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Walt Disney World Resort Replace for June 7-13, 2022 by Alan S. Dalinka

Walt Disney World Resort Replace for June 7-13, 2022

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 Author’s Notice, Information & Views

Whereas operations round Walt Disney World Resort proceed to more and more mirror pre-pandemic instances, as the primary week of the “Summer time Season” has handed, it’s obvious that we’re within the third summer season of the Resort’s phased reopening following its whole momentary closure again in March 2020. Trying on the Disney Park Move reservation system—the attendance-regulating software Disney put in place to regulate park crowd measurement when the phased reopening started again in July 2020 and reveals no signal of being discontinued— there have been days final week that had no park reservations accessible.

Disney has by no means publicly shared precisely what the utmost attendance permitted in every of the parks is, and it way back stopped sharing the odds of capability it was sharing when the phased reopening started. Although the parks appear crowded usually as of late, it’s unclear whether or not the parks’ attendance capacities have, in actual fact, returned to pre-pandemic ranges. As I’ve famous our previous Walt Disney World Resort Updates, there stay a very good variety of venues nonetheless closed, together with venues that used to take in a number of company. “Discovering Nemo: The Musical,” for instance, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom sat tons of and tons of of company in every pre-pandemic present, and it closed completely when the park closed in March 2020; the brand new “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue … and Past!” present lastly debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on June 13, and that may absorb a very good variety of company – extra on that under. Fantasmic! is because of return at an as-yet unspecified level later this yr at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Whereas the variety of closed venues throughout the parks continues to lower, the closures stay notably noticeable if you see merchandise and meals and beverage places that haven’t reopened. At Magic Kingdom, for instance, the Newsstand on the park gates, a merchandise location particularly for these final minute purchases, has been closed every time I’ve visited. Likewise, the small present store on the pedestrian exit of the TTC monorail station additionally stays closed.

Magic Kingdom Newsstand

The Newsstand on the entrance to Magic Kingdom stays closed. Photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney continues to try to rent for a lot of roles throughout the Resort, so it’s laborious to know whether or not closed merchandise places are tied to solid shortages or to broader supply-chain points associated to filling the cabinets with merchandise or acquiring sure meals and beverage objects. That courtesy tram service has not returned within the parking a number of both EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one other signal that solid hiring nonetheless has a solution to go. In any occasion, the continued existence of closed venues seemingly explains the continued decreased capability within the parks. I point out all this, in fact, to remind these of you planning a go to: make your reservations as quickly as your plans!

Talking of planning, in fact, as I famous final week, June 1 was the official begin of the Atlantic Ocean’s tropical storm season. We already had our first system move over Florida, and, thankfully, Walt Disney World Resort noticed only a few moderately typical (for Florida) downpours. Pacific Hurricane Agatha made landfall in Mexico, crossed over land towards the Gulf of Mexico, and headed throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Florida in pretty disorganized type, earlier than heading out throughout the Atlantic as the primary named storm of the season from the Atlantic checklist, Alex. As of this Replace, the Tropics are quiet, however every day thunderstorms are more and more the Central Florida seasonal norm. In different phrases, take note of the climate, and be ready (as I’ve instructed previously, get a few of these $1 pocket-sized ponchos at your favourite large field retailer and hold them readily available if you’re within the parks).

Views Round Magic Kingdom and Neighborhood

I had a few alternatives to go to Magic Kingdom this previous week for the primary time in fairly awhile. I seen a couple of adjustments that I focus on within the picture captions.

Buzz Lightyear
Whereas some conventional character meet and greets are open once more, like Mickey Mouse within the City Sq. Theatre, different greetings stay distanced, like Buzz Lightyear on the Tomorrowland stage. Photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney Pageant of Fantasy Parade

Photographs by Alan S. Dalinka.

TRON Lightcycle Run Building Continues

Heavy building gear stays on-site on the future Tomorrowland attraction. With no landscaping in place, and empty trip car testing simply underway (and never throughout my visits), it’s uncertain that the attraction shall be full earlier than this winter.

The outside portion of the monitor seems solely lined. We have now but to see it totally lit at night time like its Shanghai inspiration (or the idea artwork), so it’s unclear how far alongside progress is on that a part of the mission.

The outside of Tomorrowland Gentle and Energy Co., the present store on the exit of Area Mountain, is present process some refurbishment. The spires that was on this aspect of the constructing are gone. Because the walkway exterior the constructing results in the brand new attraction, it’s seemingly this refurbishment is meant to help in visitor circulate within the space when the brand new attraction opens.

Photographs by Alan S. Dalinka.

New Disney Trip Membership Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The conversion of 1 constructing of Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa into new DVC Studio Villas is anticipated to be full and open to company later this month.

The constructing that may change into a part of Disney Trip Membership is positioned adjoining to the Grand Floridian’s seashore on Seven Seas Lagoon.

This view reveals the prevailing Disney Trip Membership Villas constructing with the constructing being transformed within the background additional down the seashore.

Photographs by Alan S. Dalinka.

Web site Preparation Underway at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for DVC Enlargement

Former luau venue at Disney's Polynesian Village
Earlier this yr, Disney Trip Membership introduced that it’s constructing at new tower of villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort on the location beforehand residence to the luau. Web site preparation is clearly underway. Photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates Satisfaction Month

Because it has for a few years (and however the present political controversy), Walt Disney World Resort celebrates Satisfaction Month within the parks and resorts as a part of Disney Parks’ dedication to acknowledge and rejoice the contributions, cultures and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood. All 4 theme parks have distinctive Satisfaction-themed backdrops celebrating love. For those who use the Disney MagicMobile service from the My Disney Expertise app, there at the moment are new Satisfaction-themed move designs accessible.

Magic Kingdom’s Satisfaction backdrop is positioned on the purple wall in Tomorrowland close to the Sew golden statue. Photograph by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney PhotoPass Service presents particular Satisfaction picture alternatives throughout the Resort. Magic Pictures, props, and different picture alternatives can be found, and the Disney photoPass Studio at Disney Springs has new digital backdrops as effectively.

Disney Springs has further Satisfaction decor in addition to a brand new picture alternative impressed by the Hulu Authentic Sequence “Love, Victor.” The brand new Disney Springs Artwork Stroll additionally contains a new piece by Chad Measurement, a multimedia artist, designer, and muralist. Merchandise as Meals and beverage places at Disney Springs (together with a number of the working contributors) and throughout the Resort even have particular choices.

Pride Foodie Guide
Meals and beverage specialty objects are provided at Disney Parks on each coasts, and Disney Parks Weblog has posted its Satisfaction Month Foodie Information. Photos courtesy Disney Parks.

As Disney Parks Weblog posted in Might, the brand new Disney Satisfaction Assortment is accessible round Walt Disney World this month that includes attire, equipment, pins and extra from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars . The Walt Disney Firm is donating all income from the Disney Satisfaction Assortment gross sales by way of June 30, 2022, to help LGBTQIA+ youth and households. Extra info is accessible at

This & That & Reminders…

…As introduced final week, a number of Particular Olympics USA Video games athletes have been celebrated in a parade at Magic Kingdom on Friday as honorary grand marshals. The identical athletes are featured in a TV industrial much like Disney’s iconic Tremendous Bowl adverts, and the particular Magic Kingdom parade included the identical type of “bells and whistles” of these Tremendous Bowl victory parades, together with Disney characters, streamers, music, and, in fact, the “cheering company.” The Disney Dwell Leisure manufacturing of the Particular Olympics USA Video games Opening Ceremony was then televised by ABC-TV on Sunday, and protection of the Particular Olympics USA Video games continues at this time and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, on ESPN2 and the ESPN App in addition to dwell streaming protection on ESPN3 all through the week. Protection wraps on June 12 with a particular program, “Better of the Particular Olympics USA Video games,” on ABC, ESPN3 and the ESPN App. Lots of the competitions are going down at ESPN Huge World of Sports activities advanced at Walt Disney World Resort.

Particular Olympics USA Video games athletes have been honorary grand marshals in a particular Magic Kingdom parade on Friday. Video courtesy Disney Parks.

…The “reimagined” Discovering Nemo-themed musical, “Discovering Nemo: The Huge Blue … and Past!” will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning June 13. It is going to run a number of instances per day, with a present lasting roughly 25 minutes and together with lots of the songs from the earlier model of the present. The reimagined present is about at The Marine Life Institute featured within the Disney-Pixar movie Discovering Dory, and can function new lighting, new units, and a brand new video wall for backgrounds. Just like the earlier model the present, actors with puppets will carry out the character roles.

…On June 18, the world celebrates some of the well-liked cuisines amongst meals lovers: sushi. To assist rejoice this Japanese delicacy, Iron Chef Morimoto, of Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia restaurant presents these “Ideas and Should Is aware of for Consuming Sushi” wherever chances are you’ll be:

  • While you go eat at sushi eating places in Japan, particularly at high-end ones, there isn’t any value on the menu. And generally you’re anticipated to depart all of it to the chef. Within the U.S., alternatively, the choices are extra explicitly offered to the company, they usually eat what they need within the method they need.
  • Simply because a sure model of sushi is not “genuine” doesn’t suggest it is not value consuming. Sushi in America is totally different from what you will discover in Japan. Identical to many different cultural parts, meals travels from its birthplace to a different a part of the world. Then it evolves, adjustments and ultimately units down.
  • Custom really dictates consuming sushi together with your palms vs. chopsticks however chopsticks are acceptable too, in response to Chef Morimoto.
  • Don’t routinely dip your sushi in soy sauce. Style the fish first as you wish to expertise the sushi’s taste first.
  • Don’t combine wasabi and soy sauce collectively right into a murky, soup mess. It is a no-no.
  • It takes a few years to correctly study the craft of sushi-making. Historically, a sushi apprentice might examine for almost a decade, the primary two years of which she or he will not be even allowed to the touch the fish.
  • Sushi was initially a avenue meals and sometimes consumed in the best way we eat tacos or pretzels, off avenue distributors. That every one modified after the enormous Tokyo earthquake of the Twenties, which introduced down the price of actual property and led to sushi cooks opening retailer fronts.
  • By no means eat sushi with chilly rice. It is going to lose its sweetness, killing the layers of sushi. Goodbye grocery retailer sushi case!

…FINAL REMINDER: D23, the Official Disney Fan Membership, is providing an opportunity to win a four-night trip for as much as 4 individuals to Walt Disney World Resort with its D23 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Sweepstakes. Solely D23 members might enter, however chances are you’ll be logged in as both a Basic (free) or Gold (paid) Member to enter on this web page of in your likelihood to win. The sweepstakes closes on June 10, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. Japanese (and extra eligibility particulars can be found by way of the entry type). MousePlanet will not be affiliated with this sweepstakes.

…FINAL REMINDER: Give Children the World, the not-for-profit resort in Central Florida that gives free weeklong journeys to critically in poor health kids and their households, is providing a chance to win a visit for eight aboard the Disney Want‘s maiden voyage, July 14, 2022, within the ship’s “Tower Suite,” the first-of-its-kind lodging that includes two grasp bedrooms, a kids’s room with bunkbeds, and a library that may function a further bed room. The possibility to win closes on June 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Japanese. Contributors within the drawing should be a minimum of 18 years outdated, reside in america however not within the State of New York. A donation or cost will not be essential to win, however donations to get entries profit Make-A-Want and Give Children the World. Particulars and guidelines can be found right here. MousePlanet will not be affiliated with this opportunity to win alternative both.

…REMINDER: The Edison at Disney Springs is conducting a Mixology Sequence, June 8, 15, and 22, from 6-8 p.m. that includes cocktails and accompanying bites impressed by the areas and flavors of Scotland. The collection highlights three totally different Scottish whiskeys: Caol Ila, Dewars White Label and Johnnie Walker Black Label. The drinks shall be paired with savory bites to spotlight the whiskeys. The occasion shall be hosted on The Edison’s Lake Aspect Patio and tickets are $65/individual plus tax and gratuity (ages 21 and older solely). Go to this web page of the Patina Restaurant Group’s web site for extra particulars and to buy tickets.

…REMINDER with UPDATE: Disney Parks Weblog revealed its Foodie Information for Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Hurricane Lagoon. The choose night time 3-hour occasions run till August 27, with costs beginning at $75 for ages 10 and up, $70 for ages 3-9, and reductions accessible for Passholders and Disney Trip Membership members. The primary occasion ran on Might 31, and Disney Parks Weblog revealed an inventory of 5 highlights of the after-hours occasion.

…REMINDER: June 8 Brings adjustments to Disney Genie+. Take a look at final week’s Replace in the event you want a refresher.

…REMINDER: The Concord Barber Store at Magic Kingdom will reopen July 31, 2022. A restricted variety of reservations for this expertise shall be accessible within the My Disney Expertise app starting June 28, 2022. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique can even open later this yr, however no date has been introduced.

…REMINDER: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration at Magic Kingdom tickets at the moment are on sale for choose dates in August by way of October 31.

…And, lastly, from the West Coast workers of MousePlanet, an public sale of Disneyland Resort media occasion summertime swag to profit the Alzheimer’s Affiliation.

The Traditional Author’s Notice

Face coverings stay non-obligatory throughout all of Walt Disney World Resort. Keep in mind to test this web page of for the newest necessities.

When you’re touring to or from abroad, you’ll want to test with the locations you are visiting and touring from or by way of for the newest guidelines. Although america authorities loosened worldwide journey restrictions for coming into the usA. on the finish of 2021, it stays vital to test on and abide by essentially the most up-to-date COVID-19 testing and vaccine necessities for coming into america whether or not as a citizen, everlasting resident, or customer (and concentrate on who wants a visa).

As for visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Park Move 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. every day, and solely after you’ve first visited the park for which you’ve made a reservation that day. There have been situations the place Magic Kingdom has reached capability and paused admission of Park Hoppers, and Disney reserves the best 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 Move. Disney reserved the best 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 have now not heard any suggestion, as but, that new move gross sales will resume.

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention continues to watch the instances of the uncommon monkeypox virus in Florida and elsewhere. Stories say that consultants stay optimistic that the outbreak may be contained. On Monday, the CDC raised its monkeypox alert stage and beneficial vacationers put on masks whereas cautioning that it was not on the identical stage of concern as COVID-19. We’ll embrace extra info right here in future Updates ought to it relate to visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

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

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

Everybody can save as much as $500 on a 5-night keep at choose Disney Resort Inns by way of 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 value 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 Choice, which presents 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 chance to supply digital proof of Florida residency). Keep in mind, park admission requires each a ticket and a reservation; tickets expire, so you’ll want to 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 by way of July 7, 2022.

Disney+ subscribers that hyperlink their Disney+ account to their My Disney Expertise account may also 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 At present is accessible that will help you guide rooms and packages. While you guide a Walt Disney World Resort Bundle with Get Away At present with a minimal 3-night keep at a Disney Resort Resort plus tickets, you obtain its complimentary concierge service which incorporates:

  • Free Worth Monitoring – if a particular comes out after you guide, we’ll routinely 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 knowledgeable group is accessible to you! Contact them any time for additional help together with your trip planning; transportation, theme park suggestions, and so forth.

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

Walt Disney World Resort 2023 packages go on sale on June 8. Take a look at Get Away At present’s instagram publish for particulars.


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


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