On Wednesday, tropical storm Nicole was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane.
Tropical Storm Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane yesterday, September 28th. As it moves through Florida, it has weakened to a tropical storm but is still causing a lot of destruction with tornado and flood warnings active in many Central Florida counties.
In response to the storm, Disney World closed its theme parks and some hotels. In addition, guests cannot check into any Disney World hotels until Friday afternoon (September 30th). If you’re planning to visit the parks in the coming days, here’s what you need to know. [Read more…]
Hurricane Ian continues to threaten much of Florida — including Disney World.
We’ve been tracking the storm since it was just a tropical depression, but Ian has quickly turned into a powerful system and ultimately went past Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane. A Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warning, and flood advisories have been issued for Disney World, and now it looks like Disney World is officially closing its doors due to Hurricane Ian.
Disney World has certainly been pretty different over the past year.
Still, there have been some signs that normalcy is returning including the announcement of returning entertainment, the removal of temperature checks at the parks, heavily-eased mask rules, and more. There’s also been a BIG behind-the-scenes sign that ‘normal’ is coming back — and it has to do with Disney World permits.
The Rivers of America and the surrounding area has been under a lengthy refurbishment!
The river was completely drained and construction work was happening on the guide rails for the Liberty Square Riverboat. We also saw work being done on Tom Sawyer Island and the dry riverbed. The river has recently been refilled and we were expecting the attractions to reopen on March 1st, 2021. It seems Disney is a little ahead of schedule and they may open a little early!
Analysts are taking another look at the projected future of the Disney theme parks.
The last year has had a lot of ups and downs for the Disney theme parks around the globe. The worldwide pandemic forced every single park to close and the road to a full reopening has been rocky at times. Some parks, Disneyland included, remain closed. Now, Wall Street analysts are forecasting an optimistic outlook for 2022.
The last spell was cast yesterday at the Magic Kingdom as part of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom experience.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom opened in 2012 and brought guests on a magic card game that allowed guests to interact with all kinds of special elements in the park. 9 years later, January 24th, 2021 marked the end of the Magic Kingdom game.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is a card game that allows guests to interact with elements around the theme park.
Guests can pick up a pack of cards (most of which are free) and use them to make “magical” images appear throughout the Magic Kingdom. The technology is similar to Agent Ps World Showcase Adventure in EPCOT, which was suspended in February 2020. We’ve now confirmed that Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom will also be suspended.
Disney World is constantly updating and improving attractions, resorts, and restaurants on property.
It takes a lot of effort to make the theme parks look fresh and new! The scheduled refurbishments can sometimes put a snag in your plans, however. We’re here to update you on all the scheduled weekly refurbs between December 6th through December 13, 2020. This way, you can plan around the closures on your trip!
Walt Disney World reopened with new health and safety guidelines in light of the global health crisis.
Some of the guidelines are encouraged, but wearing a proper face covering indoors is a required mandate. While guests can forgo masks outdoors, they must wear them while inside, in queues, or on attractions. We’ve shared OODLES of tips with you over the past few months but we’re back with tips we HAVEN’T told you a billion times!