Previously, Orange County, Florida (where part of Disney World is located) announced a phased approach to reducing distancing and mask requirements in the county. Most recently, Orange County reached phase 2 of its plans, but it’s expected to move into its last phase tomorrow, when all restrictions will be removed.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted a number of different industries around the world, caused Disney World and Disney’s theme parks around the world to close, and delayed a number of projects that were set to come to its parks and resorts.
One the projects that ended up getting delayed was the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new show, “Drawn to Life,” which was set to debut in Disney Springs in the spring of 2020. But, now things have started to change. Disney World is increasing capacity, the COVID-19 vaccine is available to more individuals, Broadway is set to reopen later this year, and various other rules and regulations have changed in the movie theater industry and more. So, what’s going on with Cirque du Soleil and what could it mean for their Disney World show? Here’s what we know.
Previously, Universal Orlando updated their mask policy to note that masks would no longer be required outdoors. But, masks continued to be required indoors and in certain other areas.
Recently, however, that policy was updated. Now, masks are no longer required anywhere in Universal Orlando Resort, indoors for vaccinated guests or outdoors. Today we made our way over to Universal’s theme parks to see this new policy in action and now we’re sharing all the details with you!
And as these guidelines change, we’ll be seeing more updates from other businesses as they begin to loosen those guidelines in their own establishments.
Since then we’ve seen some indications that cruises to Alaska may begin again this summer and have seen Disney Cruise Line cancel sailings through July. And now it looks like Carnival Cruise Line is one step closer to an eventual return to sailing.
Limited capacity has had a HUGE impact on pretty much every aspect of Disney World. Some of the results have been nice, and some…have been mildly inconvenient.
Recently, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek stated that Disney World is, and has been, increasing capacity. On top of that, Disney will be reducing social distancing guidelines. Not to mention, outdoor masks have just been made optional. This could have a pretty big impact on how the parks look and feel, and most importantly, how you experience them! We have some ideas about what might change going forward, and what you might want to get ready to expect.
Well, what a week it has been!!
In the early evening last Friday Disney announced a MAJOR change to their mask rules. Over the past few days, we’ve also seen changes made to social distancing, the early phasing out of temperature checks, the reopening of several restaurants, and more big news. Today we’re breaking down ALL the Disney news from this past week that you need to know!
For months, we’ve been monitoring the reopening guidelines in California and seen how Orange County, where Disneyland Resort is located, has progressed through California’s reopening tiers.
Most recently, Orange County was in California’s Orange Tier, but now things are changing in a way that could cause increases in capacity at Disneyland.
We haven’t seen a full fireworks show in Disney World for OVER a year now.
When Disney World reopened after the park closures, fireworks and a number of other offerings were temporarily suspended, and fireworks remain suspended to this day. Do you think fireworks will return by the end of 2021? We reached out to our readers via Instagram to see their thoughts and their response was pretty clear!
With social distancing and other safety measures in place right now throughout Disney World, navigating the parks can be quite the challenge.
Some stores, restaurants, and other areas now have certain doors designated as entrances or exits (which might be different than how you’re used to seeing things). You may find that certain doors are blocked off or unavailable. And some ride lines may stretch FAR away from their designated ride entrance, making it difficult sometimes to know where the line starts and what a line is even for.
We’re in the parks every single day and we know just how frustrating all of this can become. That’s why we developed some totally FREE resources to help you navigate all 4 Disney World theme parks. We’ve shared them all individually before but now we’re linking to them all in one place to make it super easy for you!