Guests Once Again Allowed to Fill Their Own Beverages at Self-Service Refill Stations at Walt Disney World

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Another COVID-19 safety procedure has been updated. Disney changed their website to reflect the new protocol, allowing guests to use self-service stations to fill their refillable mugs and beverages. Previously, guests had to be served by Cast Members since the parks reopened last summer. However, Blizzard Beach has been allowing guests to refill their own … Read more

PHOTOS: “American Idol” Filming Today at the Magic Kingdom

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American Idol‘s traditional “Disney Night” will be airing on Sunday, May 2nd, and this year, they’re filming at Walt Disney World. American Idol and Walt Disney World have a storied history. The 2017 season kicked off auditions at Disney Springs. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also used to host The American Idol Experience, where guests could compete … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Imagineering Playtests Incredible “Lifesize” Tiny Tinker Bell Virtual Meet & Greet at Disney California Adventure

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Disneyland Resort has yet to reopen, but select guests were treated to a magical experience at the “A Touch of Disney” event at Disney California Adventure. Imagineering was conducting a playtest of a potential new experience: a meet-and-greet with a “lifesize” tiny Tinker Bell. Jenn Tanaka posted her family’s experience on Instagram. Her family was … Read more

PHOTOS: Prop Repainting and Canopy Replacement Taking Place at The Barnstormer for the 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom

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Hold onto your hats! Refurbishments have begun at The Barnstormer at Fantasyland as part of the ongoing preparations for the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. The park turns the big 5-0 on October 1st of this year, and all around the park, Imagineers have been hard at work to make sure everything is in … Read more

UPDATE: California May Now Allow Fully Vaccinated Out-of-State Guests to Visit Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood

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Out-of-state travelers craving California may soon be in luck. A series of policy changes indicate that California may soon allow out-of-state guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit Southern California’s many theme parks. As noted by Twitter user Leslie Harvey, California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy was updated without fanfare on April 19th. … Read more

Select Disney Springs Restaurants Increasing Staff, Offering $500 Sign-On Bonus

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Recently, Disney Parks on both coasts have brought back staff in anticipation of increased crowds as we approach summer. Disney Springs, popular with both locals and tourists for dining, is also seeking to bolster their teams. Patina Restaurant Group, the company behind several restaurants at Disney Springs, is looking for new employees in various roles. … Read more

PHOTOS: Repainting of Dumbo the Flying Elephant & Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station Continues at Magic Kingdom

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Fantasyland continues to be under extensive refurbishments in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom this October. While all areas of the park have been receiving attention, Fantasyland has been getting the most updating with shops and attractions receiving façade work. Over in Storybook Circus, repainting continues on Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Casey … Read more

PHOTOS: New Disneyland Resort Bucket Hat Joins Spirit Jersey Collection at Downtown Disney District

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If you can’t get enough Spirit Jersey items, then World of Disney at Downtown Disney District has the hat for you! Top off your outfit with this classic black-and-white bucket hat. Disneyland Resort Bucket Hat by Spirit Jersey – $34.99 The Disneyland Resort logo is on the front of the black hat. The Spirit Jersey … Read more

Walt Disney World Cast Members to Receive Complimentary One-Night Resort Hotel Stay

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Scott Gustin with Nexstar Media Group reported on Twitter that current and furloughed Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Florida will be receiving a complimentary one-night resort stay. More details will be incoming from Disney at a later date. Cast members should receive official information and instructions from Disney soon. Follow WDWNT for more … Read more

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Up Around Former The VOID Location at Downtown Disney

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While exploring Downtown Disney District today at Disneyland Resort, we spotted a new project in progress. Walls have gone up around the former site of The VOID. The virtual reality experience closed permanently in July 2020, though they weren’t operating at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signage was removed in October 2020 but … Read more

New Marvel “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Trailer and Poster Released

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Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for the upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu. An official poster was also released today, showing Simu Liu in full costume as Shang-Chi. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will have its theatrical release on September 3rd. It has … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Water Fountains Blast High in the Sky as Testing Continues for “Harmonious” at EPCOT

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World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT is busy this week with work ongoing at the site of the barges for “Harmonius.” Yesterday, we spotted the arrival of the primary pyrotechnic barges. Today, there was daytime testing of a large water fountain in front of the center barge. We’ve seen water fountain tests before on the smaller, … Read more

Details of Newest Disney Cruise Line Ship to Be Unveiled on April 29th

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The newest vessel in the Disney Cruise Line’s lineup will make a virtual splash on April 29th, announced the Disney Parks Blog. While we’ve had a look at the ship before, this event will explore the Disney Wish in-depth, with background information from Imagineers and special appearances. The 30-minute special will be available on the … Read more

PHOTOS: New Plastic-Free Doll Packaging Debuts at Walt Disney World for Earth Day

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In celebration of Earth Day this Thursday, the Disney Parks Blog has announced the debut of 100% recyclable plastic-free packaging for the classic doll line. The packaging is sustainably sourced paper that can be recycled curbside with your regular recycling pickup. Classic Dolls with Plastic-Free Packaging – $24.99 We found the dolls and their eco-friendly … Read more

PHOTOS: New Disneyland Resort Retro-Style Logo Phone Case Arrives at Downtown Disney District

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The freshest tech needs the freshest gear, and the fashionistas among us know that means going retro. The newest item in the retro Disneyland Resort merchandise line has debuted in World of Disney at Downtown Disney District in the form of an iPhone 11 Pro Max case. Disneyland Resort Retro Logo Phone Case – $29.99 … Read more

PHOTOS: Disneyland Resort “My First Visit” Adult Ear Hat Debuts at Downtown Disney District

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Are you gearing up for your first visit to Disneyland Resort upon the April 30th reopening? A new commemorative adult Mickey ear hat is available to celebrate first visits and first returns to the parks, joining a Walt Disney World version of this hat, which also recently debuted. “My First Visit” Adult Ear Hat – … Read more