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World Celebration construction at EPCOT
Work continues at EPCOT on the former Inventions East and Mouse Gear into the new center of the upcoming World celebration. No date has been finalized.
Details of Disney's Animal Kingdom Earth Month 2021 Celebration
Disney's Animal Kingdom will host several limited-time experiences from April 18-24, 2021, in celebration of Earth Day. Expect to see unique Disney character experiences, learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage, and new Wilderness Explorer activity.
Here’s a look at what’s in store:
Disney updates reopening timeframe for Disney's Polynesian Resort
Expect Disney's Polynesian Resort to open in late July 2021. The resort is getting an extensive makeover with new rooms, monorail station, and all-new arrival area. According to Disney, the new rooms will be inspired by the Pacific Ocean and the many islands, including details from the movie, Moana.
New look, more spaces and customized confection coming with the Main Street Confectionary refurbishment at Magic Kingdom
Refurbishment is still going on on the Main Street Confectionary. Many of the treats from the Confectionary will be available at Emporium and Main Street Cinema during the closure. Main Street Cinema is currently closed and the artwork and collectibles will now be available at Bonjour! Village Gifts in Fantasyland. The Chapeau will also close on March 29. The hats and embroidery service will be relocated to Town Square Theater.
Close-up look at the new Chinese Theatre lighting and searchlights at Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Chinese Theatre at Hollywood Studios debuted a new lighting scheme this week. New lightning brings a much warmer color to the theater. This update helps to highlight some of the features and makes it pop.
Walt Disney World theme park operating hours extended from April 11
Walt Disney World theme park operating hours extended from April 11.
-Disney's Hollywood Studios is increased by 2 hours, moving to a 9am opening and 8pm close.
-Magic Kingdom is increased by 1 hour, moving to an 8 am opening.
-EPCOT is increased by 4 hours, moving to an 11pm close
-Disney's Animal Kingdom is increased by 4 hours, moving to an 8am opening and 8pm close.
More jabots and swags arrive at Cinderella Castle as part of the 50th decor
More decorations have arrived and now part of the Cinderella Castle as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration.