We are in the parks today today for the first time since Disney ended the outdoor mask requirement at Walt Disney World. Guests no longer have to wear masks while outdoors. Despite the policy change, Cast Members are asking guests to pull up their masks in some outdoor queues. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we saw this in action at Toy Story Mania and Slinky Dog Dash. Guests in the extended outdoor Toy Story Mania queue were not required to wear […] The post PHOTOS: Cast Members Asking Guests to Wear Masks in Some Outdoor Queues at Walt Disney World, Free Disposable Masks Available appeared first on WDW News Today.
Although the Walt Disney World Resort made the groundbreaking decision yesterday to end the mask mandate outdoors for Guests, the Disneyland Resort issued a statement today clarifying that their outdoor mask requirement remains in place, per State of California regulations regarding theme parks. The clarification came from a Disney spokesperson, who said: “Disneyland Resort’s current guidelines, which require all guests (ages 2 and older) and Cast Members to wear face coverings, remain in effect until further notice. Policies will be […] The post Disneyland Resort Releases Statement Reiterating Outdoor Face Mask Requirement appeared first on WDW News Today.
For the first time since March 2020, guests are permitted to walk around Walt Disney World’s theme parks without a face covering, per a shocking late night change in rules that have stood at the Orlando theme parks since their July 2020 reopening. WDWNT reporters were on the scene at the Magic Kingdom today to be the first to bring you a look at this historic moment in time as Guests strolled down Main Street, U.S.A. without face coverings. Although […] The post PHOTOS: Guests Walk Up Main Street U.S.A. Without Masks for First Time in 14 Months at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.
Just over a week ago, Disney announced that temperature checks would be eliminated for guests effective May 16, 2021. We’ve already seen them removed from some resort hotel restaurants early, and now we’re seeing that park entrances have followed suit. This morning at Magic Kingdom, we’ve found that no temperature check would be required before entering the park, a day earlier than announced. A security Cast Member advised this change would be resort-wide. While the temperature screening tents are still […] The post Park Entrance Temperature Checks Ended Early as Masks No Longer Required Outdoors at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.
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 Friday, May 14, 2021. Walt Disney World Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hollywood loves a reboot, and The Hollywood Brown Derby is no exception, as the signature restaurant has received a new menu at […] The post WDWNT Daily Recap (5/14/21): No Face Masks Outdoors Beginning Tomorrow at Disney World, Physical Distancing Requirement Reduced, Trader Sam’s Merch Pulled from Shelves for Destruction, Pricing for Disney Wish Sailings, and More appeared first on WDW News Today.
With the massive announcement this evening that Walt Disney World would no longer require face coverings in many outdoor areas for guests, it was not immediately addressed how this change would impact Cast Members. Despite a recent loosening of the policy on face shields, today’s change on face coverings outdoors is not being extended to Cast Members. Cast will still need to wear an approved face coverings even when outside, as they have since the parks first reopened. On the […] The post Cast Members Still Required to Wear Face Coverings When Outdoors at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.
Disney has announced it will no longer require face coverings in most outdoor areas in its parks, Disney Springs, and other areas of the Walt Disney World Resort effective tomorrow, May 15th, 2021. Universal Orlando Resort made a similar change earlier today after Orange County, FL lifted its outdoor mask mandate. Disney has updated their “Experience Updates” page to reflect the new guidelines, with the following policy: Additionally, Disney has offered the following chart showing when a face covering will […] The post BREAKING: Walt Disney World Will No Longer Require Face Coverings Outdoors Beginning Tomorrow appeared first on WDW News Today.
Earlier this year, Disney unveiled plans to expand Disneyland Resort in their “DisneylandForward” proposal. The plans included theme park, retail, hotel, and parking projects. The “New Kind of Disney Entertainment Destination” would be modeled after Disney Springs. According to the OC Register, a version of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar was mentioned during a DisneylandForward webinar this week. The Indiana Jones-themed bar has one location in Disney Springs already. Concept art of the bar can be found on the “DisneylandForward” website, […] The post Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Included in Proposed “DisneylandForward” Entertainment Destination appeared first on WDW News Today.
During yesterday’s quarterly financial results conference call, Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek stated that capacity was already being increased, and would continue to be increased, as a result of loosening CDC guidelines. Now, we’re seeing those capacity changes reflected in the Park Pass reservation system. In the remainder of May, and most of June, all Walt Disney World theme parks are nearly completely open for booking to Theme Park Ticket and Select Resort Hotels guests. The Memorial Day Weekend and […] The post Walt Disney World Adding Park Pass Availability for Ticket and Resort Guests, Nothing Yet Added for Annual Passholders appeared first on WDW News Today.
The new Marvel Studios series Loki is headed to Disney+ in June, and today Disney released a new poster featuring the God of Mischief. The poster features some of the show’s characters surrounding Loki. The most notable addition is an animated clock-like figure. While we aren’t sure who (or what) this character is, it suggests that the show will have some animation elements. Loki follows the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow and into a […] The post PHOTOS: Disney Releases New “Loki” Poster Ahead of Series Launch on Disney+ appeared first on WDW News Today.