Firework spectaculars will be returning to both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort in early July! Join today's Newscast team as they discuss one of the park's traditions returning to the sky, Disneyland's updated face-covering policy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge reopening, and Disney Cruise Line's fall and winter itinerary release.
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Disneyland Updates Face Covering Policy
“Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated Guests both indoors and outdoors. Guests (ages 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated must continue wearing face coverings indoors, except when dining.
When the Toy Story parking structure reopens on June 18, all Guests, regardless of vaccination status, will need to wear an appropriate face covering while on the bus transportation to and from the lot and the parks.
While Guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination, all Guests must attest that they are aware that: 1) the State of California strongly recommends that Guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort, and (2) unvaccinated Guests must wear face coverings when indoors.”
Source: Disneyland Website
Fireworks Returning to Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resort
Fireworks will be returning to Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resorts.
On July 1st, Happily Ever After will be returning to Magic Kingdom park, and EPCOT Forever will be returning to World Showcase Lagoon. Over in Disneyland, Mickey’s Mix Magic will be returning on July 4th.
Times, based on initial reopening, per the Walt Disney World website:
- Happily Ever After: 9:15 PM
- EPCOT Forever: 10:00 PM
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Reopening
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will be reopening on August 26th, 2021. Reservations for this resort are currently available.
Source: Walt Disney World
Disney Cruise Line Fall & Winter Itineraries Released
Disney Cruise Line has released its fall and winter itineraries for all five Disney ships; which include Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises.
The Disney Wish will be sailing out of Port Canaveral for its second season for Bahamian itineraries, along with the Disney Fantasy, which will be sailing to the Caribbean. The Disney Dream will be sailing out of Miami, as it will be the ship’s second season out of this port. The Disney Magic will be sailing out of New York for Bermuda and Canada & New England sailings, San Juan for two special itineraries, and Gavelston for Caribbean sailings. The Disney Wonder will return to San Diego for Baja Peninsula sailings this fall as part of its Halloween on the High Seas season.
In addition, select late-September sailings that were part of the summer release, have had Halloween on the High Seas added to them.
Here are the booking windows for this release:
- Platinum Castaway Club & Golden Oak Members: June 21
- Gold Castaway Club: June 22
- Silver Castaway Club & DVC Members: June 23
- General Public: June 24
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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