open Next Week

Shanghai Disneyland Getting Ready To Re-Open Next Week

Disney just got some exciting news!

The Shanghai Disneyland theme park is set to re-open next Monday (May 11) according to the official website.

Safety precautions are being prepared and set, with some parts of the Shanghai resort already back open to the public.

Among the changes include “opening with limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations, accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities throughout the park, and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.”

Shanghai Disneyland will be the first Disney theme park to re-open. US parks Disneyland in Anaheim and Walt Disney World are currently closed until further notice.

For ticket information, head to ShanghaiDisneyResort.com!

Disney themed face masks are also available to pre-order, with shipping set to start in June. Find out more here!

See photos of how Shanghai Disneyland are implementing social distancing in the gallery!

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Walt Disney World to Live Stream 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks Show Tonight! (Video)

Walt Disney World to Live Stream 'Happily Ever After' Fireworks Show Tonight! (Video)

Disney fans will be able to watch a live fireworks show TONIGHT (April 24)!

Walt Disney World announced that they will stream the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show from Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom Park in Buena Vista, Fla.

“When night falls magic fills the skies. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. ET,” the park captioned a video on Instagram Story, along with a countdown clock.

The live stream is part of the #DisneyMagicMoments, bringing the magic of all things Disney and their parks into the homes of fans who are missing the fun.

Last month, Disneyland shared a video of it’s new parade “Magic Happens”. Be sure to watch that HERE!

Disneyland Gives Fans a Little Disney Magic With New 'Magic Happens' Parade Video!

Disneyland Gives Fans a Little Disney Magic With New 'Magic Happens' Parade Video!

Cue the happy tears!

Disney just announced extended closures for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World due to the ongoing world health crisis, but are now giving fans a little Disney magic.

Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort shared a new video on Twitter of the new Magic Happens Parade, bringing the magic into everyone’s homes!

“Grab a seat on the virtual Main Street, U.S.A. curb and get ready for our new Magic Happens Parade. And be sure to check back regularly for more #DisneyMagicMoments,” they captioned the video.

Many fans were so thankful for the little bit of the magic that is Disneyland, and many even asked if more parades and park shows could be made available to watch on Disney+!

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Disney Extends Closure of Theme Parks Amid Health Crisis

Disney Extends Closure of Theme Parks Amid Health Crisis

Disney has decided to keep their theme parks closed indefinitely amid the health crisis.

Both Disneyland and Disney World were previously slated to reopen on April 1st, but now the parks do not have an estimated time for begin operating again.

“While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority. As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice,” the company said in a statement.

Since the closure earlier this month, Disney has been paying its cast members and will continue to do so until April 18th.

Disneyland Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Disneyland Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Disneyland is temporarily closing its doors due to the the coronavirus outbreak.

The theme park is shutting down for only the fourth time in history in the best interest of guests and employees.

“While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month,” Disney said in a statement.

They continued, “The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.”

Disney noted, “Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closure period.”

According to Variety, the only other times Disneyland suspended operations was after the September 11th attacks, the morning after JFK’s assassination and the Northridge earthquake.

It’s not yet known if Walt Disney World will remain open.