Florida Governor Approves Disney World Re-Opening Plan

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has approved Disney's plan to re-open their theme parks and resorts with Coronavirus related precautions. July 11, 2020: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and all Resorts will...
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Staggered Park Hours For July Re-Opening

Following the announcement of the parks re-opening in the middle of July, Disney also announced staggered park hours to help with bus transportation in the morning and evenings. Magic Kingdom (Opens July 11th): 9...
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New Walt Disney World Reservation System To Cancel All Existing Reservations and Require Guests...

Disney is cancelling all existing Fastpass+, Dining Reservations, Experiences and the Disney Dining Plan from May 28, 2020 through September 26, 2021 in anticipation of a new reservation system. Additional details were outlined on the...
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Disney Proposes Plan to Re-Open the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11th...

Speaking to the Orange County Economic Task Force this morning, Disney introduced their re-opening plan. The plan calls for the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom to open on July 11th with Epcot and...
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Walt Disney World to Present Re-Opening Plans to Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force...

Walt Disney World will present its reopening plans on Wednesday (May 27th) morning before the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. The presentation will be made by Jim McPhee, the Senior Vice President of Operations...
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Disney Issues Statement Regarding Future Vacation Planning

Through the Disney Parks Blog, Disney's Guest Relations team issued a statement regarding planning future Disney vacations. The full statement can be found below. An update from Guest Relations at the Walt Disney World Resort...
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Universal Studios Proposes June 5th Re-Opening Date for All Guests

At a virtual meeting of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, Universal Studios introduced their re-opening plan. The plan would call for re-opening to Universal Team Members on June 1st, Annual Passholders June...
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Babirusa Piglet Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Disney Parks Blog announced the birth of Kirana, a female babirusa piglet at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Babirusas are part of the hog family, and they are native to the swamps and rainforests of the...
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Universal Studios to Present Re-Opening Plans to County Task Force

***Update*** @ScottGustin on Twitter is reporting that it only Universal will be presenting their Re-Opening plan tomorrow with Sea World and Universal presenting their plans at a later date. https://twitter.com/ScottGustin/status/1263196237211320321 The original article content is below: Fox 35...
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Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman Of Disney Parks, Experiences And Products And Rebecca Campbell Named...

BURBANK, Calif., May 18, 2020—Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), today announced that Josh D’Amaro has been named Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and Rebecca Campbell has been...
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Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

Disney has announced that Josh D'Amaro has been named the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. D'Amaro was most recently the President of Walt Disney World, a title he took over in September...
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Update on Walt Disney World Resort Operations – Including Theme Parks and Water Parks

Disney has released an update on their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic on DisneyWorld.com. The update is as follows: Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified...
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Disney to Reduce Parks and Resorts Capital Expenditures by $900 Million

During yesterday's Quarter 2 Fiscal Year 2020 earnings call, Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy stated the company's plans to reduce capital expenditures during the Covid-19 pandemic. McCarthy stated that capital expenditures for the...
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Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel Issues Statement About Parks Reopening

Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel issued a statement on the Disney Parks Blog about the reopening of the parks following the COVID-19 pandemic. Shanghai Disneyland will begin its phased reopening on...
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Long Time Disney World Vice President Phil Holmes to Retire in August

Long time Disney employee, Phil Holmes is set to retire from the company in August. Holmes began his career as a Haunted Mansion cast member and has served as the Vice President at Disney's...
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Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Outlines Initial Plan to Reopen Theme Parks

In a meeting held earlier today, the the Orange County Florida Economic Recovery Task Force established initial guidelines for reopening Florida's theme parks. While none of the details below are considered a final draft...
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All Walt Disney World Resort Locations Closed Indefinitely

Disney released a statement that all Walt Disney World Resort locations will remain closed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The statement from DisneyWorld.com is as follows: The safety and well-being of our Guests and...
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Hartmann’s Zebra Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Disney Parks Blog announced the birth of a Hartmann's Zebra foal at Disney's Animal Kingdom. First time mom Heidi gave birth to a baby girl on March 21st and the mother and daughter...
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Baby Porcupine Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Disney Parks Blog announced the birth of female prehensile-tailed porcupine. The baby, known as a porcupette, was born to mom, Peri, on Feb. 25. https://youtu.be/6yRDcQEGXXQ
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All Construction Suspended at Walt Disney World Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

BizJournals.com is reporting that Disney will stop all ongoing construction projects due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This will likely further delay the opening of new attractions and facilities planned for later in 2020 and...
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