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WDWNT Daily Recap (4/10/21): Inclement Weather at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, On-Ride Photos Watermarked at Attraction Exits, More Cinderella Castle Turrets Decorated, Drone Footage of Brightline Rail Expansion, and More

We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Saturday, April 10, 2021. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom While visiting Magic Kingdom today, we noticed that Disney PhotoPass watermarks have been added to the on-ride photos that can be seen along […] The post WDWNT Daily Recap (4/10/21): Inclement Weather at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, On-Ride Photos Watermarked at Attraction Exits, More Cinderella Castle Turrets Decorated, Drone Footage of Brightline Rail Expansion, and More appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Disney World Theme Park Hours Extended for April through June

Walt Disney World theme park hours have been extended once again! This time, hours have been extended for more than just one week. Hours have now been extended for dates through June! Take a look. Related – Disney World Theme Park Hours have been released through June 26th April 25 through June 19 Magic Kingdom will be open from 8 am to 9 pm every day. It was previously scheduled to be open from 9 am to 6 pm. Related – Disney World extends theme park hours on select days in mid April Epcot was previously scheduled to be open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM from April 25 through June 19. It will still be opening at 11:00 AM every day. The park will now close at 10:00 PM from April 25 through May 8 and at 9:00 PM from May 9 through June 19. Disney’s Hollywood Studios was previously scheduled to be open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM from April 25 through June 19. It will now be open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 4/7/21 (Harmonious Compass Completed, New Large Pins, Flower & Garden Festival Phone Cases, and More)

So another wonderful day in the community of tomorrow, where the sun is bright, the flowers are blooming, and the good food never stops. Welcome to EPCOT! We start our day keeping an eye out for changes to the Epcot Center Drive entrance sign. Still no changes yet, so if you want some pictures of the classic archway style, take them while you can! Entering through the main entrance and past Spaceship Earth, the construction machinery looks to be gone, […] The post PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 4/7/21 (Harmonious Compass Completed, New Large Pins, Flower & Garden Festival Phone Cases, and More) appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Extreme Wind Knocks Down Tree at Animal Kingdom

Florida is known for having some wild weather and that was true today as Guests had to deal with at least one downed tree and being rerouted at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park. Credit: DisneyTwitter user, Ethan, shared some of the damage caused by strong winds.  In the picture, a tree can be seen almost ripped up by the trunk. He shared details about how Cast Members were dealing with the situation: There’s a Tree down between Pandora and Discovery Island so Cast Members are routing people through Pizzafari. There’s a Tree down between Pandora and Discovery Island so Cast Members are routing people through Pizzafari. pic.twitter.com/P7pZYa6WZT — Ethan the HHN kid HHN came to my house (@ThatDisneyBoi) April 10, 2021 Here is a closeup of the downed tree Ethan shared.  The wind must have been intense to take down a tree of that size! Credit: Twitter Ethan @ThatDisneyBoiEthan also shared an image of the area that was being blocked off to keep Guests safe.  Guests were rerouted around the area through the Pizzafari restaurant to continue enjoying their Disney Parks day. Credit: Twitter User Ethan (@ThatDisneyBoi)It seems that the wind also caused numerous problems with rides, as many attractions at Animal Kingdom were down throughout the day — WDW Stats noted that Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, and Kilimanjaro Safaris were all down at various points throughout the day. YouTube account Virtual WDW also shared a

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New Disney Magic at Sea Itineraries and Departure Dates Revealed

This summer UK residents can set sail on a unique Disney staycation at sea aboard 2-, 3- and limited 4-night cruises from the UK on the Disney Magic. These Disney Cruise Line sailings depart on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton. Take a look at the different itineraries and departure dates available. Related – Disney Cruise Line to offer Disney Magic at Sea for UK residents Tilbury (London)Situated on the north shore of the River Thames, Tilbury (aka ‘the quay to the capital’) is less than 30 miles away from the iconic sights and sounds of London. Depart on 2- and 3-night cruises on selected dates from 11th June – 25th June. 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from London TilburyTilbury (London) • At Sea6/14/21, 6/16/21, 6/21/21, 6/23/21 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from London TilburyTilbury (London) • At Sea • At Sea6/11/21, 6/18/21, 6/25/21

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins Cast of Fifth “Indiana Jones” Film, John Williams Returns as Composer

Fantastic news has been announced for fans of the popular Indiana Jones series! John Williams, the much-lauded composer, has been confirmed to return for the fifth installment of Indiana Jones and we received a casting update as well. Williams composed the iconic original theme song, “The Raiders March.” He has worked on every score in the 40-year-old Indiana Jones franchise. Also announced was the addition of Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the cast (Fleabag, Solo: A Star Wars Story). Waller-Bridge co-star alongside […] The post Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins Cast of Fifth “Indiana Jones” Film, John Williams Returns as Composer appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Another Restaurant Has Opened at California Adventure

When Disney announced that Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park would be opening back in November, Guests were thrilled that they would be able to eat at popular locations like Carthay Circle and Smokejumpers Grill.  Reservations for Carthay quickly filled up and Guests lined up down the street to get a taste of a Disney hot dog. Credit: DisneyMore restaurants within the park were able to open in March for the limited-time ticketed event, A Touch of Disney. This limited-time event is sold out and ends on April 19. Some of the restaurants that have been available at A Touch of Disney are Concina Cucamonga and Pixar Pier’s Lamplight Lounge. One restaurant, however, remained noticeably closed — the popular Cars Land diner, Flo’s V8 Café. Flo’s is a staple in Cars Land and is known for its roadside diner theme — with a Cars twist, of course — and its 1950’s music that is piped in to entertain Guests while they eat. Credit: DisneyWell, things have changed at California Adventure and Flo’s is now open for business! Guests seem to be thrilled with the decision and have since been creating long lines at the Route 66 eatery. ITM was on the scene to capture pictures of the newly opened dining establishment. Credit: ITM Monique R.While crowds were seen waiting to enter the restaurant, there was also an area for those who decided to use Mobile Order. Disney has been

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Inclement Weather Rips Through Disney’s Animal Kingdom Knocking Down Trees, Guests Become Stuck on Kilimanjaro Safaris

Inclement weather today in the Orlando area brought heavy winds to Walt Disney World. Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom were in for a surprise when the gusts caused trees around the theme park to fall, even causing some guests to become stuck on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Katie Alvarez (@thetinydisneydetails) sent us an image of a large downed tree due to the severe weather at Disney’s Animal Kingdom today. Given a closer look, it’s very fortunate that the tree did not fall […] The post PHOTOS, VIDEO: Inclement Weather Rips Through Disney’s Animal Kingdom Knocking Down Trees, Guests Become Stuck on Kilimanjaro Safaris appeared first on WDW News Today.

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VIDEO: Watch Full Video of “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration” at Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a “Year of Magical Surprises”. The celebrations started strong with the debut of a new nighttime spectacular called “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration.” The brand-new nighttime celebration began on April 8th, replacing Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light. With state-of-the-art technology woven into a performance of light and shadow, a magical dream of the light inside of you is created. The show utilizes projection mapping, pyro, flames, […] The post VIDEO: Watch Full Video of “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration” at Shanghai Disney Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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