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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.

Details Revealed For Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Amongst the plethora of news that came out of Disney's D23 Expo last weekend Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company gave guests an all too brief look at the next Deluxe Resort and Disney Vacation Club property to be built at Walt Disney World - Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

An Exciting New Stories For The Disney Cruise Line

Bob Chapek took the stage at D23 Expo to share his thoughts about the exciting projects coming to the Disney Cruise Line. He told the massive audience gathered before the D23 stage and shared his belief that every Disney moment a guest has should bring their favorite stories to life in thrilling ways. The Disney Cruise Line is reaching for that vision with new ships, and a brand new port destination that is pure magic.

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.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening in 2020

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Imagineers are getting ready to open Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2020! You'll be invited to the Chinese Theatre where Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the premier of their newest film "Perfect Picnic." The theater serves as the magic portal through which guests will step from the human world directly into the cartoon world for one Goofy adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Cherry Tree Lane Coming To Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

Visitors to Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion will can look forward to expanded adventures, as construction on a whole new neighborhood will bring guests to Cherry Tree Lane. None other than Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke announced the expansion coming to World Showcase at the 2019 D23 Expo and fan gathering. The UK pavilion will be home to Disney's first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Updated! There's no better time to be planning your 2019 winter holiday travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. With a wide range of celebrations that take place all across the property, November and December are fantastic times to celebrate with a vacation. This year the party is even bigger with 23 nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 17th, 2019

Thank God It's Friday! Let's hop right on in to the latest news from the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of construction work on the edge of Tomorrowland the TRON Coaster has hit a milestone by going vertical. Cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns raised for the new attraction, which is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

When it comes to Disney World, trip planning is huge undertaking. In fact, many a first visit to Disney World is marred by a lack of planning. While it might be tempting to think that it's "just a theme park," and that you can show up and have a blast by winging it, the size and complexity of the resort is daunting even for experts. These articles will help you make the most of your Disney trip, and might even introduce you to some activities and attractions you haven't heard about!

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Disney Vacation Club Properties Reopen at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties at Walt Disney World have reopened to guests for the first time since March. New health and safety policies have been put into place in accordance with local government and Center of Disease Control guidelines so that the Vacation Kingdom can continue the phased reopening of Disney Parks and Resorts in central Florida. If you've got questions, we've got a great round-up of articles that will let you know what's going on at the reopened Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

Stunning New Barn At The Tri-Circle-D Ranch Includes Museum

Walt Disney World Resort is home to some hard working horses that are known for pulling carriages and trollies around property, as well as carrying guests on the trail rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. The Tri-Circle-D Ranch originally envisioned by Walt Disney himself has a long history of housing "The Happiest Horses on Earth."

Splash Mountain To Be Rethemed With New Adventure For Princess Tiana

Disney's Princesses Tiana is a strong, courageous, and empowered force that embodies American dreams of prosperity and equality. None the less her presence in Disney Parks over the past decade has been somewhat fleeting at best. This week Disney released exciting news that new adventures with Princess Tiana will be coming to Magic Kingdom Park.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 19th, 2020

What's in, what's out, more news you need to know for planning your Walt Disney World vacations throughout 2020. Florida's Disney Parks will be begin their phased re-opening next month but the faithful fans have been wondering if some of their favorite events will be returning. Check out the latest news from Walt Disney World about what's up next.

Tips For Traveling During The Time Of COVID-19

Disney fans tend to be true blue sorts that don't let a whole lot stand in the way between us and our happy place. Many of us are just to get back to the magic after a stressful spring stuck at home due to the COVID-19 and all that has come with it. While The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer is advising against nonessential domestic travel and Walt Disney World will be open again soon, there are still some things that you should know to help keep you safe while traveling through this new pandemic world.

Reopening Information You Should Know About Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

In the past it has been easy as pie to enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation, even without heading to the Disney Parks. Disney hotels have offered guests a plethora of shopping, dinning, and entertainment options that over the years have made visiting multiple resorts something everyone does. However, in this new COVID-19 world health and safety precautions may just put a damper on your hotel hopping game. Here's what you should know about the reopening plans for Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

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.

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.

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.