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N092 Hurricane Ian Update, Return of Disney After Hours, DCL drops vaccine requirement, and EPCOT Holiday Announcements

Pete, Vicky, and Sue discuss the impact of Hurricane Ian in Orlando. Disney also announced Disney After Hours events are returning to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios in January 2023. Disney Cruise Line is dropping the vaccine requirement for passengers on upcoming cruises. EPCOT revealed details of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and the full list of celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional. N092

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Return of After Hours in 2023 

Disney After Hours events will return to Walt Disney World Resort starting January 2023! These fan-favorite experiences are scheduled to kick off January 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 9 at Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney After Hours are late-night, separately ticketed events that let you enjoy a Walt Disney World theme park for three additional hours after regular park hours, with treats such as ice cream, popcorn and select beverages included. The number of tickets for these events is limited, which means lower wait times and crowd levels.

Event tickets for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be purchased by all guests starting October 7, 2022, with prices ranging from $129 to $159 (plus tax). Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing Disney After Hours tickets as early as October 4. Eligible Disney Vacation Club members and Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can also purchase specially priced tickets for select dates.

Disney After Hours at Disney Hollywood Studios is scheduled from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM, while the Magic Kingdom event is scheduled from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM. However, ticketholders can enter the park at 7:00 PM, a few hours before the event officially begins.

Event DatePrice (Excludes Tax)Price for Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members (Excludes Tax)
Monday, January 9, 2023$135$105
Monday, January 16, 2023$159$129
Monday, January 23, 2023$145$115
Thursday, February 16, 2023$159$129
Monday, February 20, 2023$159$129
Monday, February 27, 2023$155$125
Thursday, March 2, 2023$159$129
Monday, March 6, 2023$155$125
Monday, March 13, 2023$155$125
Thursday, March 16, 2023$155$125
Monday, March 20, 2023$155$125
Monday, March 27, 2023$149$119
Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park

Event DatePrice (Excludes Tax)Price for Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members (Excludes Tax)
Wednesday, January 4, 2023$145$115
Wednesday, January 11, 2023$129$99
Wednesday, January 18, 2023$139$109
Wednesday, January 25, 2023$145$115
Wednesday, February 15, 2023$149$119
Wednesday, February 22, 2023$149$119
Wednesday, March 8, 2023$149$119
Wednesday, March 22, 2023$149$119
Wednesday, March 29, 2023$145$115
Sunday, April 2, 2023$139$109
Wednesday, April 5, 2023$149$119
Wednesday, April 19, 2023$145$115
Disney After Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators announced

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has been announced to run from November 25th to December 30th. Celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional have also been announced:

  • 11/25 – 11/26: Simu Liu (NEW)
  • 11/27 – 11/29: Edward James Olmos
  • 11/30 – 12/1: Raul Esparza (NEW)
  • 12/2 – 12/3: Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/4 – 12/6: Isabella Rossellini
  • 12/7 – 12/9: Daymond John (NEW)
  • 12/10 – 12/12: Josh Gad (NEW)
  • 12/13 – 12/14: Gloria Estefan (NEW)
  • 12/15 – 12/18: Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/19 – 12/20: Mariska Hargitay (NEW)
  • 12/21 – 12/23: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • 12/24 – 12/26: Marie Osmond
  • 12/27 – 12/28: Courtney Vance
  • 12/29 – 12/30: Angela Bassett

World Showcase will also offer 16 specialty food booths as well as special treats at other locations around World Showcase. 

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Disney Cruise Line drops vaccination requirements

For cruises on Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish, and Disney Wonder beginning October 14, full COVID vaccination is not required but highly recommended according to Disney Cruise Line’s website. Unvaccinated passengers aged 5+ must provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 2 days of the sail date, through an observed antigen test/lab-based PCR test. Vaccinated guests and children under the age of 5 are not required to test.

The same applies to Disney Magic cruises beginning November 7. The liner will be visiting ports of call in Bermuda and Canada in October, which have their own requirements, though Canada is lifting entry restrictions on October 1.

Source: Cruise Mapper, Disney Cruise Line website

Another MVMCP has sold out

The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on November 8th has sold out.  This is the first party scheduled and the second to sell out.

Source: Walt Disney World website

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