Disney World isn’t even open yet, but the last few hours have sure been a crazy ride!
And here’s the thing: now that the proverbial flood gates have opened, Disney World info seems to be gushing OUT! In addition to finding out Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is now starting July 15th, MagicBands will no longer be given to resort guest for free next year, and Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party being canceled, even more details about Disney World’s attractions and entertainment have come spilling out!
Disney World has already informed us certain guest experiences will not be offered or will be modified including character meet and greets, parades, and fireworks when the parks reopen. Disney also just shared with us a big list of special events that are being canceled this morning.
But Disney World has also made a few changes to the “Know Before You Go” section of its website today! In the edit, we spotted a few indications of what we’ll be seeing instead of parades and nighttime spectaculars!
You read that right, folks!! Disney has just confirmed characters will VERY MUCH be present when the parks reopen! You’ll just be seeing them in a different format than you may be used to!
Disney’s use of the word “cavalcade” reminds us of the Cursed Caravan we’ve seen at Disney Villains After Dark parties or the Rainy Day Calvacade that gets dispatched on soggier days! This is a term Disney often uses for smaller parades at Magic Kingdom!
But what’s this?? Disney also says characters will be sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and proceeding along World Showcase promenade at EPCOT?! There will also be motorcades on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?! Umm, yeah…it looks like Disney World is promising there will still be a lot of excitement until their traditional offerings resume.
We’re going back over everything with a fine toothcomb right now to make sure we’ve told you about every new piece of information we’ve just found out today! Plus, we’re still scouring the interwebs for anything new, so stay tuned for more breaking news!
Are you excited about seeing these new Disney character cavalcades when the theme parks reopen? Let us know which park you’d like to visit first in the comments below!