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Walt Disney World Resort Replace for June 14-20, 2022 by Alan S. Dalinka

Walt Disney World Resort Replace for June 14-20, 2022

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 Author’s Notice, Information & Views

If you happen to occurred to learn our Walt Disney World Resort Replace final week earlier than 11 a.m. Jap, you could have missed final week’s late-breaking information that Minnie Van service returns to Walt Disney World Resort on June 29. Accessed through the Lyft app, the Minnie Mouse-decorated van on-demand service takes friends from level to level inside Walt Disney World Resort. Visitors can request an accessible van if wanted, and all the vans have two complimentary little one automotive seats accessible. Journey costs range by vacation spot. Drivers are all Disney forged members, and, at some places across the Resort, like Magic Kingdom, the Minnie Vans can decide up and drop friends the place no different shared experience service or personal vehicles are allowed.

Minnie Van
Minnie Vans have been introduction at Walt Disney World Resort in July 2017, and repair was suspended when the Resort quickly closed in March 2020. File photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Minnie Van car seats
Minnie Vans embody two complimentary little one automotive seats. File photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

As we transfer deeper into June, Central Florida strikes extra into its summer time climate sample. That implies that heavy rain downpours, in all probability accompanied by frequent cloud to floor lightning strikes, happen someplace within the area nearly on a regular basis. These storms are likely to type within the afternoon, and don’t are likely to final lengthy, however you ought to be prepared for them to pop up at any time.

Have your ponchos helpful, and, if you happen to hear thunder, you shouldn’t be out and about the place you may get struck (and even beneath a tree). Walt Disney World’s drainage in most (however undoubtedly not all—Tomorrowland, I am taking a look at you) areas is wonderful, so it isn’t unusual for the parks and resorts to indicate no signal of a storm having occurred very shortly after one has handed.After all, in contrast to thunderstorms that go over the north in summer time (like these I skilled as a Chicagoan), right here in Central Florida, downpours often don’t cool issues down besides whereas it’s raining. Certainly, it typically feels extra sizzling and humid after a storm!

World Drive
The climate adjustments typically at the moment of yr. World Drive, proven right here, reveals a little bit of the rain that had not absolutely evaporated after a downpour, however the sky reveals no trace of the storm that handed. It is also common for it to be raining at EPCOT and never at Magic Kingdom, or vice versa. In different phrases, a basic climate forecast won’t let you know whether or not or not it is going to rain the place you might be or plan to be. At the moment of yr, it’s fairly secure to say that it’ll rain sooner or later on a regular basis in Central Florida. Picture by Alan S. Dalinka.

As I’ve famous for a pair weeks already, it is tropical storm season too. These storms are fairly completely different than the each day downpours, and you’ll want to keep watch over forecasts for these if you’re headed towards Central Florida. In my eight years in Central Florida, I’ve discovered that the so-called spaghetti-plots of the place the pc fashions predict a tropical storm will go and the way strongly it is going to develop are about as dependable as attempting to determine what time it is going to rain on any given day. Preparedness begins with assuming its typically headed this manner, however it may miss by a whole bunch of miles. You might want to remember that when Walt Disney World Resort is throughout the projected paths of tropical storms and inside about 24 hours of its anticipated impression, the parks might shut. Bear in mind, even through the each day storms, lightning within the neighborhood of a park will shut down many outside venues till it’s secure to function and the lightning has handed variety of miles from the park for a specified period of time.

Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue…and Past!

The “reimagined” Discovering Nemo-themed musical, “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue … and Past!” debuted yesterday, June 13, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom within the Theater within the WIld (in DinoLand U.S.A. alongside Discovery River between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest in Asia). It’s now scheduled to run a number of occasions per day, with a working time of roughly 25 minutes per present. Verify the My Disney Expertise app for occasions, or the board outdoors the theater; a Lightning Lane is out there for people who buy the Genie+ service. MousePlanet was invited to a media preview efficiency on the park on Saturday.

Theater in the Wild
Theater within the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now dwelling to “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue…and Past!” Picture by Alan S. Dalinka.

As reimagined, the brand new present is about on the Marine Life Institute featured within the Disney-Pixar movie Discovering Dory. Contained in the theater, earlier than the present begins, recorded audio factoids about marine life play now and again. The “voice” of the Marine Life Institute was recognized as Sigourney Weaver and she or he, actually, did carry out the position. Throughout these pre-show bulletins, the “voice” was not recognized, and whereas it sounded just like Sigourney Weaver, it doubtless just isn’t her voice.

Set in the Marine Institute of Finding Dory
The brand new present is about within the Marine Life Institute from Disney-Pixar’s “Discovering Dory.” Picture by Alan S. Dalinka.

With new lighting, new units, and a seemingly state-of-the-art excessive definition new video wall for backgrounds, the present tells the story of Marlin and Nemo – an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son – with music, puppets, dancers and animated backdrops. “This present incorporates lots of the songs from the unique [Finding Nemo] musical, in addition to wonderful puppetry and stay performers that fill the stage,” stated present director James Silson, Disney Stay Leisure. The reimagined model of the present has Gil and among the different former sea-creature residents of the aquarium within the workplace of the dentist, Dr. P. Sherman, who’ve not too long ago arrived on the Marine Life Institute narrating the story.

Gil narrates Finding Nemo: The Big Blue...and Beyond
Gil tells the story of Nemo and Marlin, typically like a narrator, in “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue…and Past!” Picture by Alan S. Dalinka.

Having seen “Discovering Nemo: The Musical” many occasions throughout its almost 13 yr run, and having listened to the album Disney launched from the present many occasions, I can say that the reimagined present is sort of a highlights model of the prior present. Positive, there are some moments of the previous 40+ minute present which can be noticeably absent to somebody acquainted with the prior model (the opening set piece that confirmed Marlin shedding Nemo’s mother and siblings, the sword-fighting sword fish, the octopus-mom and the opposite mother and father of the varsity fish, the jellyfish, and the large seagull, are examples that come to thoughts that aren’t current within the reimagined present). Having stated that, the brand new 25 minute model tells the whole story with probably the most memorable components of the songs. The largest draw back to most friends of the 25 minute working time will in all probability be that a lot much less time within the air-conditioned theater (or, as one in all our social media commenters stated, in all probability extra time ready for the present than watching it).

The brand new LED video wall gives backdrops for the present. This picture is the inside of the Marine Life Institute, which is the place this new model of Nemo and Marlin’s story is informed.

The brand new present contains Mr. Ray and the varsity fish, as they head off to the “drop off.”

Bruce the Shark and his buddies sing “Fish are Associates, not Meals” in entrance of the brand new submarine set.

Crush the Sea Turtle and his offspring carry out “Go together with the Stream,” and whereas Squirt does go off on his personal, the performer is not suspended from cables above the stage.

Darla, the niece of Dr. Sherman, seems bigger than life on the brand new LED wall.

Spoiler alert, just like the film and the prior model of the present, there’s a joyful ending to the story, the place Nemo is reunited with Marlin and meets Dory.

Images by Alan S. Dalinka.

Extra Views round Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I walked a lap round Discovery Island whereas I used to be at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the media preview of “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue…and Past!” and listed below are among the sights that I caught on my cameras.

Images by Alan S. Dalinka.

New Views round Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort

Common readers might recall that I’m a long-time Disney Trip Membership member. Earlier than I knew that I used to be going to be at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, I had additionally made a reservation to go to Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort, about two hours drive from Walt Disney World Resort, alongside the Atlantic Ocean Coast. The Resort is within the strategy of finishing a foyer renovation, which I knew about earlier than heading over.

Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort is positioned on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, a few two hour drive from Walt Disney World Resort.

Once I arrived on Saturday, the foyer renovation was almost full. The lounge on the second stage remained closed for refurbishment, and a few ground work and portray have been nonetheless underway.

Like Disney motels round Walt Disney World, the entrance desk was made extra casual by eradicating about ⅓ of the desk itself. The mural behind the desk is now extra seen, and it has not been modified.

For my 2018 and 2019 stays at Disney’s Vero Seaside, I acquired a Walt Disney World Resort Key to the World room key, so I used to be stunned to get themed key playing cards on this go to. Although distant from Walt Disney World, the property is managed like an extension, and friends listed below are eligible for sure actions there (like DVC Moonlight Magic) and the in-room televisions show park and Disney Springs working hours.

The central function of the resort’s pool is a light-house-style slide; the pool is surrounded by a fence with Mickey-head-shaped cut-outs.

Dole Whip treats can be found on the fast service meals location close to the pool, together with a Key Lime Pie Dole Whip.

Images by Alan S. Dalinka.

Once I final visited Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort to see the 2019 Tour de Turtles occasion, the place a pair of turtles are tagged with satellite tv for pc monitoring gadgets after which launched again into the Atlantic to have their journey studied, the seashore appeared because it had on all of my prior visits. There was a excessive shrub-wall on a dune that blocks mild from the resort in order to not confuse sea turtles and their hatchlings as to which strategy to go to the water. (That type of shrub-wall extends far past the footprint of Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort up-and-down the coast.). You possibly can learn extra about Tour de Turtles within the Walt Disney World Resort Replace for July 30-August 5, 2019, and see some pictures of the resort and the Seaside as they appeared then.

Disney's Vero Beach in July 2019
One in every of my final prepandemic views of Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort was the Tour de Turtles occasion in July 2019. File photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Once I walked via the shrub-tunnel to the seashore on this go to, I used to be stunned to have seen the seashore had been reshaped, with an extension of the sand-berm well-beyond the shrub wall adopted by a 15 foot drop to the shore. Forged members on the seashore stated that the extra sand had been added as a part of a shoreline preservation venture by Indian River County that extends alongside the coast the size of the county.

Images by Alan S. Dalinka.

This & That…

…Disney Parks Weblog shared the meals choices accessible to friends when the “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” reopens on June 23 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Meals on the venue is served “all-you-care-to-enjoy” model and contains fountain drinks in addition to (for friends 21 and over) purple and white sangria, draft beer, and wine within the ticket worth. The Hoop Salad begins issues off, together with house-made cornbread, and creamy coleslaw. That’s adopted by pecan-smoked BBQ Pork Ribs and the “Legendary” fried hen, together with cornbread-crusted macaroni and cheese, home-style mashed potatoes, and cowboy beans. “Ma’s Well-known Strawberry Shortcake” is served up for dessert. Dietary wants and restrictions could also be accommodated by letting the forged know at check-in. Extra grownup drinks can be found at further price.

…Talking of meals, although in a distinct delicacies class, the multiple-award successful Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is making ready to return on July 28. Reservations open on June 20. The restaurant is the one one in Florida to have acquired each the AAA 5 Diamond and Forbes Journey Information 5 Star awards. Victoria & Albert’s maintains its semi-formal to formal apparel costume code that “respects the restaurant’s elegant and opulent aesthetic.”

…And nonetheless as regards to meals, Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Eating places and Disney Springs introduced this previous week that Summer time Home on the Lake will open on the West Aspect in 2023. The brand new restaurant primarily based on the Lettuce Entertain You’s Summer time Home Santa Monica eating places presently working in Chicago, IL and North Bethesda, MD, contains a California-inspired menu that includes easy substances sourced from native grower partnerships and sustainable merchandise. The brand new restaurant will probably be constructed on the previous web site of Bongo’s. Lettuce Entertain You and Disney Springs had introduced a model of its Beatrix idea restaurant for that location earlier than the worldwide pandemic induced the momentary shutdown of Walt Disney World Resort and suspension of that venture.

…Additionally at Disney Springs, “Drawn to Life” from Cirque du Soleil and Disney which opened again in November, is now providing Florida Residents, Disney Trip Membership members, and Annual Passholders a particular ticket provide for performances via October 1, 2022 besides July 1 to five, September 2-5, and September 10. Tickets can be found on-line at this web page of or on the field workplace. Low cost varies with location and efficiency.

…Walt Disney World Golf now has limited-edition Walt Disney World fiftieth Anniversary celebration pin flags on the market in its professional retailers for $49.95 every plus tax.

Pin Flag.
Walt Disney World Golf now has anniversary pin flags accessible. Picture courtesy Walt Disney World Golf.

…Past Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line formally took possession of its fifth ship, Disney Want, final week. It’s anticipated at Port Canaveral Florida subsequent week with its first official sailings to comply with.

…D23, the official Disney Fan Membership, introduced the primary displays for the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, arising in September. Of explicit curiosity to Walt Disney World Resort followers, in fact, would be the presentation by Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise. Disney has used the Expo up to now to make the most important bulletins about the way forward for the resort, and it’s anticipated to take action once more this yr.

The Normal Author’s Notice

Face coverings stay optionally available throughout all of Walt Disney World Resort. Bear in mind to test this web page of for the newest necessities.

If you happen to’re touring to or from abroad, be sure you test with the locations you are visiting and touring from or via for the newest guidelines. Although the USA authorities loosened worldwide journey restrictions for getting into the united statesA. on the finish of 2021, it stays vital to test on and abide by probably the most up-to-date COVID-19 testing and vaccine necessities for getting into the USA whether or not as a citizen, everlasting resident, or customer (and pay attention to who wants a visa). Over the weekend, the USA dropped the requirement for COVID-19 testing for getting into the nation.

As for visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Park Cross reservations are required for admission along with a sound ticket. In case your tickets have the Park Hopper choice, Park Hopping solely turns into accessible after 2 p.m. each day, and solely after you have got first visited the park for which you have got made a reservation that day. There have been cases the place Magic Kingdom has reached capability and paused admission of Park Hoppers, and Disney reserves the proper to take action in any respect the parks.

Gross sales of latest Walt Disney World Annual Passes proceed to be paused in all classes besides the Florida Resident Pixie Mud Cross. Disney reserved the proper to pause these gross sales when it reintroduced its new Annual Passes. Present Passholders might proceed to buy renewals in all tiers whatever the pause in new gross sales. We’ve got not heard any suggestion, as but, that new go gross sales will resume.

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention continues to observe the circumstances of the uncommon monkeypox virus in Florida and elsewhere. Studies say that consultants stay optimistic that the outbreak may be contained. We’ll embody extra info right here in future Updates ought to it relate to visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

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Resort Reservations, Ticket Recommendation & Particular Provides

Notice: MousePlanet doesn’t edit previous Updates to replicate worth will increase; for up-to-date costs, test the latest Walt Disney World Resort Replace.

This web page of options all of the affords the Resort has publicly introduced.

Everybody can save as much as $500 on a 5-night keep at choose Disney Resort Resorts via July 7, 2022.

Florida Residents can save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket and 30% on 3-Day Tickets in comparison with the non-Florida Resident worth of a 3-Day or 4-Day Ticket. One-day, one-park tickets begin at $109, relying on the date and the theme park. Florida Residents can save on 1-Day Tickets with Park Hopper Possibility, which affords 1-Day admission to a number of theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Go to this web page of for particulars and buy choices (plus a possibility to offer digital proof of Florida residency). Bear in mind, park admission requires each a ticket and a reservation; tickets expire, so be sure you do your homework earlier than buying.

Annual Passholders can save as much as 25% and Florida Residents can save as much as 20% on rooms at choose Disney Resort motels for stays most nights via July 7, 2022.

Disney+ subscribers that hyperlink their Disney+ account to their My Disney Expertise account may save as much as 25% on choose Disney Resort motels for choose night time stays July 8 to September 30, 2022.

Our journey associate Get Away Right now is out there that will help you ebook rooms and packages. Once you ebook a Walt Disney World Resort Package deal with Get Away Right now with a minimal 3-night keep at a Disney Resort Lodge plus tickets, you obtain its complimentary concierge service which incorporates:

  • Free Worth Monitoring – if a particular comes out after you ebook, we’ll mechanically apply it!
  • Eating Reservation Help – we get up early and snag these laborious to get eating reservations so you do not have to.
  • The GAT skilled crew is out there to you! Contact them any time for additional help along with your trip planning; transportation, theme park suggestions, and many others.

You may get a free Walt Disney World Resort trip quote by calling 855-GET-AWAY (and inform them MousePlanet despatched you) or, you’ll find pattern costs and submit a free quote request right here.

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Solely buy Disney theme park tickets straight from Disney, a certified vendor, or a journey company like MousePlanet journey associate Get Away Right now! As at all times, we remind our readers that Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are hardly ever provided at deep reductions until you’re a resident of Florida or eligible for U.S. Army Personnel advantages. Traditionally, non-Florida residents have a tendency to profit probably the most by buying tickets prematurely (and, in fact, being aware of the principles related to these tickets). Do not get scammed! By no means purchase tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, akin to via eBay or Craigslist. By no means lease or buy tickets from individuals approaching you outdoors Disney property stating they’ve remaining days or leftover tickets. This apply is towards the phrases of use for Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions, and should lead to denial of entry. There isn’t any strategy to decide if these tickets are legitimate till you attempt to use them to enter the parks.


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