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Face Masks will be Required for Guests Visiting Disneyland

Face Masks will be Required for Guests Visiting Disneyland

With Disneyland‘s reopening coming up next month, Disney fans have been wondering what the health and safety requirements will be. Disney puts the health and safety of both Cast Members and guests as its number one priority.

A recent update shows that Disney is working hard to make sure that there are detailed protocols and procedures to protect the well being of all who will be at the parks. One of those includes all guests and Cast Members are required to wear face masks while at the Disneyland Resort.

You can read the health and safety statement from Disney below:

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

“We recognize that the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, which is why our reopening approach is deliberately fluid and phased, and there are many factors that are helping us determine the timing of when various aspects of our business will reopen in a responsible way. In addition to following existing state and local guidelines, which continue to evolve, we currently are working with our unions to responsibly and thoughtfully implement new health and safety measures for Cast Members. These enhanced health and safety measures include:

  • Enhanced Protective Measures: We will require mandatory face coverings for both Cast Members and Guests, with the addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers, where appropriate.
  • Physical Distancing: We will reduce theme park capacity to enable physical distancing and add appropriate signs to help Guests move responsibly throughout the property.
  • Temperature Checks: All Guests will undergo temperature screenings prior to entering the Downtown Disney District or the theme parks; in addition, health screenings and temperature checks will be required daily for Cast Members.
  • Limited-Contact Enhancements: We are recommending cashless transactions and we will reduce Cast Member and Guest interactions with helpful technology, including the expansion of Mobile Order in our Disneyland app, Apple Pay and more.
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation: We will build upon our existing standards of cleaning with heightened protocols.

While it may be a bit different from the last time you visited, we’ve come up with new ways to create magical moments together—and memories to treasure forever.”

Will you visit the Disneyland Resort with these enhanced health and safety measures?

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Adventures by Disney Trips Canceled Through August

Adventures by Disney Trips Canceled Through August adventures by disney

Disney has announced that more Adventures by Disney trips have been suspended. All departures through August 31, 2020 have been canceled and guests are being notified via SeaMail messages from Adventures by Disney.

In light of this cancellation, impacted guests are being offered the choice of a future travel credit to be used for a 2020 or 2021 Adventures by Disney trip, or a full refund.

There are more than 35 Adventures by Disney trips available, with reimagined trips to Australia, Austria and Czech Republic, Spain, and Ecuador: Amazon and Galapagos Islands. In addition, in 2021 New Zealand, Portugal and Grand Europe: England, France & Italy will be added to the line-up of available destinations.

If you are interested in rescheduling your Adventures by Disney trip or would like to place your reservation on hold until you decide on a future Adventure, be sure to contact ABD.

If you don’t do anything with your reservation by Friday, July 31, 2020, it will be automatically canceled, and a refund will be issued back to the original form of payment.

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Disney’s Swan & Dolphin accepting reservations starting on July 29th

Disney’s Swan & Dolphin accepting reservations starting on July 29th Swan & Dolphin

There’s good news for those waiting to learn the opening dates for additional Walt Disney World Resorts. Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resorts are now accepting reservations for July 29th, 2020.

Technically, the Swan & Dolphin Resorts are Marriott-owned even though they lie between two Disney theme parks. The Swan and Dolphin website previously stated that the hotels will be closed until July 29th. The site also gives more information for guests with reservations:

“In order to better serve our guests during the temporary closure of Walt Disney World Theme Parks and hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will close effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00pm EST through July 29, 2020.

Resort reservations does not guarantee entrance into Disney theme parks.

For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival will be allowed, as long as the change or cancellation is made by July 29, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between today and July 29, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date. Please note that changes to the reservation will be subject to availability and any rate differences.”

Source: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

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Travelers Entering Florida from Connecticut, NJ, or NY must Self-Isolate for 14 days – Extended

Travelers Entering Florida from Connecticut, NJ, or NY must Self-Isolate for 14 days – Extended florida travel

Travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York who are wanting to visit the state of Florida must self-isolate for 14 days once they arrive in the state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has extended the self-isolate order for travelers from those states.

This Executive Order does not apply to individuals involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training, and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.

All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care, and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine.

Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida from areas with substantial community spread of the virus. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers.

Extended in Executive Order 20-139, travelers entering the state of Florida from Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York must self-isolate for 14 days from their entry into Florida or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. Visit for more.

— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) June 11, 2020

There is no specific end date for this order so if you are wanting to travel to Florida, make sure you do some homework before planning your travel.

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Trump proposes Explore America Tax Credit which includes Theme Parks

Trump proposes Explore America Tax Credit which includes Theme Parks Explore America

The U.S. tourism industry wants people to resume traveling. Soon, a proposed “Explore America” tax credit might help the industry recover. The travel industry has lost 8.1 million jobs so far and is projected to lose $519 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lobbyists are currently circulating a proposed plan in Congress that would offer $4,000 tax breaks for U.S. vacationers. The intent is to get Americans to begin traveling and spending money at hotels, theme parks and other tourism businesses.

The “Explore America” tax credit is one of several proposed subsidies that tourism industry lobbyists are pitching to policymakers as the early contours of a new economic stimulus package begin to take shape in Washington. President Trump is in favor of the “Explore America” tax credit.

The tax credit would be a great benefit even though the federal government committed trillions of dollars to stop the economic damage caused by the pandemic. However, they will have to spend even more to help pull the tourism industry back to its feet. Tori Emerson Barnes, a lobbyist for the U.S. Travel Association, went on to say:

“We are grateful to the president for hearing our call for a national effort to get Americans traveling again as the country shifts into the recovery phase.”

Some of the members of the U.S. Travel Association include the Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp.’s Universal Parks & Resorts. Also, Roger Dow, CEO and President of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement in regards to the proposed tax credit:

“An ‘Explore America’ tax credit and campaign will do wonders to put America back on the path to prosperity. We applaud the president’s support, and with our industry’s health and safety guidance for the reopening of travel businesses in place, we are very prepared to work with the administration to push the effort forward at the right time.”


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