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Ears the News: May 15, 2021 Edition


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Stage shows are back at Walt Disney World!

Stage shows are back at Walt Disney World with the opening of 'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King'. It is now playing at Disney's Animal Kingdom with showtimes available in My Disney Experience.  Most days, you will find 6 performances at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. This is a big step forward towards reopening of Walt Disney World.

A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
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A look at the monorail station at the Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Work has continued on the monorail station at Disney's Polynesian Resort to meet the late July deadline.  The new arrival experience will have guests pull up to its Great Ceremonial House.  The design will feature color, four chandeliers inspired by glass floats, fishing nets and oversized bamboo elements mirroring the chandelier inside the lobby.  

Polynesian Village Resort construction - May 10 2021
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Harmonious show programming begins at EPCOT

The Harmonious show begins for the new nighttime spectacular.  Temporary control booth tents were setup earlier this week in World Showcase Plaza where designers can control the show elements.


Harmonious show programming - May 14 2021
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Significant increase to Disney Park availability as park capacity is boosted at Walt Disney World

Disney moves to 3ft of physical distancing as Disney Park Pass availability has increased.  

Disney Park Pass June 2021 as of May 14
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Disney will no longer require masks to be worn outdoors at Walt Disney World theme parks

Following the latest CDC and Orange County COVID-19 guidance, Disney announced that they will no longer require masks to be worn outdoors at Walt Disney World.  The new policy goes into effect on May 15, 2021 at all Disney World theme parks, WDW resort hotels and Disney Springs.  Masks will still be required when indoors including when queuing for and riding attractions.  It will also be required on Disney transportation.  Physical distancing will also be reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet in the next coming weeks.

Disney theme parks have been under COVID-19 restrictions since reopening in July 2020
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