Park Passes Available for Annual Passholders for All Parks on July 1 for Fireworks Return

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Disney has just released additional park pass reservations for July 1, the day that Happily Ever After returns to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Forever returns to EPCOT. The Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar now shows availability for all four parks for Annual Passholders on July 1. Resort Hotel guests and Theme Park Ticket holders … Read more

Disney’s Magical Express Will No Longer Mail Reservation Confirmations as of July 1

Disney’s Magical Express Now Picking Up Guests 4 Hours Before Their Flight

As of July 1, Disney’s Magical Express will no longer mail reservation confirmation collateral to guests and travel agents. Instead, guests will be asked to use MagicBands or Magic Mobile to check in at the Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center. Guests who do not have either will be checked in by retrieving their reservations manually … Read more

250 Alligators Have Been Removed From Disney Property in Florida Since Child’s Death in 2016

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According to the Orlando Sentinel, approximately 250 alligators have been trapped and removed from Disney properties in Florida since 2016. That was the year when 2-year-old Lane Thomas Graves was killed when attacked by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Disney erected a lighthouse memorial at the Grand Floridian to honor the boy. His … Read more

“Disney Magic Makers” Contest Announced for 50th Anniversary to Recognize Hometown Heroes


On Good Morning America today, it was revealed that Disney will celebrate those who make a difference in their local communities through the “Disney Magic Makers” contest. 50 winners will be selected from across the country. Winners will receive a free trip to Walt Disney World and a one-year subscription to the Disney+ streaming service. … Read more

BREAKING: Disney KiteTails Daytime Show Coming to Former Rivers of Life Theater at Animal Kingdom


Disney announced a new daytime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this morning set to debut on October 1 for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. WDWNT originally posted about this expected show in August 2019. Check out this artist rendering of “Disney KiteTails,” which will come alive several times daily at the Discovery River … Read more

New Look at Character Costumes for Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary


Today Disney released new images of Mickey, Minnie, and the gang on Main Street U.S.A. showing off their new costumes for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be your hosts for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” and they’ll be decked out in sparkling new EARidescent fashions for the … Read more

BREAKING: Disney Announces New Magic Kingdom Fireworks Show, Enchantment, for 50th Anniversary


Disney has just announced a brand new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment”, which will debut on October 1st for the 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. Created to launch with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” this evening extravaganza will take you on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, … Read more

Limited Release EPCOT Horizons and Mission: Space Posters Now Available on shopDisney


The EPCOT serigraph poster collection continues with two new limited release posters now available on shopDisney. These posters feature fan-favorite Horizons and Mission: Space. The Horizons poster was available last July but quickly sold out; Mission: Space was available last February. Both re-released posters are the beautiful work on Eric Tan. They retail for $99 … Read more

UPDATE: Witness Reports No Immediate Security Response for Guests Who Jumped From Living With the Land Boat


After we broke the story that a guest jumped from a boat on Living with the Land in Epcot to try to steal a cucumber from the greenhouse, we received additional details around the episode from a reader who was riding right behind these guests. According to Meghan Gorny, “We were in the boat and … Read more

BREAKING: Guest Jumps from Boat, Grabs Cucumber on Living with the Land


Update: Since we first reported on this story, TikTok has removed the video of this incident. A video sent in by Instagram user @alex64gaming shows a guest jumping from the boat on Living with the Land to the greenhouse area. Watch the video on TikTok below: She appears to try to take a cucumber growing … Read more

Park Passes Staying, Disneyland at Less than Half of Former Staffing Level, Josh D’Amaro Tells L.A. Times

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In an interview published today with the Los Angeles Times, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, noted that Disneyland will see some permanent changes as a result of measures introduced during the pandemic. “I don’t want to say we are going to go back to the way it was,” D’Amaro said. Instead, … Read more

VIDEO: Disney CEO Bob Chapek Incorrectly Claims Splash Mountain is Over 60 Years Old in Interview About Changes to Ride


In a video interview with Indiana University College of Arts + Sciences, Disney CEO Bob Chapek incorrectly claimed that Splash Mountain is “over 60 years old.” Chapek is an alumni of Indiana University. The video, posted in March, recently surfaced on Twitter. In one part of the interview, Chapek discusses the announced changes to Splash … Read more

All Disney Parks Worldwide Now Open, Josh D’Amaro Thanks Guests and Fans for Support


Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, addressed Disney fans around the world on the Disney Parks blog this morning to herald the re-opening of Disneyland Paris. This marks the re-opening of all Disney Parks worldwide, which means that the sun will never set on a Disney park. D’Amaro wrote: “It’s the day … Read more

UPDATE: Walt Disney World Restaurants Bringing Back Condiment Bottles and Salt & Pepper Shakers


We are seeing a number of changes today around the Walt Disney World Resort as physical distancing measures are removed and masks are no longer required in most areas for vaccinated guests. While it’s not as big a deal as the return of fireworks to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, sometimes even the smallest changes … Read more

PHOTOS: Guests No Longer Need to Wear Masks on Attractions at Walt Disney World


Effective today, vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear masks on attractions at Walt Disney World. During our visit to the Magic Kingdom today, we saw very few guests wearing masks on attractions, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Guests also enjoyed riding Dumbo without masks. The Barnstormer was much of the same. Guests have … Read more

PHOTOS: Plexiglass Dividers Removed from Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom


We headed to the Jungle Cruise this morning to find that most physical distancing measures on the attraction have been removed. The sign asking guests to wear masks is gone. Instead, a sign thanks travellers for choosing the Jungle Navigation Company. In the queue, all lanes are being used. The distancing markers in the queue … Read more