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First look at a few of the yummy donuts you’ll find from Everglazed Donuts in Disney Springs

This morning Disney has shared with us a first look at a few of the yummy donuts you’ll find from Everglazed Donuts opening soon at in Disney Springs.

While these donuts look amazing they do however remind us of the donuts at Voodoo Donuts in Universal Studios Citywalk.

No official opening date has been announced yet other than “Opening Soon.”

To see the latest construction at Everglazed Donuts click here.

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Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

We are BACK at Magic Kingdom for the first time in MONTHS! From checking out some of our favorite rides to admiring Cinderella Castle’s new glow-up from close up, it has been A DAY!

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Magic Kingdom

And after seeing which shops would be reopening in Magic Kingdom (as well as EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom!) we started prepping our lists of must-buy items!

We popped into a couple Magic Kingdom shops today to scope out the scene and see how our retail-therapy session compared to the ones we’ve previously experienced at Disney Springs as well as the select Disney World resorts that have recently reopened!

Crowds and Waiting to Shop

One of our biggest questions was whether we would have to wait in a virtual queue like we did at World of Disney on its first day back in operation! The process was relatively smooth but still a change from what we’ve been used to in Disney World!

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Main Street Confectionery

We were told by Magic Kingdom Cast Members that just like the Disney-owned Disney Springs stores, some theme park gift shops may activate a virtual queue system if a crowd forms. You’ll check in at the front of the store and give your phone number to a Cast Member. Then, when it’s your turn to shop, they’ll contact you to return.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Magic Kingdom

We noticed that none of the stores (at lease when we were there), including the Emporium, had activated their virtual queues today so we were able to walk right into any shop without waiting. At Uptown Jewelers, there’s a separate virtual queue just to view the Pandora jewelry case.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Designated Exit

Most stores now have a designated entrance and exit too to help control the flow of foot traffic.

Shopping

Once we got inside, our shopping experience was pretty similar to what we’ve seen elsewhere in Disney World so far. We saw some familiar signage throughout the store, reminding guests to maintain physical distancing and to handle the products as little as possible.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Signage Inside the Store

Dressing rooms are also unavailable at most locations.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Fitting Rooms Are Closed

There’s still plenty of merchandise on the sales floor, but some of the product displays have been reoriented to allow for easier social distancing.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Sales Floor

Checking Out and Payment

Once we selected our treasures to bring home with us, it was time to hop in line! Physical distancing floor markers are present at the checkouts much like they are at other shopping locations throughout Disney World. New plexiglass barriers have also been installed at the cash registers.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Emporium’s Check-Out

For payment, Disney is encouraging all guests to utilize contactless payments, such as Apple Pay or your MagicBand.

Is Shopping in Disney World Different? Here’s What We Experienced Today!

Emporium

And just like that, our first Magic Kingdom shopping excursion is complete! Keep in mind, anything you purchase at ANY Disney World theme park gift shop will not be available for front-of-park package pick-up or hotel delivery for the time being. They CAN, however, still ship your items home for you for an additional shipping fee!

What is your favorite store in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

Can you believe that we’re just a week away from Animal Kingdom’s official grand re-opening on July 11th!

Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

Animal Kingdom Entrance

While we’re packing our trekking bags to head back into the parks, we’ve been looking at a sneak peek of Animal Kingdom’s new bag check area and temperature screening tents. And, now we have first look inside the park too!

The President of the Walt Disney World Resort Jeff Vahle has released photos of what the health and safety measures look like in Disney’s Animal Kingdom (wow, we missed seeing all that greenery).

Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

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There are distancing markers on the ground to direct guests where they are able to stand…

Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

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…and both Cast Members and guests will be required to keep six feet apart from one another when they’re in Disney World.

Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

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Everyone will be asked to wear face masks during their time in the parks to make sure that people are kept healthy and safe when they are in the parks.

Photos! First Look Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Before It Re-Opens Later This Week!

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On top of this first (early!) look inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’ll be taking you along with us next week as we head back into the parks during Annual Passholder Previews throughout the beginning of this week. And, then we’ll be heading back to Disney World for the start of the grand re-openings. Check back for full coverage of Disney World’s big reopening.

When will you be heading back to Animal Kingdom next? Let us know in the comments below!

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REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

We’ve taken with you us all day to the Disney Resorts to find Fourth of July treats all over Disney World!

REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

Beach Club

While we’ve stopped by Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we’re at our last stop of the day at Disney’s Beach Club Resort!

Although this treat might be last of the day, it’s definitely not least. The Red White and Blueberry Trifle is layered with berry compote, vanilla cake, shortbread crumble, cherry mousse, whipped cream, and sprinkles.

REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

Red White and Blueberry Trifle

We’re gonna be honest here — looks can be deceiving. We did NOT think much of this trifle when we first saw it and almost walked right past it! Disney is a big fan of verrines (AKA trifles) and we frequently see them appearing in their home base of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While this Beach Club dessert is called a “trifle,” it’s much more similar to a verrine. But, we’re not complaining!

REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

Red White and Blueberry Trifle

The Red White and Blueberry Trifle has a bit of a crunch from the shortbread crumbles, even though the rest of the treat is nice and smooth. Although a lot of the berry, cherry, and whipped cream flavors are sweet, there’s a hint of tartness from some of the lemon juice mixed into the trifle.

REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

Red White and Blueberry Trifle

If you’re craving a more traditional treat, the Beach Club Resort also has a Fourth of July Cupcake and a Welcome Back Funfetti Cupcake too! However, the Welcome Back Cupcake sold out pretty quickly, so we’ll have to check back to give you a look and review.

REVIEW! THIS Treat is the Surprising WINNER of All the Fourth of July Treats We’ve Had in Disney World!

Fourth of July Cupcake

While our hearts will belong to the patriotic Peanut Butter Pie that we had today (we just can’t get enough of it), we were surprised to find that the Red White and Blueberry Trifle happened to be our other favorite Fourth of July treat for only $5! It’s one of the least aggressively-sweet treats we tried. The balance of citrus, berry, and sweet flavors were refreshing compared to the other chocolate or sugary buttercream flavors we’ve had all day long. On that festive note, we wish you a Happy Fourth of July however you spend it!

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July today? Let us know in the comments below!

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REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

Disney fireworks (even virtually!) and food seems like the perfect way to spend the Fourth of July today!

REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

We’re snacking our way around the Disney Resorts wearing our stretchy shorts (there are just so many good treats)! Although we’ve already fallen in love with SO many red, white, and blue treats like the patriotic Peanut Butter Pie and Fourth of July Cupcake, we’re back at the BoardWalk Bakery for a whole array of festive treats.

Although we’re all about the red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July, after we ate our way through BoardWalk’s Fourth of July cupcake, we shifted gears to see what ELSE was on the star-spangled menu. First, we dove into the soft Strawberry Shortcake Bar at the BoardWalk Inn (pink is one of our favorite colors too) for $5.99.

REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

Strawberry Shortcake Bar

The bar is layered with fluffy vanilla cake, strawberry filling, and whipped cream. If you’re looking for something light and smooth, the Strawberry Shortcake has simple and sweet flavors that combine together wonderfully. Although it’s tasty, we definitely could have used a stronger strawberry flavor. If you’re looking for a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down, this will fit the bill nicely.

REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

Strawberry Shortcake Bar

But, the real winner for us was the mini American Apple Pie! The crust is similar to the Peanut Butter Pie‘s buttery crust over at the Contempo Cafe with apple filling, crumble, and a sweet drizzle on top. When you order it up, you’ll get a fresh dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles on top.

REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

American Apple Pie

The inside has bits of soft apple with a kick cinnamon flavor that’s perfect for all the apple pie lovers out there! While the American Apple Pie is served cold, we actually think that it would be GREAT to take home and pop in the microwave so it’s warm like a fresh pie out of the oven. Plus, while the whipped cream was nice, we think some vanilla ice cream on top would make it the ultimate festive treat for the Fourth of July!

REVIEW! We Found the MOST Patriotic Treat in Disney World for the Fourth of July!

American Apple Pie

You can get the American Apple Pie for $5.99 (and maybe even learn how to bake your own full-sized version at home)!

Have you tried any of the Fourth of July treats at the Disney Resorts? Let us know in the comments below!

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BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

While limited Disney Transportation has already started to run at the Disney Resorts and Disney Springs, Disney World will be re-opening its parks next week with more transportation options.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

The Grand Floridian is One Quick Stop From Magic Kingdom!

Although we’ve had a few hints of which transportation options would be opening and when, Disney has officially confirmed the dates of when most of the methods of Disney World transportation will be welcoming us back again!

Although Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will be opening on July 11th, transportation re-openings will be starting earlier in the week on July 7th. We’ve were able to spot Disney transportation out in the open today when we visited Disney World!

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

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We’ve already been able to hop back on the Disney Buses since they re-opened along with the Disney Resorts on July 22nd

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Disney World Bus at Contemporary Resort

…July 7th will bring some of the Ticket and Transportation Center’s options back to guests! Guests will be able to ride the Monorail with new distancing barriers and other health and safety precautions

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Green Monorail

…along with the Ferries to take guests to the parks and Disney Springs.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Ferry Boats

While the Skyliners were on the lines but not running today, they’ll be back in use starting July 15th! Disney hasn’t shared information yet concerning what health and safety precautions will be in effect when they start running again, but there will most likely be a limit of one party per gondola.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Skyliners

The Minnie Van service and other watercraft options won’t be coming back yet. However, Disney has stated that they will be providing updates on when its other Disney Transportation will be available soon! We’ll keep you updated with the transportation modifications that we see when we make our way back into Disney World next week.

What are you looking forward to seeing the most when Disney World re-opens? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disney World wins Lawsuit over Mom’s Fight for Autistic Son to Ride Attractions Without Wait

Disney World wins Lawsuit over Mom’s Fight for Autistic Son to Ride Attractions Without Wait disney world

Disney has won a lawsuit that an Orlando disability advocate filed against them on behalf of her adult autistic son to get him immediate access to the FastPass lines at the Disney World theme parks.

Donna Lorman, president of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, sued Disney in 2014 after Disney World changed its policy regarding guests with disabilities.

Before, Disney’s Guest Assistance Card allowed guests with disabilities and their families to enter the FastPass line an unlimited number of times. That card became heavily abused by guests.

In 2013 Disney created a new system, the Disability Access Service Card, or DAS, that lets people with disabilities get return times for rides, similar to a FastPass, so they don’t have to wait in a line.

Lorman wanted 10 passes to the Magic Kingdom for her son so he could ride his favorite attractions by going directly into the FastPass line. She said the extra waiting was hard for her son who didn’t understand the concept of time.

She testified that her son, who was 22 when she filed the lawsuit, has moderate to severe autism that made communication difficult and following a routine essential. She said her son needed to visit rides in a particular order at Disney.

Disney argued it isn’t required to provide unlimited, front-of-line passes for every ride under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If they did, the general public in the stand-by lines would wait longer.

Disney’s defense team also said Lorman should have planned her visit better to adjust to the new rules.

The two sides went to trial in February and a decision was reached on June 22. U.S. District Judge Anne Conway sided with Disney, ruling it was “unreasonable” for Disney to give such access to Lorman’s son. If Disney allowed him special access, others would demand it too.

“Requiring the modification, based on the history of the former system, would lead to fraud and overuse, lengthen the wait times significantly for non-disabled guests, and fundamentally alter Disney’s business model,” Conway wrote.

Conway also said Disney could “recover its cost of action.” It’s unclear how much Disney’s legal bills are, but the fight lasted over 5 years.

“To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I really truly believe in what I was fighting for,” Lorman wrote about the loss.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort is now offering up to a 30% discount for Annual Passholders

Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort is now offering up to a 30% discount for Annual Passholders swan and dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is now offering up to a 30% discount from their unrestricted best available rates exclusively for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders.

The rate can be booked at www.swandolphin.com or by calling the resort at 1-800-227-1500.

For online reservations: under the Special Rates drop down menu, select “Promo” and enter the code QWH.

A valid Walt Disney World Annual Pass must be presented at check-in to redeem the rate.   The hotel is currently accepting reservations for July 29 and beyond.

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This Splash Mountain Merchandise Was FLYING Off the Shelves Today in Disney World!

Ever since Disney announced that they will be re-theming Disney World and Disneyland’s Splash Mountain attractions, Br’er Rabbit stuff has been hard to come by!

This Splash Mountain Merchandise Was FLYING Off the Shelves Today in Disney World!

Splash Mountain

But believe it or not, we spotted some Splash Mountain merch on display at World of Disney today — or DID WE???

While Splash Mountain merch has log-flumed out the door and is no longer available on Disney’s website, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we noticed this Br’er Rabbit Park Pal was just STILL chillin’ at Disney Springs this morning!

This Splash Mountain Merchandise Was FLYING Off the Shelves Today in Disney World!

Park Pals Display

He kind of camouflaged in with the rest of the Park Pals, so somehow he’s slipped by unnoticed! They actually had several in stock!

This Splash Mountain Merchandise Was FLYING Off the Shelves Today in Disney World!

Br’er Rabbit Park Pal

We hung the Br’er Rabbit Park Pal back up and turned our attention elsewhere for a second. And when we turned around, can you guess what happened?

This Splash Mountain Merchandise Was FLYING Off the Shelves Today in Disney World!

Park Pals Display

The Br’er Rabbit Park Pals had vanished without a trace! We actually saw guests grabbing a few by the handful! We checked back later this afternoon and his spot had quietly been replaced with a stack of Pascals! While it’s not impossible to find Splash Mountain merch still out in the wild, you’ll have to act FAST!

Do you own any Park Pals? Tell us which ones you have in the comments below!

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Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

We can’t believe 22 NBA teams will be traveling to Disney World to finish their 2019-2020 season. It’s really HAPPENING!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

NBA Experience at Disney World

And to get Disney and sports fans extra-fired up out the 88 “seeding games” (you can view the full schedule here) ESPN has just shared some fun logos we think you’ll enjoy!

@pkairdesigns, an artist and self-proclaimed “sneakerhead” has decided to make a few new “Disney-fied” logos for the visiting NBA teams! ESPN scooped them up and added them to their Insta today including this adorable Utah Jazz logo featuring Pluto jammin’ on a saxophone!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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The Denver Nuggets logo has also been doctored up — with DOC! We love how the artist also added the Seven Dwarfs to the side of the mountain! Does this mean the players might be singing “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex we go?”

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Tigger has become the adopted Disney mascot for the Pheonix Suns thanks to his rather sunny disposition!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Meanwhile, Mickey Mouse will be repping for the Boston Celtics. Looks like they really lucked out with landing the main MOUSE!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Mavs fans can rejoice over their new logo featuring Bullseye! We always thought the Dallas Mavericks were big fans of Buzz and Woody!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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We bet Milwaukee Bucks player (and HUGE Disney dude) Robin Lopez will get a kick out of his team’s new Bambi logo.

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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It looks like another Toy Story character has been drafted. Toronto Raptors has a reimagined logo featuring Rex! Must be hard to dribble with such tiny arms!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be putting on their super suits soon. How awesome would it be if they actually added The Incredibles on their jerseys?! Pretty incredible if you ask us!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Winne the Pooh has lent his likeness to the Memphis Grizzlies! He looks more adorable than threatening!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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And last but not least, Ariel will be flipping her fins as the Miami Heat’s mascot!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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We gotta say, we thought the best thing we could hope to see when we found out the NBA would be playing the rest of its games at Disney World was Mickey Mouse wearing some sweatbands and a pair of basketball shorts — which, btw, we’re still hoping to see!

But we love seeing what this artist has come up with so far! Here’s hoping they have a few more Disney design ideas up their sleeve for the rest of the NBA team logos!

Which teams’ logo is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments below!

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News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

While we originally weren’t expecting any of Disney World’s miniature golf courses to reopen any time soon, Disney always likes to keep us on our toes!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Previously, they stated mini-golf would most-likely be unavailable to resort guests during Disney World’s phased reopening while Standard golf and FootGolf would remain open, but like so many things right now, it appears they changed their minds!

Although Winter Summerland at Blizzard Beach remains closed, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf has recently reopened! Let’s check out the course to see what safety modifications they’ve made!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Temperature Screening Sign

First of all, you’ll need to have your temperature taken to make your way onto the fairway! Face masks must also be worn by all guests (ages two and up) for the entire duration of their stay.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Heath and Safety Guidelines Sign

If there’s a line at the temperature checkpoint, there’s some covered and uncovered seating along with water provided for guests. Benches have socially distanced while some seating areas may have “not available” markers if they’re closed off for guests.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Just like Disney Springs, AdventHealth workers are performing the temperature screenings using touchless thermometers.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Temperature Screening

There are two family-friendly 18-hole courses at Fantasia Gardens. The Gardens Course is open daily from 10AM to 10PM while the Fairway Course (the more-challenging course) opens a 10AM and closes an hour earlier at 9PM.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

We were allowed to choose which course we wanted to play, and since it’d been a while since we putted (although we’ve been watching lots of Holey Moley), we went with the Gardens Course!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Gardens Course

Health and Safety reminder signage was featured predominantly throughout the course played and we noticed most of the trash cans had their lids propped open.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Trash Can and Safety Signage

Some of the holes had their own portable hand washing stations, too! They’re similar to the ones we’ve already seen at Disney World where you pump the water with your foot.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Hand Wash Station

Of course, we had to take some time to appreciate all the scenic beauty Fantasia Gardens has to offer! It’s almost like stepping foot inside the movie at times!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

It’s Yen Sid!

We love all the sculptures of hippos, alligators, and elephants! Not to mention each hole is just challenging-enough without making us wanna pull a Happy Gilmore.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Getting a hole-in-one at Fantasia Gardens is our agenda for the day, so you know where to find us now that mini-golf is back in play at Disney World!

Will you be putting around Fantasia Gardens on your next trip to Disney? Let us know in the comments below!

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DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020

DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020 Moonlight Magic

The Walt Disney company released an update to let DVC members know that the rest of this year’s Moonlight Magic events will be canceled. Disney Vacation Members were notified months ago that the previous Moonlight Magic event nights would be delayed until this summer. The rescheduled dates were listed for the months of June through August, but now Disney confirms how we won’t see the DVC events return at all for 2020.

We have attended some of these Moonlight Magic events in the past and they were quite a blast! You can read the following description to see what was offered during these DVC events:

Enjoy an evening of enchantment, entertainment and more as a theme park becomes your playground.

During a Moonlight Magic event, Members can visit a select theme park for an after-hours celebration. While attendees may get a jump start on the fun by mixing in with the regular crowd earlier in the evening, the real magic happens after the park has closed to the public.

It’s then that privileged partiers can:

  • Enjoy shorter-than-usual wait times on popular attractions
  • Meet some Disney Characters
  • Savor complimentary refreshments
  • Let loose at high-energy dance parties

Hopefully we will return to see these event nights in 2021!

Source: Disney Vacation Club

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Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st

Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st Chip and Dale Cinderella Castle

Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st

Eligible Cast Members currently working or furloughed will soon have the opportunity to visit one theme park of their choice on select days before Guests officially return to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Starting July 1st, Cast Members will be able to register to visit ONE park per day on the following dates:

  • July 7th-8th: Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • July 13th-14th: Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

During these previews, Cast Members will be able to experience many of their favorite attractions and multiple entertainment offerings. As a reminder, some experiences may be modified, limited in capacity, or subject to closure.

Eligible Cast Members will have the opportunity to register for themselves and up to three (3) additional Guests, or the total number of eligible dependents on their Main Entrance Pass, whichever is higher. There is limited space available for each preview. Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

In case you missed the news Annual Passholders also got a chance to sign up for previews earlier today. Click here to learn more.

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Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Just moments ago, registration for Disney World’s Special Annual Passholder Preview Event went LIVE!

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Main Street, U.S.A.

And even though the event has already filled up, we’re back to share all the important details you’ll need to know if you’re going!

Previously, Disney World announced July 9th and July 10th as the dates of its Annual Passholder previews at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom giving APs an opportunity to visit the parks BEFORE they reopened to the general public on July 11th and 15th.

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Passholder Entrance

Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders were all eligible to register for the AP previews, and we learned a few new SUPER-important details when we snagged out spots today!

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Magic Kingdom

You Needed to Choose…

Annual Passholders could only register for ONE day (either July 9th or 10th) and ONE park (either Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Animal Kingdom) meaning you COULDN’T attend both previews. Registration was fairly simple. Guests selected the day and park they would like to attend the preview for, attached guests, and then confirmed. Keep in mind, you couldn’t make modifications after registering.

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Spots Were Limited

Even though reservations to attend the Special Annual Passholder Preview Event are required, spots were limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. You needed to have an activated annual pass for AP preview registration and if you wished to bring a guest, they also needed to have an active annual pass.

Note: once you added a guest to your reservation, the system would not allow them to register themselves for the Annual Passholder preview.

What You’ll Need to Bring

If you were able to snag a spot to one of the Annual Passholder preview, do note that each person must bring their Annual Pass and a government-issued photo ID with them. You’ll also need to bring a copy of your confirmation page.

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Screenshot from Disney World’s Website

Passholders should expect to receive additional emails from Disney for their reservation 3 to 5 days prior to the event and if guests are planning on staying at a Disney Resort hotel, regular Disney transportation will not be available. Guests will need to provide their own transportation to and from the theme parks.

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About the Disney World Annual Passholder Previews!

Disney World’s Bus System Will Not Be Fully Operational During AP Previews

Keep in mind, you will need to bring your own face covering which must be worn by everyone (ages 2 and up) at all times, except when dining or swimming.

And while Disney World has released some details about which restaurants, shops, and attractions will be open starting July 11th, some experiences may be limited or modified during the Annual Passholder previews.

Did you register to attend one of the Special Annual Passholder Preview Events? Let us know which park you’ll be heading to in the comments below!

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NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

A little over an hour ago, Annual Passholders began receiving emails for the registration of the Disney World reopening Passholder Previews.

NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

Annual Passholder Invite

Passholders apparently rushed to their accounts to secure their spots for the preview days in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 9th and 10th. Now, in what feels like no time, BOTH Passholder Preview days are full.

If you attempt to register for the Disney World reopening previews now, you will be directed to this screen that notes “Event Is Full.”

NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

Event is Full

Wow! It seems like the event booked up in almost no time. If you weren’t lucky enough to get a spot at the preview, you’ll have to wait just a few more days to the official reopening so that you can get in.

Did you get a spot in the previews or were you left hanging? Tell us in the comments!

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Disney World Annual Passholder Preview Dates and info

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Disney World Annual Passholder Preview Dates and info

Disney World Annual Passholders preview registration is now open for Walt Disney World!  Annual Passholders are being asked to register for the AP Previews at this link.

Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a special preview at the Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park on July 9th or 10th.

Reservations are required and limited they will be on a first-come,  first-served basis. An eligible activated annual pass is required to register.

If a Passholder would like to register a Guest to accompany them, that Guest must also have a valid Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you.

We expect an additional Passholder Preview for Epcot & Hollywood Studios to come in very soon, so stay tuned to Chip and Co for details.

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NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

A few days before Disney Park Pass went live, Disney World released the dates of its Annual Passholder previews. 

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Walt Disney World

And while we knew Disney World APs would have early access to the parks BEFORE they reopened to the general public on July 11th and 15th, we learned AP previews would only be happening at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 9th and 10th!

And guess what, APs? Today’s your lucky DAY! Disney World has just opened registration to attend its Annual Passholder previews! Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders are all eligible to register!

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

MMRR Annual Passholder MagicBand

Annual Passholders should be receiving emails presently inviting them to the previews and letting them know that reservations are open.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Annual Passholder Invite

You can only register for one day and park so you won’t be able to preview at BOTH Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. Registration is fairly simple. Attach guests, select the day and park that you would like to attend the preview, and then confirm. Keep in mind, you CANNOT make modifications after registering.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Passholder Previews

If eligible Passholders would like to bring a guest, the guest must also have a valid Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, or Premier annual pass. Additionally, your guest must be included on your Family & Friends list (in your Disney account) and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you. If you register a guest on your reservation, they will be unable to make their own reservation.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Passholder Previews

Once you have confirmed your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation. As the event approaches, you will receive another email with more information about check-in procedures.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Confirmation Email

Reservations are required, limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. You also must have an activated annual pass for AP preview registration. Disney is currently sending emails out to notify Passholders. So, if you’re hoping for a spot at the Passholder previews, hurry over and register!

Will you be attending one of the Annual Passholder previews? Let us know in the comments below!

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NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Since the Disney Resorts have re-opened and Disney World will be opening for guests soon, there has been plenty of preparation on Disney’s side. Things are being completely changed to ensure guest and cast member safety, and that includes limited theme park capacity!

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Although Disney has sent out surveys to guests who have recently stayed at the Disney Resorts, many guests and readers have given us their own thoughts on the Disney Park Pass reservation system. And, if you happened to book a visit to the parks when they re-open, Disney is looking for your opinion on how well Disney Park Pass works too!

The Disney Park Pass reservation initially went live for resort guests on June 22nd, and it also opened to Annual Passholders and regular ticket holders soon afterwards. While the system has been operating well recently, it debuted with a VERY bumpy start.

However, Disney has only recently sent the survey out after many of the issues with the system were seemingly sorted out.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

This particular survey we received begins by asking where guests permanently reside and if they were over 18 years old to confirm that they could take part in the survey. Standard stuff.

But Disney also confirmed that we recently booked Disney Park Pass reservations. Interestingly, they were ONLY asking about ONE of our park pass reservations.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Since there have been some varied guest experiences, Disney went on to ask about the ease of use for the new system. (While we JUST made this park pass in the last two days, it was easy to do since many of the original issues have been ironed out.)

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

In light of the varying experiences with the Disney Park Pass system, Disney went into depth with how guests feel about how their experiences at Disney World will be affected. The survey asked for opinions on how tricky the situations will be in the parks, the length of wait times, crowds, and more.

THIS is super fascinating that Disney is gauging guest perception based on their own “before you go” marketing and, we assume, opinions gleaned from public discussions on social media.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Disney’s trying to figure out the mindset of the guests who are coming into the parks, so that they can use appropriate language and marketing around the experience. After all, how guests perceive their vacation could feel can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. (E.g. if the majority of guests say that they believe that wait times will be longer than in the past, then Disney knows it’s their job to focus on getting the word out that they think wait times could, in fact, be shorter. I mean, maybe. I’m clearly not a marketing professional! But that’s one way they could use this information.)

Plus, Disney wanted to make sure that guests were thoroughly aware of the health and safety regulations across the parks and resorts. This stems back to checking up on their own goal to get the word out to guests as much as possible.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Disney went on to ask some more standard questions that we see in most Disney World surveys — checking to see if this was the guest’s first trip to Walt Disney World, and, if not, the dates of the guest’s last trip.

And although the survey did ask earlier about our upcoming resort reservation, it confirmed this fact again…

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

…before diving into more detailed questions that pertained to guests’ specific situations, like income, ages of those in the household, etc.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

So Disney’s listening y’all. At least they’re trying to find out information about our experiences and about how we THINK our experiences could go down when we’re actually in the parks. Fun insight for sure.

What have your experiences been with the Disney Park Pass system? Let us know in the comments below!

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Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

As Disney World starts to put its re-opening plans into action, the parks will be making a lot of modifications to fit with the health and safety guidelines they have put in place.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Cinderella Castle

Since there will be limited capacity in the theme parks when they reopen, guests will need to make reservations through the Disney Park Pass system in order to visit the theme parks. Due to the lower capacity as well as limited options available to guests once the parks reopen, Disney made the decision to pause all park hopping — which means “hopping” between Disney World theme parks in the same day — temporarily. (Note that Disney is selling park hopper add-ons for 2021 tickets at this time, so if your trip is in 2021, you’ll likely be able to park hop. This information is primarily for guests headed to Disney World in 2020.)

So what about all those guests who had purchased the Park Hopper add-on with their 2020 tickets?? Can they get refunds for that extra cost?

OK let’s break down the options. When Disney World reopens, guests are only allowed to make a park pass  reservation for one park per day. While they can leave a park and return back into that same park later that day if capacity allows, guests can no longer spend a morning in Magic Kingdom before hopping over to enjoy an afternoon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (for example).

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios entrance

Disney has been offering refunds for guests who have been affected by the closures as well as a few options for Annual Passholders whose passes have been impacted.

And Disney will also be giving guests options for how to handle Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus add-ons that had been previously added to their tickets.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Tamu Tamu Refreshments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Option 1: Ticket Use Dates Have Been Extended, So “Wait and See” If Park Hopping is Reinstated

Disney has stated that guests with Park Hopper tickets can use their “current date-based ticket by September 26th, 2021, with the existing add-on options, should the options return by that date.” So if Park Hopping is allowed any time in the next year+, you can use your tickets as normal.

Based on our reader responses when we asked about park hopping add-on refunds, this is what many guests are choosing to do: wait it out. Currently, there’s no penalty for not changing your tickets. So guests who have vacations booked later in 2020 can simply wait to see if park hopping is reinstated by the time their vacation rolls around. OR they can postpone their vacations into 2021, as many tickets have been extended for use into September 2021.

If park hopping is not reinstated by the time your vacation approaches, then it’s time to move on to Option 2… .

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Flower and Garden Festival

Option 2: Modify Your Tickets

Resort packages that include tickets are able to be modified by contacting the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 566-4985 or your travel agent directly. “Modifications” is likely where you will be able to switch your tickets to a different type and receive a refund on the park hopper add-on. We’ve had several readers confirm that they were able to modify their tickets with Disney and receive refunds.

That said, when I reached out to Disney World directly via website chat, I didn’t get as satisfactory an answer as I was hoping for. Initially, my chat companion, Wendy, told me that ticket cancellation would be as close as I could get to a refund:

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options! Then, I started asking about modifying ticket packages directly. Wendy told me that I could keep everything else in my package the same and JUST modify my tickets… .

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

And that sounds to me like I’d be able to change tickets to non-park-hopper tickets and get a refund. But when I got down to brass tacks, Wendy tapped out.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

So, yes, we have had some readers confirm that they were able to refund their park-hopper add-on by modifying their tickets. But you’ll need to speak with Disney directly to see if that’s an option for you.

Moving on to Option 3… .

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Magic Kingdom

Option 3: Cancel Your Tickets

However, if you choose NOT to visit Disney World, you can also cancel your ticket or package. The Disney Reservation Center and travel agents will have more details so that you can explore your options.

But please be VERY careful with canceling tickets right now. Remember — Disney is NOT selling tickets for 2020 right now, and has not stated when those sales would return beyond “later this summer.” So if you have tickets for 2020 at the moment, those are precious commodities and you might not want to be too hasty with canceling those if you have them. If you cancel, you may not be able to purchase more for this year.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Epcot

So there we have it — three options for trying to manage your park hopper ticket add-on here in 2020! Remember, if you’re not going for a while, your best bet is probably to sit tight and wait to see if park hopping comes back by the time your trip rolls around. You can always “modify” or cancel your tickets later if needed!

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Mission Space

Other Things To Note About Disney World Park Tickets

So while you’re deciding what to do with your tickets, here are two more details that Disney has released that may impact your decision:

Ticket Use Dates Have Been Extended For Most Guests and Flexibility Has Been Added

First — guests who have just about any kind of multi-day theme park ticket may now be able to use those tickets through September 26, 2021.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Second — we have also confirmed with Disney directly that if you have tickets for specific dates and they’ve been extended, those tickets can be broken up and used separately. For example, if you have a 5-day ticket dated November 1-5, 2020, you can use those five days — individually or altogether — anytime between park reopening and September 26, 2021.

Speak with a Disney reservations specialist to get more details on how to do this. And note that things are changing very quickly right now, so this could be updated at any time.

Can I Get A Refund On My Disney World Park Hopper Ticket Add-On? Here Are Three Options!

Via Napoli in Epcot

It’s important to note that guests will need a valid park ticket in order to use the Disney Park Pass system to make reservations for the theme parks. If you plan on visiting Disney World any time soon, be sure to talk to Disney or your travel agent to decide which option is the best for your situation!

When will you be returning to Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

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Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth

You’re going on vacation to Walt Disney World! The only problem? You’re not sure which attractions are right for you and your kiddos and you have questions. Which attractions are too intense for little ones? What rides do I really need a FastPass+ reservation for? What’s the disability access like for certain attractions? We’re answering all those questions and more in our Everything You Need to Know attraction series with today’s focus on Spaceship Earth at EPCOT!

What is Spaceship Earth?

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth
Photo courtesy of Disney.

Spaceship Earth is EPCOT’s flagship attraction and housed inside of its signature 18-story geosphere. The attraction itself is a slow-moving dark ride showcasing major moments in the history of communication.

Where is Spaceship Earth?

Spaceship Earth is located at the main entrance of EPCOT and inside of the park’s icon.

What is the History of Spaceship Earth?

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth opened with the park on October 1, 1982. To date, there have been four versions of this attraction even though the experience and story has remained largely the same through the years. Changes have typically involved a change in narrator and sponsor, as well as adjustments to scenes, score, and some effects. One of the most substantial changes involved the removal of the ride’s descent scenes leading to the unloading area.

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth To celebrate the year 2000, a Mickey Mouse arm holding a magic wand with the number 2000 appeared next to Spaceship Earth. In 2001, the number of the year 2000 was replaced by the word Epcot. These additions were later removed in 2007.

What You Need to Know About the Queue for Spaceship Earth

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth
Using a FP+ reservation to ride Spaceship Earth, just tap your band and go.

Much of the queue for Spaceship Earth is outside of the attraction and consists of a series of switchbacks. around the base of the attraction.

What You Need to Know About the Ride Experience

Guests experiencing Spaceship Earth slowly move past animatronic scenes representing major moments in the history of communication as narrated by Academy Award winner Judi Dench.

Guests riding Spaceship Earth will ride through scenes showcasing cave paintings, the Phoenicians using their alphabet to trade goods, Gutenberg’s printing press, and then later the rise of computers. The attraction finale is a projection of Earth from the perspective of space before the ride vehicles gently turn backwards and slowly descend down to the unloading area.

During that descent, guests use an interactive screen to personalize an animated video about their possible future.

What You Need to Know About the Ride Vehicles

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth employs an omnimover system–a continuously moving ride system. Guests step aboard a car from a moving walkway. Each car contains four hard seats with two in the front and two in the back. There are no safety restraints.

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth Each row has a single interactive touch screen which comes into play towards the end of the attraction. There is one controller per row so you may want to seat kids in separate rows with an adult so each child can control their interactive experience.

What You Need to Know About Accessibility

Guests must transfer to a standard wheelchair and then to the ride vehicle. Guests boarding the attraction should be prepared for a small step up from a moving walkway into the moving vehicle.

Due to the nature of the experience, Guests with service animals should check with a Cast Member at the attraction for boarding information.

What You Need to Know About the Health and Safety Advisories

Disney doesn’t recommend this attraction for guests who are made uncomfortable by enclosed dark spaces; but honestly, there are only a few moments where guests might feel discomfort or confined. For those who are concerned, Spaceship Earth is nothing like what guests experience on Mission: SPACE.

Also, a small number of guests with motion sensitivity may experience discomfort when the vehicle slowly rotates and moves backward at the end of the ride. However, this rotation and backwards movement is very slow and gentle in motion.

What are the Height Requirements?

There is no height requirement for Spaceship Earth! Everyone in the family can enjoy this attraction together.

Does Spaceship Earth Offer FastPass+?

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth
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Yes, but it may not be necessary depending on what time of day you plan to ride it.

If you want to ride Soarin’ and Test Track before you head to World Showcase, try to get a FastPass+ reservation for around 1 p.m. Or, if you plan on spending the afternoon in Future World and don’t want to use FastPass+, try to ride after 3 p.m.

Does Weather Affect Spaceship Earth?

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth A June storm pops over World Drive as a rainy afternoon gets started.

Since this attraction is located indoors, inclement weather will not affect the ride’s operation; however, guests waiting in the extended queue may be exposed to the elements.

What’s the Best Time of Day to Experience Spaceship Earth?

Because Spaceship Earth sits at the main entrance of the park, guests tend to ride it first. Try to check it out before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Everything You Need to Know About Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you’ll wait for Spaceship Earth when you visit on a day with a given EPCOT Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average “peak” wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it’s the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Spaceship Earth Wait Times.

What is the Future of Spaceship Earth?

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Spaceship Earth was slated for closure and an extensive redo where guests would still travel through time, but the focus would be on storytelling and the human experience.

However, due to the lengthy COVID-19 shutdown, Spaceship Earth is currently scheduled to reopen in its current form on July 15 with its redo rescheduled for some time in the future.

Did I answer all of your questions about Spaceship Earth? Is this attraction at the top of your family’s vacation to-do list? Let us know in the comments.

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Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

As Disney World’s Resorts have started to re-open, we’ve headed back to explore the pools, say hello to characters, dine at some of our favorite spots, and shop ’till we drop!

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Bay Lake Tower

Although the resorts were relatively empty when we visited, we still noticed a lot of changes put in place around the hotels. Since this is an unprecedented situation, Disney is looking to continue making every experience better and safer for guests visiting Disney World.

After our stay at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower, we received an extremely detailed survey about our experience at the resort. While it may seem long (it took a bit of time to complete!), these surveys help Disney continue to expand upon their existing guidelines and create new ones based on the feedback they are given.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

The resort re-opening survey took the time to ask questions about the guests’ perception of the cleanliness in the rooms (which now feature plastic around many of the high-touch objects)…

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

…allowing you to provide comments along the way about why you gave certain questions a specific rating.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

Cleanliness in public areas was also an important point to Walt Disney World…

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

…as well as the health and safety measures that were in place at the resorts. As we explored, the biggest surprise to us was that the hotels aren’t requiring temperature checks at the moment.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

There were also questions about guests’ views on specific health and safety measures, like distancing, face masks, and hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

The survey went on to ask permission to use information obtained from our MagicBand or theme park ticket so they can use answers to our questions that best pertained to our experiences.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

The survey continued to go into detail about the Pre-Arrival Health Acknowledgement

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

…our own perception of the health and safety procedures we noticed…

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

…and our awareness of the changing re-opening plans at Disney World that could affect our stay.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

Since there is now the ability to use Mobile Check-in, Disney wanted to know if we skipped in-person visitation…

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

…and if we had to talk to the Front Desk for assistance (even though our experience with the new virtual chat feature was kind of a mess).

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

We also thought it was interesting that Disney wanted feedback on our virtual experiences after we used multiple online features, like Mobile Dine Check-in.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

At the end of the survey, we were asked about safety and security at the Disney Resorts.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Resort Re-Opening Survey

Since the ball is rolling with Disney World’s phased re-opening, we’re curious to see how the resorts incorporate the feedback from these surveys into their everyday operations. As more resorts start to re-open around the property, there could always be changes made and new guidelines put in place to better assist guests and Cast Members.

Disney’s VERY Detailed Survey Looks for Guests’ Experiences at the Newly Re-Opened Hotels!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

While we continue to make our way to the resorts to give you a look at everything new happening, we will give you more details on what you can expect when you return to the Disney Resorts! Check back with DFB for all the latest reopening news out of Disney World!

What Disney Resort is your favorite to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

We previously reported on how Cinderella Castle is receiving a magical makeover this year. We saw Disney start work on the castle back in March, and it’s amazing how much the appearance has changed already. In recent days, we went to explore the monorail resorts and caught a glimpse of Cinderella Castle from Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The great news is it looks like the magical makeover is almost complete!

Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

The castle’s paintwork is the first sign of progress we’ve seen so far. The blue spires show the most noticeable paintwork so far. It went from a baby clue to a vibrant royal blue color. This bold color choice gives a vibrant appearance to the top of the castle. Also, the inner curtain, which is what we call the interior section of Cinderella Castle, is getting a rose gold paint treatment. It’s a subtle color choice, but it definitely adds a pop of color to a traditionally grey castle.

The last time we saw Cinderella Castle up close inside Magic Kingdom was in March. But now other Disney fans have observed signs that the magical makeover is still being worked on at Magic Kingdom. We can see that the crew has advanced in painting and that we’re getting closer to seeing the finished product!

What do you think of the new blue and pink paint on Cinderella Castle? It’ll be exciting to see the finished product once the magical makeover is complete.

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2021 Disney World Standard Theme Park & Florida Resident Tickets go on sale TODAY

2021 Disney World Standard Theme Park & Florida Resident Tickets go on sale TODAY 2021 Theme Park Ticket

Starting today Disney World is now offering Standard Theme Park Tickets for 2021.

Here is the info:

Receive admission to one theme park per day for each day of your ticket. You can pick a different park each day.

Choose from 4 amazing theme parks:

  • Magic Kingdom park
  • Epcot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

Upgrade Options

Park Hopper option:
Visit multiple theme parks on the same day

Water Park and Sports option:

Visit one theme park per day, plus enjoy a certain number of visits to a water park or other Walt Disney World fun. A 1-day ticket allows one visit, a 3-day ticket allows 3 visits and a 4-day ticket allows 4 visits. For each visit, you can choose one of the following:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
  • NBA Experience (available for purchases after February 11, 2020)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – FootGolf
  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Park Hopper Plus option:

Visit multiple theme parks on the same day, plus enjoy a certain number of visits to a water park or other Walt Disney World fun. A 1-day ticket allows one visit, a 3-day ticket allows 3 visits and a 4-day ticket allows 4 visits. For each visit, you can choose one of the following:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
  • NBA Experience (available for purchases after February 11, 2020)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – FootGolf
  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Tickets start at $109 per day.

2021 Disney World Standard Theme Park & Florida Resident Tickets go on sale TODAY

Also released today is Florida Resident Tickets for 2021.

Here are the details.

Receive admission to one theme park per day for each day of your ticket. You can pick a different park each day. Choose from 4 amazing theme parks:

  • Magic Kingdom park
  • Epcot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

Upgrade Options

Park Hopper option:
Visit multiple theme parks on the same day.

Water Park and Sports option:

Visit one theme park per day, plus enjoy a certain number of visits to a water park or other Walt Disney World fun. A 1-day ticket allows one visit, a 3-day ticket allows 3 visits and a 4-day ticket allows 4 visits. For each visit, you can choose one of the following:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
  • NBA Experience (available for purchases after February 11, 2020)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – FootGolf
  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Park Hopper Plus option:

Visit multiple theme parks on the same day, plus enjoy a certain number of visits to a water park or other Walt Disney World fun. A 1-day ticket allows one visit, a 3-day ticket allows 3 visits and a 4-day ticket allows 4 visits. For each visit, you can choose one of the following:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
  • NBA Experience (available for purchases after February 11, 2020)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – FootGolf
  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Check Disney Park Pass Availability before Purchasing to see if your desired theme park reservation is available before purchasing your ticket, Annual Pass or package.

Later this summer, Disney will resume sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals, based on the availability of park reservations, while they continue to provide guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders the opportunity to make park reservations for 2020 dates

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Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

All eyes are on Disney as they prepare to reopen Disney World’s theme parks! While we have every confidence that Disney is thinking everything through a thousand times over, there are still a few things we hope Disney doesn’t mess up!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Disney World

After visiting Disney Springs every day since its reopening in addition to Universal Orlando and CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood, we’ve learned a thing or two about what mistakes we DON’T want to see Disney make when the parks reopen!

 

Please don’t make us wish you had a virtual queue system!

One of the biggest surprises as we await the reopening of Disney World was the news that the theme parks will NOT be using virtual queues upon reopening. We saw virtual queue systems implemented at Universal Orlando, and it seemed like the obvious solution for Disney as well to address the concern of physical distancing within the parks.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Rise of the Resistance

We know now that no rides or attractions, including Rise of the Resistance, will utilize virtual queues — at least at the beginning. Instead, every ride and attraction will use traditional standby queues.

With FastPass+ currently suspended and no Single Rider lines available, Disney will have additional queue space available to accommodate parties at six feet apart.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Physical distancing at Universal Orlando

We also know that Disney has stated that the capacity in their parks will be reduced, as it has been in Shanghai Disneyland. Disney will also utilize its Park Pass reservation system to further limit crowds. So, it may be that Disney anticipates no need for a virtual queue system to help control crowds.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Haunted Mansion

We hope that Disney’s decision to eliminate the possibility of virtual queues was the right one! It’s possible some systems may be implemented in the future, similar to how Shanghai Disneyland did not have virtual queues at first but are now rolling out a Standby Pass. Only time will tell!

Please don’t rely too heavily on paper menus, and instead push digital!

As restaurants have begun to reopen around Disney World, QR Code-based menus are the name of the game now! These digitally accessed menus are contactless and easily updated. Restaurants throughout the resort should be prepared for the necessity of paper menus for those without smartphones. That said, we hope that those restaurants have those on reserve for guests who truly need them.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Raglan Road paper menu

Giving paper menus out to only those who specifically request them will drastically reduce the amount of waste that all those paper menus will surely create!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Wine Bar George QR Code for Digital Menus

Digital menus are becoming more and more common throughout Disney Springs and the reopened Disney World hotels. Plus, with the huge strides Disney has taken lately to be more “green,” digital menus seem to be the perfect solution for the current global situation AND to further their green initiatives!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

QR Code for Digital Menu

Disney can also continue to push mobile order at their counter service locations, as long as it doesn’t malfunction! We noticed a few technical bugs with the mobile order system at Universal Orlando, but Disney has been heavily pushing their Mobile Order system pre-closure, so they might not see the same troubles.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Mobile Order at Universal Orlando

The digital experience at dining locations is also being introduced before you even sit down to enjoy your meal! Disney recently announced that they are rolling out Mobile Dine Check-In, which allows you to check-in for your Advance Dining Reservation via My Disney Experience, skipping the host stand entirely.

Please don’t make it too difficult to find masks for purchase!

So far it seems as though most major theme parks are not handing out face masks for free. Disney has stated on multiple occasions that face coverings are required for all guests above the age of two for entry and must remain on for the duration of your stay at Disney World and Disneyland when the parks and resorts reopen.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

American Threads Face Masks at Disney Springs

The exceptions to this rule are when you are seated at a dining location, you are eating or drinking on the go (your mask can be lifted temporarily to take a sip or a bite), or in the announced “relaxation zones” that Disney said may be a part of the park experience. These will be similar to the “URest Zones” we saw at Universal Orlando.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

URest Area Entrance

It goes without saying that having access to masks is key! Plus, when you consider the likelihood of folks losing their masks, it needs to be as easy as possible to find new masks for purchase.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Vera Bradley Face Masks

Universal Orlando as well as Disney Springs and Disney World hotels have several retail locations that sell masks, but we wouldn’t complain if we saw even more locations AND even more varieties. We’ve learned one type of mask doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, so having a few options would be handy.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Face masks for sale at Bayview Gifts

We enjoyed the system at CityWalk Universal Studios Hollywood. There, we spotted a vending machine before you pass security that sold disposable as well as washable face masks!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Vending machine selling face masks

Many guests will not think to pack a spare mask or two for everyone in their party…for every single day, and purchasing masks should be as easy as possible!

Please don’t limit the number of places we can at least get a glimpse of the characters!

Perhaps the most jarring change guests will experience when visiting a reopened Disney World and Disneyland is the lack of character meet and greets, which have been temporarily suspended. In addition to that, all character dining has been canceled, with the one exception that we know of so far at Topolino’s Terrace.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Topolino’s Terrace Breakfast a la Art Characters

As much as we understand the need to keep guests and Cast Members safe, there is surely pent up demand for a photo of Mickey Mouse!

Now, we do know that Disney World has announced that Character Cavalcades will take place throughout the day in each park.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen general

Mickey Mouse

Having multiple character experiences throughout the day should lessen the likelihood of large crowds forming. If guests know there are plenty of chances to see the characters and Disney makes these encounters plentiful, there will be less demand — and less overcrowding — to catch that ONE show or that ONE cavalcade.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Will we see more mini-cavalcades when the parks reopen?

This was something we saw go EXTREMELY well at Universal Orlando! Characters seemed to be EVERYWHERE, more so than usual, and it lessened the need to crowd around any one character experience.

Please don’t skimp on the sanitization!

When a guest sees frequent sanitization of surfaces, they are more likely to feel safe and know that Disney has their health in mind first and foremost. This includes frequent cleaning of rides, counters at retail locations, dining locations, and any other touchpoints that a guest may come into contact with.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Cast Member cleaning at Disney Springs

Physical distancing is one step towards mitigating any risk, but frequently sanitizing surfaces will put everyone’s minds at ease that every precaution is being taken! So it’s super important when the parks reopen for guests to SEE the sanitization happening in front of their very eyes!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Cast Member with required face mask

Disney will have ample opportunity for guests to wash and sanitize their hands. Disney has always been known for keeping its parks super clean and tidy, and from what we’ve already seen in Disney Springs, we expect sanitizer and handwashing stations to be plentiful.

Please don’t have too few social distancing floor markers!

What we’ve observed over the past few weeks is that when places run out of physical distancing floor markers, it creates a “free for all” environment.

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Physical distancing floor markers at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

And with the likelihood that crowds will naturally form in some places in the parks (like what we saw at Hogsmeade in Universal), those floor markers will be super important to help encourage distancing!

Dear Disney, Please Don’t Make These Mistakes When the Parks Reopen

Universal Studios

While it’s impossible to mark every square inch of a theme park (could you imagine what that would look like?), having as many floor markers as possible goes a long way in helping folks know where to stand, and more importantly, where NOT to stand!

We’re learning more every day about what Disney is planning on implementing in their theme parks to keep guests and Cast Members safe. While we can only hope Disney is taking every extra precaution to mitigate risk, we still know that at the end of the day that this is all new, and all locations are learning as they go! So, yes, we can also expect this to be a learning experience for Disney as well as for guests as the theme parks reopen, so expect things to change and be modified even after the parks reopen!

Are you planning on visiting Disney World or Disneyland shortly after they reopen? Let us know in the comments!

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These 3 States Are Now Under a NEW Travel Advisory For Entering AND Leaving Florida!

We know there’s been some confusion over the 14-day self-quarantine order which requires all New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents traveling to Florida to self-quarantine for two weeks upon entry into the state, which, at time of press, is still in effect.

These 3 States Are Now Under a NEW Travel Advisory For Entering AND Leaving Florida!

Walt Disney World Resort entrance

And we already know Disney World is taking every precaution to ensure its guests aren’t experiencing any symptoms of illness and requiring all resort guests regardless of which state they’re coming from to complete a Health Acknowledgment prior to their stay.

But now it appears things are getting even more complicated for residents of the tri-states. That’s because in addition to completing a required two-week quarantine upon arriving in Florida, tri-state residents now also being required to complete a 14-day quarantine when they return home. Theme park reporter Scott Gustin just confirmed this order on his Twitter account.

NEW: NY, NJ and Conn. just announced a 14-day quarantine for travelers from states with surging coronavirus cases.

“We are announcing a joint travel advisory. People coming from states with a high infection rate must quarantine for 14 days. ”

NEW: NY, NJ and Conn. just announced a 14-day quarantine for travelers from states with surging coronavirus cases.

“We are announcing a joint travel advisory. People coming from states with a high infection rate must quarantine for 14 days. ”

— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) June 24, 2020

Cases have been on the rise in nine states including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas. According to the Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, in accordance with local health officials they’ve have established a new travel advisory for residents returning home from these states that have been identified as having a high infection rate.

These 3 States Are Now Under a NEW Travel Advisory For Entering AND Leaving Florida!

Florida Sunset

The new criteria for the travel advisory that has been established is 10 infections per 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average or 10 percent of the state’s total population infected on rolling seven day average. Since Florida’s cases exceed this threshold, Cuomo has announced residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut must self-quarantine upon their return home after visiting the state of Florida. This means completing a required two weeks of self-quarantine BEFORE and AFTER your stay.

These 3 States Are Now Under a NEW Travel Advisory For Entering AND Leaving Florida!

Palm Trees

“We are announcing a joint travel advisory. People coming from states with a high infection rate must quarantine for 14 days, “ Cuomo said earlier today. This travel advisory includes not only travel to Florida, but the other eight states listed above as well.

We’ll continue to provide more updates on this developing travel advisory for tri-state residents.

 

Do you reside in a state that’s impacted by this new travel advisory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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